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SB1129IntroEligibility for food stamps; drug-related felonies. Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive food stamp benefits shall not be denied such assistance solely because he has been convicted of a drug-related felony. Under current law, ...
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2019-12-29
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
SB1137EngrossDeath penalty; severe mental illness. Provides that a defendant in a capital case who had a severe mental illness, as defined in the bill, at the time of the offense is not eligible for the death penalty. The bill establishes procedures for determini...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1121EngrossMaximum number of judges in each judicial district. Increases from 11 to 12 the maximum number of authorized general district court judgeships in the nineteenth judicial district. This bill is a recommendation of the Committee on District Courts.
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1108EngrossMarsh Criminal-Traffic Division at Manchester General District Court and John Marshall Criminal-Traffic Division at Richmond General District Court; concurrent jurisdiction. Clarifies that the Marsh Criminal-Traffic Division at Manchester General Dis...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1404EngrossEminent domain; costs for petition for distribution of funds; interest rate; recordation of certificate. Provides that the costs of filing a petition with the court for the distribution of the funds due pursuant to an eminent domain proceeding shall ...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1421EngrossEminent domain; entry upon private property; calculation of Eminent domain; entry upon private property; calculation of just compensation; damages. Makes various changes to provisions related to entry upon private property in an eminent domain procee...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1383EngrossDismissal of summons for expiration of vehicle registration; proof of compliance. Authorizes courts to dismiss a summons issued for expiration of vehicle registration if the defendant provides to the court proof of compliance with the law on or befor...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1426EngrossWills lodged in clerk's office for safekeeping. Permits the clerk of a circuit court to destroy a will that has been lodged in his office for safekeeping for 100 years or more.
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1403EngrossEminent domain; costs. Eliminates specific provisions for the assessment of costs in eminent domain proceedings where the condemnor is a public service company, public service corporation, railroad, or government utility corporation and provides that...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1379EngrossChild Pornography Registry; contents of Registry; criminal investigations; report. Requires copies of all known or suspected child pornography found during the course of a criminal investigation of child pornography offenses to be included in the Chi...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1422EngrossLease agreements; requirements; emergency. Specifies that a lease agreement or other written document conveying a non-freehold estate in land is not invalid, unenforceable, or subject to repudiation by the parties to such agreement on account of, or ...
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2019-01-21
To House General Laws Committee
SB1047EngrossSex offenders in emergency shelters; notification registration. Provides that a registered sex offender who enters an emergency shelter designated by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof and operated in response to a declared state o...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1251EngrossManufacture and distribution of switchblade knives. Exempts from the prohibition on selling or possessing switchblade knives any manufacturer, distributor, or retailer of switchblade knives that imports, manufacturers, distributes, or otherwise posse...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1156EngrossSanctuary policies prohibited. Provides that no locality shall adopt any ordinance, procedure, or policy that restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws.
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2019-01-21
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
SB1166EngrossClerks of court; collection of DNA sample for certain offenses; disclosure of tax information; Torrens system. Provides that a blood, saliva, or tissue sample shall be taken for any person convicted of a local ordinance that is similar to a misdemean...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1150EngrossIssuance of warrants by magistrates. Provides that a magistrate may not issue an arrest warrant for a misdemeanor offense where the accused is a law-enforcement officer and the alleged offense arises out of the performance of his public duties upon t...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1186EngrossPayment or delivery of small asset by affidavit; check, draft, or other negotiable instrument; financial institution. Provides that a financial institution accepting a small asset that is a check, draft, or other negotiable instrument presented by an...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1031EngrossFalse information and hoax criminal activities; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to knowingly engage in conduct with the intent to convey false or misleading information under circumstances where such information may reasonably ...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1694IntroQualified mental health professionals. Requires the Board of Counseling to promulgate regulations for the registration of persons receiving supervised training in order to qualify as a qualified mental health professional. The bill defines the terms ...
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 22 @ 8:30 am]
To Senate Education: Health Professions Committee
SJR282EngrossCommending the Virginia Governmental Employees Association.
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2019-01-18
Laid on Speaker's table
SB1323EngrossCapital outlay plan. Updates the six-year capital outlay plan for projects to be funded entirely or partially from general fund-supported resources.
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2019-01-18
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB1304EngrossSmoking in outdoor amphitheater or concert venue; civil penalty. Authorizes any locality, by ordinance, to designate reasonable no-smoking areas within an outdoor amphitheater or concert venue owned by the locality. The bill requires such ordinance t...
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2019-01-18
Read second time and engrossed
SB1644IntroDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; plan for sharing inmate health information between community services boards and local and regional jails.
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2019-01-18
Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (14-Y 0-N)
SB1242IntroAlcoholic beverage control; mixed Alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage restaurant license; penalties. Allows mixed beverage restaurant licensees that specialize in the sale of high-end spirits to calculate, for purposes of the food-to-beverage ...
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2019-01-18
Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (11-Y 3-N)
SB1593IntroState Council of Higher Education for Virginia; financial aid award notification. Requires any comprehensive financial aid award notification provided to a student by a public institution of higher education or private institution of higher education...
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2019-01-18
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
SB1754IntroNeighborhood Assistance Act tax credits. Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credits. Allows a neighborhood organization to qualify to receive an allocation of tax credits from the Department of Education if (i) at least 50 percent of the persons served ...
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2019-01-18
To Senate Finance Committee
SB1668IntroAlcoholic beverage control; Sunday store hours; distiller commission. Requires the Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to pay a distiller who operates a government store on the distiller's licensed premises a commission of not less than 20 percent o...
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2019-01-18
To Senate Finance Committee
SB1308IntroPrescription drug price gouging prohibited. Prohibits unconscionable price increases in the price of essential off-patent or generic drugs, authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to designate drugs as essential drugs, and establishes ...
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 22 @ 8:30 am]
To Senate Education: Health Professions Committee
SB1487IntroDriver's license designation; traumatic brain injury. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles, upon the request of the applicant and presentation of a signed statement by a licensed physician confirming the applicant's condition, to designate a tra...
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2019-01-18
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
SB1770IntroTransportation Funding. Creates a statewide approach to transportation funding. The bill repeals the regional sales tax and gas tax enacted in 2013 to fund transportation initiatives in Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia, and raises the statewide ga...
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2019-01-18
To Senate Finance Committee
SR97PassNominating a person to be elected as a member of the State Corporation Commission.
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2019-01-18
Bill text as passed Senate (SR97ER)
SB1778IntroHealth regulatory boards; conversion therapy. Directs the Board of Counseling, the Board of Medicine, the Board of Nursing, the Board of Psychology, and the Board of Social Work to each promulgate regulations prohibiting the use of electroshock thera...
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2019-01-18
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB1314EngrossChildren in residence or custody; participation in educational programs. Requires that any child who is admitted to a state hospital or state mental health facility for inpatient treatment shall, if appropriate, participate in any education and train...
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2019-01-18
To House Education Committee
SB1289IntroBoard of Pharmacy: seizure of controlled substances and prescription devices. Establishes a process by which the Board of Pharmacy, an authorized agent of the Board, or law enforcement can seize and place under seal controlled substances and prescrip...
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2019-01-18
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
SB1765IntroRestoration of certain highways; payment of costs. Clarifies that public safety agencies may, following a motor vehicle accident or incident, restore the highway to its condition prior to the accident. The bill does not affect current law authorizing...
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2019-01-18
To Senate Transportation Committee
SB1109EngrossVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices; sexual orientation and gender identity. Adds discrimination on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful housing practice. The bill defines ...
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2019-01-18
Passed Senate (31-Y 9-N)
SB1087EngrossElection districts; requirements for precincts; remedying Election districts; requirements for precincts; remedying split precincts. Requires counties, cities, and towns to adjust local election district lines to coincide with congressional or state ...
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2019-01-18
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1087S1
SB1771IntroState share for basic aid; duration of certain agreements. Provides that certain cost-savings agreements between school divisions will remain in effect until terminated by the school divisions. Under current law, such agreements are valid for a perio...
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2019-01-18
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB1358EngrossEstablishment of primary health care facility for employees of locality. Provides that any locality may establish and operate a primary care health care facility for the locality's employees, the services of which may include vision and dental care.
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2019-01-18
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
SB1397IntroTeacher licensure; criteria; assessments. Requires the Board of Education to issue a license to an individual seeking initial licensure who has not completed the professional assessments prescribed by the Board, if such individual (i) holds a provisi...
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2019-01-18
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
SB1202IntroVoting information for persons incarcerated in local correctional facilities. Provides that the Board of Corrections shall make, adopt, and promulgate rules and regulations regarding the provision of information on absentee voting to all persons conf...
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2019-01-18
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB1452IntroDispensing of certain controlled substances and devices; limited license. Authorizes the Board of Pharmacy to issue a limited license at a reduced fee to a prescriber in a nonprofit facility to dispense controlled substances and devices for contracep...
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 22 @ 8:30 am]
To Senate Education: Health Professions Committee
SB1764IntroEmergency custody orders; period of custody. Provides that a person shall remain in custody under an emergency custody order until a temporary detention order is served. Under current law, such person remains in custody until a temporary detention or...
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2019-01-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB1140IntroSolitary confinement; data collection and reporting; report. Requires the Department of Corrections to submit an annual report to the General Assembly and the Governor containing specified statistical information regarding the Department's use of sol...
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2019-01-18
Incorporated by Rehabilitation and Social Services
SB1760IntroDiagnostic X-ray machines; operation. Provides that no person who has been trained and certified in the operation of a diagnostic X-ray machine by the manufacturer of such machine is required to obtain any other training, certification, or licensure ...
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2019-01-18
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB1110IntroAlcoholic beverage control; local referendums. Allows the sale of mixed beverages by licensed restaurants and the sale of alcoholic beverages by the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority in any county, town, or super...
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2019-01-18
Committee substitute printed 19104915D-S1
SB1753IntroSchool boards; race and ethnicity data. Prohibits a local school board from using a student's race or ethnicity information for any purpose other than compliance with federal law, when the local school board requires a student or his parent to disclo...
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2019-01-18
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB1298EngrossAlternative education programs; data. Requires the Department of Education to annually collect from each school board and publish on its website various enrollment and achievement data on alternative education programs for students who have been susp...
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2019-01-18
To House Education Committee
SB1040EngrossCompensation of local jails for cost of incarceration. Provides for local jails to be compensated for the actual cost of incarcerating convicted felons at the rate calculated in the Compensation Board's annual jail cost report. Current law provides f...
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2019-01-18
Printed as engrossed 19100730D-E
SB1042EngrossVoter registration; notification of denial. Requires the general registrars to notify a person whose registration has been denied within 14 days of the denial and provides that a person denied registration may appeal such denial by filing a petition ...
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2019-01-18
Engrossed by Senate
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