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SB107IntroTransient occupancy tax; Arlington County. Removes the July 1, 2021, sunset date from Arlington County's authority to impose a transient occupancy tax at a rate not to exceed 0.25 percent to be used for the purpose of promoting tourism and business t...
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2019-12-09
To Senate Finance Committee
SB106IntroEastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area; hydraulic fracturing prohibited. Prohibits hydraulic fracturing, as defined in the bill, in the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area.
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2019-12-08
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
SB104IntroVaccinations and immunizations; minors; authority to consent. Provides that a minor shall be deemed an adult for the purpose of consenting to medical or health services related to receiving vaccinations and immunizations recommended by the Centers fo...
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2019-12-08
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB105IntroBest interests of the child; act of violence, force, or threat against an intimate partner or the intimate partner's child. Provides that any act of violence, force, or threat against an intimate partner or the intimate partner's child shall be consi...
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2019-12-08
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB98IntroPublic elementary and secondary school teachers; probationary term of service; performance evaluation. Removes (i) the option for local school boards to extend the three-year probationary term of service for teachers by up to two additional years and...
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2019-12-05
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB100IntroLocality health insurance policies; option of including independent-contractor emergency services personnel. Authorizes a locality to provide health insurance coverage to independent contractors that it employs as emergency medical services personnel...
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2019-12-05
To Senate Local Government Committee
SB103IntroJuvenile offenders; parole. Provides that any person sentenced to a term of life imprisonment for a single felony offense or multiple felony offenses committed while that person was a juvenile and who has served at least 20 years of such sentence, an...
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2019-12-05
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
SB102IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board (the Board). Casino gaming shall be limited to certain cities that meet the criteria that is outlined in the bill, ...
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2019-12-05
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SB101IntroScanning information from driver's license. Allows a merchant to scan the machine-readable zone of an individual's Department of Motor Vehicles-issued identification card or driver's license in order to verify authenticity of the identification card ...
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2019-12-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB99IntroPublic institutions of higher education; admissions applications; criminal history. Prohibits each public institution of higher education from (i) utilizing an institution-specific admissions application that contains questions about the criminal his...
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2019-12-05
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SJR9IntroStudy; JLARC; reinstatement of discretionary parole; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the reinstatement of discretionary parole, which was abolished in 1995.
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2019-12-04
To Senate Rules Committee
SB97IntroVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices. Provides that it is an unlawful discriminatory housing practice for any political jurisdiction or its employees or appointed commissions to discriminate in the application of local...
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2019-12-04
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SJR8IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of voters and the right to vote. Establishes that the only qualifications to vote in the Commonwealth are United States citizenship, being at least 18 years of age, residency in the Commonwe...
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2019-12-03
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB95IntroHealth insurance; essential health benefits; preventive services. Requires a health carrier offering or providing a health benefit plan, including (i) short-term and catastrophic health insurance policies, and policies that pay on a cost-incurred bas...
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2019-12-03
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB96IntroCharter; City of Norfolk; employees of officers; vagrants. Amends the charter for the City of Norfolk by changing from "election" to "appointment" the term used to describe the selection of certain officers by the city council and clarifying that emp...
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2019-12-03
To Senate Local Government Committee
SB94IntroVirginia Energy Plan; Commonwealth Energy Policy. States that the Commonwealth Energy Policy shall include (i) establishing greenhouse gas emissions reduction standards across all sectors of Virginia's economy that target net zero carbon emissions by...
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2019-12-02
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SR3IntroRecognizing that the Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund is performing an essential government service with respect to the Virginia Beach mass shooting. States that the Senate of Virginia recognizes that the Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund, which is administered...
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2019-12-02
To Senate Rules Committee
SB93IntroTaxes on income, wills, and administrations; exemption for victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting and for payments to such victims; emergency. Establishes an income tax exemption for relief payments paid to a victim of the Virginia Beach mass sh...
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2019-12-02
To Senate Finance Committee
SB92IntroVoter registration; preregistration for persons age 16 or older. Permits a person who is otherwise qualified to register to vote and is 16 years of age or older, but who will not be 18 years of age on or before the day of the next general election, t...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB91IntroApplication of parole statutes. Repeals the abolition of parole. The bill also provides that the Virginia Parole Board shall establish procedures for consideration of parole for persons who were previously ineligible for parole, because parole was ab...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
SB85IntroStolen firearms; penalties. Creates or enhances penalties for crimes related to larceny of a firearm or use of a stolen firearm during the commission of a felony. The bill provides that it is (i) a Class 3 felony with a five-year mandatory minimum se...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB82IntroViolation of protective order; armed with firearm or other deadly weapon; mandatory minimum sentence; penalty. Provides for a three-year mandatory minimum sentence to be served consecutively with any other sentence upon a conviction for violation of ...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB90IntroCapital murder; punishment. Provides that any person convicted of capital murder involving the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of more than one person as part of the same act or transaction or more than one person within a three-year pe...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB83IntroBrandishing a firearm; law-enforcement officer; penalty. Provides for a six-month mandatory minimum sentence upon conviction of a person for pointing, holding, or brandishing a firearm or air-operated or gas-operated weapon or object similar in appea...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB84IntroConcealment of firearm in committing felony; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of a separate felony if he carries about his person any pistol, shotgun, rifle, or other firearm that is hidden from common observation while committing or attempt...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB87IntroSpecial license plates; VB STRONG. Authorizes the issuance of special license plates for supporters of the City of Virginia Beach bearing the legend VB STRONG.
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2019-11-27
To Senate Transportation Committee
SB88IntroDischarging firearm; penalty. Imposes a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of three years for violations of (i) maliciously discharging a firearm within or at an occupied building or dwelling house; (ii) willfully discharging a firearm within or ...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB89IntroViolation of protective order while armed with firearm or other deadly weapon; mandatory minimum sentence; penalty. Provides for a three-year mandatory minimum sentence to be served consecutively with any other sentence upon a conviction for violatio...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB86IntroUse or display of firearm in committing felony; penalty. Increases from three to five years for a first offense and from five to 10 years for a second or subsequent offense the mandatory minimum sentences for use or display of a firearm during the co...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB80IntroStudent journalists; freedom of speech and the press. Declares that, except in certain limited circumstances, a student journalist at a public middle school or high school or public institution of higher education has the right to exercise freedom of...
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2019-11-26
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB81IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $9.75 per hour, effective July 1, 2020; to $10.75 per hour, effective July 1, 2021; to $11.75 per hour, effective July 1, 2022; to $12.75 per hour...
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2019-11-26
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB79IntroMinimum wage; tipped employees. Provides that the cash wage paid to a tipped employee, as defined in the bill, shall not be less than 50 percent of the minimum wage and that the tip credit shall equal the difference between the cash wage required to ...
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2019-11-26
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB74IntroElection day voter registration; pilot program. Requires the State Board of Elections to develop a pilot program for election day voter registration, by which a person who (i) offers to vote on election day but is not a registered voter, (ii) provide...
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2019-11-25
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB76IntroProtective orders; possession of firearms; penalty. Provides that it is a Class 6 felony for a person who is subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) for subjecting another person to an a...
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2019-11-25
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB77IntroQualified education loan servicers. Prohibits any Qualified education loan servicers. Prohibits any person from acting as a qualified education loan servicer except in accordance with provisions established by this bill. The bill requires a loan serv...
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2019-11-25
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB75IntroAllowing access to firearms by minors; penalty. Provides that any person who recklessly leaves a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any person under the age of 18 is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. Current ...
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2019-11-25
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB78IntroMinimum wage; pay based on work done. Eliminates the exemption to Virginia's minimum wage requirements for persons who normally work and are paid based on the amount of work done.
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2019-11-25
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB72IntroPublic defender offices; Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and County of Prince William. Establishes a public defender office for the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and the County of Prince William.
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2019-11-23
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB73IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $10 per hour effective July 1, 2020; to $13 per hour effective July 1, 2021; and to $15 per hour effective July 1, 2022, unless a higher minimum w...
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2019-11-23
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB66IntroVirginia 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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2019-11-22
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SB68IntroProvision of abortion; ultrasound requirement. Eliminates the requirement that a pregnant woman seeking to obtain an abortion undergo a fetal transabdominal ultrasound at least 24 hours prior to obtaining an abortion, or at least two hours prior to o...
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2019-11-22
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB70IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establi...
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2019-11-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB69IntroPurchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and establishes such an offense as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exe...
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2019-11-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB71IntroFirearms on school property. Adds public, private, or religious preschools and child day centers that are not operated at the residence of the provider or of any of the children to the list of schools where possessing a firearm on school property or ...
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2019-11-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB67IntroReporting lost or stolen firearms; civil penalty. Requires that, if a firearm is lost or stolen from a person who lawfully possessed it, such person shall report the loss or theft of the firearm to any local law-enforcement agency or the Department o...
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2019-11-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SR2IntroCelebrating the life of Georgia M. Shivers.
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2019-11-21
Prefiled and laid on Clerk's desk; offered 01/08/20 20101365D
SB64IntroParamilitary activities; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of unlawful paramilitary activity if such person assembles with another person with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons by drilling, parading, or marching with a...
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2019-11-21
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB65IntroVoter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements. Removes the requirement that voters show a form of identification containing a photograph in order to be allowed to vote. The bill requires a voter to show either his voter registrati...
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2019-11-21
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB63IntroReckless driving; exceeding speed limit. Raises from 80 to 85 miles per hour the speed above which a person who drives a motor vehicle on the highways of the Commonwealth is guilty of reckless driving regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
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2019-11-20
To Senate Transportation Committee
SB55IntroSex offenders in emergency shelters; notification; penalty. 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 or lo...
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2019-11-19
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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