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SB1341PassDigital certification of government records. Provides for the Secretary of the Commonwealth, in cooperation with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency, to develop standards for the use of digital signatures by government agencies on electronic...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 738 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1587PassAlcoholic beverage control; wine and beer licenses. Includes Alleghany County in the list of wine and beer licenses that may be granted to persons operating food concessions at any outdoor performing arts amphitheater, arena, or similar facility that...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 745 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1287PassVirginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Authority. Changes the effective date for the creation of the ABC Authority from July 1, 2018, to January 15, 2018. The bill creates a transition period from January 15, 2018, until December 31, 2018, during ...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 707 (effective -see bill)
SB1091PassDriver's license; marijuana possession. Revises the existing provision that a person loses his driver's license for six months when convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense to provide that the provision does not apply to defe...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 703 (effective 7/1/17)
SB817PassRestricted driver's license; purposes. Adds travel to and from a job interview to the list of purposes for the issuance of a restricted driver's license. The bill provides that a person issued a restricted driver's license for this purpose is require...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 701 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1366PassTransportation network company partner vehicle registration repeal. Removes the requirement that a transportation network company (TNC) partner register his personal vehicle for use as a TNC partner vehicle with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The ...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 708 (effective 3/24/17)
SB1467PassCentral absentee voter precincts; expedited counting of absentee ballots. Allows the officers of election at a central absentee voter precinct to begin tallying the absentee ballots that are counted by hand at any time after 3:00 p.m. on the day of t...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 711 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1226PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act; record exclusion for proprietary records and trade secrets; solar energy agreements. Excludes from the mandatory disclosure provisions of FOIA proprietary information, voluntarily provided by a private business un...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 737 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1475PassFamily life education; curriculum guidelines and curricula. Makes changes to family life education curriculum guidelines and curricula, including requiring family life education curriculum guidelines to include instruction as appropriate for the age ...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 692 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1150PassAlcoholic beverage control; bar bystander training. Directs the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to promulgate regulations that establish and make available to all retail on-premises licensees and permittees for which on-premises consumption of alcoh...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 743 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1168PassNeighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit program. Reorganizes the provisions of the Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit program to set out separate sections for the portions of the program administered by the State Department of Social Services and ...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 724 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1324VetoReligious freedom; solemnization of marriage. Provides that no person shall be (i) required to participate in the solemnization of any marriage or (ii) subject to any penalty by the Commonwealth, or its political subdivisions or representatives or ag...
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2017-03-23
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
SB1594PassConservators of the peace; investigator employed by an attorney for the Commonwealth. Designates an investigator who is employed by an attorney for the Commonwealth as a conservator of the peace, provided that such investigator was an active law-enfo...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 674 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1343PassReimbursement for cost of guardian ad litem. Codifies the requirement that, for cases in which a guardian ad litem has been appointed to represent a child, a judge shall order a parent, or other party with a legitimate interest who has filed a petiti...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 676 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1202PassCommercial Space Flight Authority. Requires the Executive Director of the Commercial Space Flight Authority (the Authority) to develop and present to the Authority's board of directors (the Board) every four years a six-year strategic plan for its ad...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 633 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1136PassMoney transmitters; investments. Permits the aggregate dollar amount of the outstanding stored value products of a licensed money transmitter to be calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Such licensees are required to...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 654 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1108PassAlcoholic beverage control; culinary walking tour permit. Creates a new permit that allows tour companies guiding individuals for compensation on a culinary walking tour to licensed on-premises retail establishments to collect as one fee from tour pa...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 675 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1180PassBoards of Dentistry and Medicine; regulations for the prescribing of opioids and buprenorphine. Directs the Boards of Dentistry and Medicine to adopt regulations for the prescribing of opioids and products containing buprenorphine. The bill requires ...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 682 (effective 3/20/17)
SB1158PassInsurance; reciprocals. Allows a foreign reciprocal to obtain a license to transact the business of insurance in the Commonwealth if an affiliate of the foreign reciprocal is licensed to write the class of insurance it proposes to write in Virginia a...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 655 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1501PassVictim's right to notification of scientific analysis information. Provides that for any physical evidence recovery kit that was received by a law-enforcement agency prior to July 1, 2016, and submitted for analysis, the victim, a parent or guardian ...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 672 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1498PassPunitive damages for persons injured by intoxicated drivers; evidence. Extends to blood tests performed by the Department of Forensic Science pursuant to a search warrant the rebuttable presumption in civil cases for punitive damages for injuries cau...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 671 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1154PassProviding support to terrorist organizations; penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly provides any material support to an individual or organization whose primary objective is to commit an act of terrorism and does so with the intent to furth...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 668 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1398EnrollCoal combustion residuals unit; closure permit; assessments required. Requires the owner or operator of a coal combustion residuals unit (CCR unit) to identify water pollution and address corrective measures to resolve it, evaluate the clean closure ...
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2017-03-20
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
SB1074PassAutomobile clubs; insurance. Provides that a service agreement offered by an automobile club does not constitute insurance. The measure also provides that the types of services related to motor travel or to the operation, use, or maintenance of a mot...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 653 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1573PassAppraisal management companies; compensation to appraisers. Requires that an appraisal management company compensate the appraiser within 30 days of the initial delivery by the appraiser of the completed appraisal report, except in the case of breach...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 666 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1494PassTransportation network company; brokers. Allows brokers to arrange rides with transportation network company (TNC) partner vehicles. The bill requires such brokers to be licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles and includes insurance requirements...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 635 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1479PassClaims; Keith Allen Harward. Provides relief in the amount of $1,548,439 to Keith Allen Harward, who was incarcerated from 1983 until 2016 after being convicted of first degree murder. In 2016 he was granted a Writ of Actual Innocence by the Supreme ...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 658 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1559PassBoard of zoning appeals. Requires that the recipient of certain notices from the board of zoning appeals receive notice via registered mail to the last known address or usual place of abode of the property owner or its registered agent, if any, prior...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 665 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1060PassFemale genital mutilation; criminal penalty and civil action. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to knowingly circumcise, excise, or infibulate the labia major, labia minora, or clitoris of a minor. The bill makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor ...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 667 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1118PassLine of Duty Act; firefighter trainees. Includes under the Line of Duty Act a person with a recognized membership status with a fire company or department who is enrolled in a Fire Service Training course offered by the Virginia Department of Fire Pr...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 627 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1276PassDismissal of certain traffic violations for proof of compliance with law. Provides that a court may, in its discretion, dismiss a violation for failure to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of change of address, for failure to register, title, o...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 670 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1307PassAuditor of Public Accounts; online database; register of funds expended. Requires the Commonwealth Data Point website administered by the Auditor of Public Accounts to include information for major categories of spending for each state agency and ins...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 681 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1025PassPayment of estimated taxes by certain public service corporations; repeal. Repeals provisions requiring that certain public service corporations make payments of estimated state licenses taxes to the State Corporation Commission. The bill has a delay...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 680 (effective 1/1/19)
SB936PassEmployees of constitutional officers; local leave benefits. Authorizes constitutional officers who have contracted with a county or city to grant vacation and sick leave to their employees under the locality's benefits leave policy instead of the sta...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 632 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1548PassVirginia Public Procurement Act; cooperative procurement; Virginia Sheriffs' Association. Provides that a public body may purchase from the contract of the Virginia Sheriffs' Association.
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 636 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1412PassParental leave benefits. Creates a new program of parental leave benefits for full-time state employees with one or more years of continuous employment with the Commonwealth who (i) adopt an infant under one year of age or (ii) are the natural father...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 634 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1210PassCivil action for unlawful creation of image of another or unlawful dissemination or sale of images of another. Creates a civil cause of action against an individual who knowingly and intentionally (i) creates any videographic or still image of any no...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 656 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1516PassPublic schools; dyslexia advisor. Requires one reading specialist employed by each local school board that employs a reading specialist to have training in the identification of and the appropriate interventions, accommodations, and teaching techniqu...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 629 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1342PassDistrict courts; attorney fees. Provides that the jurisdictional limit for general district courts does not include any attorney fees. The bill requires that the amount of an appeal bond required for appeals from a district court include any amount a...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 657 (effective 7/1/17)
SB946PassAppeal to Supreme Court; time frame for filing of petition. Expresses the time frame within which petitions for appeal from a final judgment of a trial court or the State Corporation Commission to the Supreme Court shall be filed, currently expressed...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 651 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1359PassLocal school boards; school buildings; potable water; lead testing. Requires each local school board to develop and implement a plan to test for lead and, if necessary, remediate potable water from sources identified by the U.S. Environmental Protect...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 628 (effective 7/1/17)
SB947PassPetition for appeal to Supreme Court; time period within which petition must be presented. Authorizes the Supreme Court of Virginia to grant a 30-day extension of the deadline for presentation of the petition for appeal in all cases for good cause sh...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 652 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1564PassDUI; search warrants for blood withdrawals. Provides that an application for a search warrant to perform a blood test on a person suspected of committing a DUI-related offense shall be given priority over pending matters that do not involve an immine...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 673 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1459PassDischarge of treasurer; legal pleadings. Provides that the attorney for a locality may prepare and file any pleadings necessary in a proceeding to discharge the treasurer. If the locality does not have an attorney, or the attorney declines or is unab...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 677 (effective 7/1/17)
SB926PassNoise violations; civil penalties. Allows localities to authorize the chief law-enforcement officer in the locality to enforce a uniform schedule of civil penalties for violation of that locality's noise ordinance.
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 649 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1588PassSale of surplus property from the General Assembly Building replacement project; emergency. Requires the Department of General Services to conduct public sales or auctions of the surplus property, as defined in the bill, from the General Assembly Bui...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 637 (effective 3/20/17)
SB928PassSubstitute judges. Removes the prohibition against substitute judges sitting in the courts in which they regularly practice.
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 650 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1257PassTwo-way video testimony; forensic analysis and examination. Provides that any testimony offered by either party in a preliminary hearing or sentencing hearing, or offered by the accused in any hearing other than a trial, from a person who performed a...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 669 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1393PassElectric utilities; community solar pilot programs. Requires Dominion Virginia Power and Appalachian Power to conduct a community solar pilot program for retail customers. A pilot program will authorize the participating utility to sell electric powe...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 580 (effective 7/1/17)
SB927PassEminent domain; timing for initiation of "quick-take" condemnation procedure and petition for determination of just compensation. Provides that an authorized condemnor in a "quick-take" condemnation proceeding shall institute such proceedings within ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 593 (effective 7/1/17)
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