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HB1999IntroOffice of Immigrant Assistance created. Establishes in the Department of Social Services (the Department) an Office of Immigrant Assistance (the Office) to assist persons lawfully entering the United States and the Commonwealth for the purpose of bec...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
SB964IntroRunning bamboo; cutting by localities; ordinance prohibiting spread; designation of certain plants as noxious weeds. Authorizes any locality to adopt ordinances requiring proper upkeep of running bamboo and prohibiting the spread of running bamboo fr...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Reported from Local Government with substitute (12-Y 0-N)
SB1031EngrossPossession and administration of naloxone. Adds Department of Forensic Science employees and employees of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to the groups of individuals who may possess and administer naloxone or other opioid antagonist, provid...
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2017-01-17
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB1128IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act; failure to respond to request for records; rebuttable presumption. Provides that there shall be a rebuttable presumption that a failure to respond to a request for records was willful and knowing.
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18 @ 9:00 am]
Assigned GL&T sub: #1
HB1685IntroPurchase 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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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HB1717IntroIndividual income tax; subtraction for interest and dividends from Virginia-based corporations. Allows residents of Virginia to subtract from their Virginia taxable income any interest or dividends received from a corporation with its principal place...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18]
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1778IntroPurchase and transport of firearms; simple assault hate crime. Prohibits persons convicted of simple assault or assault and battery when the victim was selected because of his race, religious conviction, color, or national origin from purchasing or t...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #2
SB1225IntroArts and cultural districts. Provides that arts and cultural districts may be created jointly by two or more localities.
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Reported from Local Government (12-Y 0-N)
SB852EngrossPet shops; procurement of dogs from unlicensed dealers. Prohibits any companion animal dealer who is not licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture from selling any dog to a pet shop.
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2017-01-17
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB852S1
HB1676IntroIndividual income tax; subtraction for National Guard wages. Provides that a Virginia resident shall be eligible for a subtraction for wages earned in service in the National Guard of another state if the resident's out-of-state service is due to the...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18]
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1798IntroDonation of organs by persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus. Allows for the donation of organs by persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus when (i) the recipient of such organ is informed that such organ is infected with human ...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17 @ 9:30 am]
Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
HB2044IntroProtective orders; possession of firearms; felony. 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 ac...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HJR723EngrossCommending Paula Slagle.
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2017-01-17
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB1714IntroCorporate income tax; rate of taxation. Lowers the corporate income tax rate from six percent to five percent for taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2018.
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18]
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1451IntroDepartment of Social Services; survey for children aging out of foster care. Directs the Department of Social Services to, in coordination with the Commission on Youth, develop a process and standardized survey to gather feedback from children aging ...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
HB1852IntroCarrying concealed handguns; protective orders. Authorizes any person 21 years of age or older who is not prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm and is protected by an unexpired protective order to carry a concealed handgun...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HB2094IntroLocalities; regulation of firearms in government buildings. Allows localities to regulate the possession of firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof in, or the carrying of firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof i...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HB2264IntroDepartment of Health; restrictions on expenditure of funds related to abortions and family planning services. Prohibits the Department of Health from spending any funds on an abortion that is not qualified for matching funds under the Medicaid progra...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
HB1700IntroFirearms; alcohol; penalties. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person who is intoxicated or under the influence of illegal drugs to carry a loaded firearm on or about his person in a public place and that a person found guilty is ineli...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HB2068IntroAbsentee voting; eligibility of persons with disabilities and persons age 65 or older. Entitles (i) persons with disabilities who are not reasonably able to go in person to the polls on election day and (ii) persons who will be age 65 or older on the...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely by voice vote
HB2325IntroApplication for a concealed handgun permit; photo identification. Requires applicants for a concealed handgun permit to present one form of government-issued photo identification that demonstrates that the applicant is a citizen or an alien lawfully ...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HB1766IntroUtility Facilities Act; associated facilities of an electrical transmission line. Provides that the issuance by the State Corporation Commission of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of an electrical transmission line ...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Reported from Commerce and Labor (18-Y 1-N)
SB1292IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); trade secrets submitted to the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. Excludes from the mandatory disclosure provisions of FOIA trade secrets, as defined in the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (? 59.1-336 et s...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18 @ 9:00 am]
Assigned GL&T sub: #1
HB2385IntroAssessed court costs; electronic summons system. Requires, in any criminal or traffic case in which the Virginia State Police issued the summons, ticket, or citation, executed the warrant, or made the arrest for a violation of any statute, an additio...
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2017-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB1532IntroFire Programs Fund. Increases the rate of the assessment for the Fire Programs Fund from one to 1.4 percent of the total direct gross premium income for fire and related lines of insurance. The measure also increases the share of certain moneys in th...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (16-Y 4-N)
SB1436IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); definition of public body. Expands the definition of public body under FOIA to include any foundation that exists for the primary purpose of supporting a public institution of higher education and that is e...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18 @ 9:00 am]
Assigned GL&T sub: #1
HB1915IntroStudent loan servicers; student loan ombudsman. Prohibits Student loan servicers; student loan ombudsman. Prohibits any person from acting as a student loan servicer without first obtaining a license from the State Corporation Commission (SCC) and es...
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2017-01-17
Assigned C & L sub: Special Sub-Consumer Lending
HB2303IntroSmall agricultural generators. Establishes the Small agricultural generators. Establishes the parameters of a program under which small agricultural generators may sell the electricity generated from a small agricultural generating facility to its ut...
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2017-01-17
Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
HB1424IntroLabeling of prescription drugs; purpose. Requires pharmacists to include on any label placed on the container in which any drug dispensed pursuant to a prescription is placed the purpose for which the drug has been prescribed and requires written pre...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17 @ 9:30 am]
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
HB1483IntroBoard of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to amend regulations governing licensure of providers to include certain definitions. Requires the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to amend regulations governing licensure of...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1426IntroEmergency custody or involuntary admission process; alternative transportation model. Directs the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Director of Criminal Justice Services, in conjunction with the relevant stakeholder...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2213IntroTime limit on the receipt of TANF financial assistance. Reduces the total lifetime limit on TANF financial assistance to 24 months; reduces the number of consecutive months a person may receive TANF before a period of ineligibility from 24 to 12 cons...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2062IntroDefinition of law-enforcement officer; municipal park rangers. Requires sworn municipal park rangers to be certified through completion of training at an approved criminal justice training academy. The bill authorizes sworn municipal park rangers to ...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #2
HB2274IntroCondominium Act; resale by purchaser; designation of Condominium Act; resale by purchaser; designation of authorized representative. Provides that unless expressly authorized by the Condominium Act or the condominium instruments or as otherwise provi...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
HB1610IntroDrug Control Act; Schedule I. Adds certain chemical substances to Schedule I of the Drug Control Act. The Board of Pharmacy has added these substances to Schedule I in an expedited regulatory process. A substance added via this process is removed fro...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
HB1658IntroElectric utility customer account information confidential.
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2017-01-17
Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
HB1961IntroLocal license tax; methodology for deducting certain gross receipts. Requires the Department of Taxation to promulgate regulations that clarify the appropriate methodology for determining deductible gross receipts attributable to business conducted i...
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2017-01-17
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2117IntroLocal law-enforcement agencies; body-worn cameras. Requires localities to adopt and establish a written policy for the operation of a body-worn camera system, as defined in the bill, that conforms to the model policy established by the Department of ...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #2
HB2169IntroGas severance tax. Extends the sunset date from January 1, 2018, to January 1, 2020, for the local gas severance tax that is dedicated to (i) the local Coal and Gas Road Improvement Fund, (ii) the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Fund, and (ii...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18]
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
SB1040IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); record exclusion for personal contact information; limitation. Provides that personal contact information provided to a public body is excluded from the mandatory disclosure provisions of FOIA, provided tha...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18 @ 9:00 am]
Assigned GL&T sub: #1
HB1818IntroAbsentee voting; eligibility of persons age 65 or older. Entitles a person who will be age 65 or older on the date of the election for which an absentee ballot is requested to vote absentee.
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
HB1822IntroDangerous weapon; place of worship; personal protection. Provides that the term "good and sufficient reason," as used in the exception to the prohibition on carrying dangerous weapons in a place of worship, includes personal protection. This bill cod...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
SB899EngrossReformulated gasoline; sale for farm use. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to seek an exemption from the federal reformulated gasoline (RFG) program for conventional, ethanol-free gasoline sold for use in farm motor vehicles.
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2017-01-17
Read second time and engrossed
HB2070IntroAdditional powers of certain counties. Grants counties with a population density greater than 2,000 persons per square mile certain powers related to taxation, borrowing, and payments for highway maintenance. Such powers currently are generally grant...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18]
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
HB2164IntroDrugs of concern; gabapentin. Adds any material, compound, mixture, or preparation containing any quantity of gabapentin, including any of its salts, to the list of drugs of concern.
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
HB2380IntroVirginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council; investigative authority. Authorizes the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council to investigate alleged violations of the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act...
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2017-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB2384IntroDrinking water; lead levels. Directs the State Board of Health to adopt regulations establishing the action level for lead in drinking water as 10 parts per billion beginning January 1, 2018, and as five parts per billion beginning January 1, 2022. T...
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2017-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB2161IntroSecretary of Health and Human Resources; workgroup to establish educational guidelines for training health care providers in the safe prescribing and appropriate use of opioids. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to convene a workgr...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
SB1122EngrossApplicants for public assistance; contact information. Requires local departments of social services to collect from every applicant for public assistance alternative contact information, such as the applicant's email address and cell phone number, a...
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2017-01-17
Read second time and engrossed
HB2114IntroMotion picture production tax credit; digital interactive media production. Provides that digital interactive media productions will no longer be eligible for motion picture film production tax credits beginning with taxable year 2018.
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18]
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
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