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HB1909IntroHabeas corpus. Reorganizes, updates outdated language, and removes unused provisions in several writ of habeas corpus statutes. The bill clarifies certain procedural issues such as service, venue, amendments for failure to name a proper party respond...
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2019-01-23
Read first time
HB2759IntroDepartment of Motor Vehicles; electronic peer-to-peer motor vehicle rental services; report. Directs the Department of Motor Vehicles, in consultation with the State Corporation Commission and the Department of Taxation, to convene a work group to st...
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2019-01-23
To House Rules: Subcommittee #1
SB1127IntroLocal government taxing authority. Equalizes municipal taxing authority and county taxing authority by granting a county the same authority available to a municipality through the uniform charter powers. The bill has a delayed effective date of July ...
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2019-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 9:00 am]
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (13-Y 3-N)
HB2667IntroVirginia Highway Corporation Act of 1988; tolls; distance-based pricing program. Authorizes the operator of the Dulles Greenway to apply annually to the State Corporation Commission, during the period 2020 through 2029, for increases to tolls on the ...
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2019-01-23
To House Transportation: Subcommittee #3
SB1278IntroPublic schools; kindergarten instructional time. Increases from 540 hours to 990 hours the minimum instructional hours in a school year for students in kindergarten. The bill directs the Board of Education to promulgate regulations by July 1, 2021, e...
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2019-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
HB1938EngrossBlind or vision impaired; definition. Amends the definition of "blind person" in conformance with the definition set forth by the Social Security Administration.
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2019-01-23
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N)
SB1551IntroSchool resource officers; memorandums School resource officers; memorandums of understanding. Requires the school board in each school division in which the local law-enforcement agency employs school resource officers to enter into a memorandum of u...
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2019-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
SB1030IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds cancers of the colon, brain, or testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when firef...
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2019-01-23
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
SB1444IntroSecretary of Technology; transfer of duties to the Secretaries of Administration and Commerce and Trade. Transfers operational responsibilities of the Office of the Secretary of Technology to the Secretary of Administration and responsibilities relat...
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2019-01-23
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
SB1231EngrossIncompetent defendants; capital murder. Provides that when a defendant charged with capital murder is determined to be unrestorably incompetent, the court may order that the defendant receive medically appropriate treatment rather than treatment desi...
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2019-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
SB1463IntroCompliance with grant requirements; new jobs requirement includes off-site jobs. Specifies that the creation of off-site or teleworking jobs for Virginia residents by a recipient company or its affiliates or a contractor shall be included in assessin...
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2019-01-23
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
HB2021IntroVirginia Investment Partnership Act; Virginia Investment Performance Grants; Virginia Economic Development Incentive Grants; reauthorization. Reauthorizes the Virginia Investment Performance Grant Program and the Virginia Economic Development Incenti...
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2019-01-23
Read first time
HB1940IntroChild 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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2019-01-23
Read first time
SB1315IntroVirginia College Savings Plan. Makes several changes to the provisions that establish the Virginia College Savings Plan (the Plan), including (i) permitting the Plan to maintain an independent disbursement system for the disbursement of prepaid tuiti...
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2019-01-23
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
HB2555IntroLocal gas severance tax; sunset date. Extends the sunset date from January 1, 2020, to January 1, 2022, for the local gas severance tax that is dedicated to (i) the local Coal and Gas Road Improvement Fund, (ii) the Virginia Coalfield Economic Develo...
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2019-01-23
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SB1568IntroDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; training requirement for barbers and cosmetologists. Prohibits the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology from requiring, as a condition of licensure, an applicant for a license to practice barbering...
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2019-01-23
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
SB1000IntroVirginia Community College System; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Scholarship Pilot Program. Directs the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to establish and administer a two-year Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Scholarsh...
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2019-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 9:00 am]
Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N)
SB1128IntroHistorical African American cemeteries; City of Hampton. Adds three cemeteries in Hampton to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Department of Historic Resources for the care of historical African Ameri...
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2019-01-23
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
HB2375EngrossAdoption of zoning ordinance. Provides that if a local governing body reduces the time period by which a planning commission shall review a proposed zoning ordinance amendment to less than 100 days, the governing body shall hold at least one public h...
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2019-01-23
Printed as engrossed 19102117D-E
HB1905EngrossAlcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage referendum; exception. Provides that, notwithstanding the requirement for a referendum for liquor by the drink, the Board of Directors of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority may issue a mixed beverage l...
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2019-01-23
VOTE: PASSAGE (89-Y 6-N)
HB2730IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; service disabled veteran businesses procurement enhancement program.
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2019-01-23
To House General Laws: Subcommittee #4
HB1986IntroChildren 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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2019-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 23]
Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
HB2198EngrossVirginia Public Procurement Act; exempt counties, cities, school boards, and towns with populations greater than 3,500; competitive negotiation for professional services. Requires all counties, cities, and school divisions, and all towns having a pop...
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2019-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB2222IntroLocal school boards; display of commercial advertising material on school buses. Permits local school boards to display commercial advertising material on the sides of school buses between the rear wheels and the rear of the bus, provided that no suc...
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2019-01-23
Read first time
SB1449IntroVirginia Residential Executory Real Estate Contracts Act. Creates the Virginia Residential Executory Real Estate Contracts Act establishing provisions applicable to such contracts. The bill defines a residential executory real estate contract as an i...
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2019-01-23
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
HB1650EngrossLottery; disclosure of identity of winners. Prohibits the Virginia Lottery from disclosing information about individual winners whose prize exceeds $10 million, and exempts such information from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA),...
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2019-01-23
VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (95-Y 0-N)
HB2028EngrossLegislation increasing or beginning regulation of an occupation; evaluation required. Provides that when any legislative bill requiring the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation to increase or begin regulation of an occupation is fil...
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2019-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB1908IntroDepartment of Environmental Quality; Department of Education; sixth grade science curriculum. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Education to update the "Window into a Green Virginia" curriculum developed by the Dep...
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2019-01-23
Reported from Education with amendments (12-Y 9-N)
HB2213EngrossExchange of medical and mental health information and records of person committed to jail; pretrial services officers. Adds local probation officers and pretrial services officers to the list of persons among whom the medical and mental health inform...
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2019-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB2628IntroMilitary families; relocation to the Commonwealth; student registration. Permits any student whose parent has received orders to relocate to a duty station in the Commonwealth to register for courses and other academic programs and participate in the...
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2019-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 23]
Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
HB1656IntroSchool security officers; employment by private or religious schools; carrying a firearm in performance of duties. Allows private or religious schools to employ a school security officer and to authorize a school security officer to carry a firearm i...
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2019-01-23
Read first time
SB1038IntroVoter registration; verification of social security numbers; provisional registration status. Requires Voter registration; verification of social security numbers; provisional registration status. Requires the general registrars to verify that the na...
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2019-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 9:00 am]
Reported from Finance with amendment (11-Y 5-N)
HB1693IntroHigh school family life education curricula; students with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Requires any high school family life education curriculum offered by a local school division to include, at least four times during grades 11 and 1...
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2019-01-23
Read first time
SB1299IntroSchool resource officers; training and certification; memoranda of understanding. Requires each school resource officer to be trained and certified by the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety. The bill expands the topics on which school secur...
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2019-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
HJR740IntroCommending Bob Stuart.
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2019-01-23
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 19103916D
HB1732EngrossSchool safety procedures; emergency situations; annual training. Requires each public elementary and secondary school principal to develop and deliver to each student and employee in the school at least once annually training on safety procedures in ...
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2019-01-23
To Senate Education and Health Committee
HB2263IntroFirefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians Procedural Guarantee Act; breach of procedures. Creates a cause of action for breach of procedures under the Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians Procedural Guarantee Act. The bill removes cert...
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2019-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 23]
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
SB1258IntroSchool boards; personnel; behavior analysts. Requires local school boards to employ one full-time equivalent licensed behavior analyst or licensed assistant behavior analyst per five schools in the school division.
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2019-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 9:00 am]
Committee substitute printed 19105608D-S2
HB2464IntroTestimony by child victims and witnesses using two-way closed-circuit television; commercial sex trafficking and prostitution offenses. Allows a court to order, upon application by the attorney for the Commonwealth or the defendant, that the testimon...
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2019-01-23
Read first time
HJR720IntroWorld Refugee Day. Designates June 20, in 2019 and in each succeeding year, as World Refugee Day in Virginia.
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2019-01-23
To House Rules: Subcommittee #2
HB1715EngrossDams; prohibited vegetation; certain wetland vegetation allowed. Prohibits the Department of Conservation and Recreation (the Department) from requiring the removal of wetland vegetation that is growing on certain portions of a dam if the vegetation ...
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2019-01-23
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
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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2019-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
SB1371IntroCigarette taxes; definitions of noncombustible tobacco products. Defines, for purposes of cigarette taxes, alternative nicotine product, heated tobacco product, liquid nicotine, and nicotine vapor product. The bill also provides that the definition o...
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2019-01-23
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
HB2701IntroCorporate income tax subtraction; business interest. Establishes a subtraction from a corporation's Virginia taxable income for the amount of business interest that is disallowed as a deduction from federal taxable income by §163(j) of the Inter...
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2019-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 23]
To House Finance Committee
HB2705IntroHistoric rehabilitation tax credit. Provides that the $5 million per year limit on the amount of historic rehabilitation tax credit that may be claimed by each taxpayer, which currently expires on January 1, 2019, shall apply to all future taxable ye...
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2019-01-23
Read first time
SB1091IntroProperty tax exemption for solar photovoltaic systems; bonding requirement; regulations. Requires an owner or operator of solar photovoltaic systems and related equipment to submit a performance and reclamation bond to the Department of Mines, Minera...
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2019-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Local Government Committee
HB1950IntroRetail sales and use tax exemption; nonprofits; limited liability companies. Provides that, for purposes of the retail sales and use tax exemption for nonprofit organizations, the exemption is available to a single member limited liability company wh...
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2019-01-23
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SB1538IntroCommon interest communities; dissemination of annual budget; reserve for capital components. Requires common interest communities under the Condominium Act, the Property Owners' Association Act, and the Virginia Real Estate Cooperative Act (the Acts)...
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2019-01-23
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
SB1522IntroDual enrollment and graduation requirements; postsecondary credential, certification, or license attainment. Requires local school boards and comprehensive community colleges to enter into dual enrollment agreements for postsecondary credential, cert...
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2019-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
HB1955IntroAppellate damages. Specifies that when any judgment is affirmed, whether in whole or in part, damages shall be awarded to the appellee on the portion of the judgment affirmed. This bill is a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference.
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2019-01-23
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