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HB2183PassMedicaid; eligibility of incarcerated individuals. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to convene a work group to identify and develop processes for streamlining the application and enrollment process for the Commonwealth's program ...
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2017-03-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0198)
HB2096PassProcurement; exemption for Virginia Industries for the Blind. Exempts from the requirements of the Public Procurement Act (? 2.2-4300 et seq.) the Virginia Industries for the Blind when procuring components, materials, supplies, or services for use i...
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2017-03-17
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 625 (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)
SB1228PassVirginia Fair Housing Law; rights and responsibilities with respect to the use of an assistance animal in a dwelling. Sets out the rights and responsibilities under the Virginia Fair Housing Law (§ 36-96.1 et seq.) with respect to maintaining an ass...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 575 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2429PassPurchase, possession, or transportation of firearms; petition to restore right. Provides that any person who is not a resident of the Commonwealth and who is prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting any firearm in the Commonwealth due ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 516 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1941PassImmunity of persons; defamation; statements regarding matters of public concern communicated to a third party; statements made at a public hearing. Adds defamation to the causes of action from which a citizen shall be immune when making statements (i...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 586 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1944PassDepartment of Medical Assistance Services and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; certain regulations. Requires the Department of Planning and Budget to revise and reissue its economic impact analysis on proposed regulatio...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 599 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1570PassLocal industrial development authority; Louisa County airports. Authorizes Louisa County, by ordinance, to empower a local industrial development authority to acquire, own, operate, and regulate the use of airports and related facilities. The bill au...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 560 (effective 7/1/17)
SB867PassLien against person whose negligence causes injury; emergency medical services agency. Clarifies that whenever any person sustains personal injuries caused by the alleged negligence of another and receives emergency medical services and transportatio...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 603 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1196PassJames River State Scenic River designation. Extends the scenic river designation of a portion of the James River located in Botetourt and Rockbridge Counties from 14 miles to 59 miles. This bill is identical to HB 1454.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 549 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2470PassDrug Control Act; Schedule II and Schedule V. Adds thiafentanil to Schedule II of the Drug Control Act and brivaracetam to Schedule V of the Drug Control Act.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 612 (effective 7/1/17)
SB868PassState Board of Social Services; complaints of child abuse or neglect where child is under the age of two. Requires the State Board of Social Services to promulgate regulations that require local departments of social services to respond to valid repo...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 604 (effective 7/1/17)
SB913PassUniform Trust Decanting Act; creation. Codifies the Uniform Trust Decanting Act, which governs a trustee's ability to distribute assets from one trust into a second trust.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 592 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1587PassUniform Statewide Building Code; security of certain records. Provides that information contained in engineering and construction drawings and plans for any single-family residential dwelling submitted for the purpose of complying with the Uniform St...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 510 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1485PassSex offenses prohibiting proximity to children; penalty. Includes in the list of certain sex offenses that prohibit a person convicted of such offenses from being or residing in proximity to schools and certain other property where children congregat...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 507 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1938PassSlingbow hunting; license. Authorizes the use of a slingbow to hunt deer and small game when a hunter is licensed to hunt with a bow and arrow.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 530 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2354PassState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; school boards and school board employees. Provides that school divisions located in Planning District 4, New River Valley, are not subject to the prohibition against hiring a school division emplo...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 515 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1005PassCommunity services boards and behavioral health authorities; services to be provided. Provides that, effective July 1, 2019, the core of services provided by community services boards and behavioral health authorities shall include (i) same-day acces...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 607 (effective - see bill)
SB1591PassEconomic Development Access Program; bonded projects. Imposes a 48-month moratorium on the repayment of funds allocated to a locality for a bonded project pursuant to the Economic Development Access Program, provided that the conditions of the Common...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 558 (effective 3/16/17)
HB1650PassClaims; 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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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 617 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1585PassHousing authorities; authorization by governing body of town. Provides that the governing body of a town, in addition to the governing body of a county or city as in current law, may authorize a housing authority to contract for the construction of a...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 561 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1586PassCourt-ordered custody and visitation arrangements; transmission of order to child's school. Provides that, in any custody or visitation case in which an order prohibiting a party from picking a child up from school is entered, the court shall order a...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 509 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1037PassVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures; local historic districts. Advises a prospective purchaser of residential property under the Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act, upon delivery of the residential property di...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 569 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1473PassElectric utilities; undergrounding distribution lines. Declares that the replacement of any subset of an investor-owned electric utility's existing overhead distribution tap lines that have, in the aggregate, an average of nine or more total unplanne...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 583 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1192PassDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; powers of the Director; out-of-state applicants for certification as a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business. Requires, as a prerequisite for approval, that any out-of-state business apply...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 573 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1796PassOyster ground lease; certain dredging projects. Provides that certain oyster ground leaseholders in the Lynnhaven River are subject to the conduct of approved municipal dredging projects to restore existing navigation channels. The bill limits such p...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 529 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1374PassBoard for Contractors; membership. Adds a professional engineer to the membership of the Board for Contractors.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 579 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2327PassDUI; implied consent; refusal of blood or breath tests. Eliminates the criminal penalties for refusing to submit to a blood test to determine the alcohol or drug content of a defendant's blood upon arrest for a DUI-related offense under the law on im...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 623 (effective 3/16/17)
SB1394PassSmall 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 utility. Effective July 1, 2019, enrollment by el...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 581 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1992PassLien priority. Inserts "real estate" in several places related to the priority of tax liens so that the operative language now reads "on a parity with liens for unpaid local real estate taxes." This bill is identical to SB 920.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 610 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1363PassSecretary of Transportation to convene a task force to study the feasibility of establishing a statewide one-stop online portal for address changes; report. Requires the Secretary of Transportation or his designee to convene a task force to study the...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 553 (effective 7/1/17)
SB951PassSchool service providers; student access to collected personal information. Requires school service providers to provide, either directly to the student or his parent or through the school, access to an electronic copy of such student's personal info...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 518 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1429PassCharter; Town of Onley. Shifts the town's municipal elections from May to November.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 582 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1332PassOfficial emblems and designations; "Song of the Mountains;" state television series. Designates "Song of the Mountains" as the state television series. This bill is identical to HB 1927.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 577 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2209PassEmergency Department Care Coordination Program established. Establishes the Emergency Department Care Coordination Program in the Department of Health to provide a single, statewide technology solution that connects all hospital emergency departments...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 600 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2348PassCommission for the Commemoration of the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote. Provides that the Virginia Historical Society shall plan and lead the commemoration of the centennial anniversary of women's right to vote in 2020. The bill creates a 12-mem...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 618 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1113PassBoard for Contractors; optional bonding for Class A and B contractors. Allows applicants for Class A and Class B contractor licenses to demonstrate financial responsibility by posting a surety bond for both initial application for licensure and subse...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 572 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1477PassCats and dogs; lifetime licenses. Authorizes the governing body of a county or city to provide for a lifetime dog or cat license. The bill removes the minimum annual tax for a dog or cat, sets the maximum tax for a lifetime license at $50, and limits...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 559 (effective 7/1/17)
SB990PassElectric energy consumption reduction goal; progress reports. Directs the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, in consultation with the staff of the State Corporation Commission, to report annually, commencing no later than December 15, 2018, on...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 568 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1450PassPharmacy freedom of choice. Provides that if a pharmacy has provided notice through an intermediary of its agreement to accept reimbursements at rates applicable to preferred providers, the insurer or its intermediary may elect to respond directly to...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 615 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1926PassAlcoholic beverage control (ABC); definition of municipal golf course; food sales requirements for mixed beverage restaurant licensees located on the premises of and operated by municipal golf courses. Defines "municipal golf course" and provides tha...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 585 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1309PassTransacting business under assumed name; filing certificate; penalty. Prohibits a person from conducting or transacting business under any assumed or fictitious name unless such person files in the office of the clerk of the State Corporation Commiss...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 594 (effective 5/1/19)
HB2023PassHighway maintenance payments; bicycle lanes. Provides that cities and towns that receive highway maintenance payments from the Commonwealth based on moving-lane-miles of highway will not have such payments reduced if moving-lane-miles of highway are ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 534 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1993PassPipeline construction; Department of Transportation oversight. Allows the Department of Transportation to enter into agreements with any entity constructing interstate pipelines setting forth a reasonable procedure to identify and remedy damage cause...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 532 (effective 7/1/17)
SB965PassState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; prohibited contracts; exceptions for certain contracts entered into by an officer or employee of a soil and water conservation district. Provides an exception to the prohibition against contracts ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 546 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1553PassTerm limits; certain public bodies in City of Chesapeake. Provides that members of the Chesapeake Economic Development Authority, Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Chesapeake Airport Authority, and Chesapeake Hospital Authority shall be...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 557 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1520PassReformulated 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 and delivered for use in farm motor vehic...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 526 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1708EnrollBoard of Education; standards of accreditation; industry certification credentials obtained by high school students. Requires the Board of Education (the Board) to consider for inclusion in the student outcome measures included in the Standards of Ac...
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2017-03-16
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB1929PassPublic-Private Transportation Act; comprehensive agreement. Requires all comprehensive agreements originally entered into on or after July 1, 2017, resulting in privately funded roads open for public transportation to include a provision requiring fu...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 511 (effective 7/1/17)
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