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HB1411PassWithdrawal of privately retained counsel. Allows a privately retained counsel in a criminal case to withdraw from representation without leave of court after certification of a charge by a district court by providing written notice within 10 days of ...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0774)
HB2053EnrollDirect primary care agreements. Provides that direct agreement between a patient, the patient's legal representative, or the patient's employer and a health care provider for ongoing primary care services in exchange for the payment of a monthly peri...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 5, 2017
SB962PassSales and use tax; nexus for out-of-state businesses. Provides that storage of inventory in the Commonwealth is sufficient nexus to require out-of-state businesses to collect sales and use tax on sales to customers in the Commonwealth. The bill conta...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0808)
HB1854EnrollLobbyist reporting, the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, and the General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; filing of required disclosures; registration of lobbyists; candidate filings; judges; definition of gift; informal advi...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 5, 2017
HB2342VetoPublic schools; regional charter school divisions. Authorizes the Board of Education (the Board) to establish regional charter school divisions consisting of at least two but not more than three existing school divisions in regions in which each unde...
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2017-04-05
House sustained Governor's veto
HB1691PassProperty conveyance; Department of Conservation and Recreation; Widewater Beach Subdivision. Authorizes the Department of Conservation and Recreation to convey certain real property in Stafford County to the Widewater Beach Subdivision Citizens Assoc...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0781)
HB1836VetoVirginia Department of Transportation to maintain a certain segment of Spotsylvania Parkway beginning in 2020. Requires the Virginia Department of Transportation, as of July 1, 2020, to take over maintenance of an approximately two-mile segment of Sp...
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2017-04-05
House sustained Governor's veto
HB2367PassVirginia Port Authority; Board of Commissioners. Provides that the 11 members of the Board of Commissioners of the Virginia Port Authority appointed by the Governor no longer serve at the pleasure of the Governor and may be removed prior to the expir...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0801)
HB1663PassNorthern Virginia Community College; computer science training and professional development for teachers. Requires Northern Virginia Community College (i) in consultation with the Department of Education, to contract with a Virginia-based partner org...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0779)
SB1239EnrollChild day programs; exemptions from licensure. Repeals requirements that child day centers operated by religious institutions must comply with in order to be exempt from licensure, including the requirements that such child day centers (i) be inspect...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 5, 2017
SB898EnrollDepartment of Environmental Quality (DEQ); combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfalls; Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Directs DEQ to identify the owner of any combined sewer overflow outfall that discharges into the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and to determine w...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 5, 2017
HB2025VetoReligious 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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2017-04-05
House sustained Governor's veto
SB1240VetoVirginia Virtual School established. Establishes the Board of the Virginia Virtual School (the Board) as a policy agency in the executive branch of state government for the purpose of governing the full-time virtual school programs offered to student...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
HB1432VetoCarrying a switchblade knife; exception. Authorizes any person to carry a switchblade knife concealed when such knife is carried for the purpose of engaging in a lawful profession or lawful recreational activity the performance of which is aided by t...
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2017-04-05
House sustained Governor's veto
SB1455VetoPayments for registering to vote; penalties. Provides that any person who gives, offers, or promises any monetary payment to another in exchange for that person registering to vote is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. A person who solicits or accepts ...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
HB1829PassTeacher licensure; certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of automated external defibrillators; hands-on practice. Specifies that the certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmon...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0783)
SB1282EnrollWireless communications infrastructure. Provides a uniform procedure for the way in which small cell facilities on existing structures are approved by localities and approved and installed in public rights-of-way. The measure includes provisions that...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 5, 2017
SB1492PassWater utilities; consolidated ratemaking. Requires that in any ratemaking proceeding for certain investor-owned water utilities that are part of a water utility network the State Corporation Commission shall ensure that equal fixed and volumetric rat...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0822)
HB1960EnrollTow truck drivers and towing and recovery operators; requirements; penalties. Creates a civil penalty of $150 to be paid into the Literary Fund for any tow truck driver or towing and recovery operator convicted of improperly towing in Planning Distri...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 5, 2017
SB1253VetoVoter identification; photograph contained in electronic pollbook. Requires electronic pollbooks to contain the photographs of registered voters that are obtained by the general registrars in the production of voter photo identification cards or cont...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
HB2198VetoCoal tax credits. Reinstates the Virginia coal employment and production incentive tax credit. The credit, which expired on July 1, 2016, could be earned on and after January 1, 2017, but before January 1, 2022. The bill limits the aggregate amount o...
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2017-04-05
(67 affirmative votes required to override)
SB1296EnrollCounty food and beverage tax; referendum. Prohibits a county from holding a new referendum on the levy of a food and beverage tax in the three calendar years subsequent to its electoral defeat, but only if such referendum is initiated by a resolution...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 5, 2017
HB2105PassInvestment of Public Funds Act; investment of funds in qualified investment pools. Authorizes a treasurer to act on behalf of his locality to become a participating political subdivision in qualified investment pools without an ordinance adopted by t...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0792)
HB1790VetoAdministrative Process Act; development and periodic review of regulations; report. Requires agencies to develop regulations in the least burdensome and intrusive manner possible and provides guiding principles for the development, adoption, and repe...
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2017-04-05
(67 affirmative votes required to override)
HB1539PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); public access to records of public bodies. Clarifies the definition of public record. The bill also (i) defines "personal contact information" that is excluded from FOIA's mandatory disclosure provisions in...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0778)
SB872VetoAbsentee voting; photo identification required with application. Requires any voter submitting an application for an absentee ballot by mail or by electronic or telephonic transmission to a facsimile device to submit with his application a copy of on...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
HB2324PassPayment of jurors; prepaid debit card or card account. Adds payment by credit to a prepaid debit card or card account to the methods by which a juror may be paid. The bill requires that, where such method is used, such card or card account permit the...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0799)
HB2000VetoSanctuary policies prohibited. Provides that no locality shall adopt any ordinance, procedure, or policy that restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws.
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2017-04-05
(67 affirmative votes required to override)
SB1581VetoVoter registration; verification of social security numbers. Requires the general registrars to verify that the name, date of birth, and social security number provided by an applicant on the voter registration application match the information on fi...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
SB1303EnrollVoter registration; deadline for registration by electronic means. Requires that voter registration applications made by electronic means be made by 5:00 p.m. on the final day for registration before an election and that the principal office of each ...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 5, 2017
HB1855PassRestitution; form order, enforcement, noncompliance; etc. Makes numerous changes related to the repayment of court-ordered restitution, including: (i) requiring the court to enter the amount of restitution, the date by which all restitution is to be ...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0786)
SB1283VetoPublic schools; regional charter school divisions. Authorizes the Board of Education (the Board) to establish regional charter school divisions consisting of at least two but not more than three existing school divisions in regions in which each unde...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
SB1284PassRestitution; form order, enforcement, noncompliance; etc. Makes numerous changes related to the repayment of court-ordered restitution, including: (i) requiring the court to enter the amount of restitution, the date by which all restitution is to be ...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0814)
HB1428VetoAbsentee voting; photo identification required with application. Requires any voter submitting an application for an absentee ballot by mail or by electronic or telephonic transmission to a facsimile device to submit with his application a copy of on...
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2017-04-05
House sustained Governor's veto
SB1102EnrollVirginia Freedom of Information Act; completed unattended death investigations; mandatory disclosure. Requires that records of completed unattended death investigations be released to the parent or spouse of the decedent or, if there is no living par...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 5, 2017
SB1008PassCriminal history records checks; barrier crimes. Clarifies the individual crimes that constitute a barrier for (i) individuals seeking employment at nursing homes, home care organizations, hospices, state facilities, and private providers licensed by...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0809)
HB1394VetoEmployees; franchisees excluded. Provides that, notwithstanding any voluntary agreement between the U.S. Department of Labor and the franchisee or franchisor, neither a franchisee nor a franchisee's employee shall be deemed to be an employee of the f...
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2017-04-05
(67 affirmative votes required to override)
SB1416PassInvestment of Public Funds Act; investment of funds in qualified investment pools. Authorizes a treasurer to act on behalf of his locality to become a participating political subdivision in qualified investment pools without an ordinance adopted by t...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0819)
HB2077VetoEmergency Services and Disaster Law of 2000; firearms; emergency shelter. Removes the authority of a governmental entity under the Emergency Services and Disaster Law of 2000 to limit lawful possession, carrying, transportation, sale, or transfer of ...
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2017-04-05
House sustained Governor's veto
SB1470VetoCoal tax credits. Reinstates the Virginia coal employment and production incentive tax credit. The credit, which expired on July 1, 2016, could be earned on and after January 1, 2017, but before January 1, 2022. The bill limits the aggregate amount o...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
SB1073PassCharter; Town of Bridgewater. Updates the town's charter and sets out various powers that are typically exercised by towns.
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0810)
HB2245PassVirginia Research Investment Committee. Expands the role of the Virginia Research Investment Committee (the Committee) to include, in addition to awarding grants and loans from the Virginia Research Investment Fund, providing guidance and coordinatio...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0796)
HB1853VetoVictims of domestic violence, etc.; firearms safety or training course. Creates the Virginia Firearms Safety and Training for Sexual and Domestic Violence Victims Fund. The bill provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services may distribute...
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2017-04-05
(67 affirmative votes required to override)
SB1362VetoCarrying concealed weapons; exemption for nonduty status military personnel. Provides that a member of the Virginia National Guard, Armed Forces of the United States, or Armed Forces Reserves of the United States in a nonduty status may carry a conce...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
SB1364PassDepartment of Motor Vehicles; regulation of property carriers. Combines the current property carrier and bulk property carrier authorities and eliminates the current license requirement for property brokers. The bill eliminates the requirement for th...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0815)
HB1491PassBackground checks; exceptions; sponsored living and shared residential service providers. Allows a provider licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services or a community services board to approve as a sponsored residential...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0775)
HB2163PassPrescription of buprenorphine without naloxone; limitation. Provides that prescriptions for products containing buprenorphine without naloxone shall be issued only (i) for patients who are pregnant, (ii) when converting a patient from methadone to bu...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0794)
SB1371PassVirginia Research Investment Committee. Expands the role of the Virginia Research Investment Committee (the Committee) to include, in addition to awarding grants and loans from the Virginia Research Investment Fund, providing guidance and coordinatio...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0816)
HB2207VetoFood stamp program; excessive requests for replacement of electronic benefit transfer card. Requires the Department of Social Services (the Department) to monitor all requests for replacement of electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards issued to food ...
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2017-04-05
(67 affirmative votes required to override)
HB2289PassAward of life insurance upon divorce or dissolution of marriage. Provides that where an order for spousal support or separate maintenance has been entered by the court, the court may order a party to maintain an existing life insurance policy, design...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0797)
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