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HB5068EngrossAutomatic exemption of emergency relief payments during a state of emergency; emergency. Automatically exempts from the creditor process emergency relief payments, as defined in the bill, paid to individuals and businesses during a state of emergency...
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2020-09-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
SB5042EngrossState Board of Health; public health emergency; patient visitation; notice to family; emergency. Requires each nursing home, certified nursing facility, and hospice facility to establish a protocol to allow each patient to receive visits, consistent ...
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2020-09-25
Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
HR590EngrossCelebrating the life of Gerald P. Domme.
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2020-09-25
Agreed to by House
SR542EngrossCommending Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Semyon Vindman, USA Ret.
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2020-09-25
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
HB5069EngrossLaw-enforcement officers; prohibition on the use of neck restraints; penalty. Makes it a Class 6 felony for a law-enforcement officer to use a neck restraint in the performance of his official duties. The bill defines "neck restraint" as the use of a...
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2020-09-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
SB5043EngrossExpungement of police and court records; Expungement Fee Fund created. Provides that final disposition may include (i) conviction of the original charge, (ii) conviction of an alternative charge, or (iii) dismissal of the proceedings. The bill also a...
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2020-09-25
Reported from Appropriations (15-Y 7-N)
HB5087EngrossUnemployment compensation; short-time compensation; sunset repeal; emergency. Repeals two sunset provisions from legislation enacted during the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly that, among other things, established a short-time compensati...
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2020-09-25
Passed by for the day
HB5005IntroBudget Bill. Amends Chapter 1289 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly.
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2020-09-25
Reported from Appropriations with amendments (15-Y 7-N)
HB5064EngrossVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies; noncompliance with rental agreement; payment plan. Requires a landlord who owns more than four rental dwelling units, or more than a 10 percent interest in more than four rental dwellin...
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2020-09-25
Passed by for the day
HR595EngrossCommending Antonio Brown.
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2020-09-25
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB5015IntroBudget Bill. Amends Chapter 1289 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly.
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2020-09-25
Read first time
HR591EngrossCommending Ronnie Sprinkle.
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2020-09-25
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB5018EngrossConditional release of geriatric or terminally ill prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who is terminally ill, and who is not serving a sentence for convic...
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2020-09-25
Reported from Appropriations with substitute (14-Y 8-N)
SB5014EngrossMinimum training standards for law-enforcement officers; crisis intervention team training. Requires all law-enforcement officers involved in a crisis intervention team program to complete a comprehensive advanced training course developed by the Dep...
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2020-09-25
Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N)
SB5017EngrossLocal correctional facility; definition. Provides that, for purposes of minimum standards for correctional facilities and enforcement of those standards, the term "local correctional facility" shall also include any facility owned, maintained, or ope...
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2020-09-25
Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 8-N)
HB5029EngrossLaw-enforcement officer; failure to intervene in an unlawful use of force; penalties. Requires that any law-enforcement officer who witnesses another law-enforcement officer, in the performance of his official duties, engaging or attempting to engage...
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2020-09-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
HB5148EngrossDepartment of Corrections; earned sentence credits. Establishes a four-level classification system for the awarding and calculation of earned sentence credits. The bill also specifies certain crimes that are subject to the maximum 4.5 earned sentence...
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2020-09-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
SB5106EngrossLocal land use approvals; extension of approvals to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Extends until at least July 1, 2022, the sunset date for various local land use approvals that were valid and outstanding as of July 1, 2020.
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2020-09-25
Passed by for the day
HR604EngrossCommending Fredericksburg Regional Black Restaurant Week.
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2020-09-25
Agreed to by House by voice vote
HB5146EngrossAutomatic expungement of criminal records. Establishes a process for the automatic expungement of criminal records for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, acquittals, and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or otherwise dismissed. The b...
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2020-09-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
SB5107EngrossUnemployment compensation; short-time compensation; sunset repeal; emergency. Repeals two sunset provisions from legislation enacted during the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly that, among other things, established a short-time compensati...
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2020-09-25
Defeated by House (75-Y 22-N) (Requires 78 affirmative votes to pass)
HB5041EngrossNursing homes, certified nursing facilities, and hospices; visitation; public health emergency. Requires the Board of Health to amend regulations governing nursing homes, certified nursing facilities and hospices to require that during a public healt...
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2020-09-25
Passed Senate with amendments (36-Y 0-N)
HB5043EngrossMental health awareness response and community understanding services (Marcus) alert system. Provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) shall support the...
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2020-09-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
SB5024EngrossLaw-enforcement misconduct. Authorizes the Attorney General to file a civil suit or inquire into or seek to conciliate, through the Division of Human Rights, any unlawful pattern and practice against the Commonwealth or a locality whenever the Attorn...
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2020-09-25
Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N)
HR605EngrossCommending the captain and crew of the Smuggler's Point fishing vessel.
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2020-09-25
Agreed to by House by voice vote
HB5093EngrossEmergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of the Governor; executive orders; penalty. Provides that a violation of an executive order declared by the Governor as the Director of Emergency Management shall be punishable either as a civil ...
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2020-09-25
Passed Senate with amendment (19-Y 17-N)
SB5117EngrossEmergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of the Governor; executive orders; penalty. Provides that a violation of an executive order declared by the Governor as the Director of Emergency Management shall be punishable either as a civil ...
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2020-09-25
Passed House with amendment (56-Y 41-N)
HB5048EngrossOutbreaks of communicable disease of public health threat; posting of information. Requires the Department of Health to make information about outbreaks of communicable diseases of public health threat at any medical care facility, residential or day...
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2020-09-25
Passed Senate with amendment (36-Y 0-N)
HB5055EngrossLaw-enforcement civilian oversight bodies. Requires a locality to establish a law-enforcement civilian oversight body that may (i) receive, investigate, and issue findings on complaints from civilians regarding conduct of law-enforcement officers and...
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2020-09-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
HB5050EngrossEmergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of Governor; purchase of personal protective equipment during a disaster caused by a communicable disease of public health threat. Grants the Governor authority during a disaster caused by a comm...
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2020-09-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
HR592IntroCommending the Philippine Cultural Center of Virginia.
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2020-09-25
Passed by for the day
HB5049EngrossAcquisition and use of military property by law-enforcement agencies. Provides that no state or local law-enforcement agency shall acquire, purchase, or otherwise accept on any terms (i) weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles; (ii) aircraft that are con...
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2020-09-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
HB5046EngrossTelemedicine services; originating site. Directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance services to provide for payment of medical assistance for medically necessary health care services provided throu...
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2020-09-25
Passed Senate with amendments (36-Y 0-N)
HB5045EngrossCarnal knowledge of an inmate, parolee, probationer, arrestee, detainee, or pretrial defendant or posttrial offender; local or state law-enforcement officer; penalty. Adds law-enforcement officers to those persons who are guilty of a Class 6 felony i...
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2020-09-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
HB5051EngrossDecertification of law-enforcement officer. Requires any sheriff, chief of police, or agency administrator to notify the Criminal Justice Services Board in writing within 48 hours of becoming aware that any certified law-enforcement or jail officer c...
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2020-09-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
HB5098EngrossHate crime; falsely summoning or giving false reports to law-enforcement officials; penalty. Increases the penalty for falsely summoning or giving false reports to law-enforcement officials from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony when a person...
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2020-09-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
HR593EngrossCommending Geraldine Bailey Williams Johnson.
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2020-09-25
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB5036EngrossAlcoholic beverage control; local special events license; limitations on events during public health emergency. Provides that no limitation on the number of special events that may be held by a local special events licensee shall be imposed during th...
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2020-09-25
Passed by for the day
HB5047EngrossVirginia Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act; manufacturers and distributors. Prohibits any manufacturer or distributor from selling necessary goods or services at an unconscionable price during a declared state of emergency. Under current law, the ...
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2020-09-25
Passed by for the day
HB5052EngrossLegal holidays; Juneteenth. Recognizes the nineteenth day of June of each year, also known as Juneteenth, as a legal holiday in the Commonwealth to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, the last of the former Confederate ...
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2020-09-25
Passed Senate (36-Y 0-N)
SB5035EngrossLaw-enforcement civilian oversight bodies. Authorizes a locality to establish a law-enforcement civilian oversight body that may (i) receive, investigate, and issue findings on complaints from civilians regarding conduct of law-enforcement officers a...
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2020-09-25
Passed House with substitute (51-Y 46-N)
SB5033EngrossCourt authority in criminal cases; prosecutorial discretion to dispose of a criminal case. Provides that, upon the agreement of the Commonwealth and the defendant, a trial court may defer proceedings; defer entry of a conviction order, if none, or de...
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2020-09-25
Passed House with substitute (53-Y 44-N)
SB5029EngrossIssuing citations; possession of marijuana and certain traffic infractions. Changes from primary offenses to secondary offenses the possession of marijuana and the traffic infractions of operating a motor vehicle (i) without a light illuminating a li...
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2020-09-25
Passed House with substitute (51-Y 45-N)
SB5038EngrossComprehensive crisis services; mental health awareness response and community understanding services (Marcus) alert system. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to develop a comprehensive crisis service continuum com...
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2020-09-25
Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 8-N)
HB5062EngrossDismissal of criminal charges on Commonwealth's motion. Requires a court to grant a motion to dismiss made by the Commonwealth, whether with or without prejudice, and with the consent of the defendant unless the court finds by clear and convincing ev...
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2020-09-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
SB5034EngrossRelease of prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who is terminally ill is eligible for consideration by the Parole Board for conditional release. The bill a...
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2020-09-25
Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N)
SR548IntroCommending Elaine R. Jones.
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2020-09-24
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB5028EngrossWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. Establishes a presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, law-enforcement officers, first responders, health care ...
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2020-09-24
Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 1-N)
HR606IntroCelebrating the life of Joseph Alexander.
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2020-09-24
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 20201129D
SB5050EngrossParole; notice and certification; monthly reports. Provides that the Department of Corrections (the Department) shall release a prisoner no sooner than 21 business days after the date of notification by the Virginia Parole Board (the Board) to the ap...
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2020-09-22
Tabled in Courts of Justice (13-Y 7-N)
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