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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
Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N)
HB2169IntroPhysician assistants; licensure by endorsement. Authorizes the Board of Medicine to issue a license by endorsement to an applicant for licensure as a physician assistant who (i) is the spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United...
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2019-01-23
Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (10-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
Committee substitute printed 19105308D-H1
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)
HB2063IntroGround water withdrawals; waste. Provides that when the State Water Control Board determines that surface water is reasonably available for use in a ground water management area, the use of ground water other than from the surficial aquifer in such m...
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2019-01-23
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (9-Y 0-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
Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
HB1973IntroHistorical African American cemeteries; Pulaski County. Adds two cemeteries in Pulaski County to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Department of Historic Resources for the care of historical African A...
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2019-01-23
Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
HB2408IntroDepartment of Education; pilot program; feasibility of educational placement transition of certain students with disabilities. Requires the Department of Education to develop and implement a pilot program in two local school divisions in the Commonwe...
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2019-01-23
To House Appropriations: Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
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
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
SB1429EngrossMedical evidence admissible in juvenile and domestic relations district court; preliminary protective order hearings. Adds preliminary protective order hearings to the list of hearings where 24-hour written notice of intention to present medical evid...
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2019-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
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
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
Committee substitute printed 19105608D-S2
HB2614IntroTaxes administered by the Department of Taxation; statute of limitations for collections. Provides that the seven-year statute of limitations for collection efforts by the Department of Taxation shall apply to all assessments except under certain cir...
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2019-01-23
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
HB2433IntroFamily caregiver tax credit. Creates a nonrefundable income tax credit beginning in taxable year 2019 for expenses incurred by an individual in caring for an eligible family member, defined in the bill, who requires assistance with one or more activi...
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2019-01-23
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 2-N)
HB2180IntroSemiconductor Manufacturing Grant Fund; creation. Creates the Semiconductor Manufacturing Grant Fund for the award of grants to a qualified semiconductor manufacturing company that makes a capital investment of at least $2.98 billion in a qualified l...
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2019-01-23
Read first time
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
SB1110EngrossAlcoholic beverage control; local referendums. Allows the sale of mixed beverages by licensed restaurants and the sale of alcoholic beverages by the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority in any county, town, or super...
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2019-01-23
Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N)
HB2640IntroMachinery and tools tax; definition of original total capitalized cost. Provides that, for purposes of the machinery and tools tax, "original total capitalized cost," which is used to calculate assessed value, means the property's cost when acquired ...
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2019-01-23
Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
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
To House Finance Committee
SB1684IntroSix-year plans for secondary state highways; public meeting. Limits the requirement that a governing body with a six-year plan for improving the secondary highway system advertise for and hold a public meeting regarding such plan to only those years ...
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2019-01-23
Reported from Transportation (13-Y 0-N)
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
HB2064IntroGround water withdrawals; allocation. Requires any Ground water withdrawals; allocation. Requires any person applying for a ground water withdrawal permit in the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area (EVGMA) who proposes to use 50 percent or m...
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2019-01-23
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (9-Y 0-N)
HB2769IntroClerks of court, Torrens system. Repeals the provision of law establishing the Torrens system, which provided for the settlement, registration, transfer, and assurance of titles to land and established courts of land registration
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2019-01-23
Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
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
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
Read first time
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
Read first time
HB2483IntroIncome tax credit for donation to public access authority. Establishes for taxable years 2019 through 2023 a nonrefundable income tax credit in the amount of 40 percent of a donation to a public access authority. A credit would be allowed only for a ...
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2019-01-23
Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
HB2572EngrossCharter; Town of Berryville. Reorganizes the charter of the Town of Berryville. Specific amendments include (i) an update to the boundary description, (ii) replacing the position of recorder with vice mayor, (iii) specifying certain town council appo...
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2019-01-23
Printed as engrossed 19101409D-E
SB1768IntroUse of handheld personal communications devices; highway work zones; penalty. Prohibits any use of a handheld personal communications device by a person operating a moving motor vehicle in a highway work zone, with certain exceptions. The bill provid...
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2019-01-23
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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