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SB1203EnrollWorking waterfront development areas; establishment. Authorizes localities, by ordinance, to establish a working waterfront development area and grant certain incentives and regulatory flexibility to private entities for the development of working wa...
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2017-02-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
SJR397EngrossCommemorating the 50th anniversary of African American students in residence at The College of William and Mary.
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2017-02-17
Laid on Speaker's table
HB1546EngrossJuror information; confidentiality. Limits to name and home address the personal information of a juror impaneled in a criminal case that the court may only regulate the disclosure of upon a showing of good cause, which includes a likelihood of bribe...
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2017-02-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
SB1312EngrossLobbyist 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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2017-02-17
House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N)
HR389EngrossCelebrating the life of Henry Clay Meador, Jr.
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2017-02-17
Agreed to by House
HB1524EngrossSpecial conservators of the peace; liability insurance. Requires that each person registered as or seeking registration as a special conservator of the peace be covered by a policy of (i) personal injury liability insurance, (ii) property damage liab...
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2017-02-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
SB1193EnrollBoard for Contractors; exemption from licensure; responsibility for contracting with unlicensed or unregistered person. Exempts from licensure work undertaken by a person providing construction, remodeling, repair, improvement, removal, or demolition...
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2017-02-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
SJR361EngrossCommending Shorter's Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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2017-02-17
Agreed to by House by voice vote
HJR1013IntroCommending Donna Tartt.
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2017-02-17
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17105541D
SB1473EngrossElectric 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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2017-02-17
VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 4-N 2-A)
HB1848EngrossComprehensive community colleges; tuition grants. Provides that certain Virginia students who were in foster care or in the custody of the Department of Social Services or considered a special needs adoption and are enrolled in a noncredit workforce ...
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2017-02-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
SB1293EngrossDepartment of Human Resources Management; criminal background checks; state agency positions designated as sensitive; agencies to report to the Department. Requires each state agency to continue to record in the Personnel Management Information Syste...
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2017-02-17
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
HB1525EngrossRevocation or suspension of driver's licenses; laws of other jurisdictions. Precludes the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles from administratively revoking or suspending a person's driver's license solely on the basis that such person w...
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2017-02-17
Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)
HB2327EngrossDUI; 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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2017-02-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
HJR562EngrossConstitutional amendment (first resolution); real property tax; exemption for surviving spouse of a disabled veteran. Provides that the real property tax exemption for the principal residence of the surviving spouse of a disabled military veteran app...
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2017-02-17
Agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
SB961EnrollAbsentee voting; processing of rejected absentee ballots. Provides that when an absentee ballot is rejected, at least two officers of election, one representing each political party, are required to write and sign a statement for the cause of the bal...
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2017-02-17
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB961ER)
HR427IntroCelebrating the life of Anne Davis Kellum.
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2017-02-17
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17104351D
SB1258EngrossVirginia Solar Energy Development and Energy Storage Authority. Continues the Virginia Solar Energy Development Authority and renames it the Virginia Solar Energy Development and Energy Storage Authority. The measure expands the purposes of the auth...
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2017-02-17
VOTE: PASSAGE (75-Y 20-N 2-A)
HJR951EngrossCommending Craigs Baptist Church.
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2017-02-17
Agreed to by House by voice vote
HB1654EngrossExamining and approving a statement in lieu of the settlement of accounts; fee for commissioner of accounts. Removes the provision that allows the commissioner of accounts to charge a fee of up to $75 for the examination and approval of a statement i...
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2017-02-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
HB1526EngrossAlcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage annual live entertainment venue license. Creates the mixed beverage annual live entertainment license to allow any person operating a live entertainment venue to sell, on the dates of performances and one ho...
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2017-02-17
Failed to report (defeated) in Rehabilitation and Social Services (6-Y 8-N)
HB1992EngrossLien 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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2017-02-17
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB1363EngrossSecretary 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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2017-02-17
Read second time
SJR331EngrossConstitutional amendment (first resolution); property tax; exemption for flooding remediation, abatement, and resiliency efforts. Provides that the General Assembly may authorize a county, city, or town to partially exempt any real subject to recurri...
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2017-02-17
Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 10-N)
SB1305EnrollInability to pay fees or costs on account of poverty; guidelines. Requires the court to use the guidelines for determining indigency for the appointment of counsel in determining a person's inability to pay fees or costs on account of poverty in a ci...
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2017-02-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
HB2423EngrossGolf carts on public highways; exceptions. Permits the use of golf carts on public highways in the Town of Jarratt if the governing body of the town reviews and approves such highway usage. Current law prohibits such usage because the Town of Jarratt...
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2017-02-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
HB2055EngrossRural Coastal Virginia Community Enhancement Authority. Establishes the Rural Coastal Virginia Community Enhancement Authority, consisting of the 12 counties within the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, and Accomack-Northampton planning districts. The...
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2017-02-17
Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 1-N)
HB1709EngrossSchool boards; policies and procedures prohibiting bullying; parental notification. Requires the policies and procedures prohibiting bullying that are contained in each school board's code of student conduct to direct the principal to notify the pare...
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2017-02-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
HB2149EngrossRegistration of aircraft. Updates terminology Registration of aircraft. Updates terminology by changing "license" to "registration" to better reflect the responsibility of the DOAV to locate and count aircraft. The bill removes from the Virginia Avia...
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2017-02-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
SJR360EngrossCelebrating the life of the Honorable Robert Mark Yacobi.
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2017-02-17
Agreed to by House
HB2034EngrossVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act. Adds two new disclosures required to be made by a seller of residential real property to a purchaser, one for whether the property is subject to one or more conservation or other easements and a second fo...
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2017-02-17
Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)
HJR961EngrossCommending Holly DeVore.
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2017-02-17
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB991EngrossResidential rental property. Removes a provision that allows a tenant to remain in a dwelling unit that has been foreclosed upon pursuant to the federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act because the Act expired on December 31, 2014, and is no lon...
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2017-02-17
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
HJR1029IntroCommending Deputy First Class Brandon Boyle.
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2017-02-17
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17105329D
HB1885EnrollLimits on prescription of controlled substances containing opioids. Requires a prescriber registered with the Prescription Monitoring Program (the Program) to request information about a patient from the Program upon initiating a new course of treatm...
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2017-02-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
HB2230EngrossStock corporations; shareholders' meetings. Authorizes the board of directors of a stock corporation to determine that any meeting of shareholders not be held at any place and instead be held by means of remote communication, if the articles of incor...
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2017-02-17
Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)
SB1429EngrossCharter; Town of Onley. Shifts the town's municipal elections from May to November.
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2017-02-17
Reported from Privileges and Elections (17-Y 5-N)
HB1474EnrollDental hygiene; remote supervision. Eliminates the Dental hygiene; remote supervision. Eliminates the requirement that a dental hygienist providing dental hygiene services under remote supervision be employed by the supervising dentist; clarifies con...
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2017-02-17
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1474ER)
HJR1022IntroCommending Goodwin House.
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2017-02-17
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17105422D
SB1552EnrollBallots; number ordered to be printed. Requires the general registrars to consider the number of active registered voters and historical election data, including voter turnout, when determining the number of ballots to order to be printed for an elec...
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2017-02-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
SB1586EngrossLocal and regional libraries; boards not mandatory. Provides an exemption for counties with a charter from having to create a managing library board appointed by the local governing body.
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2017-02-17
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
HB2348EngrossCommission for the Commemoration of the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote. Establishes the Commission for the Commemoration of the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote in the legislative branch of state government. The Commission is charged with pla...
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2017-02-17
Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
SJR387EngrossCommending Elizabeth Minor.
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2017-02-17
Laid on Speaker's table
SJR406EngrossCommending the Virginia Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs.
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2017-02-17
Laid on Speaker's table
HB1687EngrossNonrepairable and rebuilt vehicles. Eliminates the requirement that nonrepairable and rebuilt vehicles have incurred damage that exceeds 90 percent of their cash value prior to such damage to meet the definition of nonrepairable and rebuilt vehicles....
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2017-02-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
HJR949EngrossCommending the Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department.
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2017-02-17
Agreed to by House by voice vote
HB2153EnrollDurable Do Not Resuscitate Orders; reciprocity. Provides that a Durable Do Not Resuscitate order or other order regarding life-sustaining treatment executed in accordance with the laws of another state in which such order was executed shall be deemed...
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2017-02-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
HB2390EngrossRenewable energy power purchase agreements; pilot programs. Expands the pilot program for renewable energy power purchase agreements authorized under legislation enacted in 2013 by directing that a pilot program be conducted by Appalachian Power. Cur...
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2017-02-17
Passed Senate (24-Y 15-N)
HJR958EngrossCommending Gabriel Filippini.
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2017-02-17
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB992EnrollCharter; City of Hopewell; water renewal commission. Changes the membership of the Hopewell Water Renewal Commission (the Commission) from a total of eight members appointed by the city council, five of whom are nominees of five manufacturers, to up ...
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2017-02-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
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