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HB32IntroState Police; reporting hate crimes. Includes within the definition of "hate crime" a criminal act committed against a person because of sexual orientation or gender identification and requires the reporting of the commission of such crime to the Sta...
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2017-11-28
Committee Referral Pending
HB27IntroVehicle inspection sticker; location on vehicle. Changes the display location of a vehicle inspection sticker from the windshield to the rear window in the lower corner on the driver's side of the vehicle.
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2017-11-28
Committee Referral Pending
HJR4IntroUnited States Constitution; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment remains ...
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2017-11-28
Committee Referral Pending
HJR5IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; criteria for electoral districts. Provides the criteria for electoral districts drawn by the General Assembly. The amendment directs that electoral districts are (i) to be composed of contig...
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2017-11-28
Committee Referral Pending
HB31IntroProfane swearing in public. Eliminates the crime of profanely swearing or cursing in public, which is currently punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor.
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2017-11-28
Committee Referral Pending
HB28IntroVoter registration list maintenance; due date of annual report. Clarifies that the annual report made by the Department of Elections on its activities undertaken to maintain the Virginia voter registration system is due by October 1. The bill further...
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2017-11-28
Committee Referral Pending
HB33IntroElectric utility regulation; approval of generating facilities. Allows the State Corporation Commission, in its consideration of an application for approval of an electrical generating facility, to consider environmental effects not expressly governe...
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2017-11-28
Committee Referral Pending
HB35IntroPlaces of confinement for juveniles. Provides that when juveniles who are determined by the court to be a threat to the security or safety of other juveniles detained in a juvenile secure facility are transferred to or confined to a jail or other fac...
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2017-11-28
Committee Referral Pending
HB34IntroRailroads; crew size. Requires a train or light engine used in connection with the movement of railroad freight in the Commonwealth that shares the same rail corridor as a high-speed passenger or commuter train to operate with a crew of at least two ...
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2017-11-28
Committee Referral Pending
SB52IntroPlaces of confinement for juveniles. Provides that when juveniles who are determined by the court to be a threat to the security or safety of other juveniles detained in a juvenile secure facility are transferred to or confined to a jail or other fac...
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2017-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB51IntroIncome withholding orders. Repeals the requirement, enacted in 1993, that an employer request that each new employee disclose whether the employee has an income withholding order. This requirement has been superseded in practice by requirements that ...
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2017-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HB23IntroRed Tape Reduction Commission; review of regulatory Red Tape Reduction Commission; review of regulatory requirements; report. Creates the Red Tape Reduction Commission (the Commission) to develop and maintain a state regulatory baseline of all curren...
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2017-11-27
Committee Referral Pending
SB57IntroFleeing from a law-enforcement officer. Relocates the existing section prohibiting fleeing from a law-enforcement officer to a more logical location with prohibitions for obstructing justice and resisting arrest.
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2017-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB54IntroDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; subpoena duces tecum; costs. Provides that, if a licensee or regulant of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation or one of its regulatory boards is successful in a motion to q...
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2017-11-27
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SB53IntroCriminal street gang predicate offenses; penalty. Expands the definition of a predicate criminal act associated with gang activity to include a felony violation of (i) obtaining money by false pretense and (ii) identity theft.
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2017-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB55IntroDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; disciplinary actions by regulatory boards. Requires a regulatory board under the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation to determine the factual basis for its decisions through a...
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2017-11-27
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SB56IntroLine of Duty Act; eligible dependents. Provides that children born or adopted after the death or disability of an employee covered by the Line of Duty Act are eligible for health insurance coverage if such coverage does not result in an increase in t...
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2017-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SJR5IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications to vote; restoration of civil rights. Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by law for the restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of nonviolent felonies who have completed se...
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2017-11-27
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HJR3IntroStudy; JLARC; Virginia High School League; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) to study the Virginia High School League (VHSL). The resolution directs JLARC, in conducting its study, to (i) review the usefulness ...
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2017-11-27
Committee Referral Pending
SB50IntroSame-sex marriages; civil unions. Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage. These prohibitions have...
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2017-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB49IntroSex offenders in emergency shelters; notification registration. Provides that a registered sex offender who enters an emergency shelter designated by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof and operated in response to a declared state o...
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2017-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HJR2IntroUnited States Constitution; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment remains ...
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2017-11-26
Committee Referral Pending
HB22IntroMandatory water and sewer connections; Powhatan County. Adds Powhatan County to the list of counties that may require connection to their water and sewer systems by owners of property that can be served by the systems if the property, at the time of ...
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2017-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
HB21IntroReproductive health services. Requires health benefit Reproductive health services. Requires health benefit plans to cover the costs of specified health care services, drugs, devices, products, and procedures related to reproductive health, including...
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2017-11-24
Committee Referral Pending
SB46IntroYielding the right-of-way to pedestrians; stopping. Clarifies the duties of vehicle drivers to stop to allow pedestrians to cross highways at (i) clearly marked crosswalks, whether at mid-block or at the end of any block; (ii) any regular pedestrian ...
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2017-11-22
To Senate Transportation Committee
SB47IntroFemale genital mutilation; criminal penalty. Increases from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 2 felony the penalty for any person to knowingly circumcise, excise, or infibulate the labia major, labia minora, or clitoris of a minor; for any parent or g...
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2017-11-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HB20IntroFair Repair Act. Requires the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of digital electronic equipment to make available to independent repair providers or owners of equipment manufactured by the OEM the same diagnostic and repair information timely and...
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2017-11-22
Committee Referral Pending
SB48IntroConcealed handgun permits. Allows any person who is otherwise eligible to obtain a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun without a permit anywhere he may lawfully carry a handgun openly within the Commonwealth.
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2017-11-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB44IntroKinship Guardianship Assistance program. Creates the Kinship Guardianship Assistance program (the program) to facilitate child placements with relatives and ensure permanency for children for whom adoption or being returned home are not appropriate p...
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2017-11-21
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
SB40IntroMarijuana; reduced penalties for distribution or possession with intent to distribute. Raises the threshold amount of marijuana subject to the offense of distribution or possession with intent to distribute from one-half ounce to one ounce. The bill ...
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2017-11-21
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB38IntroSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $10 to place a security ...
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2017-11-21
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB45IntroHate crimes; disability; civil action; penalty. Adds disability to the bases of a victim's intentional selection for a hate crime involving assault, assault and battery, or trespass for the purpose of damaging another's property that result in a high...
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2017-11-21
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB42IntroBanks; loan applicant verification. Requires banks that receive a loan application form that names an existing customer as the applicant to contact the customer and verify that the customer has applied for the loan. The duty applies when the loan app...
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2017-11-21
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB43IntroAbused or neglected child; definition. Expands the definition of "abused or neglected child" to include any child whose parent or caregiver, by other than accidental means, exposes the child to a traumatic event that results in harm to the child's ps...
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2017-11-21
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
SB41IntroUse sick leave for the care of immediate family members. Requires employers with a sick leave program to allow an employee to use his sick leave for the care of an immediate family member. The measure applies only to employers that have 25 or more em...
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2017-11-21
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB39IntroFee for filing certain petitions in juvenile and domestic relations district court. Repeals the $25 filing fee that is charged for commencement of a custody or visitation case in the juvenile and domestic relations district court.
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2017-11-21
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB27IntroVirginia 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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2017-11-20
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB31IntroInterstate 73 Corridor Development Fund and Program. Establishes the Interstate 73 Corridor Development Fund and Program and reallocates to the I-73 Fund the $40 million from state recordation taxes that is currently allocated annually to the U.S. Ro...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Finance Committee
SB33IntroMarijuana offenses; driver's license forfeiture. Eliminates the requirement that the Virginia Department of Transportation receive written assurance from the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation that Virginia will n...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB26IntroMethod of nominating party candidates; certain incumbents to determine method. Provides that incumbent constitutional officers shall have the right to determine the method of making party nominations for that constitutional office. If the incumbent c...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB24IntroSex offenders in emergency shelters; notification registration. Provides that a registered sex offender who enters an emergency shelter designated by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof and operated in response to a declared state o...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB28IntroMedical research on dogs and cats; prohibition on use of state funds; civil penalty. Prohibits appropriating or expending state funds for or to any organization, whether public or private, to carry out any medically unnecessary scientific or medical ...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
SB25IntroDispensing drugs without a prescription. Authorizes a pharmacist to dispense up to a five-day supply of a Schedule VI drug to an individual who has been displaced from his residence by a natural or man-made disaster; has had his supply of the drug lo...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB23IntroHealth insurance; coverage for limited drug refills. Requires health benefit plans to cover a limited refill for up to a five days' supply of a Schedule VI drug that is dispensed by a pharmacist for a covered person whose dispensed drugs are lost, de...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB34IntroExpungement of police and court records; deceased persons. Provides that in the event that a person who is entitled to bring a petition for expungement dies before filing a petition, the next of kin of the decedent may file on the decedent's behalf w...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB37IntroVirginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund. Creates the Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and innovative f...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Finance Committee
SB15IntroVirginia-Israel Advisory Board; reorganize as Virginia-Israel Advisory Authority. Reorganizes the existing Virginia-Israel Advisory Board, renamed the Virginia-Israel Advisory Authority, as an independent authority. The bill provides that the current...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Rules Committee
SB36IntroWeekend jail time. Allows courts, for good cause and absent objection by the Commonwealth, to impose nonconsecutive or weekend jail time for defendants convicted of a misdemeanor, traffic offense, any offense under Chapter 5 (? 20-61 et seq.) of Titl...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
SB9IntroElectric utility regulation; suspension of reviews of earnings; transitional rate period. Provides that the transitional rate period for Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion) will conclude on December 31, 2018, and its next biennial review w...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB32IntroAnimal Cruelty Conviction List established. Requires the Superintendent of State Police to establish and maintain by 2020 an Animal Cruelty Conviction List that shall be available to the public on the website of the Department of State Police. The li...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
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