VA Legislation | 2020 | Regular Session

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SB82IntroViolation of protective order; armed with firearm or other deadly weapon; mandatory minimum sentence; penalty. Provides for a three-year mandatory minimum sentence to be served consecutively with any other sentence upon a conviction for violation of ...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB90IntroCapital murder; punishment. Provides that any person convicted of capital murder involving the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of more than one person as part of the same act or transaction or more than one person within a three-year pe...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB83IntroBrandishing a firearm; law-enforcement officer; penalty. Provides for a six-month mandatory minimum sentence upon conviction of a person for pointing, holding, or brandishing a firearm or air-operated or gas-operated weapon or object similar in appea...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB84IntroConcealment of firearm in committing felony; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of a separate felony if he carries about his person any pistol, shotgun, rifle, or other firearm that is hidden from common observation while committing or attempt...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB87IntroSpecial license plates; VB STRONG. Authorizes the issuance of special license plates for supporters of the City of Virginia Beach bearing the legend VB STRONG.
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2019-11-27
To Senate Transportation Committee
SB88IntroDischarging firearm; penalty. Imposes a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of three years for violations of (i) maliciously discharging a firearm within or at an occupied building or dwelling house; (ii) willfully discharging a firearm within or ...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB89IntroViolation of protective order while armed with firearm or other deadly weapon; mandatory minimum sentence; penalty. Provides for a three-year mandatory minimum sentence to be served consecutively with any other sentence upon a conviction for violatio...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB86IntroUse or display of firearm in committing felony; penalty. Increases from three to five years for a first offense and from five to 10 years for a second or subsequent offense the mandatory minimum sentences for use or display of a firearm during the co...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB80IntroStudent journalists; freedom of speech and the press. Declares that, except in certain limited circumstances, a student journalist at a public middle school or high school or public institution of higher education has the right to exercise freedom of...
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2019-11-26
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB81IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $9.75 per hour, effective July 1, 2020; to $10.75 per hour, effective July 1, 2021; to $11.75 per hour, effective July 1, 2022; to $12.75 per hour...
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2019-11-26
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB79IntroMinimum wage; tipped employees. Provides that the cash wage paid to a tipped employee, as defined in the bill, shall not be less than 50 percent of the minimum wage and that the tip credit shall equal the difference between the cash wage required to ...
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2019-11-26
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
HB50IntroExpungement of police and court records; pardons. Allows a person to petition for the expungement of the police and court records relating to such person's conviction if he has been granted a simple pardon for the crime. Under current law, police and...
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2019-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
HB49IntroDepartment of Education; pilot program; feasibility of Department of Education; pilot program; feasibility of educational placement transition of certain students with disabilities. Requires the Department of Education and relevant local school board...
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2019-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
HB52IntroWorkers' compensation; occupational disease presumption; emergency medical technicians. Establishes a presumption that hypertension or heart disease causing the death or disability of full-time salaried emergency medical technicians employed by the C...
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2019-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
SB74IntroElection day voter registration; pilot program. Requires the State Board of Elections to develop a pilot program for election day voter registration, by which a person who (i) offers to vote on election day but is not a registered voter, (ii) provide...
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2019-11-25
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB51IntroLine 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 a premium increa...
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2019-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
HR1IntroCelebrating the life of Jean F. Siebert.
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2019-11-25
Prefiled and laid on Speaker's table; offered 01/08/20 20101333D
HB54IntroIncome tax; age deduction; increase income threshold for married filers. Increases to $100,000 the threshold at which the income tax deduction for taxpayers 65 or older is reduced based on income, as such threshold applies to married taxpayers filing...
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2019-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
SB76IntroProtective orders; possession of firearms; penalty. Provides that it is a Class 6 felony for a person who is subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) for subjecting another person to an a...
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2019-11-25
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HB48IntroIncome tax; rolling conformity with the federal Internal Revenue Code. Provides that Virginia conform with federal tax laws on a rolling basis, which means that Virginia tax laws incorporate changes to the Internal Revenue Code as soon as Congress en...
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2019-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
SB77IntroQualified education loan servicers. Prohibits any Qualified education loan servicers. Prohibits any person from acting as a qualified education loan servicer except in accordance with provisions established by this bill. The bill requires a loan serv...
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2019-11-25
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB75IntroAllowing access to firearms by minors; penalty. Provides that any person who recklessly leaves a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any person under the age of 18 is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. Current ...
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2019-11-25
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB78IntroMinimum wage; pay based on work done. Eliminates the exemption to Virginia's minimum wage requirements for persons who normally work and are paid based on the amount of work done.
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2019-11-25
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
HB53IntroTaxes on income, wills, and administrations; exemption for victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting and for payments to such victims. Establishes an income tax exemption for relief payments paid to a victim of the Virginia Beach mass shooting or a...
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2019-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
HJR7IntroCelebrating the life of Master Sergeant Sae Jin Park-Schneider, USA.
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2019-11-25
Prefiled and laid on Speaker's table; offered 01/08/20 20101229D
HJR6IntroCelebrating the life of Sergeant First Class Dae Han Park, USA.
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2019-11-25
Prefiled and laid on Speaker's table; offered 01/08/20 20100288D
SB72IntroPublic defender offices; Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and County of Prince William. Establishes a public defender office for the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and the County of Prince William.
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2019-11-23
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB73IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $10 per hour effective July 1, 2020; to $13 per hour effective July 1, 2021; and to $15 per hour effective July 1, 2022, unless a higher minimum w...
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2019-11-23
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB66IntroVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices; sexual orientation and gender identity. Adds discrimination on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful housing practice. The bill defines ...
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2019-11-22
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SB68IntroProvision of abortion; ultrasound requirement. Eliminates the requirement that a pregnant woman seeking to obtain an abortion undergo a fetal transabdominal ultrasound at least 24 hours prior to obtaining an abortion, or at least two hours prior to o...
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2019-11-22
To Senate Education and Health Committee
HB46IntroWorkers' compensation; employer to notify employee of intent. Requires an employer whose employee has filed a claim under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act to advise the employee whether the employer intends to accept or deny the claim or is una...
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2019-11-22
Committee Referral Pending
SB70IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establi...
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2019-11-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB69IntroPurchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and establishes such an offense as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exe...
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2019-11-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HB47IntroWorkers' compensation; foreign injuries. Provides that an injured employee is eligible for benefits under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when a compensable accident happens while the employee is employed outside Virginia if (i) the employment...
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2019-11-22
Committee Referral Pending
HB45IntroWorkers' compensation; retaliatory discharge of employee. Prohibits an employer or other person from discharging an employee if the discharge is motivated to any extent by knowledge or belief that the employee has filed a claim or taken or intends to...
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2019-11-22
Committee Referral Pending
SB71IntroFirearms on school property. Adds public, private, or religious preschools and child day centers that are not operated at the residence of the provider or of any of the children to the list of schools where possessing a firearm on school property or ...
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2019-11-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB67IntroReporting lost or stolen firearms; civil penalty. Requires that, if a firearm is lost or stolen from a person who lawfully possessed it, such person shall report the loss or theft of the firearm to any local law-enforcement agency or the Department o...
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2019-11-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SR2IntroCelebrating the life of Georgia M. Shivers.
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2019-11-21
Prefiled and laid on Clerk's desk; offered 01/08/20 20101365D
HB44IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds cancers of the colon, brain, or testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when firef...
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2019-11-21
Committee Referral Pending
SB64IntroParamilitary activities; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of unlawful paramilitary activity if such person assembles with another person with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons by drilling, parading, or marching with a...
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2019-11-21
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB65IntroVoter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements. Removes the requirement that voters show a form of identification containing a photograph in order to be allowed to vote. The bill requires a voter to show either his voter registrati...
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2019-11-21
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB63IntroReckless driving; exceeding speed limit. Raises from 80 to 85 miles per hour the speed above which a person who drives a motor vehicle on the highways of the Commonwealth is guilty of reckless driving regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
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2019-11-20
To Senate Transportation Committee
HB43IntroProvisional voting; persons voting in split precincts. Provides that any voter who is assigned to a precinct that is split between two or more election districts and who believes he was given a ballot for the district of which he is not a qualified v...
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2019-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
HB39IntroHealth benefit plans; enrollment by pregnant individuals. Requires health carriers to allow pregnant individuals to enroll in a health benefit plan at any time after the commencement of the pregnancy, with the pregnant individual's coverage being eff...
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2019-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
HB25IntroAbsentee voting; no excuse required. Permits any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons under which a person may be entitled to vote by abse...
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2019-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
HB15IntroPublic school buses; seat belts. Requires the Board of Education to make regulations to require each new public school bus purchased for the transportation of students to be equipped with a seat belt consisting of a lap belt and shoulder strap or har...
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2019-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
HB18IntroAbsentee voting; no-excuse, in-person, beginning on second Saturday immediately preceding election; applicability date; emergency. Provides that, beginning with the May 5, 2020, general election, no-excuse, in-person absentee voting will be available...
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2019-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
HB16IntroSafety belt system use in motor vehicles. Requires all occupants of motor vehicles to utilize a safety belt system. Current law requires the use of safety belts only by (i) occupants under the age of 18, (ii) drivers, and (iii) passengers 18 years of...
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2019-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
HB32IntroExpungement of police and court records; misdemeanor and nonviolent felony convictions. Allows a person convicted of a misdemeanor or nonviolent felony to file a petition requesting expungement of the police and court records relating to the convicti...
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2019-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
HB38IntroTanning facilities; use by persons under age 18. Prohibits a tanning facility from allowing individuals under age 18 from using a tanning device at such facility.
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2019-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
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