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HB1926PassAlcoholic beverage control (ABC); definition of municipal golf course; food sales requirements for mixed beverage restaurant licensees located on the premises of and operated by municipal golf courses. Defines "municipal golf course" and provides tha...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 585 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1309PassTransacting business under assumed name; filing certificate; penalty. Prohibits a person from conducting or transacting business under any assumed or fictitious name unless such person files in the office of the clerk of the State Corporation Commiss...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 594 (effective 5/1/19)
HB2023PassHighway maintenance payments; bicycle lanes. Provides that cities and towns that receive highway maintenance payments from the Commonwealth based on moving-lane-miles of highway will not have such payments reduced if moving-lane-miles of highway are ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 534 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1993PassPipeline construction; Department of Transportation oversight. Allows the Department of Transportation to enter into agreements with any entity constructing interstate pipelines setting forth a reasonable procedure to identify and remedy damage cause...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 532 (effective 7/1/17)
SB965PassState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; prohibited contracts; exceptions for certain contracts entered into by an officer or employee of a soil and water conservation district. Provides an exception to the prohibition against contracts ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 546 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1553PassTerm limits; certain public bodies in City of Chesapeake. Provides that members of the Chesapeake Economic Development Authority, Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Chesapeake Airport Authority, and Chesapeake Hospital Authority shall be...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 557 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1520PassReformulated gasoline; sale for farm use. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to seek an exemption from the federal reformulated gasoline (RFG) program for conventional, ethanol-free gasoline sold and delivered for use in farm motor vehic...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 526 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1708EnrollBoard of Education; standards of accreditation; industry certification credentials obtained by high school students. Requires the Board of Education (the Board) to consider for inclusion in the student outcome measures included in the Standards of Ac...
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2017-03-16
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB1929PassPublic-Private Transportation Act; comprehensive agreement. Requires all comprehensive agreements originally entered into on or after July 1, 2017, resulting in privately funded roads open for public transportation to include a provision requiring fu...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 511 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1195PassProduce safety; farm inspections; civil penalty. Prohibits certain farms from violating the federal regulations that set minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables. The bill authorizes the Board ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 574 (effective 7/1/17)
SB815PassPriority of debts to be paid from decedent's assets; child support arrearages. Prioritizes debts owed for child support arrearages over debts and taxes due to localities and other, unenumerated claims against the estate of a decedent.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 591 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1413PassImmunity of persons; defamation; statements regarding matters of public concern communicated to a third party; statements made at a public hearing. Adds defamation to the causes of action from which a citizen shall be immune when making statements (i...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 597 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1734PassVirginia Parole Board; exceptions to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Requires guidance documents of the Virginia Parole Board to be available as public records under FOIA.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 620 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2037PassHealth insurance; calculation of cost-sharing provisions. Provides that when there is no amount actually paid or payable by a health insurer, health services plan, or health maintenance organization to a provider for the services provided, the insure...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 588 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1509PassCharitable Gaming Board; exempt rulemaking for certain regulations. Provides that Charitable Gaming Board regulations relating to the approval and conduct of game variations for raffles, bingo, network bingo, and instant bingo games shall be exempt f...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 584 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2291PassElectric utilities; costs of modifications to nuclear generation facilities. Authorizes an investor-owned electric utility to petition the State Corporation Commission for approval of a rate adjustment clause for recovery of the costs of a system or ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 564 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2358PassWater utilities; temporary and interim rate increases. Extends the maximum period that the State Corporation Commission is authorized to suspend the implementation of a proposed rate increase rates from 150 to 180 days. The measure applies only to ce...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 619 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2303PassSmall agricultural generators. Establishes the parameters of a program under which small agricultural generators may sell the electricity generated from a small agricultural generating facility to its utility. Effective July 1, 2019, enrollment by el...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 565 (effective 7/1/17)
SB856PassCats and dogs; lifetime licenses. Authorizes the governing body of a county or city to provide for a lifetime dog or cat license. The bill also removes the minimum annual tax for a dog or cat, sets the maximum tax for a lifetime license at $50, and l...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 567 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2331PassCommunity services boards; preadmission screening; regional jail inmates. Provides that the duties of a community services board include reviewing any existing Memorandum of Understanding between the community services board and any other community s...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 601 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1508PassVirginia Public Procurement Act; architectural and professional engineering term contracting; limitations on project fees; certain school divisions. Includes a school division in a locality with a population in excess of 78,000 under the exception fr...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 555 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1027PassCannabidiol oil and THC-A oil; permitting of pharmaceutical processors to manufacture and provide. Authorizes a pharmaceutical processor, after obtaining a permit from the Board of Pharmacy (the Board) and under the supervision of a licensed pharmaci...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 613 (effective 3/16/17)
HB2237PassOffice of the State Inspector General; extension of jurisdiction to local departments of social services. Extends the jurisdiction of the Office of the State Inspector General by amending the definition of "state agency" to include any local departme...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 590 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1973PassEconomic Development Access Program; bonded projects. Imposes a 48-month moratorium on the repayment of funds allocated to a locality for a bonded project pursuant to the Economic Development Access Program, provided that the conditions of the Common...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 531 (effective 3/16/17)
HB2024PassCondemnation powers and proceedings; notice to owner or tenant. Requires an authorized condemnor or the Commissioner of Highways to give notice to the owner or tenant of freehold property subject to condemnation between 30 and 45 days prior to the fi...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 563 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1316PassOverweight permits for trucks hauling asphalt. Adds trucks hauling asphalt to those vehicles whose owner or operator may obtain an overweight permit from the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to operate in counties that impose a severa...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 550 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1507PassSafety inspections; appointments. Allows any motor vehicle inspection station to accept appointments for safety inspections in addition to accepting vehicles on a first-come, first-served basis, so long as at least one lane is reserved for the sole p...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 525 (effective 7/1/17)
SB899PassReformulated gasoline; sale for farm use. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to seek an exemption from the federal reformulated gasoline (RFG) program for conventional, ethanol-free gasoline sold and delivered for use in farm motor vehic...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 545 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1054PassActivation of fire alarms; reimbursement of expenses; penalty. Removes the condition that a building must be for public use in order for the Class 1 misdemeanor for maliciously activating a building's fire alarm to apply. The bill authorizes any loca...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 519 (effective 7/1/17)
SB975PassCommunity services boards; preadmission screening; regional jail inmates. Provides that the duties of a community services board include reviewing any existing Memorandum of Understanding between the community services board and any other community s...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 606 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2015PassDRIVE SMART Virginia Education Fund. Establishes a method by which holders of an account for an electronic toll collection device that is the property of the Commonwealth may opt in to make a voluntary contribution through electronic means to the DRI...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 533 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2477PassDepartment of Health to take steps to begin eliminating site evaluation and design services for onsite sewage systems and private wells. Directs the Department of Health to take certain steps to begin eliminating site evaluation and design services f...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 602 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2410PassProviding support to terrorist organizations; penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly provides any material support to an individual or organization whose primary objective is to commit an act of terrorism and does so with the intent to furth...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 624 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2250PassBonds for institutions of higher education. Authorizes issuance of bonds in an amount up to $13,637,000 for revenue-producing capital projects at institutions of higher education. The bill contains an emergency clause. This bill is identical to SB 13...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 611 (effective 3/16/17)
SB1376PassPublic institutions of higher education; public notice of planned tuition increase. Prohibits the governing board of a public institution of higher education from approving an increase in undergraduate tuition or mandatory fees without first providin...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 523 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1043PassJoint Commission on Health Care; sunset. Extends the expiration of the Joint Commission on Health Care from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2022. This bill is identical to HB 1736.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 608 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2148PassVeterans Services Foundation; powers and duties; appointment of Executive Director; report. Requires the Veterans Services Foundation to provide an annual report on its funding levels and services to the General Assembly. The bill also (i) authorizes...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 622 (effective 7/1/17)
SB806PassInterstate 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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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 544 (effective - see bill)
HB1829EnrollTeacher licensure; certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of automated external defibrillators; hands-on practice. Specifies that the certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmon...
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2017-03-16
Governor's recommendation received by House
SB1261PassOfficial emblems and designations; George Washington's rye whiskey; state spirit. Designates George Washington's rye whiskey produced at Mount Vernon, Virginia, as the state spirit.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 576 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2064PassAssault and battery against a family or household member; eligibility for first offender status. Precludes a person who has been convicted of any felony defined as an act of violence from being eligible for first offender status for assault and batte...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 621 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2282PassBoard of Education; guidelines for training on the prevention of trafficking of children. Requires the Board of Education to develop guidelines for training school counselors, school nurses, and other relevant school staff on the prevention of traffi...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 514 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1506PassApplicant Fingerprint Database; Federal Bureau of Investigation records. Authorizes the Department of State Police to submit fingerprints and accompanying records to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to be advised through the FBI's Next Gener...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 524 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2311PassNutrient Offset Fund; sale of credits. Requires the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to use certain funds to purchase nutrient credits for point or nonpoint sources that achieve reductions beyond the requirements of state or ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 540 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1117PassSchool counselors; licensure. Requires every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license with an endorsement as a school counselor to complete training in the recognition of mental health disorder and behavioral distress, including depre...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 520 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1245PassPublic education; economics education and financial literacy. Requires the Board of Education to include evaluating the economic value of postsecondary studies, including the net cost of attendance, potential student loan debt, and potential earnings...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 522 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1382PassAlcoholic beverage control; applications for retail license; health permit or inspection. Requires applicants for retail licenses for establishments that serve food or are otherwise required to obtain a food establishment permit from the Department o...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 596 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2474PassVirginia Coalfields Expressway Authority; report. Creates the Virginia Coalfields Expressway Authority to improve the transportation into, from, within, and through Southwest Virginia; assist in regional economic development; and generally enhance hi...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 543 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1085PassDepartment of Motor Vehicles; expiration and renewal of driver credentials. Allows the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to digitally verify the authenticity and validity of driver's licenses, learner's permits, and special identification cards for ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 547 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1330PassCritical incident stress management team and critical stress management team privileged communications. Provides that certain communications regarding a critical incident to a peer support team member are included in the critical incident stress mana...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 609 (effective 7/1/17)
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