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SB1456Engross

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Juveniles; eligibility for commitment to the Department of Juvenile Justice; eligibility for predispositional confinement in a secure facility. Provides that a juvenile may be committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice (the Department) only if h...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
SJR323Engross

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Liberty Amendments Month.
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Rules by voice vote
HR299Engross

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Commending Maddy Fuller.
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2021-02-08
Agreed to by House by voice vote
HR305Engross

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Commending the Winchester Area branch of the NAACP.
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2021-02-08
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB1471Engross

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Alcoholic beverage control; local special events license. Allows the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to increase the frequency, duration, and designated area of events held under a local special events license ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
HR294Engross

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Celebrating the life of German Reyes.
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2021-02-08
Agreed to by House
SJR275Engross

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Constitutional amendment (first reference); public schools in the Commonwealth; equitable educational opportunities. Requires the General Assembly to provide for a system of public schools in the Commonwealth with equitable educational opportunities ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote
SB1439Engross

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Department of Education; guidelines on excused student absences; civic engagement. Requires, subject to guidelines established by the Department of Education, each local school board to permit at least one school day-long excused absence per school y...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Education by voice vote
HR280Engross

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Commending CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc.
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2021-02-08
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB1127Engross

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Charitable gaming; permit requirement; permissible locations; use of proceeds; suspensions and revocations. The bill modifies the list of organizations that may conduct charitable gaming and requires such organizations to obtain a permit from the Dep...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
SB1242Engross

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Personal appearance by two-way electronic video and audio communication; entry of plea or nolle prosequi; adjudication of probation violations. Provides that with the consent of the court and all parties, an appearance in a court may be made by two-w...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
SB1411Engross

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Excise tax on peanuts. Extends from July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2026, the sunset date of the excise tax on all peanuts grown in Virginia and reduces from $0.30 per 100 pounds to $0.25 per 100 pounds the excise tax rate. The proceeds from this tax are us...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
SJR378Engross

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Celebrating the life of the Honorable Robert Lathan Calhoun.
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2021-02-08
Agreed to by House
SB1125Engross

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Parole Board; notice to victim. Requires the Parole Board, within seven days of making any decision regarding the parole of a prisoner, to provide written or electronic notice of such decision to the victim of the crime for which the prisoner was inc...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
HR291Engross

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Celebrating the life of Jean Smith Brown.
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2021-02-08
Agreed to by House
SB1273Engross

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Behavioral Health Commission created. Creates the Behavioral Health Commission in the legislative branch of state government for the purpose of (i) studying and making recommendations for the improvement of behavioral health services and the behavior...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Rules by voice vote
SB1406Engross

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Marijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and provides for an automatic expungement process for those convicted ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
HR330Engross

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Celebrating the life of Paul Douglas Harvey, DDS.
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2021-02-08
Agreed to by House
SB1201Engross

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Taxation of public service corporations; electric suppliers; storage. Amends the definition of electric supplier to include certain battery storage facilities with a storage capacity greater than 25 megawatts and subjects such facilities to central a...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Finance by voice vote
SB1256Engross

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Membership on Criminal Justice Services Board and Committee on Training; law-enforcement training. Requires the social justice organization represented by a member of the Criminal Justice Services Board and a member of the Committee on Training be en...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Public Safety by voice vote
SB1121Engross

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Birth certificates; amendments. Provides that, in cases regarding amendments to birth certificates not already set out in the Code of Virginia, an amendment to a birth certificate shall be evaluated by the State Registrar through an administrative pr...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
SB1473Engross

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Health Insurance Reform Commission; mandated health insurance benefit or provider. Provides that, for the purposes of the requirement that the Chair of the House Committee on Labor and Commerce or Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor refer certain ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Rules by voice vote
SJR377Engross

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Celebrating the life of Officer Brian David Sicknick.
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2021-02-08
Agreed to by House
SJR270Engross

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Constitutional amendment (first reference); marriage; repeal of same-sex marriage prohibition; affirmative right to marry. Repeals the constitutional provision defining marriage as only a union between one man and one woman as well as the related pro...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote
SB1216Engross

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Charter; Town of Crewe; town council; elections and powers. Makes various changes to the charter for the Town of Crewe in Nottoway County, including (i) staggering town council elections; (ii) changing from three to two the number of town council mem...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Counties, Cities and Towns by voice vote
SB1316Engross

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Child care providers; background check portability; subsidy pilot program; report. Exempts prospective employees and volunteers of certain child care providers from statutory background check requirements where the individual completed a background c...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
SB1143Engross

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Extension of certain wetlands permits through 2021. Retroactively extends until January 1, 2022, certain wetlands permits set to expire between March 1, 2020, and July 1, 2021.
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
SB1326Engross

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Local cigarette taxes; regional cigarette tax boards. States that it is the policy of the Commonwealth, where practical, to encourage local cigarette stamping and tax collection to be accomplished through regional cigarette tax boards, defined in the...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Finance by voice vote
SB1189Engross

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Licensure of occupational therapists; Occupational Therapy Interjurisdictional Licensure Compact. Authorizes Virginia to become a signatory to the Occupational Therapy Interjurisdictional Licensure Compact. The Compact permits eligible licensed occup...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
SB1303Engross

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Local school divisions; virtual and in-person learning. Requires each local school division to make virtual and in-person learning available to all students by choice of the student's parent or guardian. Local school divisions; virtual and in-person...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Education by voice vote
SB1423Engross

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Sales and use tax exemption for data centers. Reduces the job creation requirement to qualify for the sales and use tax exemption for data centers in a distressed locality from 25 to 15 jobs. Under current law, such data centers must create at least ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Finance by voice vote
SB1260Engross

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Entry onto land for inspection. Requires that for any project wherein the power of eminent domain may be exercised, any locality or the Commissioner of Highways to provide a landowner with a request to enter and inspect property at least 30 days in a...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation by voice vote
SB1366Engross

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Aging services; social need. Requires the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, in providing aging services, to use available resources to provide services to older persons with the greatest economic or social needs. The bill defines "eco...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
SJR310Engross

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Constitutional amendment; length of regular sessions convened in odd-numbered years. Amends the Constitution of Virginia to provide that a regular session of the General Assembly convened in an odd-numbered year shall continue for no longer than 46 d...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote
HR288Engross

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Commending Kim Bean.
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2021-02-08
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SJR371Engross

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Commending Michael S. Rolband.
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2021-02-08
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB1301Engross

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Correctional facilities; use of isolated confinement. Prohibits the use of isolated confinement in state correctional facilities and juvenile correctional centers, subject to certain exceptions. Isolated confinement is defined in the bill as confinem...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Public Safety by voice vote
SB1239Engross

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Absentee voting; third-party absentee ballot assembly and distribution. Permits a general registrar to contract with a third party for the printing, assembly, and mailing of absentee ballots. The bill directs the State Board of Elections to adopt eme...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote
HR312Engross

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Commending the Virginia National Guard.
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2021-02-08
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB1162Engross

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Tax credit; agricultural best management practices. Creates an enhanced individual and corporate income tax credit for taxable years 2021 through 2024 for the implementation of certain agricultural best management practices by the taxpayer that are r...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Finance by voice vote
HR319Engross

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Commending Jaime Liz%E1rraga.
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2021-02-08
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB1325Engross

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Visitation; petition of grandparent. Allows a grandparent who has petitioned the court for visitation of a minor grandchild, in cases where the parent of the minor grandchild is deceased or incapacitated, to introduce evidence of such deceased or inc...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
SJR363Engross

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Commending Steven R. Cover.
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2021-02-08
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB1445Enroll

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Facilitate the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine; emergency. Facilitates the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. The bill requires the Department of Health (the Department) to establish a program to enable eligible health care providers to v...
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2021-02-08
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1445ER)
SB1136Engross

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Special license plates; removal. Repeals the authorizations for issuance of special license plates no longer issued due to low plate sales, expired authorizations, or inability to issue. In addition, the bill directs the revenue shared for previous i...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation by voice vote
SB1343Engross

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Virginia Freedom of Information Act; proprietary records and trade secrets; carbon sequestration agreements. Excludes from the mandatory disclosure provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act proprietary information, voluntarily provided by...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
HR316Engross

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Commending the Lifetime Learning Institute of Northern Virginia.
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2021-02-08
Agreed to by House by voice vote
HR345Engross

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Celebrating the life of Rodney S. Thomas.
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2021-02-08
Agreed to by House
SB1214Engross

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Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; effective date. Repeals the contingent effective date for the creation of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Such contingency has been met. This bill is a recommendation of the Code Commission.
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation by voice vote
SB1253Engross

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Funds for access roads to economic development sites; criteria for use of funds. Directs the Commonwealth Transportation Board, in consultation with the Secretaries of Transportation and Commerce and Trade, to develop criteria to be used in the award...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation by voice vote
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