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HB2455PassTangible personal property tax; list of uncollected balances. Expands the uncollected personal property tax on vehicles for which the treasurer is required to compile a list to include the personal property tax on trailers, semitrailers, watercraft, ...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 440 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1579PassTransportation order for defendant held in correctional facility. Requires the court or clerk, upon request of the attorney for the Commonwealth or counsel for the defendant, to issue a transportation order for a defendant to be brought to court from...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 479 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2391PassDepartment 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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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 421 (effective 3/13/17)
SB969PassLegislative drafting requests. Provides that legislative drafting files related to laws enacted beginning with the 1989 Session of the General Assembly are the property of the requester. This is consistent with the treatment of laws enacted prior to ...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 489 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1391PassAlcoholic beverage control; new license for certain commercial lifestyle centers. Defines "commercial lifestyle center" and creates a new nonretail license for commercial lifestyle centers. The bill sets out the privileges of the license and imposes ...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 492 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2174PassSchool boards; pupil/teacher ratios; public report. Requires each school board to annually report to the public the actual pupil/teacher ratios in middle school and high school by school for the current school year.
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0321)
HB1946PassOffice of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Amends Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Amends provisions related to the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman (the Office) and its access to and handling of certain information and re...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 460 (effective 7/1/17)
SB932PassConveyance of utility easements; transportation. Exempts from the public hearing requirement prior to disposal of real property by a locality the conveyance of utility easements related to transportation projects. This bill incorporates SB 1259.
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0401)
HB1590PassDuty of care to law-enforcement officers and firefighters; fireman's rule. Provides that the common-law doctrine known as the fireman's rule, as described in the bill, shall not be a defense to certain claims. The fireman's rule is based on assumptio...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0315)
HB2006EnrollVirginia Fair Housing Law; rights and responsibilities with respect to the use of an assistance animal in a dwelling. Sets out the rights and responsibilities under the Virginia Fair Housing Law (§ 36-96.1 et seq.) with respect to maintaining an ass...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB1216EnrollAlcoholic beverage control; availability of food when spirits served. Directs the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to promulgate regulations that require mixed beverage licensees to have food, cooked or prepared on the licensed premises, available fo...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB1341EnrollDigital certification of government records. Provides for the Secretary of the Commonwealth, in cooperation with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency, to develop standards for the use of digital signatures by government agencies on electronic...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB1587EnrollAlcoholic beverage control; wine and beer licenses. Includes Alleghany County in the list of wine and beer licenses that may be granted to persons operating food concessions at any outdoor performing arts amphitheater, arena, or similar facility that...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB2428PassWorkforce Transition Act; eligibility. Provides that employees of the Virginia College Savings Plan are eligible for transitional severance benefits conferred by the Workforce Transition Act.
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0359)
SB866PassBoating safety course; database listing operators who have passed course. Directs the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, by July 1, 2018, to create a database listing the name and date of birth and course passage date of every person who has pa...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0360)
HB2258PassDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; report on activities related to suicide prevention. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to report to the Governor and the General Assembly on its activitie...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 464 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1835PassInformation about a decedent's life insurance policy. Allows a funeral service provider to request, and allows a life insurer to provide, information about a deceased person's life insurance policy, including the name and contact information of any b...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 482 (effective 7/1/17)
SB865EnrollFurnishing certain weapons to minor; exemption. Exempts the transfer of a dirk, switchblade knife, or bowie knife between family members or for the purpose of engaging in a sporting event or activity from the current prohibition against selling, bart...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB2184PassEvaluation of inmate; inpatient psychiatric hospital admission. Requires that if the person having custody of an inmate of a local correctional facility files a petition for inpatient psychiatric hospital admission of the inmate, the person having cu...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 463 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1438PassVirginia Tax Amnesty Program. Establishes the Virginia Tax Amnesty Program to be administered by the Department of Taxation (the Department) during the 2017-2018 fiscal year for not less than 60 nor more than 75 days, as determined by the Tax Commiss...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 433 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2045PassProperty Owners' Association Act; designation of authorized representative by seller; association disclosure packet. Provides that unless expressly authorized by the Property Owners' Association Act (§ 55-508 et seq.) or the declaration or as otherw...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0387)
HB1571PassWorkers' compensation; fees for medical services. Provides that the pecuniary liability of an employer for a medical service provided for the treatment of a traumatic injury or serious burn includes liability for any professional service rendered dur...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 478 (effective 3/13/17)
HB1820PassReal property tax; board of equalization in certain counties. Requires that the board of equalization of real estate assessments in any county having the county manager plan of government (Arlington County) be composed of an odd number of not less th...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 435 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2033EnrollLandlord and tenant law; residential tenancies; landlord and tenant obligations and remedies. Provides that the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (§ 55-248.2 et seq.) (the Act) shall apply to all residential tenancies; however, a landlord...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB1418EnrollElectric utilities; costs of pumped hydroelectricity generation and storage 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 o...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB922PassDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation and Department of Health Professions; licensure, certification, registration, and permitting. Provides that certain powers of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, the Depar...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 423 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1572PassMarine Resources Commission; registration as commercial fisherman; family member or employee. Directs the Marine Resources Commission to grant a preference for an exception to the two-year delay in the effective date of a registration as a commercial...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0339)
HB2095PassRegistration of peer recovery specialists and qualified mental health professionals. Authorizes the registration of peer recovery specialists and qualified mental health professionals by the Board of Counseling. The bill defines "qualified mental hea...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 418 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1369PassBonds 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 HB 22...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 452 (effective 3/13/17)
HB2404PassAdvisory Council on Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) and Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS). Creates the Advisory Council on Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Di...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 466 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2152PassCharter; 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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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0391)
HB1574PassMarine Resources Commission; oysters; culling. Provides that when a person charged with violating an oyster culling regulation is required to scatter the entire cargo of oysters on the public rocks, no portion of the cargo shall be scattered anywhere...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0340)
HB1697EnrollExtension of approvals to address housing crisis. Extends the sunset date for several measures related to various land use approvals from July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2020. The bill also expands the scope of such measures that will be subject to the exte...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB2009PassStormwater and erosion management; administration of program by certified third party. Authorizes the hiring of certified third-party professionals to administer any or all aspects of a program for the management of stormwater and erosion, including ...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0349)
HB1775PassPersons with developmental disabilities; terminology. Corrects numerous sections of the Code of Virginia by replacing the term "intellectual disability" with "developmental disabilities" as appropriate.
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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 458 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1402EnrollGoverning boards of public institutions of higher education; leadership; residency. Requires the president or any one of the vice presidents of the board of visitors of Virginia Military Institute, the chairman or the vice-chairman of the State Board...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB1970PassCreation of economic revitalization zones in counties. Grants counties authority to create economic revitalization zones. The zones shall be for the purpose of providing incentives to private entities to purchase real property and interests in real p...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0384)
SB1574EnrollVirginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; membership; powers and duties. Restructures the membership of the board of directors (the Board) of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority (the Authority), designates the Board as ...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB974PassPalliative care information and resources. Requires the Department of Health to make information about and resources on palliative care available to the public, health care providers, and health care facilities on its website. This bill is identical ...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 471 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1430EnrollHigher education; student mental health; services after a student suicide. Requires baccalaureate public institutions of higher education to develop and implement policies that ensure that after a student suicide, affected students have access to rea...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB1312EnrollLobbyist 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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2017-03-13
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB1524PassSpecial 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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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 494 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1753EnrollProhibit certain local government practices that would require contractors to provide certain compensation or benefits. Prohibits local governing bodies from establishing provisions related to procurement of goods, professional services, or construct...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB1539EnrollChief Workforce Development Advisor; responsibilities. Clarifies that the Chief Workforce Development Advisor shall report directly to the Governor and shall not serve in any other capacity. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 15, 2018.
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2017-03-13
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB1848PassComprehensive 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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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0318)
SB1293PassDepartment 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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2017-03-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 431 (effective 3/13/17)
HB2383EnrollDepartment of Environmental Quality (DEQ); combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfalls; Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Directs DEQ to identify the owner of any combined sewer overflow outfall that discharges into the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and to determine w...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB2411EnrollHealth insurance; reinstating pre-Affordable Care Act provisions. Repeals provisions that were added, and restores provisions that were amended or repealed, by the General Assembly since 2011 in efforts to bring the laws of the Commonwealth in confor...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB1525EnrollRevocation or suspension of driver's licenses; laws of other jurisdictions. Provides that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles is limited to reviewing the text of another jurisdiction's law when determining whether a person's driver's...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB1254PassDepartment of Elections; annual audit of ballot scanner machines. Requires the Department of Elections to coordinate a post-election risk-limiting audit annually of ballot scanner machines in use in the Commonwealth. The localities selected for the a...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0367)
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