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HB1792IntroPossession of firearms; shared residence. Exempts a person prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a felony conviction from such prohibition if he is in constructive possession of a firearm owned by another person by virtue of sharing a residence...
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2017-02-07
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB1480IntroMental health awareness training; law-enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical services personnel. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to establish and administer a mental health awareness ...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1506IntroVacant developed property; overgrown shrubs and trees. Authorizes localities to require owners of vacant developed property to cut overgrown shrubs and trees on the property. The bill also authorizes localities, after reasonable notice, to cut overgr...
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2017-02-07
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
HB2135IntroMedical marijuana; written certification. Allows a person to possess marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinol pursuant to a valid written certification issued by a physician for the treatment of any medical condition and allows a physician or pharmacist to ...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1510IntroAppointment of guardian ad litem in civil cases. Requires the court to appoint a guardian ad litem for a person under a disability who is a party in a civil case. Current law requires the appointment only for a person under a disability who is a part...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HJR587IntroAbortion; prosecution of mother not allowed for self-abortion. Recognizes that Virginia law has never permitted the prosecution of the mother of an aborted child for performing an abortion on herself.
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2017-02-07
To House Rules Committee
HB1588IntroBaiting of deer. Allows a hunter, during deer season, to occupy a baited place or to put out bait or salt for deer for the purpose of taking or killing deer.
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2017-02-07
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
HB1769IntroMalicious bodily injury to or pointing of laser at members of United States Armed Forces. The bill adds members of the United States Armed Forces, including members of the Virginia National Guard, to the list of persons the malicious or unlawful woun...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1644IntroDriving under the influence; first offenders; secure transdermal alcohol monitoring. Provides that in the case of an adult offender's first DUI conviction when the offender's blood alcohol content was less than 0.15, the court may, upon request of th...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1776IntroHate crimes; gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability; penalty. Adds gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability to the categories of victims whose intentional selection for a hate crime involving assault, assault an...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2194IntroNoxious weeds; golden bamboo. Designates golden bamboo as a noxious weed and authorizes any locality to adopt an ordinance to prevent, control, and abate the growth, importation, or spread of golden bamboo.
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2017-02-07
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
HB2256IntroThird or subsequent conviction of street gang crimes; penalty. Provides that for purposes of imposing the Class 3 felony penalty for a third or subsequent conviction for criminal street gang participation or recruitment for a criminal street gang, pr...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1577IntroManagement of menhaden. Requires the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to adopt regulations to implement the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden and authorizes the Commission to adopt regulatio...
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2017-02-07
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
HB1407IntroQualified voters; definition of violent felony. Defines the term "violent felony" to be used in determining a person's eligibility for restoration of his civil rights. The bill has an effective date of January 1, 2019, contingent upon voter approval ...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2049IntroDriver's license suspensions for certain non-driving Driver's license suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses. Removes the existing provision that a person's driver's license is suspended (i) when he is convicted of or placed on deferred...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1902IntroPublic-Private Transportation Act of 1995; Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002; affected local jurisdictions and public entities; consideration of economic impact. Requires a private entity requesting approval to develo...
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2017-02-07
To House Transportation Committee
HB1684IntroRestricting access to firearms by children; mental state; penalty. Removes the requirement that conduct required for a conviction of unlawfully leaving a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any child under th...
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2017-02-07
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB1873IntroChildren from birth to age five who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard-of-hearing; parent resource; tools or assessments for educators; report. Requires the Division of Special Education and Student Services of the Department of Education to (i) select, w...
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2017-02-07
To House Education Committee
HB1581IntroMade in Appalachia tax credits. Establishes beginning in taxable year 2017 refundable tax credits for certain investments in the localities of the Appalachian region. The bill defines the "Appalachian region" to include the localities of the Cumberla...
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2017-02-07
To House Finance Committee
HB1773IntroTransfer of firearms; criminal history record information check; penalties. Requires that a criminal history record information check be performed on the prospective transferee before a vendor may transfer firearms at a gun show. A violation is a Cla...
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2017-02-07
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB1959IntroWorker retraining tax credit; student internships; College Savings Plan contributions. Provides a $1,000 tax credit to an employer for each intern hired as part of a qualified internship program. The bill defines "qualified internship program" as an ...
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2017-02-07
To House Finance Committee
HB1576IntroPurse net fishing prohibited. Prohibits fishing for menhaden with purse nets (i) in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries within one-half mile of mean low water and (ii) within three miles of the shoreline of Virginia Beach extending to the North Ca...
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2017-02-07
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
HB2039IntroDiscretionary sentencing guideline midpoints; possession of child pornography. Raises the midpoint of the recommended sentencing range for possession of child pornography by (i) 100 percent in cases in which the defendant has no previous conviction o...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2083IntroRestitution; modification of terms and conditions of payment plan. Permits the court to modify the terms and conditions of a restitution payment plan or amend the total amount of restitution due for good cause shown and only after a hearing of which ...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1726IntroDisarming a law-enforcement officer; penalty. Increases from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony the penalty for removing a chemical irritant weapon or impact weapon from a law-enforcement officer or correctional officer engaged in the performa...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2099IntroOfficer-involved shootings; model policy for investigations; disclosure of report. Provides that an attorney for the Commonwealth shall disclose a report of his findings for any "officer-involved shooting" if no criminal charges are brought against a...
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2017-02-07
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB1449IntroDispensing of naloxone. Allows a person who is authorized by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to train individuals on the administration of naloxone for use in opioid overdose reversal and who is acting on behalf of an o...
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2017-02-07
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
HB1584IntroSolicitation of professional employment; person charged with traffic infraction or reckless driving. Provides that it is unlawful for an attorney to solicit professional employment from a person charged with a traffic infraction or reckless driving u...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1648IntroNotice by trustee required before foreclosure sale; tenant of property subject to sale. Requires a trustee to give written notice to any tenant living in property subject to foreclosure. The bill provides the contents of such written notice and requi...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1898IntroLimits on prescription of controlled substances containing opioids. Prohibits a prescriber providing treatment for a patient in an emergency department of a corporation, facility, or institution licensed, owned, or operated by the Commonwealth to pro...
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2017-02-07
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
HB2060IntroBirth control; definition. Adds a definition of birth control: "Birth control" means contraceptive methods that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Birth control shall not be considered abortion for the purposes of Title 18.2.
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1523IntroAppointment of substitute judges; district courts. Requires substitute judges for the general district and juvenile and domestic relations district courts to be appointed by the chief judges of those courts instead of the chief judge of the circuit c...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2005IntroLeaving vehicles unattended and running; prohibition. Prohibits a person operating a motor vehicle from allowing such vehicle to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key from the ignition, and effecti...
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2017-02-07
To House Transportation Committee
HB2266IntroRetail establishments and restaurants; posting of signs relating to firearms policy. Provides that if a retail establishment or restaurant has a policy of carrying firearms onto the premises, the proprietor or other person in charge of the retail est...
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2017-02-07
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB1470IntroLand preservation tax credits; limitations. Imposes a $2 million limit on the amount of credits that may be claimed for each land conveyance and a $20,000 limit on the annual amount of credits that may be claimed by each taxpayer. The bill establishe...
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2017-02-07
To House Finance Committee
HB1839IntroSchool principals; incident reports. Provides that school principals are not required to report criminal misdemeanors or status offenses to law enforcement if in the principal's discretion, based on a totality of the circumstances and consistent with...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2059IntroDrug Treatment Court Act; eligibility. Eliminates the restriction that renders persons convicted of certain violent felonies within the preceding 10 years ineligible to participate in a drug treatment court. Persons convicted of felony acts of violen...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1593IntroSales and use tax; personal hygiene products; "the dignity act." Exempts from sales and use tax toilet paper, adult diapers, and the following feminine hygiene products: sanitary napkins, tampons, sanitary towels, menstrual cups, and sanitary pads.
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2017-02-07
To House Finance Committee
HB2134IntroLocal law-enforcement agencies; body-worn cameras. Requires localities to adopt and establish a written policy for the operation of a body-worn camera system, as defined in the bill, that conforms to the model policy established by the Department of ...
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2017-02-07
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB2292IntroJudicial training; law related to rights of persons Judicial training; law related to rights of persons of legitimate interest in custody and visitation proceedings. Directs the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia to re...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HJR589IntroUnborn children; abortion law and personhood. Recognizes that Virginia law consistently acknowledged that an unborn child was a person prior to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade regardless of how abortion was punished under the law.
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2017-02-07
To House Rules Committee
HB1522IntroDeath penalty; severe mental illness. Provides that a defendant in a capital case who had a severe mental illness, which is defined in the bill, at the time of the offense is not eligible for the death penalty. The bill establishes procedures for det...
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2017-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1831IntroPrioritization of statewide transportation projects; exceptions. Exempts projects on U.S. Route 121, commonly known as the Coalfield Expressway, and U.S. Route 460 from the prioritization process that the Commonwealth Transportation Board applies to ...
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2017-02-07
To House Transportation Committee
HB2450IntroHunting license; own property. Requires a landowner to obtain a free hunting license to hunt on land that he owns. The bill directs the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to adopt regulations to provide for the free license for landowners as well as ...
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2017-02-07
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
HB2378IntroHigh school graduation requirements; substitution of computer coding credit for foreign language credit. Requires the Board, in establishing high school graduation requirements, to provide for the substitution of computer coding course credit for any...
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2017-02-07
To House Education Committee
HB1866IntroIssuance of temporary licenses, permits, or special identification cards; requirements. Allows the issuance of a temporary driver's license, permit, or special identification card to an applicant presenting valid documentary evidence that a federal c...
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2017-02-07
To House Transportation Committee
HB2187IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and requires the Department of State Police to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a check from licensed firea...
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2017-02-07
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB2097IntroTesting for infection with human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis B or C virus; order of magistrate. Allows a magistrate to issue an order requiring a person to provide a blood specimen for testing for human immunodeficiency virus or the hepatitis...
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2017-02-07
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
HB1804IntroPractical design standards for projects. Requires the Department of Transportation to employ practical design standards for any highway system project, including all projects costing more than $5 million. "Practical design standards" are defined in t...
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2017-02-07
To House Transportation Committee
HB1802IntroCare of companion animals; tethering; penalty. Prohibits tethering of companion animals outdoors unless the owner is outdoors within sight of the animal. A violation of this prohibition is a Class 4 misdemeanor and a second or subsequent violation is...
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2017-02-07
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
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