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SJR253IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of voters and executive clemency. Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by law for the automatic restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of nonviolent felonies who have comple...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB973IntroAssault and battery; health care providers; penalty. Expands the penalty for battery against a health care provider who is engaged in the performance of his duties to apply in hospitals, or in emergency rooms in any clinic or other facility rendering...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB991IntroResidential rental property. Removes a provision that allows a tenant to remain in a dwelling unit that has been foreclosed upon pursuant to the federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act because the Act expired on December 31, 2014, and is no lon...
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2017-01-03
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SB992IntroCharter; 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 an ...
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2017-01-03
[Hearing: Jan 17]
To Senate Local Government Committee
SB990IntroElectric energy consumption reduction goal; progress reports. Directs the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, in consultation with the staff of the State Corporation Commission, to report annually, commencing no later than December 15, 2018, on...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB980IntroStatewide Fire Prevention Code; State Fire Marshal; Statewide Fire Prevention Code; State Fire Marshal; consumer fireworks; penalties. Authorizes the use of consumer fireworks in the Commonwealth and distinguishes by definition consumer fireworks fro...
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2017-01-03
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SB976IntroVirginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; site and building assessment program; minimum size of industrial sites. Lowers the minimum size of industrial sites that may be included in the Authority's site and building assessment program from...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Local Government Committee
SB1002IntroAbsentee voting; no-excuse, in-person available 21 days prior to election. Allows any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in person in any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing a reason or making a prior application for ...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB977IntroCommonwealth's tax code; conformity with federal law; emergency. Advances conformity with the federal tax code to December 31, 2016. The bill contains an emergency clause.
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2017-01-03
[Hearing: Jan 18 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Finance Committee
HB1602IntroInvasion of privacy; civil action; damages; attorney fees and costs. Creates a civil cause of action for the physical and constructive invasion of privacy where a person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass, enters onto the land or into ...
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2017-01-03
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1006IntroCommitment hearings; sharing of records and information. Provides that records and information related to proceedings, hearings, and orders for involuntary commitment in the possession of the court, including identifiable information, shall be transm...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB965IntroState 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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2017-01-03
To Senate Rules Committee
SB993IntroLease agreements; late charge. Caps the amount of the late charge that a lessor may impose for the failure of the lessee to make timely payment of any periodic rent due under a lease of real property in the Commonwealth at five percent of the amount ...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB982IntroMotion picture production tax credit. Extends the sunset date of the motion picture production tax credit from January 1, 2019, to January 1, 2022.
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2017-01-03
To Senate Finance Committee
SB964IntroRunning bamboo; cutting by localities; ordinance prohibiting spread; designation of certain plants as noxious weeds. Authorizes any locality to adopt ordinances requiring proper upkeep of running bamboo and prohibiting the spread of running bamboo fr...
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2017-01-03
[Hearing: Jan 17]
To Senate Local Government Committee
SB984IntroWater Quality Improvement Fund; water reuse facilities. Includes technologies in water reuse facilities that result in the reduction of nutrient discharges in the definition of nutrient removal technology.
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2017-01-03
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
SB962IntroSales and use tax; nexus for out-of-state businesses. Provides that storage of inventory in the Commonwealth is sufficient nexus to require out-of-state businesses to collect sales and use tax on sales to customers in the Commonwealth.
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2017-01-03
To Senate Finance Committee
HB1610IntroDrug Control Act; Schedule I. Adds certain chemical substances to Schedule I of the Drug Control Act. The Board of Pharmacy has added these substances to Schedule I in an expedited regulatory process. A substance added via this process is removed fro...
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2017-01-03
[Hearing: Jan 17]
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
SB970IntroAlcoholic beverage control (ABC); food-to-beverage ratio for certain mixed beverage licensees. Reduces the current 45 percent food-to-beverage ratio for mixed beverage licensees to 35 percent under certain conditions met by a mixed beverage licensee ...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
SB975IntroCommunity services boards; preadmission screening; regional jail inmates. Provides that the duties of a community services board include providing preadmission screening services to inmates incarcerated in a regional jail where the locality served by...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Education and Health Committee
HB1606IntroUse of handheld personal communications devices in highway work zones. Prohibits any person from texting or otherwise using a handheld personal communications device while operating a motor vehicle in a highway work zone, defined in the bill, when wo...
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2017-01-03
To House Transportation Committee
SB989IntroCommonwealth's Twenty marksmanship award. Provides for the Commonwealth's Twenty marksmanship award to recognize the top 20 marksmen in Virginia. Under current law, the award recognizes the top 20 competitors in each of the rifle and pistol Excellenc...
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2017-01-03
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SB1000IntroOfficer-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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2017-01-03
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB998IntroDepartment of Motor Vehicles; availability of accident reports. Requires the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to furnish a copy of an accident report to the requesting party within five days of the request.
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2017-01-03
[Hearing: Jan 18]
To Senate Transportation Committee
HB1620IntroOpen-end credit plans. Prohibits any person licensed to make motor vehicle title loans from engaging in the extension of credit under an open-end credit plan. The measure also prohibits a third party from engaging in the extension of credit under an ...
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2017-01-03
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
SB1007IntroStudy; Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and Medical Assistance Services to study use of the Involuntary Mental Commitment Fund; report. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, in cooperation...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Rules Committee
SJR251IntroNational Suicide Prevention Week. Designates the week of September 10, in 2017 and in each succeeding year, as National Suicide Prevention Week in Virginia.
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2017-01-03
To Senate Rules Committee
SB1008IntroCriminal history records checks; barrier crimes. Clarifies the individual crimes that constitute a barrier for (i) individuals seeking employment at nursing homes, home care organizations, hospices, state facilities, and private providers licensed by...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
SB1001IntroFort Monroe Authority Board of Trustees; membership; terms. Adds three nonlegislative citizen members to the Fort Monroe Authority Board of Trustees, to be appointed by the Governor. The bill also (i) changes the Secretary of Commerce and Trade and t...
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2017-01-03
[Hearing: Jan 17]
To Senate Local Government Committee
HJR576IntroStudy; JLARC to study the implementation of the National Voter Registration Act in Virginia; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the implementation of the National Voter Registration Act in Virginia and to evalu...
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2017-01-03
To House Rules Committee
SB983IntroChildren 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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2017-01-03
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB967IntroLocal industrial development authorities; port authority. Authorizes an industrial development authority or a locality, by ordinance, to create an advisory port authority committee, with powers necessary to operate a port in the locality and promote ...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Local Government Committee
SB987IntroHigher education; in-state tuition. Prohibits any percentage increase in in-state tuition or instructional fees for undergraduate students at Virginia's public institutions of higher education that exceeds the annual percentage increase, as determine...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SJR254IntroStudy; State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; Study; State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; applied baccalaureate degrees at comprehensive community colleges; report. Requests that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia ...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Rules Committee
SB963IntroLand preservation tax credit; per taxpayer limitation. Extends to taxable year 2017 the $20,000 limit on the amount that a taxpayer may claim per year under the land preservation tax credit. The bill retains the $50,000 limit for each subsequent taxa...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Finance Committee
SJR255IntroStudy; Directs the Virginia State Crime Commission to study the feasibility and costs of establishing a comprehensive indigent defense system at the appellate level in the Commonwealth.
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2017-01-03
To Senate Rules Committee
SB966IntroResidential rental property. Provides that if a Residential rental property. Provides that if a residential dwelling unit is foreclosed upon and there is a tenant living in the dwelling unit at the time of the foreclosure, the foreclosure shall act a...
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2017-01-03
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SB979IntroElections; absentee voting; no-excuse, in-person. Allows qualified voters to vote absentee in person without providing an excuse for not being able to vote in person on election day. The bill retains the statutory list of specific reasons allowing a ...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB995IntroStudent discipline; long-term suspension. Reduces the maximum length of a long-term suspension from 364 calendar days to 45 school days. The bill prohibits a long-term suspension from extending beyond the current grading period unless aggravating cir...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SJR257IntroStudy; Joint Commission on Health Care to study options for increasing the use of telemental health services in the Commonwealth; report. Directs the Joint Commission on Health Care to study options for increasing the use of telemental health service...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Rules Committee
SB996IntroPublic schools; student discipline. Provides that no student shall receive a long-term suspension or expulsion for disruptive behavior unless such behavior involves intentional physical injury or credible threat of physical injury to another person.
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2017-01-03
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB972IntroRequests for information by members of the General Assembly; responses not subject to redaction. Requires all departments, agencies, and institutions of the Commonwealth and staff and employees thereof to respond to a request for information made by ...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Rules Committee
SB986IntroHigher education; in-state tuition. Prohibits any percentage increase in in-state tuition or instructional fees for undergraduate students at Virginia's public institutions of higher education that exceeds the annual percentage increase, as determine...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SJR249IntroCelebrating the life of the Honorable John C. Miller.
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2017-01-02
Prefiled and laid on Clerk's desk; offered 01/11/17 17100012D
SB960IntroAbsentee ballots; expediting the counting of absentee ballots returned by mail prior to election day. Provides that if a general registrar has opted to expedite the counting of absentee ballots returned by mail by opening the sealed ballot envelopes ...
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2017-01-02
[Hearing: Jan 17 @ 4:00 pm]
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SJR250IntroCelebrating the life of the Honorable Johnny S. Joannou.
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2017-01-02
Prefiled and laid on Clerk's desk; offered 01/11/17 17103099D
HB1578IntroStudents who receive home instruction; participation in interscholastic programs. Prohibits public schools from joining an organization governing interscholastic programs that does not deem eligible for participation a student who (i) receives home i...
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2017-01-02
To House Education Committee
SB954IntroToll violations. Relocates Title 46.2 (Motor Vehicles) provisions relating to driving a motor vehicle from an establishment where motor fuel is dispensed into the vehicle's tank without payment, and smoking in proximity to gas pumps, from their curre...
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2017-01-02
[Hearing: Jan 18]
To Senate Transportation Committee
HJR572IntroStudy; regulation of menhaden fishing; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the most appropriate means of regulating the fishing of menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
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2017-01-02
To House Rules 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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2017-01-02
To House Finance Committee
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