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HB401IntroProhibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender...
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2018-02-13
To House General Laws Committee
HB795IntroIsolated confinement in prisons prohibited; exceptions. Prohibits placing an inmate who is a member of a vulnerable population, defined in the bill, in isolated confinement, also defined in the bill, or placing any inmate in isolated confinement for ...
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2018-02-13
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HJR93IntroStudy; stormwater best management practices; planting and preservation of trees; report. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to study whether the planting and preservation of trees shall be certified as a stormwater best management practi...
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2018-02-13
To House Rules Committee
HB1332IntroVirginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility. Extends the benefits of the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program to the spouse or child of a veteran with at least a 90 percent permanent, service-rela...
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2018-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
HB1425IntroHigher education; tuition waiver for dependent children of faculty. Authorizes public institutions of higher education to grant full or partial tuition waivers to dependent students of faculty members employed by the institution, to be paid out of th...
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2018-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
HB1090IntroVirginia Personnel Act; equal pay for equal work; policy of the Commonwealth. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth that there shall be no discrimination between state employees on the basis of sex by paying wages to state employees at a...
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2018-02-13
To House General Laws Committee
HB1562IntroUnemployment compensation; failure of employing Unemployment compensation; failure of employing unit to furnish reports; penalty. Provides that an employing unit that willfully fails or refuses to furnish a report required by the Unemployment Compens...
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2018-02-13
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB837IntroFirst Chance Trust Fund and First Chance Program. Creates First Chance Trust Fund and First Chance Program. Creates in the state treasury the First Chance Trust Fund (Trust Fund), consisting of (i) any appropriated funds, gifts, donations, grants, be...
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2018-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
HB950IntroFirearms; access by children; penalty. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor to knowingly authorize a child age four or younger to use a firearm or pneumatic gun.
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2018-02-13
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB349IntroPupil information; military recruiters; opt-out. Prohibits the principal of a public elementary or secondary school from furnishing or permitting the furnishing of the name, address, and telephone listing of a presently or formerly enrolled pupil to ...
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2018-02-13
To House Education Committee
HB951IntroProduct safety; flame retardants; regulations; fund; civil penalty. Prohibits the manufacture or sale in the Commonwealth, beginning July 1, 2019, of upholstered furniture intended for residential use or any product that is intended to come into clos...
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2018-02-13
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
HB930IntroNet energy metering multifamily customer-generators. Requires the State Corporation Commission, by January 1, 2019, to establish a program of multifamily net energy metering. The program will allow a customer or customers that operate a renewable ene...
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2018-02-13
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB1483IntroOpen-end credit plans. Prohibits a person licensed as a motor vehicle title lender from extending credit under an open-end credit plan. The measure prohibits any person from extending credit under an open-end credit plan without first obtaining a lic...
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2018-02-13
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB249IntroBaccalaureate public institutions of higher education; fixed in-state tuition rates. Requires the governing board of each baccalaureate public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth to annually establish a fixed in-state tuition rate for...
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2018-02-13
To House Education Committee
HB1117IntroVirginia Personnel Act; exemptions for certain officers and employees. Changes the exemption from the Virginia Personnel Act (? 2.2-2900 et seq.) for production workers for the Virginia Industries for the Blind Sheltered Workshop programs to an exemp...
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2018-02-13
To House General Laws Committee
HB430IntroQualifications of law-enforcement officers; psychological examination. Requires a prospective law-enforcement officer, subsequent to a conditional offer of employment, to undergo a psychological examination conducted under the supervision of a licens...
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2018-02-13
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB474IntroLand lease program for installation of solar energy collection devices; purchase of energy produced; highway rights-of-way. Requires the Department of Transportation (the Department) to evaluate land owned by the Commonwealth for use as rights-of-way...
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2018-02-13
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB644IntroRequired immunizations; meningococcal conjugate. Requires the Board of Health to include in regulations governing the immunization of school children a requirement for one dose of meningococcal conjugate (MCV4) vaccine administered before the child e...
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2018-02-13
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
HB940IntroOffice of the Attorney General; Freedom of Information Act Ombudsman created. Provides for the Attorney General to appoint a Freedom of Information Act Ombudsman to promote compliance by state agencies with the provisions of the Freedom of Informatio...
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2018-02-13
To House General Laws Committee
HB1135IntroProfessions and occupations; prior criminal history. Removes the authority given to regulatory boards of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation to refuse to issue a license, certificate, or registration if the board finds, based u...
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2018-02-13
To House General Laws Committee
HB213IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council; formal advisory opinions; immunity from civil penalty. Requires that formal advisory opinions issued by the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council (Council) be approved by the Council and, a...
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2018-02-13
To House General Laws Committee
HJR105IntroStudy; JLARC; impact of state-owned ports on local governments; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to review and update its 1999 study entitled "Review of the Impact of State-Owned Ports on Local Governments."
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2018-02-13
To House Rules Committee
HB1371IntroPublic institutions of higher education; tuition and mandatory fee waivers; certain veterans. Provides that a veteran, as defined in the bill, is entitled to a waiver of undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees for up to 150 credit hours at any publi...
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2018-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
HB332IntroState employee health insurance plan; coverage for proton therapy. Requires the state employee health insurance plan to include coverage for proton therapy. The measure provides that the plan shall cover a physician-prescribed hypofractionated proton...
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2018-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
HB388IntroSubstitute teachers; duration of teaching period. Permits temporarily employed teachers to substitute for a contracted teacher for a temporary period not to exceed 125 teaching days during the contracted teacher's absence.
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2018-02-13
To House Education Committee
HB922EngrossElectric vehicle charging stations; local and public operation. Authorizes any locality or public institution of higher education, or the Department of Conservation and Recreation, to locate and operate a retail fee-based electric vehicle charging st...
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2018-02-13
[Hearing: Feb 21]
To Senate Transportation Committee
HB191IntroVoter identification; accepted forms of identification. Adds to the list of acceptable forms of voter identification a valid student photo identification card issued by any institution of higher education located in any other state or territory of th...
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HB242IntroProhibition of public funding of professional sports teams. Prohibits the Commonwealth and any of its political subdivisions from spending public funds to provide incentives for professional sports teams, beginning January 1, 2019. The bill prohibits...
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2018-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
HB464IntroYielding the right-of-way to pedestrians; stopping. Clarifies the duties of vehicle drivers to stop to allow pedestrians to cross highways at (i) clearly marked crosswalks, whether at mid-block or at the end of any block; (ii) any regular pedestrian ...
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2018-02-13
To House Transportation Committee
HB556IntroState Corporation Commission; intervenor compensation. Establishes a process under which a public interest organization or a retail customer, including an entity representing retail customers, of a public service company is compensated for its expens...
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2018-02-13
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HJR89IntroStudy; Department of Motor Vehicles; portable scales; report. Requests the Department of Motor Vehicles to study and develop best practices for allowing a tolerance for overweight truck violations when using portable truck scales.
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2018-02-13
To House Rules Committee
HB1243IntroParole Board; parole review; sentencing guidelines. Requires the Parole Board to base its parole decision for any person eligible and under consideration for and seeking parole for whom the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission has determined, or w...
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2018-02-13
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB1029IntroDisclosure of information regarding former deputy sheriffs and law-enforcement officers. Provides that any sheriff or chief of police, any director or chief executive of any agency or department employing deputy sheriffs or law-enforcement officers, ...
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2018-02-13
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB1444IntroIndividual income tax; itemization. Allows an individual taxpayer to itemize for state income tax purposes regardless of whether he itemizes on his federal return. Current law requires a taxpayer to claim the standard deduction on his state return if...
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2018-02-13
To House Finance Committee
HJR83IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission. Establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission to redraw congressional and General Assembly district boundaries after each decennial census. Appointments to the 13-mem...
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HB952IntroDepartment of Environmental Quality; nonfederally managed hazardous waste sites; inventory. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to publish and update annually a Virginia Nonfederally Managed Hazardous Waste Site Inventory, consistin...
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2018-02-13
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
HB1488IntroMarine Resources Commission; oyster dredge; sanctuary area. Provides that the prohibition against carrying an oyster dredge except when traveling to or from (i) the licensed oyster ground or (ii) maintenance docks does not bar the carrying of a dredg...
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2018-02-13
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
HB444IntroParole Board; personal interviews of prisoners. Requires that at least two members of the Parole Board personally interview any prisoner eligible for parole who has served at least 20 years of his sentence and has no record of institutional violation...
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2018-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
HB529IntroSales and use tax revenue; distribution to certain localities. Adds the City of Chesapeake to those localities authorized to receive the state sales and use tax revenue attributable to certain public facilities. The revenue must be used to pay the co...
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2018-02-13
To House Finance Committee
HB784IntroCongressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria for the General Assembly to observe in drawing districts, including respect for political boundaries, equal population, racial and ethnic fairness, contiguity, compactness, and communit...
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HB832IntroCertificate of public need; exception. Authorizes the State Health Commissioner to accept, review, and issue a certificate of public need for open heart services in Planning District 8, provided that certain conditions are met. The bill provides that...
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2018-02-13
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
HB1284IntroVehicles bearing clean special fuel license plates; HOT lanes. Allows vehicles bearing clean special fuel license plates issued before July 1, 2011, to use the HOT lanes on Interstate 66 inside the beltway if the vehicle is equipped with an E-ZPass F...
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2018-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
HB1059IntroDischarge of deleterious substance into state waters; notice. Requires any person who unlawfully discharges any deleterious substance into state waters to give written notice to the State Water Control Board. Current law requires written notice to be...
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2018-02-13
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
SJR139IntroCelebrating the life of Meriwether Lee Payne.
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2018-02-13
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB49IntroHealth benefit plans; sale by authorized foreign health insurers. Establishes a procedure by which the State Corporation Commission may authorize health insurers licensed to sell health benefit plans in any other state to sell health benefit plans in...
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2018-02-13
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB870IntroCash bond; pet shops obtaining animals from a dealer. Authorizes a locality to require by ordinance that a pet shop furnish a cash bond of up to $5,000 per dealer from whom the pet shop has obtained an animal for sale within the past year. The bill r...
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2018-02-13
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
HB1153IntroIssuance of restricted commercial driver's licenses; non-driving offenses; penalties. Authorizes a court that has issued an order authorizing a person subject to a suspension of his driving privileges for nonpayment of (i) child support, (ii) fees ow...
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2018-02-13
To House Transportation Committee
HB1253IntroNet energy metering by municipalities. Authorizes municipal renewable energy net metering projects. Participating municipalities are authorized to aggregate the electric energy load of their governmental buildings, facilities, and any other governmen...
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2018-02-13
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB1056IntroMedical assistance; determination of income; personal needs allowance. Provides that, when determining the income of a recipient of medical assistance services who is receiving long-term care in a medical institution or intermediate care facility, th...
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2018-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
HB1533EngrossVirginia Property Owners' Association Act; applicability. Provides that the Virginia Property Owners' Association Act (§ 55-508 et seq.) shall be applicable to any development established prior to the former Subdivided Land Sales Act (§ 55-336 et s...
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2018-02-13
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
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