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SJR3IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); General Assembly; term limits. Limits members of the Senate to three full terms (12 years) and members of the House of Delegates to six full terms (12 years). The limitations apply to service for both cons...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB463IntroDisposition of forfeited property used in connection with the commission of drug crimes; Drug Offender Assessment and Treatment Fund. Provides that 20 percent of all cash, negotiable instruments, and proceeds from a sale conducted pursuant to ?§...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB808IntroElectric utilities; Transitional Rate Period; coal combustion residuals landfills. Shortens the duration of the Transitional Rate Period (Period) for any Phase II Utility. The measure provides that the Period ends December 31, 2017, which is the date...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB373IntroHigher 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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2018-11-30
To Senate Education and Health Committee
HB659IntroDistance learning reciprocity agreements; out-of-state providers. Prohibits an out-of-state degree-granting postsecondary school from providing distance learning from a location outside of the Commonwealth to Virginia students unless such postseconda...
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2018-11-30
To House Education Committee
SB583EngrossWestern Virginia Transportation Fund; revenues. Creates the Western Virginia Transportation Fund (Fund), to be used by the West Virginian Transportation Commission, also created by the bill, to fund transportation projects in Planning Districts 1, 2,...
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2018-11-30
To House Finance Committee
SJR25IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission; criteria for legislative and congressional districts. Establishes the seven-member Virginia Redistricting Commission (the Commission) to redraw congressional and General ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB809EngrossLocal school boards; display of commercial advertising material on school buses. Permits local school boards to display commercial advertising material on the sides of school buses between the rear wheels and the rear of the bus, provided that no suc...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB510IntroCigarette tax; counties authorized to hold referendum. Authorizes the board of supervisors of any county to levy a tax on the sale or use of cigarettes if approved in a referendum. If approved, the tax shall not exceed five cents ($0.05) or the amoun...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
SB837IntroElectric utilities; retail competition. Reduces the amount of the demand of an investor-owned electric utility's customer that makes the customer eligible to purchase electric power from any licensed supplier from five megawatts to one megawatt. The ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB4IntroAbsentee voting; persons age 65 or older. Entitles a person who will be age 65 or older on the day of an election to vote by absentee ballot in that election.
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB874IntroCertificates of public need. Creates a three-phase process to sunset certificate of public need requirements for many categories of medical care facilities and projects, with the requirement for a certificate of public need eliminated (i) for the est...
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2018-11-30
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
HB76IntroPolitical campaign advertisements; disclosure requirements; advertisements placed or promoted for a fee on an online platform. Subjects any message that is placed or promoted for a fee on an online platform to the same disclosure requirements to whic...
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2018-11-30
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
SB590IntroScope of discovery; deposing certain corporate officers. Provides that parties to a civil action may obtain discovery regarding any matter, not privileged, that is relevant to the subject matter and proportional to the needs of the case. The bill sta...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB799IntroVirginia Gaming Commission; regulation of charitable gaming; administration of fantasy contest registrations. Establishes the Virginia Gaming Commission (Commission) and vests the Commission with the control and regulation of charitable gaming in the...
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2018-11-30
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SB136IntroAbsentee voting; no-excuse in-person available 21 days prior to election. Allows any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in person beginning on the twenty-first day prior to any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing a re...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB295EngrossTurns in certain residential areas in certain counties; resident stickers. Allows counties that operate under the urban county executive form of government (Fairfax County) by ordinance to develop a program to issue permits to residents of a designat...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Local Government Committee
SB193IntroDisposable plastic shopping bags; local option. Allows any locality by ordinance to prohibit the distribution, sale, or offer for sale of disposable plastic shopping bags to consumers. The bill exempts from any such prohibition reusable bags of a cer...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Local Government Committee
SB6IntroAbsentee voting; late applications and in-person voting in certain circumstances. Provides that a registered voter who becomes obligated after noon on the Friday immediately preceding an election to travel outside of his county or city for a business...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB215IntroRenewal of concealed handgun permits; notice. Requires the clerk of the court that issued a concealed handgun permit to notify the permit holder, at least 90 days prior to the expiration date, of the expiration date of the permit. Such notification s...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HB966IntroTaxation in the Commonwealth; income tax, sales tax, and credit for certain local taxes. Provides, for taxable years 2018 through 2022, a refundable credit against individual and corporate income taxes for a business's aggregate tax liability under t...
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2018-11-30
To House Finance Committee
SB936IntroStandards of Achievement Career and Technical Education Committee; established. Directs the Board of Education to establish the Standards of Achievement Career and Technical Education Committee (Committee) to make recommendations to the General Assem...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB692IntroIssuance of disabled parking placards. Allows mental health professionals to certify to the Department of Motor Vehicles a person's disability that limits or impairs his ability to walk, for the purpose of obtaining a disabled parking placard. The bi...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Transportation Committee
SB56IntroLine of Duty Act; eligible dependents. Provides that children born or adopted after the death or disability of an employee covered by the Line of Duty Act are eligible for health insurance coverage if such coverage does not result in an increase in t...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
HB1435EngrossInitiation of a civil action; clerk of a general district court. Requires a general district court clerk to file, process, and issue for service of process any pleading initiating a civil action in the general district court within 14 days of receipt...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB494IntroLine of Duty Act; health insurance coverage for eligible spouses. Allows the eligible spouse of a deceased person under the Line of Duty Act (the Act) whose death occurred prior to July 1, 2017, to continue to receive health insurance coverage under ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
SB370IntroDelivery of prescription drug orders. Provides that whenever any pharmacy delivers a prescription drug order for which refrigeration is required by mail, common carrier, or delivery service, when the drug order is not personally hand delivered direct...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB897IntroWorkers' compensation; taxicab and executive sedan drivers. Provides that the exclusion from the definition of "employee" within the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act for taxicab or executive sedan drivers who are excluded from taxation under the Fe...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
HB338EngrossMedicaid; work requirement; report. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services (the Department) to apply for a waiver to implement a work requirement for able-bodied adult recipients of medical assistance services. The bill requires the De...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB277IntroAbsentee voting; persons age 65 or older. Entitles a person who will be age 65 or older on the day of an election to vote by absentee ballot in that election.
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB93IntroEligibility for parole; at liberty between offenses. Provides that a person convicted of three separate felony offenses of murder, rape, or robbery by the presenting of firearms or other deadly weapon, or any combination of such offenses, shall be el...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
SB313IntroCommunity solar generation facilities. Authorizes the establishment of community solar generation facilities, which are required to be owned by a subscriber organization that has at least 10 subscribers. Subscribers will receive credits on their util...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB453IntroAbsentee voting; persons age 65 or older. Entitles a person who will be age 65 or older on the day of an election to vote by absentee ballot in that election.
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB362EngrossDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; definition of "law-enforcement officer"; security division of the Virginia Lottery. Removes from the definition of law-enforcement officer, as it applies to an investigator who is a sworn member of the securit...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
SB940IntroCombined sewer overflow system; notice of discharge. Requires the owner or operator of any combined sewer overflow (CSO) system to immediately report any discharge of untreated or partially treated sewage to the Department of Environmental Quality (t...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
SB516IntroPublic schools; regional charter school divisions. Authorizes the Board of Education (the Board) to establish regional charter school divisions consisting of at least two but not more than three existing school divisions in regions in which each unde...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
HB622EngrossSex offenses prohibiting entry onto school property; penalty. Provides that an adult who has been convicted of any felony offense for which registration on the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry is required where the victim of the offens...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
SB990IntroStormwater; State Water Control Board; regulations. Authorizes the State Water Control Board (the Board) to adopt stormwater regulations that provide any definitions, equations, or protocols needed to implement the runoff reduction method of demonstr...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
SB907IntroHealth insurance; coverage for contraceptives. Requires health carriers to provide coverage, under any health insurance policy, contract, or plan that includes coverage for prescription drugs on an outpatient basis, for any prescribed contraceptive d...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SJR12IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of voters and the right to vote. Establishes that the sole qualifications to vote in the Commonwealth are United States citizenship, being at least 18 years of age, residency in the Commonwe...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB317IntroPublic procurement; contracting for construction on a construction management basis. Authorizes state public bodies and public institutions of higher education to enter into contracts for construction on a construction management basis where the esti...
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2018-11-30
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
HB1656IntroSchool security officers; employment by private or religious schools; carrying a firearm in performance of duties. Allows private or religious schools to employ a school security officer and to authorize a school security officer to carry a firearm i...
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2018-11-29
To House Education Committee
HB1654IntroProhibited public carrying of certain firearms in public areas; penalty. Prohibits the carrying of a loaded shotgun or rifle in places open to the public in certain cities and counties. Current law prohibits the carrying in such locations of certain ...
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2018-11-29
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB1653IntroCustody and visitation arrangements; best interests of the child; domestic abuse; child abuse. Requires the court to consider domestic abuse, defined in the bill, and child abuse in addition to family abuse and sexual abuse in current law when determ...
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2018-11-29
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1655IntroReal property tax exemption for disabled veterans; surviving spouses; ability to move to a different residence. Enacts as statutory law an amendment to subdivision (a) of Section 6-A of Article X of the Constitution of Virginia that was adopted by th...
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2018-11-29
To House Finance Committee
HJR592IntroStudy; Department of Education; revisions to the Board of Education's "Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers"; report. Requests the Department of Education to study the need for revisions to the Board of Ed...
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2018-11-29
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HB1657IntroAlcoholic beverage control; annual mixed beverage performing arts facility. Creates an annual mixed beverage performing arts facility license, which allows the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption at any multipurpose theater that i...
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2018-11-29
To House General Laws Committee
SB1045IntroCharter; Newport News; inaugural meeting of newly elected council. Authorizes the Newport News City Council to set the time of the inaugural meeting of the newly elected council that is held on the first regular meeting date in July after council ele...
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2018-11-28
To Senate Local Government Committee
HB1651IntroGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $500 to $750 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the cla...
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2018-11-28
To House Rules Committee
SB1044IntroParking ordinances; enforcement. Authorizes any county or town with a population of at least 40,000 to provide by ordinance that law-enforcement officers, other uniformed employees of the locality, and uniformed personnel under contract with the loca...
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2018-11-28
To Senate Transportation Committee
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