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HB422IntroAlcoholic beverage control; sales by brewery on licensed premises. Requires that when a brewery licensee sells at retail the brands of beer that the brewery owns, at least 20 percent of the beer sold for on-premises consumption must be manufactured o...
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2018-01-17
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
HB1454IntroCivil immunity; programs for probationers; nonprofit corporation officials; worksite supervisors. Extends to state personnel and nonprofit corporation officials the civil immunity afforded to probation officers, court personnel, county, city, and tow...
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2018-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB541IntroAlternative treatment options for certain veterans. Directs the Department of Veterans Services to enter into contracts with one or more providers to provide alternative treatment options for veterans certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affa...
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2018-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
SB76EngrossTeacher licensure; approval of teacher education programs. Requires the Board of Education to include in its teacher licensure regulations standards for the approval of teacher education programs, including four-year undergraduate teacher education p...
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2018-01-17
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
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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2018-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
HB759IntroCertificate of public need; exception. Authorizes the State Health Commissioner to accept, review, and issue a certificate of public need for the establishment of a new ambulatory surgery center located in Planning District 5 for the provision of end...
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2018-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
SB376IntroEntities entitled to voluntary contributions of tax refunds; listing on individual income tax return. Allows the organization Children of America Finding Hope to continue to be listed on the individual income tax return as an organization eligible to...
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2018-01-17
Reported from Finance with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
HB1093IntroMiddle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority; purpose. Authorizes the Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority (the Authority) to receive and expend public funds and private donations and apply for permits in order to perfor...
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2018-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18]
Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
HR25IntroCelebrating the life of Andrew B. Damiani.
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2018-01-17
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 18100752D
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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2018-01-17
Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
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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2018-01-17
Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
SB105EngrossGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $200 to $500 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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2018-01-17
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB105S1
HB206IntroPawnbrokers; digital image of forms of identification. Eliminates the requirement that pawnbrokers create a digital image of the form of identification used if the form of identification is a United States military issued identification or other form...
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2018-01-17
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
HB101IntroBoard for Contractors; tradesmen licenses; expiration date. Provides that licenses for tradesmen shall expire three years from the date of issuance by the Board for Contractors. The bill requires the Board to sync the expiration date of a tradesman l...
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2018-01-17
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
SB275IntroDistracted driving; penalty. Expands the prohibition on manually entering multiple letters or text in a handheld communications device while operating a motor vehicle to also prohibit the manual selection of multiple icons and removes the condition t...
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2018-01-17
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (9-Y 5-N 1-A)
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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2018-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
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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2018-01-17
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
SB59IntroDepartment of Criminal Justice Services training standards; community engaged policing. Expands the responsibilities of the Department of Criminal Justice Services regarding community policing by requiring the compulsory training standards for basic ...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB96IntroJuvenile offenders; sentencing; geriatric parole. Provides that for any juvenile felony a circuit court shall consider a juvenile's diminished culpability and heightened capacity for change in determining the particular sentence to be imposed. The bi...
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2018-01-17
Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
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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2018-01-17
Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
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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2018-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
HR26IntroCommending St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
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2018-01-17
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 18100755D
HB610IntroRights of ingress and egress; use of former rail spur track easement; continuation or reinstatement of rights and benefits. Provides that where a right of ingress and egress for the use of a rail spur track is created on and over a servient estate fo...
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2018-01-17
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
HB211IntroGround water withdrawal permit term; lengthening to 15 years. Lengthens from 10 years to 15 years the maximum term of a ground water withdrawal permit issued by the State Water Control Board. The bill also lengthens the maximum term of a ground water...
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2018-01-17
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 1-N)
SB658IntroLiterary Fund; application for loans by regional and joint schools. Clarifies that school boards of school divisions participating in a regional or joint school may jointly apply to the Board of Education for a loan from the Literary Fund to benefit ...
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2018-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18]
Assigned Education sub: Public Education
SB749IntroHigher education; in-state tuition. Prohibits, without the prior statutory approval of the General Assembly, any percentage increase in in-state tuition for undergraduate students at Virginia's public institutions of higher education that exceeds twi...
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2018-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18]
Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
SB99IntroRelease of hunting dogs on a highway. Provides that any person who intentionally releases five or more hunting dogs on or within 15 feet of a highway is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor and a second or subsequent violation within three years of the fi...
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2018-01-17
Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (4-Y 11-N)
SB386IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; SWaM program; participation of service disabled veteran-owned businesses. Provides that contracts and subcontracts awarded to service disabled veteran-owned businesses shall be credited toward the small business, wome...
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2018-01-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
SB104IntroReckless driving; exceeding speed limit. Raises from 80 to 85 miles per hour the speed above which a person who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth is guilty of reckless driving regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
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2018-01-17
Reported from Transportation (8-Y 4-N)
HB630IntroDepartment of Agriculture and Consumer Services; noxious weeds; Hydrilla verticillata. Directs the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to declare that Hydrilla verticillata is a noxious weed and to conduct an assessment of the bu...
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2018-01-17
Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2019 by voice vote
HB949IntroTransfer of firearms; criminal history record check delay; penalty. Increases from the end of the next business day to within five business days the time in which State Police must advise a dealer if its records indicate that a firearms buyer or tran...
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2018-01-17
Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #1
HB212IntroState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; school boards and school board employees. Excludes the Buckingham, Cumberland, and Lunenburg County School Districts from the prohibition against hiring, under certain circumstances, a school divi...
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2018-01-17
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
HB394IntroAdvisory Board on Philanthropy and Social Innovation. Establishes the Advisory Board on Philanthropy and Social Innovation as an advisory board in the executive branch of state government for the purpose of advising the Governor and Cabinet Secretari...
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2018-01-17
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
SB287EngrossStatewide Trauma Registry; spinal cord injuries. Provides that the Commissioner of Health shall make information contained in the Statewide Trauma Registry available to the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to allow the Department to d...
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2018-01-17
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB330EngrossTHC-A oil; dispensing. Requires the Board of Pharmacy to promulgate regulations that (i) ensure the percentage of tetrahydrocannabinol in dispensed THC-A oil is within 10 percent of the level of tetrahydrocannabinol measured for labeling and (ii) req...
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2018-01-17
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB1272IntroSafety belt systems; rear passengers. Expands the requirement that any person at least 18 years of age use a safety belt system while a motor vehicle is in motion on a public highway from only occupants in the front seat to occupants in the front and...
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2018-01-17
Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
HB626IntroLimiting employees' sharing of wage information prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits an employer from requiring, as a condition of employment, that an employee refrain from inquiring about, discussing, or disclosing information about the employee's o...
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2018-01-17
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
SB776IntroAdministrative subpoena for electronic communication service or remote computing service records; certain offenses. Adds various computer crimes to the list of crimes for which attorneys for the Commonwealth have the authority to issue administrative...
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2018-01-17
Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)
HB112IntroFalsely signing a summons. Provides that a person who signs a summons with a false name is guilty of giving a false identity to a law-enforcement officer, a Class 1 misdemeanor. Currently, such conduct is punished as forging a public record, a Class ...
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2018-01-17
Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
HB800IntroTowing; fees. Increases the maximum hookup and towing fee for passenger vehicles from $135 to $150. The bill also increases in Planning District 8 (Northern Virginia) the hookup and initial towing fee for motor vehicles, trailers, and parts thereof f...
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2018-01-17
Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
HB192IntroRainwater and gray water; regulations. Directs the State Department of Health (the Department) to adopt regulations regarding the use of gray water and rainwater. The regulations shall provide standards for the use of rainwater harvesting systems. Th...
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2018-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
SB410IntroSteady-burning blue or red lights on law-enforcement vehicles. Permits law-enforcement vehicles to be equipped with steady-burning blue or red lights in addition to being equipped with flashing, blinking, or alternating blue, blue and red, blue and w...
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2018-01-17
Reported from Transportation (10-Y 3-N)
HB1455IntroCommonwealth Transportation Board; SMART SCALE; job accessibility factors. Directs the Commonwealth Transportation Board to change both the access to jobs and the access to jobs for disadvantaged populations accessibility factors for commuting thresh...
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2018-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB1217IntroWaterworks; yield testing; monitoring of existing active wells. Provides that, prior to issuing a permit to operate a waterworks, the Commissioner of Health shall require a yield test of such waterworks system, which shall include monitoring of all a...
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2018-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
SB653IntroDangerous weapons; place of religious worship. Requires a person to have the express authorization of a place of religious worship to carry certain weapons to such place of worship while a meeting for religious purposes is being held. Current law req...
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2018-01-17
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (9-Y 5-N 1-A)
HB918IntroCertificate of public need; certain projects. Provides a permitting process for projects converting into an outpatient or ambulatory surgical center (i) that portion of a physician's office developed for the provision of outpatient or ambulatory surg...
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2018-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
SB858IntroThe Virginia Freedom of Information Act; exclusion; certain information held by the board of visitors of The College of William and Mary in Virginia. Excludes from the mandatory disclosure provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act certain...
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2018-01-17
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
HB508IntroLocal regulation of solar facilities. Provides that a property owner may install a solar facility on the roof of a dwelling or other building to serve the electricity or thermal needs of that dwelling or building, provided that such installation is i...
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2018-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18]
Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
SB343IntroSchool boards; employment of certain individuals. Prohibits any school board from employing (i) any individual who has been convicted of any felony offense against a child; a certain act of violence or violent felony; or any offense involving the sex...
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2018-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18]
Assigned Education sub: Public Education
SB679IntroRegulation of parking on secondary highways; Albemarle. Adds Albemarle County to the list of counties that may, by ordinance, regulate parking on secondary highways.
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2018-01-17
Reported from Transportation (13-Y 0-N)
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