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HJR761EngrossCommending the Carroll County High School varsity softball team.
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2017-01-20
Agreed to by House by voice vote
HB1400IntroVirginia Virtual School established. Establishes the Board of the Virginia Virtual School (the Board) as a policy agency in the executive branch of state government for the purpose of governing the full-time virtual school programs offered to student...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
SB1323IntroBoard of Health to adopt regulations to include neonatal abstinence syndrome on the list of reportable diseases. Requires the Board of Health to adopt regulations to include neonatal abstinence syndrome on the list of diseases that shall be required ...
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2017-01-20
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
HB2452IntroDiscovery in criminal cases; duty to provide. Provides Discovery in criminal cases; duty to provide. Provides that the attorney for the Commonwealth, upon written notice by an accused to the court and to the attorney for the Commonwealth, must permit...
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2017-01-20
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2455IntroTangible personal property tax; list of uncollected balances. Expands the uncollected personal property tax on vehicles for which the treasurer is required to compile a list, to include the personal property tax on trailers, semitrailers, watercraft,...
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2017-01-20
To House Finance Committee
SJR314EngrossCommending Michael Lester Lipford.
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2017-01-20
Laid on Speaker's table
SB1537IntroCertain school board employees; training program on bullying. Requires each school board to require each school board employee in the local school division, including student support positions but excluding all other support services positions, to pa...
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2017-01-20
To Senate Education and Health Committee
HB1912IntroAbsentee voting; eligibility of persons granted protective order. Entitles a person to vote absentee if the person has been granted a protective order issued by or under the authority of any court of competent jurisdiction.
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2017-01-20
Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N)
HB2355IntroStudents receiving home instruction; participation in Advanced Placement and Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test examinations. Requires school boards to (i) make Advanced Placement (AP) and Preliminary SAT/National Merit Schola...
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2017-01-20
Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
SJR260IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission; partisan balance of districts. Establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission, an eight-member commission tasked with establishing the districts for the United States ...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 25 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
HB1647IntroPresentence report; waiver by defendant. Expands from guilty to guilty or no contest the pleas for which a court is required to direct a probation officer to create a presentence report upon conviction of certain felonies. The bill provides that upon...
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2017-01-20
Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (20-Y 0-N)
HB2173IntroClass size limits; grades six through 12; science laboratory classes. Establishes a maximum class size of 24 students in science laboratory classes in grades six through 12.
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
HB1589IntroOrder of publication; use of electronic medium. Provides that a court may direct that an order of publication be electronically posted using an electronic medium chosen by the court.
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2017-01-20
Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (21-Y 0-N)
HB2174IntroSchool boards; pupil/teacher ratios; class size limits; public report. Requires each school board to annually report to the public (i) the actual pupil/teacher ratios in middle school and high school academic courses by school, subject, course, and t...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
HB2166IntroPossession of controlled substances. Lists possession of certain controlled substances (buprenorphine, cocaine, codeine, fentanyl, heroin, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, methadone, methamphetamine; methylphenidate, morphine, and oxycodone) as separate o...
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2017-01-20
Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N)
HB1580IntroPossession of child pornography by employees of the Department of Social Services. Provides that an employee of the Department of Social Services or a local department of social services may, in the course of conducting his professional duties, lawfu...
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2017-01-20
Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (20-Y 0-N)
HB1946IntroOffice of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Amends Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Amends provisions related to the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman (the Office) and its access to and handling of certain information and re...
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2017-01-20
Read first time
HR305EngrossCommending Tom Harding.
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2017-01-20
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB1587IntroAlcoholic beverage control; wine and Alcoholic beverage control; wine and
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2017-01-20
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
SB864IntroElectoral board appointments; chief judge of the judicial circuit or his designee to make appointment. Provides that appointments to the electoral board of each county and city are to be made by the chief judge of the judicial circuit for the county ...
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2017-01-20
Passed by for the day
HJR748IntroCelebrating the life of John Joseph Quinn, Jr.
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2017-01-20
Passed by for the day
SB1535IntroReal Estate Appraiser Board; evaluations. Revises in greater detail the definition of "evaluation" and sets out certain transactions for which evaluations may be performed.
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2017-01-20
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SB1134IntroCharter; City of Williamsburg. Expands membership on the redevelopment and housing authority from five members to up to seven members, no more than five of whom shall be members of the city council.
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2017-01-20
Passed by for the day
SJR294EngrossCommending Naval Station Norfolk.
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2017-01-20
Laid on Speaker's table
HJR800IntroCommending Ebenezer United Methodist Church.
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2017-01-20
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17101191D
SB1536IntroToll facility operators in Planning District 8. Requires the operator of a toll facility located in Planning District 8 that uses dynamic pricing to notify motorists using smart roadway technologies of the toll price and estimated travel time for eac...
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2017-01-20
To Senate Transportation Committee
SB865IntroFurnishing certain weapons to minor; exemption. Exempts the transfer of a dirk, switchblade knife, or bowie knife between family members or for the purpose of engaging in a sporting event or activity from the current prohibition against selling, bart...
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2017-01-20
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
HB2308IntroCarrying a concealed handgun; retired conservation officers. Adds conservation officers retired from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to the list of retired persons eligible to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.
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2017-01-20
Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (15-Y 4-N)
HB2470IntroDrug Control Act; Schedule II and Schedule V. Adds thiafentanil to Schedule II of the Drug Control Act and Brivaracetam to Schedule V of the Drug Control Act.
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2017-01-20
Committee Referral Pending
HB1671IntroQualified projects of natural gas utilities. Exempts any natural gas utility serving fewer than 2,000 residential customers and fewer than 350 commercial and industrial customers in the year in which the utility makes an investment for qualifying pro...
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2017-01-20
Passed by for the day
HJR799IntroCommending the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society.
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2017-01-20
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17101189D
SJR258EngrossCommending Northstar Academy.
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2017-01-20
Agreed to by House by voice vote
HB1705IntroCertification of driver education courses; requirements. Provides that any driver education course provider licensed pursuant to Chapter 17 (? 46.2-1702 et seq.) of Title 46.2 shall also be authorized to provide the 90-minute parent/student driver ed...
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2017-01-20
Read first time
SJR269IntroConstitutional 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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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 25 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
HB2050IntroSeverance of tenancy by the entireties by written instrument. Provides that, in order to sever a tenancy by the entireties by written instrument, the instrument must be a deed that is signed by both spouses as grantors of the property. This bill is i...
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2017-01-20
Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (21-Y 0-N)
SJR286EngrossCommending Lake of the Woods Association, Inc.
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2017-01-20
Laid on Speaker's table
HB1942IntroFostering Futures program; background check. Requires individual participating in the Fostering Futures program to undergo a background check, which includes submitting to fingerprinting and a criminal history record check. The bill provides that the...
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2017-01-20
Read first time
SR118IntroCelebrating the life of Abram H. Clymer.
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2017-01-20
Laid on Clerk's Desk
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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2017-01-20
Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
HB1911IntroPublic institutions of higher education; resident assistants; mental health first aid training. Requires each resident assistant in a student housing facility at a public institution of higher education to participate in mental health first aid train...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
SB1108IntroAlcoholic beverage control; walking tour permit. Creates a new permit that allows tour companies guiding individuals for compensation on a walking tour to licensed retail establishments to collect as one fee from tour participants (i) the licensee's ...
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2017-01-20
Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 0-N)
HR316IntroCommending the Dinwiddie Angels softball team.
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2017-01-20
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17103432D
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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2017-01-20
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
HB2332IntroTeacher compensation; goal. Adds to the stated goal of the Commonwealth for teacher compensation that its public school teachers be compensated at a rate that is competitive with the national average teacher salary.
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2017-01-20
Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
HR319IntroCommending the Dinwiddie Nationals Coach Pitch All-Stars baseball team.
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2017-01-20
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17103435D
SJR224IntroConstitutional 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 conse...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 25 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
SJR243IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications to vote; restoration of civil rights. Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by law for the restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of felonies. The amendment retains the right...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 25 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
HB2472IntroAlcoholic beverage control; spirits tastings by distiller licensee.
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2017-01-20
Committee Referral Pending
HB1775IntroPersons with developmental disabilities; terminology. Corrects numerous sections of the Code of Virginia by replacing the term "intellectual disability" with "developmental disabilities" as appropriate.
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2017-01-20
Read first time
HB1840IntroConfidentiality of tests for human immunodeficiency virus; release of information. Clarifies that information about the results of tests to determine infection with human immunodeficiency virus shall be released only to persons or entities permitted ...
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2017-01-20
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