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SB1364EnrollDepartment of Motor Vehicles; regulation of property carriers. Combines the current property carrier and bulk property carrier authorities and eliminates the current license requirement for property brokers. The bill eliminates the requirement for th...
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2017-03-20
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
SB1516PassPublic schools; dyslexia advisor. Requires one reading specialist employed by each local school board that employs a reading specialist to have training in the identification of and the appropriate interventions, accommodations, and teaching techniqu...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 629 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2163EnrollPrescription of buprenorphine without naloxone; limitation. Provides that prescriptions for products containing buprenorphine without naloxone shall be issued only (i) for patients who are pregnant, (ii) when converting a patient from methadone to bu...
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2017-03-20
Governor's recommendation received by House
SB1371EnrollVirginia Research Investment Committee. Expands the role of the Virginia Research Investment Committee (the Committee) to include, in addition to awarding grants and loans from the Virginia Research Investment Fund, providing guidance and coordinatio...
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2017-03-20
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
SB1342PassDistrict courts; attorney fees. Provides that the jurisdictional limit for general district courts does not include any attorney fees. The bill requires that the amount of an appeal bond required for appeals from a district court include any amount a...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 657 (effective 7/1/17)
SB946PassAppeal to Supreme Court; time frame for filing of petition. Expresses the time frame within which petitions for appeal from a final judgment of a trial court or the State Corporation Commission to the Supreme Court shall be filed, currently expressed...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 651 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1359PassLocal school boards; school buildings; potable water; lead testing. Requires each local school board to develop and implement a plan to test for lead and, if necessary, remediate potable water from sources identified by the U.S. Environmental Protect...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 628 (effective 7/1/17)
SB947PassPetition for appeal to Supreme Court; time period within which petition must be presented. Authorizes the Supreme Court of Virginia to grant a 30-day extension of the deadline for presentation of the petition for appeal in all cases for good cause sh...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 652 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2146PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); Freedom of Information Advisory Council; online public comment form. Requires the Freedom of Information Advisory Council to develop an online public comment form to be posted on its official public governm...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 645 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1564PassDUI; search warrants for blood withdrawals. Provides that an application for a search warrant to perform a blood test on a person suspected of committing a DUI-related offense shall be given priority over pending matters that do not involve an immine...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 673 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1459PassDischarge of treasurer; legal pleadings. Provides that the attorney for a locality may prepare and file any pleadings necessary in a proceeding to discharge the treasurer. If the locality does not have an attorney, or the attorney declines or is unab...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 677 (effective 7/1/17)
SB926PassNoise violations; civil penalties. Allows localities to authorize the chief law-enforcement officer in the locality to enforce a uniform schedule of civil penalties for violation of that locality's noise ordinance.
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 649 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2178PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); proprietary records and trade secrets; charitable gaming supplies. Expands the existing FOIA record exclusion for information of a proprietary nature furnished by a supplier of charitable gaming supplies to...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 662 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1588PassSale of surplus property from the General Assembly Building replacement project; emergency. Requires the Department of General Services to conduct public sales or auctions of the surplus property, as defined in the bill, from the General Assembly Bui...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 637 (effective 3/20/17)
SB928PassSubstitute judges. Removes the prohibition against substitute judges sitting in the courts in which they regularly practice.
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 650 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1178EnrollPrescription of buprenorphine without naloxone; limitation. Provides that prescriptions for products containing buprenorphine without naloxone shall be issued only (i) for patients who are pregnant, (ii) when converting a patient from methadone to bu...
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2017-03-20
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
HB2422PassInsurance institutions and agents; notice of financial information collection and disclosure practices. Creates an exemption from the requirement that insurance institutions and agents provide policyholders with an annual notice of financial informat...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 648 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2102PassInsurance regulation; corporate governance annual Insurance regulation; corporate governance annual disclosures. Requires each insurer domiciled in the Commonwealth, or the insurance group of which the insurer is a member, to submit to the State Corp...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 643 (effective 1/1/18)
SB1257PassTwo-way video testimony; forensic analysis and examination. Provides that any testimony offered by either party in a preliminary hearing or sentencing hearing, or offered by the accused in any hearing other than a trial, from a person who performed a...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 669 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2183PassMedicaid; eligibility of incarcerated individuals. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to convene a work group to identify and develop processes for streamlining the application and enrollment process for the Commonwealth's program ...
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2017-03-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0198)
HB2096PassProcurement; exemption for Virginia Industries for the Blind. Exempts from the requirements of the Public Procurement Act (? 2.2-4300 et seq.) the Virginia Industries for the Blind when procuring components, materials, supplies, or services for use i...
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2017-03-17
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 625 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1393PassElectric utilities; community solar pilot programs. Requires Dominion Virginia Power and Appalachian Power to conduct a community solar pilot program for retail customers. A pilot program will authorize the participating utility to sell electric powe...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 580 (effective 7/1/17)
SB927PassEminent domain; timing for initiation of "quick-take" condemnation procedure and petition for determination of just compensation. Provides that an authorized condemnor in a "quick-take" condemnation proceeding shall institute such proceedings within ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 593 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1228PassVirginia Fair Housing Law; rights and responsibilities with respect to the use of an assistance animal in a dwelling. Sets out the rights and responsibilities under the Virginia Fair Housing Law (§ 36-96.1 et seq.) with respect to maintaining an ass...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 575 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2429PassPurchase, possession, or transportation of firearms; petition to restore right. Provides that any person who is not a resident of the Commonwealth and who is prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting any firearm in the Commonwealth due ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0516)
HB1941PassImmunity of persons; defamation; statements regarding matters of public concern communicated to a third party; statements made at a public hearing. Adds defamation to the causes of action from which a citizen shall be immune when making statements (i...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 586 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1944PassDepartment of Medical Assistance Services and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; certain regulations. Requires the Department of Planning and Budget to revise and reissue its economic impact analysis on proposed regulations o...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 599 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1570PassLocal industrial development authority; Louisa County airports. Authorizes Louisa County, by ordinance, to empower a local industrial development authority to acquire, own, operate, and regulate the use of airports and related facilities. The bill au...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 560 (effective 7/1/17)
SB867PassLien against person whose negligence causes injury; emergency medical services agency. Clarifies that whenever any person sustains personal injuries caused by the alleged negligence of another and receives emergency medical services and transportatio...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 603 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1196PassJames River State Scenic River designation. Extends the scenic river designation of a portion of the James River located in Botetourt and Rockbridge Counties from 14 miles to 59 miles. This bill is identical to HB 1454.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 549 (effective 7/1/17)
SB865VetoFurnishing 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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2017-03-16
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
HB2470PassDrug 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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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 612 (effective 7/1/17)
SB868PassState Board of Social Services; complaints of child abuse or neglect where child is under the age of two. Requires the State Board of Social Services to promulgate regulations that require local departments of social services to respond to valid repo...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 604 (effective 7/1/17)
SB913PassUniform Trust Decanting Act; creation. Codifies the Uniform Trust Decanting Act, which governs a trustee's ability to distribute assets from one trust into a second trust.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 592 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1587PassUniform Statewide Building Code; security of certain records. Provides that information contained in engineering and construction drawings and plans for any single-family residential dwelling submitted for the purpose of complying with the Uniform St...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0510)
HB1485PassSex offenses prohibiting proximity to children; penalty. Includes in the list of certain sex offenses that prohibit a person convicted of such offenses from being or residing in proximity to schools and certain other property where children congregat...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0507)
HB1938PassSlingbow hunting; license. Authorizes the use of a slingbow to hunt deer and small game when a hunter is licensed to hunt with a bow and arrow.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0530)
HB2016EnrollElectric personal delivery devices. Allows for the operation of electric personal delivery devices on the sidewalks and shared-use paths and across roadways on crosswalks in the Commonwealth unless otherwise prohibited by a locality. The bill directs...
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2017-03-16
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB2354PassState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; school boards and school board employees. Provides that school divisions located in Planning District 4, New River Valley, are not subject to the prohibition against hiring a school division emplo...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0515)
SB1005PassCommunity services boards and behavioral health authorities; services to be provided. Provides that, effective July 1, 2019, the core of services provided by community services boards and behavioral health authorities shall include (i) same-day acces...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 607 (effective - see bill)
SB1591PassEconomic Development Access Program; bonded projects. Imposes a 48-month moratorium on the repayment of funds allocated to a locality for a bonded project pursuant to the Economic Development Access Program, provided that the conditions of the Common...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 558 (effective 3/16/17)
HB1650PassClaims; Keith Allen Harward. Provides relief in the amount of $1,548,439 to Keith Allen Harward, who was incarcerated from 1983 until 2016 after being convicted of first degree murder. In 2016 he was granted a Writ of Actual Innocence by the Supreme ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 617 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1585PassHousing authorities; authorization by governing body of town. Provides that the governing body of a town, in addition to the governing body of a county or city as in current law, may authorize a housing authority to contract for the construction of a...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 561 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1586PassCourt-ordered custody and visitation arrangements; transmission of order to child's school. Provides that, in any custody or visitation case in which an order prohibiting a party from picking a child up from school is entered, the court shall order a...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0509)
SB1037PassVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures; local historic districts. Advises a prospective purchaser of residential property under the Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act, upon delivery of the residential property di...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 569 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1753VetoProhibit certain local government practices that would require contractors to provide certain compensation or benefits. Prohibits local governing bodies from establishing provisions related to procurement of goods, professional services, or construct...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
SB1473PassElectric utilities; undergrounding distribution lines. Declares that the replacement of any subset of an investor-owned electric utility's existing overhead distribution tap lines that have, in the aggregate, an average of nine or more total unplanne...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 583 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1192PassDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; powers of the Director; out-of-state applicants for certification as a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business. Requires, as a prerequisite for approval, that any out-of-state business apply...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 573 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1796PassOyster ground lease; certain dredging projects. Provides that certain oyster ground leaseholders in the Lynnhaven River are subject to the conduct of approved municipal dredging projects to restore existing navigation channels. The bill limits such p...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0529)
SB1374PassBoard for Contractors; membership. Adds a professional engineer to the membership of the Board for Contractors.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 579 (effective 7/1/17)
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