VA Legislation | 2017 | Regular Session

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SB1023EngrossConcealed handgun permits; sharing of information. Prohibits sharing of information regarding Virginia concealed handgun permits in the Virginia Criminal Information Network with law enforcement in states that do not recognize a Virginia concealed ha...
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2017-02-21
Passed by for the day
HB1943EnrollAdministrative Process Act; economic impact analysis; opportunity for comment by affected businesses or other entities. Requires the Department of Planning and Budget to revise and reissue its economic impact analysis within the time limits set forth...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HJR1067EngrossCommending the Patrick Henry College intercollegiate moot court team.
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2017-02-21
Laid on Clerk's Desk
SB1135EngrossInoperable vehicles; James City County. Authorizes James City County to prohibit any person from keeping, unless shielded or screened from view, on any property zoned or used for residential purposes, or on any property zoned for commercial or agricu...
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2017-02-21
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
HB2285EnrollGubernatorial appointments to boards; membership and terms. Clarifies and corrects the statutory requirements for the membership and terms of several boards. The bill also standardizes the term dates for several appointments to the Latino Advisory Bo...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB1400EngrossVirginia 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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2017-02-21
Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N)
SB796EngrossExpungement of certain charges and convictions. Allows a person to petition for expungement of convictions and deferred disposition dismissals for marijuana possession, underage alcohol possession, and using a false ID to obtain alcohol when the offe...
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2017-02-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1699PassCity of Danville; recordation of deeds subject to liens for unpaid taxes. Authorizes the City of Danville to establish by ordinance a pilot project requiring that no deed with an assessed value of $50,000 or less be recorded by the clerk unless the c...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 131 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1343EngrossReimbursement for cost of guardian ad litem. Codifies the requirement that, for cases in which a guardian ad litem has been appointed, a judge shall order a parent or other party with a legitimate interest who has filed a petition in such case to rei...
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2017-02-21
Read second time
HB2455EnrollTangible 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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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB876EngrossKinship Guardianship Assistance program. Creates the Kinship Guardianship Assistance program (the program) to facilitate child placements with relatives and ensure permanency for children for whom adoption or being returned home are not appropriate p...
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2017-02-21
To House Appropriations Committee
HB1579EngrossTransportation order for defendant held in correctional facility. Requires the court or clerk, upon request of the attorney for the Commonwealth, to issue a transportation order for a defendant to be brought to court from a correctional facility.
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2017-02-21
VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N)
HB1582VetoConcealed handgun permits; age requirement for persons on active military duty. Allows a person at least 18 years of age but less than 21 years of age to apply for a concealed handgun permit if he is on active military duty or has received an honorab...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
HB1941EngrossImmunity 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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2017-02-21
VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N)
HB1912EnrollAbsentee 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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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB2191EngrossSchool boards; procedures; sexually explicit instructional materials or related academic activities. Requires each school board's procedures for handling challenged controversial instructional materials to include procedures for (i) annually notifyin...
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2017-02-21
VOTE: ADOPTION (71-Y 25-N)
HB2355EnrollStudents 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), Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarsh...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HJR1053IntroCommending the Mantua Citizens' Association.
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2017-02-21
Passed by for the day
HB2391EnrollDepartment of Human Resources Management; criminal background checks; state agency positions designated as sensitive; agencies to report to the Department. Requires each state agency to continue to record in the Personnel Management Information Syste...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB969EngrossLegislative drafting requests. Provides that legislative drafting files related to laws enacted beginning with the 1989 Session of the General Assembly are the property of the requester. This is consistent with the treatment of laws enacted prior to ...
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2017-02-21
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
SB1391EnrollAlcoholic beverage control; new license for certain commercial lifestyle centers. Defines "commercial lifestyle center" and creates a new nonretail license for commercial lifestyle centers. The bill sets out the privileges of the license and imposes ...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB2174EngrossSchool boards; pupil/teacher ratios; public report. Requires each school board to annually report to the public the actual pupil/teacher ratios in middle school and high school.
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2017-02-21
VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (58-Y 38-N)
SB1339EngrossCareless driving; cause of injury to vulnerable road user. Provides that a person who operates a motor vehicle in a careless or distracted manner and is the proximate cause of serious physical injury to a vulnerable road user, defined in the bill as ...
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2017-02-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB932EngrossConveyance of utility easements; transportation. Exempts from the public hearing requirement prior to disposal of real property by a locality the conveyance of utility easements related to transportation projects. This bill incorporates SB 1259.
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2017-02-21
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
HB1590EngrossDuty of care to law-enforcement officers and firefighters; fireman's rule. Provides that the common-law doctrine known as the fireman's rule, as described in the bill, shall not be a defense to certain claims. The fireman's rule is based on assumptio...
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2017-02-21
VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
SB862EngrossDriving after forfeiture of license. Provides that a person is guilty of an offense of driving or operating a motor vehicle (i) after his driver's license has been revoked for certain offenses, (ii) in violation of the terms of a restricted license, ...
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2017-02-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1216EngrossAlcoholic beverage control; availability of food when spirits served. Directs the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to promulgate regulations that require mixed beverage licensees to have food, cooked or prepared on the licensed premises, available fo...
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2017-02-21
VOTE: PASSAGE (89-Y 7-N)
SB1341EngrossDigital certification of government records. Provides for the Secretary of the Commonwealth, in cooperation with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency to develop standards for the use of digital signatures the authentication of digital records...
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2017-02-21
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
SB1587EngrossAlcoholic beverage control; wine and beer licenses. Includes Alleghany County in the list of wine and beer licenses that may be granted to persons operating food concessions at any outdoor performing arts amphitheater, arena or similar facility which...
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2017-02-21
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
HB1727PassState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; school boards and school board employees. Provides that school divisions located in Planning District 17, Northern Neck, are not subject to the prohibition against hiring a school division employe...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 146 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2428EnrollWorkforce Transition Act; eligibility. Provides that employees of the Virginia College Savings Plan are eligible for transitional severance benefits conferred by the Workforce Transition Act.
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB1570EnrollLocal 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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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB1134PassCharter; 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. This bill is identical to HB 1977.
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2017-02-21
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 134 (effective 7/1/17)
SB867EngrossLien 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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2017-02-21
Read second time
SB1196EngrossJames River State Scenic River designation. Designates a 10.2-mile section of the James River from the Rockbridge-Botetourt County line to the Rockbridge-Amherst-Bedford County line a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System. The bill also prov...
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2017-02-21
House substitute agreed to by Senate (32-Y 8-N)
SB865EngrossFurnishing 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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2017-02-21
Read second time
HB2184EnrollEvaluation of inmate; inpatient psychiatric hospital admission. Requires that if the person having custody of an inmate of a local correctional facility files a petition for inpatient psychiatric hospital admission of the inmate, the person having cu...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB1438EnrollVirginia Tax Amnesty Program. Establishes the Virginia Tax Amnesty Program to be administered by the Department of Taxation (the Department) during the 2017-2018 fiscal year for not less than 60 nor more than 75 days, as determined by the Tax Commiss...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB2470EngrossDrug 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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2017-02-21
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SJR340EngrossBarbara Johns Day. Designating April 23, in 2018 and in each succeeding year, as Barbara Johns Day in Virginia.
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2017-02-21
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
SB913EngrossUniform 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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2017-02-21
Read second time
HB1671EnrollQualified 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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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB1869EnrollVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; tenant obligations. Provides that in addition to complying with the terms of a rental agreement, a tenant is obligated to be financially responsible for the added cost of treatment or extermination of any...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HJR1078EngrossCommending Briar Woods High School boys' lacrosse team.
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2017-02-21
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB2045EnrollProperty Owners' Association Act; designation of authorized representative by seller; association disclosure packet. Provides that unless expressly authorized by the Property Owners' Association Act (§ 55-508 et seq.) or the declaration or as otherw...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB1705PassCertification of driver education courses; requirements. Provides that any licensed driver training school is authorized to provide the 90-minute parent/student driver education component in Planning District 8 (Northern Virginia) that is currently r...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 144 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1428EngrossEducation improvement scholarships tax credit; eligibility requirements and benefits for students with a disability. Expands the education improvement scholarships tax credit program by removing the requirement that a child with a disability be a stu...
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2017-02-21
To House Finance Committee
HB1592PassComprehensive community colleges; academic credit. Requires the State Board for Community Colleges to require each comprehensive community college to develop policies and procedures for awarding academic credit to enrolled students who have successfu...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 130 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1188EngrossDriver's license suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses. Removes the existing provision that a person's driver's license is suspended (i) when he is convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense and (ii) for violatio...
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2017-02-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SR139IntroCommending the Mathomank Village Tribe.
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2017-02-21
To Senate Rules Committee
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