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HB655IntroConditional zoning for solar photovoltaic projects. Authorizes any locality with a planning commission to include reasonable regulations and provisions for conditional zoning for solar photovoltaic (electric energy) projects of more than five megawat...
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2020-01-17
To House Counties, Cities and Towns: Land Use Committee
SB676IntroZoning; City of Hampton; alcoholic beverage control licensees. Grants the City of Hampton authority to impose a condition upon any special exception or use permit relating to retail alcoholic beverage control licensees which provides that such specia...
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2020-01-17
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services: Subcommittee #1
HB1709IntroDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; Virginia Public Procurement Act; definition of small business; LGBT-owned business. Amends the definition of small business to include LGBT-owned businesses, defined in the bill, for purposes of pr...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB691IntroPrescription Drug Affordability Board and Office of the Prescription Drug Affordability Board; established. Establishes the Prescription Drug Affordability Board to study, review, and regulate the cost of prescription drugs in the Commonwealth, in co...
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Health Professions Committee
HB799IntroChild day programs; potable water; lead testing. Requires licensed child day programs and certain other programs that serve preschool-age children to develop and implement a plan to test potable water from sources identified by the U.S. Environmental...
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Social Services Committee
SB794IntroUtility easements; location of broadband Utility easements; location of broadband facilities. Declares that it is policy of the Commonwealth that (i) existing easements for the location and use of electric facilities be used to provide or expand broa...
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2020-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 20]
To Senate Commerce and Labor: Energy Committee
HB937IntroAlcoholic beverage control; wine and beer licenses; farm store license. Defines "farm store" and creates a farm store license that authorizes the licensee to sell wine or beer to persons to whom wine or beer may be lawfully sold for on-premises consu...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: ABC/Gaming Committee
HB1501IntroModification of spousal support. Removes requirement that a stipulation or contract that is executed on or after July 1, 2018, contain specific language, as set out in the Code, stating that the amount or duration of spousal support is not modifiable...
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2020-01-17
Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
SB584IntroCommon interest communities; Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act. Amends language in the Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act to clarify the use of the terms "project" and "program" as they relate to registration of a time-share program. The bill also...
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2020-01-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
HB33IntroParole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes. Provides that a person is entitled to parole if (i) such person was sentenced by a jury prior to the date of the Supreme Court of Virginia decision in Fishback v. Commonwealth, 26...
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2020-01-17
Committee substitute printed 20105311D-H1
HB597IntroGroup homes; licensure; certain information required. Requires every applicant for licensure or renewal of a license to establish, conduct, maintain, or operate or continue to operate a group home at which services for individuals with mental health ...
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Behavioral Health Committee
SB57EngrossCampaign finance reports; electronic filing requirement; local and constitutional offices. Requires candidates for local and constitutional offices to file campaign finance reports by computer or electronic means. Under current law, only candidates f...
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2020-01-17
Read second time and engrossed
HB1696IntroVirginia's Region 2000 Airport Authority. Authorizes the City of Lynchburg, acting alone or with one or more of the Counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, or Campbell to create an airport authority pursuant to the 2007 Virginia's Region 2000 Airpo...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB428IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board (the Board). Casino gaming shall be limited to certain cities that meet the criteria that is outlined in the bill, ...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: ABC/Gaming Committee
HB1084IntroSurgical assistants; licensure. Defines "surgical assistant" and "practice of surgical assisting" and directs the Board of Medicine to establish criteria for the licensure of surgical assistants. Currently, the Board may issue a registration as a sur...
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
HB1514IntroVirginia Human Rights Act; racial discrimination; hair. Provides that the terms "because of race" and "on the basis of race," and terms of similar import, when used in reference to discrimination in the Code of Virginia and acts of the General Assemb...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Housing/Consumer Protection Committee
HB1672IntroUse of handheld personal communications device; use by the operator of a motor vehicle. Limits the use of a handheld personal communications device or any other electronic device capable of providing a visual display that is in the view of the driver...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
SB232IntroMenstrual supplies; certain school buildings. Requires each school board to make tampons and pads available at all times and at no cost to students in the bathrooms of each public school at which any student in grades five through 12 is enrolled and ...
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2020-01-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
SB300IntroDepartment of Medical Assistance Services; remote patient monitoring; rural and underserved populations. Amends the State Plan for Medical Assistance Services to require the payment of medical assistance for remote patient monitoring services for rur...
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2020-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm]
To Senate Education: Health Committee
HB1392IntroOffice of the Attorney General; FOIA Ombudsman; powers and duties; report. Requires the Attorney General to appoint a Virginia Freedom of Information Act Ombudsman to promote compliance by state agencies with the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Open Government/Procurement Committee
HB1571IntroDepartment of Transportation; Elizabeth River Crossings. Directs the Virginia Department of Transportation to terminate the contract with Elizabeth River Crossings related to the Downtown and Midtown Tunnels across the Elizabeth River for cause due t...
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2020-01-17
To House Transportation: Transportation Systems Committee
HB1436IntroVirginia Spirits Board. Establishes the Virginia Spirits Board, within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Virginia Spirits Promotion Fund. The Board is composed of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the C...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: ABC/Gaming Committee
HB1522IntroForfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; finding of guilt required. Requires that any action for the forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of a crime be stayed until the person whose property is...
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2020-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 20]
[Hearing: Jan 20]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
SB882EngrossConservation police officers; external appointment. Removes a provision prohibiting the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries from making an external appointment for any sworn law-enforcement position above the rank of conservation ...
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2020-01-17
Read second time and engrossed
SJR1EngrossConstitution of the United States; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that was proposed by Congress in 1972.
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2020-01-17
Reported from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 9-N)
HB291IntroUniform Collaborative Law Act. Creates the Uniform Collaborative Law Act, which provides a framework for the practice of collaborative law, a process entered into voluntarily by clients for the express purpose of reaching a settlement in a family or ...
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2020-01-17
Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021 by voice vote
HB289IntroChild abuse; interviews. Requires that interviews of child victims of alleged sexual abuse be conducted as a forensic interview at the local child advocacy center in accordance with the center's protocol, unless a forensic interview is not appropriat...
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2020-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 20]
[Hearing: Jan 20]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
SB386IntroEmergency Medical Services Patient Care Information System; trauma data; confidentiality. Authorizes the State Health Commissioner to disclose certain confidential data in the Emergency Medical Services Patient Care Information System, including info...
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2020-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm]
To Senate Education: Health Committee
HB258IntroPost-conviction relief; previously admitted scientific Post-conviction relief; previously admitted scientific evidence. Provides that a person who was convicted of certain offenses, upon a plea of not guilty or an Alford plea, or who was adjudicated ...
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2020-01-17
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
HB437IntroDepartment of General Services; disposition of surplus materials; permit sale to military spouse-owned businesses. Requires the Department of General Services to permit surplus materials to be sold, prior to public sale or auction, to military spouse...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Open Government/Procurement Committee
HB1343IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board (the Board). Casino gaming shall be limited to certain cities that meet the criteria that is outlined in the bill, ...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: ABC/Gaming Committee
HB1727IntroFeral cats; trap, neuter, and return programs. Authorizes any public or private animal shelter, releasing agency, or hospital or clinic that is operated under the immediate supervision of a duly licensed veterinarian to operate a trap, neuter, and re...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB284IntroRemoval of dangerous roadside conditions; local option. Authorizes any locality, by ordinance, to require the owner of any property located within five feet of any public right-of-way to remove any and all trees, tree limbs, shrubs, high grass, or ot...
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2020-01-17
To House Counties, Cities and Towns: Land Use Committee
HB1078IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; process for competitive negotiation; including employment of persons with a disability as a factor in evaluating proposals. Provides that a public body may include a proposer's employment of persons with disabilities ...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Open Government/Procurement Committee
SB245IntroDepartment of Health Professions; conversion therapy prohibited. Prohibits any health care provider or person who performs counseling as part of his training for any profession licensed by a regulatory board of the Department of Health Professions fr...
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2020-01-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
SB455EngrossAbsentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls on election day. Provides that absentee ballots cast by military and overseas absentee voters that are (i) received after the close of the polls on any ele...
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2020-01-17
Printed as engrossed 20102170D-E
HB1061IntroElections; campaign finance; committee depositories and reimbursement. Clarifies that committee treasurers may pay expenses by electronic debit drawn on a designated committee depository. Current law only allows for a check drawn on such depository. ...
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2020-01-17
Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N)
HB70IntroBroadband services; prohibited features. Prohibits a provider of broadband services from offering or renewing services to consumers within any locality in the Commonwealth in which certain media is throttled, blocked, or prioritized on the basis of i...
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2020-01-17
To House Counties, Cities and Towns: Land Use Committee
HB489IntroVirginia Indoor Clean Air Act; prohibitions on smoking; satellite facilities. Adds satellite facilities to the list of places where smoking is prohibited.
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2020-01-17
To House Counties, Cities and Towns: Land Use Committee
HB1684IntroEarned paid sick time. Requires public and private Earned paid sick time. Requires public and private employers with 25 or more employees to provide those employees with earned paid sick time. The measure provides for an employee to earn at least one...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB407IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; failure to pay unemployment taxes. Prohibits state agencies from contracting for goods and services from a nongovernmental source if that source, or any affiliate of the source, is required to remit unemployment taxes...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Open Government/Procurement Committee
HB675IntroLicense restrictions for minors; use of handheld personal communications devices. Clarifies that the prohibition on the use of a wireless communications device by the holder of a provisional driver's license applies whether or not the device is being...
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2020-01-17
To House Transportation: Innovations and General Topics Committee
HB37IntroAlcoholic beverage control; stills or distilling apparatuses; permit requirement. Narrows the requirement that a permit be obtained from the Board of Directors of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority in order to keep, store, or possess any still ...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: ABC/Gaming Committee
HB1022IntroDefinition of criminal justice agency; Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission. Specifies that the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission is a criminal justice agency.
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2020-01-17
Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
HB833IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; public works contracts; prevailing wage rate; penalty. Requires contractors and subcontractors under any public contract for public works with a state agency to pay wages, salaries, benefits, and other remuneration at...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Open Government/Procurement Committee
HB1658IntroAdult protective services; central registry. Creates a central registry of founded complaints of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation to be maintained by the Department of Social Services. The bill establishes (i) investigation requirements for loc...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB1062IntroElections; political campaign advertisements; definition of campaign telephone calls and telephone call; text messages. Adds text messages to the definition of campaign telephone calls. The bill also defines "telephone call" as any single telephone c...
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2020-01-17
Tabled in Privileges and Elections by voice vote
SB435EngrossWaterfowl blinds in locality where certain hunting prohibited. Directs the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries not to license any stationary waterfowl blind in any area in which a local governing body prohibits by ordinance the hunting of birds w...
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2020-01-17
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB435S1
HB1699IntroDBHDS; work group to study expanding the category of individuals who may conduct evaluations for temporary detention; report.
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB492IntroCity of Martinsville; city reversion. Requires approval from the City of Martinsville voters before the city can revert to town status.
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2020-01-17
To House Counties, Cities and Towns: Charters Committee
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