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SB32IntroAnimal Cruelty Conviction List established. Requires the Superintendent of State Police to establish and maintain by 2020 an Animal Cruelty Conviction List that shall be available to the public on the website of the Department of State Police. The li...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
SJR68IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; criteria for electoral districts. Provides the criteria for electoral districts drawn by the General Assembly. The amendment directs that electoral districts are (i) to be composed of contig...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB816IntroState and Local Government Conflict of Interests State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; disclosure by local government officers and employees. Provides that an officer or employee of local government who has a personal interest in a tr...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Rules Committee
SB771IntroAbsentee 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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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB173IntroRegulation of the sale and use of consumer fireworks; Regulation of the sale and use of consumer fireworks; criminal and civil penalties. Authorizes a person to sell consumer fireworks, defined in the bill, if he possesses a federal permit to sell fi...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
SB880IntroLocal ability to pay; certain counties. Requires that the composite index of local ability to pay for any county within which there is a school division composed of a town be calculated as if there were no such school division composed of a town with...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
SB299IntroDepartment of Taxation; reports on sales and use tax exemptions. Requires the Department of Taxation (the Department) to report annually to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations and the House and Senate Committees on Finance regarding...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
SB604IntroAbsentee voting; certain absentee voters permitted to vote after close of absentee voting location. Provides that an applicant who is in line to cast his ballot when the office of the general registrar or location being used for in-person absentee vo...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB737IntroDriving under the influence; first offenders; license conditions; penalty. Provides that in the case of an adult offender's first conviction of driving under the influence when the offender's blood alcohol content was less than 0.15, the sole restric...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
SJR34IntroConstitutional 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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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB611EngrossCertificate of public need; exception. Authorizes the State Health Commissioner (Commissioner) to accept and review applications and issue a certificate of public need for new neonatal care services in Planning District 5, provided that certain condi...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB770IntroAbsentee voting; alternative locations for in-person absentee voting. Provides that the alternative locations approved by the electoral boards for absentee voting in person prior to election day shall be in a public facility owned or leased by the ci...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB938IntroWithholding of income for child support; independent contractors. Requires any person who contracts with an independent contractor, as defined in the bill, to submit information regarding any new independent contractor to the Virginia New Hire Report...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB366IntroSchool personnel; staffing ratios; school nurses. Excludes school nurse positions from requirements for student support positions and instead requires each local school board to employ at least one full-time equivalent school nurse position in each e...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB909IntroVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices. Adds discrimination on the basis of a person's source of income to the list of unlawful discriminatory housing practices. The bill defines "source of income" as any source that law...
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2018-11-30
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
HB218IntroSpecial license plates; ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION. Authorizes the issuance of special license plates for members and supporters of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation bearing the legend ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION.
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2018-11-30
To House Transportation Committee
SB975IntroDepartment of Education; pilot program; feasibility Department of Education; pilot program; feasibility of educational placement transition of certain students with disabilities. Requires the Department of Education to develop and implement a pilot p...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB311IntroCommunity solar gardens. Requires the State Corporation Commission to establish standards for the operation of community solar gardens. A community solar garden is defined in the bill as a solar energy system that (i) has a nameplate capacity of not ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB767IntroCoal ash ponds; flaws in closure plans; delay of permit. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (the Director) to delay the issuance of a permit for the closure of a coal ash pond if the Department of Environmental Quality...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SJR33IntroStudy; VDOT; Route 60 Corridor; report. Requests the Department of Transportation to review and update its 1999 study entitled "Route 60 Corridor Study: Amherst, Nelson, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, and Powhatan Counties."
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2018-11-30
To Senate Rules Committee
SB505IntroDoctorate of medical science; licensure and practice. Establishes requirements for licensure and practice as a doctorate of medical science. The bill provides that it is unlawful to practice as a doctorate of medical science unless licensed by the Bo...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB497IntroDisorderly conduct in public places; right to detain. Provides that the person in charge of any public building, place, conveyance, meeting, operation, or activity may detain any person who engages in disorderly conduct for a period not to exceed one...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB357IntroDeath certificates; electronic filing required. Requires a death certificate, for each death that occurs in the Commonwealth, to be electronically filed with the State Registrar. Under current law, death certificates may be filed electronically or no...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB835IntroClosure of the Central Virginia Training Center prohibited. Provides that the Central Virginia Training Center shall not be closed and shall instead remain open.
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
SB842IntroCertificate of public need; exception. Authorizes the State Health Commissioner to accept, review, and issue a certificate of public need for the acquisition of the medical equipment necessary for the provision of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB352IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cancers of the colon, brain, and testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
SB367IntroRegulation of stormwater; airports. Allows localities to provide for a partial waiver of service charges for stormwater management to airports for that portion of the property that is used for runways and taxiways.
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2018-11-30
To Senate Local Government Committee
HB692EngrossVirginia Regional Industrial Facilities Act; revenue sharing; composite index. Requires the Department of Taxation's calculation of true values as applied to the Commonwealth's composite index of local ability-to-pay to take into account an arrangeme...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
SB603IntroSame-sex marriage; gender-neutral terms. Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage. These prohibitio...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB461IntroDirect service providers; disclosure of information by employers. Provides that a current or former employer of a direct service provider may disclose information about the direct service provider's employment to a prospective employer of the direct ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB766IntroCitizen water quality monitoring; use as evidence in enforcement actions. Authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) to use certain results of citizen water quality testing as evidence in enforcement actions. Such evidence is...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB116IntroSpecial license plates; NO BULLY ZONE. Authorizes the issuance of revenue-sharing special license plates for members and supporters of the Parents Against Bullying organization bearing the legend NO BULLY ZONE.
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2018-11-30
To Senate Transportation Committee
SB864IntroState Corporation Commission study of cryptocurrencies; report. Directs the State Corporation Commission to conduct a study of the effects of the growth of cryptocurrencies. The Commission shall report its findings to the members of the General Assem...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
HB330EngrossPublic elementary and secondary school students; topical sunscreen. Permits any public elementary or secondary school student to possess and use unscented topical sunscreen in its original packaging on a school bus, on school property, or at a school...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB800IntroCivil action for trespass; vicarious liability. Provides that any person arrested for or convicted of criminal trespass shall be liable for any property damage caused during the commission of such trespass. The bill also provides that any person who ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SJR3IntroConstitutional 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 cons...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB463IntroDisposition of forfeited property used in connection with the commission of drug crimes; Drug Offender Assessment and Treatment Fund. Provides that 20 percent of all cash, negotiable instruments, and proceeds from a sale conducted pursuant to ?§...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB808IntroElectric utilities; Transitional Rate Period; coal combustion residuals landfills. Shortens the duration of the Transitional Rate Period (Period) for any Phase II Utility. The measure provides that the Period ends December 31, 2017, which is the date...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB373IntroHigher education; in-state tuition. Prohibits any percentage increase in in-state tuition or instructional fees for undergraduate students at Virginia's public institutions of higher education that exceeds the annual percentage increase, as determine...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Education and Health Committee
HB659IntroDistance learning reciprocity agreements; out-of-state providers. Prohibits an out-of-state degree-granting postsecondary school from providing distance learning from a location outside of the Commonwealth to Virginia students unless such postseconda...
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2018-11-30
To House Education Committee
SB583EngrossWestern Virginia Transportation Fund; revenues. Creates the Western Virginia Transportation Fund (Fund), to be used by the West Virginian Transportation Commission, also created by the bill, to fund transportation projects in Planning Districts 1, 2,...
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2018-11-30
To House Finance Committee
SJR25IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission; criteria for legislative and congressional districts. Establishes the seven-member Virginia Redistricting Commission (the Commission) to redraw congressional and General ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB809EngrossLocal school boards; display of commercial advertising material on school buses. Permits local school boards to display commercial advertising material on the sides of school buses between the rear wheels and the rear of the bus, provided that no suc...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB510IntroCigarette tax; counties authorized to hold referendum. Authorizes the board of supervisors of any county to levy a tax on the sale or use of cigarettes if approved in a referendum. If approved, the tax shall not exceed five cents ($0.05) or the amoun...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
SB837IntroElectric utilities; retail competition. Reduces the amount of the demand of an investor-owned electric utility's customer that makes the customer eligible to purchase electric power from any licensed supplier from five megawatts to one megawatt. The ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB4IntroAbsentee voting; persons age 65 or older. Entitles a person who will be age 65 or older on the day of an election to vote by absentee ballot in that election.
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB874IntroCertificates of public need. Creates a three-phase process to sunset certificate of public need requirements for many categories of medical care facilities and projects, with the requirement for a certificate of public need eliminated (i) for the est...
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2018-11-30
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
HB76IntroPolitical campaign advertisements; disclosure requirements; advertisements placed or promoted for a fee on an online platform. Subjects any message that is placed or promoted for a fee on an online platform to the same disclosure requirements to whic...
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2018-11-30
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
SB590IntroScope of discovery; deposing certain corporate officers. Provides that parties to a civil action may obtain discovery regarding any matter, not privileged, that is relevant to the subject matter and proportional to the needs of the case. The bill sta...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB799IntroVirginia Gaming Commission; regulation of charitable gaming; administration of fantasy contest registrations. Establishes the Virginia Gaming Commission (Commission) and vests the Commission with the control and regulation of charitable gaming in the...
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2018-11-30
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
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