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SJR32IntroStudy; Virginia Department of Transportation; feasibility of eastern bypass for U.S. Route 29 around Charlottesville; report. Requests the Virginia Department of Transportation to study the feasibility of an eastern bypass for U.S. Route 29 around Ch...
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2018-01-08
To Senate Rules Committee
SB312IntroCooperative procurement of professional services; Cooperative procurement of professional services; construction; solar power purchase agreements. Provides that construction performed in creating a good or service pursuant to a solar services agreeme...
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2018-01-08
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SB301IntroState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; school boards and school board employees. Excludes Planning District 8 from the prohibition against hiring, under certain circumstances, a school division employee who is related to a member of th...
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2018-01-08
To Senate Rules Committee
HB616IntroCongressional and legislative districts; certain prohibitions. Prohibits any congressional district or district for the Senate of Virginia or House of Delegates from being drawn (i) for the purpose of favoring or disfavoring any political party, incu...
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2018-01-08
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HB580IntroDriver privilege cards. Authorizes the issuance of new Driver privilege cards. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an individual who has (i) reported income from Virginia sources on an individu...
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2018-01-08
To House Transportation Committee
SB339IntroDeferred disposition in criminal cases. Allows a court to defer and dismiss a criminal case where the defendant has been diagnosed with autism or an intellectual disability.
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2018-01-08
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HJR72IntroConstitutional 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 present Constitution provid...
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2018-01-08
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
SB345IntroState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; school boards and school board employees. Allows any school district to invoke the current exemption from the prohibition against hiring, under certain circumstances, a school district employee wh...
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2018-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
HB502IntroCriminal street gang; predicate offenses; penalty. Adds sexual battery to the list of predicate criminal acts that, if committed by a member of a criminal street gang, may be subject to additional criminal penalties in addition to the penalties assoc...
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2018-01-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB337IntroCommission on Autism. Establishes the Commission on Autism as an advisory commission in the executive branch of state government. The purpose of the Commission is to review and make recommendations for the improvement of services and programs for ind...
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2018-01-08
To Senate Rules Committee
SB325IntroDepartment of Veterans Services. Provides the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs (the Secretary) with greater direct oversight of the Department of Veterans Services (the Department). The bill requires (i) that the current cost-benefit and val...
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2018-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
HB560IntroVirginia Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund. Creates the Virginia Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund to provide no-interest loans to any locality, school division, or public institution of higher education for energy conservation or efficiency projects, ...
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2018-01-08
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
SB328IntroCommon Interest Community Board; disclosure packets; registration of associations. Requires the Common Interest Community Board to include information regarding the meaning of developer control in its current one-page form that accompanies associatio...
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2018-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
HB539IntroCosts of primary elections; payment by the proper political party. Requires the proper political party committee to reimburse each county and city conducting a primary election at the direction of the Commonwealth. The bill also provides that the cos...
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2018-01-08
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HB583IntroPremium Security Plan. Creates the Premium Security Plan (the Plan), a state-based reinsurance program to stabilize premiums for individual health benefit plans sold on the exchange. The measure provides that moneys provided from general fund appropr...
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2018-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 23]
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
SB355IntroCity of Richmond gas utility; service territory. Designates the areas that constitute the service territory of the City of Richmond's natural gas utility.
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2018-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 23]
To Senate Local Government Committee
SB297IntroIncentives for communications companies; provision of wireless broadband services. Directs the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission to award at least $10 million per year in grants to cover a portion of expenditures for the purchase and installat...
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2018-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB354IntroCertificate of public need; exception. Authorizes the State Health Commissioner to accept, review, and issue a certificate of public need for the establishment of a new ambulatory surgery center located in Planning District 15 for the provision of op...
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2018-01-08
To Senate Education and Health Committee
HB553IntroElections for certain offices; ranked choice voting. Provides that members of the United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, and General Assembly and the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General shall be elected by ranke...
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2018-01-08
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
SB358IntroVoter registration; notice and public access not required for certain voter registration events. Provides that voter registration conducted in a high school and voter registration events sponsored or conducted by an entity or organization which the g...
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2018-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 23]
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB294IntroAdministrative Process Act; exemption for certain regulations of the Department of Veterans Services. Provides an exemption from the Administrative Process Act for the Department of Veterans Services when promulgating rules and regulations pertaining...
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2018-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
HB572IntroPharmacy contracts; disclosures by pharmacists. Requires contracts between a carrier and its intermediary regarding the provision of pharmacy services by participating pharmacy providers and any provider contract between a carrier and a participating...
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2018-01-08
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB512IntroAccelerated sales and use tax payments. Prohibits the accelerated collection of sales and use tax payments from retail merchants and other dealers who collect and return sales and use tax payments.
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2018-01-08
To House Finance Committee
SB353IntroProperty conveyance; Department of Conservation and Recreation; Economic Development Authority of Henrico County; White Oak Technology Park. Authorizes the Department of Conservation and Recreation to convey certain real property adjacent to the Whit...
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2018-01-08
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HB561IntroState Corporation Commission; members. Increases the number of members of the State Corporation Commission from three to five. The measure requires that one of the new members be initially elected during the 2019 Session of the General Assembly and t...
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2018-01-08
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB546IntroGrand larceny; first offender; sentence reduction. Provides that a person not previously convicted of larceny who is found guilty of grand larceny where the value of the property taken was at least $200 and less than $1,000 may have the proceedings a...
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2018-01-08
To House Rules Committee
HB567IntroState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; bundled gifts. Provides that the aggregated value of a bundled gift is subject to the $100 limitation on certain gifts and is to be attributed to each ...
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2018-01-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB289IntroVirginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council; public documents; redactions. Specifies that the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council shall not redact from any document or form made available to the public any business...
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2018-01-08
To Senate Rules Committee
SB286IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; transient lodging as primary residence for fewer than 90 consecutive days; self-help eviction. Provides that in the case of transient lodging used as a primary residence for fewer than 90 consecutive days...
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2018-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
HB562IntroCampaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. Prohibits any candidate from soliciting or accepting a contribution from any public service corporation, as defined in ? 56-1, or any political action committee established and administered by...
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2018-01-08
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
SB291IntroDepartment of Motor Vehicles; electronic services. Codifies existing budget language in Item 442 A of the 2017 Appropriation Act that authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish, where feasible and cost efficient, contracts with public-p...
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2018-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To Senate Transportation Committee
HB574IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; cooperative procurement; stream restoration and stormwater management. Excludes the purchase of (i) stream restoration and (ii) stormwater management practices, and all associated and necessary construction and mainte...
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2018-01-08
To House General Laws Committee
HJR71IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission created. Provides for a temporary Virginia Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission (the Commission) to prepare redistricting plans in 2021 and each tenth year the...
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2018-01-08
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HB599IntroNonpayment of child support; amount of arrearage paid; time Nonpayment of child support; amount of arrearage paid; time period to pay arrearage; repayment schedule; suspension of driver's license. Provides that an individual who is delinquent in chil...
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2018-01-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB322IntroRedistricting; split precincts prohibited. Requires that, at any level of election district, each precinct be wholly contained within a single election district, except where splitting a precinct among two or more districts is necessary to ensure the...
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2018-01-08
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB290IntroAffordable dwelling unit ordinances. Expands from specific localities to any locality the scope of existing enabling legislation related to affordable dwelling unit ordinances, making such legislation applicable statewide. Other existing statewide pr...
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2018-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SB307IntroDepartment of Aviation; unmanned aircraft systems. Authorizes the Virginia Aviation Board to promulgate rules and regulations in reference to unmanned aircraft systems, defined in the bill, and for the Department of Aviation to enforce such rules and...
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2018-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To Senate Transportation Committee
HB623IntroFalse reports to law enforcement; penalty. Increases from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony the punishment for knowingly making a false report to or calling or summoning without just cause any law-enforcement official if such report, call, or...
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2018-01-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB549IntroState agency regulations; legislation requiring a state agency to adopt regulations that are likely to have a significant adverse economic impact. Provides that no bill that directly or indirectly requires a state agency to adopt new or to amend exis...
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2018-01-08
To House Rules Committee
HB556IntroState Corporation Commission; intervenor compensation. Establishes a process under which a public interest organization or a retail customer, including an entity representing retail customers, of a public service company is compensated for its expens...
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2018-01-08
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB529IntroSales and use tax revenue; distribution to certain localities. Adds the City of Chesapeake to those localities authorized to receive the state sales and use tax revenue attributable to certain public facilities. The revenue must be used to pay the co...
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2018-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Finance Committee
SB335IntroVirginia taxable income; deduction for personal exemptions. Increases the deduction, for purposes of computing Virginia taxable income, for personal exemptions. For taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2019, a taxpayer may deduct $1,000 fo...
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2018-01-08
To Senate Finance Committee
HB628IntroPolling places; memorandum of understanding. Directs the Attorney General to develop and make available a template memorandum of understanding to be used by the localities when establishing polling places. The bill allows governing bodies to enter in...
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2018-01-08
To House Privileges and Elections 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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2018-01-08
To Senate Finance Committee
HB593IntroCruelty to animals; equines; penalty. Provides that any person who is convicted of a violation of the animal cruelty statute within five years; maliciously deprives any equine of necessary food, drink, shelter, or emergency veterinary treatment; and,...
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2018-01-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB624IntroTeacher expenses tax credit. Establishes a tax credit, for taxable years 2019 through 2023, of up to $250 for qualifying individuals, defined in the bill as any individual who is a teacher, instructor, counselor, principal, or aide for at least 900 h...
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2018-01-08
To House Finance Committee
SB348IntroVirginia Lottery; digital vendors. Authorizes the State Lottery Department (the Department) to establish regulations and procedures providing for the sale of drawing game tickets over the Internet by digital vendors. The bill defines drawing game tic...
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2018-01-08
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
HB629IntroPurchase, possession, and transportation of firearms; fugitives; penalty. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person who is a fugitive to purchase, possess, or transport a firearm. The bill also updates the criminal history record infor...
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2018-01-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB557IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; public works contract requirements; apprenticeship utilization. Creates minimum requirements for the use of apprentices in public works projects paid for in whole or in part by state funds. The bill provides that the ...
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2018-01-08
To House General Laws Committee
HB490IntroProperty tax exemptions in Frederick County. Repeals the property tax exemption in Frederick County for the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Nature Conservancy, People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc., Westminster-Canterbury of Winchester, Inc., Fred...
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2018-01-08
To House Finance Committee
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