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HB590IntroTax credit for participating landlords; eligible housing areas. Expands the definition of "eligible housing area" for the housing choice voucher tax credit to include Virginia census tracts in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metropolitan Statisti...
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2020-01-17
Read first time
HB1675IntroSiting of solar energy facilities. Requires any applicant seeking to locate a commercial solar photovoltaic (electric energy) generation or storage facility, or any portion thereof, on any census tract meeting the eligibility requirements for an oppo...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
SB497IntroAlcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage restaurant license; mini bottles. Allows mixed beverage restaurant licensees located on the premises of and operated by a private, nonprofit, or profit club to sell spirits packaged in original closed contai...
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2020-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services: Subcommittee #1
HB1075IntroHome care organizations; public disclosure of complaints. Requires the Department of Health to make available on its website information regarding all complaints received regarding home care organizations or employees thereof, including whether an in...
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Health Committee
HB1492IntroCharter; Town of Parksley; November elections. Moves elections for the town council and mayor of the Town of Parksley from May to November and decreases from four years to two years the length of terms of the mayor and council members.
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2020-01-17
To House Counties, Cities and Towns: Charters Committee
HB1717IntroVirginia taxable income; deductions.
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB846IntroCharter; Town of Elkton; town boundaries; council meetings. Codifies various annexation agreements between the Town of Elkton and Rockingham County. The bill increases from 30 to 45 days the maximum allowable period between a vacancy in the council a...
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2020-01-17
To House Counties, Cities and Towns: Charters Committee
HB274IntroJuveniles; trial as adult. Increases from 14 years of age to 16 years of age the minimum age at which a juvenile can be tried as an adult in circuit court for a felony.
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2020-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 20]
[Hearing: Jan 20]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
HB316IntroRefunds of local taxes; authority of treasurer. Increases from $2,500 to $5,000 the maximum amount at which the governing body of a locality may authorize its treasurer to approve and issue a refund of taxes paid as a result of an erroneous tax asses...
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2020-01-17
Read first time
HB890IntroConstruction management and design-build contracting; use by local public bodies. Removes the provision limiting the use of construction management contracts by local public bodies to projects with a cost expected to exceed $10 million and provides t...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Open Government/Procurement Committee
HB1678IntroElection day; extending polling hours. Extends from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the time at which polls close on election day. The bill aligns candidate filing deadlines and party nomination deadlines with the closing of polls.
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB1701IntroPractice of medicine; license not required; person licensed in a contiguous state. Provides that a person who holds a current, valid license to practice medicine or osteopathy in a state that is contiguous with the Commonwealth and who is in good sta...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB180IntroRecords of marriages; identification of race. Eliminates the requirement that the race of married parties be included in the marriage record filed with the State Registrar.
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Health Committee
HB404IntroPublic libraries. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth that public libraries are deemed to provide an essential service to the communities of the Commonwealth.
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Open Government/Procurement Committee
HB654IntroFinancing clean energy projects. Authorizes the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to sponsor a statewide clean energy financing program. The Department shall engage a private entity through a competitive selection process to develop and admini...
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2020-01-17
To House Counties, Cities and Towns: Land Use Committee
HB1452IntroTemporary detention for observation and treatment. Clarifies that a person can be subject to a temporary detention order for observation and treatment related to intoxication, upon a finding that (i) probable cause exists to believe the person is inc...
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Behavioral Health Committee
HB183IntroLibraries; assessment for costs in civil actions; disbursement for law libraries. Increases from $4 to $7 the maximum assessment a county, city, or town may make as part of the costs incident to each civil action filed in the courts located within it...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Open Government/Procurement Committee
HB829IntroGroup homes; license application; notice. Requires persons applying for licensure as a group home with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to provide notice to the local governing body, the general public, and residential o...
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Behavioral Health Committee
HB1064IntroCharter; City of Richmond. Requires a council member to reside in the election district from which the member was elected throughout the member's term on the council. A council member may be removed from office for failure to comply with the residenc...
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2020-01-17
To House Counties, Cities and Towns: Charters Committee
HB749IntroCharter; City of Norfolk; employees of officers; vagrants. Amends the charter for the City of Norfolk by changing from "election" to "appointment" the term used to describe the selection of certain officers by the city council and clarifying that emp...
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2020-01-17
To House Counties, Cities and Towns: Charters Committee
HB699IntroMandatory outpatient treatment; rescission of order. Clarifies the types of evidence that may be considered by a court in determining whether continued mandatory outpatient treatment is warranted; clarifies the criteria that a court is required to co...
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Behavioral Health Committee
SB240IntroFirearms; removal from persons posing Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Creates a procedure by which any attorney for the Commonwealth or any law-enforcement officer may apply to a general district court, circuit cour...
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2020-01-17
Passed by for the day
HB1680IntroBoard of Education; Career and Technical Education Work-Based Learning Guide. Requires the Board of Education to review and revise, in consultation with certain stakeholders and no later than December 1, 2020, its Career and Technical Education Work-...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB586IntroCommissioner of Health; study of the occurrence of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), and other perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the Commonwealth's public drinking water; report. Directs the Commis...
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Health Committee
SB833IntroAlcoholic beverage control; cocktail supply shop license. Creates a cocktail supply shop license, which (i) may be granted to a retail establishment in which at least 75 percent of its annual sales come from the sale of cocktail-related supplies othe...
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2020-01-17
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services: Subcommittee #1
HB1716IntroConformity of the Commonwealth's taxation system with the Internal Revenue Code; net interest deduction.
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB400IntroFostering Futures program. Establishes the Fostering Futures program to provide services and support to individuals between the ages of 18 and 21 who were in foster care as a minor and are transitioning to full adulthood and self-sufficiency.
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Social Services Committee
HB1324IntroJuvenile and domestic relations district court; intake. Makes various changes to the intake procedures for the domestic relations district court, including (i) providing that, if a juvenile is alleged to be a truant, the intake officer may defer fili...
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2020-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 20]
[Hearing: Jan 20]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
SB689IntroAlcoholic beverage control; privileges of local special events licensees. Allows a local special events license to be issued to a local historic district that has been designated by a locality. The bill removes the provision limiting local special ev...
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2020-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services: Subcommittee #1
HB313IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act; library records. Clarifies that information contained in library records that can be used to identify any library patron who has borrowed or accessed material or resources from a library as well as the material or...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Open Government/Procurement Committee
SB570IntroState-Funded Kinship Guardianship Assistance program. Creates the State-Funded Kinship Guardianship Assistance program (the program) to facilitate child placements with relatives, including fictive kin, and ensure permanency for children in foster ca...
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2020-01-17
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
HB881IntroIllegal gambling; skill games; exception. Includes the playing or offering for play of any skill game in the definition of "illegal gambling." The bill also includes skill games within the definition of "gambling devices." The bill defines a "skill g...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: ABC/Gaming Committee
HB1500IntroPendente lite spousal support; guidelines. Makes current juvenile and domestic relations district court guidelines for the presumptive amount of temporary spousal support applicable in cases filed in circuit court. The bill also adjusts the guideline...
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2020-01-17
Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
HB1705IntroYielding the right-of-way to pedestrians; stopping. Clarifies the duties of vehicle drivers to stop when yielding to pedestrians at (i) clearly marked crosswalks, whether at midblock or at the end of any block; (ii) any regular pedestrian crossing in...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB876IntroPrescription drug price transparency. Requires every health carrier, pharmacy benefits manager, wholesale drug distributer, and drug manufacturer to report information about prescription drug prices and related information to the Department of Health...
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Health Professions Committee
HB1667IntroMarine Resources Commission; member occupations. Specifies occupations for the eight members of the Marine Resources Commission other than the Commissioner. The bill provides that of the eight members, two shall be commercial fishermen, two shall be ...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
SB224EngrossAdditional sales and use tax in Gloucester County; appropriations to incorporated towns for educational purposes. Authorizes Gloucester County to impose an additional local sales and use tax at a rate not to exceed one percent, as determined by the g...
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2020-01-17
Read second time and engrossed
HB791IntroComprehensive harm reduction programs. Repeals the sunset on the authority of the Commissioner of Health to establish and operate local or regional comprehensive harm reduction programs that include the distribution of sterile hypodermic needles and ...
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Health Committee
HB849IntroPolitical 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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2020-01-17
Tabled in Privileges and Elections (17-Y 4-N)
HB314IntroHistorical African American cemeteries; Loudoun County. Adds Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church Cemetery in Loudoun County, with 33 eligible graves, to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Department of ...
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2020-01-17
Read first time
SB395IntroAlcoholic beverage control; residency requirement for licensure. Eliminates the provision that allows the Board of Directors of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to refuse to grant a retail license to any person who has not resided in the Comm...
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2020-01-17
Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
HB166IntroHearing notice by localities. Provides that if a locality has submitted a timely notice request related to a planning or zoning matter to a newspaper of general circulation and the newspaper fails to publish the notice, a locality shall be deemed to ...
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2020-01-17
To House Counties, Cities and Towns: Land Use Committee
HB1440IntroJuveniles; trial as an adult. Increases from age 14 to age 16 the minimum age at which a juvenile must be tried as an adult in circuit court for murder or aggravated malicious wounding or for certain charges requiring notice of intent to try such juv...
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2020-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 20]
[Hearing: Jan 20]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
HB88IntroElections; campaign finance; filing schedule for persons with multiple campaign committees. Requires any person who is named as the candidate on the statement of organization for more than one campaign committee to file reports for all such committee...
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2020-01-17
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HJR144IntroJames River bateaumen. Recognizes the contributions of James River bateaumen to Virginia history.
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB1697IntroBroadband service providers; fiber optic broadband lines; railroad crossings. Establishes a procedure by which a broadband service provider may obtain approval to place its fiber optic broadband lines across a railroad right-of-way. The measure provi...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
SB412IntroFamily assessments; timeline. Increases from 45 days to 60 days the allowable time for completing a family assessment by a local department of social services and removes the local department's opportunity to request a 15-day extension.
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2020-01-17
Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 0-N)
HB827IntroVirginia Human Rights Act; discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; reasonable accommodation for the known limitations of persons related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Requires em...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Housing/Consumer Protection Committee
SJR54EngrossCelebrating the life of Adolph Schick.
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2020-01-17
Laid on Speaker's table
HB1719IntroCommissioner of Health; work group; plan for licensure of prescribed pediatric extended care centers in the Commonwealth; report. Directs the Commissioner of Health to establish a work group to develop a plan for the licensure of prescribed pediatric...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
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