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SB5065IntroCivil action for deprivation of rights by a law-enforcement officer. Creates a civil action for the deprivation of a person's rights by a law-enforcement officer. The bill provides that a plaintiff may be awarded compensatory damages, punitive damage...
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2020-08-26
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary with letter (14-Y 0-N)
HB5019IntroImmunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the COVID-19 virus and uses of personal protective equipment; emergency. Provides immunity to persons, as defined in the bill, from civil causes of action arising from any act o...
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2020-08-26
Incorporated by Courts of Justice
HB5037IntroImmunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the COVID-19 virus and uses of personal protective equipment; emergency. Provides immunity to persons, as defined in the bill, from civil causes of action arising from any act o...
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2020-08-26
Incorporated by Courts of Justice
SR525PassCelebrating the life of Engin Mehmet Artemel.
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2020-08-26
Bill text as passed Senate (SR525ER)
SB5016IntroApplication of parole statutes for juveniles and persons committed upon felony offenses committed on or after January 1, 1995. Repeals the abolition of parole. The bill also provides that the Virginia Parole Board shall establish procedures for consi...
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2020-08-26
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary with letter (14-Y 0-N)
SB5114IntroSchool boards; in-person instruction; Internet access; emergency. Requires each school board to make available in-person instruction to each enrolled student when any residential area in the local school division is not capable of receiving Internet ...
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2020-08-26
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 6-N)
SB5108IntroLocal control of firearms; concealed handgun permit. Provides that any local ordinances that prohibit the possession, carrying, or transportation of any firearms, ammunition, or components or combination shall not apply to a person who has a valid co...
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2020-08-26
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 5-N)
SB5023IntroDeclaration of disaster; health care providers; immunity. Provides that, in cases in which a disaster caused by a communicable disease of public health threat has been declared and in the absence of gross negligence, a health care provider who withho...
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2020-08-26
Incorporated by Judiciary
HB5040IntroImmunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the COVID-19 virus; emergency. Provides immunity to persons, as defined in the bill, from civil causes of action arising from any act or omission alleged to have resulted in the...
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2020-08-26
Incorporated by Courts of Justice
HB5012IntroLaw-enforcement officers; certain civil actions. Provides that a law-enforcement officer may bring an action against any person, group of persons, organization, or corporation, or the head of such organization or corporation, to recover damages, toge...
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2020-08-26
Tabled in Courts of Justice (13-Y 8-N)
HB5015IntroParole, investigation prior to release. Provides that the Parole Board shall contact the victim prior to making any decision to release any inmate on discretionary parole and that the victim may present virtual testimony to the Board concerning the i...
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2020-08-26
Tabled in Courts of Justice (12-Y 9-N)
HB5097IntroCivil cause of action; intentional act or act of gross negligence by member of the Virginia Parole Board. Creates a civil cause of action against a member of the Parole Board for injury to or death of a person that is caused by a prisoner who is rele...
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2020-08-26
Tabled in Courts of Justice (12-Y 9-N)
SR522PassCelebrating the life of Richard Duane West, M.D., F.A.C.S.
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2020-08-26
Bill text as passed Senate (SR522ER)
SR523PassCelebrating the life of Michael George Mumejian.
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2020-08-26
Bill text as passed Senate (SR523ER)
HB5105IntroRapid diagnostic testing; essential workers; emergency. Requires that when the Commissioner of Health determines that a communicable disease of public health significance exists in the Commonwealth, he shall ensure that any available rapid diagnostic...
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (11-Y 10-N)
HB5018IntroPublic health emergency; reports of suspected violations of orders and regulations; penalty; emergency. Provides that any system created by the Department of Health to receive information regarding an alleged violation of an order or regulation of th...
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (13-Y 9-N)
HB5023IntroPublic health emergency; emergency orders and regulations; Public health emergency; emergency orders and regulations; limitations. Provides that any emergency order or regulation adopted by the Board of Health shall be valid for no more than 45 days ...
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (13-Y 9-N)
HB5083IntroHealth care coverage; qualified health plans. Requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services, in collaboration with the State Corporation Commission, to contract with health carriers to offer qualified health plans on the health benefit excha...
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (19-Y 3-N)
HB5076IntroLaw-enforcement officers; minimum qualifications. Changes the minimum qualifications for law-enforcement officers to provide that all such officers who enter upon the duties of such office shall not have been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest...
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Public Safety (13-Y 9-N)
HB5070IntroPublic health emergency; immunizations. Eliminates the authority of the Board of Health or Commissioner of Health to require, during an epidemic of a disease of public health importance for which a vaccine exists, that a person receive such vaccine d...
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (13-Y 9-N)
HB5082IntroVaccines; requirements for inclusion on list of required vaccines. Provides that no vaccine shall be added to the list of required vaccines if (i) the vaccine is derived from human fetal tissue, (ii) the vaccine modifies the ribonucleic acid (RNA) or...
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (13-Y 9-N)
HB5007IntroEmergency Services and Disaster Law; executive orders; limitation on duration of executive orders declaring a state of emergency; civil penalty. Provides that executive orders declaring a state of emergency, and any other executive orders pertaining ...
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Public Safety (13-Y 9-N)
HB5005IntroBudget Bill. Amends Chapter 1289 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly.
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2020-08-25
Member Budget amendments available
HB5025IntroEmergency Services and Disaster Law; executive orders or order of the Board or Commissioner of Health; communicable diseases of public health threat; limitation on scope. Provides that no executive order or order of the Board or Commissioner of Healt...
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (13-Y 9-N)
HB5010IntroEmergency Services and Disaster Law; limitation on duration of executive orders. Limits the duration of any executive order issued by the Governor pursuant to his powers under the Emergency Services and Disaster Law to no more than 60 days from the d...
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Public Safety (13-Y 9-N)
HB5128IntroDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; powers and duties; de-escalation training. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department) to establish training standards and publish and periodically update model policies for law-enfor...
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2020-08-25
To House Public Safety Committee
HB5027IntroBoard and Commissioner of Health; order; appeal; award. Provides that any person who operates a business in the Commonwealth that is forced to close as a result of any emergency order of the Board of Health or Commissioner of Health who contests such...
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (13-Y 9-N)
HB5032IntroDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; powers and duties; creation of statewide telephone hotline for complaints of police misconduct. Directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services to create, maintain, and promote a statewide, toll-free telep...
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2020-08-25
To House Appropriations Committee
HB5129IntroIncome tax credit for pandemic-related education expenses. Establishes a refundable income tax credit for taxable years 2020 and 2021 for pandemic-related education expenses incurred and paid between August 1, 2020, and July 31, 2021, due to the clos...
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2020-08-25
To House Finance Committee
HB5034IntroMandatory reporting of all offenders released from a local correctional facility or state correctional facility before the completion of the offender's sentence. Requires the Department of Corrections and all local correctional facilities to provide ...
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2020-08-25
To House Appropriations Committee
HB5133IntroPolice officers, deputy sheriffs, and jail officers; Police officers, deputy sheriffs, and jail officers; employment and decertification. Provides that any sheriff or chief of police, the director or chief executive of any agency or department employ...
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2020-08-25
To House Public Safety Committee
HB5132IntroObstructing emergency medical services agency personnel in performance of mission; penalty. Increases the penalty for the crime of obstructing emergency medical services agency personnel in the performance of their mission from a Class 2 misdemeanor ...
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2020-08-25
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB5131IntroUniformed law-enforcement officers; identification; penalty. Requires every law-enforcement officer who is on duty and in uniform to wear a badge, nameplate, or other device that conspicuously displays the officer's badge or other identification numb...
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2020-08-25
To House Public Safety Committee
HR570IntroRacism; public health crisis. Recognizes that racism is a public health crisis in Virginia.
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2020-08-25
To House Rules Committee
HB5130IntroEssential workers; hazard pay; personal protective equipment; civil penalty. Requires, that following the declaration by the Governor of a state of emergency pursuant to § 44-146.17 that includes or is followed by any additional executive order ...
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2020-08-25
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
HB5134IntroLaw-enforcement officers; duty to intervene and report unlawful use of force. Requires a law-enforcement officer who witnesses another law-enforcement officer engaging or attempting to engage in the unlawful use of force against another person to int...
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2020-08-25
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB5137IntroLaw-enforcement agencies; accreditation. Requires all local and state law-enforcement agencies to obtain and maintain accreditation by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission. The bill states that the Department of Criminal Jus...
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2020-08-25
To House Public Safety Committee
HB5136IntroDecertification of law-enforcement officers; Criminal Justice Services Board; statewide professional standards of conduct. Requires the Criminal Justice Services Board (the Board) to adopt statewide professional standards of conduct applicable to all...
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2020-08-25
To House Public Safety Committee
HB5135IntroLaw-enforcement agencies; body-worn camera systems. Requires all law-enforcement agencies having jurisdiction over criminal law enforcement or regulatory violations to implement and operate a body-worn camera system and to require officers responsibl...
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2020-08-25
To House Public Safety Committee
HB5044IntroMinimum standards for citizen complaints against law enforcement; investigation time limits. Requires that law-enforcement agencies shall ensure, at a minimum, that in the case of all written citizen complaints, the time limits for conducting an inve...
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Public Safety (13-Y 9-N)
HB5092IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act; Virginia Parole Board member votes. Provides that individual votes of the members of the Virginia Parole Board shall be public records and subject to the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Public Safety (13-Y 9-N)
HB5039IntroEmergency Services and Disaster Law; limitation on duration of executive orders. Limits the duration of any executive order issued by the Governor pursuant to his powers under the Emergency Services and Disaster Law to no more than 45 days from the d...
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Public Safety (13-Y 9-N)
HB5016IntroImmunizations; authority of the Commissioner of Health; exception. Eliminates the authority of the Commissioner of Health to require immunization of individuals who object to such administration on religious grounds.
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (11-Y 10-N)
HB5017IntroVirginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission Accreditation Grant Fund and Program. Establishes the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission Accreditation Grant Fund (the Fund) and the Virginia Law Enforcement Professio...
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2020-08-25
To House Appropriations Committee
HB5111IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; temporary prohibition against landlord termination of rental agreements or actions to obtain possession of a dwelling unit under certain circumstances. Prohibits the termination of rental agreements and t...
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2020-08-24
To House Appropriations Committee
SB5103IntroEligibility for parole; murder. Provides that any person convicted of murder where the location of the body of the victim is unknown and the Parole Board has probable cause to believe that such person convicted has information concerning the location...
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2020-08-24
Passed by indefinitely in Rehabilitation and Social Services (8-Y 6-N)
HB5119IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; temporary applicability to certain occupants of hotels, motels, extended stay facilities, or boardinghouses. Provides that, from the effective date of the bill until 90 days after the expiration or revoca...
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2020-08-24
To House General Laws Committee
HJR5011IntroWomen's Suffrage Month. Designates August, in 2020 and in each succeeding year, as Women's Suffrage Month in Virginia.
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2020-08-24
To House Rules Committee
HB5118IntroUnemployment compensation; benefits; one-week waiting period. Eliminates the one-week waiting period for an eligible unemployed individual to receive benefits.
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2020-08-24
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
HR514EngrossAmending and readopting Rule 4 Amending and readopting Rule 4 of the Rules of the House of Delegates, pertaining to conducting a session of the House, or a committee or other legislative branch public body meeting, by
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2020-08-24
VOTE: (55-Y 44-N)
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