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HB2101IntroHealth care providers; data collection. Defines "charity care" and "bad debt" as used in the context of certificate of public need, establishes a uniform framework for determining the value of charity care provided, and requires health care providers...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
HB2309IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $11 per hour effective July 1, 2017, and to $15 per hour effective July 1, 2019, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labo...
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2017-01-17
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
SJR314IntroCommending Michael Lester Lipford.
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2017-01-17
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB1582EngrossConcealed handgun permits; age requirement for persons on active military duty. Allows a person at least 18 years of age but less than 21 years of age to apply for a concealed handgun permit if he is on active military duty or has received an honorab...
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2017-01-17
Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1582H1
HB1912IntroAbsentee voting; eligibility of persons granted protective order. Entitles a person to vote absentee if the person has been granted a protective order issued by or under the authority of any court of competent jurisdiction.
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 20]
Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
HB1792IntroPossession of firearms; shared residence. Exempts a person prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a felony conviction from such prohibition if he is in constructive possession of a firearm owned by another person by virtue of sharing a residence...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HB2180IntroAbsentee voting; eligibility of certain persons. Entitles a person to vote absentee if he is unable to go in person to the polls on the day of the election because he is primarily and personally responsible for a child or for an ill or disabled indiv...
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2017-01-17
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely by voice vote
HB1944IntroDepartment of Medical Assistance Services and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; certain regulations. Sets out additional procedures to be followed by the Department of Medical Assistance Services and the Department of Be...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
HB1749IntroAccident and sickness insurance rate filings; agent commissions. Requires that premium rate filings for certain health benefit plans include a description of agent commissions and any limitations or exceptions as they relate to the payment of such co...
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2017-01-17
Tabled in Commerce and Labor by voice vote
HR305IntroCommending Tom Harding.
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2017-01-17
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17103537D
HB2006IntroVirginia Fair Housing Law; rights and responsibilities with respect to the use of an assistance animal in a dwelling. Sets out the rights and responsibilities under the Virginia Fair Housing Law (? 36-96.1 et seq.) with respect to maintaining an assi...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
SB1272IntroNonresident Violator Compact; codification. Codifies the text of the Nonresident Violator Compact of 1977. The bill removes duplicative provisions of the Code of Virginia. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Code Commission.
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2017-01-17
Rereferred to Transportation
SB864IntroElectoral board appointments; chief judge of the judicial circuit or his designee to make appointment. Provides that appointments to the electoral board of each county and city are to be made by the chief judge of the judicial circuit for the county ...
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2017-01-17
Reported from Privileges and Elections (10-Y 0-N)
SB1134IntroCharter; City of Williamsburg. Expands membership on the redevelopment and housing authority from five members to up to seven members, no more than five of whom shall be members of the city council.
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2017-01-17
Reported from Local Government (10-Y 2-N)
HB2258IntroSecretaries of Health and Human Resources and Public Safety; task force to raise public awareness of suicide and increase suicide prevention education; report. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, together with the Secretary of Public...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
HB1835IntroInformation about a decedent's life insurance policy. Allows a funeral service provider to request, and allows a life insurer to provide, information about a deceased person's life insurance policy, including the name and contact information of any b...
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2017-01-17
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2308IntroCarrying a concealed handgun; retired conservation officers. Adds conservation officers retired from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to the list of retired persons eligible to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HB1671IntroQualified projects of natural gas utilities. Exempts any natural gas utility serving fewer than 2,000 residential customers and fewer than 350 commercial and industrial customers in the year in which the utility makes an investment for qualifying pro...
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2017-01-17
Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (20-Y 0-N)
SB1471IntroVirginia Alternative Energy and Coastal Protection Act. Requires the Governor to seek to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative or other carbon trading program with an open auction of carbon allowances. The Department of Environmental Quality is...
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2017-01-17
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
HB2336IntroReport of law-enforcement officer involved in accident. Provides that any law-enforcement officer who is listed as a driver in a motor vehicle accident report submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles will not have the accident listed on his driv...
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2017-01-17
Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2165IntroOpiate prescriptions; electronic prescriptions. Requires a prescription for any controlled substance containing an opiate to be issued as an electronic prescription and prohibits a pharmacist from dispensing a controlled substance that contains an op...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
HB2016IntroElectric personal delivery devices. Allows for the operation of electric personal delivery devices on the sidewalks and shared-use paths and across roadways on crosswalks in the Commonwealth unless otherwise prohibited by a locality. The bill directs...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #4
HB1591IntroVirginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; site and building assessment program; minimum size of industrial sites. Lowers the minimum size of industrial sites that may be included in the Authority's site and building assessment program from...
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2017-01-17
Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
SB1032EngrossComprehensive community colleges; tuition grants. Provides that certain Virginia students who were in foster care or in the custody of the Department of Social Services or considered a special needs adoption and are enrolled in a noncredit workforce ...
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2017-01-17
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB1684IntroRestricting access to firearms by children; mental state; penalty. Removes the requirement that conduct required for a conviction of unlawfully leaving a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any child under th...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
SB922EngrossDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation and Department of Health Professions; licensure, certification, registration, and permitting. Provides that certain powers of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, the Depar...
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2017-01-17
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB1773IntroTransfer of firearms; criminal history record information check; penalties. Requires that a criminal history record information check be performed on the prospective transferee before a vendor may transfer firearms at a gun show. A violation is a Cla...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
SB1481IntroJudicial Candidate Evaluation Committee; Virginia State Bar. Codifies the procedures used by the State Bar to evaluate and recommend candidates for election by the General Assembly to the appellate courts, the federal courts, and the State Corporatio...
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2017-01-17
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB1472IntroWorkers' compensation; accident reports; filing claims; civil penalty. Requires an employer's accident report filed with the Workers' Compensation Commission to include the signature of the injured employee or his personal representative. The measure...
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2017-01-17
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
HB2032IntroFiling and application fees for transportation network companies. Allows transportation network companies two fee options when applying for an original or renewal of a certificate. A transportation network company may either pay the existing certific...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #4
HB2099IntroOfficer-involved shootings; model policy for investigations; disclosure of report. Provides that an attorney for the Commonwealth shall disclose a report of his findings for any "officer-involved shooting" if no criminal charges are brought against a...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #2
SB974EngrossPalliative care information and resources. Requires the Department of Health to make information about and resources on palliative care available to the public, health care providers, and health care facilities on its website.
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2017-01-17
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB1898IntroLimits on prescription of controlled substances containing opioids. Prohibits a prescriber providing treatment for a patient in an emergency department of a corporation, facility, or institution licensed, owned, or operated by the Commonwealth to pro...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
SB1473IntroElectric utilities; undergrounding distribution lines. Declares that the replacement of any subset of an investor-owned electric utility's existing overhead distribution tap lines that have, in the aggregate, a history of nine or more total unplanned...
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2017-01-17
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
HB2383IntroDepartment of Environmental Quality (DEQ); combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfalls; Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Directs DEQ to identify the owner of any combined sewer overflow outfall that discharges into the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and to determine w...
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2017-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB2005IntroLeaving vehicles unattended and running; prohibition. Prohibits a person operating a motor vehicle from allowing such vehicle to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key from the ignition, and effecti...
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2017-01-17
Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
SB1254IntroDepartment of Elections; annual audit of ballot scanner machines. Requires the Department of Elections to conduct an annual audit of the ballot scanner machines in use in the Commonwealth. The localities selected for the audit are to be chosen at ran...
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2017-01-17
Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (10-Y 0-N)
HB2266IntroRetail establishments and restaurants; posting of signs relating to firearms policy. Provides that if a retail establishment or restaurant has a policy of carrying firearms onto the premises, the proprietor or other person in charge of the retail est...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #2
SB961IntroAbsentee voting; processing of rejected absentee ballots. Provides that when an absentee ballot is rejected, at least two officers of election, one representing each political party, are required to write and sign a statement for the cause of the bal...
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2017-01-17
Reported from Privileges and Elections (10-Y 0-N)
HB1527IntroCorporations; reinstatement. Eliminates the requirement that an application for reinstatement of a nonstock corporation be made within five years after the date the corporation ceased to exist.
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2017-01-17
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB2134IntroLocal law-enforcement agencies; body-worn cameras. Requires localities to adopt and establish a written policy for the operation of a body-worn camera system, as defined in the bill, that conforms to the model policy established by the Department of ...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #2
HB1526IntroAlcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage performing arts facility license. Revises the annual mixed beverage performing arts facility license to allow any person operating any performing arts facility to sell, on the dates of performances and one h...
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2017-01-17
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
HB2034IntroVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act. Adds two new disclosures required to be made by a seller of residential real property to a purchaser, one for whether the property is subject to one or more conservation or other easements and a second fo...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
HB2378IntroHigh school graduation requirements; substitution of computer coding credit for foreign language credit. Requires the Board, in establishing high school graduation requirements, to provide for the substitution of computer coding course credit for any...
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2017-01-17
To House Education Committee
SB1474IntroResisting arrest; penalty. Expands the Class 1 misdemeanor of resisting arrest to include, in addition to fleeing from a law-enforcement officer, failing to allow oneself to be physically taken into custody by using active means to resist.
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2017-01-17
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HB1885IntroPrescription of opioids; limits. Provides that a prescriber who prescribes a controlled substance containing an opioid to a patient shall not prescribe an amount greater than a seven-day supply unless (i) in the professional medical judgment of the p...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
HB2187IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and requires the Department of State Police to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a check from licensed firea...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HB2097IntroTesting for infection with human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis B or C virus; order of magistrate. Allows a magistrate to issue an order requiring a person to provide a blood specimen for testing for human immunodeficiency virus or the hepatitis...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2209IntroEmergency Department Care Coordination Program established. Establishes the Emergency Department Care Coordination Program in the Department of Health to provide a single, statewide technology solution that connects all hospital emergency departments...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
HB1995IntroHealth insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder in individuals of ...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
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