VA Legislation | 2019 | Regular Session

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SB1309IntroImmunity of employers and potential employers; reports of violent behavior. Provides civil immunity to an employer who makes a report to a potential employer or law-enforcement agency of violent or threatened violent behavior, as defined in the bill,...
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2019-01-30
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (11-Y 2-N)
SB1572IntroVirginia taxable income; threshold for filing return. Raises the minimum threshold for filing a Virginia tax return to $15,000 for an individual and $30,000 for married persons filing jointly, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2019. ...
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2019-01-30
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)
SB1765IntroRestoration of certain highways; payment of costs. Clarifies that public safety agencies may, following a motor vehicle accident or incident, restore the highway to its condition prior to the accident. The bill does not affect current law authorizing...
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2019-01-30
Failed to report (defeated) in Transportation (2-Y 11-N)
SB1631IntroVirginia income tax; emergency. Advances conformity of the Commonwealth's tax code with the federal tax code to December 31, 2018, starting with taxable year 2018. The bill increases, starting with taxable year 2018, the amount of the standard deduct...
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2019-01-30
Incorporated by Finance
SB1092IntroPreliminary protective orders; hearing dates. Allows the full hearing resulting from the issuance of a preliminary protective order to be heard on the same hearing or trial date as a related criminal offense if such hearing or trial date has already ...
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2019-01-30
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (9-Y 5-N)
SB1437IntroParole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes; investigations and reports by probation officers. Provides that a person is entitled to parole who was sentenced by a jury prior to the date of the Supreme Court of Virginia decis...
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2019-01-30
Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (7-Y 8-N)
SB1211IntroVirginia income tax; conformity; standard deduction; emergency. Advances conformity of the Commonwealth's tax code with the federal tax code to December 31, 2018, including conformity to the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill raises Virginia's s...
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2019-01-30
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)
SB1399IntroCorporal punishment of a child with an object; penalty. Provides that any parent, guardian, or other person responsible for the care of a child under 18 years of age who uses an object to subject a child to corporal punishment, as defined in the bill...
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2019-01-30
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (10-Y 5-N)
SB1739IntroIncome tax; emergency. Advances conformity of the Commonwealth's tax code with the federal tax code to December 31, 2018, including conformity to the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill also directs any revenues collected by the Commonwealth as a...
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2019-01-30
Incorporated by Finance
SB1697IntroCorporate income tax subtraction; business interest. Establishes a subtraction from a corporation's Virginia taxable income for the amount of business interest that is disallowed as a deduction from federal taxable income by §163(j) of the Inter...
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2019-01-30
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)
HB2676IntroDisclosure of information under the Master Settlement Agreement and Non-Participating Manufacturer Adjustment Settlement Agreement. Provides that officers, employees, or agents of the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Taxation shal...
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2019-01-30
Tabled in Finance (19-Y 1-N)
SB1297IntroRefundable income tax credit for low-income taxpayers. Allows low-income individuals and married persons to claim either (i) a nonrefundable income tax credit equal to $300 for each individual, his spouse, and any dependents or (ii) a refundable inco...
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2019-01-30
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)
SB1784IntroTraffic incident management vehicles. Authorizes traffic incident management vehicles, defined in the bill, to be (i) equipped with flashing red or red and white warning lights, (ii) exempt from certain traffic regulations in particular situations, a...
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2019-01-30
Failed to report (defeated) in Transportation (6-Y 7-N)
SB1225IntroVirginia income tax; emergency. Advances conformity of Virginia income tax; emergency. Advances conformity of the Commonwealth's tax code with the federal tax code to December 31, 2018, starting with taxable year 2018. The bill increases, starting wi...
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2019-01-30
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)
SB1721IntroDepartment of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Charitable Gaming Board; Electronic Gaming Devices Act; penalty. Establishes the Electronic Gaming Devices Act to be administered by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Department)...
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2019-01-30
Incorporated by Courts of Justice
SB1744IntroVirginia taxable income; standard deduction. Increases the standard deduction to $4,000 for individuals and $8,000 for married persons filing joint returns for taxable year 2018. The bill contains an emergency clause.
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2019-01-30
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)
SB1533IntroCoal combustion residuals; Chesapeake Bay watershed; closure. Requires the owner or operator of any coal combustion residuals (CCR) unit, defined in the bill to include a coal ash pond or landfill, that is located in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to c...
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2019-01-30
Incorporated by Finance
SB1443IntroVirginia income tax; emergency. Advances conformity of the Commonwealth's tax code with the federal tax code to December 31, 2018, starting with taxable year 2018. The bill increases, starting with taxable year 2018, the amount of the standard deduct...
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2019-01-30
Incorporated by Finance
SB1654IntroDulles Greenway. Amends the powers and responsibilities Dulles Greenway. Amends the powers and responsibilities of the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to regulate toll road operators under the Virginia Highway Corporation Act of 1988. The measure ...
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2019-01-30
Failed to report (defeated) in Transportation (6-Y 7-N)
SB1133IntroVirginia Highway Corporation Act of 1988; tolls; distance-based pricing program. Authorizes the operator of the Dulles Greenway to apply annually to the State Corporation Commission, during the period 2020 through 2029, for increases to tolls on the ...
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2019-01-30
Failed to report (defeated) in Transportation (6-Y 7-N)
SB1320IntroConformity of the Commonwealth's taxation system with the Internal Revenue Code; emergency. Advances conformity of the Commonwealth's tax code with the federal tax code to December 31, 2018, including conformity to the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. ...
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2019-01-30
Incorporated by Finance
SB1531IntroVirginia taxable income; standard deduction. Equalizes the Virginia standard deduction with the federal standard deduction. For taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2018, but before January 1, 2019, the amount of the standard deduction sha...
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2019-01-30
Incorporated by Finance
SB1071IntroClosure 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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2019-01-30
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (13-Y 3-N)
SB1630IntroIncome tax; refunds. Entitles an individual to a tax refund equal to $150, or $300 for married persons filing a joint return. An individual will only be eligible for the credit if his tax liability after the application of deductions, subtractions, a...
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2019-01-30
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)
SB1733IntroDepartment of Motor Vehicles; electronic peer-to-peer motor vehicle rental services; report. Directs the Department of Motor Vehicles, in consultation with the State Corporation Commission and the Department of Taxation, to convene a work group to st...
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2019-01-30
Stricken at request of Patron in Transportation (13-Y 0-N)
HB2105IntroCoal combustion residuals; Chesapeake Bay watershed; Coal combustion residuals; Chesapeake Bay watershed; closure. Requires the owner or operator of any coal combustion residuals (CCR) unit, defined in the bill to include a coal ash pond or landfill,...
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2019-01-30
Tabled in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (19-Y 3-N)
SB1029IntroVehicle inspector certification; nonviolent felon. Prohibits the Superintendent of State Police from promulgating regulations barring an individual from being certified as a vehicle inspector solely because he has previously been convicted of a crimi...
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2019-01-30
Stricken at request of Patron in Transportation (13-Y 0-N)
SB1237IntroIndividual income tax; itemization. Allows an individual taxpayer to itemize deductions for state income tax purposes regardless of whether he elects to itemize deductions on his federal return for taxable years 2018 through 2025. Current law require...
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2019-01-30
Incorporated by Finance
SB1302IntroRights of persons with disabilities; procedures for certain actions; website accessibility. Requires a person who alleges that the website of a bank, trust company, savings institution, or credit union does not comply with applicable law regarding it...
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2019-01-30
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (8-Y 5-N 2-A)
SB1330IntroVoter referendum; school modernization commission. Provides for a statewide referendum on the question of whether the General Assembly shall issue state general obligation bonds in the amount of $3 billion for the purpose of K-12 school building cons...
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2019-01-30
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (14-Y 2-N)
SB1698IntroCorporate income tax subtraction; Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income. Establishes a subtraction in computing Virginia taxable income for the amount of Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income that is included in a corporation's federal taxable income.
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2019-01-30
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)
SB1441IntroVirginia Board for Court Reporters. Creates the Virginia Board for Court Reporters (the Board) as an independent board to regulate court reporting services in the state. Beginning July 1, 2020, no person may engage in or offer to engage in work as a ...
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2019-01-30
Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (10-Y 0-N)
HB1891IntroEligibility for food stamps; drug-related felonies. Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive food stamp benefits shall not be denied such assistance solely because he has been convicted of a drug-related felony. Under current law, ...
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2019-01-30
Tabled in Appropriations (12-Y 10-N)
HB2404EngrossTransient occupancy tax; Mathews County; Middlesex County. Adds Mathews County and Middlesex County to the list of counties that may impose a transient occupancy tax at a rate above two percent, but not to exceed five percent. The revenue attributabl...
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2019-01-30
Requires 66 affirmative votes to pass
SB1660IntroBaccalaureate public institutions of higher education; fixed four-year tuition rate. Requires the governing board of each baccalaureate public institution of higher education to prospectively fix the cost of tuition for incoming freshman Virginia stu...
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2019-01-30
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (13-Y 3-N)
SB1723IntroMotor vehicle safety inspections; cost evaluation by DMV and the Department of State Police. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Department of State Police to jointly evaluate the feasibility of including in a motor vehicle safety...
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2019-01-30
Stricken at request of Patron in Transportation (13-Y 0-N)
SB1657IntroTaxpayer relief income tax credit. Creates a nonrefundable tax credit of $250 for individuals and $500 for married persons filing a joint return. The credit is available for taxable years 2018 through 2025 and is available only to taxpayers who elect...
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2019-01-30
Incorporated by Finance
SB1398IntroSite plan approval; decommissioning certified solar energy equipment, facilities, or devices. Authorizes a locality, as a condition of approval of a site plan, to require an owner or developer of real property to enter into a written agreement to dec...
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2019-01-29
Incorporated by Local Government
HB2175IntroVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; disclosure of special flood hazard area to prospective purchaser or renter. Requires the owner of residential real property who has actual knowledge that the ...
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2019-01-29
Tabled in General Laws (11-Y 9-N)
HJR752EngrossCommending the Virginia Funeral Directors Association.
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2019-01-29
Laid on Clerk's Desk
SB1202IntroVoting information for persons incarcerated in local correctional facilities. Provides that the Board of Corrections shall make, adopt, and promulgate rules and regulations regarding the provision of information on absentee voting to all persons conf...
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2019-01-29
Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (5-Y 8-N)
HB1908EngrossDepartment of Environmental Quality; Department of Education; sixth grade science curriculum. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Education to update the "Window into a Green Virginia" curriculum developed by the Dep...
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2019-01-29
VOTE: DEFEATED (48-Y 48-N)
HR233EngrossCommending Casanova Hunt.
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2019-01-29
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB1114IntroCampaign 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 administere...
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2019-01-29
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N)
HB1901IntroVirginia Property Owners' Association Act; rights of lot owners. Requires a property owners' association to provide the count and final outcome of a vote on any matter requiring a vote by the association's membership to any lot owner who requests suc...
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2019-01-29
Tabled in General Laws (10-Y 9-N)
HB2728IntroVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures for buyer to beware; impounding structures or dams. Adds an additional required disclosure statement for the buyer to beware in regards to the condition or regulatory status of an imp...
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2019-01-29
Tabled in General Laws (11-Y 9-N)
HB1910IntroDrug paraphernalia and controlled paraphernalia; fentanyl testing products. Clarifies that narcotic testing products used to determine whether a controlled substance contains fentanyl are not drug paraphernalia or controlled paraphernalia.
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2019-01-29
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (20-Y 2-N)
SB1552IntroAbsentee 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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2019-01-29
Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (5-Y 9-N)
SB1664IntroAbsentee voting; prohibiting release of absentee voter applicant list. Prohibits the release of the list of persons applying for an absentee ballot. Currently, the absentee voter applicant list is available to registered voters for inspection and cop...
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2019-01-29
Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (5-Y 9-N)
SB1032IntroVirginia Law Officers' Retirement System; retirement age. Changes the age through which a retired law-enforcement officer covered under the Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System is entitled to receive an additional retirement allowance from the la...
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2019-01-29
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (15-Y 0-N)
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