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HJR123EngrossNotifying the Governor of organization.
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2020-01-08
Delegates: Herring, Simon, Gilbert
HB1422IntroChesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan initiatives; nutrient management plans; livestock stream exclusion. Requires any operator of at least 50 acres of cropland in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to submit a nutrient management plan for such crop...
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2020-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 29]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
SB818IntroBehavioral health dockets; established. Establishes, by the Behavioral Health Docket Act (the Act), behavioral health courts as specialized court dockets within the existing structure of Virginia's court system, offering judicial monitoring of intens...
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2020-01-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
SB904IntroState Council of Higher Education for Virginia; public institutions of higher education; dyslexia and literacy; multisensory structured language education. Directs the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to facilitate the development of a ...
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2020-01-08
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SJR52IntroCommending the Chesapeake Bay Commission.
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2020-01-08
To Senate Rules Committee
HJR100EngrossEstablishing a schedule for the conduct of business for the Establishing a schedule for the conduct of business for the prefiling period of the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly of
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2020-01-08
VOTE: Adoption (95-Y 0-N)
HB1457IntroSecurities Act; exemption for nonissuer distributions. Exempts certain nonissuer distributions from the registration provisions of the Securities Act.
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2020-01-08
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
SB452IntroMotor vehicle fuels sales tax in certain counties and cities. Imposes an additional 2.1 percent wholesale gas tax to any county or city outside of the Northern Virginia or Hampton Roads regions or the Interstate 81 Corridor, where such a tax is alrea...
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2020-01-08
Moved from Finance to Finance and Appropriations due to a change of the committee name
SJR66IntroStudy; Joint Subcommittee to Study the Development of a Study; Joint Subcommittee to Study the Development of a Framework for Regulated Adult-Use of Cannabis and Medical Cannabis; report. Establishes the Joint Subcommittee to Study the Development of...
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2020-01-08
To Senate Rules Committee
SB866IntroVirginia Human Rights Act; discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Creates a cause of action against any employer employing more than five but fewer than 15 persons who engages in an unlawful discriminator...
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2020-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 29]
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SB905IntroProperty; landlord and tenant; tenant's remedy by repair. Permits a tenant, where there is a violation of the landlord's duty to maintain fit and habitable premises, to have the condition remedied by a third party. In such a case, provided that the t...
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2020-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 29]
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SB148IntroDriving under the influence. Provides that the provisions regarding driving or operating a motor vehicle, engine, or train while intoxicated and the provisions regarding operating a motor vehicle by a person under the age of 21 after illegally consum...
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2020-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 29]

Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
SB307IntroAdults sentenced for juvenile offenses; good conduct credit. Provides that an adult sentenced for a juvenile offense can earn good conduct credit at the rate of one day for each one day served, including all days served while confined in jail or secu...
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2020-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 29]

Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
SB758IntroElectric personal delivery devices. Makes several changes related to electric personal delivery devices, including changing the term used to refer to such devices to "personal delivery devices" and changing the weight limit of such devices from 50 to...
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2020-01-08
To Senate Transportation Committee
SB831IntroUtility Transfers Act; water and sewer utilities. Authorizes a water or sewer public utility acquiring a water or sewer system to elect to have its rate base established by using the fair market value of the system assets instead of the system's depr...
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2020-01-08
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB109IntroVirginia Retirement System; accidental death and dismemberment benefits; definitions. Changes the funding structure for the Virginia Retirement System's (VRS) obligation to fund a savings trust account for higher education for a qualifying child of a...
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2020-01-08
Moved from Finance to Finance and Appropriations due to a change of the committee name
SB779IntroDepartment of Education and Department of Environmental Quality; sixth grade science curriculum. Directs the Department of Education to coordinate with the Department of Environmental Quality to update the "Window into a Green Virginia" curriculum de...
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2020-01-08
To Senate Rules Committee
SB513IntroDriver's license suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses. Removes the existing provisions that allow a person's driver's license to be suspended (i) when he is convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense; (ii) for n...
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2020-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 29]

Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
SB490IntroPurchase, possession, or transportation of firearms following conviction for assault and battery of a family or household member; permit to restore rights; penalties. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of stalking, sexual battery, or assault a...
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2020-01-08
Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
SB759IntroSpeed monitoring devices; civil penalty. Authorizes law-enforcement officers to operate photo speed monitoring devices, defined in the bill, in or around school crossing zones and highway work zones for the purpose of recording images of vehicles tha...
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2020-01-08
To Senate Transportation Committee
SB750IntroPeer-to-peer vehicle sharing platforms; taxation. Provides that peer-to-peer vehicle sharing platforms, as defined in the bill, are rentors for the purposes of taxation.
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2020-01-08
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
SB870IntroConditional zoning for solar photovoltaic projects. Authorizes any locality with a planning commission to include reasonable regulations and provisions for conditional zoning for solar photovoltaic (electric energy) projects of more than five megawat...
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2020-01-08
To Senate Local Government Committee
HB1266IntroSeptic system inspectors; requirements to perform a septic system inspection. Authorizes any individual who holds a valid alternative onsite sewage system operator, alternative onsite sewage system installer, or onsite soil evaluator license pursuant...
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2020-01-08
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
SB359IntroGifts of real estate; title search required for recordation. Provides that no deed of gift conveying real estate shall be recorded unless accompanied by a document certifying that a title search has been completed for the real estate subject to the d...
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2020-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 29]

Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
HR14IntroMemorializing the Congress of the United States to support the Humane Cosmetics Act of 2019. Urges the Congress of the United States to support S. 2886 and H.R. 5141, the Humane Cosmetics Act of 2019.
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2020-01-08
To House Rules Committee
SB788IntroGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $500 to $1,000 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the c...
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2020-01-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
SB218IntroIndividual and corporate income tax credit; employers of National Guard members and self-employed National Guard members. Provides for taxable years 2020 through 2024 a nonrefundable tax credit against individual and corporate income taxes for (i) wa...
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2020-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 29 @ 9:00 am]

Moved from Finance to Finance and Appropriations due to a change of the committee name
SJR57IntroStudy; JLARC; costs of education; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the true cost of education in the Commonwealth and provide an accurate assessment of the costs to implement the Standards of Quality.
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2020-01-08
To Senate Rules Committee
SB110IntroResearch and development tax credits; sunset; aggregate caps. Extends the sunset date for both the research and development expenses tax credit and the major research and development expenses tax credit from January 1, 2022, to January 1, 2027. Begin...
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2020-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 29 @ 9:00 am]

Moved from Finance to Finance and Appropriations due to a change of the committee name
HB1441IntroFinancial institutions; small loans; penalty. Prohibits any person from making a small loan unless such person is licensed by the State Corporation Commission. The bill defines "small loan" as an unsecured loan or credit of $5,000 or less extended to...
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2020-01-08
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
SB852IntroTaxes on tobacco products; penalties. Provides that tobacco products, defined in the bill, would be subject to tax at rates of $1.80 per pack of cigarettes or 39 percent of the wholesale price for all other tobacco products. Current law imposes taxes...
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2020-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 29 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
SB438IntroJudicial performance evaluation program; risk assessment tool; use of alternative sanction. Requires the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to report to the Supreme Court and the Chairmen of the House and Senate Committees for Courts of Justice ...
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2020-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 29]

Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
SB874IntroSegregated accommodations and segregation districts for residences. Repeals Acts of Assembly that implemented (i) separate accommodations for white and African American passengers on steamboats and (ii) designation of segregation districts for reside...
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2020-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 29]
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SJR67IntroStudy; JLARC; legalization and regulation of growth, sale and possession of marijuana; redress impacts of
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2020-01-08
To Senate Rules Committee
HB1386IntroDeath penalty; severe mental illness. Provides that a defendant in a capital case who had a severe mental illness, as defined in the bill, at the time of the offense is not eligible for the death penalty. The bill establishes procedures for determini...
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2020-01-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB915IntroDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; training requirement for barbers and cosmetologists. Prohibits the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology from requiring completion of more than 1,000 hours of training in the field for which an appl...
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2020-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 29]
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SJR64EngrossProviding for a Joint Assembly.
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2020-01-08
Agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB838IntroNonpayment of wages; private action; liability for payment Nonpayment of wages; private action; liability for payment of wages due under construction contracts; penalties. Provides that an employee has a private cause of action against an employer wh...
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2020-01-08
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB511IntroPetition for writ of actual innocence. Provides that a Petition for writ of actual innocence. Provides that a person who was convicted of a felony or who was adjudicated delinquent by a circuit court of an offense that would be a felony if committed ...
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2020-01-08
Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
SJR58IntroConstitutional amendment (second resolution); personal property tax exemption; motor vehicle owned by a veteran who is disabled. Provides that one motor vehicle of a veteran who has a 100 percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability sha...
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2020-01-08
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HJR113IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); marriage. Proposes the repeal of the constitutional amendment dealing with marriage that was approved by referendum at the November 2006 election. That amendment to the Bill of Rights (i) defines marriage ...
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2020-01-08
To House Rules Committee
SB819IntroDrug Treatment Court Act; authorization and availability. Provides that any jurisdiction or jurisdictions intending or proposing to establish a drug treatment court shall not be denied permission under the Code of Virginia to establish such court sol...
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2020-01-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HB1240IntroLegal services plans. Authorizes legal services organizations to provide to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services any registration information or fees on behalf of their legal services plan sellers. Currently, sellers are requi...
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2020-01-08
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
SB800IntroReal property tax exemption for certified pollution control equipment and facilities. Advances the sunset date of the real property tax exemption for solar photovoltaic (electric energy) projects greater than 20 megawatts from 2024 to 2021.
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2020-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 29 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
SB59IntroJuvenile law-enforcement records; disclosures to school principals. Changes from discretionary to mandatory that the chief of police of a city or chief of police or sheriff of a county disclose to a school principal all instances where a juvenile at ...
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2020-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 29]

Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
HB1418IntroVirginia Human Rights Act; discrimination on the basis of sex; sexual harassment. Creates a cause of action against any employer employing more than five but fewer than 15 persons who engages in an unlawful discriminatory act against any employee on ...
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2020-01-08
To House General Laws Committee
SB543IntroFirearms shows; mandatory background check. Requires the Department of State Police to perform a criminal history record information check on the prospective purchaser or transferee prior to the completion of any firearms transaction at a firearms sh...
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2020-01-08
Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
SR6EngrossEstablishing the Rules of the Senate.
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2020-01-08
Engrossed bill reprinted 20105378D-E
HB1448IntroManagement of the menhaden fishery. Requires the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to adopt regulations necessary to manage Atlantic menhaden, including those necessary to comply with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fish...
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2020-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 29]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
SB71IntroFirearms on school property. Adds public, private, or religious preschools and child day centers that are not operated at the residence of the provider or of any of the children to the list of schools where possessing a firearm on school property or ...
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2020-01-08
Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
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