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SB174EngrossAlcoholic beverage control; wine wholesaler; primary area of responsibility. Removes the provision that describes the "primary area of responsibility" of a wine wholesaler that enters into an agreement with a winery to sell its wine in a certain sale...
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2018-02-20
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
SB512EngrossVirginia Freedom of Information Act; scholastic records; student telephone numbers and student personal email addresses. Excludes student telephone numbers and student personal email addresses contained in scholastic records from the mandatory disclo...
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2018-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 22]
Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
HB1437EngrossCharter; Town of Middleburg. Provides that the Middleburg town council may, notwithstanding any other provision of law, levy a tax on business personal property, as described in the Code of Virginia, without regard to the existence of, or rate of, ta...
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2018-02-20
Rereferred to Finance
HB635EngrossFree fishing day; rain day; emergency. Permits the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to designate a substitute free day in the event that a free day is canceled as a result of inclement weather.
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2018-02-20
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB832EngrossPrescription Monitoring Program; covered substances. Adds controlled substances included in Schedule V for which a prescription is required and naloxone to the list of covered substances the dispensing of which must be reported to the Prescription Mo...
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2018-02-20
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
HB523EngrossBoard for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects; membership. Adds two nonlegislative citizen members to the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified In...
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2018-02-19
Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
SB991EngrossAppointments to Broadband Advisory Council; expiration. Increase from 14 to 17 the total membership of the Broadband Advisory Council by adding two additional members of the Senate of Virginia and an additional nonlegislative member, who shall be a r...
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2018-02-19
To House Rules Committee
HJR233EngrossCommending Neighborhood Health.
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2018-02-19
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB999EngrossOffice of Telework Promotion and Broadband Assistance; Broadband Advisory Council; expiration. Extends the expiration of the Office of Telework Promotion and Broadband Assistance and the Broadband Advisory Council from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2028.
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2018-02-19
Rereferred to Finance
SB915EngrossPriority Needs Access Program. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to amend the Medicaid demonstration project (Project Number 11-W-00297/3) to create the Priority Needs Access Program to (i) increase the income eligibility for adul...
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2018-02-19
To House Appropriations Committee
HJR296IntroCommending the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.
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2018-02-19
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 18106811D
HB501EngrossHome hospice programs; disposal of drugs. Requires every hospice to develop policies and procedures for the disposal of drugs dispensed as part of the hospice plan of care for a patient, which shall include requirements that such disposal be (i) perf...
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2018-02-19
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB52EngrossPlaces of confinement for juveniles. Provides that when juveniles who are determined by the court to be a threat to the security or safety of other juveniles detained in a juvenile secure facility are transferred to or confined to a jail or other fac...
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2018-02-19
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
HB1181EngrossOnline Virginia Network Authority. Adds the Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System or his designee and one nonlegislative citizen member appointed by the State Board for Community Colleges to the members of the board of trustees of the O...
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2018-02-19
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB47EngrossFemale genital mutilation; criminal penalty. Increases from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 2 felony the penalty for any person to knowingly circumcise, excise, or infibulate the labia major, labia minora, or clitoris of a minor; for any parent or g...
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2018-02-19
Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
SB840EngrossLocal school boards; school meal policies. Requires each local school board to adopt policies that (i) prohibit school board employees from publicly identifying or stigmatizing a student who cannot pay for a meal at school or who owes a meal debt, in...
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2018-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 21]
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
HJR261EngrossCommending Loudoun County Public Schools.
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2018-02-19
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB875EngrossVeterinarians; compounding of drugs. Increases the quantity, from a 72-hour supply to a seven-day supply, of a compounded drug that a veterinarian may dispense to the owner of a companion animal for which the veterinarian is providing treatment.
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2018-02-19
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB1007PassDelegate Lacey E. Putney Memorial Highway. Designates the portion of U.S. Route 221 between the Town of Bedford and the City of Lynchburg the "Delegate Lacey E. Putney Memorial Highway." The bill contains an emergency clause.
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2018-02-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 8 (effective 2/19/18)
SB783EngrossDepartment of Criminal Justice Services to review pretrial services agencies; report. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services (Department) to annually review each pretrial services agency to determine compliance with its biennial plan an...
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2018-02-19
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
SB872EngrossTethering animals; adequate shelter and space. Provides that outdoor tethering of a companion animal shall not meet the requirement that an animal be given adequate shelter, unless the animal is actively engaged in an agricultural or hunting activity...
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2018-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 21]
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
SB917EngrossHandheld photo speed monitoring devices. Provides that a law-enforcement officer may operate a handheld photo speed monitoring device, defined in the bill, in or around a school crossing zone for the purpose of recording images of vehicles that are t...
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2018-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 22]
Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
HB840EnrollConfidentiality of victim telephone numbers and email addresses in criminal cases. Provides that upon request of a crime victim or a witness in a criminal prosecution of a violent felony, law enforcement, the attorney for the Commonwealth, counsel fo...
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2018-02-19
Signed by President
HB988EnrollCriminal history record information; discovery. Provides that laws precluding dissemination of a person's criminal history record information do not preclude dissemination made pursuant to the rules of court for obtaining discovery or for review by t...
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2018-02-19
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB988ER)
HB1260EngrossAdmission to bail; human trafficking. Adds the charges of (i) taking or detaining a person for the purposes of prostitution or unlawful sexual intercourse, (ii) receiving money from procuring or placing a person in a house of prostitution or forced l...
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2018-02-19
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB509EngrossHandheld photo speed monitoring devices. Provides that the Department of State Police may operate a handheld photo speed monitoring device, defined in the bill, in or around a highway work zone for the purpose of recording images of vehicles that are...
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2018-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 22]
Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
HB788EnrollRequirements that paid tax return preparers use identification numbers; civil penalty. Directs the Department of Taxation (the Department) to require paid tax return preparers to provide their federal Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) when pr...
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2018-02-19
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB788ER)
HB1355EnrollAlternative facility of temporary detention; minors. Establishes the same procedure for transferring custody of a minor who is the subject of a temporary detention order from one facility to another facility that already exists for transferring custo...
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2018-02-19
Signed by President
SB895EngrossPunitive damages cap. Raises the punitive damages cap from $350,000 to $500,000 for any action accruing on or after July 1, 2018.
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2018-02-19
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 0-N)
HB26EngrossPawnbrokers; allowable late fees. Provides that a pawnbroker may charge a late fee, not to exceed 10 percent of the amount loaned, for each item that is not claimed by the pledged due date as long as the pawner is notified of the fee on the pawn tick...
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2018-02-19
Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 1-N)
HB674EnrollVirginia Real Estate Time-Share Act; Common Interest Community Board; developer may obtain surety bond or letter of credit. Provides that in lieu of escrowing deposits made in connection with the purchase or reservation of a time-share product a deve...
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2018-02-19
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB674ER)
SR38IntroCelebrating the life of Ronald E. Carrier.
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2018-02-19
Laid on Clerk's Desk
SB503EngrossAdmissions tax in Washington County. Clarifies that Washington County is authorized to impose an admissions tax to either a multi-sports complex or an entertainment venue, or both, subject to certain requirements.
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2018-02-19
Reported from Finance (20-Y 2-N)
HB902EngrossSex Offenders and Crimes Against Minors Registry; similar offenses; removal from Registry. Provides that the requirement that a person required to register with the Sex Offenders and Crimes Against Minors Registry who was convicted of certain crimes ...
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2018-02-19
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB1468EnrollAuditor of Public Accounts; audits. Eliminates a requirement that the Auditor of Public Accounts (Auditor) audit certain entities annually. The bill provides for the Auditor to perform an audit for these entities as the Auditor determines necessary.
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2018-02-19
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1468ER)
HJR265EngrossCommending the Danville Good News Jail & Prison Ministry.
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2018-02-19
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB459EngrossOfficial designations; state salamander. Designates the red salamander (Pseudotriton ruber) as the state salamander of Virginia.
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2018-02-19
Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 1-N)
HB908EnrollVirginia Freedom of Information Act; meetings held by electronic communication means. Removes the Freedom of Information Act requirement that the remote locations from which members of a public body participate in meetings through electronic communic...
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2018-02-19
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB908ER)
HB732EnrollDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; contractors; prohibited acts. Provides that a construction contract entered into by a person undertaking work without a valid Virginia contractor's license shall not be enforceable by the unlice...
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2018-02-19
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB732ER)
SB487EngrossVirginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act; civil penalties; rate of inflation. Raises the amounts for the civil penalties in the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act from not less than $5,500 and not more than $11,000 to not less than $10,957 and not more...
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2018-02-19
Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
SB854EngrossRenewal of nursery stock licenses; late fee. Imposes a $50 late fee for a nurseryman and $15 late fee for a dealer for failure to renew a nursery stock license within 30 days of the December 31 expiration date. The bill exempts from prosecution for a...
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2018-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 21]
Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
HB543EngrossDepartment of General Services; lease of surplus property. Permits the Department of General Services to allow charitable organizations exempt from taxation under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that provide addiction recovery services to l...
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2018-02-19
Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
SR41IntroCelebrating the life of James Michael Eastham, Sr.
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2018-02-19
Laid on Clerk's Desk
SB219EngrossConstitutional amendment (voter referendum); real property tax exemption for flooding remediation, abatement, and resiliency. Provides for a referendum at the November 6, 2018, election to approve or reject an amendment to allow the General Assembly ...
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2018-02-19
Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
HJR253EngrossCelebrating the life of Robert Lee Stephens, Jr.
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2018-02-19
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB335EngrossJamestown-Yorktown Foundation; Yorktown Victory Center. Renames the Yorktown Victory Center, operated by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, as the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.
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2018-02-19
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB1413EngrossDisplay or parking of used motor vehicles for sale; penalty. Clarifies that the prohibition on the display or parking, or permitting the display or parking, of five or more used motor vehicles within any 12-month period on real property to sell or ad...
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2018-02-19
Passed Senate (33-Y 7-N)
SB851EngrossCorrectional Officer Procedural Guarantee Act. Creates the Correctional Officer Procedural Guarantee Act to establish procedural guarantees for correctional officers when allegations are made against such officers involving matters that may lead to t...
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2018-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 22]
Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1031EngrossCommon interest communities; disclosure packets. Requires that as a prerequisite to charging any fees for the preparation of disclosure packets, both professionally managed property owners' associations and property owners' associations that are not ...
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2018-02-19
Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
SB924EngrossStandards for the display of the Honor and Remember Flag at state buildings and facilities outside of Capitol Square. Provides that in the absence of a directive from the Governor or the Director of the Department of General Services, the head of the...
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2018-02-19
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
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