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HB2042IntroSuicide prevention; continuing education requirements for providers. Requires continuing education related to suicide assessment, treatment, and management for all licensed doctors of medicine, osteopathy, and chiropractic medicine; licensed physicia...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
HB1838IntroNeighborhood Assistance Act tax credits; Board of Education. Changes the process of allocating credits to neighborhood organizations submitting education proposals. The bill directs the Board of Education to develop regulations that would allow credi...
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2017-01-17
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1422IntroVirginia Consumer Protection Act; roofing-related services. Provides that it is a prohibited practice under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act for a supplier to promise to pay or rebate all or any portion of the deductible payable under a consumer'...
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2017-01-17
Assigned C & L sub: Special Sub-Consumer Lending
HB1603IntroAbsentee voting; eligibility of certain caregivers. Entitles a person to vote absentee if the person is unable to go in person to the polls on the day of the election because he is primarily and personally responsible for the care of an ill or disabl...
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2017-01-17
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely by voice vote
HR304IntroCelebrating the life of Ralph Edmond Stanley.
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2017-01-17
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17103530D
HB1450IntroPharmacy freedom of choice. Requires a health insurer or health maintenance organization, or its intermediary (the carrier), when it receives notice from a pharmacy's intermediary of the pharmacy's agreement to accept reimbursement for its services a...
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2017-01-17
Committee substitute printed 17103648D-H1
HB1625IntroMobile food units; licenses. Directs the Department of Health to issue a license in the form of a sticker to a restaurant that is a mobile food unit that meets the requirements for licensure and requires the licensee to prominently display the licens...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
SJR316IntroCommending LeShawn Merritt.
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2017-01-17
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB2119IntroPractice of laser hair removal. Limits the practice of laser hair removal to a person licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine or to a properly trained person under the direction and supervision of a licensed doctor of medicine or osteop...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
SB999EngrossComprehensive community colleges; academic credit. Requires the State Board of Community Colleges to require each comprehensive community college to develop policies and procedures for awarding academic credit to enrolled students who have successful...
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2017-01-17
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB1806IntroIncome tax subtractions and credits for investments in Income tax subtractions and credits for investments in technology businesses. Modifies the qualified equity and subordinated debt investments tax credit by (i) increasing the maximum amount of cr...
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2017-01-17
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1993IntroPipeline construction; Department of Transportation oversight. Requires the Department of Transportation (VDOT) to document by video the existing condition of the highways on the approved route of an interstate or intrastate pipeline prior to constru...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #4
SB1478IntroRestitution; modification of terms and conditions of payment plan. Permits the court to modify the terms and conditions of a restitution payment plan or amend the total amount of restitution due for good cause shown and only after a hearing of which ...
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2017-01-17
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HB2075IntroCommercial driver's license instruction; comprehensive community colleges. Allows comprehensive community colleges in the Virginia Community College System to administer the in-vehicle component of driver instruction to students enrolled in a commerc...
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2017-01-17
Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
HJR778IntroCommending Ramoth Baptist Church.
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2017-01-17
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17100821D
HB1596IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; public works contracts; prevailing wage provisions. Prohibits state agencies from requiring bidders, offerors, contractors, or subcontractors to pay, or require the payment of, wages, salaries, benefits, or other remu...
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2017-01-17
Reported from General Laws (15-Y 7-N)
SB1480IntroDigital impersonation; penalty. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to knowingly and with malice impersonate a living individual without his authorization through the use of a computer and with the intent to defraud or injure that ...
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2017-01-17
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HB2092IntroApplication for public assistance; eligibility; review of records. Requires entities processing applications for medical assistance and other public assistance to conduct a review of death records and records relating to incarceration status, employm...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
SB1103IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); closed meeting violations; civil penalty. Provides that in addition to any penalties imposed under FOIA, if the court finds that a member of a public body voted to certify a closed meeting and at the time o...
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2017-01-17
Assigned GL&T sub: #1
HB2318IntroVirginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program. Removes the condition for a child's eligibility for the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program that a birth-related injury suffered in the course of resuscitati...
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2017-01-17
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1999IntroOffice of Immigrant Assistance created. Establishes in the Department of Social Services (the Department) an Office of Immigrant Assistance (the Office) to assist persons lawfully entering the United States and the Commonwealth for the purpose of bec...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
HB2277IntroLicensure of doctors of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, and podiatry; requirements. Eliminates the requirement that supervised clinical training that is received in the United States as part of the curriculum of an international medical school be...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
HB2347IntroCommonwealth's Development Opportunity Fund; limitation on use of moneys from the Fund. Provides that unless an exception has been granted by the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, moneys in the Commonwealth's Development Opportunity Fund shall not be ...
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2017-01-17
Assigned App. sub: Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Technology
SB964IntroRunning bamboo; cutting by localities; ordinance prohibiting spread; designation of certain plants as noxious weeds. Authorizes any locality to adopt ordinances requiring proper upkeep of running bamboo and prohibiting the spread of running bamboo fr...
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2017-01-17
Committee substitute printed 17104255D-S1
SB1031EngrossPossession and administration of naloxone. Adds Department of Forensic Science employees and employees of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to the groups of individuals who may possess and administer naloxone or other opioid antagonist, provid...
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2017-01-17
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB1128IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act; failure to respond to request for records; rebuttable presumption. Provides that there shall be a rebuttable presumption that a failure to respond to a request for records was willful and knowing.
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2017-01-17
Assigned GL&T sub: #1
HB2386IntroPayment of court-ordered fines, etc.; deferred or Payment of court-ordered fines, etc.; deferred or installment payment agreements. Establishes the requirements for deferred or installment payment agreements that a court must offer a defendant who is...
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2017-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
SB1302IntroWrite-in votes; duties of local electoral boards. Provides that when no person is elected to an office by write-in votes and the total number of write-in votes for that office is less than the total number of votes cast for the candidate receiving th...
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2017-01-17
Committee substitute printed 17104357D-S1
HB1685IntroPurchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and establishes such an offense as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exe...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HB1717IntroIndividual income tax; subtraction for interest and dividends from Virginia-based corporations. Allows residents of Virginia to subtract from their Virginia taxable income any interest or dividends received from a corporation with its principal place...
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2017-01-17
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1778IntroPurchase and transport of firearms; simple assault hate crime. Prohibits persons convicted of simple assault or assault and battery when the victim was selected because of his race, religious conviction, color, or national origin from purchasing or t...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #2
SB1225IntroArts and cultural districts. Provides that arts and cultural districts may be created jointly by two or more localities.
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2017-01-17
Reported from Local Government (12-Y 0-N)
HB1676IntroIndividual income tax; subtraction for National Guard wages. Provides that a Virginia resident shall be eligible for a subtraction for wages earned in service in the National Guard of another state if the resident's out-of-state service is due to the...
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2017-01-17
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1798IntroDonation of organs by persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus. Allows for the donation of organs by persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus when (i) the recipient of such organ is informed that such organ is infected with human ...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
HB2044IntroProtective orders; possession of firearms; felony. Provides that it is a Class 6 felony for a person who is subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) for subjecting another person to an ac...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HJR723EngrossCommending Paula Slagle.
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2017-01-17
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB1714IntroCorporate income tax; rate of taxation. Lowers the corporate income tax rate from six percent to five percent for taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2018.
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2017-01-17
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2326IntroRegistration of specially constructed vehicles for general transportation purposes. Provides a process by which the Department of Motor Vehicles may register specially constructed vehicles that do not meet requirements for on-road use to operate on t...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #4
HB1771IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour effective January 1, 2018, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Effective Janu...
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2017-01-17
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1852IntroCarrying concealed handguns; protective orders. Authorizes any person 21 years of age or older who is not prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm and is protected by an unexpired protective order to carry a concealed handgun...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HB2002IntroDepartment of Social Services; refugee and immigrant resettlements; report. Requires nonprofit resettlement agencies and their local affiliates that provide refugee or other immigrant resettlement services in the Commonwealth to annually report to th...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2094IntroLocalities; regulation of firearms in government buildings. Allows localities to regulate the possession of firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof in, or the carrying of firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof i...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HB2264IntroDepartment of Health; restrictions on expenditure of funds related to abortions and family planning services. Prohibits the Department of Health from spending any funds on an abortion that is not qualified for matching funds under the Medicaid progra...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
HB1700IntroFirearms; alcohol; penalties. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person who is intoxicated or under the influence of illegal drugs to carry a loaded firearm on or about his person in a public place and that a person found guilty is ineli...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HB2068IntroAbsentee voting; eligibility of persons with disabilities and persons age 65 or older. Entitles (i) persons with disabilities who are not reasonably able to go in person to the polls on election day and (ii) persons who will be age 65 or older on the...
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2017-01-17
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely by voice vote
HB2325IntroApplication for a concealed handgun permit; photo identification. Requires applicants for a concealed handgun permit to present one form of government-issued photo identification that demonstrates that the applicant is a citizen or an alien lawfully ...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
SB1477IntroStudents with blindness or visual impairments. Makes several changes to provisions relating to students with blindness or visual impairments, including (i) requiring a learning media assessment (LMA) to be administered as part of the initial evaluati...
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2017-01-17
To Senate Education and Health Committee
HB1766IntroUtility Facilities Act; associated facilities of an electrical transmission line. Provides that the issuance by the State Corporation Commission of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of an electrical transmission line ...
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2017-01-17
Reported from Commerce and Labor (18-Y 1-N)
HB2158IntroDumping trash; penalty. Increases the minimum fine for dumping trash on public property or on private property without the written consent of the owner from $250 to $500.
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2017-01-17
Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
SB1483IntroVirginia Tourism Authority; Cooperative Marketing Fund; eligibility. Provides that proposals for existing programs that have a measurable return on investment are eligible for matching grant funds under the Cooperative Marketing Fund. The bill also (...
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2017-01-17
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
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