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SB163EngrossEntitlement to sales tax revenues from certain public facilities; authorized localities and facilities; sunset. Adds the City of Chesapeake to the list of localities that are authorized to issue bonds for the construction of public facilities and ret...
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2020-01-17
Read second time and engrossed
HB413IntroSubdivision ordinance; energy efficiency and renewable energy provisions. Authorizes a local governing body to include in its subdivision ordinance provisions for establishing minimum standards of energy efficiency and establishing and maintaining ac...
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2020-01-17
To House Counties, Cities and Towns: Land Use Committee
HB587IntroDepartment of General Services; baby changing facilities in restrooms located in public buildings. Directs the Director of the Department of General Services to develop and implement policies that require every restroom designated for public use in a...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Open Government/Procurement Committee
HB688IntroCommunity health workers; certification. Requires the Department of Health to approve one or more entities to certify community health workers in the Commonwealth and prohibits a person from using or assuming the title of certified community health w...
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Health Committee
SB368IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; architectural and professional engineering term contracts; limitations on project fees; localities. Decreases the population threshold from 78,000 to 50,000 for a locality to qualify for the exceptions from (i) the $1...
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2020-01-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
HB1677IntroElectric utility regulation; retail customer choice. Electric utility regulation; retail customer choice. Replaces the Virginia Electric Utility Regulation Act with a system under which retail customers will be able to purchase electricity from the r...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB279IntroSentencing proceeding by the jury after conviction; recommendation of leniency. Provides that a jury may, in ascertaining the punishment for a person convicted of a felony or Class 1 misdemeanor, recommend that the sentence imposed be suspended in wh...
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2020-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 20]
[Hearing: Jan 20]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
HB408IntroGreen Job Creation Tax Credit; sunset date. Extends the sunset date of the green job creation tax credit from January 1, 2021, to January 1, 2026. The bill contains technical amendments.
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2020-01-17
Read first time
HB1337IntroState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; disclosure by members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. Requires the citizen members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Au...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Open Government/Procurement Committee
HB1708IntroMunicipal taxation of electronic gaming machines. Authorizes any city or town that has general taxing authority under the Uniform Charter Powers Act to impose a tax at a rate not to exceed 10 percent of the amount paid to play an electronic gaming ma...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
SB233EngrossInsurance licensing and registration renewal. Makes changes related to the renewal of insurance agents' licensure and registration renewal. In 2019, legislation was enacted that becomes effective January 1, 2021, to change the licensing and registrat...
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2020-01-17
Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
HB1258IntroCoordinator of emergency services; West Point. Adds the Town of West Point to the towns that have the coordinator of emergency services appointed by the mayor or town manager with consent of the town council.
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2020-01-17
Reported from Public Safety (22-Y 0-N)
SB111EngrossAbsentee voting; no excuse required. Permits any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons under which a person may be entitled to vote by abse...
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2020-01-17
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB111S1
HB61IntroAdults 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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2020-01-17
Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
HB670IntroDoor-locking mechanisms; locality-owned buildings. Provides that no locality-owned building shall be prohibited from installing or using door-locking mechanisms on doors and windows for the purpose of preventing both ingress and egress in the event o...
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2020-01-17
To House Counties, Cities and Towns: Land Use Committee
HB1505IntroDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; small business grant funds. Repeals the Small Business Jobs Grant Fund Program. Under the bill, any cash balances in the Small Business Jobs Grant Fund as of the effective date will be transferred ...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Open Government/Procurement Committee
HB883IntroDCJS; costs and benefits of implementing a deflection to treatment program; report. Directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services to evaluate the costs and benefits of implementing a deflection to treatment program for individuals with substanc...
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Behavioral Health Committee
SB60EngrossGovernor's required submission of capital outlay plan bills. Modifies the requirements of the Governor's submission of capital outlay plan bills to require that the Governor ensure that prefiled capital outlay plan bills are submitted to the Chairmen...
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2020-01-17
Read second time and engrossed
SB297IntroVirginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Fund; report. Creates the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Fund, which shall be administered by the Department of Social Services, in coordination with the Department of Health and the ...
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2020-01-17
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
HB1725IntroJudicial assistants. Provides that a judicial assistant serving a circuit court judge and whose position is funded in whole or in part by a county or city shall serve at the pleasure and under the sole management and supervision of the presiding judg...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB1482IntroInvoluntary admission or certification of eligibility order; appeals. Clarifies provisions governing appeals of orders for involuntary admission or for certification as eligible for admission to a training center and provides that in cases in which a...
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Behavioral Health Committee
SB217EngrossCampaign finance; reporting of certain contributions received immediately prior to legislative session. Requires any single contribution of $1,000 or more that is knowingly received or reported by a candidate for statewide office or the General Assem...
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2020-01-17
Read second time and engrossed
HB680IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; information technology project services contracts; behind schedule; verification of work. Requires that all state agencies include in every written contract for information technology project services contracts provis...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Open Government/Procurement Committee
HB1668IntroMenhaden; total landings. Adjusts the annual total allowable landings for menhaden downward from 168,937.75 metric tons to 168,213.16 metric tons and provides that any portion of the coast-wide total allowable catch that is relinquished by a state th...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
SB657IntroBoard of Health; certificate of birth; change of sex. Establishes that, upon request of a person and in accordance with requirements of the Board of Health, the State Registrar shall issue a new certificate of birth to show a change of sex of the per...
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2020-01-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
HB1351IntroTemporary detention; evaluation; who may perform. Expands the category of individuals who may evaluate a person who is the subject of an emergency custody order to determine whether the person meets the criteria for temporary detention to include any...
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Behavioral Health Committee
HB1687IntroViolence Intervention and Prevention Fund and Grant Program; firearm and ammunition tax. Establishes the Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund (the Fund), to be administered by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department), to dist...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB1228IntroFair Employment Contracting Act; sexual harassment policy. Requires that all contracting agencies entering into government contracts of over $10,000 include a provision in the contract requiring (i) the contractor to provide training to all superviso...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Open Government/Procurement Committee
HJR146IntroCommending United We Light: Project Bolivia.
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2020-01-17
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 20100854D
HB60IntroSubstitute judges; powers and duties; entry of a final order. Gives a substitute judge the power to enter a final order in any case heard by such substitute judge for a period of 14 days after the date of a hearing of such case.
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2020-01-17
Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
HB350IntroBest interests of the child; frequent and continuing contact with each parent. Requires that the court consider, when appropriate, frequent and continuing contact with each parent when determining the best interests of the child for purposes of deter...
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2020-01-17
Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (7-Y 0-N)
SB301IntroMedically underserved areas; emergency medical services; medical care facilities. Provides that emergency medical services vehicles may transport patients to 24-hour urgent care medical facilities or other appropriate medical facilities when deemed a...
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2020-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm]
To Senate Education: Health Committee
HB346IntroDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; definitions; small business. Redefines "small business" for the purposes of programs for the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity and the Virginia Public Procurement Act to mean a bu...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Open Government/Procurement Committee
HB1379IntroCampgrounds; inherent risks; liability. Provides that a person who goes camping at a campground shall be presumed to have known the inherent risks of camping, which is defined in the bill. The bill states that a campground, an owner or operator of a ...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: ABC/Gaming Committee
HB560IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board (the Board). Casino gaming shall be limited to certain cities that meet the criteria that is outlined in the bill, ...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: ABC/Gaming Committee
SB647EngrossZoning; development approvals. Provides for the transition of certain existing development approvals when a subject property shifts from one jurisdiction to another due to annexation, boundary adjustment, or other cause. The bill contains a grandfath...
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2020-01-17
Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
HB150IntroDerelict residential buildings; civil penalty. Allows certain localities to impose a civil penalty not exceeding $1,000 per month on owners of derelict residential property that have not submitted a required plan to renovate or demolish the derelict ...
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2020-01-17
To House Counties, Cities and Towns: Land Use Committee
HB210IntroHistorical African American cemeteries; Montgomery County and City of Radford. Adds one cemetery in Montgomery County and one in the City of Radford to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Department of ...
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2020-01-17
Read first time
HB446IntroDepartment of General Services; disposition of surplus materials; donation of surplus computers; United States military. Requires the Department of General Services to permit surplus computers and related equipment to be donated to organizations in t...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: Open Government/Procurement Committee
SB273EngrossTangible personal property tax; classes of property; satellites. Extends the sunset date for the classification of tangible personal property used in manufacturing, testing, or operating satellites within a Multicounty Transportation Improvement Dist...
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2020-01-17
Printed as engrossed 20102630D-E
SJR65EngrossCelebrating the life of David L. King.
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2020-01-17
Laid on Speaker's table
HB1670IntroBoard of Pharmacy; pharmaceutical processors; cannabis oil. Replaces the definitions of cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil with a definition for cannabis oil. The bill allows pharmaceutical processors to acquire industrial hemp grown and processed in Virg...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB1707IntroClean Energy Advisory Board. Authorizes the Clean Energy Advisory Board to administer any public power renewable grant program that is established by the general appropriations act. The measure expands the membership of the Board from 15 to 17 member...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB479IntroDeath certificate; veterans; fees. Expands list of parties eligible to obtain a free certified copy of a veteran's death certificate to include any funeral director or funeral service licensee who provides funeral services to the veteran, if so reque...
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2020-01-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Health Committee
SB698IntroAlcoholic beverage control; distiller licenses; monthly revenue transfers. Allows the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to include in any agreement it enters into with a licensed distiller for the sale of alcohol...
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2020-01-17
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
HB1566IntroIndustrial hemp; maximum THC concentration. Increases, in the definition of "industrial hemp," the maximum concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the plant Cannabis sativa from 0.3 percent to one percent. The bill also includes in the definit...
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2020-01-17
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
HB116IntroStormwater Management Fund. Provides that grants from a local Stormwater Management Fund may be used for an authorized local stormwater credit option for Virginia Stormwater Management Program authorized program administrators as a stormwater retrofi...
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2020-01-17
To House Counties, Cities and Towns: Land Use Committee
SB563IntroDepartment of General Services; public posting of contract information on central electronic procurement system. Provides for the Department of General Services to post on its central electronic procurement system awarded contracts and any modificati...
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2020-01-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
SB62IntroMarriage records; divorce and annulment reports; identification of race. Eliminates the requirement that the race of married parties be included in marriage records, divorce reports, and annulment reports filed with the State Registrar. The bill also...
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2020-01-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
SB259IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act; library records. Clarifies that information contained in library records that can be used to identify any library patron who has borrowed or accessed material or resources from a library as well as the material or...
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2020-01-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
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