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HB5121IntroState Board of Health; public health emergency; patient visitation; notice to family; emergency. Requires each nursing home, certified nursing facility, and hospice facility to allow each patient to receive visits, either virtually or in person, at l...
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2020-08-24
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
HB5117IntroPublic utilities; Emergency Debt Repayment Plan. Public utilities; Emergency Debt Repayment Plan. Requires every utility providing electric, gas, or water or wastewater service to develop an Emergency Debt Repayment Plan (EDRP) for residential custom...
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2020-08-24
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
HB5122IntroDepartment of Health; work group; plan for equitable distribution of vaccines and other medications; report; emergency. Directs the Department of Health to convene a work group, which may be a work group previously convened for a related purpose, to ...
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2020-08-24
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
HB5120IntroGuests of transient lodging facilities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; suspending self-help evictions; emergency. Suspends provisions of the Code of Virginia that allow an innkeeper or property owner of a hotel, motel, extended stay facility, vaca...
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2020-08-24
To House General Laws Committee
HB5123IntroTeachers; online courses; student privacy training; emergency. Requires each school board to provide to any teacher in the school division who teaches an online course training on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and related regulations,...
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2020-08-24
To House Education Committee
HB5125IntroRiots and unlawful assemblies; dangerous weapons; penalty. Provides that (i) a projectile of any kind; (ii) a laser, a laser gun sight, or any device that simulates a laser; (iii) a blunt instrument; or (iv) a shield is a dangerous weapon for the pur...
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2020-08-24
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HR501EngrossCommending Ruth Stokes Boatwright.
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2020-08-24
Agreed to by House by voice vote
HB5124IntroState Inspector General; investigation of the Commonwealth's response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Directs the State Inspector General to (i) investigate the Commonwealth's response to the public health emergency related to the novel...
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2020-08-24
To House General Laws Committee
HB5126IntroSchool resource officers; duties; prohibitions. Clarifies that a school resource officer is a certified law-enforcement officer who is hired by the local law-enforcement agency for the singular purpose of providing law-enforcement and security servic...
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2020-08-24
To House Public Safety Committee
HB5127IntroCrisis intervention teams; bilingual and multilingual members. Directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services to include in criteria for the development of crisis intervention teams a requirement that each crisis intervention team include at lea...
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2020-08-24
To House Public Safety Committee
HB5114IntroLaw-enforcement officer conduct during an arrest or detention; use of force; prohibited practices. Prohibits the use of excessive force, defined in the bill as any force that is objectively unreasonable given the totality of the circumstances, includ...
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2020-08-22
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB5107IntroDepartment of Education; School Quality Profiles; teacher data. Requires the Department of Education to include on each School Quality Profile data on teachers' race and proficiency in any language other than English.
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2020-08-21
To House Education Committee
HB5102IntroEmployee safety; Voluntary Protection Program. Requires that an employer that hires a crew of 50 or more temporary employees during any declared public health emergency due to COVID-19 is required to participate in the Voluntary Protection Program (V...
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2020-08-20
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
SB5075IntroInjury to property or persons by persons unlawfully or riotously assembled; penalty. Provides that any person or persons, unlawfully or riotously assembled, who pull down, injure, or destroy, or begin to pull down, injure, or destroy, the property of...
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2020-08-20
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 4-N 1-A)
SB5060IntroObstructing emergency services personnel in performance of mission; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor to interfere with fire protection services personnel while such personnel are performing their duties. The bill also increases the penalty for...
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
SB5054IntroDisplaying noose on property of another or a highway or other public place with intent to intimidate; penalty. Increases the penalty for displaying noose on property of another or a highway or other public place with intent to intimidate from a Class...
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
SB5061IntroAbusive language to another; penalty. Clarifies that the crime of using abusive language to another applies to persons cursing or abusing law-enforcement officers or emergency personnel who are performing their assigned duties.
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
SB5056IntroRiots; acts of violence; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 6 felony if a person commits an act of violence during a riot. The bill also increases the penalty for carrying a firearm during a riot from a Class 5 felony to a Class 4 f...
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2020-08-20
Incorporates SB5062 (Reeves)
SB5057IntroUnlawful assembly; acts of violence; penalty. Provides that if a person commits an act of violence during an unlawful assembly, such person is guilty of a Class 6 felony. The bill also increases the penalty for carrying a firearm during an unlawful a...
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
SB5006IntroExpungement of police and court records; pardons. Allows a person to petition for the expungement of the police and court records relating to such person's conviction for misdemeanors and certain felonies if he has been granted a simple pardon for th...
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
SB5058IntroRemaining at place of riot or unlawful assembly after warning to disperse; penalty. Increases the penalty for remaining at place of riot or unlawful assembly after warning to disperse from a Class 3 misdemeanor to a Class 1 misdemeanor.
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
SB5063IntroDecertification of law-enforcement officers; acts that compromise integrity or credibility. Requires the sheriff, chief of police, or agency administrator to notify the Criminal Justice Services Board in writing within 48 hours of becoming aware that...
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2020-08-20
Stricken at the request of Patron in Judiciary (10-Y 3-N)
SB5074IntroEmergency medical services and equipment at the site of a riot or unlawful assembly; penalty. Makes it a Class 6 felony for any person to damage the operation of any equipment or apparatus used for fighting fires or for protecting property or human l...
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2020-08-20
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)
SB5084IntroMental health awareness response and community understanding services (Marcus) alert system. Provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall support the development an...
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
SB5073IntroRiots and unlawful assemblies; dangerous weapons; penalty. Provides that (i) a projectile of any kind; (ii) a laser, a laser gun sight, or any device that simulates a laser; (iii) a blunt instrument; or (iv) a shield is a dangerous weapon for the pur...
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2020-08-20
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)
SB5062IntroPicketing or disrupting tranquility of home; penalty. Increases the penalty of picketing or disrupting tranquility of home from a Class 3 misdemeanor to a Class 1 misdemeanor.
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
SB5009IntroExpungement of certain alcohol-related offenses. Allows a person to petition for expungement of a deferred disposition dismissal for underage alcohol possession or using a false ID to obtain alcohol when the offense occurred prior to the person's twe...
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
SR514PassCelebrating the life of R. Wayne Browning, Sr.
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2020-08-20
Bill text as passed Senate (SR514ER)
SR515EngrossCelebrating the life of David McMath Parker.
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2020-08-20
Agreed to by Senate
SB5044IntroExtension of approvals to address housing crisis. Extends from July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2022, the sunset date for several measures related to various land use approvals. The bill also expands the scope of such measures that will be subject to the ext...
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Local Government
SB5046IntroLimitation on mandatory minimum punishment. Provides that mandatory minimum punishments shall not apply to any sentence imposed for an offense committed on or after January 1, 2021.
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2020-08-20
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary with letter (10-Y 3-N)
SB5112IntroDecertification of law-enforcement officers; acts that compromise integrity or credibility. Requires the sheriff, chief of police, or agency administrator to notify the Criminal Justice Services Board in writing within 48 hours of becoming aware that...
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2020-08-20
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 3-N)
SR520PassCommending Disabled American Veterans.
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2020-08-20
Bill text as passed Senate (SR520ER)
SB5110IntroExpungement of certain charges and convictions. Allows a person to petition for expungement of convictions and deferred disposition dismissals for marijuana possession, underage alcohol possession, and using a false ID to obtain alcohol when the offe...
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
SB5040IntroAttorney General; criminal cases involving certain felonies committed by law-enforcement officers. Provides that the Attorney General, with the concurrence of the local attorney for the Commonwealth, may assist in the prosecution of certain felony of...
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2020-08-20
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (11-Y 4-N)
HB5096IntroSchool boards; websites; COVID-19 virus mitigation plan; emergency. Requires each school board to post in a publicly accessible and conspicuous location on its website the plan outlining its strategies for mitigating the spread and public health risk...
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2020-08-20
To House Education Committee
SB5055IntroPlacing swastika on certain property with intent to intimidate; penalty. Increases the penalty for placing a swastika on certain property with the intent to intimidate from a Class 6 felony to a Class 4 felony. The bill also expands the crime to incl...
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
SB5059IntroInjury to property or persons by persons unlawfully or riotously assembled; penalty. Eliminates the requirement that an injury must be premediated for any person or persons unlawfully or riotously assembled to be guilty of injury to another person. T...
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
SB5097IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. Establishes a presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, law-enforcement officers, first responders, and health c...
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2020-08-19
Incorporated by Commerce and Labor
SJR5001IntroCOVID-19 pandemic; executive orders. Urges the Governor to rescind executive orders declaring a public health emergency and imposing restrictions on citizens, businesses, and schools in the Commonwealth due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2020-08-19
Passed by indefinitely in Rules by voice vote
SB5066IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. Establishes a presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, law-enforcement officers, first responders, and health c...
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2020-08-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
SR504PassCelebrating the life of George Issac Parker, Jr.
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2020-08-19
Bill text as passed Senate (SR504ER)
SB5078IntroCollective bargaining; law enforcement. Provides that no county, city, town, or like governmental officer, agent, or governing body is vested with or possesses any authority to recognize any labor union or other employee association as a bargaining a...
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2020-08-19
Incorporated by Commerce and Labor
SR510PassCelebrating the life of Fitz Alexander Campbell Thomas.
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2020-08-19
Bill text as passed Senate (SR510ER)
SB5076IntroPaid sick time. Requires public and Paid sick time. Requires public and private employers to provide eligible employees paid sick time that can be used during a pandemic. The bill requires employers to provide all full-time and part-time employees wi...
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2020-08-19
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 3-N)
SR508PassCelebrating the life of Darryl C. Smith, Sr.
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2020-08-19
Bill text as passed Senate (SR508ER)
SR513PassCelebrating the life of Jimmy C. Hill.
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2020-08-19
Bill text as passed Senate (SR513ER)
SB5104IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. Establishes a presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, law-enforcement officers, first responders, and health c...
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2020-08-19
Incorporated by Commerce and Labor
SR512PassCelebrating the life of James Wesley Taylor, Sr., DDS.
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2020-08-19
Bill text as passed Senate (SR512ER)
SR506PassCelebrating the life of Daniel X. Sze.
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2020-08-19
Bill text as passed Senate (SR506ER)
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