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HB1404IntroSnakehead fish; certified restaurants and retail markets. Authorizes a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan certified restaurant or retail market to purchase from an HACCP certified dealer or sell processed snakehead fish of the fa...
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2018-01-15
Committee Referral Pending
SJR70IntroCelebrating the life of Donald Williams, Sr.
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2018-01-15
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB61IntroBattlefield property; termination of easement upon transfer to United States. Directs the Board of Historic Resources (the Board) to require that any easement granted to the Board on a battlefield property include provisions for the termination of th...
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #2
HB1417IntroHOT lanes on Interstate 66; operating hours. Sets the operating hours for HOT lanes on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on the eastbound lanes and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the westbound lanes.
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2018-01-15
Committee Referral Pending
HB601IntroAgricultural enterprise facilities. Authorizes the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Department) to establish agricultural enterprise facilities in rural areas of the Commonwealth, with each facility to include a commercial kitchen...
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2018-01-15
Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #1
HB1390IntroBond referenda; authorizing counties to make bond issuance contingent on enactment of a food and beverage tax. Authorizes counties to enact ordinances providing that bonds shall be repaid from food and beverage tax revenues. The bill provides that if...
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2018-01-15
Committee Referral Pending
HB1421IntroClosure of the Central Virginia Training Center prohibited. Provides that the Central Virginia Closure of the Central Virginia Training Center prohibited. Provides that the Central Virginia
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2018-01-15
Committee Referral Pending
SB822IntroCollection of delinquent amounts due locality. Amends provisions that currently allow the treasurer in any locality to employ the services of private collection agents to assist with the collection of delinquent local taxes by also including "other c...
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2018-01-15
To Senate Finance Committee
SB251IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $10.00 per hour effective July 1, 2018, to $13 per hour effective July 1, 2019, and to $15 per hour effective July 1, 2020, unless a higher minimu...
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2018-01-15
Incorporated by Commerce and Labor
SB826IntroConstitutional amendment (voter referendum); legislative review of administrative rules. Provides for a referendum at the November 6, 2018, election to approve or reject an amendment that would grant to the General Assembly the authority to review an...
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2018-01-15
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SJR69IntroConstitutional amendment (second resolution); legislative review of administrative rules. Grants to the General Assembly the authority to review any administrative rule to ensure it is consistent with the legislative intent of the statute that the ru...
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2018-01-15
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB845IntroPremium Security Plan. Creates the Premium Security Plan (the Plan), a state-based reinsurance program to stabilize premiums for individual health benefit plans sold on the exchange. The measure provides that moneys provided from general fund appropr...
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2018-01-15
To Senate Finance Committee
HB1419IntroPublic schools; instructional time. Requires local school boards to provide (i) a minimum of 680 hours of instructional time to students in elementary except for students in half-day kindergarten and (ii) a minimum of 375 hours of instructional time ...
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2018-01-15
Committee Referral Pending
HB1405IntroState Board of Elections; membership; appointment of Commissioner of Elections. Increases the membership of the State Board of Elections (Board) from three members to five members and increases the terms of Board members from four years to five years...
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2018-01-15
Committee Referral Pending
SB844IntroHealth insurance; active participation in health benefit exchange condition to government contracting. Bars a health carrier that does not actively participate in the health benefit exchange from entering into or renewing a contract with the Commonwe...
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2018-01-15
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB830IntroVirginia Open Data Initiative Act. Creates the Virginia Open Data Initiative Act to increase public awareness of and access to the data created by and available from state agencies. The bill provides for appointment by the Governor of a Chief Data Of...
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2018-01-15
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
HJR119EngrossCelebrating the life of L. Stanley Willis.
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2018-01-15
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB1420IntroStatewide Fire Prevention Code; powers and duties of the Virginia Fire Services Board. Transfers primary authority for the adoption of the Statewide Fire Prevention Code from the Board of Housing and Community Development to the Virginia Fire Service...
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2018-01-15
Committee Referral Pending
HB56IntroCrab scraping; possession of hard crabs; characteristics of scrape. Removes the prohibitions against the possession of hard crabs while having a crab scrape on board a vessel and against the use of a mechanical scrape. The bill also increases the max...
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #3
HB479IntroBarrier crimes; adult substance abuse and mental health treatment providers. Provides that a substance abuse or mental health treatment provider licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services or a community services board ...
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2018-01-15
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1416IntroTeacher licensure; trade and industrial waiver and career and technical license. Extends the term of the waiver of the teacher licensure requirements that a division superintendent may apply to the Board of Education for any individual whom the local...
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2018-01-15
Committee Referral Pending
HB1411IntroStatewide Fire Prevention Code; powers and duties of the Virginia Fire Services Board. Transfers primary authority for the adoption of the Statewide Fire Prevention Code from the Board of Housing and Community Development to the Virginia Fire Service...
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2018-01-15
Committee Referral Pending
SB821IntroNew River Valley Emergency Communications Regional Authority; annual budget contribution. Changes from one-quarter of the annual budget to a proportionate contribution amount from each participating political subdivision the required contribution to ...
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2018-01-15
To Senate Local Government Committee
HB108IntroCorrectional officers; survey upon resignation, etc.; report. Requires the Director of the Department of Corrections to submit an annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the results of the survey administered to each correctional of...
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2018-01-15
Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
HB603IntroNonresident concealed handgun permits; fee. Increases from $100 to $150 the maximum fee that can be charged by the Department of State Police for issuing a nonresident concealed handgun permit.
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2018-01-15
Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #1
SB429IntroLocal regulation of solar facilities. Provides that a property owner may install a solar facility on the roof of a dwelling or other building to serve the electricity or thermal needs of that dwelling or building, provided that such installation is i...
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2018-01-15
Rereferred to Local Government
HB1415IntroHenrietta Lacks Commission; report; sunset. Creates the Henrietta Lacks Commission to establish, through a public-private partnership, the Henrietta Lacks Life Sciences Center in Halifax County as a cancer research and treatment center designed to (i...
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2018-01-15
Committee Referral Pending
SB318IntroDepartment of Small Business and Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; implementation of certification programs for small businesses; definition of small business; report. Changes the definition of small business, beginning July 1, 201...
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2018-01-15
Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (14-Y 0-N)
SB715IntroCarrying a concealed handgun; firefighters and emergency medical services providers. Provides that any firefighter or person employed as emergency medical services personnel who was previously employed as a law-enforcement officer or as a member of t...
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2018-01-15
Rereferred to Finance
SB819IntroMEI Commission; report. Clarifies that the annual report of the MEI Commission concerning endorsed incentive packages need only report on those incentive packages for which an offer has been made and publicly announced.
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2018-01-15
To Senate Rules Committee
HB153IntroRevolutionary War cemeteries and graves. Authorizes the Comptroller of the Commonwealth to disburse appropriated sums to the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution for the maintenance of no more than 6,000 Revolutionary War graves se...
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2018-01-15
Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #2
HB527IntroHistorical African American cemeteries and graves; Portsmouth. Adds the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in the City of Portsmouth, with 266 eligible gravesites, to the list of historical African American cemeteries for which qualifying charitable organizations ...
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2018-01-15
Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #2
SB9IntroElectric utility regulation; suspension of reviews of earnings; transitional rate period. Provides that the transitional rate period for Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion) will conclude on December 31, 2018, and its next biennial review w...
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2018-01-15
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (13-Y 1-N)
HB577IntroCrab scraping; possession of hard crabs. Removes the prohibition on the possession of hard crabs while having a crab scrape on board a vessel.
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #3
HB649IntroProhibited public carrying of certain firearms; penalty. Prohibits the carrying of a loaded shotgun or rifle in places open to the public in certain cities and counties. Current law prohibits the carrying in such locations of certain loaded firearms ...
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2018-01-15
Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #1
SB838IntroVirginia Conservation Police Review Board. Creates a six-member review board composed of a State Police officer and a criminal defense lawyer, both appointed by the Governor; a recreational angler and a hunter, appointed by the Speaker of the House o...
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2018-01-15
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
HB273IntroCivil liability for sale or transfer of a firearm; background check. Provides that a person is civilly liable for injuries to person or property or wrongful death of another caused by a third party if it can be shown that the civil defendant sold or ...
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2018-01-15
Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #1
SB472IntroGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $200 to $500 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 cla...
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2018-01-15
Incorporated by Courts of Justice
HB1401IntroAdministration of naloxone; correctional and probation officers. Adds correctional officers and probation officers who have completed a training program to the list of individuals who may possess and administer naloxone.
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2018-01-15
Committee Referral Pending
HJR36EngrossCommending Galilee Baptist Church.
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2018-01-15
Laid on Clerk's Desk
SB21IntroGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $200 to $500 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny.
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2018-01-15
Incorporated by Courts of Justice
SB265IntroSecretary of Coastal Protection and Flooding Adaptation. Creates the executive branch position of Secretary of Coastal Protection and Flooding Adaptation (the Secretary). The Secretary shall be responsible for consolidating into a single office the r...
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 18]
Rereferred to Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
SB2IntroFirearms; alcohol; penalties. Provides that it is a Firearms; alcohol; penalties. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs to carry a loaded firearm on or about his person in a public plac...
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2018-01-15
Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (6-Y 9-N)
HB503IntroPrescription Monitoring Program; disclosure of information; fitness to work and return to work evaluations. Adds the following individuals to the list of individuals to whom the Director of the Department of Health Professions (the Director) may disc...
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2018-01-15
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
HB132IntroLimits on prescription of controlled substances containing opioids. Prohibits a prescriber providing treatment for a patient in an emergency department of a corporation, facility, or institution licensed to provide health care from prescribing a cont...
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2018-01-15
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
SB5IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and requires the Department of State Police to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a check from licensed firea...
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2018-01-15
Incorporates SB447 (Surovell)
HB239IntroHunting with the assistance of dogs; Sunday hunting; exceptions. Removes the prohibition on hunting deer or bear with a gun, firearm, or other weapon with the assistance of dogs on Sunday with certain exceptions. The bill retains the prohibition on h...
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #2
HJR79EngrossCommending the Langley High School volleyball team.
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2018-01-15
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB148IntroPrescription Monitoring Program; requirements of prescribers; prescriptions for opioids. Requires a prescriber to request and review information from the Prescription Monitoring Program prior to issuing a prescription for opioids, including a refill ...
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2018-01-15
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
HB301IntroDisclosure of health records; state and local correctional facilities. Clarifies that disclosure of health records of a person committed to a state, local, or regional correctional facility to such facility is not subject to general provisions govern...
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2018-01-15
Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
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