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SB235EngrossHealth insurance; association health plans. Provides Health insurance; association health plans. Provides that for policies of group accident and sickness insurance issued to an association, members of such an association may include (i) a self-emplo...
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2020-01-23
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB235S1
HB660IntroDeferred dispositions; property crimes; larceny and receiving stolen goods. Provides that a court, upon such plea if the facts found by the court would justify a finding of guilt, without entering a judgment of guilt and with the consent of the accus...
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
SB629IntroDistributed electric generation; community solar gardens. Authorizes the establishment of community solar gardens, which are required to be owned by a subscriber organization that has at least 10 subscribers. Subscribers will receive credits on their...
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To Senate Commerce and Labor: Energy Committee
HB1716IntroConformity of the Commonwealth's taxation system with the Internal Revenue Code; net interest deduction.
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To House Finance: Subcommittee #1
SB167IntroDismissal of teachers; grounds; incompetency. Removes receipt of one or more unsatisfactory performance evaluations from the list of factors that "incompetency" may be construed to include for the purpose of establishing grounds for the dismissal of ...
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2020-01-23
Reported from Education and Health with amendments (9-Y 6-N)
HB164IntroAllowances for jurors; unclaimed funds; retention by the court for jury operations or expenses. Exempts funds held by the court for payment to a juror from the provisions of the Virginia Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act and provides that such fu...
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To House Courts: Civil Committee
HB593IntroSpecial license plates; #TEAMTOMMIE. Authorizes the issuance of revenue-sharing special license plates for supporters of the Richmond Animal Care and Control Foundation bearing the legend #TEAMTOMMIE.
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2020-01-23
Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N)
SB394EngrossVirginia Health Club Act; automated external defibrillator required in health clubs. Requires each health club location to have a working automated external defibrillator.
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2020-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB606IntroDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; powers and duties; human trafficking training. Directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services, under the direction of the Criminal Justice Services Board, to develop an online course to train hotel propri...
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
HB1403IntroHealth insurance; cost-sharing payments for prescription insulin drugs. Prohibits health insurance companies and other carriers from setting an amount exceeding $100 per 30-day supply that a covered person is required to pay at the point of sale in o...
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB66-Carter) by voice vote
HB1251IntroBalance billing; emergency services. Provides Balance billing; emergency services. Provides that when a covered person receives covered emergency services from an out-of-network health care provider, the covered person is not required to pay the out-...
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2020-01-23
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #2
SB912IntroElectric utilities; retail competition; renewable energy. Allows individual retail customers of an electric utility to purchase electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy from any licensed supplier. The measure eliminates (i) provisio...
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To Senate Commerce and Labor: Energy Committee
HB90IntroWindow tinting; vehicles used in the course of business by private investigators, bail bondsmen, and bail enforcement agents. Allows licensed private investigators, licensed bail bondsmen, and licensed bail enforcement agents to apply tinting films t...
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2020-01-23
Reported from Transportation (20-Y 2-N)
HB313IntroVirginia 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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2020-01-23
Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
HB1263IntroDrug Control Act; Schedule I. Adds certain chemicals to Schedule I of the Drug Control Act. The Board of Pharmacy has added these substances to Schedule I in an expedited regulatory process. A substance added via this process is removed from the sche...
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2020-01-23
Read first time
HB165IntroTeledentistry. Defines "teledentistry," establishes requirements for the practice of teledentistry, establishes requirements for the taking of dental scans for use in teledentistry by dental scan technicians, and clarifies requirements related to the...
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2020-01-23
Read first time
HB1293IntroExtension of Shirley Gate Road; funding. Prohibits the use of state funds for the extension of Shirley Gate Road in Fairfax County until the intersection at Popes Head Road and Fairfax County Parkway has been redesigned and the traffic light removed.
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
HB1705IntroYielding the right-of-way to pedestrians; stopping. Clarifies the duties of vehicle drivers to stop when yielding to pedestrians at (i) clearly marked crosswalks, whether at midblock or at the end of any block; (ii) any regular pedestrian crossing in...
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2020-01-23
To House Transportation: Motor Vehicles Committee
SB165EngrossLife and annuities agents; report on examination passage rate. Eliminates the requirement that the State Corporation Commission provide an annual report to the General Assembly on the licensure exam passage rate of candidates for licensure as a life ...
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2020-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB933IntroKinship Guardianship Assistance program; eligibility; fictive kin. Expands eligibility for the Kinship Guardianship Assistance program by allowing payments to be made to fictive kin who receive custody of a child of whom they had been the foster pare...
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
SB136IntroHolding handheld personal communications devices while driving a motor vehicle. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle. Current law prohibits (i) the reading of any email or text mess...
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2020-01-23
Incorporated by Transportation
HB314EngrossHistorical African American cemeteries; Loudoun County. Adds Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church Cemetery in Loudoun County, with 33 eligible graves, to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Department of ...
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2020-01-23
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SB1037IntroSpecial use permits; freestanding medical facilities. Provides that no ordinance of a city whose governing body appoints all of the members of a hospital authority shall require that a special exception, special use, or conditional use permit be obta...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Local Government Committee
HB166IntroHearing notice by localities. Provides that if a locality has submitted a timely notice request related to a planning or zoning matter to a newspaper of general circulation and the newspaper fails to publish the notice, a locality shall be deemed to ...
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]

Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
HB700IntroMandatory outpatient treatment; consent. Eliminates the patient consent requirement for minors age 14 or older and adults before mandatory outpatient treatment may be ordered but there is no change in the requirement that a minor's parents must agree...
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2020-01-23
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Behavioral Health Committee
SB135IntroChildren's Services Act; special education programs. Expands eligibility for services under the Children's Services Act to students who transfer from an approved private school special education program to a public school special education program es...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
HB1354IntroPlastic Pollution Prevention Advisory Council. Establishes in the executive branch of state government the Plastic Pollution Prevention Advisory Council to study and make recommendations regarding plastic pollution problems in the Commonwealth, with ...
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
HB827IntroVirginia Human Rights Act; discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; reasonable accommodation for the known limitations of persons related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Requires em...
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
SB538IntroDrug Control Act; Schedule I. Adds certain chemicals to Schedule I of the Drug Control Act. The Board of Pharmacy has added these substances to Schedule I in an expedited regulatory process. A substance added via this process is removed from the sche...
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2020-01-23
Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
SB431IntroProvision of mental health services to a minor; access to health records. Prohibits a health care provider from refusing to provide mental health services to a minor on the basis that the parents of such minor refuse to agree to limit their access to...
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2020-01-23
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health with letter (15-Y 0-N)
SJR82EngrossCommending the Garden Club of Virginia.
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2020-01-23
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
HB768IntroAdditional real property tax on commercial and industrial property in certain localities. Authorizes counties and cities in Planning District 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 to impose an additional real estate tax on commercial and industrial property at a rate of ...
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To House Finance: Subcommittee #3
HR35EngrossCommending Rodney A. Robinson.
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2020-01-23
Agreed to by House by voice vote
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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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 2-N)
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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2020-01-23
To House Appropriations Committee
HB1219IntroThe Department of Taxation; period of limitations; amended returns; refunds. Increases the period within which a taxpayer may file an amended return with the Department of Taxation from three years to seven years from the last day prescribed by law f...
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To House Finance: Subcommittee #1
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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2020-01-23
Reported from General Laws with amendment (22-Y 0-N)
HB677IntroReverse tolling on Interstate 66; toll revenue on Interstate 66 and Interstate 395. Requires the Department of Transportation, upon completion of the Interstate 66 widening project, to activate reverse tolling on Interstate 66. The bill requires all ...
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (10-Y 0-N)
HB648IntroPrescription Monitoring Program; information disclosed to the Emergency Department Information Exchange; redisclosure. Provides for the mutual exchange of information between the Prescription Monitoring Program and the Emergency Department Informatio...
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2020-01-23
Read first time
HB1261IntroAthletic trainers; naloxone or other opioid antagonist. Athletic trainers; naloxone or other opioid antagonist. Authorizes licensed athletic trainers to possess and administer naloxone or other opioid antagonist for overdose reversal pursuant to an o...
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2020-01-23
Read first time
HB1258EngrossCoordinator 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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2020-01-23
VOTE: (99-Y 0-N)
SB998IntroOffshore wind generation facilities. Requires the State Corporation Commission to allow Dominion Energy Virginia to recover all costs of certain utility-owned and utility-operated offshore wind generating facilities, including associated transmission...
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To Senate Commerce and Labor: Energy Committee
SB164EngrossAccident airtrip insurance; vending machine sales. Repeals the authorization for insurers to issue policies of accident airtrip insurance by means of mechanical vending machines in public airports.
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2020-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB1274IntroDepartment of Education; School Construction Fund and Program. Establishes the School Construction Fund as a special nonreverting fund in the state treasury and requires the Department of Education to establish the School Construction Program for the...
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2020-01-23
To House Appropriations: Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
HB1021IntroPersonal property tax; farm machinery; classification of forest harvesting and silvicultural activity equipment. Provides that for the purposes of local personal property tax exemptions, "farm machinery" includes any machinery designed solely for the...
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To House Finance: Subcommittee #2
HB790IntroHomestead exemption; bankruptcy exemptions. Makes various changes to homestead exemptions, including providing that the official schedule of property claimed exempt filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court in a bankruptcy proceeding constitutes ...
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2020-01-23
To House Courts: Civil Committee
HB1231IntroDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; crisis intervention team training. Adds the Department for Aging and Rehabilitation Services and brain injury stakeholders to the list of entities with whom the Department of Criminal Justice Services is requi...
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]

Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (7-Y 0-N)
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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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To House Courts: Civil Committee
HB71IntroCampaign finance; audits of campaign finance reports; Campaign finance; audits of campaign finance reports; certain campaign committees. Requires the State Board of Elections to conduct audits of the campaign finance reports filed by the campaign com...
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]

Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021 by voice vote
HB604IntroVirginia National Guard member benefits; health savings accounts. Provides that a member of the Virginia National Guard may elect to receive, in lieu of any tuition assistance grants, a matching contribution from the state to a health savings account...
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2020-01-23
To House Appropriations: Compensation & General Government Committee
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