VA Legislation | 2017 | Regular Session

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SB975EnrollCommunity services boards; preadmission screening; regional jail inmates. Provides that the duties of a community services board include reviewing any existing Memorandum of Understanding between the community services board and any other community s...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB2255EngrossHunting of big game species; licenses. Creates separate licenses to hunt each big game species, as defined by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, instead of one license for all big game species.
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2017-02-21
Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)
SB1559EngrossBoard of zoning appeals. Requires that the recipient of certain notices from the board of zoning appeals receive notice via certified mail, last known address, or usual abode prior to the commencement of the 30-day appeal period.
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2017-02-21
VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 1-N 1-A)
HB1663EngrossNorthern Virginia Community College; computer science training and professional development for teachers. Requires Northern Virginia Community College (i) in consultation with the Department of Education, to contract with a § 501(c)(3) nonprofit org...
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2017-02-21
Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
HB2302EnrollBoard of Veterans Services; membership; duties. Removes requirements regarding specific areas of expertise for members appointed to the Board of Veterans Services (the Board) by the Governor. The bill also (i) extends the number of consecutive terms ...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB1356EngrossInformal truancy plans. Provides that a student may have multiple discretionary diversions for truancy so long as no previous diversion occurred during the same school year. The bill extends the time frame for an informal truancy plan from 90 days to...
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2017-02-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1452EngrossPossession or distribution of marijuana for medical purposes; affirmative defense for treatment of certain conditions. Provides an affirmative defense to prosecution for possession of marijuana if a person has a valid written certification issued by ...
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2017-02-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2469EnrollZoning; delinquent charges. Provides that the local treasurer may give authorization in an instance where a land use applicant is required to first provide satisfactory evidence that various taxes or charges have been paid.
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB1508EngrossDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; critical incident reports; licensed programs. Requires the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to provide a written report setting forth the known facts of serious i...
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2017-02-21
VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
SB901EngrossPark authority liability; immunity. Grants immunity from liability in any civil action to park authorities created pursuant to the Park Authorities Act (? 15.2-5700 et seq.) for damages caused by ordinary negligence on the part of any officer or agen...
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2017-02-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1919EngrossAssisted living facilities; cap on civil penalties. Increases the aggregate amount of civil penalties that the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services may assess against an assisted living facility for noncompliance with the terms of its li...
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2017-02-21
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB1996EngrossIncompetent defendants; psychiatric treatment. Requires that a defendant who is found incompetent to stand trial for a crime and who is ordered to receive treatment to restore his competency at an inpatient hospital be transferred to the hospital as ...
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2017-02-21
VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
SB1251EngrossWashington Metrorail Safety Commission Interstate Compact. Authorizes Virginia to become a signatory to the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission Interstate Compact. The compact establishes a state safety oversight authority for the Washington Metro...
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2017-02-21
Senators: Barker, DeSteph, Cosgrove
SB1298EngrossPossession or distribution of marijuana for medical purposes; affirmative defense for treatment of certain conditions. Provides an affirmative defense to prosecution for possession of marijuana if a person has a valid written certification issued by ...
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2017-02-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2249EnrollPrior authorization of bonds to fund certain revenue-producing capital projects at institutions of higher learning; Virginia State University. Expands the scope of a revenue-producing capital project at Virginia State University funded by a prior bon...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB2436EnrollAuditor of Public Accounts; online database; register of funds expended. Requires the Commonwealth Data Point website administered by the Auditor of Public Accounts to include information for major categories of spending for each state agency and ins...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB1606EngrossUse of handheld personal communications devices in highway work zones. Prohibits any person from texting or otherwise using a handheld personal communications device while operating a motor vehicle in a highway work zone, defined in the bill, when wo...
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2017-02-21
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB1239EngrossChild day programs; exemptions from licensure. Removes certain programs from the list of child day programs exempt from licensure and clarifies that such programs are not considered child day programs and therefore are not subject to licensure. The b...
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2017-02-21
Passed by for the day
SB898EngrossDepartment of Environmental Quality (DEQ); combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfalls; Potomac River Watershed. Directs DEQ to identify the owner of any combined sewer overflow outfall that discharges into the Potomac River Watershed and to determine wha...
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2017-02-21
House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 38-N 1-A)
HJR1043EngrossCommending the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation.
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2017-02-21
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB1274EnrollLocal license taxes; exemption for certain defense production businesses. Clarifies that the exemption for wholesale manufacturers from local license taxes includes a manufacturer that is also a defense production business selling manufacturing, rebu...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB804EnrollRetail sales and use tax; media-related exemptions. Extends from July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2022, the expiration of the retail sales and use tax exemption for printing purchased by an advertising business from a printer in the Commonwealth, so long as ...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB2304EngrossDepartment of Medical Assistance Services; requirements related to long-term care. Provides that the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall require all individuals who administer preadmission screenings for long-term care services to receive...
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2017-02-21
Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
HB1799EnrollBoard of Pharmacy to deschedule or reschedule controlled substances. Authorizes the Board of Pharmacy (Board) to designate, deschedule, or reschedule as a controlled substance any substance 30 days after publication in the Federal Register of a final...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB1366EnrollTransportation network company partner vehicle registration repeal. Removes the requirement that a transportation network company (TNC) partner register his personal vehicle for use as a TNC partner vehicle with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The ...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB1060EngrossFemale genital mutilation; criminal penalty and civil action. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor, for any person to knowingly circumcise, excise, or infibulate the labia major, labia minora, or clitoris of a minor. The bill makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor...
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2017-02-21
Read second time
HJR1057EngrossCommending So Jung Lim.
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2017-02-21
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB886EnrollGas severance tax. Extends the sunset date from January 1, 2018, to January 1, 2020, for the local gas severance tax that is dedicated to (i) the local Coal and Gas Road Improvement Fund, (ii) the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Fund, and (ii...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB2113EnrollNotification requirement; breach of payroll data. Requires employers and payroll service providers to notify the Office of the Attorney General after discovery of a compromise in confidentiality related to payroll information. Upon receipt of notice ...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB1447EnrollRoanoke Higher Education Authority; board of trustees. Removes the president of Bluefield College from the board of trustees of the Roanoke Higher Education Authority. This bill is identical to HB 2379.
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB2410EngrossProviding support to terrorist organizations; penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly provides any material support to an individual or organization whose primary objective is to commit an act of terrorism and does so with the intent to furth...
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2017-02-21
VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N)
HB1622EnrollDriving commercial vehicle while intoxicated; penalties. Harmonizes the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) and commercial DUI. The bill imposes a $250 mandatory minimum fine for a first offense of commercial DUI and mandatory minimum sen...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB1969EnrollSmall Business Jobs Grant Fund Program. Reduces from 50 percent to 35 percent the minimum percentage of revenues that a small business must derive from out-of-state sources in order to be eligible for grants from the Small Business Jobs Grant Fund Pr...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB2019EnrollTransportation network company partner vehicle registration repeal. Removes the requirement that a transportation network company (TNC) partner register his personal vehicle for use as a TNC partner vehicle with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The ...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB2250EnrollBonds for institutions of higher education. Authorizes issuance of bonds in an amount up to $13,637,000 for revenue-producing capital projects at institutions of higher education. The bill contains an emergency clause. This bill is identical to SB 13...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB1376EngrossPublic institutions of higher education; public notice of proposed tuition increase. Prohibits the governing board of a public institution of higher education from approving an increase in undergraduate tuition or mandatory fees without first providi...
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2017-02-21
Read second time
SB822EngrossVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices; sexual orientation and gender identity. Adds discrimination on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful housing practice. The bill defines ...
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2017-02-21
To House General Laws Committee
SB869EngrossAlzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission; sunset. Extends the sunset date of the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission from July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2020, and makes a technical correction to the reporting requirement of the...
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2017-02-21
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
SB880EnrollGenetic counselors; licensing; grandfather clause. Extends the deadline from July 1, 2016, to December 31, 2018, or to within 90 days of the effective date of the relevant regulations promulgated by the Board, whichever is later; by which individuals...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB1537EnrollActive duty service; contract termination. Authorizes any member of the United States Armed Forces or Virginia National Guard who receives military orders to relocate for a period of service of at least 90 days, his spouse, or his dependent, at any t...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB1043EngrossJoint Commission on Health Care; sunset. Extends the expiration of the Joint Commission on Health Care from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2022.
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2017-02-21
VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 2-N)
HB2148EngrossVeterans Services Foundation; powers and duties; appointment of Executive Director; report. Requires the Veterans Services Foundation to provide an annual report on its funding levels and services to the General Assembly. The bill also (i) authorizes...
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2017-02-21
Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
SB900IntroBudget Bill. Amends Chapter 780, 2016 Acts of Assembly.
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2017-02-21
To House Appropriations Committee
SB890EngrossIgnition interlock; time for installation. Requires a court, upon request of the offender, to delay the installation of an ignition interlock for a period of time not to exceed 15 days from the date of conviction of an offense of driving under the in...
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2017-02-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1229EnrollIssuance of a driver's license or learner's permit; minimum standards for vision tests. Increases the minimum visual acuity an applicant must possess for issuance of a driver's license or learner's permit from a field of 100 degrees of horizontal vis...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SJR268EngrossNational Hunting and Fishing Day. Designating September 23, 2017, as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Virginia.
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2017-02-21
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
HB1883EnrollOccupational health and safety laws; amount of civil penalties. Increases the maximum amount of civil penalties that may be assessed by the Commissioner of Labor and Industry for certain violations of occupational safety and health laws from $7,000 t...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB2248EngrossCapital outlay plan. Updates the six-year capital outlay plan for projects to be funded entirely or partially from general fund-supported resources.
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2017-02-21
Senate requested conference committee
SB1286EnrollLand preservation tax credits; withholding tax of nonresident owners. Provides that the two percent transfer fee for land preservation tax credits shall not apply to a distribution of credits to a nonresident owner of a pass-through entity when such ...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
SB1455EnrollPayments for registering to vote; penalties. Provides that any person who gives, offers, or promises any monetary payment to another in exchange for that person registering to vote is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. A person who solicits or accepts ...
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2017-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
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