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HB5061IntroSchool security officers and school resource officers; training; students with disabilities; emergency. Requires the compulsory minimum training standards for school security officers and school resource officers to include identifying and working wi...
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2020-08-18
To House Public Safety Committee
HB5085IntroLimitation on prosecution of felony due to lapse of time; judicial emergency. Provides that the speedy trial provisions shall be tolled upon a declaration of a judicial emergency.
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2020-08-18
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB5019IntroAssault and battery; penalty. Increases the penalty for committing an assault or an assault and battery against a judge; magistrate; law-enforcement officer; correctional officer; person directly involved in the care, treatment, or supervision of inm...
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2020-08-18
Incorporated by Judiciary
HJR5008IntroCOVID-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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2020-08-18
To House Rules Committee
HB5056IntroPublic education; student education accounts; emergency. Provides that, during a public health emergency, any school division may establish a program to create savings accounts for students to be used for alternative educational programs. The bill re...
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2020-08-18
To House Education Committee
HB5022IntroCertain public elementary and secondary schools; Certain public elementary and secondary schools; alternative supervision. Permits any school board to enter into an operating contract with a not-for-profit entity (operating entity) to (i) require the...
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2020-08-17
To House Education Committee
HB5021IntroCollective bargaining; prohibited considerations during negotiations. Prohibits any local ordinance or resolution granting or permitting collective bargaining from permitting consideration during collective bargaining negotiations of any action or di...
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2020-08-17
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
SB5064IntroEmployers; reporting outbreaks of COVID-19. Requires employers to report for each worksite with 30 or more employees, or for any multi-employer worksite with 30 or more combined employees, to the local health department when the worksite has had five...
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2020-08-17
To Senate Education and Health Committee
HB5033IntroChild care tax credit. Establishes an individual nonrefundable income tax credit for taxable year 2020 of up to $1,000 for eligible child-care expenses incurred and paid between September 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, due to the closure of Virginia...
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2020-08-17
To House Finance Committee
HB5026IntroLocality responsible for damages caused by inadequate police response. Provides that in any instance in which a locality intentionally or negligently fails to provide an adequate police response so as to prevent damage to the property of a property o...
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2020-08-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB5024IntroFirearm sales; criminal history record information check; penalty. Eliminates the Class 1 misdemeanor penalty for a person who purchases a firearm from another person without obtaining the required criminal history record information check. The bill ...
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2020-08-17
To House Public Safety Committee
HB5035IntroConditional release of geriatric prisoners; exceptions. Prohibits persons serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction of murder in the first degree or a sexually violent offense, if the offense resulting in such conviction occurred on or after Janua...
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2020-08-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB5038IntroElections; political campaign advertisements; referendum committees. Requires referendum committees to make certain disclosures on political advertisements expressly advocating the passage or defeat of a question on the ballot.
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2020-08-17
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HB5036IntroTelework expenses tax credit. Reinstates for taxable years 2020 through 2024 the telework expenses tax credit, which expired as of January 1, 2019. The bill removes requirements that were in place under the previous version of the credit, such as req...
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2020-08-17
To House Finance Committee
HB5031IntroAdministration of state government; Flag Protection Act. Provides that neither the Governor nor any agency of the executive branch of state government shall order the removal of any flag of the United States displayed on any private personal property...
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2020-08-17
To House General Laws Committee
HB5042IntroAdult protective services; central registry. Creates a central registry of substantiated complaints of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation to be maintained by the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. The bill establishes (i) investiga...
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2020-08-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
HJR5004IntroAbolition Day. Designating December 6, in 2020 and in each succeeding year, as Abolition Day in Virginia.
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2020-08-17
To House Rules Committee
HB5054IntroUnemployment compensation; benefits; suitable work. Provides that under specific conditions related to COVID-19 work will not be deemed suitable and benefits will not be denied to any otherwise eligible individual for refusing to accept new work (i) ...
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2020-08-17
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
HB5053IntroConditional release of geriatric, terminally ill, or permanently physically disabled prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who is terminally ill or permanen...
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2020-08-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB5020IntroLocal control of firearms; concealed handgun permit. Provides that any local ordinances that prohibit the possession, carrying, or transportation of any firearms, ammunition, or components or combination shall not apply to a person who has a valid co...
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2020-08-15
To House Public Safety Committee
HB5014IntroCertain fines and costs; payment agreements; temporary suspension on accrual of interest; referral to collections; due date extension; emergency. Suspends temporarily the due dates and deadlines for certain fines and costs, along with the accrual of ...
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2020-08-14
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HJR5003IntroConstitutional amendment (first reference); special sessions; required in certain states of emergency. Requires the Governor to convene a special session whenever declaring a state of emergency for a period that exceeds 90 days or whenever extending ...
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2020-08-14
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HB5011IntroIn-person instruction; education vouchers; emergency. Requires, in the event that any school board does not provide the option of in-person instruction as the sole method of instruction for any enrolled student, the parent of any such student who wit...
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2020-08-13
To House Education Committee
SB5028IntroEmergency Services and Disaster Law; State Board of Health; emergency orders and regulations; authority over public and private elementary and secondary schools. Prohibits the Governor from issuing any rule, regulation, or order pursuant to his power...
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2020-08-13
To Senate Education and Health Committee
HB5009IntroSchool boards; in-person instruction; student home internet access; emergency. Requires each school board to provide in-person instruction to any student whose primary residence is not capable of receiving Internet access at speeds greater than 10 MB...
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2020-08-11
To House Education Committee
HB5008IntroSchool closure; education vouchers; emergency. Requires, in the event that a public school in the Commonwealth is closed for in-person instruction for 30 or more days during a school year, the parent of an enrolled student who withdraws his child fro...
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2020-08-11
To House Education Committee
HB5006IntroWaiver of penalties and interest; refunds; taxpayers suffering job loss or business closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Waives penalties and interest for six months for taxpayers who suffered a job loss, business closure, or reduction in business o...
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2020-08-10
To House Finance Committee
HB5004IntroIssuing driver's licenses; ceremony. Makes discretionary the requirement to conduct a formal, appropriate ceremony when issuing original driver's licenses to persons under the age of 18.
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2020-08-05
To House Transportation Committee
SB5011IntroMotor vehicle safety inspection program. Abolishes the state motor vehicle safety inspection program.
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2020-08-03
To Senate Transportation Committee
HB5003IntroRefunds for penalties for late payments of the litter tax. Directs the Department of Taxation to waive penalties for late payment of the litter tax for the taxable year beginning June 1, 2019, and ending May 31, 2020. The Department would refund any ...
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2020-07-30
To House Finance Committee
HB5002IntroIncome tax subtraction for Paycheck Protection Plan loan forgiveness. Establishes an income tax subtraction for forgiveness of indebtedness on a loan received under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the Paycheck P...
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2020-07-30
To House Finance Committee
HJR5001IntroConstitutional amendment (first reference); executive power; state of emergency; special session. Limits the authority of the Governor to issue an executive order declaring a state of emergency that restricts, limits, or prohibits otherwise lawful ac...
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2020-07-29
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HB5001IntroDepartment of Motor Vehicles; open hours. Requires all Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers to be open and accept walk-in customers six days a week between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. This requirement expires upon the expiration or revoc...
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2020-07-27
To House Transportation Committee
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