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SB415EngrossCompensation for wrongful incarceration; annuity term. Provides that for a person wrongfully convicted of a felony who receives as compensation an annuity from the Commonwealth the annuity period shall be the person's life expectancy if his life expe...
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2020-01-23
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB953IntroScience, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) programs; grants. Establishes the STEAM Education Fund for the purpose of awarding grants in amounts not to exceed $50,000 annually to any public elementary or secondary school in the Co...
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2020-01-23
To House Appropriations: Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
HB1042IntroVirginia Council on Environmental Justice. Establishes the Virginia Council on Environmental Justice, consisting of 24 members, to advise the Governor and provide recommendations intended to protect vulnerable communities from disproportionate impact...
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
HB335IntroPayroll processing companies; liability. Provides that any payroll processing company or other person that intentionally prevents the distribution by a payroll processing company of an employer's wage payments to its employees in accordance with the ...
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2020-01-23
Stricken from docket by Labor and Commerce (19-Y 0-N)
HB1595IntroAlcoholic beverage control; transfer of wine. Allows retail off-premises or on-and-off-premises wine and beer licensees to transfer wine from one licensed place of business to another licensed place of business, subject to certain requirements set fo...
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2020-01-23
Stricken from docket by General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
SB230EngrossGrantor's tax and regional transportation improvement fee. Provides that, for purposes of the grantor's tax and regional transportation improvement fee (the regional WMATA capital fee), the grantor and grantee may arrange that the grantee pay all or ...
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2020-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB516EngrossHigh school graduation requirements; required courses or credentials; dual enrollment. Permits high school students to fulfill a certain high school graduation course credit requirement by completing a dual enrollment course in lieu of the currently ...
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2020-01-23
Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB516H1
HB176IntroProperty Owners' Association Act and Virginia Condominium Act; contract disclosure statement; extension of right of cancellation. Provides for a limited extension of the right of cancellation where such extension is provided for in a ratified real es...
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2020-01-23
Read first time
HB361IntroFamily caregiver tax credit. Creates a nonrefundable income tax credit beginning in taxable year 2020 for expenses incurred by an individual in caring for an eligible family member, defined in the bill, who requires assistance with one or more activi...
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To House Finance: Subcommittee #1
HB989IntroDesignation of beneficiary on motor vehicle title; multiple owners. Provides a process whereby a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer with multiple owners can be titled with a designated beneficiary. The bill requires the consent of all owners and ...
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2020-01-23
Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N)
SB944IntroHolding 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
SB583IntroVirginia Spirits Board. Establishes the Virginia Spirits Board, within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Virginia Spirits Promotion Fund. The Board is composed of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the C...
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2020-01-23
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
SB865IntroAircraft; registration; definition. Requires an aircraft be registered in the Commonwealth if it is based in the Commonwealth for more than 90 days during a calendar year. Current law requires registration if the aircraft is based in the Commonwealth...
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2020-01-23
Incorporated by Transportation
HB1583IntroLocal treasurers; power to summon taxpayers and other persons. Provides that a local treasurer's power to summon a taxpayer or other person to answer questions under oath or produce documents for the purpose of collecting delinquent amounts owed to t...
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To House Finance: Subcommittee #2
HB115IntroPrograms to address career fatigue and wellness in certain health care providers; civil immunity. Expands civil immunity for health care professionals serving as members of or consultants to entities that function primarily to review, evaluate, or ma...
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2020-01-23
Read first time
HB552IntroDefinition of birth control. Defines "birth control," for the purposes of the regulation of medicine, as contraceptive methods that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and provides that birth control shall not be considered abortion...
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2020-01-23
Read first time
HB205IntroSmall renewable energy projects; permit by rule process. Provides that any proposed wind energy project with a project boundary located less than two miles from a jurisdictional boundary is not qualified for a permit by rule from the Department of En...
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (9-Y 0-N)
SB301IntroMedically underserved areas; emergency medical services; medical care facilities. Provides that emergency medical services vehicles may transport patients to 24-hour urgent care medical facilities or other appropriate medical facilities when deemed a...
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2020-01-23
Committee substitute printed 20106436D-S1
HB1012IntroEarly childhood care and education; licensing. Requires the Board of Education to establish a statewide unified public-private system for early childhood care and education in the Commonwealth to be administered by the Board of Education, the Superin...
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2020-01-23
To House Appropriations: Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
HB157IntroDuties of drivers of vehicles approaching stationary vehicles displaying certain warning lights; penalty. Makes a driver's failure to (i) move into a nonadjacent lane on a highway with at least four lanes when approaching a stationary towing vehicle ...
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2020-01-23
To House Appropriations Committee
HB1379IntroCampgrounds; inherent risks; liability. Provides that a person who goes camping at a campground shall be presumed to have known the inherent risks of camping, which is defined in the bill. The bill states that a campground, an owner or operator of a ...
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2020-01-23
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1341IntroManufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Law; provisions not set out; applicability. Sets out a section from Chapter 37 of the Acts of Assembly of 1986 establishing the applicability of the Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety S...
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2020-01-23
Read first time
HB1592IntroDeferred dispositions; larceny. Provides that a court, upon a plea of guilty or not guilty to a first offense misdemeanor larceny charge, if the facts found by the court would justify a finding of guilt, without entering a judgment of guilt and with ...
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
HJR164IntroCommending Old House Vineyards.
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2020-01-23
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 20100049D
HB121IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds cancers of the colon, brain, and testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when fire...
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2020-01-23
Incorporated by Labor and Commerce
HB511IntroElectric vehicle charging stations; operation by state agencies. Authorizes any agency of state government to locate and operate a retail fee-based electric vehicle charging station on property the agency controls. The bill exempts state agencies fro...
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2020-01-23
Reported from Transportation with amendments (20-Y 2-N)
HB776IntroHealth insurance; coverage for fertility preservation procedures for cancer patients. Requires health insurance policies, subscription contracts, and health care plans to provide coverage for standard fertility preservation procedures that are medica...
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021 by voice vote
SB817EngrossNuclear energy; considered a clean energy source. Provides that for the purposes of the Commonwealth Energy Policy, in any clean energy initiative or carbon-free energy initiative undertaken, overseen, regulated, or permitted by the Department of Min...
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2020-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB150IntroDerelict residential buildings; civil penalty. Allows certain localities to impose a civil penalty not exceeding $1,000 per month on owners of derelict residential property that have not submitted a required plan to renovate or demolish the derelict ...
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
HB210EngrossHistorical African American cemeteries; Montgomery County and City of Radford. Adds one cemetery in Montgomery County and one in the City of Radford 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
HB446IntroDepartment of General Services; disposition of surplus materials; donation of surplus computers; United States military. Requires the Department of General Services to permit surplus computers and related equipment to be donated to organizations in t...
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2020-01-23
Reported from General Laws with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
HJR138EngrossCommending Linda J. Byrd.
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2020-01-23
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
HB378IntroComprehensive harm reduction programs; public health emergency; repeal sunset. Repeals the sunset on the program established in 2017 that allows the Commissioner of Health to establish and operate local or regional comprehensive harm reduction progra...
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2020-01-23
Read first time
SB644IntroTraffic incident management vehicles. Adds traffic incident management vehicles, defined in the bill, operated by persons who meet certain training requirements to a list of vehicles exempt from certain traffic regulations at or en route to the scene...
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2020-01-23
Failed to report (defeated) in Transportation (6-Y 9-N)
HB116IntroStormwater Management Fund. Provides that grants from a local Stormwater Management Fund may be used for an authorized local stormwater credit option for Virginia Stormwater Management Program authorized program administrators as a stormwater retrofi...
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 0-N)
SB288IntroScenic river designation; Maury River. Designates a 19.25-mile segment of the Maury River as a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System.
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2020-01-23
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
HB1031IntroRegional alternative education programs; funding. Requires the funding transferred from the Department of Education to the relevant school divisions in support of a regional alternative education program to be based on each such school division's nee...
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To House Appropriations: Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
HB571IntroPurchase or construction of rental housing by localities. Provides that any locality may by ordinance establish a program to purchase or construct housing and to rent such housing to residents. The rent charged for such housing shall not exceed the h...
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 0-N)
HB211IntroSpecial license plate; Air Medal. Creates a special license plate for persons awarded the Air Medal or for unremarried surviving spouses of such persons.
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2020-01-23
Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N)
HB941IntroVDOT; electronic speed indicator signs; U.S. Route 17. Requires the Commissioner of Highways to place at least six permanent electronic speed indicator signs on U.S. Route 17 near particular intersections in Fauquier County.
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
HB538IntroRichmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority; membership. Decreases from five to four the number of members of the Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority appointed by the Mayor of the City of Richmond and adds to the Authority one member of...
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2020-01-23
Read first time
HB822IntroHealth insurance; credentialing; health care providers. Health insurance; credentialing; health care providers. Requires health insurers and other carriers that credential certain health professionals in their provider networks to establish reasonabl...
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
SB737IntroLocal electoral boards; office vacated if board member ceases to be qualified voter of county or city. Provides that if a member of a local electoral board ceases to be a qualified voter of the county or city for which he was appointed, his office is...
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2020-01-23
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
HB1700IntroDepartment of Motor Vehicles data privacy; facial recognition technology. Limits the release by the Department of Motor Vehicles (the Department) of information regarding proof documents or of an individual's photograph or signature provided to the D...
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2020-01-23
To House Transportation: Innovations and General Topics Committee
HB966IntroHealth regulatory boards; conversion therapy.
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 2-N)
HB1006IntroHuman trafficking assessments by local departments. Changes the name of sex trafficking assessments to human trafficking assessments and allows local departments of social services conducting such human trafficking assessments to interview the allege...
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
HB1245IntroToll lane enforcement; Midtown Tunnel and Downtown Tunnel. Prohibits the Department of Motor Vehicles from suspending a person's registration certificates or licenses plates due to unpaid tolls when such toll violations occurred at the Midtown Tunnel...
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (9-Y 1-N)
HB216IntroNomination of candidates for elected offices; primary election or partisan nomination process required; restrictions on nomination method selected by political party; party identification on ballots. Requires each candidate who has been nominated by ...
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2020-01-23
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 0-N)
HB630IntroRegistered lobbyists; sexual harassment training. Requires lobbyists registered with the Secretary of the Commonwealth to complete the sexual harassment training course provided by the Office of the Clerk of the House of Delegates or the Office of th...
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2020-01-23
Reported from General Laws with amendments (13-Y 9-N)
SB443IntroProvisional voting; reorganization of sections; technical amendments. Reorganizes sections related to provisional voting and makes related technical amendments. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Code Commission.
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2020-01-23
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
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