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HR268IntroDay of Tears. Designates January 22, in 2017 and each succeeding year, as the Day of Tears in Virginia.
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2017-01-16
Committee substitute printed 17104274D-H1
HB1612IntroPhysical Privacy Act. Creates the Physical Privacy Act, which requires that a government entity provide for members of the opposite sex separate restrooms and other facilities in a building owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the entity. The bi...
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2017-01-16
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
HB1875IntroWaterfowl blinds; distance of floating blinds from stationary blinds. Reduces from 500 yards to 250 yards the minimum distance a hunter, while hunting, is required to maintain between his licensed floating waterfowl blind and a licensed stationary bl...
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2017-01-16
Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
HB2143IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); training by third parties approved by the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council. Provides that the Freedom of Information Advisory Council (the Council) may approve third-party instructors to con...
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2017-01-16
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
SB1321IntroRequirements for ophthalmic prescriptions; eye examinations; penalty. Defines "eye examination" and "ophthalmic prescription" and sets out requirements for each. The bill prohibits the dispensing of eyeglasses or contact lenses unless the patient pro...
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2017-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
SB1470IntroCoal tax credits. Reinstates the Virginia coal employment and production incentive tax credit. The credit, which expired on July 1, 2016, could be earned on and after January 1, 2017, but before January 1, 2022. The bill limits the aggregate amount o...
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2017-01-16
To Senate Finance Committee
SB874IntroAttorney discipline; procedures. Conforms the statutory procedures for disciplining attorneys to the Rules of Supreme Court of Virginia.
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2017-01-16
Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 0-N)
HB2359IntroVirginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Authority. Changes the effective date for the creation of the ABC Authority from July 1, 2018, to January 15, 2018. The bill creates a transition period from January 15, 2018, until December 31, 2018, during ...
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2017-01-16
Committee Referral Pending
HJR728EngrossCommending Preston C. Caruthers.
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2017-01-16
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
HB1492IntroChild support orders; special needs trust; ABLE savings trust account. Provides that, upon the request of either party, a court may order that support payments be made to a special needs trust or an ABLE savings trust account.
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2017-01-16
Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
HB1812IntroPresentence reports; access by work release programs. Authorizes the court to provide a copy of a presentence report to the director or administrator of a work release program if the person who is the subject of the report is under consideration for ...
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2017-01-16
Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
HB1988IntroLight-emitting diode (LED) use on outdoor lighting fixtures. Requires any authority, department, agency, or institution of the Commonwealth that installs, replaces, or maintains an outdoor lighting fixture to use LEDs instead of traditional incandesc...
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2017-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
SB1451IntroMotion picture production tax credit. Amends the motion picture production tax credit by allowing a 20% credit for a production for which 80% of the filming or production takes place in the Commonwealth at a federally designated Historically Underuti...
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2017-01-16
To Senate Finance Committee
HB1617IntroLegal malpractice; estate planning. Provides that the statute of limitations for legal malpractice related to estate planning is five years if the legal representation was based on a written contract and three years if the legal representation was ba...
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2017-01-16
Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
SB1038IntroOpen-end credit plans. Prohibits any person licensed to make motor vehicle title loans from engaging in the extension of credit under an open-end credit plan. The measure also prohibits a third party from engaging in the extension of credit under an ...
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2017-01-16
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 2-N)
HB2151IntroVirginia Resources Authority. Transfers the responsibility for the Virginia Resources Authority from the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to the Secretary of Finance.
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2017-01-16
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
HB2170IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; cooperative procurement; construction. Allows public bodies to utilize cooperative procurement for construction not exceeding $500,000.
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2017-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2315IntroInstant runoff voting. Provides for instant runoff voting in elections for statewide offices, the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives, and the General Assembly. With instant runoff voting, voters rank the candidates for e...
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2017-01-16
Assigned P & E sub: Campaigns
HB1876IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act; public access to library records of minors. Excludes from mandatory disclosure library records that can be used to identify any library patron under the age of 18 years. The bill provides that access shall not be ...
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2017-01-16
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1910IntroDefinition of mental health service provider. Adds physician assistant to the list of mental health service providers who have a duty to take precautions to protect third parties from violent behavior or other serious harm.
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2017-01-16
Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
HB2268IntroIgnition interlock violations; venue. Provides that venue for the prosecution of any offense of (i) tampering or attempting to circumvent an ignition interlock system, (ii) starting a motor vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock for a person pro...
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2017-01-16
Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
HB2372IntroFirearm transactions; voluntary background checks; clarification. Clarifies the provisions that apply to voluntary background checks performed at a firearms show by translating the Latin term of art mutatis mutandis into English.
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2017-01-16
Committee Referral Pending
HB1456IntroCustody and visitation orders; parenting time. Provides that, in any case or proceeding involving the custody or visitation of a child, at the request of a parent to such case or proceeding, the court shall use the phrase "parenting time" instead of ...
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2017-01-16
Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (10-Y 0-N)
HB2195IntroSchool attendance officer; powers and duties. Authorizes a school attendance officer or local school division superintendent or his designee acting as an attendance officer to complete, sign, and file petitions and motions for the enforcement of cert...
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2017-01-16
Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
HB2368IntroMilk production requirements; exemption. Exempts any person owning no more than three cows or three goats from the oversight of the Milk Commission and the requirements of the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services governing the quality, grading,...
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2017-01-16
Committee Referral Pending
SB794IntroCity of Chesapeake; pilot program for problem-solving docket. Authorizes the City of Chesapeake to establish a pilot program to promote public safety and reduce recidivism by creating a problem-solving docket to address substance abuse, mental illnes...
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2017-01-16
Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (12-Y 0-N)
SB988IntroVirginia Employment Commission; population projections. Eliminates the requirement that the Virginia Employment Commission prepare population projections for the Commonwealth for use by the General Assembly and certain state agencies.
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2017-01-16
Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N)
HJR592EngrossCommending Jonathan C. Kinney.
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2017-01-16
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB2217IntroAddress confidentiality program; victims of sexual violence and human trafficking. Expands the types of crimes victims of which are eligible to apply for the address confidentiality program to include sexual violence and human trafficking. Current la...
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2017-01-16
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2078IntroAlcoholic beverage control; annual mixed beverage performing arts facility license. Authorizes the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to grant an annual mixed beverage performing arts facility license to persons operating food concessions at any perfor...
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2017-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
SJR306IntroCommending Gretna American Legion Post 232.
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2017-01-16
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HJR553EngrossCelebrating the life of Eloise Bernadett Coyne.
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2017-01-16
Laid on Clerk's Desk
SB873IntroAuthority of fire chief over unmanned aircraft systems at a fire, explosion, or other hazardous situation; civil liability. Authorizes a fire chief or other officer in charge to ban or restrict privately owned unmanned aircraft systems at fires, expl...
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2017-01-16
Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
HJR763IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; political considerations prohibited. Prohibits any electoral district from being drawn in order to favor or disfavor any political party, incumbent legislator, member of Congress, or other i...
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2017-01-16
Committee Referral Pending
HB2087IntroSentencing guidelines; written explanation. Requires the written explanation that the court shall file with the record of a case when departing from the sentencing guidelines to adequately explain the sentence imposed to promote fair sentencing.
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2017-01-16
Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
HR300IntroCommending Rose Yvonne Lewis.
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2017-01-16
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17103858D
SB1068IntroDefrauding certain entities; penalties. Provides that it is unlawful for a person, without paying for, and with the intent to cheat or defraud the owner or keeper, to gain entrance to a ski resort or to do so without having an express agreement for c...
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2017-01-16
Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 0-N)
HJR764IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); enactment of laws at special sessions. Requires an affirmative vote of at least four-fifths of the members elected to each house in order to pass a bill at a special session that is convened after a genera...
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2017-01-16
Committee Referral Pending
SB1138IntroComputer trespass; government computers and computers used for public utilities; penalty. Increases the Class 1 misdemeanor computer trespass crimes to a Class 6 felony if the computer targeted is one that is exclusively for the use of, or used by or...
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2017-01-16
Rereferred to Finance
HB2284IntroCharitable gaming; subpoena powers of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; enforcement; penalty. Provides that any person who fails or refuses to obey any subpoena issued by the Department is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
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2017-01-16
Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
SB1454IntroIllegal voter registration; penalties. Provides that any person who intentionally (i) procures, assists, or induces another to register to vote or (ii) submits a voter registration application on behalf of another, knowing such applicant is not a cit...
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2017-01-16
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB1877IntroTethering of dogs; local ordinances. Authorizes the governing body of any locality to adopt ordinances limiting the amount of time during which a dog may be tethered.
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2017-01-16
Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
HJR766IntroConfirming appointments by the Joint Committee on Rules. Confirms various appointments by the Joint Committee on Rules to the Virginia Council for the Interstate Compact for Juveniles, the Commonwealth Health Research Board, the Board of Trustees of ...
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2017-01-16
Committee Referral Pending
HB2010IntroVirginia Lottery; repeal prohibition against sale of lottery tickets over Internet; provide for regulations of sale of lottery tickets over Internet.
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2017-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
SJR303IntroCommending Junior Law.
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2017-01-16
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB1621IntroPreliminary hearing; certification of ancillary misdemeanors; fees and costs. Provides that if, pursuant to a preliminary hearing, a district court certifies a felony offense and any ancillary misdemeanor offense for trial in circuit court, fees and ...
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2017-01-16
Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
HJR595EngrossCommending Lawrence H. Hoover, Jr.
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2017-01-16
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HJR623EngrossCommending Dr. Katherine G. Johnson.
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2017-01-16
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB2076IntroState Water Control Board; stormwater management programs; regulations; professional license. Directs the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations requiring that all plan elements, specifications, or calculations whose preparation requires a li...
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2017-01-16
Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
SB1242IntroQualified advance directive facilitators. Establishes criteria for training programs for qualified advance directive facilitators and provides that a qualified advance directive facilitator may distribute written advance directives in a form meeting ...
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2017-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
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