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SB38IntroSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $10 to place a security ...
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2017-11-21
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SJR4IntroUnited States Constitution; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment remains ...
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2017-11-21
Introduced bill reprinted 18100396D
SB27IntroVirginia Community College System; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Scholarship Pilot Program. Directs the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to establish and administer a two-year Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Scholarsh...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB31IntroInterstate 73 Corridor Development Fund and Program. Establishes the Interstate 73 Corridor Development Fund and Program and reallocates to the I-73 Fund the $40 million from state recordation taxes that is currently allocated annually to the U.S. Ro...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Finance Committee
SB33IntroMarijuana offenses; driver's license forfeiture. Eliminates the requirement that the Virginia Department of Transportation receive written assurance from the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation that Virginia will n...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB26IntroMethod of nominating party candidates; certain incumbents to determine method. Provides that incumbent constitutional officers shall have the right to determine the method of making party nominations for that constitutional office. If the incumbent c...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB24IntroSex offenders in emergency shelters; notification registration. Provides that a registered sex offender who enters an emergency shelter designated by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof and operated in response to a declared state o...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB28IntroMedical research on dogs and cats; prohibition on use of state funds; civil penalty. Prohibits appropriating or expending state funds for or to any organization, whether public or private, to carry out any medically unnecessary scientific or medical ...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
SB25IntroDispensing drugs without a prescription. Authorizes a pharmacist to dispense up to a five-day supply of a Schedule VI drug to an individual who has been displaced from his residence by a natural or man-made disaster; has had his supply of the drug lo...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB23IntroHealth insurance; coverage for limited drug refills. Requires health benefit plans to cover a limited refill for up to a five days' supply of a Schedule VI drug that is dispensed by a pharmacist for a covered person whose dispensed drugs are lost, de...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB34IntroExpungement of police and court records; deceased persons. Provides that in the event that a person who is entitled to bring a petition for expungement dies before filing a petition, the next of kin of the decedent may file on the decedent's behalf w...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB37IntroVirginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund. Creates the Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and innovative f...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Finance Committee
SB15IntroVirginia-Israel Advisory Board; reorganize as Virginia-Israel Advisory Authority. Reorganizes the existing Virginia-Israel Advisory Board, renamed the Virginia-Israel Advisory Authority, as an independent authority. The bill provides that the current...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Rules Committee
SB36IntroWeekend jail time. Allows courts, for good cause and absent objection by the Commonwealth, to impose nonconsecutive or weekend jail time for defendants convicted of a misdemeanor, traffic offense, any offense under Chapter 5 (? 20-61 et seq.) of Titl...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
SB9IntroElectric utility regulation; suspension of reviews of earnings; transitional rate period. Provides that the transitional rate period for Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion) will conclude on December 31, 2018, and its next biennial review w...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB32IntroAnimal Cruelty Conviction List established. Requires the Superintendent of State Police to establish and maintain by 2020 an Animal Cruelty Conviction List that shall be available to the public on the website of the Department of State Police. The li...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
HB16IntroMotor vehicle and fire insurance; use of credit information. Prohibits insurers from setting rates for motor vehicle insurance or fire insurance policies on the basis of a person's credit history, lack of credit history, or credit score. The bill has...
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2017-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
SB35IntroSentence reduction; substantial assistance to prosecution. Allows a convicted person's sentence to be reduced if such person provides substantial assistance, defined in the bill, in the furtherance of the investigation or prosecution of another perso...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB21IntroGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $200 to $500 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny.
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2017-11-20
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HB18IntroTransient occupancy tax; Arlington County. Removes the sunset date, July 1, 2018, from Arlington County's authority to impose a transient occupancy tax at a rate not to exceed 0.25% to be used for the purpose of promoting tourism and business travel ...
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2017-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
SB2IntroFirearms; alcohol; penalties. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs to carry a loaded firearm on or about his person in a public place and that a person found guilty of such act is inel...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB20IntroRed Tape Reduction Commission; review of regulatory Red Tape Reduction Commission; review of regulatory requirements; report. Creates the Red Tape Reduction Commission (the Commission) to develop and maintain a state regulatory baseline of all curren...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Rules Committee
SJR2IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of Governor and Lieutenant Governor; residency requirement. Increases from five to eight the number of years a person must have been a resident of and registered voter in the Commonwealth in...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB5IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and requires the Department of State Police to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a check from licensed firea...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB19IntroVirginia Interim Redistricting Commission; criteria for remedial redistricting plans. Provides for the establishment of the Virginia Interim Redistricting Commission (the Commission) when any congressional or state legislative district drawn as requi...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB18IntroSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report if the consumer has not previously requested the placement of a security freeze from the con...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB16IntroSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $10 to place a security ...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB8IntroAbsentee voting; prescribed oath for absentee voters. Removes the requirement that an absentee voter completing the Statement of Voter include the address of his legal residence in Virginia. The bill requires instead that the voter affirm that he is ...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB12IntroState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act and General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; post-service restrictions. Extends the "revolving door" prohibition applicable to state officers and employees and members of the General Assembly. ...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Rules Committee
HB17IntroGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $200 to $500 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the cla...
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2017-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
SB3IntroSame-sex marriages; civil unions. Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage. These prohibitions are ...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB22IntroSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $10 to place a security ...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB4IntroAbsentee voting; persons age 65 or older. Entitles a person who will be age 65 or older on the day of an election to vote by absentee ballot in that election.
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2017-11-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB13IntroState Corporation Commission; intervenor compensation. Establishes a process under which a public interest organization or a retail customer, including an entity representing retail customers, of a public service company that intervenes in a utility ...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB10IntroCampaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. Prohibits any candidate from soliciting or accepting a contribution from any public service corporation, as defined in ? 56-1, or any political action committee established and administered by...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB14IntroService of process on county attorney. Removes the requirement that in an action against a supervisor, county officer, employee, or agent of the county, each member of the county board be served; instead, only the county attorney, or the clerk of the...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB17IntroUninsured and underinsured motorist insurance policies; bad faith. Provides that if an insurance company denies, refuses, or fails to pay its insured, or refuses a reasonable settlement demand within the policy's coverage limits for a claim for unins...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB11IntroState Corporation Commission; members. Increases the number of members of the State Corporation Commission from three to five. The measure requires that one of the new members be initially elected during the 2019 Session of the General Assembly and t...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SJR1IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); marriage. Proposes the repeal of the constitutional amendment dealing with marriage that was approved by referendum at the November 2006 election. That amendment to the Bill of Rights (i) defines marriage ...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB1IntroMechanical devices designed to increase the rate of fire of firearms; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, import, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of any device used to increase the rate of fire of any semi-automatic fir...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HJR1IntroStudy; JLARC; sentencing of drug offenders; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study and report on the efficiency and effectiveness of the Virginia courts' sentencing of Schedule I and Schedule II drug offenders.
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2017-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
SB7IntroStatements of organization; campaign depository account number required. Requires the statement of organization filed by candidates and candidate campaign committees to include the account number of the campaign depository in addition to the name of ...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SJR3IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); General Assembly; term limits. Limits members of the Senate to three full terms (12 years) and members of the House of Delegates to six full terms (12 years). The limitations apply to service for both cons...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB6IntroAbsentee voting; late applications and in-person voting in certain circumstances. Provides that a registered voter who becomes obligated after noon on the Friday immediately preceding an election to travel outside of his county or city for a business...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB19IntroEligibility for in-state tuition; certain individuals who Eligibility for in-state tuition; certain individuals who have applied for permanent residency; certain individuals approved under deferred action programs. Declares eligible for in-state tuit...
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2017-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
HB4IntroPublic accessibility of case management system. Requires the case management system operated and maintained by the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia to be open to the public for inspection. The bill provides that the case managemen...
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2017-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
HB6IntroSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $10 to place a security ...
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2017-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
HB3IntroDual enrollment courses; quality standards; universal transfer course credit. Requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (the Council), in consultation with the Department of Education and each public institution of higher education,...
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2017-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
HB7IntroCampaign finance; prohibited personal use. Prohibits any person from converting any moneys, securities, or like intangible personal property contributed to a candidate or a candidate's campaign committee to his personal use, the personal use of the c...
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2017-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
HB5IntroCampaign finance; prohibited personal use; penalty. Campaign finance; prohibited personal use; penalty. Prohibits the conversion of any contributed moneys, securities, or like intangible personal property by any person to the personal use of a candid...
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2017-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
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