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HB1402PassGoverning boards of public institutions of higher education; leadership; residency. Requires the president or any one of the vice presidents of the board of visitors of Virginia Military Institute, the chairman or the vice-chairman of the State Board...
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2017-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 764 (effective 7/1/17)
HJR562PassConstitutional amendment (first resolution); real property tax; exemption for surviving spouse of a disabled veteran. Provides that the real property tax exemption for the principal residence of the surviving spouse of a disabled military veteran app...
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2017-03-27
Assigned Chapter 770 (effective 7/1/17)
SJR331PassConstitutional amendment (first resolution); property tax; exemption for flooding remediation, abatement, and resiliency efforts. Provides that the General Assembly may authorize a county, city, or town to partially exempt any real subject to recurri...
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2017-03-27
Assigned Chapter 773 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1533PassPossession of antique firearms; nonviolent felons. Permits nonviolent felons to possess, transport, and carry muzzle-loading firearms and black powder in a quantity not exceeding five pounds if it is intended to be used solely for sporting, recreatio...
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2017-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 767 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1544PassCertificates of public need; alternative plans of compliance. Provides that in cases in which a certificate holder holds more than one certificate of public need with conditions, and the certificate holder is unable to satisfy the conditions of one c...
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2017-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 768 (effective 7/1/17)
SJR295PassConstitutional amendment (first resolution); legislative review of administrative rules. Grants to the General Assembly the authority to review any administrative rule to ensure it is consistent with the legislative intent of the statute that the rul...
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2017-03-27
Assigned Chapter 772 (effective 7/1/17)
SB907PassGoverning boards of public institutions of higher education; leadership; residency. Requires the president or any one of the vice presidents of the board of visitors of Virginia Military Institute, the chairman or the vice-chairman of the State Board...
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2017-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 766 (effective 7/1/17)
HJR693PassConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Transportation Funds. Requires the General Assembly to maintain permanent and separate Transportation Funds to include the Commonwealth Transportation Fund, Transportation Trust Fund, Highway Maintenance a...
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2017-03-27
Assigned Chapter 771 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1437PassSight and hearing testing of public school students; exception. Excludes from the requirement that the sight and hearing of public school students be tested any student who has an Individualized Education Program or a Section 504 Plan that documents ...
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2017-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 765 (effective 7/1/17)
HJR545PassConstitutional amendment (first resolution); powers of General Assembly; suspension or nullification of administrative rule or regulation. Provides that the General Assembly may suspend or nullify any or all portions of any administrative rule or reg...
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2017-03-27
Assigned Chapter 769 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2006PassVirginia Fair Housing Law; rights and responsibilities with respect to the use of an assistance animal in a dwelling. Sets out the rights and responsibilities under the Virginia Fair Housing Law (§ 36-96.1 et seq.) with respect to maintaining an ass...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 729 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1216PassAlcoholic beverage control; availability of food when spirits served. Directs the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to promulgate regulations that require mixed beverage licensees to have food, cooked or prepared on the licensed premises, available fo...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 744 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1341PassDigital certification of government records. Provides for the Secretary of the Commonwealth, in cooperation with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency, to develop standards for the use of digital signatures by government agencies on electronic...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 738 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1587PassAlcoholic beverage control; wine and beer licenses. Includes Alleghany County in the list of wine and beer licenses that may be granted to persons operating food concessions at any outdoor performing arts amphitheater, arena, or similar facility that...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 745 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2033PassLandlord and tenant law; residential tenancies; landlord and tenant obligations and remedies. Provides that the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (§ 55-248.2 et seq.) (the Act) shall apply to all residential tenancies; however, a landlord...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 730 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1546PassJuror information; confidentiality. Limits to name and home address the personal information of a juror impaneled in a criminal case that the court may only regulate the disclosure of upon a showing of good cause, which includes a likelihood of bribe...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 753 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1430PassHigher education; student mental health; services after a student suicide. Requires baccalaureate public institutions of higher education to develop and implement policies that ensure that after a student suicide, affected students have access to rea...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 691 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1539PassChief Workforce Development Advisor; responsibilities. Clarifies that the Chief Workforce Development Advisor shall report directly to the Governor and shall not serve in any other capacity. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 15, 2018.
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 740 (effective 1/15/18)
SB1417PassCommercial air service plan. Requires the Virginia Aviation Board to develop and review every five years a commercial air service plan for commercial air service airports in the Commonwealth and, prior to allocation of funds from the Commonwealth Air...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 709 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1421PassInterest on the amount of award; condemnation proceeding. Provides that the interest on an award in a condemnation proceeding that is greater than the amount that the condemnor deposited with the court shall accrue at the judgment rate of interest.
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 710 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1709PassSchool boards; policies and procedures prohibiting bullying; parental notification. Requires the policies and procedures prohibiting bullying that are contained in each school board's code of student conduct to direct the principal to notify the pare...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 684 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2051PassDriver's license; marijuana possession. Revises the existing provision that a person loses his driver's license for six months when convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense to provide that the provision does not apply to defe...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 695 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1034PassHistoric rehabilitation tax credit. Limits the amount of historic rehabilitation tax credits that may be claimed by each taxpayer to $5 million per year, including any amounts carried over from prior taxable years, for taxable years beginning on and ...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 721 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1287PassVirginia 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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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 707 (effective -see bill)
SB1091PassDriver's license; marijuana possession. Revises the existing provision that a person loses his driver's license for six months when convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense to provide that the provision does not apply to defe...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 703 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2352PassTeacher licensure by reciprocity; professional teacher's assessments. Exempts from any professional teacher's assessment requirements any individual who has obtained a valid out-of-state license, with full credentials and without deficiencies, that i...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 688 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2262PassOnline Virginia Network Authority established. Establishes the Online Virginia Network Authority (the Authority) as a political subdivision of the Commonwealth for the purpose of establishing the Online Virginia Network to coordinate the online deliv...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 686 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1006PassCommitment hearings; sharing of records and information. Requires the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court to provide electronic data, including individually identifiable information, on proceedings pursuant to the Psychiatric Treat...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 719 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1519PassOverweight permits for hauling Virginia-grown farm produce; validity throughout the Commonwealth. Authorizes the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue overweight permits that are valid statewide for vehicles hauling Virginia-grown...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 693 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1738PassRetail sales and use tax; aviation parts, engines, and supplies. Creates an exemption from the retail sales and use tax for parts, engines, and supplies used for maintaining, repairing, or reconditioning aircraft, including unmanned aerial systems. T...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 714 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2074PassIncome tax; subtraction for Virginia venture capital account investment. Establishes an individual and corporate income tax subtraction for income derived from an investment in a Virginia venture capital account, defined in the bill as an investment ...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 762 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2318PassVirginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program. Removes from the definition of "birth-related neurological injury" a provision that the definition shall apply retroactively to any child born on and after January 1, 1988, who suffers ...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 756 (effective 1/1/18)
SB1063PassState Board of Corrections; membership; powers and duties; review of death of inmates in local correctional facilities. Authorizes the State Board of Corrections (the Board) to conduct a review of the death of any inmate in a local or regional correc...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 759 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1675PassPalliative care information and resources. Requires the Department of Health to make information about and resources on palliative care available to the public, health care providers, and health care facilities on its website. This bill is identical ...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 746 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1981PassSchool Divisions of Innovation. Requires the Board of Education to promulgate regulations for the designation of School Divisions of Innovation in which the local school board in the local school division or any school therein so designated shall, pu...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 760 (effective 7/1/17)
SB817PassRestricted driver's license; purposes. Adds travel to and from a job interview to the list of purposes for the issuance of a restricted driver's license. The bill provides that a person issued a restricted driver's license for this purpose is require...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 701 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1123PassManufactured Home Lot Rental Act; failure of landlord to correct violations; notification of tenants. Provides that if a landlord does not remedy a violation of an ordinance involving the health and safety of tenants in a manufactured home park withi...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 734 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2090PassCharitable solicitations; registration statement. Requires a charitable organization to include in its annual registration statement a statement indicating the percentage of contributions received that was dedicated to the charitable purpose of the c...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 763 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1766PassUtility Facilities Act; associated facilities of an electrical transmission line. Provides that the issuance by the State Corporation Commission of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of an electrical transmission line ...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 728 (effective 7/1/17)
SB793PassWaiver of tax penalties for small businesses. Waives any penalties related to taxes administered by the Department of Taxation for a small business during its first two years of operation as long as the business enters into an installment agreement w...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 718 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1189PassWater and sewer services; liens; owners, lessees, or tenants. Separates Code provisions regarding water and sewer services provided to lessees or tenants of real property from Code provisions regarding water and sewer services provided to owners of r...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 736 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2356PassFort Monroe Authority Board of Trustees; membership; terms. Adds three nonlegislative citizen members to the Fort Monroe Authority Board of Trustees, to be appointed by the Governor. The bill also changes the Secretary of Commerce and Trade and the S...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 732 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2338PassRestitution; priority of payments. Provides that whenever a defendant owes court-ordered restitution payments, any money collected shall be used first to satisfy such restitution order and any collection costs associated with restitution prior to bei...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 757 (effective 7/1/17)
SB904PassCarrying weapon into courthouse; Workers' Compensation commissioner or deputy commissioner exempt. Provides an exception from the prohibition against carrying a weapon into courthouses in the Commonwealth for a commissioner or deputy commissioner of ...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 761 (effective 7/1/17)
SB897PassChild care providers; criminal history background check; penalty. Requires the following individuals to undergo a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check: (i) applicants for employment by, employees of, applicants to serve as vol...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 751 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2417PassDepartment of Medical Assistance Services; fraud prevention; prepayment analytics. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to establish a program to mitigate, through the use of prepayment analytics, the risk of improper payments to pro...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 750 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2366PassPublic procurement; requirements for use of construction management and design-build contracts. Establishes requirements for the procurement of construction using the construction management and design-build procurement methods by state and local pub...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 699 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1982PassGraduation requirements; verified units of credit; satisfactory score on the PreACT or PSAT/NMSQT examination. Requires the Board of Education, in establishing graduation requirements, to provide for the award of verified units of credit for a satisf...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 685 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1024PassHealth care practitioners; reporting disabilities of drivers. Provides that any doctor of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, or podiatry or any nurse practitioner, physician assistant, optometrist, physical therapist, or clinical psychologist who re...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 720 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1251PassWashington 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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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 705 (effective 3/24/17)
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