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HB156IntroConvicts as witnesses; limitation on impeachment evidence. Limits the introduction as impeachment evidence the fact that a witness has been convicted of a crime if more than 10 years have passed from the date of the conviction or the person's release...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
HB188IntroSentence 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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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
SB315IntroHearing aid specialists and opticians; exemptions for the sale of hearing aids. Allows licensed audiologists who have earned a doctoral degree in audiology to obtain a license to engage in the practice of fitting or dealing in hearing aids without th...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 16 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
HB571IntroUnlawful consumption, purchase, or possession of alcohol. Clarifies that it is an affirmative defense to a charge of unlawful consumption, purchase, or possession of any alcoholic beverage if the defendant shows that such consumption, purchase, or po...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
SB223IntroPrescription drug price gouging prohibited. Prohibits unconscionable price increases in the price of essential off-patent or generic drugs, authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to designate drugs as essential drugs, and establishes ...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 16 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
HB612IntroDelinquent children; issuance of learner's permits. Authorizes a court to authorize the issuance of a learner's permit to a minor adjudicated delinquent of an offense that results in a denial of the minor's privilege to operate a motor vehicle. The b...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
HB595IntroSafe reporting of overdoses. Extends to an individual experiencing a drug-related or alcohol-related overdose the affirmative defense to prosecution for (i) simple possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, or controlled paraphernalia; (ii) int...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
SB293IntroDispensing of certain controlled substances and devices. Authorizes a prescriber to dispense controlled substances and devices without obtaining a license from the Board of Pharmacy, provided that such controlled substances and devices have been pres...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 16 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
HB750IntroPresentence 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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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
SB369IntroAll-Payer Claims Database. Provides that participation in the All-Payer Claims Database by (i) issuers of individual or group accident and sickness insurance policies providing hospital, medical and surgical, or major medical coverage on an expense-i...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 16 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
SB329IntroClinics for the treatment of opioid addiction; location. Provides that the prohibition on locating clinics for the treatment of persons with opiate addiction through the use of methadone or opioid replacements other than opioid replacements approved ...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm]
Assigned Education sub: Health
HB144IntroSex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry; removal of name and information from Registry. Allows a person who is required to register with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry for an offense that is a misdemeanor to petition for ...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
HB618IntroLarceny; subsequent offenses. Eliminates the enhanced Class 6 felony applicable for a third or subsequent offense of petit larceny.
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
HB634IntroTwo-way video testimony; reports by Chief Medical Examiner. Provides that any testimony offered by either party in a preliminary hearing or sentencing hearing, or offered by the accused in any hearing other than a trial, from the Chief Medical Examin...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
SB370IntroDelivery of prescription drug orders. Provides that whenever any pharmacy delivers a prescription drug order for which refrigeration is required by mail, common carrier, or delivery service, when the drug order is not personally hand delivered direct...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 16 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
HB175IntroCertain hospital licenses; effective date. Provides that a license issued to an acute care hospital located in Patrick County that was valid on September 1, 2017, and remained valid on December 31, 2017, despite the closure of such hospital prior to ...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 16]
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
SB718IntroCongressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria for the General Assembly to observe in drawing districts, including respect for political boundaries, equal population, racial and ethnic fairness, contiguity, compactness, and communit...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 16]
Incorporated by Privileges and Elections
HB258IntroComputer trespass; penalty. Expands the crime of computer trespass to provide that the prohibited actions that constitute computer trespass are criminalized if done through intentionally deceptive means and without authority. The bill specifies that ...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
SB309IntroElectronic Death Registration System; implementation. Requires the Division of Vital Records and the Department of Health to work with any teaching hospital that is located in the Commonwealth and associated with a public institution of higher educat...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm]
Assigned Education sub: Health
SB455IntroClinics for the treatment of opioid addiction; location. Provides that the prohibition on locating clinics for the treatment of persons with opiate addiction through the use of methadone or opioid replacements other than opioid replacements approved ...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm]
Assigned Education sub: Health
HB31IntroProfane swearing in public. Eliminates the crime of profanely swearing or cursing in public, which is currently punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor.
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
HB203IntroSentence 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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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
SB634IntroAll-Payer Claims Database. Provides that participation in the All-Payer Claims Database by (i) issuers of individual or group accident and sickness insurance policies providing hospital, medical and surgical, or major medical coverage on an expense-i...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 16 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
HB304IntroCertain fraud crimes; multi-jurisdiction grand jury; Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Adds the offenses of obtaining money by false pretense, financial exploitation of mentally incapacitated persons, and construction fraud to the criminal violations...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
HB112IntroFalsely signing a summons. Provides that a person who signs a summons with a false name is guilty of giving a false identity to a law-enforcement officer, a Class 1 misdemeanor. Currently, such conduct is punished as forging a public record, a Class ...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
SB389IntroSubstance-exposed infants; plan for services. Provides that the Department of Health shall serve as the lead agency with responsibility for the development, coordination, and implementation of a plan for services for substance-exposed infants in the ...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm]
Assigned Education sub: Health
HB417IntroModification of sentencing guidelines; new sentencing proceeding. Creates a mechanism for a person incarcerated for a felony offense to petition for a new sentencing hearing if the sentencing guidelines for the offense have been modified subsequent t...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
HB35IntroPlaces of confinement for juveniles. Provides that when juveniles who are determined by the court to be a threat to the security or safety of other juveniles detained in a juvenile secure facility are transferred to or confined to a jail or other fac...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
HB419IntroJuveniles; trial as adult. Increases the minimum age that a juvenile can be tried as an adult in circuit court for a felony from 14 years of age to 16 years of age. The bill would still allow juveniles 14 years of age or older to be tried as an adult...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
SB310IntroDepartment of Medical Assistance Services; eligibility for services under waiver. Prohibits the Department of Medical Assistance Services from reducing, terminating, suspending, or denying services for an individual enrolled in a waiver who is otherw...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm]
Assigned Education sub: Health
HB645IntroStrip searches of certain misdemeanants, etc. Authorizes the strip search of a person in custodial arrest for a traffic infraction, a Class 3 or Class 4 misdemeanor, or a local ordinance punishable by no more than 30 days in jail for a controlled sub...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
HB42IntroCommon-law crime of suicide. Abolishes the common-law crime of suicide. Suicide is currently a common-law crime in Virginia, although there is no statutorily prescribed punishment.
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
HB669IntroProperty conveyance; Department of Conservation and Recreation; Natural Tunnel State Park. Authorizes the Department of Conservation and Recreation to accept, without consideration, certain real property in Scott County measuring approximately 1.85 a...
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2018-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #2
HB564IntroHunting apparel; hunting from an enclosed blind; solid blaze orange or solid blaze pink. Allows a hunter hunting from an enclosed blind during any firearms deer season, except during the special season for hunting deer with a muzzle-loading rifle onl...
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #2
HB61IntroBattlefield property; termination of easement upon transfer to United States. Directs the Board of Historic Resources (the Board) to require that any easement granted to the Board on a battlefield property include provisions for the termination of th...
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #2
SJR68IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; criteria for electoral districts. Provides the criteria for electoral districts drawn by the General Assembly. The amendment directs that electoral districts are (i) to be composed of contig...
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 16]
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB56IntroCrab scraping; possession of hard crabs; characteristics of scrape. Removes the prohibitions against the possession of hard crabs while having a crab scrape on board a vessel and against the use of a mechanical scrape. The bill also increases the max...
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #3
HB577IntroCrab scraping; possession of hard crabs. Removes the prohibition on the possession of hard crabs while having a crab scrape on board a vessel.
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
SB265IntroSecretary of Coastal Protection and Flooding Adaptation. Creates the executive branch position of Secretary of Coastal Protection and Flooding Adaptation (the Secretary). The Secretary shall be responsible for consolidating into a single office the r...
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 18]
Rereferred to Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
HB239IntroHunting with the assistance of dogs; Sunday hunting; exceptions. Removes the prohibition on hunting deer or bear with a gun, firearm, or other weapon with the assistance of dogs on Sunday with certain exceptions. The bill retains the prohibition on h...
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #2
HB487IntroOyster planting-ground lease; transfer or assignment. Authorizes the holder of an oyster planting-ground lease to transfer or assign the lease to localities and other political subdivisions of the Commonwealth.
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
HB211IntroGround water withdrawal permit term; lengthening to 15 years. Lengthens from 10 years to 15 years the maximum term of a ground water withdrawal permit issued by the State Water Control Board. The bill also lengthens the maximum term of a ground water...
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
HB630IntroDepartment of Agriculture and Consumer Services; noxious weeds; Hydrilla verticillata. Directs the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to declare that Hydrilla verticillata is a noxious weed and to conduct an assessment of the bu...
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #2
HB264IntroOyster-planting ground; transfer or assignment of lease to locality. Authorizes a person holding a lease of oyster-planting ground to transfer or assign the lease to a locality or other political subdivision of the Commonwealth, retroactive to July 1...
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
HB346IntroPersonal watercraft; operation on lake smaller than 50 acres. Prohibits the operation of a personal watercraft on a lake measuring less than 50 acres in extent.
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #2
HB636IntroUse of electric personal assistive mobility device on state forest roads and trails. Prohibits the Department of Forestry from adopting any regulation barring the use of an electric personal assistive mobility device by a disabled veteran in any stat...
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #2
HB635IntroFree fishing day; rain day; emergency. Permits the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to designate a substitute free day in the event that a free day is canceled as a result of inclement weather.
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2018-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #2
SJR51IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission. Establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission to redraw congressional and General Assembly district boundaries after each decennial census. Appointments to the 13-mem...
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2018-01-10
[Hearing: Jan 16]
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB617IntroStatute of limitations; discovery rule. Provides that the period of limitations for filing a cause of action for injury resulting from toxic substance exposure or prescribed or over-the-counter medications accrues from the time the person knew or sho...
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2018-01-10
[Hearing: Jan 16 @ 2:00 pm]
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB792IntroSpecial license plates; Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Provides that funds received by Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Inc., as a result of its special revenue-sharing license plate fees may be used to support the group's operation and program...
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2018-01-10
[Hearing: Jan 17]
To Senate Transportation Committee
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