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HB1793IntroBurn ban; exception for freeze protection of orchard or vineyard. Adds an exception to the ban on fires from February 15 through April 30 of each year for a prescribed burn for the prevention of damage to orchards or vineyards by frost or freezing te...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 25]
Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
HB2211IntroTobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Fund; investment by Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission. Authorizes the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission to manage and invest the assets of the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Re...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 25]
Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
HB2395IntroPublic schools; dyslexia advisor. Requires one reading specialist employed by each local school board to have training in the identification of and the appropriate interventions, accommodations, and teaching techniques for students with dyslexia or a...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 25]
Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
SB1232IntroLimits on prescription of controlled substances containing opioids. Prohibits a prescriber providing treatment for a patient in an emergency department of a corporation, facility, or institution licensed, owned, or operated by the Commonwealth to pro...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
HB2450IntroHunting license; own property. Requires a landowner to obtain a free hunting license to hunt on land that he owns. The bill directs the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to adopt regulations to provide for the free license for landowners as well as ...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 25]
Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
HB1477IntroCats and dogs; lifetime licenses. Authorizes the governing body of a county or city to provide for a lifetime dog or cat license. The bill also removes the minimum annual tax for a dog or cat, sets the maximum tax for a lifetime license at $50, and l...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 25]
Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
SB1353IntroHigher education; members of governing boards; duties. Provides that the primary duty of any member of a governing board of a public institution of higher education is to the Commonwealth. The bill requires that the educational programs for the gover...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
HB2401IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act; minutes of closed Virginia Freedom of Information Act; minutes of closed meetings required; audio recordings. Provides that a public body shall (i) take closed meeting minutes, (ii) also make an audio recording of...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 26]
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1520IntroReformulated gasoline; sale for farm use. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to seek an exemption from the federal reformulated gasoline (RFG) program for conventional, ethanol-free gasoline sold for use in farm motor vehicles.
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 25]
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
HB2458IntroCertificate of public need; reports. Makes changes to Certificate of public need; reports. Makes changes to the Medical Care Facilities Certificate of Public Need Program. The bill (i) removes specialized centers or clinics or that portion of a physi...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 25]
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
SB848IntroDispensing of naloxone. Allows a person who is authorized by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to train individuals on the administration of naloxone for use in opioid overdose reversal and who is acting on behalf of an o...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
SB1405IntroPublic institutions of higher education; notice of proposed tuition increase. Prohibits the governing board of a public institution of higher education from approving an increase in tuition or mandatory fees without first publishing in a prominent lo...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
SB1244IntroGlucagon; administration by emergency medical services providers. Authorizes emergency medical services providers who are certified and authorized to administer drugs and devices and who hold an advanced life support certificate or basic life support...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
SB1035IntroStudent loan servicers; student loan ombudsman. Prohibits Student loan servicers; student loan ombudsman. Prohibits any person from acting as a student loan servicer without first obtaining a license from the State Corporation Commission (SCC) and es...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
HB2406IntroFamily life education curricula; personal privacy and personal boundaries. Requires any family life education curriculum offered in any elementary school, middle school, or high school to include instruction on the importance of the personal privacy ...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 25]
Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
SB1036IntroVirginia Student Loan Refinancing Authority; refinancing loan guaranty program. Establishes the Virginia Student Loan Refinancing Authority (the Authority), to be governed by a 10-member board, for the purpose of developing and implementing a program...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
SB1121IntroDependents of certain military personnel; in-state tuition. Provides that dependents of active duty military personnel and veterans who are eligible to receive educational assistance under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill and have transferred the educational ...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
HB2433IntroAlcoholic beverage control (ABC); cider. Provides that cider shall be treated as wine for all purposes of alcoholic beverage control law, except where otherwise provided in ABC law or Board regulations. The bill contains technical amendments.
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
SB1376IntroPublic institutions of higher education; public notice of proposed tuition increase. Prohibits the governing board of a public institution of higher education from approving an increase in tuition or mandatory fees without first providing students, p...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
SB1519IntroRequired immunizations; meningococcal conjugate. Requires the Board of Health to include in regulations governing the immunization of school children a requirement for one dose of meningococcal conjugate (MCV4) administered before the child enters th...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm]
Assigned Education sub: Health
HB2316IntroTobacco Region Revitalization Commission; meetings by teleconference. Provides that the remote locations from which additional members of the Commission participate in a Commission meeting that is conducted through electronic communication means shal...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 26]
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
SB907IntroGoverning boards of public institutions of higher education; leadership; residency. Requires each chairman, vice-chairman, rector, and vice-rector of the governing board of a public institution of higher education and each chairman and vice-chairman ...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
HB2402IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act; willful violations; Virginia Freedom of Information Act; willful violations; grounds for termination. Provides that if the court finds that any officer or employee of a public body (i) receives a request for recor...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 26]
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2405IntroVoter registration; extended time for new citizens to register to vote. Provides that any person who becomes a citizen during the period immediately following the close of registration records pursuant to ? 24.2-416 and the day of the election and is...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned P & E sub: Elections
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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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
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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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
SB1577IntroAlternative onsite sewage systems; sampling. Prohibits the State Board of Health's program on alternative onsite sewage systems from requiring effluent sampling from certain alternative onsite sewage systems except in response to a complaint or as pa...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm]
Assigned Education sub: Health
HB2418IntroAlcoholic beverage control; banquet licenses for wineries and breweries. Increases from four to eight the number of banquet licenses a brewery or winery may obtain for special events in any one-year period.
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
SB1371IntroVirginia Research Investment Committee. Expands the role of the Virginia Research Investment Committee (the Committee) to include, in addition to awarding grants and loans from the Virginia Research Investment Fund, providing guidance and coordinatio...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
SB1484IntroPrescription Monitoring Program. Requires the information in the possession of the Prescription Monitoring Program disclosed by the Director of Health Professions about a specific recipient who is a member of a Virginia Medicaid managed care program ...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
HB2376IntroProperty Owners' Association Act; fees for disclosure packets by associations not professionally managed. Provides that an association that is not professionally managed may act as a professionally managed association only upon complying with specifi...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
SB1053IntroStudent loan servicers; student loan ombudsman. Prohibits Student loan servicers; student loan ombudsman. Prohibits any person from acting as a student loan servicer without first obtaining a license from the State Corporation Commission (SCC) and es...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
HB2374IntroProhibiting practices of charitable gaming.
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
SJR319IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of voters and the right to vote. Establishes that the sole qualifications to vote in the Commonwealth are United States citizenship, being at least 18 years of age, residency in the Commonwe...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 25 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
SJR280IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; political considerations prohibited. Prohibits electoral districts from being drawn for the purpose of favoring or disfavoring any political party, incumbent legislator or member of Congress...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 25 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
HB1400IntroVirginia Virtual School established. Establishes the Board of the Virginia Virtual School (the Board) as a policy agency in the executive branch of state government for the purpose of governing the full-time virtual school programs offered to student...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
SJR260IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission; partisan balance of districts. Establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission, an eight-member commission tasked with establishing the districts for the United States ...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 25 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
HB2173IntroClass size limits; grades six through 12; science laboratory classes. Establishes a maximum class size of 24 students in science laboratory classes in grades six through 12.
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
HB2174IntroSchool boards; pupil/teacher ratios; class size limits; public report. Requires each school board to annually report to the public (i) the actual pupil/teacher ratios in middle school and high school academic courses by school, subject, course, and t...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
SJR269IntroConstitutional 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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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 25 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
HB1873IntroChildren from birth to age five who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard-of-hearing; parent resource; tools or assessments for educators; report. Requires the Division of Special Education and Student Services of the Department of Education to (i) select, w...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 25]
Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
HB1911IntroPublic institutions of higher education; resident assistants; mental health first aid training. Requires each resident assistant in a student housing facility at a public institution of higher education to participate in mental health first aid train...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
SJR224IntroConstitutional 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 conse...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 25 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
SJR243IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications to vote; restoration of civil rights. Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by law for the restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of felonies. The amendment retains the right...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 25 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
HB1402IntroGoverning boards of public institutions of higher education; leadership; residency. Requires each chairman, vice-chairman, rector, and vice-rector of the governing board of a public institution of higher education and each chairman and vice-chairman ...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
SJR225IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of Governor; residency requirement. Increases from five to eight the number of years a person must have been a resident of and a registered voter in the Commonwealth in order to be eligible ...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 25 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
HB1848IntroComprehensive community colleges; tuition grants. Provides that certain Virginia students who were in foster care or in the custody of the Department of Social Services or considered a special needs adoption and are enrolled in a noncredit workforce ...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
SJR253IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of voters and executive clemency. Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by law for the automatic restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of nonviolent felonies who have comple...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 25 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
HB1965IntroTwo-Year College Transfer Grant Program; Expected Family Contribution. Broadens eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program by including students whose Expected Family Contribution, as calculated by the federal government using the fa...
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
HB2014IntroBoard of Education; biennial review of the standards of quality; odd-numbered years. Changes from even-numbered years to odd-numbered years the biennial review of the standards of quality that is required of the Board of Education.
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2017-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 24]
Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
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