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SB843EngrossBiennial appropriation act. Provides that the Commonwealth's biennial appropriations shall start on July 1 of odd-numbered years beginning with the biennial appropriation act for the period July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021. The bill requires that ...
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB2382IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord to inspect vacated dwelling unit for abandoned animals; penalty. Requires a landlord who knows or should have known that a dwelling unit has been vacated to inspect such dwelling unit within two ...
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2017-01-23
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
HB2349IntroBioengineered foods; GMO content; genetically modified fish; labeling. Requires certain products containing a genetically modified organism (GMO) to bear a label stating, "Congress prohibits states from requiring the on-package labeling of the GMO co...
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2017-01-23
Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
HB1760EngrossElectric utilities; costs of pumped hydroelectricity generation and storage facilities. Authorizes an investor-owned electric utility to petition the State Corporation Commission for approval of a rate adjustment clause for recovery of the costs of o...
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2017-01-23
VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
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)
SB960EngrossAbsentee ballots; expediting the counting of absentee ballots returned by mail prior to election day. Provides that if a general registrar has opted to expedite the counting of absentee ballots returned by mail by opening the sealed ballot envelopes ...
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB1927IntroOfficial emblems and designations; "Song of the Mountains"; state television series. Designates "Song of the Mountains" as the state television series.
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2017-01-23
Read first time
SB1135EngrossInoperable vehicles; James City County. Authorizes James City County to prohibit any person from keeping, unless shielded or screened from view, on any property zoned or used for residential purposes, or on any property zoned for commercial or agricu...
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB1565IntroLocal tax and regulatory incentives; green development zones. Authorizes localities to create green development zones that provide certain tax incentives and regulatory flexibility for up to 10 years to a business operating in an energy-efficient bui...
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2017-01-23
Reported from Finance (19-Y 3-N)
SB1323EngrossBoard of Health to adopt regulations to include neonatal abstinence syndrome on the list of reportable diseases. Requires the Board of Health to adopt regulations to include neonatal abstinence syndrome on the list of diseases that shall be required ...
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB1912IntroAbsentee voting; eligibility of persons granted protective order. Entitles a person to vote absentee if the person has been granted a protective order issued by or under the authority of any court of competent jurisdiction.
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2017-01-23
Read first time
HB1983IntroSchool calendar; opening day of the school year. Makes local school boards responsible for setting the school calendar and determining the opening day of the school year and eliminates the post-Labor Day opening requirement and "good cause" scenarios...
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2017-01-23
Reported from Education (15-Y 6-N)
HB2391IntroDepartment of Human Resources Management; criminal background checks; state agency positions designated as sensitive; agencies to report to the Department. Requires each state agency to continue to record in the Personnel Management Information Syste...
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2017-01-23
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
SB1055EngrossRemaining at place of riot or unlawful assembly after warning to disperse; penalty. Increases from a Class 3 to a Class 1 misdemeanor the penalty for failure to leave the place of any riot or unlawful assembly after having been lawfully warned to dis...
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2017-01-23
Read third time and defeated by Senate (14-Y 26-N)
HB2394IntroPawnbrokers; allowable late fees. Provides that a pawnbroker may charge a late fee, not to exceed 10 percent of the amount loaned, for each item that is not claimed by the pledged due date.
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2017-01-23
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
HB1946EngrossOffice of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Amends Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Amends provisions related to the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman (the Office) and its access to and handling of certain information and re...
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB1590IntroDuty of care to law-enforcement officers and firefighters; fireman's rule. Provides that the common-law doctrine known as the fireman's rule, as described in the bill, shall not be a defense to certain claims. The fireman's rule is based on assumptio...
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2017-01-23
Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
SB1221EngrossEmergency custody or involuntary admission process; alternative transportation model. Directs the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Director of Criminal Justice Services, in conjunction with the relevant stakeholder...
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2017-01-23
Printed as engrossed 17101684D-E
SB862IntroDriving after forfeiture of license. Provides that a person is guilty of an offense of driving or operating a motor vehicle (i) after his driver's license has been revoked for certain offenses, (ii) in violation of the terms of a restricted license, ...
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2017-01-23
Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (8-Y 7-N)
HB2006IntroVirginia 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 assi...
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2017-01-23
Read first time
SB1216IntroAlcoholic 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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2017-01-23
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
SB864EngrossElectoral board appointments; chief judge of the judicial circuit or his designee to make appointment. Provides that appointments to the electoral board of each county and city are to be made by the chief judge of the judicial circuit for the county ...
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2017-01-23
Printed as engrossed 17100069D-E
HB2428IntroWorkforce Transition Act; eligibility. Provides that employees of the Virginia College Savings Plan are eligible for transitional severance benefits conferred by the Workforce Transition Act.
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2017-01-23
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
SB1134EngrossCharter; City of Williamsburg. Expands membership on the redevelopment and housing authority from five members to up to seven members, no more than five of whom shall be members of the city council.
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB2420IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; small business and microbusiness procurement enhancement program. Codifies the Governor's Executive Order 20 (2014) establishing a statewide small business and microbusiness procurement enhancement program. The bill e...
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2017-01-23
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1578EngrossStudents who receive home instruction; participation in interscholastic programs. Prohibits public schools from joining an organization governing interscholastic programs that does not deem eligible for participation a student who (i) receives home i...
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
SB865EngrossFurnishing certain weapons to minor; exemption. Exempts the transfer of a dirk, switchblade knife, or bowie knife between family members or for the purpose of engaging in a sporting event or activity from the current prohibition against selling, bart...
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
SB1136IntroMoney transmitters; investments. Permits the aggregate dollar amount of the outstanding stored value products of a licensed money transmitter to be calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Such licensees are required to...
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2017-01-23
Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
HB2308IntroCarrying a concealed handgun; retired conservation officers. Adds conservation officers retired from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to the list of retired persons eligible to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.
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2017-01-23
Read first time
HB1671EngrossQualified projects of natural gas utilities. Exempts any natural gas utility serving fewer than 2,000 residential customers and fewer than 350 commercial and industrial customers in the year in which the utility makes an investment for qualifying pro...
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2017-01-23
Printed as engrossed 17102752D-E
HB1705EngrossCertification of driver education courses; requirements. Provides that any driver education course provider licensed pursuant to Chapter 17 (? 46.2-1702 et seq.) of Title 46.2 shall also be authorized to provide the 90-minute parent/student driver ed...
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2017-01-23
Printed as engrossed 17103035D-E
HB1407IntroQualified voters; definition of violent felony. Defines the term "violent felony" to be used in determining a person's eligibility for restoration of his civil rights. The bill has an effective date of January 1, 2019, contingent upon voter approval ...
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2017-01-23
Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
HB1942EngrossFostering Futures program; background check. Requires individual participating in the Fostering Futures program to undergo a background check, which includes submitting to fingerprinting and a criminal history record check. The bill provides that the...
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
SB915IntroFirearm transfers; penalties. Creates a Class 3 misdemeanor for a person who is not a licensed dealer but who conducts business as a merchant of firearms to sell a firearm without a background check conducted by a federally licensed dealer. The bill ...
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2017-01-23
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N)
HB1591EngrossVirginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; site and building assessment program; minimum size of industrial sites. Lowers the minimum size of industrial sites that may be included in the Authority's site and building assessment program from...
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2017-01-23
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
HB2033IntroLandlord and tenant law; residential tenancies; landlord Landlord 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...
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2017-01-23
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
HB2404IntroAdvisory Council on Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) and Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS). Creates the Advisory Council on Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Di...
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2017-01-23
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
SB1108IntroAlcoholic beverage control; walking tour permit. Creates a new permit that allows tour companies guiding individuals for compensation on a walking tour to licensed retail establishments to collect as one fee from tour participants (i) the licensee's ...
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2017-01-23
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
SB1351IntroMedicare supplement policies for individuals under age 65. Requires insurers issuing Medicare supplement policies in the Commonwealth to offer the opportunity of enrolling in a Medicare supplement policy to any individual who resides in the Commonwea...
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2017-01-23
Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
HB2354IntroConflicts of interest; school board employees. Eliminates the prohibitions against any division superintendent recommending for employment and any school board employing or paying any teacher or other school board employee who is the father, mother, ...
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2017-01-23
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2398IntroIndustrial hemp; pilot program; license. Directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish a pilot program to study and grow industrial hemp and to create a license for such program. The license is valid for three years and t...
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2017-01-23
Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
HB1775EngrossPersons with developmental disabilities; terminology. Corrects numerous sections of the Code of Virginia by replacing the term "intellectual disability" with "developmental disabilities" as appropriate.
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB1840EngrossConfidentiality of tests for human immunodeficiency virus; release of information. Clarifies that information about the results of tests to determine infection with human immunodeficiency virus shall be released only to persons or entities permitted ...
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB2039IntroDiscretionary sentencing guideline midpoints; possession of child pornography. Raises the midpoint of the recommended sentencing range for possession of child pornography by (i) 100 percent in cases in which the defendant has no previous conviction o...
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2017-01-23
Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
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
HB1898IntroLimits 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
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
HB2383IntroDepartment of Environmental Quality (DEQ); combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfalls; Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Directs DEQ to identify the owner of any combined sewer overflow outfall that discharges into the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and to determine w...
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2017-01-23
Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
HB1668IntroSales and use tax exemption; legal tender coins. Exempts legal tender coins whose total transaction sales price exceeds $1,000 from sales and use tax. The provisions of the bill expire on June 30, 2022.
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2017-01-23
Reported from Finance with amendment (22-Y 0-N)
HB2047IntroChief Information Officer of the Commonwealth; contract review. Directs the Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth, Director of the Department of General Services, and the Office of the Attorney General to conduct a periodic review of existing...
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2017-01-23
Stricken from docket by Science and Technology by voice vote
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