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SB1129IntroEligibility for food stamps; drug-related felonies. Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive food stamp benefits shall not be denied such assistance solely because he has been convicted of a drug-related felony. Under current law, ...
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2019-12-29
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
SB1137EngrossDeath penalty; severe mental illness. Provides that a defendant in a capital case who had a severe mental illness, as defined in the bill, at the time of the offense is not eligible for the death penalty. The bill establishes procedures for determini...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1123IntroThreats of death or bodily injury to a person or member of his family by telephone or wireless communication device; penalty. Provides that any person who communicates a threat over any telephone or wireless communications device to kill or do bodily...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 8:00 am]
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (12-Y 3-N)
SB1231IntroIncompetent defendants; capital murder. Provides that when a defendant charged with capital murder is determined to be unrestorably incompetent, the court may order that the defendant receive medically appropriate treatment rather than treatment desi...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 8:00 am]
Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N 1-A)
SB1182IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act; meetings held through electronic communication means. Clarifies that certain requirements of current law regarding participation in public meetings through electronic communication means do not apply to meetings h...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate General Laws: Subcommittee #1
SB1090IntroFreedom of Information Act; Fort Monroe Authority; closed meeting exemption. Authorizes the board of trustees of the Fort Monroe Authority to hold closed meetings to discuss matters relating to specific gifts, bequests, and grants from private source...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate General Laws: Subcommittee #1
SB1121EngrossMaximum number of judges in each judicial district. Increases from 11 to 12 the maximum number of authorized general district court judgeships in the nineteenth judicial district. This bill is a recommendation of the Committee on District Courts.
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1478IntroDisposition of the remains of a decedent; right to control. Establishes a priority order for the right to control the disposition of the remains of a decedent; the location, manner, and condition of disposition; and the arrangements for funeral goods...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm]
To Senate Education: Health Committee
SB1760IntroDiagnostic X-ray machines; operation. Provides that no person who has been trained and certified in the operation of a diagnostic X-ray machine by the manufacturer of such machine is required to obtain any other training, certification, or licensure ...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm]
To Senate Education: Health Committee
SB1108EngrossMarsh Criminal-Traffic Division at Manchester General District Court and John Marshall Criminal-Traffic Division at Richmond General District Court; concurrent jurisdiction. Clarifies that the Marsh Criminal-Traffic Division at Manchester General Dis...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2752IntroMotorized skateboards or scooters; operation; local authority.
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Transportation: Subcommittee #1
SB1306IntroSame-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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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 8:00 am]
Incorporated by Courts of Justice
SB1404EngrossEminent domain; costs for petition for distribution of funds; interest rate; recordation of certificate. Provides that the costs of filing a petition with the court for the distribution of the funds due pursuant to an eminent domain proceeding shall ...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1643IntroBirth certificates; change of sex.
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm]
To Senate Education: Health Committee
SB1421EngrossEminent domain; entry upon private property; calculation of Eminent domain; entry upon private property; calculation of just compensation; damages. Makes various changes to provisions related to entry upon private property in an eminent domain procee...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1554IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); civil penalties. Provides that in addition to any penalties imposed under FOIA, (i) if a court finds that any officer, employee, or member of a public body failed to provide public records to a requester in...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate General Laws: Subcommittee #1
SB1383EngrossDismissal of summons for expiration of vehicle registration; proof of compliance. Authorizes courts to dismiss a summons issued for expiration of vehicle registration if the defendant provides to the court proof of compliance with the law on or befor...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2755IntroConservation easements; comprehensive plan. Eliminates the requirement that a conservation easement conform to the comprehensive plan at the time the easement is granted for the area in which the real property is located.
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 23]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Subcommittee #2
SB1426EngrossWills lodged in clerk's office for safekeeping. Permits the clerk of a circuit court to destroy a will that has been lodged in his office for safekeeping for 100 years or more.
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1247IntroFuneral services; sale of caskets. Provides that no person other than a licensed funeral establishment or funeral service licensee shall offer for sale or sell a casket unless such offer or sale is made at-need. The bill provides that the requirement...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm]
To Senate Education: Health Committee
SB1403EngrossEminent domain; costs. Eliminates specific provisions for the assessment of costs in eminent domain proceedings where the condemnor is a public service company, public service corporation, railroad, or government utility corporation and provides that...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1180IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act; definition of trade secret. Defines the term "trade secret," for the purposes of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, as meaning the same as that term is defined in the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (§59.1-33...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate General Laws: Subcommittee #1
SB1431IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act; training requirements; proceedings for enforcement. Requires the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council to provide, and local elected officials to complete, training on the provisions of the Virginia Fre...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate General Laws: Subcommittee #1
SB1164IntroFirearm 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 of firearms to obtain such a check from li...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 8:00 am]
Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (6-Y 9-N)
SB1379EngrossChild Pornography Registry; contents of Registry; criminal investigations; report. Requires copies of all known or suspected child pornography found during the course of a criminal investigation of child pornography offenses to be included in the Chi...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1422EngrossLease agreements; requirements; emergency. Specifies that a lease agreement or other written document conveying a non-freehold estate in land is not invalid, unenforceable, or subject to repudiation by the parties to such agreement on account of, or ...
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2019-01-21
To House General Laws Committee
SB1047EngrossSex 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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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2739IntroHistorical African American cemeteries; City of Alexandria. Adds six cemeteries in Alexandria to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Department of Historic Resources for the care of historical African A...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 23]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Subcommittee #2
SB1251EngrossManufacture and distribution of switchblade knives. Exempts from the prohibition on selling or possessing switchblade knives any manufacturer, distributor, or retailer of switchblade knives that imports, manufacturers, distributes, or otherwise posse...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1492IntroFOIA; exclusions; proprietary records and trade secrets; Virginia Telecommunication Initiative. Excludes trade secrets, as defined in the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (§59.1-336 et seq.), financial information, and research-related information supp...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate General Laws: Subcommittee #1
SB1156EngrossSanctuary policies prohibited. Provides that no locality shall adopt any ordinance, procedure, or policy that restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws.
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2019-01-21
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
SB1184IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act; applicability; sexual assault response teams and multidisciplinary child sexual abuse response teams. Provides that the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) shall not apply to sexual assault response teams, ...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate General Laws: Subcommittee #1
HB1695IntroPassing a stopped school bus; civil penalty. Increases from $250 to $500 the civil penalty for passing a stopped school bus.
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 21]
To House Courts: Subcommittee #1
HB2761IntroCave and karst protection; penalty. Authorizes the Department of Conservation and Recreation to include karsts and related landscape features, defined in the bill, in various functions related to cave protection, including education of public agencie...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 23]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Subcommittee #2
SB1166EngrossClerks of court; collection of DNA sample for certain offenses; disclosure of tax information; Torrens system. Provides that a blood, saliva, or tissue sample shall be taken for any person convicted of a local ordinance that is similar to a misdemean...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1150EngrossIssuance of warrants by magistrates. Provides that a magistrate may not issue an arrest warrant for a misdemeanor offense where the accused is a law-enforcement officer and the alleged offense arises out of the performance of his public duties upon t...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB1186EngrossPayment or delivery of small asset by affidavit; check, draft, or other negotiable instrument; financial institution. Provides that a financial institution accepting a small asset that is a check, draft, or other negotiable instrument presented by an...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2786IntroCoal combustion residuals impoundment; closure.
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2019-01-21
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Subcommittee #3
SB1031EngrossFalse information and hoax criminal activities; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to knowingly engage in conduct with the intent to convey false or misleading information under circumstances where such information may reasonably ...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1688IntroDisorderly conduct; students. Provides that a student at any elementary or secondary school shall not be guilty of disorderly conduct in public places if the disorderly conduct occurred on school property or a school bus.
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 21]
To House Courts: Subcommittee #1
HB1778EngrossTransient occupancy tax; state parks. Permits localities to impose transient occupancy taxes on transient room rentals and travel campgrounds in state parks.
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2019-01-18
Passed by for the day
HB2123IntroSchool boards; public institutions of higher education; College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships. Permits each local school board to enter into College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships (Partnerships), currently referred to as agreements...
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 21]
To House Education: Subcommittee #3
SB1694IntroQualified mental health professionals. Requires the Board of Counseling to promulgate regulations for the registration of persons receiving supervised training in order to qualify as a qualified mental health professional. The bill defines the terms ...
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 22 @ 8:30 am]
To Senate Education: Health Professions Committee
HB2461IntroConditional release of geriatric, terminally ill, or permanently physically disabled prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who is terminally ill as defined ...
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2019-01-18
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
SB1323EngrossCapital outlay plan. Updates the six-year capital outlay plan for projects to be funded entirely or partially from general fund-supported resources.
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2019-01-18
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB2476IntroPublic institutions of higher education; tuition and mandatory fees. Declares the governing board of any public institution of higher education for which the average increase in the amount of undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees over the most rec...
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 21]
To House Education: Subcommittee #3
SB1304EngrossSmoking in outdoor amphitheater or concert venue; civil penalty. Authorizes any locality, by ordinance, to designate reasonable no-smoking areas within an outdoor amphitheater or concert venue owned by the locality. The bill requires such ordinance t...
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2019-01-18
Read second time and engrossed
SB1644IntroDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; plan for sharing inmate health information between community services boards and local and regional jails.
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2019-01-18
Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (14-Y 0-N)
SB1242IntroAlcoholic beverage control; mixed Alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage restaurant license; penalties. Allows mixed beverage restaurant licensees that specialize in the sale of high-end spirits to calculate, for purposes of the food-to-beverage ...
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2019-01-18
Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (11-Y 3-N)
HB2799IntroDulles Greenway. Amends the powers and responsibilities Dulles Greenway. Amends the powers and responsibilities of the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to regulate toll road operators under the Virginia Highway Corporation Act of 1988. The measure ...
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2019-01-18
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
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