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HB69IntroCredit unions. Authorizes localities and political subdivisions to hold public deposits in a credit union. The measure allows localities and political subdivisions to become members of a credit union for purposes of placing deposits in and receiving ...
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2019-12-05
Committee Referral Pending
HB66IntroHealth insurance; cost-sharing payments for prescription insulin drugs. Prohibits health insurance companies and other carriers from setting an amount exceeding $30 per 30-day supply that a covered person is required to pay at the point of sale in or...
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2019-12-05
Committee Referral Pending
HB68IntroDigital devices; deactivation or alteration of embedded software. Prohibits the original equipment manufacturer of a digital device from deactivating embedded software, defined in the bill, in the digital device or altering embedded software so as to...
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2019-12-05
Committee Referral Pending
HB70IntroBroadband services; prohibited features. Prohibits a provider of broadband services from offering or renewing services to consumers within any locality in the Commonwealth in which certain media is throttled, blocked, or prioritized on the basis of i...
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2019-12-05
Committee Referral Pending
HB65IntroEstablishment of the Virginia Missing Child with Autism Alert Program. Creates a program for local, regional, or statewide notification of a missing child with autism. The bill defines a missing child with autism as a child (i) whose whereabouts are ...
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2019-12-05
Committee Referral Pending
HB67IntroStrikes by government employees. Limits to law-enforcement officers the scope of the existing provision that deems any public employee who strikes to have terminated his employment and bars him from further public employment.
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2019-12-05
Committee Referral Pending
HB75IntroElectric utilities; electric school bus pilot program. Authorizes Dominion Energy to implement a pilot program under which it will deploy electric school buses in participating school divisions in its service territory. The initial phase of the pilot...
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2019-12-05
Committee Referral Pending
HB72IntroAllowing access to firearms by children; recklessly leaving loaded, unsecured firearm in manner that endangers child under 14; penalty. Increases from a Class 3 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony the penalty for recklessly leaving a loaded, unsecured fi...
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2019-12-05
Committee Referral Pending
HB74IntroPublic schools; Mental Health First Aid training. Requires each school board to adopt and implement policies that require each teacher and other relevant personnel, as determined by the school board, employed on a full-time basis, to complete a Menta...
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2019-12-05
Committee Referral Pending
HB73IntroVirginia Housing Development Authority; power to make loans; loans to finance payments on student debt. Permits the Virginia Housing Development Authority (HDA) to make mortgage loans, including federally insured mortgage loans, to finance the purcha...
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2019-12-05
Committee Referral Pending
HB71IntroCampaign finance; audits of campaign finance reports; Campaign finance; audits of campaign finance reports; certain campaign committees. Requires the State Board of Elections to conduct audits of the campaign finance reports filed by the campaign com...
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2019-12-05
Committee Referral Pending
HB64IntroParental leave for school involvement. Requires employers to grant four hours of leave annually to employees who are parents or guardians of, or who stand in loco parentis to, a school-aged child in order to attend parent-teacher conferences, volunte...
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2019-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
SB97IntroVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices. Provides that it is an unlawful discriminatory housing practice for any political jurisdiction or its employees or appointed commissions to discriminate in the application of local...
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2019-12-04
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
HB62IntroTransient occupancy tax; Arlington County. Removes the July 1, 2021, sunset date from Arlington County's authority to impose a transient occupancy tax at a rate not to exceed 0.25 percent to be used for the purpose of promoting tourism and business t...
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2019-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HB63IntroCourt of Appeals; use of moot courtroom of accredited law schools. Provides that upon proper agreement with the applicable authorities the Court of Appeals may use the moot courtroom of any accredited law school located in the Commonwealth for the ho...
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2019-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HB58IntroBalance billing; emergency services. Provides that when Balance billing; emergency services. Provides that when a covered person receives covered emergency services from an out-of-network health care provider, the covered person is not required to pa...
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2019-12-03
Committee Referral Pending
HB59IntroHealth carriers; licensed athletic trainers. Requires health insurers and health service plan providers whose policies or contracts cover services that may be legally performed by a licensed athletic trainer to provide equal coverage for such service...
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2019-12-03
Committee Referral Pending
SB95IntroHealth insurance; essential health benefits; preventive services. Requires a health carrier offering or providing a health benefit plan, including (i) short-term and catastrophic health insurance policies, and policies that pay on a cost-incurred bas...
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2019-12-03
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB96IntroCharter; City of Norfolk; employees of officers; vagrants. Amends the charter for the City of Norfolk by changing from "election" to "appointment" the term used to describe the selection of certain officers by the city council and clarifying that emp...
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2019-12-03
To Senate Local Government Committee
HB61IntroAdults sentenced for juvenile offenses; good conduct credit. Provides that an adult sentenced for a juvenile offense can earn good conduct credit at the rate of one day for each one day served, including all days served while confined in jail or secu...
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2019-12-03
Committee Referral Pending
HB60IntroSubstitute judges; powers and duties; entry of a final order. Gives a substitute judge the power to enter a final order in any case heard by such substitute judge for a period of 14 days after the date of a hearing of such case.
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2019-12-03
Committee Referral Pending
SB94IntroVirginia Energy Plan; Commonwealth Energy Policy. States that the Commonwealth Energy Policy shall include (i) establishing greenhouse gas emissions reduction standards across all sectors of Virginia's economy that target net zero carbon emissions by...
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2019-12-02
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
HB57IntroElections; date of June primary election. Changes the date of the primary election held in June from the second Tuesday in June to the third Tuesday in June. The bill also changes candidate filing deadlines to reflect the change of date.
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2019-12-02
Committee Referral Pending
SB93IntroTaxes on income, wills, and administrations; exemption for victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting and for payments to such victims; emergency. Establishes an income tax exemption for relief payments paid to a victim of the Virginia Beach mass sh...
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2019-12-02
To Senate Finance Committee
SB92IntroVoter registration; preregistration for persons age 16 or older. Permits a person who is otherwise qualified to register to vote and is 16 years of age or older, but who will not be 18 years of age on or before the day of the next general election, t...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB55IntroWorker cooperatives. Establishes worker cooperatives as a category of cooperative associations. A worker cooperative is a stock corporation that has elected to be governed by provisions established by this measure, which include (i) conducting its bu...
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2019-11-30
Committee Referral Pending
HB56IntroMinimum wage; tipped employees; classification. Prohibits an employer from classifying an individual as a tipped employee if the individual is prohibited by applicable federal or state law or regulation from soliciting tips.
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2019-11-30
Committee Referral Pending
SB91IntroApplication of parole statutes. Repeals the abolition of parole. The bill also provides that the Virginia Parole Board shall establish procedures for consideration of parole for persons who were previously ineligible for parole, because parole was ab...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
SB85IntroStolen firearms; penalties. Creates or enhances penalties for crimes related to larceny of a firearm or use of a stolen firearm during the commission of a felony. The bill provides that it is (i) a Class 3 felony with a five-year mandatory minimum se...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB82IntroViolation of protective order; armed with firearm or other deadly weapon; mandatory minimum sentence; penalty. Provides for a three-year mandatory minimum sentence to be served consecutively with any other sentence upon a conviction for violation of ...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB90IntroCapital murder; punishment. Provides that any person convicted of capital murder involving the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of more than one person as part of the same act or transaction or more than one person within a three-year pe...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB83IntroBrandishing a firearm; law-enforcement officer; penalty. Provides for a six-month mandatory minimum sentence upon conviction of a person for pointing, holding, or brandishing a firearm or air-operated or gas-operated weapon or object similar in appea...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB84IntroConcealment of firearm in committing felony; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of a separate felony if he carries about his person any pistol, shotgun, rifle, or other firearm that is hidden from common observation while committing or attempt...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB87IntroSpecial license plates; VB STRONG. Authorizes the issuance of special license plates for supporters of the City of Virginia Beach bearing the legend VB STRONG.
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2019-11-27
To Senate Transportation Committee
SB88IntroDischarging firearm; penalty. Imposes a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of three years for violations of (i) maliciously discharging a firearm within or at an occupied building or dwelling house; (ii) willfully discharging a firearm within or ...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB89IntroViolation of protective order while armed with firearm or other deadly weapon; mandatory minimum sentence; penalty. Provides for a three-year mandatory minimum sentence to be served consecutively with any other sentence upon a conviction for violatio...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB86IntroUse or display of firearm in committing felony; penalty. Increases from three to five years for a first offense and from five to 10 years for a second or subsequent offense the mandatory minimum sentences for use or display of a firearm during the co...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB80IntroStudent journalists; freedom of speech and the press. Declares that, except in certain limited circumstances, a student journalist at a public middle school or high school or public institution of higher education has the right to exercise freedom of...
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2019-11-26
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB81IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $9.75 per hour, effective July 1, 2020; to $10.75 per hour, effective July 1, 2021; to $11.75 per hour, effective July 1, 2022; to $12.75 per hour...
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2019-11-26
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB79IntroMinimum wage; tipped employees. Provides that the cash wage paid to a tipped employee, as defined in the bill, shall not be less than 50 percent of the minimum wage and that the tip credit shall equal the difference between the cash wage required to ...
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2019-11-26
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
HB50IntroExpungement of police and court records; pardons. Allows a person to petition for the expungement of the police and court records relating to such person's conviction if he has been granted a simple pardon for the crime. Under current law, police and...
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2019-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
HB49IntroDepartment of Education; pilot program; feasibility of Department of Education; pilot program; feasibility of educational placement transition of certain students with disabilities. Requires the Department of Education and relevant local school board...
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2019-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
HB52IntroWorkers' compensation; occupational disease presumption; emergency medical technicians. Establishes a presumption that hypertension or heart disease causing the death or disability of full-time salaried emergency medical technicians employed by the C...
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2019-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
SB74IntroElection day voter registration; pilot program. Requires the State Board of Elections to develop a pilot program for election day voter registration, by which a person who (i) offers to vote on election day but is not a registered voter, (ii) provide...
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2019-11-25
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB51IntroLine of Duty Act; eligible dependents. Provides that children born or adopted after the death or disability of an employee covered by the Line of Duty Act are eligible for health insurance coverage if such coverage does not result in a premium increa...
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2019-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
HB54IntroIncome tax; age deduction; increase income threshold for married filers. Increases to $100,000 the threshold at which the income tax deduction for taxpayers 65 or older is reduced based on income, as such threshold applies to married taxpayers filing...
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2019-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
SB76IntroProtective orders; possession of firearms; penalty. Provides that it is a Class 6 felony for a person who is subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) for subjecting another person to an a...
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2019-11-25
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HB48IntroIncome tax; rolling conformity with the federal Internal Revenue Code. Provides that Virginia conform with federal tax laws on a rolling basis, which means that Virginia tax laws incorporate changes to the Internal Revenue Code as soon as Congress en...
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2019-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
SB77IntroQualified education loan servicers. Prohibits any Qualified education loan servicers. Prohibits any person from acting as a qualified education loan servicer except in accordance with provisions established by this bill. The bill requires a loan serv...
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2019-11-25
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB75IntroAllowing access to firearms by minors; penalty. Provides that any person who recklessly leaves a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any person under the age of 18 is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. Current ...
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2019-11-25
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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