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SB1108PassAlcoholic beverage control; culinary walking tour permit. Creates a new permit that allows tour companies guiding individuals for compensation on a culinary walking tour to licensed on-premises retail establishments to collect as one fee from tour pa...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 675 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2395PassPublic schools; dyslexia advisor. Requires one reading specialist employed by each local school board that employs a reading specialist to have training in the identification of and the appropriate interventions, accommodations, and teaching techniqu...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 626 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2347PassCommonwealth's Development Opportunity Fund; limitation on use of moneys from the Fund. Provides that unless an exception has been granted by the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, moneys in the Commonwealth's Development Opportunity Fund shall not be ...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 663 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1731PassJoint Commission on Administrative Rules; periodic review of exemptions from the Administrative Process Act. Requires the Joint Commission on Administrative Rules, beginning November 1, 2017, on a schedule to be established by the Commission, to cond...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 626 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1060PassFemale genital mutilation; criminal penalty and civil action. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to knowingly circumcise, excise, or infibulate the labia major, labia minora, or clitoris of a minor. The bill makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor ...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 667 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1768PassVirginia Retirement System; stress testing and reporting policies. Requires the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) to formally adopt stress testing and additional reporting policies. The bill requires VRS to analyze and regularly report on projections ...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 639 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1549PassCommunity services boards and behavioral health authorities; services to be provided. Provides that, effective July 1, 2019, the core of services provided by community services boards and behavioral health authorities shall include (i) same-day acces...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 626 (effective - see bill)
SB1412PassParental leave benefits. Creates a new program of parental leave benefits for full-time state employees with one or more years of continuous employment with the Commonwealth who (i) adopt an infant under one year of age or (ii) are the natural father...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 634 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1210PassCivil action for unlawful creation of image of another or unlawful dissemination or sale of images of another. Creates a civil cause of action against an individual who knowingly and intentionally (i) creates any videographic or still image of any no...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 656 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1876PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act; public access to library records of minors. Excludes from mandatory disclosure library records that can be used to identify any library patron under the age of 18 years. The bill provides that access shall not be ...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 642 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1516PassPublic schools; dyslexia advisor. Requires one reading specialist employed by each local school board that employs a reading specialist to have training in the identification of and the appropriate interventions, accommodations, and teaching techniqu...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 629 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2146PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); Freedom of Information Advisory Council; online public comment form. Requires the Freedom of Information Advisory Council to develop an online public comment form to be posted on its official public governm...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 645 (effective 7/1/17)
SB926PassNoise violations; civil penalties. Allows localities to authorize the chief law-enforcement officer in the locality to enforce a uniform schedule of civil penalties for violation of that locality's noise ordinance.
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 649 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2178PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); proprietary records and trade secrets; charitable gaming supplies. Expands the existing FOIA record exclusion for information of a proprietary nature furnished by a supplier of charitable gaming supplies to...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 662 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1257PassTwo-way video testimony; forensic analysis and examination. 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 a person who performed a...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 669 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1500EnrollBudget Bill. Amends Chapter 780, 2016 Acts of Assembly.
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2017-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
HB2183PassMedicaid; eligibility of incarcerated individuals. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to convene a work group to identify and develop processes for streamlining the application and enrollment process for the Commonwealth's program ...
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2017-03-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0198)
SB1393PassElectric utilities; community solar pilot programs. Requires Dominion Virginia Power and Appalachian Power to conduct a community solar pilot program for retail customers. A pilot program will authorize the participating utility to sell electric powe...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 580 (effective 7/1/17)
SB927PassEminent domain; timing for initiation of "quick-take" condemnation procedure and petition for determination of just compensation. Provides that an authorized condemnor in a "quick-take" condemnation proceeding shall institute such proceedings within ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 593 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1228PassVirginia 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 ass...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 575 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2429PassPurchase, possession, or transportation of firearms; petition to restore right. Provides that any person who is not a resident of the Commonwealth and who is prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting any firearm in the Commonwealth due ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 516 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1941PassImmunity of persons; defamation; statements regarding matters of public concern communicated to a third party; statements made at a public hearing. Adds defamation to the causes of action from which a citizen shall be immune when making statements (i...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 586 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1944PassDepartment of Medical Assistance Services and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; certain regulations. Requires the Department of Planning and Budget to revise and reissue its economic impact analysis on proposed regulatio...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 599 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1570PassLocal industrial development authority; Louisa County airports. Authorizes Louisa County, by ordinance, to empower a local industrial development authority to acquire, own, operate, and regulate the use of airports and related facilities. The bill au...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 560 (effective 7/1/17)
SB867PassLien against person whose negligence causes injury; emergency medical services agency. Clarifies that whenever any person sustains personal injuries caused by the alleged negligence of another and receives emergency medical services and transportatio...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 603 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1196PassJames River State Scenic River designation. Extends the scenic river designation of a portion of the James River located in Botetourt and Rockbridge Counties from 14 miles to 59 miles. This bill is identical to HB 1454.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 549 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2470PassDrug Control Act; Schedule II and Schedule V. Adds thiafentanil to Schedule II of the Drug Control Act and brivaracetam to Schedule V of the Drug Control Act.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 612 (effective 7/1/17)
SB868PassState Board of Social Services; complaints of child abuse or neglect where child is under the age of two. Requires the State Board of Social Services to promulgate regulations that require local departments of social services to respond to valid repo...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 604 (effective 7/1/17)
SB913PassUniform Trust Decanting Act; creation. Codifies the Uniform Trust Decanting Act, which governs a trustee's ability to distribute assets from one trust into a second trust.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 592 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1587PassUniform Statewide Building Code; security of certain records. Provides that information contained in engineering and construction drawings and plans for any single-family residential dwelling submitted for the purpose of complying with the Uniform St...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 510 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1485PassSex offenses prohibiting proximity to children; penalty. Includes in the list of certain sex offenses that prohibit a person convicted of such offenses from being or residing in proximity to schools and certain other property where children congregat...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 507 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1938PassSlingbow hunting; license. Authorizes the use of a slingbow to hunt deer and small game when a hunter is licensed to hunt with a bow and arrow.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 530 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2354PassState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; school boards and school board employees. Provides that school divisions located in Planning District 4, New River Valley, are not subject to the prohibition against hiring a school division emplo...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 515 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1005PassCommunity services boards and behavioral health authorities; services to be provided. Provides that, effective July 1, 2019, the core of services provided by community services boards and behavioral health authorities shall include (i) same-day acces...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 607 (effective - see bill)
SB1591PassEconomic Development Access Program; bonded projects. Imposes a 48-month moratorium on the repayment of funds allocated to a locality for a bonded project pursuant to the Economic Development Access Program, provided that the conditions of the Common...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 558 (effective 3/16/17)
HB1650PassClaims; Keith Allen Harward. Provides relief in the amount of $1,548,439 to Keith Allen Harward, who was incarcerated from 1983 until 2016 after being convicted of first degree murder. In 2016 he was granted a Writ of Actual Innocence by the Supreme ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 617 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1585PassHousing authorities; authorization by governing body of town. Provides that the governing body of a town, in addition to the governing body of a county or city as in current law, may authorize a housing authority to contract for the construction of a...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 561 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1586PassCourt-ordered custody and visitation arrangements; transmission of order to child's school. Provides that, in any custody or visitation case in which an order prohibiting a party from picking a child up from school is entered, the court shall order a...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 509 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1037PassVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures; local historic districts. Advises a prospective purchaser of residential property under the Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act, upon delivery of the residential property di...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 569 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1473PassElectric utilities; undergrounding distribution lines. Declares that the replacement of any subset of an investor-owned electric utility's existing overhead distribution tap lines that have, in the aggregate, an average of nine or more total unplanne...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 583 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1192PassDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; powers of the Director; out-of-state applicants for certification as a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business. Requires, as a prerequisite for approval, that any out-of-state business apply...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 573 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1796PassOyster ground lease; certain dredging projects. Provides that certain oyster ground leaseholders in the Lynnhaven River are subject to the conduct of approved municipal dredging projects to restore existing navigation channels. The bill limits such p...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 529 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1374PassBoard for Contractors; membership. Adds a professional engineer to the membership of the Board for Contractors.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 579 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2327PassDUI; implied consent; refusal of blood or breath tests. Eliminates the criminal penalties for refusing to submit to a blood test to determine the alcohol or drug content of a defendant's blood upon arrest for a DUI-related offense under the law on im...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 623 (effective 3/16/17)
SB1394PassSmall agricultural generators. Establishes the parameters of a program under which small agricultural generators may sell the electricity generated from a small agricultural generating facility to its utility. Effective July 1, 2019, enrollment by el...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 581 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1992PassLien priority. Inserts "real estate" in several places related to the priority of tax liens so that the operative language now reads "on a parity with liens for unpaid local real estate taxes." This bill is identical to SB 920.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 610 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1363PassSecretary of Transportation to convene a task force to study the feasibility of establishing a statewide one-stop online portal for address changes; report. Requires the Secretary of Transportation or his designee to convene a task force to study the...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 553 (effective 7/1/17)
SB951PassSchool service providers; student access to collected personal information. Requires school service providers to provide, either directly to the student or his parent or through the school, access to an electronic copy of such student's personal info...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 518 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1429PassCharter; Town of Onley. Shifts the town's municipal elections from May to November.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 582 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1332PassOfficial emblems and designations; "Song of the Mountains;" state television series. Designates "Song of the Mountains" as the state television series. This bill is identical to HB 1927.
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2017-03-16
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 577 (effective 7/1/17)
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