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VAHB1075Intro

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Health care provider panels; vertically integrated carriers; reimbursements to providers. Requires any vertically integrated carrier, upon written request, to offer participation in each requested provider panel or network established for each of the...
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2022-11-22
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB839Intro

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Electric utilities; recovery of costs; rate adjustment clause proceedings; construction or acquisition of certain facilities. Provides that in any proceeding regarding petitions for a rate adjustment clause, the State Corporation Commission may, as a...
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2022-11-22
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB692Intro

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Apprenticeship Council; authority. Expands the duties of the Apprenticeship Council to include determining standards and regulations for pre-apprenticeship programs and advising the Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry on how to innov...
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2022-11-22
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VASB226Engross

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Workers' compensation; notice to employees. Requires each employer subject to the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act to provide notice to covered employees of the employees' right to dispute a claim through the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commissi...
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2022-03-08
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VASB352Engross

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Paid sick leave; health care providers and grocery store workers. Requires employers to provide paid sick leave to health care providers and grocery store workers. Under current law, employers are only required to provide paid sick leave to certain h...
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2022-03-08
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VASB341Engross

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Consumer protection; online marketplace; high-volume third-party sellers. Establishes requirements for high-volume third-party sellers, defined in the bill as participants in an online marketplace that have entered into at least 200 discrete sales or...
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2022-03-08
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VASB447Engross

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Wage or salary history inquiries prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits a prospective employer from (i) seeking the wage or salary history of a prospective employee; (ii) relying on the wage or salary history of a prospective employee in determining th...
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2022-03-08
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VASB407Engross

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Disability insurance; disability arising out of childbirth. Requires each insurer proposing to issue individual or group accident and sickness insurance policies providing short-term disability income protection coverage whose policies provide covera...
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2022-03-08
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VASB181Engross

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Workers' compensation; presumption as to death or disability from COVID-19; vaccine. Provides that the presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of certain employees is an occupational disease compensable under the Virginia Workers' C...
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2022-03-08
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VASB524Engross

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Payment of prevailing wage; certified payroll; penalties. Requires employers that are subject to prevailing wage provisions for work done on public contracts to furnish the Commissioner of Labor and Industry within 30 days after issuance of its first...
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2022-03-08
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VASB625Engross

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Low-to-Moderate Income Solar Loan and Rebate Fund and Pilot Program; financial incentives. Provides that the purpose of the Low-to-Moderate Income Solar Loan and Rebate Fund and the Low-to-Moderate Income Solar Loan and Rebate Pilot Program is to pro...
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2022-03-08
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VASB42Engross

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Health insurance wellness programs; COVID-19 vaccine. Provides that a wellness program provided by a health carrier is provided at the employer's discretion and may include a program that provides a reward or assesses a surcharge to encourage individ...
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2022-03-08
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VASB289Engross

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Workers' compensation; anxiety disorder or depressive disorder incurred by law-enforcement officers and firefighters. Provides that an anxiety disorder or depressive disorder, as both are defined in the bill, incurred by a law-enforcement officer or ...
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2022-03-08
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB1056Intro

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Workers' compensation; cancer presumption; service requirement. Reduces from five to three the years of service required for firefighters and certain other employees to qualify for the cancer presumption of an occupational disease for the purposes of...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB171Intro

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Minimum wage. Repeals certain provisions of the Code of Virginia related to increasing the state minimum wage to more than $11.00 per hour. The bill also repeals provisions related to increasing the state minimum wage based on an annual adjusted mini...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB1002Intro

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Workers' compensation; injuries caused by repetitive and sustained physical stressors. Provides that, for the purposes of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act, "occupational disease" includes injuries from conditions resulting from repetitive and s...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB169Intro

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Property insurance; invoices. Requires any invoice sent pursuant to an insurance contract on property or on any interest therein or arising therefrom to list the address of the insured property or property interest.
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB1174Intro

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Health carriers; denial of coverage; quarterly report. Requires each health carrier in the Commonwealth to submit to the State Corporation Commission on a quarterly basis a report of all first-time denials of coverage, including denials based on pree...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB832Intro

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Electric utilities; shared solar programs. Expands the current shared solar program to include participation by Phase I Utilities. The bill introduces incentives for shared solar programs that are located on rooftops, brownfields, or landfills, are d...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB724Intro

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Electric cooperatives; net energy metering for agricultural customer-generators; report. Removes the July 1, 2019, sunset provision of the net energy metering program for agricultural customer-generators interconnected with electric cooperatives. The...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB580Intro

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Covenants not to compete; health care professionals; civil penalty. Adds health care professionals as a category of employee with whom no employer shall enter into, enforce, or threaten to enforce a covenant not to compete. The bill defines "health c...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB379Intro

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Energy benchmarking; access to data on energy usage in certain buildings; civil penalty. Authorizes a locality to adopt an ordinance requiring utilities, upon request by the owner of a covered building, defined in the bill as any building with one or...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB1288Intro

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Public utilities; rate review by the State Corporation Commission. Provides that in any annual rate review of a public utility by the State Corporation Commission, the Commission may find that the rates of a public utility, including an investor-owne...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB1143Intro

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Virginia Overtime Wage Act. Provides that for the purposes of the Virginia Overtime Wage Act, the term "employee" does not include certain persons excluded from the definition of "employee" under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (the federal act)...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB529Intro

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Labor and employment; misclassification of workers. Establishes criteria for classifying the difference between employees and independent contractors based on either (i) the common law 20-factor test established in Internal Revenue Service Ruling 87-...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB101Intro

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Group health benefit plans; sponsoring associations; formation of benefits consortium. Provides that sponsoring associations, including self-funded multiple employer welfare arrangements, may provide health benefit plans for small employers in the fo...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB143Intro

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Heavy Equipment Dealer Act. Provides that, under the Heavy Equipment Dealer Act, a supplier's refusal to continue with a dealer an agreement that is expiring in accordance with its terms constitutes a refusal to continue or renew the agreement even i...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB934Intro

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Employer-mandated vaccinations for COVID-19; required exemptions; civil penalties. Prohibits an employer from requiring its employees to receive a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 unless such employer provides individual exemptions that allow a...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB723Intro

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Electric cooperatives; board of directors; access to meetings; required disclosures. Requires that each Virginia electric cooperative hold direct elections for its board of directors, either in person or by mail, or by electronic communication means ...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB638Intro

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Unemployment insurance; Resiliency Plan. Requires the Virginia Employment Commission, as part of its biennial strategic plan submitted to the Department of Planning and Budget, to develop and maintain an unemployment insurance Resiliency Plan that de...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB664Intro

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Public utilities; delay of termination of service; serious medical condition; report. Requires the State Corporation Commission to establish by regulation exemptions to termination of service by a public utility that provides electric, gas, water, an...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB245Intro

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Group health benefit plans; sponsoring associations; formation of benefits consortium. Provides that sponsoring associations, including self-funded multiple employer welfare arrangements, may provide health benefit plans for small employers in the fo...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB1013Intro

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Long-term care insurance; rate increases; notice requirements. Requires an insurer of long-term care insurance policies to notify its customers and applicants in writing of the insurer's filing for a rate increase with the State Corporation Commissio...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB1054Intro

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Disaster or emergency; weather extremes; disconnection prohibitions for certain utilities; residential customers; report. Prohibits telecommunications electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities and broadband companies from disconnecting service t...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB997Intro

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Paid sick leave; home health workers providing agency-directed services. Requires employers to provide paid sick leave to home health workers who provide agency-directed services. Under current law, employers are only required to provide paid sick le...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB1160Intro

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Paid sick leave; health care providers and grocery store workers. Requires employers to provide paid sick leave to health care providers, grocery store workers, and home health workers who provide agency-directed services. Under current law, employer...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB995Intro

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Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for hypertension, heart disease, COVID-19. Extends by one year the December 31, 2021, expiration date of the presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of health care providers is an...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB903Intro

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Virginia Green Infrastructure Bank; created. Creates the Virginia Green Infrastructure Bank, an authority to promote and catalyze investment in qualified projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, assist climate-impacted communities, and promote ...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB757Intro

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Employment; anti-harassment training requirement. Requires each employer with five or more employees, including the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions, to provide training regarding sexual harassment and workplace discrimination by January 1...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB676Intro

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Fair Labor Standards Act waiver; employees with disabilities. Removes the provision of the Code stating that any person who is paid pursuant to Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act is not considered an employee for the purposes of the Virgin...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB600Intro

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Unemployment compensation; continuation of benefits; repayment of overpayments. Makes permanent provisions of the Code currently set to expire on July 1, 2022, relating to unemployment compensation. The bill provides that when a claimant has had a de...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB601Intro

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Automatic renewal or continuous service offer to consumer; cancellation and online opt-out. Requires that the supplier of automatic renewals or continuous service offers that include a free trial notify the consumer of the automatic renewal seven day...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB447Intro

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Broadband providers; affordable monthly plan. Requires each broadband provider operating in the Commonwealth to offer an affordable monthly plan for broadband services that (i) does not exceed $50 per month and (ii) meets the faster of either (a) the...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB425Intro

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Continuing care providers; requirements for providers; complaint process; report. Requires continuing care providers to include in continuing care contracts between the provider and residents of a continuing care retirement community a description of...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB1314Intro

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Credit unions; expansion of field of membership to underserved areas. Authorizes a credit union to expand its field of membership to include individuals or organizations in one or more underserved areas to the same extent, and subject to the same con...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB480Intro

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Health insurance; coverage for the diagnosis of and treatment for infertility and standard fertility preservation services. Requires health insurance policies, subscription contracts, and health care plans to provide coverage for the diagnosis and tr...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB476Intro

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Retail Small Business Grant Program and Fund. Establishes the Retail Small Business Grant Program and Fund to support existing Virginia small businesses, attract new businesses, increase the Commonwealth's tax base, create new job opportunities for V...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB61Intro

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Overtime pay requirements; volunteers. Permits individuals who work as both employees and on a volunteer basis for a public body, church, or nonprofit organization to earn overtime wages for hours worked as an employee only and continues to exclude h...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB552Intro

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Consumer Data Protection Act; nonprofit organizations. Provides, for the purposes of the Consumer Data Protection Act, that the definition for "nonprofit organization" includes certain nonprofit organizations exempt from taxation under § 501 (c)(4) ...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
VAHB1244Intro

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State Corporation Commission; electric vehicle charging infrastructure and rooftop solar energy collection device installation; report. Directs the State Corporation Commission to evaluate by locality the availability and accessibility of electric ve...
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2022-02-15
To House Commerce and Energy Committee
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