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VAHB622Intro

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Custodial interrogation of a child; advisement of rights. Requires that prior to any custodial interrogation of a child by a law-enforcement officer, the child and, if no attorney is present and if no exception to the requirement that the child's par...
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2022-11-22
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1157Intro

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Attorneys for the Commonwealth; compensation and collection of fees. Prohibits the Compensation Board, when determining staffing and funding levels for offices of attorneys for the Commonwealth, from (i) considering the number of charges brought or t...
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2022-11-22
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1340Intro

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Department of Criminal Justice Services; Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council; court-appointed counsel; training standards for interacting with victims of criminal sexual assault. Directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services, in conjunct...
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2022-11-22
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1015Intro

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Workplace violence protective orders. Provides that an employer may petition the court for a preliminary protective order or a protective order to protect the health and safety of its employees. The bill provides that the venue for a workplace violen...
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2022-11-22
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1077Intro

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Paternity; genetic tests to determine parentage; relief from paternity; certain actions; penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly gives any false information or makes any false statements for the purpose of determining paternity is guilty of a...
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2022-11-22
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB743Intro

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Certificate of public need; inpatient psychiatric services and facilities. Requires the Commissioner of Health (the Commissioner) to impose conditions related to the provision of care to individuals who are the subject of a temporary detention order ...
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2022-11-22
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB359Intro

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Termination of parental rights of person who committed sexual assault; clear and convincing evidence standard. Provides that the parental rights of a person who has been found by a clear and convincing evidence standard to have committed rape, carnal...
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2022-11-22
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB898Intro

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Possession of certain naturally occurring hallucinogens or psychoactive substances; civil penalty. Provides that any person 21 years of age or older who knowingly or intentionally possesses peyote, ibogaine, psilocybin, or psilocyn shall be punished ...
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2022-11-22
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB713Intro

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Family abuse; coercive control; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to engage in coercive control, defined in the bill, of a family or household member. The bill also includes coercive control in the definition of "family abuse" used...
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2022-11-22
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB35Engross

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Comprehensive plan approval. Allows a planning commission to extend the 60-day period during which it makes a recommendation to the governing body on a comprehensive plan amendment if an applicant agrees to such extension. The bill also allows the ex...
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2022-03-10
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB137Engross

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Sentencing guidelines; written explanation; appeal. Requires that the written explanation the court files with the record of a case when departing from the sentencing guidelines adequately explains the sentence imposed to promote fair sentencing. The...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB718Engross

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Revocation of driver's licenses; completion of specialty dockets. Provides that a conviction that resulted from a final order being entered by a court after the successful completion of a Veterans Treatment Court Program, behavioral health docket, or...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB453Engross

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Assault and battery; persons diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, or mental illness; penalties. Provides that any person charged with a simple assault and battery offense who has been diagnosed by a psychiatrist or clinic...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB413Engross

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Persons charged with first offense drug possession; probation. Requires a court to defer proceedings and place a defendant on probation if such defendant is charged with possession of a controlled substance and qualifies under the first offender stat...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB564Engross

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Sealing of offenses resulting in a deferred and dismissed disposition or conviction. Eliminates the lifetime cap on the number of sealing petitions that may be filed. The bill reduces from seven years to three years for a misdemeanor offense and from...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB664Engross

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Minor victims of sex trafficking; services. Provides that a minor engaged in prostitution or keeping, residing in, or frequenting a bawdy place shall not be proceeded upon as delinquent and shall be referred to the local department of social services...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB98Engross

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Promise to appear after the issuance of a summons. Provides that if any person refuses to give a written promise to appear, the arresting officer shall give such person notice of the time and place of the hearing, note such person's refusal to give h...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB138Engross

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Discovery in criminal cases; copies of discovery for the accused. Provides that for any discovery materials or evidence that the accused is permitted to inspect and review, the accused may request the Commonwealth to copy or photograph such discovery...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB134Engross

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Juvenile and domestic relations district courts; Department of Juvenile Justice; extending jurisdiction in delinquency matters to persons 18 years of age or older but less than 21 years of age. Raises the maximum age for delinquency matters in juveni...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB105Engross

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Chapters 45 and 51 of the Acts of Assembly of 2020, Special Session I; retroactive and prospective effect. Provides that the provisions of Chapters 45 and 51 of the Acts of Assembly of 2020, Special Session I, shall be given retroactive and prospecti...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB746Engross

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Prohibition of deceptive tactics during the custodial interrogation of a minor. Provides that any communication made by a minor as a result of a custodial interrogation on or after July 1, 2022, shall be presumed to be inadmissible as evidence agains...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB443Engross

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Sealing of offenses resulting in a deferred and dismissed disposition or conviction by petition; defendant with a disorder or disability. Provides that a defendant with a disorder or disability, as defined in the bill, may file a petition that reques...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB378Engross

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Petition for modification of sentence; eligibility; procedures. Provides a petition process for a person serving a sentence for any conviction or a combination of any convictions who remains incarcerated in a state or local correctional facility and ...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB174Engross

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Permanent protective orders; contact between petitioner and respondent. Provides that when issuing a permanent protective order a court may impose certain conditions on the petitioner, including (i) prohibiting acts of violence, force, or threat or c...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB623Engross

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Authority of Governor to grant relief from fines and penalties. Eliminates provisions of the Code requiring a person seeking the Governor's relief from fines and penalties to first file a petition with the circuit court for such relief.
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB642Engross

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Preliminary analysis of breath to determine alcoholic content of blood; failure to advise person of rights. Provides that if a police officer or a member of any sheriff's department fails to adequately advise a person of his rights to refuse a prelim...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB674Engross

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Pretrial Intervention and Diversion Program. Authorizes the attorney for the Commonwealth for each judicial circuit of the Commonwealth to create and administer a Pretrial Intervention and Diversion Program for the purpose of providing an alternative...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB296Engross

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Sentencing proceeding by jury after conviction; relevant mitigating evidence. Provides that relevant evidence that may be admissible by the defendant during the sentencing phase by a jury may include the circumstances surrounding the offense, the his...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB639Engross

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Arrest and prosecution when experiencing or reporting overdoses. Clarifies that the immunity afforded to the seeking of emergency help for an overdose also applies to a show cause order. Arrest and prosecution when experiencing or reporting overdose...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB246Engross

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Law-enforcement officer; purpose of traffic stop. Provides that the operator of a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer that has stopped on the signal of any law-enforcement officer shall exhibit his registration card, learner's permit, or temporary...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB669Engross

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Alleged wrongdoing of law-enforcement employees. Requires all law-enforcement agencies that employ at least 10 law-enforcement officers, to ensure that, in the case of all written citizen complaints or complaints submitted in an electronic format, th...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB742Engross

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Expungement of offenses civil penalty. Provides for the automatic sealing of misdemeanor marijuana offenses and the petition-based sealing for certain felony marijuana offenses. The bill requires a business screening service, defined in the bill, to ...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB334Intro

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Unlawful dissemination of sexually explicit visual material to another; penalty. Provides that any person 18 years of age or older who knowingly transmits sexually explicit visual material by computer or other electronic means to another person 18 ye...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB257Intro

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Virginia State Crime Commission; stakeholder work group to create a common definition of human trafficking. Directs the Virginia State Crime Commission to convene a stakeholder work group to create a common definition of human trafficking that may be...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1349Intro

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Abortion; born alive human infant; treatment and care; penalty. Requires every physician licensed by the Board of Medicine who attempts to terminate a pregnancy to (i) exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve th...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB549Intro

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Department of Corrections; earned sentence credits; robbery. Specifies that any person serving a sentence on a Class 2 felony for committing robbery and causing serious bodily injury to or the death of any other person is subject to a maximum 4.5 ear...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1147Intro

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Temporary detention; alternative custody. Provides that if the facility indicated on a temporary detention order is a state facility, no bed for the person detained or in custody pursuant to the temporary detention order is immediately available at s...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1182Intro

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Fraud-related crimes; penalties. Creates felony offenses for crimes related to wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, and health care fraud, each described in the bill, punishable by a term of imprisonment of not less than one nor more than 20 years.
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1292Intro

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Right to counsel; target of investigation. Provides that whenever a person is informed in writing by the attorney for the Commonwealth, the Attorney General, or counsel or special counsel for a multi-jurisdiction grand jury or special grand jury that...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB413Intro

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Minor victims of sex trafficking; services. Provides that a minor engaged in prostitution or keeping, residing in, or frequenting a bawdy place shall not be proceeded upon as delinquent and shall be referred to the local department of social services...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB279Intro

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Criminal records; sealing of records by petition; criteria. Removes the requirement that a petitioner has not previously obtained the sealing of two other deferrals or convictions arising out of different sentencing events from the criteria that must...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB984Intro

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Liability for sale of alcohol or marijuana product to an underage person. Creates a cause of action against an alcoholic beverage control retail licensee or cannabis control retail licensee who sells alcohol or a marijuana product to an underage pers...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1351Intro

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Grounds for divorce; cruelty, abuse, desertion, or abandonment; waiting period. Eliminates the one-year waiting period for being decreed a divorce on the grounds of cruelty, reasonable apprehension of bodily hurt, or willful desertion or abandonment.
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1348Intro

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Writ of post-conviction relief for marijuana-related offenses. Creates a writ of post-conviction relief by which persons convicted of certain felony marijuana-related offenses committed prior to July 1, 2021, who remain incarcerated on July 1, 2022, ...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB147Intro

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Minimum standards for local correctional facilities and Minimum standards for local correctional facilities and lock-ups; individuals in need of behavioral health or developmental services. Requires the State Board of Local and Regional Jails (the Bo...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB365Intro

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Parenting Coordinator Act. Creates the Parenting Coordinator Act, which provides a framework for the use of a parenting coordinator in actions for divorce, separate maintenance, or annulment in which custody or visitation is in issue, petitions for c...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB576Intro

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Stay of debt collection activities by health care providers; prohibited practice under Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Provides that any health care provider that undertakes any debt collection activities prior to either the issuance of an award fr...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB47Intro

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Violation of the terms and conditions of a suspended sentence or probation; technical violations; penalty. Removes from the definition of technical violation, used for the purposes of limiting the amount of active incarceration a court can impose as ...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1235Intro

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Conditional release of geriatric prisoners. Expands the list of offenses that would prohibit a person from petitioning the Parole Board for conditional release as a geriatric prisoner if the offense was committed on or after July 1, 2022.
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB42Intro

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Improper driving. Provides that a person may be charged with the offense of improper driving when his conduct is of the kind that constitutes reckless driving but when his degree of culpability is slight. Currently, a law-enforcement officer is not a...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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