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VAHB1992IntroPurchase, possession, or transportation of firearms following conviction for assault and battery of a family or household member; penalties. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of assault and battery of a family or household member from purchas...
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2021-01-26
[Hearing: Jan 27]
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VAHB2331IntroElimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses.
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2021-01-22
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VAHB2334IntroDamage to motor vehicles; penalties. Makes it a Class 6 felony for a person to commit larceny of a catalytic converter from a motor vehicle, regardless of the converter's value. The bill also makes it a Class 6 felony for a person to willfully break,...
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2021-01-22
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VAHB2315IntroLocal referendum on the legalization of marijuana. Local referendum on the legalization of marijuana. Provides that the qualified voters of a locality or supervisor's election district of a county may file a petition with the circuit court of the cou...
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2021-01-21
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VAHB2317IntroAdvisory Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence; Advisory Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence; membership; duties. Increases from 15 to 19 the total number of members of the Advisory Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence (the Advisory Co...
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2021-01-21
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VAHB2309IntroCondition of parole; Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry; penalty. Requires any person released on parole who was convicted of murder or any Tier I, Tier II, or Tier III offense prior to July 1, 1994, who is not required to be registered ...
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2021-01-20
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VAHB2210IntroDepartment of Law; Division of Civil Rights created; duties. Creates in the Department of Law a Division of Civil Rights that has the power and duty to investigate crimes involving the nonpayment of wages.
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2021-01-13
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VAHB2194IntroCommunicating threats of death or bodily injury to a person at any place of assembly, any building or other structure, or any means of transportation; penalties. Provides that any person 18 years of age or older who either (i) communicates to another...
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2021-01-13
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VAHB2113IntroAutomatic expungement of criminal records. Establishes a process for the automatic expungement, defined in the bill, of criminal records for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or o...
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2021-01-12
[Hearing: Jan 27]
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VAHB2147IntroDivision of Human Rights; renamed as Office of Civil Rights. Renames the Division of Human Rights in the Department of Law as the Office of Civil Rights.
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2021-01-12
[Hearing: Jan 27]
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VAHB2132IntroHomicides and assaults and bodily woundings; certain matters not to constitute defenses. Provides that the discovery of, perception of, or belief about another person's actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation, whether ...
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2021-01-12
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VAHB2144IntroFelony homicide; certain drug offenses; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of felony homicide, punishable by confinement for not less than five nor more than 40 years, if the underlying felonious act that resulted in the accidental killing of ...
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2021-01-12
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VAHB2143IntroImmunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the COVID-19 virus and uses of personal protective equipment; emergency. Provides immunity to persons, as defined in the bill, from civil causes of action arising from any act o...
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2021-01-12
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VAHB2141IntroParole; investigation prior to release. Requires the Parole Board to contact the victim, replacing the current requirement to "endeavor diligently" to contact the victim, prior to making any decision to release any inmate on discretionary parole and ...
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2021-01-12
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VAHB2011IntroParole; investigation prior to release; notice to victim. Requires the Parole Board to contact all victims of a crime for which a prisoner is incarcerated and eligible for parole and notify them that they may request that the Board only notify the vi...
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2021-01-11
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VAHB1941IntroRequired release of video or audio recording; discharge of firearm or use of stun weapon or chemical irritant by law-enforcement officer. Requires that, whenever a law-enforcement officer (i) discharges a firearm or (ii) uses a stun weapon or chemica...
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2021-01-11
[Hearing: Jan 27]
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VAHB1972IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act; Virginia Parole Board member votes. Provides that individual votes of the members of the Virginia Parole Board shall be public records and subject to the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
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2021-01-11
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VAHB1938IntroDestroying or tampering with firefighting or emergency medical services equipment or law-enforcement equipment and vehicles; penalty. Increases from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony the penalty for injuring, destroying, removing, or tamperin...
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2021-01-11
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VAHB1860IntroObtaining, attempting to obtain, procuring, or attempting to procure controlled substances by means of the Internet or by mail; exceptions; penalty. Makes it a Class 6 felony for any person to obtain or attempt to obtain any drug or procure or attemp...
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2021-01-07
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VAHB1779IntroAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2020-12-29
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VAHB1761IntroParole; investigation prior to release. Provides that the Parole Board shall contact the victim prior to making any decision to release any inmate on discretionary parole. The bill provides that the term "victim" includes a spouse, parent, sibling, o...
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2020-12-21
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VAHB1762IntroParole; monthly report. Requires that the monthly report issued by the Virginia Parole Board regarding actions taken on the parole of prisoners includes the offenses of which prisoners considered for parole were convicted, the jurisdictions in which ...
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2020-12-21
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VAHB1757IntroFirearm-free zones designated by the Commonwealth or a locality; waiver of sovereign immunity. Provides that if (i) the Commonwealth designates any property owned by it as a firearm-free zone or (ii) any locality designates such locality or any part ...
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2020-12-17
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VAHB1748IntroActions against real estate appraisers or appraisal Actions against real estate appraisers or appraisal management companies; statute of limitations. Provides that no action for damages or other relief alleging that a certified general real estate ap...
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2020-12-08
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VASB148EngrossDriving under the influence. Provides that the provisions regarding driving or operating a motor vehicle, engine, or train while intoxicated and the provisions regarding operating a motor vehicle by a person under the age of 21 after illegally consum...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB1507IntroPossession of marijuana. Allows for possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.
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2020-12-04
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VAHB1532IntroDepartment of Corrections; earned sentence credits. Establishes a four-level classification system for the awarding and calculation of earned sentence credits. The bill requires the calculation of earned sentence credits to apply retroactively to the...
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2020-12-04
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VASB253EngrossDeeds of trust; fiduciary duties. Specifies that a trustee under a deed of trust has only the duties, rights, and obligations imposed and conferred on it by the deed of trust or by statute. The bill further requires that a trustee shall comply with a...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB102IntroExpungement of certain charges and convictions. Allows a person to petition for expungement of convictions and deferred disposition dismissals for simple larceny or concealment of goods or merchandise when (i) the goods or merchandise consisted of fo...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB830IntroExpungement of certain charges and convictions. Allows a person to petition for expungement of convictions and deferred disposition dismissals for possession of a controlled substance, marijuana possession, and underage alcohol possession when (i) th...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB87IntroMarijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; Marijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older. The bill also decrimina...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB1192IntroAboveground storage tanks; Hazardous Substance Aboveground Storage Tank Fund; civil and criminal penalties. Directs the State Water Control Board to regulate aboveground storage tanks that measure more than 1,320 gallons in capacity and are used to c...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB128IntroExpungement of prostitution convictions. Allows a person to petition for expungement of convictions for prostitution when the person was induced to engage in prostitution through the use of force, intimidation, or deception by another.
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2020-12-04
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VAHB291IntroUniform Collaborative Law Act. Creates the Uniform Collaborative Law Act, which provides a framework for the practice of collaborative law, a process entered into voluntarily by clients for the express purpose of reaching a settlement in a family or ...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB96IntroPower of attorney; witness or notary public. Requires that a power of attorney signed on or after July 1, 2020, be signed before at least one witness or a notary public.
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2020-12-04
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VAHB996IntroParole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes. Provides that an incarcerated person is eligible for parole if (i) such person was sentenced by a jury prior to the date of the Supreme Court of Virginia decision in Fishback v. C...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB250IntroJuvenile offenders; parole. Provides that any person sentenced to a term of life imprisonment for a single felony offense or multiple felony offenses committed while that person was a juvenile and who has served at least 25 years of such sentence and...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB652IntroAdmission to bail; presumption of release on recognizance. Provides that a judicial officer shall release any person taken into custody by an arresting officer for any misdemeanor violation committed in such arresting officer's presence, except for v...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB647IntroPetition for reclassification or expungement of certain convictions and police and court records. Allows a person who has been convicted of (i) a felony or misdemeanor offense that has been decriminalized or otherwise made lawful or (ii) a felony off...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB412IntroFamily or household member; definition. Adds to the existing definition of "family or household member" any individual who is in or who, within the previous 12 months, has been in a dating relationship with the person. The definition is used for purp...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB50IntroExpungement 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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2020-12-04
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VAHB476IntroExpungement of police and court records; misdemeanor and nonviolent felony convictions. Allows a person convicted of certain misdemeanors or nonviolent felonies to file a petition requesting expungement of the police and court records relating to the...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB293IntroExpungement of police and court records; nolle prosequi taken or acquittal. Provides that a court that takes a nolle prosequi or enters a judgment acquitting a person of a criminal charge shall, upon motion of the person, enter an order requiring the...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB1545IntroDiscretionary sentencing guideline midpoints; act of domestic terrorism enhancement. Provides that in addition to any increase in the midpoint of an initial recommended sentencing range already calculated for a defendant's criminal history, a defenda...
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2020-12-04
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VASB1042EngrossWills; presumption of undue influence. Codifies the common law test for establishing undue influence upon a testator in the execution of a will. The bill further provides that if evidence is presented to establish the elements required for such a pre...
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2020-12-04
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VASB624EngrossConditional release of geriatric prisoners. Allows any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who (i) is 55 years of age or older and has served at least 15 years of the sentence imposed...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB1381IntroSpecial education; due process hearings; nonattorney representatives. Permits a school division and the parents of a child with a disability in the school division to be accompanied and advised by any nonattorney with special knowledge or training wi...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB1224IntroConditional release of geriatric prisoners; exceptions. Prohibits persons serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction of murder in the first degree or a sexually violent offense, if the offense resulting in such conviction occurred on or after July ...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB1649IntroHealth care; decision making; end of life; penalties. Health care; decision making; end of life; penalties. Allows an adult diagnosed with a terminal condition to request and an attending health care provider to prescribe a self-administered controll...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB320IntroPetition for reclassification or expungement of certain convictions and police and court records. Allows a person who has been convicted of (i) a felony or misdemeanor offense that has been decriminalized or otherwise made lawful or (ii) a felony off...
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2020-12-04
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