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VASB1437EngrossPromises to appear after the issuance of a summons. Eliminates the requirement that a promise to appear be completed after the issuance of a summons for a misdemeanor offense or an administrative violation. The bill provides that an accused shall be ...
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2021-03-01
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VASB1306EngrossAssault and battery; penalty. Eliminates the mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months for an assault and battery committed against a judge, magistrate, law-enforcement officer, correctional officer, person directly involved in the care, tr...
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2021-03-01
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VASB1123EngrossWill contest; presumption of undue influence. Provides that in any case contesting the validity of a decedent's will where a presumption of undue influence arises, the burden of producing evidence and the burden of persuasion as to the factual issue ...
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2021-03-01
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VASB1180EngrossCivil actions filed on behalf of multiple persons. Provides that a circuit court may enter an order joining, coordinating, consolidating, or transferring civil actions upon finding that separate civil actions brought by a plaintiff on behalf of multi...
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2021-03-01
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VASB1384EngrossVirginia Public Procurement Act; local arbitration agreements. Allows a participating locality, for any procurement solicitation or contract exceeding $10,000 for goods and services, to require the bidder or offeror to disclose certain information re...
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2021-03-01
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VASB1125EngrossParole Board; notice to victim. Requires the Parole Board, within seven days of making any decision regarding the parole of a prisoner, to provide written or electronic notice of such decision to the victim of the crime for which the prisoner was inc...
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2021-03-01
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VASB1324EngrossActions 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 appraiser, a certified residential real estate apprais...
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2021-03-01
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VASB1103EngrossVirginia 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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2021-02-10
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2241Intro

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Unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion; penalties. Prohibits the practice of dismemberment abortion, which is defined in the bill as meaning to, with the purpose of causing the death of an unborn child, purposely dismember a living unbor...
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2021-02-05
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VAHB2210Intro

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Department 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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2021-02-05
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VAHB2112Intro

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Court of Appeals; jurisdiction; number of judges. Expands the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals of Virginia by providing for an appeal of right in every civil case and provides that the granting of further appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia s...
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2021-02-05
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VAHB1791Intro

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Assault and battery or threats of bodily injury; sports official; penalty. Provides that if any person commits a simple assault or assault and battery against another knowing or having reason to know that such other person is a sports official who is...
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2021-02-05
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VAHB1920Intro

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Suspension or modification of sentence; transfer to the Department of Corrections. Provides that if a person has been sentenced for a felony to the Department of Corrections (the Department), the court that heard the case, if it appears compatible wi...
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2021-02-05
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VAHB1860Intro

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Obtaining, 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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2021-02-05
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VAHB1759Intro

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Personal appearance by two-way electronic video and audio communication; at or after trial before a judge; emergency. Allows a personal appearance required or permitted at or after trial before a judge to be made using two-way electronic video and au...
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2021-02-05
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VAHB2315Intro

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Local 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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2021-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2045Intro

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Civil action for deprivation of rights; duties and liabilities of certain employers in employing or contracting for the services of law-enforcement officers. Creates a civil action for the deprivation of a person's rights by a law-enforcement officer...
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2021-02-05
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VAHB2309Intro

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Condition 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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2021-02-05
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VAHB2144Intro

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Felony 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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2021-02-05
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VAHB2143Intro

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Immunity 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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2021-02-05
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VAHB2151Intro

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Search warrants; daytime execution; exceptions. Provides an exception to the requirement that a search warrant be executed only in the daytime if, prior to the issuance of the search warrant, law-enforcement officers lawfully entered and secured the ...
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2021-02-05
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VAHB2141Intro

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Parole; 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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2021-02-05
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VAHB2152Intro

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Department of Criminal Justice Services; licensure and regulation of charitable bail organizations. Provides for licensure and regulation by the Department of Criminal Justice Services of "charitable bail organizations," defined in the bill as any en...
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2021-02-05
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VAHB1782Intro

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Wearing masks during commission of a crime or acts of intimidation or harassment; penalty. Changes the prohibition on wearing a mask in certain places to make it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to, with the intent to conceal his identity, wear a...
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2021-02-05
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VAHB1748Intro

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Actions 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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2021-02-05
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VAHB1781Intro

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Intentional injury to property or a monument or memorial; penalty. Reduces from a Class 6 felony to a Class 1 misdemeanor the penalty for damages of $1,000 or more for the crime of intentional injury or destruction of (i) any property, real or person...
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2021-02-05
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VAHB1757Intro

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Firearm-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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2021-02-05
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VAHB1779Intro

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Abolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2021-02-05
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VAHB2011Intro

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Parole; 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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2021-02-05
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VAHB2041Intro

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Best interests of the child; assuring frequent and continuing contact with both parents. Provides that, in determining the best interests of the child for purposes of custody and visitation arrangements, upon request of either party, the court shall ...
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2021-02-05
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VAHB1972Intro

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Virginia 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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2021-02-05
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VAHB1761Intro

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Parole; 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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2021-02-05
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VAHB1762Intro

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Parole; 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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2021-02-05
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VAHB2303Intro

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Possession of controlled substances; penalties. Reduces the penalty for possession of a Schedule I or II Possession of controlled substances; penalties. Reduces the penalty for possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance from a Class 5 felo...
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2021-02-05
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VAHB1777Intro

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Serious or Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program; definition of serious or habitual juvenile offender. Changes the definition of a serious or habitual juvenile offender for the purposes of the Serious or Habitual Offender Comprehensive Actio...
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2021-02-05
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VAHB2334Intro

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Damage 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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2021-02-05
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VAHB1938Intro

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Destroying 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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2021-02-05
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VAHB1802Intro

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Local government attorneys; prohibiting the handling of matters related to certain wills. Prohibits local government attorneys from handling matters related to a will on behalf of the local government if the attorney was privately retained by an indi...
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2021-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB148Engross

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Driving 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
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1507Intro

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Possession of marijuana. Allows for possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. Possession of marijuana. Allows for possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.
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2020-12-04
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VAHB1532Intro

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Department 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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VASB253Engross

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Deeds 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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VAHB102Intro

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Expungement 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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VAHB830Intro

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Expungement 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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VAHB87Intro

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Marijuana; 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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VAHB1192Intro

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Aboveground 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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VAHB128Intro

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Expungement 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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VAHB291Intro

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Uniform 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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VAHB96Intro

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Power 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. Power of attorney; witness or notary public. Requires that a power of attorney ...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB996Intro

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Parole; 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
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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