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VASB608EngrossExpungement 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 for misdemeanors and certain felonies if he has been granted a simple pardon for th...
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2020-03-03
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VASB705EngrossIssuance of United States passports by clerk's office. Provides that a clerk of a circuit court shall collect whatever fee is specified by the U.S. Department of State for processing and issuing a United States passport, of which $10 shall be paid to...
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2020-03-03
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VASB807EngrossLarceny; subsequent offenses; penalty. Eliminates the enhanced Class 6 felony applicable for a third or subsequent offense of petit larceny.
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2020-03-03
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VASB571EngrossVisitation; petition of grandparent. Requires the court, in petitions for visitation filed by the grandparent of a child where either (i) the parent is the grandparent's child and is deceased, incarcerated, or incapacitated, or has had his parental r...
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2020-03-03
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VASB645EngrossLocal arbitration agreements; disclosure of certain information. Requires a locality, for any procurement contract for goods and services except for construction, construction-related services, transportation construction, or transportation-related c...
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2020-03-03
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VASB920EngrossSurrogacy contracts; provisions requiring or prohibiting abortion or selective reduction unenforceable. Provides that any provision of a surrogacy contract requiring or prohibiting an abortion or selective reduction is against the public policy of th...
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2020-03-03
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VASB438EngrossJudicial performance evaluation program; risk assessment tool; use of alternative sanction. Requires the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to use sentencing guidelines to determine the cost of incarceration for an offender who receives the mini...
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2020-03-03
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VASB116EngrossDeath penalty; severe mental illness. Provides that a defendant in a capital case who had a severe mental illness, as defined in the bill, at the time of the offense is not eligible for the death penalty. The bill establishes procedures for determini...
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2020-03-03
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VASB485EngrossEminent domain; remnants and remainders. Repeals the provision of the Code of Virginia declaring that the acquisition of residual parcels when acquiring land for highway rights-of-way is in the public interest and is a public use. The bill provides t...
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2020-03-03
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VASB440EngrossElectronic transmission of sexually explicit visual material by minors; penalties. Provides that a minor who (i) knowingly transmits, distributes, publishes, or disseminates to another minor an electronically transmitted communication containing sexu...
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2020-03-03
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VASB810EngrossDiscretionary sentencing guidelines worksheets; use by juries. Requires that the jury be given the applicable discretionary sentencing guidelines worksheets during a sentencing proceeding and that the court instruct the jury that the sentencing guide...
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2020-03-02
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VASB811EngrossSentencing in a criminal case; jury trial. Provides that in a criminal case the court shall ascertain the extent of the punishment, unless the accused has requested that the jury ascertain punishment or was found guilty of capital murder.
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2020-03-02
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VASB805EngrossRobbery; penalty. Defines "robbery" and creates degrees of punishment corresponding to the severity of a robbery offense. Any person who commits a robbery by causing serious bodily injury is guilty of robbery in the first degree, which is punishable ...
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2020-02-28
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VASB306EngrossDestruction of criminal history information for certain charges and convictions. Provides that a court shall enter an order of destruction for police and court records, in the absence of good cause shown to the contrary by the Commonwealth, for a def...
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2020-02-28
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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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2020-02-28
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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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2020-02-24
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VASB326EngrossSentencing proceeding by the jury after conviction; recommendation of leniency. Provides that a jury may, in ascertaining the punishment for a person convicted of a felony or Class 1 misdemeanor, recommend that the sentence imposed be suspended in wh...
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2020-02-24
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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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2020-02-24
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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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2020-02-19
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VASB681EngrossCompensation of experts in criminal cases. Increases from $750 to $1,200 the maximum fee that the court may pay for professional services rendered by each psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, or other expert appointed by the court to render professio...
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2020-02-19
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VAHB83IntroKilling or injuring police animals; penalty. Provides that the punishment for any person who maliciously kills or injures an animal owned, used, or trained by a law-enforcement agency, regional jail, or the Department of Corrections, while such anima...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB227IntroAbortion; 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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2020-02-11
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VAHB85IntroAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1168IntroSexual abuse of certain children; penalty. Raises the penalty for sexual abuse of a child 13 or 14 years old from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 5 felony.
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2020-02-11
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VAHB711IntroDNA sample after arrest; certain misdemeanors. Adds indecent exposure and obscene sexual display to the list of crimes for which a DNA sample must be taken upon arrest for commission or attempted commission of such crimes. The provisions of the bill ...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1167IntroProtective orders on behalf of incapacitated persons. Allows an employee of a local department of social services (local department) to petition a court on behalf of an incapacitated person for a preliminary protective order in cases of family abuse ...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1475IntroAssault and battery against a family or household member; prior conviction; mandatory minimum term of confinement; penalty. Provides that upon a conviction for assault and battery against a family or household member where it is alleged in the warran...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB944IntroPicketing or disrupting tranquility of home; exceptions eliminated. Removes from the crime of picketing or disrupting tranquility of home the exceptions for (i) the picketing in a lawful manner of the place of employment involved in a labor dispute, ...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1020IntroRecords of financial institutions; reimbursement of costs for production. Provides that a financial institution that is asked to provide records related to a customer of the financial institution pursuant to a court proceeding shall be reimbursed by ...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB924IntroUnlawful dissemination or sale of images of another; threats; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to communicate a threat, orally or in a writing, to disseminate or sell any videographic or still image created by any means whatsoever...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB605IntroFelony homicide; certain drug offenses; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of felony homicide, which constitutes second degree murder and is punishable by confinement of not less than five nor more than 40 years, if the underlying felonious ac...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB919IntroPreliminary protective orders; hearing dates. Allows the full hearing resulting from the issuance of a preliminary protective order to be heard on the same hearing or trial date as a related criminal offense if such hearing or trial date has already ...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB470IntroProtective orders on behalf of incapacitated persons. Allows an employee of a local department of social services (local department) to petition a court on behalf of an incapacitated person for a preliminary protective order in cases of family abuse ...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB101IntroGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $500 to $750 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the cla...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB532IntroSafe reporting of overdoses; immunity from prosecution. Provides Safe reporting of overdoses; immunity from prosecution. Provides that no individual (i) who sought or obtained emergency medical attention for himself or for another individual because ...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1356IntroInformed consent; medication-based abortion. Requires physicians to inform patients of the availability of medications, if available, to interrupt a medication-based abortion, if she decides to do so, after such woman has taken medication in preparat...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1190IntroThrowing or depositing certain materials or substances on land used for agricultural purposes; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to throw or deposit or cause to be deposited upon any land used for agricultural purposes any glass ...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB686IntroKilling the fetus of another; manslaughter; penalties. Provides that any person who kills the fetus of another by an intentional act committed while in the sudden heat of passion upon reasonable provocation is guilty of voluntary manslaughter, which ...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB95IntroJurisdiction of Court of Appeals; contempt of court. Provides that the Court of Appeals of Virginia has appellate jurisdiction over a judgment of the circuit court that holds or fails to hold a person in contempt of court. Under current law, the Cour...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1693IntroJuvenile confinement for violation of court order. Reduces from 10 days to seven days the maximum allowable period of confinement of a juvenile in a secure facility for a contempt violation or when a child in need of supervision is found to have will...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB280IntroDeath penalty; severe mental illness. Provides that a defendant in a capital case who had a severe mental illness, as defined in the bill, at the time of the offense is not eligible for the death penalty. The bill establishes procedures for determini...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB261IntroSuspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Removes the requirement that a court suspend the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or cos...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1212IntroCompliance with terms and conditions of personal motor vehicle insurance policy; age of party seeking liability coverage. Provides that any party, regardless of the age of such party, seeking liability coverage under a personal motor vehicle insuranc...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1472IntroVirginia Board for Court Reporters. Creates the Virginia Board for Court Reporters as an independent board to establish the qualification of applicants for licensure or registration of court reporters in the state. Beginning July 1, 2021, no person m...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1165IntroStatewide electronic filing system; circuit courts, general district courts, and juvenile and domestic relations district courts; Supreme Court of Virginia to establish. Directs the Supreme Court of Virginia to establish and operate a system for elec...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB936IntroArmed robbery; penalty. Increases the punishment for robbery by the threat or presenting of firearms, or other deadly weapon or instrumentality whatsoever, by including a mandatory minimum term of confinement of five years. Under current law, such of...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB682IntroCapital murder; punishment. Provides that any person convicted of capital murder involving the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of a person under the age of 14 by a person age 21 or older shall be sentenced to no less than a mandatory mi...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB372IntroViolation of protective orders; assault and battery. Removes the requirement that a violation of a protective order involving an assault and battery that is committed by the respondent against a protected party result in a bodily injury for the enhan...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB862IntroGuardianship; communication between close relatives and Guardianship; communication between close relatives and friends of incapacitated persons; restricted communication procedures; notification of close relatives and friends. Provides that a guardi...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB867IntroShelters for victims of domestic violence; population served. Provides that a shelter for victims of domestic violence may be established for the purpose of providing services to individuals of a single sex and may exclude individuals who are not of ...
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2020-02-11
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