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VAHB1687IntroNonpayment of wages; private action. Provides that an employee has a private cause of action against an employer who fails to pay wages to recover the amount of wages due plus interest at eight percent annually from the date the wages were due. If th...
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2018-12-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1684IntroWaiver of extradition; bail. Requires a judge to revoke the bail of any person who waives extradition proceedings in writing and remand such person to custody to await transfer to the demanding state.
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2018-12-06
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1685IntroPublic schools; enrolled students; disorderly conduct. Provides that no enrolled public school student who disrupts the operation of the school at which he is enrolled or any activity conducted or sponsored by the school at which he is enrolled on sc...
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2018-12-06
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1675IntroServicemembers Civil Relief Act; attorney fees. Provides that, where the appointment of counsel is necessary pursuant to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, any attorney fees assessed shall not exceed $125.
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2018-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1667IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; statute of limitations on actions on construction contracts; statute of limitations on actions on performance bonds. Provides that no action may be brought by a public body on any construction contract, including cons...
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2018-12-03
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1665IntroCourt-established community service programs; community service work in lieu of payment of fine or costs. Requires courts to provide an option to any person upon whom a fine and costs have been imposed to discharge all or part of the fine or costs by...
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2018-12-03
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1674IntroAbuse and neglect of incapacitated adults; informed consent. Clarifies, for the purposes of the informed consent exemption to abuse and neglect of incapacitated adults, that the informed consent of the incapacitated person must have been given when s...
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2018-12-03
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1673IntroPreliminary protective orders; full hearing date; act of God. Provides that if an act of God causes closure of a court and prevents the full hearing for a preliminary protective order from being held within 15 days of the issuance of the preliminary ...
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2018-12-03
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1659IntroChild abuse and neglect; mandatory reporters. Adds to the list of persons who are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect ministers, priests, rabbis, imams, and duly accredited practitioners of any religious organization or denomination u...
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2018-12-01
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB476EngrossSchool principals; incident reports. Provides that school principals are not required to report criminal misdemeanors or status offenses to law enforcement if in the principal's discretion, based on a totality of the circumstances and consistent with...
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2018-11-30
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB980EngrossCreating a statewide e-filing system for civil case filings. Provides that, except as otherwise provided by law, beginning July 1, 2019, no petition, pleading, motion, order, or decree filed in a civil case in a circuit court, including any agreement...
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2018-11-30
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB777EngrossPost-conviction relief; previously admitted scientific evidence. Provides that a person who was convicted of certain offenses, upon a plea of not guilty or an Alford plea, or who was adjudicated delinquent upon a plea of not guilty or an Alford plea,...
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2018-11-30
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1653IntroCustody and visitation arrangements; best interests of the child; domestic abuse; child abuse. Requires the court to consider domestic abuse, defined in the bill, and child abuse in addition to family abuse and sexual abuse in current law when determ...
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2018-11-29
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1636IntroTrespass; unmanned aircraft system; military airfield or military helicopter landing zone; penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly and intentionally causes an unmanned aircraft system to enter the airspace within one mile of the boundary of a...
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2018-11-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1630IntroSubstitute judges; powers and duties; entry of a final order; cases taken under advisement. Provides that a substitute judge has the power to enter a final order in any case taken under advisement by the substitute judge for a period of seven days af...
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2018-10-29
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1624IntroSanctions; other frivolous pleadings. Provides that a court may consider other similar, previously filed pleadings, motions, or other papers filed by a person in violation of the sanctions statute in determining sanctions on the case immediately befo...
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2018-10-23
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1622IntroOut-of-court and recorded statements made by a child; abuse or neglect of a child. Provides that, in any civil proceeding involving the alleged abuse or neglect of a child, an out-of-court statement made by a child 13 years of age or under at the tim...
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2018-10-10
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1616IntroUse or display of firearm during commission of a felony; killing or injuring police animals; penalty. Adds maliciously shooting, stabbing, wounding, or otherwise causing bodily injury to or administering poison to any animal used or trained by a law-...
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2018-09-06
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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