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VASB895EngrossPunitive damages cap. Raises the punitive damages cap from $350,000 to $500,000 for any action accruing on or after July 1, 2018.
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2018-03-06
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VASB168EngrossElectronic transmission of nude or partially nude images of minors by minors; penalty. Provides that a minor who knowingly transmits, distributes, publishes, or disseminates any sexually explicit visual material to another minor without the intent to...
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2018-03-06
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VASB81EngrossLandowner liability; educational activity. Provides that a landowner whose property is used for an educational activity shall owe no duty of care to a member of the public arising out of the educational use of the land. Current law provides such an e...
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2018-03-06
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VASB339EngrossDeferred disposition in criminal cases. Allows a court to defer and dismiss a criminal case where the defendant has been diagnosed with autism or an intellectual disability.
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2018-03-06
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VASB334EngrossExpungement of certain offenses. Allows a person to petition for expungement of a deferred disposition dismissal for underage alcohol possession or using a false ID to obtain alcohol when the offense occurred prior to the person's twenty-first birthd...
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2018-03-06
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VASB954EngrossPossession of marijuana; first offense; expungement; penalty. Reduces the penalties for possession of marijuana to a fine of not more than $500 and makes a first offense violation that has been deferred and dismissed under ?§18.2-251 eligible fo...
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2018-03-06
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VASB533EngrossComputer trespass; penalty. Expands the crime of computer trespass to provide that the prohibited actions that constitute computer trespass are criminalized if done through intentionally deceptive means and without authority and specifies that a comp...
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2018-03-06
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VASB96EngrossJuvenile offenders; sentencing; geriatric parole. Provides that for any juvenile felony a circuit court may consider a juvenile's diminished culpability and heightened capacity for change in determining the particular sentence to be imposed. The bill...
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2018-03-06
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VASB104EngrossReckless driving; exceeding speed limit. Raises from 80 to 85 miles per hour the speed above which a person who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth is guilty of reckless driving regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
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2018-03-06
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VASB402EngrossDriving under the influence; secure transdermal alcohol monitoring. Provides that the court may, upon request of an offender convicted for DUI who has not been previously prohibited from operating a vehicle that is not equipped with a functioning ign...
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2018-03-06
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VASB85EngrossPreliminary protective orders; contents of order. Provides that if a preliminary protective order is issued in an ex parte hearing where the petition for the order is supported by sworn testimony and not an affidavit or a form completed by a law-enfo...
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2018-03-06
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VASB774EngrossPartition; election to purchase. Provides that a defendant in a suit for partition may elect to purchase the property at fair market value. If the election to purchase fails to close and title fails to pass to the petitioner for any reason, then the ...
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2018-03-06
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VASB308EngrossDriving under the influence. Provides an exemption to the prohibition of driving or operating a motor vehicle while under the influence to any person driving or operating a motor vehicle on his own residential property or the curtilage thereof. Curre...
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2018-03-06
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VASB608EngrossExpungement of police and court records; plea agreements. Provides that any provision in any plea agreement that purports to waive, release, or extinguish the right of a person to file a petition requesting the expungement of police and court records...
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2018-03-06
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VASB403EngrossExpungement of certain charges and convictions. Allows a person to petition for expungement of convictions and deferred disposition dismissals for marijuana possession, underage alcohol possession, and using a false ID to obtain alcohol when the offe...
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2018-03-06
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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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2018-03-02
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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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2018-03-02
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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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2018-03-02
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VAHB1592IntroProhibited sale of products with Internet capabilities; obscene content blocking capability. Prohibits the distribution or sale of any product that makes content accessible on the Internet unless such product possesses an operating digital content bl...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB156IntroConvicts as witnesses; limitation on impeachment evidence. Limits the introduction as impeachment evidence the fact that a witness has been convicted of a crime if more than 10 years have passed from the date of the conviction or the person's release...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB440IntroIndigent defendants; public defender office; appointment of counsel. Provides that in localities having a public defender office, the public defender office or the Indigent Defense Commission must represent to the court that the public defender lacks...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB962IntroExpungement 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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2018-02-15
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VAHB984IntroProstitution; minors. Allows a petition for a child in need of services to be substituted for a delinquency petition for a minor arrested for prostitution if the minor is willing to participate in specialized services for those engaged in commercial ...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB884IntroTreatment pursuant to judicial order; when provider not liable. Provides that a health care professional or licensed hospital shall not be liable for any cause of action arising from a claim that a person who received treatment pursuant to an emergen...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB1218IntroTermination of parental rights. Provides that the residual parental rights of a parent of a child placed in foster care may be terminated if the courts finds, based upon clear and convincing evidence, that it is in the child's best interests and that...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB961IntroExpungement of police and court records; victims of human trafficking. Allows a victim of human trafficking to petition for expungement of convictions for certain nonviolent offenses.
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2018-02-15
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VAHB1570IntroGrand larceny; threshold; penalties. Increases from $200 to $500 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 ...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB1334IntroFelony 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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2018-02-15
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VAHB410IntroProperty rights of married women; gender-neutral terms. Makes the laws addressing the property rights of married women applicable to all spouses and removes any sex-based classifications.
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2018-02-15
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VAHB1594IntroCrime victims; immigration status. Provides that no law-enforcement officer or other agent of state or local government shall, when investigating a crime, inquire into the immigration status of any person who reports that he is the victim of the crim...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB522IntroSafe reporting of criminal sexual assault. Establishes an affirmative defense to prosecution of an individual for (i) simple possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, or controlled paraphernalia; (ii) intoxication in public; or (iii) the unlaw...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB100IntroMethod of execution; lethal injection drugs. Eliminates the provision making the identities of (i) any pharmacy or outsourcing facility that enters into a contract with the Department of Corrections for the compounding of drugs necessary to carry out...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB478IntroDomestic violence-related misdemeanors; enhanced penalty. Punishes a misdemeanor offense of violating a protective order, assault and battery against a family or household member, or stalking as a Class 6 felony if the person charged has been previou...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB515IntroRights of parents with a disability. Provides that a parent's disability, as defined in the bill, shall not be the sole basis of the denial or restriction of such parent's custody or visitation rights. The bill requires a party who alleges that a par...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB843IntroStandards for testimony of expert witnesses. Adopts two additional standards for admission of expert testimony found in Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence by (i) requiring that the expert's testimony be the product of reliable principles and m...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB1180IntroCarrying dangerous weapon to place of religious worship; repeal. Repeals the statutory prohibition on carrying a gun, pistol, bowie knife, dagger, or other dangerous weapon, without good and sufficient reason, to a place of worship while a meeting fo...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB1147IntroSealing of court and police records; nonviolent misdemeanor offenses. Requires the clerk of court for the jurisdiction in which a person was convicted of a nonviolent misdemeanor offense to seal the court records related to such conviction after 10 y...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB604IntroWarrant requirement for telecommunications records; location data. Provides that a provider of electronic communication service or remote computing service shall not disclose location data to an investigative or law-enforcement officer except pursuan...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB519IntroDefinition of violent felony; assault and battery against a law-enforcement officer, etc. Adds to the list of violent felonies assault and battery against a judge, magistrate, law-enforcement officer, correctional officer, firefighter, or other publi...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB506IntroImproper driving; handheld communication device. Provides that any person who drives a vehicle on any highway (i) in a negligent manner but does not endanger the life, limb, or property of another or (ii) while using a handheld personal communication...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB1100IntroAppeal of involuntary admission order; possession of firearms. Provides that a person who is involuntarily admitted or ordered to mandatory outpatient treatment may not purchase, possess, or transport a firearm until his right to do so is restored by...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB1063IntroMarijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession. Decriminalizes marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $250 for a first violation and $1,000 for a second or subsequent violation. Under current law, a first offen...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB1392IntroJudges; eligibility to serve. Provides that no person who would be subject to mandatory retirement under the provisions of the Judicial Retirement System shall be eligible to serve as a judge, justice, or substitute judge.
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2018-02-15
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VAHB79EngrossDog boarding establishments; group play requirements; notice; penalties. Requires an employee of a dog boarding establishment to be present at all times that a dog is able to have physical contact with another dog. The bill limits the number of dogs ...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB773IntroNuisance; breach of peace. Provides that the attorney for the Commonwealth or the attorney for the locality may maintain a civil action in the circuit court for the jurisdiction in which a nuisance is alleged to exist to abate the nuisance, enjoin th...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB707IntroAllowing access to firearms by children; penalty. Provides that any person who leaves a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any person under the age of 18 is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Current law provides t...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB1214IntroExpungement of certain charges and convictions. Allows a person to petition for expungement of convictions and deferred disposition dismissals for marijuana possession, underage alcohol possession, and using a false ID to obtain alcohol when the offe...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB1288IntroPersonal injury actions; situations of peril created by plaintiff's negligence. Provides that a plaintiff shall not be able to recover against a defendant in a personal injury action solely due to the defendant's failure to avoid a situation of peril...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB1422IntroCBD oil and THC-A oil; certification for use; dispensing. Provides that a practitioner may issue a written certification for the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for the treatment or to alleviate the symptoms of any diagnosed condition or disease,...
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2018-02-15
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VAHB1314IntroParole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes. Provides that a person is entitled to parole who was sentenced by a jury prior to the date of the Supreme Court of Virginia decision in Fishback v. Commonwealth, 260 Va. 104 (June...
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2018-02-15
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