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VAHB652Intro

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Admission 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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VAHB647Intro

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Petition 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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VAHB412Intro

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Family 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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VAHB50Intro

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Expungement 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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VAHB476Intro

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Expungement 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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VAHB293Intro

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Expungement 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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VAHB1545Intro

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Discretionary 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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VASB1042Engross

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Wills; 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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VASB624Engross

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Conditional 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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VAHB1381Intro

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Special 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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VAHB1224Intro

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Conditional 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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VAHB1649Intro

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Health 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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VAHB320Intro

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Petition 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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VAHB1692Intro

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Expungement of police and court records; misdemeanor and nonviolent felony convictions. Allows a person convicted of a misdemeanor or nonviolent felony to file a petition requesting expungement of the police and court records relating to the convicti...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB91Intro

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Expungement of police and court records. Allows a person convicted of certain offenses, or charged with such offenses which charges were deferred and dismissed, who was under 21 years of age at the time of the offense, and who has successfully comple...
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2020-12-04
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VASB326Engross

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Sentencing 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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2020-12-04
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VAHB295Intro

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Maximum term of probation. Limits to five years the term of probation for a person convicted of an offense other than a violent felony, an act of violence, or an offense for which registration with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry ...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB712Intro

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Legal notices; online publications. Provides that where any ordinance, resolution, notice, or advertisement is required by law to be published in a newspaper, such ordinance, resolution, notice, or advertisement instead may be published in an online ...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB267Intro

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Expungement of police and court records. Provides that a court that enters a nolle prosequi for a criminal charge or dismisses such charge for any reason may, upon motion of the person charged, enter an order requiring the expungement of the police a...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB1111Intro

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Protective orders; issuance upon convictions for certain felonies; penalty. Authorizes a court to issue a protective order upon convicting a defendant for a felony offense of (i) violating a protective order, (ii) homicide, (iii) kidnapping, (iv) ass...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB127Intro

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Bystander claims for intentional or negligent infliction of injury or death; emotional distress. Provides that a bystander who witnesses, live and in-person, an event during which the intentional or negligent infliction of injury to or death of a vic...
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2020-12-04
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VASB681Engross

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Compensation 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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2020-12-04
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VAHB255Intro

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Expungement 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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2020-12-04
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VAHB1033Intro

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Petition for vacatur and expungement of convictions and police and court records of human trafficking victims. Allows any person who was a human trafficking victim at the time of an offense that led to a criminal charge or conviction of certain crime...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB288Intro

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Criminal sexual assault; definition of sexual abuse; complaining witness under age 13; penalty. Includes in the definition of "sexual abuse" the intentional touching of any part of a complaining witness's body, on either the skin or the material cove...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB31Intro

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Expungement 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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2020-12-04
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VAHB159Intro

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Protective orders; prohibited contact; remote control of appliance, utility, or device by electronic device. Clarifies that a court entering a protective order may, as a condition of such protective order, prohibit the respondent from using any elect...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB1517Intro

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Expungement of police and court records; misdemeanor and nonviolent felony convictions. Allows a person convicted of a misdemeanor or nonviolent felony to file a petition requesting expungement of the police and court records relating to the convicti...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB384Intro

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Presumption of death; confessions or convictions of murder. Provides that any person who is a resident of the Commonwealth shall be presumed dead if such person has disappeared, his body has not been found, he is not known to be alive, and an individ...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB864Intro

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Infected sexual battery. Provides that, in order for a person to be convicted of infected sexual battery, such person (i) knew that he was infected at the time of the offense with HIV, syphilis, or hepatitis B and (ii) knew that his infection was cur...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB871Intro

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Robbery; 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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2020-12-04
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VAHB865Intro

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Expungement of certain misdemeanor drug offenses. Allows a person convicted of a misdemeanor offense of possession of a controlled substance or marijuana, or charged with such an offense which charge was deferred and dismissed, who has successfully c...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB1433Intro

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Destruction 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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2020-12-04
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VAHB269Intro

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Marijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Eliminates criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older. The bill also decriminalizes marijuana possession for persons under 21 years of a...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB76Intro

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Statute of limitations on written contract; missing persons declared dead; executor. Provides that, for any action that would be barred by the five-year statute of limitations on a written contract, wherein a person who would be party to such action ...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB252Intro

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Causing or encouraging acts rendering children sexually abused; penalty. Provides that any person 18 years of age or older who (i) (a) has physical custody of a minor, (b) allows a minor to reside at his residence, (c) is in a position of trust or au...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB1640Intro

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Obtaining records concerning electronic communication service or remote computing service; location data. Expands certain disclosure and search warrant requirements for the purposes of obtaining records concerning an electronic communication service ...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB915Intro

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Conditional 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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VAHB32Intro

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Expungement of police and court records; misdemeanor and nonviolent felony convictions. Allows a person convicted of a misdemeanor or nonviolent felony to file a petition requesting expungement of the police and court records relating to the convicti...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB268Intro

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Petition for vacatur and expungement of convictions and police and court records of victims of human trafficking. Allows any person who was a victim of human trafficking at the time of an offense that led to a criminal charge or conviction of certain...
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2020-12-04
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VASB811Engross

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Sentencing 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. Sentencing...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB1379Intro

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Campgrounds; inherent risks; liability. Provides that a person who goes camping at a campground shall be presumed to have known the inherent risks of camping, defined in the bill. The bill states that a campground, an owner or operator of a campgroun...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB430Intro

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Application of parole statutes. Repeals the abolition of parole. The bill also provides that the Virginia Parole Board shall establish procedures for consideration of parole for persons who were previously ineligible for parole, because parole was ab...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB323Intro

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Criminal sexual assault; definition of intimate parts. Includes in the definition of "intimate parts," for the purposes of criminal sexual assault, the chest of a child under the age of 15.
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2020-12-04
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VASB805Engross

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Robbery; 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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2020-12-04
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VASB306Engross

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Destruction 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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2020-12-04
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VAHB1579Intro

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Presumption of death; missing person report. Provides that a person who is a resident of the Commonwealth shall be presumed dead if such person disappears for two successive years, his body has not been found, he is not known to be alive, and a missi...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB1035Intro

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Attorneys for the Commonwealth; compensation and collection Attorneys for the Commonwealth; compensation and collection of fees. Prohibits the Compensation Board, when determining staffing and funding levels for offices of attorneys for the Commonwea...
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2020-12-04
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VAHB254Intro

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Expungement 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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2020-12-04
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VASB810Engross

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Discretionary 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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2020-12-04
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