Bills Pending Virginia House General Laws Committee

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VAHB5119IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; temporary applicability to certain occupants of hotels, motels, extended stay facilities, or boardinghouses. Provides that, from the effective date of the bill until 90 days after the expiration or revoca...
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2020-08-24
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB5120IntroGuests of transient lodging facilities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; suspending self-help evictions; emergency. Suspends provisions of the Code of Virginia that allow an innkeeper or property owner of a hotel, motel, extended stay facility, vaca...
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2020-08-24
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB5124IntroState Inspector General; investigation of the Commonwealth's response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Directs the State Inspector General to (i) investigate the Commonwealth's response to the public health emergency related to the novel...
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2020-08-24
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VAHB5031IntroAdministration of state government; Flag Protection Act. Provides that neither the Governor nor any agency of the executive branch of state government shall order the removal of any flag of the United States displayed on any private personal property...
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2020-08-17
To House General Laws Committee
VASB495EngrossAlcoholic beverage control; jewelry store license. Creates a jewelry store license, which (i) may be granted to a permanent retail establishment in which at least 75 percent of its annual sales come from the sale of jewelry and (ii) authorizes the li...
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2020-03-03
To House General Laws Committee
VASB97EngrossVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices. Provides that it is an unlawful discriminatory housing practice for any political jurisdiction or its employees or appointed commissions to discriminate in the application of local...
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2020-02-27
To House General Laws Committee
VASB826EngrossWater and sewer service charges; tenant or lessee. Reduces the maximum potential responsibility of a property owner for a tenant's unpaid water and sewer charges by capping the dollar amount of such property owner's responsibility at $300.
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2020-02-27
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VASB346EngrossDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; contractors; boiler and pressure vessel operator license. Creates a two-tiered category of licensure administered by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation's Board for Contra...
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2020-02-27
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VASB362EngrossDepartment of Veterans Services; hyperbaric oxygen therapy; data collection. Allows the Department of Veterans Services (the Department) to contract with any hospital in the Commonwealth that furnishes the treatment option of hyperbaric oxygen therap...
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2020-02-27
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VASB824EngrossAlcoholic beverage control; distiller licenses; Internet orders and shipments. Allows the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to include provisions in its agency agreements with licensed distillers operating government stores that allow suc...
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2020-02-20
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB467IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; cooperative procurement; construction. Allows public bodies to utilize cooperative procurement for construction projects not exceeding $200,000.
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2020-02-11
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB1617IntroGroup Violence Intervention Board; Division of Group Violence Intervention; Project Ceasefire Grant Fund; Project Exile Grant Fund. Establishes the Group Violence Intervention Board to coordinate and assist federal, state, and local group violence in...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB815IntroAlcoholic beverage control; general powers of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority; prohibition against advertising calculated to induce sales of products sold by the Board. Prohibits the Board of Directors of t...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB903IntroVirginia Lottery Board; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, operating, hosting, and playing of dominant skill video games; penalties. Authorizes the manufacture, distribution, operation, hosting, and playing of dominant skill video games i...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1195IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; notice of termination to contain legal services contact information. Provides that no notice of termination of tenancy served upon any residential tenant is effective unless it contains on its first page,...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1732IntroBoard of Housing and Community Development; Uniform Statewide Building Code; installation of key boxes on high-risk structures. Directs the Board of Housing and Community Development to require that all high-risk structures, defined in the bill, have...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB222IntroDepartment of Human Resource Management; total compensation statement. Requires the Department of Human Resource Management to develop a total compensation statement for each employee in the service of the Commonwealth to be distributed annually to t...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1398IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; historic landmarks; preference for goods and services from the United States. Provides that, in determining the award of any contract for maintenance, renovation, repair, or reconstruction of any property designated a...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB685IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; preference for contractors using automatic billing verification software. Requires that, for any bid on a contract (i) in excess of $500,000 and (ii) requiring work to be performed using a computer, all state agencies...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB945IntroAlcoholic beverage control; distillers' licenses; remote stores and tasting rooms. Allows a licensed distiller who operates a government store for the sale of spirits to (i) conduct tastings and (ii) sell spirits for off-premises consumption at five ...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB495IntroProhibition against participation in games of chance; exception for private clubs. Creates an exception to the general prohibition against participation in games of chance for games that are conducted in private clubs, provided such private clubs are...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1709IntroDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; Virginia Public Procurement Act; definition of small business; LGBT-owned business. Amends the definition of small business to include LGBT-owned businesses, defined in the bill, for purposes of pr...
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2020-02-11
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB937IntroAlcoholic beverage control; wine and beer licenses; farm store license. Defines "farm store" and creates a farm store license that authorizes the licensee to sell wine or beer to persons to whom wine or beer may be lawfully sold for on-premises consu...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB11EngrossDivision of Human Rights; duties. Clarifies that the duties of the Division of Human Rights shall include receiving and investigating all complaints alleging unlawful discriminatory practices that are filed within the applicable statute of limitation...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB850IntroVirginia Jobs Investment Program. Requires the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority to develop a scoring system to identify high-impact projects to use in the awarding of funds pursuant to the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. The bill...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB858IntroVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act and Virginia Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act and Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; required disclosures; impounding structures, dams, flood hazard areas, and stormwater management ...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB601IntroAdministrative Process Act; review of occupational regulations. Creates a procedure by which a person may petition an agency to review whether an existing occupational regulation is necessary for the protection or preservation of the health, safety, ...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB514IntroDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; training requirement for barbers and cosmetologists. Prohibits the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology from requiring completion of more than 1,000 hours of training in the field for which an appl...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB680IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; information technology project services contracts; behind schedule; verification of work. Requires that all state agencies include in every written contract for information technology project services contracts provis...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1488IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; definitions; best value; clarification. Amends the definition of best value in the Virginia Public Procurement Act.
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2020-02-11
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VAHB149IntroDepartment of Housing and Community Development; barriers to use of state and federal housing funds; report. Requires the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development to prepare an annual report to the Governor and the General Asse...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB329IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; notice of termination to contain legal services contact information. Provides that no notice of termination of tenancy served upon any residential tenant is effective unless it contains on its first page,...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB472IntroDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; Virginia Small Business Financing Authority; Small Business Investment Grant Fund; scoring system. Provides that the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority shall develop and utilize a scoring ...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB147IntroHousing authorities; housing research and studies. Requires the Virginia Housing Development Authority and local housing development authorities to undertake and carry out studies and analyses of housing needs and the meeting of such needs and to mak...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB359IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; consideration of best value concepts for construction services. Permits public bodies to consider best value concepts when procuring construction services. Under current law, public bodies may consider best value conc...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1686IntroVirginia Lottery Board; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, operating, servicing, hosting, and playing of video game terminals; penalties. Authorizes the manufacturing, distributing, operating, servicing, hosting, and playing of video game...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1589IntroVirginia Lottery Board; repeal prohibition against sale of lottery tickets over the Internet; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, hosting, and playing of electronic gaming devices; penalties. Renames the Virginia Lottery as the Virginia Lo...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB353IntroAlcoholic beverage control; confectionery license; definition of liquid. Defines liquid for purposes of the confectionery license to mean a substance that (i) is composed of molecules that move freely among themselves, (ii) has no independent shape b...
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2020-02-11
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VAHB1338EngrossSmoking in multi-unit residential building; civil penalty. Prohibits smoking in any multi-unit residential building, including a condominium building or apartment building. A person who violates such prohibition is subject to a civil penalty of not m...
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2020-02-06
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB592IntroOfficial emblems and designations; state fruit. Designates the pawpaw fruit (Asimina triloba) as the state fruit of Virginia.
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2020-02-06
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VAHB1067IntroElectric utilities; net energy metering. Declares that an electrical generating facility located on real property owned by the customer that is at a location that is separated by a right-of-way or other easement from the location on the customer's re...
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2020-02-06
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VAHB435IntroVirginia Security for Public Deposits Act; collateral for public deposits. Specifies that required collateral of a qualified public depository must be deposited with a qualified escrow agent within two business days of accepting public deposits. Curr...
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2020-02-06
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VAHB73IntroVirginia Housing Development Authority; power to make loans; loans to finance payments on student debt. Permits the Virginia Housing Development Authority (HDA) to make mortgage loans, including federally insured mortgage loans, to finance the purcha...
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2020-02-06
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VAHB346IntroDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; definitions; small business. Redefines "small business" for the purposes of programs for the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity and the Virginia Public Procurement Act to mean a bu...
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2020-02-06
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB765IntroZoning; affordable housing. Provides that a locality, within the residential district classifications of its zoning ordinance, may include districts specifically designated for affordable housing.
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2020-02-06
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VAHB584IntroVirginia Personnel Act; hiring preference in state government for persons with disabilities. Establishes a hiring preference in state government for persons with disabilities, provided that such person meets all of the knowledge, skill, and ability r...
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2020-02-04
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB98IntroOfficial emblems and designations; state song. Designates "Virginia, the Home of My Heart" by Susan Greenbaum as the official state folk song.
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2020-02-04
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VAHB1516IntroLandlord and tenant; certain owners of residential rental property; agent and registration requirements; civil penalty. Creates the Virginia Residential Rental Property Registry, to be developed and maintained by the Department of Housing and Communi...
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2020-02-04
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VAHB148IntroHousing; notice of educational opportunities for home owners. Requires the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development to prepare a notice form, to be made available on the Department's website, for signature by the parties to a c...
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2020-02-04
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VAHB84IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; public institutions of higher education; disclosure required by certain offerors; civil penalty. Requires every offeror who submits a proposal to a public institution of higher education for any construction project t...
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2020-01-30
To House General Laws Committee
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