Bills Pending Virginia Senate Commerce and Labor Committee

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VAHB385Engross
50%
Railroad safety; civil penalties. Requires a crew of at least two qualified individuals on all trains, locomotives, or light engines used in connection with moving freight.
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2024-02-15
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB108Engross
50%
Shared solar programs; American Electric Power; minimum Shared solar programs; American Electric Power; minimum bill; capacity. Requires the State Corporation Commission to establish by regulation a shared solar program, as defined in the bill, throu...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB106Engross
50%
Shared solar programs; Dominion Energy Virginia; minimum Shared solar programs; Dominion Energy Virginia; minimum bill; capacity. Amends existing shared solar program provisions applicable to Dominion Energy Virginia. The bill provides that a custome...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB218Engross
50%
Health insurance; health care provider panels; continuity of care. Requires a provider to continue to render health care services to any of the carrier's enrollees who have an existing provider-patient relationship with the provider for a period of a...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1069Engross
50%
Liquid nicotine and nicotine vapor products; certification and directory; penalties. Requires every manufacturer of liquid nicotine or nicotine vapor products that are sold for retail sale in the Commonwealth to certify to the Attorney General that (...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1132Engross
50%
Insurance; dental carriers; annual report. Requires each dental carrier, beginning in 2025, to annually, on or before April 30, file with the State Corporation Commission a report that includes the actual loss ratio, defined in the bill, for the prec...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1134Engross
50%
Health insurance; prior authorization. Requires that any provider contract between a carrier and a participating health care provider contain specific provisions that require that if a prior authorization request is approved for prescription drugs an...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1257Engross
50%
Insurance; coverage for the diminished value of personal property. Requires any insurer who issues or delivers a new or renewal homeowner's insurance policy or a stand-alone policy that covers scheduled personal property in the Commonwealth to offer ...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1261Engross
50%
Unemployment compensation; continuation Unemployment compensation; continuation of benefits; repayment of overpayments. Makes permanent provisions of the Code that expired on July 1, 2022, relating to unemployment compensation. The bill provides that...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB746Engross
50%
Energy efficiency programs; incremental annual savings. Provides that for the 2029 program year and all subsequent years, "in the public interest" for the purpose of assessing energy efficiency programs means that the Commission determines that the p...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB392Engross
50%
Virginia Petroleum Products Franchise Act; agreements between jobber/distributors and dealers; market valuation study. Provides that a term of an initial agreement between a jobber/distributor and a dealer relating to specific marketing premises shal...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB601Engross
50%
Health insurance; emergency services; mobile crisis response services. Provides that emergency services, with respect to an emergency medical condition, include, as it relates to any mental health services or substance abuse services rendered at a be...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB489Engross
50%
Insurance; Fire Programs Fund; purposes. Provides that the portion of the Fire Programs Fund allocated to localities may be used for the additional purposes of (i) constructing, improving, or expanding fire station facilities, (ii) providing mental h...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB14Engross
50%
Unemployment compensation; employer failure to respond to Unemployment compensation; employer failure to respond to requests for information; claim determination; notice requirements. Provides that an employer's account shall not be relieved of charg...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB800Engross
50%
Public service companies; pole attachments; cable television systems and telecommunications service providers. Requires a public utility, as defined in the bill, to establish and adhere to pole attachment practices and procedures that comply with cer...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1019Engross
50%
Health insurance for local employees. Permits any locality to allow participation in its group health insurance program by any non-benefitted employee, including members of governing bodies, if such non-benefitted employee or governing body member is...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1301Engross
50%
Virginia Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act; definitions. Provides that for the purposes of the Virginia Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act, "consumer transaction" includes transactions involving the advertisement, sale, lease, license, or offeri...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1286Engross
50%
Uniform Commercial Code; amendments. Makes a number of amendments to the Uniform Commercial Uniform Commercial Code; amendments. Makes a number of amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) as adopted in Virginia. The bill amends the definitions...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1103Engross
50%
Virginia Employment Commission; provision of certain confidential information to the Virginia Port Authority. Requires the Virginia Employment Commission to provide certain employment information to the Virginia Port Authority as may be necessary to ...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1060Engross
50%
Long-term care insurance; rate increases; notice requirements. Requires an insurer providing long-term care insurance policies to issue a written notice to each policyholder of the insurer's filing for a rate increase with the State Corporation Commi...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1392Engross
50%
Local government employee insurance programs. Authorizes any locality to include in its group life, accident, and health insurance programs any person to whom coverage could be extended under the provision of current law that sets out who may be cove...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1491Engross
50%
Phase I Utility; recovery of development costs associated with small modular nuclear facility. Permits American Electric Power, prior to the filing of an application for a certificate to construct a small modular nuclear facility, to request the Stat...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB736Engross
50%
Veterans' Services Protection Act; prohibited practices; penalty. Creates the Veterans' Services Protection Act to prohibit any person from receiving compensation for preparing, presenting, prosecuting, advising, consulting, or assisting any individu...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1284Engross
50%
Collective bargaining by firefighters and emergency medical services providers. Authorizes firefighters and emergency medical services providers employed by a political subdivision of the Commonwealth to engage in collective bargaining through labor ...
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2024-02-13
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB109Engross
50%
Electric utilities; regional transmission entities; annual report. Requires each incumbent electric utility that is a member of or has established a regional transmission entity for purposes of management and control of its transmission system as req...
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2024-02-13
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB139Engross
50%
Prevailing wage rate for underground infrastructure works by public service companies. Directs the Department of Labor and Industry to determine and make available the prevailing wage rate for underground infrastructure work. Under the bill, each pub...
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2024-02-13
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1453Engross
50%
Virginia Employment Commission; appeals proceedings; appeal tribunals and Board of Review; repeal. Specifies that any determination made by the Virginia Employment Commission in regards to any amount required to be deducted and withheld from unemploy...
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2024-02-13
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1098Engross
50%
Unpaid family bereavement Unpaid family bereavement leave; civil penalty. Requires that an employer that employs 50 or more employees provide eligible employees, defined in the bill, with up to 10 days of unpaid family bereavement leave in any 12-mon...
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2024-02-13
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB346Intro
25%
Net energy metering; solar interconnection; cost recovery. Provides that an electric distribution company shall pay $1 per kilowatt per day for the costs of lost electricity production for any and all delays beyond the regulatory notice period requir...
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2024-02-09
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB567Intro
25%
Siting of energy facilities; approval by the State Corporation Commission. Establishes a procedure under which an electric utility or independent power provider (applicant) is able to obtain approval for a certificate from the State Corporation Commi...
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2024-02-09
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB591Intro
25%
Electric utilities; customer energy choice; notice required for customer return to service. Removes certain restrictions on the ability of individual retail customers of electric energy within the Commonwealth, regardless of customer class, to purcha...
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2024-02-09
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB335Engross
50%
Department of Labor and Industry; tipped employee wages; work group. Directs the Department of Labor and Industry to convene a work group to study (i) options for increasing tipped employee minimum cash wages; (ii) circumstances related to wage theft...
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2024-02-09
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB664Intro
25%
Electric utilities; electric distribution infrastructure serving data centers. Prohibits the costs associated with the construction or extension of any electric distribution infrastructure that primarily serves the load of a data center from being re...
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2024-02-09
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1376Engross
50%
Submetering or energy allocation equipment; billing requirements; unit owners. Provides that for the purposes of rules promulgated by the State Corporation Commission related to billing requirements and all other rules related to submetering or energ...
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2024-02-08
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB862Engross
50%
Electric utilities; integrated resource plans; grid-enhancing technologies and advanced conductors. Requires an electric utility to include in an integrated resource plan (i) a comprehensive assessment of the potential application of grid-enhancing t...
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2024-02-08
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB974Engross
50%
Workers' compensation; presumption that certain injuries arose out of employment. Provides that in any claim for workers' compensation, where the employee suffers an unexplained fall in the course of employment, such employee may satisfy the burden o...
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2024-02-07
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB744Engross
50%
Consumer protection; automatic renewal or continuous service offers. Requires a supplier making automatic renewal or continuous service offers that automatically renew after more than 30 days and extend the automatic renewal or continuous service off...
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2024-02-07
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1418Engross
50%
Administrative Process Act; rules of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission. Exempts certain rules of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission from the requirements of the Administrative Process Act, provided the Commission provides an op...
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2024-02-06
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB277Engross
50%
Consumer protection; transparency in ticket fees; civil penalties. Requires any person selling or reselling a ticket to an event to clearly and conspicuously display the total cost of the ticket from the first time a price is displayed and any time t...
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2024-02-06
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1417Engross
50%
Contractors; workers' compensation requirements. Removes the requirements that the governing body of a locality shall forward a signed certification to the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission and the Commission shall conduct periodic audits of ...
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2024-02-06
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB688Intro
25%
Development of offshore wind capacity; prohibited cost recovery.
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2024-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB500Intro
25%
Electric utilities; integrated resource plans; grid-enhancing technologies and advanced conductors. Requires an electric utility to include in an integrated resource plan a comprehensive assessment of the application of grid-enhancing technologies an...
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2024-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB485Intro
25%
Employee protections; employer-sponsored meetings on political matters; civil action. Prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee (i) because such employee declines to attend or participate in an employer-sponsored meeting or receive a...
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2024-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB685Intro
25%
Minimum wage and overtime pay; warehouse distribution center employees and employers; civil action; civil penalty. Provides that (i) an employer that violates requirements in existing law relating to the minimum wage, payment of wages and salaries, o...
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2024-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB708Intro
25%
Pilot program for underground transmission lines; qualifying projects. Increases the maximum capacity of qualifying electrical transmission lines, for purposes of the pilot project for underground transmission lines, from 230 kilovolts to 500 kilovol...
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2024-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB230Intro
25%
Electric utilities; energy efficiency Electric utilities; energy efficiency programs; duty to implement the Energy Policy of the Commonwealth; RPS program requirements; competitive procurement. Provides that "in the public interest" for the purpose o...
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2024-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB191Intro
25%
Electric utilities; data center demand; allocation of costs among customer classes. Directs the State Corporation Commission to ensure that any plan, petition, or proposal from a utility to meet demand associated with data centers considers generatio...
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2024-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB735Intro
25%
Health insurance; denial of referral by direct primary care provider prohibited. Prohibits a health insurance carrier from (i) denying payment for any health care service covered under an enrollee's health benefit plan based solely on the basis that ...
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2024-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB714Engross
50%
Electric utilities; pilot program for underground Electric utilities; pilot program for underground transmission lines; additional project. Adds one project to the existing pilot program for underground transmission lines. The bill requires the State...
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2024-02-01
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB275Engross
50%
Public utilities; delay of termination of service for certain residential customers; serious medical condition; report. Requires the State Corporation Commission to conduct a proceeding to establish limitations on the authority of public utilities an...
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2024-02-01
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
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