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VASB768IntroElectric utilities; recovery of costs associated with closure in place of coal ash facilities. Directs that in a biennial review of an investor-owned electric utility by the State Corporation Commission, any costs incurred by an investor-owned electr...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB82IntroElectric utility regulation; agricultural net energy metering. Allows an otherwise eligible agricultural customer-generator to participate in an electric utility's net energy metering program if it is to be served by multiple meters located on one pa...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB380IntroPersonal injury; loss of consortium claims by certain relatives. Creates a cause of action for loss of consortium, the damages for which are specified in the bill, for (i) spouses of persons, (ii) parents of minor children, and (iii) adult children o...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB765IntroCoal ash ponds; mandatory testing of drinking water wells. Requires the owner or operator of any coal ash pond in the Chesapeake Bay watershed that is closed by capping in place to complete a survey of all drinking water wells within one mile of the ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB731IntroHealth insurance plans; prior authorization for drug Health insurance plans; prior authorization for drug benefits or surgical procedures. Provides that prior authorization requirements currently applicable to drug benefits are applicable to the proc...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB11IntroState Corporation Commission; members. Increases the number of members of the State Corporation Commission from three to five. The measure requires that one of the new members be initially elected during the 2019 Session of the General Assembly and t...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1252EngrossRenewable energy power purchase agreements; pilot programs. Requires Kentucky Utilities (KU) to establish a pilot program for certain third party power purchase agreements. The measure provides that participation in the service territories of KU and ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB83IntroRenewable energy; third-party power purchase agreements. Replaces the pilot program initially enacted in 2013 that authorized certain third-party power purchase agreements providing financing of certain renewable generation facilities. The measure re...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB711IntroElectric utilities; community renewable projects. Electric utilities; community renewable projects. Requires the State Corporation Commission to adopt rules under which community renewable projects are authorized to operate. A community renewable pro...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB916IntroHealth benefit plans; sale by authorized foreign health insurers. Establishes a procedure by which the State Corporation Commission may authorize health insurers licensed to sell health benefit plans in any other state to sell health benefit plans in...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB662IntroElectric utilities; competition. Limits the scope of the provision that allows individual retail customers to aggregate or combine their demands in order to meet the five megawatt threshold above which they are permitted to purchase electric energy f...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB311IntroCommunity solar gardens. Requires the State Corporation Commission to establish standards for the operation of community solar gardens. A community solar garden is defined in the bill as a solar energy system that (i) has a nameplate capacity of not ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB767IntroCoal ash ponds; flaws in closure plans; delay of permit. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (the Director) to delay the issuance of a permit for the closure of a coal ash pond if the Department of Environmental Quality...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB766IntroCitizen water quality monitoring; use as evidence in enforcement actions. Authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) to use certain results of citizen water quality testing as evidence in enforcement actions. Such evidence is...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB808IntroElectric utilities; Transitional Rate Period; coal combustion residuals landfills. Shortens the duration of the Transitional Rate Period (Period) for any Phase II Utility. The measure provides that the Period ends December 31, 2017, which is the date...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB837IntroElectric utilities; retail competition. Reduces the amount of the demand of an investor-owned electric utility's customer that makes the customer eligible to purchase electric power from any licensed supplier from five megawatts to one megawatt. The ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB897IntroWorkers' compensation; taxicab and executive sedan drivers. Provides that the exclusion from the definition of "employee" within the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act for taxicab or executive sedan drivers who are excluded from taxation under the Fe...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB313IntroCommunity solar generation facilities. Authorizes the establishment of community solar generation facilities, which are required to be owned by a subscriber organization that has at least 10 subscribers. Subscribers will receive credits on their util...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB907IntroHealth insurance; coverage for contraceptives. Requires health carriers to provide coverage, under any health insurance policy, contract, or plan that includes coverage for prescription drugs on an outpatient basis, for any prescribed contraceptive d...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1041IntroVirginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act. Provides that a telephone solicitor and the seller on whose behalf or for whose benefit a telephone solicitation call offering or advertising a seller's property, goods, or services is made or initiated are ...
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2018-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1030IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds cancers of the colon, brain, or testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when firef...
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2018-10-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1027IntroHealth insurance; catastrophic health plans. Authorizes health carriers to offer catastrophic plans on the individual market and to offer such plans to all individuals. The measure provides that a catastrophic plan is deemed to provide an essential h...
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2018-10-22
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1022IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds cancers of the colon, brain, or testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when firef...
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2018-09-24
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1017IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to (i) $8.00 per hour effective July 1, 2019; (ii) $9.00 per hour effective July 1, 2020; (iii) $10.10 per hour effective July 1, 2021; and (iv) $11....
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2018-08-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1010IntroHealth insurance; coverage for Lyme disease therapy. Requires health insurers, corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts, and health maintenance organizations, whose policy, contract, or plan includes coverage for prescriptio...
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2018-07-24
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB999IntroVirginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund. Creates the Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and innovative f...
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2018-07-16
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1006IntroHealth benefit plans; sale by authorized foreign health insurers. Establishes a procedure by which the State Corporation Commission may authorize health insurers licensed to sell health benefit plans in any other state to sell health benefit plans in...
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2018-07-16
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1201EngrossHealth benefit plans offered by foreign health insurers. Authorizes any foreign health insurer to sell individual or group health benefit plans in the Commonwealth if it is approved to sell such plans in the foreign health insurer's domiciliary state...
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2018-03-10
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1252EngrossRenewable energy power purchase agreements; pilot programs. Requires Kentucky Utilities (KU) to establish a pilot program for certain third party power purchase agreements. The measure provides that participation in the service territories of KU and ...
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2018-02-26
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB965IntroElectric utilities. Advances the date rate reviews are scheduled to resume for Dominion Energy Virginia (DEV) from 2022 to 2021. The review will use the three 12-month test periods beginning January 1, 2018, and ending December 31, 2020. The measure ...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB766IntroCitizen water quality monitoring; use as evidence in enforcement actions. Authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) to use certain results of citizen water quality testing as evidence in enforcement actions. Such evidence is...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-02-07
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB767IntroCoal ash ponds; flaws in closure plans; delay of permit. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (the Director) to delay the issuance of a permit for the closure of a coal ash pond if the Department of Environmental Quality...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-02-07
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB765IntroCoal ash ponds; mandatory testing of drinking water wells. Requires the owner or operator of any coal ash pond in the Chesapeake Bay watershed that is closed by capping in place to complete a survey of all drinking water wells within one mile of the ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-02-07
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB768IntroElectric utilities; recovery of costs associated with closure in place of coal ash facilities. Directs that in a biennial review of an investor-owned electric utility by the State Corporation Commission, any costs incurred by an investor-owned electr...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-02-07
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB808IntroElectric utilities; Transitional Rate Period; coal combustion residuals landfills. Shortens the duration of the Transitional Rate Period (Period) for any Phase II Utility. The measure provides that the Period ends December 31, 2017, which is the date...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-02-07
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB313IntroCommunity solar generation facilities. Authorizes the establishment of community solar generation facilities, which are required to be owned by a subscriber organization that has at least 10 subscribers. Subscribers will receive credits on their util...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB662IntroElectric utilities; competition. Limits the scope of the provision that allows individual retail customers to aggregate or combine their demands in order to meet the five megawatt threshold above which they are permitted to purchase electric energy f...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB82IntroElectric utility regulation; agricultural net energy metering. Allows an otherwise eligible agricultural customer-generator to participate in an electric utility's net energy metering program if it is to be served by multiple meters located on one pa...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB83IntroRenewable energy; third-party power purchase agreements. Replaces the pilot program initially enacted in 2013 that authorized certain third-party power purchase agreements providing financing of certain renewable generation facilities. The measure re...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB711IntroElectric utilities; community renewable projects. Electric utilities; community renewable projects. Requires the State Corporation Commission to adopt rules under which community renewable projects are authorized to operate. A community renewable pro...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB311IntroCommunity solar gardens. Requires the State Corporation Commission to establish standards for the operation of community solar gardens. A community solar garden is defined in the bill as a solar energy system that (i) has a nameplate capacity of not ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB837IntroElectric utilities; retail competition. Reduces the amount of the demand of an investor-owned electric utility's customer that makes the customer eligible to purchase electric power from any licensed supplier from five megawatts to one megawatt. The ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB897IntroWorkers' compensation; taxicab and executive sedan drivers. Provides that the exclusion from the definition of "employee" within the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act for taxicab or executive sedan drivers who are excluded from taxation under the Fe...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-01-29
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB916IntroHealth benefit plans; sale by authorized foreign health insurers. Establishes a procedure by which the State Corporation Commission may authorize health insurers licensed to sell health benefit plans in any other state to sell health benefit plans in...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-01-29
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB907IntroHealth insurance; coverage for contraceptives. Requires health carriers to provide coverage, under any health insurance policy, contract, or plan that includes coverage for prescription drugs on an outpatient basis, for any prescribed contraceptive d...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-01-29
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB731IntroHealth insurance plans; prior authorization for drug Health insurance plans; prior authorization for drug benefits or surgical procedures. Provides that prior authorization requirements currently applicable to drug benefits are applicable to the proc...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-01-29
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB11IntroState Corporation Commission; members. Increases the number of members of the State Corporation Commission from three to five. The measure requires that one of the new members be initially elected during the 2019 Session of the General Assembly and t...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-01-15
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB380IntroPersonal injury; loss of consortium claims by certain relatives. Creates a cause of action for loss of consortium, the damages for which are specified in the bill, for (i) spouses of persons, (ii) parents of minor children, and (iii) adult children o...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2018-01-15
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
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