Bills Pending Virginia Senate Commerce and Labor Committee

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VASB95IntroSecurity freezes for protected consumers. Raises the age of eligibility for someone to qualify as a "protected consumer" from 16 to 18. The measure also clarifies that if the protected consumer is under age 18 sufficient proof of authority may be a b...
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2017-12-12
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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2017-12-08
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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2017-12-08
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB72IntroElectric distribution lines; minimum height. Requires that electric distribution lines installed on or after July 1, 2018, upon or over agricultural land shall be placed at a height that is not less than the minimum height requirement that applies to...
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2017-12-01
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB62IntroSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $10 to place a security ...
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2017-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB58IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $8.00 per hour effective July 1, 2018, to $9.00 per hour effective July 1, 2019, and to $10.10 per hour effective July 1, 2020, unless a higher mi...
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2017-11-29
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB38IntroSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $10 to place a security ...
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2017-11-21
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB42IntroBanks; loan applicant verification. Requires banks that receive a loan application form that names an existing customer as the applicant to contact the customer and verify that the customer has applied for the loan. The duty applies when the loan app...
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2017-11-21
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB41IntroUse sick leave for the care of immediate family members. Requires employers with a sick leave program to allow an employee to use his sick leave for the care of an immediate family member. The measure applies only to employers that have 25 or more em...
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2017-11-21
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB23IntroHealth insurance; coverage for limited drug refills. Requires health benefit plans to cover a limited refill for up to a five days' supply of a Schedule VI drug that is dispensed by a pharmacist for a covered person whose dispensed drugs are lost, de...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB9IntroElectric utility regulation; suspension of reviews of earnings; transitional rate period. Provides that the transitional rate period for Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion) will conclude on December 31, 2018, and its next biennial review w...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB18IntroSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report if the consumer has not previously requested the placement of a security freeze from the con...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB16IntroSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $10 to place a security ...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB22IntroSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $10 to place a security ...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB13IntroState Corporation Commission; intervenor compensation. Establishes a process under which a public interest organization or a retail customer, including an entity representing retail customers, of a public service company that intervenes in a utility ...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB17IntroUninsured and underinsured motorist insurance policies; bad faith. Provides that if an insurance company denies, refuses, or fails to pay its insured, or refuses a reasonable settlement demand within the policy's coverage limits for a claim for unins...
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2017-11-20
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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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB140IntroElectric utilities; net energy metering; standby charges. Increases the size of electrical generating facilities operated by residential or agricultural net energy metering customers that are subject to a monthly standby charge from those with a capa...
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2016-12-02
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB627IntroDirect primary care agreements. Provides that the Commonwealth's insurance laws do not apply to direct primary care agreements. The measure further provides that (i) a direct primary care practice is not be subject to the jurisdiction of the State Co...
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2016-12-02
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB139IntroElectric 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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2016-12-02
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB483IntroOccupational safety and health; employer's liability for violation by contractor. Prohibits the Commissioner of Labor and Industry from issuing a citation or assessing a civil penalty against an employer for a violation of occupational safety and hea...
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2016-12-02
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB752IntroHealth insurance provider contracts; accepting enrollees as patients. Requires certain contracts between a health insurance carrier and a provider of health care services to include provisions that prohibit a participating provider from (i) refusing ...
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2016-12-02
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB403IntroVirginia Energy Storage Consortium. Establishes the Virginia Energy Storage Consortium as a political subdivision of the Commonwealth for the purpose of positioning the Commonwealth as a leader in research, development, commercialization, manufacturi...
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2016-12-02
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB406IntroConsumer finance companies; open-end credit plans; sharing location with motor vehicle title lender. Prohibits any consumer finance company or person extending credit under an open-end credit plan from making loans at any location where a motor vehic...
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2016-12-02
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB696IntroMedicare supplement policies for individuals under age 65. Requires insurers issuing Medicare supplement policies in the Commonwealth to offer the opportunity of enrolling in a Medicare supplement policy to any individual who resides in the Commonwea...
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2016-12-02
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB779IntroElectric utility regulation; net energy metering. Electric utility regulation; net energy metering. Authorizes any eligible customer-generator or eligible agricultural customer-generator to enter into a contract to sell any net metering eligible ener...
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2016-12-02
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB383IntroHealth insurance; parity of coverage for oral chemotherapy medications. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations, whose policies provide coverage for cancer chemotherapy treatment, to provide cove...
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2016-12-02
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB442IntroHealth benefit plans; prescription drugs; tiers. Prohibits a health carrier offering a health benefit plan that provides coverage for prescription drugs from implementing a formulary that places a prescription drug on the highest cost-sharing tier un...
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2016-12-02
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
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