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VASB101IntroScanning information from driver's license. Allows a merchant to scan the machine-readable zone of an individual's Department of Motor Vehicles-issued identification card or driver's license in order to verify authenticity of the identification card ...
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2019-12-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB95IntroHealth insurance; essential health benefits; preventive services. Requires a health carrier offering or providing a health benefit plan, including (i) short-term and catastrophic health insurance policies, and policies that pay on a cost-incurred bas...
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2019-12-03
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB94IntroVirginia Energy Plan; Commonwealth Energy Policy. States that the Commonwealth Energy Policy shall include (i) establishing greenhouse gas emissions reduction standards across all sectors of Virginia's economy that target net zero carbon emissions by...
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2019-12-02
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB81IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $9.75 per hour, effective July 1, 2020; to $10.75 per hour, effective July 1, 2021; to $11.75 per hour, effective July 1, 2022; to $12.75 per hour...
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2019-11-26
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB79IntroMinimum wage; tipped employees. Provides that the cash wage paid to a tipped employee, as defined in the bill, shall not be less than 50 percent of the minimum wage and that the tip credit shall equal the difference between the cash wage required to ...
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2019-11-26
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB77IntroQualified education loan servicers. Prohibits any Qualified education loan servicers. Prohibits any person from acting as a qualified education loan servicer except in accordance with provisions established by this bill. The bill requires a loan serv...
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2019-11-25
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB78IntroMinimum wage; pay based on work done. Eliminates the exemption to Virginia's minimum wage requirements for persons who normally work and are paid based on the amount of work done.
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2019-11-25
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB73IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $10 per hour effective July 1, 2020; to $13 per hour effective July 1, 2021; and to $15 per hour effective July 1, 2022, unless a higher minimum w...
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2019-11-23
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB58IntroWorkers' 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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2019-11-19
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB48IntroNonpayment of wages; discriminatory actions prohibited. Prohibits an employer from discharging or otherwise discriminating against an employee because such employee has filed any complaint or instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding relat...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB8IntroPrevailing wage; public works contracts; penalty. Requires contractors and subcontractors under any public contract with a state agency for public works to pay wages, salaries, benefits, and other remuneration to any mechanic, laborer, or worker empl...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB33IntroConsumer finance companies. Requires the State Corporation Commission, as a condition of licensing a consumer finance company, to find that the applicant will not make consumer finance loans at the same location at which the applicant makes payday lo...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB9IntroWorkers' 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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2019-11-18
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB38IntroOpen-end credit plans; governing law. Provides that an open-end credit plan shall be governed solely by federal law and the laws of the Commonwealth, regardless of whether the seller or lender has a physical location in the Commonwealth. The measure ...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB7IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $10 per hour, effective July 1, 2020; to $11 per hour, effective July 1, 2021; to $12 per hour, effective July 1, 2022; to $13 per hour, effective...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB49IntroNonpayment of wages; investigations. Authorizes the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, if he acquires information during an investigation of a complaint of an employer's failure or refusal to pay wages and that information creates a reasonable belie...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB27IntroUninsured 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 unin...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB37IntroOpen-end credit plans; civil penalty. Requires that any person engaged in the business of extending credit under an open-end credit plan under which interest is charged at an annual rate that exceeds 36 percent obtain a license to do so from the Stat...
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2019-11-18
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...
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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
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