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VASB1764IntroEmergency custody orders; period of custody. Provides that a person shall remain in custody under an emergency custody order until a temporary detention order is served. Under current law, such person remains in custody until a temporary detention or...
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2019-01-18
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VASB1776IntroGrounds for divorce; cruelty, abuse, desertion, or abandonment; waiting period. Eliminates the one-year waiting period for being decreed a divorce on the grounds of cruelty, reasonable apprehension of bodily hurt, or willful desertion or abandonment ...
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2019-01-18
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VASB1758IntroCustody and visitation cases; jurisdiction of court. Requires a circuit or district court in which there is a proceeding related to the custody or visitation of a child, upon the request of any party, to make any finding of fact required by state or ...
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2019-01-18
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VASB1757IntroCustody and visitation arrangements; best interests of the child; domestic abuse; child abuse. Requires the court to consider domestic abuse, defined in the bill, and child abuse, in addition to family abuse and sexual abuse in current law, when dete...
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2019-01-18
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VASB1053IntroJuvenile offenders; parole. Provides that any person sentenced to a term of life imprisonment for a single felony offense or multiple felony offenses committed while that person was a juvenile and who has served at least 25 years of such sentence, an...
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2019-01-18
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VASB1782IntroNotaries; qualifications. Removes the provision allowing a person who has been convicted of a felony to be qualified to be commissioned as a notary if his rights have been restored by the Governor.
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2019-01-18
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VASB1738IntroSimulated gambling. Defines "simulated gambling" and "simulated gambling device."
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2019-01-17
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VASB1544IntroAssisted conception; parentage presumption. Makes the relevant law regarding children born as a result of assisted conception applicable to both same-sex and opposite-sex married couples. The bill also provides that a person is presumed to be the par...
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2019-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 8:00 am]
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VASB1736IntroUnlawful dissemination or sale of images of another; falsely created videographic or still image; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he, with the intent to coerce, harass, or intimidate the depicted person, maliciou...
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2019-01-17
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VASB1748IntroProhibition of sale, transfer, etc., of certain firearms magazines and firearms; penalties. Prohibits any person from importing, selling, bartering, or transferring a firearms magazine designed to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. A violation i...
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2019-01-17
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VASB1727IntroPurchase, possession, and sale of tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, and alternative nicotine products; minimum age requirements; penalties. Increases the minimum age for persons prohibited from purchasing or possessing tobacco products, nico...
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2019-01-16
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VASB1724IntroEmployment records; written request from employee; subpoena duces tecum; penalty for failure to provide. Provides that an employer shall furnish a copy of certain employment records or papers within 30 days of receipt of a written request of a curren...
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2019-01-16
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VASB1708IntroLaw-Enforcement Officers Procedural Guarantee Act; hearing panel decisions; finality and enforcement. Makes final and binding the decision of the hearing panel conducting a hearing to review an action that dismisses, demotes, suspends, or transfers a...
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2019-01-15
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VASB1710IntroCommunity work in lieu of payment of fines and court costs; authority of the court. Clarifies that a court shall oversee a program allowing community service in lieu of payment of fines and court costs, including the monitoring of credit earned towar...
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2019-01-15
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VASB1686IntroVolunteer assistant attorneys for the Commonwealth. Permits attorneys for the Commonwealth to appoint volunteer assistants in any jurisdiction. Under current law, attorneys for the Commonwealth may only appoint volunteer assistants in cities with a p...
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2019-01-14
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VASB1687IntroBail; data collection and reporting standards; report. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to (i) collect data relating to bail determinations for any person who is held in custody pending trial or hearing for an offense, civil or cr...
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2019-01-14
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VASB1457IntroDeposition of corporate officer. Provides that when an officer, as defined in the bill, who is called as a deposition witness files a motion for a protective order because the discovery sought by the deposition is obtainable from some other source th...
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2019-01-14
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VASB1682IntroEmployment records; written request from employee; subpoena duces tecum; penalty for failure to provide. Provides that an employer shall furnish a copy of certain employment records or papers within 30 days of receipt of a written request of a curren...
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2019-01-11
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VASB1669IntroSex Trafficking Response Coordinator; duties; report. Creates, within the Department of Criminal Justice Services, a Sex Trafficking Response Coordinator (the Coordinator) who shall (i) create a statewide plan for local and state agencies to identify...
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2019-01-10
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VASB1667IntroNonpayment of child support; amount of arrearage paid; time Nonpayment of child support; amount of arrearage paid; time period to pay arrearage; repayment schedule; suspension of driver's license. Provides that an individual who is delinquent in chil...
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2019-01-10
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VASB1659IntroJuveniles; trial as adult. Increases from age 14 to age 16 the minimum age at which a juvenile must be tried as an adult in circuit court for murder or aggravated malicious wounding or for certain charges requiring notice of intent to try such juveni...
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2019-01-09
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VASB1619IntroSpoliation of evidence. Establishes that a party or potential litigant has a duty to preserve evidence that may be relevant to reasonably foreseeable litigation. The bill further provides that a court (i) upon finding prejudice to another party from ...
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2019-01-09
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VASB1621IntroAssault and battery against a family or household member; enhanced penalty. Reduces from two prior convictions to one prior conviction the required number of prior convictions of assault and battery against a family or household member before the Cla...
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2019-01-09
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 8:00 am]
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VASB1620IntroViolation of provisions of protective orders; entering the lands, buildings, or premises owned or leased by protected party prohibited; penalties. Provides that any person subject to a protective order who enters the lands, buildings, or premises own...
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2019-01-09
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 8:00 am]
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VASB1655IntroSpecialty dockets; report. Requires the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court to develop a statewide evaluation model and conduct ongoing evaluations of the effectiveness and efficiency of all local specialty dockets established in a...
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2019-01-09
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VASB1645IntroUse of force; data collection and reporting requirement. Requires the Department of State Police to include information regarding the use of force by a state or local law-enforcement officer in the annual Crime in Virginia report when the use of forc...
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2019-01-09
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VASB1638IntroNewspapers; legal notice and publications; requirements. Alters the requirements for newspapers that may be used for legal notices and publications by (i) changing the publication and circulation requirement from 24 consecutive weeks to at least 50 o...
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2019-01-09
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VASB1626IntroUnlawful detainer; appeal bond. Provides that for an appeal in an unlawful detainer case, the defendant shall post an appeal bond into the general district court in the amount of outstanding rent, late charges, attorney fees, and any other charges or...
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2019-01-09
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VASB1627IntroSummons for unlawful detainer; initial hearing; subsequent filings; termination notice. Provides that if an initial hearing on a summons for unlawful detainer cannot be held within 21 days from the date of filing, it shall be held as soon as practica...
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2019-01-09
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VASB1602IntroReports to Central Criminal Record Exchange; duties and Reports to Central Criminal Record Exchange; duties and authority of the Central Criminal Records Exchange; unapplied criminal history record information. Requires the Central Criminal Records E...
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2019-01-09
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VASB1381IntroStudent offenses reportable by intake officers to school division superintendents. Adds (i) threats of death or bodily injury to another person communicated in writing to such person or member of such person's family and (ii) threats to commit seriou...
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2019-01-08
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VASB1514IntroDepartment of Taxation; responsibility for the collection and satisfaction of all fines, costs, forfeitures, penalties and restitution. Transfers from the attorney for the Commonwealth to the Department of Taxation the duty to cause proper proceeding...
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2019-01-08
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VASB1429IntroMedical evidence admissible in juvenile and domestic relations district court; preliminary protective order hearings. Adds preliminary protective order hearings to the list of hearings where 24-hour written notice of intention to present medical evid...
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2019-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 8:00 am]
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VASB1517IntroDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; minimum standards for law-enforcement officers; Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training. Requires the Department to establish compulsory training standards for certification and recertification of law...
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2019-01-08
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VASB1489IntroDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; training standards and model policies for law enforcement; persons experiencing behavioral health or substance abuse crises. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish training standards...
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2019-01-08
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VASB1437IntroParole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes; investigations and reports by probation officers. Provides that a person is entitled to parole who was sentenced by a jury prior to the date of the Supreme Court of Virginia decis...
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2019-01-08
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VASB1542IntroCivil actions; determination of indigency. Sets out the factors to be considered by the court in its determination of a person's indigency for the purpose of not being required to pay fees or costs in a civil action. The bill also provides that a per...
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2019-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 8:00 am]
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VASB1336IntroMechanics' liens; notice of sale. Specifies that the notice of sale for property to be sold pursuant to a mechanics' lien shall be posted in any of the following places: (i) a public place in the county or city where the property is located; (ii) a w...
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2019-01-08
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VASB1342IntroStorage and mechanics' liens; amount of lien. Increases the amount of a mechanics' lien for repairs from $1,000 to an amount not to exceed the value of the vehicle and the amount of a storage lien from $500 to an amount not to exceed the value of the...
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2019-01-08
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VASB1540IntroProtective orders; contents of preliminary protective orders; docketing of appeal. Provides that if a preliminary protective order is issued in an ex parte hearing where the petition for the order is supported by sworn testimony and not an affidavit ...
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2019-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 8:00 am]
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VASB1417IntroCompetency report; unrestorably incompetent defendant. Provides that in cases where a defendant's competency is primarily compromised due to an ongoing and irreversible medical condition and prior medical or educational records are available to suppo...
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2019-01-08
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VASB1501IntroCapital murder; law-enforcement officers and fire marshals; Capital murder; law-enforcement officers and fire marshals; reduction of charges. Provides that no person charged with capital murder of a law-enforcement officer, a fire marshal or deputy o...
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2019-01-08
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VASB1399IntroCorporal punishment of a child with an object; penalty. Provides that any parent, guardian, or other person responsible for the care of a child under 18 years of age who uses an object to subject a child to corporal punishment, as defined in the bill...
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2019-01-08
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VASB1391IntroJuvenile offenders; parole. Provides that any person sentenced to a term of life imprisonment for a single felony offense or multiple felony offenses committed while that person was a juvenile and who has served at least 25 years of such sentence, an...
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2019-01-08
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VASB1395IntroAssault and battery against a health care provider; enhanced penalty. Adds to the existing enhanced penalty for committing a battery against a health care provider the provision that any person who commits a simple assault against a health care provi...
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2019-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 8:00 am]
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VASB1509IntroDisposition of property in Carroll County; Southwestern Virginia Training Center. Provides that the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) shall not convey, sell, or otherwise dispose of certain real property located in Ca...
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2019-01-08
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VASB1349IntroSafe reporting of overdoses. Eliminates the requirement to substantially cooperate with law enforcement in any investigation of any criminal offense reasonably related to an overdose in order to qualify for an affirmative defense from prosecution for...
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2019-01-08
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VASB1539IntroWithholding of income for child support; independent contractors. Requires any employer that contracts with an independent contractor, as defined in the bill, to submit information regarding such new independent contractor to the Virginia New Hire Re...
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2019-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 8:00 am]
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VASB1423IntroConfidentiality, nondisparagement, or nondisclosure provisions; communication with law-enforcement agencies. Prohibits the use of provisions in contracts, written agreements, or settlement agreements resolving litigation pertaining to the employment ...
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2019-01-08
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VASB1543IntroWrongful death; beneficiaries. Adds the parents of the deceased who received support or services from the deceased to the first class of beneficiaries to whom a distribution of an award of damages in a wrongful death action shall be made.
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2019-01-08
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