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VASB79IntroFirearms on school property. Adds public, private, or religious preschools and child day centers that are not operated at the residence of the provider or of any of the children to the list of schools where possessing a firearm on school property or ...
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2017-12-06
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VASB78IntroTrust decanting; authorized fiduciary. Reinstates the restriction in Virginia's former trust decanting law that limits the type of fiduciary who may exercise the decanting power to a disinterested trustee. The bill also reinstates the former provisio...
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2017-12-04
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VASB75IntroInterest on child support arrearages. Provides that no Interest on child support arrearages. Provides that no interest shall accrue on arrearages for child support obligations when the
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2017-12-04
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VASB71IntroService of process on domestic limited liability company. Extends to domestic limited liability companies the rules for service of process on a domestic corporation.
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2017-12-01
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VASB67IntroStatements made by child to an intake officer or probation officer. Provides that a statement made by a child during or after the intake process, or during or after a mental health screening or other court-ordered evaluation or assessment, and prior ...
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2017-11-30
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VASB68IntroStrip searches of certain misdemeanants, etc. Authorizes the strip search of a person in custodial arrest for a traffic infraction, a Class 3 or Class 4 misdemeanor, or a local ordinance punishable by no more than 30 days in jail for controlled subst...
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2017-11-30
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VASB59IntroDepartment of Criminal Justice Services training standards; community engaged policing. Expands the responsibilities of the Department of Criminal Justice Services regarding community policing by requiring the compulsory training standards for basic ...
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2017-11-30
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VASB63IntroControl of firearms by localities; lawful demonstrations and protests. Allows a locality to adopt an ordinance that prohibits the possession or transportation of firearms, ammunition, or components or a combination thereof, during a demonstration, ma...
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2017-11-30
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VASB70IntroRights of parents with a disability. Provides that a parent's disability, as defined in the bill, shall not be the sole basis of the denial or restriction of such parent's custody or visitation rights. The bill requires a party who alleges that a par...
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2017-11-30
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VASB66IntroAssault and battery against a family member; child witness as a sentencing consideration. Provides that if a defendant is convicted of assault and battery against a family or household member and a minor who is a family or household member of the def...
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2017-11-30
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VASB64IntroCustody and visitation decisions; communication to parties required in writing. Requires judges to communicate the basis of a custody or visitation decision to the parties in writing. Current law allows such a decision to be communicated either orall...
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2017-11-30
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VASB52IntroPlaces of confinement for juveniles. Provides that when juveniles who are determined by the court to be a threat to the security or safety of other juveniles detained in a juvenile secure facility are transferred to or confined to a jail or other fac...
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2017-11-27
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VASB51IntroIncome withholding orders. Repeals the requirement, enacted in 1993, that an employer request that each new employee disclose whether the employee has an income withholding order. This requirement has been superseded in practice by requirements that ...
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2017-11-27
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VASB57IntroFleeing from a law-enforcement officer. Relocates the existing section prohibiting fleeing from a law-enforcement officer to a more logical location with prohibitions for obstructing justice and resisting arrest.
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2017-11-27
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VASB53IntroCriminal street gang predicate offenses; penalty. Expands the definition of a predicate criminal act associated with gang activity to include a felony violation of (i) obtaining money by false pretense and (ii) identity theft.
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2017-11-27
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VASB56IntroLine of Duty Act; eligible dependents. Provides that children born or adopted after the death or disability of an employee covered by the Line of Duty Act are eligible for health insurance coverage if such coverage does not result in an increase in t...
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2017-11-27
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VASB50IntroSame-sex marriages; civil unions. Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage. These prohibitions have...
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2017-11-27
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VASB49IntroSex offenders in emergency shelters; notification registration. Provides that a registered sex offender who enters an emergency shelter designated by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof and operated in response to a declared state o...
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2017-11-27
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VASB47IntroFemale genital mutilation; criminal penalty. Increases from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 2 felony the penalty for any person to knowingly circumcise, excise, or infibulate the labia major, labia minora, or clitoris of a minor; for any parent or g...
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2017-11-22
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VASB48IntroConcealed handgun permits. Allows any person who is otherwise eligible to obtain a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun without a permit anywhere he may lawfully carry a handgun openly within the Commonwealth.
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2017-11-22
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VASB40IntroMarijuana; reduced penalties for distribution or possession with intent to distribute. Raises the threshold amount of marijuana subject to the offense of distribution or possession with intent to distribute from one-half ounce to one ounce. The bill ...
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2017-11-21
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VASB45IntroHate crimes; disability; civil action; penalty. Adds disability to the bases of a victim's intentional selection for a hate crime involving assault, assault and battery, or trespass for the purpose of damaging another's property that result in a high...
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2017-11-21
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VASB39IntroFee for filing certain petitions in juvenile and domestic relations district court. Repeals the $25 filing fee that is charged for commencement of a custody or visitation case in the juvenile and domestic relations district court.
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2017-11-21
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VASB33IntroMarijuana offenses; driver's license forfeiture. Eliminates the requirement that the Virginia Department of Transportation receive written assurance from the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation that Virginia will n...
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2017-11-20
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VASB24IntroSex offenders in emergency shelters; notification registration. Provides that a registered sex offender who enters an emergency shelter designated by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof and operated in response to a declared state o...
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2017-11-20
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VASB34IntroExpungement of police and court records; deceased persons. Provides that in the event that a person who is entitled to bring a petition for expungement dies before filing a petition, the next of kin of the decedent may file on the decedent's behalf w...
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2017-11-20
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VASB35IntroSentence reduction; substantial assistance to prosecution. Allows a convicted person's sentence to be reduced if such person provides substantial assistance, defined in the bill, in the furtherance of the investigation or prosecution of another perso...
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2017-11-20
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VASB21IntroGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $200 to $500 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny.
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2017-11-20
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VASB2IntroFirearms; alcohol; penalties. Provides that it is a Firearms; alcohol; penalties. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs to carry a loaded firearm on or about his person in a public plac...
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2017-11-20
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VASB5IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and requires the Department of State Police to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a check from licensed firea...
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2017-11-20
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VASB3IntroSame-sex marriages; civil unions. Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage. These prohibitions are ...
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2017-11-20
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VASB14IntroService of process on county attorney. Removes the requirement that in an action against a supervisor, county officer, employee, or agent of the county, each member of the county board be served; instead, only the county attorney, or the clerk of the...
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2017-11-20
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VASB1IntroMechanical devices designed to increase the rate of fire of firearms; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, import, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of any device used to increase the rate of fire of any semi-automatic fir...
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2017-11-20
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VAHB1598EngrossVoter registration; proof of citizenship required to register to vote in certain elections. Requires persons applying to register to vote to provide proof of United States citizenship in a form enumerated in the bill. An applicant who does not provid...
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2017-02-21
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VAHB1606EngrossUse of handheld personal communications devices in highway work zones. Prohibits any person from texting or otherwise using a handheld personal communications device while operating a motor vehicle in a highway work zone, defined in the bill, when wo...
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2017-02-21
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VASB1420IntroIncapacitated persons; abuse and neglect; financial exploitation of incapacitated persons; penalty. Provides that any responsible person who abuses or neglects an incapacitated adult and such abuse or neglect results in any bodily injury, other than ...
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2017-02-08
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VASB380IntroBehavioral Health Dockets; established. Establishes, by the Behavioral Health Docket Act (the Act), behavioral health courts as specialized court dockets within the existing structure of Virginia's court system, offering judicial monitoring of intens...
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2016-12-02
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VASB521IntroExpungement of certain charges and convictions. Allows a person to petition for expungement of convictions and deferred disposition dismissals for marijuana possession, underage alcohol possession, and using a false ID to obtain alcohol when the offe...
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2016-12-02
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VASB101IntroExpungement of police and court records. Provides that a court that enters a nolle prosequi for a criminal charge shall, upon motion of the person charged, enter an order requiring the expungement of the police and court records relating to the charg...
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2016-12-02
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VASB10IntroSame-sex marriages; civil unions. Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage. The prohibition on thes...
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2016-12-02
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VAHB1196EngrossResisting arrest; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of resisting arrest, punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor, if a person intentionally prevents or attempts to prevent a lawful arrest by failing to allow himself to be physically taken into cu...
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2016-12-02
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VASB187IntroTransfer of firearms; permit required. Requires the Department of State Police to establish procedures for issuing firearms transfer permits and provides that a person, other than a licensed dealer, who willfully and intentionally transfers a firearm...
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2016-12-02
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VASB26IntroProblem-Solving Dockets; established. Establishes, by the Problem-Solving Docket Act (the Act), problem-solving courts as specialized court dockets within the existing structure of Virginia's court system, offering judicial monitoring of intensive tr...
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2016-12-02
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VASB644IntroBattery; public transportation operators; penalty. Provides that the punishment for battery of a person who is the operator of a vehicle operated by a public transportation service who is engaged in the performance of his duties is a Class 1 misdemea...
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2016-12-02
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VAHB1328EngrossUnfaithful delegates; penalty. Provides that an individual representing the Commonwealth at a convention for proposing amendments to the United States Constitution called pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution who knowingly and inten...
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2016-12-02
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VASB317IntroVeterans Dockets; established. Establishes, by the Veterans Docket Act (the Act), problem-solving courts as specialized court dockets within the existing structure of Virginia's court system, offering judicial monitoring of intensive treatment and su...
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2016-12-02
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VASB546IntroPurchase, possession, or transportation of firearms following convictions for certain misdemeanor crimes; penalty. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of misdemeanor sexual battery or assault and battery where the victim is a family or househol...
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2016-12-02
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VASB66IntroFelony homicide; certain drug offenses; accommodation; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of felony homicide, which constitutes second degree murder and is punishable by confinement of not less than five nor more than 40 years, if the underlyi...
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2016-12-02
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VASB599IntroVirginia Electronic Communications Privacy Act; report.
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2016-12-02
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VASB509IntroInterpleader; earnest money deposits. Allows the general district court, in an interpleader case involving an earnest money deposit held in escrow by a real estate broker, to escheat the funds to the Commonwealth to be credited to the Virginia Housin...
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2016-12-02
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