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VASB85IntroStolen firearms; penalties. Creates or enhances penalties for crimes related to larceny of a firearm or use of a stolen firearm during the commission of a felony. The bill provides that it is (i) a Class 3 felony with a five-year mandatory minimum se...
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2019-11-27
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VASB82IntroViolation of protective order; armed with firearm or other deadly weapon; mandatory minimum sentence; penalty. Provides for a three-year mandatory minimum sentence to be served consecutively with any other sentence upon a conviction for violation of ...
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2019-11-27
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VASB90IntroCapital murder; punishment. Provides that any person convicted of capital murder involving the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of more than one person as part of the same act or transaction or more than one person within a three-year pe...
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2019-11-27
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VASB83IntroBrandishing a firearm; law-enforcement officer; penalty. Provides for a six-month mandatory minimum sentence upon conviction of a person for pointing, holding, or brandishing a firearm or air-operated or gas-operated weapon or object similar in appea...
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2019-11-27
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VASB84IntroConcealment of firearm in committing felony; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of a separate felony if he carries about his person any pistol, shotgun, rifle, or other firearm that is hidden from common observation while committing or attempt...
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2019-11-27
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VASB88IntroDischarging firearm; penalty. Imposes a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of three years for violations of (i) maliciously discharging a firearm within or at an occupied building or dwelling house; (ii) willfully discharging a firearm within or ...
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2019-11-27
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VASB89IntroViolation of protective order while armed with firearm or other deadly weapon; mandatory minimum sentence; penalty. Provides for a three-year mandatory minimum sentence to be served consecutively with any other sentence upon a conviction for violatio...
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2019-11-27
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VASB86IntroUse or display of firearm in committing felony; penalty. Increases from three to five years for a first offense and from five to 10 years for a second or subsequent offense the mandatory minimum sentences for use or display of a firearm during the co...
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2019-11-27
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VASB76IntroProtective orders; possession of firearms; penalty. Provides that it is a Class 6 felony for a person who is subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) for subjecting another person to an a...
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2019-11-25
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VASB75IntroAllowing access to firearms by minors; penalty. Provides that any person who recklessly leaves a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any person under the age of 18 is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. Current ...
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2019-11-25
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VASB72IntroPublic defender offices; Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and County of Prince William. Establishes a public defender office for the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and the County of Prince William.
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2019-11-23
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VASB70IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establi...
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2019-11-22
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VASB69IntroPurchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and establishes such an offense as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exe...
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2019-11-22
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VASB71IntroFirearms 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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2019-11-22
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VASB67IntroReporting lost or stolen firearms; civil penalty. Requires that, if a firearm is lost or stolen from a person who lawfully possessed it, such person shall report the loss or theft of the firearm to any local law-enforcement agency or the Department o...
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2019-11-22
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VASB64IntroParamilitary activities; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of unlawful paramilitary activity if such person assembles with another person with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons by drilling, parading, or marching with a...
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2019-11-21
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VASB55IntroSex offenders in emergency shelters; notification; penalty. 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 or lo...
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2019-11-19
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VASB61IntroCustody and visitation arrangements; foster care; adoption; use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil. Provides that the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil by a parent in a custody or visitation case shall not serve as the sole basis for the denial or res...
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2019-11-19
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VASB62IntroMarriage records; divorce and annulment reports; identification of race. Eliminates the requirement that the race of married parties be included in marriage records, divorce reports, and annulment reports filed with the State Registrar. The bill also...
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2019-11-19
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VASB59IntroJuvenile law-enforcement records; disclosures to school principals. Changes from discretionary to mandatory that the chief of police of a city or chief of police or sheriff of a county disclose to a school principal all instances where a juvenile at ...
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2019-11-19
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VASB16IntroProhibiting sale, transport, etc., of assault firearms and certain firearm magazines; penalties. Expands the definition of "assault firearm" and prohibits any person from importing, selling, transferring, manufacturing, purchasing, possessing, or tra...
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2019-11-18
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VASB19IntroRecords of marriages; identification of race. Eliminates the requirement that the race of married parties be included in the marriage record filed with the State Registrar.
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2019-11-18
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VASB51IntroCarrying a concealed handgun; consumption of alcohol in a public park; penalty. Prohibits a person who carries a concealed handgun onto the premises of any public park or other public space when alcoholic beverages have been approved for sale or cons...
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2019-11-18
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VASB35IntroControl of firearms by localities; permitted events. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to prohibit the possession or carrying of firearms, ammunition, or components or any combination thereof in a public space during a permitted event or an event ...
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2019-11-18
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VASB2IntroMarijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $50. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a fir...
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2019-11-18
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VASB10IntroSuspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Repeals the requirement that the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs be suspended....
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2019-11-18
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VASB17IntroSame-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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2019-11-18
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VASB1IntroSuspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Repeals the requirement that the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs be suspended....
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2019-11-18
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VASB31IntroEminent domain; costs for petition for distribution of funds; interest rate; recordation of certificate. Provides that the costs of filing a petition with the court for the distribution of the funds due pursuant to an eminent domain proceeding shall ...
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2019-11-18
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VASB28IntroEminent domain; costs. Eliminates specific provisions for the assessment of costs in eminent domain proceedings where the condemnor is a public service company, public service corporation, railroad, or government utility corporation and provides that...
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2019-11-18
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VASB12IntroFirearm 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 of firearms to obtain such a check from li...
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2019-11-18
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VASB42IntroAggravated sexual battery by false representation or Aggravated sexual battery by false representation or subterfuge; penalty. Provides that any person who sexually abuses another person through false representation or subterfuge that is part of a ma...
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2019-11-18
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VASB13IntroPossessing or transporting a weapon within Capitol Square; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to possess or transport any (i) gun or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile or projectile of any kind; (ii) frame, receiv...
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2019-11-18
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VASB3IntroDisorderly conduct in public places; school activities. Eliminates the Class 1 misdemeanor for disrupting willfully or while intoxicated, whether willfully or not, the operation of any school or any school activity conducted or sponsored by any schoo...
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2019-11-18
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VASB22IntroPurchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and establishes such an offense as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exe...
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2019-11-18
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VASB15IntroCarrying weapon into building owned or leased by the Commonwealth; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to transport any (i) gun or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile or projectile of any kind; (ii) frame, receiver,...
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2019-11-18
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VASB32IntroCorporal 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 inanimate object to subject a child to corporal punishment, as defined i...
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2019-11-18
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VASB39IntroSame-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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2019-11-18
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VASB14IntroTrigger activators; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of a trigger activator, defined in the bill as (i) a device designed to be attached to a semi-automatic f...
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2019-11-18
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VASB18IntroFirearms; criminal history record information checks; age Firearms; criminal history record information checks; age requirement; penalty. Provides that a person must be at least 21 years old, or must be at least 18 years old by the effective date of ...
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2019-11-18
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VASB4036IntroCapital murder; punishment. Provides that any person convicted of capital murder involving the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of more than one person as part of the same act or transaction or more than one person within a three-year pe...
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2019-07-19
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VASB761IntroTraining of law-enforcement officers; reimbursement of costs. Requires a law-enforcement agency in the Commonwealth that hires a law-enforcement officer from another law-enforcement agency to reimburse the agency that funded the training for the cost...
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2018-11-30
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VASB272IntroConstruction Trust Act. Provides that any moneys paid under a contract by an owner to a contractor, or by the owner or contractor to a subcontractor for work done or materials furnished for or about a building by any subcontractor, shall be strictly ...
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2018-11-30
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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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2018-11-30
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VASB110IntroMarijuana field test; evidence at trial. Provides that a law-enforcement officer is permitted to testify as to the results of any field test approved by the Department of Forensic Science regarding whether or not any plant material is marijuana in an...
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2018-11-30
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VASB694IntroBystander claims for intentional or negligent infliction of injury or death; emotional distress. Provides that a bystander who witnesses, live and in-person, an event during which the intentional or negligent infliction of injury to or death of a vic...
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2018-11-30
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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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2018-11-30
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VASB600IntroDistracted driving; penalty. Expands the prohibition on manually entering multiple letters or text in a handheld communications device while operating a motor vehicle to also prohibit the manual selection of multiple icons and removes the condition t...
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2018-11-30
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VAHB277EngrossGuardians ad litem for children; report requirements; certification form. Requires guardians ad litem appointed to represent a child in a matter to conduct an investigation in compliance with certain standards. The bill further requires the guardian ...
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2018-11-30
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VASB351IntroFirearms in locked vehicles; immunity from liability. Provides that no person, property owner, tenant, employer, or business owner may (i) prohibit a person who lawfully possesses a firearm from storing that firearm or ammunition for a firearm in a l...
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2018-11-30
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