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VAHB998EngrossTemporary delegation of parental or legal custodial powers; child-placing agency. Allows a parent or legal custodian of a minor to delegate to another person by a properly executed power of attorney any powers regarding care, custody, or property of ...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB622EngrossSex offenses prohibiting entry onto school property; penalty. Provides that an adult who has been convicted of any felony offense for which registration on the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry is required where the victim of the offens...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB757EngrossSex 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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2018-02-14
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VAHB525EngrossCarnal knowledge of pretrial or posttrial offender; bail bondsmen; penalty. Increases to a Class 6 felony from a Class 1 misdemeanor the penalty for an owner or employee of a bail bond company that posted bond for a person to carnally know such perso...
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2018-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 21]
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1469EngrossFelony homicide; certain drug offenses; 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 underlying felonious ac...
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2018-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 21]
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB661EngrossFirst offense assault and battery against a family or household member; enhanced penalty. Provides that the deferral and dismissal of a first offense of assault and battery against a family or household member will be treated as a prior conviction fo...
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2018-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 21]
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB416EngrossVenue in criminal cases; concurrent jurisdiction; obsolete provisions. Provides that the courts of a locality have concurrent jurisdiction with the courts of any other adjoining locality over criminal offenses committed in or upon the premises, build...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB260EngrossVirginia Critically Missing Adult Alert Program. Creates a program for local, regional, or statewide notification of a critically missing adult, defined as an adult whose whereabouts are unknown, who is believed to have been abducted, and whose disap...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB366EngrossRestoration of firearms rights; report to State Police. Provides a mechanism for reporting to the Department of State Police when a circuit court restores a felon's right to possess, transport, and carry a firearm, ammunition for a firearm, or a stun...
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2018-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 21]
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB181EngrossDistracted driving; handheld communications device. Provides that any person who drives a motor vehicle on any highway while using a handheld personal communications device where such use substantially diverts the driver's attention from the operatio...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1491EngrossMarine Resources Commission; conveyance of easement and rights-of-way; Rappahannock River. Authorizes the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to convey to Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion Virginia Power) an easement and rights-of-way ne...
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2018-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 21]
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1516EngrossProstitution-related crimes; minors; penalties. Increases to a Class 6 felony from a Class 1 misdemeanor the penalties for the following crimes if a minor is involved: (i) keeping, residing in, or visiting a bawdy place; (ii) aiding prostitution; and...
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2018-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 21]
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VAHB274EngrossInformal truancy plans. Provides that a student may have up to three discretionary diversions for truancy so long as the immediately previous diversion occurred at least three calendar years prior to the current diversion.
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2018-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 21]
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1580EngrossViolation of protective order or stalking; third or subsequent offense; penalty. Expands the offenses for which a conviction of a third or subsequent offense, when the offense is committed within 20 years of the first conviction and when either the i...
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2018-02-14
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VAHB1550EngrossGrand larceny; threshold; conspiracy; penalty. 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. The bill increases the threshold by the sa...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB996EngrossDepartment of Criminal Justice Services to review pretrial services agencies; report. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services (Department) to annually review each pretrial services agency to determine compliance with its biennial plan an...
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2018-02-14
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VAHB1435EngrossInitiation of a civil action; clerk of a general district court. Requires a general district court clerk to file, process, and issue for service of process any pleading initiating a civil action in the general district court within 14 days of receipt...
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2018-02-14
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VAHB976EngrossCompensation for wrongful incarceration for a felony conviction. Clarifies the process by which a person who has been awarded compensation for wrongful incarceration requests the payment of a transition assistance grant of $15,000 from the Criminal F...
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2018-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 21]
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1238EngrossTimeliness of indictments, etc.; discharge from jail. Clarifies that only a person in jail on a criminal charge that has been certified or otherwise transferred from a district court to a circuit court is to be discharged from jail if an indictment, ...
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2018-02-13
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1126EngrossCommittee on District Courts; membership. Reduces from two to one the number of senators appointed to the Committee on District Courts (the Committee) and provides for the Speaker of the House of Delegates to appoint the two delegates on the Committe...
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2018-02-13
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VAHB1023EngrossIssuance of foreign subpoenas; clerk of court. Provides that no foreign subpoena issued in the Commonwealth pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act (? 8.01-412.8 et seq.) may be issued by any person other than the applicable ...
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2018-02-12
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1246EngrossIdentity Theft Passport; police reports submitted to the Attorney General. Provides that a person whose name or other identification has been used without his consent or authorization by another person may file with the Attorney General for the purpo...
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2018-02-12
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VAHB1055EngrossSentencing guidelines; written explanation. Provides that the report of a judge's judicial performance evaluation, which is transmitted to the General Assembly, shall include the number of cases in which such judge did not file a written explanation ...
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2018-02-12
[Hearing: Feb 21]
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VAHB1033EngrossDeemed consent to testing of bodily fluids. Allows a magistrate or a general district court to issue an order requiring a person to provide a blood specimen for testing for human immunodeficiency virus or the hepatitis B or C virus when exposure to b...
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2018-02-12
[Hearing: Feb 21]
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VAHB1193EngrossPersons acquitted by reason of insanity; commitment; sentencing. Provides that a person who is acquitted by reason of insanity of an offense and convicted of another offense must serve his sentence for the conviction prior to being committed for inpa...
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2018-02-12
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VAHB128EngrossMotion or petition for rule to show cause for violation of court order. Provides that, in any civil action, a party requesting a rule to show cause for a violation of a court order shall file a motion, a petition, or a form with the court, which shal...
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2018-02-12
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VAHB166EngrossClerks of court. States that the clerk of an appellate court may request paper trial court records to be forwarded to such clerk. The bill adds the Bond Book to the list of books for which a microphotographic process may be used to accomplish the rec...
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2018-02-12
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VAHB1454EngrossCivil immunity; programs for probationers; nonprofit corporation officials; worksite supervisors. Extends to state personnel and nonprofit corporation employees or officials the civil immunity afforded to probation officers, court personnel, county, ...
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2018-02-12
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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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2018-02-12
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VAHB1336EngrossSpoliation of evidence; jury instruction. Provides that if a party has possession, custody, or control of evidence, as specified in the bill, that such party knows or reasonably should know may be material to pending or probable litigation, and such ...
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2018-02-12
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VAHB303EngrossPhysical evidence recovery kits; submission to Department of Forensic Science. Adds as an exception to the requirement that a law-enforcement agency that receives a physical evidence recovery kit submit such kit to the Department for Forensic Science...
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2018-02-12
[Hearing: Feb 21]
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1301EngrossJudges; central registry records check. Requires that judges and substitute judges seeking reelection submit to a central registry records check for any founded complaint of child abuse or neglect. The bill also requires that any candidate seeking el...
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2018-02-12
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VAHB986EngrossFoster care and adoption; disclosure of information prior to placement. Requires local boards of social services, prior to placement, to provide to the foster home or residential facility all known information, including whether the child has been th...
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2018-02-12
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VASB603IntroSame-sex marriage; gender-neutral terms. 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 prohibitio...
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2018-02-05
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VAHB1351EngrossJoint legal or physical child custody. Provides that, when determining custody, the court's primary consideration of the best interests of the child shall include whether joint legal or joint physical custody is appropriate.
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2018-02-05
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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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2018-02-05
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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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2018-02-05
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VAHB304EngrossCertain fraud crimes; multi-jurisdiction grand jury; Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Adds the offenses of obtaining money by false pretense, financial exploitation of mentally incapacitated persons, and construction fraud to the criminal violations...
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2018-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 21]
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VASB461IntroDirect service providers; disclosure of information by employers. Provides that a current or former employer of a direct service provider may disclose information about the direct service provider's employment to a prospective employer of the direct ...
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2018-02-05
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VASB791IntroImmunity of employers and potential employers; reports of violent behavior. Provides civil immunity to an employer who makes a report to a potential employer or law-enforcement agency of violent or threatened violent behavior, as defined in the bill,...
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2018-02-05
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VASB463IntroDisposition of forfeited property used in connection with the commission of drug crimes; Drug Offender Assessment and Treatment Fund. Provides that 20 percent of all cash, negotiable instruments, and proceeds from a sale conducted pursuant to ? 19.2-...
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2018-01-31
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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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2018-01-31
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VASB578IntroSuspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Removes the requirement that a court suspend 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 cos...
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2018-01-29
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB938IntroWithholding of income for child support; independent contractors. Requires any person who contracts with an independent contractor, as defined in the bill, to submit information regarding any new independent contractor to the Virginia New Hire Report...
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2018-01-29
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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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2018-01-24
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB800IntroCivil action for trespass; vicarious liability. Provides that any person arrested for or convicted of criminal trespass shall be liable for any property damage caused during the commission of such trespass. The bill also provides that any person who ...
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2018-01-24
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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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2018-01-24
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VASB613IntroDeposition of local governing body. Provides that when a local governing body is named as a deponent, it shall designate one or more members of such body to serve as a deponent on its behalf. The bill provides that such designee and his testimony sha...
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2018-01-24
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VASB178IntroTemporary delegation of parental or legal custodial powers; child-placing agency. Allows a parent or legal custodian of a minor to delegate to another person by a properly executed power of attorney any powers regarding care, custody, or property of ...
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2018-01-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB497IntroDisorderly conduct in public places; right to detain. Provides that the person in charge of any public building, place, conveyance, meeting, operation, or activity may detain any person who engages in disorderly conduct for a period not to exceed one...
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2018-01-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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