Bills Pending Virginia Senate Courts of Justice Committee

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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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2018-03-10
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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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2018-02-26
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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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2018-02-21
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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
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
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
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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 ?§...
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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
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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
VASB886IntroQualifications of law-enforcement officers; psychological examination. Requires as a minimum qualification for employment as a law-enforcement officer that, subsequent to a conditional offer of employment, all prospective law-enforcement officers und...
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2018-01-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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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2018-01-17
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB753IntroStandards for testimony of expert witnesses. Adopts two additional standards for admission of expert testimony found in Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence by (i) requiring that the expert's testimony be the product of reliable principles and m...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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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2018-01-17
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB481IntroNonsuits; recommencement of action. Decreases the time period in which a plaintiff who takes a voluntary nonsuit may recommence this action from six months to 14 days from the date the nonsuit was entered. The bill does not change the provision allow...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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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2018-01-17
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB415IntroJurisdiction of claim; plaintiff's motion to amend claim amount; transfer of matter. Provides that, where a matter is pending in either the general district court or the circuit court, upon motion of the plaintiff seeking to amend the amount of the c...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB590IntroScope of discovery; deposing certain corporate officers. Provides that parties to a civil action may obtain discovery regarding any matter, not privileged, that is relevant to the subject matter and proportional to the needs of the case. The bill sta...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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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2018-01-17
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB167IntroDiscovery in criminal cases; duty to provide. Requires Discovery in criminal cases; duty to provide. Requires the attorney for the Commonwealth, upon written notice by an accused to the court and to the attorney for the Commonwealth, to permit the ac...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB215IntroRenewal of concealed handgun permits; notice. Requires the clerk of the court that issued a concealed handgun permit to notify the permit holder, at least 90 days prior to the expiration date, of the expiration date of the permit. Such notification s...
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2018-01-15
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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