Bills Pending Virginia Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee

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VAHB1273Engross
50%
Virginia Public Procurement Act; additional public works contract requirements. Provides that public bodies shall require the contractor and its subcontractors for any capital outlay project, as defined in the bill, to complete certain safety trainin...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 21]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHJR45Engross
50%
Constitutional amendment (second reference); real property tax exemption; surviving spouses of soldiers who died in the line of duty. Expands the current tax exemption for real property available to the surviving spouses of soldiers killed in action ...
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2024-02-20
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB989Engross
50%
Elections administration; duties of the Department of Elections; required election and voter participation information on the Internet. Requires the Department of Elections to provide information for voters on its website, including (i) the role of a...
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2024-02-20
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1403Engross
50%
Dam Safety, Flood Prevention, and Protection Assistance Fund; percentage of funds available; owner match requirements.
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2024-02-20
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB558Engross
50%
Constitutional amendment (voter referendum); real property tax exemption; surviving spouses of soldiers who died in the line of duty. Provides for a referendum at the November 5, 2024, election to approve or reject an amendment to the Constitution of...
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2024-02-20
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1458Engross
50%
Chief Resilience Officer of the Commonwealth; Office of Commonwealth Resilience; Interagency Resilience Working Group; Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund; Resilient Virginia Revolving Fund; Advisory Review Committee. Moves the position of Chi...
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2024-02-20
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB62Engross
50%
Animal Cruelty Conviction List established. Requires the Superintendent of State Police to establish no later than January 1, 2027, and to maintain the Animal Cruelty Conviction List and to make the List available to the public on the website of the ...
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2024-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1177Engross
50%
Voter registration; list maintenance; data sharing; requiring membership in the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). Requires the Commissioner of Elections to apply for, enter into, and maintain membership for the Commonwealth in the El...
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2024-02-20
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB596Engross
50%
Fisheries Innovation for Sustainable Harvest Fund established. Establishes the Fisheries Innovation for Sustainable Harvest Fund, to be administered by the Marine Resources Commission, for the purposes of supporting and promoting the economic growth ...
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2024-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB213Engross
50%
Emissions inspections; fees; agreement for services and service charge fees. Increases from $3,500 to $5,000 the amount the emissions inspection program coordinator may be paid per year from each motor vehicle emissions inspection station for the pro...
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2024-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB938Engross
50%
Unemployment insurance; benefit eligibility conditions; lockout exception to labor dispute disqualification. Amends the Virginia Unemployment Compensation Act's labor dispute disqualification to provide that a lockout by an employer shall not constit...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB125Engross
50%
Special justices and independent evaluator fees; emergency custody and voluntary and involuntary civil admissions. Increases the fee that a special justice receives for presiding over emergency custody and voluntary and involuntary civil admissions f...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB173Engross
50%
Manufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of plastic firearms and unfinished frames or receivers and unserialized firearms prohibited; penalties. Creates a Class 5 felony for any person who knowingly manufactures or assembles, imports, purch...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB22Engross
50%
Manufacture, importation, sale, etc., of auto sears; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of an auto sear, defined in the bill as a device made of any material de...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB155Engross
50%
Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund; claims. Provides that in claims for an award under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund involving claims of sexual abuse of a minor, the passage of time shall not be a barrier to when the victim can file a clai...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB896Engross
50%
Deferred or installment payment agreements; certain benefits. Provides that, if a defendant’s sole financial resource is a Social Security benefit or Supplemental Security Income the defendant shall be exempt from making payment on a payment agreem...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1174Engross
50%
Assault firearms; purchase; age requirement; penalty. Provides that in order to purchase an assault firearm a person must be 21 years of age or older. The bill also expands the definition of "assault firearm" as the term applies to criminal history r...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB838Engross
50%
Expungement of police and court records. Provides that for the purposes of expungement of police and court records the term "otherwise dismissed" means a dismissal by the court under any circumstances and in any manner, excluding an acquittal by reas...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1264Engross
50%
Juvenile fines, costs, and fees; traffic infractions; Juvenile fines, costs, and fees; traffic infractions; judicial discretion. Provides that any court costs, fines, and fees assessed to a juvenile or his parent or guardian in circuit court and juve...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB640Engross
50%
Wrongful incarceration; compensation. Provides that any person who is convicted of a felony by a county or city circuit court of the Commonwealth and is wrongfully incarcerated for such felony shall receive, in addition to the compensation for wrongf...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB73Engross
50%
Unlawful detainer; expungement; entering of an Unlawful detainer; expungement; entering of an order without further petition or hearing. Provides that in unlawful detainer actions filed in the general district court, if the 30-day period following th...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB906Engross
50%
Public utilities; municipal utilities; disconnection of service; limitations; consumer protections. Suspends electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities subject to the regulation of the State Corporation Commission from disconnecting service to a ...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB2Engross
50%
Purchase, sale, transfer, etc., of assault firearms Purchase, sale, transfer, etc., of assault firearms and certain ammunition feeding devices prohibited; penalty. Creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person who imports, sells, manufactures, purchas...
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2024-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 21]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB315Engross
50%
Department of Medical Assistance Services; lien for claim of personal injuries. Creates a process by which a lien in favor of the Department of Medical Assistance Services on a claim for personal injuries may be satisfied upon the request of the inju...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB591Engross
50%
Commonwealth Health Reinsurance Program; payment parameters. Requires the State Corporation Commission, in setting the payment parameters for the upcoming benefits year, to set such payment parameters at levels designed to achieve the premium reducti...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB237Engross
50%
Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board. Modifies aspects of the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board by adding a fourth Secretary to the Board's membership, to be appointed by the Governor, and providing that the Secretary of Labor may be one of the ...
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2024-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB861Engross
50%
Weapons; possession or transportation; facility that provides mental health services or developmental services; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to knowingly possess in or transport into the building of any hospital that provide...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB510Engross
50%
Surplus line broker taxes. Provides that any surplus lines broker or any person required to be licensed as one shall not be subject to the annual taxes, license taxes, or penalties under current law for any policy of insurance procured during the pre...
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2024-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB100Engross
50%
Child labor offenses; civil penalties. Increases from $10,000 to $25,000 the civil penalty for each violation of child labor laws that results in the employment of a child who is seriously injured or dies in the course of employment. The bill also in...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB233Engross
50%
Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; eligible site for site development grant; minimum acreage requirement. Allows the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority to determine a site of at least 50 but less than 100 acres to b...
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2024-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 21]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB183Engross
50%
Storage of firearms in a residence where a minor or person prohibited from possessing a firearm is present; penalty. Requires any person who possesses a firearm in a residence where such person knows that a minor under 18 years of age or a person who...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1263Engross
50%
Abolition of juvenile fines and fees; criminal offenses. Abolishes court costs, fines, and fees assessed to a juvenile or his parent or other persons responsible for his care in circuit court and juvenile and domestic relations court related to prose...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB987Engross
50%
Proton radiation therapy; clinical evidence for decisions on coverage. Permits a health insurance carrier to consider (i) coverage of a proton radiation therapy treatment by Medicare, Medicaid, or any other governmental health care coverage for any t...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB612Engross
50%
Fines, costs, forfeitures, penalties, and restitution; collection fees; assessment against incarcerated defendant; deferred payment agreement. Extends from 90 days without payment to 180 days without payment the period of delinquency necessary for an...
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2024-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 21]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1070Engross
50%
Southwest Regional Recreation Authority; powers. Provides for the Attorney General to provide legal services in civil matters upon the request of the executive director or board of directors of the Authority. The bill also provides for the board of t...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1014Engross
50%
Public defender offices; City of Harrisonburg and County of Rockingham. Establishes a public defender office for the City of Harrisonburg and the County of Rockingham.
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB555Engross
50%
Office of the Department of Corrections Ombudsman; created. Creates, within the Office of the State Inspector General, the Office of the Department of Corrections Ombudsman (the Office) headed by an Ombudsman who is selected by a Corrections Oversigh...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB892Engross
50%
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Department of Forestry; Office of Farmland Preservation transferred. Transfers from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to the Department of Forestry the Office of Farmland Preservation...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1058Engross
50%
Department of Wildlife Resources; singular license for waterfowl blinds in Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authorities. Requires the Department of Wildlife Resources to develop a singular license for all riparian stationary blinds issued to the Middle P...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB71Engross
50%
Combined sewer overflow outfalls; compliance with regulations; Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Extends from July 1, 2025, to July 1, 2026, the date by which certain combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfalls that discharge into the Chesapeake Bay Watershed mus...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1366Engross
50%
Local departments of social services; employee criminal background checks. Establishes a process for local departments of social services to conduct background checks for current or prospective employees and prohibits local departments from employing...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB27Engross
50%
Kinship foster care; alternative living arrangements; Kinship foster care; alternative living arrangements; Parental Child Safety Placement Program established. Establishes the Parental Child Safety Placement Program to promote and support placements...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB199Engross
50%
Virginia Brownfield and Coal Mine Renewable Energy Grant Fund and Program; allocation of funds. Removes the prohibition on the allocation of funds to the Virginia Brownfield and Coal Mine Renewable Energy Grant Fund and Program unless federal funds a...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1053Engross
50%
Destruction and disposal of abandoned watercraft by localities and state agencies. Allows localities and state agencies to apply, under certain conditions, to the Department of Wildlife Resources for an authorization to destroy and dispose of an aban...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB353Engross
50%
Hospitals; emergency departments; licensed physicians. Requires any hospital with an emergency department to have at least one licensed physician on duty and physically present at all times. Current law requires such hospitals to have a licensed phys...
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2024-02-15
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB366Engross
50%
Institutions of higher education; tuition grants; Virginia National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program. Makes several changes to the Virginia National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program, including (i) making the provisions relating to the req...
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2024-02-15
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB314Engross
50%
State hospitals; discharge planning; report. Provides that (i) when an individual is to be discharged from Central State Hospital, Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute, or Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute in 30 days or less after ad...
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2024-02-15
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB380Engross
50%
Special license plates; United States Air Force. Authorizes the issuance of special license plates for active duty members with, honorably discharged veterans with six months of active duty service in, and retirees from the United States Air Force an...
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2024-02-15
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB840Engross
50%
Special license plates; 250th anniversary of the American Revolution. Authorizes the issuance of revenue-sharing special license plates marking the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution. The bill provides that the prepaid application requireme...
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2024-02-15
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 9:00 am]
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB279Engross
50%
Military leaves of absence for employees of Commonwealth or political subdivisions; professional firefighters. Provides that any person who is employed by the Commonwealth or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth as a professional firefighter s...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
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