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VASB93IntroTaxes on income, wills, and administrations; exemption for victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting and for payments to such victims; emergency. Establishes an income tax exemption for relief payments paid to a victim of the Virginia Beach mass sh...
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2019-12-02
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB54IntroVirginia Retirement System; retired law-enforcement officers employed as school security officers. Allows a retired law-enforcement officer to continue to receive his service retirement allowance during a subsequent period of employment by a local sc...
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2019-11-19
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB60IntroGovernor's required submission of capital outlay plan bills. Modifies the requirements of the Governor's submission of capital outlay plan bills to require that the Governor ensure that prefiled capital outlay plan bills are submitted to the Chairmen...
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2019-11-19
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB26IntroPlastic bag tax in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Imposes a five-cent per bag tax on plastic bags provided to customers by certain retailers in localities located wholly within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and directs revenues to be used to support th...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB40IntroLine 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 a premium increa...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB11IntroLocal disposable paper and plastic bag tax. Authorizes any locality to impose a tax of five cents per bag on disposable paper bags or disposable plastic bags provided to consumers by certain retailers, with certain bags being exempt from the tax. The...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB4035IntroContinued health insurance coverage for certain state and local employees. Authorizes the surviving spouse and dependents of an employee of the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof to continue to receive health insurance benefits if the ...
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2019-07-19
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB4034IntroTreasury loans; renovation of Building 2 of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. Authorizes the Secretary of Finance to provide the City of Virginia Beach with interest-free treasury loans in a principal amount not to exceed $20 million for the costs...
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2019-07-12
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB4033IntroGrants for the renovation of Building 2 of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. Appropriates $10 million in grants to the City of Virginia Beach from fiscal year 2019 surplus general fund revenues for the costs of planning renovations to and renovati...
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2019-07-12
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB4025IntroTaxes on income, wills, and administrations; exemption for victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting and for payments to such victims. Establishes an income tax exemption for relief payments paid to a victim of the Virginia Beach mass shooting or a...
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2019-07-09
To Senate Finance Committee
VAHB2368EngrossCity of Virginia Beach; sports or entertainment project. Grants the City of Virginia Beach certain powers relating to construction of a sports or entertainment project and any related facilities. Among those powers is the authority to (i) issue bonds...
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2019-02-18
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1649IntroCarnal knowledge; bail bondsmen; penalty. Increases from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony the penalty for carnal knowledge of a pretrial defendant or posttrial offender by an owner or employee of the bail bond company that posted the pretria...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1621IntroAssault and battery against a family or household member; enhanced penalty. Reduces from two prior convictions to one prior conviction the required number of prior convictions of assault and battery against a family or household member before the Cla...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1620IntroViolation of provisions of protective orders; entering the lands, buildings, or premises owned or leased by protected party prohibited; penalties. Provides that any person subject to a protective order who enters the lands, buildings, or premises own...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1603IntroHuman trafficking; prevention and awareness; offenses Human trafficking; prevention and awareness; offenses related to prostitution and human trafficking; penalties. Provides that any person who commits an act of aiding prostitution or illicit sexual...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1504IntroAssault and battery of federal law-enforcement officers; penalty. Adds to the definition of law-enforcement officer for purposes of the crime of assault and battery any special agent or law-enforcement officer of the United States Department of Justi...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1743IntroCoal ash management. Prohibits the construction of any Coal ash management. Prohibits the construction of any landfill or impoundment for the storage of coal combustion residuals located in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, defined in the bill as a CCR u...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1210IntroParamilitary 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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2019-02-06
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1078IntroProtective 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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2019-02-06
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1163IntroTrigger activators designed to increase the rate of fire of firearms; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of a trigger activator, which includes a trigger crank ...
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2019-02-06
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VASB1508IntroObstruction of justice; concealing evidence of an abduction; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person with actual knowledge of the commission by another of any felony offense to knowingly and willfully make any materially false statemen...
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2019-02-06
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VASB1484IntroLimitation of prosecutions; misdemeanor sex offenses against minors. Extends the statute of limitations period for prosecuting certain misdemeanor sex offenses where the victim is a minor at the time of the offense to 20 years after the victim reache...
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2019-02-06
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VASB1151IntroAggravated sexual battery by false representation or subterfuge; penalty. Provides that any person who sexually abuses another person by false representation or subterfuge that is part of a massage, medical procedure, or physical therapy is guilty of...
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2019-02-06
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VASB639IntroHealth care shared savings; incentive programs. Requires health carriers to establish a comparable health care service incentive program under which savings are shared with a covered person who elects to receive a covered health care service from a l...
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2018-11-30
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VASB419IntroEqual pay irrespective of sex. Amends the existing law requiring equal pay for equal work irrespective of sex to (i) prohibit unequal provision of benefits and privileges on the basis of sex; (ii) prohibit employers from punishing employees for shari...
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2018-11-30
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VASB790IntroVirginia Employment Commission; development of a plan for a paid family-medical leave program. Requires the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), in consultation with a work group composed of representatives of interested groups, to develop a plan fo...
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2018-11-30
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VASB879IntroIntangible personal property; personal property used in manufacturing. Clarifies that personal property used directly in manufacturing in the locality in which the tax is assessed is classified as intangible personal property. Current law does not re...
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2018-11-30
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VASB574IntroStep therapy protocols. Requires health benefit plans that restrict the use of any prescription drug through the use of a step therapy protocol to have in place a clear, convenient, and expeditious process for a prescribing medical provider to reques...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB642IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds colon cancer to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when firefighters and certain employ...
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2018-11-30
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VASB350IntroConcealed handgun permit; expiration date. Extends from five to 15 years the validity of a concealed handgun permit.
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2018-11-30
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VAHB786EngrossLocal taxes; appeal to court. Provides that on an appeal to court for relief from local taxes, the taxpayer shall not be required to show that the assessment is a result of manifest error or disregard of controlling evidence. The bill contains techni...
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2018-11-30
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VASB224IntroRelease of seized property; petition to stay release. Provides that any property seized shall be released to the owner or lienholder within one year from the date of seizure unless an information has been filed against the property or the attorney fo...
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2018-11-30
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VASB845IntroPremium Security Plan. Creates the Premium Security Plan (the Plan), a state-based reinsurance program to stabilize premiums for individual health benefit plans sold on the exchange. The measure provides that moneys provided from general fund appropr...
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2018-11-30
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VASB746IntroAccelerated sales and use tax payments. Prohibits any requirement that a dealer remit accelerated sales and use tax payments, except as provided in a general appropriation act under the following circumstances: (i) if payments are required for dealer...
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2018-11-30
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VASB495IntroDeputy Sheriff Supplemental Salary Fund; creation and revenue source. Creates the Deputy Sheriff Supplemental Salary Fund to provide funds for qualified localities to supplement the salaries of deputy sheriffs. Twenty percent of local fines generated...
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2018-11-30
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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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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB436IntroSchedule I drugs; classification for fentanyl derivatives. Adds to Schedule I of the Drug Control Act a classification for fentanyl derivatives.
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB857IntroPublic Rights-of-Way Use Fees; high-speed Internet access. Allocates a portion of Public Rights-of-Way Use fees collected by the Virginia Department of Transportation and certain localities to be used for the deployment and expansion of high-speed In...
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2018-11-30
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VASB259IntroVirginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility. Extends the benefits of the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program to the spouse or child of a veteran with at least a 90 percent permanent, service-rela...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VAHB787EngrossReal property taxes; appeals to boards of equalization. Provides that on appeal of a real property assessment to a board of equalization, the taxpayer shall not be required to show that the assessment is a result of manifest error or disregard of con...
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2018-11-30
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VASB952IntroProtective orders; issuance upon convictions for certain felonies; penalty. Authorizes a court to issue a protective order upon convicting a defendant for a felony offense of (i) violating a protective order, (ii) homicide set forth in Article 1 (&se...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VAHB747EngrossSales tax exemption; veterinarians. Exempts veterinarians from sales and use tax on the purchase or prescription of drugs and medicines.
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2018-11-30
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VASB904IntroLine of Duty Act; disabled persons; health insurance. Allows a person disabled in the line of duty to continue to participate in the state or local health plan that he participated in prior to the disability. The bill also allows any natural or adopt...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-11-30
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VASB537IntroEducation; computation of composite index; land-use assessment value. Requires the General Assembly to modify the current standards of quality funding formula and calculation of composite index of local ability to pay to incorporate within the real e...
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2018-11-30
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VAHB670EngrossRequired local effort for basic aid; debt service on projects in certain school divisions. Permits any local school board that governs a school division (i) in which the locality is designated as fiscally at-risk or fiscally distressed by the Appalac...
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2018-11-30
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VASB243IntroVirginia Veterans Recovery Grant Program and Fund; established. Establishes the Virginia Veterans Recovery Grant Program and the Virginia Veterans Recovery Fund for the purpose of providing diagnostic services, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, and suppor...
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2018-11-30
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VASB255IntroLicense taxes; interest rate for certain refunds. Authorizes a locality to establish the interest rate for a tax refund due to a taxpayer's overstatement of gross receipts for purposes of determining the amount due for a business license tax at a rat...
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2018-11-30
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VASB498IntroRetirement benefits for local law-enforcement officers; participation by certain political subdivisions. Requires a locality that participates in the Virginia Retirement System and that has two or fewer public safety officers eligible for supplementa...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB541IntroInvoluntary manslaughter; death of a fetus; penalty. Provides that any person who, as a result of driving under the influence, causes the death of the fetus of another is guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The bill provides that if such person's con...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
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