Bills Pending Virginia Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee

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VAHB5148EngrossDepartment of Corrections; earned sentence credits. Establishes a four-level classification system for the awarding and calculation of earned sentence credits. The bill also specifies certain crimes that are subject to the maximum 4.5 earned sentence...
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2020-09-18
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5050EngrossEmergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of Governor; purchase of personal protective equipment during a disaster caused by a communicable disease of public health threat. Grants the Governor authority during a disaster caused by a comm...
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2020-09-18
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5099EngrossSearch warrants; prohibition on no-knock search warrants. Prohibits any law-enforcement officer from seeking, executing, or participating in the execution of a no-knock search warrant, defined in the bill as any search warrant executed without law-en...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5104EngrossMinimum qualifications for law-enforcement officer, etc.; disclosure of information. Provides that any sheriff or chief of police, the director or chief executive of any agency or department employing deputy sheriffs or law-enforcement officers, and ...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5058EngrossIssuing citations; possession of marijuana and certain traffic offenses. Changes from a primary offense to a secondary offense the traffic infractions of operating a motor vehicle (i) without a light illuminating a license plate, (ii) with defective ...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5108EngrossCriminal Justice Services Board; Committee on Training; membership and responsibilities. Changes the membership of the Criminal Justice Services Board and its Committee on Training by requiring that some members be representatives of a civil rights o...
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2020-09-16
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VAHB5109EngrossDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; law-enforcement officer training and qualifications. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department) to develop a uniform curriculum and lesson plans for the compulsory minimum entry-leve...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5072EngrossLaw-enforcement misconduct. Authorizes the Attorney General to file a civil suit or inquire into or seek to conciliate, through the Division of Human Rights, any unlawful pattern and practice against the Commonwealth or a locality whenever the Attorn...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5068EngrossAutomatic exemption of emergency relief payments during a state of emergency; emergency. Automatically exempts from the creditor process emergency relief payments, as defined in the bill, paid to individuals and businesses during a state of emergency...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5069EngrossLaw-enforcement officers; prohibition on the use of neck restraints; penalty. Makes it a Class 6 felony for a law-enforcement officer to use a neck restraint in the performance of his official duties. The bill defines "neck restraint" as the use of a...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5029EngrossLaw-enforcement officer; failure to intervene in an unlawful use of force; penalties. Requires that any law-enforcement officer who witnesses another law-enforcement officer, in the performance of his official duties, engaging or attempting to engage...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5146EngrossAutomatic expungement of criminal records. Establishes a process for the automatic expungement of criminal records for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, acquittals, and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or otherwise dismissed. The b...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5028EngrossWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. Establishes a presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, law-enforcement officers, first responders, health care ...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5043EngrossMental health awareness response and community understanding services (Marcus) alert system. Provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) shall support the...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5055EngrossLaw-enforcement civilian oversight bodies. Requires a locality to establish a law-enforcement civilian oversight body that may (i) receive, investigate, and issue findings on complaints from civilians regarding conduct of law-enforcement officers and...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5049EngrossAcquisition and use of military property by law-enforcement agencies. Provides that no state or local law-enforcement agency shall acquire, purchase, or otherwise accept on any terms (i) weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles; (ii) aircraft that are con...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5045EngrossCarnal knowledge of an inmate, parolee, probationer, arrestee, detainee, or pretrial defendant or posttrial offender; local or state law-enforcement officer; penalty. Adds law-enforcement officers to those persons who are guilty of a Class 6 felony i...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5051EngrossDecertification of law-enforcement officer. Requires any sheriff, chief of police, or agency administrator to notify the Criminal Justice Services Board in writing within 48 hours of becoming aware that any certified law-enforcement or jail officer c...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5098EngrossHate crime; falsely summoning or giving false reports to law-enforcement officials; penalty. Increases the penalty for falsely summoning or giving false reports to law-enforcement officials from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony when a person...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5062EngrossDismissal of criminal charges on Commonwealth's motion. Requires a court to grant a motion to dismiss made by the Commonwealth, whether with or without prejudice, and with the consent of the defendant unless the court finds by clear and convincing ev...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB5051IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; temporary prohibition against landlord termination of rental agreements or actions to obtain possession of a dwelling unit under certain circumstances. Prohibits the termination of rental agreements and t...
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2020-08-27
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB5066IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. Establishes a presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, law-enforcement officers, first responders, and health c...
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2020-08-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB5015IntroBudget Bill. Amends Chapter 1289 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly.
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2020-08-18
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1633EngrossBoard of Education; school modernization loan interest rate subsidy payments; eligibility. Requires the Board of Education to establish a program to use Literary Fund proceeds to subsidize interest payments on certain loans made by the Virginia Publi...
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2020-03-02
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB547EngrossVirginia Energy and Economy Transition Council established. Establishes the Virginia Energy and Economy Transition Council, consisting of 30 members, to develop plans to assist the Commonwealth in transitioning from the use of fossil fuel energy to r...
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2020-03-02
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB729EngrossTransit funding. Raises the existing regional transportation fee, a grantor's tax, from $0.15 per $100 to $0.20 per $100 for localities in the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority that are also members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Di...
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2020-02-25
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1194EngrossDairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program. Directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish and administer the Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program (the Program). The bill provides that a...
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2020-02-25
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB281EngrossPrisoners; medical care. Eliminates the Department of Corrections prisoner co-payment program for nonemergency health care services.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1621EngrossVirginia Urban Agriculture Advisory Council created; report. Creates the Virginia Urban Agriculture Advisory Council as an advisory council in the legislative branch of state government to encourage urban agriculture and contribute to building a loca...
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2020-02-25
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB734EngrossIncome tax; rolling conformity with the Internal Revenue Code; nonconformance with certain amendments. Provides that Virginia shall generally conform to federal tax laws on a rolling basis, meaning that Virginia tax laws incorporate changes to the In...
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2020-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1619EngrossIncome tax; subtraction for low-income military veterans with a permanent service-connected disability. Provides an income tax subtraction for the military retirement income received by a veteran who has been rated with a 100 percent service-connecte...
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2020-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB1016IntroTransportation funding; statewide prioritization process. Provides that the economic development factor shall be weighted at least twice as much as the congestion mitigation factor in highway construction districts with higher-than-average unemployme...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB950IntroAppropriation of funds for Governor's personal security staff. Provides that no funds shall be appropriated for the employment of any member of the Governor's personal security staff if the Governor takes any action to deny law-abiding citizens of th...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB800IntroReal property tax exemption for certified pollution control equipment and facilities. Advances the sunset date of the real property tax exemption for solar photovoltaic (electric energy) projects greater than 20 megawatts from 2024 to 2021.
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2020-02-12
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB552IntroRegional alternative education programs; funding. Requires the funding transferred from the Department of Education to the relevant school divisions in support of a regional alternative education program to be based on each such school division's nee...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB387IntroCharitable gaming; special permit for the play of electronic versions of instant bingo, pull tabs, or seal cards on certain premises. Creates a special permit that shall be granted to a qualified organization that has already received a general permi...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB1052IntroVirginia Charitable Gaming Board; regulations of the Board; electronic or mechanical equipment used in the conduct of charitable gaming. Increases the number of electronic pull tabs that may be placed in the social quarters of a qualified organizatio...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB367IntroDepartment of Education; student growth measurement system. Directs the Department of Education to obtain an individualized student growth measurement system that tracks and analyzes student growth indicators. The bill requires that the student growt...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB510IntroMilk; definition; misbranding; prohibition. Defines milk as the lacteal secretion of a healthy hooved mammal and provides that a food product is unlawfully misbranded if its label states that it is milk and it fails to meet such definition, except fo...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB863IntroDisposition of property previously used by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services as the Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute. Authorizes the Governor to lease a portion of property previously used by the Department o...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB128IntroDepartment of Education; pilot program; feasibility of Department of Education; pilot program; feasibility of educational placement transition of certain students with disabilities. Requires the Department of Education and relevant local school board...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB854IntroVirginia Urban Agriculture Advisory Council created; report. Creates the Virginia Urban Agriculture Advisory Council as an advisory council in the legislative branch of state government to encourage urban agriculture and contribute to building a loca...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB327IntroCost of competing adjustment; eligibility; certain school boards. Declares the Accomack County School Board and the Northampton County School Board eligible to receive the cost of competing adjustment to salaries for instructional and support positio...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB234IntroDepartment of Human Resource Management; health insurance for local school board employees. Allows local school boards to elect to have all of their employees and retirees, as well as the dependents of such employees and retirees, be eligible to part...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB1033IntroJuvenile community correctional centers and facilities; establishment; placement of juveniles. Changes the term "juvenile correctional centers and facilities" to "juvenile community correctional centers and facilities." The bill further provides that...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB779IntroDepartment of Education and Department of Environmental Quality; sixth grade science curriculum. Directs the Department of Education to coordinate with the Department of Environmental Quality to update the "Window into a Green Virginia" curriculum de...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB363IntroEducation and workforce development; Virginia Works Portal created; report. Creates the Virginia Works Portal to provide one-stop access to information regarding education pathways, career opportunities, and workforce development information availabl...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB461IntroVeterans and active duty members of the Armed Forces; teachers; credit for service. Requires each local school board to give any veteran or active duty member of any of the Armed Forces of the United States or the Commonwealth who it employs as a tea...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASJR58IntroConstitutional amendment (second resolution); personal property tax exemption; motor vehicle owned by a veteran who is disabled. Provides that one motor vehicle of a veteran who has a 100 percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability sha...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB446IntroConstitutional amendment (voter referendum); personal property tax exemption; motor vehicle owned by a veteran who is disabled. Provides for a referendum at the November 3, 2020, election to approve or reject a personal property tax exemption for a m...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
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