Bills Pending Virginia Senate Finance Committee

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VAHB122EngrossCampaign finance; prohibited personal use; civil penalty. Adds a definition of "personal use" and prohibits the use of contributions, or conversions of items acquired using contributions, to a candidate or campaign committee for a strictly personal p...
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2018-03-06
To Senate Finance 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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2018-03-01
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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2018-03-01
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-02-28
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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2018-02-27
To Senate Finance Committee
VAHB692EngrossVirginia Regional Industrial Facilities Act; revenue sharing; composite index. Requires the Department of Taxation's calculation of true values as applied to the Commonwealth's composite index of local ability-to-pay to take into account an arrangeme...
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2018-02-27
To Senate Finance Committee
VAHB362EngrossDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; definition of "law-enforcement officer"; security division of the Virginia Lottery. Removes from the definition of law-enforcement officer, as it applies to an investigator who is a sworn member of the securit...
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2018-02-27
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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2018-02-14
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-02-14
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB864IntroState Corporation Commission study of cryptocurrencies; report. Directs the State Corporation Commission to conduct a study of the effects of the growth of cryptocurrencies. The Commission shall report its findings to the members of the General Assem...
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2018-02-12
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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2018-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-02-08
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB516IntroPublic schools; regional charter school divisions. Authorizes the Board of Education (the Board) to establish regional charter school divisions consisting of at least two but not more than three existing school divisions in regions in which each unde...
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2018-02-08
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VASB299IntroDepartment of Taxation; reports on sales and use tax exemptions. Requires the Department of Taxation (the Department) to report annually to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations and the House and Senate Committees on Finance regarding...
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2018-02-08
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB350IntroConcealed handgun permit; expiration date. Extends from five to 15 years the validity of a concealed handgun permit.
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2018-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB880IntroLocal ability to pay; certain counties. Requires that the composite index of local ability to pay for any county within which there is a school division composed of a town be calculated as if there were no such school division composed of a town with...
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2018-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-02-07
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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2018-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB173IntroRegulation of the sale and use of consumer fireworks; Regulation of the sale and use of consumer fireworks; criminal and civil penalties. Authorizes a person to sell consumer fireworks, defined in the bill, if he possesses a federal permit to sell fi...
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2018-02-07
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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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2018-02-07
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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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2018-02-07
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VASB352IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cancers of the colon, brain, and testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia...
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2018-02-06
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VASB835IntroClosure of the Central Virginia Training Center prohibited. Provides that the Central Virginia Training Center shall not be closed and shall instead remain open.
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2018-02-06
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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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2018-02-06
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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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2018-02-06
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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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2018-02-06
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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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2018-01-31
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB737IntroDriving under the influence; first offenders; license conditions; penalty. Provides that in the case of an adult offender's first conviction of driving under the influence when the offender's blood alcohol content was less than 0.15, the sole restric...
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2018-01-31
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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2018-01-31
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VASB468IntroLine of Duty Act; death benefit eligibility; Department of Military Affairs employees. Confers eligibility not currently available for death benefits under the Line of Duty Act to any employee of the Department of Military Affairs whose death is the ...
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2018-01-30
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VASB494IntroLine of Duty Act; health insurance coverage for eligible spouses. Allows the eligible spouse of a deceased person under the Line of Duty Act (the Act) whose death occurred prior to July 1, 2017, to continue to receive health insurance coverage under ...
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2018-01-30
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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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2018-01-30
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-01-30
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VASB56IntroLine 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 an increase in t...
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2018-01-30
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-01-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB32IntroAnimal Cruelty Conviction List established. Requires the Superintendent of State Police to establish and maintain by 2020 an Animal Cruelty Conviction List that shall be available to the public on the website of the Department of State Police. The li...
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2018-01-24
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-01-23
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-01-23
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB510IntroCigarette tax; counties authorized to hold referendum. Authorizes the board of supervisors of any county to levy a tax on the sale or use of cigarettes if approved in a referendum. If approved, the tax shall not exceed five cents ($0.05) or the amoun...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Finance Committee
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