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VASB1076IntroProperty conveyance; Governor; Chickahominy Indian Tribe. Authorizes the Governor to convey two parcels of land located in Charles City County comprising 216.57 acres and 10 acres to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe.
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2020-01-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB585IntroGuardianship; supported decision making. Creates the Guardianship; supported decision making. Creates the Supported Decision-Making Act, which allows an adult with an intellectual or developmental disability to enter into an agreement with another pe...
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2020-01-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB809IntroApplication of parole statutes. Repeals the abolition of parole. The bill also provides that the Virginia Parole Board shall establish procedures for consideration of parole for persons who were previously ineligible for parole, because parole was ab...
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2020-01-17
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VASB1060IntroDismissal of action by court without prejudice. Provides that, for good cause shown or upon agreement of all parties, the court may dismiss an action without prejudice and the plaintiff may recommence such action within the original period of limitat...
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2020-01-17
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VASB1043IntroCivil actions filed on behalf of multiple persons. Provides that a circuit court may enter an order joining, coordinating, consolidating, or transferring civil actions upon finding that separate civil actions brought by a plaintiff on behalf of multi...
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2020-01-17
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VASB1072IntroProhibition against appointing certain Prohibition against appointing certain persons as guardian or conservator. Prohibits the court from appointing as guardian or conservator for an incapacitated person any attorney who is engaged by the petitioner...
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2020-01-17
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VASB793IntroParole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes. Provides that an incarcerated person is eligible for parole if (i) such person was sentenced by a jury prior to the date of the Supreme Court of Virginia decision in Fishback v. C...
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2020-01-17
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VASB1032IntroCivil actions; determination of indigency. Sets out the factors to be considered by the court in its determination of a person's indigency for the purpose of determining inability to pay fees or costs in a civil action. The bill also provides that a ...
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2020-01-17
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VASB1042IntroWills; presumption of undue influence. Codifies the common law test for establishing undue influence upon a testator in the execution of a will. The bill further provides that if evidence is presented to establish the elements required for such a pre...
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2020-01-17
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VASB1071IntroPost-conviction testing of DNA. Permits private laboratories that are accredited and meet FBI quality assurance standards to complete post-conviction testing of DNA evidence.
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2020-01-17
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VASB821IntroParole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes. Provides that an incarcerated person is eligible for parole if (i) such person was sentenced by a jury prior to the date of the Supreme Court of Virginia decision in Fishback v. C...
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2020-01-17
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VASB999IntroLaw-Enforcement Officers Procedural Guarantee Act. Makes several changes to the process and procedures afforded to law-enforcement officers under the Law-Enforcement Officers Procedural Guarantee Act, clarifying several existing rights and setting fo...
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2020-01-16
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VASB1002IntroCourt of Appeals; use of moot courtroom of accredited law schools. Provides that upon proper agreement with the applicable authorities the Court of Appeals may use the moot courtroom of any accredited law school located in the Commonwealth for the ho...
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2020-01-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB1003IntroComputer crimes; penalty. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to maliciously use an Internet-capable computer as part of a hoax to cause another person to expend monetary funds that would not have been expended if not for the hoax ...
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2020-01-16
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VASB997IntroThreats and harassment of certain officials and property; venue. Provides that certain crimes relating to threats and harassment may be prosecuted in the City of Richmond if the victim is the Governor, Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant ...
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2020-01-16
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VASB1017IntroPost-conviction relief; previously admitted scientific Post-conviction relief; previously admitted scientific evidence. Provides that a person who was convicted of certain offenses, upon a plea of not guilty or an Alford plea, or who was adjudicated ...
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2020-01-16
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VASB1009IntroFirearm-free zones designated by the Commonwealth or a locality; regulation of weapons; waiver of sovereign immunity. Provides that (i) if the Commonwealth designates any property owned by it as a firearm-free zone or (ii) if any locality designates ...
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2020-01-16
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VASB1015IntroPossession of marijuana; cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil. Provides that no person shall be arrested or prosecuted for possession of marijuana, subject to any civil penalty, denied any right or privilege, or subject to any disciplinary action by a profes...
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2020-01-16
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VASB1018IntroSentence reductions; substantial assistance to prosecution. Allows a convicted person's sentence to be reduced by the sentencing court if the court determines such person provided substantial assistance in the furtherance of the investigation or pros...
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2020-01-16
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VASB920IntroSurrogacy contracts; provisions requiring abortion or selective reduction unenforceable. Provides that any provision of a surrogacy contract requiring an abortion or selective reduction is against the public policy of the Commonwealth and is void and...
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2020-01-16
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VASB607IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; statute of limitations on actions on construction contracts; statute of limitations on actions on performance bonds. Provides that no action may be brought by a public body on any construction contract, including cons...
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2020-01-15
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VASB973IntroMaximum number of judges in each judicial circuit and district. Increases from five to six the number of authorized circuit court judgeships in the twenty-third judicial circuit. The bill also increases from four to five the number of authorized gene...
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2020-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 20 @ 8:00 am]
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VASB985IntroUnconstitutional laws; attorney fees and costs. Provides that in any litigation in which the constitutionality of a law of the Commonwealth is at issue and in which the court finds that the law is unconstitutional, the Commonwealth shall reimburse th...
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2020-01-15
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VASB195IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; statute of limitations on actions on construction contracts; statute of limitations on actions on performance bonds. Provides that no action may be brought by a public body on any construction contract, including cons...
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2020-01-15
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VASB694IntroNotaries; qualifications. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of a felony offense of (i) fraud or misrepresentation or (ii) robbery, extortion, burglary, larceny, embezzlement, fraudulent conversion, perjury, bribery, treason, or racketeering f...
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2020-01-15
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VASB956IntroFort Monroe Authority; civil actions in general district court. Authorizes the Fort Monroe Authority to prepare, execute, file, and have served certain documents in a civil proceeding in general district court without the intervention of an attorney.
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2020-01-14
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VASB958IntroCarrying dangerous weapon to place of religious worship. Repeals the statutory prohibition on carrying a gun, pistol, bowie knife, dagger, or other dangerous weapon, without good and sufficient reason, to a place of worship while a meeting for religi...
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2020-01-14
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VASB964IntroAssault and battery of private police officers; penalty. Adds private police officers employed by a private police department to the definition of law-enforcement officer for purposes of the crimes of assault and assault and battery. The current puni...
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2020-01-14
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VASB955IntroCelebration of marriage; fee. Increases from $50 to $75 the fee that may be charged by a person other than a minister who is authorized to celebrate the rites of marriage.
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2020-01-14
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VASB967IntroEminent domain; notice of intent to file certificate. Provides that the notice required to be sent to a landowner prior to an authorized condemnor recording a certificate of take or certificate of deposit shall state that (i) the certificate of take ...
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2020-01-14
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VASB947IntroExpungement of police and court records; acquittals. Provides that a court that enters a judgment acquitting a person of a criminal charge shall also enter an order requiring the expungement of the police and court records relating to the charge. Cur...
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2020-01-13
[Hearing: Jan 20 @ 8:00 am]
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VASB940IntroCircuit court clerk's fee; lodging of wills. Increases from $2 to $5 the fee that the circuit court clerk is required to charge for lodging, indexing, and preserving a will.
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2020-01-13
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VASB949IntroCriminal Injuries Compensation Fund; uncompensated medical Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund; uncompensated medical costs; victims of sexual assault. Adds to those persons invited to participate in the annual meeting of the group led by the attorne...
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2020-01-13
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VASB32IntroCorporal punishment of a child with an object; penalty. Provides that any parent, guardian, or other person responsible for the care of a child under 18 years of age who uses an inanimate object to subject a child to corporal punishment, as defined i...
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2020-01-13
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VASB948IntroConveyance and transfers of real property by state agencies; Department of Military Affairs; lease of state military reservation property. Provides that, subject to general provisions governing the lease of property owned by the Commonwealth by state...
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2020-01-13
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VASB938IntroFees collected by circuit court clerks for recording and indexing; use of fee in preserving permanent records of the circuit courts. Increases by $2 the fees for the recording and indexing of certain documents. The bill further increases from $1.50 t...
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2020-01-13
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VASB91IntroApplication of parole statutes. Repeals the abolition of parole. The bill also provides that the Virginia Parole Board shall establish procedures for consideration of parole for persons who were previously ineligible for parole, because parole was ab...
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2020-01-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB928IntroPossession, purchase, and transport of certain firearms in certain localities. Provides that a person may lawfully possess, purchase, or transport a firearm or firearms magazine that he would otherwise be lawfully permitted to possess, purchase, or t...
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2020-01-10
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VASB929IntroTemporary location of district courts for Augusta County and the City of Staunton. Permits the Augusta County General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and the City of Staunton Juvenile and Domestic Relations District ...
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2020-01-10
[Hearing: Jan 20 @ 8:00 am]
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VASB930IntroVirginia Fusion Intelligence Center; creation of a Mental Health Crisis Intervention Hotline. Directs the Virginia Fusion Intelligence Center to (i) establish a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week toll-free Mental Health Crisis Intervention Hotline (the ...
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2020-01-10
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VASB926IntroFingerprints and photographs by police authorities; reports to the Central Criminal Records Exchange. Provides that all duly constituted police authorities having the power of arrest may take the fingerprints and photographs of persons who plead guil...
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2020-01-09
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VASB925IntroFingerprints and photographs by police Fingerprints and photographs by police authorities. Provides that all duly constituted police authorities having the power of arrest may take the fingerprints and photographs of any person found in contempt or i...
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2020-01-09
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VASB801IntroSubpoena duces tecum; attorney-issued subpoena duces tecum; criminal cases. Provides that in any criminal case a subpoena duces tecum may be issued by an attorney who is an active member of the Virginia State Bar at the time of issuance, as an office...
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2020-01-08
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VASB806IntroEx parte requests for investigative services or expert Ex parte requests for investigative services or expert assistance in noncapital cases. Allows a defendant or his attorney, when such defendant is charged with a noncapital offense and is financia...
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2020-01-08
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VASB736IntroCommunity service work in lieu of payment of fines and costs. Provides that a court may permit an inmate to earn credits against any fines and court costs imposed against him by performing community service. Under current law, credits may be earned o...
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2020-01-08
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VASB810IntroDiscretionary sentencing guidelines worksheets; use by juries. Requires that the jury be given the applicable discretionary sentencing guidelines worksheets during a sentencing proceeding and that the court instruct the jury that the sentencing guide...
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2020-01-08
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VASB878IntroCompensation of court-appointed counsel; waivers. Allows court-appointed counsel for parents in child welfare cases to submit a waiver application for additional compensation of $120 in district court and $158 for cases appealed to the circuit court.
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2020-01-08
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VASB811IntroSentencing in a criminal case; bifurcated jury trial. Provides that in cases of trial by jury in which the charged offense is not punishable by death and in which a defendant has testified in his case-in-chief, a jury shall render its verdict and its...
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2020-01-08
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VASB886IntroHunting with dogs; retrieval and trespass; discharge of firearm on road; civil and criminal penalties. Prohibits a dog owner from allowing his dog to run at large on the property of another after the landowner has given notice to the dog owner to kee...
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2020-01-08
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VASB807IntroLarceny; subsequent offenses; penalty. Eliminates the enhanced Class 6 felony applicable for a third or subsequent offense of petit larceny.
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2020-01-08
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