Bills Pending Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee

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VASB5121IntroPersons who may celebrate rites of marriage; members of the General Assembly. Authorizes any current member of the General Assembly to celebrate the rites of marriage anywhere in the Commonwealth without the necessity of bond or order of authorizatio...
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2020-08-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1455EngrossInvoice for unpaid tolls; mail. Authorizes toll facility operators to mail invoices for two or more unpaid tolls by first-class mail or certified mail. The bill provides that a rebuttable presumption that the owner or operator of the vehicle has rece...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1418EngrossVirginia Human Rights Act; workplace harassment; civil actions by private parties. Creates a cause of action against any employer employing more than five employees who discharges or engages in an unlawful discriminatory act against any employee on t...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1657EngrossVirginia Recreational Facilities Authority; dissolution; conveyance of property. Provides that the board of the Virginia Recreational Facilities Authority may by resolution divest itself of property owned by the authority and may convey all such prop...
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2020-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1614EngrossVictims of human trafficking; affirmative defense to prosecution for certain offenses. Provides an affirmative defense to prosecution for prostitution and keeping, residing in, or frequenting a bawdy place if, at the time of the offense leading to su...
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2020-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB673EngrossCruelty to children; penalty. Increases the penalty from a Class 6 felony to a Class 4 felony for any person employing or having custody of a child to willfully cause or permit such child to be tortured physically or psychologically, tormented, mutil...
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2020-02-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1288EngrossPurchase, possession, or transportation of firearms following conviction for assault and battery of a family or household member; permit to restore rights; penalties. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of stalking, sexual battery, assault and ...
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2020-02-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB869EngrossSupplementing compensation of public defender. Requires the governing body of any county or city that elects to supplement the compensation of the attorney for the Commonwealth, or any of their deputies or employees, above the salary of any such offi...
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2020-02-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB251EngrossProstitution-related crimes; minors; penalties. Makes it a Class 6 felony for an adult to visit a bawdy place with a minor when he knows that the bawdy place is used or to be used for lewdness, assignation, or prostitution. The bill also adds felony ...
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2020-02-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB610EngrossLimitations period; previously time-barred actions; sexual abuse; two-year time period to file. Creates a two-year time period, on or after July 1, 2020, but before July 1, 2022, within which persons previously time-barred from filing an action for i...
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2020-02-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1063EngrossCommon-law crime of suicide. Abolishes the common-law crime of suicide. Suicide is currently a common-law crime in Virginia, although there is no statutorily prescribed punishment.
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2020-02-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB304EngrossGuardianship and conservatorship petitions; identifying characteristics of the respondent. Adds certain identifying characteristics of the respondent to the content requirements of a petition for the appointment of a guardian, a conservator, or both ...
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2020-02-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB961EngrossProhibiting sale, transport, etc., of assault firearms, certain firearm magazines, silencers, and trigger activators; penalties. Expands the definition of "assault firearm" and prohibits any person from importing, selling, transferring, manufacturing...
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2020-02-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB697EngrossExecution of wills; witnesses. Requires the witnesses to a will to be disinterested, a term defined in the bill.
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2020-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB529IntroAdmissibility of statements of a deceased or incompetent party; hearsay exception. Provides that statements made by a deceased or incompetent party when such party was competent shall not be excluded as inadmissible hearsay, provided that such statem...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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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2020-02-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB802IntroDeath penalty executions; moratorium. Imposes a moratorium on executions. The bill does not affect any other matter of law related to the death penalty, including bringing and trying capital charges, sentencing proceedings, imposition of the death pe...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB618IntroReferrals to specialty dockets. Provides that any court may refer a defendant to a local specialty docket if such specialty docket exists within that jurisdiction. The bill provides that a court that has received a referral shall have jurisdiction ov...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB537IntroLimitation on mandatory minimum punishment. Provides that mandatory minimum punishments shall not apply to any sentence imposed for an offense committed on or after July 1, 2020.
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2020-02-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB641IntroCivil action; sale of personal data. Requires a person that disseminates, obtains, maintains, or collects personal data about a consumer for a fee to implement security practices to protect the confidentiality of a consumer's personal data, obtain ex...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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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2020-02-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB780IntroCampgrounds; inherent risks; liability. Provides that a person who goes camping at a campground shall be presumed to have known the inherent risks of camping, defined in the bill. The bill states that a campground, an owner or operator of a campgroun...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB721IntroOrders of restitution; enforcement. Provides that an order of restitution shall be docketed in the name of the Commonwealth on behalf of a victim and that the clerk of such court, prior to satisfaction of the judgment and upon written request of the ...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB359IntroGifts of real estate; title search required for recordation. Provides that no deed of gift conveying real estate shall be recorded unless accompanied by a document certifying that a title search has been completed for the real estate subject to the d...
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2020-02-05
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VASB660IntroVirginia Equal Pay Act; civil penalties. Prohibits Virginia Equal Pay Act; civil penalties. Prohibits public and private employers from discriminating between employees on the basis of membership in a protected class in the payment of wages or other ...
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2020-02-05
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VASB819IntroDrug Treatment Court Act; authorization and availability. Provides that any jurisdiction or jurisdictions intending or proposing to establish a drug treatment court shall not be denied permission under the Code of Virginia to establish such court sol...
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2020-02-05
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VASB449IntroAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2020-02-05
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VASB353IntroOutdoor shooting ranges; prohibited adjacent to residential areas; exceptions; civil penalty. Prohibits the operation of an outdoor shooting range, defined in the bill, within 500 yards of any property zoned for residential use unless the Range Desig...
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2020-02-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB13IntroPossessing or transporting a weapon within Capitol Square; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to possess or transport any (i) gun or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile or projectile of any kind; (ii) frame, receiv...
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2020-02-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB15IntroCarrying weapon into building owned or leased by the Commonwealth; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to transport any (i) gun or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile or projectile of any kind; (ii) frame, receiver,...
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2020-02-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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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2020-02-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB813IntroVirginia High Speed Chase Alert Program. Creates a program for local, regional, or statewide notification of a high speed chase, defined in the bill as an active attempt by an on-duty law-enforcement officer while driving a conspicuously marked law-e...
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2020-02-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB490IntroPurchase, possession, or transportation of firearms following conviction for assault and battery of a family or household member; permit to restore rights; penalties. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of stalking, sexual battery, or assault a...
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2020-02-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB803IntroAttorneys for the Commonwealth; compensation and collection of fees. Prohibits the Compensation Board, when determining staffing and funding levels for offices of attorneys for the Commonwealth, from (i) considering the number of charges brought or t...
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2020-02-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB550IntroDating relationship abuse; penalty. Expands the crime of assault and battery against a family or household member to include persons in a dating relationship, as defined in the bill. The bill also expands the class of persons who are eligible to obta...
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2020-02-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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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2020-01-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB914IntroPetition for vacatur and expungement of convictions and police and court records of victims of human trafficking. Allows any person who was a victim of human trafficking at the time of an offense that led to a criminal charge or conviction of certain...
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2020-01-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB223IntroJuvenile records; expungement. Provides for the expungement of juvenile records for offenses that would be felony larceny if committed by an adult. Under current law, juvenile records of all delinquent acts that would be a felony if committed by an a...
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2020-01-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB808IntroExpungement of police and court records; misdemeanor and felony convictions. Allows a person convicted of a criminal offense to file a petition requesting expungement of the police and court records relating to the conviction if such person (i) has b...
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2020-01-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB285IntroBystander claims for intentional or negligent infliction of injury or death; emotional distress. Provides that a bystander who witnesses, live and in-person, an event during which the intentional or negligent infliction of injury to or death of a vic...
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2020-01-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB699IntroJuries; fine for failure to respond to questionnaire. Permits a court to fine a person no more than $200 for failure to respond to a request from a jury commissioner or clerk of court containing questions to ascertain such person's eligibility to ser...
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2020-01-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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