Virginia Senator Adam Ebbin [D]

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VASB604IntroAbsentee voting; certain absentee voters permitted to vote after close of absentee voting location. Provides that an applicant who is in line to cast his ballot when the office of the general registrar or location being used for in-person absentee vo...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB767IntroCoal ash ponds; flaws in closure plans; delay of permit. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (the Director) to delay the issuance of a permit for the closure of a coal ash pond if the Department of Environmental Quality...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB603IntroSame-sex marriage; gender-neutral terms. Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage. These prohibitio...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASJR8IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Governor's term of office. Permits a Governor elected in 2021 and thereafter to succeed himself in office. The amendment allows two four-year terms (either in succession or not in succession) but prohibits...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB3IntroSame-sex marriages; civil unions. Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage. These prohibitions are ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB602IntroAbsentee voting; no-excuse in-person available 21 days prior to election. Allows any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in person beginning on the twenty-first day prior to any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing a re...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
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
VASB765IntroCoal ash ponds; mandatory testing of drinking water wells. Requires the owner or operator of any coal ash pond in the Chesapeake Bay watershed that is closed by capping in place to complete a survey of all drinking water wells within one mile of the ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB217IntroSale of dog or cat not obtained from releasing agency or animal rescue; prohibition. Authorizes localities to adopt ordinances prohibiting the sale in a pet shop of any dog or cat that was not obtained from a Virginia releasing agency or a nonprofit ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASJR1IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); marriage. Proposes the repeal of the constitutional amendment dealing with marriage that was approved by referendum at the November 2006 election. That amendment to the Bill of Rights (i) defines marriage ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB175IntroPublic animal shelters; dogs and cats; euthanasia notice. Requires a public animal shelter to wait three days before euthanizing a dog or cat when a person has notified the shelter of his intent to adopt or take custody of the particular animal. The ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB8IntroAbsentee voting; prescribed oath for absentee voters. Removes the requirement that an absentee voter completing the Statement of Voter include the address of his legal residence in Virginia. The bill requires instead that the voter affirm that he is ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB17IntroUninsured and underinsured motorist insurance policies; bad faith. Provides that if an insurance company denies, refuses, or fails to pay its insured, or refuses a reasonable settlement demand within the policy's coverage limits for a claim for unins...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB592IntroCampaign finance; prohibited personal use; penalty. Prohibits the conversion of any contributed moneys, securities, or like intangible personal property by any person to the personal use of a candidate or member of the candidate's immediate family or...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB578IntroSuspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Removes the requirement that a court suspend the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or cos...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice 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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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB414EngrossMicro Market Act; penalty. Provides for the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to issue permits for the operation of a micro market, which is defined in the bill as an unattended, self-checkout retail food establishment located in the in...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB4IntroAbsentee voting; persons age 65 or older. Entitles a person who will be age 65 or older on the day of an election to vote by absentee ballot in that election.
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB6IntroAbsentee voting; late applications and in-person voting in certain circumstances. Provides that a registered voter who becomes obligated after noon on the Friday immediately preceding an election to travel outside of his county or city for a business...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASR702PassCommending Paul C. Smedberg.
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2018-09-20
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VASB1008IntroMechanical devices designed to increase the rate of fire of firearms; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, import, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of a trigger activator, which includes a trigger crank or bump-fire devic...
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2018-07-23
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1007IntroSame-sex marriages; civil unions. Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage. These prohibitions are ...
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2018-07-23
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB998IntroNondiscrimination in public employment. Prohibits discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, as defined in the bill. The bill also codifies for state and local government employment the current prohibit...
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2018-07-16
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASJR251IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); marriage. Proposes the repeal of the constitutional amendment dealing with marriage that was approved by referendum at the November 2006 election. That amendment to the Bill of Rights (i) defines marriage ...
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2018-07-16
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB997IntroMarijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $50 for a first violation, $100 for a second violation, and $250 for a third or subsequent v...
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2018-07-16
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASJR250IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Governor's term of office. Permits a Governor elected in 2021 and thereafter to succeed himself in office. The amendment allows two four-year terms (either in succession or not in succession) but prohibits...
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2018-07-16
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASR537PassCelebrating the life of Dr. Charles W. Steger.
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2018-05-30
Bill text as passed Senate (SR537ER)
VASR549PassCommending the James Madison University women's lacrosse team.
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2018-05-30
Bill text as passed Senate (SR549ER)
VASR536PassCommending Arlington County Fire Department Station 8.
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2018-05-29
Bill text as passed Senate (SR536ER)
VASR542PassCommending Agenda: Alexandria.
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2018-05-29
Bill text as passed Senate (SR542ER)
VASR528PassCommending Volunteer Alexandria.
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2018-05-22
Bill text as passed Senate (SR528ER)
VASR530PassCommending the Fairlington community.
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2018-05-22
Bill text as passed Senate (SR530ER)
VASB856PassMass transit in the Commonwealth. Makes numerous changes to the administration of and revenues for mass transit in the Commonwealth, specifically as it relates to funding of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the disbursem...
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2018-05-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0856)
VASR509PassCommending Hollin Hall Village.
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2018-05-14
Bill text as passed Senate (SR509ER)
VASR514PassCelebrating the life of Robert Emmett Speas.
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2018-05-14
Bill text as passed Senate (SR514ER)
VASR523PassCommending the Richmond Triangle Players.
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2018-05-14
Bill text as passed Senate (SR523ER)
VASR520PassCommending John Porter.
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2018-05-14
Bill text as passed Senate (SR520ER)
VASR524PassCommending Robert J. Duffy.
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2018-05-14
Bill text as passed Senate (SR524ER)
VASR521PassCommending the Bishop Ireton High School cheerleading team.
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2018-05-14
Bill text as passed Senate (SR521ER)
VASR519PassCommending John Niemiec.
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2018-05-14
Bill text as passed Senate (SR519ER)
VASR522PassCommending the Wakefield High School girls' basketball team.
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2018-05-14
Bill text as passed Senate (SR522ER)
VASB726PassCBD oil and THC-A oil; certification for use; dispensing. Provides that a practitioner may issue a written certification for the use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil or THC-A oil for the treatment or to alleviate the symptoms of any diagnosed condition or di...
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2018-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0809)
VASB622PassLocal transportation plan; secondary system road construction program allocation; undergrounding utilities. Provides that if the adopted local transportation plan designates corridors planned to be served by mass transit, a portion of its allocation ...
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2018-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0796)
VASB896PassMotor vehicle fuels sales tax in certain areas of the Commonwealth; price floor. Establishes a floor on the 2.1 percent sales tax imposed on motor vehicle fuels sold in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads by requiring that the average distributor pri...
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2018-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0797)
VASB28PassMedical research on dogs and cats; prohibition on use of state funds. Prohibits the use of any funds appropriated, granted, or awarded by the Commonwealth by any person or entity, public or private, to directly fund medically unnecessary research cla...
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2018-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0771)
VASB103PassTeacher licensure; reciprocity; spouses of Armed Forces members. Requires the Board of Education to provide for teacher licensure by reciprocity for any spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States or the Commonwealth who ...
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2018-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0746)
VASB105PassGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $200 to $500 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the cla...
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2018-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0765)
VASB983PassElection precincts not to be changed between certain dates. Prohibits counties, cities, and towns from creating, dividing, abolishing, or consolidating any precincts or otherwise changing the boundaries of any precinct between February 1, 2019, and M...
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2018-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0779)
VASB636PassKinship Guardianship Assistance program. Creates the Kinship Guardianship Assistance program (the program) to facilitate child placements with relatives and ensure permanency for children for whom adoption or being returned home are not appropriate p...
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2018-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0770)
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