Virginia Delegate Alex Askew [D]

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VAHB690PassTANF; family cap. Repeals the prohibition on increasing the amount of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) that a family receives upon the birth of a child during the period of TANF eligibility or during the period in which the family or ad...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 550 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1467PassPrisoners; obtaining certain identification documentation upon release. Requires the Department of Corrections and the sheriff, jail superintendent, or other jail administrator of a local correctional facility to provide the assistance necessary for ...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 523 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB783PassWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds cancers of the colon, brain, or testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when firef...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 498 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1344PassBoard of Education; teacher licensure; written reprimand; suspension. Provides that when adopting regulations regarding the issuance of written reprimands of teachers and other school personnel required to hold a license, the Board of Education shall...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 513 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB6PassVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices; source of funds. Adds discrimination on the basis of a person's source of funds to the list of unlawful discriminatory housing practices. The bill creates an exemption for an owner...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 477 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB198PassRecounts; special election to be held in the case of a tie vote. Provides that if, after a recount of an election, the recount court finds that each party to the recount has received an equal number of votes, there shall be a special election to dete...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 500 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB120PassVirginia Beach Sports or Entertainment Project; extend expiration date of tax incentive; modify financing structure. Provides that the City of Virginia Beach's entitlement to state sales and use tax revenue attributable to a sports or entertainment p...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 467 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB757PassPublic employment; limitations on inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding criminal arrests, charges, or convictions. Prohibits state agencies and localities from including on any employment application a question inquiring whether the pr...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 422 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB799EnrollChild day programs; potable water; lead testing. Requires licensed child day programs and certain other programs that serve preschool-age children to develop and implement a plan to test potable water from sources identified by the U.S. Environmental...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB220EnrollAbsentee voting; postage prepaid on return envelope. Requires the envelope provided to an absentee voter for the return of the absentee ballot to include prepaid postage. The provisions of the bill do not become effective unless reenacted by the 2021...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB582EnrollLabor and employment; collective bargaining; employees of counties, cities, and towns. Permits counties, cities, and towns to adopt local ordinances authorizing them to (i) recognize any labor union or other employee association as a bargaining agent...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1519EnrollCommission to Study Slavery and Subsequent De Jure and De Facto Racial and Economic Discrimination Against African Americans; report; sunset. Creates the Commission to Study Slavery and Subsequent De Jure and De Facto Racial and Economic Discriminati...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1537EnrollMemorials for war veterans. Provides that a locality may remove, relocate, contextualize, or cover any monument or memorial for war veterans on the locality's p...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB789EnrollConsumer lending. Replaces references to payday loans with the term "short-term loans." The measure caps the interest and fees that may be charged under a short-term loan at an annual rate of 36 percent, plus a maintenance fee; increases the maximum ...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB66EnrollHealth insurance; cost-sharing payments for prescription insulin drugs. Prohibits health insurance companies and other carriers from setting an amount exceeding $50 per 30-day supply that a covered person is required to pay at the point of sale in or...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB234EnrollDivision of Offshore Wind; established. Establishes the Division of Offshore Wind in the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and gives it the following powers and duties: (i) to identify specific measures that will facilitate the establishment o...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB872EnrollVoter registration by mail; certain first-time voters permitted to vote by absentee ballot. Adds to the list of exceptions to the requirement that first-time voters who registered to vote by mail must vote in person those voters who are entitled unde...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1638EnrollInstitutional racial segregation and discrimination. Repeals several Acts of Assembly from 1901 to 1960 that contain provisions that implemented and enforced racial segregation and discrimination in public facilities and common carriers, on public do...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB438EnrollWorkers' compensation; post-traumatic stress disorder; law-enforcement officers and firefighters. Provides that post-traumatic stress disorder incurred by a law-enforcement officer or firefighter is compensable under the Virginia Workers' Compensatio...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB561EnrollStatewide prioritization process; primary evacuation routes. Requires the Office of Intermodal Planning to include in the results of screening candidate projects in the Six-Year Improvement Program whether such projects are located on a primary evacu...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1726EnrollHampton Roads Regional Transit Program. Creates the Hampton Roads Regional Transit Program to develop, maintain, and improve a regional network of transit routes and related infrastructure, rolling stock, and support facilities. The program would be ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB687EnrollDoulas; certification; registry. Provides that no person shall use or assume the title "state-certified doula," as defined in the bill, unless such person is a community-based doula who has received training and education as a doula from an entity ap...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1663FailProhibited discrimination; public accommodations, employment, credit, and housing: causes of action; sexual orientation and gender identity. Creates explicit causes of action for unlawful discrimination in public accommodations and employment in the ...
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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in House
VAHB1428EnrollVirginia Health Benefit Exchange. Creates the Virginia Health Benefit Exchange, which will be established and operated by a new division within the State Corporation Commission (SCC). The Exchange shall facilitate the purchase and sale of qualified h...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB797PassLocal school boards; lead testing; report; parental notification. Requires each local school board's plan to test and remediate certain potable water sources to be consistent with guidance published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the ...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 293 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB874PassHolding handheld personal communications devices while driving a motor vehicle. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle. Current law prohibits (i) the reading of any email or text mess...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 250 (effective 1/1/21)
VAHB839PassTaxes on wills and administrations; exemption for victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting. Establishes an exemption from probate tax for a person killed or injured in the 2019 Virginia Beach mass shooting. The bill provides that if, prior to its ...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 249 (effective 3/10/20)
VAHB1342PassVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures for buyer to beware; lead pipe; defective drywall. Adds to the disclosure statement required to be furnished to the buyer by the owner of residential real property that the buyer bewa...
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2020-03-08
Enacted, Chapter 200 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHR171EngrossCommending the Reverend Terry Davis Edwards.
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2020-03-07
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR172EngrossCommending the Dochiki Civic and Social Club, Inc.
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2020-03-07
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR173EngrossCommending Rosa B. Price.
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2020-03-07
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR190EngrossCelebrating the life of Lorine Bernice Allen Jordan.
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2020-03-07
Agreed to by House
VAHJR454EngrossCelebrating the life of Maria Bonazzoli Bourne.
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2020-03-05
Agreed to by Senate
VAHJR353EngrossCommending the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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2020-03-04
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VAHJR42EngrossEmblem for honoring fallen public safety personnel; Emblem for honoring fallen public safety personnel; the Honor and Sacrifice Flag. Designates the Honor and Sacrifice Flag as the Commonwealth's emblem for honoring the brave men and women who have g...
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2020-03-03
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VAHJR108EngrossYear of the Eye Exam. Designates 2020 as The Year of the Eye Exam in Virginia.
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2020-03-03
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VAHJR10EngrossGun Violence Awareness Day. Designates June 1, in 2020 and in each succeeding year, as Gun Violence Awareness Day in Virginia.
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2020-03-03
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VAHB1401PassLandlord and tenant; remedy for unlawful ouster; ex parte issuance of order to recover possession. Provides that, upon receipt of a petition for an order to recover possession or restore essential services alleging a tenant's unlawful ouster from the...
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2020-03-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0030)
VAHB277PassCommunity 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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2020-03-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0025)
VAHB1490PassSame-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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2020-03-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0075)
VAHJR231EngrossCommending the Virginia Department of State Police.
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2020-03-02
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VAHJR232EngrossCommending the Richmond Police Department.
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2020-03-02
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VAHJR254EngrossCommending the Division of Capitol Police.
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2020-03-02
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VAHR122EngrossCommending the Honorable Rosalyn Randolph Dance.
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2020-03-02
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR133EngrossCommemorating the legacy of the Negro National League.
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2020-03-02
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHJR162EngrossCommending the Division of Capitol Police.
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2020-02-28
Passed by indefinitely in Rules by voice vote
VAHJR4EngrossCelebrating the life of Alan Arnold Diamonstein.
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2020-02-27
Agreed to by Senate
VAHB1322EngrossPublic institutions of higher education; admissions applications; criminal history. Prohibits each public institution of higher education, with the exception of the Virginia Military Institute, from (i) utilizing an institution-specific admissions ap...
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2020-02-27
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 6-N 1-A)
VAHJR233EngrossCommending Robert Eugene Foster, Jr.
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2020-02-27
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VAHB416EngrossWage or salary history inquiries prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits a prospective employer with 25 employees or more from (i) requiring as a condition of employment that a prospective employee provide or disclose the prospective employee's wage or ...
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2020-02-24
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
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