Virginia Delegate Alfonso Lopez [D]

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VAHB962Enroll
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Noncitizens of the United States; terminology. Removes the term "alien" as it pertains to persons who are not citizens or nationals of the United States and replaces it with synonymous language, as appropriate, throughout the Code of Virginia.
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2024-04-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 17, 2024
VAHB967PassVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; fee disclosure statement. Requires landlords subject to the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act to include on the first page of a written rental agreement, in bold, 14-point type, a description o...
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2024-04-17
Enacted, Chapter 826 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB950Enroll
75%
Uniform Statewide Building Code; temporary prohibition on modifications. Provides that neither the Governor nor the Board of Housing and Community Development shall modify any regulation in the Uniform Statewide Building Code prior to the conclusion ...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 17, 2024
VAHB972VetoProhibiting inquiry into the immigration status of defendant; notification of consequences. Requires that at the initial court hearing for any misdemeanor or felony, the court shall advise the defendant of the following: The outcome of criminal proce...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB953VetoLocal Environmental Impact Fund. Allows localities to create a permanent and perpetual fund to be known as the Local Environmental Impact Fund. The bill provides that the Fund shall consist exclusively of appropriated local moneys and any gifts, dona...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB958VetoCommission on Civic Education; model guidance on student participation in the work of local school boards. Requires the Commission on Civic Education, in conjunction with such stakeholders as it deems appropriate, to create and provide to each local ...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB955Enroll
75%
Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; Department of Housing and Community Development; summary of rental agreement provisions. Requires landlords to include, upon request, a summary page with any written rental agreement offered to a prospect...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 17, 2024
VAHB949VetoHazardous Substance Facility Response Plans; civil penalties. Requires any person that is required to submit a facility response plan under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Water Act Hazardous Substance Worst Case Discharge Plan...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB157VetoMinimum wage; farm laborers or farm employees; temporary foreign workers. Eliminates the exemptions from Virginia's minimum wage requirements for (i) persons employed as farm laborers or farm employees and (ii) certain temporary foreign workers.
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB957PassVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; tenant's remedies for exclusion from dwelling unit due to condemnation. Provides that the landlord shall be liable to the tenant for actual damages and reasonable attorney fees if the tenant gave notice t...
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2024-04-17
Enacted, Chapter 825 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB571VetoPolicies on parental notification of instructional material that includes sexually explicit content; scope and use. Provides that nothing in the law requiring the Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board model polici...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB47VetoInvasive plant species; retail sales; civil penalty. Requires, for the retail sale of any invasive plant species for outdoor use on a list established by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, a retail establishment to post in a conspicuous m...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB805VetoAdditional local sales and use tax to support schools; referendum. Authorizes all counties and cities to impose an additional local sales and use tax at a rate not to exceed one percent with the revenue used only for capital projects for the construc...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB817VetoVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; retaliatory conduct prohibited. Adds numerous actions to the list of prohibited retaliatory actions by a landlord against a tenant under the Virginia Residential Landlord...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB351VetoFirearm locking device required for purchase of a firearm; warning against accessibility to children; penalty. Requires any person who purchases a firearm to either (i) obtain or purchase from a licensed dealer a locking device for such firearm if a ...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1454VetoLimited-duration licenses and driver privilege cards and permits; expiration. Extends the validity of limited-duration licenses, driver privilege cards and permits, and identification privilege cards, other than REAL ID credentials and commercial dri...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB624Enroll
75%
Public school staffing and funding; National Teacher Certification Incentive Reward Program and Fund; At-Risk Program; English language learner students. Renames the National Teacher Certification Incentive Reward Program and Fund as the National Boa...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 17, 2024
VAHB800PassPublic service companies; pole attachments; cable television systems and telecommunications service providers. Requires a public utility, as defined in the bill, to establish and adhere to pole attachment practices and procedures that comply with cer...
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2024-04-17
Enacted, Chapter 822 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB466VetoConcealed handgun permits; reciprocity with other states. Provides that the Superintendent of State Police, in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, shall determine whether states meet the statutory qualifications for Virginia to reco...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1157PassConsultation with federally recognized Tribal Nations in the Commonwealth; permits and reviews with potential impacts on environmental, cultural, and historic resources. Requires the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Department of Enviro...
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2024-04-17
Enacted, Chapter 830 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB585VetoHome-based firearms dealers; prohibited near schools; penalties. Provides that no home-based firearms dealer, as defined in the bill, shall be engaged in the business of selling, trading, or transferring firearms at wholesale or retail within 1.5 mil...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB452PassFirst-time drug offenders. Provides that any person who has not previously been convicted of any felony drug offense under relevant law or under any substantially similar statute of the United States or of any state may be eligible for first-time dru...
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2024-04-17
Enacted, Chapter 811 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB1098VetoUnpaid family bereavement leave; required; remedies. Requires that an employer that employs 50 or more employees provide eligible employees, defined in the bill, with up to 10 days of unpaid family bereavement leave in any 12-month period to (i) atte...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB746PassEnergy efficiency programs; incremental annual savings. Provides that for the 2029 program year and all subsequent years, "in the public interest" for the purpose of assessing energy efficiency programs means that the State Corporation Commission det...
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2024-04-17
Enacted, Chapter 818 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB569VetoEmployment discrimination; employee notification of federal and state statute of limitations. Requires an employer that employs 10 or more employees and that receives an employee complaint alleging sexual assault, harassment, or any other form of dis...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB938VetoUnemployment insurance; benefit eligibility conditions; lockout exception to labor dispute disqualification. Amends the Virginia Unemployment Compensation Act's labor dispute disqualification to provide that a lockout by an employer shall not constit...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1062PassNet energy metering; eligible customer-generators and eligible agricultural customer-generators. Provides that no contract, lease, or arrangement by which a third party owns, maintains, or operates an electrical generating facility on an eligible cus...
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2024-04-17
Enacted, Chapter 827 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB1177VetoVoter registration; list maintenance; data sharing; requiring membership in the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). Requires the Commissioner of Elections to apply for, enter into, and maintain membership for the Commonwealth in the El...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB609Enroll
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Contraception; right to contraception; applicability; enforcement. Establishes a right to obtain contraceptives and engage in contraception, as defined in the bill. The bill creates a cause of action that may be instituted against anyone who infringe...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 17, 2024
VAHB183VetoStorage of firearms in a residence where a minor or person prohibited from possessing a firearm is present; penalty. Requires any person who possesses a firearm in a residence where such person knows that a minor or a person who is prohibited by law ...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB2VetoPurchase, sale, transfer, etc., of assault firearms and certain ammunition feeding devices prohibited; penalty. Creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person who imports, sells, manufactures, purchases, or transfers an assault firearm, as that term is...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB939VetoElections administration; certain activities or conduct prohibited at polling places applicable to locations for absentee voting in person; prohibited possession of firearm within 100 feet of certain locations. Clarifies that the provisions of law pr...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1174VetoPurchase of certain firearms; age requirement; penalty. Prohibits any person under 21 years of age from purchasing a handgun or assault firearm, with exceptions for the purchase of an assault firearm by a law-enforcement officer, correctional officer...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1539VetoAbortion or other reproductive health care services; prohibitions on extradition for certain crimes; prohibited practices under Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Provides that no demand for extradition of a person charged with a criminal violation of...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB798VetoPurchase, possession, or transportation of firearm following an assault and battery or stalking violation; prohibition period; penalty. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of assault and battery, assault and battery of a family or household mem...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB673PassResilient Virginia Revolving Fund; projects; low-income geographic areas; nature-based solutions. Provides that the Department of Conservation and Recreation shall give additional weight to projects located in low-income geographic areas and projects...
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2024-04-17
Enacted, Chapter 816 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB812Enroll
75%
Special license plates; Sons of Confederate Veterans and Robert E. Lee. Repeals authorization for the issuance of Sons of Confederate Veterans and Robert E. Lee special license plates and provides that such special license plates already in circulati...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 17, 2024
VAHB944PassForest Sustainability Fund; fund allocation. Provides that moneys from the Forest Sustainability Fund must be allocated proportionally among localities that forgo tax revenues as a result of the use value assessment and taxation for real estate devot...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 699 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB25PassAnnual retail sales and use tax holiday. Establishes an annual retail sales and use tax holiday that takes place on the first full weekend in August beginning on July 1, 2025, through July 1, 2030. During such weekend, state retail sales and use tax ...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 628 (effective 7/1/25)
VAHB257PassPrescription of opioids; sickle cell anemia. Exempts prescribers from certain requirements of the Prescription Monitoring Program related to prescribing opioids if the opioid is prescribed to a patient for pain management related to sickle cell anemi...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 635 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB1287PassTowing companies; local authority. Clarifies that the provisions of existing law authorizing localities in Planning District 8 to require towing companies that tow from the county, city, or town to a storage or release location outside of the localit...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 653 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB909PassDepartment of Medical Assistance Services; Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services Medicaid Waivers; state plan amendments; program rule modifications. Directs the Department of Medical As...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 646 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB1040PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act; definition of "caregiver"; remote participation in meetings by persons with disabilities and caregivers; remote voting. Provides that for purposes of determining whether a quorum is physically assembled, an indivi...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 610 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB1246PassLaw-enforcement training; individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish compulsory minimum and in-service training standards for law-enforcement officers on communicating with individuals...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 742 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB1458PassChief Resilience Officer of the Commonwealth; Interagency Resilience Management Team; Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund; Resilient Virginia Revolving Fund; Advisory Review Committee. Amends certain provisions relating to the functions and du...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 753 (effective - see bill)
VAHB266PassCustodial interrogation of a child; failure to comply with section; inadmissibility of statement. Provides that if a law-enforcement officer knowingly fails to comply with existing law regarding parental notification and contact prior to a custodial ...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 719 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB122PassDepartment of Environmental Quality; review and authorization of projects; hearing and appeal. Allows any person aggrieved by the final decision of the Department of Environmental Quality regarding the authorization of a project and who has participa...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 717 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB947PassLocal government powers; regulation of tobacco, nicotine, and hemp product retail sale locations. Allows a locality to regulate the retail sale locations of tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, alternative nicotine products, or hemp products in...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0536)
VAHB959PassTowing violations; enforcement; fuel surcharge fee. Authorizes localities in Planning Districts 8 and 16 to require written authorization of the owner of the property from which the vehicle is towed at the time the vehicle is being towed and regulate...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0537)
VAHB35PassFirearm safety device tax credit; definition of firearm safety device. Expands the definition of "firearm safety device" as it relates to the firearm safety device tax credit to include any device that, when installed on a firearm, is designed to pre...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0522)
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