Virginia Senator Barbara Favola [D]

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VASB80IntroSchool Health Advisory Board. Establishes the School Health Advisory Board in the executive branch to advise the General Assembly and the Governor on pending or proposed legislation concerning the role of employees in public elementary or secondary s...
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2017-12-06
To Senate Rules Committee
VASJR6IntroStudy; Department of Education to study teacher licensing process; report. Requests to study the teacher licensure process and the assessment requirements therein for any inherent biases that may prevent minority teacher candidates from entering the ...
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2017-12-06
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB76IntroTeacher licensure; approval of teacher education programs. Requires Teacher licensure; approval of teacher education programs. Requires the Board of Education to include in its teacher licensure regulations standards for the approval of teacher educa...
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2017-12-04
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB75IntroInterest on child support arrearages. Provides that no Interest on child support arrearages. Provides that no interest shall accrue on arrearages for child support obligations when the
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2017-12-04
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB67IntroStatements made by child to an intake officer or probation officer. Provides that a statement made by a child during or after the intake process, or during or after a mental health screening or other court-ordered evaluation or assessment, and prior ...
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2017-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB63IntroControl of firearms by localities; lawful demonstrations and protests. Allows a locality to adopt an ordinance that prohibits the possession or transportation of firearms, ammunition, or components or a combination thereof, during a demonstration, ma...
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2017-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB70IntroRights of parents with a disability. Provides that a parent's disability, as defined in the bill, shall not be the sole basis of the denial or restriction of such parent's custody or visitation rights. The bill requires a party who alleges that a par...
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2017-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB66IntroAssault and battery against a family member; child witness as a sentencing consideration. Provides that if a defendant is convicted of assault and battery against a family or household member and a minor who is a family or household member of the def...
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2017-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB62IntroSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $10 to place a security ...
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2017-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB61IntroAlcoholic beverage control; confectionery license. Creates a confectionery license, which authorizes the licensee to prepare and sell confectionery that contains five percent or less alcohol by volume. The bill establishes state and local fees for co...
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2017-11-30
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VASB64IntroCustody and visitation decisions; communication to parties required in writing. Requires judges to communicate the basis of a custody or visitation decision to the parties in writing. Current law allows such a decision to be communicated either orall...
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2017-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB46IntroYielding the right-of-way to pedestrians; stopping. Clarifies the duties of vehicle drivers to stop to allow pedestrians to cross highways at (i) clearly marked crosswalks, whether at mid-block or at the end of any block; (ii) any regular pedestrian ...
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2017-11-22
To Senate Transportation Committee
VASB45IntroHate crimes; disability; civil action; penalty. Adds disability to the bases of a victim's intentional selection for a hate crime involving assault, assault and battery, or trespass for the purpose of damaging another's property that result in a high...
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2017-11-21
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB42IntroBanks; loan applicant verification. Requires banks that receive a loan application form that names an existing customer as the applicant to contact the customer and verify that the customer has applied for the loan. The duty applies when the loan app...
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2017-11-21
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB43IntroAbused or neglected child; definition. Expands the definition of "abused or neglected child" to include any child whose parent or caregiver, by other than accidental means, exposes the child to a traumatic event that results in harm to the child's ps...
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2017-11-21
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VASB41IntroUse sick leave for the care of immediate family members. Requires employers with a sick leave program to allow an employee to use his sick leave for the care of an immediate family member. The measure applies only to employers that have 25 or more em...
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2017-11-21
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB39IntroFee for filing certain petitions in juvenile and domestic relations district court. Repeals the $25 filing fee that is charged for commencement of a custody or visitation case in the juvenile and domestic relations district court.
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2017-11-21
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB44IntroKinship 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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2017-11-21
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VASB40IntroMarijuana; reduced penalties for distribution or possession with intent to distribute. Raises the threshold amount of marijuana subject to the offense of distribution or possession with intent to distribute from one-half ounce to one ounce. The bill ...
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2017-11-21
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1150PassAlcoholic beverage control; bar bystander training. Directs the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to promulgate regulations that establish and make available to all retail on-premises licensees and permittees for which on-premises consumption of alcoh...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0743)
VASB1467PassCentral absentee voter precincts; expedited counting of absentee ballots. Allows the officers of election at a central absentee voter precinct to begin tallying the absentee ballots that are counted by hand at any time after 3:00 p.m. on the day of t...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0711)
VASB936PassEmployees of constitutional officers; local leave benefits. Authorizes constitutional officers who have contracted with a county or city to grant vacation and sick leave to their employees under the locality's benefits leave policy instead of the sta...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0632)
VASB1501PassVictim's right to notification of scientific analysis information. Provides that for any physical evidence recovery kit that was received by a law-enforcement agency prior to July 1, 2016, and submitted for analysis, the victim, a parent or guardian ...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0672)
VASB1516PassPublic schools; dyslexia advisor. Requires one reading specialist employed by each local school board that employs a reading specialist to have training in the identification of and the appropriate interventions, accommodations, and teaching techniqu...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0629)
VASB868PassState Board of Social Services; complaints of child abuse or neglect where child is under the age of two. Requires the State Board of Social Services to promulgate regulations that require local departments of social services to respond to valid repo...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0604)
VASB932PassConveyance of utility easements; transportation. Exempts from the public hearing requirement prior to disposal of real property by a locality the conveyance of utility easements related to transportation projects. This bill incorporates SB 1259.
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0401)
VASB894PassDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; critical incident reports; licensed programs. Requires the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to provide a written report setting forth the known facts of serious i...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0470)
VASB1032PassComprehensive community colleges; tuition grants. Provides that certain Virginia students who were in foster care or in the custody of the Department of Social Services or considered a special needs adoption and are enrolled in a noncredit workforce ...
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2017-03-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0306)
VASB1148PassAuthority to lease or convey airspace. Provides that the Commissioner of Highways has the authority to select any competitive procurement process for leases and conveyances of airspace and that he may reject any bid he believes is not in the best int...
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2017-03-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0278)
VASR162PassCommending the Virginia Military Institute Corps of Cadets.
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate (SR162ER)
VASB1437PassCommonwealth Council on Aging; duties. Imposes on the Commonwealth Council on Aging a duty to assist and advise the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services regarding strategies to improve nutritional health, alleviate hunger, and prevent mal...
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2017-02-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0202)
VASJR413PassCommending Ralph Mastantuono.
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2017-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ413ER)
VASJR421PassCelebrating the lives of Ross A. Alameddine, Christopher James Bishop, Brian Roy Bluhm, Ryan Christopher Clark, Austin Michelle Cloyd, Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, Kevin P. Granata, Matthew Gregory Gwaltney, Caitlin Millar Hammaren, Jeremy Michael Herbstr...
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2017-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ421ER)
VASJR428PassCommending the Honorable John William Warner.
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2017-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ428ER)
VASJR446PassCelebrating the life of Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator William Ryan Owens.
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2017-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ446ER)
VASJR418PassCelebrating the life of Lewis G. Saunders.
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2017-02-22
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ418ER)
VASR149PassCommending the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
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2017-02-22
Bill text as passed Senate (SR149ER)
VASB845EngrossAbsentee voting; eligibility of certain caregivers. Entitles a person to vote absentee if the person is unable to go in person to the polls on the day of the election because he is primarily and personally responsible for the care of an ill or disabl...
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2017-02-21
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB876EngrossKinship 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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2017-02-21
To House Appropriations Committee
VASJR282PassSubstance-Exposed Infant Awareness Week. Designates the first week of July, in 2017 and in each succeeding year, as Substance-Exposed Infant Awareness Week in Virginia.
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2017-02-21
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ282ER)
VASB1149EngrossVirginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare (VIEW); transitional support services; time limit. Extends from 12 months to 24 months the amount of time a VIEW participant whose Temporary Assistance for Needy Families financial assistance has been te...
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2017-02-21
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB1199EngrossRights of blind parents. Provides that a blind parent's blindness, as defined in the bill, shall not be the sole basis of the denial or restriction of such parent's custody or visitation rights. The bill requires a party who alleges that a parent's b...
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2017-02-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB838EngrossVirginia Community College System; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Scholarship Pilot Program. Directs the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to establish a three-year Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Scholarship Pilot Prog...
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2017-02-21
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB940EngrossMental health screening of inmates at local correctional facilities. Requires that the staff of a local correctional facility screen persons admitted to the facility for mental illness using a scientifically validated instrument designated by the Com...
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2017-02-21
To House Appropriations Committee
VASJR340PassBarbara Johns Day. Designating April 23, in 2018 and in each succeeding year, as Barbara Johns Day in Virginia.
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2017-02-21
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ340ER)
VASB1298EngrossPossession or distribution of marijuana for medical purposes; affirmative defense for treatment of certain conditions. Provides an affirmative defense to prosecution for possession of marijuana if a person has a valid written certification issued by ...
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2017-02-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASJR278EngrossStudy; local government fiscal stress; report. Establishes a 15-member joint subcommittee to study local government fiscal stress. The two-year joint subcommittee shall review (i) the taxing authorities of local governments, including the disparity b...
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2017-02-21
To House Rules Committee
VASB855PassDesignating the Trooper Chad Phillip Dermyer Memorial Bridge. Designates the State Route 143 bridge in the City of Newport News at exit 255 over Interstate 64 the "Trooper Chad Phillip Dermyer Memorial Bridge." This bill is identical to HB 1405.
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2017-02-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0071)
VASJR406PassCommending the Virginia Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs.
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2017-02-20
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ406ER)
VASJR407PassCommending the Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.
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2017-02-20
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ407ER)
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