Virginia Senator Benton Chafin [R]

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VASB378EnrollCoal tax credits. Reinstates the Coalfield employment enhancement tax credit. The credit, which expired on July 1, 2016, can be earned on and after January 1, 2018, but before January 1, 2023, and only for metallurgical coal. This bill is identical t...
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
VASB834EnrollVoter registration list maintenance; voters identified as registered in multiple states. Requires the Department of Elections to provide to the general registrars a list of registered voters who have been found through list comparisons and data-match...
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
VASB964EnrollHealth insurance; catastrophic health plans. Authorizes health carriers to offer catastrophic plans on the individual market and to offer such plans to all individuals. The measure provides that a catastrophic plan is deemed to provide an essential h...
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
VASB883PassIncome tax; modification for certain companies; grants. Establishes an income tax modification for companies that, from 2018 through 2024, either (i) invest at least $5 million in new capital investment in a qualified locality and create at least 10 ...
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2018-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0801)
VASB922PassElectric utilities; rates and tariffs. Directs the State Corporation Commission to exclude any debt associated with an electric utility's securitized bonds that are the obligation of non-Virginia jurisdictional customers from the capital structure an...
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2018-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0795)
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)
VASB996PassAnimal shelters; vaccinations; administration of biological products. Authorizes the operator or custodian of a public animal shelter to vaccinate animals that are confined in such shelter to prevent the risk of communicable diseases. The bill also p...
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2018-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0774)
VASB389PassSubstance-exposed infants; plan for services; report. Provides that the Department of Health (the Department) shall serve as the lead agency with responsibility for the development, coordination, and implementation of a plan for services for substanc...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0696)
VASB376PassEntities entitled to voluntary contributions of tax refunds; listing on individual income tax return. Allows the organization Children of America Finding Hope to be listed on the individual income tax return for taxable years 2018 through 2020 as an ...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0621)
VASB375PassSunday hunting; exceptions; raccoons. Removes the prohibition on hunting or killing raccoons after 2:00 a.m. on Sunday. This bill is identical to HB 239.
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0620)
VASB371PassLocal parks; waterway activities; liability. Authorizes a locality or park authority to establish, conduct, and regulate a system of boating, canoeing, kayaking, or tubing activities on waterways and to exercise certain related powers. The bill relea...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0721)
VASB449PassNewborn screening; lysosomal storage disorders. Directs the Board of Health to amend regulations governing newborn screening to include screening for Pompe disease and mucopolysaccharidosis type 1 (MPS-1). This bill is identical to HB 1174.
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0563)
VASB567PassAgricultural operations; nuisance. Requires agricultural operations to be in substantial compliance, defined in the bill, with applicable laws, regulations, and best management practices in order to be exempt from becoming a public or private nuisanc...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0677)
VASB859PassArrowgun hunting; license. Authorizes the use of an arrowgun, a pneumatic-powered air gun, for hunting and allows certain disabled hunters to obtain an archery license for hunting with an arrowgun. This bill is identical to HB 1393.
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0558)
VASB247PassIndustrial hemp research programs. Authorizes the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to undertake research through the establishment of (i) a higher education industrial hemp research program, to be managed by institutions of higher ed...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0690)
VASB73PassOverweight permits for hauling Virginia-grown farm produce; bridges and culverts. Provides that no five-axle-combination vehicle shall be issued an overweight permit for hauling Virginia-grown farm produce unless such vehicle has no less than 42 feet...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0612)
VASB379PassOffice of the general registrar; open five days a week. Provides that the office of the general registrar in all counties and cities is to be open a minimum of five days a week. Under current law, counties with a population of less than 10,000 and ci...
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2018-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0539)
VASB448PassAbandoned school revitalization zones. Allows localities to establish by ordinance one or more abandoned school revitalization zones for the purpose of providing incentives to private entities to purchase or develop real property or to assemble parce...
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2018-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0499)
VASB374PassCattle Industry Board; assessment from sale of cattle. Renames the Beef Industry Council as the Cattle Industry Board (the Board) and renames the Virginia Beef Industry Fund as the Virginia Cattle Industry Fund (the Fund). The bill simplifies the def...
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0469)
VASB388PassVirginia Life, Accident and Sickness Insurance Guaranty Association; board of directors. Increases the minimum number of members of the board of directors of the Virginia Life, Accident and Sickness Insurance Guaranty Association from five to nine an...
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2018-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0306)
VASB496PassOff-road recreational vehicles; highway speed limit. Increases from 25 to 35 miles per hour the maximum highway speed limit wherein the governing body of any county, city, or town embraced by the Southwest Regional Recreation Authority may by ordinan...
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2018-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0364)
VASB253PassUnclaimed property; deposits with financial institutions; charges and interest. Clarifies the criteria that must be met for a bank or other financial organization to impose charges or cease to pay interest on a dormant or inactive account that differ...
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2018-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0359)
VASB332PassRetail sales and use tax; agricultural exemptions. Amends the existing exemption from sales tax for agricultural produce and eggs sold at a farmers market or roadside stand. Currently, the exemption applies only if the individual selling the produce ...
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2018-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0362)
VASB974PassStock corporations; action by shareholders without meeting. Creates an exception to the provision that authorizes shareholders of a corporation to act without a meeting by less than unanimous written consent of the shareholders. The exception states ...
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2018-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0308)
VASJR249PassCelebrating the life of Neilson Jay November.
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2018-03-10
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ249ER)
VASJR224PassCelebrating the life of Mary Speake Humelsine.
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2018-03-10
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ224ER)
VASR76PassCelebrating the life of Timothy Scott Edwards.
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2018-03-10
Bill text as passed Senate (SR76ER)
VASB363PassDelegate Lacey E. Putney Memorial Highway. Designates the portion of U.S. Route 221 between the Town of Bedford and the City of Lynchburg the "Delegate Lacey E. Putney Memorial Highway." The bill contains an emergency clause. This bill is identical t...
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2018-03-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0235)
VASB979PassProfessions and occupations; appraisal management companies. Amends the definition of appraisal management company and adds definitions for appraisal management services and appraiser panel. The bill also requires applicants for an appraisal manageme...
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2018-03-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0230)
VASJR218EngrossCelebrating the life of the Honorable Harry Robert Purkey.
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2018-03-09
Agreed to by House
VASJR245EngrossCelebrating the life of Captain Paul F. Hollandsworth, Jr., USN, Ret.
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2018-03-09
Agreed to by House
VASR64PassCelebrating the life of the Reverend William Franklin Graham, Jr.
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2018-03-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR64ER)
VASR59PassCommending Richard E. Hickman, Jr.
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2018-03-08
Bill text as passed Senate (SR59ER)
VASJR154PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Lacey E. Putney.
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2018-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ154ER)
VASJR183PassCommending Timothy L. Taylor.
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2018-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ183ER)
VASJR180PassCommending the CGI Southwest Virginia Technology Center of Excellence.
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2018-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ180ER)
VASJR182PassCelebrating the life of James Howell Hardy III.
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2018-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ182ER)
VASJR181PassCommending Mountain Movers.
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2018-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ181ER)
VASJR161PassCelebrating the life of the Most Reverend Francis X. Di Lorenzo.
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2018-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ161ER)
VASJR189PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Harry Burns Blevins, Sr.
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2018-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ189ER)
VASJR190PassCommending Justin Verlander.
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2018-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ190ER)
VASJR207PassCommending the Virginia Department of Veterans Services Benefits section.
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2018-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ207ER)
VASJR210PassCelebrating the life of Suzanne Davis Miller.
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2018-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ210ER)
VASJR215PassCommending the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association.
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2018-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ215ER)
VASJR217PassCelebrating the life of Eugene L. Crump, Jr.
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2018-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ217ER)
VASB372EngrossCarrying dangerous weapon to place of religious worship. Repeals the statutory prohibition on carrying a gun, pistol, bowie knife, dagger, or other dangerous weapon, without good and sufficient reason, to a place of worship while a meeting for religi...
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2018-03-06
To House Rules Committee
VASB774EngrossPartition; election to purchase. Provides that a defendant in a suit for partition may elect to purchase the property at fair market value. If the election to purchase fails to close and title fails to pass to the petitioner for any reason, then the ...
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2018-03-06
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB382PassAlcoholic beverage control; delivery of wine or beer to retail licensee; wholesaler requirement. Requires that before any wine or beer may be delivered to a retail licensee for resale, such wine or beer first be delivered to the licensed premises of ...
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2018-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0167)
VASB383PassTourism Development Authority; LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commissions. Reorganizes the Tourism Development Authority by increasing board membership and creating tourism advisory committees. This bill is identical to HB 671.
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2018-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0176)
VASB422PassForeclosure; notice of sale when owner is deceased. Provides that when the owner of a property to be sold by a trustee pursuant to a deed of trust is deceased, the notice of the sale shall be delivered to the last known address of the deceased owner,...
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2018-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0204)
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