Virginia Senator Benton Chafin [R]

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VASB1166EngrossClerks of court; collection of DNA sample for certain offenses; disclosure of tax information; Torrens system. Provides that a blood, saliva, or tissue sample shall be taken for any person convicted of a local ordinance that is similar to a misdemean...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1186EngrossPayment or delivery of small asset by affidavit; check, draft, or other negotiable instrument; financial institution. Provides that a financial institution accepting a small asset that is a check, draft, or other negotiable instrument presented by an...
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2019-01-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1165IntroLocal gas severance tax; sunset date. Extends the sunset date from January 1, 2020, to January 1, 2022, for the local gas severance tax that is dedicated to (i) the local Coal and Gas Road Improvement Fund, (ii) the Virginia Coalfield Economic Develo...
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2019-01-18
Passed by for the day
VASB1167IntroMedicaid recipients; treatment involving opioids or opioid replacements; payment. Prohibits health care providers licensed by the Board of Medicine from requesting or requiring a patient who is a recipient of medical assistance services pursuant to t...
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2019-01-18
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
VASB1339IntroFoster care omnibus. Makes numerous changes to the laws Foster care omnibus. Makes numerous changes to the laws governing the provision of foster care services in the Commonwealth. Among other things, the bill (i) allows the Commissioner of Social Se...
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2019-01-18
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1023EngrossVirginia Retirement System; retired law-enforcement officers employed as school security officers. Allows a retired law-enforcement officer to continue to receive his service retirement allowance during a subsequent period of employment by a local sc...
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2019-01-18
Passed by for the day
VASB1495IntroVirginia Rural Information Technology Apprenticeship Grant Fund and Program. Establishes the Virginia Rural Information Technology Apprenticeship Grant Fund and Program, to be administered by the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, for the pu...
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2019-01-17
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1224IntroLocal multidisciplinary elder abuse response teams. Allows the attorney for the Commonwealth in each political subdivision to coordinate the establishment of a multidisciplinary response to elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of incapaci...
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2019-01-17
To Senate Rehabilitation: Subcommittee #2
VASB1469IntroTimber sales; theft; accounting; penalty. Provides that a person who buys and removes timber from a landowner's property is guilty of larceny if he fails to pay the landowner by the date specified in their agreement or, if there is no written agreeme...
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2019-01-17
To Senate Finance Committee
VASR89PassCommending the University of Virginia.
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2019-01-17
Bill text as passed Senate (SR89ER)
VASB1506IntroRadford University; authority to establish Roanoke Division. Authorizes the Radford University Board of Visitors (the board) to establish the Radford University-Roanoke Division (the Division) through the acquisition of Jefferson College of Health Sc...
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2019-01-17
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1747IntroInsurance agents; continuing education requirements. Revises the timeline for completion of continuing education course information or waiver requirements by insurance agents to a schedule that is biennial, based on the agent's month and year of birt...
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2019-01-17
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1649IntroCarnal knowledge; bail bondsmen; penalty. Increases from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony the penalty for carnal knowledge of a pretrial defendant or posttrial offender by an owner or employee of the bail bond company that posted the pretria...
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2019-01-16
To Senate Finance Committee
VASR88IntroCommending the Town of Lebanon.
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2019-01-15
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VASB1710IntroCommunity work in lieu of payment of fines and court costs; authority of the court. Clarifies that a court shall oversee a program allowing community service in lieu of payment of fines and court costs, including the monitoring of credit earned towar...
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2019-01-15
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1707IntroSouthwest Virginia Energy Research and Development Authority. Creates the Southwest Virginia Energy Research and Development Authority (the Authority) to promote opportunities for energy development in Southwest Virginia, to create jobs and economic ...
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2019-01-15
To Senate Local Government Committee
VASB1704IntroIndividual and corporate income tax credit; employers of National Guard members and self-employed National Guard members. Provides for taxable years 2019 through 2023 a nonrefundable tax credit against individual and corporate income taxes for (i) wa...
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2019-01-15
To Senate Finance Committee
VASJR269PassCelebrating the life of Stacey Visser Dendy.
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2019-01-14
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ269ER)
VASJR266EngrossCommending the Washington Capitals.
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2019-01-14
Passed by for the day
VASB1697IntroCorporate income tax subtraction; business interest. Establishes a subtraction from a corporation's Virginia taxable income for the amount of business interest that is disallowed as a deduction from federal taxable income by §163(j) of the Inter...
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2019-01-14
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1698IntroCorporate income tax subtraction; Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income. Establishes a subtraction in computing Virginia taxable income for the amount of Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income that is included in a corporation's federal taxable income.
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2019-01-14
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1695IntroPublic utilities; acquisition of rights-of-way for economic development sites. Authorizes a public utility providing water, sewer, electric, or natural gas service to conduct an Economic Development Program (Program). Under such a Program, the utilit...
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2019-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 21]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1221IntroTelemedicine services; coverage and Telemedicine services; coverage and practice. Requires insurers, corporations, or health maintenance organizations to cover remote patient monitoring services as part of their coverage of telemedicine services to t...
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2019-01-11
[Hearing: Jan 22 @ 8:30 am]
To Senate Education: Health Professions Committee
VASB1658IntroTobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Fund; investments in Virginia Venture Capital Accounts. Authorizes the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (the Commission) to invest up to 10 percent of its annual disbursements from the Toba...
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2019-01-09
[Hearing: Jan 22 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1491IntroState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; school boards and school employees; hiring of relatives. Removes the prohibition for a school board to hire or employ, or for a division superintendent to recommend to the school board for employm...
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2019-01-08
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB1529IntroReports to Central Criminal Records Exchange; additional offenses. Adds various criminal offenses to the list of offenses for which a report to the Central Criminal Records Exchange is required. The reports contain such information as is required by ...
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2019-01-08
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1492IntroFOIA; exclusions; proprietary records and trade secrets; Virginia Telecommunication Initiative. Excludes trade secrets, as defined in the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (§59.1-336 et seq.), financial information, and research-related information supp...
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2019-01-08
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASB1519IntroUniversity of Virginia's College at Wise; reduced rate tuition. Permits the board of visitors of the University of Virginia to charge reduced rate tuition to any student enrolled at the University of Virginia's College at Wise who resides in the Appa...
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2019-01-08
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB1365IntroEducation Improvement Scholarships tax credits; benefits Education Improvement Scholarships tax credits; benefits and eligibility requirements; eligible students with a disability. Increases the scholarship amount available for an eligible student wi...
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2019-01-08
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1402IntroHealth care provider panels; vertically integrated carriers; public hospitals. Requires any vertically integrated carrier to offer to every public hospital participation in each provider panel or network established for each of the vertically integra...
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2019-01-08
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1325IntroGuaranteed asset protection waivers. Establishes requirements for offering guaranteed asset protection (GAP) waivers, which are agreements, entered into as a part of or addendum to a motor vehicle financing agreement, under which the creditor agrees ...
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2019-01-07
[Hearing: Jan 21]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1274IntroDepartment of Forensic Science; purchase of forensic laboratory services. Requires the Department of Forensic Science to purchase forensic laboratory services from laboratories located in the Commonwealth that are operated by an institution of higher...
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2019-01-07
[Hearing: Jan 21]
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASB1293IntroUninsured motorist insurance coverage; settlement and release. Provides that any release executed as a result of a liability insurer settling a personal injury claim with an underinsured claimant for the available limits of the liability insurer's co...
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2019-01-07
[Hearing: Jan 21]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1268IntroGas or oil drilling units; escrowed proceeds; Coalfield Region Elderly Assistance Fund; Coalfield Region Tourism Fund. Provides that proceeds of certain gas or oil wells, escrowed because the owner's identity and location remain unknown, shall be pre...
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2019-01-07
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1222IntroInsurance licensing. Requires the biennial renewal, for individuals and business entities, of licenses by insurance agents, consultants, public adjusters, surplus lines brokers, and viatical settlement brokers by a producer's year and month of birth....
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2019-01-04
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1211IntroVirginia income tax; conformity; standard deduction; emergency. Advances conformity of the Commonwealth's tax code with the federal tax code to December 31, 2018, including conformity to the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill raises Virginia's s...
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2019-01-04
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB879IntroIntangible personal property; personal property used in manufacturing. Clarifies that personal property used directly in manufacturing in the locality in which the tax is assessed is classified as intangible personal property. Current law does not re...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB380IntroPersonal injury; loss of consortium claims by certain relatives. Creates a cause of action for loss of consortium, the damages for which are specified in the bill, for (i) spouses of persons, (ii) parents of minor children, and (iii) adult children o...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB857IntroPublic Rights-of-Way Use Fees; high-speed Internet access. Allocates a portion of Public Rights-of-Way Use fees collected by the Virginia Department of Transportation and certain localities to be used for the deployment and expansion of high-speed In...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
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