Virginia Delegate Betsy Carr [D]

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VAHB1113Engross
50%
Virginia Public Procurement Act; job order contracting; limitations. Increases from $6 million to $10 million the maximum threshold above which the sum of all jobs performed in a one-year job order contract term shall not exceed. The bill also increa...
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2024-02-22
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1113ER)
VAHB187Engross
50%
Average teacher salary in the Commonwealth; national average. Requires the Governor's introduced budget bills for the 2025, 2026, and 2027 Regular Sessions of the General Assembly to propose funding for, and state funding to be provided pursuant to t...
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2024-02-22
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 8:30 am]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB586Engross
50%
Training standards for law-enforcement officers; comprehensive harm reduction program; drug use. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish training standards and publish and periodically update model policies for law-enforceme...
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2024-02-21
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB1071Engross
50%
Reduction of speed limits; local authority. Expands the current authority of any locality to reduce the speed limit to less than 25 miles per hour, but not less than 15 miles per hour, on highways within its boundaries that are located in a business ...
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2024-02-21
Passed Senate (23-Y 17-N)
VAHB1125Engross
50%
Virginia Business Ready Expedited Permitting Program; established. Establishes the Virginia Business Ready Expedited Permitting Program and directs the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority to designate up to two sites and six projects ...
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2024-02-21
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1126Engross
50%
Persons other than ministers who may perform rites of marriage; current Virginia members of Congress. Adds current Virginia members of the United States Senate or United States House of Representatives to the list of persons who may celebrate the rit...
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2024-02-21
Passed Senate (34-Y 6-N)
VAHB805Engross
50%
Additional 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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2024-02-21
Committee substitute printed 24108095D-S1
VAHB1088Engross
50%
Board of Education; instructional materials on climate change and environmental literacy; model policies and procedures for selection. Requires the Board of Education to make available to each local school board instructional materials on climate cha...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 22]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VAHB1381Engross
50%
Center for Rural Virginia; name change. Renames the Center for Rural Virginia as the Senator Frank M. Ruff, Jr. Center for Rural Virginia.
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2024-02-21
Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1085Engross
50%
Department of Environmental Quality; PFAS; identification; monitoring; PFAS Expert Advisory Committee established; report. Requires, for every public water system, as defined in the bill, the Department of Health (VDH) to assist the Department of Env...
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2024-02-21
Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1Engross
50%
Minimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from the current rate of $12.00 per hour to $13.50 per hour effective January 1, 2025, and to $15.00 per hour effective January 1, 2026. The bill satisfies a reenactment clause included in Chapters 1204 and 12...
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2024-02-21
Reported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 4-N)
VAHB78Engross
50%
Search warrants; menstrual health data prohibited. Search warrants; menstrual health data prohibited. Prohibits the issuance of a search warrant for the search and seizure of menstrual health data, as defined in the bill, stored on a computer, comput...
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2024-02-21
Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 6-N)
VAHB46Enroll
75%
Firearm transfers to another person from a prohibited Firearm transfers to another person from a prohibited person. Provides that a person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm because such person is subject to a protective order or has been co...
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2024-02-21
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB46ER)
VAHB287Enroll
75%
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; practice of geology; definitions. Expands the definition of the practice of geology to include the performance of any professional service or work wherein the principles and methods of geology a...
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2024-02-21
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB287ER)
VAHB1195Engross
50%
Purchase of firearms; waiting period; penalty. Provides that no person shall sell a firearm unless at least five days have elapsed from the time the prospective purchaser completes the written consent form to have a licensed dealer obtain criminal hi...
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2024-02-21
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB18Engross
50%
Hate crimes and discrimination; ethnic animosity; Hate crimes and discrimination; ethnic animosity; penalties. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to safeguard all individuals within the Commonwealth from unlawful discrimination in emp...
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2024-02-21
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB819Engross
50%
Health insurance; coverage for prescription contraceptives. Requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage under any health insurance contract, policy, or plan that includes coverage for prescription drugs on an outpatient basis, for any pres...
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2024-02-21
Reported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 3-N)
VAHB536Engross
50%
Student bullying; definition; characteristics of victim. Adjusts the definition of "bullying" in the context of public education to specify that the real or perceived power imbalance between the aggressor or aggressors and victim that is involved in ...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 22]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VAHB624Engross
50%
Equity in public school funding; student need; English language learner and at-risk students. Amends Standard of Quality 2 by (i) requiring state funding to be provided to support ratios of instructional positions to English language learner students...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 22]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VAHB398Engross
50%
Public elementary and secondary schools; student discipline; leveled administrative responses to student behavior. Prohibits, except in certain cases involving firearms, drugs, adjudications of delinquency, convictions of certain crimes, or certain a...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 22]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VAHB825Engross
50%
Public school funding; At-Risk Program established. Establishes the At-Risk Program for the purpose of supporting programs and services for students who are educationally at risk, including prevention, intervention, or remediation activities required...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 22]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VAHB419Engross
50%
Early childhood care and education system; need-based and demand-based funding; educator incentive; nonreverting fund to capture unspent early childhood care and education funding balances. Requires the Department of Education to (i) annually project...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 22]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VAHB1080Engross
50%
License suspensions due to driving during a period of suspension or revocation; period of suspension. Prohibits any license suspensions due to driving during a period of suspension or revocation from extending beyond 10 years from the date of convict...
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2024-02-20
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB1100Engross
50%
Conservation of trees during land development process. Expands current provisions that provide that certain localities in Planning District 8 (Northern Virginia) may, by ordinance, require conservation of trees during the land development process by ...
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2024-02-20
To Senate Local Government Committee
VAHB1269Engross
50%
Barrier crimes; adult substance abuse and mental health services; exception. Creates an exception to the barrier crime rules for employment at an adult substance abuse or mental health treatment program that permits persons convicted of certain offen...
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2024-02-20
Passed Senate with substitute (30-Y 10-N)
VAHB1349Engross
50%
Alcoholic beverage control; annual mixed beverage performing arts facility licenses; on-and-off premises wine and beer licenses. Defines performing arts facility and sports facility and standardizes the eligibility criteria for annual mixed beverage ...
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2024-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 22]

Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHJR172Engross
50%
Commending Marie Ridder.
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2024-02-20
Laid on Clerk's Desk
VAHB1177Engross
50%
Voter 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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2024-02-20
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHR177Intro
25%
Commending the Honorable Michael P. Mullin.
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2024-02-20
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 24101079D
VAHB234Engross
50%
All-terrain vehicles and off-road motorcycles; seizure, impounding, and disposition. Authorizes the governing body of any city or county to provide by ordinance for the lawful seizure, impounding, and disposition of an illegally operated all-terrain ...
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2024-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 9:00 am]

Passed Senate with substitute (23-Y 17-N)
VAHB673Engross
50%
Resilient 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 in low-income geographic areas and proje...
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2024-02-20
Passed Senate (28-Y 11-N)
VAHB100Engross
50%
Child labor offenses; civil penalties. Increases from $10,000 to $25,000 the civil penalty for each violation of child labor laws that results in the employment of a child who is seriously injured or dies in the course of employment. The bill also in...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB517Engross
50%
Official emblems and designations; state pollinator; European honey bee. Designates the honey bee (Apis mellifera) as the official state pollinator. The bill contains a technical amendment.
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2024-02-19
Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB1174Engross
50%
Assault firearms; purchase; age requirement; penalty. Provides that in order to purchase an assault firearm a person must be 21 years of age or older. The bill also expands the definition of "assault firearm" as the term applies to criminal history r...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB609Engross
50%
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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2024-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 8:30 am]
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 8:30 am]
To Senate Education: Health Committee
VAHR119PassCommending Blake Corum.
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2024-02-19
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHB776Engross
50%
Minimum qualifications for law-enforcement officers; citizenship; waiver. Allows individuals who are lawfully admitted for permanent residence who have resided in the United States for no less than 60 months and who are both eligible for and have app...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB173Engross
50%
Manufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of plastic firearms and unfinished frames or receivers and unserialized firearms prohibited; penalties. Creates a Class 5 felony for any person who knowingly manufactures or assembles, imports, purch...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHJR166Intro
25%
Celebrating the life of Michelle Antonette Leete.
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2024-02-19
Passed by for the day
VAHB2Engross
50%
Purchase, sale, transfer, etc., of assault firearms Purchase, 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, purchas...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1133Engross
50%
Virginia College Savings Plan; renamed Commonwealth Savers Plan. Renames the Virginia College Savings Plan as the Commonwealth Savers Plan.
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 8:30 am]
To Senate Education: Higher Education Committee
VAHB27Engross
50%
Kinship foster care; alternative living arrangements; Kinship foster care; alternative living arrangements; Parental Child Safety Placement Program established. Establishes the Parental Child Safety Placement Program to promote and support placements...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHJR112PassCelebrating the life of Richard Henry Wilde Dillard.
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2024-02-15
Agreed to by Senate
VAHJR120PassCommending the ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation.
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2024-02-15
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VAHJR127PassCommending Trinity United Methodist Church.
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2024-02-15
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VAHJR136PassCommending Margaret L. Sanner.
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2024-02-15
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VAHB1116Engross
50%
Virginia Public Procurement Act; methods of procurement; certain construction projects. Allows a public body to establish purchase procedures, if adopted in writing, not requiring competitive sealed bids or competitive negotiation for single or term ...
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2024-02-14
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VAHB1084Engross
50%
Disabled parking placards; validity; fees. Extends from six months to 12 months the maximum duration for which the DMV may issue a temporary removable windshield placard to a person with a disability that limits or impairs his ability to walk or that...
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2024-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 22]
To Senate Transportation Committee
VAHB1131Engross
50%
Casino gaming; eligible host city. Removes the City of Richmond as an eligible host city for casino gaming establishments in the Commonwealth.
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2024-02-14
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1105Engross
50%
Housing; Zoning for Housing Production Fund created; affordable dwelling unit policy incentives; report. Creates the Zoning for Housing Production Program to be administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development (the Department). To ...
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2024-02-14
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
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