Virginia Senator Bill DeSteph [R]

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VASJR284EngrossConstitution of the United States; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amen...
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2019-01-18
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1150EngrossIssuance of warrants by magistrates. Provides that a magistrate may not issue an arrest warrant for a misdemeanor offense where the accused is a law-enforcement officer and the alleged offense arises out of the performance of his public duties upon t...
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2019-01-17
Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N)
VASB1168EngrossDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; regulatory boards; expungement of disciplinary records. Authorizes any regulatory board within the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation to expunge the disciplinary record of a ...
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2019-01-17
Read second time and engrossed
VASB1236IntroPublic schools; equal access; education employee associations and professional educator liability insurance providers. Requires school boards to adopt and implement policies to ensure employees have equal access to education employee associations and...
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2019-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17 @ 8:00 am]
Reported from Education and Health with substitute (8-Y 4-N 2-A)
VASB1239IntroHigher education; members of governing boards; duties. Provides that the primary duty of any member of a governing board of a public institution of higher education is to the Commonwealth. The bill requires that the educational programs for the gover...
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2019-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
To Senate Education: Higher Education Committee
VASB1234IntroGoverning boards of public institutions of higher education; educational programs. Requires educational programs for the governing boards of public institutions of higher education to include presentations relating to student debt trends.
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2019-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
To Senate Education: Higher Education Committee
VASB1023IntroVirginia 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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2019-01-16
Incorporates SB1582 (Suetterlein)
VASB1118IntroPublic institutions of higher education; tuition and fee increases; public comment. Requires the governing board of each public institution of higher education, prior to a vote on an increase in undergraduate tuition or mandatory fees, to permit publ...
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2019-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 17]
To Senate Education: Higher Education Committee
VASB1151IntroAggravated sexual battery by false representation or subterfuge; penalty. Provides that any person who sexually abuses another person by false representation or subterfuge that is part of a massage, medical procedure, or physical therapy is guilty of...
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2019-01-15
Introduced bill reprinted 19104418D
VASB1099IntroDepartment of General Services; guidance to state public bodies regarding purchases of materials made in the United States. Directs the Department of General Services to develop and maintain a guidance document assisting state public bodies to purcha...
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2019-01-14
To Senate Finance Committee
VASJR269EngrossCelebrating the life of Stacey Visser Dendy.
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2019-01-14
Agreed to by House
VASJR263EngrossCommending the American Legion.
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2019-01-14
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VASB1030IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds cancers of the colon, brain, or testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when firef...
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2019-01-14
Incorporates SB1528 (Vogel)
VASJR266EngrossCommending the Washington Capitals.
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2019-01-14
Passed by for the day
VASR84EngrossCommending the Virginia Funeral Directors Association.
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2019-01-10
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VASB1269IntroLength of school term; waiver for evacuation. Requires the Board of Education to waive the requirement that school divisions provide additional teaching days or teaching hours to compensate for school closings resulting from an evacuation directed an...
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2019-01-09
[Hearing: Jan 17 @ 8:00 am]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VASB1573IntroOffshore oil and gas drilling; prohibition. Prohibits the Marine Resources Commission or the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy from granting any lease or permit for oil or gas exploration or drilling, or the construction of oil or gas infrastr...
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2019-01-09
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1604IntroCruelty to animals; aggravated cruelty; penalty. Increases from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony the penalty for cruelly and unnecessarily beating, maiming, mutilating, or killing a dog or cat. Current law requires that the dog or cat die as...
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2019-01-09
[Hearing: Jan 17]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASJR309IntroStudy; Virginia Marine Resources Commission; creation of protection zones for submarine cables; report. Requests the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to study the feasibility of creating protection zones for submarine fiber optic cables located a...
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2019-01-09
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB1343IntroCommercial driver's licenses; specialized training required. Requires the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to include training on the recognition, prevention, and reporting of human trafficking in driver training for Class A, Class B,...
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2019-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 23]
To Senate Transportation Committee
VASB1374IntroCondominium Act; penalties. Provides that any person who willfully violates any provision of the Condominium Act is guilty of a misdemeanor the penalty for which, for each such violation, is (i) a fine of not less than $1,000 or double the amount of ...
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2019-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 21]
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASB1342IntroStorage and mechanics' liens; amount of lien. Increases the amount of a mechanics' lien for repairs from $1,000 to an amount not to exceed the value of the vehicle and the amount of a storage lien from $500 to an amount not to exceed the value of the...
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2019-01-08
To Senate Courts of Justice 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
VASJR291IntroStudy; Secretary of Administration; State Board of Elections; electronic return of voted military-overseas ballots; pilot program; report. Requests the Secretary of Administration to oversee and develop a charter and directives for the State Board of...
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2019-01-08
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB1499IntroDepartment of Motor Vehicles hearings; motor vehicle dealers. Provides standing to any corporation or association that is primarily owned by or comprised of motor vehicle dealers and that primarily represents the interests of motor vehicle dealers to...
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2019-01-08
To Senate Transportation Committee
VASB1550IntroBicyclists and other vulnerable road users. Provides that a person who operates a motor vehicle in a careless or distracted manner and is the proximate cause of serious physical injury to a vulnerable road user, defined in the bill as a pedestrian or...
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2019-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 23]
To Senate Transportation Committee
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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2019-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 18 @ 8:00 am]
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VASB1265IntroDepartment of Veterans Services; Virginia War Memorial division. Provides that only the names and homes of record designation of those Virginians "Killed in Action" (i) as a result of military operations against terrorism, (ii) as a result of a terro...
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2019-01-07
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASB1235IntroVehicle inspector certification; criminal history. Prohibits the Superintendent of State Police from promulgating regulations barring an individual from being certified as a vehicle inspector solely because he has previously been convicted of a crimi...
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2019-01-05
[Hearing: Jan 23]
To Senate Transportation Committee
VASB1237IntroIndividual income tax; itemization. Allows an individual taxpayer to itemize deductions for state income tax purposes regardless of whether he elects to itemize deductions on his federal return for taxable years 2018 through 2025. Current law require...
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2019-01-05
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1245IntroAlcoholic beverage control; annual mixed beverage special events licenses; combined annual mixed beverage special events and mixed beverage caterer's licenses; agritourism resorts. Allows "agritourism resorts," as defined in the bill, to obtain annua...
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2019-01-05
[Hearing: Jan 18 @ 8:00 am]
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VASB1242IntroAlcoholic beverage control; mixed Alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage restaurant license; penalties. Allows mixed beverage restaurant licensees that specialize in the sale of high-end spirits to calculate, for purposes of the food-to-beverage ...
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2019-01-05
[Hearing: Jan 18 @ 8:00 am]
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VASB1169IntroApprentice agreements; ratio of apprentices to journeymen. Apprentice agreements; ratio of apprentices to journeymen. Prohibits the Apprenticeship Council from adopting standards for apprenticeship agreements governing the numeric ratio of journeymen...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1149IntroDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; training standards; recognition of and response to post-traumatic stress. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish training standards and publish and periodically update model policies...
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2019-01-02
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1152IntroChesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee; member terms. Increases from two to four the number of consecutive four-year terms a nonlegislative citizen member is allowed to serve on the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee (the ...
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2019-01-02
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB1101IntroOffice of the Attorney General; representation of members of the General Assembly for violations of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Allows the Office of the Attorney General to represent a member of the General Assembly in any civil matter a...
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2018-12-21
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB1110IntroAlcoholic beverage control; local referendums. Allows the sale of mixed beverages by licensed restaurants and the sale of alcoholic beverages by the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority in any county, town, or super...
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2018-12-21
[Hearing: Jan 18 @ 8:00 am]
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VASB56IntroLine of Duty Act; eligible dependents. Provides that children born or adopted after the death or disability of an employee covered by the Line of Duty Act are eligible for health insurance coverage if such coverage does not result in an increase in t...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB990IntroStormwater; State Water Control Board; regulations. Authorizes the State Water Control Board (the Board) to adopt stormwater regulations that provide any definitions, equations, or protocols needed to implement the runoff reduction method of demonstr...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB317IntroPublic procurement; contracting for construction on a construction management basis. Authorizes state public bodies and public institutions of higher education to enter into contracts for construction on a construction management basis where the esti...
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2018-11-30
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASB574IntroStep therapy protocols. Requires health benefit plans that restrict the use of any prescription drug through the use of a step therapy protocol to have in place a clear, convenient, and expeditious process for a prescribing medical provider to reques...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB773IntroAlcoholic beverage control (ABC); food-to-beverage ratio. Reduces the current 45 percent food-to-beverage ratio for mixed beverage licensees. The bill requires that a mixed beverage restaurant, caterer's, or limited caterer's licensee meet or exceed ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VASB373IntroHigher education; in-state tuition. Prohibits any percentage increase in in-state tuition or instructional fees for undergraduate students at Virginia's public institutions of higher education that exceeds the annual percentage increase, as determine...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB1025IntroTethering of animals; adequate shelter and space. Provides that outdoor tethering of a companion animal does not meet the requirement that an animal be given adequate shelter, unless the animal is actively engaged in an agricultural or hunting activi...
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2018-10-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASJR254IntroStudy; Department of Transportation; purchase of the Dulles Greenway; report. Requests the Department of Transportation to study the feasibility of purchasing all or part of the Dulles Greenway.
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2018-10-01
To Senate Rules Committee
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