Virginia Senator Chris Head [R]

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VASB133Engross
50%
Physician assistants; practice agreement exemption. Allows physician assistants employed by a hospital or employed in certain facilities operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services or in federally qualified health cente...
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2024-02-23
VOTE: Passage (97-Y 1-N)
VASB145Engross
50%
Special conservators of the peace; armed security officer registration. Provides that a special conservator of the peace may possess simultaneous registration with the Department of Criminal Justice Services as an armed security officer and shall mai...
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2024-02-23
Reported from Public Safety (20-Y 1-N)
VASB156Engross
50%
Financial Services Expansion Grant Fund. Creates the Financial Services Expansion Grant Fund to make grant payments to an eligible financial services company that makes a capital investment of at least $87 million at a facility in Roanoke County and ...
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2024-02-23
Read second time
VASB413Engross
50%
Local government; standardization of public notice requirements for certain meetings, hearings, or intended actions. Standardizes the frequency with which and length of time in which notices of certain meetings, hearings, and other intended actions o...
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2024-02-23
House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
VASB39Engross
50%
Kinship foster care; alternative living arrangements; Parental Child Safety Placement Program established. Establishes the Parental Child Safety Placement Program to promote and support placements of children with relatives by local boards of social ...
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2024-02-23
VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N)
VASB420Engross
50%
Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind Board of Visitors; membership; Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind Board of Visitors; membership; powers and duties; meetings. Expands the total membership of the Board of Visitors of the Virginia Sch...
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2024-02-23
Read second time
VASJR61Engross
50%
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Month of Awareness. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Month of Awareness. Designates May, in 2024 and in each succeeding year, as Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Month of Awareness in Virginia.
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2024-02-23
Reported from Rules (17-Y 0-N)
VASB469Engross
50%
Controlled substances; manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, etc.; adulterated or misbranded drugs; penalties. Makes it a Class 6 felony for any person, except for permitted manufacturers, to possess, purchase, sell, give, distribute, or poss...
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2024-02-23
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB367Engross
50%
Task Force on Fentanyl and Heroin Enforcement established. Creates the Task Force on Fentanyl and Heroin Enforcement whose purpose is to study ways to enhance the ability of law-enforcement officers throughout the Commonwealth to combat the illegal m...
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2024-02-23
To House Appropriations Committee
VASJR123Engross
50%
Commending the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Commending the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority.
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2024-02-23
Laid on Speaker's table
VASB339Engross
50%
Bureau of Financial Institutions to study blockchain technology, digital asset mining, and cryptocurrency; report. Bureau of Financial Institutions to study blockchain technology, digital asset mining, and cryptocurrency; report. Directs the Bureau o...
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2024-02-23
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB132Enroll
75%
Health Insurance Reform Commission; assessment of certain legislation. Requires the Health Insurance Reform Commission, whenever the Chairman of the House Committee on Labor and Commerce or the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor requests that the...
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2024-02-22
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB132ER)
VASB154Engross
50%
Advance Health Care Planning Registry; amendment of regulations. Amends the list of documents that may be submitted to the Advance Health Care Directive Registry to include any other document that supports advance health care planning. The bill also ...
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2024-02-22
Reported from Health and Human Services (21-Y 0-N)
VASB155Engross
50%
Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority; Virginia Health Care Career and Technical Training and Education Fund; established. Modifies the enabling legislation for the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority by adding four additional e...
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2024-02-22
Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
VASB35Enroll
75%
Board of Medicine; continuing education; unconscious bias and cultural competency. Directs the Board of Medicine to require unconscious bias and cultural competency training as part of the continuing education requirements for renewal of licensure. T...
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2024-02-22
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB35ER)
VASJR124PassCommending George Teague, Jr. Commending George Teague, Jr.
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2024-02-22
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VASB134Engross
50%
Economic development authorities; Craig County. Allows the board of supervisors of Craig County to appoint one of its members to the Economic Development Authority of the County of Craig.
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2024-02-21
VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)
VASB679Engross
50%
Enterprise zones; extension. Provides that any enterprise zone in existence as of June 30, 2024, shall be extended for a period of four years in addition to any renewal periods currently authorized by law and authorizes the Governor, upon the recomme...
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2024-02-21
VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)
VASB7Engross
50%
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 employment and in places of public accommodation beca...
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2024-02-21
VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)
VASJR96PassCommending Claudia Flores.
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2024-02-19
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ96ER)
VASJR95PassCelebrating the life of Commander Edward S. Stolle, Jr., USN, Ret.
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2024-02-19
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ95ER)
VASJR116PassCelebrating the life of Mia Ethridge.
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2024-02-19
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ116ER)
VASR82PassCommending the Honorable Jennifer Wexton.
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2024-02-19
Bill text as passed Senate (SR82ER)
VASR64PassCelebrating the life of John Oliver Wynne.
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2024-02-15
Bill text as passed Senate (SR64ER)
VASB704Engross
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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2024-02-13
To House General Laws Committee
VASJR87PassCommending Major General Timothy P. Williams, VNG.
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2024-02-12
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ87ER)
VASJR86PassCelebrating the life of Karen Harrison Jones.
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2024-02-12
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ86ER)
VASB153Intro
25%
Medical Ethics Defense Act established. Establishes the right of a medical practitioner, health care institution, or health care payer not to participate in or pay for any medical procedure or service that violates such medical practitioner's, health...
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2024-02-08
Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VASR26PassCommending Margaret L. Sanner.
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2024-02-08
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VASR6PassCommending the Honorable Dr. Luke E. Torian.
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2024-02-08
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VASR50PassCommending John Ray Grisham, Jr.
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2024-02-08
Bill text as passed Senate (SR50ER)
VASB410Intro
25%
Virginia Tourism Authority; Governor's Major Entertainment Opportunity Fund. Renames the Governor's Motion Picture Opportunity Fund under the Virginia Tourism Authority as the Governor's Major Entertainment Opportunity Fund and changes its purpose fr...
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2024-02-07
Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 4-N)
VASB418Intro
25%
Virginia Museum of Transportation; established. Establishes the Virginia Museum of Transportation as a public entity and educational institution under the Commonwealth. The bill provides that the Museum is governed by a 15-member board of trustees.
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2024-02-07
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB419Intro
25%
Family caregiver tax credit. Creates a nonrefundable income tax credit for taxable years 2024 through 2028 for expenses incurred by an individual in caring for an eligible family member, defined in the bill, who requires assistance with one or more a...
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2024-02-07
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB414Intro
25%
Tire stewardship program established; report. Requires producers of tires sold in the Commonwealth to join a tire stewardship organization on or before January 1, 2026, which must submit a plan to the Department of Environmental Quality for the estab...
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2024-02-06
Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (9-Y 6-N)
VASB148Intro
25%
Securities Act; digital tokens; exemption. Provides that an issuer or seller of a digital token, as defined in the bill, shall be exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act if (i) the digital token cannot be considered an investm...
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2024-02-05
Incorporated by Commerce and Labor
VASJR43PassCelebrating the life of Janet Marie Brooking.
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2024-02-05
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ43ER)
VASJR63PassCommending Peter A. Blake.
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2024-02-05
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ63ER)
VASJR67PassCommending Sandra Gioia Treadway.
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2024-02-05
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ67ER)
VASJR69PassCommending Scott McGeary.
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2024-02-05
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ69ER)
VASB135Engross
50%
Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; eligible site for site development grant; minimum acreage requirement. Reduces from 100 acres to 50 acres the minimum number of contiguous acres required for a site that is not a brownfield to sati...
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2024-02-02
Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
VASB147Intro
25%
Election administration; deputy general registrars; recommended number. Requires the State Board of Elections to adopt guidance for determining the recommended number of deputy registrars to serve in a county or city based on the size of the county's...
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2024-02-02
Failed to report (defeated) in Rules (7-Y 7-N)
VASB417Intro
25%
Adult protective services; central registry. Creates a central registry of substantiated complaints of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation to be maintained by the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. The bill establishes (i) investiga...
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2024-02-02
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VASJR13PassCommemorating the 40th anniversary of the Honorable Yvonne Bond Miller's service in the Virginia General Assembly.
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2024-01-29
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ13ER)
VASB416Intro
25%
Alcoholic beverage control; tied house exception. Allows a manufacturer, bottler, broker, importer, or wholesaler to sponsor or provide support, including equipment, staff, financial, and other support, for a special event for which a nonprofit organ...
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2024-01-26
Stricken at request of Patron in Rehabilitation and Social Services (10-Y 0-N)
VASB136Intro
25%
Prohibition on certain local government appointments. Prohibits a local governing body from appointing a spouse, child, stepchild, parent, stepparent, or grandparent of a governing body member as a member of any local government board, committee, or ...
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2024-01-22
To Senate Local Government Committee
VASB52Intro
25%
Felony homicide; certain drug offenses; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of felony homicide, which constitutes second degree murder and is punishable by confinement of not less than five nor more than 40 years, if the underlying felonious ac...
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2024-01-17
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (8-Y 7-N)
VASB3Intro
25%
State Air Pollution Control Board; regulations; low-emissions and zero-emissions vehicle standards. Repeals the State Air Pollution Control Board's authority to implement low-emissions and zero-emissions vehicle standards that apply for vehicles with...
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2024-01-16
Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (8-Y 6-N)
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