Virginia Delegate Chris Hurst [D]

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VAHB5103EngrossAppropriation; Department of Elections. Appropriates $2,000,000 to the Department of Elections to be used to provide prepaid postage for the return of absentee ballots for the November 3, 2020, election. The bill requires that such prepaid postage be...
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2020-11-10
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5102IntroEmployee safety; Voluntary Protection Program. Requires that an employer that hires a crew of 50 or more temporary employees during any declared public health emergency due to COVID-19 is required to participate in the Voluntary Protection Program (V...
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2020-11-09
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB5111IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; temporary prohibition against landlord termination of rental agreements or actions to obtain possession of a dwelling unit under certain circumstances. Prohibits the termination of rental agreements and t...
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2020-11-09
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB5088IntroElectric utility regulation; triennial Electric utility regulation; triennial review proceeding; emergency investigations; administration of earnings. Directs the State Corporation Commission (the Commission), for Dominion's 2021 triennial review, to...
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2020-11-09
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB5106PassLandlord and tenant; noncompliance with rental agreement; prohibition on using negative credit information arising from the COVID-19 pandemic against applicants for tenancy; penalty. Provides that a landlord who owns more than four rental dwelling un...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0047)
VAHB5064PassVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies; noncompliance with rental agreement; payment plan. Changes from five to 14 days the amount of time that landlords who own four or fewer rental dwelling units must wait after serving wri...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0046)
VAHB5091IntroRequired release of video or audio recording; discharge of firearm or use of stun gun or chemical irritant by law-enforcement officer. Requires that whenever a law-enforcement officer (i) discharges a firearm or (ii) uses a stun gun or chemical irrit...
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2020-11-09
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB5043PassMental health awareness response and community understanding services (Marcus) alert system. Provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) shall develop and...
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2020-11-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0041)
VAHB5045PassCarnal knowledge of a person detained or arrested by a law-enforcement officer or an inmate, parolee, probationer, arrestee, juvenile detainee, or pretrial defendant or posttrial offender; local or state law-enforcement officer; penalty. Adds law-enf...
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2020-10-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0026)
VAHB5072PassLaw-enforcement misconduct. Authorizes the Attorney General to file a civil suit or inquire into or seek to conciliate, through the Division of Human Rights, any unlawful pattern and practice against the Commonwealth or a locality whenever the Attorn...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0018)
VAHR621PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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2020-10-14
Bill text as passed House (HR621ER)
VAHB5052PassLegal holidays; Juneteenth. Recognizes the nineteenth day of June of each year, also known as Juneteenth, as a legal holiday in the Commonwealth to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, the last of the former Confederate ...
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2020-10-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0004)
VAHR608PassCelebrating the life of Saba Labib Shami.
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2020-10-02
Bill text as passed House (HR608ER)
VAHR588PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable John Henry Hager.
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2020-09-25
Bill text as passed House (HR588ER)
VAHB5090EngrossVirginia Freedom of Information Act; law-enforcement criminal incident information; criminal investigative files. Adds criminal investigative files, defined in the bill, to the types of law-enforcement and criminal records required to be released in ...
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2020-09-18
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology with letter (14-Y 0-N)
VAHR544EngrossCommemorating the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHB795VetoHealth insurance; association health plans. Provides that for policies of group accident and sickness insurance issued to an association, members of such an association may include (i) a self-employed individual and (ii) an employer member with at le...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB622PassLimiting employees' sharing of wage information prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits an employer from discharging or taking other retaliatory action against an employee because the employee inquired about or discussed with, or disclosed to, another e...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1210)
VAHB789PassConsumer lending. Replaces references to payday loans with the term "short-term loans." The measure caps the interest and fees that may be charged under a short-term loan at an annual rate of 36 percent, plus a maintenance fee; increases the maximum ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1215)
VAHB119VetoMilk; definition; misbranding; prohibition. Defines "milk" as the lacteal secretion of a healthy hooved mammal and provides that a food product is unlawfully misbranded if its label states that it is milk and it fails to meet such definition, except ...
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2020-04-22
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB582PassLabor and employment; collective bargaining; employees of counties, cities, and towns. Permits counties, cities, and towns to adopt local ordinances authorizing them to (i) recognize any labor union or other employee association as a bargaining agent...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1209)
VAHB10PassQualified education loan servicers. Prohibits any person from acting as a qualified education loan servicer except in accordance with provisions established by this bill. The bill requires a loan servicer to obtain a license from the State Corporatio...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1198)
VAHB1211PassDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources or been claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return fi...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1227)
VAHB785PassLocal tax authority. Modifies or eliminates several restrictions that apply to taxes imposed by counties, and establishes a new restriction on cigarette taxes imposed by any locality. The bill authorizes most counties to impose an admissions tax, not...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1214)
VAHB438PassWorkers' compensation; post-traumatic stress disorder; law-enforcement officers and firefighters. Provides that post-traumatic stress disorder incurred by a law-enforcement officer or firefighter is compensable under the Virginia Workers' Compensatio...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1206)
VAHB56PassMinimum wage; tipped employees; classification. Prohibits an employer from classifying an individual as a tipped employee if the individual is prohibited by applicable federal or state law or regulation from soliciting tips.
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1145)
VAHB572PassDistributed renewable energy. Promotes the establishment of distributed renewable solar and other renewable energy. The measure (i) requires the State Corporation Commission to establish by regulation a shared solar program that allows multifamily cu...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1188)
VAHB648PassPrescription Monitoring Program; information disclosed to the Emergency Department Care Coordination Program; redisclosure. Provides for the mutual exchange of information between the Prescription Monitoring Program and the Emergency Department Care ...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1066)
VAHB1301PassOffice of the Children's Ombudsman established. Establishes the Office of the Children's Ombudsman as a means of effecting changes in policy, procedure, and legislation; educating the public; investigating and reviewing actions of the State Departmen...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1090)
VAHB913PassInstitutions of higher education; sexual violence policies; immunity from disciplinary action; certain students who make reports. Requires the governing board of each nonprofit private institution of higher education and each public institution of hi...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1041)
VAHB1519PassCommission to Study Slavery and Subsequent De Jure and De Facto Racial and Economic Discrimination Against African Americans; report; sunset. Creates the Commission to Study Slavery and Subsequent De Jure and De Facto Racial and Economic Discriminati...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1043)
VAHB1499PassVirginia Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund. Establishes the Virginia Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund to be administered by the Department of Criminal Justice Services for the purpose of supporting gun violence intervention a...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1129)
VAHB831PassUtility easements; location of broadband and other communications facilities. Declares that it is the policy of the Commonwealth that (i) easements for the location and use of electric and communications facilities may be used to provide or expand br...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1132)
VAHB1602PassVirginia Tourism Authority; Governor's New Airline Service Incentive Fund. Creates the Governor's New Airline Service Incentive Fund to be administered by the Virginia Tourism Authority to support the local, regional, national, and international airp...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1119)
VAHB36PassPublic institutions of higher education; student journalists; freedom of speech and the press. Declares that, except in certain limited circumstances, a student journalist at a public institution of higher education has the right to exercise freedom ...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0947)
VAHB211PassSpecial license plate; Air Medal. Creates a special license plate for persons awarded the Air Medal or for unremarried surviving spouses of such persons. An annual $10 fee, in addition to the prescribed cost of state license plates, will be charged f...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0970)
VAHB624PassOffice of the Attorney General; Division of Human Rights; compensation discrimination information. Directs the Division of Human Rights of the Department of Law to develop recommendations regarding the type of information about businesses and their e...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0901)
VAHB1333PassLandlord and tenant; damage insurance in lieu of security deposit. Provides that a landlord may permit a tenant to provide damage insurance coverage meeting certain criteria in lieu of the payment of a security deposit. The bill also caps the total a...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0998)
VAHB43PassProvisional voting; persons voting in split precincts. Provides that any voter who is assigned to a precinct that is split between two or more election districts and who believes he was given a ballot for the district of which he is not a qualified v...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0920)
VAHB674PassFirearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Creates a procedure by which any attorney for the Commonwealth or law-enforcement officer may apply to a general district court, circuit court, or juvenile and domestic relations dist...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0887)
VAHB1012PassEarly childhood care and education; licensing. Requires the Board of Education to establish a statewide unified public-private system for early childhood care and education in the Commonwealth to be administered by the Board of Education, the Superin...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0860)
VAHB123PassNonpayment of wages; cause of action; penalties. Provides that an employee has a private cause of action against an employer who fails to pay wages to recover the amount of wages due plus interest at eight percent annually from the date the wages wer...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0868)
VAHB308PassPublic elementary and secondary school students; excused absences; mental and behavioral health. Requires the Department of Education to establish and distribute to each school board no later than December 31, 2020, guidelines for the granting of exc...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0869)
VAHB66PassHealth insurance; cost-sharing payments for prescription insulin drugs. Prohibits health insurance companies and other carriers from setting an amount exceeding $50 per 30-day supply that a covered person is required to pay at the point of sale in or...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0881)
VAHB1429PassHealth insurance; nondiscrimination; gender identity or transgender status. Prohibits a health carrier from denying or limiting coverage or imposing additional cost sharing or other limitations or restrictions on coverage, under a health benefit plan...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0844)
VAHB1547PassPublic institutions of higher education; eligibility for in-state tuition. Provides that any student is eligible for in-state tuition who (i) attended high school for at least two years in the Commonwealth and either (a) graduated on or after July 1,...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0766)
VAHB1642PassCoal ash ponds; well monitoring program; well testing. Requires each utility, defined in the bill as the owner or operator of a coal ash pond in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, to commission an independent well water test on behalf of the owner of any ...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0845)
VAHB113PassProtected information; newspersons engaged in journalism. Provides that no newsperson engaged in journalism shall be compelled by the Commonwealth or a locality in any criminal proceeding to testify about, disclose, or produce protected information, ...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0650)
VAHB1303PassNuclear energy; strategic plan. Directs the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, and the Secretary of Education to work in coordination with the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority and the Virginia E...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0657)
VAHB55PassWorker cooperatives. Establishes worker cooperatives as a category of cooperative associations. A worker cooperative is a stock corporation that has elected to be governed by provisions established by this measure, which include (i) conducting its bu...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0673)
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