Virginia Delegate Chris Hurst [D]

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VAHB443PassCoal combustion residuals impoundment; Giles and Russell Counties; closure. Requires the owner or operator of any coal combustion residuals (CCR) unit, defined in the bill to include a coal ash pond or landfill, at the Glen Lyn Plant and the Clinch R...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 563 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB698PassSchool boards; distribution of excess food. Allows public school boards to distribute excess food to students eligible for the School Breakfast Program or National School Lunch Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or to students...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 574 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1272PassHunting license; senior resident lifetime license for hunting bear, deer, and turkey. Directs the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to provide a basic senior resident lifetime hunting license that includes both a basic hunting license and a special ...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 564 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1597PassGO Virginia grants; matching funds. Allows a locality to use funds awarded from the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission as matching funds for a GO Virginia grant award. No other state funds are authorized to be used as a source of matching funds...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 525 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1226PassCollection of debts by hospitals affiliated with public institutions of higher education. Prohibits the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority and the University of Virginia Medical Center from participating in debt collection effor...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 577 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1300PassVirginia Public Procurement Act; statute of limitations on performance bonds; statute of limitations on construction contracts and architectural and engineering contracts. Provides that an action against the surety on a performance bond shall be brou...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 496 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1253PassVirginia Defense Force; maximum age for recruitment. Permits the Adjutant General of Virginia to recruit members to the Virginia Defense Force who are between the ages of 65 and 75. Under current law, the Adjutant General is only permitted to retain ...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 488 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB888PassSales tax exemption; gun safes. Establishes an exemption from retail sales tax for a gun safe with a selling price of $1,500 or less. The bill defines "gun safe" as a safe or vault that is (i) commercially available, (ii) secured with a digital or di...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 507 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB646PassPipeline construction permit; amount of civil penalty for violation. Authorizes the State Water Control Board to include civil penalties of up to $50,000 per violation, not to exceed $500,000 per order, in any order for a violation of a permit relate...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 449 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB38PassTanning facilities; use by persons under age 18. Prohibits a tanning facility from allowing individuals under age 18 to use a tanning device at such facility other than a spray tanning device that does not emit ultraviolet light. The bill includes an...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 387 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB36EnrollPublic 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB648EnrollPrescription 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1301EnrollOffice 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB582EnrollLabor 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1211EnrollDriver 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB913EnrollInstitutions 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1519EnrollCommission 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1499EnrollVirginia 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB572EnrollDistributed 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB785EnrollLocal 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1602EnrollVirginia 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1453PassAcute psychiatric bed registry; information required to be reported. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work group to evaluate the role of, and make recommendations related to improving the structure...
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2020-03-18
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 367 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1303EnrollNuclear 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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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB624EnrollOffice 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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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB55EnrollWorker 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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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB789EnrollConsumer 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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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB56EnrollMinimum 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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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1012EnrollEarly 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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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1429EnrollHealth 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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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB66EnrollHealth 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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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB528EnrollState Corporation Commission; retirement of coal-fired or natural gas-fired electric generation facilities. Requires the State Corporation Commission to determine the amortization period for recovery of any appropriate costs due to the early retireme...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB113EnrollProtected 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB211EnrollSpecial 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB622EnrollLimiting 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB674EnrollFirearms; 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB795EnrollHealth 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB573EnrollCommunity solar development pilot program; low-income communities. Requires each incumbent electric utility to select for dedication to its community solar development pilot program one or more eligible generating facilities that are located within a...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB119EnrollMilk; 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB10EnrollQualified 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1426EnrollSchool boards; school meals; availability to students. Requires each school board to require each public elementary and secondary school in the local school division to participate in the federal National School Lunch Program and the federal School B...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB123EnrollNonpayment 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1547EnrollPublic 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB308EnrollPublic 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1641EnrollCoal ash ponds; private wells and public water supply wells; resident notification. Requires a utility, defined in the bill as the owner or operator of a coal ash pond in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, to complete a survey of all private wells and pub...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB273FailSchool boards; teachers; planning time and planning periods. Requires each local school board to ensure that each elementary school teacher has an average of one 45-minute period per school day of planning time and that each middle and high school te...
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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in House
VAHB1663FailProhibited discrimination; public accommodations, employment, credit, and housing: causes of action; sexual orientation and gender identity. Creates explicit causes of action for unlawful discrimination in public accommodations and employment in the ...
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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in House
VAHB1333EnrollLandlord 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1642EnrollCoal 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB831EnrollUtility 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB43EnrollProvisional 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
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