Virginia Senator Dave Marsden [D]

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VASB918PassIndustrial hemp extract; approval as food or ingredient; regulations; fund; emergency. Provides that an industrial hemp extract, as defined in the bill, is a food and is subject to applicable laws and regulations. The bill establishes (i) requirement...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 660 (effective 4/6/20)
VASB1005PassCorporal Ryan C. McGhee Memorial Bridge. Designates the bridge on Guinea Station Road over Interstate 95 in Spotsylvania County the CPL Ryan C. McGhee Memorial Bridge.
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2020-04-02
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 647 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB103PassJuvenile offenders; parole. Provides that any person sentenced to a term of life imprisonment for a single felony offense or multiple felony offenses committed while that person was a juvenile and who has served at least 20 years of such sentence and...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 529 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB101PassScanning information from driver's license. Allows a merchant to scan the machine-readable zone of an individual's Department of Motor Vehicles-issued identification card or driver's license in order to verify authenticity of the identification card ...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 542 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB296PassCredit unions; director compensation. Provides that compensation of members of a credit union's board of directors and members of the credit and supervisory committees shall be determined by a written policy approved by the board of directors, provid...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 547 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB294PassBail bondsman; petition for return of deposit for surrender of principal; deposited funds credited to Literary Fund. Provides that if a bail bondsman does not petition the court for the return of funds deposited for the surrender of his principal wit...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 531 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB160PassHolding handheld personal communications devices while driving a motor vehicle. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle. Current law prohibits (i) the reading of any email or text mess...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 543 (effective 1/1/21)
VASB9PassWorkers' 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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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 499 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB114PassComprehensive animal care; enforceable under Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Subjects certain animal care statutes to enforcement under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (§ 59.1-196 et seq.). These statutes relate to the posting of informat...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 412 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB870PassSpecial exceptions for solar photovoltaic projects. Authorizes a locality to include reasonable regulations and provisions in its zoning ordinance for a special exception for any solar photovoltaic (electric energy) project. The bill authorizes the g...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 414 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB875PassSolar energy projects; national standards. Authorizes a locality to include in its zoning ordinance provisions to incorporate generally accepted national standards for the use of solar panels and battery technologies for solar photovoltaic (electric ...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 402 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB219EnrollVoter registration; automatic voter registration. Provides for the automatic electronic transmission by the Department of Motor Vehicles to the Department of Elections of certain information for any person coming into an office of the Department of M...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB957EnrollCommission on Civic Education; sunset and funding; membership. Repeals the sunset provision for the Commission on Civic Education and repeals a prohibition on the use of general funds to support the work of the Commission. The bill also increases and...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB423EnrollHealth insurance; mandated coverage for hearing aids for minors. Requires health insurers, health maintenance organizations, and corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts to provide coverage for hearing aids and related servi...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB851EnrollVirginia Clean Economy Act. Establishes a schedule by which Dominion Energy Virginia and American Electric Power are required to retire electric generating units located in the Commonwealth that emit carbon as a by-product of combusting fuel to gener...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB7EnrollMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $9.50 per hour effective January 1, 2021; to $11.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022; to $12.00 per hour effective January 1, 2023; to $13.50 pe...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB891EnrollAnimal welfare regulations; keeping of animals; State Animal Welfare Inspector. Directs the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt comprehensive regulations governing the keeping of dogs and cats by any pet shop. The regulations are to r...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB754EnrollElectric cooperatives; on-bill tariff programs. Authorizes electric cooperatives to establish on-bill tariff programs under which the cooperative and a customer enter into an agreement that provides for the costs, including financing costs, of energy...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB758EnrollElectric personal delivery devices. Makes several changes related to electric personal delivery devices, including changing the term used to refer to such devices to "personal delivery devices" and changing the weight limit of such devices from 50 to...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB885EnrollPerformance of laboratory analysis; cannabidiol oil; THC-A oil; tetrahydrocannabinol. Provides that no person employed by an analytical laboratory to retrieve, deliver, or possess cannabidiol oil, THC-A oil or industrial hemp samples from a permitted...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB968EnrollMaintenance and repair of relocated billboard signs. Provides for the maintenance and repair of nonconforming billboard signs.
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB976EnrollBoard of Pharmacy; pharmaceutical processors; cannabis dispensing facilities. Defines "cannabis dispensing facilities" and allows the Board of Pharmacy to issue up to five permits for cannabis dispensing facilities per health service area. The bill r...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB481FailEarned paid sick time. Requires public and private employers with 15 or more employees to provide those employees with earned paid sick time; however, the provisions of the bill would not apply to an employer that has entered into a bona fide collect...
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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in Senate
VASB1015EnrollPossession of marijuana; cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil. Provides that a person who possesses marijuana in the form of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil pursuant to a valid written certification issued by a practitioner in the course of his professional pra...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB561EnrollWorkers' 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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2020-03-12
Governor's substitute printed 20110012D-S3
VASB868EnrollProhibited discrimination; public accommodations, employment, credit, and housing: causes of action; sexual orientation and gender identity. Creates causes of action for unlawful discrimination in public accommodations and employment in the Virginia ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB412PassFamily assessments; timeline. Increases from 45 days to 60 days the allowable time for completing a family assessment by a local department of social services and removes the local department's opportunity to request a 15-day extension.
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 228 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB871PassElectric power-assisted bicycles. Amends the definition of "electric power-assisted bicycle" to include three classes of such bicycles, based upon the type of motor and the maximum miles per hour that the motor is capable of propelling the bicycle. T...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 260 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB499EnrollSpecialty dockets; veterans docket. Provides that any veterans docket authorized and established as a local specialty docket in accordance with the Rules of Supreme Court of Virginia shall be deemed a "Veterans Treatment Court Program," as that term ...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB1004EnrollWildlife Corridor Action Plan; road construction projects. Directs the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, in collaboration with the Department of Transportation and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, to create a Wildlife Corridor Ac...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB935EnrollPublic 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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2020-03-10
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASR79PassCelebrating the life of Henry J. Abraham.
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2020-03-08
Bill text as passed Senate (SR79ER)
VASJR205PassCelebrating the life of Katherine Johnson.
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2020-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ205ER)
VASJR197PassCelebrating the life of E. Bruce Heilman.
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2020-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ197ER)
VASJR181PassCommending Bob Brown.
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2020-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ181ER)
VASJR221PassCommending Shirley Morrow Marshall.
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2020-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ221ER)
VASJR258PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Charles Henry Duff, Jr.
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2020-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ258ER)
VASJR217PassCommending the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association.
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2020-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ217ER)
VASB4EngrossPublic School Assistance Fund and Program created. Creates the Public School Assistance Fund and Program, to be administered by the Department of Education, for the purpose of providing grants to school boards to be used solely for the purpose of rep...
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2020-03-03
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB242EngrossCarnal knowledge of an inmate, parolee, probationer, arrestee, detainee, or pretrial defendant or posttrial offender; local or state law-enforcement officer; penalty. Adds law-enforcement officers to those persons who are guilty of a Class 6 felony i...
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2020-03-03
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB878EngrossCompensation of court-appointed counsel; waivers. Allows court-appointed counsel for parents in child welfare cases to submit a waiver application for additional compensation of $120 in district court and $158 for cases appealed to the circuit court....
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2020-03-03
To House Appropriations Committee
VASJR202PassCommending the Division of Capitol Police, the Virginia Department of State Police, the Richmond Police Department, the Department of General Services, and the many other support units of the Unified Command.
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2020-03-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ202ER)
VASJR196PassCelebrating the life of Corporal Ryan C. McGhee, USA.
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2020-03-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ196ER)
VASJR168PassCommending Rita D. Bishop.
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2020-03-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ168ER)
VASJR167PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Kossen Gregory.
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2020-03-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ167ER)
VASJR171PassCommending Robert W. Duncan.
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2020-03-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ171ER)
VASJR188PassCommending Pi Sigma Alpha.
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2020-03-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ188ER)
VASJR55PassCommemorating the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. T...
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2020-03-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ55ER)
VASJR99PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Elliot Schewel.
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2020-03-02
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ99ER)
VASJR165PassCelebrating the life of Officer Katherine Mary Thyne.
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2020-03-02
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ165ER)
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