Virginia Delegate Elizabeth Bennett-Parker [D]

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VAHB46VetoFirearm transfers to another person from a prohibited person. Provides that a person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm because such person is subject to a protective order or has been convicted of an assault and battery of a family or house...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB645VetoParking spaces reserved for charging electric vehicles; signs. Removes the requirement that signs noting that a parking space is reserved for charging plug-in electric motor vehicles include the civil penalty for parking in violation of such sign.
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB442VetoVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies; noncompliance with rental agreement; payment plan. Requires a landlord who owns more than four rental dwelling units or more than a 10 percent interest in more than four rental dwelling...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1128Enroll
75%
Children's advocacy centers; definitions; investigations by local departments of social services. Replaces the term "child advocacy center" with "children's advocacy center" and defines such term. The bill provides that if it is determined during a h...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
VAHB570VetoPrescription Drug Affordability Board established; drug cost affordability review. Establishes the Prescription Drug Affordability Board for the purpose of protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth and other stakeholders within the health care syst...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB568Enroll
75%
Tax exemptions; Confederacy organizations. Eliminates the exemption from state recordation taxes for the Virginia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and eliminates the tax-exempt designation for real and personal property owned by th...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB1195VetoPurchase of firearms; waiting period; penalty. Provides that no person shall sell a firearm unless at least five days have elapsed from the time the prospective purchaser completes the written consent form to have a licensed dealer obtain criminal hi...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB34Enroll
75%
Contract actions; medical debt. Provides that in any action, including those brought by the Commonwealth, upon any contract to collect medical debt, as defined in the bill, such an action is barred if not commenced within three years from the due dat...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
VAHB187Enroll
75%
Average teacher salary in the Commonwealth; national average. Requires the Governor's introduced budget bills for the 2025, 2026, and 2027 Regular Sessions of the General Assembly to propose funding for, and state funding to be provided pursuant to t...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB597Enroll
75%
Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; enforcement by localities. Provides that if a condition exists in a rental dwelling unit that constitutes a material noncompliance by the landlord with the rental agreement or with any provision of law th...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB157VetoMinimum wage; farm laborers or farm employees; temporary foreign workers. Eliminates the exemptions from Virginia's minimum wage requirements for (i) persons employed as farm laborers or farm employees and (ii) certain temporary foreign workers.
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB996Enroll
75%
Department of Housing and Community Development; Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; notice of tenant screening criteria. Requires landlords governed by the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act or M...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB805VetoAdditional local sales and use tax to support schools; referendum. Authorizes all counties and cities to impose an additional local sales and use tax at a rate not to exceed one percent with the revenue used only for capital projects for the construc...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1398VetoPreservation of affordable housing; definitions; civil penalty. Creates a framework for localities to preserve affordable housing by exercising a right of first refusal on publicly supported housing, defined in the bill. The bill authorizes localitie...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1VetoMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from the current rate of $12.00 per hour to $13.50 per hour effective January 1, 2025, and to $15.00 per hour effective January 1, 2026. The bill satisfies a reenactment clause included in Chapters 1204 and 12...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1130Enroll
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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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB1088VetoBoard of Education; instructional materials on climate change and environmental literacy; model policies and procedures for selection. Requires the Board of Education to make available to each local school board instructional materials on climate cha...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB624Enroll
75%
Public school staffing and funding; National Teacher Certification Incentive Reward Program and Fund; At-Risk Program; English language learner students. Renames the National Teacher Certification Incentive Reward Program and Fund as the National Boa...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB824Enroll
75%
Rate of fees; legal representation of indigent defendant. Limits the fees charged for the cost of court-appointed counsel or public defender representation to persons determined to be indigent to an amount no greater than the amount such person would...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB1264VetoJuvenile fines, costs, and fees; traffic infractions; judicial discretion. Provides that any court costs, fines, and fees assessed to a juvenile or his parent or guardian in circuit court and juvenile and domestic relations district court related to ...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB466VetoConcealed handgun permits; reciprocity with other states. Provides that the Superintendent of State Police, in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, shall determine whether states meet the statutory qualifications for Virginia to reco...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB498Enroll
75%
School board policies; parental notification; safe storage of firearms in the household. Requires each local school board to develop and implement a policy to require the annual notification of the parent of each student enrolled in the local school ...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB1100VetoConservation of trees during land development process. Expands current provisions that provide that certain localities in Planning District 8 (Northern Virginia) may, by ordinance, require conservation of trees during the land development process by ...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB224Enroll
75%
Public schools; teachers and other relevant personnel; mental health awareness training. Requires each teacher and other relevant personnel, as determined by the applicable school board, employed on a full-time basis to complete mental health awarene...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB603Enroll
75%
Public elementary and secondary schools; health instruction, certain topics relating to mental health. Requires health instruction provided to elementary and secondary school students to include certain topics relating to mental health that are enume...
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2024-04-17
Reenrolled
VAHB2VetoPurchase, sale, transfer, etc., of assault firearms and certain ammunition feeding devices prohibited; penalty. Creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person who imports, sells, manufactures, purchases, or transfers an assault firearm, as that term is...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB819Enroll
75%
Health insurance; coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. Requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage, under any health insurance contract, policy, or plan that includes coverage for prescription drugs on an outpatient basis, for con...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB953VetoLocal Environmental Impact Fund. Allows localities to create a permanent and perpetual fund to be known as the Local Environmental Impact Fund. The bill provides that the Fund shall consist exclusively of appropriated local moneys and any gifts, dona...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB967Enroll
75%
Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; fee disclosure statement. Requires landlords subject to the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act to include on the first page of a written rental agreement, in bold, 14-point type, a description o...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
VAHB454VetoCarrying a firearm or explosive material within Capitol Square or building owned or leased by the Commonwealth; exemptions; public institutions of higher education; penalty. Limits the exemption from the prohibition on the carrying of any firearm or ...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB173Enroll
75%
Manufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of plastic firearms and unfinished frames or receivers and unserialized firearms prohibited; penalties. Creates a Class 5 felony for any person who knowingly manufactures or assembles, imports, purch...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB990VetoProhibiting employer seeking wage or salary history of prospective employees; wage or salary range transparency; cause of action. Prohibits a prospective employer from (i) seeking the wage or salary history of a prospective employee; (ii) relying on ...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB609Enroll
75%
Contraception; right to contraception; applicability; enforcement. Establishes a right to obtain contraceptives and engage in contraception, as defined in the bill. The bill creates a cause of action that may be instituted against anyone who infringe...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB612VetoFines, costs, forfeitures, penalties, and restitution; collection fees; assessment against incarcerated defendant; deferred payment agreement. Extends from 90 days without payment to 180 days without payment the period of delinquency necessary for an...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB529VetoConservation and replacement of trees during development process. Expands certain existing local government authority to conserve or replace trees during the development process by expanding such authority statewide. The bill allows localities to est...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB939VetoElections administration; certain activities or conduct prohibited at polling places applicable to locations for absentee voting in person; prohibited possession of firearm within 100 feet of certain locations. Clarifies that the provisions of law pr...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1028VetoAffordable housing; assisted living facilities. Allows localities that have adopted an affordable housing program to require that in an application for a special exception or special use permit affordable rental units be included for any proposed dev...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB740Enroll
75%
Unlawful detainer; bifurcation of case; contested rent and damages. Provides that, at an initial hearing on an unlawful detainer, if the defendant contests the amount of rent and damages alleged to be due and owing to the plaintiff, the court shall n...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB398VetoPublic elementary and secondary schools; student discipline; evidence-based restorative disciplinary practices. Prohibits, except in certain cases involving specific offenses enumerated in applicable law or in cases in which the division superintende...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1098VetoUnpaid family bereavement leave; required; remedies. Requires that an employer that employs 50 or more employees provide eligible employees, defined in the bill, with up to 10 days of unpaid family bereavement leave in any 12-month period to (i) atte...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB817VetoVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; retaliatory conduct prohibited. Adds numerous actions to the list of prohibited retaliatory actions by a landlord against a tenant under the Virginia Residential Landlord...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB405VetoCommission on Electric Utility Regulation; evaluation of infrastructure necessary for electric vehicle charging facilities. Directs the State Corporation Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development to provide technical assistan...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB362VetoPurchase, possession, or transportation of firearm; assault and battery of a family or household member or intimate partner; penalties. Adds to the existing definition of "family or household member" a person's intimate partner, defined in the bill a...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB285Enroll
75%
Uniform Statewide Building Code; bus shelters. Delegates enforcement of the Uniform Statewide Building Code to the local building official for bus shelters that do not exceed 256 square feet that are to be constructed for transit agencies receiving s...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
VAHB955Enroll
75%
Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; Department of Housing and Community Development; summary of rental agreement provisions. Requires landlords to include, upon request, a summary page with any written rental agreement offered to a prospect...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB614VetoCommunity service work in lieu of payment of fines and costs; work performed while incarcerated. Requires a court to establish a program and allow any person upon whom a fine and costs have been imposed to discharge all or part of the fine or costs b...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB611Enroll
75%
Civilian deaths in custody; report. Requires every law-enforcement agency and state or juvenile correctional facility to report to the Department of Criminal Justice Services and every local or regional correctional facility to report to the State Bo...
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2024-04-17
Reenrolled
VAHB598VetoVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies; noncompliance with rental agreement. Increases from five days to 14 days the mandatory waiting period after a landlord serves written notice on a tenant notifying the tenant of his nonp...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1475VetoBoard of Housing and Community Development; Uniform Statewide Building Code; building owners and operators to supply cooling by April 1 and heating by October 1. Directs the Board of Housing and Community Development to evaluate revisions to the Unif...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB102PassCompensation of court-appointed counsel. Raises the limitation of fees that court-appointed counsel can receive for representation on various offenses in district and circuit courts. The bill also limits the fees charged for the cost of court-appoint...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 714 (effective 1/1/25)
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