Virginia Senator Frank Ruff [R]

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VASB5090EngrossCommissioner of Health; publication of information related to COVID-19; COVID-19 indicators. Requires that for the duration of the emergency declared by the Governor in response to COVID-19, the Commissioner of Health make available to the public on ...
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2020-09-25
Passed House with substitute with amendment (97-Y 0-N)
VASB5042EngrossState Board of Health; public health emergency; patient visitation; notice to family; emergency. Requires each nursing home, certified nursing facility, and hospice facility to establish a protocol to allow each patient to receive visits, consistent ...
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2020-09-25
Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
VASB5080EngrossTelemedicine services; originating site. Directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance services to provide for payment of medical assistance for medically necessary health care services provided throu...
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2020-09-25
Passed House with amendments (97-Y 0-N)
VASR556IntroCelebrating the life of Walter H. Peake III.
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2020-09-25
Laid on Clerk's Desk
VASB5081EngrossOutbreaks of communicable disease of public health threat; posting of information. Requires the Department of Health to make information about outbreaks of communicable diseases of public health threat at any medical care facility, residential or day...
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2020-09-25
Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
VASB5043EngrossExpungement of police and court records; Expungement Fee Fund created. Provides that final disposition may include (i) conviction of the original charge, (ii) conviction of an alternative charge, or (iii) dismissal of the proceedings. The bill also a...
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2020-09-25
Reported from Appropriations (15-Y 7-N)
VASB5050EngrossParole; notice and certification; monthly reports. Provides that the Department of Corrections (the Department) shall release a prisoner no sooner than 21 business days after the date of notification by the Virginia Parole Board (the Board) to the ap...
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2020-09-22
Tabled in Courts of Justice (13-Y 7-N)
VASB5012EngrossVirginia Freedom of Information Act; Virginia Parole Board member votes. Provides that individual votes of the members of the Virginia Parole Board shall be public records and subject to the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
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2020-09-22
Tabled in Courts of Justice (13-Y 7-N)
VASB5095EngrossRapid diagnostic testing; essential workers; emergency. Requires the Commissioner to ensure that priority for access to any rapid diagnostic testing indicating the existence of the COVID-19 virus that is already available in the Commonwealth go to es...
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2020-09-17
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (13-Y 9-N)
VASB5100EngrossPublic schools; COVID-19-related absences. Excuses from school attendance children diagnosed with COVID-19 or children with a household member diagnosed with COVID-19 while the child or household member is suffering from COVID-19.
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2020-09-17
To House Education Committee
VASB5047EngrossCapitol Square Preservation Council; powers and duties; review and approval of plans for changes to artifacts contained within the Capitol Building. Grants the Capitol Square Preservation Council the authority to review and approve all plans or propo...
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2020-09-17
To House Rules Committee
VASB5025EngrossBoard and Commissioner of Health; emergency orders and regulations; duration. Provides that any emergency order or regulation adopted by the Board of Health shall be valid for no more than 30 days and that such order may be extended by the Board of H...
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2020-09-17
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (13-Y 9-N)
VASB5096EngrossChild care providers; personal protective equipment during certain declared states of emergency; essential workers; emergency. Provides that during any case in which the Governor has declared a state of emergency related to a communicable disease of ...
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2020-09-17
To House Education Committee
VASB5101EngrossPrivate school employees and volunteers; essential workers; personal protective equipment during certain declared states of emergency; emergency. Provides that during any case in which the Governor has declared a state of emergency related to a commu...
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2020-09-17
To House Education Committee
VASR540PassCelebrating the life of Lori Lee Brickley.
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2020-09-16
Bill text as passed Senate (SR540ER)
VASR532PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable John Henry Hager.
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2020-09-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR532ER)
VASB5119IntroVirginia Retirement System; average final compensation. Directs the Virginia Retirement System to use a furloughed member's compensation in place the month prior to the declared statewide emergency that resulted in the furlough in calculating a membe...
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2020-09-03
Stricken at request of Patron in Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N)
VASB5071IntroVirginia Retirement System; retired law-enforcement officers employed as school security officers. Provides that if a retired law-enforcement officer was employed by a local school division as a school security officer on January 1, 2020, and had a b...
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2020-09-03
Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 4-N)
VASB5069IntroPublic schools; declared state of emergency; average daily membership. Provides that in the event that a declared state of emergency causes a disruption in the provision of in-person instruction for students that affects the calculation of average da...
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2020-09-02
Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (8-Y 6-N)
VASB5102IntroIncome tax credit for rent forgone due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Establishes for taxable years 2020 through 2024 a nonrefundable income tax credit for landlords for any residential rent forgone during the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount of the credit i...
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2020-09-02
Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 5-N)
VASB5094IntroSchool boards; teachers; paid leave; COVID-19; emergency. Requires each school board to provide to each teacher in the local school division up to 14 days of paid leave, in addition to any other paid leave to which such individual is otherwise entitl...
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2020-09-02
Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N)
VASB5004IntroSchool personnel; school nurses. Excludes school nurse positions from requirements for student support positions and instead requires each local school board to employ at least one full-time equivalent school nurse position in each elementary school,...
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2020-09-02
Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 1-N)
VASB5092IntroIncome tax credits and deductions; household and dependent care services. Provides an income tax credit to individuals and married persons filing a joint return in an amount equal to a percentage of the federal tax credit provided for household and d...
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2020-09-02
Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N)
VASB5001IntroEmergency Services and Disaster Law; limitation on duration of executive orders. Limits the duration of any executive order issued by the Governor pursuant to his powers under the Emergency Services and Disaster Law to no more than 30 days from the d...
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2020-08-27
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (8-Y 6-N)
VASB5008IntroEmergency Services and Disaster Law; limitation on duration of executive orders. Limits the duration of any executive order issued by the Governor pursuant to his powers under the Emergency Services and Disaster Law to no more than 45 days from the d...
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2020-08-27
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology with letter (8-Y 6-N)
VASB5077IntroEmergency laws; powers and duties of Governor. Limits the Governor's powers as the Director of Emergency Management by requiring that emergency rules, regulations, and executive orders be objectively necessary and required to control, restrict, alloc...
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2020-08-27
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (8-Y 6-N)
VASB5048IntroEmergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of the Governor; prohibition on certain executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prohibits the Governor from extending or issuing any new executive orders declaring a state of emergency...
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2020-08-27
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (8-Y 6-N)
VASB5099IntroImmunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the COVID-19 virus and uses of personal protective equipment; emergency. Provides immunity to persons, as defined in the bill, from civil causes of action arising from any act o...
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2020-08-26
Stricken at the request of Patron in Judiciary (13-Y 0-N)
VASB5098IntroImmunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the COVID-19 virus and uses of personal protective equipment; emergency. Provides immunity to persons, as defined in the bill, from civil causes of action arising from any act o...
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2020-08-26
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (7-Y 5-N 1-A)
VASB5072IntroEmergency Services and Disaster Law; immunity from liability; sheriffs' offices and regional jails. Clarifies that sheriffs' offices and regional jails are considered public agencies for purposes of immunity from liability for the death of, or any in...
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2020-08-26
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 5-N)
VASB5079IntroCivil action for law-enforcement free zones and standing down during a riot or unlawful assembly. Provides a civil cause of action for any person who suffers a bodily injury or who has property damaged or destroyed in a law-enforcement free zone, def...
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2020-08-26
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (8-Y 5-N)
VASB5023IntroDeclaration of disaster; health care providers; immunity. Provides that, in cases in which a disaster caused by a communicable disease of public health threat has been declared and in the absence of gross negligence, a health care provider who withho...
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2020-08-26
Incorporated by Judiciary
VASR520PassCommending Disabled American Veterans.
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2020-08-20
Bill text as passed Senate (SR520ER)
VASB5010IntroAssault and battery; penalty. Increases the penalty for committing an assault or an assault and battery against a judge; magistrate; law-enforcement officer; correctional officer; person directly involved in the care, treatment, or supervision of inm...
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2020-08-19
Incorporates SB5019 (Reeves)
VASR508PassCelebrating the life of Darryl C. Smith, Sr.
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2020-08-19
Bill text as passed Senate (SR508ER)
VASB5066IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. Establishes a presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, law-enforcement officers, first responders, and health c...
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2020-08-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB5028IntroEmergency Services and Disaster Law; State Board of Health; emergency orders and regulations; authority over public and private elementary and secondary schools. Prohibits the Governor from issuing any rule, regulation, or order pursuant to his power...
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2020-08-13
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB923PassMotion picture production tax credit; media related exemptions. Extends from January 1, 2022, to January 1, 2027, the sunset of the motion picture production tax credit and transfers the certifying authority for the credit from the Virginia Film Offi...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0967)
VASB257PassCharter; Town of Brodnax; town council; membership; meetings. Reduces from seven to five the number of town councilmen for the Town of Brodnax. The bill also reduces from four to three the number of councilmen needed for a quorum and from four to two...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0890)
VASB562PassRebuilt vehicles; issuance of title. Allows a title to be issued for a rebuilt vehicle without an inspection by the Department of Motor Vehicles if (i) the rebuilder has been licensed as an auto recycler, salvage pool, or vehicle removal operator in ...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0867)
VASB258PassPersons permitted to work in mines; age requirements. Removes the provision prohibiting persons under 18 years of age from working around any mine and requires the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to conform its regulations to federal law wit...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0804)
VASB255PassAdditional transient occupancy tax in Prince George County. Authorizes Prince George County to impose an additional transient occupancy tax at a rate of up to two percent, for a total maximum rate of seven percent. The revenue from the additional tax...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0787)
VASB1014PassAdvanced Production Grant Program and Fund. Creates the Advanced Production Grant Program and Fund to make grant payments to an eligible business transportation manufacturer and producer that engages in the production of business trucks and that make...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0763)
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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0660)
VASB499PassSpecialty 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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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0603)
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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0647)
VASB40PassLine of Duty Act; eligible dependents. Provides that children born or adopted after the death or disability of an employee covered by the Line of Duty Act are eligible for health insurance coverage if their birth or adoption occurred after the time o...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0559)
VASB1036PassCharter; Town of Blackstone; advisory referendums. Authorizes the Town of Blackstone to hold advisory referendums regarding the use by the Town of Blackstone of town funds to construct, repair, remodel, or improve (i) the Harris Memorial Armory or (i...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0536)
VASB943PassAdditional sales and use tax in Mecklenburg County; appropriations to incorporated towns for educational purposes. Authorizes Mecklenburg County to impose an additional local sales and use tax at a rate not to exceed one percent, as determined by the...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0428)
VASB109PassVirginia Retirement System; accidental death and dismemberment benefits; definitions. Changes the funding structure for the Virginia Retirement System's (VRS) obligation to fund a savings trust account for higher education for a qualifying child of a...
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2020-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0374)
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