Virginia Senator George Barker [D]

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VASB4012IntroFirearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Creates a procedure by which any attorney for the Commonwealth or any law-enforcement officer may apply to a general district c...
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2019-07-09
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (9-Y 6-N)
VASR4003PassCelebrating the life of LaQuita Chenoah Brown.
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2019-07-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4003ER)
VASR4004PassCelebrating the life of Tara Welch Gallagher.
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2019-07-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4004ER)
VASR4002PassCelebrating the life of Ryan Keith Cox.
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2019-07-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4002ER)
VASR4013PassCelebrating the life of Michelle Marie Langer.
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2019-07-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4013ER)
VASR4006PassCelebrating the life of Alexander Mikhail Gusev.
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2019-07-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4006ER)
VASR4008PassCelebrating the life of Katherine Anne Marie Lusich-Nixon.
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2019-07-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4008ER)
VASR4009PassCelebrating the life of Herbert Ray Snelling, Jr.
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2019-07-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4009ER)
VASR4010PassCelebrating the life of Christopher Kelly Rapp.
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2019-07-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4010ER)
VASR4012PassCelebrating the life of Joshua Orion Hardy.
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2019-07-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4012ER)
VASB4017IntroAllowing access to firearms by minors; penalty. Provides that any person who recklessly leaves a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any person under the age of 18 is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Current law p...
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2019-07-09
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (9-Y 6-N)
VASB4002IntroPurchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and makes such an offense a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exempts from...
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2019-07-09
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (9-Y 6-N)
VASB4031IntroDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; Department of State Police; mobile applications; mental health and public safety. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to develop or obtain a menta...
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2019-07-09
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health with letter (13-Y 0-N)
VASR4011PassCelebrating the life of Robert Thomas Williams.
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2019-07-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4011ER)
VASR4005PassCelebrating the life of Mary Louise Crutsinger Gayle.
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2019-07-09
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VASR4007PassCelebrating the life of Richard H. Nettleton.
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2019-07-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4007ER)
VASR4023PassCommending George Mason University's Arlington Campus.
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2019-07-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4023ER)
VASB4018IntroProtective orders; possession of firearms; surrender or transfer of firearms; penalty. Prohibits any person subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) from knowingly possessing a firearm wh...
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2019-07-09
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (9-Y 6-N)
VASR4016PassCommending the Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia Commending the Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office, Virginia State Police, Virginia Beach Fire Department, the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach, and othe...
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2019-07-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4016ER)
VASB4024IntroProhibiting sale, transport, etc., of assault firearms, Prohibiting sale, transport, etc., of assault firearms, certain firearm magazines, trigger activators, and silencers; penalties. Expands the definition of "assault firearm" and prohibits any per...
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2019-07-09
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (9-Y 6-N)
VASB1087VetoElection districts; remedying split precincts; technical adjustments permitted. Authorizes the General Assembly to make technical adjustments to legislative district boundaries subsequent to the decennial redistricting solely for the purpose of causi...
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2019-04-29
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASJR318PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Frederick MacDonald Quayle.
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2019-04-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ318ER)
VASJR327PassCommending Doorways for Women and Families.
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2019-04-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ327ER)
VASJR325PassCommending Voices for Virginia's Children.
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2019-04-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ325ER)
VASJR359PassCelebrating the life of Scott Marvin Anderson.
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2019-04-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ359ER)
VASJR424PassKristallnacht. Remembers the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
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2019-04-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ424ER)
VASJR448PassCelebrating the life of Manuel Baca Fierro.
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2019-04-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ448ER)
VASJR306PassConstitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; Virginia Redistricting Commission. Establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission, a 16-member Commission tasked with establishing districts for the United States House of Representatives...
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2019-03-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0824)
VASB1365PassEducation Improvement Scholarships tax credits; benefits Education Improvement Scholarships tax credits; benefits and eligibility requirements; eligible students with a disability. Increases the scholarship amount available for an eligible student wi...
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2019-03-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0808)
VASB1626PassUnlawful detainer; appeal bond. Provides that for an appeal in an unlawful detainer case, the defendant shall post an appeal bond into the general district court in the amount of outstanding rent, late charges, attorney fees, and any other charges or...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0785)
VASB1026PassAbsentee voting; no-excuse in-person voting available beginning on second Saturday immediately preceding election. Allows for any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in person beginning on the second Saturday immediately preceding any electio...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0669)
VASB1286PassPersons with disabilities; auxiliary grants; supportive housing. Allows individuals receiving auxiliary grants to select supportive housing without any requirement that such individuals wait until their first or any subsequent annual reassessment to ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0658)
VASB1663PassSubdivision ordinance; sidewalks. Allows any locality to include provisions in its subdivision ordinance requiring that where a lot being subdivided or developed fronts on an existing street and the provision of a sidewalk, the need for which is subs...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0462)
VASB1339PassFoster care omnibus. Makes numerous changes to the laws governing the provision of foster care services in the Commonwealth. Among other things, the bill (i) allows the Commissioner of Social Services to develop and implement a corrective action plan...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0446)
VASB1130PassDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; school resource officers; school administrators; training. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services (Department) to establish, and every full-time or part-time law-enforcement officer employed as a...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0488)
VASB1296PassPotomac River Bridge Towing Compact. Adds the Harry W. Nice Bridge, Sandy Hook Bridge, Brunswick Bridge, and Point of Rocks Bridge to the Potomac River bridges subject to the Potomac River Bridge Towing Compact to facilitate the prompt and orderly re...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0403)
VASB1722PassCertificate of public need; certain nursing facilities in a continuing care retirement community; nursing home bed cap. Changes from 10 percent of a nursing facility to the lesser of 25 percent of a nursing facility or 15 nursing home beds the cap on...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0384)
VASB1277PassCertificate of public need; hospitals and nursing homes; disaster exemption; regulations. Provides for a 30-day exemption from the requirement to obtain a certificate of public need for an increase in the total number of beds in existing hospitals or...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0343)
VASB1348PassDepartment of Education; energy career cluster. Requires the Department of Education, in consultation with representatives from pertinent industries such as renewable energy, natural gas, nuclear energy, coal, and oil, to establish an energy career c...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0371)
VASB1298PassAlternative education programs; data. Requires the Department of Education to annually collect from each school board and publish on its website various enrollment and achievement data on alternative education programs for students who have been susp...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0232)
VASJR473IntroCommending Equality Virginia.
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2019-02-24
To Senate Rules Committee
VASJR450PassCommending the NextStop Theatre Company.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ450ER)
VASJR449PassCommending Sully Elementary School.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ449ER)
VASJR453PassCommending the Rotary Club of Herndon.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ453ER)
VASJR451PassCommending Carol G. Jameson.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ451ER)
VASJR452PassCommending Food For Neighbors.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ452ER)
VASJR461PassCommending Barney Barnwell.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ461ER)
VASJR440PassCommending the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ440ER)
VASJR442PassCommending Neabsco Elementary School.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ442ER)
VASJR430PassCommending Sharon Bulova.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ430ER)
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