Virginia Senator George Barker [D]

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VASR564IntroCommending the Honorable Janine M. Saxe.
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2020-11-10
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB5080PassTelemedicine 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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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0053)
VASB5081PassOutbreaks of communicable disease of public health threat; posting of information; emergency. Requires the Department of Health to make information about outbreaks of communicable diseases of public health threat at any medical care facility, residen...
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2020-10-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0024)
VASR567PassCelebrating the life of Saba Labib Shami.
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2020-10-16
Bill text as passed Senate (SR567ER)
VASR562PassCelebrating the life of John Manley Garber.
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2020-10-14
Bill text as passed Senate (SR562ER)
VASR546PassCelebrating the life of Joseph Alexander.
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2020-10-01
Bill text as passed Senate (SR546ER)
VASR556PassCelebrating the life of Walter H. Peake III.
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2020-10-01
Bill text as passed Senate (SR556ER)
VASR542PassCommending Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Semyon Vindman, USA Ret.
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2020-09-25
Bill text as passed Senate (SR542ER)
VASR547PassCelebrating the life of Kevin Beekman.
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2020-09-25
Bill text as passed Senate (SR547ER)
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)
VASR533PassCommending Anna Leider.
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2020-09-04
Bill text as passed Senate (SR533ER)
VASB235VetoHealth 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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2020-05-21
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB762PassSolar energy projects; revenue share assessment. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to assess a revenue share of up to $1,400 per megawatt on any solar photovoltaic (electric energy) project with certain exceptions and expands an existing tax exemp...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1270)
VASB764PassCertificate of public need. Revises the Medical Care Facilities Certificate of Public Need Program. The bill (i) removes from the list of reviewable medical care facilities specialized centers or clinics or that portion of a physician's office develo...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1271)
VASB740PassCounty and city precincts; required to be wholly contained within election districts; waiver for administration of split precinct. Requires each county and city precinct to be wholly contained within a single congressional district, Senate district, ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1268)
VASJR18PassConstitutional amendment (second resolution); apportionment; Virginia Redistricting Commission. Establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission, a 16-member Commission tasked with establishing districts for the United States House of Representative...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1196)
VASB868PassProhibited 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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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1140)
VASB120PassPrograms to address career fatigue and wellness in certain health care providers; civil immunity. Expands civil immunity for health care professionals serving as members of or consultants to entities that function primarily to review, evaluate, or ma...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1093)
VASB200PassIncome tax credits for housing choice vouchers; eligible housing areas. Expands the definition of "eligible housing area" for purposes of the housing choice voucher tax credit to include the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metropolitan Statistical Ar...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1032)
VASB236PassConstitutional amendment (voter referendum); apportionment; Virginia Redistricting Commission. Provides for a referendum at the November 3, 2020, election to approve or reject amendments to the Constitution of Virginia establishing the Virginia Redis...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1071)
VASB277PassIncome tax deduction for commuter benefits provided by an employer. Establishes, for taxable years 2021 through 2025, an individual and corporate income tax deduction for commuter benefits, defined in the bill, provided by an employer to its employee...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1033)
VASB763PassLocal tax exemption; solar energy equipment. Changes the local property tax exemption for solar energy projects from an 80 percent exemption for the life of the project to a step down scale of an 80 percent exemption in the first five years, 70 perce...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1029)
VASB65PassVoter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements; additional forms of identification accepted; signed statement in lieu of required form of identification; penalty. Removes the requirement that voters show a form of identification co...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1065)
VASB761PassDepartment of Motor Vehicles; driver's license eligibility. Authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a limited-duration driver's license, permit, or special identification card to an applicant with a valid, unexpired Employment Authorizat...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0981)
VASB768PassDBHDS; work group to study expanding the individuals who may conduct evaluations for temporary detention; report. Directs the Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work group to (i) review the c...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0919)
VASB1044PassFuneral directors and embalmers; Board to promulgate regulations for licensure. Directs the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers to promulgate regulations that establish requirements of licensure for funeral directors and embalmers.
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0943)
VASB219PassVoter 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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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0909)
VASB240PassFirearms; 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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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0888)
VASB323PassBoard of Education; high school graduation requirements; certain substitutions. Requires the Board of Education, in establishing high school graduation requirements, to permit a student who is pursuing an advanced diploma and whose individualized edu...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0874)
VASB280PassHealth insurance; mental health parity; required report. Codifies an existing requirement that the State Corporation Commission's Bureau of Insurance make an annual report regarding claims information for mental health and substance use disorder bene...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0847)
VASB935PassPublic 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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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0767)
VASB766PassHealth care services; explanation of benefits. Authorizes the State Corporation Commission to adopt regulations that establish alternative methods of delivery of the explanation of benefits, provided that such alternative method is in compliance with...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0716)
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)
VASB199PassConduct of charitable gaming. Removes restrictions regarding (i) the number of calendar days that charitable gaming may be conducted, (ii) the number of bingo sessions that may be played in any calendar day and the number of bingo games that may be p...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0568)
VASB238PassPublic schools; kindergarten instructional time. Increases from 540 hours to 990 hours the minimum instructional hours in a school year for students in kindergarten, beginning July 1, 2022. The bill directs the Board of Education to adopt regulations...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0582)
VASB239PassMedical assistants; administration of fluoride varnish. Allows an authorized agent of a doctor of medicine, osteopathic medicine, or dentistry to possess and administer topical fluoride varnish pursuant to an oral or written order or a standing proto...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0560)
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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0543)
VASB853PassDepartment of Education; Culturally Relevant and Inclusive Education Practices Advisory Committee; report. Requires the Department of Education to establish and appoint such members as it deems appropriate to a Culturally Relevant and Inclusive Educa...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0573)
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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0499)
VASB275PassPublic schools; enrollment; certain children placed in foster care. Specifies that several provisions of law relating to the public school enrollment of children placed in foster care apply to any pupil who was in foster care when he reached age 18 b...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0475)
VASB87PassSpecial license plates; VB STRONG. Authorizes the issuance of special license plates for supporters of the City of Virginia Beach bearing the legend VB STRONG. The deadline for the receipt of 450 prepaid applications is November 1, 2020.
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2020-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0432)
VASB72PassPublic defender offices; Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and County of Prince William. Establishes a public defender office for the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and the County of Prince William.
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2020-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0376)
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
VASB907FailTransportation safety. Requires all passengers in a vehicle to wear safety belts and allows localities to lower the speed limit below 25, but not less than 15, miles per hour in business and residential districts.
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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in Senate
VASB902PassLong-term care services and supports; preadmission screenings. Provides that every individual who applies for or requests community or institutional long-term services and supports, as defined in the state plan for medical assistance services, may ch...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0304)
VASB1031PassHealth insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Requires health insurers, corporations providing health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum diso...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0305)
VASB122PassTeledentistry. Defines "teledentistry," establishes requirements for the practice of teledentistry and the taking of dental scans for use in teledentistry by dental scan technicians, and clarifies requirements related to the use of digital work order...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0220)
VASB279PassCertificate of public need; criteria for determining need. Makes clear that in determining whether a public need for a proposed project has been demonstrated the State Health Commissioner shall consider the impact of the proposed project on all peopl...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0227)
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