Virginia Senator Ghazala Hashmi [D]

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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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2020-07-21
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB406PassEnvironmental justice; policy. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to promote environmental justice, defined in the bill, and to ensure that it is carried out throughout the Commonwealth.
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1257)
VASB851PassVirginia 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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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1194)
VASB804PassVirginia Minimum Wage Act; domestic service. Eliminates the exclusion in the Virginia Minimum Wage Act for persons employed in domestic service. The bill requires the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to convene a work group consisting of representativ...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1147)
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)
VASB404PassHealth insurance; short-term limited-duration medical plans. Prohibits carriers from issuing in the Commonwealth, on or after July 1, 2021, any short-term limited-duration medical plan with a duration that exceeds three months or that can be renewed ...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1077)
VASB910PassInstructional positions; students identified as having limited English proficiency. Requires, effective with the 2020-2021 school year, state funding to be provided pursuant to the general appropriation act to support 18.5 full-time equivalent instru...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1035)
VASB991PassDepartment of Social Services; Office of New Americans created. Establishes the Office of New Americans within the Department of Social Services and the Office of New Americans Advisory Board to assist with immigrant integration within the Commonweal...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1079)
VASB722PassInstitutional racial segregation and discrimination. Repeals several Acts of Assembly from 1901 to 1960 that contain provisions that implemented and enforced racial segregation and discrimination in public facilities and common carriers, on public do...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1060)
VASB407PassAmerican Revolution 250 Commission; report. Establishes the American Revolution 250 Commission to plan, develop, and perform programs and activities to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, the Revolutionary War, and the indep...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0915)
VASB408PassAppeal from district court; protective orders; notice of hearing. Provides that the clerk of the appellate court to which an order of protection is appealed shall have the parties served with notice of the appeal stating the date and time of the hear...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0905)
VASB1045PassCannabidiol oil and THC-A oil; sample testing. Directs the Board of Pharmacy to require that, after processing and before dispensing cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil, a pharmaceutical processor make a homogenized batch of product for testing at an indep...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0944)
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)
VASB1PassSuspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Repeals the requirement that the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs be suspended....
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0965)
VASB770IntroPaid family and medical leave program. Requires the Virginia Employment Commission to establish and administer a paid family and medical leave program with benefits beginning January 1, 2023. Under the program, benefits are paid to eligible employees...
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2020-04-08
Letter sent to the Virginia Chief Workforce Advisor
VASB578PassEarly childhood care and education; licensing. Requires the Board of Education to establish a statewide unified public-private system for early childhood care and education in the Commonwealth to be administered by the Board of Education, the Superin...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0861)
VASB401PassImmunity of persons at public hearing; attorney fees; costs. Allows for the award of reasonable attorney fees and costs to any person who has a subpoena against him quashed in an action for statements made at a public hearing before the governing bod...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0824)
VASB528PassCharter; City of Richmond. Requires a council member to reside in the election district from which the member was elected throughout the member's term on the council. A council member may be removed from office for failure to comply with the residenc...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0827)
VASB410PassPublic school buildings; water management program; prevention of Legionnaires' disease. Requires each school board to maintain a water management program for the prevention of Legionnaires' disease at each public school building in the local school d...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0776)
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)
VASB403PassDepartment of General Services; Division of Engineering and Buildings; custody, control, and supervision of the Virginia War Memorial Carillon. Places full custody, control, and supervision of the Virginia War Memorial Carillon in the Division of Eng...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0734)
VASB1032PassCivil actions; determination of indigency. Sets out the factors to be considered by the court in its determination of a person's indigency for the purpose of determining inability to pay fees or costs in a civil action. The bill also provides that a ...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0654)
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)
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)
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)
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
VASB791PassManagement of the menhaden fishery. Requires the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to adopt regulations necessary to manage Atlantic menhaden, including those necessary to comply with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fish...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0356)
VASR44IntroUyghurs; human rights crisis. Recognizes the human rights crisis related to the internment of Uyghurs and other Central Asian ethnic minorities.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Rules Committee
VASJR211FailDesignating June 29, in 2020 and in each succeeding year, as Virginia Day.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB62PassMarriage records; divorce and annulment reports; identification of race. Eliminates the requirement that the race of married parties be included in marriage records, divorce reports, and annulment reports filed with the State Registrar. The bill also...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0210)
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)
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)
VASJR189PassCommending Domenick D'Adamo, Jr.
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2020-03-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ189ER)
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)
VASJR188PassCommending Pi Sigma Alpha.
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2020-03-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ188ER)
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)
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)
VASJR160PassCelebrating the life of Bittle Wilson Porterfield III.
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2020-03-02
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ160ER)
VASJR162PassCelebrating the life of Lessie Lula Jones Polk.
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2020-03-02
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ162ER)
VASJR159PassCelebrating the life of Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr.
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2020-03-02
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ159ER)
VASJR161PassCommending the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke.
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2020-03-02
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ161ER)
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