Virginia Delegate Ibraheem Samirah [D]

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VAHB5052EngrossLegal holidays; Juneteenth. Recognizes the nineteenth day of June of each year, also known as Juneteenth, as a legal holiday in the Commonwealth to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, the last of the former Confederate ...
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2020-09-18
Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N)
VAHB5106EngrossLandlord and tenant, noncompliance with rental agreement; prohibition on reporting negative credit information arising from the COVID-19 pandemic; penalty; emergency. Provides that a landlord shall not take any adverse action against a tenant or appl...
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2020-09-18
Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (8-Y 3-N 3-A)
VAHB5093EngrossEmergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of the Governor; executive orders; penalty. Provides that a violation of an executive order declared by the Governor as the Director of Emergency Management shall be punishable either as a civil ...
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2020-09-18
Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (12-Y 1-N)
VAHB5069EngrossLaw-enforcement officers; prohibition on the use of neck restraints; penalty. Makes it a Class 6 felony for a law-enforcement officer to use a neck restraint in the performance of his official duties. The bill defines "neck restraint" as the use of a...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5049EngrossAcquisition and use of military property by law-enforcement agencies. Provides that no state or local law-enforcement agency shall acquire, purchase, or otherwise accept on any terms (i) weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles; (ii) aircraft that are con...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5029EngrossLaw-enforcement officer; failure to intervene in an unlawful use of force; penalties. Requires that any law-enforcement officer who witnesses another law-enforcement officer, in the performance of his official duties, engaging or attempting to engage...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5055EngrossLaw-enforcement civilian oversight bodies. Requires a locality to establish a law-enforcement civilian oversight body that may (i) receive, investigate, and issue findings on complaints from civilians regarding conduct of law-enforcement officers and...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5058EngrossIssuing citations; possession of marijuana and certain traffic offenses. Changes from a primary offense to a secondary offense the traffic infractions of operating a motor vehicle (i) without a light illuminating a license plate, (ii) with defective ...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5116EngrossPaid quarantine leave. Requires public and private employers to provide eligible employees paid quarantine leave. The bill provides that such paid quarantine leave is available for immediate use by the employee, regardless of how long the employee ha...
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2020-09-16
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (14-Y 1-N)
VAHB5068EngrossAutomatic exemption of emergency relief payments during a state of emergency; emergency. Automatically exempts from the creditor process emergency relief payments, as defined in the bill, paid to individuals and businesses during a state of emergency...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5043EngrossMental health awareness response and community understanding services (Marcus) alert system. Provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) shall support the...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5072EngrossLaw-enforcement misconduct. Authorizes the Attorney General to file a civil suit or inquire into or seek to conciliate, through the Division of Human Rights, any unlawful pattern and practice against the Commonwealth or a locality whenever the Attorn...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5112EngrossLaw-enforcement officer; duty to render aid; duty to report wrongdoing by another law-enforcement officer; penalty. Requires any law-enforcement officer on duty who witnesses another person suffering from a serious bodily injury or a life-threatening...
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2020-09-16
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (10-Y 3-N)
VAHB5030EngrossMonuments and memorials for war veterans; authority of localities. Changes the authority of a locality from the authority to "contextualize or cover" to the authority to "alter" a monument or memorial for war veterans located within the geographical ...
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2020-09-09
[Hearing: Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Local Government Committee
VAHB5113EngrossCertain school boards; student meals; participation in the Community Eligibility Provision. Requires each school board that governs a local school division that contains any public elementary or secondary school that is eligible to participate in the...
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2020-09-09
[Hearing: Sep 22 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB5048EngrossOutbreaks 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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2020-09-02
[Hearing: Sep 22 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB5046EngrossTelemedicine 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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2020-09-02
[Hearing: Sep 22 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHR548EngrossCommending the Loudoun Arts Film Festival.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR551EngrossCommending the Virginia Hospital Center.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR544EngrossCommemorating the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR527EngrossCelebrating the life of Michael Thomas Elliot.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House
VAHR535EngrossCelebrating the life of Bishop Willie Roger Logan.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House
VAHR575EngrossCommending the Civic Engagement Team of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR562EngrossCommending Zohaib Begg.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR556EngrossCelebrating the life of Bishop Lawrence Levi Taylor.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House
VAHR568EngrossCommending the All Dulles Area Muslim Society.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR567EngrossCommending Girl Scouts of the USA Troop 4507.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR554EngrossCommending Creighton's Corner Elementary School.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR582IntroRacism; public health crisis. Recognizes that racism is a public health crisis in Virginia.
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2020-08-28
To House Rules Committee
VAHB5142IntroCourt authority in criminal cases; prosecutorial discretion to dispose of a criminal case. Provides that, upon the agreement of the Commonwealth and the defendant, a trial court may defer proceedings; defer entry of a conviction order, if none, or de...
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2020-08-26
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB5083IntroHealth care coverage; qualified health plans. Requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services, in collaboration with the State Corporation Commission, to contract with health carriers to offer qualified health plans on the health benefit excha...
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (19-Y 3-N)
VAHJR5011IntroWomen's Suffrage Month. Designates August, in 2020 and in each succeeding year, as Women's Suffrage Month in Virginia.
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2020-08-24
To House Rules Committee
VAHB5111IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; temporary prohibition against landlord termination of rental agreements or actions to obtain possession of a dwelling unit under certain circumstances. Prohibits the termination of rental agreements and t...
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2020-08-24
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB5119IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; temporary applicability to certain occupants of hotels, motels, extended stay facilities, or boardinghouses. Provides that, from the effective date of the bill until 90 days after the expiration or revoca...
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2020-08-24
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB5114IntroLaw-enforcement officer conduct during an arrest or detention; use of force; prohibited practices. Prohibits the use of excessive force, defined in the bill as any force that is objectively unreasonable given the totality of the circumstances, includ...
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2020-08-22
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB5096IntroSchool boards; websites; COVID-19 virus mitigation plan; emergency. Requires each school board to post in a publicly accessible and conspicuous location on its website the plan outlining its strategies for mitigating the spread and public health risk...
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2020-08-20
To House Education Committee
VAHB5091IntroRequired release of video or audio recording; discharge of firearm or use of stun gun or chemical irritant by law-enforcement officer. Requires that whenever a law-enforcement officer (i) discharges a firearm or (ii) uses a stun gun or chemical irrit...
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2020-08-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB33PassParole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes. Provides that a person is eligible to be considered for parole if (i) such person was sentenced by a jury prior to the date of the Supreme Court of Virginia decision in Fishback v...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1200)
VAHB582PassLabor and employment; collective bargaining; employees of counties, cities, and towns. Permits counties, cities, and towns to adopt local ordinances authorizing them to (i) recognize any labor union or other employee association as a bargaining agent...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1209)
VAHB438PassWorkers' compensation; post-traumatic stress disorder; law-enforcement officers and firefighters. Provides that post-traumatic stress disorder incurred by a law-enforcement officer or firefighter is compensable under the Virginia Workers' Compensatio...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1206)
VAHB789PassConsumer lending. Replaces references to payday loans with the term "short-term loans." The measure caps the interest and fees that may be charged under a short-term loan at an annual rate of 36 percent, plus a maintenance fee; increases the maximum ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1215)
VAHB1211PassDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources or been claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return fi...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1227)
VAHB395PassMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $9.50 per hour effective May 1, 2021; to $11.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022; to $12.00 per hour effective January 1, 2023; to $13.50 per ho...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1204)
VAHB1255PassStandards and criteria for congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria by which congressional and state legislative districts are to be drawn. Such criteria include equal population requirements, with a deviation of no more than ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1229)
VAHB1664PassElectric utilities; offshore wind development. Provides that the construction or purchase by a public utility of one or more offshore wind generation facilities located off the Commonwealth's Atlantic shoreline or in federal waters and interconnected...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1240)
VAHB1544PassStrip searches of children. Provides that no child under the age of 18 shall be strip searched or subjected to a search of any body cavity by a law-enforcement officer or a jail officer. The bill provides exceptions for (i) children committed to the ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1236)
VAHB785PassLocal tax authority. Modifies or eliminates several restrictions that apply to taxes imposed by counties, and establishes a new restriction on cigarette taxes imposed by any locality. The bill authorizes most counties to impose an admissions tax, not...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1214)
VAHB220PassAbsentee voting; postage prepaid on return envelope. Requires the envelope provided to an absentee voter for the return of the absentee ballot to include prepaid postage. The provisions of the bill do not become effective unless reenacted by the 2021...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1155)
VAHB1049PassProhibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1137)
VAHB201PassElections; voter registration; extended time for persons to register in person. Provides any person who is qualified to vote is entitled to register to vote in person up to and including the day of the election at the office of the general registrar ...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1153)
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