Virginia Senator Janet Howell [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)
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)
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)
VASR4029PassCommending Rodney A. Robinson.
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2019-07-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4029ER)
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)
VASR4023PassCommending George Mason University's Arlington Campus.
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2019-07-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4023ER)
VASR4008PassCelebrating the life of Katherine Anne Marie Lusich-Nixon.
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2019-07-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4008ER)
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)
VASB4019IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establi...
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2019-07-09
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (9-Y 6-N)
VASB4021IntroReporting lost or stolen firearms; civil penalty. Requires that, if a firearm is lost or stolen from a person who lawfully possessed it, such person shall report the loss or theft of the firearm to any local law-enforcement agency or the Department o...
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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)
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)
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
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4005ER)
VASB4008IntroControl of firearms by localities. Grants localities Control of firearms by localities. Grants localities authority to adopt or enforce an ordinance, resolution, or motion, governing the possession, carrying, storage, or transporting of firearms, amm...
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2019-07-09
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (9-Y 6-N)
VASR4007PassCelebrating the life of Richard H. Nettleton.
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2019-07-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR4007ER)
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)
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)
VASJR448PassCelebrating the life of Manuel Baca Fierro.
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2019-04-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ448ER)
VASJR424PassKristallnacht. Remembers the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
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2019-04-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ424ER)
VASB1083PassRemote sales and use tax collection; sufficient activity by dealers and marketplace facilitators as to require registration for sales and use tax collection. Directs the Department of Taxation (the Department) to require a remote seller to collect sa...
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2019-03-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0816)
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)
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)
VASB1789PassDesignating the Trooper Lucas B. Dowell Bridge. Designates Designating the Trooper Lucas B. Dowell Bridge. Designates the bridge on Interstate 81 in Smyth County over Whitetop Road the
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0764)
VASB1269PassLength of school term; waiver for evacuation. Requires the Board of Education to waive the requirement that school divisions provide additional teaching days or teaching hours to compensate for school closings resulting from an evacuation directed an...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0645)
VASB1395PassThreats of death or bodily injury to a health care provider. Provides that any person who orally makes a threat to kill or to do bodily injury against any health care provider who is engaged in the performance of his duties in a hospital or in an eme...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0506)
VASB1433PassDepartment of Education; teacher employment data. Requires the Department of Education, upon the implementation of an automated teacher licensure and intake system, to aggregate and report to each education preparation program certain teacher employm...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0598)
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)
VASB1005PassSchool calendar; opening day of the school year. Requires each local school board to set the school calendar so that the first day students are required to attend school is no earlier than 14 days before Labor Day unless the Board of Education waives...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0570)
VASB1067PassVirginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council; meetings requirement. Requires the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council to meet upon the call of the chairman or when a majority of Council members request a meeting. Cur...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0327)
VASB1257PassChild abuse and neglect; mandatory reporters. Adds to the list of persons who are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect ministers, priests, rabbis, imams, and duly accredited practitioners of any religious organization or denomination u...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0295)
VASB1079PassMinimum wage; exemptions. Eliminates the exemptions to Virginia's minimum wage requirements for newsboys, shoe-shine boys, babysitters who work 10 hours or more per week, ushers, doormen, concession attendants, and cashiers in theaters. The measure c...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0331)
VASB1651FailResearch and development in the Commonwealth. Creates the Partnership for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Authority (the Partnership) to oversee and support research and commercialization in the Commonwealth. The Partnership will be advised by an Inv...
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2019-02-24
Failed to pass in Senate
VASJR299FailWorld Prematurity Day. Designates November 17, in 2019 and in each succeeding year, as World Prematurity Day in Virginia.
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2019-02-24
Failed to pass in Senate
VASJR473IntroCommending Equality Virginia.
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2019-02-24
To Senate Rules Committee
VASJR454PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Luther Ray Ashworth.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ454ER)
VASJR462PassCommending Lieutenant James Layne.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ462ER)
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)
VASJR450PassCommending the NextStop Theatre Company.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ450ER)
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