Virginia Senator Janet Howell [D]

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VASR564IntroCommending the Honorable Janine M. Saxe.
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2020-11-10
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB5034PassRelease of prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense other than those enumerated in the bill as exceptions to eligibility and who is terminally ill as defined in the bill is eligible for con...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0052)
VASB5029PassIssuing citations; possession of marijuana and certain traffic offenses. Provides that no law-enforcement officer may lawfully stop a motor vehicle for operating (i) without a light illuminating a license plate, (ii) with defective and unsafe equipme...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0051)
VASB5043EngrossExpungement of police and court records; Expungement Fee Fund created. Provides that final disposition may include (i) conviction of the original charge, (ii) conviction of an alternative charge, or (iii) dismissal of the proceedings. The bill also a...
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2020-11-09
Failed to pass
VASB5015IntroBudget Bill. Amends Chapter 1289 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly.
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2020-11-09
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB5014PassMinimum training standards for law-enforcement officers; crisis intervention team training. Requires all law-enforcement officers involved in a crisis intervention team program to complete a comprehensive advanced training course developed by the Dep...
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2020-10-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0036)
VASB5017PassLocal correctional facility; definition. Provides that, for purposes of minimum standards for correctional facilities and enforcement of those standards, the term "local correctional facility" shall also include any facility owned, maintained, or ope...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0023)
VASB5024PassLaw-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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2020-10-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0019)
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)
VASB5032EngrossAssault and battery; penalty. Eliminates the mandatory minimum term of confinement for a simple assault or an assault and battery committed against a judge; magistrate; law-enforcement officer; correctional officer; person directly involved in the ca...
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2020-09-22
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (18-Y 1-N)
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)
VASB5120PassAppropriation; Department of Elections. Appropriates $2,000,000 to the Department of Elections to be used to provide prepaid postage for the return of absentee ballots for the November 3, 2020, election. The bill requires that such prepaid postage be...
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2020-09-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0001)
VASR520PassCommending Disabled American Veterans.
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2020-08-20
Bill text as passed Senate (SR520ER)
VASR510PassCelebrating the life of Fitz Alexander Campbell Thomas.
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2020-08-19
Bill text as passed Senate (SR510ER)
VASR508PassCelebrating the life of Darryl C. Smith, Sr.
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2020-08-19
Bill text as passed Senate (SR508ER)
VASB77PassQualified education loan servicers. Prohibits any person from acting as a qualified education loan servicer except in accordance with provisions established by this bill. The bill requires a loan servicer to obtain a license from the State Corporatio...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1250)
VASB479PassProtective 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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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1260)
VASB971PassIllegal gambling; skill games; exception. Includes the playing or offering for play of any skill game in the definition of "illegal gambling." The bill also includes skill games within the definition of "gambling devices." The bill defines a "skill g...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1277)
VASB561PassWorkers' 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 (CHAP1262)
VASB78PassMinimum wage; pay based on work done. Eliminates the exemption to Virginia's minimum wage requirements for persons who normally work and are paid based on the amount of work done.
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1146)
VASB111PassAbsentee voting; no excuse required. Permits any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons under which a person may be entitled to vote by abse...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1151)
VASB577PassCapital outlay plan. Updates the six-year capital outlay plan for projects to be funded entirely or partially from general fund-supported resources.
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1134)
VASB576PassResearch and development in the Commonwealth. Creates the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (the Authority) to oversee and support research, development, and commercialization, as well as related investment and seed-stage fund...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1169)
VASB710PassDistributed renewable energy. Promotes the establishment of distributed renewable solar and other renewable energy. The measure (i) requires the State Corporation Commission to establish by regulation a shared solar program that allows multifamily cu...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1187)
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)
VASB668PassChild care providers; out-of-state background checks. Requires certain child care providers and employees or volunteers thereof to submit to background checks that include a criminal history record information check and sex offender registry check in...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0936)
VASB472PassFoster care; termination of parental rights; independent living needs assessments; supervisory spans of control. Requires local boards of social services and child-placing agencies, if the child has been in the custody of a local board or child-placi...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0934)
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)
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)
VASB651PassFairfax County; policemen's pension and retirement board. Increases from seven to eight the number of members on the policemen's pension and retirement board created in a county that has adopted the urban county executive form of government (Fairfax ...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0895)
VASB579PassSex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. Makes numerous changes to the provisions governing the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. The bill changes the number of classifications of offenders who are required to register under th...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0829)
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)
VASB587PassMEI Project Approval Commission. Makes several changes to the membership and operation of the MEI Project Approval Commission. The bill expands the membership from 10 to 14 members by adding two additional House appointments and two additional Senate...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0830)
VASB149PassCourthouse and courtroom security; assessment. Increases from $10 to $20 the maximum amount a local governing body may assess against a convicted defendant as part of the costs in a criminal or traffic case in district or circuit court to fund courth...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0602)
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)
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)
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)
VASB110PassResearch and development tax credits; sunset; aggregate caps. Extends the sunset date for both the research and development expenses tax credit and the major research and development expenses tax credit from January 1, 2022, to January 1, 2025. Begin...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0470)
VASJR52FailCommending the Chesapeake Bay Commission.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB580PassBonds for institutions of higher learning; emergency. Authorizes issuance of bonds in an amount up to $279,470,000 for revenue-producing capital projects at institutions of higher learning.
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2020-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0280)
VASB662PassEmployee misclassification; retaliatory actions prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits an employer from discharging, disciplining, threatening, discriminating against, or penalizing an employee or independent contractor because the employee or independ...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0271)
VASR77PassCommemorating the legacy of the Negro National League.
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2020-03-08
Bill text as passed Senate (SR77ER)
VASR79PassCelebrating the life of Henry J. Abraham.
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2020-03-08
Bill text as passed Senate (SR79ER)
VASJR181PassCommending Bob Brown.
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2020-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ181ER)
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