Virginia Delegate Jeion Ward [D]

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VAHB174Enroll
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Marriage lawful regardless of sex, gender, or race of parties; issuance of marriage license. Provides that no person authorized to issue a marriage license shall deny the issuance of such license to two parties contemplating a lawful marriage on the ...
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2024-02-26
Signed by President
VAHJR8Engross
50%
Black Women's History Month. Designates April, in 2024 and in each succeeding year, as Black Women's History Month in Virginia. Black Women's History Month. Designates April, in 2024 and in each succeeding year, as Black Women's History Month in Vir...
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2024-02-26
Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
VAHJR28Engross
50%
Kidney Disease Awareness Month. Designates March, in 2024 and in each succeeding year, as Kidney Disease Awareness Month in Virginia.
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2024-02-26
Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
VAHJR83Engross
50%
Burn Awareness Week. Designates the first full week of February, in 2024 and in each succeeding year, as Burn Awareness Week in Virginia.
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2024-02-26
Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB466Engross
50%
Concealed handgun permits; reciprocity with other states. Provides that the Superintendent of State Police, in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, shall determine whether states meet the statutory qualifications for Virginia to reco...
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2024-02-26
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB131Engross
50%
Department of Education; learning needs dashboard. Requires the Department of Education to continue to maintain until July 1, 2029, a learning needs dashboard that includes an interactive bar chart feature to compare annual pass rates and an interact...
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2024-02-26
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHJR13Engross
50%
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Month of Awareness. Designates May, in 2024 and in each succeeding year, as Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Month of Awareness in Virginia. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Month of Awareness. Designates May, in 2024 and ...
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2024-02-26
Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
VAHJR27Engross
50%
Coach Appreciation Week. Designates the week of October 6, in 2024 and in each succeeding year, as Coach Appreciation Week in Virginia.
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2024-02-26
Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB1284Engross
50%
Collective bargaining by firefighters and emergency medical services providers. Authorizes firefighters and emergency medical services providers employed by a political subdivision of the Commonwealth to engage in collective bargaining through labor ...
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2024-02-26
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB48Enroll
75%
Public institutions of higher education; admissions applications; legacy admissions and admissions based on donor status prohibited. Prohibits any public institution of higher education from providing any manner of preferential treatment in the admis...
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2024-02-26
Signed by President
VAHB385Engross
50%
Railroad safety; civil penalties. Requires a crew of at least two qualified individuals on all trains, locomotives, or light engines used in connection with moving freight.
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2024-02-26
Reported from Commerce and Labor (9-Y 5-N)
VAHB1098Engross
50%
Unpaid family bereavement Unpaid family bereavement leave; civil penalty. Requires that an employer that employs 50 or more employees provide eligible employees, defined in the bill, with up to 10 days of unpaid family bereavement leave in any 12-mon...
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2024-02-26
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB603Engross
50%
Public elementary and secondary schools; health instruction, certain topics relating to mental health. Requires health instruction provided to elementary and secondary school students to include certain topics relating to mental health that are enume...
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2024-02-26
Passed Senate (23-Y 17-N)
VAHJR44Engross
50%
Black Maternal Health Week. Designates April 11 through April 17, in 2024 and in each succeeding year, as Black Maternal Health Week in Virginia.
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2024-02-26
Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB35Engross
50%
Firearm safety device tax credit; definition of firearm safety device. Expands the definition of "firearm safety device" as it relates to the firearm safety device tax credit to include any device that, when installed on a firearm, is designed to pre...
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2024-02-26
Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1381Engross
50%
Center for Rural Virginia; name change. Renames the Center for Rural Virginia as the Senator Frank M. Ruff, Jr. Center for Rural Virginia.
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2024-02-26
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHJR166Engross
50%
Celebrating the life of Michelle Antonette Leete.
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2024-02-26
Agreed to by House
VAHB139Engross
50%
Prevailing wage rate for underground infrastructure works by public service companies. Directs the Department of Labor and Industry to determine and make available the prevailing wage rate for underground infrastructure work. Under the bill, each pub...
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2024-02-26
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHR145PassCommending Brothers Keepers.
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2024-02-26
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR144PassCommending Women of Grace, Strength, and Dignity.
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2024-02-26
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR177PassCommending the Honorable Michael P. Mullin.
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2024-02-26
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHJR196Engross
50%
Commending Voodoo Brewing Company Virginia Beach. Commending Voodoo Brewing Company Virginia Beach.
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2024-02-26
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHJR224Intro
25%
Commending Glory's Bakery.
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2024-02-26
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 24107479D
VAHR222Intro
25%
Celebrating the life of Jackie Duckette Hunter.
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2024-02-26
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 24100704D
VAHB362Engross
50%
Purchase, possession, or transportation of firearm following an assault and battery against a person in a dating relationship with the alleged offender, penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly and intentionally purchases, possesses, or transp...
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2024-02-26
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1Engross
50%
Minimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from the current rate of $12.00 per hour to $13.50 per hour effective January 1, 2025, and to $15.00 per hour effective January 1, 2026. The bill satisfies a reenactment clause included in Chapters 1204 and 12...
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2024-02-23
Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N)
VAHB805Engross
50%
Additional local sales and use tax to support schools; referendum. Authorizes all counties and cities to impose an additional local sales and use tax at a rate not to exceed one percent with the revenue used only for capital projects for the construc...
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2024-02-23
Passed Senate with substitute (27-Y 12-N)
VAHB1330Engross
50%
Absentee voting; persons confined awaiting trial or for conviction of a misdemeanor. Provides that any registered voter who is confined while awaiting trial or for having been convicted of a misdemeanor may vote by absentee ballot and requires the in...
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2024-02-23
Passed Senate (29-Y 9-N)
VAHB827Engross
50%
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; survey on campus food insecurity; report. Requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to (i) survey each public institution of higher education to determine how each such institution is ...
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2024-02-23
To Senate Education: Higher Education Committee
VAHB234Engross
50%
All-terrain vehicles and off-road motorcycles; seizure, impounding, and disposition. Authorizes the governing body of any city or county to provide by ordinance for the lawful seizure, impounding, and disposition of an illegally operated all-terrain ...
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2024-02-22
VOTE: Adoption (62-Y 37-N)
VAHB1287Engross
50%
Towing companies; local authority. Clarifies that the provisions of existing law authorizing localities in Planning District 8 to require towing companies that tow from the county to a storage or release location outside of the locality to obtain a p...
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2024-02-22
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB238Engross
50%
Health insurance; coverage for colorectal cancer screening. Requires health insurers to provide coverage for examinations and laboratory tests related to colorectal cancer screening in accordance with the American Cancer Society guidelines for colore...
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2024-02-22
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHR55PassCommending the Virginia Union University football team.
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2024-02-22
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHJR163PassCelebrating the life of Shirley Estelle Savage Harris.
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2024-02-22
Agreed to by Senate
VAHJR172PassCommending Marie Ridder.
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2024-02-22
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VAHJR180PassCommending the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.
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2024-02-22
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VAHB561Engross
50%
Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety; school safety audits; list of items required to be reviewed. Requires the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety to include specific technology systems in the list of items to be reviewed and evalua...
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2024-02-21
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VAHB18Engross
50%
Hate crimes and discrimination; ethnic animosity; Hate crimes and discrimination; ethnic animosity; penalties. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to safeguard all individuals within the Commonwealth from unlawful discrimination in emp...
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2024-02-21
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB824Engross
50%
Rate of fees; legal representation of indigent defendant. Limits the fees charged for the cost of court-appointed counsel or public defender representation to persons determined to be indigent to an amount no greater than the amount such person would...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 9:30 am]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB624Engross
50%
Equity in public school funding; student need; English language learner and at-risk students. Amends Standard of Quality 2 by (i) requiring state funding to be provided to support ratios of instructional positions to English language learner students...
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2024-02-21
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VAHB830Engross
50%
Department of Education; farm to school programs; guidance and resources. Requires the Department of Education to (i) assess existing farm to school programs, as defined in the bill, within the Commonwealth to identify and disseminate to each local s...
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2024-02-21
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VAHB1345Engross
50%
High school graduation requirements; satisfaction of elective course credits with workforce credentials; development and maintenance of list of accepted credentials. Requires the Board of Education, in collaboration with the Virginia Community Colleg...
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2024-02-21
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VAHJR192PassCommending Bishop Kim W. Brown. Commending Bishop Kim W. Brown.
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2024-02-21
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VAHB825Engross
50%
Public school funding; At-Risk Program established. Establishes the At-Risk Program for the purpose of supporting programs and services for students who are educationally at risk, including prevention, intervention, or remediation activities required...
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2024-02-21
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VAHB398Engross
50%
Public elementary and secondary schools; student discipline; leveled administrative responses to student behavior. Prohibits, except in certain cases involving firearms, drugs, adjudications of delinquency, convictions of certain crimes, or certain a...
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2024-02-21
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VAHJR169Engross
50%
Commending Columbia Gas of Virginia.
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2024-02-20
To Senate Rules Committee
VAHB1458Engross
50%
Chief Resilience Officer of the Commonwealth; Office of Commonwealth Resilience; Interagency Resilience Working Group; Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund; Resilient Virginia Revolving Fund; Advisory Review Committee. Moves the position of Chi...
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2024-02-20
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB173Engross
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Manufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of plastic firearms and unfinished frames or receivers and unserialized firearms prohibited; penalties. Creates a Class 5 felony for any person who knowingly manufactures or assembles, imports, purch...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB2Engross
50%
Purchase, sale, transfer, etc., of assault firearms Purchase, sale, transfer, etc., of assault firearms and certain ammunition feeding devices prohibited; penalty. Creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person who imports, sells, manufactures, purchas...
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2024-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 9:30 am]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHR116PassCelebrating the life of Linda B. Jones.
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2024-02-19
Agreed to by House
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