Virginia Senator Jennifer Boysko [D]

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VASB5007EngrossCriminal cases; sentencing reform. Provides that in a criminal case the court shall ascertain the extent of the punishment unless the accused has requested that the jury ascertain punishment or was found guilty of capital murder. The bill also provid...
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2020-09-25
Reported from Appropriations with amendment (13-Y 9-N)
VASB5017EngrossLocal 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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2020-09-25
Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 8-N)
VASB5014EngrossMinimum 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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2020-09-25
Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N)
VASB5034EngrossRelease of prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who is terminally ill is eligible for consideration by the Parole Board for conditional release. The bill a...
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2020-09-25
Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N)
VASB5024EngrossLaw-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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2020-09-25
Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N)
VASB5035EngrossLaw-enforcement civilian oversight bodies. Authorizes 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 a...
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2020-09-25
Passed House with substitute (51-Y 46-N)
VASB5029EngrossIssuing citations; possession of marijuana and certain traffic infractions. Changes from primary offenses to secondary offenses the possession of marijuana and the traffic infractions of operating a motor vehicle (i) without a light illuminating a li...
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2020-09-25
Passed House with substitute (51-Y 45-N)
VASB5038EngrossComprehensive crisis services; mental health awareness response and community understanding services (Marcus) alert system. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to develop a comprehensive crisis service continuum com...
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2020-09-25
Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 8-N)
VASB5030EngrossPolicing reform. Adds law-enforcement officers to those persons who are guilty of a Class 6 felony if they are in a position of authority over and carnally know without force, threat, or intimidation any inmate, parolee, probationer, arrestee, detain...
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2020-09-25
Reported from Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 9-N)
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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2020-09-25
Reported from Appropriations (15-Y 7-N)
VASB5088EngrossVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies; noncompliance with rental agreement; payment plan. Requires a landlord who owns more than four rental dwelling units, or more than a 10 percent interest in more than four rental dwellin...
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2020-09-25
Passed House with substitute 55-Y 42-N
VASB5042EngrossState Board of Health; public health emergency; patient visitation; notice to family; emergency. Requires each nursing home, certified nursing facility, and hospice facility to establish a protocol to allow each patient to receive visits, consistent ...
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2020-09-25
Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
VASR542EngrossCommending Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Semyon Vindman, USA Ret.
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2020-09-25
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VASR546IntroCelebrating the life of Joseph Alexander.
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2020-09-25
Passed by for the day
VASR556IntroCelebrating the life of Walter H. Peake III.
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2020-09-25
Laid on Clerk's Desk
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)
VASB5096EngrossChild care providers; personal protective equipment during certain declared states of emergency; essential workers; emergency. Provides that during any case in which the Governor has declared a state of emergency related to a communicable disease of ...
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2020-09-17
To House Education Committee
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)
VASB5037IntroCriminal Justices Services Board; Committee on Training. Changes the membership of the Committee on Training by requiring that one member be an attorney representing the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission, one member be an attorney representing civ...
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2020-09-03
Incorporated by Finance and Appropriations
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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2020-09-02
Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 1-N)
VASB5046IntroLimitation on mandatory minimum punishment. Provides that mandatory minimum punishments shall not apply to any sentence imposed for an offense committed on or after January 1, 2021.
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2020-08-20
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary with letter (10-Y 3-N)
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)
VASB5076IntroPaid sick time. Requires public and Paid sick time. Requires public and private employers to provide eligible employees paid sick time that can be used during a pandemic. The bill requires employers to provide all full-time and part-time employees wi...
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2020-08-19
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 3-N)
VASB2PassPossession and consumption of marijuana; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $25. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a first offense, and subs...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1286)
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)
VASB182PassProject labor agreements; public procurement. Authorizes any public body, including any state or local government, when engaged in procuring products or services or letting contracts for construction, manufacture, maintenance, or operation of public ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1251)
VASB8PassPrevailing wage; public works contracts; penalty. Requires contractors and subcontractors under any public contract with a state agency, or with a locality that has adopted an ordinance requiring the payment of prevailing wages, for public works to p...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1243)
VASB384PassSports betting; Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund; penalties. Directs the Virginia Lottery (the Lottery) to regulate sports betting. The bill prohibits the Lottery from issuing any permits to conduct sports betting until it has developed an...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1256)
VASB883PassVirginia Council on Environmental Justice; established. Establishes the Virginia Council on Environmental Justice, consisting of 27 members, to advise the Governor and provide recommendations intended to protect vulnerable communities from disproport...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1274)
VASB35PassControl of firearms by localities; permitted events. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to prohibit the possession or carrying of firearms, ammunition, or components or any combination thereof in (i) any building, or part thereof, owned or used by ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1247)
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)
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)
VASB860PassElectric 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 (CHAP1273)
VASB890PassTransportation. Amends numerous laws related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs. Transportation. Amends numerous laws related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs.
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1275)
VASB1027PassClean Energy and Community Flood Preparedness Act; fund. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to incorporate into regulations previously adopted by the State Air Pollution Control Board certain provisions establishing a carbon dioxide cap ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1280)
VASB34PassDriver 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 (CHAP1246)
VASB939PassLabor 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 (CHAP1276)
VASB629PassShared solar programs. Requires the State Corporation Commission to establish by regulation a shared solar program that allows customers of Dominion Virginia to purchase electric power through a subscription in a shared solar facility, which is defin...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1264)
VASB421PassConsumer 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 (CHAP1258)
VASB717PassStandards 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 (CHAP1265)
VASB7PassMinimum 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 (CHAP1242)
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)
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)
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)
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)
VASB179PassHate crimes; gender, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation; penalty. Adds gender, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation to the categories of victims whose intentional selection for a hate crime involving assault, assault an...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1171)
VASB94PassVirginia Energy Plan; Commonwealth Energy Policy. Adopts findings that climate change is an urgent and pressing challenge for Virginia, that swift decarbonization and a transition to clean energy are required to meet the urgency of the challenge, and...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1191)
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