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VASB442PassPolling place activities; reorganization of sections; technical amendments. Reorganizes sections related to polling place activities and makes related technical amendments. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Code Commission.
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 561 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB494PassDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; crisis intervention team training. Adds the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and brain injury stakeholders to the list of entities with whom the Department of Criminal Justice Services is requi...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 515 (effective 7/1/20)
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: Approved by Governor-Chapter 543 (effective 1/1/21)
VASB607PassVirginia Public Procurement Act; statute of limitations on performance bonds; statute of limitations on construction contracts and architectural and engineering contracts. Provides that an action against the surety on a performance bond shall be brou...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 497 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB497PassAlcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage restaurant license; mini bottles. Allows mixed beverage restaurant licensees located on the premises of and operated by a private, nonprofit, or profit club to sell spirits packaged in original closed contai...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 400 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB545EnrollAppeals of right in general district court; appeals of final orders or judgments entered in the same action or related action. Provides that there shall be an appeal of right to a court of record from any order entered or judgment rendered in a gener...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB990EnrollVirginia Tourism Authority; Governor's New Airline Service Incentive Fund. Creates the Governor's New Airline Service Incentive Fund to be administered by the Virginia Tourism Authority to support the local, regional, national, and international airp...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB423EnrollHealth insurance; mandated coverage for hearing aids for minors. Requires health insurers, health maintenance organizations, and corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts to provide coverage for hearing aids and related servi...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB851EnrollVirginia Clean Economy Act. Establishes a schedule by which Dominion Energy Virginia and American Electric Power are required to retire electric generating units located in the Commonwealth that emit carbon as a by-product of combusting fuel to gener...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB710EnrollDistributed 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB345EnrollWorkers' compensation; occupational disease presumptions. Adds correctional officers and full-time sworn members of the enforcement division of the Department of Motor Vehicles to the list of public safety employees who are entitled to a presumption ...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB172EnrollHealth insurance; payment to out-of-network providers. Provides that when an enrollee receives emergency services from an out-of-network health care provider or receives out-of-network surgical or ancillary services at an in-network facility, the enr...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB250EnrollMedicare supplement policies for certain individuals under age 65. Requires each insurer issuing Medicare supplement policies or certificates in the Commonwealth to offer the opportunity of enrolling in at least one of its issued Medicare supplement ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB375FailImmunity of persons; statements regarding matters of public concern or made at a public hearing; special plea to dismiss; stay of discovery. Provides that a person claiming immunity from certain claims for making statements at a public hearing or reg...
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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in Senate
VASB251EnrollPharmacy benefits managers; licensure and regulation. Provides that no person is authorized to provide pharmacy benefits management services or otherwise act as a pharmacy benefits manager without first obtaining a license from the State Corporation ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB511EnrollPetition for writ of actual innocence. Provides that a person who was convicted of a felony or who was adjudicated delinquent by a circuit court of an offense that would be a felony if committed by an adult may petition for a writ of actual innocence...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB543EnrollFirearms shows; mandatory background check. Requires the Department of State Police to perform a criminal history record information check on the prospective purchaser or transferee prior to the completion of any firearms transaction at a firearms sh...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB445EnrollCemeteries; acquisition of abandoned lots in cities and certain towns. Removes references to courts of equity, improves readability, and makes technical changes. The bill also removes population brackets and replaces them with the names of specific c...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB566EnrollNaloxone; possession and administration. Provides that a person who is not otherwise authorized to administer naloxone or other opioid antagonist used for overdose reversal may administer naloxone or other opioid antagonist used for overdose reversal...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB496EnrollAlcoholic beverage control; culinary lodging resorts. Allows culinary lodging resorts, as defined in the bill, to obtain a mixed beverage restaurant license, which authorizes such resorts to (i) sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption, w...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB448EnrollPublic institutions of higher education; contracting firms; president of the institution; delegation. Allows a president of a public institution of higher education to delegate to an officer or administrator of the institution his obligation to deter...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB444EnrollElection recounts; reorganization of sections; technical amendments. Reorganizes sections related to election recounts. The bill makes technical amendments and is a recommendation of the Code Commission.
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB548EnrollUnemployment compensation. Amends various provisions regarding unemployment compensation and the Virginia Employment Commission. The bill provides that (i) the Commission shall base its determination on whether an individual is an employee on the sta...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB513EnrollDriver's license suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses. Removes the existing provisions that allow a person's driver's license to be suspended (i) when he is convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense; (ii) for n...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB530EnrollPossession and administration of epinephrine; restaurant employee. Authorizes any employee of a licensed restaurant to possess and administer epinephrine on the premises of the restaurant at which the employee is employed, provided that such employee...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB443EnrollProvisional voting; reorganization of sections; technical amendments. Reorganizes sections related to provisional voting and makes related technical amendments. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Code Commission.
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB546EnrollJuveniles; trial as adult. Increases from 14 years of age to 16 years of age the minimum age at which a juvenile must be tried as an adult in circuit court for murder or aggravated malicious wounding; however, if the juvenile is 14 years of age or ol...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB498EnrollAlcoholic beverage control; definition of resort complex. Expands the definition of "resort complex" to include facilities that (i) are operated by a corporation that operates as a management company which, as its primary function, makes available (a...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB454EnrollCharter; Town of Blacksburg; public hearings. Clarifies provisions related to public hearings in the Town of Blacksburg by providing that if the town council plans to conduct a public hearing related to a proposed ordinance but to delay action on the...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB953EnrollVirginia Wireless Service Authority Act; appointments to board. Provides that a board established under the Virginia Wireless Service Authority Act may contain either five or seven members, rather than five members as required under current law.
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB35EnrollControl 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB996EnrollCapitol Police; concurrent jurisdiction. Provides that a Capitol Police officer who is a detector canine handler has concurrent jurisdiction with the law-enforcement officers of another jurisdiction that has requested the assistance of the Capitol Po...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB1EnrollSuspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Repeals the requirement that the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs be suspended....
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB804EnrollVirginia Minimum Wage Act; domestic service. Eliminates the exclusion in the Virginia Minimum Wage Act for persons employed in domestic service. The bill requires the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to convene a work group consisting of representativ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB561EnrollWorkers' 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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2020-03-12
Governor's substitute printed 20110012D-S3
VASB1005EnrollCorporal 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB732EnrollVirginia Health Benefit Exchange. Creates the Virginia Health Benefit Exchange, which will be established and operated by a new division within the State Corporation Commission (SCC). The Exchange shall facilitate the purchase and sale of qualified h...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB868EnrollProhibited 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASR80PassNominating a person to be elected to a general district court judgeship.
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2020-03-12
Bill text as passed Senate (SR80ER)
VASR81PassNominating persons to be elected to juvenile and domestic relations district court judgeships.
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2020-03-12
Bill text as passed Senate (SR81ER)
VASR83PassNominating persons to be elected as members of the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission.
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2020-03-12
Bill text as passed Senate (SR83ER)
VASB542PassSecurities Act; crowdfunding exemption. Repeals the sunset provision on the existing measure that authorizes the State Corporation Commission to adopt an exemption for limited offerings of securities by small and startup companies, known as equity cr...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 279 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB1031PassHealth insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Requires health insurers, corporations providing health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum diso...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 305 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB565PassCollaborative practice agreements; nurse practitioners; physician assistants. Adds nurse practitioners and physician assistants to the list of health care practitioners who shall not be required to participate in a collaborative agreement with a phar...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 232 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB544PassCapacity determinations; physician assistant. Expands the class of health care practitioners who can make the determination that a patient is incapable of making informed decisions to include a licensed physician assistant. The bill provides that suc...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 231 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB605PassHealth insurance; formula and enteral nutrition products. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations whose policy, contract, or plan includes coverage for medicines to classify medically necessary f...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 215 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB499EnrollSpecialty 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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2020-03-10
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB935EnrollPublic 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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2020-03-10
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASJR35EngrossStudy; barrier crimes and criminal history records checks; report. Establishes a joint subcommittee to study the Commonwealth's requirements related to barrier crimes and criminal history records checks. The resolution directs the joint subcommittee ...
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2020-03-08
Conference report agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VASR64PassCelebrating the life of William Levon Stewart.
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2020-03-08
Bill text as passed Senate (SR64ER)
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