Virginia Senator John Edwards [D]

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VASB1304IntroSmoking in outdoor amphitheater or concert venue; civil penalty. Authorizes any locality, by ordinance, to designate reasonable no-smoking areas within an outdoor amphitheater or concert venue owned by the locality. The bill requires such ordinance t...
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2019-01-15
Reported from Local Government (10-Y 3-N)
VASB1030IntroWorkers' 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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2019-01-15
Incorporates SB1022 (Chase)
VASJR284EngrossConstitution of the United States; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amen...
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2019-01-15
Agreed to by Senate (26-Y 14-N)
VASB1708IntroLaw-Enforcement Officers Procedural Guarantee Act; hearing panel decisions; finality and enforcement. Makes final and binding the decision of the hearing panel conducting a hearing to review an action that dismisses, demotes, suspends, or transfers a...
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2019-01-15
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1714IntroNet energy metering; schools. Directs Appalachian Power Company to conduct a pilot program, not exceeding 10 megawatts in the aggregate, under which any public school in the Commonwealth that generates more electricity from a wind-powered or solar-po...
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2019-01-15
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASJR269EngrossCelebrating the life of Stacey Visser Dendy.
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2019-01-14
Agreed to by House
VASB1080IntroRevision of Title 55. Creates proposed Title 55.1 (Property and Conveyances) as a revision of existing Title 55 (Property and Conveyances). Proposed Title 55.1 consists of 29 chapters divided into five subtitles: Subtitle I (Property Conveyances), Su...
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2019-01-14
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASB1310IntroDriver's license suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses. Removes the existing provisions that a person's driver's license is suspended (i) when he is convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense or (ii) for nonpayme...
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2019-01-14
Incorporated by Courts of Justice
VASB1317IntroIncentives for telecommunications companies; provision of wireless broadband services. Directs the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission to award at least $10 million per year in grants to cover expenditures for the purchase and installation of wi...
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2019-01-14
Rereferred to Finance
VASB1300IntroFuneral establishments; full time manager requirement; exception; number of calls. Provides that the Board of Funeral Services may grant a hardship waiver from the requirement that each licensed funeral services establishment have a person licensed f...
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2019-01-14
Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
VASJR263EngrossCommending the American Legion.
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2019-01-14
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VASJR266EngrossCommending the Washington Capitals.
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2019-01-14
Passed by for the day
VASJR256EngrossCelebrating the life of William E. Ward.
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2019-01-14
Agreed to by House
VASB1013IntroSuspension 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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2019-01-14
Incorporates SB1612 (Ebbin)
VASB1289IntroBoard of Pharmacy: seizure of controlled substances and prescription devices. Establishes a process by which the Board of Pharmacy, an authorized agent of the Board, or law enforcement can seize and place under seal controlled substances and prescrip...
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2019-01-11
[Hearing: Jan 17 @ 8:00 am]
Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
VASJR270IntroConstitution of the United States; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amen...
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2019-01-09
Incorporated by Privileges and Elections
VASJR279IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); marriage. Proposes the repeal of the constitutional amendment dealing with marriage that was approved by referendum at the November 2006 election. That amendment to the Bill of Rights (i) defines marriage ...
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2019-01-09
Incorporated by Privileges and Elections
VASB1618IntroBroadband Advisory Council; appointments; expiration. Increase from 14 to 16 the total membership of the Broadband Advisory Council by adding two additional nonlegislative members, one to represent the Friends of Municipal Broadband and one to repres...
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2019-01-09
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB1336IntroMechanics' liens; notice of sale. Specifies that the notice of sale for property to be sold pursuant to a mechanics' lien shall be posted in any of the following places: (i) a public place in the county or city where the property is located; (ii) a w...
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2019-01-08
[Hearing: Jan 16]
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1470IntroAdditional motor fuels tax. Imposes an additional motor fuels tax equal to five percent of the average wholesale price of gasoline on the sale of gasoline, gasohol, diesel, and alternative fuels. $300 million of the new revenues would be reserved for...
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2019-01-08
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1456IntroDistributed renewable energy. Promotes the establishment of distributed renewable solar and other renewable energy. The measure (i) removes the one percent cap on the total amount of renewable energy that can be net metered in a utility's service ter...
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2019-01-08
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1494IntroFirefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians Procedural Guarantee Act; breach of procedures. Creates a cause of action for breach of procedures under the Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians Procedural Guarantee Act. The bill removes cert...
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2019-01-08
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASB1339IntroFoster care omnibus. Makes numerous changes to the laws Foster 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 Se...
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2019-01-08
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VASB1311IntroState Board of Elections; membership; Commissioner of Elections. Increases the membership of the State Board of Elections from three members to five members, with representation given to each of the political parties having the highest and next highe...
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2019-01-07
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1307IntroUniform Transfers to Minors Act; age 25. Permits a transferor to transfer property under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act to an individual under the age of 21 to be paid, conveyed, or transferred to such individual upon his attaining 25 years of a...
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2019-01-07
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1308IntroPrescription drug price gouging prohibited. Prohibits unconscionable price increases in the price of essential off-patent or generic drugs, authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to designate drugs as essential drugs, and establishes ...
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2019-01-07
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB1305IntroRecycling and waste disposal; unpaid fees; lien. Authorizes a locality to recover unpaid charges, including interest for recycling and waste disposal services. The bill provides that such action shall constitute a lien against the property, ranking o...
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2019-01-07
To Senate Local Government Committee
VASB1301IntroPrivate collectors; delinquent taxes and other charges. Allows a local treasurer to employ private collections agents to assist with the collection of delinquent amounts due other than delinquent local taxes. Current law allows only for the collectio...
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2019-01-07
[Hearing: Jan 16 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1309IntroImmunity of employers and potential employers; reports of violent behavior. Provides civil immunity to an employer who makes a report to a potential employer or law-enforcement agency of violent or threatened violent behavior, as defined in the bill,...
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2019-01-07
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1306IntroSame-sex marriages; civil unions. Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage. These prohibitions are ...
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2019-01-07
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1288IntroChild support; incarceration; voluntary unemployment or under-employment. Provides that a party's incarceration shall not be deemed voluntary unemployment or voluntary under-employment for the purposes of establishing child support.
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2019-01-07
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1303IntroControl of firearms; chambers of local governing bodies. Allows a locality to adopt an ordinance that prohibits firearms, ammunition, or components or a combination thereof at any regular or special meeting of its local governing body, provided that ...
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2019-01-07
[Hearing: Jan 16]
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1163IntroTrigger activators designed to increase the rate of fire of firearms; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of a trigger activator, which includes a trigger crank ...
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2019-01-02
[Hearing: Jan 16]
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB835IntroClosure of the Central Virginia Training Center prohibited. Provides that the Central Virginia Training Center shall not be closed and shall instead remain open.
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB313IntroCommunity solar generation facilities. Authorizes the establishment of community solar generation facilities, which are required to be owned by a subscriber organization that has at least 10 subscribers. Subscribers will receive credits on their util...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB82IntroElectric utility regulation; agricultural net energy metering. Allows an otherwise eligible agricultural customer-generator to participate in an electric utility's net energy metering program if it is to be served by multiple meters located on one pa...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB642IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds colon cancer to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when firefighters and certain employ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB160IntroLanguage development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing; assessment resources for parents and educators; advisory committee; report. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, in coordination with the Departmen...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB791IntroImmunity of employers and potential employers; reports of violent behavior. Provides civil immunity to an employer who makes a report to a potential employer or law-enforcement agency of violent or threatened violent behavior, as defined in the bill,...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB352IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cancers of the colon, brain, and testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB83IntroRenewable energy; third-party power purchase agreements. Replaces the pilot program initially enacted in 2013 that authorized certain third-party power purchase agreements providing financing of certain renewable generation facilities. The measure re...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB311IntroCommunity solar gardens. Requires the State Corporation Commission to establish standards for the operation of community solar gardens. A community solar garden is defined in the bill as a solar energy system that (i) has a nameplate capacity of not ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1026IntroAbsentee voting; no-excuse absentee. 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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2018-10-17
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
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