Virginia Senator John Edwards [D]

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VASB1Intro

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Paid family and medical leave program. Requires the Virginia Employment Commission to establish and administer a paid family and medical leave program with benefits beginning January 1, 2025. Under the program, benefits are paid to eligible employees...
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2022-11-21
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASR1Intro

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Feasibility, expense, and implementation of statewide coverage of public defender offices; study. Directs the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission (the Commission) to establish a work group to study the feasibility, cost, and implementation of statew...
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2022-11-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB132Intro

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Local regulation of smoking; outdoor parks, recreation facilities, and playgrounds. Allows localities to designate smoking areas within 100 feet of sports fields, recreation centers, and playgrounds in outdoor parks. The bill requires signs regarding...
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2022-11-21
To Senate Local Government Committee
VASB72Intro

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Virginia Museum of Transportation; established. Establishes the Virginia Museum of Transportation as a public entity and educational institution of the Commonwealth. Under the bill, the Museum is governed by a 15-member board of trustees.
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2022-11-21
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB144Intro

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Admissibility of statements of a deceased or incompetent party. Repeals the "dead man's statute," which provides that no judgment shall be entered against a person incapable of testifying based upon the uncorroborated testimony of the adverse party.
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2022-11-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB135Intro

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Virginia Parole Board; membership; records; report. Increases from five to 11 the number of members to be appointed to the Virginia Parole Board (the Board). The bill requires the Board to (i) include in its monthly report regarding actions taken by ...
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2022-11-21
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VASB269Intro

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Carrying a firearm or explosive material within Capitol Square and the surrounding area; exceptions for law-enforcement officers. Adds an exception for off-duty law-enforcement officers and retired law-enforcement officers to the prohibition of carry...
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2022-11-21
To Senate Rules Committee
VASR698PassNominating a person to be elected to a juvenile and domestic relations district court judgeship.
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2022-09-07
Bill text as passed Senate (SR698ER)
VASR696PassNominating persons to be elected to circuit court judgeships.
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2022-09-07
Agreed to by Senate (21-Y 0-N)
VASR697PassNominating a person to be elected to a general district court judgeship.
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2022-09-07
Bill text as passed Senate (SR697ER)
VASR668PassNominating a person to be elected to a circuit court judgeship.
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2022-06-17
Agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
VASR669PassNominating a person to be elected to a general district court judgeship.
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2022-06-17
Bill text as passed Senate (SR669ER)
VASR667PassNominating a person to be elected to the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
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2022-06-17
Bill text as passed Senate (SR667ER)
VASR666PassNominating persons to be elected to the Supreme Court of Virginia.
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2022-06-17
Rules suspended (38-Y 0-N)
VASR608PassCelebrating the life of Officer Caleb Daniel Ogilvie.
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2022-06-01
Bill text as passed Senate (SR608ER)
VASR623PassCommending the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University men's basketball team.
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2022-06-01
Bill text as passed Senate (SR623ER)
VASR624PassCelebrating the life of Joseph Buford Tompkins, Jr.
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2022-06-01
Bill text as passed Senate (SR624ER)
VASR651PassCelebrating the life of Buford Blackburn Belcher.
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2022-06-01
Bill text as passed Senate (SR651ER)
VASR644PassCommending the University of Virginia men's tennis team.
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2022-06-01
Bill text as passed Senate (SR644ER)
VASR645PassCommending the University of Virginia women's swimming and diving team.
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2022-06-01
Bill text as passed Senate (SR645ER)
VASR649PassCommending Vera Anna Lichtenberg.
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2022-06-01
Bill text as passed Senate (SR649ER)
VASB142PassDelinquent tax lands; disposition. Authorizes localities to petition the circuit court to appoint a special commissioner to, in lieu of a sale at public auction, convey certain real estate having delinquent taxes or liens to the locality's land bank ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0713)
VASB143PassCourt of Appeals of Virginia; emergency. Makes various changes to the procedures and jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals of Virginia, including (i) clarifying that an aggrieved party of certain pretrial orders may petition the Court of Appeals for r...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0714)
VASB422VetoHealth insurance; tobacco surcharge. Eliminates the authority of a health carrier to vary its premium rates based on tobacco use. Under current law, a health carrier may charge premium rates up to 1.5 times higher for a tobacco user than for a nonuse...
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2022-04-27
Senate sustained Governor's veto
VASB423PassDiscretionary sentencing guidelines; midpoint for violent felony offenses. Clarifies the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission's authority to recommend revisions to the discretionary sentencing guidelines based on historical sentencing data. The bi...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0723)
VASB139PassIssuance of original driver's licenses to minors. Authorizes the chief juvenile and domestic relations district court judge to waive the ceremonial requirements for the issuance within the district of original driver's licenses to minors or order tha...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0636)
VASB395PassRoanoke Higher Education Authority; board of trustees; membership. Adds the president of Virginia State University or his designee to the board of trustees of the Roanoke Higher Education Authority and removes the presidents of Averett University and...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0611)
VASB421PassLibraries and education services; obsolete provisions. Revises and repeals obsolete provisions in Title 22.1 (Education) related to early childhood education and elementary and secondary education and Title 42.1 (Libraries) related to libraries and t...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0355)
VASB424PassProbation violation guidelines; use of sentencing revocation report and discretionary sentencing guidelines in revocation proceedings. Authorizes the Virginia Sentencing Commission to develop, maintain, and modify a system of statewide discretionary ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0570)
VASB396PassFoster care placements; court review. Provides that the juvenile and domestic relations district court has the authority to review a child's status in foster care or review a foster care plan. The bill requires a foster care plan to describe in writi...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0305)
VASB660PassShared solar programs for Phase I Utilities and electric cooperatives; workgroup. Directs the State Corporation Commission to convene a stakeholder workgroup to evaluate shared solar programs for American Electric Power and requires the Commission to...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0591)
VASB141PassDepartment of Wildlife Resources; boat ramp fees. Removes the authorization for the Department of Wildlife Resources to charge a fee for the use of facilities that it manages but does not own and for the use of boat ramps that it owns or manages.
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0033)
VASB150PassDepartment of Forensic Science; DNA data bank sample tracking system. Replaces certain references in the Code to the Local Inmate Data System with references to the Department of Forensic Science DNA data bank sample tracking system.
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0041)
VASR38PassCelebrating the life of Leslee King.
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2022-03-12
Bill text as passed Senate (SR38ER)
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Ukraine; Russian invasion. Expressing the sense of the General Assembly on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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2022-03-12
To Senate Rules Committee
VASJR220PassCommending Harry Wason.
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2022-03-12
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ220ER)
VASR82PassNominating a person to be elected to a circuit court judgeship.
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2022-03-12
Bill text as passed Senate (SR82ER)
VASR85PassCommending the Carroll County High School girls' basketball Commending the Carroll County High School girls' basketball team.
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2022-03-12
Bill text as passed Senate (SR85ER)
VASR84PassCommending the Cave Spring High School boys' basketball team. Commending the Cave Spring High School boys' basketball team.
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2022-03-12
Bill text as passed Senate (SR84ER)
VASR73PassCelebrating the life of Gavin William Dent.
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2022-03-11
Bill text as passed Senate (SR73ER)
VASR80PassCommending the Cave Spring High School cheerleading team.
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2022-03-11
Bill text as passed Senate (SR80ER)
VASR76PassCommending the Eastern Montgomery High School girls' soccer team.
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2022-03-11
Bill text as passed Senate (SR76ER)
VASR75PassCommending Anna Moir.
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2022-03-11
Bill text as passed Senate (SR75ER)
VASR77PassCommending the Glenvar High School volleyball team.
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2022-03-11
Bill text as passed Senate (SR77ER)
VASJR212PassCommending Woodlawn Elementary School.
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2022-03-10
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ212ER)
VASJR197PassCelebrating the life of Eugene L. Krizek.
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2022-03-10
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ197ER)
VASJR196PassCelebrating the life of Adeline Rose Krizek.
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2022-03-10
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ196ER)
VASJR222PassCommending Bob Brown.
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2022-03-10
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ222ER)
VASJR183PassCommending the Virginia Cardinals Rugby Football Club.
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2022-03-10
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ183ER)
VASJR207PassCommending Steven G. Bowman.
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2022-03-10
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ207ER)
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