Virginia Senator John Petersen [D]

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VASB15IntroVirginia-Israel Advisory Board; reorganize as Virginia-Israel Advisory Authority. Reorganizes the existing Virginia-Israel Advisory Board, renamed the Virginia-Israel Advisory Authority, as an independent authority. The bill provides that the current...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB16IntroSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $10 to place a security ...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB10IntroCampaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. Prohibits any candidate from soliciting or accepting a contribution from any public service corporation, as defined in ? 56-1, or any political action committee established and administered by...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB14IntroService of process on county attorney. Removes the requirement that in an action against a supervisor, county officer, employee, or agent of the county, each member of the county board be served; instead, only the county attorney, or the clerk of the...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB17IntroUninsured and underinsured motorist insurance policies; bad faith. Provides that if an insurance company denies, refuses, or fails to pay its insured, or refuses a reasonable settlement demand within the policy's coverage limits for a claim for unins...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB9IntroElectric utility regulation; suspension of reviews of earnings; transitional rate period. Provides that the transitional rate period for Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion) will conclude on December 31, 2018, and its next biennial review w...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB12IntroState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act and General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; post-service restrictions. Extends the "revolving door" prohibition applicable to state officers and employees and members of the General Assembly. ...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB13IntroState Corporation Commission; intervenor compensation. Establishes a process under which a public interest organization or a retail customer, including an entity representing retail customers, of a public service company that intervenes in a utility ...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB11IntroState Corporation Commission; members. Increases the number of members of the State Corporation Commission from three to five. The measure requires that one of the new members be initially elected during the 2019 Session of the General Assembly and t...
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2017-11-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1240VetoVirginia Virtual School established. Establishes the Board of the Virginia Virtual School (the Board) as a policy agency in the executive branch of state government for the purpose of governing the full-time virtual school programs offered to student...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
VASB1153PassInverse condemnation proceeding; reimbursement of owner's costs. Directs the court to reimburse a plaintiff for the costs of an inverse condemnation proceeding for "damaging" property if a judgment is entered for the plaintiff. Under current law, the...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0735)
VASB926PassNoise violations; civil penalties. Allows localities to authorize the chief law-enforcement officer in the locality to enforce a uniform schedule of civil penalties for violation of that locality's noise ordinance.
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2017-03-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0649)
VASB928PassSubstitute judges. Removes the prohibition against substitute judges sitting in the courts in which they regularly practice.
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2017-03-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0650)
VASB1559PassBoard of zoning appeals. Requires that the recipient of certain notices from the board of zoning appeals receive notice via registered mail to the last known address or usual place of abode of the property owner or its registered agent, if any, prior...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0665)
VASB927PassEminent domain; timing for initiation of "quick-take" condemnation procedure and petition for determination of just compensation. Provides that an authorized condemnor in a "quick-take" condemnation proceeding shall institute such proceedings within ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0593)
VASB1376PassPublic institutions of higher education; public notice of planned tuition increase. Prohibits the governing board of a public institution of higher education from approving an increase in undergraduate tuition or mandatory fees without first providin...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0523)
VASB1558PassBlanket surety bonds; proof of coverage of local officer. Allows a local officer required to give bond to provide confirmation from the Division of Risk Management that such officer is included in a blanket surety bond. Current law requires the offic...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0598)
VASB922PassDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation and Department of Health Professions; licensure, certification, registration, and permitting. Provides that certain powers of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, the Depar...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0423)
VASJR404PassCelebrating the life of the Reverend Won Sang Lee.
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2017-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ404ER)
VASJR446PassCelebrating the life of Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator William Ryan Owens.
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2017-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ446ER)
VASJR421PassCelebrating the lives of Ross A. Alameddine, Christopher James Bishop, Brian Roy Bluhm, Ryan Christopher Clark, Austin Michelle Cloyd, Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, Kevin P. Granata, Matthew Gregory Gwaltney, Caitlin Millar Hammaren, Jeremy Michael Herbstr...
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2017-02-23
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ421ER)
VASJR418PassCelebrating the life of Lewis G. Saunders.
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2017-02-22
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ418ER)
VASR149PassCommending the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
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2017-02-22
Bill text as passed Senate (SR149ER)
VASB816EngrossGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $200 to $500 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny. This bill incorporates SB923.
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2017-02-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1082EngrossSchool principals; incident reports. Eliminates the requirement that school principals report certain enumerated acts that may constitute a misdemeanor offense to law enforcement.
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2017-02-21
To House Education Committee
VASB1066EngrossPetition for writ of actual innocence. Provides that a person may petition for a writ of actual innocence based on biological evidence regardless of the type of plea he entered at trial. Under current law, a person may petition for a writ based on bi...
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2017-02-21
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1400EngrossPoker; definition of illegal gambling and charitable gaming; poker games authorized; regulation of poker tournaments. Provides that poker is a game of skill and therefore not illegal gambling. The bill also allows a qualified organization to conduct ...
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2017-02-21
To House General Laws Committee
VASJR402PassCommending Linda L. Leightley.
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2017-02-20
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ402ER)
VASJR400PassCommending the Westfield High School boys' basketball team.
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2017-02-20
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ400ER)
VASJR401PassCelebrating the life of George Steven Bilidas.
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2017-02-20
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ401ER)
VASJR403PassCommending the Westfield High School football team.
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2017-02-20
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ403ER)
VASJR290EngrossConstitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; criteria for electoral districts. Provides the criteria for electoral districts drawn by the General Assembly. The amendment directs that electoral districts are (i) to be composed of contig...
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2017-02-17
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 7-N)
VASJR365PassCommending the Honorable David S. Schell.
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2017-02-17
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ365ER)
VASJR363PassCommending Rebecca L. Covey.
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2017-02-17
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ363ER)
VASJR370PassCommending Bernard S. Cohen and Philip J. Hirschkop.
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2017-02-17
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ370ER)
VASJR375PassCommending the Honorable Jane Marum Roush.
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2017-02-17
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ375ER)
VASR144PassCelebrating the life of Richard Edward Cornwell.
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2017-02-16
Bill text as passed Senate (SR144ER)
VASB1456EngrossMotor vehicle fuels sales tax in certain transportation districts; price floor. Places a floor on the 2.1 percent tax imposed on motor vehicle fuels sold in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads by ensuring that the tax is not imposed on a price that i...
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2017-02-13
Tabled in Finance by voice vote
VASJR338PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Charles J. Colgan.
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2017-02-10
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ338ER)
VASJR345PassCommending ECPI University.
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2017-02-10
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ345ER)
VASJR344PassCommending Bruce Bernard Smith.
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2017-02-10
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ344ER)
VASJR369PassCelebrating the life of Trooper Chad Phillip Dermyer.
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2017-02-10
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ369ER)
VASB924IntroGovernment Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; collection and use of personal information by law-enforcement agencies. Provides that, unless a criminal or administrative warrant has been issued, law-enforcement and regulatory agencies sh...
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2017-02-08
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASB1096IntroVirginia Property Owners' Association Act; home-based businesses; licensed child care provider. Provides that a lot owner who is a licensed child care provider operating within his personal residence pursuant to state law and in compliance with local...
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2017-02-08
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASB1436IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); definition of public body. Expands the definition of public body under FOIA to include any foundation that exists for the primary purpose of supporting a public institution of higher education and that is e...
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2017-02-08
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASR132PassCommending Floyd D. Gottwald, Jr.
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2017-02-06
Bill text as passed Senate (SR132ER)
VASR133PassCommending Bruce C. Gottwald.
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2017-02-06
Bill text as passed Senate (SR133ER)
VASJR250PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Johnny S. Joannou.
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2017-02-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ250ER)
VASJR336PassCommending the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
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2017-02-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ336ER)
VASJR324PassCommending the Virginia Health Care Foundation.
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2017-02-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ324ER)
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