Virginia Senator John Petersen [D]

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VASB207Engross
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Purchase of service handguns or other weapons by retired sworn law-enforcement officers. Removes the requirement that a sworn law-enforcement officer be employed in a full-time capacity at the time of his retirement to purchase his service handgun.
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2022-01-25
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VASB206Intro
25%
Historic preservation. Provides that the filing of a historic designation application shall stay a locality from issuing any permit to raze or demolish a proposed historic landmark, building, or structure until 30 days after the rendering of the fina...
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2022-01-25
Passed by for the day
VASB739Intro
25%
Public elementary and secondary schools and public school-based early childhood care and education programs; student instruction. Requires, except in the case of the 10 unscheduled remote learning days otherwise permitted by law, each school board to...
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2022-01-25
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VASB8Engross
50%
Hunting on Sundays. Permits hunting on Sunday on public or private land, so long as it takes place more than 200 yards from a place of worship.
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2022-01-24
Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 11-N)
VASJR6PassCommending the Honorable Michael J. Cassidy.
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2022-01-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ6ER)
VASJR46PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Thomas Anthony Fortkort.
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2022-01-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ46ER)
VASJR9PassCommending George Mason University.
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2022-01-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ9ER)
VASB335Intro
25%
Health insurance; association health plan for real estate Health insurance; association health plan for real estate salespersons. Provides that a licensed insurer may issue a policy of group accident and sickness insurance to an association of real e...
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2022-01-24
Incorporates SB397 (Cosgrove)
VASJR45PassCelebrating the life of Commander Brian Michael Bourgeois, USN.
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2022-01-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ45ER)
VASJR38PassCommending the Honorable William C. Mims.
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2022-01-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ38ER)
VASB46Intro
25%
Certain emergency and quarantine orders; additional procedural requirements. Provides that any person who is affected by an order of quarantine may file an appeal in the circuit court for the city or county in which he resides or is located or the ci...
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2022-01-21
To Senate Education: Health Committee
VASB715Intro
25%
Injunctions; review by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Restores the Supreme Court of Virginia's jurisdiction over appeals of injunctions. Under current law, injunctions must first be appealed to the Court of Appeals.
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2022-01-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB716Intro
25%
Department of Housing and Community Development; broadband affordability plan. Directs the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop the Commonwealth Digital Affordability and Cost-Effectiveness to address broadband affordability and...
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2022-01-21
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASB376Intro
25%
Prescription Drug Affordability Board; Prescription Drug Affordability Board; established; drug cost affordability review. Establishes the Prescription Drug Affordability Review for the purpose of protecting state residents, state and local governmen...
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2022-01-20
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB454Intro
25%
Teacher Training Corps; report. Establishes the Teacher Training Corps for the purpose of attracting and retaining public elementary and secondary school teachers in school divisions in the Commonwealth by awarding scholarships to students who obtain...
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2022-01-20
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB693Intro
25%
Common interest communities; association complaint procedures. Clarifies that audio and video recordings are considered records and shall be included with any final adverse decision provided by a complainant to the Common Interest Community Board.
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2022-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 26]
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASB692Intro
25%
Income taxation; pass-through entities. Permits a qualifying pass-through entity, defined in the bill, to make an annual election in taxable years 2021 through 2025 to pay an elective income tax at a rate of 5.75 percent, created by the bill, at the ...
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2022-01-20
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB666Intro
25%
Eminent domain; lost access and lost profits. Redefines "lost access" and "lost profits" for the purposes of determining just compensation in eminent domain cases.
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2022-01-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB665Intro
25%
Reckless driving; involuntary manslaughter. Increases the punishment for every person convicted of reckless driving who, when he committed the offense, caused the death of another as the sole and proximate result of his reckless driving. The bill sta...
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2022-01-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB664Intro
25%
Minor victims of sex trafficking; services. Provides that a minor engaged in prostitution or keeping, residing in, or frequenting a bawdy place shall not be proceeded upon as delinquent and shall be referred to the local department of social services...
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2022-01-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB44Intro
25%
Campaign finance; campaign contribution limits; civil penalty. Prohibits persons from making any single contribution, or any combination of contributions, that exceeds $20,000 to any one candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, ...
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2022-01-18
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (10-Y 5-N)
VASB209Intro
25%
Elections; lists of persons voting at elections; disclosure of individual voting history prohibited. Prohibits certain persons in receipt of a list of persons voting at elections from disclosing the voting history of any individual on such list to a ...
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2022-01-18
Committee amendments
VASB9Intro
25%
Eminent domain; payment of judgment; attorney fees. Provides for attorney fees to be awarded in eminent domain cases in which there is a judgment for a property owner if such judgment is not paid within the time required by law.
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2022-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 26 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB375Intro
25%
Optometrists; laser surgery. Allows an optometrist who has received a certification to perform laser surgery from the Board of Optometry (the Board) to perform certain types of laser surgery of the eye and directs the Board to issue a certification t...
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2022-01-13
To Senate Education: Health Professions Committee
VASB561Intro
25%
Virginia Attorney Disciplinary Commission; established. Establishes the Virginia Attorney Disciplinary Commission in the legislative branch of state government for the purpose of holding disciplinary hearings initiated by the Virginia State Bar again...
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2022-01-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB377Intro
25%
Charter; Town of Vienna; elections; dates and terms. Changes the date of elections for the mayor and all councilmen from May 2022 to November 2023, with the accompanying start date changed to the first day of January 2024 and end date changed to the ...
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2022-01-11
To Senate Local Government Committee
VASB378Intro
25%
Petition for modification of sentence; eligibility; procedures. Provides a petition process for a person serving a sentence for any conviction or a combination of any convictions who remains incarcerated in a state or local correctional facility and ...
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2022-01-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB208Intro
25%
Civil actions; standing. Provides that a person in a civil action shall be deemed to have standing if that person has a cognizable interest in the outcome of the matter, which may be represented by the ownership of an affected property interest or th...
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2022-01-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB204Intro
25%
Health care provider panels; vertically integrated Health care provider panels; vertically integrated carriers; reimbursements to providers. Requires any vertically integrated carrier, upon written request, to offer participation in each requested pr...
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2022-01-10
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB205Intro
25%
Certificate of public need; expedited review process. Requires the Department of Health to establish an expedited review process for certain projects involving addition of imaging equipment, addition of a new ambulatory or outpatient surgery center, ...
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2022-01-10
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB210Intro
25%
Virginia Public Procurement Act; public institutions of higher education; disclosure required by certain offerors; civil penalty. Requires every offeror who submits a proposal to a public institution of higher education for any construction project t...
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2022-01-10
[Hearing: Jan 26]
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASB45Intro
25%
Campaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. Prohibits candidates, campaign committees, and political committees from soliciting or accepting contributions from any public utility, as defined in the bill, and prohibits any public utility...
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2021-12-28
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB7Intro
25%
Income tax; standard deduction. Provides that for taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2022, Virginia's standard deduction shall be in an amount equivalent to the federal standard deduction.
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2021-12-06
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB4Intro
25%
Emergency Services and Disaster Law; limitation on duration of executive orders. Limits the duration of any executive order issued by the Governor pursuant to his powers under the Emergency Services and Disaster Law to no more than 45 days from the d...
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2021-11-22
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
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