Virginia Senator John Petersen [D]

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VASB16EngrossSecurity freezes; fees. Reduces the maximum amount that a credit reporting agency may charge to place, remove, or lift a security freeze on a consumer's credit report from $10 to $5.
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2018-02-20
Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N)
VASB14EngrossService 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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2018-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 21]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #3
VASB511EngrossOptometry; scope of practice. Provides that the practice of optometry includes the evaluation, examination, diagnosis, and treatment of abnormal or diseased conditions of the human eye and its adnexa by the use of medically recognized and appropriate...
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2018-02-20
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
VASB532EngrossDisplay or sale of used motor vehicles; penalty. Provides that violations of the prohibition on the display or sale, or permitting the display or sale, of more than five used motor vehicles within any 12-month period on real property for the purpose ...
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2018-02-20
VOTE: PASSAGE (82-Y 18-N)
VASB363EngrossDelegate Lacey Putney Memorial Highway. Designates the portion of U.S. Route 221 between the Town of Bedford and the City of Lynchburg the "Delegate Lacey Putney Memorial Highway." The bill contains an emergency clause.
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2018-02-20
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
VASB266EngrossCertificate of public need; exception. Authorizes the State Health Commissioner (Commissioner) to accept and review applications and issue a certificate of public need for new neonatal care services in Planning District 5, new ambulatory surgery cent...
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2018-02-20
Passed by indefinitely in Health, Welfare and Institutions (16-Y 6-N)
VASB278EngrossEminent domain proceedings; payment of funds. Requires that any funds due to the landowner, whether such funds are in the possession of the court or are outstanding, shall be payable to the landowner or to the landowner's attorney, if such landowner ...
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2018-02-19
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
VASB258EngrossDepartment of Health Professions; subpoenas. Provides that a subpoena issued by the Director of the Department of Health Professions or his designee may be delivered by (i) any person authorized to serve process under § 8.01-293, (ii) investigative ...
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2018-02-19
Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
VASB809EngrossEminent domain; calculation of lost profits. Amends, in the definitions of "lost profits" and "business profit" for the purposes of eminent domain, the period for which lost profits are calculated to a period not to exceed three years from the later ...
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2018-02-19
Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
VASB895EngrossPunitive damages cap. Raises the punitive damages cap from $350,000 to $500,000 for any action accruing on or after July 1, 2018.
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2018-02-19
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 0-N)
VASB273EngrossPublic schools; instructional time; recreational time. Authorizes local school boards to include and requires the Board of Education to accept, for elementary school, unstructured recreational time that is designed to develop teamwork, social skills,...
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2018-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 21]
Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
VASJR93PassCelebrating the life of Captain Walter S. Pullar III, USN, Ret.
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2018-02-16
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ93ER)
VASJR92PassCelebrating the life of Fred J. Whyte.
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2018-02-16
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ92ER)
VASJR124EngrossCommending Simone Askew.
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2018-02-16
Laid on Speaker's table
VASJR125EngrossCommending the Westfield High School football team.
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2018-02-16
Laid on Speaker's table
VASJR121EngrossCelebrating the life of Mary Ann Hovis.
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2018-02-16
Laid on Speaker's table
VASJR108EngrossCelebrating the life of Macon Foscue Brock, Jr.
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2018-02-16
Agreed to by House
VASJR98PassCommending Frank M. Beamer.
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2018-02-16
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ98ER)
VASJR127EngrossCommending the Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority.
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2018-02-16
Laid on Speaker's table
VASJR142EngrossCommending Tony R. Torres.
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2018-02-16
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VASJR154IntroCelebrating the life of the Honorable Lacey E. Putney.
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2018-02-16
Laid on Clerk's Desk
VASR28PassCommending the Virginia Capitol Police.
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2018-02-15
Bill text as passed Senate (SR28ER)
VASJR147IntroCommending the Honorable James C. Cacheris.
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2018-02-15
Laid on Clerk's Desk
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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2018-02-14
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB896EngrossMotor vehicle fuels sales tax in certain areas of the Commonwealth; price floor. Establishes a floor on the 2.1 percent sales tax imposed on motor vehicle fuels sold in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads by requiring that the average distributor pri...
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2018-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 21]
To House Appropriations Committee
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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2018-02-09
Stricken at request of Patron in Rules (14-Y 0-N)
VASJR4IntroUnited States Constitution; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment remains ...
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2018-02-09
Failed to report (defeated) in Rules by voice vote
VASJR60PassCommending Virginia public school bus drivers.
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2018-02-09
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ60ER)
VASJR64PassCelebrating the life of Command Sergeant Major Jeffrey Scott Voelkel, USA.
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2018-02-09
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ64ER)
VASJR61PassCelebrating the life of Dennis Patrick Mullins.
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2018-02-09
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ61ER)
VASR22PassCelebrating the life of Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen III.
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2018-02-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR22ER)
VASB806IntroCertificate of public need; exception. Authorizes the State Health Commissioner to accept, review, and issue a certificate of public need for the acquisition of the medical equipment necessary for the provision of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ser...
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2018-02-08
Incorporated by Education and Health
VASB424IntroVirginia Gaming Commission; regulation of charitable gaming; administration of fantasy contest registrations. Establishes the Virginia Gaming Commission (Commission) and vests the Commission with the control and regulation of charitable gaming in the...
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2018-02-08
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (9-Y 7-N)
VASR23PassCelebrating the life of Father Gerard Creedon.
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2018-02-08
Bill text as passed Senate (SR23ER)
VASB224IntroRelease of seized property; petition to stay release. Provides that any property seized shall be released to the owner or lienholder within one year from the date of seizure unless an information has been filed against the property or the attorney fo...
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2018-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB18IntroSecurity 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 if the consumer has not previously requested the placement of a security freeze from the con...
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2018-02-07
Incorporated by Commerce and Labor
VASB824IntroPublic institutions of higher education; tuition and fee increases; public comment. Prohibits the governing board of each public institution of higher education from approving an increase in undergraduate tuition or mandatory fees without providing s...
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2018-02-07
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (13-Y 3-N)
VASB140IntroMotor vehicle fuels sales tax in certain transportation districts; price floor. Establishes a floor on the 2.1 percent tax imposed on motor vehicle fuels sold in Northern Virginia by requiring that the average wholesale price upon which the tax is ba...
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2018-02-06
Incorporated by Finance
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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2018-02-06
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB142IntroAppeal to circuit court; failure to appear. Provides that a person's failure to appear in circuit court in accordance with the condition of his bail, recognizance, or promise to appear constitutes a withdrawal of an appeal, provided that the person i...
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2018-02-05
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (13-Y 2-N)
VASB646IntroElectric utilities; fuel factor; gas pipeline capacity. Directs the State Corporation Commission to disallow an electric utility's request to recover fuel costs resulting from the purchase by the public utility or its affiliate or subsidiary of a gre...
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2018-02-05
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (11-Y 1-N)
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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2018-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB955IntroElectric utility regulation; suspension of reviews of Electric utility regulation; suspension of reviews of earnings; Transitional Rate Period. Provides that the Transitional Rate Period for Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion) will conclud...
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2018-02-05
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (8-Y 5-N)
VASJR20EngrossCommemorating the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The resolution is a recommendation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission
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2018-02-05
To House Rules Committee
VASB272IntroConstruction Trust Act. Provides that any moneys paid under a contract by an owner to a contractor, or by the owner or contractor to a subcontractor for work done or materials furnished for or about a building by any subcontractor, shall be strictly ...
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2018-01-31
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB903IntroElectronic toll collection device; contributions to Virginia State Police Association General Fund. Provides that holders of an account for an electronic toll collection device may opt to make a voluntary contribution to the Virginia State Police Ass...
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2018-01-31
Stricken at request of Patron in Transportation (12-Y 0-N)
VASB929IntroTolling; hours. Sets the tolling hours for HOT lanes on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. until (i) the eastbound widening project on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway is compl...
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2018-01-31
Incorporated by Transportation
VASB904IntroLine of Duty Act; disabled persons; health insurance. Allows a person disabled in the line of duty to continue to participate in the state or local health plan that he participated in prior to the disability. The bill also allows any natural or adopt...
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2018-01-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB33IntroMarijuana offenses; driver's license forfeiture. Eliminates the requirement that the Virginia Department of Transportation receive written assurance from the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation that Virginia will n...
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2018-01-29
Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
VASB897IntroWorkers' compensation; taxicab and executive sedan drivers. Provides that the exclusion from the definition of "employee" within the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act for taxicab or executive sedan drivers who are excluded from taxation under the Fe...
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2018-01-29
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
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