Virginia Senator John Petersen [D]

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VASB31PassEminent domain; costs for petition for distribution of funds; interest rate; recordation of certificate. Provides that the costs of filing a petition with the court for the distribution of the funds due pursuant to an eminent domain proceeding shall ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1245)
VASB28PassEminent domain; costs. Eliminates specific provisions for the assessment of costs in eminent domain proceedings where the condemnor is a public service company, public service corporation, railroad, or government utility corporation and provides that...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1244)
VASB561PassWorkers' compensation; post-traumatic stress disorder; law-enforcement officers and firefighters. Provides that post-traumatic stress disorder incurred by a law-enforcement officer or firefighter is compensable under the Virginia Workers' Compensatio...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1262)
VASB868PassProhibited discrimination; public accommodations, employment, credit, and housing: causes of action; sexual orientation and gender identity. Creates causes of action for unlawful discrimination in public accommodations and employment in the Virginia ...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1140)
VASB11PassLocal disposable plastic bag tax. Authorizes any county or city, beginning no earlier than January 1, 2021, to impose a tax of five cents per bag on disposable plastic bags provided to consumers by certain retailers, with certain bags being exempt fr...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1023)
VASB936PassCharitable Gaming Board; Texas Hold'em poker events. Allows certain qualified organization to conduct Texas Hold'em poker events in conjunction with its charitable gaming activities. The conditions under which a qualified organization may manage, ope...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0982)
VASB230PassGrantor's tax and regional transportation improvement fee. Provides that, for purposes of the grantor's tax and regional transportation improvement fee (the regional WMATA capital fee), the grantor and grantee may arrange that the grantee pay all or ...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0866)
VASB208PassMechanics' liens; right to withhold payment. Specifies that the use of funds paid to a general contractor or subcontractor and used by such contractor or subcontractor before paying all amounts due for labor performed or material furnished gives rise...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0873)
VASB422PassHealth regulatory boards. Clarifies the meaning of "license" as used by the Boards of Funeral Directors and Embalmers and Physical Therapy and the conditions under which a license may be denied, suspended, or revoked by the Board of Veterinary Medici...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0885)
VASB858IntroNaturopathic doctors; license required. Requires the Board of Medicine to license and regulate naturopathic doctors, defined in the bill as an individual, other than a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, or podiatry, who may diagnose, treat...
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2020-04-08
Letter sent to the Department of Health Professions
VASB843PassStormwater and erosion and sediment control; acceptance of plans in lieu of plan review. Authorizes the State Water Control Board or the Department of Environmental Quality, in its administration of a Virginia Stormwater Management Program, Virginia ...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0812)
VASB499PassSpecialty dockets; veterans docket. Provides that any veterans docket authorized and established as a local specialty docket in accordance with the Rules of Supreme Court of Virginia shall be deemed a "Veterans Treatment Court Program," as that term ...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0603)
VASB1005PassCorporal Ryan C. McGhee Memorial Bridge. Designates the bridge on Guinea Station Road over Interstate 95 in Spotsylvania County the CPL Ryan C. McGhee Memorial Bridge.
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0647)
VASB209PassMaximum number of judges in each judicial district. Increases from 11 to 12 the maximum number of authorized general district court judgeships in the nineteenth judicial district. The Committee on District Courts recommended the additional judgeship ...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0586)
VASB160PassHolding handheld personal communications devices while driving a motor vehicle. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle. Current law prohibits (i) the reading of any email or text mess...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0543)
VASB9PassWorkers' 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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2020-03-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0499)
VASB24PassAgritourism activities; horseback riding. Adds horseback riding to the definition of "agritourism activity." Agritourism activities have limited liability for the inherent risks of the activity under certain conditions.
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2020-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0411)
VASB229PassSignature defects on pleadings, motions, and other papers. Clarifies that any pleading, motion, or other paper that is not properly signed is defective and voidable. The bill further provides that failure to timely raise signature defects waives any ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0351)
VASB504PassVirginia Energy Plan; covenants regarding solar power; reasonable restrictions. Provides that a restriction on solar energy collection devices is not reasonable if application of the restriction to a particular proposal (i) increases the cost of inst...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0272)
VASR79PassCelebrating the life of Henry J. Abraham.
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2020-03-08
Bill text as passed Senate (SR79ER)
VASJR205PassCelebrating the life of Katherine Johnson.
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2020-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ205ER)
VASJR197PassCelebrating the life of E. Bruce Heilman.
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2020-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ197ER)
VASJR181PassCommending Bob Brown.
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2020-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ181ER)
VASJR221PassCommending Shirley Morrow Marshall.
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2020-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ221ER)
VASJR258PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Charles Henry Duff, Jr.
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2020-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ258ER)
VASJR217PassCommending the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association.
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2020-03-07
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ217ER)
VASB206EngrossVirginia-Korea Advisory Board; report. Establishes a nine-member Virginia-Korea Advisory Board in the executive branch of state government to advise the Governor on ways to improve mutually beneficial trade relationships between the Commonwealth and ...
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2020-03-03
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB207EngrossPurchase 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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2020-03-03
To House Public Safety Committee
VASB841EngrossGeorge Mason University; establishment of a school of medicine. States that it is the sense of the General Assembly that George Mason University shall be encouraged to take steps to investigate and pursue the potential of establishing a school of med...
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2020-03-03
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASJR112PassCommending George Mason University Korea.
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2020-03-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ112ER)
VASJR202PassCommending the Division of Capitol Police, the Virginia Department of State Police, the Richmond Police Department, the Department of General Services, and the many other support units of the Unified Command.
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2020-03-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ202ER)
VASJR196PassCelebrating the life of Corporal Ryan C. McGhee, USA.
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2020-03-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ196ER)
VASJR168PassCommending Rita D. Bishop.
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2020-03-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ168ER)
VASJR167PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Kossen Gregory.
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2020-03-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ167ER)
VASJR171PassCommending Robert W. Duncan.
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2020-03-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ171ER)
VASJR188PassCommending Pi Sigma Alpha.
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2020-03-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ188ER)
VASJR55PassCommemorating the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. T...
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2020-03-03
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ55ER)
VASJR99PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Elliot Schewel.
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2020-03-02
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ99ER)
VASJR163PassCommending the 10 River Basin Grand Winners of the Clean Water Farm Award.
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2020-03-02
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ163ER)
VASJR165PassCelebrating the life of Officer Katherine Mary Thyne.
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2020-03-02
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ165ER)
VASJR160PassCelebrating the life of Bittle Wilson Porterfield III.
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2020-03-02
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ160ER)
VASJR162PassCelebrating the life of Lessie Lula Jones Polk.
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2020-03-02
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ162ER)
VASJR159PassCelebrating the life of Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr.
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2020-03-02
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ159ER)
VASJR161PassCommending the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke.
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2020-03-02
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ161ER)
VASJR119IntroCommending the Division of Capitol Police.
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2020-02-28
Stricken at request of Patron in Rules by voice vote
VASJR91PassCommending John F. Reinhart.
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2020-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ91ER)
VASJR88PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Gerald L. Baliles.
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2020-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ88ER)
VASJR106PassCommending Matteo Lambert.
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2020-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ106ER)
VASJR108PassCelebrating the life of Sergeant George Phillip Moskowitz.
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2020-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ108ER)
VASJR107PassCommending the James Madison High School marching band.
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2020-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ107ER)
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