Virginia Senator Joseph Morrissey [D]

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VASR703PassCelebrating the life of Master Officer Woodrow W. Dowdy III.
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2021-08-05
Bill text as passed Senate (SR703ER)
VASR709PassCelebrating the life of Christopher Jon Adams.
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2021-08-05
Bill text as passed Senate (SR709ER)
VASR714PassCommending Michael Fanone.
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2021-08-05
Bill text as passed Senate (SR714ER)
VASR733PassCommending the Honorable John William Warner III.
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2021-08-05
Bill text as passed Senate (SR733ER)
VASR738PassCommending Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher.
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2021-08-05
Bill text as passed Senate (SR738ER)
VASR736PassCelebrating the life of Luther Archer, Sr.
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2021-08-05
Bill text as passed Senate (SR736ER)
VASR763PassCelebrating the life of Thelma Bland Watson, PhD.
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2021-08-05
Bill text as passed Senate (SR763ER)
VASR737PassCelebrating the life of Adele C. Johnson.
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2021-08-05
Bill text as passed Senate (SR737ER)
VASR735PassCelebrating the lives of Sharnez and Neziah Hill.
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2021-08-05
Bill text as passed Senate (SR735ER)
VASR710PassCommending the James Madison University softball team.
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2021-08-05
Bill text as passed Senate (SR710ER)
VASR705PassCelebrating the life of Marie Antoinette Elbling.
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2021-08-05
Bill text as passed Senate (SR705ER)
VASR704PassCelebrating the life of Thomas Francis Farrell II.
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2021-08-05
Bill text as passed Senate (SR704ER)
VASR706PassCommending Eric Byers.
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2021-08-05
Bill text as passed Senate (SR706ER)
VASR746PassCelebrating the life of Jane Susan Glasser Frank.
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2021-08-05
Bill text as passed Senate (SR746ER)
VASR734PassCommending Michael Paul Williams.
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2021-08-04
Bill text as passed Senate (SR734ER)
VASB1339PassSealing of criminal records; penalties. Establishes a process for the automatic sealing of police and court records, defined in the bill, for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or ...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0524)
VASB1315PassCriminal proceedings; consideration of mental condition and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Permits the admission of evidence by the defendant concerning a defendant's mental condition at the time of an alleged offense, including expert ...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0523)
VASB1406PassMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and imposes lim...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0550)
VASB1225PassBroadband services; education. Authorizes school boards to appropriate funds for the purposes of promoting, facilitating, and encouraging the expansion and operation of broadband services for educational purposes. The bill authorizes school boards to...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0496)
VASJR272PassConstitutional amendment (first reference); qualifications of voters and the right to vote; persons not entitled to vote. Provides that every person who meets the qualifications of voters set forth in the Constitution shall have the fundament right t...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0519)
VASB1261PassCourt of Appeals; jurisdiction; number of judges. Expands the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals of Virginia by providing for an appeal of right in every civil case and provides that the granting of further appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia s...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0489)
VASB1122PassHabitual offenders; repeal. Repeals the remaining provisions of the Habitual Offender Act. The bill also requires that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles reinstate a person's privilege to drive a motor vehicle that was suspended or ...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0463)
VASB1281PassElections; qualifications of the general registrar, residency. Exempts counties and cities with a population of 50,000 or less from the requirement that a person appointed to serve as a general registrar must be a qualified voter of the county or cit...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0482)
VASB1303PassSchool boards; in-person instruction. Requires each school board to offer in-person instruction to each student enrolled in the local school division in a public elementary and secondary school for at least the minimum number of required instructiona...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0456)
VASB1354PassChesapeake Bay; wastewater treatment; Enhanced Nutrient Removal Certainty Program. Requires the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations establishing a Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan Enhanced Nutrient Removal Certainty Program (ENRC Pr...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0364)
VASB1266PassAdmission to bail; rebuttable presumptions against bail. Eliminates provisions regarding the rebuttable presumptions against being admitted to bail. The bill also provides that in making a bail determination, a judicial officer shall consider all rel...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0337)
VASB1442PassPublic defender offices; County of Chesterfield. Establishes a public defender office for the County of Chesterfield. Public defender offices; County of Chesterfield. Establishes a public defender office for the County of Chesterfield.
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0341)
VASB1262PassRestricted permit; prepayment of fines and costs. Provides that any person who is otherwise eligible to receive a restricted permit to operate a motor vehicle shall not be required to pay in full his fines and costs before being issued such restricte...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0336)
VASB1165PassAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence. The bill provides that no person may be sentenced to death or put to death on or after its effective date for any violation of ...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0345)
VASB1188PassVirginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program and Fund; established. Requires the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Commissioner) to establish the Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program (VAFA Program) for Virginia farmers an...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0333)
VASB1150PassDepartment of Veterans Services; Military Spouse Liaison; position created. Establishes the position of Military Spouse Liaison (the Liaison) in the Department of Veterans Services to conduct outreach and advocate on behalf of military spouses in the...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0309)
VASB1284PassCommonwealth Clean Energy Policy. Establishes the Commonwealth Clean Energy Policy, replacing the Commonwealth Energy Policy. The bill sets out the energy policy and objectives of the Commonwealth Clean Energy Policy, which include: (i) the Commonwea...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0327)
VASB1469PassOpioid Abatement Authority; established, report. Establishes the Opioid Abatement Authority. The Authority, with the assistance of the Office of the Attorney General, would administer the Opioid Abatement Fund, which would receive moneys from settlem...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0307)
VASB1465PassIllegal gambling; skill games; civil penalty; enforcement by localities and Attorney General. Provides that any person who conducts, finances, manages, supervises, directs, or owns a gambling device that is located in an unregulated location is subje...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0329)
VASB1321PassConfirmatory adoption. Expands the stepparent adoption provisions to allow a person who is not the child's stepparent but has a legitimate interest in the child to file a joint petition for adoption with the child's birth parent or parent by adoption...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0252)
VASB1333PassPharmaceutical processors; cannabis products. Permits pharmaceutical processors to produce and distribute cannabis products other than cannabis oil and for that purpose defines the terms "botanical cannabis," "cannabis product," and "usable cannabis....
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0228)
VASB1181PassSpecial immigrant juvenile status; jurisdiction. Permits the juvenile and domestic relations district court to retain jurisdiction in cases where a child has petitioned the court to make findings of fact that would allow the child to apply for or rec...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0286)
VASB1130PassPersonal property tax exemption; motor vehicle of a disabled veteran. Provides that one motor vehicle of a veteran who has a 100 percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability shall be exempt from local taxes. This bill is the enabling le...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0156)
VASB1325PassVisitation; petition of grandparent. Allows a grandparent who has petitioned the court for visitation of a minor grandchild, in cases where the parent of the minor grandchild is deceased or incapacitated, to introduce evidence of such deceased or inc...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0253)
VASB1282PassGreenhouse gas emissions inventory; regulations. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to conduct a statewide baseline and projection inventory of all greenhouse gas emissions and to update such inventory every four years. The bill requires...
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2021-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0098)
VASB1301Engross

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Correctional facilities; use of isolated confinement. Prohibits the use of isolated confinement in state correctional facilities and juvenile correctional centers, subject to certain exceptions. Isolated confinement is defined in the bill as confinem...
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2021-03-01
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB1226Engross

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Compensation Board; determining staffing and salaries for an attorney for the Commonwealth. Provides that the Compensation Board shall consider workload totals comprehensively, including the use of diversion programs and specialty dockets, when deter...
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2021-03-01
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB1105Engross

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Post-conviction relief; previously admitted scientific evidence; report. Provides that a person who was convicted of a felony offense, or who was adjudicated delinquent of an offense that would have been a felony offense if committed by an adult, may...
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2021-03-01
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB1427Engross

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Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; Early Psychosis Intervention and Coordinated Specialty Care Program Advisory Board established. Establishes the Early Psychosis Intervention and Coordinated Specialty Care Program Advisory B...
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2021-03-01
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB1443Engross

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Elimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses. Eliminates all mandatory minimum sentences of confinement from the Code of Virginia. The bill directs the Secretary of ...
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2021-03-01
Failed to pass
VASB1363Engross

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Board of Local and Regional Jails; powers and duties. Restores the authority of the State Board of Local and Regional Jails (the Board) to (i) ensure the development of long-range policies, programs, and plans for corrections services provided at the...
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2021-03-01
To House Public Safety Committee
VASB1306Engross

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Assault and battery; penalty. Eliminates the mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months for an assault and battery committed against a judge, magistrate, law-enforcement officer, correctional officer, person directly involved in the care, tr...
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2021-03-01
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASR554Intro

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Celebrating the life of Anjelica Marie Hoffer.
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2021-02-28
To Senate Rules Committee
VASR558Intro

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Commemorating the life and legacy of Giles Beecher Jackson.
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2021-02-28
To Senate Rules Committee
VASR548PassCommending David Hirn, Kate Williamson, and Courtni Pannell.
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2021-02-27
Bill text as passed Senate (SR548ER)
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