Virginia Delegate Joshua Cole [D]

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VAHB284EngrossRemoval of dangerous roadside conditions; local option. Authorizes any locality, by ordinance, to require the owner of any property located adjacent to a right-of-way maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation to remove any and all trees...
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2020-02-18
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
VAHB235EngrossVoter registration; automatic voter registration. Provides for the automatic electronic transmission by the Department of Motor Vehicles to the Department of Elections of certain information for any person coming into an office of the Department of M...
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2020-02-18
Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (9-Y 5-N)
VAHJR4EngrossCelebrating the life of Alan Arnold Diamonstein.
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2020-02-18
Agreed to by House
VAHB201EngrossElections; voter registration; extended time for persons to register in person. Provides any person who is qualified to vote is entitled to register to vote in person up to and including the day of the election at the office of the general registrar ...
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2020-02-18
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB145EngrossPublic elementary and secondary schools; treatment of Public elementary and secondary schools; treatment of transgender students; policies. Requires the Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board, no later than Decembe...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate with amendments (22-Y 18-N)
VAHB789EngrossConsumer lending. Replaces references to payday loans with the term "short-term loans." The measure caps the interest and fees that may be charged under a short-term loan at an annual rate of 36 percent, plus a maintenance fee; increases the maximum ...
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2020-02-17
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1490EngrossSame-sex marriages; civil unions. Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage. These prohibitions are ...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (28-Y 12-N)
VAHB165EngrossTeledentistry. Defines "teledentistry," establishes requirements for the practice of teledentistry and the taking of dental scans for use in teledentistry by dental scan technicians, and clarifies requirements related to the use of digital work order...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB1284EngrossCorrectional facilities; use of isolated confinement. Directs the Board of Corrections to, in consultation with a stakeholder work group, conduct a review of the standards and requirements governing, and the application and use of isolated confinemen...
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2020-02-17
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services: Social Service and Corrections Committee
VAHB833EngrossPrevailing wage; public works contracts; penalty. Requires contractors and subcontractors under any public contract with a state agency, or with a locality that has adopted an ordinance requiring the payment of prevailing wages, for public works to p...
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2020-02-17
Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (12-Y 3-N)
VAHB395EngrossMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $9 per hour effective July 1, 2020; to $11 per hour effective July 1, 2021; to $13 per hour effective July 1, 2022; and to $15 per hour effective ...
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2020-02-17
Committee substitute printed 20108493D-S1
VAHB43EngrossProvisional voting; persons voting in split precincts. Provides that any voter who is assigned to a precinct that is split between two or more election districts and who believes he was given a ballot for the district of which he is not a qualified v...
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2020-02-17
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHJR210EngrossCelebrating the life of Samuel Hughes Melton, M.D.
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2020-02-17
Agreed to by House
VAHJR231EngrossCommending the Virginia Department of State Police.
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2020-02-17
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHJR232EngrossCommending the Richmond Police Department.
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2020-02-17
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHB620IntroStatewide prioritization process; project selection. Requires the Commonwealth Transportation Board, when evaluating projects under the statewide prioritization process known as SMART SCALE, to evaluate (i) congestion mitigation on the basis of total...
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2020-02-13
To House Transportation Committee
VAHJR195EngrossCommemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Robert Russa Moton.
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2020-02-13
Agreed to by Senate
VAHB99EngrossLandlord and tenant; victims of family abuse; evidence to mitigate low credit score; damages. Allows an applicant for a lease to recover actual damages, including all amounts paid to the landlord as an application fee, application deposit, or reimbur...
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2020-02-12
[Hearing: Feb 19]
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VAHB1547EngrossPublic institutions of higher education; exemption from out-of-state tuition rates. Permits an individual to be exempt from paying out-of-state tuition rates at public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth if he: (i) attended high scho...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1537EngrossMemorials for war veterans. Provides that a locality may remove, relocate, or alter any monument or memorial for war veterans located in its public space, regardless of when erected. Current law makes it unlawful to disturb or interfere with such mon...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Local Government Committee
VAHB111IntroCampaign 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 administere...
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2020-02-11
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB77IntroFossil fuel projects moratorium; clean energy mandates; Fossil fuel projects moratorium; clean energy mandates; civil penalties; Green New Deal Act. Establishes a moratorium, effective January 1, 2021, on approval by any state agency or political sub...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB153IntroRight to work. Repeals the provisions of the Code of Virginia that, among other things, prohibit any agreement or combination between an employer and a labor union or labor organization whereby (i) nonmembers of the union or organization are denied t...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB218IntroConstitutional offices; candidates to be nominated by petition. Requires candidates for constitutional offices to be nominated only by the petition process provided for independent candidates.
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2020-02-11
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB243IntroIncome tax subtraction; veteran retirement compensation. Provides an income tax subtraction for the annual retirement compensation received by veterans for their service.
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2020-02-11
To House Finance Committee
VAHB113EngrossProtected information; newspersons engaged in journalism. Provides that no newsperson engaged in journalism shall be compelled by the Commonwealth or a locality to testify about, disclose, or produce protected information, as defined in the bill, exc...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 19]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB274IntroJuveniles; trial as adult. Increases from 14 years of age to 16 years of age the minimum age at which a juvenile can be tried as an adult in circuit court for a felony.
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB283IntroTime limitations for highway construction and maintenance. Prohibits construction or maintenance that blocks a lane of travel on a primary or interstate highway between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
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2020-02-11
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB286IntroGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $500 to $1,500 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the c...
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB417IntroEmployment; requiring the purchase or provision of materials. Prohibits any employer, including state or local government, from requiring any employee to purchase from the employer or any other person necessary or required for the employee to perform...
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2020-02-11
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHJR37IntroStudy; JLARC; feasibility of creating a transportation authority for Planning District 16; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the feasibility of creating a transportation authority for Planning District 16 and ...
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2020-02-11
To House Rules Committee
VAHB419IntroVirginia Diverse Educator Scholarship Fund and Program Virginia Diverse Educator Scholarship Fund and Program established. Establishes the Virginia Diverse Educator Scholarship Fund and Program, to be administered by the State Council of Higher Educa...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB619IntroCommonwealth Mass Transit Fund; allocation to Fredericksburg Regional Transit. Requires that a minimum of $1 million annually be allocated to Fredericksburg Regional Transit from the Commonwealth Mass Transit Fund. The funding is contingent on locali...
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2020-02-11
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB363IntroState subsidy of property tax exemptions for disabled veterans and surviving spouses. Requires the Commonwealth to subsidize local real estate tax relief for disabled veterans and surviving spouses of members of the armed forces killed in action when...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB80IntroPersonal income tax deduction; veterans with a 100 percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability. Provides an additional personal income tax deduction of $930 for veterans who have been rated with a 100 percent service-connected, permane...
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2020-02-11
To House Finance Committee
VAHB1034EngrossLocal Food and Farming Infrastructure Fund; Grant Program; political subdivisions. Establishes the Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Fund and directs the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish a Local Food and Farming Infras...
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2020-02-11
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB151IntroDevelopment and use of accessory dwelling units. Provides that all localities shall allow for the development and use of one accessory dwelling unit (ADU) per single-family dwelling (SFD), notwithstanding any contrary provision of a zoning ordinance....
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1316IntroStandards of Quality; work-based learning; teacher leaders Standards of Quality; work-based learning; teacher leaders and mentors; principal mentors; certain personnel positions and initiatives. Makes several changes to the Standards of Quality, incl...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB898IntroEarned paid sick time. Requires public and private Earned paid sick time. Requires public and private employers with six or more employees to provide those employees with earned paid sick time. The measure provides for an employee to earn at least on...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB233IntroTeacher compensation; at or above national average. Requires public school teachers to be compensated at a rate that is at or above the national average. Under current law, compensation at such rate is aspirational. The foregoing provisions of the bi...
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2020-02-11
To House Education Committee
VAHB361IntroFamily caregiver tax credit. Creates a nonrefundable income tax credit beginning in taxable year 2020 for expenses incurred by an individual in caring for an eligible family member, defined in the bill, who requires assistance with one or more activi...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB658IntroCommission to Investigate the May 31, 2019, Virginia Beach Commission to Investigate the May 31, 2019, Virginia Beach Mass Shooting; report. Establishes an independent commission to investigate the May 31, 2019, Virginia Beach mass shooting (the Comm...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHJR38IntroStudy; JLARC; effects of gun violence on communities; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the social, physical, emotional, and economic effects of gun violence on communities across the Commonwealth.
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2020-02-11
To House Rules Committee
VAHR6IntroDay of Women. Recognizes January 22 of each year as the Day of Women. Recognizes January 22 of each year as the Day of Women in Virginia and provides that January 22 of each year no longer be
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2020-02-11
To House Rules Committee
VAHB1575EngrossMerchants' capital tax; separate classification; retailers. Provides that the merchants' capital of any retailer reported as inventory that is located in a structure that contains at least 200,000 square feet, with at least 200,000 square feet used s...
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2020-02-11
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB580IntroChild abuse and neglect; gender identity or sexual orientation. Expands the definition of "abused or neglected child" to include any child whose parents, or other person responsible for his care, create or inflict, threaten to create or inflict, or a...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1641EngrossCoal ash ponds; drinking water well; resident notification. Requires a utility, defined in the bill as the owner or operator of a coal ash pond, to complete a survey of all drinking water wells within 1.5 miles of each of its ponds by October 1, 2020...
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2020-02-11
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHJR128IntroStudy; Department of Rail and Public Transportation; commuter rail system in the Commonwealth; report. Requests the Department of Rail and Public Transportation to study and develop best practices for constructing, operating, and maintaining commuter...
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2020-02-11
To House Rules Committee
VAHB6EngrossVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices; source of funds. Adds discrimination on the basis of a person's source of income to the list of unlawful discriminatory housing practices. The bill creates an exemption for an owne...
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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 19]
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VAHR49EngrossCommending Fredericksburg Area HIV/AIDS Support Services.
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2020-02-10
Agreed to by House by voice vote
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