Virginia Delegate Lamont Bagby [D]

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VAHB5103EngrossAppropriation; Department of Elections. Appropriates $2,000,000 to the Department of Elections to be used to provide prepaid postage for the return of absentee ballots for the November 3, 2020, election. The bill requires that such prepaid postage be...
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2020-11-10
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB5064PassVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies; noncompliance with rental agreement; payment plan. Changes from five to 14 days the amount of time that landlords who own four or fewer rental dwelling units must wait after serving wri...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0046)
VAHB5146EngrossAutomatic expungement of criminal records. Establishes a process for the automatic expungement of criminal records for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, acquittals, and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or otherwise dismissed. The b...
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2020-11-09
Failed to pass
VAHB5106PassLandlord and tenant; noncompliance with rental agreement; prohibition on using negative credit information arising from the COVID-19 pandemic against applicants for tenancy; penalty. Provides that a landlord who owns more than four rental dwelling un...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0047)
VAHB5109PassDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; law-enforcement officer training and qualifications. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department) to develop a uniform curriculum and lesson plans for the compulsory minimum entry-leve...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0048)
VAHB5081IntroCivilian deaths in custody; report. Requires every law-enforcement agency and correctional facility to report to the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department) certain information regarding the death of any person who is detained, under...
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2020-11-09
To House Public Safety Committee
VAHB5111IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; temporary prohibition against landlord termination of rental agreements or actions to obtain possession of a dwelling unit under certain circumstances. Prohibits the termination of rental agreements and t...
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2020-11-09
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB5058PassIssuing citations; possession of marijuana and certain traffic offenses. Provides that no law-enforcement officer may lawfully stop a motor vehicle for operating (i) without a light illuminating a license plate, (ii) with defective and unsafe equipme...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0045)
VAHB5115PassEmergency laws; civil relief; citizens furloughed or otherwise receiving reduced wages or payments due to state of emergency; COVID-19 pandemic. Provides a 60-day stay of an unlawful detainer for nonpayment of rent for tenants and a 30-day stay of fo...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0049)
VAHB5142IntroCourt authority in criminal cases; prosecutorial discretion to dispose of a criminal case. Provides that, upon the agreement of the Commonwealth and the defendant, a trial court may defer proceedings; defer entry of a conviction order, if none, or de...
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2020-11-09
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB5130IntroEssential workers; hazard pay; personal protective equipment; civil penalty. Requires, that following the declaration by the Governor of a state of emergency pursuant to § 44-146.17 that includes or is followed by any additional executive order ...
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2020-11-09
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB5148PassDepartment of Corrections; earned sentence credits. Establishes a four-level classification system for the awarding and calculation of earned sentence credits. The bill also specifies certain crimes that are subject to the maximum 4.5 earned sentence...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0050)
VAHB5099PassSearch warrants; provide notice of authority. Prohibits any law-enforcement officer from seeking, executing, or participating in the execution of a no-knock search warrant. The bill provides that, for all authorized search warrants, the law-enforceme...
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2020-10-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0031)
VAHB5069PassLaw-enforcement officers; prohibition on the use of neck restraints. Prohibits a law-enforcement officer from using a neck restraint in the performance of his official duties and provides for disciplinary sanctions on an officer who uses a neck restr...
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2020-10-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0035)
VAHB5055PassLaw-enforcement civilian oversight bodies. Authorizes a locality to establish a law-enforcement civilian oversight body that may (i) receive, investigate, and issue findings on complaints from civilians regarding conduct of law-enforcement officers a...
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2020-10-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0029)
VAHB5029PassLaw-enforcement officer; failure to intervene in an excessive use of force; penalties. Requires that any law-enforcement officer who while in the performance of his official duties witnesses another law-enforcement officer engaging or attempting to e...
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2020-10-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0025)
VAHB5072PassLaw-enforcement misconduct. Authorizes the Attorney General to file a civil suit or inquire into or seek to conciliate, through the Division of Human Rights, any unlawful pattern and practice against the Commonwealth or a locality whenever the Attorn...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0018)
VAHB5052PassLegal holidays; Juneteenth. Recognizes the nineteenth day of June of each year, also known as Juneteenth, as a legal holiday in the Commonwealth to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, the last of the former Confederate ...
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2020-10-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0004)
VAHB5030EngrossMonuments and memorials for war veterans; authority of localities. Changes the authority of a locality from the authority to "contextualize or cover" to the authority to "alter" a monument or memorial for war veterans located within the geographical ...
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2020-10-05
Passed by indefinitely in Local Government with letter (14-Y 0-N)
VAHR608PassCelebrating the life of Saba Labib Shami.
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2020-10-02
Bill text as passed House (HR608ER)
VAHR593PassCommending Geraldine Bailey Williams Johnson.
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2020-09-29
Bill text as passed House (HR593ER)
VAHR594PassCelebrating the life of Diane Elaine Harris Marsh, DDS.
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2020-09-29
Bill text as passed House (HR594ER)
VAHR607PassCommending the House Clerk's Office.
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2020-09-29
Bill text as passed House (HR607ER)
VAHB5028EngrossWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. Establishes a presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, law-enforcement officers, first responders, health care ...
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2020-09-24
Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 1-N)
VAHR556PassCelebrating the life of Bishop Lawrence Levi Taylor.
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2020-08-28
Bill text as passed House (HR556ER)
VAHR551PassCommending the Virginia Hospital Center.
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2020-08-28
Bill text as passed House (HR551ER)
VAHB340PassEmergency laws; civil relief; citizens of the Commonwealth furloughed or otherwise not receiving wages or payments due to closure of the federal government or declaration of Emergency by the Governor. Provides a 60-day stay of an unlawful detainer fo...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1202)
VAHB789PassConsumer 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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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1215)
VAHB1420PassLandlord and tenant; charge for late payment of rent; restrictions. Provides that a landlord shall not charge a tenant for late payment of rent unless such charge is provided for in the written rental agreement, and that no such late charge shall exc...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1231)
VAHB1577PassTow truck drivers; criminal history. Authorizes the Department of Criminal Justice Services, at its discretion, to issue a tow truck driver registration to a person who was convicted of a violent crime or a crime involving the driving of a tow truck ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1237)
VAHB582PassLabor and employment; collective bargaining; employees of counties, cities, and towns. Permits counties, cities, and towns to adopt local ordinances authorizing them to (i) recognize any labor union or other employee association as a bargaining agent...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1209)
VAHB438PassWorkers' 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 (CHAP1206)
VAHB395PassMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $9.50 per hour effective May 1, 2021; to $11.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022; to $12.00 per hour effective January 1, 2023; to $13.50 per ho...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1204)
VAHB981PassClean Energy and Community Flood Preparedness Act; fund. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to incorporate into regulations previously adopted by the State Air Pollution Control Board certain provisions establishing a carbon dioxide cap ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1219)
VAHB1371PassTANF; diversionary cash assistance. Imposes a minimum threshold of $1,500 on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) diversionary cash assistance. The bill provides that any person who receives TANF diversionary cash assistance waives his elig...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1159)
VAHB873PassDiscovery in criminal cases. Establishes requirements and procedures for discovery by an accused and by the Commonwealth in a criminal case. The bill requires a party requesting discovery to request that the other party voluntarily comply with such r...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1167)
VAHB1526PassVirginia Clean Economy Act. Establishes a schedule by which Dominion Energy Virginia and American Electric Power are required to retire electric generating units located in the Commonwealth that emit carbon as a by-product of combusting fuel to gener...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1193)
VAHB201PassElections; 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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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1153)
VAHB1325PassObsolete Acts of Assembly; racial inequity. Repeals numerous obsolete and discriminatory Acts of Assembly from the early 20th century. This is a recommendation of the Governor's Commission to Examine Racial Inequity in Virginia Law. The purpose of th...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1055)
VAHB928PassChesterfield County School Board; recovery high school. Permits the Chesterfield County School Board to establish a recovery high school in the school division as a year-round high school (i) for which enrollment is open to any high school student wh...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1042)
VAHB1537PassMemorials for war veterans. Provides that a locality may remove, relocate, contextualize, or cover any monument or memorial for war veterans on the locality's public property, not including a monument or memorial located in a publicly owned cemetery,...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1101)
VAHB1251PassHealth insurance; payment to out-of-network providers. Provides that when an enrollee receives emergency services from an out-of-network health care provider or receives out-of-network surgical or ancillary services at an in-network facility, the enr...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1080)
VAHB1519PassCommission to Study Slavery and Subsequent De Jure and De Facto Racial and Economic Discrimination Against African Americans; report; sunset. Creates the Commission to Study Slavery and Subsequent De Jure and De Facto Racial and Economic Discriminati...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1043)
VAHB2PassFirearm sales; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm sale and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a background check ...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1111)
VAHB337PassNonpayment of wages; discriminatory actions prohibited. Prohibits an employer from discharging or otherwise discriminating against an employee because such employee has filed any complaint or instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding relat...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0950)
VAHB1462PassAdmission to bail; rebuttable presumptions against bail. Eliminates the provision prohibiting a judicial officer who is a magistrate, clerk, or deputy clerk of a district court or circuit court from admitting to bail, that is not set by a judge, any ...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0999)
VAHB787PassMulti-jurisdiction grand jury; hate crimes. Adds the following to the list of crimes that a multi-jurisdiction grand jury may investigate: (i) simple assault or assault and battery where the victim was intentionally selected because of his race, reli...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0747)
VAHB788PassRestrictive covenants; certificate of release of certain prohibited covenants. Prohibits a deed containing a restrictive covenant from being recorded on or after July 1, 2020, and provides the form for a Certificate of Release of Certain Prohibited C...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0748)
VAHB55PassWorker cooperatives. Establishes worker cooperatives as a category of cooperative associations. A worker cooperative is a stock corporation that has elected to be governed by provisions established by this measure, which include (i) conducting its bu...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0673)
VAHB872PassVoter registration by mail; certain first-time voters permitted to vote by absentee ballot. Adds to the list of exceptions to the requirement that first-time voters who registered to vote by mail must vote in person those voters who are entitled unde...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0718)
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