Virginia Delegate Lynwood Lewis [D]

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VASJR284EngrossConstitution of the United States; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amen...
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2019-01-18
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1588EngrossPartial exemption from real property taxes for flood Partial exemption from real property taxes for flood mitigation efforts. Codifies an amendment to Article X, Section 6 of the Constitution of Virginia that was adopted by the voters on November 6, ...
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2019-01-18
Read third time and passed Senate (31-Y 9-N)
VASB998EngrossNondiscrimination in public employment. Prohibits discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, as defined in the bill. The bill also codifies for state and local government employment the current prohibit...
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2019-01-18
Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 12-N)
VASB1557IntroBoard of Pharmacy; cannabidiol oil and tetrahydrocannabinol oil; regulation of pharmaceutical processors. Alters the definitions of cannabidiol oil and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC-A) oil to remove the five percent cap on the concentration of THC permit...
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 22 @ 8:30 am]
To Senate Education: Health Professions Committee
VASB1339IntroFoster care omnibus. Makes numerous changes to the laws Foster care omnibus. Makes numerous changes to the laws governing the provision of foster care services in the Commonwealth. Among other things, the bill (i) allows the Commissioner of Social Se...
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2019-01-18
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1570IntroAdult protective services; central registry. Creates a central registry of founded complaints of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation to be maintained by the State Department of Social Services. The bill establishes (i) investigation requirements f...
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2019-01-17
To Senate Rehabilitation: Subcommittee #2
VASB1025IntroTethering of animals; adequate shelter and space. Provides that outdoor tethering of a companion animal does not meet the requirement that an animal be given adequate shelter, unless the animal is actively engaged in an agricultural or hunting activi...
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2019-01-17
Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (7-Y 6-N)
VASB1640IntroEligibility for in-state tuition; certain individuals who have applied for permanent residency.
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2019-01-17
Incorporates SB1148 (Marsden)
VASB1637IntroVirginia Human Rights Act; establishment of right to reproductive choice.
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2019-01-17
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N)
VASR89PassCommending the University of Virginia.
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2019-01-17
Bill text as passed Senate (SR89ER)
VASB1451IntroAbortion; eliminate certain requirements. Eliminates the requirement that an abortion in the second trimester of pregnancy and prior to the third trimester be performed in a hospital. The bill eliminates all the procedures and processes, including th...
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2019-01-17
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N)
VASJR250EngrossConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Governor's term of office. Permits a Governor elected in 2021 and thereafter to succeed himself in office. The amendment allows two four-year terms (either in succession or not in succession) but prohibits...
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2019-01-16
Rejected by Senate (18-Y 22-N)
VASB1008IntroMechanical devices designed to increase the rate of fire of firearms; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, import, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of a trigger activator, which includes a trigger crank or bump-fire devic...
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2019-01-16
Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)
VASB1458IntroFirearms; removal from persons posing Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Creates a procedure by which any attorney for the Commonwealth or any law-enforcement officer may apply to a general district court, circuit cour...
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2019-01-16
Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (7-Y 7-N)
VASB1406IntroSchool boards; staffing ratios; guidance counselors. Changes the name of guidance counselors to school counselors and requires school boards to employ school counselors in accordance with the following ratios: (i) effective with the 2019-2020 school ...
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2019-01-16
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VASB1706IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino Lottery Board; regulation of casino gaming; limited operation; penalties. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board (the Board). The bill specifies the licensing req...
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2019-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 21]
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASB1232IntroVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices; sexual orientation and gender identity. Adds discrimination on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful housing practice. The bill defines ...
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2019-01-14
Incorporated by General Laws and Technology
VASB1563IntroSchool boards; local law-enforcement agencies; memorandums of understanding. Requires the school board in each school division in which the local law-enforcement agency employs school resource officers to enter into a memorandum of understanding with...
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2019-01-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASJR269PassCelebrating the life of Stacey Visser Dendy.
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2019-01-14
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ269ER)
VASJR266EngrossCommending the Washington Capitals.
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2019-01-14
Passed by for the day
VASJR256PassCelebrating the life of William E. Ward.
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2019-01-14
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ256ER)
VASB1000IntroVirginia Community College System; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Scholarship Pilot Program. Directs the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to establish and administer a two-year Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Scholarsh...
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2019-01-10
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1666IntroVirginia Coastal Protection Act. Recasts the Virginia Virginia Coastal Protection Act. Recasts the Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund as the Virginia Coastal Protection Fund. Moneys generated by the sale of carbon dioxide emissions allowances through...
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2019-01-10
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASJR307IntroStudy; JLARC; costs of education; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the true cost of education in the Commonwealth and provide an accurate assessment of the costs to implement the Standards of Quality.
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2019-01-09
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB1560IntroLocal regulation of parking of certain vehicles. Adds Cape Charles to the towns that are permitted to regulate or prohibit the parking on any public highway of watercraft, boat trailers, motor homes, and camping trailers and to regulate or prohibit t...
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2019-01-09
[Hearing: Jan 23]
To Senate Transportation Committee
VASB1559IntroC-PACE loans; shoreline resiliency improvements. Authorizes any locality, by ordinance, to authorize contracts to provide loans for the initial acquisition and installation of shoreline resiliency improvements with free and willing property owners of...
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2019-01-09
To Senate Local Government Committee
VASB1558IntroCharter; Town of Onley. Sets out the appointment and duties of the town manager of the Town of Onley. The bill contains technical amendments.
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2019-01-09
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To Senate Local Government Committee
VASB1599IntroGround water withdrawal; Eastern Shore Groundwater Management Area; incentives for use. Directs the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations providing incentives for the withdrawal of water from the surficial aquifer, rather than the deep aquif...
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2019-01-09
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1564IntroState Board of Elections; regulations for reviewing and processing candidate petitions. Directs the State Board of Elections to revise its regulations for reviewing and processing candidate petitions. The regulations are required to include standards...
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2019-01-09
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1561IntroDepartment of Environmental Quality; Department of Education; sixth grade science curriculum. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Education to update the "Window into a Green Virginia" curriculum developed by the Dep...
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2019-01-09
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB1569IntroMarine Resources Commission; grant of interest in subaqueous lands; federal civil works project; report. Authorizes the Commonwealth, acting through the Marine Resources Commission, to grant to a political subdivision of the Commonwealth an easement ...
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2019-01-09
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1571IntroElectronic voter registration; application by electronic means; U.S. Department of Defense-issued identification. Provides that, pursuant to an agreement between the Department of Elections and the U.S. Department of Defense, applicants registering t...
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2019-01-09
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1562IntroCharter; Town of Eastville. Establishes a new charter for the Town of Eastville and repeals the current charter. The proposed charter contains powers typically granted to towns.
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2019-01-09
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To Senate Local Government Committee
VASJR270IntroConstitution of the United States; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amen...
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2019-01-09
Incorporated by Privileges and Elections
VASJR274IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; Constitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; criteria for legislative and congressional districts; Virginia Citizens Redistricting Commission. Provides for the establishment o...
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2019-01-04
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1075IntroAbsentee voting; no-excuse in-person available 21 days prior to election. Allows for any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in person beginning on the twenty-first day prior to any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing ...
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2018-12-13
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB217IntroSale of dog or cat not obtained from releasing agency or animal rescue; prohibition. Authorizes localities to adopt ordinances prohibiting the sale in a pet shop of any dog or cat that was not obtained from a Virginia releasing agency or a nonprofit ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB689IntroAbsentee voting; eligibility of persons whose polling place prohibits firearms. Entitles any person who may otherwise lawfully carry a firearm to vote absentee if his polling place is located in a building or on property where such possession is proh...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1007IntroSame-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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2018-07-23
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 8:00 am]
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB997IntroMarijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $50 for a first violation, $100 for a second violation, and $250 for a third or subsequent v...
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2018-07-16
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 8:00 am]
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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