Virginia Delegate Mark Keam [D]

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VAHB400EngrossFostering Futures program. Establishes the Fostering Futures program to provide services and support to individuals between the ages of 18 and 21 who were in foster care as a minor and are transitioning to full adulthood and self-sufficiency.
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2020-02-18
Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
VAHB466EngrossBusiness license waivers. Allows localities with a population greater than 50,000 to waive license requirements for businesses with gross receipts of $200,000 or less. Under current law, the limit for such waivers gross receipts of less than $100,000...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 18 @ 9:00 am]

Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB704EngrossEnvironmental justice; agency regulations; working group. States that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to promote environmental justice and ensure it is carried out throughout the Commonwealth.
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 18]

Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (10-Y 5-N)
VAHB706EngrossOffshore oil and gas drilling; prohibition on leases; policy. Prohibits the granting of a lease, easement, or permit on the beds of the coastal waters of the Commonwealth that would allow any infrastructure for conveying to shore oil or gas produced ...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 18]

Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (9-Y 6-N)
VAHB1147EngrossEpinephrine required in certain public places. Allows public places to make epinephrine available for administration. The bill allows employees of such public places who are authorized by a prescriber and trained in the administration of epinephrine ...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 8:30 am]
To Senate Education: Health Professions Committee
VAHB1139EngrossBoard of Education; Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students; comprehensive review. Requires the Board of Education, as part of its current comprehensive review of its Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Studen...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VAHJR4EngrossCelebrating the life of Alan Arnold Diamonstein.
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2020-02-18
Agreed to by House
VAHB590EngrossTax credit for participating landlords; eligible housing areas. Expands the definition of "eligible housing area" for the housing choice voucher tax credit to include Virginia census tracts in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metropolitan Statisti...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 18 @ 9:00 am]

Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (13-Y 0-N)
VAHB1EngrossAbsentee voting; no excuse required. Permits Absentee voting; no excuse required. Permits any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons under w...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 18]

Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (10-Y 4-N)
VAHB1443EngrossDepartment of Education; biennial teacher compensation review. Requires the Department of Education to conduct a biennial review of teacher compensation that takes into consideration the Commonwealth's compensation for teachers relative to national a...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VAHB998EngrossAdoption of flood plain ordinances. Provides that any locality may by ordinance regulate the activity on, use of, or development of a flood plain in a manner consistent with any state or federal flood plain management programs and requirements.
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2020-02-18
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
VAHB376EngrossTeachers, other instructional personnel, and support staff; shortages; data; reporting. Requires (i) each school board to report to the Department of Education annually the number and type of teacher, other instructional personnel, and support staff ...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
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
[Hearing: Feb 18]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB698EngrossSchool boards; distribution of excess food. Allows public school boards to distribute excess food to students eligible for the School Breakfast Program or National School Lunch Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or to students...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VAHB697EngrossSchool meal policies. Requires each local school board to adopt policies that prohibit school board employees from requiring a student who cannot pay for a meal at school or who owes a school meal debt to throw away or discard a meal after it has bee...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VAHB1621EngrossVirginia Urban Agriculture Advisory Council created; report. Creates the Virginia Urban Agriculture Advisory Council as an advisory council in the legislative branch of state government to encourage urban agriculture and contribute to building a loca...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 18]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB643EngrossPipeline construction; certification requirement; minimum diameter; stop work orders. Reduces from 36 inches to 24 inches the minimum inside diameter of a natural gas transmission pipeline for which an individual Virginia Water Protection Permit, rat...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 18]

Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 1-N)
VAHB644EngrossPipeline construction projects; violations; cumulative effect; civil penalties. Directs the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations to penalize the accrual of violations of the State Water Control Law by any large natural gas transmission pipe...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 18]

Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 1-N)
VAHB22EngrossVirginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund; loan and grant program. Continues the Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund as the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund (the Fund), directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to administer the...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 18]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB405EngrossMenstrual supplies; certain school buildings. Requires each school board to make tampons or pads available at all times and at no cost to students in the bathrooms of each facility that it owns, leases, or otherwise controls that houses a public scho...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 1-N)
VAHB404EngrossPublic libraries. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth that public libraries are deemed to provide an essential service to the communities of the Commonwealth.
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB386EngrossDepartment of Health Professions; conversion therapy prohibited. Prohibits any health care provider or person who performs counseling as part of his training for any profession licensed by a regulatory board of the Department of Health Professions fr...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N)
VAHB1148EngrossDepartment for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. Reorganizes provisions of the Code related to the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. The State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is relocated in the Code and the Respite Care Grant Progr...
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2020-02-17
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services: Social Service and Corrections Committee
VAHB576EngrossUndergrounding electric transmission lines; pilot program. Specifies that one of the two projects that may be included in the pilot program for the undergrounding of electric transmission lines shall be for the relocation or conversion of an existing...
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2020-02-17
Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1149EngrossVirginia Stock Corporation Act. Makes clarifying and technical changes to the Virginia Stock Corporation Act. Many of the bill's provisions revise the legislation enacted in the 2019 Session that comprehensively updated the Act in accordance with the...
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2020-02-17
Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1337EngrossState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; disclosure by members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. Requires the citizen members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Au...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB1334EngrossInsurance data security; required programs and notifications. Establishes standards for insurance data security and for the investigation of a cybersecurity event and the notification to the Commissioner of Insurance and affected consumers of a cyber...
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2020-02-17
Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-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
VAHB778EnrollFamily assessments; timeline. Increases from 45 days to 60 days the allowable time for completing a family assessment by a local department of social services and removes the local department's opportunity to request a 15-day extension.
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2020-02-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., February 24, 2020
VAHB1457EngrossSecurities Act; exemption for nonissuer distributions. Exempts certain nonissuer distributions from the registration provisions of the Securities Act.
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2020-02-17
Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
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)
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
VAHB10EngrossQualified education loan servicers. Prohibits any person from acting as a qualified education loan servicer except in accordance with provisions established by this bill. The bill requires a loan servicer to obtain a license from the State Corporatio...
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2020-02-17
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB257EngrossSchool principals; incident reports. Eliminates the requirement for reports to be made to division superintendents and school principals on incidents involving assault or assault and battery, without bodily injury, of any person on a school bus, on s...
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2020-02-17
Passed by for the day
VAHB1503EngrossHealth insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Requires health insurers, corporations providing health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum diso...
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2020-02-17
Committee substitute printed 20108460D-S1
VAHB365EngrossPublic elementary and secondary school teachers; probationary term of service; performance evaluation. Removes (i) the option for local school boards to extend the three-year probationary term of service for teachers by up to two additional years and...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N)
VAHB1042EngrossVirginia Council on Environmental Justice. Establishes the Virginia Council on Environmental Justice, consisting of 27 members, to advise the Governor and provide recommendations intended to protect vulnerable communities from disproportionate impact...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (25-Y 15-N)
VAHB570EngrossDismissal of teachers; grounds; incompetency. Removes the definition of "incompetency" for the purpose of establishing grounds for the dismissal of public school teachers.
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N)
VAHB587EngrossDepartment of General Services; baby changing facilities in restrooms located in public buildings. Directs the Department of General Services to include in its standards for capital outlay construction policies for the construction and installation o...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB491EngrossDepartment of Agriculture and Consumer Services; industrial hemp industry working group; report. Directs the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to convene a working group to assess the opportunities for development and manufacturing in t...
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2020-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 19 @ 8:30 am]
To Senate Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Hemp Committee
VAHB942EngrossIndustrial hemp; federal regulations; adoption in Virginia. Directs the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to conform the regulations of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to any federal regulation adopted by the U.S. Departm...
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2020-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 19 @ 8:30 am]
To Senate Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Hemp Committee
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
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
VAHB1428EngrossVirginia Health Benefit Exchange. Creates the Virginia Virginia Health Benefit Exchange. Creates the Virginia Health Benefit Exchange, which will be established and operated by a new division within the State Corporation Commission (SCC). The Exchang...
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2020-02-17
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB438EngrossWorkers' 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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2020-02-17
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1335EngrossState Council of Higher Education for Virginia; student advisory committee; Director of the Council. Changes the appointing authority for the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia's student advisory committee from the State Council to the Di...
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2020-02-14
To Senate Education: Higher Education Committee
VAHB1179EngrossPublic institutions of higher education; in-state tuition; refugees and individuals with certain Special Immigrant Visas. Provides that an individual is eligible for in-state tuition charges regardless of domicile if he is admitted to the United Stat...
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2020-02-14
To Senate Education: Higher Education Committee
VAHB273EngrossSchool boards; teachers; planning time and planning periods. Requires each local school board to ensure that each elementary school teacher has an average of one 45-minute period per school day of planning time and that each middle and high school te...
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2020-02-13
[Hearing: Feb 19 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
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