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VAHB2528VetoFelony homicide; certain drug offenses; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of felony homicide, which constitutes second degree murder and is punishable by confinement of not less than five nor more than 40 years, if the underlying felonious ac...
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2019-05-02
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB1620VetoState Board of Elections; membership; appointment of Commissioner of Elections. Increases the membership of the State Board of Elections from three members to five members and increases the terms of Board members from four years to five years. Repres...
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2019-04-29
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB2141PassLocal services districts; broadband and telecommunications services. Authorizes a local governing body, with respect to a service district, to contract with a nongovernmental broadband service provider who will construct, maintain, and own communicat...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0828)
VAHB2615PassCapital murder; law-enforcement officers and fire marshals; mandatory minimum. Provides that any person convicted of capital murder of a law-enforcement officer or certain other public safety officials who was 18 years of age or older at the time of ...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0835)
VAHB1972PassVirginia College Savings Plan. Makes several changes to the provisions that establish the Virginia College Savings Plan (the Plan), including (i) permitting the Plan to maintain an independent disbursement system for the disbursement of prepaid tuiti...
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2019-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0803)
VAHB2653PassPublic institutions of higher education; innovation; Innovative Internship Fund and Program established. Permits any public institution of higher education to propose in conjunction with the six-year plan process, and the General Assembly to adopt by...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0794)
VAHB1730PassFoster care; security freeze on credit report. Requires local departments of social services to request the placement of a security freeze on the credit report or record of any child who has been in foster care for at least six months in order to pre...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0677)
VAHB2212PassCertain private roads or rights-of-way; gates and fences. Removes the requirement that a petitioner prove that a gate was willfully and maliciously erected in order for a court to require a landowner to make necessary and reasonable changes to a gate...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0542)
VAHB2107PassPublic schools; parental review of certain anti-bullying and suicide prevention materials. Requires local school boards to develop and implement policies that ensure parents the right to review any audio-visual materials that contain graphic sexual o...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0581)
VAHB1788PassVirginia Public Records Act; implementation in local school divisions; recommendations. Requires the Public School Records Consortium and the Records Oversight Committee to confer with school boards and division superintendents and submit to the Chai...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0575)
VAHB2685PassVirginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility. Extends the benefits of the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program to the spouse or child of a veteran with at least a 90 percent permanent, service-rela...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0491)
VAHB2577PassHealth insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder in individuals of ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0452)
VAHB1734PassVirginia Center for School and Campus Safety; threat assessment; case management tool. Requires the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety to develop a case management tool for use by public elementary and secondary school threat assessment tea...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0456)
VAHB1698PassBoard of Zoning Appeals; written order; certified mail. Authorizes a locality to send a zoning administrator's appeal order using certified mail. Current law allows such an order to be sent only by registered mail.
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0387)
VAHB1887PassPosting human trafficking hotline information. Requires the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority and the Virginia Employment Commission to post notice of the existence of a human trafficking hotline in government stores, except for governmen...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0388)
VAHB1623PassMilitary families; relocation to the Commonwealth; student registration. Permits any student whose service member parent is relocated to the Commonwealth pursuant to orders received to register for courses and other academic programs and participate ...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0404)
VAHB1640PassHealth carriers; nurse practitioners. Requires health insurers and health services plan providers whose policies or contracts cover services that may be legally performed by licensed nurse practitioners to provide equal coverage for such services whe...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0332)
VAHB2542PassTemporary delegation of parental or legal custodial powers; child-placing agency. Allows a parent or legal custodian of a minor to delegate to another person by a properly executed power of attorney any powers regarding care, custody, or property of ...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0297)
VAHB1816PassLand preservation tax credit; allowable time to claim credit. Extends the amount of time a taxpayer is allowed
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0183)
VAHB2239PassCourt buildings; ownership, location, and jurisdiction. Allows courthouses to be located on property owned jointly by a county and city. Other changes allow Albemarle County to locate its general district courts immediately across the street from the...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0240)
VAHB1696PassKilling of nuisance species from an automobile. Authorizes killing a nuisance species on private property by the owner of such property or his designee from a stationary automobile or other stationary vehicle.
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0151)
VAHB2755FailConservation easements; comprehensive plan. Requires that the use of real property for open-space land shall conform to the official comprehensive plan for the area in which the property is located. Current law provides that no conservation easement ...
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2019-02-24
Failed to pass in House
VAHB2470FailProstitution and human trafficking related crimes; minors; penalty. Increases from a Class 3 felony to a Class 2 felony and imposes a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 25 years for the following crimes if minors under 15 years of age are invo...
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2019-02-24
Failed to pass in House
VAHB1702FailLibrary of Virginia; disposition of official correspondence of the Governor. Requires the Library of Virginia to catalogue and make accessible to the public all correspondence and other records required to be delivered by an outgoing Governor within ...
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2019-02-24
Failed to pass in House
VAHB1621PassHunting license; trip hunting license for residents. Allows Virginia residents to purchase a trip hunting license in lieu of the standard local or statewide hunting license. Current law allows only nonresidents to purchase a trip hunting license.
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2019-02-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0147)
VAHB1732PassSchool safety procedures; emergency situations; annual training. Requires each school board to develop training on safety procedures in the event of an emergency situation on school property. The bill requires such training to be delivered to each st...
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2019-02-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0140)
VAHB1783PassDepartment of Forestry; conveyance of easement; Buckingham County. Authorizes the conveyance of a right-of-way easement from the Department of Forestry to Robert H. Whistleman and Karen L. Whistleman. The easement, which will follow an existing road ...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0073)
VAHB1787PassStudent offenses reportable by intake officers to school division superintendents. Adds (i) threats of death or bodily injury to another person communicated in writing to such person or member of such person's family and (ii) threats to commit seriou...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0106)
VAHB1849PassPractice of dental hygiene; remote supervision; employment or supervision by Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; report. Allows a dental hygienist employed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0086)
VAHB2791EngrossVirginia Personnel Act; appointments, promotion, and tenure based upon merit and fitness. Clarifies that, except as otherwise provided by law, all appointments and promotions to and tenure in positions in the service of the Commonwealth shall be base...
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2019-02-21
Stricken from Senate calendar (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB2529PassIncome tax; conformity. Advances conformity of the Commonwealth's tax code with the federal tax code to December 31, 2018, effective starting in taxable year 2018. Starting in taxable year 2019, the bill deconforms from the provisions of the federal ...
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2019-02-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0017)
VAHB2570EngrossFamily life education programs; student participation. Prohibits any public elementary or secondary school student from participating in any family life education program without the prior written consent of his parent.
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2019-02-14
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (10-Y 5-N)
VAHB1697IntroTow truck drivers; criminal history. Makes discretionary the prohibition on the issuance of 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, including drug or alcohol of...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1695IntroPassing a stopped school bus; civil penalty. Increases from $250 to $500 the civil penalty for passing a stopped school bus.
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1784IntroAlcoholic beverage control; spirit samples. Increases the amount of spirits that may be offered as a sample at government stores and special events from one-half ounce to one ounce and the amount that can be offered in a mixed drink from one and one-...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB2211IntroAdministrative Process Act; formal hearings; proceedings held by telephone. Requires officers presiding over formal proceedings that are held by telephone and governed by the Administrative Process Act, or a person designated by such officer, to make...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB2307IntroKilling or injuring police animals; penalty. Requires a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of six months for any person who maliciously kills or injures an animal owned, used, or trained by a law-enforcement agency, regional jail, or the Departme...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2657IntroThreats of death or bodily injury to a person or member of his family by telephone or wireless communication device; penalty. Provides that any person who communicates a threat over any telephone or wireless communications device to kill or do bodily...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2308IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; public institutions of higher education; disclosure required by certain offerors. Requires every offeror who submits a proposal to a public institution of higher education for any construction project that (i) has a t...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB1616IntroUse or display of firearm during commission of a felony; killing or injuring police animals; penalty. Adds maliciously shooting, stabbing, wounding, or otherwise causing bodily injury to or administering poison to any animal used or trained by a law-...
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2019-02-05
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
VAHB2518IntroDisabled Veteran's State Museum Passport established; free entry into state museums and other cultural institutions. Establishes a Disabled Veteran's State Museum Passport program for veterans of the United States Armed Forces with a service-connecte...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB1785IntroFood establishment inspections; exemptions. Exempts from inspections by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services private homes where the resident processes and prepares any yogurt that has an equilibrium pH value of 4.6 or lower or baked...
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2019-01-16
Failed to report (defeated) in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (5-Y 17-N)
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