Virginia Delegate Patrick Hope [D]

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VAHB819VetoHealth insurance; coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. Requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage, under any health insurance contract, policy, or plan that includes coverage for prescription drugs on an outpatient basis, for con...
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2024-05-17
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB609VetoContraception; right to contraception; applicability; enforcement. Establishes a right to obtain contraceptives and engage in contraception, as defined in the bill. The bill creates a cause of action that may be instituted against anyone who infringe...
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2024-05-17
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB187VetoAverage teacher salary in the Commonwealth; national average. Requires the Governor's introduced budget bills for the 2025, 2026, and 2027 Regular Sessions of the General Assembly to propose funding for, and state funding to be provided pursuant to t...
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2024-05-17
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB224VetoPublic schools; teachers and other relevant personnel; mental health awareness training. Requires each teacher and other relevant personnel, as determined by the applicable school board, employed on a full-time basis to complete mental health awarene...
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2024-05-17
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB812VetoSpecial license plates; Sons of Confederate Veterans and Robert E. Lee. Repeals authorization for the issuance of Sons of Confederate Veterans and Robert E. Lee special license plates and provides that such special license plates already in circulati...
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2024-05-17
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB861VetoWeapons; possession or transportation; hospital that provides mental health services or developmental services; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to knowingly possess in or transport into the building of any hospital that provide...
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2024-05-17
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB624VetoPublic school staffing and funding; National Teacher Certification Incentive Reward Program and Fund; At-Risk Program; English language learner students. Renames the National Teacher Certification Incentive Reward Program and Fund as the National Boa...
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2024-05-17
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHR667PassCelebrating the life of Golden Bethune-Hill.
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2024-05-13
Agreed to by House
VAHB45VetoEarned sentence credits; incarceration prior to entry of final order of conviction. Provides that a person's eligibility for earned sentence credits shall include any period of time actually spent in any state or local correctional facility, state ho...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB47VetoInvasive plant species; retail sales; civil penalty. Requires, for the retail sale of any invasive plant species for outdoor use on a list established by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, a retail establishment to post in a conspicuous m...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB354VetoPublic pools; regulations. Directs the Board of Health to adopt regulations governing swimming pools and other water recreational facilities operated for public use, including swimming pools and other water recreational facilities operated in conjunc...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB157VetoMinimum wage; farm laborers or farm employees; temporary foreign workers. Eliminates the exemptions from Virginia's minimum wage requirements for (i) persons employed as farm laborers or farm employees and (ii) certain temporary foreign workers.
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB529VetoConservation and replacement of trees during development process. Expands certain existing local government authority to conserve or replace trees during the development process by expanding such authority statewide. The bill allows localities to est...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB585VetoHome-based firearms dealers; prohibited near schools; penalties. Provides that no home-based firearms dealer, as defined in the bill, shall be engaged in the business of selling, trading, or transferring firearms at wholesale or retail within 1.5 mil...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB790PassPurchase, possession, and sale of retail tobacco products; retail tobacco products and liquid nicotine tax; penalties. Prohibits Internet sales of liquid nicotine or nicotine vapor products, except to a retail dealer, and prohibits the sale of retail...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0821)
VAHB797VetoDemonstrated competence for a concealed handgun permit; firearms instructors and safety programs. Requires that any course, class, or training to demonstrate competence with a handgun as required to obtain a concealed handgun permit must include a li...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB838VetoExpungement of police and court records. Provides that for the purposes of expungement of police and court records the term "otherwise dismissed" means to render a legal action out of consideration in a different way or manner than a nolle prosequi o...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB385VetoRailroad safety; civil penalties. Requires a crew of at least two qualified individuals on all trains, locomotives, or light engines used in connection with moving freight.
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB786PassGuardianship and conservatorship; restoration of capacity or modification or termination of order; informal written communication. Allows a person subject to a guardianship or conservatorship who is not represented by counsel to initiate the process ...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0820)
VAHB798VetoPurchase, possession, or transportation of firearm following an assault and battery or stalking violation; prohibition period; penalty. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of assault and battery, assault and battery of a family or household mem...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB799VetoConcealed handgun permit applications; fingerprints required by local governments. Requires an applicant for a concealed handgun permit or a renewal of such permit to submit fingerprints as part of the application. The bill provides that any demonstr...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB362VetoPurchase, possession, or transportation of firearm; assault and battery of a family or household member or intimate partner; penalties. Adds to the existing definition of "family or household member" a person's intimate partner, defined in the bill a...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB351VetoFirearm locking device required for purchase of a firearm; warning against accessibility to children; penalty. Requires any person who purchases a firearm to either (i) obtain or purchase from a licensed dealer a locking device for such firearm if a ...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1244VetoRestorative housing and isolated confinement; restrictions on use. Prohibits the use of isolated confinement, defined in the bill, in state correctional facilities, subject to certain exceptions. The bill requires that before placing an incarcerated ...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB405VetoCommission on Electric Utility Regulation; evaluation of infrastructure necessary for electric vehicle charging facilities. Directs the State Corporation Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development to provide technical assistan...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1098VetoUnpaid family bereavement leave; required; remedies. Requires that an employer that employs 50 or more employees provide eligible employees, defined in the bill, with up to 10 days of unpaid family bereavement leave in any 12-month period to (i) atte...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB958VetoCommission on Civic Education; model guidance on student participation in the work of local school boards. Requires the Commission on Civic Education, in conjunction with such stakeholders as it deems appropriate, to create and provide to each local ...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB673PassResilient Virginia Revolving Fund; projects; low-income geographic areas; nature-based solutions. Provides that the Department of Conservation and Recreation shall give additional weight to projects located in low-income geographic areas and projects...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0816)
VAHB1088VetoBoard of Education; instructional materials on climate change and environmental literacy; model policies and procedures for selection. Requires the Board of Education to make available to each local school board instructional materials on climate cha...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB313PassOffice of the State Inspector General; investigations of abuse or neglect at state psychiatric hospitals; report. Directs the Office of the State Inspector General to (i) develop a plan to fulfill its statutory obligation to fully investigate all com...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0638)
VAHB257PassPrescription of opioids; sickle cell anemia. Exempts prescribers from certain requirements of the Prescription Monitoring Program related to prescribing opioids if the opioid is prescribed to a patient for pain management related to sickle cell anemi...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0635)
VAHB25PassAnnual retail sales and use tax holiday. Establishes an annual retail sales and use tax holiday that takes place on the first full weekend in August beginning on July 1, 2025, through July 1, 2030. During such weekend, state retail sales and use tax ...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0628)
VAHB516PassPrescription drugs; labels; blind and disabled users. Requires pharmacies to notify each person who identifies themselves or a patient as blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print disabled to whom a prescription drug is dispensed that an accessibl...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0725)
VAHB1269PassBarrier crimes; adult substance abuse and mental health services; exception. Permits the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, providers of substance abuse or mental health services to adults, and community services boards and b...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0651)
VAHB1338PassCourthouse and website posting of notices. Provides that if any notice, summons, order, or other official document of any type is required to be posted pursuant to a provision of the Code on or at the front door of a courthouse or on a public bulleti...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0655)
VAHB102PassCompensation of court-appointed counsel. Raises the limitation of fees that court-appointed counsel can receive for representation on various offenses in district and circuit courts. The bill also limits the fees charged for the cost of court-appoint...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0714)
VAHB1395PassHistoric preservation. Provides that the filing of a building permit or demolition application shall stay a locality from issuing any permit to raze or demolish a historic landmark, building, or structure until 30 days after the rendering of the fina...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0752)
VAHB1287PassTowing companies; local authority. Clarifies that the provisions of existing law authorizing localities in Planning District 8 to require towing companies that tow from the county, city, or town to a storage or release location outside of the localit...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0653)
VAHB474PassRestroom Access Act. Requires a retail establishment that does not have a public restroom but has an employee toilet facility to allow any customer with an eligible medical condition, as defined in the bill, to use such employee toilet facility durin...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0640)
VAHB310PassMaximum number of judges in each judicial district and circuit. Increases by one the maximum number of authorized juvenile and domestic relations district court judges in the Twentieth and Thirty-first Judicial Districts. The bill also increases by o...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0525)
VAHB35PassFirearm safety device tax credit; definition of firearm safety device. Expands the definition of "firearm safety device" as it relates to the firearm safety device tax credit to include any device that, when installed on a firearm, is designed to pre...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0522)
VAHB947PassLocal government powers; regulation of tobacco, nicotine, and hemp product retail sale locations. Allows a locality to regulate the retail sale locations of tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, alternative nicotine products, or hemp products in...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0536)
VAHB73PassUnlawful detainer; expungement; entering of an order without further petition or hearing. Provides that in unlawful detainer actions filed in the general district court, if the 30-day period following the dismissal of such an action has passed or if ...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0372)
VAHB353PassHospitals; emergency departments; licensed physicians. Requires any hospital with an emergency department to have at least one licensed physician on duty and physically present at all times. Current law requires such hospitals to have a licensed phys...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0441)
VAHB311PassVirginia Public Procurement Act; local public bodies; electronic submissions of bids or proposals. Mandates that all local public bodies provide an option to submit bids or proposals for procurement contracts through the Commonwealth's statewide elec...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0438)
VAHB342PassNaloxone or other opioid antagonists; possession and administration by state agencies. Requires state agencies to possess naloxone or other opioid antagonists used for overdose reversal to a person who is believed to be experiencing or about to exper...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0440)
VAHB514PassAdvisory Council on Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections and Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome; sunset. Extends from July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2028, the sunset of the Advisory Council o...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0391)
VAHB1396PassDays of operation of clerks' offices; clerks' authority to close office. Allows the clerk of the circuit court of any county or city to close the clerk's office on (i) Christmas Eve; (ii) any day or portion of a day that the Governor declares as a ho...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0482)
VAHB555PassOffice of the Department of Corrections Ombudsman; created. Creates, within the Office of the State Inspector General, the Office of the Department of Corrections Ombudsman (the Office) headed by an Ombudsman who is selected by the State Inspector Ge...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0392)
VAHB912PassStores and telephone systems in local correctional facilities; fees. Provides that the net profits from the operation of stores and telephonic communication systems in local correctional facilities shall be used within each facility respectively for ...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0402)
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