Virginia Delegate Patrick Hope [D]

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VAHB2164IntroTobacco retail licensing; penalties. The bill prohibits any person from selling any tobacco product at retail without first obtaining a license from the Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (the Authority). The bill prohibits the sale of tobacco prod...
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2021-01-24
To House General Laws: ABC/Gaming Committee
VAHB1899IntroSunset of coal tax credits. Sunsets the Coal Employment and Production Incentive Tax Credit and Coalfield Employment Enhancement Tax Credit after tax year 2020 and prohibits the allocation of such credits on and after January 1, 2021. The bill provid...
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2021-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 26]
To House Finance: Subcommittee #2
VAHB1911EngrossNo-fault divorce; corroboration requirement. Removes the corroborating witness requirement for no-fault divorces.
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2021-01-22
Read second time and engrossed
VAHB1912IntroChild support payments; juvenile in custody of or committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Provides that the Department of Juvenile Justice is no longer required to apply for child support from, and the parent of a juvenile is no longer respo...
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2021-01-22
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB1896IntroEssential health benefits; abortion coverage. Removes the prohibition on the provision of coverage for abortions in any qualified health insurance plan that is sold or offered for sale through a health benefits exchange established or operating in Vi...
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2021-01-22
Read first time
VAHB1913IntroPrograms to address career fatigue and wellness in certain health care providers; civil immunity. Expands civil immunity for health care professionals serving as members of or consultants to entities that function primarily to review, evaluate, or ma...
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2021-01-22
Read first time
VAHB1848EngrossVirginia Human Rights Acts; discrimination on the basis of disability. Adds discrimination on the basis of disability as an unlawful employment practice under the Virginia Human Rights Act. The bill also requires employers, defined in the bill, to ma...
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2021-01-22
VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N)
VAHB1951EngrossCommon-law crime of suicide. Abolishes the common-law crime of suicide. Suicide is currently a common-law crime in Virginia, although there is no statutorily prescribed punishment.
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2021-01-22
Read second time and engrossed
VAHB1940EngrossDepartment of Education; guidelines on excused student absences; civic or political engagement. Requires, subject to guidelines established by the Department of Education, any middle school or high school student who is absent from school to engage i...
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2021-01-22
VOTE: Passage (62-Y 37-N)
VAHB1921EngrossAssistance for certain voters; curbside voting. Clarifies that any voter with a permanent physical disability, temporary physical disability, or injury is entitled to vote outside of the polling place. The bill further provides that during a declared...
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2021-01-22
Read second time and engrossed
VAHB1936IntroRobbery; penalties. Defines "robbery" and creates degrees of punishment corresponding to the severity of a robbery offense. Any person who commits a robbery by causing serious bodily injury is guilty of robbery in the first degree, which is punishabl...
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2021-01-22
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
VAHB1865EngrossCertain students in kindergarten through grade 3; reading intervention services. Requires reading intervention services for students in kindergarten through grade three who demonstrate deficiencies based on their individual performance on the Standar...
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2021-01-22
Printed as engrossed 21101101D-E
VAHB2208IntroDepartment of General Services; removal of Harry F. Byrd, Sr., statue. Directs the Department of General Services to remove the statue of former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr., from Capitol Square. The bill directs the Departme...
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2021-01-22
Reported from Rules (13-Y 5-N)
VAHJR561IntroStudy; efficacy of the Commonwealth's occupational licensing laws; construction trades; report. Establishes a joint subcommittee to (i) determine whether more requirements are necessary to ensure all workers in relevant crafts are licensed, (ii) dete...
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2021-01-22
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 0-N)
VAHB2050IntroVirginia housing opportunity tax credit. Establishes, starting in taxable year 2021, a Virginia housing opportunity tax credit, which is equal to the amount of the federal low-income housing tax credit allocated or allowed by the Virginia Housing Dev...
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2021-01-22
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 1-N)
VAHB2138IntroIdentification privilege cards; fee; confidentiality; penalties. Authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue identification privilege cards to applicants who do not meet the citizenship or legal presence requirements for a special identifica...
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2021-01-22
Read first time
VAHB2124IntroDepartment of Medical Assistance Services; testing for, treatment of, and vaccination against COVID-19; emergency services; emergency. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to deem testing for, treatment of, and vaccination against CO...
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2021-01-22
To House Appropriations: Health & Human Resources Committee
VAHB2116IntroCertain declared states of emergency; essential workers; funeral service licensees; emergency. Provides that in any case in which the Governor has declared a state of emergency related to a communicable disease of public health threat, funeral servic...
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2021-01-22
Read first time
VAHB2042IntroReplacement and conservation of trees during development. Gives a locality the ability to exceed general requirements in its tree replacement and conservation ordinances in specific circumstances, including development that impacts stormwater permit ...
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2021-01-22
Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment(s) (13-Y 9-N)
VAHB2207IntroWorkers' 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, and correctional officers is a...
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2021-01-22
To House Appropriations: Compensation & General Government Committee
VAHB2276IntroManufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of plastic firearms and unfinished frames or receivers and unserialized firearms; penalties. Creates a Class 5 felony for any person who manufactures, imports, sells, transfers, or possesses any fire...
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2021-01-22
Committee substitute printed 21103385D-H1
VAHB2128IntroSale or transfer of firearms; criminal history record information check delay. Increases from three business days to five business days the time provided for the Department of State Police to complete a background check before a firearm may be transf...
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2021-01-22
Reported from Public Safety (13-Y 9-N)
VAHJR522IntroStudy; staffing levels, employment conditions, and compensation at the Virginia Department of Corrections; report. Continues the joint committee of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions; the House Committee on Public Safety; the Sen...
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2021-01-22
To House Appropriations: Compensation & General Government Committee
VAHJR542IntroStudy; Department of Rail and Public Transportation; transit equity and modernization; report. Requests the Department of Rail and Public Transportation to conduct a two-year study of transit equity and modernization in the Commonwealth.
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2021-01-22
To House Appropriations: Transportation & Public Safety Committee
VAHJR530IntroStudy; Virginia State Crime Commission; alternative approaches to the Commonwealth's enforcement scheme for the possession of controlled substances, including decriminalization; report. Directs the Virginia State Crime Commission to study the proprie...
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2021-01-22
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 0-N)
VAHJR525IntroNational Statuary Hall Collection at the United States Capitol; Barbara Rose Johns. Memorializes the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library to approve the request of the Commonwealth to fill its vacant spot in the National Statuary Hall Collectio...
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2021-01-22
Committee substitute printed 21103446D-H1
VAHJR578IntroStudy; Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; database of criminal justice, behavioral health, and other human services records; report. Requests the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work ...
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2021-01-22
To House Appropriations: Health & Human Resources Committee
VAHJR552IntroStudy: joint subcommittee to study recurrent inland and urban flooding across the Commonwealth; report. Establishes a two-year joint subcommittee, consisting of eight legislative members and five nonlegislative citizen members, to study the developme...
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2021-01-22
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 0-N)
VAHB2216IntroVirginia Missing Person with Autism Alert Program. Renames the Virginia Missing Child with Autism Alert Program to the Virginia Missing Person with Autism Alert Program and expands it to apply to any missing person with autism, regardless of age. The...
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2021-01-22
Reported from Public Safety (22-Y 0-N)
VAHB2130EngrossVirginia LGBTQ+ Advisory Board. Establishes the Virginia LGBTQ+ Advisory Board to advise the Governor regarding the economic, professional, cultural, educational, and governmental links between the Commonwealth and the LGBTQ+ community in Virginia an...
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2021-01-22
VOTE: Passage (57-Y 42-N)
VAHB1989IntroPublic health emergency; emergency medical services agencies; real-time access to information. Directs the Department of Health to develop and implement a system for sharing information regarding confirmed cases of communicable diseases of public hea...
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2021-01-22
To House Appropriations: Health & Human Resources Committee
VAHB2055IntroChild support obligations; party's incarceration not deemed voluntary unemployment or underemployment. Provides that a party's incarceration for 180 or more consecutive days shall not ordinarily be deemed voluntary unemployment or underemployment for...
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2021-01-22
Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 9-N)
VAHB2004IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act; law-enforcement criminal incident information; criminal investigative files. Adds criminal investigative files, defined in the bill, relating to a criminal investigation or proceeding that is not ongoing, also def...
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2021-01-22
Read first time
VAHB1985IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. Establishes a presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of health care providers who as part of the provider's employment are directly involved in diagnosing or treati...
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2021-01-22
To House Appropriations: Compensation & General Government Committee
VAHB2068IntroLocal Food and Farming Infrastructure Grant Program. Establishes the Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Grant Program and authorizes the Governor to award grants to political subdivisions from the Governor's Agriculture and Forestry Industries Dev...
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2021-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 25]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
VAHB2135IntroCertain school boards; student meals; participation in the Afterschool Meal Program. Requires each school board that governs a local school division that has a student population that qualifies for free and reduced-price meals at a minimum percentage...
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2021-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 25]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
VAHB2019IntroPublic elementary and secondary schools; possession and administration of undesignated stock albuterol inhalers and valved holding chambers. Requires each local school board to adopt and implement policies for the possession and administration of und...
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2021-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 25]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
VAHB2013IntroSchool board policies; school meal debt; enforcement. Requires each school board to adopt a policy that prohibits the board from filing a lawsuit against a student's parent because the student cannot pay for a meal at school or owes a school meal deb...
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2021-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 25]

Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
VAHB1828IntroCommissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles; powers and duties. Authorizes the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles, for the duration of a declared state of emergency and for up to 90 days after it has been rescinded or expires, to (...
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2021-01-22
Read first time
VAHB1853EngrossLawyers; client accounts. Repeals the provision prohibiting the Supreme Court of Virginia from adopting a disciplinary rule requiring that lawyers deposit client funds in an interest-bearing account.
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2021-01-22
Read second time and engrossed
VAHJR537IntroRacism; public health crisis. Recognizes that racism is a public health crisis in Virginia.
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2021-01-22
Reported from Rules (13-Y 5-N)
VAHB2038IntroProbation, revocation, and suspension of sentence; limitations. Limits the amount of active incarceration a court can impose as a result of a revocation hearing for a probation violation. The bill provides that a court may not impose a sentence of in...
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2021-01-22
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
VAHJR527IntroStudy; Department of Conservation and Recreation and Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; invasive plant species work group; report. Requests the Department of Conservation and Recreation, jointly with the Department of Agricultu...
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2021-01-22
Reported from Rules (18-Y 0-N)
VAHB2325IntroCreation of Office of the Department of Corrections Creation of Office of the Department of Corrections Ombudsman. Creates the Office of the Department of Corrections Ombudsman (the Office). The bill enumerates the duties and powers of the Office, wh...
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2021-01-22
Presented and ordered printed 21103480D
VAHB1864IntroVirginia Human Rights Act; definition of employer; person employing one or more domestic workers. Expands the definition of "employer" for all purposes of the Virginia Human Rights Act to include a person employing one or more domestic workers, as de...
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2021-01-21
Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
VAHB1889IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies; noncompliance with rental agreement; payment plan; removal of sunset. Removes the sunset date of July 1, 2021, from certain provis...
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2021-01-21
Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
VAHB2165IntroSale of land for delinquent taxes. Extends from 36 to 60 months the time period for which a local tax official may suspend an action for the sale of tax delinquent property, which under current law is authorized if the owner enters into an agreement ...
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2021-01-21
Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
VAHB1756IntroCampaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. Prohibits any candidate from soliciting or accepting a contribution from any public service corporation, as defined in the bill, or any political action committee established and administered ...
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2021-01-21
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
VAHB1952IntroCampaign finance; prohibited personal use; child care exception. Prohibits Campaign finance; prohibited personal use; child care exception. Prohibits any person from converting any moneys, securities, or like intangible personal property contributed ...
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2021-01-21
Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
VAHJR565EngrossCelebrating the life of the Honorable Augustus Benton Chafin, Jr.
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2021-01-21
Agreed to by Senate
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