Virginia Delegate Rodney Willett [D]

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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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2020-02-14
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VAHB375EngrossPostsecondary schools; enrollment agreements; disputes; arbitration. Prohibits any postsecondary school that is required to be certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from conditioning the enrollment of a student who receives ...
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 17]
To Senate Education: Higher Education Committee
VAHB277EngrossPayments of court fines and costs; community work in lieu of payment; during imprisonment. Allows courts to provide an option to any person upon whom a fine and costs have been imposed to discharge all or part of the fine or costs by earning credits ...
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2020-02-14
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VAHB967EngrossProfessions and occupations; expediting the issuance of credentials to spouses of military service members. Provides for the expedited issuance of credentials to the spouses of military service members who are (i) ordered to federal active duty under...
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2020-02-14
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VAHB913EngrossInstitutions of higher education; sexual violence policies; immunity from disciplinary action; certain students who make reports. Requires the governing board of each public institution of higher education and each nonprofit private institution of hi...
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 17]
To Senate Education: Higher Education Committee
VAHB145EngrossPublic elementary and secondary schools; treatment of Public elementary and secondary schools; treatment of transgender students; policies. Requires the Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board, no later than Decembe...
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2020-02-14
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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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2020-02-14
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VAHB446EngrossDepartment of General Services; disposition of surplus materials; donation of surplus computers; United States military. Requires the Department of General Services to permit surplus computers and related equipment to be donated to organizations in t...
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2020-02-14
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VAHB134EngrossDepartment of Education; individualized education program teams; guidelines. Requires the Department of Education to establish guidelines for individualized education program (IEP) teams to utilize when developing IEPs for children with disabilities ...
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2020-02-14
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB377IntroHolding handheld personal communications devices while Holding handheld personal communications devices while driving a motor vehicle. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle. Current ...
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2020-02-13
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB874EngrossHolding handheld personal communications devices while driving a motor vehicle. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle. Current law prohibits (i) the reading of any email or text mess...
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2020-02-13
Committee substitute printed 20108193D-S1
VAHJR186EngrossCommending The Faison Center.
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2020-02-13
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VAHJR195EngrossCommemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Robert Russa Moton.
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2020-02-13
Agreed to by Senate
VAHB198EngrossRecounts; special election to be held in the case of a tie vote. Provides that if, after a recount of an election, the recount court finds that each party to the recount has received an equal number of votes, there shall be a special election to dete...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Privileges and Elections 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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2020-02-12
[Hearing: Feb 17]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB99EngrossVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices; status as a victim of family abuse. Adds discrimination on the basis of an individual's status as a victim of family abuse as an unlawful housing practice.
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2020-02-12
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VAHB553EngrossPolicies against workplace harassment; legislative branch. Requires each legislative branch agency to adopt and implement the Commonwealth Workplace Harassment Policy established by the Department of Human Resource Management. The bill provides that ...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Rules Committee
VAHB1681EngrossVirginia Charitable Gaming Board; regulations of the Board; electronic or mechanical equipment used in the conduct of charitable gaming. Increases the number of electronic pull tabs that may be placed in the social quarters of a qualified organizatio...
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2020-02-12
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VAHB1012EngrossEarly childhood care and education; licensing. Requires the Board of Education to establish a statewide unified public-private system for early childhood care and education in the Commonwealth to be administered by the Board of Education, the Superin...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1526EngrossElectric utility regulation; environmental goals. Electric utility regulation; environmental goals. Replaces the existing voluntary renewable energy portfolio system (RPS) program with a mandatory RPS that applies to electric utilities and licensed c...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB74EngrossSchool boards; mental health awareness training. Requires each school board to (i) adopt and implement policies that require each teacher and other relevant personnel, as determined by the school board, employed on a full-time basis, to complete a me...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1547EngrossPublic institutions of higher education; exemption from out-of-state tuition rates. Permits an individual to be exempt from paying out-of-state tuition rates at public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth if he: (i) attended high scho...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Education and Health Committee
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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2020-02-12
[Hearing: Feb 17]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1251EngrossHealth insurance; payment to out-of-network providers. Provides that when a covered person receives covered emergency services from an out-of-network health care provider or receives out-of-network services at an in-network facility, the covered pers...
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2020-02-12
[Hearing: Feb 17]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1439EngrossTransportation safety. Adopts several initiatives related to transportation and safety, including (i) making it illegal to possess an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle; (ii) requiring all passengers in a vehicle to wear safety belts and ma...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Transportation Committee
VAHB113EngrossProtected information; newspersons engaged in journalism. Provides that no newsperson engaged in journalism shall be compelled by the Commonwealth or a locality to testify about, disclose, or produce protected information, as defined in the bill, exc...
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2020-02-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB286IntroGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $500 to $1,500 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the c...
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB508IntroAnimal care; cruelty; dangerous dogs. Extensively reorganizes, clarifies, and makes substantive changes to provisions related to dangerous dogs. Substantive changes include (i) requiring a law-enforcement officer or animal control officer who has rea...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB633IntroTax deduction for energy-saving products. Establishes a tax deduction for the amount a taxpayer pays for energy-saving products, not to exceed $10,000. Energy-saving products are defined as being either (i) solar panels or (ii) products that meet the...
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2020-02-11
To House Finance Committee
VAHB935EngrossEconomic development programs; reporting requirements. Clarifies the due dates for plans and reports to be prepared and submitted by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority to various individuals and repeals the requirement that the S...
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2020-02-11
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VAHB1553EngrossDebt settlement services providers; penalties. Provides for the licensure and regulation of debt settlement services providers by the State Corporation Commission. The measure defines "debt settlement services" as any action or negotiation initiated ...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 17]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHJR79IntroStudy; JLARC; special education staffing ratios; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to include in its current review of the effectiveness of Virginia's special education programs an examination of the prescribed and act...
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2020-02-11
To House Rules Committee
VAHJR55IntroStudy; Department of Rail and Public Transportation; Commonwealth Corridor passenger rail service; report. Requests the Department of Rail and Public Transportation to study the feasibility of an east-west Commonwealth Corridor passenger rail service...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB361IntroFamily caregiver tax credit. Creates a nonrefundable income tax credit beginning in taxable year 2020 for expenses incurred by an individual in caring for an eligible family member, defined in the bill, who requires assistance with one or more activi...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB1508EngrossMinimum staffing ratio for school counselors. Requires local school boards to employ school counselors in accordance with the following ratios, effective with the 2020-2021 school year: in elementary schools, one hour per day per 75 students, one ful...
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2020-02-11
To Senate Education and Health 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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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 18]
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHJR30IntroStudy; Virginia State Crime Commission; the low use of geriatric parole; report. Directs the Virginia State Crime Commission to study the low use of geriatric parole and the appropriate structure for increasing the use of geriatric parole.
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2020-02-11
To House Rules Committee
VAHB151IntroDevelopment and use of accessory dwelling units. Provides that all localities shall allow for the development and use of one accessory dwelling unit (ADU) per single-family dwelling (SFD), notwithstanding any contrary provision of a zoning ordinance....
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB419IntroVirginia Diverse Educator Scholarship Fund and Program Virginia Diverse Educator Scholarship Fund and Program established. Establishes the Virginia Diverse Educator Scholarship Fund and Program, to be administered by the State Council of Higher Educa...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB1017EngrossResearch and development in the Commonwealth. Creates the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (the Authority) to oversee and support research, development, and commercialization, as well as related investment and seed-stage fund...
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2020-02-11
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VAHB1131EngrossSolar energy projects; revenue share assessment. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to assess a revenue share of up to $1400 per megawatt on any solar photovoltaic (electric energy) project with certain exceptions and expands an existing tax exempt...
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2020-02-11
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
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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2020-02-10
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB420EngrossDepartment of Emergency Management; responsibilities of political subdivisions; provision of emergency preparedness information to individuals with limited English proficiency or access and functional needs. Directs the Department of Emergency Manage...
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2020-02-10
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VAHB1541EngrossCreation of the Central Virginia Transportation Authority; funding. Creates the Central Virginia Transportation Authority, composed of the counties and cities located in Planning District 15. The Authority will administer transportation funding gener...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1654EngrossSchedule VI controlled substances; hypodermic syringes and needles; limited-use license. Allows the Board of Pharmacy to issue a limited-use license for the purpose of dispensing Schedule VI controlled substances and hypodermic syringes and needles f...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB573EngrossCommunity solar development pilot program; low-income communities. Requires each incumbent electric utility to select for dedication to its community solar development pilot program one or more eligible generating facilities that are located within a...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHJR210IntroCelebrating the life of Samuel Hughes Melton, M.D.
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2020-02-10
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 20104404D
VAHB232EngrossDistribution of mail voter registration application forms; certain public and private institutions of higher education. Requires the Department of Elections to provide a reasonable number of mail voter registration application forms to public institu...
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2020-02-07
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB672EngrossState, regional, and local planning; climate change. Establishes a policy of the Commonwealth to prevent and to minimize actions that contribute to the detrimental effects of climate change in the Commonwealth. The bill requires any state agency to e...
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2020-02-07
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB582EngrossCollective bargaining for public employees. Repeals the existing prohibition on collective bargaining by public employees. The measure creates the Public Employee Relations Board, which will determine appropriate bargaining units and provide for cert...
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2020-02-07
[Hearing: Feb 17]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
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