Virginia Delegate Rodney Willett [D]

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VAHB5068EnrollEmergency relief payments exempt from creditor process; emergency. Automatically exempts from the creditor process emergency relief payments, as defined in the bill, paid to individuals. The bill further requires a financial institution receiving suc...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
VAHB5098PassHate crime; falsely summoning or giving false reports to law-enforcement officials; penalty. Increases the penalty for falsely summoning or giving false reports to law-enforcement officials from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony when a person...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0022)
VAHB5069EnrollLaw-enforcement officers; prohibition on the use of neck restraints. Prohibits a law-enforcement officer from using a neck restraint in the performance of his official duties and provides for disciplinary sanctions on an officer who uses a neck restr...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
VAHB5108EnrollCriminal Justice Services Board; Committee on Training; membership and responsibilities. Changes the membership of the Criminal Justice Services Board and its Committee on Training by requiring that some members be representatives of a social justice...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
VAHB5029EnrollLaw-enforcement officer; failure to intervene in an excessive use of force; penalties. Requires that any law-enforcement officer who while in the performance of his official duties witnesses another law-enforcement officer engaging or attempting to e...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
VAHB5047PassVirginia Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act; manufacturers and distributors. Prohibits any manufacturer or distributor from selling necessary goods or services at an unconscionable price during a declared state of emergency. However, the bill provi...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0016)
VAHB5062PassCourt authority in criminal cases; prosecutorial discretion to dispose of a criminal case. Requires a court to grant a motion to dismiss made by the Commonwealth, whether with or without prejudice, and with the consent of the defendant unless the cou...
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2020-10-21
first day of the fourth month following the month adjournment sine die of this special session)
VAHB5055EnrollLaw-enforcement civilian oversight bodies. Authorizes a locality to establish a law-enforcement civilian oversight body that may (i) receive, investigate, and issue findings on complaints from civilians regarding conduct of law-enforcement officers a...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
VAHB5046EnrollTelemedicine services; originating site. Directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance services to provide for payment of medical assistance for medically necessary health care services provided throu...
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2020-10-21
Governor's recommendation received by House
VAHB5050EnrollEmergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of Governor; purchase of personal protective equipment during a disaster caused by a communicable disease of public health threat. Grants the Governor authority during a disaster caused by a comm...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
VAHB5109EnrollDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; law-enforcement officer training and qualifications. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department) to develop a uniform curriculum and lesson plans for the compulsory minimum entry-leve...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
VAHB5058EnrollIssuing citations; possession of marijuana and certain traffic offenses. Provides that no law-enforcement officer may lawfully stop a motor vehicle for operating (i) without a light illuminating a license plate, (ii) with defective and unsafe equipme...
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2020-10-21
Governor's recommendation received by House
VAHB5049EnrollAcquisition and use of military property by law-enforcement agencies. Provides that no state or local law-enforcement agency shall acquire or purchase (i) weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles; (ii) aircraft that are configured for combat or are combat...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
VAHB5045EnrollCarnal knowledge of a person detained or arrested by a law-enforcement officer or an inmate, parolee, probationer, arrestee, juvenile detainee, or pretrial defendant or posttrial offender; local or state law-enforcement officer; penalty. Adds law-enf...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
VAHB5087PassUnemployment compensation; short-time compensation; sunset repeal; emergency. Repeals two sunset provisions from legislation enacted during the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly that, among other things, established a short-time compensati...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 8 (effective 10/21/20)
VAHB5064EnrollVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies; noncompliance with rental agreement; payment plan. Requires a landlord who owns more than four rental dwelling units, or more than a 10 percent interest in more than four rental dwellin...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
VAHB5104EnrollMinimum qualifications for law-enforcement officer, etc.; disclosure of information. Provides that any sheriff or chief of police, the director or chief executive of any agency or department employing deputy sheriffs or law-enforcement officers, and ...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
VAHB5051EnrollDecertification of law-enforcement officer. Directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services to adopt standards of conduct applicable to law-enforcement and jail officers and due process procedures for decertification based on serious misconduct i...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
VAHB5099EnrollSearch warrants; provide notice of authority. Prohibits any law-enforcement officer from seeking, executing, or participating in the execution of a no-knock search warrant. The bill provides that, for all authorized search warrants, the law-enforceme...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
VAHB5043EngrossMental health awareness response and community understanding services (Marcus) alert system. Provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) shall support the...
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2020-10-16
Conference report agreed to by Senate (26-Y 12-N)
VAHB5113PassCertain school boards; student meals; participation in the Community Eligibility Provision. Requires each school board that governs a local school division that contains any public elementary or secondary school that is eligible to participate in the...
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2020-10-16
first day of the fourth month following the month adjournment sine die of this special session)
VAHR621EngrossCelebrating the life of the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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2020-10-14
Agreed to by House
VAHB5059PassCertain hospices, home care organizations, private providers, assisted living facilities, and adult day care centers; immunity from civil liability; COVID-19; emergency. Provides that a licensed hospice, home care organization, private provider, assi...
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2020-10-13
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 6 (effective 10/13/20)
VAHB5052PassLegal holidays; Juneteenth. Recognizes the nineteenth day of June of each year, also known as Juneteenth, as a legal holiday in the Commonwealth to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, the last of the former Confederate ...
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2020-10-13
first day of the fourth month following the month adjournment sine die of this special session)
VAHB5146EngrossAutomatic expungement of criminal records. Establishes a process for the automatic expungement of criminal records for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, acquittals, and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or otherwise dismissed. The b...
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2020-10-07
Senators: Deeds, Lucas, Norment
VAHR608EngrossCelebrating the life of Saba Labib Shami.
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2020-10-02
Agreed to by House
VAHR607EngrossCommending the House Clerk's Office.
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2020-09-29
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR588EngrossCelebrating the life of the Honorable John Henry Hager.
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2020-09-25
Agreed to by House
VAHB5028EngrossWorkers' 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, first responders, health care ...
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2020-09-24
Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 1-N)
VAHB5090EngrossVirginia Freedom of Information Act; law-enforcement criminal incident information; criminal investigative files. Adds criminal investigative files, defined in the bill, to the types of law-enforcement and criminal records required to be released in ...
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2020-09-18
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology with letter (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB5112EngrossLaw-enforcement officer; duty to render aid; duty to report wrongdoing by another law-enforcement officer; penalty. Requires any law-enforcement officer on duty who witnesses another person suffering from a serious bodily injury or a life-threatening...
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2020-09-16
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (10-Y 3-N)
VAHB5103EngrossAppropriation; Department of Elections. Appropriates $2,000,000 to the Department of Elections to be used to provide prepaid postage for the return of absentee ballots for the November 3, 2020, election. The bill requires that such prepaid postage be...
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2020-09-10
Recommitted to Finance and Appropriations
VAHB5074IntroImmunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the COVID-19 virus; emergency. Provides immunity to a person, as defined in the bill, from civil causes of action arising from any act or omission alleged to have resulted in th...
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2020-09-03
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHR582IntroRacism; public health crisis. Recognizes that racism is a public health crisis in Virginia.
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2020-08-28
To House Rules Committee
VAHB5111IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; temporary prohibition against landlord termination of rental agreements or actions to obtain possession of a dwelling unit under certain circumstances. Prohibits the termination of rental agreements and t...
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2020-08-24
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHJR5011IntroWomen's Suffrage Month. Designates August, in 2020 and in each succeeding year, as Women's Suffrage Month in Virginia.
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2020-08-24
To House Rules Committee
VAHB5088IntroElectric utility regulation; triennial Electric utility regulation; triennial review proceeding; emergency investigations; administration of earnings. Directs the State Corporation Commission (the Commission), for Dominion's 2021 triennial review, to...
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2020-08-19
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB5078IntroSchool boards; paid leave; COVID-19. Requires each School boards; paid leave; COVID-19. Requires each school board to provide to each teacher or other school board employee who is employed in a public elementary or secondary school in the local schoo...
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2020-08-18
To House Education Committee
VAHB340PassEmergency laws; civil relief; citizens of the Commonwealth furloughed or otherwise not receiving wages or payments due to closure of the federal government or declaration of Emergency by the Governor. Provides a 60-day stay of an unlawful detainer fo...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1202)
VAHB582PassLabor and employment; collective bargaining; employees of counties, cities, and towns. Permits counties, cities, and towns to adopt local ordinances authorizing them to (i) recognize any labor union or other employee association as a bargaining agent...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1209)
VAHB438PassWorkers' 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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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1206)
VAHB789PassConsumer 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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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1215)
VAHB1442PassPhoto speed monitoring devices; civil penalty. Authorizes state and local law-enforcement agencies to operate photo speed monitoring devices, defined in the bill, in or around school crossing zones and highway work zones for the purpose of recording ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1232)
VAHB1131PassSolar energy projects; revenue share assessment. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to assess a revenue share of up to $1,400 per megawatt on any solar photovoltaic (electric energy) project with certain exceptions and expands an existing tax exemp...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1224)
VAHB1541PassCreation of the Central Virginia Transportation Authority; funding. Creates the Central Virginia Transportation Authority, comprising the counties and cities located in Planning District 15. The Authority will administer transportation funding genera...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1235)
VAHB375PassPostsecondary 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 on (i) enteri...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1135)
VAHB201PassElections; 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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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1153)
VAHB56PassMinimum wage; tipped employees; classification. Prohibits an employer from classifying an individual as a tipped employee if the individual is prohibited by applicable federal or state law or regulation from soliciting tips.
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1145)
VAHB1526PassVirginia Clean Economy Act. Establishes a schedule by which Dominion Energy Virginia and American Electric Power are required to retire electric generating units located in the Commonwealth that emit carbon as a by-product of combusting fuel to gener...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1193)
VAHB1PassAbsentee 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 which a person may be entitled to vote by abse...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1149)
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