Virginia Senator Scott Surovell [D]

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VASB5033PassCourt 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)
VASB5024PassLaw-enforcement misconduct. Authorizes the Attorney General to file a civil suit or inquire into or seek to conciliate, through the Division of Human Rights, any unlawful pattern and practice against the Commonwealth or a locality whenever the Attorn...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0019)
VASB5029EnrollIssuing 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 Senate
VASB5034EnrollRelease of prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense other than those enumerated in the bill as exceptions to eligibility and who is terminally ill as defined in the bill is eligible for con...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
VASB5035EnrollLaw-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
VASB5007EngrossCriminal cases; sentencing reform. Provides that in a criminal case the court shall ascertain the extent of the punishment unless the accused has requested that the jury ascertain punishment or was found guilty of capital murder. The bill also provid...
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2020-10-16
VOTE: Agreed To (55-Y 43-N)
VASB5038EngrossComprehensive crisis services; mental health awareness response and community understanding services (Marcus) alert system. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to develop a comprehensive crisis service continuum com...
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2020-10-16
Conference report agreed to by Senate (25-Y 13-N)
VASR567EngrossCelebrating the life of Saba Labib Shami.
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2020-10-16
Agreed to by Senate
VASB5043EngrossExpungement of police and court records; Expungement Fee Fund created. Provides that final disposition may include (i) conviction of the original charge, (ii) conviction of an alternative charge, or (iii) dismissal of the proceedings. The bill also a...
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2020-10-07
Delegates: Herring, Mullin, Campbell, J.L.
VASR564IntroCommending the Honorable Janine M. Saxe.
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2020-10-07
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB5045EngrossVirginia Criminal Sentencing Commission; Department of Planning and Budget; fiscal impact statements. Requires the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to prepare a fiscal impact statement reflecting the operating costs attributable to and necessa...
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2020-10-02
Read third time
VASR548PassCommending Elaine R. Jones.
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2020-10-01
Bill text as passed Senate (SR548ER)
VASR546PassCelebrating the life of Joseph Alexander.
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2020-10-01
Bill text as passed Senate (SR546ER)
VASR556PassCelebrating the life of Walter H. Peake III.
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2020-10-01
Bill text as passed Senate (SR556ER)
VASR542PassCommending Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Semyon Vindman, USA Ret.
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2020-09-25
Bill text as passed Senate (SR542ER)
VASB5032EngrossAssault and battery; penalty. Eliminates the mandatory minimum term of confinement for a simple assault or an assault and battery committed against a judge; magistrate; law-enforcement officer; correctional officer; person directly involved in the ca...
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2020-09-22
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (18-Y 1-N)
VASR540PassCelebrating the life of Lori Lee Brickley.
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2020-09-16
Bill text as passed Senate (SR540ER)
VASR532PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable John Henry Hager.
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2020-09-09
Bill text as passed Senate (SR532ER)
VASB5120PassAppropriation; 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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2020-09-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0001)
VASR516PassCommending Lloyd J. "Bud" Vye.
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2020-08-19
Bill text as passed Senate (SR516ER)
VASB35PassControl of firearms by localities; permitted events. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to prohibit the possession or carrying of firearms, ammunition, or components or any combination thereof in (i) any building, or part thereof, owned or used by ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1247)
VASB34PassDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources or been claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return fi...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1246)
VASB77PassQualified education loan servicers. Prohibits any person from acting as a qualified education loan servicer except in accordance with provisions established by this bill. The bill requires a loan servicer to obtain a license from the State Corporatio...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1250)
VASB437PassBicyclists and other vulnerable road users; penalty. Provides that a person who operates a motor vehicle in a careless or distracted manner and is the proximate cause of serious physical injury to a vulnerable road user, defined in the bill as a pede...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1259)
VASB421PassConsumer 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 (CHAP1258)
VASB629PassShared solar programs. Requires the State Corporation Commission to establish by regulation a shared solar program that allows customers of Dominion Virginia to purchase electric power through a subscription in a shared solar facility, which is defin...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1264)
VASB436PassEstablishment of the Virginia Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearms List; penalty. Creates the Virginia Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearms List (the List) that prohibits the possession, transportation, and sale of firearms to any person who voluntarily register...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1173)
VASB631PassAbandoned and stolen shopping carts; local regulation. Provides that any locality with a County Manager Plan or Urban County Executive form of government may, by ordinance, provide that it is unlawful for any person to place, leave, or abandon on any...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1174)
VASB632PassPublic utilities; energy storage capacity in the Commonwealth. Provides that it is the objective of the General Assembly that 2,700 megawatts of aggregate energy storage capacity be placed into service on or before July 1, 2030. The bill provides tha...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1190)
VASB868PassProhibited discrimination; public accommodations, employment, credit, and housing: causes of action; sexual orientation and gender identity. Creates causes of action for unlawful discrimination in public accommodations and employment in the Virginia ...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1140)
VASB433PassInvocation of constitutional rights in domestic relations cases; adverse inference. Allows the trier of fact in a civil domestic relations proceeding to draw an adverse inference if a party or witness in such a proceeding refuses to answer a question...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1062)
VASB636PassObsolete Acts of Assembly; racial inequity. Repeals numerous obsolete and discriminatory Acts of Assembly from the early 20th century. This is a recommendation of the Governor's Commission to Examine Racial Inequity in Virginia Law. The purpose of th...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1056)
VASB423PassHealth insurance; mandated coverage for hearing aids for minors. Requires health insurers, health maintenance organizations, and corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts to provide coverage for hearing aids and related servi...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1094)
VASB441PassAlcoholic beverage control; winery license privileges. Allows winery licensees to sell wine at retail on the premises described in the winery license for on-premises consumption or in closed containers for off-premises consumption, provided that such...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1008)
VASB439PassDriving under the influence; remote alcohol monitoring; penalty. Provides that in the case of an adult offender's first conviction of driving under the influence when the offender's blood alcohol content was less than 0.15, upon motion of the offende...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1007)
VASB491PassInquiry and report of immigration status; persons charged with or convicted of certain crimes. Provides that the provisions requiring (i) jail officers to ascertain the citizenship of any inmate taken into custody at a jail, (ii) officers in charge o...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0996)
VASB630PassCommon interest communities; electric vehicle charging stations permitted. Prohibits certain common interest community associations from prohibiting the installation of an electric vehicle charging station within the boundaries of a member's unit or ...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1012)
VASB640PassUnlawful detainer; expungement. Creates a process by which unlawful detainer actions filed in a general district court that have been dismissed or nonsuited may be expunged upon request of the defendant to such action. The bill has a delayed effectiv...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1013)
VASB658PassContracts with design professionals; provisions requiring a duty to defend void. Provides that any provision contained in any contract relating to the planning or design of a building, structure, or appurtenance thereto, including moving, demolition,...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1015)
VASB455PassAbsentee voting; deadline for returning absentee ballot. Provides that any absentee ballot that is returned to the general registrar after the closing of the polls on election day but before noon on the third day after the election and postmarked on ...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0933)
VASB963PassEnergy efficiency in state buildings. Requires the head of each state agency to designate an existing employee, known as an energy manager, who shall be responsible for implementing improvements to state buildings to reduce greenhouse gas emissions a...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0961)
VASB1044PassFuneral directors and embalmers; Board to promulgate regulations for licensure. Directs the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers to promulgate regulations that establish requirements of licensure for funeral directors and embalmers.
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0943)
VASB1PassSuspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Repeals the requirement that the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs be suspended....
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0965)
VASB431IntroProvision of mental health services to a minor; access to health records. Prohibits a health care provider from refusing to provide mental health services to a minor on the basis that the parents of such minor refuse to agree to limit their access to...
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2020-04-08
Letter sent to the Department of Health Professions
VASB638IntroAffordable housing near Metrorail station. Provides that in any locality with an existing or planned Metrorail station, such locality shall require that at least 10 percent of new residential dwelling units in any building that is at least six storie...
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2020-04-08
Letter sent to the Virginia Housing Commission
VASB663IntroPractice of medicine and other healing arts; provision of litigation assistance. Requires practitioners of medicine and other healing arts to provide litigation assistance to treated patients and their attorneys. Such litigation assistance includes p...
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2020-04-08
Letter sent to the Virginia Bar Association
VASB651PassFairfax County; policemen's pension and retirement board. Increases from seven to eight the number of members on the policemen's pension and retirement board created in a county that has adopted the urban county executive form of government (Fairfax ...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0895)
VASB240PassFirearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Creates a procedure by which any attorney for the Commonwealth or law-enforcement officer may apply to a general district court, circuit court, or juvenile and domestic relations dist...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0888)
VASB652PassFairfax County; policemen's retirement system. Authorizes any person who has been a member of another county retirement system and who withdraws therefrom and becomes a member of the policemen's retirement system established by a county that has adop...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0896)
VASB492PassSex offenses requiring registration. Clarifies the registration and reregistration obligations imposed upon a person convicted of a foreign sex offense for the purposes of registration with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry.
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0826)
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