Virginia Delegate Vivian Watts [D]

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VAHB6004Intro
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General appropriation act; designation of additional surplus; repeal of modifications to certain waiver programs. Designates certain additional surplus revenues in the amount of $90 million to offset the impact of financial aid waivers and stipends f...
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2024-07-03
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB6003Engross
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General appropriation act; repeal of modifications to waiver programs. Removes language in the appropriation act imposing additional requirements on financial aid waivers and stipends for the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Progr...
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2024-07-01
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHR705PassCommending the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.
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2024-06-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR691PassCommending Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site).
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2024-06-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR713PassCommending Eddie L. Radden, Jr.
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2024-06-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR738PassCelebrating the life of Gregory Maurice Beckwith, Sr.
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2024-06-28
Agreed to by House
VAHR737PassCelebrating the life of Floyd H. Miles, Jr.
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2024-06-28
Agreed to by House
VAHR761PassCommending Eddie L. Radden, Jr.
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2024-06-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR773PassCelebrating the life of Lois D. McClellan.
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2024-06-28
Agreed to by House
VAHR783PassCommending Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and the Virginia Association of Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
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2024-06-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR768PassCommending Volunteer Fairfax.
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2024-06-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR769PassCommending Brynn Van Brunt.
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2024-06-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR733PassCelebrating the life of Donald R. Craig.
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2024-06-28
Agreed to by House
VAHR757PassCommending Nyla Harris.
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2024-06-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHB214PassCommon interest communities; residents providing certain services exemption. Provides that a resident of a common interest community association who provides bookkeeping, billing, or recordkeeping services for such community for compensation shall be...
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2024-05-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0839)
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
VAHB962VetoNoncitizens of the United States; terminology. Removes the term "alien" as it pertains to persons who are not citizens or nationals of the United States and replaces it with synonymous language, as appropriate, throughout the Code of Virginia.
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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
VAHB173VetoManufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of plastic firearms and unfinished frames or receivers and unserialized firearms prohibited; penalties. Creates a Class 5 felony for any person who knowingly manufactures or assembles, imports, purch...
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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
VAHR664PassCommending Eunice E. Y. Haigler. Commending Eunice E. Y. Haigler.
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2024-05-13
Bill text as passed House (HR664ER)
VAHR623PassCommending the Honorable L. Kaye Kory.
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2024-05-13
Bill text as passed House (HR623ER)
VAHB77VetoRobbery. Conforms certain provisions of the Code referencing robbery to the degrees of robbery offenses established by Chapter 534 of the Acts of Assembly of 2021, Special Session I. These changes include: (i) limiting to the three higher degrees of ...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB125PassSpecial justices and independent evaluator fees; emergency custody and voluntary and involuntary civil admissions. Increases the fee that a special justice receives for presiding over emergency custody and voluntary and involuntary civil admissions f...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0802)
VAHB215PassDepartment of Education; development of Title IX and sexual harassment prevention training modules for students in the ninth and tenth grades. Requires the Department of Education to develop culturally appropriate, age-appropriate, and trauma-informe...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0805)
VAHB212VetoMEI Project Approval Commission; board-level gender and diversity requirements. Requires the MEI Project Approval Commission to consider, prior to recommending approval of any major employment and investment (MEI) project, a board diversity disclosur...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB267VetoAssault and battery; affirmative defense; penalty. Provides an affirmative defense to prosecution of an individual for assault or assault and battery of certain specified individuals for which the enhanced Class 6 felony and six month mandatory minim...
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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
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
VAHB570VetoPrescription Drug Affordability Board established; drug cost affordability review. Establishes the Prescription Drug Affordability Board for the purpose of protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth and other stakeholders within the health care syst...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1420VetoJuveniles; adjudication of delinquency. Specifies that a delinquent child is a child 11 years of age or older who has committed a delinquent act. Currently, there is no minimum age for a child to be adjudicated delinquent. The bill provides that if a...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB466VetoConcealed handgun permits; reciprocity with other states. Provides that the Superintendent of State Police, in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, shall determine whether states meet the statutory qualifications for Virginia to reco...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB2VetoPurchase, sale, transfer, etc., of assault firearms and certain ammunition feeding devices prohibited; penalty. Creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person who imports, sells, manufactures, purchases, or transfers an assault firearm, as that term is...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB637VetoSubstantial risk orders; training program. Directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish a Substantial Risk Order Training Program for the purposes of training law-enforcement agencies and other public institutions throughout the C...
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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
VAHB972VetoProhibiting inquiry into the immigration status of defendant; notification of consequences. Requires that at the initial court hearing for any misdemeanor or felony, the court shall advise the defendant of the following: The outcome of criminal proce...
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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)
VAHB1475VetoBoard of Housing and Community Development; Uniform Statewide Building Code; building owners and operators to supply cooling by April 1 and heating by October 1. Directs the Board of Housing and Community Development to evaluate revisions to the Unif...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB76PassForeman of grand jury; oaths of jurors and witnesses. Clarifies the oath of the foreman and other grand jurors. This bill is a recommendation of the Judicial Council of Virginia.
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0713)
VAHB213PassEmissions inspections; agreement for services; fees. Increases from $3,500 to $5,000 the amount the emissions inspection program coordinator may be paid per year from each motor vehicle emissions inspection station for the provision and maintenance o...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0634)
VAHB266PassCustodial interrogation of a child; failure to comply with section; inadmissibility of statement. Provides that if a law-enforcement officer knowingly fails to comply with existing law regarding parental notification and contact prior to a custodial ...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0719)
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)
VAHB888PassCivil commitments and temporary detention orders; definition of mental illness; neurocognitive disorders and neurodevelopmental disabilities; Secretary of Health and Human Resources to evaluate placements for certain individuals; report. Specifies th...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0696)
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)
VAHB944PassForest Sustainability Fund; fund allocation. Provides that moneys from the Forest Sustainability Fund must be allocated proportionally among localities that forgo tax revenues as a result of the use value assessment and taxation for real estate devot...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0699)
VAHB106PassShared solar programs; Dominion Energy Virginia; minimum bill; capacity. Amends existing shared solar program provisions applicable to Dominion Energy Virginia. The bill provides that a customer's net bill for participation in the shared solar progra...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0715)
VAHB108PassShared solar programs; American Electric Power; minimum bill; capacity. Requires the State Corporation Commission to establish by regulation a shared solar program, as defined in the bill, through which customers of American Electric Power may purcha...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0716)
VAHB1099PassCigarettes intended to be heated; heated tobacco products; taxation. Redefines "cigarette" for state cigarette tax purposes to include "cigarettes intended to be heated" as defined in the bill and distinguished from "heated tobacco products." The bil...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0611)
VAHB78PassSearch warrants, subpoenas, court orders, or other process; menstrual health data prohibited. Prohibits the issuance of a search warrant, subpoena, court order, or other process for the purpose of the search and seizure or production of menstrual hea...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0523)
VAHB692PassFinancial institutions; reporting financial exploitation of elderly or vulnerable adults. Permits a financial institution to allow an elderly or vulnerable adult, as defined in the bill, to submit and periodically update a list of trusted persons who...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0530)
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