Virginia Delegate Vivian Watts [D]

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VAHB5043EnrollMental 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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2020-10-28
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB5043ER)
VAHB5069PassLaw-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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2020-10-28
1st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
VAHB5068PassEmergency 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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2020-10-28
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 39 (effective 10/28/20)
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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2020-10-28
Governor's recommendation received by House
VAHB5050PassEmergency 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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2020-10-28
1st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
VAHB5104PassMinimum 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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2020-10-28
1st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
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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2020-10-28
Governor's recommendation received by House
VAHB5055PassLaw-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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2020-10-28
1st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
VAHB5106EnrollLandlord and tenant, noncompliance with rental agreement; prohibition on reporting negative credit information arising from the COVID-19 pandemic; penalty; emergency. Provides that a landlord shall not take any adverse action against a tenant or appl...
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2020-10-28
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB5106ER)
VAHB5045PassCarnal 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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2020-10-28
1st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
VAHB5029PassLaw-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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2020-10-28
1st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
VAHB5148EnrollDepartment of Corrections; earned sentence credits. Establishes a four-level classification system for the awarding and calculation of earned sentence credits. The bill also specifies certain crimes that are subject to the maximum 4.5 earned sentence...
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2020-10-28
Governor's recommendation received by House
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
VAHB5093PassEmergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of the Governor; executive orders; penalty. Provides that a violation of an executive order declared by the Governor as the Director of Emergency Management shall be punishable either as a civil ...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0014)
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
VAHB5048PassOutbreaks of communicable disease of public health threat; posting of information; emergency. Requires the Department of Health to make information about outbreaks of communicable diseases of public health threat at any medical care facility, residen...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0012)
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)
VAHB5041PassNursing homes, certified nursing facilities, and hospices; visitation; public health emergency. Requires the Board of Health to amend regulations governing nursing homes, certified nursing facilities, and hospices to require that, during a public hea...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0010)
VAHB5072PassLaw-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 (CHAP0018)
VAHR621EngrossCelebrating the life of the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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2020-10-14
Agreed to by House
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
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0004)
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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0006)
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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2020-10-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0002)
VAHR608EngrossCelebrating the life of Saba Labib Shami.
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2020-10-02
Agreed to by House
VAHR592EngrossCommending the Philippine Cultural Center of Virginia.
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2020-09-29
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR606EngrossCelebrating the life of Joseph Alexander.
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2020-09-29
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
VAHR594EngrossCelebrating the life of Diane Elaine Harris Marsh, DDS.
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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)
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
VAHR521EngrossCommending the Honorable Edward T. Scott.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR536EngrossCommending the Division of Capitol Police.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR550EngrossCelebrating the life of Nathaniel Thomas Connally, Jr., M.D.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House
VAHR551EngrossCommending the Virginia Hospital Center.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR512EngrossCelebrating the life of Steven John Perez, M.D.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House
VAHR544EngrossCommemorating the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR545EngrossCelebrating the life of the Honorable George Earl Lovelace.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House
VAHR532EngrossCelebrating the life of Captain Michael Francis Ott, Jr., USN, Ret.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House
VAHR535EngrossCelebrating the life of Bishop Willie Roger Logan.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House
VAHR556EngrossCelebrating the life of Bishop Lawrence Levi Taylor.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House
VAHR527EngrossCelebrating the life of Michael Thomas Elliot.
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2020-08-28
Agreed to by House
VAHB785PassLocal tax authority. Modifies or eliminates several restrictions that apply to taxes imposed by counties, and establishes a new restriction on cigarette taxes imposed by any locality. The bill authorizes most counties to impose an admissions tax, not...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1214)
VAHB1414PassTransportation. Amends numerous laws related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs.
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1230)
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)
VAHB1586PassWashington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; allocation of funds. Provides that increases in service approved by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board shall not be included in the calculation of the annual increase in total oper...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1133)
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)
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)
VAHB2PassFirearm sales; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm sale and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a background check ...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1111)
VAHB1417PassIncome tax; reporting requirements for partnerships. Alters the process by which partnerships report federal tax adjustments to the Department of Taxation. The federal Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, P.L. 114-74, generally shifted the burden of report...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1030)
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