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PositionBillStatusSummaryAction
#1HB2302PassedBoard of Veterans Services; membership; duties. Removes requirements regarding specific areas of expertise for members appointed to the Board of Veterans Services (the Board) by the Governor. The bill also (i) extends the number of consecutive terms ...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0501)
#2HB1431PassedVoter registration drives; compensation prohibition. Prohibits any individual or group conducting a voter registration drive from compensating its volunteers or employees on the basis of the number of completed voter registration applications the vol...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0336)
#3HB1552PassedLocal school boards; student and parent notification; career and technical education programs. Requires each local school board to implement a plan to notify students and their parents of the availability of career and technical education programs an...
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2017-02-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0100)
#4HB1835PassedInformation about a decedent's life insurance policy. Allows a funeral service provider to request, and allows a life insurer to provide, information about a deceased person's life insurance policy, including the name and contact information of any b...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0482)
#5HJR899EngrossedCelebrating the life of Lucien E. Conein.
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2017-02-16
Agreed to by Senate
#6HB2039IntroducedDiscretionary sentencing guideline midpoints; possession of child pornography. Raises the midpoint of the recommended sentencing range for possession of child pornography by (i) 100 percent in cases in which the defendant has no previous conviction o...
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2017-02-07
#7HJR910EngrossedCelebrating the life of the Honorable Frank Medico.
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2017-02-16
Agreed to by Senate
#8HB1912PassedAbsentee voting; eligibility of persons granted protective order. Entitles a person to vote absentee if the person has been granted a protective order issued by or under the authority of any court of competent jurisdiction.
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2017-03-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0631)
#9HB2017PassedVirginia Public Procurement Act; bid, performance, and payment bonds; waiver by localities. Authorizes a locality, where the bid, performance, and payment bond requirements are waived, to waive the requirement for prequalification for a bidder or con...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0789)
#10SB908IntroducedMarijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession. Decriminalizes marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $250 for a first violation and $1,000 for a second or subsequent violation. Under current law, a first offen...
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2017-01-23
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (15-Y 0-N)
#11HB1974EngrossedClean Power Plan; state implementation plan; General Assembly approval. Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to receive approval from the General Assembly for a state implementation plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing ...
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass
#12HB1522IntroducedDeath penalty; severe mental illness. Provides that a defendant in a capital case who had a severe mental illness, which is defined in the bill, at the time of the offense is not eligible for the death penalty. The bill establishes procedures for det...
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2017-02-07
#13SB1061PassedGovernment Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; exemption for sheriff's departments. Adds an exemption to the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act (ยง 2.2-3800 et seq.) for personal information systems maintained by ...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0702)
#14HJR947PassedCommending the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce.
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2017-02-23
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ947ER)
#15HB1450PassedPharmacy freedom of choice. Provides that if a pharmacy has provided notice through an intermediary of its agreement to accept reimbursements at rates applicable to preferred providers, the insurer or its intermediary may elect to respond directly to...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0615)
#16HB1790VetoedAdministrative Process Act; development and periodic review of regulations; report. Requires agencies to develop regulations in the least burdensome and intrusive manner possible and provides guiding principles for the development, adoption, and repe...
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2017-04-05
(67 affirmative votes required to override)
#17HB2037PassedHealth insurance; calculation of cost-sharing provisions. Provides that when there is no amount actually paid or payable by a health insurer, health services plan, or health maintenance organization to a provider for the services provided, the insure...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0588)
#18SB1158PassedInsurance; reciprocals. Allows a foreign reciprocal to obtain a license to transact the business of insurance in the Commonwealth if an affiliate of the foreign reciprocal is licensed to write the class of insurance it proposes to write in Virginia a...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0655)
#19SB1240VetoedVirginia Virtual School established. Establishes the Board of the Virginia Virtual School (the Board) as a policy agency in the executive branch of state government for the purpose of governing the full-time virtual school programs offered to student...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
#20HB2318PassedVirginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program. Removes from the definition of "birth-related neurological injury" a provision that the definition shall apply retroactively to any child born on and after January 1, 1988, who suffers ...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0756)
#21HB2422PassedInsurance institutions and agents; notice of financial information collection and disclosure practices. Creates an exemption from the requirement that insurance institutions and agents provide policyholders with an annual notice of financial informat...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0648)
#22HB2190IntroducedWage or salary history inquiries prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits a prospective employer from (i) requiring as a condition of employment that a prospective employee provide or disclose the prospective employee's wage or salary history or (ii) see...
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2017-01-31
Tabled in Commerce and Labor by voice vote
#23HB1668PassedSales and use tax exemption; legal tender coins. Exempts legal tender coins whose total transaction sales price exceeds $1,000 from sales and use tax and extends from January 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022, the same exemption for gold, silver, or platinum...
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2017-02-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0048)
#24HB1447IntroducedHigher education; student housing; substance abuse recovery housing program. Requires, by July 1, 2021, certain baccalaureate public institutions of higher education to establish a substance abuse recovery housing program to provide recovering studen...
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2017-02-07
#25HB1556PassedReal Estate Appraiser Board; evaluations. Allows a licensed residential real estate appraiser, certified residential real estate appraiser, or certified general real estate appraiser to provide an evaluation of real estate or real property in connect...
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2017-03-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0258)
#26HB1982PassedGraduation requirements; verified units of credit; satisfactory score on the PreACT or PSAT/NMSQT examination. Requires the Board of Education, in establishing graduation requirements, to provide for the award of verified units of credit for a satisf...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0685)
#27SB994PassedInsurance assessments; refunds of overpayments. Authorizes the State Corporation Commission to refund assessment overpayments to insurers and surplus line brokers without issuing a refund order. The measure conforms these procedures to other refundin...
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2017-02-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0039)
#28HB2424PassedCarrying concealed weapons; former attorneys for the Commonwealth and assistant attorneys for the Commonwealth. Exempts from the prohibition on carrying a concealed handgun a retired or resigned attorney for the Commonwealth or assistant attorney for...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0689)
#29HB2471PassedVirginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; membership; powers and duties. Restructures the membership of the board of directors (the Board) of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority (the Authority), designates the Board as ...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0804)
#30HJR887EngrossedCommending Daniel W. Duncan.
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2017-02-16
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
#31HR391PassedCelebrating the life of Brian M. Clukey.
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2017-02-20
Bill text as passed House (HR391ER)
#32HJR974PassedCelebrating the life of Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott C. Dayton.
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ974ER)
#33HB1532PassedFire Programs Fund. Increases the share of certain moneys in the Fire Programs Fund to be allocated to localities for the improvement of volunteer and career fire services from 75 percent to 80 percent. The measure does not become effective unless it...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0777)
#34HB1669IntroducedGas severance tax. Extends the sunset date from January 1, 2018, to January 1, 2020, for the local gas severance tax that is dedicated to (i) the local Coal and Gas Road Improvement Fund, (ii) the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Fund, and (ii...
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2017-02-07
#35HB1960PassedTow truck drivers and towing and recovery operators; requirements; penalties. Creates a civil penalty of $150 to be paid into the Literary Fund for any tow truck driver or towing and recovery operator convicted of improperly towing in Planning Distri...
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2017-04-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0825)
#36HB1901IntroducedAlcoholic beverage control; tied house exception. Creates an exception to the tied house prohibition on the retail sale of alcoholic beverages by manufacturers of distilled spirits for any manufacturer of distilled spirits located within the Commonwe...
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2017-02-08
#37HB2252IntroducedIllegal voter registration; penalties. Provides that any person who intentionally (i) procures, assists, or induces another to register to vote or (ii) submits a voter registration application on behalf of another, knowing such applicant does not hav...
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2017-02-07
#38SB1414PassedStudents receiving home instruction; participation in Advanced Placement and Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test examinations. Requires school boards to (i) make Advanced Placement (AP), Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarsh...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0334)
#39HB2336PassedReport of law-enforcement officer involved in accident. Provides that any law-enforcement officer who is listed as a driver in a motor vehicle accident report submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles will not have the accident listed on his driv...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0800)
#40SB818IntroducedDepartment of Environmental Quality (DEQ); combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfalls; Potomac River Watershed. Directs DEQ to identify the owner of any combined sewer overflow outfall that discharges into the Potomac River Watershed and to determine wha...
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2017-01-12
Incorporated by Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
#41HJR839PassedCelebrating the life of Gus George Pappas.
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2017-02-10
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ839ER)
#42HB2449PassedTerm limits; certain public bodies in City of Chesapeake. Provides that members of the Chesapeake Economic Development Authority, Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Chesapeake Airport Authority, and Chesapeake Hospital Authority shall be...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0541)
#43HB1314IntroducedGrapevine Grant Fund and Program. Creates the Grapevine Grant Fund and Program to fund grants to independent cideries, farm wineries, orchards, and vineyards that purchase materials for vines or fruit trees in order to establish or expand vineyards o...
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2016-12-01
#44HB1563IntroducedRegulations governing hospitals; facilities performing abortions. Removes language classifying facilities that perform five or more first trimester abortions per month as hospitals for the purpose of complying with regulations establishing minimum st...
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2017-02-07
#45HB1583IntroducedSouthwestern Virginia Training Center; delay closure. Provides that the Southwestern Virginia Training Center shall remain open until June 30, 2019, and continue to accept new admissions of individuals with intellectual disabilities for whom treatmen...
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2017-02-08
#46HB2103IntroducedHealth benefit exchange. Repeals provisions that direct the State Corporation Commission and Virginia Department of Health to perform plan management functions, including rate review, as required for participation in the federal health benefit exchan...
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2017-02-02
Stricken from docket by Commerce and Labor by voice vote
#47HB2251EngrossedVirginia Retirement System; optional defined contribution retirement plan. Requires the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) to establish an optional defined contribution retirement plan for state and local employees. Participation in the plan is in lieu...
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass
#48SB971IntroducedAlcoholic beverage control; purchase of wine by restaurant from retailer. Allows restaurant licensees to purchase for resale and sell wine purchased from a retailer licensed to sell such wine for off-premises consumption.
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2017-01-13
Stricken at request of Patron in Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N)
#49HB1714IntroducedCorporate income tax; rate of taxation. Lowers the corporate income tax rate from six percent to five percent for taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2018.
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2017-02-07
#50HB1925IntroducedLocal cigarette tax. Authorizes all counties to impose a cigarette tax. Under current law, only the Counties of Fairfax and Arlington are authorized to impose a cigarette tax.
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2017-02-07
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