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#1SJR272IntroducedConstitutional amendment (first reference); qualifications of voters and the right to vote. Establishes that the sole qualifications to vote in the Commonwealth are being a United States citizen, at least 18 years of age, a resident of the Commonweal...
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2020-12-01
#2HR637PassedCelebrating the life of Hugh Carrington Cosner.
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2020-11-09
Bill text as passed House (HR637ER)
#3HB5106PassedLandlord and tenant; noncompliance with rental agreement; prohibition on using negative credit information arising from the COVID-19 pandemic against applicants for tenancy; penalty. Provides that a landlord who owns more than four rental dwelling un...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0047)
#4HB5058PassedIssuing 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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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0045)
#5HB5137IntroducedLaw-enforcement agencies; accreditation. Requires all local and state law-enforcement agencies to obtain and maintain accreditation by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission. The bill states that the Department of Criminal Jus...
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2020-11-09
#6SB5053IntroducedBurning cross on property of another or public place with intent to intimidate; penalty. Increases the penalty for burning a cross on the property of another or public place with intent to intimidate from a Class 6 felony to a Class 4 felony.
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2020-11-10
#7SB1103IntroducedVirginia Freedom of Information Act; Virginia Parole Board member votes. Provides that individual votes of the members of the Virginia Parole Board shall be public records and subject to the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
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2020-12-02
#8SB1107IntroducedMedical malpractice; limitation on recovery. Eliminates the cap on the recovery in actions against health care providers for medical malpractice where the act or acts of malpractice occurred on or after July 1, 2021.
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2020-12-02
#9SB1108IntroducedGeneral district courts; jurisdictional limits. Increases from $25,000 to $50,000 the maximum civil jurisdictional limit of general district courts.
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2020-12-02
#10SB1104IntroducedParole; notice and certification; monthly reports. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall release a prisoner no sooner than 21 business days after the date of notification by the Virginia Parole Board (the Board) to the appropriate attorne...
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2020-12-02
#11SB1105IntroducedPost-conviction relief; previously admitted scientific Post-conviction relief; previously admitted scientific evidence. Provides that a person who was convicted of certain offenses, upon a plea of not guilty or an Alford plea, or who was adjudicated ...
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2020-12-02
#12HB5146EngrossedAutomatic 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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2020-11-09
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#13SB5007PassedCriminal 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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2020-11-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0043)
#14SB1102IntroducedDepartment of Medical Assistance Services; personal care aides; orientation program. Requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to establish within its Long-Term Care Division an orientation program for all personal care aides who provide...
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2020-12-01
#15SB5088PassedVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies; noncompliance with rental agreement; payment plan. Changes from five to 14 days the amount of time that landlords who own four or fewer rental dwelling units must wait after serving wri...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0054)
#16HB5003IntroducedRefunds for penalties for late payments of the litter tax. Directs the Department of Taxation to waive penalties for late payment of the litter tax for the taxable year beginning June 1, 2019, and ending May 31, 2020. The Department would refund any ...
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2020-11-09
#17HB5004IntroducedIssuing driver's licenses; ceremony. Makes discretionary the requirement to conduct a formal, appropriate ceremony when issuing original driver's licenses to persons under the age of 18.
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2020-11-09
#18HB5014IntroducedCertain fines and costs; payment agreements; temporary suspension on accrual of interest; referral to collections; due date extension; emergency. Suspends temporarily the due dates and deadlines for certain fines and costs, along with the accrual of ...
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2020-11-09
#19HJR5001IntroducedConstitutional amendment (first reference); executive power; state of emergency; special session. Limits the authority of the Governor to issue an executive order declaring a state of emergency that restricts, limits, or prohibits otherwise lawful ac...
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2020-11-09
#20HB5006IntroducedWaiver of penalties and interest; refunds; taxpayers suffering job loss or business closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Waives penalties and interest for six months for taxpayers who suffered a job loss, business closure, or reduction in business o...
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2020-11-09
#21HB5008IntroducedSchool closure; education vouchers; emergency. Requires, in the event that a public school in the Commonwealth is closed for in-person instruction for 30 or more days during a school year, the parent of an enrolled student who withdraws his child fro...
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2020-11-09
#22HB5011IntroducedIn-person instruction; education vouchers; emergency. Requires, in the event that any school board does not provide the option of in-person instruction as the sole method of instruction for any enrolled student, the parent of any such student who wit...
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2020-11-09
#23SR502FailedCommending the Honorable Nolan Dawkins.
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2020-11-09
Failed to pass in Senate
#24HB5017IntroducedVirginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission Accreditation Grant Fund and Program. Establishes the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission Accreditation Grant Fund (the Fund) and the Virginia Law Enforcement Professio...
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2020-11-09
#25HJR5003IntroducedConstitutional amendment (first reference); special sessions; required in certain states of emergency. Requires the Governor to convene a special session whenever declaring a state of emergency for a period that exceeds 90 days or whenever extending ...
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2020-11-09
#26HB5020IntroducedLocal control of firearms; concealed handgun permit. Provides that any local ordinances that prohibit the possession, carrying, or transportation of any firearms, ammunition, or components or combination shall not apply to a person who has a valid co...
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2020-11-09
#27HB5022IntroducedCertain public elementary and secondary schools; Certain public elementary and secondary schools; alternative supervision. Permits any school board to enter into an operating contract with a not-for-profit entity (operating entity) to (i) require the...
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2020-11-09
#28HB5021IntroducedCollective bargaining; prohibited considerations during negotiations. Prohibits any local ordinance or resolution granting or permitting collective bargaining from permitting consideration during collective bargaining negotiations of any action or di...
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2020-11-09
#29HB5024IntroducedFirearm sales; criminal history record information check; penalty. Eliminates the Class 1 misdemeanor penalty for a person who purchases a firearm from another person without obtaining the required criminal history record information check. The bill ...
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2020-11-09
#30HB5032IntroducedDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; powers and duties; creation of statewide telephone hotline for complaints of police misconduct. Directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services to create, maintain, and promote a statewide, toll-free telep...
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2020-11-09
#31HB5038IntroducedElections; political campaign advertisements; referendum committees. Requires referendum committees to make certain disclosures on political advertisements expressly advocating the passage or defeat of a question on the ballot.
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2020-11-09
#32HB5033IntroducedChild care tax credit. Establishes an individual nonrefundable income tax credit for taxable year 2020 of up to $1,000 for eligible child-care expenses incurred and paid between September 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, due to the closure of Virginia...
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2020-11-09
#33SB5045EngrossedVirginia 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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2020-11-09
#34SB5043EngrossedExpungement 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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2020-11-09
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#35HB5035IntroducedConditional release of geriatric prisoners; exceptions. Prohibits persons serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction of murder in the first degree or a sexually violent offense, if the offense resulting in such conviction occurred on or after Janua...
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2020-11-09
#36SB5047EngrossedCapitol Square Preservation Council; powers and duties; review and approval of plans for changes to artifacts contained within the Capitol Building. Grants the Capitol Square Preservation Council the authority to review and approve all plans or propo...
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2020-11-09
#37HB5036IntroducedTelework expenses tax credit. Reinstates for taxable years 2020 through 2024 the telework expenses tax credit, which expired as of January 1, 2019. The bill removes requirements that were in place under the previous version of the credit, such as req...
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2020-11-09
#38HJR5004IntroducedAbolition Day. Designating December 6, in 2020 and in each succeeding year, as Abolition Day in Virginia.
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2020-11-09
#39HB5042IntroducedAdult protective services; central registry. Creates a central registry of substantiated complaints of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation to be maintained by the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. The bill establishes (i) investiga...
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2020-11-09
#40HB5054IntroducedUnemployment compensation; benefits; suitable work. Provides that under specific conditions related to COVID-19 work will not be deemed suitable and benefits will not be denied to any otherwise eligible individual for refusing to accept new work (i) ...
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2020-11-09
#41HB5053IntroducedConditional release of geriatric, terminally ill, or permanently physically disabled prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who is terminally ill or permanen...
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2020-11-09
#42HB5056IntroducedPublic education; student education accounts; emergency. Provides that, during a public health emergency, any school division may establish a program to create savings accounts for students to be used for alternative educational programs. The bill re...
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2020-11-09
#43SB5100EngrossedPublic schools; COVID-19-related absences. Excuses from school attendance children diagnosed with COVID-19 or children with a household member diagnosed with COVID-19 while the child or household member is suffering from COVID-19.
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2020-11-09
#44SB5101EngrossedPrivate school employees and volunteers; essential workers; personal protective equipment during certain declared states of emergency; emergency. Provides that during any case in which the Governor has declared a state of emergency related to a commu...
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2020-11-09
#45SB5052EngrossedLaw-enforcement agencies; body-worn camera systems. Creates a special nonreverting fund to be known as the Body-Worn Camera System Fund to assist state or local law-enforcement agencies with the costs of purchasing, operating, and maintaining body-wo...
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2020-11-09
#46HB5060IntroducedCrisis intervention team program; annual report. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to report annually by November 1 to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Public...
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2020-11-09
#47SB5096EngrossedChild care providers; personal protective equipment during certain declared states of emergency; essential workers; emergency. Provides that during any case in which the Governor has declared a state of emergency related to a communicable disease of ...
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2020-11-09
#48HJR5005IntroducedConstitutional amendment (first reference); executive power; emergency powers; limitations. Provides that the Governor shall have the powers and duties related to states of emergency as provided by general law, except that no declared state of emerge...
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2020-11-09
#49HB5077IntroducedIncome tax credits and deductions; child and dependent care expenses. Provides an income tax credit to individuals and married persons filing a joint return in an amount equal to the federal tax credit provided for household and dependent care servic...
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2020-11-09
#50HB5080IntroducedProjecting laser at another person unlawful; penalties. Provides that if any person intentionally projects a beam or a point of light from a laser, a laser gun sight, or any device that simulates a laser at another person with the intent to cause bod...
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2020-11-09
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