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PositionBillStatusSummaryAction
#1HB1945PassedAdult exploitation. Broadens the definition of "adult exploitation" for the purposes of social services laws to include the unauthorized, improper, or fraudulent use of an adult 60 years of age or older, or 18 years of age or older who is incapacitat...
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2017-02-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0195)
#2HB1974EngrossedClean 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
#3SB795EngrossedRegister of funds expended; required posting by localities and school divisions. Requires every locality and each school division located within the locality to post on the public government website of the locality a register of all funds expended, s...
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2017-02-21
#4HB157EngrossedDepartment of Agriculture and Consumer Services; guidance documents. Requires that guidance documents developed by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services be approved by the Commissioner of Agriculture. The bill also requires the Departme...
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2016-12-02
#5SB487IntroducedPrescription drug price transparency. Requires every manufacturer of a prescription drug that is made available in the Commonwealth and has a wholesale acquisition price of $10,000 or more for a single course of treatment to report to the Commissione...
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2016-12-02
#6HB1571PassedWorkers' compensation; fees for medical services. Provides that the pecuniary liability of an employer for a medical service provided for the treatment of a traumatic injury or serious burn includes liability for any professional service rendered dur...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0478)
#7SJR344PassedCommending Bruce Bernard Smith.
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2017-02-10
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ344ER)
#8SJR365PassedCommending the Honorable David S. Schell.
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2017-02-17
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ365ER)
#9SB1195PassedProduce safety; farm inspections; civil penalty. Prohibits certain farms from violating the federal regulations that set minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables. The bill authorizes the Board ...
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2017-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0574)
#10HB2265IntroducedConcealed handgun permits. Allows any person who is otherwise eligible to obtain a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun without a permit anywhere he may lawfully carry a handgun openly within the Commonwealth.
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2017-02-08
#11SB1265PassedDepartment of General Services; maintenance of property records; notification when deed, lease, or other agreement to terminate. Requires the Department of General Services to maintain records relating to all property interests held by the Commonweal...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0706)
#12HJR783PassedNational Speech and Debate Education Day. Designates March 3, in 2018 and in each succeeding year, as National Speech and Debate Education Day in Virginia.
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2017-02-15
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ783ER)
#13HB1915IntroducedStudent loan servicers; student loan ombudsman. Prohibits Student loan servicers; student loan ombudsman. Prohibits any person from acting as a student loan servicer without first obtaining a license from the State Corporation Commission (SCC) and es...
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2017-02-08
#14HB1453PassedDispensing of naloxone. Allows a person who is authorized by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to train individuals on the administration of naloxone for use in opioid overdose reversal and who is acting on behalf of an o...
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2017-02-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0168)
#15HB1429IntroducedSpecial license plates; U.S. AIR FORCE. Authorizes the issuance of special license plates for active duty members of the United States Air Force or certain veterans bearing the legend U.S. AIR FORCE.
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2017-02-07
#16SB1029IntroducedVirginia taxable income; deduction for personal exemptions. Increases the deduction, for purposes of computing Virginia taxable income, for personal exemptions. For taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2018, a taxpayer may deduct $1,000 fo...
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2017-01-25
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)
#17HB2161PassedSecretary of Health and Human Resources; workgroup to establish educational guidelines for training health care providers in the safe prescribing and appropriate use of opioids. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to convene a workgr...
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2017-02-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0180)
#18SB1227EngrossedDrug Treatment Court Act; eligibility. Eliminates the restriction that renders persons convicted of breaking and entering dwelling house with intent to commit other misdemeanor, punishable as a Class 6 Felony, ineligible to participate in a drug trea...
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2017-02-21
#19SB1489IntroducedWorkers' compensation; presumption that death or disease due to coal pneumoconiosis. Specifies that the standards prescribed by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission for determining whether the death or total disability of an employee was due...
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2017-02-03
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (13-Y 2-N)
#20HB1819IntroducedElections; absentee voting; no-excuse, in-person. Allows qualified voters to vote absentee in person without providing an excuse for not being able to vote in person on election day. The bill retains the statutory list of specific reasons allowing a ...
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2017-02-08
#21HB2458IntroducedCertificate of public need; reports. Makes changes to the Medical Care Facilities Certificate of Public Need Program. The bill (i) removes specialized centers or clinics or that portion of a physician's office developed for the provision of lithotrip...
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2017-02-08
#22SJR347PassedCelebrating the life of Oliver Rodney Hunt Singleton.
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2017-02-17
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ347ER)
#23HB1861IntroducedProduct safety; flame retardants; regulations; fund; civil penalty. Prohibits the manufacture or sale in the Commonwealth, beginning July 1, 2018, of upholstered furniture intended for residential use or any product that is intended to come into clos...
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2017-02-07
#24HB1302IntroducedCharitable gaming; conduct of bingo games. Increases from two to four the number of days per week on which bingo games may be conducted. The bill provides that this four-day limitation does not apply to any building or other premises owned by (i) a q...
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2016-12-01
#25HB96IntroducedProblem-Solving Courts; established. Establishes the Problem-Solving Court Act (the Act). The bill allows the establishment of problem-solving courts as specialized court dockets within the existing structure of Virginia's court system, offering judi...
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2016-12-01
#26HB2402EngrossedVirginia Freedom of Information Act; willful violations; grounds for termination. Provides that if the court finds that any officer or employee of a public body (i) receives a request for records that was sent by a requester by certified mail, return...
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2017-02-20
Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws and Technology (6-Y 7-N)
#27HJR863EngrossedCommending Colin Brown.
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2017-02-16
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
#28SB1091PassedDriver's license; marijuana possession. Revises the existing provision that a person loses his driver's license for six months when convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense to provide that the provision does not apply to defe...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0703)
#29HB618IntroducedDistributed electric generation; community solar gardens. Authorizes the establishment of community solar gardens, which are required to be owned by a subscriber organization that has at least 10 subscribers. Subscribers will receive credits on their...
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2016-12-01
#30HB1400VetoedVirginia 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
(67 affirmative votes required to override)
#31SB822EngrossedVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices; sexual orientation and gender identity. Adds discrimination on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful housing practice. The bill defines ...
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2017-02-21
#32HB1906IntroducedMarijuana; 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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2017-02-07
#33SB1269IntroducedMarijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $100 for a first violation, $250 for a second violation, and $500 for a third or subsequent violation...
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2017-01-23
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (15-Y 0-N)
#34HB2351EngrossedUnoccupied property; grass cutting; Buchanan County. Authorizes Buchanan County, by ordinance, to require owners of unoccupied or abandoned property to cut grass on the property or to cut grass on the property and charge the owner for the service.
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2017-02-20
Requires 27 affirmative votes for passage
#35SB1239VetoedChild day programs; exemptions from licensure. Repeals requirements that child day centers operated by religious institutions must comply with in order to be exempt from licensure, including the requirements that such child day centers (i) be inspect...
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2017-05-04
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
#36SB1107IntroducedAccelerated sales and use tax payments. Prohibits any requirement that a dealer remit sales and use tax payments except under the following circumstances: (i) if payments are required for dealers with sales of $15 million or less, such threshold may ...
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2017-01-25
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)
#37HB1410EngrossedGoverning boards of public institutions of higher education; duties. Requires the board of visitors of each baccalaureate public institution of higher education, except Virginia Military Institute, Norfolk State University, and Virginia State Univers...
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2017-02-16
Failed to report (defeated) in Education and Health (7-Y 8-N)
#38SB855PassedDesignating the Trooper Chad Phillip Dermyer Memorial Bridge. Designates the State Route 143 bridge in the City of Newport News at exit 255 over Interstate 64 the "Trooper Chad Phillip Dermyer Memorial Bridge." This bill is identical to HB 1405.
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2017-02-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0071)
#39SB1386IntroducedRate of individual income tax; small businesses. Creates a new tax bracket for small businesses filing taxes as individuals in Virginia. The standard tax rates would be lowered one-quarter of a percent over four years, to establish tax rates of one p...
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2017-01-25
Stricken at request of Patron in Finance (16-Y 0-N)
#40HJR911IntroducedCommending Broad Run High School DECA.
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in House
#41HB1605VetoedParental Choice Education Savings Accounts established. Permits the parent of a public preschool, elementary, or secondary school student who meets certain criteria to apply to the school division in which the student resides for a one-year, renewabl...
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2017-04-05
House sustained Governor's veto
#42SB1100PassedNew Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program; reporting. Requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to include in its annual report on the New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program information on the wages of students who have...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0329)
#43SJR411PassedCelebrating the life of Carroll Schumann Savage.
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2017-02-20
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ411ER)
#44SJR349PassedCelebrating the life of Rebecca T. Dickson.
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2017-02-10
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ349ER)
#45HB1492PassedChild support orders; special needs trust; ABLE savings trust account. Provides that, upon the request of either party, a court may order that support payments be made to a special needs trust or an ABLE savings trust account.
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2017-02-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0095)
#46SB1366PassedTransportation network company partner vehicle registration repeal. Removes the requirement that a transportation network company (TNC) partner register his personal vehicle for use as a TNC partner vehicle with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The ...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0708)
#47SB973PassedAssault and battery; health care providers; penalty. Expands the penalty for battery against a health care provider who is engaged in the performance of his duties to apply in hospitals or in emergency rooms on the premises of any clinic or other fac...
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2017-02-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0056)
#48SB1577PassedAlternative onsite sewage systems; sampling. Provides that the Department of Health shall evaluate the need for 180-day biochemical oxygen demand sampling of small alternative onsite sewage systems that serve no more than three attached or detached s...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0476)
#49HJR538IntroducedConstitutional amendment (first resolution); marriage. Proposes the repeal of the constitutional amendment dealing with marriage that was approved by referendum at the November 2006 election. That amendment to the Bill of Rights (i) defines marriage ...
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2017-02-08
#50SB439IntroducedVoter identification; photograph and identifying Voter identification; photograph and identifying information contained in electronic pollbook; challenge of voter. Requires electronic pollbooks to contain a photograph and identifying information rece...
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2016-12-02
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