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PositionBillStatusSummaryAction
#1SB935EnrolledGroup health benefit plans; bona fide associations. Replaces references to "bona fide association," as used in provisions applicable to health care plans in the small employer market, with the term "sponsoring association." The measure defines "spons...
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
#2SB76PassedTeacher licensure; approval of teacher education programs. Specifies that for the purpose of Board of Education regulations for the approval of teacher education programs, the term "education preparation program" includes four-year bachelor's degree ...
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2018-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0518)
#3HB1258PassedZoning for wireless communications infrastructure. Establishes parameters regarding applications for zoning approvals for certain wireless support structures. Applications for certain new wireless support structures that are 50 feet or less above gro...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 835 (effective 7/1/18)
#4SB934EnrolledBenefits consortium. Authorizes an association organized as a nonstock corporation whose members are employers conducting business in the Commonwealth to sponsor a trust. The measure authorizes the trust, called a benefits consortium, to sell benefit...
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
#5SB902PassedProperty tax exemption for solar energy equipment and facilities. Limits the property tax exemption for solar equipment and facilities owned and operated by a business, which exemption currently applies to 80 percent of the assessed value of certain ...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 849 (effective 7/1/18)
#6SB823PassedWireless support structures; public rights-of-way use fees. Establishes an annual wireless support structure public rights-of-way use fee to be charged to wireless services providers and wireless infrastructure providers in connection with a permit f...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 848 (effective 7/1/18)
#7HR522EngrossedCommending the National Concrete Masonry Association.
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2018-04-11
Agreed to by House by voice vote
#8SB964EnrolledHealth insurance; catastrophic health plans. Authorizes health carriers to offer catastrophic plans on the individual market and to offer such plans to all individuals. The measure provides that a catastrophic plan is deemed to provide an essential h...
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
#9SB470PassedRaising and processing of rabbits for sale; exemption from certain inspections. Prohibits the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services from requiring that commercially slaughtered or processed rabbits that are offered for sale or service be slaught...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0674)
#10HB1568VetoedVirginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; small business development programs. Transfers the administration of the Small Business Jobs Grant Fund Program and the Small Business Investmen...
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2018-04-18
House sustained Governor's veto
#11SB883PassedIncome tax; modification for certain companies; grants. Establishes an income tax modification for companies that, from 2018 through 2024, either (i) invest at least $5 million in new capital investment in a qualified locality and create at least 10 ...
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2018-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0801)
#12SB631PassedPublic institutions of higher education; course credit. Makes several changes relating to course credit at public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth, including requiring (i) the Virginia Community College System to develop a 15-cred...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 845 (effective 7/1/18)
#13HB680PassedMotor vehicle sales and use tax; semitrailers. Reduces the minimum motor vehicle sales and use tax on semitrailers from $75 to $35.
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 826 (effective 7/1/18)
#14HB134PassedValue engineering. Raises the minimum project cost requiring the use of value engineering from $5 million to $15 million. The bill exempts projects that are designed utilizing (i) a design-build contract or (ii) the Public-Private Transportation Act ...
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0423)
#15SB854PassedRenewal of nursery stock licenses; late fee. Imposes a $50 late fee for a nurseryman and $15 late fee for a dealer for failure to renew a nursery stock license within 30 days of the December 31 expiration date. The bill exempts from prosecution for a...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0685)
#16HB5001IntroducedBudget Bill. Amending Chapter 836 of the 2017 Acts of Assembly.
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2018-04-17
VOTE: PASSAGE (67-Y 32-N)
#17HB1539EnrolledMass transit in the Commonwealth. Makes numerous changes to the administration of and revenues for mass transit in the Commonwealth, specifically as it relates to funding of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the disbursem...
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2018-04-18
Reenrolled bill text (HB1539ER2)
#18SB340PassedThe Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund; publicly owned treatment works; nutrient reduction. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) to issue grants from the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund for ...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0610)
#19HB770PassedVirginia Economic Development Partnership Authority. Clarifies (i) that the members of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) Authority appointed by the Governor and the Joint Rules Committee are voting members of the Authority and (ii)...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 829 (effective 4/18/18)
#20HB1087PassedAnimal research; alternative test methods; civil penalty. Requires a manufacturer or contract testing facility to use an alternative test method when available. An alternative test method is defined as one which (i) provides information of equivalent...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0672)
#21SB747PassedPublic institutions of higher education; guaranteed admissions agreements. Provides that the guaranteed admissions agreements between baccalaureate public institutions of higher education and associate-degree-granting public institutions of higher ed...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0593)
#22HB1257VetoedSanctuary policies prohibited. Provides that no locality shall adopt any ordinance, procedure, or policy that restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws to less than the full extent permitted by federal law.
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2018-04-18
VOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (51-Y 48-N)
#23HB829PassedCompulsory school attendance. Clarifies that each parent of a school-age child in the Commonwealth is required to cause his child to attend school. Current law requires each such parent to send his child to school.
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0486)
#24HB167PassedDiploma seals; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Requires the Board of Education to establish criteria for awarding a diploma seal for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for the Board of Education-approved diplo...
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0482)
#25HB507PassedStandards of Quality; instructional programs and positions; dual language. Provides that (i) the instructional programs for students with limited English proficiency implemented by each local school board may include dual language programs whereby su...
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0484)
#26HB632PassedCareer investigation courses and programs of instruction. Requires the Board of Education (Board) to (i) establish content standards and curriculum guidelines for courses in career investigation; (ii) develop, in consultation with certain stakeholder...
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0485)
#27HB919PassedPublic institutions of higher education; course credit. Makes several changes relating to course credit at public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth, including requiring (i) the Virginia Community College System to develop a 15-cred...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 832 (effective 7/1/18)
#28SB726PassedCBD oil and THC-A oil; certification for use; dispensing. Provides that a practitioner may issue a written certification for the use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil or THC-A oil for the treatment or to alleviate the symptoms of any diagnosed condition or di...
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2018-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0809)
#29HB911PassedAutomatic renewal offers and continuous service offers; penalties. Prohibits a supplier making an automatic renewal or continuous service offer to a consumer in the Commonwealth from (i) failing to present the automatic renewal or continuous service ...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0704)
#30HB877PassedPet shops; sale of dogs; maintenance and availability of records. Amends the definition of "pet shop" to clarify that such entity is a "retail" establishment and requires any pet shop that sells dogs to post a notice stating that USDA's Animal and Pl...
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2018-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0780)
#31HB1328PassedHunting; disabled hunter exempt from local tree stand requirement. Exempts certain disabled hunters from any local ordinance requiring hunting from an elevated platform or tree stand.
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 836 (effective 7/1/18)
#32SB567PassedAgricultural operations; nuisance. Requires agricultural operations to be in substantial compliance, defined in the bill, with applicable laws, regulations, and best management practices in order to be exempt from becoming a public or private nuisanc...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0677)
#33SB996PassedAnimal shelters; vaccinations; administration of biological products. Authorizes the operator or custodian of a public animal shelter to vaccinate animals that are confined in such shelter to prevent the risk of communicable diseases. The bill also p...
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2018-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0774)
#34HB192PassedRainwater and gray water; regulations. Directs the State Department of Health (the Department) to adopt regulations regarding the use of gray water and rainwater. The regulations shall provide standards for the use of rainwater harvesting systems, wh...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 817 (effective 7/1/18)
#35SB568PassedPublic institutions of higher education; student loan information. Requires any public institution of higher education that receives federal education loan information for a student enrolled in the institution to provide such student, at least once d...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0589)
#36HB793PassedNurse practitioners; practice agreements. Eliminates the requirement for a practice agreement with a patient care team physician for a licensed nurse practitioner who has completed the equivalent of at least five years of full-time clinical experienc...
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2018-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0776)
#37HB532PassedIndustrial hemp research programs. Authorizes the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to undertake research through the establishment of (i) a higher education industrial hemp research program, to be managed by institutions of higher ed...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0689)
#38HB286PassedWineries; dogs allowed inside. Provides that dogs may be allowed inside or on the premises of a licensed winery or farm winery, distillery, or brewery or farm brewery, except in any area used for the manufacture of food products. Current law provides...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 819 (effective 7/1/18)
#39HB155PassedClinics for the treatment of opioid addiction; location. Provides that the prohibition on locating clinics for the treatment of persons with opiate addiction through the use of methadone or opioid replacements other than opioid replacements approved ...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 816 (effective 7/1/18)
#40HB1138PassedOffice of the Qualified Education Loan Ombudsman. Establishes the Office of the Qualified Education Loan Ombudsman (the Office) within the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. The Office's duties include (i) receiving, reviewing, and attem...
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0489)
#41HB640PassedComprehensive plan; broadband infrastructure. Provides that a locality's comprehensive plan shall consider strategies to provide broadband infrastructure that is sufficient to meet the current and future needs of residents and businesses in the local...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0691)
#42HB5002IntroducedBudget Bill. Appropriations of the Budget submitted by the Governor of Virginia in accordance with the provisions of §2.2-1509, Code of Virginia, and to provide a portion of revenues for the two years ending respectively on the thirtieth day of ...
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2018-04-17
VOTE: PASSAGE (67-Y 33-N)
#43HB1204VetoedReal property tax; open space; special and separate assessment in certain counties. Requires the assessing official in any county that experienced at least a 14 percent increase in population from 2010 to 2016 to specially and separately assess real ...
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2018-04-18
House sustained Governor's veto
#44HB1174PassedNewborn screening; lysosomal storage disorders. Directs the Board of Health to amend regulations governing newborn screening to include screening for Pompe disease and mucopolysaccharidosis type 1 (MPS-1). This bill is identical to SB 449.
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0562)
#45HB1595EnrolledVested rights; existing landscape cover materials. Provides that, notwithstanding any local ordinance to the contrary, an owner of real property who has an occupancy permit issued as of January 1, 2018, shall not be required to retrofit existing land...
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
#46SB853PassedInsurance agents; continuing education requirements. Revises the provisions applicable to the deadlines by which insurance agents are required to comply with continuing education requirements applicable to licensed insurance agents. The measure also ...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0668)
#47SB170PassedPublic schools; student discipline. Prohibits, except for drug offenses, firearm offenses, and certain criminal acts, students in preschool through grade three from being suspended for more than three school days or expelled from attendance at school...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0585)
#48SB571PassedReleasing agencies; notice of dangerous animal; penalty. Requires a custodian of a releasing agency, animal control officer, law-enforcement officer, or humane investigator, upon taking custody of any dog or cat from a person in the course of his off...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0678)
#49SB14PassedService of process on county attorney. Removes the requirement that in an action against a supervisor, county officer, employee, or agent of the county, each member of the county board be served; instead, only the county attorney, or the clerk of the...
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0474)
#50SB35PassedSentence reduction; substantial assistance to prosecution. Allows a convicted person's sentence to be reduced if such person provides substantial assistance, defined in the bill, in the furtherance of the investigation or prosecution of another perso...
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2018-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0493)
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