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#1SB105IntroducedBest interests of the child; act of violence, force, or threat against an intimate partner or the intimate partner's child. Provides that any act of violence, force, or threat against an intimate partner or the intimate partner's child shall be consi...
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2019-12-08
#2SB51IntroducedCarrying a concealed handgun; consumption of alcohol in a public park; penalty. Prohibits a person who carries a concealed handgun onto the premises of any public park or other public space when alcoholic beverages have been approved for sale or cons...
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2019-11-18
#3SB35IntroducedControl of firearms by localities; permitted events. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to prohibit the possession or carrying of firearms, ammunition, or components or any combination thereof in a public space during a permitted event or an event ...
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2019-11-18
#4SB15IntroducedCarrying weapon into building owned or leased by the Commonwealth; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to transport any (i) gun or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile or projectile of any kind; (ii) frame, receiver,...
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2019-11-18
#5SJR2IntroducedConstitutional amendment (first resolution); personal reproductive liberty. Amends the Constitution of Virginia by adding a section establishing the individual right to personal reproductive autonomy. The amendment prohibits the denial or infringemen...
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2019-11-18
#6SB55IntroducedSex offenders in emergency shelters; notification; penalty. Provides that a registered sex offender who enters an emergency shelter designated by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof and operated in response to a declared state or lo...
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2019-11-19
#7HB34IntroducedRefusal of tests; restricted license. Allows a person convicted of a first offense of unreasonable refusal to have samples of his breath taken for chemical tests to determine the alcohol content of his blood to petition the court 30 days after convic...
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2019-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
#8SB69IntroducedPurchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and establishes such an offense as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exe...
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2019-11-22
#9SB14IntroducedTrigger activators; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of a trigger activator, defined in the bill as (i) a device designed to be attached to a semi-automatic f...
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2019-11-18
#10SB13IntroducedPossessing or transporting a weapon within Capitol Square; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to possess or transport any (i) gun or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile or projectile of any kind; (ii) frame, receiv...
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2019-11-18
#11SB27IntroducedUninsured and underinsured motorist insurance policies; bad faith. Provides that if an insurance company denies, refuses, or fails to pay its insured, or refuses a reasonable settlement demand within the policy's coverage limits, for a claim for unin...
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2019-11-18
#12SB68IntroducedProvision of abortion; ultrasound requirement. Eliminates the requirement that a pregnant woman seeking to obtain an abortion undergo a fetal transabdominal ultrasound at least 24 hours prior to obtaining an abortion, or at least two hours prior to o...
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2019-11-22
#13HB68IntroducedDigital devices; deactivation or alteration of embedded software. Prohibits the original equipment manufacturer of a digital device from deactivating embedded software, defined in the bill, in the digital device or altering embedded software so as to...
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2019-12-05
Committee Referral Pending
#14SB65IntroducedVoter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements. Removes the requirement that voters show a form of identification containing a photograph in order to be allowed to vote. The bill requires a voter to show either his voter registrati...
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2019-11-21
#15SB22IntroducedPurchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and establishes such an offense as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exe...
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2019-11-18
#16SB24IntroducedAgritourism activities; horseback riding and stabling. Adds horseback riding or stabling to the definition of "agritourism activity." Agritourism activities have limited liability for the inherent risks of the activity under certain conditions.
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2019-11-18
#17HB14IntroducedConstitutional amendment (voter referendum); reapportionment; technical adjustments permitted. Provides for a referendum at the November 3, 2020, election to approve or reject an amendment that would allow the General Assembly to make technical adjus...
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2019-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
#18HB70IntroducedBroadband services; prohibited features. Prohibits a provider of broadband services from offering or renewing services to consumers within any locality in the Commonwealth in which certain media is throttled, blocked, or prioritized on the basis of i...
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2019-12-05
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#19SB114IntroducedComprehensive animal care; enforceable under Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Subjects certain animal care statutes to enforcement under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (§59.1-196 et seq.). These statutes relate to the misrepresentation of...
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2019-12-13
#20SB113IntroducedVoter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements. Removes the requirement that voters show a form of identification containing a photograph in order to be allowed to vote. The bill requires a voter to show either his voter registrati...
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2019-12-13
#21SB75IntroducedAllowing access to firearms by minors; penalty. Provides that any person who recklessly leaves a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any person under the age of 18 is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. Current ...
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2019-11-25
#22SB71IntroducedFirearms on school property. Adds public, private, or religious preschools and child day centers that are not operated at the residence of the provider or of any of the children to the list of schools where possessing a firearm on school property or ...
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2019-11-22
#23HB72IntroducedAllowing access to firearms by children; recklessly leaving loaded, unsecured firearm in manner that endangers child under 14; penalty. Increases from a Class 3 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony the penalty for recklessly leaving a loaded, unsecured fi...
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2019-12-05
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#24SB17IntroducedSame-sex marriages; civil unions. Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage. These prohibitions are ...
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2019-11-18
#25SB2IntroducedMarijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $50. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a fir...
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2019-11-18
#26SB85IntroducedStolen firearms; penalties. Creates or enhances penalties for crimes related to larceny of a firearm or use of a stolen firearm during the commission of a felony. The bill provides that it is (i) a Class 3 felony with a five-year mandatory minimum se...
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2019-11-27
#27SB83IntroducedBrandishing a firearm; law-enforcement officer; penalty. Provides for a six-month mandatory minimum sentence upon conviction of a person for pointing, holding, or brandishing a firearm or air-operated or gas-operated weapon or object similar in appea...
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2019-11-27
#28SB84IntroducedConcealment of firearm in committing felony; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of a separate felony if he carries about his person any pistol, shotgun, rifle, or other firearm that is hidden from common observation while committing or attempt...
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2019-11-27
#29SB12IntroducedFirearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and requires the Department of State Police to establish a process for transferors of firearms to obtain such a check from li...
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2019-11-18
#30SB32IntroducedCorporal punishment of a child with an object; penalty. Provides that any parent, guardian, or other person responsible for the care of a child under 18 years of age who uses an inanimate object to subject a child to corporal punishment, as defined i...
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2019-11-18
#31SB86IntroducedUse or display of firearm in committing felony; penalty. Increases from three to five years for a first offense and from five to 10 years for a second or subsequent offense the mandatory minimum sentences for use or display of a firearm during the co...
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2019-11-27
#32HB90IntroducedWindow tinting; vehicles used in the course of business by private investigators, bail bondsmen, and bail enforcement agents. Allows licensed private investigators, licensed bail bondsmen, and licensed bail enforcement agents to apply tinting films t...
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2019-12-10
Committee Referral Pending
#33HB67IntroducedStrikes by government employees. Limits to law-enforcement officers the scope of the existing provision that deems any public employee who strikes to have terminated his employment and bars him from further public employment.
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2019-12-05
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#34SB88IntroducedDischarging firearm; penalty. Imposes a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of three years for violations of (i) maliciously discharging a firearm within or at an occupied building or dwelling house; (ii) willfully discharging a firearm within or ...
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2019-11-27
#35HB85IntroducedAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2019-12-10
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#36SB70IntroducedFirearm transfers; criminal history record information Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establi...
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2019-11-22
#37HB15IntroducedPublic school buses; seat belts. Requires the Board of Education to make regulations to require each new public school bus purchased for the transportation of students to be equipped with a seat belt consisting of a lap belt and shoulder strap or har...
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2019-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
#38SB41IntroducedVirginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; membership. Adds a nonlegislative citizen member to the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children who is a ...
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2019-11-18
#39SJR5IntroducedConstitution of the United States; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amen...
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2019-11-18
#40SB53IntroducedBoard of Social Work; licensure by endorsement. Requires the Board of Social Work to establish in regulations the requirements for licensure by endorsement as a social worker. The bill allows the Board to issue licenses to persons licensed to practic...
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2019-11-18
#41HB38IntroducedTanning facilities; use by persons under age 18. Prohibits a tanning facility from allowing individuals under age 18 from using a tanning device at such facility.
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2019-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
#42HJR2IntroducedConstitutional amendment (first resolution); real property tax exemption; affordable housing. Provides that the General Assembly may authorize a locality to fully or partially exempt affordable housing, as such term may be defined by statute, from re...
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2019-11-18
Committee Referral Pending
#43SB20IntroducedBoard of Juvenile Justice; Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; regulations governing the housing of youth pursuant to contracts with the federal government. Requires the Board of Juvenile Justice, in collaboration with the Dep...
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2019-11-18
#44HB3IntroducedVirginia 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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2019-11-18
Committee Referral Pending
#45SB9IntroducedWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds cancers of the colon, brain, or testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when firef...
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2019-11-18
#46HB23IntroducedProhibited discrimination in public employment and housing; sexual orientation or gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill also codifies for state and local governm...
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2019-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
#47SB10IntroducedSuspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Repeals the requirement that the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs be suspended....
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2019-11-18
#48HB13IntroducedFiduciary management of condominium association funds; permissible investments. Authorizes the fiduciary managing agent of a condominium association to invest managed funds in United States securities or maintain a limited amount of managed funds in ...
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2019-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
#49SB36IntroducedLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board (the Board). Casino gaming shall be limited to certain cities that meet the criteria that is outlined in the bill, ...
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2019-11-18
#50SJR3IntroducedConstitutional 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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2019-11-18
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