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#1HB39IntroducedLocal alternative minimum wage. Establishes a procedure by which a local alternative minimum wage may be imposed in any locality. If imposed by ordinance of the local governing body, the alternative minimum wage requirement shall become effective on ...
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2017-11-29
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#2HB24IntroducedSales and use tax exemption; menstrual supplies; "The Dignity Act." Exempts menstrual supplies from sales and use tax.
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2017-11-28
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#3SB70IntroducedRights of parents with a disability. Provides that a parent's disability, as defined in the bill, shall not be the sole basis of the denial or restriction of such parent's custody or visitation rights. The bill requires a party who alleges that a par...
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2017-11-30
#4HB58IntroducedLight-emitting diode (LED) use on outdoor lighting fixtures. Requires any state agency that installs, replaces, or maintains an outdoor lighting fixture to use LEDs instead of traditional incandescent light bulbs when installing new outdoor lighting ...
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2017-12-04
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#5SB10IntroducedCampaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. Prohibits any candidate from soliciting or accepting a contribution from any public service corporation, as defined in ? 56-1, or any political action committee established and administered by...
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2017-11-20
#6SB76IntroducedTeacher licensure; approval of teacher education programs. Requires Teacher licensure; approval of teacher education programs. Requires the Board of Education to include in its teacher licensure regulations standards for the approval of teacher educa...
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2017-12-04
#7HB70IntroducedImmunity of employers; employees and independent contractors convicted of a nonviolent offense; negligent hiring. Provides that no cause of action for negligent hiring against an employer shall arise solely because such employer hired an employee or ...
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2017-12-04
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#8HB34IntroducedRailroads; crew size. Requires a train or light engine used in connection with the movement of railroad freight in the Commonwealth that shares the same rail corridor as a high-speed passenger or commuter train to operate with a crew of at least two ...
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2017-11-28
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#9HB67IntroducedVirginia Human Rights Act; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; causes of action. Provides that no employer may discharge any employee on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including lactation. Current...
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2017-12-04
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#10SB62IntroducedSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $10 to place a security ...
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2017-11-30
#11SB38IntroducedSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $10 to place a security ...
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2017-11-21
#12HB45IntroducedFamily life education curricula; personal privacy and personal boundaries. Requires any family life education curriculum offered in any elementary school, middle school, or high school to include instruction on the importance of the personal privacy ...
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2017-11-30
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#13HB84IntroducedInstruction in American Sign Language; academic credit; foreign language requirements. Requires any local school board that does not offer any elective course in American Sign Language to (i) grant academic credit for successful completion of an Amer...
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2017-12-08
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#14HB55IntroducedMaximum speed limit on U.S. Route 501. Increases from 55 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour the maximum speed limit on U.S. Route 501 between the Town of South Boston and the North Carolina state line.
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2017-12-01
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#15HB25IntroducedSales and use tax exemption; menstrual supplies. Adds menstrual supplies to items, currently including school supplies, clothing, and footwear, that are exempt from sales and use tax each year during a three-day period that begins on the first Friday...
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2017-11-28
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#16SB25IntroducedDispensing drugs without a prescription. Authorizes a pharmacist to dispense up to a five-day supply of a Schedule VI drug to an individual who has been displaced from his residence by a natural or man-made disaster; has had his supply of the drug lo...
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2017-11-20
#17HB82IntroducedWorkers' compensation; Uninsured Employer's Fund; financing Workers' compensation; Uninsured Employer's Fund; financing tax. Repeals an enactment clause that provides that the maximum tax rate that may be assessed on uninsured or self-insured employe...
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2017-12-07
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#18SB58IntroducedMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $8.00 per hour effective July 1, 2018, to $9.00 per hour effective July 1, 2019, and to $10.10 per hour effective July 1, 2020, unless a higher mi...
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2017-11-29
#19HB56IntroducedCrab scraping; possession of hard crabs; characteristics of scrape. Removes the prohibitions against the possession of hard crabs while having a crab scrape on board a vessel and against the use of a mechanical scrape. The bill also increases the max...
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2017-12-01
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#20SB71IntroducedService of process on domestic limited liability company. Extends to domestic limited liability companies the rules for service of process on a domestic corporation.
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2017-12-01
#21HB66IntroducedHealth insurance credits for retired school division employees. Requires school divisions to provide a health insurance credit of $4 per year of service to all retired members of local school divisions with at least 15 years of total creditable servi...
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2017-12-04
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#22SB77IntroducedDual enrollment courses; quality standards; universal transfer course credit. Requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (the Council), in consultation with the Department of Education and each public institution of higher education,...
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2017-12-04
#23HB79IntroducedDog boarding establishments; group play requirements; notice; penalties. Requires an employee of a dog boarding establishment to be present at all times that a dog is able to have physical contact with another dog. The bill limits the number of dogs ...
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2017-12-06
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#24SB79IntroducedFirearms 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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2017-12-06
#25HB49IntroducedHealth benefit plans; sale by authorized foreign health insurers. Establishes a procedure by which the State Corporation Commission may authorize health insurers licensed to sell health benefit plans in any other state to sell health benefit plans in...
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2017-11-30
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#26HB60IntroducedGoochland County; Economic Development Authority; board of directors; quorum. Authorizes the Board of Supervisors of Goochland County to appoint five members to the Board of Directors of the Goochland County Economic Development Authority. Three memb...
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2017-12-04
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#27HB57IntroducedAbsentee voting; no excuse. Allows for any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons for which a person may be entitled to vote by absentee bal...
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2017-12-01
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#28HB81IntroducedDivision superintendents; vacancies; appointment. Eliminates the requirement that school boards appoint a new division superintendent (i) within 180 days after a vacancy occurs or (ii) within 60 days after an appointed division superintendent who has...
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2017-12-07
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#29SB61IntroducedAlcoholic beverage control; confectionery license. Creates a confectionery license, which authorizes the licensee to prepare and sell confectionery that contains five percent or less alcohol by volume. The bill establishes state and local fees for co...
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2017-11-30
#30SB64IntroducedCustody and visitation decisions; communication to parties required in writing. Requires judges to communicate the basis of a custody or visitation decision to the parties in writing. Current law allows such a decision to be communicated either orall...
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2017-11-30
#31HB59IntroducedDepartment of Transportation; use of practical design methods. Requires the Department of Transportation to employ practical design methods for any highway system project, including all projects costing more than $5 million. "Practical design methods...
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2017-12-04
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#32HB69IntroducedVirginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund. Creates the Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and innovative f...
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2017-12-04
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#33HB46IntroducedPublic institutions of higher education; in-state tuition; certain residents of United States territories. Declares eligible for in-state tuition at public institutions of higher education until July 1, 2022, any resident of a United States territory...
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2017-11-30
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#34HB83IntroducedFeminine hygiene products; no cost to female prisoners or inmates. Provides that feminine hygiene products shall be provided to female prisoners and inmates at no cost.
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2017-12-07
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#35SB67IntroducedStatements made by child to an intake officer or probation officer. Provides that a statement made by a child during or after the intake process, or during or after a mental health screening or other court-ordered evaluation or assessment, and prior ...
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2017-11-30
#36HB75IntroducedSame-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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2017-12-06
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#37HB8IntroducedPublic procurement; agreements with labor organizations. Repeals provisions requiring state agencies to ensure that neither the state agency nor any construction manager acting on behalf of the state agency, in its bid specifications, project agreeme...
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2017-11-20
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#38SB6IntroducedAbsentee voting; late applications and in-person voting in certain circumstances. Provides that a registered voter who becomes obligated after noon on the Friday immediately preceding an election to travel outside of his county or city for a business...
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2017-11-20
#39HB21IntroducedReproductive health services. Requires health benefit Reproductive health services. Requires health benefit plans to cover the costs of specified health care services, drugs, devices, products, and procedures related to reproductive health, including...
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2017-11-24
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#40HB61IntroducedBattlefield property; termination of easement upon transfer to United States. Directs the Board of Historic Resources (the Board) to require that any easement granted to the Board on a battlefield property include provisions for the termination of th...
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2017-12-04
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#41HB6IntroducedSecurity freezes; elimination of fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $10 to pl...
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2017-11-20
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#42SB75IntroducedInterest on child support arrearages. Provides that no Interest on child support arrearages. Provides that no interest shall accrue on arrearages for child support obligations when the
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2017-12-04
#43HB1IntroducedVirginia Freedom of Information Act; scholastic records; directory information. Clarifies that the definition of "scholastic records" in the Virginia Freedom of Information Act includes directory information, but also provides that such directory inf...
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2017-11-20
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#44SB21IntroducedGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $200 to $500 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny.
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2017-11-20
#45HB18IntroducedTransient occupancy tax; Arlington County. Removes the sunset date, July 1, 2018, from Arlington County's authority to impose a transient occupancy tax at a rate not to exceed 0.25% to be used for the purpose of promoting tourism and business travel ...
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2017-11-20
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#46SB9IntroducedElectric utility regulation; suspension of reviews of earnings; transitional rate period. Provides that the transitional rate period for Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion) will conclude on December 31, 2018, and its next biennial review w...
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2017-11-20
#47SJR2IntroducedConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of Governor and Lieutenant Governor; residency requirement. Increases from five to eight the number of years a person must have been a resident of and registered voter in the Commonwealth in...
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2017-11-20
#48SB16IntroducedSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $10 to place a security ...
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2017-11-20
#49SB18IntroducedSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report if the consumer has not previously requested the placement of a security freeze from the con...
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2017-11-20
#50SB17IntroducedUninsured 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 unins...
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2017-11-20
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