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VAHB1855PassDepartment of Mines, Minerals and Energy. Renames the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy as the Department of Energy. Within the Department, the bill renames the Division of Mined Land Reclamation as the Division of Mined Land Repurposing and r...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0532)
VAHB2031PassFacial recognition technology; authorization of use by local law-enforcement agencies and campus police departments at public institutions of higher education. Provides that no local law-enforcement agency or campus police department shall purchase o...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0537)
VAHB2327PassVirginia Public Procurement Act; requirement to pay prevailing wage; transportation infrastructure projects. Clarifies, for purposes of the requirement under certain circumstances to pay the prevailing wage rate for work performed on public works con...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0549)
VAHB2312PassMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and imposes lim...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0551)
VASB1436PassDepartment of Health; Eligible Health Care Provider Reserve Directory. Directs the Department of Health to establish an Eligible Health Care Provider Reserve Directory (the Directory) to collect information regarding eligible health care providers in...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0530)
VASB1406PassMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and imposes lim...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0550)
VAHB2120PassPublic institutions of higher education; governing boards; meetings, input, and disclosures. Requires the governing board of each public institution of higher education to establish and maintain on the institution's website (i) a listing of all board...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0447)
VAHB1980PassEnslaved Ancestors College Access Scholarship and Memorial Program established. Establishes the Enslaved Ancestors College Access Scholarship and Memorial Program, whereby Longwood University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth Univers...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0442)
VAHB1930PassPublic institutions of higher education; admissions applications; criminal history. Prohibits each public institution of higher education, with the exception of the Virginia Military Institute and a law school of a public institution of higher educat...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0440)
VAHB2204PassGet Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back (G3) Fund and Program established. Establishes the Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back (G3) Fund and requires the Virginia Community College System to establish the G3 Program for the purpose of providing financial ass...
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2021-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0397)
VASB1405PassGet Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back (G3) Fund and Program established. Establishes the Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back (G3) Fund and requires the Virginia Community College System to establish the G3 Program for the purpose of providing financial ass...
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2021-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0398)
VASB1387PassPublic institutions of higher education; certain students; financial assistance programs. Provides that students who meet the criteria to be deemed eligible for in-state tuition regardless of their citizenship or immigration status shall be afforded ...
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2021-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0108)
VAHB2123PassPublic institutions of higher education; certain students; financial assistance programs. Provides that students who meet the criteria to be deemed eligible for in-state tuition regardless of their citizenship or immigration status shall be afforded ...
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2021-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0107)
VAHB1986PassGeorge Mason University; management agreement. Provides a management agreement between the Commonwealth and George Mason University pursuant to the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act (§ 23.1-1000 et seq.).
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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0076)
VASB1204PassGeorge Mason University; management agreement. Provides a management agreement between the Commonwealth and George Mason University pursuant to the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act (§ 23.1-1000 et seq.).
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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0077)
VAHB5002Engross

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Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; Small Business Procurement Enhancement Program, and Women-owned and Minority-owned Business Procurement Enhancement Program established; report. Establishes the Small Business Procurement Enhanceme...
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2021-03-01
Failed to pass
VASB1204Engross

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George Mason University; management agreement. Provides a management agreement between the Commonwealth and George Mason University pursuant to the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act (§ 23.1-1000 et seq.). ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Education by voice vote
VASB1405Engross

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Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back (G3) Fund and Program established. Establishes the Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back (G3) Fund and requires the Virginia Community College System to establish the G3 Program for the purpose of providing financial ass...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Education by voice vote
VASB1387Engross

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Public institutions of higher education; certain students; financial assistance programs Provides that students who meet the criteria to be deemed eligible for in-state tuition regardless of their citizenship or immigration status shall be afforded t...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Education by voice vote
VASB1406Engross

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Marijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and provides for an automatic expungement process for those convicted ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
VASB1436Engross

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Department of Health; Eligible Health Care Provider Reserve Directory. Directs the Department of Health to establish an Eligible Health Care Provider Reserve Directory (the Directory) to collect information regarding eligible health care providers in...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VAHB1772Intro

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Public institutions of higher education; per student enrollment-based funding; noncredit workforce training programs. Requires the per student enrollment-based funding provided to public institutions of higher education to include funding for each Vi...
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2021-02-05
To House Education Committee
VAHB1986Engross

Sine Die
George Mason University; management agreement. Provides a management agreement between the Commonwealth and George Mason University pursuant to the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act (§ 23.1-1000 et seq.). ...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2031Engross

Sine Die
Facial recognition technology; authorization of use by local law-enforcement agencies and public institutions of higher education. Allows a locality or a public institution of higher education to authorize a local law-enforcement agency or campus pol...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1855Engross

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Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. Renames the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy as the Department of Energy. Within the Department, the bill renames the Division of Mined Land Reclamation as the Division of Mined Land Repurposing and r...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1870Intro

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Victims of human trafficking; eligibility for in-state tuition. Provides that a non-Virginia student who is currently present in the Commonwealth as a result of being a victim of human trafficking, defined in the bill, is eligible for in-state tuitio...
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2021-02-05
To House Education Committee
VAHB2145Intro

Sine Die
Public institutions of higher education; virtual instruction; tuition cap. Prohibits the governing board of any public institution of higher education from fixing tuition at a rate that exceeds $2,500 per semester or its equivalent in any case in whi...
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2021-02-05
To House Education Committee
VAHB2204Engross

Sine Die
Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back (G3) Fund and Program established. Establishes the Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back (G3) Fund and requires the Virginia Community College System to establish the G3 Program for the purpose of providing financial ass...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1930Engross

Sine Die
Public institutions of higher education; admissions Public institutions of higher education; admissions applications; criminal history. Prohibits each public institution of higher education, with the exception of the Virginia Military Institute, from...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1975Intro

Sine Die
Public institutions of higher education; tuition and mandatory fee waivers; survivors of criminal sexual assault and certain other sex crimes. Declares eligible for counseling at no cost and a waiver of tuition and mandatory fees at any public instit...
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2021-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB1980Engross

Sine Die
Enslaved Ancestors College Access Scholarship and Memorial Program established. Establishes the Enslaved Ancestors College Access Scholarship and Memorial Program, whereby Longwood University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth Univers...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2120Engross

Sine Die
Public institutions of higher education; governing boards; meetings, input, and disclosures. Requires the governing board of each public institution of higher education to establish and maintain on the institution's website (i) a listing of all board...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2123Engross

Sine Die
Public institutions of higher education; certain students; financial assistance programs. Provides that students who meet the criteria to be deemed eligible for in-state tuition regardless of their citizenship or immigration status shall be afforded ...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2280Intro

Sine Die
Governing boards of public institutions of higher education; State Board for Community Colleges; communication; transparency. Requires the governing board of each public institution of higher education and the State Board for Community Colleges to pr...
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2021-02-05
To House Education Committee
VAHB2312Engross

Sine Die
Marijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and provides for an automatic expungement process for those convicted ...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2327Engross

Sine Die
Virginia Public Procurement Act; requirement to pay prevailing wage; transportation infrastructure projects. Clarifies, for purposes of the requirement under certain circumstances to pay the prevailing wage rate for work performed on public works con...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2242Intro

Sine Die
COVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement; discrimination prohibited. Prohibits the State Health Commissioner and the Board of Health, the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Health Professions and any reg...
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2021-01-28
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (18-Y 3-N)
VASB1450Intro

Sine Die
COVID-19 vaccination; discrimination in employment prohibited. Prohibits discrimination in employment based on a person's vaccination status with respect to any COVID-19 vaccine.
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2021-01-27
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (10-Y 4-N)
VASB1359Intro

Sine Die
Public institutions of higher education; governing boards; fees; collegiate athletics. Provides that any fees levied for the purpose of collegiate athletics shall be made optional for students. Each board of visitors of each baccalaureate public inst...
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2021-01-21
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (11-Y 2-N)
VAHB397Intro

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Governing boards of public institutions of higher education; input from faculty senate. Requires the governing board of each public institution of higher education to solicit the input of the institution's faculty senate or its equivalent (i) at leas...
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2020-12-04
To House Education Committee
VAHB1157Intro

Sine Die
Public institutions of higher education; members of governing boards; student voting member. Provides that one member appointed by the Governor to the governing boards of public institutions of higher education shall be a current student voting membe...
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2020-12-04
To House Education Committee
VAHB195Intro

Sine Die
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; course credit for dual enrollment; strategies for enhancing opportunities. Requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, in consultation with each public institution of higher education a...
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2020-12-04
To House Education Committee
VAHB1309Intro

Sine Die
Public institutions of higher education; entrance requirements; computer coding. Requires each public institution of higher education to count credit received for successful completion of a high school computer coding course toward the mathematics or...
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2020-12-04
To House Education Committee
VASB80Intro

Sine Die
Student journalists; freedom of speech and the press. Declares that, except in certain limited circumstances, a student journalist at a public middle school or high school or public institution of higher education has the right to exercise freedom of...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB898Intro

Sine Die
Public institutions of higher education; State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; business advisory committee. Establishes a business advisory committee, consisting of business and industry leaders in the Commonwealth, to advise the State Coun...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1115Intro

Sine Die
Public institutions of higher education; threat assessment team; data reporting. Requires each threat assessment team at public institutions of higher education to collect and report to the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety quantitative da...
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2020-12-04
To House Education Committee
VAHB1319Intro

Sine Die
Higher education; public-private partnerships; cloud computing; artificial intelligence. Requires each institution of higher education to establish a public-private partnership, or partnership if the institution of higher education is not public, wit...
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2020-12-04
To House Education Committee
VAHB229Intro

Sine Die
Public institutions of higher education; per student enrollment-based funding; noncredit workforce training programs. Requires the per student enrollment-based funding provided to public institutions of higher education to include funding for each Vi...
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2020-12-04
To House Education Committee
VASB464Intro

Sine Die
Institutions of higher education; intercollegiate Institutions of higher education; intercollegiate athletics; student-athletes; compensation, representation, and injury. Prohibits any private institution of higher education, baccalaureate public ins...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1584Intro

Sine Die
Public institutions of higher education; State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; business advisory committee. Establishes a business advisory committee, consisting of business and industry leaders in the Commonwealth, to advise the State Coun...
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2020-12-04
To House Education Committee
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