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VASB5035PassLaw-enforcement civilian oversight bodies. Authorizes a locality to establish a law-enforcement civilian oversight body that may (i) receive, investigate, and issue findings on complaints from civilians regarding conduct of law-enforcement officers a...
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2020-10-28
1st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
VASB5030PassPolicing reform. Adds law-enforcement officers to those persons who are guilty of a Class 6 felony if they are in a position of authority over and carnally know without force, threat, or intimidation a person detained or arrested by a law-enforcement...
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2020-10-28
1st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
VAHB5049EnrollAcquisition and use of military property by law-enforcement agencies. Provides that no state or local law-enforcement agency shall acquire or purchase (i) weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles; (ii) aircraft that are configured for combat or are combat...
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2020-10-28
Governor's recommendation received by House
VASB5024PassLaw-enforcement misconduct. Authorizes the Attorney General to file a civil suit or inquire into or seek to conciliate, through the Division of Human Rights, any unlawful pattern and practice against the Commonwealth or a locality whenever the Attorn...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0019)
VASB5039PassEmergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of Governor; purchase of personal protective equipment during a disaster caused by a communicable disease of public health threat. Grants the Governor authority during a disaster caused by a comm...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0017)
VAHB5050EnrollEmergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of Governor; purchase of personal protective equipment during a disaster caused by a communicable disease of public health threat. Grants the Governor authority during a disaster caused by a comm...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
VAHB5072PassLaw-enforcement misconduct. Authorizes the Attorney General to file a civil suit or inquire into or seek to conciliate, through the Division of Human Rights, any unlawful pattern and practice against the Commonwealth or a locality whenever the Attorn...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0018)
VASB5031PassLegal holidays; Juneteenth. Recognizes the nineteenth day of June of each year, also known as Juneteenth, as a legal holiday in the Commonwealth to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, the last of the former Confederate ...
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2020-10-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0005)
VAHB5052PassLegal holidays; Juneteenth. Recognizes the nineteenth day of June of each year, also known as Juneteenth, as a legal holiday in the Commonwealth to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, the last of the former Confederate ...
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2020-10-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0004)
VASB5012EngrossVirginia Freedom of Information Act; Virginia Parole Board member votes. Provides that individual votes of the members of the Virginia Parole Board shall be public records and subject to the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
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2020-09-22
Tabled in Courts of Justice (13-Y 7-N)
VAHB5090EngrossVirginia Freedom of Information Act; law-enforcement criminal incident information; criminal investigative files. Adds criminal investigative files, defined in the bill, to the types of law-enforcement and criminal records required to be released in ...
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2020-09-18
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology with letter (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB5092IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act; Virginia Parole Board member votes. Provides that individual votes of the members of the Virginia Parole Board shall be public records and subject to the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Public Safety (13-Y 9-N)
VASB5040IntroAttorney General; criminal cases involving certain felonies committed by law-enforcement officers. Provides that the Attorney General, with the concurrence of the local attorney for the Commonwealth, may assist in the prosecution of certain felony of...
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2020-08-20
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (11-Y 4-N)
VAHB5065IntroAttorney General; investigation and prosecution of certain offenses committed by a law-enforcement officer. Gives the Attorney General the authority to institute or conduct criminal prosecutions in cases involving certain felony crimes committed by a...
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2020-08-18
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB5031IntroAdministration of state government; Flag Protection Act. Provides that neither the Governor nor any agency of the executive branch of state government shall order the removal of any flag of the United States displayed on any private personal property...
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2020-08-17
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB5042IntroAdult protective services; central registry. Creates a central registry of substantiated complaints of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation to be maintained by the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. The bill establishes (i) investiga...
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2020-08-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB30PassBudget Bill. Provides for all appropriations of the Budget submitted by the Governor of Virginia in accordance with the provisions of § 2.2-1509, Code of Virginia, and provides a portion of revenues for the two years ending respectively on the t...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1289)
VASB8PassPrevailing wage; public works contracts; penalty. Requires contractors and subcontractors under any public contract with a state agency, or with a locality that has adopted an ordinance requiring the payment of prevailing wages, for public works to p...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1243)
VASB36PassLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the requirements for licensure of casino gaming operators and the conduct of casino gaming and ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1248)
VAHB4PassLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the requirements for licensure of casino gaming operators and the conduct of casino gaming and ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1197)
VASB34PassDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources or been claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return fi...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1246)
VASB182PassProject labor agreements; public procurement. Authorizes any public body, including any state or local government, when engaged in procuring products or services or letting contracts for construction, manufacture, maintenance, or operation of public ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1251)
VAHB358PassProject labor agreements; public procurement. Authorizes any public body, including any state or local government, when engaged in procuring products or services or letting contracts for construction, manufacture, maintenance, or operation of public ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1203)
VAHB704PassEnvironmental justice; policy. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to promote environmental justice, defined in the bill, and to ensure that it is carried out throughout the Commonwealth.
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1212)
VASB384PassSports betting; Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund; penalties. Directs the Virginia Lottery (the Lottery) to regulate sports betting. The bill prohibits the Lottery from issuing any permits to conduct sports betting until it has developed an...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1256)
VASB406PassEnvironmental justice; policy. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to promote environmental justice, defined in the bill, and to ensure that it is carried out throughout the Commonwealth.
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1257)
VAHB896PassSports betting; Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund; penalties. Directs the Virginia Lottery (the Lottery) to regulate sports betting. The bill prohibits the Lottery from issuing any permits to conduct sports betting until it has developed an...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1218)
VAHB833PassPrevailing wage; public works contracts; penalty. Requires contractors and subcontractors under any public contract with a state agency, or with a locality that has adopted an ordinance requiring the payment of prevailing wages, for public works to p...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1216)
VAHB1414PassTransportation. Amends numerous laws related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs.
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1230)
VAHB1505PassDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; small business grant funds. Repeals the Small Business Jobs Grant Fund Program. Under the bill, any cash balances in the Small Business Jobs Grant Fund will be transferred to the Small Business Inv...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1234)
VASB764PassCertificate of public need. Revises the Medical Care Facilities Certificate of Public Need Program. The bill (i) removes from the list of reviewable medical care facilities specialized centers or clinics or that portion of a physician's office develo...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1271)
VASB890PassTransportation. Amends numerous laws related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs. Transportation. Amends numerous laws related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs.
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1275)
VASB883PassVirginia Council on Environmental Justice; established. Establishes the Virginia Council on Environmental Justice, consisting of 27 members, to advise the Governor and provide recommendations intended to protect vulnerable communities from disproport...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1274)
VASB971PassIllegal gambling; skill games; exception. Includes the playing or offering for play of any skill game in the definition of "illegal gambling." The bill also includes skill games within the definition of "gambling devices." The bill defines a "skill g...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1277)
VASB138PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act; FOIA officers; training and reporting requirements. Adds regional public bodies to the types of public bodies that must designate a FOIA officer. The bill also changes the frequency for required FOIA officer train...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1141)
VASB153PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act; cost estimates; response time. Provides that if a requester asks for a cost estimate in advance of a Virginia Freedom of Information Act request, the time to respond is tolled for the amount of time that elapses b...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1142)
VASB321PassDepartment of Veterans Services; eligibility for veteran status under state and local laws; change in treatment of certain discharges. Provides that any person who was separated from active military, naval, or air service with an other than honorable...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1172)
VAHB1049PassProhibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1137)
VAHB827PassVirginia Human Rights Act; discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; reasonable accommodation for the known limitations of persons related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Requires em...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1138)
VAHB1078PassVirginia Public Procurement Act; process for competitive negotiation; including employment of persons with a disability as a factor in evaluating proposals. Provides that, except with regard to contracts for architectural, professional engineering, t...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1158)
VAHB1017PassResearch and development in the Commonwealth. Creates the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (the Authority) to oversee and support research, development, and commercialization, as well as related investment and seed-stage fund...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1164)
VASB576PassResearch and development in the Commonwealth. Creates the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (the Authority) to oversee and support research, development, and commercialization, as well as related investment and seed-stage fund...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1169)
VASB804PassVirginia Minimum Wage Act; domestic service. Eliminates the exclusion in the Virginia Minimum Wage Act for persons employed in domestic service. The bill requires the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to convene a work group consisting of representativ...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1147)
VASB712PassVirginia Human Rights Act; discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; reasonable accommodation for the known limitations of persons related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Requires em...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1139)
VASB868PassProhibited discrimination; public accommodations, employment, credit, and housing: causes of action; sexual orientation and gender identity. Creates causes of action for unlawful discrimination in public accommodations and employment in the Virginia ...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1140)
VAHB1201PassVirginia Public Procurement Act; determination of nonresponsibility; local option to include criteria in Invitation to Bid. Allows any locality to include in the Invitation to Bid criteria that may be used in determining whether a bidder who is not p...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1089)
VAHB1271PassConveyance of right-of-way usage to certain nonpublic service companies. Allows a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization to obtain a land use permit from the Department of Transportation to use rights-of-way to operate a wholesale open-access fiber ne...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1026)
VAHB1269PassVeterans Services Foundation. Provides that the board of trustees of the Veterans Services Foundation may be assisted in the administration of the Foundation by volunteers and staff members employed by the Executive Director. The bill also (i) adds a...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1128)
VAHB1301PassOffice of the Children's Ombudsman established. Establishes the Office of the Children's Ombudsman as a means of effecting changes in policy, procedure, and legislation; educating the public; investigating and reviewing actions of the State Departmen...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1090)
VAHB1519PassCommission to Study Slavery and Subsequent De Jure and De Facto Racial and Economic Discrimination Against African Americans; report; sunset. Creates the Commission to Study Slavery and Subsequent De Jure and De Facto Racial and Economic Discriminati...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1043)
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