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VASB50EnrollVirginia Human Rights Act; racial discrimination; hair. Provides that the terms "because of race" and "on the basis of race," and terms of similar import, when used in reference to discrimination in the Code of Virginia and acts of the General Assemb...
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2020-02-25
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB50ER)
VAHB4EngrossLottery 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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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Reported from Finance and Appropriations (13-Y 2-N)
VASB34EngrossDriver 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 on an individual tax return filed with the Commonwealth in th...
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2020-02-25
Read second time
VAHB108EngrossLegal holidays; Lee-Jackson Day; Election Day. Designates Election Day, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, as a state holiday and removes Lee-Jackson Day as a state holiday.
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2020-02-25
Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)
VASB30IntroBudget 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 th...
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2020-02-25
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB30IntroBudget 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 th...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Reported from Fin and Approp with amends substituted for House amends (16-Y 0-N)
VASB139EngrossFreedom of Information Advisory Act; training requirements. Adds the option for in-person training sessions in addition to the current requirement of online training sessions for local elected officials provided by the Virginia Freedom of Information...
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2020-02-25
Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
VASB138EngrossVirginia 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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2020-02-25
Passed House (100-Y 0-N)
VASB140EnrollVirginia Freedom of Information Act; public institutions of higher education; information related to pledges and donations. Provides that no discretionary exclusion in FOIA shall apply to protect information relating to the amount, date, purpose, and...
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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
VASB153EngrossVirginia 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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2020-02-25
Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
VASB206EngrossVirginia-Korea Advisory Board; report. Establishes a nine-member Virginia-Korea Advisory Board in the executive branch of state government to advise the Governor on ways to improve mutually beneficial trade relationships between the Commonwealth and ...
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2020-02-25
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB358EngrossProject 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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2020-02-25
Passed by for the day
VASB259EngrossVirginia Freedom of Information Act; library records. Clarifies that information contained in library records that can be used to identify any library patron who has borrowed or accessed material or resources from a library as well as the material or...
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2020-02-25
VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)
VAHB511EngrossElectric vehicle charging stations; operation by state agencies. Authorizes any agency of state government to locate and operate a retail fee-based electric vehicle charging station on property the agency controls. The bill exempts state agencies fro...
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2020-02-25
Passed Senate (23-Y 17-N)
VASB269EnrollVirginia Freedom of Information Act; exclusions; proprietary records and trade secrets; affordable housing loan applications. Excludes from mandatory disclosure financial and proprietary records submitted with a loan application to a locality for the...
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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
VAHB722EnrollVirginia Freedom of Information Act; exclusions; proprietary records and trade secrets; affordable housing loan applications. Excludes from mandatory disclosure financial and proprietary records submitted with a loan application to a locality for the...
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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
VAHB775EngrossMultiple employer retirement plan for private employers and their employees. Directs the governing board of the Virginia College Savings Plan (the Board) to establish the Multiple Employer Retirement Plan (the Plan). The Plan shall allow employees of...
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2020-02-25
VOTE: Adoption (91-Y 7-N)
VASB406EngrossVirginia Environmental Justice Act; definitions, responsibilities of state agencies. Requires state agencies to determine the likely effect of their actions on environmental justice and fenceline communities and to tailor those actions to reduce the ...
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2020-02-25
Title replaced 20108618D-H1
VAHB896EngrossVirginia Lottery; repeal prohibition against sale of lottery tickets over the Internet; sports betting; Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund; penalties. Directs the Virginia Lottery (the Lottery) to regulate sports betting. The bill prohibits ...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Reported from Finance and Appropriations (12-Y 3-N)
VAHB879EngrossCertificate 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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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (12-Y 4-N)
VASB368EngrossVirginia Public Procurement Act; architectural and professional engineering term contracts; limitations on project fees; localities. Decreases the population threshold from 78,000 to 50,000 for a locality to qualify for the exceptions from (i) the $1...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
VASB487EngrossVirginia Public Procurement Act; architectural and professional engineering term contracts. Increases the aggregate limit for architectural and engineering services contracts (i) for localities for projects performed in a one-year contract term from ...
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2020-02-25
VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)
VAHB990EnrollDepartment of Military Affairs; change of secretariat. Moves the responsibility of the Department of Military Affairs from the Public Safety and Homeland Security secretariat to the Veterans and Defense Affairs secretariat.
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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
VAHB1011EnrollVirginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council; powers and duties; guidance; redaction of email addresses. Clarifies that the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council may give guidance to constitutional officers and legisl...
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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
VAHB1042EnrollVirginia 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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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
VASB482EngrossDevelopmental Disabilities Mortality Review Committee; penalty. Creates the Developmental Disabilities Mortality Review Committee to review the death of any person with a developmental disability who was receiving services from a provider licensed by...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]

Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
VAHB993EnrollAdministration of government; boards and councils; cleanup. Aligns authorizing language across certain boards and councils. The bill also increases from 18 to 21 the nonlegislative citizen members of the Asian Advisory Board and the Council on Women....
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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
VAHB1098EnrollSecretary of Administration; policy of the Commonwealth regarding employment of individuals with disabilities; report deadline. Changes the date by which the Secretary of Administration is required to submit the annual report regarding state employme...
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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
VASB563EnrollDepartment of General Services; public posting of contract information on central electronic procurement system. Provides for the Department of General Services to post on its central electronic procurement system awarded contracts and any modificati...
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2020-02-25
Signed by President
VAHB1198EnrollVirginia Board of Workforce Development; updates as a response to federal law. Amends current provisions regarding the Virginia Board of Workforce Development to align with federal law and gives the Board autonomy in making decisions on staffing need...
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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
VAHB1271EngrossConveyance 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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2020-02-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB1300EngrossVirginia Public Procurement Act; statute of limitations on performance bonds; statute of limitations on construction contracts and architectural and engineering contracts. Provides that an action against the surety on a performance bond shall be brou...
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2020-02-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB1248EnrollTiming of required submission of capital outlay bill. Requires the Governor to submit, in each legislative session, a prefiled bill with amendments to the current six-year capital outlay plan enacted into law. Under current law, the Governor is requi...
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2020-02-25
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1248ER)
VAHB1337EnrollState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; disclosure by members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. Requires the citizen members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Au...
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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
VAHB1414EngrossTransportation. Amends numerous law related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs.
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Committee substitute printed 20108986D-S1
VAHB1313EngrossChief Resilience Officer. Directs the Governor to designate a Chief Resilience Officer to serve as the primary coordinator of resilience and adaptation initiatives in Virginia and as the primary point of contact regarding issues related to resilience...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]

Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (14-Y 1-N)
VAHB1431EnrollArt and Architectural Review Board; members; quorum. Increases from six to seven the number of members of the Art and Architectural Review Board by adding one citizen member appointed by the Governor from the Commonwealth at large and clarifies that ...
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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
VAHB1448EngrossManagement of the menhaden fishery. Requires the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to adopt regulations necessary to manage Atlantic menhaden, including those necessary to comply with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fish...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N)
VAHB1514EnrollVirginia Human Rights Act; racial discrimination; hair. Provides that the terms "because of race" and "on the basis of race," and terms of similar import, when used in reference to discrimination in the Code of Virginia and acts of the General Assemb...
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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
VAHB1519EngrossCommission 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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2020-02-25
Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N)
VASB645EngrossLocal arbitration agreements; disclosure of certain information. Requires a locality, for any procurement contract for goods and services except for construction, construction-related services, transportation construction, or transportation-related c...
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2020-02-25
Passed by for the day
VASB650EnrollVirginia Public Procurement Act; small purchases. Increases from $100,000 to $200,000 the small purchases exemption under the Virginia Public Procurement Act for single or term contracts for goods and services other than professional services. The bi...
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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
VASB607EngrossVirginia Public Procurement Act; statute of limitations on performance bonds; statute of limitations on construction contracts and architectural and engineering contracts. Provides that an action against the surety on a performance bond shall be brou...
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2020-02-25
VOTE: Passage (100-Y 0-N)
VASB576EngrossResearch and development in the Commonwealth. Creates the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (the Authority) to oversee and support research, development, and commercialization, resulting in the creation of new jobs and company...
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2020-02-25
Read second time
VASB752EngrossVirginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act; illegal gambling device. Adds possession of an illegal gambling device and knowingly concealing, avoiding, or decreasing an obligation to pay or transmit money to the Commonwealth that is derived from the operati...
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2020-02-25
VOTE: Passage (95-Y 4-N)
VASB703EnrollState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; disclosure by executive directors and members of industrial development authorities and economic development authorities; penalty. Requires the executive director and members of each industrial de...
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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
VASB804EngrossVirginia 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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2020-02-25
Passed by for the day
VASB890EngrossTransportation. Amends numerous law related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs.
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2020-02-25
Read second time
VASB883EngrossVirginia 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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2020-02-25
Passed House with substitute (54-Y 45-N)
VASB701EnrollState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act and Virginia Freedom of Information Act; training requirements; executive directors and members of industrial development authorities and economic development authorities. Requires the executive di...
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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
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