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VASB18Engross
50%
Virginia Public Procurement Act; construction management and design-build contracting. Limits the use of construction management or design-build contracts by state public bodies and covered institutions for complex projects. The bill requires state p...
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2024-03-01
VOTE: Passage (96-Y 0-N)
VAHB18Engross
50%
Hate crimes and discrimination; ethnic animosity; Hate crimes and discrimination; ethnic animosity; penalties. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to safeguard all individuals within the Commonwealth from unlawful discrimination in emp...
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2024-03-01
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VASB36Engross
50%
Virginia Freedom of Information Act; definitions of meetings and public business. Exempts certain public meetings from the definition of "meeting" under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act to clarify that three or more members of a public body ma...
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2024-03-01
House requested conference committee
VASB89Enroll
75%
Fort Monroe Authority; powers and duties. Renames the executive director of the Fort Monroe Authority as the chief executive officer of the Authority.
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2024-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2024
VAHB134Engross
50%
Fentanyl and other opioids; educational materials relating to risks. Requires the Department of Education, in consultation with such stakeholders and experts as it deems necessary or appropriate, to develop and distribute to each school board age-app...
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2024-03-01
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
VASB90Enroll
75%
Fort Monroe Authority; land and utility ownership. Removes the number of acres and the instrument number of the quitclaim deed recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the City of Hampton on June 14, 2013, in reference to the area that ...
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2024-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2024
VAHB233Engross
50%
Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; eligible site for site development grant; minimum acreage requirement. Allows the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority to determine a site of at least 50 but less than 100 acres to b...
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2024-03-01
Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB311Enroll
75%
Virginia Public Procurement Act; local public bodies; electronic submissions of bids or proposals. Mandates that all local public bodies provide an option to submit bids or proposals for procurement contracts through the Commonwealth's statewide elec...
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2024-03-01
Signed by President
VAHB333Engross
50%
Virginia Council on Environmental Justice; meetings and staffing; appointment of members. Allows the members of the Virginia Council on Environmental Justice to travel throughout the Commonwealth to view and record conditions related to human health ...
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2024-03-01
Passed by for the day
VASB186Engross
50%
Secretary of Health and Human Resources; work group; wholesale prescription drug importation programs; report. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to convene a work group to investigate wholesale prescription drug importation programs...
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2024-03-01
Read second time
VAHB581Engross
50%
Human trafficking response teams. Requires attorneys for the Commonwealth to establish multidisciplinary human trafficking response teams. The bill provides that each team shall hold a meeting, at least annually, to (i) discuss implementation of prot...
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2024-03-01
VOTE: Adoption (96-Y 0-N)
VAHB712Engross
50%
Six-year financial plan. Requires the six-year financial plan submitted by the Governor to the General Assembly to include a report on the balance between projected revenues and expenditures for the six-year period. Six-year financial plan. Requires...
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2024-03-01
Delegates: Torian, Sickles, Coyner
VAHB651Enroll
75%
Virginia Information Technologies Agency; assess the creation of a cyber civilian corps for the Commonwealth; report. Directs the Virginia Information Technologies Agency to assess the creation of a cyber civilian corps for the Commonwealth, includin...
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2024-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2024
VAHB962Engross
50%
Noncitizens of the United States; terminology. Removes the term "alien" as it pertains to persons who are not citizens or nationals of the United States and replaces it with synonymous language, as appropriate, throughout the Code of Virginia.
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2024-03-01
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
VASB260Engross
50%
Virginia Public Procurement Act; Virginia preference; report. Provides first preference for goods produced in Virginia and then provides for preference to goods produced in the United States before a tie bid is decided by lot in determining the award...
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2024-03-01
House requested conference committee
VAHB728Enroll
75%
Department of General Services; Division of Purchases and Supply; disposition of surplus materials; technological equipment. Permits the Department of General Services to establish procedures for a buy-back or trade-in agreement with a purchasing ven...
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2024-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2024
VASB217Engross
50%
Virginia Business Ready Expedited Permitting Program; established. Establishes the Virginia Business Ready Expedited Permitting Program and directs the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority to designate up to two sites and four projects...
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2024-03-01
Senators: Locke, Aird, Pillion
VASB350Engross
50%
Virginia Human Rights Act; right to sue. Permits a complainant who has not received a notice of the right to file a civil action from the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Law or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as requested afte...
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2024-03-01
VOTE: Passage (85-Y 12-N)
VAHB1146Engross
50%
Department of Law; Address Confidentiality Program; victims of child abduction. Expands to victims of child abduction eligibility for the Address Confidentiality Program established by the Statewide Facilitator for Victims of Domestic Violence.
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2024-03-01
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB892Engross
50%
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Department of Forestry; Office of Farmland Preservation transferred. Transfers from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to the Department of Forestry the Office of Farmland Preservation...
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2024-03-01
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB818Engross
50%
Virginia Freedom of Information Act; definition of meeting. Amends the definition of "meeting" as it relates to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to clarify that a gathering of two or more members of a public body is not a meeting if the...
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2024-03-01
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB1040Enroll
75%
Virginia Freedom of Information Act; definition of "caregiver"; remote participation in meetings by persons with disabilities and caregivers; remote voting. Provides that for purposes of determining whether a quorum is physically assembled, an indivi...
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2024-03-01
Signed by President
VAHB1116Engross
50%
Virginia Public Procurement Act; methods of procurement; certain construction projects. Allows a public body to establish purchase procedures, if adopted in writing, not requiring competitive sealed bids or competitive negotiation for single or term ...
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2024-03-01
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB894Enroll
75%
Virginia Freedom of Information Act; electronic meetings. Amends the number of all-virtual public meetings that public bodies, with certain exceptions, may convene in a calendar year to no more than two times per calendar year or 50 percent of the me...
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2024-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2024
VAHB1125Engross
50%
Virginia Business Ready Expedited Permitting Program; established. Establishes the Virginia Business Ready Expedited Permitting Program and directs the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority to designate up to two sites and six projects ...
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2024-03-01
Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
VASB399Engross
50%
Six-year financial plan. Modifies the requirements for the six-year financial plan submitted by the Governor to the General Assembly by (i) requiring that the plan be submitted every regular session, instead of only in even-numbered years and (ii) pr...
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2024-03-01
Delegates: Torian, Sickles, Coyner
VAHB1113Enroll
75%
Virginia Public Procurement Act; job order contracting; limitations. Increases from $6 million to $10 million the maximum threshold above which the sum of all jobs performed in a one-year job order contract term shall not exceed. The bill also increa...
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2024-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2024
VASB510Enroll
75%
Investment of public funds. Allows any qualified public entity of the Commonwealth to invest in asset-backed securities that are guaranteed by the United States or any agency thereof.
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2024-03-01
Signed by President
VAHB1083Engross
50%
Office of Education Economics; administration of the Virginia Education and Workforce Longitudinal Data System; report. Renames the Virginia Longitudinal Data System as the Virginia Education and Workforce Longitudinal Data System (the System), shift...
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2024-03-01
VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 94-N 1-A)
VASB415Engross
50%
Virginia Freedom of Information Act; definition of "meeting." Amends the definition of "meeting" as it relates to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act to add an exception for local political party meetings. The bill is a recommendation of the FOIA...
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2024-03-01
House requested conference committee
VASB585Engross
50%
Six-Year Capital Outlay Plan and funding. Provides that the Six-Year Capital Outlay Plan Advisory Committee shall submit and annually amend a Six-Year Capital Outlay Plan that shall include new capital outlay projects (and previously planned or autho...
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2024-03-01
Delegates: Torian, Sickles, Coyner
VAHB1412Enroll
75%
Virginia Freedom of Information Act; exemption for complainant personal contact information. Amends an existing exemption from mandatory disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act for names, addresses, and phone numbers of complainants ...
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2024-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2024
VASB570Engross
50%
Virginia Human Rights Act; definition of "employer." Waives the Commonwealth's sovereign immunity to a civil action under the definition of "person" in relevant law. The bill also expands the definition of "employer" as it relates to the requirement ...
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2024-03-01
VOTE: Passage (50-Y 47-N)
VASB496Engross
50%
Virginia Growth and Opportunity Act; Virginia investment performance grants; Virginia economic development incentive grants. Reduces the local funding match requirement for GO Virginia grants from being equal to the grant amount to being at least equ...
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2024-03-01
VOTE: Passage (84-Y 11-N)
VAHB1452Engross
50%
Duties of agencies and their appointing authorities; diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plans. Requires each state agency to submit its annual report assessing the impact of its diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plans on the populati...
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2024-03-01
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
VASB536Engross
50%
Unemployment compensation; continuation Unemployment compensation; continuation of benefits; repayment of overpayments. Makes permanent provisions of the Code that expired on July 1, 2022, relating to unemployment compensation. The bill provides that...
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2024-03-01
Senators: Bagby, Ebbin, Reeves
VASB487Engross
50%
Use of artificial intelligence by public bodies; prohibitions; Commission on Artificial Intelligence established; report; sunset. Prohibits any public body from implementing any system that employs artificial intelligence, defined in the bill, unless...
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2024-03-01
Read second time
VASB616Enroll
75%
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Department of Forestry; Office of Farmland Preservation transferred. Transfers from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to the Department of Forestry the Office of Farmland Preservation...
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2024-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2024
VASB506Engross
50%
Public institutions of higher education; governing boards; membership; powers and duties; legal counsel; scope of employment. Provides that the governing board of each public institution of higher education shall have authority over the employment of...
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2024-03-01
Title replaced 24108008D-H1
VAHB1361Engross
50%
Virginia Public Procurement Act; Virginia resident preference. Provides preference as it relates to procurement for a bidder who is a resident of Virginia and then a bidder whose goods are produced in the United States. The bill gives the next lowest...
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2024-03-01
Passed by for the day
VAHB1404Engross
50%
Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; Small SWaM Business Procurement Enhancement Program established; disparity study report. Establishes the Small SWaM Business Procurement Enhancement Program with a statewide goal of 42 percent of c...
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2024-03-01
Reported from Rules (9-Y 4-N)
VAHB1458Engross
50%
Chief Resilience Officer of the Commonwealth; Office of Commonwealth Resilience; Interagency Resilience Working Group; Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund; Resilient Virginia Revolving Fund; Advisory Review Committee. Moves the position of Chi...
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2024-03-01
Passed by for the day
VAHB1457Engross
50%
Virginia Investment Performance Grants. Makes changes to the process for awarding Virginia Investment Performance Grants. Under the bill, beginning July 1, 2024, (i) the aggregate amount of Grants payable to all Grant recipients in any fiscal year sh...
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2024-03-01
Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
VASB729Engross
50%
Virginia Clean Energy Innovation Bank; established; report. Creates the Virginia Clean Energy Innovation Bank to finance clean energy projects, greenhouse gas emissions reduction projects, and other qualified projects through the strategic deployment...
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2024-03-01
Read second time
VAHB141Engross
50%
Department of Veterans Services; Veteran's Fellowship for State Government Pilot Program. Creates, within the Department of Veterans Services, the Veteran's Fellowship for State Government Pilot Program (the Program) through which the Department shal...
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2024-02-29
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB342Engross
50%
Naloxone or other opioid antagonists; possession and administration by state agencies. Requires state agencies to possess naloxone or other opioid antagonists used for overdose reversal to a person who is believed to be experiencing or about to exper...
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2024-02-29
[Hearing: Mar 4 @ 10:30 am]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB589Enroll
75%
Office of Data Governance and Analytics; reciprocal data-sharing agreements; veteran-specific data. Allows the Office of Data Governance and Analytics to enter into reciprocal data agreements with state agencies for the purpose of sharing veteran-spe...
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2024-02-29
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB589ER)
VASB222Enroll
75%
Commonwealth information security requirements. Exempts cybersecurity information, defined in the bill, from the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act while in possess...
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2024-02-29
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB222ER)
VAHB814Engross
50%
Virginia Tourism Authority; powers; historically accurate advertising. Requires the Virginia Tourism Authority, in consultation with the Library of Virginia, the Virginia African American Advisory Board, and other subject matter experts, to create gu...
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2024-02-29
Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1018Enroll
75%
Powers of investigators; enforcement of certain tobacco laws. Authorizes investigators with the Office of the Attorney General to seize cigarettes that are unlawfully sold, possessed, distributed, transported, imported, or otherwise held and to accom...
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2024-02-29
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1018ER)
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