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VASB1339PassSealing of criminal records; penalties. Establishes a process for the automatic sealing of police and court records, defined in the bill, for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or ...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0524)
VAHB2019PassPublic elementary and secondary schools; possession and administration of undesignated stock albuterol inhalers and valved holding chambers. Requires each local school board to adopt and implement policies for the possession and administration of und...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0508)
VASB1322PassPublic schools; seizure management and action plans; biennial training. Provides for the submission and utilization of seizure management and action plans for students with a diagnosed seizure disorder. The bill requires each such seizure management ...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0514)
VASB1261PassCourt of Appeals; jurisdiction; number of judges. Expands the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals of Virginia by providing for an appeal of right in every civil case and provides that the granting of further appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia s...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0489)
VASB1122PassHabitual offenders; repeal. Repeals the remaining provisions of the Habitual Offender Act. The bill also requires that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles reinstate a person's privilege to drive a motor vehicle that was suspended or ...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0463)
VAHB2190PassWrongful death beneficiaries. Provides that an award in a wrongful death action, where there is no surviving spouse of the decedent, children of the decedent, or children of a deceased child of the decedent, shall be distributed to the parents, broth...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0488)
VAHB2099PassLimitations on enforcement of judgments; judgment liens; settlement agents. Reduces from 20 years to 10 years from the date of a judgment the period of time within which an execution may be issued or action may be taken on such judgment. The bill pro...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0486)
VASB1165PassAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence. The bill provides that no person may be sentenced to death or put to death on or after its effective date for any violation of ...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0345)
VAHB2263PassAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence. The bill provides that no person may be sentenced to death or put to death on or after its effective date for any violation of ...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0344)
VASB1108PassGeneral district courts; jurisdictional limits. Increases from $25,000 to $50,000 the maximum civil jurisdictional limit of general district courts for civil actions for personal injury and wrongful death. General district courts; jurisdictional lim...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0199)
VAHB2139PassAccrual of cause of action; diagnosis of latent injury. Provides that a cause of action for a latent injury resulting from the exposure to a substance or the use of a product shall accrue when the person knew or should have known of the injury and it...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0195)
VAHB2169PassSolicitation of prostitution; reorganization. Reorganizes the statute penalizing prostitution into two distinct sections. The penalties for all offenses remain unchanged. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0188)
VASB1205PassPrograms to address career fatigue and wellness in certain health care providers; civil immunity; emergency. Expands civil immunity for health care professionals serving as members of or consultants to entities that function primarily to review, eval...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0243)
VASB1327PassHousing Bill of Rights; housing protections; foreclosures; manufactured housing. Provides for various protections for homeowners and tenants of manufactured home parks, including (i) restricting the circumstances under which a court may order a perso...
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2021-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0092)
VAHB2175PassHousing Bill of Rights; housing protections; foreclosures; manufactured housing. Provides for various protections for homeowners and tenants of manufactured home parks, including (i) restricting the circumstances under which a court may order a perso...
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2021-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0091)
VASB1241PassPersonal injury claim; disclosure of insurance policy limits. Provides that in a civil action for personal injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident, regardless of the amount of losses sustained by an injured person, an insurance company shall...
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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0088)
VAHB2193Engross

Sine Die
Settlement agreements; stay of dismissal. Provides that, in any case in which a plaintiff or counterclaim plaintiff is seeking a civil judgment against a defendant or counterclaim defendant, if the parties enter into a written settlement agreement, u...
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2021-03-01
Failed to pass
VASB1202Engross

Sine Die
Uninsured 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 unin...
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2021-03-01
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VASB1180Engross

Sine Die
Civil actions filed on behalf of multiple persons. Provides that a circuit court may enter an order joining, coordinating, consolidating, or transferring civil actions upon finding that separate civil actions brought by a plaintiff on behalf of multi...
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2021-03-01
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1913PassPrograms to address career fatigue and wellness in certain health care providers; civil immunity; emergency. Expands civil immunity for health care professionals serving as members of or consultants to entities that function primarily to review, eval...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0005)
VAHB2073Engross

Sine Die
Wrongful death statute of limitations; criminal investigations by law enforcement; emergency. Provides that in a civil action for the wrongful death of an injured person such action may be brought by a personal representative of a decedent within two...
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2021-02-17
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary with letter (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1897Engross

Sine Die
Summons for unlawful detainer; notice; adverse employment actions prohibited. Requires any summons for unlawful detainer to include a notice to the tenant that it is unlawful for his employer to discharge him from employment or take any adverse perso...
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2021-02-10
Failed to report (defeated) in Judiciary (7-Y 8-N)
VASB1108Engross

Sine Die
General district courts; jurisdictional limits. Increases from $25,000 to $50,000 the maximum civil jurisdictional limit of general district courts for civil actions for personal injury and wrongful death. The bill contains an emergency clause. Gener...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1165Engross

Sine Die
Abolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence. The bill provides that no person may be sentenced to death or put to death on or after its effective date for any violation of ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1202Engross

Sine Die
Uninsured 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 unin...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Labor and Commerce by voice vote
VASB1122Engross

Sine Die
Habitual offenders; repeal. Repeals the remaining provisions of the Habitual Offender Act. The bill also requires that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles reinstate a person's privilege to drive a motor vehicle that was suspended or ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1205Engross

Sine Die
Programs to address career fatigue and wellness in certain health care providers; civil immunity. Expands civil immunity for health care professionals serving as members of or consultants to entities that function primarily to review, evaluate, or ma...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VASB1180Engross

Sine Die
Civil actions filed on behalf of multiple persons. Provides that a circuit court may enter an order joining, coordinating, consolidating, or transferring civil actions upon finding that separate civil actions brought by a plaintiff on behalf of multi...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1322Engross

Sine Die
Public schools; seizure management and action plans; biennial training. Provides for the submission and utilization of seizure management and action plans for students with a diagnosed seizure disorder. The bill requires that school nurses and certai...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Education by voice vote
VASB1241Engross

Sine Die
Personal injury claim; disclosure of insurance policy limits. Provides that in a civil action for personal injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident, regardless of the amount of losses sustained by an injured person, an insurance company shall...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1327Engross

Sine Die
Housing Bill of Rights; housing protections; foreclosures; manufactured housing. Provides for various protections for homeowners and tenants of manufactured home parks, including (i) restricting the circumstances under which a court may order a perso...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
VASB1339Engross

Sine Die
Expungement and sealing of police and court records; Expungement Fee Fund created; protection of public record information; penalties. Establishes a process for the sealing of police and court records, defined in the bill, of criminal records for cer...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1261Engross

Sine Die
Court of Appeals; jurisdiction; number of judges. Expands the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals of Virginia by providing for an appeal of right in every civil case and provides that the granting of further appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia s...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1446Intro

Sine Die
Practice of medicine and other healing arts; provision of litigation assistance. Requires practitioners of medicine and other healing arts to provide litigation assistance to treated patients and their attorneys. Such litigation assistance includes p...
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2021-02-06
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1757Intro

Sine Die
Firearm-free zones designated by the Commonwealth or a locality; waiver of sovereign immunity. Provides that if (i) the Commonwealth designates any property owned by it as a firearm-free zone or (ii) any locality designates such locality or any part ...
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2021-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1779Intro

Sine Die
Abolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2021-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2169Engross

Sine Die
Solicitation of prostitution; reorganization. Reorganizes the statute penalizing prostitution into two distinct sections. The penalties for all offenses remain unchanged. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2190Engross

Sine Die
Wrongful death beneficiaries. Provides that an award in a wrongful death action, where there is no surviving spouse of the decedent, children of the decedent, or children of a deceased child of the decedent, shall be distributed to the parents, broth...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1897Engross

Sine Die
Summons for unlawful detainer; notice; adverse employment actions prohibited. Requires any summons for unlawful detainer to include a notice to the tenant that it is unlawful for his employer to discharge him from employment or take any adverse perso...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2263Engross

Sine Die
Abolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1913Engross

Sine Die
Programs to address career fatigue and wellness in certain health care providers; civil immunity. Expands civil immunity for health care professionals serving as members of or consultants to entities that function primarily to review, evaluate, or ma...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2045Intro

Sine Die
Civil action for deprivation of rights; duties and liabilities of certain employers in employing or contracting for the services of law-enforcement officers. Creates a civil action for the deprivation of a person's rights by a law-enforcement officer...
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2021-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2019Engross

Sine Die
Public elementary and secondary schools; possession and administration of undesignated stock albuterol inhalers and valved holding chambers. Requires each local school board to adopt and implement policies for the possession and administration of und...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2073Engross

Sine Die
Wrongful death statute of limitations; criminal investigations by law enforcement. Provides that, in a civil action for the wrongful death of an injured person, such an action may be brought by a personal representative of a decedent within two years...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2099Engross

Sine Die
Limitations on enforcement of judgments; judgment liens; settlement agents. Reduces from 20 years to 10 years from the date of a judgment the period of time within which an execution may be issued or action may be taken on such judgment. The bill pro...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2112Intro

Sine Die
Court of Appeals; jurisdiction; number of judges. Expands the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals of Virginia by providing for an appeal of right in every civil case and provides that the granting of further appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia s...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2139Engross

Sine Die
Accrual of cause of action; diagnosis of latent injury or disease. Provides that a cause of action for a latent injury shall accrue when such injury and its causal connection to an injurious or disease-causing substance, product, or circumstance is f...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2193Engross

Sine Die
Settlement agreements; stay of dismissal. Provides that, in any case in which a plaintiff or counterclaim plaintiff is seeking a civil judgment against a defendant or counterclaim defendant, if the parties enter into a written settlement agreement, u...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2175Engross

Sine Die
Housing Bill of Rights; housing protections; foreclosures; manufactured housing. Provides for various protections for homeowners and tenants of manufactured home parks, including (i) restricting the circumstances under which a court may order a perso...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
VASB1107Intro

Sine Die
Medical malpractice; limitation on recovery. Eliminates the cap on the recovery in actions against health care providers for medical malpractice where the act or acts of malpractice occurred on or after July 1, 2021.
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2021-02-03
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (12-Y 2-N)
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