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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
VASB1202Engross

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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
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...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice 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
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
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
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)
VASB1340Intro

Sine Die
Statute of limitations to collect medical debt. Provides that the statute of limitations for an action on any contract, written or unwritten, to collect medical debt, including actions brought by the Commonwealth, is three years.
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2021-02-01
Stricken at the request of Patron in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VASB1440Intro

Sine Die
Civil action for unlawful acts of force or failure to intervene by a law-enforcement officer or correctional officer. Creates a civil action for the use of unlawful acts of force, including deadly force, or failure to intervene as required by law, by...
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2021-02-01
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 5-N)
VASB1371Intro

Sine Die
Safe haven protections; newborn safety device. Provides an affirmative defense in certain criminal prosecutions and civil proceedings regarding child abuse or neglect to a parent who safely delivers his child within the first 14 days of the child's l...
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2021-01-27
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (13-Y 1-N)
VASB1407Intro

Sine Die
Regulating electronic gaming devices; penalties. Authorizes the manufacturing, distributing, operating, servicing, hosting, and playing of electronic gaming devices in the Commonwealth, to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board, which the bill re...
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2021-01-27
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (12-Y 2-N)
VASB1454Intro

Sine Die
Evidence of mental competence; medical scans of brain. Provides that in any proceeding where mental competence or mental impairment is at issue, the court shall accept a properly authenticated computed tomography (CT) scan, computerized axial tomogra...
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2021-01-25
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (15-Y 0-N)
VASB1203Intro

Sine Die
Hate crimes; associational relationships; penalty. Redefines the categories of victims whose intentional selection for a hate crime involving assault, assault and battery, or trespass for the purpose of damaging another's property results in a higher...
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2021-01-20
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (10-Y 5-N)
VASB1179Intro

Sine Die
Corrections Private Management Act; name change; private management prohibited. Removes the authority of the Director of the Department of Corrections, pursuant to the Corrections Private Management Act (the Act), to enter into contracts with prison ...
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2021-01-15
Failed to report (defeated) in Rehabilitation and Social Services (3-Y 11-N)
VASB285Intro

Sine Die
Bystander claims for intentional or negligent infliction of injury or death; emotional distress. Provides that a bystander who witnesses, live and in-person, an event during which the intentional or negligent infliction of injury to or death of a vic...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB1060Intro

Sine Die
Dismissal of action by court without prejudice. Provides that, for good cause shown or upon agreement of all parties, the court may dismiss an action without prejudice and the plaintiff may recommence such action within the original period of limitat...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB420Engross

Sine Die
Public schools; seizure management and action plans; training. Provides for the submission and utilization of seizure management and action plans for students with a seizure disorder. The bill requires that school nurses and certain school division e...
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2020-12-04
To House Education Committee
VASB27Intro

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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2020-12-04
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB641Intro

Sine Die
Civil action; sale of personal data. Requires a person that disseminates, obtains, maintains, or collects personal data about a consumer for a fee to implement security practices to protect the confidentiality of a consumer's personal data, obtain ex...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB699Intro

Sine Die
Juries; fine for failure to respond to questionnaire. Permits a court to fine a person no more than $200 for failure to respond to a request from a jury commissioner or clerk of court containing questions to ascertain such person's eligibility to ser...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB449Intro

Sine Die
Abolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB1033Intro

Sine Die
Juvenile community correctional centers and facilities; establishment; placement of juveniles. Changes the term "juvenile correctional centers and facilities" to "juvenile community correctional centers and facilities." The bill further provides that...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
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