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VAHB740VetoUnlawful detainer; bifurcation of case; contested rent and damages. Provides that, at an initial hearing on an unlawful detainer, if the defendant contests the amount of rent and damages alleged to be due and owing to the plaintiff, the court shall n...
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2024-05-17
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB34PassContract actions; medical debt. Provides that in any action, including those brought by the Commonwealth, upon any contract to collect medical debt, as defined in the bill, such an action is barred if not commenced within three years from the due dat...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0800)
VAHB315PassDepartment of Medical Assistance Services; lien for claim of personal injuries. Creates a process by which a lien in favor of the Department of Medical Assistance Services on a claim for personal injuries may be satisfied upon the request of the inju...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0807)
VAHB738PassSpace Force; extension of certain benefits and privileges for persons serving in a branch of the Armed Forces. Amends several provisions of law related to certain benefits and privileges available to persons serving or having served in a branch of th...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0817)
VAHB418VetoCivil actions filed on behalf of multiple persons; class actions. Provides that one or more members of a class may, as representative parties on behalf of all members, bring a civil action or may be proceeded against in a civil action, provided that ...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VASB259VetoCivil actions filed on behalf of multiple persons; class actions. Provides that one or more members of a class may, as representative parties on behalf of all members, bring a civil action or may be proceeded against in a civil action, provided that ...
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2024-04-17
Passed by for the day
VASB256PassMotor vehicle insurance claims; bad faith. Provides that if an insurance company licensed in the Commonwealth to write motor vehicle insurance (i) denies, refuses, fails to pay, or fails to make a timely and reasonable settlement offer to its insured...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0781)
VASB364PassElections; protection of electors and election officials; penalties. Adds to the list of protected voters any current or former elector for President and Vice President of the United States and any person who is or has been a member of the State Boar...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0787)
VASB716VetoBoard of Medicine; unprofessional conduct. Prohibits the Board of Medicine from taking disciplinary action against a doctor based on the alleged provision or receipt of abortion care that is not prohibited under the laws of the Commonwealth, regardle...
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2024-04-17
Passed by for the day
VAHB202PassOptometrists; expert witness testimony. Allows an optometrist to testify as an expert witness in a court of law on certain matters within the scope of his practice.
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0718)
VASB254PassOptometrists; expert witness testimony. Allows an optometrist to testify as an expert witness in a court of law on certain matters within the scope of his practice.
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0764)
VAHB1248PassDebtor interrogatories; fieri facias; against whom a summons shall be issued. Requires the clerk of the court from which a fieri facias is issued to issue a summons against any person known or reasonably suspected to be a debtor to, or bailee of, the...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0744)
VAHB1339PassExemptions from garnishment and lien; householder; total value. Increases from $25,000 to $50,000 the amount that a householder may hold exempt from the creditor process for real or personal property that the householder or his dependent uses as a pr...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0656)
VASB215PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act; removal of Virginia residency requirement for access to certain criminal investigation files. Removes the requirement that persons to whom non-ongoing criminal investigation files shall otherwise be disclosed be c...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0582)
VAHB73PassUnlawful detainer; expungement; entering of an order without further petition or hearing. Provides that in unlawful detainer actions filed in the general district court, if the 30-day period following the dismissal of such an action has passed or if ...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0372)
VASB214PassService of garnishment summons upon corporation, limited liability company, etc.; garnishment designee. Requires a summons for garnishment against a corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, financial institution, or other entity a...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0500)
VAHB1335PassMotor vehicle value; J.D. Power Official Used Car Guide. Adds the J.D. Power Official Used Car Guide to the list of publications from which the retail value of an automobile is admissible as evidence of fair market value of such automobile in any civ...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0480)
VAHB640PassWrongful incarceration; compensation. Provides that any person who is convicted of a felony by a county or city circuit court of the Commonwealth and is wrongfully incarcerated for such felony shall receive, in addition to the compensation for wrongf...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0396)
VAHB794PassStatutory agents; service of process. Adds the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission to the definition of "statutory agent" when such Clerk is appointed for the purpose of service of process on any individual, corporation, or limited partnership....
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0454)
VAHB1035PassPlaces of public accommodation; possession and administration of epinephrine. Permits every place of public accommodation, defined in relevant law as all places or businesses offering or holding out to the general public goods, services, privileges, ...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0465)
VAHB1435PassSubpoenas; release of witness. Makes the provisions governing a release of a witness from a subpoena applicable to a subpoena issued at the request of a party or by or at the request of an attorney representing a party. Under current law, these provi...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0487)
VAHB633PassForced labor or service; penalties. Expands the offense of abduction to penalize any person who, by force, intimidation or deception, and without legal justification or excuse, obtains the labor or services of another, or seizes, takes, transports, d...
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2024-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0368)
VASB7PassHate 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 employment and in places of public accommodation beca...
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2024-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0334)
VAHB18PassHate 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 employment and in places of public accommodation beca...
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2024-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0266)
VAHB86PassSummons for unlawful detainer; hearing date; amendments to amount due; subsequent filings. Specifies a process by which a plaintiff, plaintiff's attorney, or agent in an unlawful detainer action may amend the amount due to him in an unlawful detainer...
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2024-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0268)
VASB138PassPermissible venue; personal injury and wrongful death actions; appointment of administrator on behalf of estate of decedent. Provides that in a personal injury or wrongful death action in which an administrator is appointed on behalf of the estate of...
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2024-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0340)
VAHB264PassLegal notices and publications; online-only news publications; requirements. Provides that, where any ordinance, resolution, notice, or advertisement is required by law to be published in a newspaper, such ordinance, resolution, notice, or advertisem...
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2024-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0277)
VASB157PassLegal notices and publications; online-only news publications; requirements. Provides that, where any ordinance, resolution, notice, or advertisement is required by law to be published in a newspaper, such ordinance, resolution, notice, or advertisem...
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2024-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0341)
VASB341PassCommon interest communities; foreclosure remedy. Prohibits certain bills to enforce a lien from being entertained if the real estate is the judgment debtor's primary residence and the judgment is for assessments levied by certain common interest comm...
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2024-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0349)
VAHB1482PassVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; unlawful detainer action; emergency hearings. Provides for an emergency hearing to occur on a summons for unlawful detainer filed by an owner of a residential single family dwelling unit if the court find...
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2024-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0331)
VAHB1133PassVirginia College Savings Plan; renamed Commonwealth Savers Plan. Renames the Virginia College Savings Plan as the Commonwealth Savers Plan.
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2024-03-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0217)
VAHB641PassClaims; David Wayne Kingrea; compensation for wrongful inclusion on sex offender registry. Grants relief in an amount to be appropriated to David Wayne Kingrea, who was wrongly convicted of taking indecent liberties with a minor and, as a result of s...
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2024-03-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0143)
VAHB1498PassAdult day care centers; name change. Renames "adult day care centers" as "adult day centers" throughout the Code of Virginia.
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2024-03-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0150)
VAHB42PassCivil immunity; dentists and dental hygienists; mental health treatment for health care professionals; reporting requirements. Adds dentists and dental hygienists to the list of providers who are immune from civil liability for any act done or made i...
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2024-03-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0096)
VASB629PassCivil immunity; dentists and dental hygienists; mental health treatment for health care professionals; reporting requirements. Adds dentists and dental hygienists to the list of providers who are immune from civil liability for any act done or made i...
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2024-03-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0126)
VAHB156PassExemptions from jury service upon request; age. Increases from 70 to 73 the age at which a person is exempt from jury service upon request.
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2024-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0071)
VAHB140PassAdoption; award of damages; death by wrongful act. Provides that, in a case for death by wrongful act, the child of a decedent who has been adopted after the death of such decedent shall be included in the class of beneficiaries entitled to an award ...
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2024-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0069)
VASB209PassAdoption; award of damages; death by wrongful act. Provides that, in a case for death by wrongful act, the child of a decedent who has been adopted after the death of such decedent shall be included in the class of beneficiaries entitled to an award ...
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2024-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0070)
VASB638PassExemptions from jury service upon request; age. Increases from 70 to 73 the age at which a person is exempt from jury service upon request.
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2024-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0072)
VAHB171PassSigning of pleadings, motions, and other papers; electronic signatures. Clarifies that an electronic signature or a digital image of a signature shall satisfy the requirement in current law that every pleading, motion, or other paper of a party be si...
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2024-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0020)
VASB173PassAdult day care centers; name change. Renames "adult day care centers" as "adult day centers" throughout the Code of Virginia.
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2024-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0037)
VAHB779PassPermissible venue; personal injury and wrongful death actions; appointment of administrator on behalf of estate of decedent. Provides that in a personal injury or wrongful death action in which an administrator is appointed on behalf of the estate of...
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2024-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0050)
VAHB901PassInterlocutory ruling, order, or action; motion to reconsider. Clarifies that no litigant, after making an objection or motion known to the court, shall be required to move for reconsideration to preserve his right to appeal a ruling, order, or action...
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2024-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0057)
VAHB432PassMaking copy of jury panel available to counsel. Increases from three to five full business days before a trial the timeframe within which the clerk or sheriff or other officer responsible for notifying jurors to appear in court for the trial of a cas...
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2024-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0040)
VAHB880PassCommon interest communities; foreclosure remedy. Prohibits certain bills to enforce a lien from being entertained if the real estate is the judgment debtor's primary residence and the judgment is for assessments levied by certain common interest comm...
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2024-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0055)
VASB280Engross
50%
Health care; decision-making; end of life; penalties. Allows an adult diagnosed with a terminal disease to request and an attending health care provider to prescribe a self-administered controlled substance for the purpose of ending the patient's lif...
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2024-03-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB697Engross
50%
Synthetic media; penalty. Expands the applicability of provisions related to defamation, slander, and libel to include synthetic media, defined in the bill. The bill makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to use any synthetic media for the pur...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB394Intro
25%
Capital murder; death penalty. Authorizes punishment by death for capital murder. The bill also provides that the Supreme Court of Virginia shall give priority to the review of cases in which the sentence of death has been imposed over other cases pe...
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2024-02-13
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB487Intro
25%
Harassment by computer or other electronic means; civil action. Creates a civil cause of action for an individual injured by a person who coerces, intimidates, or harasses such individual by computer or other electronic means, regardless of whether s...
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2024-02-13
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB704Intro
25%
Localities; liability for owning or operating vehicle. Provides that in any case in which a locality is the owner of, or operator through medium of a driver of, or otherwise is the insured under the policy upon a vehicle involved in an accident, or i...
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2024-02-13
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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