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VASB3EnrollDisorderly conduct in public places; school activities. Provides that the a student shall not be guilty of disorderly conduct if such disorderly conduct occurred on school property, on a school bus, or at any activity conducted or sponsored by any sc...
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2020-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB3ER)
VASB263EngrossConcealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence. Removes the option for concealed handgun permit applicants to demonstrate competence with a handgun by completing an electronic, video, or online course conducted by a state-certified or Nationa...
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2020-02-24
House requested conference committee
VAHB1096EngrossInjuries to churches or church property; dead animals. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to willfully or maliciously place a dead animal within any church or on church property.
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2020-02-24
Read third time
VASB436EngrossEstablishment of the Virginia Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearms List; penalty. Creates the Virginia Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearms List (the List) that prohibits the possession, transportation, and sale of firearms to any person who voluntarily register...
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2020-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 24]
To House Appropriations: Transportation & Public Safety Committee
VASB2EngrossMarijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $50, or 5 hours of community service as an alternative punishment. Current law imposes a max...
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2020-02-21
Committee substitute printed 20108848D-H2
VASB36EngrossLottery 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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2020-02-21
VOTE: Passage (66-Y 31-N)
VAHB34EngrossRefusal of tests; restricted license. Allows a person convicted of a first offense of unreasonable refusal to have samples of his breath or blood taken for chemical tests to determine the alcohol content of his blood to petition the court 30 days aft...
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2020-02-21
VOTE: Adoption (56-Y 41-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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2020-02-21
Reported from Appropriations (14-Y 7-N)
VASB14EngrossTrigger activators; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of a trigger activator, defined in the bill as a device designed to allow a semi-automatic firearm to sho...
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2020-02-21
Reported from Public Safety (14-Y 8-N)
VASB71EngrossFirearms on school property. Adds public, private, or religious preschools and child day centers that are not operated at the residence of the provider or of any of the children to the list of schools where possessing a firearm on school property or ...
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2020-02-21
Reported from Public Safety with substitute (13-Y 9-N)
VASB70EngrossFirearm sales; criminal history record information Firearm sales; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm sale and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establish a process...
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2020-02-21
Committee substitute printed 20108843D-H1
VASB69EngrossPurchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and establishes such an offense as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exe...
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2020-02-21
Passed by for the day
VASB173EngrossProhibition on possession of stun weapon on school property; exemptions. Allows the holder of a valid concealed handgun permit to possess a stun weapon on school property while in a motor vehicle in a parking lot, traffic circle, or other means of ve...
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2020-02-21
Reported from Public Safety (22-Y 0-N)
VAHB245EnrollFornication; repeal. Repeals the crime of fornication, i.e., voluntary sexual intercourse by an unmarried person.
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2020-02-21
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB245ER)
VASB199EngrossConduct of charitable gaming. Removes restrictions regarding (i) the number of calendar days that charitable gaming may be conducted, (ii) the number of bingo sessions that may be played in any calendar day and the number of bingo games that may be p...
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2020-02-21
To House Appropriations: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
VAHB259EngrossUnrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report. Provides that in cases where a defendant is likely to remain incompetent for the foreseeable future due to an ongoing and irreversible medical condition and prior medical or educational records a...
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2020-02-21
Senate requested conference committee
VASB240EngrossFirearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Creates a procedure by which any attorney for the Commonwealth or two law-enforcement officers may apply to a general district court, circuit court, or juvenile and domestic relations...
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2020-02-21
Committee substitute printed 20108809D-H1
VASB282EngrossIgnition interlock for first offense driving under the influence of drugs. Provides that a court of proper jurisdiction may, as a condition of a restricted license, prohibit an offender from operating a motor vehicle that is not equipped with a funct...
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2020-02-21
Read second time
VAHB663EnrollCircumvention of ignition interlock systems; venue. Provides that the venue for the prosecution of a circumvention of the operation of an ignition interlock system shall be where the offense occurred or the jurisdiction in which the order prohibiting...
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2020-02-21
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB663ER)
VAHB923EnrollAlcoholic beverage control; interdiction; habitual drunkard; repeal. Repeals the provision allowing a court to enter an order of interdiction prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages to any person who has shown himself to be a habitual drunkard. T...
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2020-02-21
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB923ER)
VAHB618EngrossHate crimes; gender, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation; penalty. Adds gender, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation to the categories of victims whose intentional selection for a hate crime involving assault, assault an...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VASB378EngrossComputer trespass; penalty. Expands the crime of computer trespass to provide that the prohibited actions that constitute computer trespass are criminalized if done through intentionally deceptive means and without authority and specifies that a comp...
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2020-02-21
Read second time
VASB384EngrossSports betting; Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund; Sports Betting Operations Fund; penalties. Directs the Virginia Lottery to regulate sports betting. Before administering a sports betting operation, an entity is required to apply for a thr...
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2020-02-21
VOTE: Passage (59-Y 38-N)
VASB499EngrossSpecialty dockets; veterans docket. Provides that any veterans docket authorized and established as a local specialty docket in accordance with the Rules of Supreme Court of Virginia shall be deemed a "Veterans Treatment Court Program," as that term ...
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2020-02-21
Read second time
VASB433EngrossUse of constitutional rights in a civil case. Repeals the provision that, in any civil case, a party who exercises his constitutional rights cannot have such exercise used against him.
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24]
To House Courts: Civil Committee
VAHB980EngrossProvision of abortion. The bill expands who can perform first trimester abortions to include, in addition to physicians, physician's assistants licensed by the Board of Medicine, and nurse practitioners or certified nurse midwives jointly licensed by...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VAHB962EngrossHemp products intended for smoking. Prohibits the sale to persons under age 21 of hemp products intended for smoking.
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VASB513EngrossDriver's license suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses. Removes the existing provisions that allow a person's driver's license to be suspended (i) when he is convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense; (ii) for n...
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2020-02-21
Reported from Appropriations (14-Y 7-N)
VASB479EngrossProtective orders; possession of firearms; surrender or Protective orders; possession of firearms; surrender or transfer of firearms; penalty. Prohibits any person subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum durat...
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2020-02-21
Reported from Public Safety with amendment (15-Y 6-N)
VASB546EngrossJuveniles; trial as adult. Increases from 14 years of age to 16 years of age the minimum age at which a juvenile can be tried as an adult in circuit court for a felony.
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2020-02-21
Floor substitute printed 20108708D-H2 (Mullin)
VAHB1044EnrollUnauthorized use of electronic tracking device; penalty. Increases from a Class 3 misdemeanor to a Class 1 misdemeanor the punishment for a person who installs or places an electronic tracking device through intentionally deceptive means and without ...
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2020-02-21
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1044ER)
VAHB1071EnrollProfane swearing in public. Removes the crime of profane swearing in public, which is currently punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor.
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2020-02-21
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1071ER)
VAHB1076EnrollCarrying concealed weapons; sling bow. Replaces "slingshot" with "sling bow" in the list of weapons a person is prohibited from carrying concealed. The bill also removes the Harbormaster of the City of Hopewell from the list of individuals who, while...
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2020-02-21
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1076ER)
VAHB1181EngrossViolation of provisions of protective order; venue. Provides that a violation of a protective order may be prosecuted in the jurisdiction where the protective order was issued or in any county or city where any act constituting the violation of the p...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VAHB1330EngrossPossession, distribution, production, publication, sale, financing, etc., of child pornography; venue. Provides that venue for a prosecution of child pornography possession, distribution, or production may lie in the jurisdiction where the alleged of...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VASB616EngrossDepartment of Game and Inland Fisheries; name change. Renames the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Department of Wildlife Resources and the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Board of Wildlife Resources.
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2020-02-21
Read second time
VASB667EngrossArrest and prosecution when experiencing or reporting overdoses. Provides that no individual shall be subject to arrest or prosecution for the unlawful purchase, possession, or consumption of alcohol; possession of a controlled substance; possession ...
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2020-02-21
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VASB788EngrossGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $500 to $1,000 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the c...
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2020-02-21
Read second time
VASB890EngrossTransportation. Amends numerous law related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs.
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2020-02-21
Reported from Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 8-N)
VASB670EngrossUnrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report. Provides that in cases where a defendant's competency is primarily compromised due to an ongoing and irreversible medical condition and prior medical or educational records are available to suppo...
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2020-02-21
House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
VASB818EngrossBehavioral health dockets; established. Establishes, by the Behavioral Health Docket Act (the Act), behavioral health courts as specialized court dockets within the existing structure of Virginia's court system, offering judicial monitoring of intens...
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2020-02-21
Read second time
VASB885EngrossPerformance of laboratory analysis; cannabidiol oil; THC-A oil; tetrahydrocannabinol. Provides that no person employed by an analytical laboratory to retrieve, deliver, or possess cannabidiol oil, THC-A oil or industrial hemp samples from a permitted...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1570EngrossPossession of tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, and alternative nicotine products by persons under 21 years of age; exception; scientific study. Provides an exception to the law prohibiting possession of tobacco products, nicotine vapor prod...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VASB976EngrossBoard of Pharmacy; pharmaceutical processors; cannabis dispensing facilities. Defines "cannabis dispensing facilities" and allows the Board of Pharmacy to issue up to five permits for cannabis dispensing facilities per health service area. The bill r...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25]

Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 1-N)
VASB971EngrossVirginia Lottery Board; regulation of electronic gaming devices, penalty. Includes the playing or offering for play of any skill game in the definition of "illegal gambling." The bill also includes skill games within the definition of "gambling devic...
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2020-02-21
VOTE: Passage (63-Y 29-N 1-A)
VAHB1614EngrossVictims of human trafficking; affirmative defense to prosecution for certain offenses. Provides an affirmative defense to prosecution for prostitution and keeping, residing in, or frequenting a bawdy place if, at the time of the offense leading to su...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VAHB1627EngrossThreats and harassment of certain officials and property; venue. Provides that certain crimes relating to threats and harassment may be prosecuted in the City of Richmond if the victim is (i) the Governor, Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor, Lieuten...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VAHB256EnrollDisorderly conduct; students. Provides that a student at any elementary or secondary school is not guilty of disorderly conduct in a public place if the disorderly conduct occurred on school property, on a school bus, or at any activity conducted or ...
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2020-02-20
Signed by President
VAHB995EnrollGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $500 to $1,000 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the c...
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2020-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB995ER)
VAHB1334EngrossInsurance data security; required programs and notifications. Establishes standards for insurance data security and for the investigation of a cybersecurity event and the notification to the Commissioner of Insurance and affected consumers of a cyber...
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2020-02-20
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
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