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VASB1333EnrollPharmaceutical processors; cannabis products. Permits pharmaceutical processors to produce and distribute cannabis products other than cannabis oil. The bill defines the terms "botanical cannabis," "cannabis product," and "usable cannabis." The bill ...
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2021-02-25
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1333ER)
VASB1381EngrossPossessing or transporting a weapon within Capitol Square or into building owned or leased by the Commonwealth; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to possess or transport any (i) firearm or other weapon designed or intended to prope...
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2021-02-25
House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N)
VAHB2218EnrollPharmaceutical processors; cannabis products. Permits pharmaceutical processors to produce and distribute cannabis products other than cannabis oil. The bill defines the terms "botanical cannabis," "cannabis product," and "usable cannabis." The bill ...
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2021-02-25
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2218ER)
VAHB2276EngrossManufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of plastic firearms and unfinished frames or receivers and unserialized firearms; penalties. Creates a Class 5 felony for any person who manufactures, imports, sells, transfers, or possesses any fire...
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2021-02-25
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2276S1
VAHB2236EnrollBehavioral health docket; transfer of supervision. Provides that if an offender determined to be eligible to participate in a behavioral health docket resides in a locality other than that in which the behavioral health docket is located, or such off...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1138EngrossSexually transmitted infections; infected sexual battery. Provides that any person who is diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection and engages in sexual behavior that poses a substantial risk of transmission to another person according to curr...
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2021-02-25
Senators: Locke, McClellan, Surovell
VAHB2078EnrollIndustrial hemp; federal hemp producer license; emergency. Updates Virginia's industrial hemp laws to address the new hemp producer license issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The bill changes drug laws to exclude the industrial hemp posses...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2132EngrossHomicides and assaults and bodily woundings; certain matters not to constitute defenses. Provides that the discovery of, perception of, or belief about another person's actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation, whether ...
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2021-02-25
Passed Senate with substitute (23-Y 15-N)
VAHB1992EnrollPurchase, possession, or transportation of firearms following conviction for assault and battery of a family or household member; penalties. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of assault and battery of a family or household member, as defined ...
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2021-02-25
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1992ER)
VASB1287EnrollCharitable Gaming Board; regulations; electronic pull tabs. Prohibits the Charitable Gaming Board from promulgating regulations that prohibit the use of multiple video monitors or touchscreens on an electronic pull tab device and provides that the us...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1213EnrollDriver's license suspensions; restricted licenses; drug offenses. Authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue restricted driving credentials to individuals with driver's license suspensions resulting from drug-related offenses.
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1262EngrossRestricted permit; prepayment of fines and costs. Provides that any person who is otherwise eligible to receive a restricted permit to operate a motor vehicle shall not be required to pay in full his fines and costs before being issued such restricte...
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2021-02-24
Passed by for the day
VASB1165EnrollAbolition 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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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1165ER)
VAHB2263EnrollAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2263ER)
VAHB2169EnrollSolicitation 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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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2290EnrollPunishment for conviction of second or subsequent misdemeanor larceny; repeal. Repeals the enhanced penalties for a second or subsequent misdemeanor larceny conviction. Under current law, when a person is convicted of a second larceny offense, he sha...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2295EngrossCarrying a firearm within Capitol Square and the surrounding area, into building owned or leased by the Commonwealth, etc.; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to carry any firearm within (i) the Capitol of Virginia; (ii) Capitol Squ...
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2021-02-24
Senate requested conference committee
VASB1461EnrollBribery in correctional facilities; penalty. Provides that any person who (i) offers, confers, or agrees to confer upon another any pecuniary benefit as consideration for the recipient to act in the unlawful delivery of items or contraband to prisone...
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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1461ER)
VASB1113EnrollCommunicating threats of death or bodily injury to a person with intent to intimidate; penalty. Provides that any person 18 years of age or older who communicates a threat in writing to another to kill or to do serious bodily injury to any other pers...
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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1113ER)
VASB1261EngrossCourt 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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2021-02-24
Passed by for the day
VAHB2234EngrossVictims of sex 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 such...
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2021-02-24
Senate requested conference committee
VAHB2168EngrossIllegal gambling; skill games; civil penalty; enforcement by localities and Attorney General. Provides that any person who conducts, finances, manages, supervises, directs, or owns a gambling device that is located in an unregulated location is subje...
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2021-02-24
VOTE: Agreed To (93-Y 0-N)
VAHB2310EnrollConcealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence; emergency. Provides that any applicant for a concealed handgun permit who completed an online course to demonstrate competence with a handgun and contacted the circuit court clerk's office prior...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1127EnrollCharitable gaming; permit requirement; permissible locations; suspensions and revocations. The bill modifies the list of organizations that may conduct charitable gaming and requires such organizations, other than organizations conducting raffles tha...
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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1127ER)
VAHB1936EnrollRobbery; penalties. Creates degrees of punishment corresponding to the severity of a robbery offense. Any person who commits a robbery and causes serious bodily injury to or the death of another person is guilty of a Class 2 felony. Any person who co...
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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1936ER)
VAHB2331EngrossElimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses. Eliminates mandatory minimum sentences of confinement for certain crimes. The bill also provides a petition process for...
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2021-02-24
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
VASB1443EngrossElimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses. Eliminates all mandatory minimum sentences of confinement from the Code of Virginia. The bill directs the Secretary of ...
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2021-02-24
VOTE: Passage (56-Y 43-N)
VAHB2194EnrollCommunicating threats of death or bodily injury to a person with intent to intimidate; penalties. Provides that any person 18 years of age or older who communicates a threat in writing, including an electronically transmitted communication producing ...
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2021-02-24
Signed by Speaker
VASB1465EngrossIllegal gambling; skill games; civil penalty; enforcement by localities and Attorney General. Provides that any person who conducts, finances, manages, supervises, directs, or owns a gambling device that is located in an unregulated location is subje...
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2021-02-24
Delegates: Scott, Edmunds, Heretick
VASB1336EnrollRestricted permits to operate a motor vehicle; ignition interlock systems. Provides that in any criminal case for reckless or improper driving where a defendant's license to operate a motor vehicle, engine, or train is subject to revocation or suspen...
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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1336ER)
VASB1135EngrossDangerous dogs; procedure for adjudication; penalty. Restructures the procedure for adjudication of a dog as a dangerous dog to provide for (i) written notice by an animal control officer to the owner of the dog that he has applied for a summons, and...
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2021-02-23
House amendment agreed to by Senate (36-Y 2-N)
VAHB1843EngrossCharitable gaming; increase in certain maximum allowable prize amounts. Increases the maximum allowable amount for a single bingo door prize from $50 to $250 and the maximum allowable cumulative door prizes in any one bingo session from $250 to $500....
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2021-02-22
Passed Senate (38-Y 1-N)
VAHB1943EnrollCharitable Gaming Board; regulations; electronic pull tabs. Prohibits the Charitable Gaming Board from promulgating regulations that prohibit the use of multiple video monitors or touchscreens on an electronic pull tab device and provides that the us...
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2021-02-19
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., February 26, 2021
VAHB2128EnrollSale or transfer of firearms; criminal history record information check delay. Increases from three business days to five business days the time provided for the Department of State Police to complete a background check before a firearm may be transf...
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2021-02-19
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., February 26, 2021
VAHB1821EnrollArrest and prosecution when experiencing or reporting overdoses. Prohibits the arrest or prosecution of an individual for the unlawful purchase, possession, or consumption of alcohol, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, int...
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2021-02-19
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., February 26, 2021
VAHB2312EngrossMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and provides for an automatic expungement process for those convicted ...
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2021-02-19
Senators: Ebbin, Lucas, McPike, Surovell, Dunnavant
VASB1406EngrossMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and provides for an automatic expungement process for those convicted ...
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2021-02-19
Delegates: Herring, Mullin, Torian, Bagby, Knight
VAHB1951EngrossCommon-law crime of suicide. Abolishes the common-law crime of suicide. Suicide is currently a common-law crime in Virginia, although there is no statutorily prescribed punishment.
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2021-02-17
Failed to report (defeated) in Judiciary (5-Y 10-N)
VAHB2254EngrossUnlawful dissemination of unsolicited, obscene image of self to another; penalty. Provides that any person who, with the intent to coerce, harass, or intimidate, disseminates to any person 18 years of age or older any unsolicited, obscene videographi...
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2021-02-17
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (8-Y 5-N 1-A)
VAHB2319EngrossAccess to firearms; cohabitants; civil penalty. Makes it unlawful for an individual residing or cohabitating with any person who such individual knows or has reason to believe is prohibited from possessing or transporting a firearm to allow such pers...
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2021-02-17
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (11-Y 4-N)
VASB1278EngrossCharitable gaming; regulations; Texas Hold'em poker games. Clarifies that the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Department) has specific authority to approve and regulate operators of both Texas Hold'em poker games and Texas Hold'e...
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2021-02-16
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 0-N)
VASB1129EngrossVeterans service organizations; paramilitary activities. Exempts a member of a lawfully recognized military color guard, honor guard, or similar organization, or a member of a veterans service organization that is Congressionally chartered or officia...
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2021-02-16
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
VASB1165Engross

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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
VASB1213Engross

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Driver's license suspensions; restricted licenses; drug offenses. Authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue restricted driving credentials to individuals with driver's license suspensions resulting from drug-related offenses.
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1262Engross

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Restricted permit; prepayment of fines and costs. Provides that any person who is otherwise eligible to receive a restricted permit to operate a motor vehicle shall not be required to pay in full his fines and costs before being issued such restricte...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1113Engross

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Communicating threats of death or bodily injury to a person with intent to intimidate; penalty. Provides that any person 18 years of age or older who communicates a threat in writing to another to kill or to do serious bodily injury to any other pers...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1127Engross

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Charitable gaming; permit requirement; permissible locations; use of proceeds; suspensions and revocations. The bill modifies the list of organizations that may conduct charitable gaming and requires such organizations to obtain a permit from the Dep...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
VASB1129Engross

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Veterans service organizations; paramilitary activities. Exempts a member of a lawfully recognized military color guard, honor guard, or similar organization, or a member of a veterans service organization that is Congressionally chartered or officia...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Public Safety by voice vote
VASB1138Engross

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Sexually transmitted infections; infected sexual battery. Provides that any person who is diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection and engages in sexual behavior that poses a substantial risk of transmission to another person according to curr...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1135Engross

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Dangerous dogs; procedure for adjudication; penalty. Restructures the procedure for adjudication of a dog as a dangerous dog to provide for (i) written notice by an animal control officer to the owner of the dog that he has applied for a summons, and...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
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