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VAHB101IntroGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $500 to $750 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 cla...
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2019-12-12
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB83IntroKilling or injuring police animals; penalty. Provides that the punishment for any person who maliciously kills or injures an animal owned, used, or trained by a law-enforcement agency, regional jail, or the Department of Corrections, while such anima...
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2019-12-10
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB85IntroAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2019-12-10
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB87IntroMarijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalties. Eliminates Marijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older. T...
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2019-12-10
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB78IntroPurchase, possession, and transport of firearms following certain convictions; permit to restore rights; penalty. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor violation of assault and battery of a family or household member from possess...
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2019-12-07
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB72IntroAllowing access to firearms by children; recklessly leaving loaded, unsecured firearm in manner that endangers child under 14; penalty. Increases from a Class 3 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony the penalty for recklessly leaving a loaded, unsecured fi...
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2019-12-05
Committee Referral Pending
VASB102IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board (the Board). Casino gaming shall be limited to certain cities that meet the criteria that is outlined in the bill, ...
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2019-12-05
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASB90IntroCapital murder; punishment. Provides that any person convicted of capital murder involving the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of more than one person as part of the same act or transaction or more than one person within a three-year pe...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB83IntroBrandishing a firearm; law-enforcement officer; penalty. Provides for a six-month mandatory minimum sentence upon conviction of a person for pointing, holding, or brandishing a firearm or air-operated or gas-operated weapon or object similar in appea...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB84IntroConcealment of firearm in committing felony; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of a separate felony if he carries about his person any pistol, shotgun, rifle, or other firearm that is hidden from common observation while committing or attempt...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB89IntroViolation of protective order while armed with firearm or other deadly weapon; mandatory minimum sentence; penalty. Provides for a three-year mandatory minimum sentence to be served consecutively with any other sentence upon a conviction for violatio...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB86IntroUse or display of firearm in committing felony; penalty. Increases from three to five years for a first offense and from five to 10 years for a second or subsequent offense the mandatory minimum sentences for use or display of a firearm during the co...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB85IntroStolen firearms; penalties. Creates or enhances penalties for crimes related to larceny of a firearm or use of a stolen firearm during the commission of a felony. The bill provides that it is (i) a Class 3 felony with a five-year mandatory minimum se...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB88IntroDischarging firearm; penalty. Imposes a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of three years for violations of (i) maliciously discharging a firearm within or at an occupied building or dwelling house; (ii) willfully discharging a firearm within or ...
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2019-11-27
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB75IntroAllowing access to firearms by minors; penalty. Provides that any person who recklessly leaves a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any person under the age of 18 is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. Current ...
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2019-11-25
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB76IntroProtective orders; possession of firearms; penalty. Provides that it is a Class 6 felony for a person who is subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) for subjecting another person to an a...
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2019-11-25
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB71IntroFirearms 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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2019-11-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB68IntroProvision of abortion; ultrasound requirement. Eliminates the requirement that a pregnant woman seeking to obtain an abortion undergo a fetal transabdominal ultrasound at least 24 hours prior to obtaining an abortion, or at least two hours prior to o...
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2019-11-22
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB67IntroReporting lost or stolen firearms; civil penalty. Requires that, if a firearm is lost or stolen from a person who lawfully possessed it, such person shall report the loss or theft of the firearm to any local law-enforcement agency or the Department o...
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2019-11-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB70IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establi...
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2019-11-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB69IntroPurchase 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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2019-11-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB64IntroParamilitary activities; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of unlawful paramilitary activity if such person assembles with another person with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons by drilling, parading, or marching with a...
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2019-11-21
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB34IntroRefusal of tests; restricted license. Allows a person convicted of a first offense of unreasonable refusal to have samples of his breath taken for chemical tests to determine the alcohol content of his blood to petition the court 30 days after convic...
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2019-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
VASB51IntroCarrying a concealed handgun; consumption of alcohol in a public park; penalty. Prohibits a person who carries a concealed handgun onto the premises of any public park or other public space when alcoholic beverages have been approved for sale or cons...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB36IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board (the Board). Casino gaming shall be limited to certain cities that meet the criteria that is outlined in the bill, ...
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2019-11-18
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VAHB4IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board (the Board). Casino gaming shall be limited to certain cities that meet the criteria that is outlined in the bill, ...
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2019-11-18
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB8IntroDisorderly conduct in public places; school activities. Eliminates the Class 1 misdemeanor for disrupting willfully or while intoxicated, whether willfully or not, the operation of any school or any school activity conducted or sponsored by any schoo...
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2019-11-18
Committee Referral Pending
VASB42IntroAggravated sexual battery by false representation or Aggravated sexual battery by false representation or subterfuge; penalty. Provides that any person who sexually abuses another person through false representation or subterfuge that is part of a ma...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB3IntroDisorderly conduct in public places; school activities. Eliminates the Class 1 misdemeanor for disrupting willfully or while intoxicated, whether willfully or not, the operation of any school or any school activity conducted or sponsored by any schoo...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB32IntroCorporal punishment of a child with an object; penalty. Provides that any parent, guardian, or other person responsible for the care of a child under 18 years of age who uses an inanimate object to subject a child to corporal punishment, as defined i...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB16IntroProhibiting sale, transport, etc., of assault firearms and certain firearm magazines; penalties. Expands the definition of "assault firearm" and prohibits any person from importing, selling, transferring, manufacturing, purchasing, possessing, or tra...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB9IntroReporting lost or stolen firearms; civil penalty. Requires that, if a firearm is lost or stolen from a person who lawfully possessed it, such person shall report the loss or theft of the firearm to any local law-enforcement agency or the Department o...
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2019-11-18
Committee Referral Pending
VASB2IntroMarijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $50. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a fir...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB21IntroProvision of abortion; parental consent requirement; ultrasound requirement; hospital regulations. Removes the requirement that a pregnant minor seeking an abortion obtain either parental consent or judicial authorization. The bill removes the requir...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB12IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and requires the Department of State Police to establish a process for transferors of firearms to obtain such a check from li...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB13IntroPossessing or transporting a weapon within Capitol Square; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to possess or transport any (i) gun or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile or projectile of any kind; (ii) frame, receiv...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB34IntroDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver Driver 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 Virgini...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Transportation Committee
VASB22IntroPurchase 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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2019-11-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB15IntroCarrying weapon into building owned or leased by the Commonwealth; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to transport any (i) gun or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile or projectile of any kind; (ii) frame, receiver,...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establi...
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2019-11-18
Committee Referral Pending
VASB14IntroTrigger 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 (i) a device designed to be attached to a semi-automatic f...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB18IntroFirearms; criminal history record information checks; age Firearms; criminal history record information checks; age requirement; penalty. Provides that a person must be at least 21 years old, or must be at least 18 years old by the effective date of ...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB4036IntroCapital murder; punishment. Provides that any person convicted of capital murder involving the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of more than one person as part of the same act or transaction or more than one person within a three-year pe...
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2019-07-19
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB4005IntroConcealment of firearm in committing felony; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of a separate felony if he carries about his person any pistol, shotgun, rifle, or other firearm that is hidden from common observation while committing or attempt...
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2019-07-09
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (9-Y 6-N)
VASB4007IntroUse or display of firearm in committing felony; penalty. Increases from three to five years for a first offense and from five to 10 years for a second or subsequent offense the mandatory minimum sentences for use or display of a firearm during the co...
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2019-07-09
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (9-Y 6-N)
VASB4004IntroBrandishing a firearm; law-enforcement officer; penalty. Provides for a six-month mandatory minimum sentence upon conviction of a person for pointing, holding, or brandishing a firearm or air-operated or gas-operated weapon or object similar in appea...
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2019-07-09
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (9-Y 6-N)
VAHB4008IntroConcealed 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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2019-07-09
Tabled in Militia, Police and Public Safety with letter to Crime Commission (12-Y 9-N)
VAHB4018IntroUse or display of firearm in committing felony; firearm silencer; penalty. Provides that an additional two-year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment shall be imposed for use or display of a firearm in the commission of a felony if the firearm is eq...
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2019-07-09
Referred by voice vote with letter to Crime Commission
VAHB4016IntroUse or display of firearm in committing felony; penalty. Increases from three to five years for a first offense and from five to 10 years for a second or subsequent offense the mandatory minimum sentences for use or display of a firearm during the co...
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2019-07-09
Referred by voice vote with letter to Crime Commission
VASB4023IntroViolation of protective order while armed with firearm or other deadly weapon; mandatory minimum sentence; penalty. Provides for a three-year mandatory minimum sentence to be served consecutively with any other sentence upon a conviction for violatio...
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2019-07-09
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (9-Y 6-N)
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