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VAHB1992PassPurchase, 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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2021-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0555)
VASB1381PassCarrying a firearm or explosive material within Capitol Square and the surrounding area, into a building owned or leased by the Commonwealth, etc.; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to carry any firearm or explosive material within...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0527)
VAHB2295PassCarrying a firearm or explosive material within Capitol Square and the surrounding area, into a building owned or leased by the Commonwealth, etc.; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to carry any firearm or explosive material within...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0548)
VAHB2168PassIllegal 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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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0546)
VASB1127PassCharitable gaming; permit requirement; permissible locations; suspensions and revocations. Modifies the list of organizations that may conduct charitable gaming and requires such organizations, other than organizations conducting raffles that reasona...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0520)
VAHB1936PassRobbery; 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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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0534)
VAHB2312PassMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and imposes lim...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0551)
VASB1406PassMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and imposes lim...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0550)
VASB1287PassCharitable 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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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0499)
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)
VASB1138PassSexually transmitted infections; infected sexual battery; penalties. 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 with t...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0465)
VASB1135PassDangerous 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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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0464)
VAHB2132PassHomicides and assaults and bodily woundings; certain matters not to constitute defenses. Provides that another person's actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation is not in and of itself, or together with an oral solicita...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0460)
VAHB1843PassCharitable 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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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0491)
VASB1213PassDriver'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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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0376)
VASB1262PassRestricted 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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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0336)
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)
VAHB2263PassAbolition 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 (CHAP0344)
VAHB2234PassVictims 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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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0334)
VASB1465PassIllegal 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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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0329)
VAHB2169PassSolicitation 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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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0188)
VAHB2290PassPunishment 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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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0192)
VASB1333PassPharmaceutical processors; cannabis products. Permits pharmaceutical processors to produce and distribute cannabis products other than cannabis oil and for that purpose defines the terms "botanical cannabis," "cannabis product," and "usable cannabis....
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0228)
VAHB2218PassPharmaceutical processors; cannabis products. Permits pharmaceutical processors to produce and distribute cannabis products other than cannabis oil and for that purpose defines the terms "botanical cannabis," "cannabis product," and "usable cannabis....
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0227)
VASB1461PassBribery in correctional facilities; penalty. Provides that any person who receives any pecuniary benefit or other consideration to act in the unlawful delivery of items or contraband to prisoners is guilty of bribery, punishable as a Class 4 felony. ...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0289)
VAHB2236PassBehavioral 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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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0191)
VASB1336PassRestricted 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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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0279)
VAHB2078PassIndustrial 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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2021-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0110)
VASB1113PassCommunicating 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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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0084)
VAHB2310PassConcealed 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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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0085)
VAHB2194PassCommunicating 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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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0083)
VASB1278Engross

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Charitable 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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2021-03-01
To House General Laws Committee
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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2021-03-01
To House Public Safety Committee
VAHB2276Engross

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Manufacture, 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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2021-03-01
Failed to pass
VAHB2331Engross

Sine Die
Elimination 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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2021-03-01
Failed to pass
VASB1443Engross

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Elimination 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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2021-03-01
Failed to pass
VASB1306Engross

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Assault and battery; penalty. Eliminates the mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months for an assault and battery committed against a judge, magistrate, law-enforcement officer, correctional officer, person directly involved in the care, tr...
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2021-03-01
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1943PassCharitable 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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2021-02-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0014)
VAHB2128PassSale 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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2021-02-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0031)
VAHB1821PassArrest 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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2021-02-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0029)
VAHB1951Engross

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Common-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)
VAHB2254Engross

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Unlawful 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)
VAHB2319Engross

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Access 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)
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
VASB1213Engross

Sine Die
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

Sine Die
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

Sine Die
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
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