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VASB5030PassPolicing reform. Adds law-enforcement officers to those persons who are guilty of a Class 6 felony if they are in a position of authority over and carnally know without force, threat, or intimidation a person detained or arrested by a law-enforcement...
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2020-10-28
1st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
VAHB5029PassLaw-enforcement officer; failure to intervene in an excessive use of force; penalties. Requires that any law-enforcement officer who while in the performance of his official duties witnesses another law-enforcement officer engaging or attempting to e...
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2020-10-28
1st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
VAHB5049EnrollAcquisition and use of military property by law-enforcement agencies. Provides that no state or local law-enforcement agency shall acquire or purchase (i) weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles; (ii) aircraft that are configured for combat or are combat...
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2020-10-28
Governor's recommendation received by House
VAHB5045PassCarnal knowledge of a person detained or arrested by a law-enforcement officer or an inmate, parolee, probationer, arrestee, juvenile detainee, or pretrial defendant or posttrial offender; local or state law-enforcement officer; penalty. Adds law-enf...
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2020-10-28
1st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
VAHB5069PassLaw-enforcement officers; prohibition on the use of neck restraints. Prohibits a law-enforcement officer from using a neck restraint in the performance of his official duties and provides for disciplinary sanctions on an officer who uses a neck restr...
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2020-10-28
1st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
VASB5029EnrollIssuing citations; possession of marijuana and certain traffic offenses. Provides that no law-enforcement officer may lawfully stop a motor vehicle for operating (i) without a light illuminating a license plate, (ii) with defective and unsafe equipme...
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2020-10-21
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
VAHB5058EnrollIssuing citations; possession of marijuana and certain traffic offenses. Provides that no law-enforcement officer may lawfully stop a motor vehicle for operating (i) without a light illuminating a license plate, (ii) with defective and unsafe equipme...
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2020-10-21
Governor's recommendation received by House
VAHB5098PassHate crime; falsely summoning or giving false reports to law-enforcement officials; penalty. Increases the penalty for falsely summoning or giving false reports to law-enforcement officials from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony when a person...
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2020-10-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0022)
VASB5013PassPossession of marijuana; prepay penalty. Provides that a violation of possession of marijuana by an adult shall be a prepayable offense.
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2020-10-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0003)
VASB5032EngrossAssault and battery; penalty. Eliminates the mandatory minimum term of confinement for a simple assault or an assault and battery committed against a judge; magistrate; law-enforcement officer; correctional officer; person directly involved in the ca...
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2020-09-22
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (18-Y 1-N)
VASB5053IntroBurning cross on property of another or public place with intent to intimidate; penalty. Increases the penalty for burning a cross on the property of another or public place with intent to intimidate from a Class 6 felony to a Class 4 felony.
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2020-09-09
Recommitted to Finance and Appropriations
VASB5049IntroLaw-enforcement officers; prohibition on the use of neck Law-enforcement officers; prohibition on the use of neck restraints. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a law-enforcement officer to use a neck restraint in the performance of his official duti...
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2020-09-03
Incorporated by Finance and Appropriations
VAHB5143IntroAssault and battery; penalty. Increases the penalty for committing an assault or an assault and battery against a judge; magistrate; law-enforcement officer; correctional officer; person directly involved in the care, treatment, or supervision of inm...
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2020-08-27
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB5138IntroIntentional injury to property or a monument or memorial; penalty. Reduces from a Class 6 felony to a Class 1 misdemeanor the penalty for damages of $1,000 or more for the crime of intentional injury or destruction of (i) any property, real or person...
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2020-08-26
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB5139IntroProjecting laser at law-enforcement officer; penalties. Increases from a Class 2 misdemeanor to a Class 1 misdemeanor the penalty for any person who intentionally projects a beam or a point of light from a laser, a laser gun sight, or any device that...
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2020-08-26
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB5141IntroPossession of marijuana. Legalizes simple possession of marijuana. Current law provides a civil penalty of no more than $25 for the simple possession of marijuana. The bill also provides that simple possession of marijuana or its use by a child young...
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2020-08-26
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB5132IntroObstructing emergency medical services agency personnel in performance of mission; penalty. Increases the penalty for the crime of obstructing emergency medical services agency personnel in the performance of their mission from a Class 2 misdemeanor ...
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2020-08-25
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB5125IntroRiots and unlawful assemblies; dangerous weapons; penalty. Provides that (i) a projectile of any kind; (ii) a laser, a laser gun sight, or any device that simulates a laser; (iii) a blunt instrument; or (iv) a shield is a dangerous weapon for the pur...
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2020-08-24
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB5046IntroLimitation on mandatory minimum punishment. Provides that mandatory minimum punishments shall not apply to any sentence imposed for an offense committed on or after January 1, 2021.
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2020-08-20
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary with letter (10-Y 3-N)
VASB5055IntroPlacing swastika on certain property with intent to intimidate; penalty. Increases the penalty for placing a swastika on certain property with the intent to intimidate from a Class 6 felony to a Class 4 felony. The bill also expands the crime to incl...
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
VASB5059IntroInjury to property or persons by persons unlawfully or riotously assembled; penalty. Eliminates the requirement that an injury must be premediated for any person or persons unlawfully or riotously assembled to be guilty of injury to another person. T...
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
VASB5075IntroInjury to property or persons by persons unlawfully or riotously assembled; penalty. Provides that any person or persons, unlawfully or riotously assembled, who pull down, injure, or destroy, or begin to pull down, injure, or destroy, the property of...
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2020-08-20
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 4-N 1-A)
VASB5060IntroObstructing emergency services personnel in performance of mission; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor to interfere with fire protection services personnel while such personnel are performing their duties. The bill also increases the penalty for...
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
VASB5054IntroDisplaying noose on property of another or a highway or other public place with intent to intimidate; penalty. Increases the penalty for displaying noose on property of another or a highway or other public place with intent to intimidate from a Class...
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
VASB5061IntroAbusive language to another; penalty. Clarifies that the crime of using abusive language to another applies to persons cursing or abusing law-enforcement officers or emergency personnel who are performing their assigned duties.
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
VASB5056IntroRiots; acts of violence; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 6 felony if a person commits an act of violence during a riot. The bill also increases the penalty for carrying a firearm during a riot from a Class 5 felony to a Class 4 f...
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2020-08-20
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 4-N)
VASB5057IntroUnlawful assembly; acts of violence; penalty. Provides that if a person commits an act of violence during an unlawful assembly, such person is guilty of a Class 6 felony. The bill also increases the penalty for carrying a firearm during an unlawful a...
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
VASB5058IntroRemaining at place of riot or unlawful assembly after warning to disperse; penalty. Increases the penalty for remaining at place of riot or unlawful assembly after warning to disperse from a Class 3 misdemeanor to a Class 1 misdemeanor.
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
VASB5074IntroEmergency medical services and equipment at the site of a riot or unlawful assembly; penalty. Makes it a Class 6 felony for any person to damage the operation of any equipment or apparatus used for fighting fires or for protecting property or human l...
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2020-08-20
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)
VASB5073IntroRiots and unlawful assemblies; dangerous weapons; penalty. Provides that (i) a projectile of any kind; (ii) a laser, a laser gun sight, or any device that simulates a laser; (iii) a blunt instrument; or (iv) a shield is a dangerous weapon for the pur...
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2020-08-20
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)
VASB5062IntroPicketing or disrupting tranquility of home; penalty. Increases the penalty of picketing or disrupting tranquility of home from a Class 3 misdemeanor to a Class 1 misdemeanor.
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Judiciary
VASB5010IntroAssault and battery; penalty. Increases the penalty for committing an assault or an assault and battery against a judge; magistrate; law-enforcement officer; correctional officer; person directly involved in the care, treatment, or supervision of inm...
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2020-08-19
Incorporates SB5019 (Reeves)
VASB5019IntroAssault and battery; penalty. Increases the penalty for committing an assault or an assault and battery against a judge; magistrate; law-enforcement officer; correctional officer; person directly involved in the care, treatment, or supervision of inm...
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2020-08-18
Incorporated by Judiciary
VAHB5080IntroProjecting laser at another person unlawful; penalties. Provides that if any person intentionally projects a beam or a point of light from a laser, a laser gun sight, or any device that simulates a laser at another person with the intent to cause bod...
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2020-08-18
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB5067IntroUse of a person's identity with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass; public officials; penalty. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass another person, to publish the primary ...
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2020-08-18
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB5024IntroFirearm sales; criminal history record information check; penalty. Eliminates the Class 1 misdemeanor penalty for a person who purchases a firearm from another person without obtaining the required criminal history record information check. The bill ...
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2020-08-17
To House Public Safety Committee
VASB2PassPossession and consumption of marijuana; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $25. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a first offense, and subs...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1286)
VAHB972PassPossession and consumption of marijuana; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $25. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a first offense, and subs...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1285)
VASB36PassLottery 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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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1248)
VAHB4PassLottery 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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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1197)
VASB34PassDriver 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 or been claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return fi...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1246)
VASB71PassFirearms on school property. Adds public, private, or religious preschools and licensed 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 pro...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1249)
VASB384PassSports betting; Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund; penalties. Directs the Virginia Lottery (the Lottery) to regulate sports betting. The bill prohibits the Lottery from issuing any permits to conduct sports betting until it has developed an...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1256)
VAHB896PassSports betting; Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund; penalties. Directs the Virginia Lottery (the Lottery) to regulate sports betting. The bill prohibits the Lottery from issuing any permits to conduct sports betting until it has developed an...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1218)
VAHB881PassIllegal gambling; skill games; exception. 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 devices." The bill defines a "skill g...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1217)
VAHB1004PassProtective 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 duration of two years) from knowingly possessing a firearm wh...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1221)
VASB479PassProtective 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 duration of two years) from knowingly possessing a firearm wh...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1260)
VAHB1414PassTransportation. Amends numerous laws related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs.
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1230)
VASB890PassTransportation. Amends numerous laws related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs. Transportation. Amends numerous laws related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs.
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1275)
VASB976PassBoard 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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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1278)
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