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VAHB1855PassDepartment of Mines, Minerals and Energy. Renames the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy as the Department of Energy. Within the Department, the bill renames the Division of Mined Land Reclamation as the Division of Mined Land Repurposing and r...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0532)
VAHB1962PassFoster care; termination of parental rights; relatives and fictive kin. Requires local departments of social services and licensed child-placing agencies to involve in the development of a child's foster care plan the child's relatives and fictive ki...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0535)
VAHB2055PassChild support obligations; party's incarceration not deemed voluntary unemployment or underemployment. Provides that a party's incarceration alone for 180 or more consecutive days shall not ordinarily be deemed voluntary unemployment or underemployme...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0541)
VASB1356PassHospitals, nursing homes, certified nursing facilities, hospices, and assisted living facilities; visits by clergy; public health emergency. Requires the Board of Health to include in regulations governing hospitals, nursing homes, certified nursing ...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0525)
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)
VAHB2086PassChild care providers; background check portability; subsidy pilot program; report. Exempts prospective employees and volunteers of certain child care providers from statutory background check requirements where the individual completed a background c...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0510)
VAHB2191PassLocal departments of social services; investigations and family assessments; disclosure of child's location. Requires local departments of social services, when conducting investigations or family assessments, to disclose to the child's parent or gua...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0305)
VASB1321PassConfirmatory adoption. Expands the stepparent adoption provisions to allow a person who is not the child's stepparent but has a legitimate interest in the child to file a joint petition for adoption with the child's birth parent or parent by adoption...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0252)
VAHB1957PassAdult adoption; investigation and report. Removes the requirement that an investigation and report be conducted when a petition is filed for the adoption of a person 18 years of age or older on the basis of good cause shown and after a showing that t...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0202)
VAHB1823PassPublic schools, child day programs, and certain other programs; carbon monoxide detectors required. Requires each building that was built before 2015 and that houses any public school classroom for students, licensed child day program, or other progr...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0165)
VASB1297PassEmergency order for adult protective services; acts of violence, force, or threat or financial exploitation; penalty. Allows the circuit court, upon a finding that an incapacitated adult has been, within a reasonable period of time, subjected to an a...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0208)
VAHB2018PassEmergency order for adult protective services; acts of violence, force, or threat or financial exploitation; penalty. Allows the circuit court, upon a finding that an incapacitated adult has been, within a reasonable period of time, subjected to an a...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0207)
VAHB2002PassChild support; health care coverage. Provides that in any case in which a petitioner is seeking to establish child support, the intake officer shall provide the petitioner information on the possible availability of medical assistance through the Fam...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0206)
VAHB2065PassProduce Rx Program established; report. Directs the Department of Social Services, in cooperation with the Department of Medical Assistance Services, to convene a work group to develop a plan for a three-year pilot Produce Rx Program to incentivize c...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0212)
VASB1328PassState-Funded Kinship Guardianship Assistance program. Creates the State-Funded Kinship Guardianship Assistance program (the program) to facilitate child placements with relatives, including fictive kin, and ensure permanency for children. The bill se...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0254)
VAHB2035PassVirginia Initiative for Education and Work; Full Employment Program. Modifies the Full Employment Program (FEP) for Virginia Initiative for Education and Work participants by (i) allowing FEP participants to continue receiving Temporary Assistance fo...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0209)
VASB1316PassChild care providers; background check portability; subsidy pilot program; report. Exempts prospective employees and volunteers of certain child care providers from statutory background check requirements where the individual completed a background c...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0251)
VAHB1820PassTemporary Assistance for Needy Families; food stamp program; eligibility; postsecondary education. Adds participation in educational activities that lead to a post-secondary credential from an accredited institution of higher education or other posts...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0160)
VASB1462Engross

Sine Die
Virginia Digital Equity Pilot Program and Fund. Requires the Department of Social Services to establish a pilot program to provide a fixed reimbursement for the costs of broadband services to households currently participating in the Supplemental Nut...
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2021-03-01
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB1932Engross

Sine Die
Child-placing agencies; conscience clause; repeal. Repeals provisions that allow child-placing agencies to refuse to perform, assist with, counsel, recommend, consent to, refer, or participate in any child placements when the proposed placement viola...
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2021-02-23
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VASB1321Engross

Sine Die
Confirmatory adoption. Expands the stepparent adoption provisions to allow a person who is not the child's stepparent but has a legitimate interest in the child to file a joint petition for adoption with the child's birth parent or parent by adoption...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VASB1316Engross

Sine Die
Child care providers; background check portability; subsidy pilot program; report. Exempts prospective employees and volunteers of certain child care providers from statutory background check requirements where the individual completed a background c...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VASB1297Engross

Sine Die
Emergency order for adult protective services; acts of violence, force, or threat or financial exploitation; penalty. Allows the circuit court, upon a finding that an incapacitated adult has been, within a reasonable period of time, subjected to an a...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1261Engross

Sine Die
Court 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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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1328Engross

Sine Die
State-Funded Kinship Guardianship Assistance program. Creates the State-Funded Kinship Guardianship Assistance program (the program) to facilitate child placements with relatives, including fictive kin, and ensure permanency for children. The bill se...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VASB1356Engross

Sine Die
Hospitals, nursing homes, certified nursing facilities, hospices, and assisted living facilities; visits by clergy; public health emergency. Requires the Board of Health to include in regulations governing hospitals, nursing homes, certified nursing ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VASB1462Engross

Sine Die
Virginia Digital Equity Pilot Program and Fund. Requires the Department of Social Services to establish a pilot program to provide a fixed reimbursement for the costs of broadband services to households currently participating in the Supplemental Nut...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Communications, Technology and Innovation by voice vote
VAHB1820Engross

Sine Die
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; food stamp program; eligibility; postsecondary education. Adds participation in educational activities that lead to a post-secondary credential from an accredited institution of higher education or other posts...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1823Engross

Sine Die
Public schools, child day programs, and certain other programs; carbon monoxide detectors required. Requires each building that was built before 2015 and that houses any public school classroom for students, licensed child day program, or other progr...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1957Engross

Sine Die
Adult adoption; investigation and report. Removes the requirement that an investigation and report be conducted when a petition is filed for the adoption of a person 18 years of age or older on the basis of good cause shown and after a showing that t...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2055Engross

Sine Die
Child support obligations; party's incarceration not deemed voluntary unemployment or underemployment. Provides that a party's incarceration for 180 or more consecutive days shall not ordinarily be deemed voluntary unemployment or underemployment for...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1855Engross

Sine Die
Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. Renames the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy as the Department of Energy. Within the Department, the bill renames the Division of Mined Land Reclamation as the Division of Mined Land Repurposing and r...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1932Engross

Sine Die
Child-placing agencies; conscience clause; repeal. Repeals provisions that allowed child-placing agencies to refuse to perform, assist with, counsel, recommend, consent to, refer, or participate in any child placements when the proposed placement wou...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1962Engross

Sine Die
Foster care; termination of parental rights; relatives and fictive kin. Requires local departments of social services and licensed child-placing agencies to involve in the development of a child's foster care plan the child's relatives and fictive ki...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2035Engross

Sine Die
Virginia Initiative for Education and Work; Full Employment Program. Modifies the Full Employment Program (FEP) for Virginia Initiative for Education and Work participants by (i) allowing FEP participants to continue receiving Temporary Assistance fo...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2002Engross

Sine Die
Child support; health care coverage. Provides that in any case in which a court enters an order directing the payment of spousal support in cases in which there are minor children that the parties have a mutual duty to support or any payment of child...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2018Engross

Sine Die
Emergency order for adult protective services; acts of violence, force, or threat or financial exploitation; penalty. Allows the circuit court, upon a finding that an incapacitated adult has been, within a reasonable period of time, subjected to an a...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2065Engross

Sine Die
Produce Rx Program established; report. Directs the Department of Social Services, in cooperation with the Department of Medical Assistance Services, to convene a work group to develop a plan for a three-year pilot Produce Rx program to incentivize c...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2086Engross

Sine Die
Child care providers; background checks; portability. Exempts prospective employees and volunteers of certain child welfare agencies from statutory background check requirements where the individual completed a background check within the previous fi...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2191Engross

Sine Die
Local department of social services; location of child in local department's custody. Provides that a local department of social services shall, upon request of the legal guardian or custodian of a child, disclose to such legal guardian or custodian ...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2303Intro

Sine Die
Possession of controlled substances; penalties. Reduces the penalty for possession of a Schedule I or II Possession of controlled substances; penalties. Reduces the penalty for possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance from a Class 5 felo...
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2021-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2242Intro

Sine Die
COVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement; discrimination prohibited. Prohibits the State Health Commissioner and the Board of Health, the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Health Professions and any reg...
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2021-01-28
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (18-Y 3-N)
VASB1244Intro

Sine Die
Civil commitment of sexually violent predators. Repeals sections of the Code of Virginia authorizing civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
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2021-01-27
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary with letter (12-Y 0-N)
VASB1449Intro

Sine Die
COVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement; employment discrimination prohibited. Prohibits discrimination based on a person's vaccination status with respect to any COVID-19 vaccine in numerous employment contexts.
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2021-01-27
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (11-Y 1-N 1-A)
VASB1371Intro

Sine Die
Safe haven protections; newborn safety device. Provides an affirmative defense in certain criminal prosecutions and civil proceedings regarding child abuse or neglect to a parent who safely delivers his child within the first 14 days of the child's l...
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2021-01-27
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (13-Y 1-N)
VAHB673Engross

Sine Die
Cruelty to children; penalty. Increases the penalty from a Class 6 felony to a Class 4 felony for any person employing or having custody of a child to willfully cause or permit such child to be tortured physically or psychologically, tormented, mutil...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1658Intro

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Adult protective services; central registry. Creates a central registry of founded complaints of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation to be maintained by the Department of Social Services. The bill establishes (i) investigation requirements for loc...
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2020-12-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
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