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VAHB277PassRecovery residences. Requires that all recovery residences be certified by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) and that recovery residences, as a condition of such certification, comply with any minimum squ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0755)
VASB286VetoRequired disclosure for buyer to beware; buyer due diligence; historic districts. Adds a survey of the property to the list of materials that a purchaser of the property can review as part of exercising whatever due diligence the particular purchaser...
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2022-04-27
Senate sustained Governor's veto
VAHB384Enroll

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Administration of government; rights of state and local employees; freedoms of conscience and expression. Protects state and local government employees of the Commonwealth, defined in the bill, from being penalized by their employer for expressing th...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
VAHB670VetoCounty manager plan of government; independent policing auditor. Allows the governing body of any county with the county manager plan of government (Arlington County) to appoint an independent policing auditor. The independent policing auditor shall ...
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2022-04-27
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1063Enroll

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Public accommodations, employment, and housing; prohibited discrimination on the basis of religion; includes outward religious expression. Clarifies that "religion" as it relates to freedom of expression includes any outward expression of religious f...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
VASB593PassCustody and transportation of persons subject to emergency custody or temporary detention order; alternative custody; auxiliary police officers. Allows auxiliary police officers to provide transportation for a person subject to an emergency custody o...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0730)
VASB622PassRecovery residences. Requires that all recovery residences be certified by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) and that recovery residences, as a condition of such certification, comply with any minimum squ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)
VASB694PassEminent domain. Makes various changes to the laws pertaining to condemnation procedures, including (i) providing that localities shall not condition or delay the timely advancement or approval of any application for or grant of any permit or other ap...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0735)
VASB741PassFacial recognition technology; authorized uses; penalty. Authorizes local law-enforcement agencies, campus police departments, and the Department of State Police (the Department) to use facial recognition technology for certain authorized uses as def...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0737)
VAHB32PassFee for solid waste disposal; Bath County. Adds Bath County to the list of counties that may by ordinance, and after a public hearing, levy a fee for the management of solid waste not to exceed the actual cost incurred by the county in removing and d...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0347)
VASB52PassPro rata reimbursements for installation of certain utilities. Requires localities that adopt subdivision ordinances that permit subdividers or developers to install certain utilities to provide within that ordinance the subdivider's or developer's e...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0629)
VAHB60PassEconomic development authority; Town of Louisa. Provides that the Town of Louisa may appoint from five to seven members to serve on the board of the economic development authority, with terms staggered as agreed upon by the town council. Under curren...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0622)
VASB82PassCity reversion; disposition of police department or sheriff's department motorcycles. Provides that when a city reverts to a town and the police department or sheriff's department of the former city ceases to exist, officers of the former city police...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0385)
VASB172PassCounty boards of supervisors; salaries. Requires county boards of supervisors, prior to July 1 of each year, to set a maximum annual compensation, which will become effective as of January 1 of the year following the next regularly scheduled election...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0616)
VAHB167PassPublication of notice by localities. Provides that in any instance in which a locality has submitted a correct and timely notice request to a newspaper published or having general circulation in the locality and such newspaper fails to publish the no...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0478)
VAHB444PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act; meetings conducted through electronic communication means. Amends existing provisions concerning electronic meetings by keeping the provisions for electronic meetings held in response to declared states of emergen...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0597)
VASB328PassAcquisition of certain military property by law-enforcement agencies. Changes the limitation on the acquisition or purchase of military property by a law-enforcement agency from firearms of .50 caliber or higher to rifles of .50 caliber or higher and...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0376)
VAHB710PassLocal government hiring; people with disabilities. Requires any locality to take into consideration or give preference to an individual's status as a person with a disability in its employment hiring policies and practices, provided that such person ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0306)
VASB294PassFee for solid waste disposal; Bath County. Adds Bath County to the list of counties that may by ordinance, and after a public hearing, levy a fee for the management of solid waste not to exceed the actual cost incurred by the county in removing and d...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0348)
VAHB445PassBroadband service; new residential and commercial development; stakeholder advisory group. Provides that the Department of Housing and Community Development shall convene a stakeholder advisory group for the purpose of evaluating local and state poli...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0592)
VAHB377PassCharitable institutions and associations; local appropriations to faith-based organizations. Provides that no organization shall be prohibited from applying for or receiving public funds as part of a neutral grant or funding program from a locality o...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0566)
VAHB813PassAcquisition of certain military property by law-enforcement agencies. Changes the limitation on the acquisition or purchase of military property by a law-enforcement agency from firearms of .50 caliber or higher to rifles of .50 caliber or higher and...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0375)
VAHB437PassLocalities; public meeting; state project planning phase. Allows a locality the option to request a public meeting in the locality during the planning phase of a public facilities state project from the state agency or institution of higher education...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0480)
VAHB1060PassReceipt of critically missing adult reports; Virginia Critically Missing Adult Alert Program; definition. Expands the definition of "critically missing adult" to include any missing adult, including an adult who has a developmental disability, intell...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0394)
VASB657PassAir Pollution Control Board and State Water Control Board; transfer of authority to Department of Environmental Quality. Limits the authority of the Air Pollution Control Board and the State Water Control Board to issuance of regulations and transfer...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0356)
VAHB961PassCemeteries; registration; publication prior to sale. Expands provisions that allow localities to adopt an ordinance setting forth a register of identified cemeteries, graveyards, or other places of burial located on private property not belonging to ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0369)
VASB493PassCivil action for the dissemination of sexually explicit visual material to another. Provides that any person 18 years of age or older who knowingly transmits an intimate image, as defined in the bill, by computer or other electronic means to the comp...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0523)
VASB446PassBroadband service; new residential and commercial development; stakeholder advisory group. Provides that the Department of Housing and Community Development shall convene a stakeholder advisory group for the purpose of evaluating local and state poli...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0593)
VASB537PassPowers of local government; trees during development process; replacement and conservation. Prevents the prohibition or the unreasonable limitation of silvicultural activities related to the replacement of trees during the development process and the...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0620)
VAHB1194PassIndustrial Development and Revenue Bond Act; legislative intent; affordable housing grants. Authorizes an industrial development authority to make grants associated with the construction of affordable housing in order to promote safe and affordable h...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0489)
VAHB1268PassLocal government self-insurance pools. Expands provisions related to local government self-insurance pools by providing that a local government group self-insurance pool may provide all authorized insurance coverages to (i) any separate corporation e...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0439)
VAHB1325PassGeneral Powers of local governments; additional powers; Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing programs. Changes the existing authorization for local governments to finance, by ordinance, clean energy, resiliency, and stormwater...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0402)
VASB327PassArrest and summons quotas; prohibition. Prohibits (i) any agency of the Commonwealth or director or chief executive of any agency or department employing law-enforcement officers; (ii) any sheriff; (iii) any police force; or (iv) the Department of St...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0209)
VAHB443PassPark authorities; electric vehicle charging stations. Gives park authorities created by a locality the authority to locate, operate, regulate the use of, and install signage relating to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on property under its ju...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0255)
VAHB750PassArrest and summons quotas; prohibition. Prohibits (i) any agency of the Commonwealth or director or chief executive of any agency or department employing law-enforcement officers, (ii) any sheriff, (iii) any police force, or (iv) the Department of St...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0208)
VAHB837PassFood and drink law; permitting requirements. Requires any food manufacturer, food storage warehouse, and retail food establishment to obtain a permit from the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services prior to operating. Any such entity issue...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0204)
VAHB616PassBoard of zoning appeals; funding. Provides that upon request of the board of zoning appeals (BZA), a governing body shall consider appropriation of funds so that the BZA may employ or contract for secretaries, clerks, legal counsel, consultants, and ...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0249)
VAHB1088PassPlanning; subdivision of land and zoning. Changes the definition of "subdivision" to provide that it does not preclude different owners of adjacent parcels from entering into a valid and enforceable boundary line agreement with one another so long as...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0271)
VAHB1271PassVirginia Regional Industrial Facilities Act; revenue sharing agreements; facilities. Allows facilities owned by a non-authority that are utilized as part of a cooperative arrangement entered into by an authority promoting economic and workforce devel...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0231)
VASB720PassVirginia Regional Industrial Facilities Act; revenue sharing agreements; facilities. Allows facilities owned by a non-authority that are utilized as part of a cooperative arrangement entered into by an authority promoting economic and workforce devel...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0230)
VASB12PassLocal taxes; surplus revenues. Grants localities permissive authority to return surplus personal property tax revenues to taxpayers. Under current law, localities may return only surplus real property tax revenues.
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2022-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0166)
VAHB267PassLocal taxes; surplus revenues. Grants localities permissive authority to return surplus personal property tax revenues to taxpayers. Under current law, localities may return only surplus real property tax revenues.
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2022-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0165)
VAHB272PassLocal land use approvals; extension of approvals to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Extends from July 1, 2022, to July 1, 2023, the sunset date for various local land use approvals that were valid and outstanding as of July 1, 2020. The bill also prov...
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2022-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0178)
VAHB648PassComprehensive plan; substantial accord; parks. Clarifies provisions related to whether certain public facilities are substantially in accord with the adopted comprehensive plan by adding parks to the types of public uses that may, with certain types ...
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2022-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0181)
VASB501PassLocal land use approvals; extension of approvals to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Extends from July 1, 2022, to July 1, 2023, the sunset date for various local land use approvals that were valid and outstanding as of July 1, 2020. The bill also prov...
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2022-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0179)
VAHB223PassInsurance for employees of certain public school Insurance for employees of certain public school foundations. Provides that any locality may provide group life, accident, and health insurance programs for employees of certain public school foundatio...
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2022-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0105)
VASB437PassInsurance for employees of certain public school foundations. Provides that any locality may provide group life, accident, and health insurance programs for employees of certain public school foundations.
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2022-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0106)
VAHB907PassRegulation of alarm systems; battery-charged fence security systems. Allows a locality to require those persons providing or operating a battery-charged fence security system, defined in the bill, to obtain an alarm company permit and the correspondi...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0044)
VASB526PassRegulation of alarm systems; battery-charged fence security systems. Allows a locality to require those persons providing or operating a battery-charged fence security system, defined in the bill, to obtain an alarm company permit and the correspondi...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0043)
VAHB993Engross

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Unlawful hazing; penalty. Makes the crime of hazing a Class 5 felony if such hazing results in death or serious bodily injury to any person. The crime of hazing that does not result in death or serious bodily injury remains a Class 1 misdemeanor. The...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
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