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VASB188VetoElection of certain governing bodies; conversion to single-member districts. Allows the governing body of a locality that has been subject to a court order imposing a remedial election system under voting rights laws to adopt an ordinance to convert ...
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2024-05-17
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB950VetoUniform Statewide Building Code; temporary prohibition on modifications. Provides that neither the Governor nor the Board of Housing and Community Development shall modify any regulation in the Uniform Statewide Building Code prior to the conclusion ...
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2024-05-17
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB12PassChildren's advocacy centers; definitions; investigations by local departments of social services. Replaces the term "child advocacy center" with "children's advocacy center" and defines such term. The bill provides that if it is determined during a h...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0779)
VAHB2VetoPurchase, sale, transfer, etc., of assault firearms and certain ammunition feeding devices prohibited; penalty. Creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person who imports, sells, manufactures, purchases, or transfers an assault firearm, as that term is...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VASB2VetoPurchase, sale, transfer, etc., of assault firearms and certain ammunition feeding devices prohibited; penalty. Creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person who imports, sells, manufactures, purchases, or transfers an assault firearm, as that term is...
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2024-04-17
Senate sustained Governor's veto
VAHB29Enroll
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Budget Bill. Amends Chapter 2 of the Acts of Assembly of 2022, Special Session I, as amended by Chapter 769 of the Acts of Assembly of 2023, as further amended by Chapter 1 of the Acts of Assembly of 2023, Special Session I,
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2024-04-17
Failed to pass
VASB69VetoMinimum qualifications for law-enforcement officers; citizenship; waiver. Allows individuals who have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to qualify for the positions of chief of police, po...
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2024-04-17
Senate sustained Governor's veto
VAHB208VetoComprehensive plan; healthy communities strategy. Authorizes a locality, beginning July 1, 2024, to adopt a healthy communities strategy as part of its next and any subsequent reviews of the comprehensive plan. The bill provides that the locality's s...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB405VetoCommission on Electric Utility Regulation; evaluation of infrastructure necessary for electric vehicle charging facilities. Directs the State Corporation Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development to provide technical assistan...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB529VetoConservation and replacement of trees during development process. Expands certain existing local government authority to conserve or replace trees during the development process by expanding such authority statewide. The bill allows localities to est...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VASB329VetoCompost and other products containing organic soil amendments infrastructure; civil penalty. Allows a locality by ordinance to require certain generators, as defined in the bill, of large quantities of organic waste to separate the organic waste from...
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2024-04-17
Senate sustained Governor's veto
VAHB797VetoDemonstrated competence for a concealed handgun permit; firearms instructors and safety programs. Requires that any course, class, or training to demonstrate competence with a handgun as required to obtain a concealed handgun permit must include a li...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB776VetoMinimum qualifications for law-enforcement officers; citizenship; waiver. Allows individuals who are lawfully admitted for permanent residence who have resided in the United States for no less than 60 months and who are both eligible for and have app...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB953VetoLocal Environmental Impact Fund. Allows localities to create a permanent and perpetual fund to be known as the Local Environmental Impact Fund. The bill provides that the Fund shall consist exclusively of appropriated local moneys and any gifts, dona...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1028VetoAffordable housing; assisted living facilities. Allows localities that have adopted an affordable housing program to require that in an application for a special exception or special use permit affordable rental units be included for any proposed dev...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1128PassChildren's advocacy centers; definitions; investigations by local departments of social services. Replaces the term "child advocacy center" with "children's advocacy center" and defines such term. The bill provides that if it is determined during a h...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0829)
VAHB1100VetoConservation of trees during land development process. Expands current provisions that provide that certain localities in Planning District 8 (Northern Virginia) may, by ordinance, require conservation of trees during the land development process by ...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB906PassPublic utilities; municipal utilities; disconnection of service; limitations; consumer protections. Suspends electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities subject to the regulation of the State Corporation Commission from disconnecting service to a ...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0824)
VAHB1167VetoLocal prohibition on the sale of English ivy; civil penalty. Authorizes any locality to adopt an ordinance prohibiting the sale of English ivy, with violations punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed $50 for a first violation and not to exceed $2...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VASB448VetoCannabis control; retail market; penalties. Establishes a framework for the creation of a retail marijuana market in the Commonwealth, to be administered by the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority. The bill allows the Authority to begin issuing all m...
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2024-04-17
Senate sustained Governor's veto
VASB480PassPublic utilities; municipal utilities; disconnection of service; limitations; report; consumer protections. Suspends electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities subject to the regulation of the State Corporation Commission from disconnecting servi...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0790)
VASB595VetoComprehensive plan; healthy communities strategy. Authorizes a locality, beginning July 1, 2024, to adopt a healthy communities strategy as part of its next and any subsequent reviews of the comprehensive plan. The bill provides that the locality's s...
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2024-04-17
Senate sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1386VetoFirearms; workplace rules of localities. Provides that any locality that adopts an ordinance prohibiting the public carrying of firearms shall not have workplace rules that are less restrictive than such ordinance. Firearms; workplace rules of local...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VASB597VetoAffordable housing; local zoning ordinance authority; comprehensive plan. Authorizes any locality in the Commonwealth to provide for an affordable housing dwelling unit program by amending the zoning ordinance of such locality. Current law restricts ...
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2024-04-17
Senate sustained Governor's veto
VASB544PassShort-term rental property; special exceptions. Prohibits a locality from barring the use of or requiring that a special exception, special use, or conditional use permit be obtained for the use of a residential dwelling as a short-term rental where ...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0792)
VAHB1415PassCivil penalty for demolition of historic structures. Authorizes any locality to adopt an ordinance establishing a civil penalty for the razing, demolition, or moving of a building or structure that is located in a historic district or that has been d...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0835)
VASB49PassCommunity revitalization fund; expanding use for all localities. Expands the current provisions of law allowing for the establishment of a community revitalization fund for the purpose of preventing neighborhood deterioration to apply to all localiti...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0701)
VASB48PassVacant buildings; registration. Permits any county, city, or town to require, by ordinance, the owner of any building that has been vacant for at least 12 months and (i) that meets the definition of "derelict building" in relevant law, (ii) that meet...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0616)
VAHB151PassDepartment of Energy; building standards for certain local buildings. Requires the Department of Energy, upon request, to provide technical assistance to localities, subject to available budgetary resources, as localities implement mandates related t...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0687)
VAHB456PassCity council salaries. Increases the statutory salary caps for members of city councils and requires a public hearing prior to adopting an ordinance to set city council salaries. The bill also provides that the maximum salaries may be adjusted in any...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0608)
VAHB467PassEstablishment by localities of certain real estate contract disclosures prohibited. Prohibits localities from establishing or enforcing a mandatory disclosure requirement for a real estate licensee, any party to a contract for the sale or listing of ...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0724)
VAHB478PassCommunity revitalization fund; expanding use for all localities. Expands the current provisions of law allowing for the establishment of a community revitalization fund for the purpose of preventing neighborhood deterioration to apply to all localiti...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0692)
VAHB459PassConservation of trees during land development process in certain localities. Expands authority of certain localities to adopt an ordinance providing for the planting and replacement of trees during the development process by allowing a tree canopy fu...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0691)
VASB121PassConservation of trees during land development process in certain localities. Expands authority of certain localities to adopt an ordinance providing for the planting and replacement of trees during the development process by allowing a tree canopy fu...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0702)
VASB245PassDepartment of Energy; building standards for certain local buildings. Requires the Department of Energy, upon request, to provide technical assistance to localities, subject to available budgetary resources, as localities implement mandates related t...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0706)
VASB339PassJoint Commission on Technology and Science analysis; blockchain, digital asset mining, and cryptocurrency; report. Directs the Joint Commission on Technology and Science to conduct an analysis of and make recommendations regarding the use of blockcha...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0707)
VASB354PassEstablishment by localities of certain real estate contract disclosures prohibited. Prohibits localities from establishing or enforcing a mandatory disclosure requirement for a real estate licensee, any party to a contract for the sale or listing of ...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0769)
VAHB755PassCivil penalties for certain local property violations; industrial and commercial areas. Allows localities by ordinance to charge enhanced civil penalties for certain local property violations on property that is zoned or utilized for industrial or co...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0731)
VAHB1211PassTax assessment districts; petition by parcel owners. Changes the threshold for petitioning a city or town for establishment of a tax assessment district from not less than three-fourths of the landowners affected to the owners of not less than three-...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0740)
VAHB1395PassHistoric preservation. Provides that the filing of a building permit or demolition application shall stay a locality from issuing any permit to raze or demolish a historic landmark, building, or structure until 30 days after the rendering of the fina...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0752)
VAHB1461PassShort-term rental property; locality's ability to prohibit lessee or sublessee operator. Prohibits a locality from barring an operator, as defined in existing law, from offering such property as a short-term rental solely on the basis that the operat...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0700)
VAHB1486PassVacant buildings; registration. Permits any county, city, or town to require, by ordinance, the owner of any building that has been vacant for at least 12 months and (i) that meets the definition of "derelict building" in relevant law, (ii) that meet...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0613)
VAHB947PassLocal government powers; regulation of tobacco, nicotine, and hemp product retail sale locations. Allows a locality to regulate the retail sale locations of tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, alternative nicotine products, or hemp products in...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0536)
VAHB1019PassHealth insurance for local employees. Permits any locality to allow participation in its group health insurance program by any non-benefitted employee, including members of governing bodies, if such non-benefitted employee or governing body member is...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0541)
VAHB914PassLocal historic districts; tax incentives. Allows a locality that establishes a local historic district to provide tax incentives for the conservation and renovation of historic structures in such district. The bill provides that such incentives may i...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0533)
VASB701PassVested rights; building permits. Provides that if a locality has issued a building permit, despite nonconformance with the zoning ordinance, and a property owner, relying in good faith on the issuance of the building permit, incurs extensive obligati...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0605)
VASB88PassDecertification of law-enforcement officers and jail officers. Makes various changes to the provisions related to decertification of law-enforcement officers and jail officers. The bill provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services may co...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0494)
VAHB1392PassLocal government employee insurance programs. Authorizes any locality to include in its group life, accident, and health insurance programs any person to whom coverage could be extended under the provision of current law that sets out who may be cove...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0481)
VAHB1410PassRussell County Industrial Development Authority; appointments. Clarifies that the board of supervisors of Russell County may appoint nine members to its industrial development authority, which shall consist of two members from the governing body of a...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0483)
VASB645PassLocal fiscal distress; determination by Auditor of Public Accounts; state intervention. Sets out a procedure for determining when localities are in fiscal distress, as defined in the bill, and when state intervention may be necessary. The bill requir...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0426)
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