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VASB1120EnrollCounty executive form of government; local budgets. Provides that a county that has adopted the county executive form of government (Albemarle and Prince William Counties) may carry over unspent funds from year to year for multiyear capital projects ...
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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2326EnrollRegulation of child-care services in localities. Expands to include all cities the authority related to the regulation of child-care services that is currently available to certain Northern Virginia localities. This will have the effect of granting a...
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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2147EnrollDivision of Human Rights; renamed as Office of Civil Rights. Renames the Division of Human Rights in the Department of Law as the Office of Civil Rights.
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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1208EnrollContinuity of government. Extends from six to 12 months the period of time after an enemy attack or other disaster that a locality may, by ordinance, provide for a method to assure continuity in its government and requires the ordinance to provide a ...
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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB1854EnrollNaming U.S. Route 29; county manager plan of government. Authorizes the board of any locality that has adopted the county manager plan of government (Arlington County) to name any section of U.S. Route 29 located within the boundaries of the locality...
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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1207EnrollSolar and energy storage projects; siting agreements and special exceptions throughout the Commonwealth. Expands existing provisions related to siting agreements and zoning special exceptions for solar projects located in an opportunity zone to inclu...
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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1226EngrossCompensation Board determining staffing and salaries for an attorney for the Commonwealth. Provides that the Compensation Board shall consider workload totals comprehensively, including the use of diversion programs and specialty dockets, when determ...
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2021-03-01
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB1447EnrollFees for management and disposal of solid waste; Buckingham County. Adds Buckingham County to the list of counties authorized, by ordinance, and after a public hearing, to levy a fee for the management of solid waste not to exceed the actual cost inc...
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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2198EnrollLocal elections for governing bodies; elections for school boards; qualification of voters. Provides that in a locality that imposes district-based or ward-based residency requirements for members of the governing body or school board, the member ele...
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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1141EnrollHampton Roads area refuse collection authority; financial planning. Changes various requirements of the Southeastern Public Service Authority (the Authority) when budgeting or incurring debt, including (i) changing the required five-year overall stra...
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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB1778EnrollRemoval of clutter from property; civil penalty. Provides that a locality may by ordinance require the removal of clutter from property, except on land zoned for or in active farming operation, or may, whenever the governing body deems it necessary, ...
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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2074EngrossEnvironmental justice; interagency working group. Establishes the Interagency Environmental Justice Working Group as an advisory council in the executive branch of state government to further environmental justice in the Commonwealth and directs each...
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2021-03-01
Failed to pass
VAHB2030EnrollNeonicotinoid pesticides; study. Directs the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to study the Beekeeper Pollinator Protection Plan and voluntary best management practices for the purpose of proposing improvements to communication between ...
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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB1836EngrossSecretary of Natural Resources. Renames the Secretary of Natural Resources as the Secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources. The bill also designates the Secretary as the Chief Resilience Officer and removes the Virginia Museum of Natural History f...
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2021-02-27
VOTE: Agreed To (64-Y 34-N)
VAHB2266EngrossAlcoholic beverage control; designated outdoor refreshment area license. Renames the "local special events" license as the "designated outdoor refreshment area" license. The bill allows the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Contro...
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2021-02-27
Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
VASB1385EngrossUnderground utility facilities; Fairfax County. Removes the sunset on a pilot program allowing a locality that has adopted the urban county executive form of government (Fairfax County) to request an electric utility to place underground electric dis...
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2021-02-27
Conference report agreed to by Senate (32-Y 7-N)
VASB1261EngrossCourt 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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2021-02-27
VOTE: Agreed To (54-Y 42-N)
VASB1471EngrossAlcoholic beverage control; designated outdoor refreshment area license. Renames the "local special events" license as the "designated outdoor refreshment area" license. The bill allows the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Contro...
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2021-02-27
Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB2312EngrossMarijuana; 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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2021-02-27
Conference report agreed to by Senate (20-Y 19-N)
VASB1406EngrossMarijuana; 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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2021-02-27
Conference report agreed to by Senate (20-Y 19-N)
VASB1399EnrollTourism Development Authority; name change. Renames the Tourism Development Authority, also known as the Virginia Coalfield Regional Tourism Development Authority, as the Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority. The bill contains technical amendments. ...
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2021-02-26
Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
VAHB1919EnrollLocal green banks. Authorizes a locality, by ordinance, to establish a green bank to promote the investment in clean energy technologies in its locality and provide financing for clean energy technologies, defined in the bill. The bill establishes ce...
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2021-02-26
Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
VAHB2042EnrollReplacement and conservation of trees during development; work group. Gives a locality the ability to exceed general requirements in its tree replacement and conservation ordinances in specific circumstances, including development that impacts stormw...
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2021-02-26
Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
VAHB2287EnrollEconomic development authorities; size of board in Powhatan County; quorum. Reduces from seven to five the number of members that may be appointed to the economic development authority board by Powhatan County and reduces the quorum requirement to th...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2323EnrollLibrary aid; former regional library system. Provides that former regional library systems that receive state aid, notwithstanding a loss of regional library status due to a city reversion, shall receive such aid regardless of when a former city reve...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1410EnrollActive military or a military spouse; prohibits discrimination in public accommodations, etc. Prohibits discrimination in public accommodations, employment, and housing on the basis of a person's military status, defined as a member of the uniformed ...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2217EnrollLiability of public access authorities. Grants public access authorities, including the land holdings and facilities of such authorities, certain liability protections that are currently given to localities in relation to parks, recreational faciliti...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1225EnrollBroadband services; education. Authorizes school boards to appropriate funds for the purposes of promoting, facilitating, and encouraging the expansion and operation of broadband services for educational purposes. The bill authorizes school boards to...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2186EnrollIndustrial Development and Revenue Bond Act; directors; Mathews County. Provides that the Mathews County board of supervisors may appoint one employee of the locality onto the board of directors for the Economic Development Authority of the County of...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2054EnrollComprehensive plan; transit-oriented development. Adds reducing, modifying, or waiving local parking requirements or ratios to the strategies that may be included when certain larger localities consider incorporating strategies to promote transit-ori...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB1898EnrollBoard of zoning appeals; appointments. Provides an exception to the general rule that an elected official cannot be appointed to a board of zoning appeals by allowing an elected official from a town to serve on the board of zoning appeals of the coun...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB1855EngrossDepartment 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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2021-02-25
Passed Senate (36-Y 3-N)
VASB1327EnrollHousing Bill of Rights; housing protections; foreclosures; manufactured housing. Provides for various protections for homeowners and tenants of manufactured home parks, including (i) restricting the circumstances under which a court may order a perso...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2031EnrollFacial recognition technology; authorization of use by local law-enforcement agencies and campus police departments at public institutions of higher education. Provides that no local law-enforcement agency or campus police department shall purchase o...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2201EnrollSolar and energy storage projects; siting agreements and special exceptions throughout the Commonwealth. Expands existing provisions related to siting agreements and zoning special exceptions for solar projects located in an opportunity zone to inclu...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2001EngrossBuilding standards for certain state and local buildings. Requires that any executive branch agency or institution or locality entering the design phase for the construction of a new building greater than 5,000 gross square feet in size or the renova...
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2021-02-25
VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 45-N)
VAHB2175EnrollHousing Bill of Rights; housing protections; foreclosures; manufactured housing. Provides for various protections for homeowners and tenants of manufactured home parks, including (i) restricting the circumstances under which a court may order a perso...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1298EnrollTourism improvement districts. Authorizes any locality to create a local tourism improvement district plan, consisting of fees charged to businesses and used to fund tourism promotion activities and capital improvements. Under the bill, the locality ...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2161EnrollActive military or a military spouse; prohibits discrimination in public accommodations, etc. Prohibits discrimination in public accommodations, employment, and housing on the basis of a person's military status, defined as a member of the uniformed ...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1309EnrollLocal stormwater assistance; flood mitigation and protection. Authorizes grants from a local Stormwater Management Fund to be used for flood mitigation and protection measures that are part of a comprehensive flood mitigation and protection plan adop...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2121EngrossState Corporation Commission; business entities filings; Virginia Stock Corporation Act. Aligns provisions governing the filings by nonstock corporations, limited liability companies, business trusts, and partnerships related to cancellations, abando...
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2021-02-24
Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
VASB1457EnrollPreservation of historic sites. Provides that any locality utilizing the urban county executive form of government (Fairfax County) may include a provision in its historic preservation ordinance that would allow public access to an historic area, lan...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1285EngrossVacant buildings; registration. Removes the requirement that a building meet the definition of "derelict building," and instead requires that such building potentially endanger the public health, safety, or welfare in order for the Town of Clifton Fo...
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2021-02-24
(requires 67 affirmative votes to pass)
VAHB2131EnrollAlcoholic beverage control; license application; corrective action. Adds the chief administrative officer of a locality to the list of persons who may be sent notice of certain license applications by the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic ...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1393EnrollReplacement and conservation of trees during development; work group. Gives a locality the ability to exceed general requirements in its tree replacement and conservation ordinances in specific circumstances, including development that impacts stormw...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1157EnrollShifting municipal elections to November. Shifts all municipal elections for city and town council and school board from May to November, beginning with elections held after January 1, 2022.
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2021-02-22
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB1948EngrossLaw-enforcement officer; duty to render aid; duty to report wrongdoing by another law-enforcement officer. Requires any law-enforcement officer on duty who witnesses another person suffering from a serious bodily injury or a life-threatening conditio...
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2021-02-17
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (7-Y 6-N)
VAHB1743Enroll

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Industrial development authorities; size of board in certain towns; quorum. Reduces from seven to five the number of members that may be appointed to industrial development authority boards by the Towns of Kenbridge and Victoria and reduces the quoru...
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2021-02-08
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1743ER)
VASB1120Engross

Sine Die
County executive form of government; local budgets. Provides that a county that has adopted the county executive form of government (Albemarle and Prince William Counties) may carry over unspent funds from year to year for multiyear capital projects ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Counties, Cities and Towns by voice vote
VAHB1825Enroll

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Virginia Beach Sports or Entertainment Project; bond issuance. Amends provisions related to bond issuance for purposes of the Virginia Beach Sports or Entertainment Project. The bill (i) enables bonds to be issued with maturities no later than the ex...
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2021-02-08
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1825ER)
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