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VAHB1743IntroIndustrial 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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2020-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB5049PassAcquisition 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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2020-11-18
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 55 (effective 3/1/21)
VAHB5020IntroLocal control of firearms; concealed handgun permit. Provides that any local ordinances that prohibit the possession, carrying, or transportation of any firearms, ammunition, or components or combination shall not apply to a person who has a valid co...
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2020-11-09
To House Public Safety Committee
VASB5029PassIssuing 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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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0051)
VAHB5058PassIssuing 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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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0045)
VAHB5066IntroDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; law-enforcement Department of Criminal Justice Services; law-enforcement officer training and qualifications. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department) to develop uniform curriculum...
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2020-11-09
To House Public Safety Committee
VAHB5131IntroUniformed law-enforcement officers; identification; penalty. Requires every law-enforcement officer who is on duty and in uniform to wear a badge, nameplate, or other device that conspicuously displays the officer's badge or other identification numb...
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2020-11-09
To House Public Safety Committee
VAHB5135IntroLaw-enforcement agencies; body-worn camera systems. Requires all law-enforcement agencies having jurisdiction over criminal law enforcement or regulatory violations to implement and operate a body-worn camera system and to require officers responsibl...
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2020-11-09
To House Public Safety Committee
VAHB5065IntroAttorney General; investigation and prosecution of certain offenses committed by a law-enforcement officer. Gives the Attorney General the authority to institute or conduct criminal prosecutions in cases involving certain felony crimes committed by a...
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2020-11-09
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB5109PassDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; law-enforcement officer training and qualifications. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department) to develop a uniform curriculum and lesson plans for the compulsory minimum entry-leve...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0048)
VAHB5133IntroPolice officers, deputy sheriffs, and jail officers; Police officers, deputy sheriffs, and jail officers; employment and decertification. Provides that any sheriff or chief of police, the director or chief executive of any agency or department employ...
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2020-11-09
To House Public Safety Committee
VAHB5134IntroLaw-enforcement officers; duty to intervene and report unlawful use of force. Requires a law-enforcement officer who witnesses another law-enforcement officer engaging or attempting to engage in the unlawful use of force against another person to int...
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2020-11-09
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB5136IntroDecertification of law-enforcement officers; Criminal Justice Services Board; statewide professional standards of conduct. Requires the Criminal Justice Services Board (the Board) to adopt statewide professional standards of conduct applicable to all...
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2020-11-09
To House Public Safety 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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2020-11-09
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1738IntroAlcoholic beverage control; local outdoor refreshment areas. Defines "outdoor refreshment area" and permits the governing body of any locality in the Commonwealth to designate, by ordinance, up to three outdoor refreshment areas within such locality....
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2020-11-06
Committee Referral Pending
VASB5035PassLaw-enforcement civilian oversight bodies. Authorizes a locality to establish a law-enforcement civilian oversight body that may (i) receive, investigate, and issue findings on complaints from civilians regarding conduct of law-enforcement officers a...
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2020-10-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0030)
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
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0037)
VASB5106PassLocal land use approvals; extension of approvals to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Extends until at least July 1, 2022, the sunset date for various local land use approvals that were valid and outstanding as of July 1, 2020.
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2020-10-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0040)
VAHB5051PassDecertification of law-enforcement officer. Directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services to adopt standards of conduct applicable to law-enforcement and jail officers and due process procedures for decertification based on serious misconduct i...
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2020-10-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0027)
VAHB5104PassMinimum qualifications for law-enforcement officer, etc.; disclosure of information. Provides that any sheriff or chief of police, the director or chief executive of any agency or department employing deputy sheriffs or law-enforcement officers, and ...
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2020-10-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0032)
VAHB5030EngrossMonuments and memorials for war veterans; authority of localities. Changes the authority of a locality from the authority to "contextualize or cover" to the authority to "alter" a monument or memorial for war veterans located within the geographical ...
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2020-10-05
Passed by indefinitely in Local Government with letter (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB5112EngrossLaw-enforcement officer; duty to render aid; duty to report wrongdoing by another law-enforcement officer; penalty. Requires any law-enforcement officer on duty who witnesses another person suffering from a serious bodily injury or a life-threatening...
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2020-09-16
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (10-Y 3-N)
VASB5108IntroLocal control of firearms; concealed handgun permit. Provides that any local ordinances that prohibit the possession, carrying, or transportation of any firearms, ammunition, or components or combination shall not apply to a person who has a valid co...
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2020-08-26
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 5-N)
VAHB5076IntroLaw-enforcement officers; minimum qualifications. Changes the minimum qualifications for law-enforcement officers to provide that all such officers who enter upon the duties of such office shall not have been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest...
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2020-08-25
Tabled in Public Safety (13-Y 9-N)
VASB5044IntroExtension of approvals to address housing crisis. Extends from July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2022, the sunset date for several measures related to various land use approvals. The bill also expands the scope of such measures that will be subject to the ext...
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2020-08-20
Incorporated by Local Government
VASB5063IntroDecertification of law-enforcement officers; acts that compromise integrity or credibility. Requires the sheriff, chief of police, or agency administrator to notify the Criminal Justice Services Board in writing within 48 hours of becoming aware that...
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2020-08-20
Stricken at the request of Patron in Judiciary (10-Y 3-N)
VASB5112IntroDecertification of law-enforcement officers; acts that compromise integrity or credibility. Requires the sheriff, chief of police, or agency administrator to notify the Criminal Justice Services Board in writing within 48 hours of becoming aware that...
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2020-08-20
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 3-N)
VASB35PassControl of firearms by localities; permitted events. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to prohibit the possession or carrying of firearms, ammunition, or components or any combination thereof in (i) any building, or part thereof, owned or used by ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1247)
VAHB421PassControl of firearms by localities. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to prohibit the possession or carrying of firearms, ammunition, or components or any combination thereof in (i) any building, or part thereof, owned or used by such locality for ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1205)
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)
VASB588PassLocal tax authority. Modifies or eliminates several restrictions that apply to taxes imposed by counties, and establishes a new restriction on cigarette taxes imposed by any locality. The bill authorizes most counties to impose an admissions tax, not...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1263)
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)
VAHB1647PassDistributed renewable energy. Promotes the establishment of distributed renewable solar and other renewable energy. The measure (i) requires the State Corporation Commission to establish by regulation a shared solar program that allows multifamily cu...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1239)
VAHB572PassDistributed renewable energy. Promotes the establishment of distributed renewable solar and other renewable energy. The measure (i) requires the State Corporation Commission to establish by regulation a shared solar program that allows multifamily cu...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1188)
VAHB1049PassProhibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1137)
VAHB1184PassDistributed renewable energy. Promotes the establishment of distributed renewable solar and other renewable energy. The measure (i) requires the State Corporation Commission to establish by regulation a shared solar program that allows multifamily cu...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1189)
VAHB1250PassCommunity Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement. Prohibits law-enforcement officers and State Police officers from engaging in bias-based profiling, defined in the bill, in the performance of their official duties. The bill directs ...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1165)
VASB631PassAbandoned and stolen shopping carts; local regulation. Provides that any locality with a County Manager Plan or Urban County Executive form of government may, by ordinance, provide that it is unlawful for any person to place, leave, or abandon on any...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1174)
VASB710PassDistributed renewable energy. Promotes the establishment of distributed renewable solar and other renewable energy. The measure (i) requires the State Corporation Commission to establish by regulation a shared solar program that allows multifamily cu...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1187)
VASB868PassProhibited discrimination; public accommodations, employment, credit, and housing: causes of action; sexual orientation and gender identity. Creates causes of action for unlawful discrimination in public accommodations and employment in the Virginia ...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1140)
VASB941PassLocal government meetings; weather. Authorizes any political subdivision, board of zoning appeals, or local government board, commission, or authority, by resolution adopted at a regular meeting, to fix the day or days to which a regular meeting shal...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1143)
VASB977PassLocal governing body meetings; public comment. Requires a governing body to provide members of the general public with the opportunity for public comment during a regular meeting at least quarterly.
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1144)
VASB183PassMemorials for war veterans. Provides that a locality Memorials for war veterans. Provides that a locality may remove, relocate, contextualize, or cover any monument or memorial for war veterans on the locality's public property, not including a monum...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1100)
VAHB390PassAlcoholic beverage control; license and fee reform. Reorganizes all alcoholic beverage control licenses pursuant to the three-tier structure and license privileges, consolidates many licenses with common privileges, aligns license fee amounts with en...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1113)
VAHB558PassEnhancement of micro-business participation in local procurement. Allows any locality to enact an ordinance to enhance micro-business participation in local government procurement practices. Such measures may include special designation of local micr...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1123)
VASB329PassDisposal of solid waste fees; Russell County. Allows Russell County to levy fees by ordinance, and after a public hearing, for the disposal and management of solid waste at a county collection or disposal facility not to exceed the actual cost incurr...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1118)
VAHB806PassCriminal Injuries Compensation Fund; uncompensated medical costs; victims of sexual assault. Adds to those persons invited to participate in the annual meeting of the group led by the attorney for the Commonwealth to coordinate the multidisciplinary ...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1072)
VASB389PassAlcoholic beverage control; license and fee reform. Reorganizes all alcoholic beverage control licenses pursuant to the three-tier structure and license privileges, consolidates many licenses with common privileges, aligns license fee amounts with en...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1114)
VAHB1186PassDisposal of solid waste fees; Russell County. Allows Russell County to levy fees by ordinance, and after a public hearing, for the disposal and management of solid waste at a county collection or disposal facility not to exceed the actual cost incurr...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1117)
VAHB1537PassMemorials for war veterans. Provides that a locality may remove, relocate, contextualize, or cover any monument or memorial for war veterans on the locality's public property, not including a monument or memorial located in a publicly owned cemetery,...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1101)
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