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VAHB638PassTrespass; unmanned aircraft system; report; penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly and intentionally causes an unmanned aircraft system to enter the property of another and come within 50 feet of a dwelling house (i) to coerce, intimidate, o...
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2018-05-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0851)
VASB526PassTrespass; unmanned aircraft system; report; penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly and intentionally causes an unmanned aircraft system to enter the property of another and come within 50 feet of a dwelling house (i) to coerce, intimidate, o...
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2018-05-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0852)
VAHB1595VetoVested rights; existing landscape cover materials. Provides that, notwithstanding any local ordinance to the contrary, an owner of real property who has an occupancy permit issued as of January 1, 2018, shall not be required to retrofit existing land...
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2018-05-17
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB972VetoVested rights; existing landscape cover materials. Provides that, notwithstanding any local ordinance to the contrary, an owner of real property who has an occupancy permit issued as of January 1, 2018, shall not be required to retrofit existing land...
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2018-05-17
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB765PassTransportation processes in the Commonwealth; responsibilities of transportation entities; funding. Expands the responsibilities of the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment of the Secretary of Transportation (Office). The bill clarifies the r...
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2018-04-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0828)
VAHB1257VetoSanctuary policies prohibited. Provides that no locality shall adopt any ordinance, procedure, or policy that restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws to less than the full extent permitted by federal law.
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2018-04-18
VOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (51-Y 48-N)
VAHB1258PassZoning for wireless communications infrastructure. Establishes parameters regarding applications for zoning approvals for certain wireless support structures. Applications for certain new wireless support structures that are 50 feet or less above gro...
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2018-04-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0835)
VASB405PassZoning for wireless communications infrastructure. Establishes parameters regarding applications for zoning approvals for certain wireless support structures. Applications for certain new wireless support structures that are 50 feet or less above gro...
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2018-04-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0844)
VAHB1450PassThe BVU Authority. Authorizes the BVU Authority to execute, assign, or transfer property without implementing the provisions of the Virginia Public Procurement Act any internal contract between the divisions of the Authority that following such execu...
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2018-04-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0839)
VAHB1568VetoVirginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; small business development programs. Transfers the administration of the Small Business Jobs Grant Fund Program and the Small Business Investmen...
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2018-04-18
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB222PassIncome tax; modification for certain companies; grants. Establishes an income tax modification for companies that, from 2018 through 2024, either (i) invest at least $5 million in new capital investment in a qualified locality and create at least 10 ...
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2018-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0802)
VASB149PassSmoking in outdoor amphitheater or concert venue; civil penalty. Authorizes any locality, by ordinance, to designate reasonable no-smoking areas within an outdoor amphitheater or concert venue owned by the locality. The bill requires such ordinance t...
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2018-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0799)
VAHB594PassLocal government; authority to require abatement of criminal blight on real property. Authorizes any locality to enact an ordinance that requires corrective action to address criminal blight conditions on certain real property. The bill defines crimi...
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2018-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0805)
VASB883PassIncome tax; modification for certain companies; grants. Establishes an income tax modification for companies that, from 2018 through 2024, either (i) invest at least $5 million in new capital investment in a qualified locality and create at least 10 ...
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2018-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0801)
VAHB1241PassCar-washing fundraisers; biodegradable cleaners. Prohibits any locality from banning car-washing fundraisers that use biodegradable, phosphate-free, water-based cleaners and provides that no permit issued pursuant to the State Water Control Law shall...
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2018-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0793)
VASB622PassLocal transportation plan; secondary system road construction program allocation; undergrounding utilities. Provides that if the adopted local transportation plan designates corridors planned to be served by mass transit, a portion of its allocation ...
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2018-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0796)
VAHB796PassZoning; disabilities. Requires a locality to give consideration to the need for reasonable modifications in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act or state and federal fair housing laws when preparing a zoning ordinance. The bill also al...
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2018-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0757)
VASB129PassSubdivision ordinance; pro rata share of certain road improvements. Adds the Cities of Chesapeake and Portsmouth to those localities that may require payment by a subdivider or developer of land of a pro rata share of the cost of reasonable and neces...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0550)
VAHB161PassPowers of service districts. Adds general government facilities to those types of facilities that may be constructed pursuant to the power granted to service districts.
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0643)
VAHB220PassLocal parks; waterway activities; liability. Authorizes a locality or park authority to establish, conduct, and regulate a system of boating, canoeing, kayaking, or tubing activities on waterways and to exercise certain related powers. The bill relea...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0720)
VAHB640PassComprehensive plan; broadband infrastructure. Provides that a locality's comprehensive plan shall consider strategies to provide broadband infrastructure that is sufficient to meet the current and future needs of residents and businesses in the local...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0691)
VAHB709PassZoning violation penalties. Increases the maximum fine for failure to remove or abate a zoning violation after conviction from $1,500 to $2,000 for succeeding 10-day periods after two previous failures to remove or abate the violation in accordance w...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0726)
VASB371PassLocal parks; waterway activities; liability. Authorizes a locality or park authority to establish, conduct, and regulate a system of boating, canoeing, kayaking, or tubing activities on waterways and to exercise certain related powers. The bill relea...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0721)
VAHB1148PassReporting on economic growth-sharing agreements. Provides that all economic growth-sharing agreements between localities shall require, at least annually, a report from each locality that is a recipient of funds pursuant to the agreement to each of t...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0728)
VAHB1183PassCity of Hampton; volunteer property maintenance and zoning inspectors. Adds the City of Hampton to the list of cities that may utilize volunteer inspectors to issue notice of noncompliance with certain ordinances related to the external maintenance o...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0542)
VASB680PassSpecial fee to fund emergency services in certain counties. Authorizes any county with a population of less than 3,000 to adopt an ordinance, after holding a public hearing, imposing a fee to fund the provision of emergency medical services in the co...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0660)
VASB677PassLocal tourism board; membership; member of a governing body of a locality. Authorizes a member of a governing body of a locality to be elected or appointed by that governing body to be a member of a local convention, visitors, or tourism board, autho...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0659)
VASB538PassExpansion of courthouses to contiguous property. Provides that expansion of a courthouse to contiguous land within the same county or city shall not trigger a referendum requirement. The existing statute refers only to relocation within the same coun...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0582)
VASB684PassRemoval of snow and ice; county executive form of government. Authorizes any county outside Planning District 8 that has adopted the county executive form of government (Albemarle County) to provide by ordinance reasonable criteria and requirements f...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0661)
VAHB1393PassArrowgun hunting; license. Authorizes the use of an arrowgun, a pneumatic-powered air gun, for hunting and allows certain disabled hunters to obtain an archery license for hunting with an arrowgun. This bill is identical to SB 859.
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0557)
VAHB1452PassRegional industrial facility authority. Amends the enabling statute for creation of a regional industrial facility authority by reducing from three to two the required minimum number of participating localities.
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0545)
VASB859PassArrowgun hunting; license. Authorizes the use of an arrowgun, a pneumatic-powered air gun, for hunting and allows certain disabled hunters to obtain an archery license for hunting with an arrowgun. This bill is identical to HB 1393.
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0558)
VAHB1560PassHampton Roads area refuse collection and disposal system authority; board term. Provides that a board member of the Hampton Roads area refuse collection and disposal system authority appointed directly by a member locality shall not be subject to a t...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0547)
VAHB1546PassRemoval of county courthouse. Provides that certain provisions regarding removal of a county courthouse shall not apply to the removal or relocation of any county courthouse, whether located on county or city property, that is entirely surrounded by ...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)
VASB993PassLocal planning commissions; proposed plats. Prohibits a local planning commission from delaying the official submission of any proposed plat, site plan, or plan of development by requiring presubmission conferences, meetings, or reviews. The bill eli...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0670)
VAHB508PassLocal regulation of solar facilities. Provides that a property owner may install a solar facility on the roof of a dwelling or other building to serve the electricity or thermal needs of that dwelling or building, provided that such installation is i...
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2018-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0495)
VASB448PassAbandoned school revitalization zones. Allows localities to establish by ordinance one or more abandoned school revitalization zones for the purpose of providing incentives to private entities to purchase or develop real property or to assemble parce...
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2018-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0499)
VASB429PassLocal regulation of solar facilities. Provides that a property owner may install a solar facility on the roof of a dwelling or other building to serve the electricity or thermal needs of that dwelling or building, provided that such installation is i...
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2018-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0496)
VAHB1154PassVirginia Coalfields Expressway Authority; powers and duties; grants. Authorizes the Virginia Coalfields Expressway Authority to apply for and accept grants and gifts to carry out its powers and duties.
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2018-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0508)
VAHB1179PassAbandoned school revitalization zones. Allows localities to establish by ordinance one or more abandoned school revitalization zones for the purpose of providing incentives to private entities to purchase or develop real property or to assemble parce...
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2018-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0498)
VAHB233PassArts and cultural districts. Relocates an existing section in Title 15.2 (Counties, Cities and Towns) related to creation of arts and cultural districts. The existing section, once applicable only to certain municipalities but currently applicable to...
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0396)
VASB211PassComprehensive plans; groundwater and surface water. Authorizes a locality to show in the locality's comprehensive plan the locality's long-range recommendations for groundwater and surface water availability, quality, and sustainability. The bill req...
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0420)
VAHB494PassLand development; replacement of trees; locality within Chesapeake Bay watershed. Authorizes any locality within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to adopt an ordinance providing for the planting and replacement of trees during the development process. Cu...
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0399)
VAHB592PassLand bank entities; acquisition of property. Makes a technical change by correcting from an authority to a land bank entity the entity to which a locality may grant or convey real property.
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0401)
VAHB922PassElectric vehicle charging stations; local and public operation. Authorizes any locality or public institution of higher education, or the Department of Conservation and Recreation, to locate and operate a retail fee-based electric vehicle charging st...
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0446)
VAHB22PassMandatory water and sewer connections; Powhatan County; Smyth County. Adds Powhatan County and Smyth County to the list of counties that may require connection to their water and sewer systems by owners of property that can be served by the systems i...
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2018-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0309)
VAHB60PassGoochland County; Economic Development Authority; board of directors; quorum. Authorizes the Board of Supervisors of Goochland County to appoint five members to the Board of Directors of the Goochland County Economic Development Authority. Three memb...
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2018-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0310)
VAHB548PassBoundary agreement between Counties of Spotsylvania and Orange; attachment of GIS map to petitions. Allows the Counties of Spotsylvania and Orange, in adopting a voluntary boundary agreement, to attach to their petitions to the circuit court a Geogra...
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2018-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0319)
VAHB509PassComprehensive plan; solar facilities. Provides that a solar facility subject to provisions requiring the facility to be substantially in accord with a locality's comprehensive plan shall be deemed to be substantially in accord with the comprehensive ...
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2018-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0318)
VAHB671PassTourism Development Authority; LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commissions. Reorganizes the Tourism Development Authority by increasing board membership and creating tourism advisory committees. This bill is identical to SB 383.
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2018-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0321)
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