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VAHB343EngrossDonation by locality of in-kind resources to certain volunteer or nonprofit organizations. Expands the scope of permitted in-kind donations by a locality to include the provision of in-kind resources for contract management services for capital proje...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N)
VASB225EngrossRemoval of dangerous roadside conditions; local option. Authorizes any locality, by ordinance, to require the owner of any property located within five feet of the pavement of any public right-of-way to remove any and all trees, tree limbs, shrubs, h...
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2020-02-25
Read second time
VAHB421EngrossControl of firearms by localities. Grants localities authority to adopt or enforce an ordinance, resolution, or motion governing the possession, carrying, storage, or transporting of firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof in the l...
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2020-02-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB390EngrossAlcoholic 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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2020-02-25
Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB505EnrollBoard of zoning appeals; writ of certiorari. Provides that once the writ of certiorari is served in response to a petition from a party aggrieved by a board of zoning appeals decision, the board of zoning appeals shall have 21 days or as ordered by t...
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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
VAHB506EngrossCounty manager plan; election of board members by instant runoff voting. Provides that, in a county operating under the county manager plan of government (Arlington County), elections to nominate candidates for and to elect candidates to the board of...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Committee substitute printed 20108690D-S1
VASB292EngrossBoard of zoning appeals; dual office holding. Authorizes a member of a board of zoning appeals to be appointed to also serve as an officer of election.
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2020-02-25
Read second time
VAHB654EngrossFinancing clean energy projects. Authorizes the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to sponsor a statewide clean energy financing program. The Department shall engage a private entity through a competitive selection process to develop and admini...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB657EngrossComprehensive plan; solar facilities review. Exempts a solar facility that is 150 megawatts or less from the requirement that it be reviewed for substantial accord with a locality's comprehensive plan if the zoning ordinance of the locality permits s...
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2020-02-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB558EngrossEnhancement 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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2020-02-25
Senate requested conference committee
VAHB600EngrossFamily day homes; storage of firearms. Requires that during the hours of operation of a family day home, all firearms be stored unloaded in a locked container, compartment, or cabinet and that ammunition be stored in a separate locked container, comp...
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2020-02-25
Passed Senate with substitute (27-Y 12-N)
VAHB731EngrossZoning; City of Hampton; alcoholic beverage control licensees. Grants the City of Hampton authority to impose a condition upon any special exception or use permit relating to retail alcoholic beverage control licensees which provides that such specia...
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2020-02-25
Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)
VAHB760EngrossAnnual local audit; enforcement; civil penalty. Provides an enforcement mechanism if a locality that is late in completing its required audit fails to give proper notification of the delayed audit. Such enforcement may include a writ of mandamus and ...
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2020-02-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
VASB360EngrossInstallation of certain facilities by developer; reimbursement. Provides specific parameters to address the installation of reasonable and necessary sewerage and water facilities located on or outside the property limits of the land owned or controll...
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2020-02-25
Read second time
VASB349EngrossInsurance for certain retired employees of political subdivisions. Allows localities to extend certain insurance benefits to retired employees of political subdivisions.
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2020-02-25
Read second time
VASB340EngrossOvergrown vegetation; local authority. Authorizes any locality within Planning District 23 to include provisions for cutting overgrown shrubs, trees, and other such vegetation in an ordinance requiring certain landowners to cut the grass, weeds, and ...
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2020-02-25
Read second time
VAHB1151EngrossPlastic bag tax; use of revenues. Allows localities to impose a five-cent ($0.05) per bag tax on plastic bags provided to customers by retailers in grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants, or drugstores. Certain products are exempt from the t...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Committee substitute printed 20108919D-S1
VAHB1105EngrossAffordable housing; City of Charlottesville. Adds the City of Charlottesville to the list of localities with authority to provide for an affordable housing dwelling unit program.
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2020-02-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB1102EngrossHampton Roads Regional Arena Authority created; financing of a Hampton Roads arena and facility. Creates the Hampton Roads Regional Arena Authority and grants it certain powers relating to construction of an arena and facility. Among those powers is ...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Committee substitute printed 20108311D-S1
VAHB1186EngrossDisposal of solid waste fees; Russell County. Allows Russell County to levy fees by ordinance, and after a public hearing, for the disposal of solid waste at a county collection or disposal facility not to exceed the actual cost incurred by the count...
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2020-02-25
Passed by temporarily
VAHB1385EngrossInsurance for certain retired employees of political subdivisions. Allows localities to extend certain insurance benefits to retired employees of political subdivisions.
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2020-02-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB1376EnrollVirginia Wireless Service Authority Act; appointments to board. Provides that a board established under the Virginia Wireless Service Authority Act may contain either five or seven members, rather than five members as required under current law.
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2020-02-25
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1376ER)
VAHB1414EngrossTransportation. Amends numerous law related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs.
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Committee substitute printed 20108986D-S1
VASB631EngrossAbandoned and stolen shopping carts; local regulation. Provides that any locality in Planning District 8 may, by ordinance, provide that it is unlawful for any person to place, leave, or abandon on any real property in the locality, or within specifi...
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2020-02-25
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VASB589EngrossZoning administrators; notice of decisions and determinations. Requires a zoning administrator to provide notice to an adjacent property owner of any decision or determination by the zoning administrator that could impair the ability of such adjacent...
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2020-02-25
Read second time
VASB787EngrossCity of Norfolk; financing of an arena and facility. Grants the City of Norfolk certain powers relating to construction of an arena and facility. Among those powers is the authority to (i) issue bonds to construct the arena and facility, (ii) receive...
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2020-02-25
Read second time
VASB746EngrossComprehensive plan. Extends the time by which a governing body is required to approve or disapprove a locality-initiated comprehensive plan for more than 25 parcels amendment from 90 to 150 days.
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2020-02-25
Read second time
VASB826EngrossWater and sewer service charges; tenant or lessee. Reduces the maximum potential responsibility of a property owner for a tenant's unpaid water and sewer charges by capping the dollar amount of such property owner's responsibility at $300.
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2020-02-25
Read second time
VASB870EngrossConditional zoning for solar photovoltaic projects. Authorizes any locality, in addition to the process granting a zoning special exception, to include reasonable regulations and provisions for conditional zoning for solar photovoltaic (electric ener...
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2020-02-25
Read second time
VASB890EngrossTransportation. Amends numerous law related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs.
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2020-02-25
Read second time
VASB869EngrossHearing notice by localities. Provides that in any instance in which a locality in Planning District 23 has submitted a timely notice request to such newspaper and the newspaper fails to publish the notice, such locality shall be deemed to have met c...
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2020-02-25
Read second time
VAHB1688EngrossCemeteries; grass cutting. Exempts land used for the interment of human remains owned by an individual, family, property owners' association, or church from a local ordinance requiring certain owners of property to cut the grass, weeds, and other for...
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2020-02-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB106PassNumbering on buildings; civil penalty. Provides that an ordinance that requires buildings to have visible numbering may include provisions for a civil penalty not to exceed $100 for a violation that has not been corrected within 15 days of notice of ...
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2020-02-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 8 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB150PassDerelict residential buildings; civil penalty. Allows certain localities to impose a civil penalty not exceeding $500 per month on owners of derelict residential property that have not submitted a required plan to renovate or demolish the derelict st...
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2020-02-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 9 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB166EnrollHearing notice by localities. Provides that in any instance in which a locality in Planning District 23 has submitted a timely notice of public hearing to a newspaper published or having general circulation in the locality and the newspaper fails to ...
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2020-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 2, 2020
VAHB370PassBoard of zoning appeals; dual office holding. Authorizes a member of a board of zoning appeals to be appointed to also serve as an officer of election.
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2020-02-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 11 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB406PassComparative report of local government revenues and expenditures. Changes the annual deadline for local submittal of the comparative report of local government revenues and expenditures to the Auditor of Public Accounts from November 30 to December 1...
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2020-02-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 17 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB515PassUrban county executive form of government; board of social services. Requires a county operating under the urban county executive form of government (Fairfax County) to designate an additional seat on the board of social services for a qualified citi...
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2020-02-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 12 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB549PassOvergrown vegetation; local authority. Authorizes any locality within Planning District 23 to include provisions for cutting overgrown shrubs, trees, and other such vegetation in an ordinance requiring certain landowners to cut the grass, weeds, and ...
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2020-02-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 13 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB655EngrossConditional zoning for solar photovoltaic projects. Authorizes a locality to include reasonable regulations and provisions for conditional zoning for solar photovoltaic (electric energy) projects of more than five megawatts, as measured in alternatin...
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2020-02-24
VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N)
VAHB585PassComprehensive plan; transit-oriented development. Requires that each city with a population greater than 20,000 and each county with a population greater than 100,000 consider incorporating into the next scheduled and all subsequent reviews of its co...
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2020-02-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 14 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB707EngrossConservation of trees; Town of Vienna. Allows the Town of Vienna, by ordinance, to require that a subdivision or development provide for the preservation or replacement of trees on the development site such that the minimum tree canopy 10 years after...
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2020-02-24
To Senate Local Government Committee
VAHB572EngrossDistributed renewable energy. Promotes the establishment of distributed renewable solar and other renewable energy. The measure (i) removes the one percent cap on the total amount of renewable energy that can be net metered in a utility's service ter...
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2020-02-24
Committee substitute printed 20109047D-S1
VAHB738EnrollPresiding officer of county board of supervisors; terminology. Specifies that the presiding officer of a board of supervisors shall be called "chairman," "chairwoman," "chair," "chairperson," or "chair-at-large," in the presiding officer's discretion...
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2020-02-24
Signed by President
VAHB757EngrossPublic employment; limitations on inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding criminal arrests, charges, or convictions. Prohibits state agencies and localities from including on any employment application a question inquiring whether the pr...
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2020-02-24
Passed Senate (25-Y 14-N)
VAHB875EnrollLocal ordinance on grass cutting. Authorizes a locality located in Planning District 6 to enforce on residential land of one acre or less in an area zoned for agricultural use an ordinance requiring owners of property to cut the grass, weeds, and oth...
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2020-02-24
Signed by President
VAHB1108EngrossCity council salaries. Removes the statutory salary caps for members of city councils.
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2020-02-24
Failed to report (defeated) in Local Government (7-Y 7-N)
VAHB1184EngrossDistributed energy generation. Promotes the Distributed energy generation. Promotes the establishment of distributed solar and other renewable energy. The measure (i) increases the cap on the total amount of renewable energy that can be net metered i...
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2020-02-24
Committee substitute printed 20109062D-S1
VAHB1250EngrossCommunity Policing Act; data collection and reporting Community 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 p...
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2020-02-24
Committee substitute printed 20108864D-S1
VASB588EngrossLocal tax authority. Modifies the restrictions that currently apply to county admission, cigarette, food and beverage, and transient occupancy taxes. The bill authorizes all counties to tax cigarettes at up to 40 cents per pack. The bill limits the c...
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2020-02-24
VOTE: Passage (58-Y 40-N 1-A)
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