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VAHB1855PassDepartment 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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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0532)
VASB1457PassPreservation 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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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0531)
VAHB2031PassFacial 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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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0537)
VAHB2312PassMarijuana; 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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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0551)
VASB1406PassMarijuana; 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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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0550)
VASB1298PassTourism 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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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0500)
VASB1410PassActive 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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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0478)
VASB1225PassBroadband 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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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0496)
VAHB2326PassRegulation 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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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0479)
VAHB2161PassActive 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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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0477)
VASB1385PassUnderground 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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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0505)
VAHB2121PassState 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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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0487)
VASB1261PassCourt 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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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0489)
VAHB2001PassBuilding 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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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0473)
VAHB2030PassNeonicotinoid 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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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0458)
VAHB2217PassLiability 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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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0424)
VAHB2186PassIndustrial 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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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0422)
VAHB2054PassComprehensive 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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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0412)
VAHB1836PassSecretary of Natural Resources. Renames the Secretary of Natural Resources as the Secretary of Natural and Historic 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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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0401)
VAHB1919PassLocal 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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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0405)
VAHB1898PassBoard 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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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0355)
VAHB2266PassAlcoholic 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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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0390)
VASB1399PassTourism 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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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0384)
VASB1309PassLocal 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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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0380)
VASB1471PassAlcoholic 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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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0391)
VAHB2287PassEconomic 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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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0321)
VASB1141PassHampton 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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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0325)
VAHB2323PassLibrary 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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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0174)
VASB1120PassCounty 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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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0155)
VAHB2147PassDivision 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. Division of Human Rights; renamed as Office of Civil Rights. Renames the Division of Human Right...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0196)
VASB1208PassContinuity 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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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0295)
VAHB1854PassNaming 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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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0261)
VAHB2198PassLocal 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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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0225)
VAHB1778PassRemoval 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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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0125)
VAHB2131PassAlcoholic 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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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0186)
VASB1157PassShifting 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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2021-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0103)
VASB1327PassHousing 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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2021-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0092)
VAHB2042PassReplacement 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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2021-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0089)
VAHB2175PassHousing 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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2021-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0091)
VASB1393PassReplacement 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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2021-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0090)
VASB1207PassSolar 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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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0058)
VASB1447PassFees 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 incu...
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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0063)
VAHB2201PassSolar 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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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0057)
VASB1226Engross

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Compensation 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 deter...
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2021-03-01
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2074Engross

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Environmental 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
VASB1285Engross

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Vacant 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 For...
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2021-02-24
(requires 67 affirmative votes to pass)
VAHB1948Engross

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Law-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

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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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