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VAHB1413Intro

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Industrial development authorities; safe and affordable housing; activation status of housing authority. Allows an industrial development authority to promote safe and affordable housing with respect to facilities used primarily for single or multifa...
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2022-12-06
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB1401Intro

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Community Policing Act; repeal. Repeals the Community Policing Act that, under current law, prohibits law-enforcement officers and State Police officers from engaging in bias-based profiling in the performance of their official duties. The bill also ...
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2022-11-30
Committee Referral Pending
VASB792Intro

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COVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement; discrimination prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits the State Health Commissioner and the Board of Health, the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Health Professi...
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2022-11-29
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1210Intro

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Historic preservation. Provides that the filing of a historic designation application shall stay a locality from issuing any permit to raze or demolish a proposed historic landmark, building, or structure until 30 days after the rendering of the fina...
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2022-11-22
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB778Intro

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Relocation of monument and memorials. Requires a locality that votes to remove, relocate, contextualize, or cover certain war monuments or memorials to initiate a process to gift the monument or memorial to a nonprofit organization that is most relat...
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2022-11-22
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB116Intro

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Regional criminal justice academy; Town of Pulaski. Allows the Town of Pulaski to withdraw from the Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy and send its cadets to the New River Criminal Justice Training Academy without penalty.
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2022-11-22
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB635Intro

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Inclusionary housing; zoning. Requires cities and towns in the Commonwealth to develop and promulgate housing plans that address the supply of safe, sanitary, and affordable shelter for all current and anticipated residents of their communities. Such...
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2022-11-22
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1157Intro

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Attorneys for the Commonwealth; compensation and collection of fees. Prohibits the Compensation Board, when determining staffing and funding levels for offices of attorneys for the Commonwealth, from (i) considering the number of charges brought or t...
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2022-11-22
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB391Engross

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Cannabis control; retail market; transitional sales by pharmaceutical and industrial hemp processors; penalties. Establishes a framework for the creation of a retail marijuana market in the Commonwealth. The bill creates a regulatory and licensing st...
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2022-11-22
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB898Intro

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Possession of certain naturally occurring hallucinogens or psychoactive substances; civil penalty. Provides that any person 21 years of age or older who knowingly or intentionally possesses peyote, ibogaine, psilocybin, or psilocyn shall be punished ...
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2022-11-22
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB59Intro

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Local law enforcement; records. Requires the chief of police of a local police department that is dissolved to relinquish certain required records to the sheriff for that locality. The bill makes failure to relinquish such records to the sheriff a mi...
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2022-11-21
To Senate Local Government Committee
VASB132Intro

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Local regulation of smoking; outdoor parks, recreation facilities, and playgrounds. Allows localities to designate smoking areas within 100 feet of sports fields, recreation centers, and playgrounds in outdoor parks. The bill requires signs regarding...
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2022-11-21
To Senate Local Government Committee
VAHB1362Engross

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Short-term rentals; localities' ability to restrict. Clarifies that short-term rentals may be operated in any locality in the absence of an ordinance pursuant to the locality's general land use and zoning authority restricting short-term rentals.
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2022-11-21
To Senate Local Government Committee
VASB255Intro

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Zoning; wireless communications infrastructure; application process. Provides that in its consideration of certain communications infrastructure applications, a locality shall not disapprove an application if (i) the proposed new structure provides a...
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2022-11-21
To Senate Local Government Committee
VAHB384VetoAdministration of government; rights of state and local employees; freedoms of conscience and expression. Protects state and local government employees of the Commonwealth, defined in the bill, from being penalized by their employer for expressing th...
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2022-05-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB1063PassPublic accommodations, employment, and housing; prohibited discrimination on the basis of religion; includes outward religious expression. Clarifies that "religion" as it relates to freedom of expression includes any outward expression of religious f...
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2022-05-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0799)
VAHB277PassRecovery residences. Requires that all recovery residences be certified by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) and that recovery residences, as a condition of such certification, comply with any minimum squ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0755)
VASB286VetoRequired disclosure for buyer to beware; buyer due diligence; historic districts. Adds a survey of the property to the list of materials that a purchaser of the property can review as part of exercising whatever due diligence the particular purchaser...
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2022-04-27
Senate sustained Governor's veto
VAHB670VetoCounty manager plan of government; independent policing auditor. Allows the governing body of any county with the county manager plan of government (Arlington County) to appoint an independent policing auditor. The independent policing auditor shall ...
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2022-04-27
House sustained Governor's veto
VASB593PassCustody and transportation of persons subject to emergency custody or temporary detention order; alternative custody; auxiliary police officers. Allows auxiliary police officers to provide transportation for a person subject to an emergency custody o...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0730)
VASB622PassRecovery residences. Requires that all recovery residences be certified by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) and that recovery residences, as a condition of such certification, comply with any minimum squ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)
VASB741PassFacial recognition technology; authorized uses; penalty. Authorizes local law-enforcement agencies, campus police departments, and the Department of State Police (the Department) to use facial recognition technology for certain authorized uses as def...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0737)
VAHB32PassFee for solid waste disposal; Bath County. Adds Bath County to the list of counties that may by ordinance, and after a public hearing, levy a fee for the management of solid waste not to exceed the actual cost incurred by the county in removing and d...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0347)
VASB52PassPro rata reimbursements for installation of certain utilities. Requires localities that adopt subdivision ordinances that permit subdividers or developers to install certain utilities to provide within that ordinance the subdivider's or developer's e...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0629)
VAHB60PassEconomic development authority; Town of Louisa. Provides that the Town of Louisa may appoint from five to seven members to serve on the board of the economic development authority, with terms staggered as agreed upon by the town council. Under curren...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0622)
VASB82PassCity reversion; disposition of police department or sheriff's department motorcycles. Provides that when a city reverts to a town and the police department or sheriff's department of the former city ceases to exist, officers of the former city police...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0385)
VASB172PassCounty boards of supervisors; salaries. Requires county boards of supervisors, prior to July 1 of each year, to set a maximum annual compensation, which will become effective as of January 1 of the year following the next regularly scheduled election...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0616)
VAHB167PassPublication of notice by localities. Provides that in any instance in which a locality has submitted a correct and timely notice request to a newspaper published or having general circulation in the locality and such newspaper fails to publish the no...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0478)
VAHB444PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act; meetings conducted through electronic communication means. Amends existing provisions concerning electronic meetings by keeping the provisions for electronic meetings held in response to declared states of emergen...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0597)
VASB328PassAcquisition of certain military property by law-enforcement agencies. Changes the limitation on the acquisition or purchase of military property by a law-enforcement agency from firearms of .50 caliber or higher to rifles of .50 caliber or higher and...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0376)
VAHB710PassLocal government hiring; people with disabilities. Requires any locality to take into consideration or give preference to an individual's status as a person with a disability in its employment hiring policies and practices, provided that such person ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0306)
VASB294PassFee for solid waste disposal; Bath County. Adds Bath County to the list of counties that may by ordinance, and after a public hearing, levy a fee for the management of solid waste not to exceed the actual cost incurred by the county in removing and d...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0348)
VAHB445PassBroadband service; new residential and commercial development; stakeholder advisory group. Provides that the Department of Housing and Community Development shall convene a stakeholder advisory group for the purpose of evaluating local and state poli...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0592)
VAHB377PassCharitable institutions and associations; local appropriations to faith-based organizations. Provides that no organization shall be prohibited from applying for or receiving public funds as part of a neutral grant or funding program from a locality o...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0566)
VAHB813PassAcquisition of certain military property by law-enforcement agencies. Changes the limitation on the acquisition or purchase of military property by a law-enforcement agency from firearms of .50 caliber or higher to rifles of .50 caliber or higher and...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0375)
VAHB437PassLocalities; public meeting; state project planning phase. Allows a locality the option to request a public meeting in the locality during the planning phase of a public facilities state project from the state agency or institution of higher education...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0480)
VAHB1060PassReceipt of critically missing adult reports; Virginia Critically Missing Adult Alert Program; definition. Expands the definition of "critically missing adult" to include any missing adult, including an adult who has a developmental disability, intell...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0394)
VASB657PassAir Pollution Control Board and State Water Control Board; transfer of authority to Department of Environmental Quality. Limits the authority of the Air Pollution Control Board and the State Water Control Board to issuance of regulations and transfer...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0356)
VAHB961PassCemeteries; registration; publication prior to sale. Expands provisions that allow localities to adopt an ordinance setting forth a register of identified cemeteries, graveyards, or other places of burial located on private property not belonging to ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0369)
VASB493PassCivil action for the dissemination of sexually explicit visual material to another. Provides that any person 18 years of age or older who knowingly transmits an intimate image, as defined in the bill, by computer or other electronic means to the comp...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0523)
VASB446PassBroadband service; new residential and commercial development; stakeholder advisory group. Provides that the Department of Housing and Community Development shall convene a stakeholder advisory group for the purpose of evaluating local and state poli...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0593)
VASB537PassPowers of local government; trees during development process; replacement and conservation. Prevents the prohibition or the unreasonable limitation of silvicultural activities related to the replacement of trees during the development process and the...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0620)
VAHB1194PassIndustrial Development and Revenue Bond Act; legislative intent; affordable housing grants. Authorizes an industrial development authority to make grants associated with the construction of affordable housing in order to promote safe and affordable h...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0489)
VAHB1268PassLocal government self-insurance pools. Expands provisions related to local government self-insurance pools by providing that a local government group self-insurance pool may provide all authorized insurance coverages to (i) any separate corporation e...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0439)
VAHB1325PassGeneral Powers of local governments; additional powers; Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing programs. Changes the existing authorization for local governments to finance, by ordinance, clean energy, resiliency, and stormwater...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0402)
VASB327PassArrest and summons quotas; prohibition. Prohibits (i) any agency of the Commonwealth or director or chief executive of any agency or department employing law-enforcement officers; (ii) any sheriff; (iii) any police force; or (iv) the Department of St...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0209)
VAHB443PassPark authorities; electric vehicle charging stations. Gives park authorities created by a locality the authority to locate, operate, regulate the use of, and install signage relating to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on property under its ju...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0255)
VAHB750PassArrest and summons quotas; prohibition. Prohibits (i) any agency of the Commonwealth or director or chief executive of any agency or department employing law-enforcement officers, (ii) any sheriff, (iii) any police force, or (iv) the Department of St...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0208)
VAHB837PassFood and drink law; permitting requirements. Requires any food manufacturer, food storage warehouse, and retail food establishment to obtain a permit from the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services prior to operating. Any such entity issue...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0204)
VAHB616PassBoard of zoning appeals; funding. Provides that upon request of the board of zoning appeals (BZA), a governing body shall consider appropriation of funds so that the BZA may employ or contract for secretaries, clerks, legal counsel, consultants, and ...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0249)
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