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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)
VASB1257PassStandards of Quality; specialized student support positions. Modifies a school personnel requirement in Standard 2 of the Standards of Quality to require each school board to provide at least three specialized student support positions, including sch...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0454)
VAHB1805PassAging services; social need. Requires the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, in providing aging services, to use available resources to provide services to older persons with the greatest economic or social needs. The bill defines "eco...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0299)
VASB1469PassOpioid Abatement Authority; established, report. Establishes the Opioid Abatement Authority. The Authority, with the assistance of the Office of the Attorney General, would administer the Opioid Abatement Fund, which would receive moneys from settlem...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0307)
VAHB2322PassOpioid Abatement Authority; established; report. Establishes the Opioid Abatement Authority. The Authority, with the assistance of the Office of the Attorney General, would administer the Opioid Abatement Fund, which would receive moneys from settlem...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0306)
VASB1366PassAging services; social need. Requires the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, in providing aging services, to use available resources to provide services to older persons with the greatest economic or social needs. The bill defines "eco...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0300)
VASB1251PassVirginia Retirement System; technical amendments. Makes technical amendments to provisions of the Code of Virginia relating to the Virginia Retirement System to reflect recent changes to federal law and conform terminology to federal law.
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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0054)
VAHB2181PassVirginia Retirement System; technical amendments. Makes technical amendments to provisions of the Code of Virginia relating to the Virginia Retirement System to reflect recent changes to federal law and conform terminology to federal law.
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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0053)
VAHB1848PassVirginia Human Rights Act; discrimination on the basis of disability. Adds discrimination on the basis of disability as an unlawful discriminatory practice under the Virginia Human Rights Act. The bill also requires employers, defined in the bill, to...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0012)
VASB1257Engross

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Standards of Quality. The bill modifies a school personnel requirement in Standard 2 of the Standards of Quality. It requires each school board to provide at least three specialized student support positions, including school social workers, school p...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Education by voice vote
VASB1366Engross

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Aging services; social need. Requires the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, in providing aging services, to use available resources to provide services to older persons with the greatest economic or social needs. The bill defines "eco...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VASB1406Engross

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Marijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and provides for an automatic expungement process for those convicted ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
VASB1469Engross

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Establishing an Opioid Abatement Authority. Establishes the Opioid Abatement Authority. The Authority, with the assistance of the Office of the Attorney General, would administer the Opioid Abatement Fund, which would receive moneys from settlements,...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
VASB1251Engross

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Virginia Retirement System; technical amendments. Makes technical amendments to provisions of the Code of Virginia relating to the Virginia Retirement System to reflect recent changes to federal law and conform terminology to federal law.
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2021-02-07
Continued to Special Session 1 in Appropriations by voice vote
VAHB1805Engross

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Aging services; economic and social need. Provides that, in providing aging services, the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services shall prioritize providing services to older persons with the greatest economic or social need. The bill define...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2097Intro

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Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System; Department of Corrections Special Investigations Unit. Adds agents of the Department of Corrections Special Investigations Unit to the Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System (VaLORS). The bill provides that...
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2021-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2195Intro

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Virginia Retirement System; retired law-enforcement officers employed as school security officers. Provides that if a retired law-enforcement officer was employed by a local school division as a school security officer on January 1, 2020, and had a b...
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2021-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB1848Engross

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Virginia Human Rights Acts; discrimination on the basis of disability. Adds discrimination on the basis of disability as an unlawful discriminatory practice under the Virginia Human Rights Act. The bill also requires employers, defined in the bill, t...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1929Intro

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School Equity and Staffing Act; Standards School Equity and Staffing Act; Standards of Quality; work-based learning; teacher leaders and mentors; principal mentors; certain personnel positions and initiatives. Makes several changes to the Standards o...
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2021-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2181Engross

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Virginia Retirement System; technical amendments. Makes technical amendments to provisions of the Code of Virginia relating to the Virginia Retirement System to reflect recent changes to federal law and conform terminology to federal law.
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N)
VAHB2264Intro

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Virginia Retirement System; retired law-enforcement officers employed as fingerprint examiners. Allows a retired law-enforcement officer to continue to receive his service retirement allowance during a subsequent period of employment by a law-enforce...
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2021-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2312Engross

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Marijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and provides for an automatic expungement process for those convicted ...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2322Engross

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Opioid Abatement Authority; established, report. Establishes the Opioid Abatement Authority. The Authority, with the assistance of the Office of the Attorney General, would administer the Opioid Abatement Fund, which would receive moneys from settlem...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
VASB1185Intro

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Auxiliary grants; assisted living facilities. Directs the Commissioner for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to adopt regulations that allow an assisted living facility in which 30 percent or more of the residents are auxiliary grant recipients to re...
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2021-02-03
Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N)
VASB1137Intro

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Virginia Retirement System; retired law-enforcement officers employed as school security officers. Provides that if a retired law-enforcement officer was employed by a local school division as a school security officer on January 1, 2020, and had a b...
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2021-01-26
Failed to report (defeated) in Finance and Appropriations (8-Y 8-N)
VASB1409Intro

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Virginia Retirement System; retired law-enforcement officers employed as fingerprint examiners. Allows a retired law-enforcement officer to continue to receive his service retirement allowance during a subsequent period of employment by a law-enforce...
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2021-01-26
Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N)
VAHB747Intro

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Open captioning at movie theaters. Requires all movie theaters that have four or more screens and are open to the general public to provide open captioning at least twice per week on any film that is regularly shown, provided that open captioning is ...
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2020-12-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB606Intro

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Virginia Retirement System; increased retirement allowance for certain judges. Increases, for the purposes of determining benefits provided under the Judicial Retirement System, the retirement multiplier from one percent to 1.70 percent. The increase...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB584Intro

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Virginia Personnel Act; hiring preference in state government for persons with disabilities. Establishes a hiring preference in state government for persons with disabilities, provided that such person meets all of the knowledge, skill, and ability r...
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2020-12-04
To House General Laws Committee
VASB1033Intro

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Juvenile community correctional centers and facilities; establishment; placement of juveniles. Changes the term "juvenile correctional centers and facilities" to "juvenile community correctional centers and facilities." The bill further provides that...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
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