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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)
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)
VASB1274PassGovernment planning; wildlife corridors. Directs various agencies to consider and incorporate, where applicable, wildlife corridors and any recommendation of the Wildlife Corridor Action Plan. The bill directs the Department of Wildlife Resources to ...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0498)
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)
VASB1126PassTransportation District Commission of Hampton Roads; membership. Adds a member of the House of Delegates, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House, and a member of the Senate, to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, to the Transportation...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0435)
VASB1253PassFunds for access roads to economic development sites; criteria for use of funds. Directs the Commonwealth Transportation Board, in consultation with the Secretaries of Transportation and Commerce and Trade, to develop criteria to be used in the award...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0378)
VAHB1893PassNew River Valley Passenger Rail Station Authority; creation. Authorizes the creation of a regional passenger rail station authority in Planning District 4 to assist in the creation and maintenance of passenger rail in the region. The authority would ...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0353)
VASB1212PassNew River Valley Passenger Rail Station Authority; creation. Authorizes the creation of a regional passenger rail station authority in Planning District 4 to assist in the creation and maintenance of passenger rail in the region. The authority would ...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0354)
VASB1453PassRevision of Titles 45.1 and 67. Creates proposed Title 45.2 (Mines, Minerals, and Energy) as a revision of existing Title 45.1 (Mines and Mining) and existing Title 67 (Virginia Energy Plan). Proposed Title 45.2 consists of 21 chapters divided into f...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0387)
VAHB2223PassDepartment of the Treasury and State Treasurer; bonds. Eliminates language that directs certain officers and board members to procure individual surety bonds mandated by current law when such officers and board members are already covered under bondi...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0152)
VAHB1926PassCentral Virginia Transportation Authority; membership. Adds the Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority, or his designee, as a nonvoting ex officio member of the Central Virginia Transportation Authority.
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0142)
VAHB1801PassDisposing of litter; penalty. Increases the minimum fine for dumping or disposing of litter, trash, or other unsightly matter on public or private property from $250 to $500. Disposing of litter; penalty. Increases the minimum fine for dumping or dis...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0175)
VAHB1813PassHighway construction by state or local employees; limit. Increases from $600,000 to $700,000 the value of highway maintenance and construction projects eligible to be performed by state or local employees. Highway construction by state or local empl...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0260)
VAHB2071PassTransportation projects; resiliency. Requires the Commonwealth Transportation Board to determine whether a project has been designed to be or the project sponsor has committed that the design will be resilient when evaluating projects for the Six-Yea...
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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0051)
VASB1350PassTransportation projects; resiliency. Requires the Commonwealth Transportation Board to determine whether a project has been designed to be or the project sponsor has committed that the design will be resilient when evaluating projects for the Six-Yea...
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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0052)
VASB1260PassEntry onto land for inspection. Requires that for any project wherein the power of eminent domain may be exercised, any locality or the Commissioner of Highways shall provide a landowner with a request to enter and inspect property at least 30 days i...
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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0060)
VAHB2104Engross

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Repeal of the Virginia Highway Corporation Act of 1988; roadways operating under the Highway Corporation Act of 1988 to operate under the Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995. Directs the Commissioner of Highways to evaluate whether it is in the...
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2021-02-18
Passed by indefinitely in Transportation (9-Y 6-N)
VASB1126Engross

Sine Die
Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads; membership. Adds a member of the House of Delegates, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House, and a member of the Senate, to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, to the Transportation...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation by voice vote
VASB1212Engross

Sine Die
New River Valley Passenger Rail Station Authority; creation. Authorizes the creation of a regional passenger rail station authority in Planning District 4 to assist in the creation and maintenance of passenger rail in the region. The authority would ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation by voice vote
VASB1253Engross

Sine Die
Funds for access roads to economic development sites; criteria for use of funds. Directs the Commonwealth Transportation Board, in consultation with the Secretaries of Transportation and Commerce and Trade, to develop criteria to be used in the award...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation by voice vote
VASB1274Engross

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Government planning; wildlife corridors. Directs various agencies to consider and incorporate, where applicable, wildlife corridors and any recommendation of the Wildlife Corridor Action Plan. The bill directs the Department of Wildlife Resources to ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1260Engross

Sine Die
Entry onto land for inspection. Requires that for any project wherein the power of eminent domain may be exercised, any locality or the Commissioner of Highways to provide a landowner with a request to enter and inspect property at least 30 days in a...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation by voice vote
VASB1350Engross

Sine Die
Transportation projects; resiliency. Requires the Commonwealth Transportation Board to determine whether a project has been designed to be resilient when evaluating projects for the Six-Year Improvement Program and consider resiliency when establishi...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation by voice vote
VASB1406Engross

Sine Die
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
VASB1261Engross

Sine Die
Court 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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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1453Engross

Sine Die
Revision of Titles 45.1 and 67. Creates proposed Title 45.2 (Mines, Minerals, and Energy) as a revision of existing Title 45.1 (Mines and Mining) and existing Title 67 (Virginia Energy Plan). Proposed Title 45.2 consists of 21 chapters divided into f...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VAHB1740Intro

Sine Die
Signs on certain highways; rotation of eligible entities. Requires the Department of Transportation to establish and enforce a system to rotate every three years the entities displayed on directional or official signs pertaining to the availability o...
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2021-02-05
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB1801Engross

Sine Die
Disposing of litter; penalty. Increases the minimum fine for dumping or disposing of litter, trash, or other unsightly matter on public or private property from $250 to $500. Disposing of litter; penalty. Increases the minimum fine for dumping or dis...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Transportation (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1813Engross

Sine Die
Highway construction by state or local employees; limit. Increases from $600,000 to $700,000 the value of highway maintenance and construction projects eligible to be performed by state or local employees. Highway construction by state or local empl...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Transportation (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1910Intro

Sine Die
Creation of regional transportation authorities. Authorizes two or more adjacent counties or cities to form a regional transportation authority to engage in regional transportation projects. The bill sets forth the procedures for forming such authori...
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2021-02-05
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB1926Engross

Sine Die
Central Virginia Transportation Authority; membership. Adds the Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority, or his designee, as a nonvoting ex officio member of the Central Virginia Transportation Authority.
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Transportation (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1855Engross

Sine Die
Department 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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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1893Engross

Sine Die
New River Valley Passenger Rail Station Authority; creation. Authorizes the creation of a regional passenger rail station authority in Planning District 4 to assist in the creation and maintenance of passenger rail in the region. The authority would ...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Transportation (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2071Engross

Sine Die
Transportation projects; resiliency. Requires the Commonwealth Transportation Board to determine whether a project has been designed to be resilient when evaluating projects for the Six-Year Improvement Program and consider resiliency when establishi...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Transportation (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2106Intro

Sine Die
Naming state highways, bridges, interchanges, and other transportation facilities; living persons. Provides that the Commonwealth Transportation Board may name highways, bridges, interchanges, and other transportation facilities after living or decea...
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2021-02-05
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB2223Engross

Sine Die
Department of the Treasury and State Treasurer; bonds. Eliminates language that directs certain officers and board members to procure individual surety bonds mandated by current law when such officers and board members are already covered under bondi...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N)
VAHB2245Intro

Sine Die
Use of transportation funds. States that it is the policy of the Commonwealth that revenues dedicated to transportation purposes shall not be used or redirected for any nontransportation-related purpose. Any attempt to repurpose funds dedicated to tr...
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2021-02-05
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB2104Engross

Sine Die
Repeal of the Virginia Highway Corporation Act of 1988; roadways operating under the Highway Corporation Act of 1988 to operate under the Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995. Directs the Commissioner of Highways to evaluate whether it is in the...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Transportation (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2112Intro

Sine Die
Court 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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2021-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2312Engross

Sine Die
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)
VASB1450Intro

Sine Die
COVID-19 vaccination; discrimination in employment prohibited. Prohibits discrimination in employment based on a person's vaccination status with respect to any COVID-19 vaccine.
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2021-01-27
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (10-Y 4-N)
VASB1217Intro

Sine Die
Taking certain private roads into the secondary state highway system. Directs the Department of Transportation to accept certain private roads into the secondary state highway system if the locality in which the private road is located adopts an ordi...
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2021-01-21
Passed by indefinitely in Transportation (11-Y 1-N)
VASB1364Intro

Sine Die
Commonwealth Transit Ridership Fund; creation. Creates the Commonwealth Transit Ridership Fund as a component of the Transportation Trust Fund to pay for free and reduced public transit fares throughout the Commonwealth. Any revenues generated by the...
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2021-01-21
Stricken at request of Patron in Transportation (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB729Engross

Sine Die
Transit funding. Raises the existing regional transportation fee, a grantor's tax, from $0.15 per $100 to $0.20 per $100 for localities in the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority that are also members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Di...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1677Intro

Sine Die
Electric utility regulation; retail customer choice. Replaces the Virginia Electric Utility Regulation Act with a system under which retail customers will be able to purchase electricity from the retail electric provider of their choice. The measure ...
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2020-12-04
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VASB1011Engross

Sine Die
Department of Transportation design standards; modifications. Authorizes a Residency Engineer of the Virginia Department of Transportation, a licensed engineer designated by a Residency Engineer, or a licensed engineer selected by a Resident Administ...
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2020-12-04
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB1243Intro

Sine Die
Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002; affected local jurisdictions and public entities; consideration of economic impact. Requires a private entity requesting approval to develo...
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2020-12-04
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB970Intro

Sine Die
Use of transportation funds. States that it is the policy of the Commonwealth that revenues dedicated to transportation purposes shall not be used or redirected for any non-transportation purpose. Any attempt to repurpose funds dedicated to transport...
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2020-12-04
To House Transportation Committee
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