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VAHB87IntroMarijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalties. Eliminates Marijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older. T...
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2019-12-10
Committee Referral Pending
VASB104IntroVaccinations and immunizations; minors; authority to consent. Provides that a minor shall be deemed an adult for the purpose of consenting to medical or health services related to receiving vaccinations and immunizations recommended by the Centers fo...
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2019-12-08
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB70IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establi...
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2019-11-22
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB28IntroPawnbrokers. Removes provision enacted in 2019 that currently allow only natural persons to be licensed as pawnbrokers. The measure authorizes any person, defined in this bill as an individual or a business entity organized under the laws of the Comm...
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2019-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB41IntroBoard of Medicine; regulations; screening for adverse childhood experiences. Directs the Board of Medicine to adopt regulations requiring every health care practitioner licensed by the Board who provides primary health care services to, at the time o...
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2019-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB42IntroHealth care providers; screening of patients for prenatal and postpartum depression; training. Directs the Boards of Medicine and Nursing to adopt regulations requiring licensees who provide primary, maternity, obstetrical, or gynecological health ca...
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2019-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
VASB53IntroBoard of Social Work; licensure by endorsement. Requires the Board of Social Work to establish in regulations the requirements for licensure by endorsement as a social worker. The bill allows the Board to issue licenses to persons licensed to practic...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VASB2IntroMarijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $50. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a fir...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB21IntroProvision of abortion; parental consent requirement; ultrasound requirement; hospital regulations. Removes the requirement that a pregnant minor seeking an abortion obtain either parental consent or judicial authorization. The bill removes the requir...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB12IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and requires the Department of State Police to establish a process for transferors of firearms to obtain such a check from li...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establi...
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2019-11-18
Committee Referral Pending
VASB18IntroFirearms; criminal history record information checks; age Firearms; criminal history record information checks; age requirement; penalty. Provides that a person must be at least 21 years old, or must be at least 18 years old by the effective date of ...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB4019IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establi...
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2019-07-09
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (9-Y 6-N)
VAHB4015IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establi...
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2019-07-09
Tabled in Militia, Police and Public Safety with letter to Crime Commission (12-Y 9-N)
VASB1004PassAdvance estimate of patient payment amount for elective medical procedure, test, or service; notice of right to request. Provides that every hospital currently required to provide an estimate of the payment amount for an elective procedure, test, or ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0671)
VASB1080PassRevision of Title 55. Creates proposed Title 55.1 (Property and Conveyances) as a revision of existing Title 55 (Property and Conveyances). Proposed Title 55.1 consists of 29 chapters divided into five subtitles: Subtitle I (Property Conveyances), Su...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0712)
VAHB1839PassIndustrial hemp; federal Farm Bill; emergency. Conforms Virginia law to the provisions of the federal 2018 Farm Bill by amending the definitions of cannabidiol oil, marijuana, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to exclude industrial hemp in the possessio...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0653)
VAHB1939PassDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; adjustment of fees by regulatory boards; distribution of excess fees to regulants. Provides that following the close of any biennium, when the account for any regulatory board within the Departm...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0697)
VASB1611PassHealth care shared savings; incentive programs. Requires health carriers to establish a comparable health care service incentive program under which savings are shared with a covered person who elects to receive a covered comparable health care servi...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0684)
VASB1516PassDepartment of Corrections; disclosure of information; delivery of controlled substances to prisoners. Requires the Director of the Department of Health Professions, upon receiving a request for information, to disclose to an investigator for the Depa...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0679)
VASB1547PassMusic therapy. Directs the Board of Health Professions to evaluate whether music therapists and the practice of music therapy should be regulated and the degree of regulation to be imposed. The bill requires the Board to report the results of its eva...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0680)
VASB1653PassPrescription Monitoring Program; veterinarians. Exempts the dispensing of feline buprenorphine or canine butorphanol from the requirement that the dispensing veterinarian report certain information about the animal and the owner of the animal to the ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0686)
VAHB2639PassHealth care shared savings; incentive programs. Requires health carriers to establish a comparable health care service incentive program under which savings are shared with a covered person who elects to receive a covered comparable health care servi...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0666)
VAHB2556PassDepartment of Health Professions and health regulatory boards; information obtained in an investigation or disciplinary proceeding; authorized disclosures. Provides that provisions protecting the confidentiality of information obtained during an inve...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0663)
VAHB2559PassElectronic transmission of certain prescriptions; exceptions. Provides certain exceptions, effective July 1, 2020, to the requirement that any prescription for a controlled substance that contains an opioid be issued as an electronic prescription. Th...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0664)
VASB1557PassBoard of Pharmacy; cannabidiol oil and tetrahydrocannabinol oil; regulation of pharmaceutical processors. Authorizes licensed physician assistants and licensed nurse practitioners to issue a written certification for use of cannabidiol oil and THC-A ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0681)
VASB1692PassIndustrial hemp; federal Farm Bill; emergency. Conforms Virginia law to the provisions of the federal 2018 Farm Bill by amending the definitions of cannabidiol oil, marijuana, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to exclude industrial hemp in the possessio...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0654)
VASB1719PassCannabidiol oil and THC-A oil; registered agents and pharmaceutical processors. Authorizes a patient or, if such patient is a minor or an incapacitated adult, such patient's parent or legal guardian to designate an individual to act as his registered...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0690)
VASB1774PassBoard for Contractors; requirements for licensure; certification of automatic fire sprinkler inspectors. Creates the classification of fire sprinkler contractor for the purpose of licensure by the Board for Contractors (the Board). The bill also crea...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0726)
VAHB1828PassFuneral services; sale of caskets. Prohibits any person except a licensed funeral service establishment or funeral service licensee from offering for sale or selling a casket when preneed arrangements for funeral services are being made, including pr...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0603)
VAHB1774PassPawning goods; unexpired government-issued identification card required. Requires the government-issued identification card presented by a person pawning, pledging, or selling goods or selling precious metals or gems to be unexpired and to bear the p...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0457)
VAHB1841PassPharmaceutical processors; employment; misdemeanors. Allows pharmaceutical processors to employ or permit to act as an agent of such pharmaceutical processor persons who have been convicted of certain drug and drug paraphernalia misdemeanors, except ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0417)
VAHB1848PassDepartment of Health Professions; disclosure of investigative information. Allows the Department of Health Professions and health regulatory boards to disclose otherwise confidential information related to disciplinary hearings to the Virginia Depart...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0418)
VASB1167PassMedicaid recipients; treatment involving opioids or opioid replacements; payment. Prohibits health care providers licensed by the Board of Medicine from requesting or requiring a patient who is a recipient of medical assistance services pursuant to t...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0444)
VASB1219PassDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; Board for Contractors; alternate designated employee. Directs the Board for Contractors (Board) to revise Board regulations to allow multiple individuals from a single firm to sit for the busine...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0503)
VAHB1962PassCommon Interest Community Board; enforcement; issuance of compliance orders. Authorizes the Common Interest Community Board to issue orders requiring governing boards and developers under the (i) Condominium Act (§55-79.39 et seq.), (ii) Virgini...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0467)
VAHB2282PassIssuance of temporary licenses; individuals engaged in counseling residency. Directs the Board of Counseling to promulgate emergency regulations for the issuance of temporary licenses to individuals engaged in a counseling residency so that they may ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0428)
VAHB2327PassDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; unlicensed practice; cease and desist notices. Permits the Director of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, or his designee, to issue a notice to any person unlawfully eng...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0481)
VASB1409PassAssisted living facilities; requirement for licensed administrator. Increases from one to two the number of times a licensed assisted living facility may operate under the supervision of an acting administrator during any two-year period.
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0448)
VAHB2493PassAdministration of topical drugs; dental hygienists, physician assistants, and nurses. Authorizes a dental hygienist practicing under remote supervision to administer topical oral anesthetics, topical and directly applied antimicrobial agents for trea...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0431)
VAHB2731PassLyme disease; disclosure of information to patients. Requires every laboratory reporting the results of a test for Lyme disease ordered by a health care provider in an office-based setting to include, together with the results of such test provided t...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0435)
VASB1751PassDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation. Permits the Director of DPOR, or his designee, to issue a notice to any person unlawfully engaging in unlicensed practice of an occupation to cease and desist such activity. The bill also provid...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0517)
VAHB2081PassCommon Interest Community Board; association fees; Common Interest Community Management Information Fund. Eliminates annual assessments levied by the Common Interest Community Board. The bill allows for the collection of application, renewal, and ann...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0391)
VAHB2352PassReal Estate Board; real estate licenses. Clarifies that the Real Estate Board (the Board) may establish criteria delineating the permitted activities of unlicensed individuals employed by, or affiliated as an independent contractor with, real estate ...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0395)
VAHB2457PassPractitioners of medicine, osteopathy, podiatry, or chiropractic; retiree license. Provides that the Board of Medicine may issue a retiree license to any doctor of medicine, osteopathy, podiatry, or chiropractic who holds an active, unrestricted lice...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0379)
VAHB1914PassRequirements for issuing prescriptions; exceptions for public health practitioners. Authorizes practitioners contracted by the Department of Health and practitioners employed or contracted by a local health department to prescribe antibiotic therapy ...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0335)
VAHB2169PassPhysician assistants; licensure by endorsement. Authorizes the Board of Medicine to issue a license by endorsement to an applicant for licensure as a physician assistant who (i) is the spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0338)
VAHB2247PassBoard of Optometry; membership. Adds to the requirements for the five licensed optometrist members of the Board of Optometry that they be individuals who at the time of appointment (i) have met all requirements for practice as an optometrist and are ...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0340)
VASB1106PassLicensure of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants; Physical Therapy Licensure Compact. Authorizes Virginia to become a signatory to the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact. The Compact permits eligible licensed physical therapists and...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0300)
VAHB2137PassPersons who are deaf or hard of hearing; terminology. Replaces the term "hearing impaired" and its variations with "deaf or hard of hearing" and "hearing loss" throughout the Code of Virginia. The bill also renames the Virginia Hearing Impairment Ide...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0288)
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