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VAHB2113PassSealing of criminal records; penalties. Establishes a process for the automatic sealing of police and court records, defined in the bill, for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or ...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0542)
VASB1339PassSealing of criminal records; penalties. Establishes a process for the automatic sealing of police and court records, defined in the bill, for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or ...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0524)
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)
VASB1256PassMembership on Criminal Justice Services Board and Committee on Training; law-enforcement training. Requires the social justice organization represented by a member of the Criminal Justice Services Board and a member of the Committee on Training be en...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0467)
VASB1468PassCertifications for victims of qualifying criminal activity. Establishes a process for a state or local law-enforcement agency, an attorney for the Commonwealth, the Attorney General, or any other agency or department employing law-enforcement officer...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0468)
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)
VASB1119PassLaw-enforcement agencies; body-worn camera systems. Creates a special nonreverting fund to be known as the Body-Worn Camera System Fund to assist state or local law-enforcement agencies with the costs of purchasing, operating, and maintaining body-wo...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0335)
VAHB2169PassSolicitation of prostitution; reorganization. Reorganizes the statute penalizing prostitution into two distinct sections. The penalties for all offenses remain unchanged. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0188)
VAHB1866PassCourt-appointed special advocates; information sharing. Permits court-appointed special advocates to participate in and verbally share information with family partnership meetings and in meetings of family assessment and planning teams, multidiscipli...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0177)
VAHB2317PassAdvisory Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence; membership; duties. Increases from 15 to 19 the total number of members of the Advisory Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence (the Advisory Committee) by adding the Executive Director of the Vir...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0193)
VAHB2029PassDepartment of Fire Programs; prohibition on the use of certain oriented strand board in fire training activities. Prohibits the burning by any person, local government, or agency of the Commonwealth of Class A fuel materials that contain oriented str...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0285)
VASB1367Engross

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Line of Duty Act; requiring licensed health practitioners to conduct medical reviews. Requires that, for any medical review of a claim made pursuant to the provisions of the Line of Duty Act, the Virginia Retirement System shall require that such rev...
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2021-03-01
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2291Engross

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Law-enforcement civilian oversight bodies; deputy sheriffs. Adds a sheriff's office to those law-enforcement agencies that may be overseen by a law-enforcement civilian oversight body created by a locality and adds a nonprobationary deputy sheriff of...
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2021-02-17
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (12-Y 2-N 1-A)
VASB1119Engross

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Law-enforcement agencies; body-worn camera systems. Creates a special nonreverting fund to be known as the Body-Worn Camera System Fund to assist state or local law-enforcement agencies with the costs of purchasing, operating, and maintaining body-wo...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Public Safety by voice vote
VASB1256Engross

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Membership on Criminal Justice Services Board and Committee on Training; law-enforcement training. Requires the social justice organization represented by a member of the Criminal Justice Services Board and a member of the Committee on Training be en...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Public Safety by voice vote
VASB1339Engross

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Expungement and sealing of police and court records; Expungement Fee Fund created; protection of public record information; penalties. Establishes a process for the sealing of police and court records, defined in the bill, of criminal records for cer...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1261Engross

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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
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
VASB1468Engross

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Certifications for victims of qualifying criminal activity. Establishes a process for a state or local law-enforcement agency, an attorney for the Commonwealth, the Attorney General, or any other agency or department employing law-enforcement officer...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1367Engross

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Line of Duty Act; requiring licensed health practitioners to conduct medical reviews. Requires that, for any medical review of a claim made pursuant to the provisions of the Line of Duty Act, the Virginia Retirement System shall require that such rev...
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2021-02-07
Continued to Special Session 1 in Appropriations by voice vote
VAHB1753Intro

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Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission Accreditation Grant Fund and Program. Establishes the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission Accreditation Grant Fund (the Fund) and the Virginia Law Enforcement Professio...
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2021-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2152Intro

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Department of Criminal Justice Services; licensure and regulation of charitable bail organizations. Provides for licensure and regulation by the Department of Criminal Justice Services of "charitable bail organizations," defined in the bill as any en...
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2021-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2169Engross

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Solicitation of prostitution; reorganization. Reorganizes the statute penalizing prostitution into two distinct sections. The penalties for all offenses remain unchanged. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1866Engross

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Court-appointed special advocates; information sharing. Permits court-appointed special advocates to participate in and verbally share information with family partnership meetings and in meetings of family assessment and planning teams, multidiscipli...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1941Intro

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Required release of video or audio recording; discharge of firearm or use of stun weapon or chemical irritant by law-enforcement officer. Requires that, whenever a law-enforcement officer (i) discharges a firearm or (ii) uses a stun weapon or chemica...
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2021-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2029Engross

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Department of Fire Programs; prohibition on the use of certain oriented strand board in fire training activities. Prohibits the burning by any person, local government, or agency of the Commonwealth of Class A fuel materials that contain oriented str...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2113Engross

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Automatic expungement of criminal records; penalties. Establishes a process for the automatic expungement, defined in the bill, of criminal records for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle p...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2231Intro

Sine Die
Group Violence Intervention Board; Division of Group Violence Intervention; Project Ceasefire Grant Fund; Project Exit Grant Fund. Establishes the Group Violence Intervention Board to coordinate and assist federal, state, and local group violence int...
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2021-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2112Intro

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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
VAHB2291Engross

Sine Die
Law-enforcement civilian oversight bodies; deputy sheriffs. Adds a sheriff's office to those law-enforcement agencies that may be overseen by a law-enforcement civilian oversight body created by a locality and adds a nonprobationary deputy sheriff of...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
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)
VAHB2317Engross

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Advisory Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence; Advisory Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence; membership; duties. Increases from 15 to 19 the total number of members of the Advisory Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence (the Advisory Co...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VASB1283Intro

Sine Die
Automatic expungement of criminal records. Establishes a process for the automatic expungement of criminal records for misdemeanors, certain felony convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or ot...
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2021-02-01
Incorporated by Judiciary
VASB1372Intro

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Automatic expungement of criminal records. Establishes a process for the automatic expungement, defined in the bill, of criminal records for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or o...
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2021-02-01
Incorporated by Judiciary
VASB1244Intro

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Civil commitment of sexually violent predators. Repeals sections of the Code of Virginia authorizing civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
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2021-01-27
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary with letter (12-Y 0-N)
VASB1407Intro

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Regulating electronic gaming devices; penalties. Authorizes the manufacturing, distributing, operating, servicing, hosting, and playing of electronic gaming devices in the Commonwealth, to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board, which the bill re...
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2021-01-27
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (12-Y 2-N)
VASB1361Intro

Sine Die
Law-enforcement civilian oversight bodies. Provides that any person appointed to a law-enforcement civilian oversight body shall be a citizen of the United States, shall reside in the jurisdiction that he is appointed to serve, shall not have a crimi...
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2021-01-20
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)
VAHB320Intro

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Petition for reclassification or expungement of certain convictions and police and court records. Allows a person who has been convicted of (i) a felony or misdemeanor offense that has been decriminalized or otherwise made lawful or (ii) a felony off...
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2020-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1687Intro

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Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund and Grant Program; firearm and ammunition tax. Establishes the Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund (the Fund), to be administered by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department), to dist...
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2020-12-04
To House Finance Committee
VAHB673Engross

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Cruelty to children; penalty. Increases the penalty from a Class 6 felony to a Class 4 felony for any person employing or having custody of a child to willfully cause or permit such child to be tortured physically or psychologically, tormented, mutil...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB647Intro

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Petition for reclassification or expungement of certain convictions and police and court records. Allows a person who has been convicted of (i) a felony or misdemeanor offense that has been decriminalized or otherwise made lawful or (ii) a felony off...
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2020-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB288Intro

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Criminal sexual assault; definition of sexual abuse; complaining witness under age 13; penalty. Includes in the definition of "sexual abuse" the intentional touching of any part of a complaining witness's body, on either the skin or the material cove...
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2020-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB845Engross

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Definition of law-enforcement officer; certain employees of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Adds special agents employed by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Office of the Inspector General to the definition of la...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Transportation Committee
VAHB251Engross

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Prostitution-related crimes; minors; penalties. Makes it a Class 6 felony for an adult to visit a bawdy place with a minor when he knows that the bawdy place is used or to be used for lewdness, assignation, or prostitution. The bill also adds felony ...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary 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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