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VASB2EngrossMarijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $50, or 5 hours of community service as an alternative punishment. Current law imposes a max...
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2020-02-21
Committee substitute printed 20108848D-H2
VASB34EngrossDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources on an individual tax return filed with the Commonwealth in th...
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2020-02-21
Reported from Appropriations (14-Y 7-N)
VAHB60EnrollSubstitute judges; powers and duties; entry of a final order. Gives a substitute judge the power to enter a final order in any case heard by such substitute judge for a period of 14 days after the date of a hearing of such case.
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2020-02-21
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB60ER)
VASB156EngrossFostering Futures program. Establishes the Fostering Futures program to provide services and support to individuals between the ages of 18 and 21 who were in foster care as a minor and are transitioning to full adulthood and self-sufficiency.
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2020-02-21
VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N)
VASB209EngrossMaximum number of judges in each judicial district. Increases from 11 to 12 the maximum number of authorized general district court judgeships in the nineteenth judicial district. The Committee on District Courts recommended the additional judgeship ...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24]
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB275EngrossMaximum number of judges in each judicial district. Increases from 11 to 12 the maximum number of authorized general district court judgeships in the nineteenth judicial district. The Committee on District Courts recommended the additional judgeship ...
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2020-02-21
Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
VASB307EngrossAdults sentenced for juvenile offenses; good conduct credit. Provides that an adult sentenced for a juvenile offense can earn good conduct credit at the rate of one day for each one day served, including all days served while confined in jail or secu...
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2020-02-21
Read second time
VAHB880EnrollProtective orders; motions to dissolve filed by petitioner; ex parte hearing and issuance of order. Provides that, upon motion by a petitioner to dissolve a protective order, a dissolution order may be issued on an ex parte basis with or without a he...
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2020-02-21
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB880ER)
VASB408EngrossAppeal from district court; protective orders; notice of hearing. Provides that the clerk of the appellate court to which an order of protection is appealed shall have the parties served with notice of the appeal stating the date and time of the hear...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24]
To House Courts: Civil Committee
VASB429EngrossWithholding of income for child support; independent contractors. Clarifies that income earned by an independent contractor may be withheld by court order for payment of child support obligations.
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2020-02-21
Read second time
VAHB746EngrossCustodial interrogation of a child; parental notification and contact. Requires that prior to the custodial interrogation of a child, the child's parent, guardian, or legal custodian shall be notified of the child's arrest and the child shall have co...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VAHB792EngrossAppeals of right in general district court; order or judgment altering prior final orders or judgments; separate notices of appeal. Provides that there shall be an appeal of right to a court of record from any order entered or judgment rendered in a ...
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2020-02-21
Senate requested conference committee
VAHB980EngrossProvision of abortion. The bill expands who can perform first trimester abortions to include, in addition to physicians, physician's assistants licensed by the Board of Medicine, and nurse practitioners or certified nurse midwives jointly licensed by...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VASB545EngrossAppeals of right in district court. Provides that any appeal of right taken from a court not of record in a civil case to a court of record shall serve as an appeal of all claims in the lower court, including any counterclaims, cross-claims, and thir...
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2020-02-21
Read second time
VASB546EngrossJuveniles; trial as adult. Increases from 14 years of age to 16 years of age the minimum age at which a juvenile can be tried as an adult in circuit court for a felony.
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2020-02-21
Floor substitute printed 20108708D-H2 (Mullin)
VAHB1181EngrossViolation of provisions of protective order; venue. Provides that a violation of a protective order may be prosecuted in the jurisdiction where the protective order was issued or in any county or city where any act constituting the violation of the p...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VAHB1142EngrossAlcoholic beverage control; possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages at school-sponsored activities; penalty. Prohibits persons from possessing or drinking alcoholic beverages while attending a public elementary or secondary school-sponsored ...
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2020-02-21
Passed by indefinitely in Rehabilitation and Social Services (10-Y 4-N)
VAHB1118EngrossInvoluntary admission; transportation; transfer to local law enforcement. Establishes procedures for changing the transportation provider designated to provide transportation to a minor or a person who is the subject of a temporary detention order, a...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VAHB1150EngrossInquiry and report of immigration status; persons charged with or convicted of certain crimes. Removes provisions requiring (i) jail officers to ascertain the citizenship of any inmate taken into custody at a jail, (ii) probation and parole officers ...
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2020-02-21
Senate requested conference committee
VAHB1324EngrossJuvenile and domestic relations district court; intake. Makes various changes to the intake procedures for the domestic relations district court, including (i) providing that, if a juvenile is alleged to be a truant, the intake officer may defer fili...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VAHB1437EngrossJuvenile confinement for violation of court order. Reduces from 10 days to seven days the maximum allowable period of confinement of a juvenile in a secure facility for a contempt violation or when a child in need of supervision is found to have will...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VASB622EngrossState Board of Corrections; rename as the State Board of Local and Regional Jails; powers and duties. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Corrections to develop and establish operating procedures to maintain prisoners residing in state corre...
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2020-02-21
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB1046EngrossClinical social workers; patient records; involuntary detention orders. Adds clinical social workers to the list of eligible providers that includes treating physicians and clinical psychologists who can disclose or recommend the withholding of patie...
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2020-02-21
Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
VAHB61EnrollAdults sentenced for juvenile offenses; good conduct credit. Provides that an adult sentenced for a juvenile offense can earn good conduct credit at the rate of one day for each one day served, including all days served while confined in jail or secu...
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2020-02-20
Signed by President
VAHB137EnrollGuardians ad litem for children; certification of compliance with certain standards. Requires guardians ad litem appointed to represent a child in a matter to conduct an investigation in compliance with certain standards. The bill requires a guardian...
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2020-02-20
Signed by President
VAHB400EnrollFostering Futures program. Establishes the Fostering Futures program to provide services and support to individuals between the ages of 18 and 21 who were in foster care as a minor and are transitioning to full adulthood and self-sufficiency.
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2020-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB400ER)
VAHB477EngrossJuveniles; trial as adult. Increases from age 14 to age 16 the minimum age at which a juvenile must be tried as an adult in circuit court for murder or aggravated malicious wounding; however, if the juvenile is 14 years of age or older but younger th...
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2020-02-20
VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N)
VAHB721EnrollPost-adoption contact and communication agreements; involuntary termination of parental rights. Provides that a child's birth parent or parents for whom parental rights were involuntarily terminated may enter into a post-adoption contact and communic...
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2020-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB721ER)
VASB472EngrossFoster care; termination of parental rights; independent living needs assessments; supervisory spans of control. Requires local boards of social services and child-placing agencies, if the child has been in the custody of a local board or child-placi...
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2020-02-20
Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
VAHB1439EngrossTransportation safety. Adopts several initiatives related to transportation and safety, including (i) making it illegal to possess an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle; (ii) requiring all passengers in a vehicle to wear safety belts and ma...
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2020-02-20
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB907EngrossTransportation safety. Requires all passengers in a vehicle to wear safety belts and allows localities to lower the speed limit below 25, but not less than 15, miles per hour in business and residential districts.
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2020-02-20
Committee substitute printed 20108656D-H1
VAHB1561EnrollFort Monroe Authority; civil actions in general district court. Authorizes the Fort Monroe Authority to prepare, execute, file, and have served certain documents in a civil proceeding in general district court without the intervention of an attorney.
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2020-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1561ER)
VASB59EngrossJuvenile law-enforcement records; disclosures to school principals. Changes from discretionary to mandatory that the chief of police of a city or chief of police or sheriff of a county disclose to a school principal all instances where a juvenile at ...
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2020-02-19
Tabled in Courts of Justice (10-Y 9-N)
VASB133EngrossDeferred disposition in criminal cases. Allows a court to defer and dismiss a criminal case where the defendant has been diagnosed with autism or an intellectual disability.
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2020-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 24]

Reconsidered by sub: Criminal
VASB451EngrossJuvenile and domestic relations district court; award of attorney fees. Permits a juvenile and domestic relations district court judge to take all relevant factors, in addition to the relative financial ability of the parties, into consideration when...
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2020-02-19
VOTE: (100-Y 0-N)
VAHB972EngrossPossession and consumption of marijuana; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $25. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a first offense, and subs...
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2020-02-19
Committee substitute printed 20108635D-S1
VASB956EngrossFort Monroe Authority; civil actions in general district court. Authorizes the Fort Monroe Authority to prepare, execute, file, and have served certain documents in a civil proceeding in general district court without the intervention of an attorney.
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2020-02-19
VOTE: (100-Y 0-N)
VASB144EngrossProtective orders; issuance upon convictions for certain felonies; penalty. Authorizes a court to issue a protective order upon convicting a defendant for a felony offense of (i) violating a protective order, (ii) homicide, (iii) kidnapping, (iv) ass...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 24]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VASB306EngrossDestruction of criminal history information for certain charges and convictions. Provides that a court shall enter an order of destruction for police and court records, in the absence of good cause shown to the contrary by the Commonwealth, for a def...
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2020-02-18
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB491EngrossInquiry and report of immigration status; persons charged with or convicted of certain crimes. Provides that the provisions requiring (i) jail officers to ascertain the citizenship of any inmate taken into custody at a jail, (ii) officers in charge o...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 24]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VASB579EngrossSex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. Makes numerous changes to the provisions governing the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. The bill changes the number of classifications of offenders who are required to register under th...
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2020-02-18
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB744EngrossSentencing of juvenile tried as adult. Provides that a court, in the case of a juvenile tried as an adult and convicted of a felony, may depart from any mandatory minimum sentence required by law and suspend any portion of an otherwise applicable sen...
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2020-02-17
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB961EngrossProhibiting sale, transport, etc., of assault firearms, certain firearm magazines, silencers, and trigger activators; penalties. Expands the definition of "assault firearm" and prohibits any person from importing, selling, transferring, manufacturing...
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2020-02-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB602EngrossTemporary detention; transportation; change of provider. Establishes procedures for changing the transportation provider designated to provide transportation to a minor or a person who is the subject of a temporary detention order.
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2020-02-17
Subcommittee recommends incorporating (SB603-Hanger) by voice vote
VASB603EngrossInvoluntary admission; transportation; transfer to local law enforcement. Provides that in cases in which an alternative transportation provider providing transportation of a minor or a person who is subject to a temporary detention order becomes una...
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2020-02-17
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
VASB518EngrossChanging the Commonwealth's biennial appropriations to begin in odd-numbered years. Provides that the Commonwealth's biennial appropriations shall start on July 1 of odd-numbered years beginning with the biennial appropriation act for the period July...
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2020-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB130IntroMotor vehicle safety inspection program. Abolishes the state motor vehicle safety inspection program.
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2020-02-11
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB159IntroProtective orders; prohibited contact; remote control of appliance, utility, or device by electronic device. Clarifies that a court entering a protective order may, as a condition of such protective order, prohibit the respondent from using any elect...
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB163IntroContempt of court; penalty. Increases from 10 days to 30 days the maximum term of imprisonment for a charge of contempt of court but limits the term of imprisonment to 30 days, including in cases where the court empanels a jury to ascertain the punis...
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB274IntroJuveniles; trial as adult. Increases from 14 years of age to 16 years of age the minimum age at which a juvenile can be tried as an adult in circuit court for a felony.
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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