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VAHB2289PassJurisdiction of claim; plaintiff's motion to amend claim amount; transfer of matter. Provides that, where a matter is pending in either the general district court or the circuit court, upon motion of the plaintiff seeking to amend the amount of the c...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0787)
VASB1626PassUnlawful detainer; appeal bond. Provides that for an appeal in an unlawful detainer case, the defendant shall post an appeal bond into the general district court in the amount of outstanding rent, late charges, attorney fees, and any other charges or...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0785)
VAHB2007PassEviction; writs of possession and eviction. Changes the terminology from writ of possession to writ of eviction for the writ executed by a sheriff to recover real property pursuant to an order of possession. The bill specifies that an order of posses...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0700)
VAHB2452PassContempt of court; failure to appear. Provides that contempt of court for willful failure to appear may be punished summarily. The bill also requires judges to indicate, in writing, the reason for a charge and punishment of contempt when punished sum...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0708)
VASB1429PassMedical evidence admissible in juvenile and domestic relations district court; preliminary protective order hearings. Adds preliminary protective order hearings to the list of hearings where 24-hour written notice of intention to present medical evid...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0716)
VASB1540PassProtective orders; contents of preliminary protective orders; docketing of appeal. Provides that if a preliminary protective order is issued in an ex parte hearing where the petition for the order is supported by sworn testimony and not an affidavit ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0718)
VAHB2651PassVirginia Prevention of Sex Trafficking Fund; fees for offenses related to sex trafficking. Establishes the Virginia Prevention of Sex Trafficking Fund to be administered by the Department of Criminal Justice Services for the purpose of promoting awar...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0728)
VASB1679PassFamily First Prevention Services Act; statutory alignment. Aligns the Code of Virginia with the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018.
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0688)
VASB1108PassMarsh Criminal-Traffic Division at Manchester General District Court and John Marshall Criminal-Traffic Division at Richmond General District Court; concurrent jurisdiction. Clarifies that the Marsh Criminal-Traffic Division at Manchester General Dis...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0526)
VAHB2262PassManaging agent of landlord. Clarifies that for the purposes of signing pleadings and other papers and obtaining a judgment for possession or for rent or damages in general district court, the managing agent of a landlord may act on behalf of the busi...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0477)
VAHB2622PassRemoval of a child; names and contact information of persons with a legitimate interest. Provides that, in any proceeding in which a child is removed from his home, the court may order the parents or guardians of such child to provide the names and c...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0434)
VAHB2679PassJurisdiction of juvenile and domestic relations district courts; state or federal benefit. Grants the juvenile and domestic relations district courts jurisdiction to make specific findings of fact required by state or federal law to enable a child to...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0412)
VAHB1742PassMarsh Criminal-Traffic Division at Manchester General District Court and John Marshall Criminal-Traffic Division at Richmond General District Court; concurrent jurisdiction. Clarifies that the Marsh Criminal-Traffic Division at Manchester General Dis...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0321)
VAHB2014PassFamily First Prevention Services Act; statutory alignment. Aligns the Code of Virginia with the federal Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018. The bill contains an emergency clause for provisions of the bill relating to background checks for e...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0282)
VAHB1673PassPreliminary protective orders; full hearing date; court closure. Provides that if a court is lawfully closed and such closure prevents the full hearing for a preliminary protective order from being held within 15 days of the issuance of the prelimina...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0197)
VAHB2239PassCourt buildings; ownership, location, and jurisdiction. Allows courthouses to be located on property owned jointly by a county and city. Other changes allow Albemarle County to locate its general district courts immediately across the street from the...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0240)
VASB1381PassStudent offenses reportable by intake officers to school division superintendents. Adds (i) threats of death or bodily injury to another person communicated in writing to such person or member of such person's family and (ii) threats to commit seriou...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0206)
VAHB2414PassTransfer of venue; delinquency; adjudication. Provides that a transfer of venue in delinquency proceedings, which under current law may occur only after adjudication, may occur when such adjudication consists of a finding of facts sufficient to justi...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0235)
VASB1448PassEviction; writs of possession and eviction. Changes the terminology from writ of possession to writ of eviction for the writ executed by a sheriff to recover real property pursuant to an order of possession. The bill specifies that an order of posses...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0180)
VASB1539EngrossWithholding 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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2019-02-24
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1728PassPost-adoption contact and communication agreements. Provides that a local board of social services or child welfare agency required to file a petition for a permanency planning hearing may inform the birth parents and shall inform the adoptive parent...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0084)
VAHB1771PassVirginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act; prevention of juvenile crime prior to intake. Provides that juveniles who have been screened for needing community-based services using an evidence-based assessment protocol are eligible to receive commu...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0105)
VAHB1787PassStudent offenses reportable by intake officers to school division superintendents. Adds (i) threats of death or bodily injury to another person communicated in writing to such person or member of such person's family and (ii) threats to commit seriou...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0106)
VASB1201PassTransfer of venue; delinquency; adjudication. Provides that a transfer of venue in delinquency proceedings, which under current law may occur only after adjudication, may occur when such adjudication consists of a finding of facts sufficient to justi...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0126)
VASB1121EngrossMaximum 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. This bill is a recommendation of the Committee on District Courts.
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2019-02-19
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB1139PassPost-adoption contact and communication agreements. Provides that a local board of social services or child welfare agency required to file a petition for a permanency planning hearing may inform the birth parents and shall inform the adoptive parent...
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2019-02-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0065)
VASB1263EngrossJuveniles; trial as adult. Increases the minimum age that a juvenile can be tried as an adult in circuit court for a felony larceny offense from 14 years of age to 16 years of age.
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1383PassDismissal of summons for expiration of vehicle registration; proof of compliance. Authorizes courts to dismiss a summons issued for expiration of vehicle registration if the defendant provides to the court proof of compliance with the law on or befor...
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2019-02-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0057)
VASB1659EngrossJuveniles; trial as adult. In order to be tried as an adult in circuit court for charges that require notice of intent to proceed with trial as an adult by the attorney for the Commonwealth, the bill requires, unless waived by the juvenile and his at...
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1757EngrossCustody and visitation arrangements; best interests of the child; child abuse. Requires the court to consider child abuse, in addition to family abuse and sexual abuse in current law, when determining the best interests of the child for the purposes ...
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1998PassExposure to bodily fluids; infection with human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis B or C viruses; expedited testing. Requires a general district court to hold a hearing within 48 hours of a petition being filed seeking to compel collection of a blo...
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2019-02-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0027)
VAHB1712PassDismissal of summons for expiration of vehicle registration; proof of compliance. Authorizes courts to dismiss a summons issued for expiration of vehicle registration if the defendant provides to the court proof of compliance with the law on or befor...
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2019-02-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0014)
VAHB2417EngrossEmergency protective order; required conditions; petition to dissolve or modify. Requires any emergency protective order to prohibit (i) the respondent from committing acts of family abuse or criminal offenses that result in injury to person or prope...
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2019-02-13
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (12-Y 3-N)
VAHB1630EngrossSubstitute judges; powers and duties; entry of a final order. Provides that a substitute judge has the power to enter a final order in any case heard by the substitute judge for a period of 14 days after the date of a hearing of such case.
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2019-02-11
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (14-Y 1-N)
VAHB2119EngrossSchool attendance officer; motion for a rule to show cause; child in need of supervision. Authorizes a school attendance officer or division superintendent or his designee acting as an attendance officer to complete, sign, and file with the clerk of ...
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2019-02-11
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (11-Y 4-N)
VASB1620IntroViolation of provisions of protective orders; entering the lands, buildings, or premises owned or leased by protected party prohibited; penalties. Provides that any person subject to a protective order who enters the lands, buildings, or premises own...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB1603IntroHuman trafficking; prevention and awareness; offenses Human trafficking; prevention and awareness; offenses related to prostitution and human trafficking; penalties. Provides that any person who commits an act of aiding prostitution or illicit sexual...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Finance Committee
VAHB1653IntroCustody and visitation arrangements; best interests of the child; domestic abuse; child abuse. Requires the court to consider domestic abuse, defined in the bill, and child abuse in addition to family abuse and sexual abuse in current law when determ...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1797IntroPlaces of confinement for juveniles; separation of juveniles from adult offenders. Provides that when juveniles who are determined by the court to be a threat to the security or safety of other juveniles detained in a juvenile secure facility are tra...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1843IntroDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the Driver 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 individ...
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2019-02-05
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB1863IntroAbortion; informed written consent. Repeals the statutory requirements that a physician obtain a pregnant woman's informed written consent and perform fetal transabdominal ultrasound imaging before performing an abortion.
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1957IntroChildren in need of services; disposition; certification by parent that firearms are reasonably secure. Provides that if a child is found to be in need of services or a status offender, the juvenile or circuit court that permits the child to remain w...
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2019-02-05
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
VAHB2025IntroDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the Driver 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 individ...
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2019-02-05
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB2079IntroMarijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Decriminalizes marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $50 for a first violation, $100 for a second violation, and $250 for a third or subsequent violatio...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2235IntroProtective 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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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2283IntroJuvenile court; appointment of counsel; waiver. Prohibits any child age 15 and younger who is alleged to be in need of services, in need of supervision, or delinquent from waiving his right to an attorney. The bill also requires any child who is age ...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2429IntroPreliminary protective orders; hearing dates. Allows the full hearing resulting from the issuance of a preliminary protective order to be heard on the same hearing or trial date as a related criminal offense if such hearing or trial date has already ...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2510IntroMaximum 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. This bill is a recommendation of the Committee on District Courts.
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2371IntroMarijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Eliminates criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older. The bill also decriminalizes marijuana possession for persons under 21 years of a...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2370IntroPossession and consumption of marijuana; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $250. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a first offense, and sub...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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