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VAHB614VetoRequirement for appeals bond; indigent parties; appeal of unlawful detainer. Removes the requirement for an indigent defendant, as defined in the bill, to post an appeal bond in an unlawful detainer action appealed from the general district court.
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2022-05-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB474VetoRequirement for appeals bond; indigent parties; appeal of unlawful detainer. Removes the requirement for an indigent defendant, as defined in the bill, to post an appeal bond in an unlawful detainer action appealed from the general district court.
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2022-05-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB573VetoStatute of limitations; contracts for health care services. Provides that the statute of limitations for an action on any contract, written or unwritten, for health care services, including actions brought by the Commonwealth, is three years. The bil...
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2022-04-28
VOTE: (48-Y 52-N)
VASB149PassJuvenile law-enforcement records; inspection. Provides that a juvenile, the parent, guardian, or other custodian of the juvenile, and counsel for the juvenile may inspect a law-enforcement record concerning such juvenile if (i) no other law or rule o...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0456)
VAHB242PassPractice of licensed professional counselors. Adds licensed professional counselors to the list of eligible providers who can disclose or recommend the withholding of patient records, face a malpractice review panel, and provide recommendations on in...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0509)
VASB106PassRetired circuit and district court judges under recall; evaluation; qualification by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee for Courts of Justice. Requires that retired district court judges sitting as substitutes be found qual...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0532)
VAHB228PassDepartment of Juvenile Justice; juvenile boot Department of Juvenile Justice; juvenile boot camps. Eliminates the authority of the Department of Juvenile Justice to establish juvenile boot camps and the ability of a court to order a juvenile adjudica...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0414)
VAHB731PassJuvenile law-enforcement records; inspection. Provides that a juvenile, the parent, guardian, or other custodian of the juvenile, and counsel for the juvenile may inspect a law-enforcement record concerning such juvenile if (i) no other law or rule o...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0455)
VASB348PassSupport orders; retroactivity; arrearages; party's incarceration. Makes various changes to provisions of law related to child and spousal support orders, including (i) providing that in cases in which jurisdiction over child support or spousal suppor...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0527)
VASB392PassCopies of orders to counsel. Provides that the clerk of the court shall provide a copy of the appointment order of a qualified expert to an indigent defendant or his attorney and to the appointed expert. The bill also provides that the chief judge of...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0543)
VASB396PassFoster care placements; court review. Provides that the juvenile and domestic relations district court has the authority to review a child's status in foster care or review a foster care plan. The bill requires a foster care plan to describe in writi...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0305)
VASB546PassDepartment of Juvenile Justice; juvenile boot camps. Eliminates the authority of the Department of Juvenile Justice to establish juvenile boot camps and the ability of a court to order a juvenile adjudicated delinquent to attend such a boot camp.
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0415)
VAHB1145PassCivil actions; health care bills and records. Defines the term "bill" for the purposes of evidence of medical services provided in certain civil actions as any statement of charges, an invoice, or any other form prepared by a health care provider or ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0469)
VASB633PassCivil actions; health care bills and records. Defines the term "bill" for the purposes of evidence of medical services provided in certain civil actions as any statement of charges, an invoice, or any other form prepared by a health care provider or ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0470)
VASB649PassJuvenile 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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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0542)
VAHB1334PassChild abuse and neglect; valid complaint. Amends the definition of "abused or neglected child" to include a child who is sexually exploited or abused by an intimate partner of the child's parent or caretaker and allows a complaint of child abuse or n...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0366)
VAHB749PassVirginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund; purpose. Provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall adopt guidelines to make funds from the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund, which is used to support the prosec...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0210)
VAHB50PassSafe haven protections; hotline to provide information about infant relinquishment laws and options. Directs the Department of Social Services to establish a toll-free, 24-hour hotline to make information about the Commonwealth's safe haven laws that...
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2022-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0174)
VAHB16PassSafe haven protections; newborn safety device. Provides an affirmative defense in certain criminal prosecutions and civil proceedings regarding child abuse or neglect to a parent who safely delivers his child within the first 30 days of the child's l...
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2022-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0081)
VASB63PassSafe haven protections; newborn safety device. Provides an affirmative defense in certain criminal prosecutions and civil proceedings regarding child abuse or neglect to a parent who safely delivers his child within the first 30 days of the child's l...
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2022-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0080)
VASB150PassDepartment of Forensic Science; DNA data bank sample tracking system. Replaces certain references in the Code to the Local Inmate Data System with references to the Department of Forensic Science DNA data bank sample tracking system.
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0041)
VAHB748PassDepartment of Forensic Science; DNA data bank sample tracking system. Replaces certain references in the Code to the Local Inmate Data System with references to the Department of Forensic Science DNA data bank sample tracking system.
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0042)
VASB56Engross

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Foster Care Prevention program. Establishes the Foster Care Prevention program to facilitate placements with relatives and ensure that such relatives are provided with the resources necessary to provide care for the child. The bill provides that a ch...
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2022-03-08
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB134Engross

Sine Die
Juvenile and domestic relations district courts; Department of Juvenile Justice; extending jurisdiction in delinquency matters to persons 18 years of age or older but less than 21 years of age. Raises the maximum age for delinquency matters in juveni...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB212Engross

Sine Die
Provision of abortion; right to informed consent. Requires physicians and authorized nurse practitioners to follow certain procedures and processes to effect a pregnant woman's informed written consent prior to the performance of an abortion. Provis...
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2022-03-03
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (10-Y 5-N)
VASB391Engross

Sine Die
Cannabis control; retail market; transitional sales by pharmaceutical and industrial hemp processors; penalties. Establishes a framework for the creation of a retail marijuana market in the Commonwealth. The bill creates a regulatory and licensing st...
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2022-03-01
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB159Intro

Sine Die
Emergency custody and temporary detention orders; custody. Requires a facility or location to which a minor or adult who is subject to an emergency custody or temporary detention order is transported to accept custody of the minor or adult upon compl...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB163Intro

Sine Die
Emergency custody and temporary detention; transportation and custody. Amends numerous sections governing emergency custody and temporary detention of minors and adults to clarify duties of law-enforcement agencies and mental health facilities with r...
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2022-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB430Intro

Sine Die
Cannabis control; retail market; penalties. Establishes a framework for the creation of a retail marijuana market in the Commonwealth. The bill creates a regulatory and licensing structure for such retail market and for the cultivation, manufacture, ...
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2022-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB612Intro

Sine Die
Possession of controlled substances; penalties. Reduces the penalty for possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance from a Class 5 felony to a Class 1 misdemeanor and the penalty for possession of a Schedule IV or V controlled substance fro...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB658Intro

Sine Die
Juveniles; appointment of counsel; indigency. Removes provisions stating that when the court appoints counsel to represent a child in a detention hearing or in a case involving a child who is alleged to be in need of services, in need of supervision,...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB475Intro

Sine Die
Protective orders; petition; human trafficking and sex trafficking; penalty. Adds to the definitions of "family abuse" and "act of violence, force, or threat" used in the protective order provisions that acts of violence, force, or threat include act...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB762Intro

Sine Die
Maximum number of judges in each judicial district. Increases from two to three the maximum number of authorized general district court judges in the Twenty-second Judicial District.
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB345Intro

Sine Die
Robbery. Conforms certain provisions of the Code Robbery. Conforms certain provisions of the Code referencing robbery to the degrees of robbery offenses established by Chapter 534 of the Acts of Assembly of 2021, Special Session I. These changes incl...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1058Intro

Sine Die
Interest on child support arrearages. Provides that no interest shall accrue on arrearages for child support obligations when the order for such support was entered on or after July 1, 2022.
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB950Intro

Sine Die
Cannabis control; retail market; penalties. Establishes a framework for the creation of a retail marijuana market in the Commonwealth. The bill creates a regulatory and licensing structure for such retail market and for the cultivation, manufacture, ...
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2022-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB408Intro

Sine Die
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund; funding for sexual assault services. Adds payments to sexual assault service providers and hospitals for the purpose of providing salaries and equipment for sexual assault nurse examiners and pediatr...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB983Intro

Sine Die
Provision of abortion; abortion on the basis of genetic disorder, sex, or ethnicity prohibited; penalty. Removes from the list of persons who can perform first trimester abortions any person jointly licensed by the Board of Medicine and Nursing as a ...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1115Intro

Sine Die
Juvenile justice; human trafficking screening. Requires the Department of Juvenile Justice to use trauma-informed screening measures to identify whether any child committed to the Department has been a victim of human trafficking and determine approp...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1248Intro

Sine Die
Juveniles; adjudication of delinquency. Specifies that a delinquent child is a child 11 years of age or older who has committed a delinquent act. Currently, there is no minimum age for a child to be adjudicated delinquent. The bill provides that if a...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1213Intro

Sine Die
Minor victims of sex trafficking; arrest and prosecution; services. Provides that no minor shall be subject to arrest, delinquency charges, or prosecution for (i) a status offense, (ii) an act that would be a misdemeanor if committed by an adult, or ...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB104Engross

Sine Die
Elimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification Elimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses; report. Except for aggravated murder of a law-enforcement offi...
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2022-02-14
Defeated by Senate (17-Y 23-N)
VAHB359Intro

Sine Die
Termination of parental rights of person who committed sexual assault; clear and convincing evidence standard. Provides that the parental rights of a person who has been found by a clear and convincing evidence standard to have committed rape, carnal...
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2022-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB411Engross

Sine Die
Possession of controlled substances; penalties. Reduces the penalty for possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance from a Class 5 felony to a Class 1 misdemeanor and the penalty for possession of a Schedule IV or V controlled substance fro...
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2022-02-10
Read third time and defeated by Senate (19-Y 21-N)
VASB412Intro

Sine Die
Termination of parental rights; murder of child. Requires the court to terminate the parental rights of a parent upon finding, based upon clear and convincing evidence, that termination of parental rights is in the best interests of the child and tha...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB770Intro

Sine Die
Places of confinement for juveniles. Provides that there shall be a presumption prohibiting the incarceration of a juvenile offender, who has been convicted and sentenced as an adult in circuit court, in an adult correctional facility prior to his or...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB750Intro

Sine Die
Behavioral Health Hospital Authority; established. Creates the Behavioral Health Hospital Authority (the Authority) as an independent political subdivision of the Commonwealth, to control the delivery, financing, utilization, and health outcomes of p...
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2022-02-08
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB536Intro

Sine Die
Filing an order of disposition from a criminal case in general district courts. Provides that any adult criminal disposition for a misdemeanor or felony in a juvenile and domestic relations district court may be submitted to the general district cour...
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2022-02-07
Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N)
VAHB856Intro

Sine Die
Child custody, visitation, and placement; best interests of the child. Requires consideration of a child's attachment to a parent or guardian when determining the best interests of the child. The bill defines "attachment" as an aspect of the child's ...
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2022-02-07
Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N)
VASB299Intro

Sine Die
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund; purpose; fee apportionment. Provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall adopt guidelines to make funds from the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund, which is used to...
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2022-02-02
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
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