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VASB1184EnrollStandby guardianship; triggering event. Allows a parent who has reason to anticipate his possible detention, incarceration, or deportation connected to an immigration action to petition the court for approval of a standby guardian for the parent's mi...
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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1184ER)
VASB1168EngrossDefinition of "abused or neglected child." Conforms the definition of "abused or neglected child" in Title 16.1 (Courts Not of Record) with the definition of the same term in Title 63.2 (Welfare (Social Services)).
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2021-02-24
VOTE: Block Vote Passage (97-Y 0-N)
VASB1181EngrossSpecial immigrant juvenile status; jurisdiction. Permits the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court to retain jurisdiction in cases where a child has petitioned the court to make findings of fact that would allow the child to apply for or rec...
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2021-02-24
VOTE: Passage (64-Y 35-N)
VAHB2169EnrollSolicitation 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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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1206EnrollConfidentiality of juvenile court records; exceptions. Provides that juvenile court service unit records and Department of Juvenile Justice records may be open for inspection to the Department of Social Services or any local department of social serv...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2017EngrossJuvenile offenders; youth justice diversion programs. Authorizes any jurisdiction to establish a youth justice diversion program, defined in the bill as a diversionary program that (i) is monitored by a local youth justice diversion program advisory ...
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2021-02-24
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
VASB1456EnrollJuveniles; eligibility for commitment to the Department of Juvenile Justice; eligibility for predispositional confinement in a secure facility. Provides that a juvenile may be committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice (the Department) only if h...
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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1456ER)
VAHB1962EnrollFoster care; termination of parental rights; relatives and fictive kin. Requires local departments of social services and licensed child-placing agencies to involve in the development of a child's foster care plan the child's relatives and fictive ki...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1328EnrollState-Funded Kinship Guardianship Assistance program. Creates the State-Funded Kinship Guardianship Assistance program (the program) to facilitate child placements with relatives, including fictive kin, and ensure permanency for children. The bill se...
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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1328ER)
VAHB1912EnrollChild support payments; juvenile in custody of or committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Provides that the Department of Juvenile Justice is no longer required to apply for child support from, and the parent of a juvenile is no longer respo...
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2021-02-24
Signed by Speaker
VASB1261EngrossCourt 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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2021-02-24
Passed by for the day
VAHB2150EnrollJurisdiction over criminal cases; certification or appeal of charges. Provides that upon (i) certification by the general district court of any felony charge and ancillary misdemeanor charge or when an appeal of a conviction of an offense in general ...
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2021-02-24
Signed by Speaker
VASB1122EnrollHabitual offenders; repeal. Repeals the remaining provisions of the Habitual Offender Act. The bill also requires that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles reinstate a person's privilege to drive a motor vehicle that was suspended or ...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1138EngrossSexually transmitted infections; infected sexual battery. Provides that any person who is diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection and engages in sexual behavior that poses a substantial risk of transmission to another person according to curr...
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2021-02-24
House requested conference committee
VASB1248EnrollJuveniles; competency evaluation; receipt of court order. Requires the appointed evaluator or the director of the community services board, behavioral health authority, or hospital to acknowledge receipt of the court order requiring a competency eval...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1443EngrossElimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses. Eliminates all mandatory minimum sentences of confinement from the Code of Virginia. The bill directs the Secretary of ...
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2021-02-24
VOTE: Passage (56-Y 43-N)
VAHB2012EnrollViolations of protective orders; preliminary child protective order. Changes the punishment and sentencing requirements for a violation of a preliminary child protective order so that the maximum penalty is a Class 1 misdemeanor and the court is no l...
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2021-02-24
Signed by Speaker
VASB1108EngrossGeneral district courts; jurisdictional limits. Increases from $25,000 to $50,000 the maximum civil jurisdictional limit of general district courts for civil actions for personal injury and wrongful death. General district courts; jurisdictional lim...
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2021-02-23
Emergency clause deleted
VASB1415EngrossViolations of protective orders; preliminary child protective order. Changes the punishment and sentencing requirements for a violation of a preliminary child protective order so that the maximum penalty is a Class 1 misdemeanor and the court is no l...
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2021-02-23
Senators: Stanley, McDougle, Deeds
VAHB1991EngrossJuveniles; release and review hearing for serious offender; plea agreement. Clarifies that the Department of Juvenile Justice (the Department) may petition the court that committed a juvenile for a hearing for an earlier release of a juvenile when go...
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2021-02-23
VOTE: Adoption (55-Y 41-N)
VAHB2312EngrossMarijuana; 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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2021-02-19
Senators: Ebbin, Lucas, McPike, Surovell, Dunnavant
VAHB1878EnrollJuvenile intake and petition; appeal to a magistrate on a finding of no probable cause. Limits the ability to appeal a decision by an intake officer not to authorize a petition relating to an offense that, if committed by an adult, would be punishabl...
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2021-02-19
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., February 26, 2021
VASB1406EngrossMarijuana; 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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2021-02-19
Delegates: Herring, Mullin, Torian, Bagby, Knight
VAHB2056EngrossStatus offenders; willful and material violation of court order or terms of probation; notice; orders of disposition for violation. Removes the option for a court to order that a status offender be detained in a secure facility for a willful and mate...
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2021-02-17
Failed to report (defeated) in Judiciary (7-Y 7-N 1-A)
VASB1108Engross

Sine Die
General district courts; jurisdictional limits. Increases from $25,000 to $50,000 the maximum civil jurisdictional limit of general district courts for civil actions for personal injury and wrongful death. The bill contains an emergency clause. Gener...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1168Engross

Sine Die
Definition of "abused or neglected child." Conforms the definition of "abused or neglected child" in Title 16.1 (Courts Not of Record) with the definition of the same term in Title 63.2 (Welfare (Social Services)).
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1181Engross

Sine Die
Special immigrant juvenile status; jurisdiction. Permits the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court to retain jurisdiction in cases where a child has petitioned the court to make findings of fact that would allow the child to apply for or rec...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1122Engross

Sine Die
Habitual offenders; repeal. Repeals the remaining provisions of the Habitual Offender Act. The bill also requires that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles reinstate a person's privilege to drive a motor vehicle that was suspended or ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1184Engross

Sine Die
Standby guardianship; triggering event. Allows a parent who has reason to anticipate his possible detention, incarceration, or deportation connected to an immigration action to petition the court for approval of a standby guardian for the parent's mi...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1138Engross

Sine Die
Sexually transmitted infections; infected sexual battery. Provides that any person who is diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection and engages in sexual behavior that poses a substantial risk of transmission to another person according to curr...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1206Engross

Sine Die
Confidentiality of juvenile court records; exceptions. Provides that juvenile court service unit records and Department of Juvenile Justice records may be open for inspection to the Department of Social Services or any local department of social serv...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1328Engross

Sine Die
State-Funded Kinship Guardianship Assistance program. Creates the State-Funded Kinship Guardianship Assistance program (the program) to facilitate child placements with relatives, including fictive kin, and ensure permanency for children. The bill se...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VASB1248Engross

Sine Die
Juveniles; competency evaluation; receipt of court order. Requires the appointed evaluator or the director of the community services board, behavioral health authority, or hospital to acknowledge receipt of the court order requiring a competency eval...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1261Engross

Sine Die
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...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1415Engross

Sine Die
Violations of protective orders; preliminary child protective order. Changes the punishment and sentencing requirements for a violation of a preliminary child protective order so that the maximum penalty is a Class 1 misdemeanor and the court is no l...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1406Engross

Sine Die
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 ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
VASB1443Engross

Sine Die
Elimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses. Eliminates all mandatory minimum sentences of confinement from the Code of Virginia. The bill directs the Secretary of ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1456Engross

Sine Die
Juveniles; eligibility for commitment to the Department of Juvenile Justice; eligibility for predispositional confinement in a secure facility. Provides that a juvenile may be committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice (the Department) only if h...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VAHB2056Engross

Sine Die
Status offenders; willful and material violation of court order or terms of probation; notice; orders of disposition for violation. Removes the option for a court to order that a status offender be detained in a secure facility for a willful and mate...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1777Intro

Sine Die
Serious or Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program; definition of serious or habitual juvenile offender. Changes the definition of a serious or habitual juvenile offender for the purposes of the Serious or Habitual Offender Comprehensive Actio...
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2021-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2169Engross

Sine Die
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.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1878Engross

Sine Die
Juvenile intake and petition; appeal to a magistrate on a finding of no probable cause. Limits the ability to appeal a decision by an intake officer not to authorize a petition relating to an offense that, if committed by an adult, would be punishabl...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1912Engross

Sine Die
Child support payments; juvenile in custody of or committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Provides that the Department of Juvenile Justice is no longer required to apply for child support from, and the parent of a juvenile is no longer respo...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1941Intro

Sine Die
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
VAHB1962Engross

Sine Die
Foster care; termination of parental rights; relatives and fictive kin. Requires local departments of social services and licensed child-placing agencies to involve in the development of a child's foster care plan the child's relatives and fictive ki...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1991Engross

Sine Die
Juveniles; release and review hearing for serious offender; plea agreement. Clarifies that the Department of Juvenile Justice (the Department) may petition the court that committed a juvenile for a hearing for an earlier release of a juvenile when go...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2012Engross

Sine Die
Violations of protective orders; preliminary child protective order. Changes the punishment and sentencing requirements for a violation of a preliminary child protective order so that the maximum penalty is a Class 1 misdemeanor and the court is no l...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2150Engross

Sine Die
Jurisdiction over criminal cases; certification or appeal of charges. Provides that upon (i) certification by the general district court of any felony charge and ancillary misdemeanor charge or when an appeal of a conviction of an offense in general ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2017Engross

Sine Die
Juvenile offenders; youth justice diversion programs. Authorizes any jurisdiction to establish a youth justice diversion program, defined in the bill as a diversionary program that (i) is monitored by a local youth justice diversion program advisory ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2112Intro

Sine Die
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...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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