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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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2020-02-25
Read second time
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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2020-02-25
Read second time
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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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
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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2020-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
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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2020-02-25
Passed by for the day
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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2020-02-25
Passed by for the day
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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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]

Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
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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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]

Incorporated by Health, Welfare and Institutions
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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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]

Committee substitute printed 20108385D-H1
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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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 1-N)
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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2020-02-25
VOTE: Passage (52-Y 48-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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2020-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 2, 2020
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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2020-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 2, 2020
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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2020-02-24
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-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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2020-02-24
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-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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2020-02-24
Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 2-N)
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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2020-02-24
Senate requested conference committee
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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2020-02-24
VOTE: Passage (96-Y 3-N)
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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2020-02-24
Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
VASB451EnrollJuvenile 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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2020-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB451ER)
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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2020-02-24
VOTE: Passage (62-Y 36-N)
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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2020-02-24
Passed Senate with substitute (40-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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2020-02-24
Delegates: Simon, Bourne, Leftwich
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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2020-02-24
Chair votes Yes
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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2020-02-24
Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 3-N)
VAHB1182EngrossProtective order; family abuse; financial relief; temporary spousal support. Allows the court to order the respondent in a protective order issued in a case of family abuse to order financial or other relief for the protection or well-being of the pe...
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2020-02-24
Failed to report (defeated) in Judiciary (6-Y 9-N)
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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2020-02-24
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-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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2020-02-24
Passed Senate (40-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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2020-02-24
Delegates: Lopez, Mullin, Coyner
VAHB1500EngrossPendente lite spousal support; guidelines. Makes current juvenile and domestic relations district court guidelines for the presumptive amount of temporary spousal support applicable in cases filed in circuit court. The bill also adjusts the guideline...
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2020-02-24
Reported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N)
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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2020-02-24
Passed Senate (40-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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2020-02-24
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VASB956EnrollFort 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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2020-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB956ER)
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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2020-02-24
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
VASB733EngrossProvision of abortion; informed consent; regulations. Eliminates the procedures and processes, including the performance of an ultrasound, the provision of specified information, and the offer to review certain printed materials, required under exist...
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2020-02-24
Committee substitute printed 20108469D-H1
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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2020-02-21
Signed by President
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
[Hearing: Feb 25]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
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)
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
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Committee substitute printed 20108635D-S1
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
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
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]
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
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
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