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VASB34EnrollDriver 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 or been claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return fi...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB700EnrollIndexing of wills. Provides that, at the time of qualification of an executor, every will shall be indexed in the name of the decedent and such executor.
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB133EnrollDeferred 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 and the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the criminal conduc...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB144EnrollProtective orders; issuance upon convictions for certain felonies; penalty. Authorizes a court to issue a protective order upon convicting a defendant for an act of violence and upon the request of the victim or the attorney for the Commonwealth on b...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB172PassVirginia State Police Electronic Summons System Fund. Creates the Virginia State Police Electronic Summons System Fund, which is funded by a $5 fee required by the bill to be assessed as court costs in each criminal or traffic case in which the Virgi...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 342 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1359EnrollJurisdiction of civil claims; amending amount of claim. Provides that, while a matter is pending in a circuit court, upon motion of the plaintiff seeking to decrease the amount of the claim to within exclusive or concurrent jurisdiction of the genera...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1439FailTransportation 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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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in House
VASB907FailTransportation 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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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in Senate
VASB938EnrollFees collected by circuit court clerks for recording and indexing; use of fee in preserving permanent records of the circuit courts. Increases by $2 the fees for the recording and indexing of certain documents. The bill further increases from $1.50 t...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB940EnrollCircuit court clerk's fee; lodging of wills. Increases from $2 to $5 the fee that the circuit court clerk is required to charge for lodging, indexing, and preserving a will.
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB1032EnrollCivil actions; determination of indigency. Sets out the factors to be considered by the court in its determination of a person's indigency for the purpose of determining inability to pay fees or costs in a civil action. The bill also provides that a ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB1002PassCourt of Appeals; use of moot courtroom of accredited law schools. Provides that upon proper agreement with the applicable authorities the Court of Appeals may use the moot courtroom of any accredited law school located in the Commonwealth for the ho...
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2020-03-06
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 197 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB245PassFornication; repeal. Repeals the crime of fornication, i.e., voluntary sexual intercourse by an unmarried person, punishable under current law as a Class 4 misdemeanor.
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2020-03-04
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 122 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB438EngrossJudicial performance evaluation program; risk assessment tool; use of alternative sanction. Requires the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to use sentencing guidelines to determine the cost of incarceration for an offender who receives the mini...
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2020-03-03
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB705EngrossIssuance of United States passports by clerk's office. Provides that a clerk of a circuit court shall collect whatever fee is specified by the U.S. Department of State for processing and issuing a United States passport, of which $10 shall be paid to...
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2020-03-03
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB63PassCourt of Appeals; use of moot courtroom of accredited law schools. Provides that upon proper agreement with the applicable authorities the Court of Appeals may use the moot courtroom of any accredited law school located in the Commonwealth for the ho...
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2020-03-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0067)
VAHB306PassFees collected by circuit court clerks for recording and indexing; use of fee in preserving permanent records of the circuit courts. Increases by $2 the fees for the recording and indexing of certain documents. The bill further increases from $1.50 t...
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2020-03-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0069)
VAHB305PassCircuit court clerk's fee; lodging of wills. Increases from $2 to $5 the fee that the circuit court clerk is required to charge for lodging, indexing, and preserving a will.
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2020-03-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0068)
VAHB673EngrossCruelty to children; penalty. Increases the penalty from a Class 6 felony to a Class 4 felony for any person employing or having custody of a child to willfully cause or permit such child to be tortured physically or psychologically, tormented, mutil...
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2020-02-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB251EngrossProstitution-related crimes; minors; penalties. Makes it a Class 6 felony for an adult to visit a bawdy place with a minor when he knows that the bawdy place is used or to be used for lewdness, assignation, or prostitution. The bill also adds felony ...
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2020-02-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB85IntroAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB95IntroJurisdiction of Court of Appeals; contempt of court. Provides that the Court of Appeals of Virginia has appellate jurisdiction over a judgment of the circuit court that holds or fails to hold a person in contempt of court. Under current law, the Cour...
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice 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
VAHB164IntroAllowances for jurors; unclaimed funds; retention by the court for jury operations or expenses. Exempts funds held by the court for payment to a juror from the provisions of the Virginia Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act and provides that such fu...
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB684IntroOnline case information system; juvenile and domestic relations district court. Requires the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court to make certain nonconfidential information for adult criminal cases in the juvenile and domestic relations district...
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB777IntroDuties of the Executive Secretary to the Supreme Court. Adds to the duties of the Executive Secretary that he shall be custodian of records of administrative functions performed by persons employed by him or acting under his direction and of aggregat...
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1039IntroFelony homicide; repeal. Repeals the crime of felony homicide. Under current law, felony homicide is the killing of one accidentally, contrary to the intention of the parties, while in the prosecution of some felonious act other than capital murder o...
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1165IntroStatewide electronic filing system; circuit courts, general district courts, and juvenile and domestic relations district courts; Supreme Court of Virginia to establish. Directs the Supreme Court of Virginia to establish and operate a system for elec...
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1472IntroVirginia Board for Court Reporters. Creates the Virginia Board for Court Reporters as an independent board to establish the qualification of applicants for licensure or registration of court reporters in the state. Beginning July 1, 2021, no person m...
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1463IntroVirginia Board for Court Reporters. Creates the Virginia Board for Court Reporters as an independent board to regulate court reporting services in the state. Beginning July 1, 2021, no person may engage in or offer to engage in work as a court report...
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1637IntroCircuit court clerks; vendor fee for collection and delivery of filings. Permits a vendor to which a circuit court clerk has outsourced the processing of credit and debit card transactions for the payment of court fees to also collect and deliver to ...
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB823IntroWrits of actual innocence. Provides that a person who was convicted of a felony or who was adjudicated delinquent by a circuit court of an offense that would be a felony if committed by an adult may petition for a writ of actual innocence based on bi...
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2020-02-10
Failed to report (defeated) in Judiciary (6-Y 7-N)
VAHB1545IntroDiscretionary sentencing guideline midpoints; act of domestic terrorism enhancement. Provides that in addition to any increase in the midpoint of an initial recommended sentencing range already calculated for a defendant's criminal history, a defenda...
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2020-02-07
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB125IntroMotor vehicle safety inspection program. Abolishes the state motor vehicle safety inspection program.
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2020-02-06
Passed by indefinitely in Transportation (12-Y 3-N)
VAHB87IntroMarijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; Marijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older. The bill also decrimina...
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2020-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB269IntroMarijuana; 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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2020-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB671IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act; applicability to certain records of the Office of Executive Secretary and judicial officers; duties of Executive Secretary to the Supreme Court. Provides that for the purposes of the provisions of the Virginia Fre...
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2020-02-05
Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (11-Y 11-N)
VASB449IntroAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2020-02-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1111IntroProtective 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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2020-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB973IntroMaximum number of judges in each judicial circuit and district. Increases from five to six the number of authorized circuit court judgeships in the twenty-third judicial circuit. The bill also increases from four to five the number of authorized gene...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB609IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act; applicability to certain records of the Office of Executive Secretary and judicial officers; duties of Executive Secretary to the Supreme Court. Provides that for the purposes of the provisions of the Virginia Fre...
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2020-01-31
Incorporated by Courts of Justice
VAHB565IntroDriver 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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2020-01-30
Tabled in Transportation (14-Y 8-N)
VASB334IntroVirginia Board for Court Reporters. Creates the Virginia Board for Court Reporters as an independent board to establish the qualification of applicants for licensure or registration of court reporters in the state. Beginning July 1, 2021, no person m...
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2020-01-27
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (10-Y 5-N)
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