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VAHB2113PassSealing of criminal records; penalties. Establishes a process for the automatic sealing of police and court records, defined in the bill, for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or ...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0542)
VASB1339PassSealing of criminal records; penalties. Establishes a process for the automatic sealing of police and court records, defined in the bill, for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or ...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0524)
VAHB2312PassMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and imposes lim...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0551)
VASB1406PassMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and imposes lim...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0550)
VASB1261PassCourt 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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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0489)
VASB1122PassHabitual 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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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0463)
VASB1138PassSexually transmitted infections; infected sexual battery; penalties. 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 with t...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0465)
VASB1165PassAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence. The bill provides that no person may be sentenced to death or put to death on or after its effective date for any violation of ...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0345)
VAHB2263PassAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence. The bill provides that no person may be sentenced to death or put to death on or after its effective date for any violation of ...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0344)
VAHB1775PassState Corporation Commission; access to local land records. Adds the State Corporation Commission to the list of agencies that are exempt from paying fees for remote access to local land records.
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0124)
VAHB2169PassSolicitation 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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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0188)
VAHB2150PassJurisdiction 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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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0187)
VAHB2064PassRecording an electronic document; electronic notarial certificate; emergency. Provides that if a clerk has an eRecording System, the clerk shall follow the provisions of the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act. The bill further provides th...
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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0078)
VASB1165Engross

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Abolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence. The bill provides that no person may be sentenced to death or put to death on or after its effective date for any violation of ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1339Engross

Sine Die
Expungement and sealing of police and court records; Expungement Fee Fund created; protection of public record information; penalties. Establishes a process for the sealing of police and court records, defined in the bill, of criminal records for cer...
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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 ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
VAHB1775Engross

Sine Die
State Corporation Commission; access to local land records. Adds the State Corporation Commission to the list of agencies that are exempt from paying fees for remote access to local land records.
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1779Intro

Sine Die
Abolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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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.
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2064Engross

Sine Die
Recording an electronic document; electronic notarial certificate; emergency. Provides that if a clerk has an eRecording Sytem, the clerk shall follow the provisions of the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (§55.1-661 et seq.) The b...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2263Engross

Sine Die
Abolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2113Engross

Sine Die
Automatic expungement of criminal records; penalties. Establishes a process for the automatic expungement, defined in the bill, of criminal records for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle p...
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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...
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2021-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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 ...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2312Engross

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 ...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VASB1294Intro

Sine Die
Expungement of police and court records; fees. Provides that the fee for filing a petition for expungement is $25. The bill also eliminates the provision that requires the clerk of the court to refund a petitioner any filing costs paid if such petiti...
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2021-02-01
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (10-Y 3-N)
VASB1283Intro

Sine Die
Automatic expungement of criminal records. Establishes a process for the automatic expungement of criminal records for misdemeanors, certain felony convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or ot...
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2021-02-01
Incorporated by Judiciary
VASB1372Intro

Sine Die
Automatic expungement of criminal records. Establishes a process for the automatic expungement, defined in the bill, of criminal records for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or o...
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2021-02-01
Incorporated by Judiciary
VAHB1815Intro

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Marijuana; legalization of cultivation, manufacture, sale, possession, and testing; penalties. Establishes a regulatory scheme for the regulation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities, a...
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2021-01-30
Incorporated by General Laws
VASB1244Intro

Sine Die
Civil commitment of sexually violent predators. Repeals sections of the Code of Virginia authorizing civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
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2021-01-27
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary with letter (12-Y 0-N)
VASB1243Intro

Sine Die
Marijuana; legalization of cultivation, manufacture, sale, possession, and testing; penalties. Establishes a regulatory scheme for the regulation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities, a...
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2021-01-22
Incorporated by Rehabilitation and Social Services
VASB973Intro

Sine Die
Maximum 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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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1111Intro

Sine Die
Protective 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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2020-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB87Intro

Sine Die
Marijuana; 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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2020-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB673Engross

Sine Die
Cruelty 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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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1545Intro

Sine Die
Discretionary 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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2020-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB449Intro

Sine Die
Abolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB251Engross

Sine Die
Prostitution-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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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB269Intro

Sine Die
Marijuana; 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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2020-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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