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VAHB891VetoNoncitizens of the United States; terminology. Removes the term "alien" as it pertains to persons who are not citizens or nationals of the United States and replaces it with synonymous language, as appropriate, throughout the Code of Virginia. Nonci...
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2022-05-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB143PassCourt of Appeals of Virginia; emergency. Makes various changes to the procedures and jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals of Virginia, including (i) clarifying that an aggrieved party of certain pretrial orders may petition the Court of Appeals for r...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0714)
VAHB663PassMandatory outpatient treatment. Reorganizes and clarifies provisions governing mandatory outpatient treatment. The bill also eliminates provisions allowing for a single order for a period of involuntary inpatient treatment followed by a period of man...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0763)
VASB464VetoWitness summons in a criminal matter; requirements. Requires the attorney for the Commonwealth to file with the clerk of the court a copy of any witness subpoena and to provide a copy of such subpoena to any defendant or attorney for the defendant in...
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2022-04-27
Passed by for the day
VASB297VetoStay of debt collection activities by health care providers; prohibited practice under Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Provides that any health care provider that undertakes any debt collection activities prior to either the issuance of an award or...
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2022-04-27
Senate sustained Governor's veto
VASB102PassCriminal acts committed during a close pursuit; arrest warrant. Provides that if a law-enforcement officer makes an arrest without a warrant when in close pursuit and such arrest is made beyond the boundary of the county or city from which the arrest...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0326)
VASB191PassCompensation of experts in criminal cases. Increases from $750 to $1,200 the maximum fee that the court may pay for professional services rendered by each psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, or other expert appointed by the court to render professio...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0304)
VASB198PassDisposition when defendant found incompetent; involuntary admission of the defendant. Provides that in cases where the defendant has been charged with a misdemeanor larceny-related offense or a misdemeanor offense for trespassing, destruction of prop...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0508)
VASB295PassResponsibilities of local pretrial services officers; behavioral health dockets. Provides that a local pretrial services officer may facilitate the referral to screening for a defendant to be placed in a behavioral health docket as a treatment servic...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0327)
VAHB422PassWrit of actual innocence; previously unknown or unavailable nonbiological evidence; contents and form of petition. Changes the provision requiring that a petitioner petitioning for a writ of actual innocence based on previously unknown or unavailable...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0625)
VAHB671PassPermanent protective orders; Hope Card Program created. Requires the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia to develop and all district courts and circuit courts to implement the Hope Card Program (the Program) for the iss...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0374)
VAHB813PassAcquisition of certain military property by law-enforcement agencies. Changes the limitation on the acquisition or purchase of military property by a law-enforcement agency from firearms of .50 caliber or higher to rifles of .50 caliber or higher and...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0375)
VAHB711PassWrit of vacatur; victims of sex trafficking; payment of fees or costs. Provides that a petitioner for a writ of vacatur for victims of sex trafficking shall not be required to pay any fees or costs for filing such petition if the petitioner is found ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0408)
VAHB719PassPhysical evidence recovery kits; victim's right to notification; storage. Provides that for a physical evidence recovery kit that (i) was collected by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as part of a routine death investigation and the medical e...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0453)
VASB404PassSearch warrants; copy of search warrant and affidavit given to occupants. Clarifies that if the owner of the place to be searched is not present, a copy of the search warrant and affidavit shall be given to at least one adult occupant of the place to...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0403)
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)
VASB408PassTransmission of sentencing documents to the Department of Health Professions and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Provides that after the pronouncement of sentence, if the court is aware that the defendant is registered, ce...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0339)
VASB424PassProbation violation guidelines; use of sentencing revocation report and discretionary sentencing guidelines in revocation proceedings. Authorizes the Virginia Sentencing Commission to develop, maintain, and modify a system of statewide discretionary ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0570)
VASB658PassPhysical evidence recovery kits; victim's right to notification; storage. Provides that for a physical evidence recovery kit that (i) was collected by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as part of a routine death investigation and the medical e...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0454)
VAHB1318PassProbation violation guidelines; use of sentencing revocation report and discretionary sentencing guidelines in revocation proceedings. Authorizes the Virginia Sentencing Commission to develop, maintain, and modify a system of statewide discretionary ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0569)
VASB755PassCompensation for wrongful incarceration. Modifies the formula for compensating wrongfully incarcerated persons to equal $55,000 per year of incarceration, adjusted for inflation, changes the amount of compensation that may be paid out as a lump sum t...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0573)
VAHB404PassAdmission into evidence of certain forensic medical examination reports by sexual assault nurse examiners and sexual assault forensic examiners; testimony by two-way video conferencing. Allows testimony offered by either party in a preliminary hearin...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0253)
VAHB1282PassSharing of forfeited assets; promoting law enforcement. Specifies that the forfeited property and assets paid to the state treasury into a special fund of the Department of Criminal Justice Services that shall be made available to federal, state, and...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0266)
VASB227PassMisdemeanor sexual offenses where the victim is a minor; statute of limitations; penalty. Provides that the prosecution of the misdemeanor offense of causing or encouraging acts rendering children delinquent where the alleged adult offender has conse...
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2022-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0110)
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)
VAHB756PassBail for a person accused of a crime that is an act of violence; notice to attorney for the Commonwealth. Requires a magistrate to transmit within 24 hours a copy of the checklist for bail determination form to the attorney for the Commonwealth when ...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0047)
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)
VAHB738PassCompetency to stand trial; order for evaluation or treatment; copy to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Provides that whenever a court orders an evaluation of a defendant's competency to stand trial, the clerk of the cou...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0075)
VASB614PassBail for a person accused of a crime that is an act of violence; notice to attorney for the Commonwealth. Requires a magistrate to transmit within 24 hours a copy of the checklist for bail determination form to the attorney for the Commonwealth when ...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0048)
VASB691PassCompetency to stand trial; order for evaluation or treatment; copy to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Provides that whenever a court orders an evaluation of a defendant's competency to stand trial, the clerk of the cou...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0074)
VAHB1043FailDepartment of Education; recommendations on background check and training requirements for youth sports coaches and staff. Directs the Department of Education to make recommendations regarding appropriate background check and training requirements fo...
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2022-03-16
Failed to pass in House
VAHB660FailSearch warrants; execution. Removes provisions requiring that search warrants for the search of any place of abode be executed by initial entry of the abode only in the daytime hours between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
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2022-03-12
Failed to pass in House
VAHB736Engross

Sine Die
Search warrants; execution. Changes the hours of execution of a search warrant for the search of any place of abode from the daytime hours between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Search warrants; execution. Changes the hou...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
VAHB736Engross
50%
Search warrants; execution. Changes the hours of execution of a search warrant for the search of any place of abode from the daytime hours between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Search warrants; execution. Changes the hou...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
VASB98Engross

Sine Die
Promise to appear after the issuance of a summons. Provides that if any person refuses to give a written promise to appear, the arresting officer shall give such person notice of the time and place of the hearing, note such person's refusal to give h...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB137Engross

Sine Die
Sentencing guidelines; written explanation; appeal. Requires that the written explanation the court files with the record of a case when departing from the sentencing guidelines adequately explains the sentence imposed to promote fair sentencing. The...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB138Engross

Sine Die
Discovery in criminal cases; copies of discovery for the accused. Provides that for any discovery materials or evidence that the accused is permitted to inspect and review, the accused may request the Commonwealth to copy or photograph such discovery...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB174Engross

Sine Die
Permanent protective orders; contact between petitioner and respondent. Provides that when issuing a permanent protective order a court may impose certain conditions on the petitioner, including (i) prohibiting acts of violence, force, or threat or c...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB296Engross

Sine Die
Sentencing proceeding by jury after conviction; relevant mitigating evidence. Provides that relevant evidence that may be admissible by the defendant during the sentencing phase by a jury may include the circumstances surrounding the offense, the his...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB378Engross

Sine Die
Petition for modification of sentence; eligibility; procedures. Provides a petition process for a person serving a sentence for any conviction or a combination of any convictions who remains incarcerated in a state or local correctional facility and ...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB623Engross

Sine Die
Authority of Governor to grant relief from fines and penalties. Eliminates provisions of the Code requiring a person seeking the Governor's relief from fines and penalties to first file a petition with the circuit court for such relief.
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB688Engross

Sine Die
Determination of competency; report to Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Provides that a copy of the competency report shall be sent to the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services for the purpose of (i...
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2022-03-08
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB425Engross

Sine Die
Barrier crimes. Eliminates certain crimes from the definition of "barrier crime" and requires the State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Board of Education, the State Board of Health, and the State Board of Social Services t...
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2022-03-08
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB443Engross

Sine Die
Sealing of offenses resulting in a deferred and dismissed disposition or conviction by petition; defendant with a disorder or disability. Provides that a defendant with a disorder or disability, as defined in the bill, may file a petition that reques...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB564Engross

Sine Die
Sealing of offenses resulting in a deferred and dismissed disposition or conviction. Eliminates the lifetime cap on the number of sealing petitions that may be filed. The bill reduces from seven years to three years for a misdemeanor offense and from...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB746Engross

Sine Die
Prohibition of deceptive tactics during the custodial interrogation of a minor. Provides that any communication made by a minor as a result of a custodial interrogation on or after July 1, 2022, shall be presumed to be inadmissible as evidence agains...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB674Engross

Sine Die
Pretrial Intervention and Diversion Program. Authorizes the attorney for the Commonwealth for each judicial circuit of the Commonwealth to create and administer a Pretrial Intervention and Diversion Program for the purpose of providing an alternative...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB742Engross

Sine Die
Expungement of offenses civil penalty. Provides for the automatic sealing of misdemeanor marijuana offenses and the petition-based sealing for certain felony marijuana offenses. The bill requires a business screening service, defined in the bill, to ...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB758Engross

Sine Die
Probation, revocation, and suspension of sentence; penalty. Makes changes to the definition of a technical violation as it pertains to the revocation of suspension of sentence and probation. The bill also provides that upon a first technical violatio...
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2022-03-07
Defeated by Senate (18-Y 21-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
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