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VAHB2343PassReports to Central Criminal Record Exchange; duties and authority of the Central Criminal Records Exchange; unapplied criminal history record information. Requires the Central Criminal Records Exchange (Exchange) to review offenses containing unappli...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0783)
VAHB2320PassResetting bail, bond, and recognizance determinations; jurisdiction. Provides that any motion to alter the terms and conditions of bail where the initial bail decision is made by a judge or clerk of a district court or by a magistrate on any charge o...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0616)
VAHB2605PassCommunity corrections alternative program; establishment. Repeals the boot camp incarceration program, diversion center incarceration program, and detention center incarceration program established and maintained by the Department of Corrections and ...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0618)
VAHB2586PassProstitution and sex trafficking; offenses involving a minor; penalties. Provides that any person who commits an act of aiding prostitution or illicit sexual intercourse or using a vehicle to promote prostitution or unlawful sexual intercourse, when ...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0617)
VAHB2746PassCentral Criminal Records Exchange; background checks through Live Scan device. Requires the Department of State Police (the Department) to accept requests for background checks through the use of a Live Scan device certified by the Federal Bureau of ...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0620)
VAHB1817PassPromoting travel for prostitution; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any travel agent to knowingly promote travel services for the purposes of prostitution or certain offenses involving minors that require registration on the Sex Offender a...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0458)
VAHB2080PassPhysical evidence recovery kit tracking system. Provides that the Department of Forensic Science (Department) shall maintain a statewide electronic tracking system for physical evidence recovery kits where such kits will be assigned a unique identifi...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0473)
VAHB2773PassCriminal Injuries Compensation Fund; amount of award. Removes the current $600 limit placed on the amount that may be awarded to a crime victim for total loss of earnings resulting from incapacity. The bill also increases from $5,000 to $10,000 the m...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0524)
VAHB2413PassMulti-jurisdiction grand jury; secrecy of information. Provides that any person granted permission to make notes and to duplicate portions of the evidence given before the multi-jurisdiction grand jury shall maintain the secrecy of all information ob...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0522)
VAHB2137PassPersons who are deaf or hard of hearing; terminology. Replaces the term "hearing impaired" and its variations with "deaf or hard of hearing" and "hearing loss" throughout the Code of Virginia. The bill also renames the Virginia Hearing Impairment Ide...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0288)
VAHB1673PassPreliminary protective orders; full hearing date; court closure. Provides that if a court is lawfully closed and such closure prevents the full hearing for a preliminary protective order from being held within 15 days of the issuance of the prelimina...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0197)
VAHB2078PassForfeiture on recognizance; bail bondsman; suspension of license. Provides that if a forfeited recognizance is not paid within 150 days, the license of any bail bondsman on the bond shall be suspended by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (t...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0200)
VAHB2439PassDNA analysis; conviction of certain crimes or similar ordinance of a locality. Adds persons convicted of a violation of a local ordinance that is similar to certain crimes listed under current law to the list of persons from whom a blood, saliva, or ...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0201)
VAHB2648PassCrime victim rights; notice of release of defendant found unrestorably incompetent or acquitted by reason of insanity. Provides that, upon the request of the victim of a crime, the Commissioner of Behavioral Health or his designee shall notify the vi...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0216)
VAHB2659PassBail bondsman; surrender of principal; deposit. Requires a bail bondsman on a bond in a recognizance who surrenders his principal for any reason other than a summons to show cause issued by the court for which the defendant is to appear to deposit wi...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0205)
VAHB2278PassExpungement of police and court records; absolute pardon. Provides for the automatic expungement of the police and court records relating to a person's conviction if he has been granted an absolute pardon for a crime that he did not commit. Under cur...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0181)
VAHB2453PassBail and recognizances; magistrate's checklist; surety's basis for request for capias. Requires a magistrate who conducts a bail hearing for a person arrested on a warrant or capias for a jailable offense to describe, on a form provided by the Execut...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0176)
VAHB2087FailProstitution-related crimes; minors; penalties. Increases from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony the penalties for the following crimes if a minor is involved: (i) keeping, residing in, or visiting a bawdy place; (ii) aiding prostitution; and...
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2019-02-24
Failed to pass in House
VAHB1833PassInvestigations and reports by probation officers; persons eligible for parole. Allows a presentence report to be made available for review without a court order to incarcerated persons who are eligible for release by the Virginia Parole Board, or to ...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0107)
VAHB2035PassDissemination of criminal history record information; Department of Medical Assistance Services; screening individuals. Provides that home care organizations, hospices, behavioral health care providers, and community services boards may disclose to t...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0089)
VAHB1751PassForgery; venue. Provides that, in addition to the current forgery venue provisions, forgery may be prosecuted in any county or city where an issuer, acquirer, or account holder sustained a financial loss as a result of the offense. This bill is ident...
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2019-02-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0046)
VAHB1940PassChild Pornography Registry; contents of Registry; criminal investigations; report. Requires copies of all known or suspected child pornography found during the course of a criminal investigation of child pornography offenses to be included in the Chi...
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2019-02-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0003)
VAHB2417EngrossEmergency protective order; required conditions; petition to dissolve or modify. Requires any emergency protective order to prohibit (i) the respondent from committing acts of family abuse or criminal offenses that result in injury to person or prope...
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2019-02-13
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (12-Y 3-N)
VAHB2552EngrossUnmanned aircraft systems; delayed notice of search warrant when deployed. Provides that within 10 days after an unmanned aircraft system is used during the execution of a search warrant, a copy of the executed search warrant shall be served on the p...
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2019-02-11
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (12-Y 3-N)
VAHB2136EngrossEvidence; accident reconstruction; criminal cases. Provides that in any criminal case, an accident reconstruction expert, when properly qualified, may testify as an expert witness in a court of law subject to the Rules of Supreme Court.
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2019-02-06
Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (5-Y 10-N)
VAHB1651IntroGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $500 to $750 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the cla...
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2019-02-05
To House Rules Committee
VAHB1665IntroCourt-established community service programs; community service work in lieu of payment of fine or costs. Requires courts to provide an option to any person upon whom a fine and costs have been imposed to discharge all or part of the fine or costs by...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1684IntroWaiver of extradition; bail. Requires a judge to revoke the bail of any person who waives extradition proceedings in writing and remand such person to custody to await transfer to the demanding state.
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1701IntroGender-neutral terms; assisted conception; prohibitions on Gender-neutral terms; assisted conception; prohibitions on same-sex marriage and civil unions; certain gender-specific crimes; penalty. Replaces the terms "husband" and "wife" as well as rela...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1716IntroCriminal sexual assault; definition of sexual abuse; complaining witness under age 13. Includes in the definition of "sexual abuse" the intentional touching of any part of a complaining witness's body, either on the skin or the material covering the ...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1745IntroJuvenile offenders; parole. Provides that any person sentenced to a term of life imprisonment for a single felony offense or multiple felony offenses committed while that person was a juvenile and who has served at least 25 years of such sentence, an...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1758IntroAdoption by stepparent; background check. Removes, effective July 1, 2019, the ability of a prospective adoptive parent, who is a spouse of a birth parent or parent by adoption and who has filed a petition for adoption, to request the Department of S...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1782IntroCourt-established community service programs; community service work in lieu of payment of fine or costs. Requires courts to provide an option to any person upon whom a fine and costs have been imposed to discharge all or part of the fine or costs by...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1799IntroInterest on fines and costs in criminal cases and traffic infractions. Eliminates the accrual of interest on any fine or costs imposed in a criminal case or in a case involving a traffic infraction. The bill provides that any such fine or costs that ...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB1808IntroAssault and battery in the presence of a minor; penalty. Provides that any person who commits assault and battery or assault and battery against a family or household member while (i) in the physical presence of a minor and (ii) knowing or having rea...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1763IntroFirearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Creates a procedure by which any attorney for the Commonwealth or any law-enforcement officer may apply to a general district court, circuit court, or juvenile and domestic relations ...
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2019-02-05
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
VAHB1760IntroQualified education loan servicers. Prohibits any Qualified education loan servicers. Prohibits any person from acting as a qualified education loan servicer except in accordance with provisions established by this bill. The bill requires a loan serv...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1861IntroExpungement of police and court records; misdemeanor and nonviolent felony convictions. Allows a person convicted of a misdemeanor or nonviolent felony to file a petition requesting expungement of the police and court records relating to the convicti...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1903IntroDissemination of criminal history record information; limitations. Limits the criminal history information that the Central Criminal Records Exchange, or the criminal justice agency in cases of offenses not required to be reported to the Exchange, ma...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2040IntroBackground checks; persons providing care for elderly or disabled. Allows any person who provides or seeks to provide unsupervised care or assistance to an elderly or disabled person to request a national fingerprint criminal background check on hims...
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2019-02-05
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VAHB1843IntroDriver 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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2019-02-05
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB1890IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming; penalties. Lottery Board; regulation of casino gaming; penalties. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board (the Board). The bill specifies the licensing req...
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2019-02-05
To House Rules Committee
VAHB2268IntroFederal equitable sharing funds received by state agencies. Provides that any federal equitable sharing funds, as defined in the bill, received by a state agency shall be deposited into the general fund. The bill also provides that such funds may be ...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2512IntroExpungement of certain charges and convictions. Allows a person to petition for expungement of convictions and deferred disposition dismissals for marijuana possession, underage alcohol possession, and using a false ID to obtain alcohol when the offe...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2025IntroDriver 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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2019-02-05
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB2448IntroAdmission to bail; expiration and extension of recognizance; notice to bail bondsman and surety company. Limits any recognizance entered into by a bail bondsman to three years from the date such recognizance was executed, unless the court or the atto...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2429IntroPreliminary protective orders; hearing dates. Allows the full hearing resulting from the issuance of a preliminary protective order to be heard on the same hearing or trial date as a related criminal offense if such hearing or trial date has already ...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2454IntroSupport person for minor victim; presence in courtroom. Requires a court to permit an adult chosen by a minor victim in a criminal case to be present in the courtroom during any proceedings in addition to or in lieu of the minor's parent or guardian....
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2096IntroForfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; finding of guilt required. Requires that any action for the forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of a crime be stayed until the person whose property is...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2079IntroMarijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Decriminalizes marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $50 for a first violation, $100 for a second violation, and $250 for a third or subsequent violatio...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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