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VASB736EnrollCommunity service work in lieu of payment of fines and costs. Provides that a court may permit an inmate to earn credits against any fines and court costs imposed against him by performing community service. Under current law, credits may be earned o...
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2020-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB736ER)
VASB926EnrollFingerprints and photographs by police authorities; reports to the Central Criminal Records Exchange. Provides that all duly constituted police authorities having the power of arrest may take the fingerprints and photographs of persons who plead guil...
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2020-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB926ER)
VASB925EnrollFingerprints and photographs by police authorities. Provides that all duly constituted police authorities having the power of arrest may take the fingerprints and photographs of any person found in contempt or in violation of the terms or conditions ...
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2020-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB925ER)
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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2020-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 24]
To House Appropriations: Transportation & Public Safety Committee
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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2020-02-21
Committee substitute printed 20108848D-H2
VASB1EngrossSuspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Repeals the requirement that the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs be suspended....
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2020-02-21
Reported from Appropriations (16-Y 6-N)
VASB36EngrossLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the requirements for licensure of casino gaming operators and the conduct of casino gaming and ...
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2020-02-21
VOTE: Passage (66-Y 31-N)
VAHB35EnrollJuvenile 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 20 years of such sentence and...
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2020-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., February 28, 2020
VASB72EngrossPublic defender offices; Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and County of Prince William. Establishes a public defender office for the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and the County of Prince William.
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24]
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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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2020-02-21
Reported from Appropriations (14-Y 7-N)
VASB77EngrossQualified 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 servicer to obtain a license from the State Corporatio...
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2020-02-21
VOTE: Passage (85-Y 11-N)
VAHB100EnrollVoir dire examination of persons called as jurors; criminal case. Allows the court and counsel for either party in a criminal case to (i) ask potential jurors any relevant question to ascertain whether the juror can sit impartially in either the guil...
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2020-02-21
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB100ER)
VAHB113EngrossProtected information; newspersons engaged in journalism. Provides that no newsperson engaged in journalism shall be compelled by the Commonwealth or a locality to testify about, disclose, or produce protected information, as defined in the bill, exc...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VAHB262EngrossInquiry and report of immigration status; certain victims or witnesses of crimes. Prohibits law-enforcement officers from inquiring into the immigration status of a person who (i) reports that he is a victim of a crime or a parent or guardian of a mi...
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2020-02-21
VOTE: Adoption (54-Y 42-N)
VAHB259EngrossUnrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report. Provides that in cases where a defendant is likely to remain incompetent for the foreseeable future due to an ongoing and irreversible medical condition and prior medical or educational records a...
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2020-02-21
Senate requested conference committee
VAHB298EngrossMisdemeanor sexual offenses where the victim is a minor; statute of limitations. Increases the statute of limitations for prosecuting misdemeanor violations where the victim is a minor from one year after the victim reaches the age of majority to fiv...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VAHB366EngrossPublic defender offices; Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and County of Prince William. Establishes a public defender office for the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and the County of Prince William.
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2020-02-21
Passed Senate (33-Y 3-N)
VASB286EngrossDeferred dispositions; property crimes; larceny and receiving stolen goods. Provides that a court, upon such plea if the facts found by the court would justify a finding of guilt, without entering a judgment of guilt and with the consent of the accus...
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2020-02-21
Read second time
VASB240EngrossFirearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Creates a procedure by which any attorney for the Commonwealth or two law-enforcement officers may apply to a general district court, circuit court, or juvenile and domestic relations...
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2020-02-21
Committee substitute printed 20108809D-H1
VASB294EngrossBail bondsman; petition for return of deposit for surrender of principal; deposited funds credited to Literary Fund. Provides that if a bail bondsman does not petition the court for the return of funds deposited for the surrender of his principal wit...
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2020-02-21
Read second time
VAHB639EnrollPersons acquitted by reason of insanity; use of two-way electronic communications in proceedings. Permits the annual or biennial hearing required for persons acquitted of a criminal offense by reason of insanity to be conducted using a two-way electr...
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2020-02-21
Signed by President
VASB312EngrossPostrelease incarceration of felons sentenced for certain offenses. Clarifies that offenders who are convicted of knowingly failing to register or reregister with, or knowingly providing materially false information to, the Sex Offender and Crimes Ag...
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2020-02-21
Read second time
VASB325EngrossVoir dire examination of persons called as jurors; criminal case. Allows the court and counsel for either party in a criminal case to (i) ask potential jurors any relevant question to ascertain whether the juror can sit impartially in either the guil...
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2020-02-21
Read second time
VAHB660EngrossDeferred dispositions; property crimes; larceny and receiving stolen goods. Provides that a court, upon such plea if the facts found by the court would justify a finding of guilt, without entering a judgment of guilt and with the consent of the accus...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-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)
VAHB787EngrossMulti-jurisdiction grand jury; hate crimes. Adds the following to the list of crimes that a multi-jurisdiction grand jury may investigate: (i) simple assault or assault and battery where the victim was intentionally selected because of his race, reli...
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2020-02-21
Passed by for the day
VAHB808EngrossServices for survivors of sexual assault. Requires every hospital in the Commonwealth to provide treatment or transfer services, as defined in the bill, to survivors of sexual assault pursuant to a plan approved by the Department of Health; establish...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm]
To Senate Education: Health Committee
VAHB824EngrossEx parte requests for expert assistance in criminal cases. Provides that in any case before a circuit court in which a defendant is charged with a jailable offense and determined to be indigent by the court, the defendant or his attorney, upon notice...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VASB511EngrossPetition for writ 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...
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2020-02-21
Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N)
VAHB974EngrossPetition for writ of actual innocence. Provides that a Petition for writ 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 ...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VAHB1023EngrossCustodial interrogations; recording. Provides that any law-enforcement officer shall, if practicable, make an audiovisual recording of the entirety of any custodial interrogation of a person conducted in a place of detention. The bill provides that i...
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2020-02-21
Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (38-Y 0-N)
VASB683EngrossCompetency to stand trial; outpatient treatment. Clarifies that for the purposes of restorative treatment for a person incompetent but restorable to stand trial that outpatient treatment may occur in a local correctional facility or at a location det...
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2020-02-21
Read second time
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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2020-02-21
Senate requested conference committee
VASB788EngrossGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $500 to $1,000 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 c...
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2020-02-21
Read second time
VAHB1462EngrossAdmission to bail; rebuttable presumptions against bail. Eliminates the provision prohibiting a judicial officer who is a magistrate, clerk, or deputy clerk of a district court or circuit court from admitting to bail, that is not set by a judge, any ...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VASB1018EngrossSentence reductions; substantial assistance to prosecution. Allows a convicted person's sentence to be reduced by the sentencing court if the court determines such person provided substantial assistance in the furtherance of the investigation or pros...
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2020-02-21
Read second time
VASB724EngrossMisdemeanor sexual offenses where the victim is a minor; statute of limitations. Increases the statute of limitations for prosecuting misdemeanor violations where the victim is a minor and the alleged offender is an adult from one year after the vict...
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2020-02-21
Title replaced 20108198D-S1
VASB1071EngrossPost-conviction testing of DNA. Permits private laboratories that are accredited and follow the appropriate Quality Assurance Standards issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to complete post-conviction testing of DNA evidence.
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2020-02-21
Read second time
VASB670EngrossUnrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report. Provides that in cases where a defendant's competency is primarily compromised due to an ongoing and irreversible medical condition and prior medical or educational records are available to suppo...
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2020-02-21
House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB1544EngrossStrip searches of children. Provides that no child under the age of 14 shall be strip searched and that a child who is 14 years of age or older but under 18 years of age shall not be strip searched unless such child and such child's parent, guardian,...
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2020-02-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
VASB971EngrossVirginia Lottery Board; regulation of electronic gaming devices, penalty. Includes the playing or offering for play of any skill game in the definition of "illegal gambling." The bill also includes skill games within the definition of "gambling devic...
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2020-02-21
VOTE: Passage (63-Y 29-N 1-A)
VAHB136EnrollBail bondsman; deposit for surrender of principal for reasons other than principal's failure to appear. Provides that if a bail bondsman on a bond in a recognizance surrenders his principal for any reason other than the principal's failure to appear ...
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2020-02-20
Signed by President
VAHB277EnrollCommunity service work in lieu of payment of fines and costs. Provides that a court may permit an inmate to earn credits against any fines and court costs imposed against him by performing community service. Under current law, credits may be earned o...
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2020-02-20
Signed by President
VAHB821EnrollSaliva or tissue sample required for DNA analysis after arrest for a violent felony. Clarifies that the Department of Forensic Science may retain a DNA sample from a person who was arrested for a violent felony if such person was convicted of a misde...
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2020-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB821ER)
VAHB752EngrossPostrelease incarceration of felons sentenced for certain offenses. Clarifies that offenders who are convicted of knowingly failing to register or reregister with, or knowingly providing materially false information to, the Sex Offender and Crimes Ag...
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2020-02-20
VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 97-N)
VAHB1047EnrollFingerprints and photographs by police authorities; reports to the Central Criminal Records Exchange. Provides that all duly constituted police authorities having the power of arrest may take the fingerprints and photographs of persons who plead guil...
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2020-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1047ER)
VAHB1048EnrollFingerprints and photographs by police authorities. Provides that all duly constituted police authorities having the power of arrest may take the fingerprints and photographs of any person found in contempt or in violation of the terms or conditions ...
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2020-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1048ER)
VAHB995EnrollGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $500 to $1,000 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 c...
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2020-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB995ER)
VAHB1196EngrossSuspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Removes the requirement that a court suspend the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or cos...
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2020-02-20
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB840EngrossPersons acquitted by reason of insanity. Makes various changes to the provisions regarding confinement hearings and conditional release procedures for persons who have been acquitted of a violent felony by reason of insanity. Under current law, such ...
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2020-02-20
To House Appropriations: Health & Human Resources Committee
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