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VASB1642EngrossCosmetics animal testing products; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits a cosmetics manufacturer from selling a cosmetic for which such manufacturer or a cosmetics supplier conducted or contracted for a cosmetics animal test, defined in the bill, with cer...
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2019-05-17
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Subcommittee #2
VASB1025PassTethering of animals; adequate shelter and space. Provides that in order to meet the requirement that an animal be given adequate space, a tether must be at least three times the length of the animal or 10 feet in length, whichever is greater, and no...
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2019-04-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0848)
VASB1093PassLiterary Fund; school modernization. Requires the Board of Education to create a program in which monies from the Literary Fund would be used to subsidize interest payments by local governing bodies and school boards on certain loans from the Virgini...
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2019-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0807)
VAHB1839PassIndustrial hemp; federal Farm Bill; emergency. Conforms Virginia law to the provisions of the federal 2018 Farm Bill by amending the definitions of cannabidiol oil, marijuana, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to exclude industrial hemp in the possessio...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0653)
VASB1692PassIndustrial hemp; federal Farm Bill; emergency. Conforms Virginia law to the provisions of the federal 2018 Farm Bill by amending the definitions of cannabidiol oil, marijuana, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to exclude industrial hemp in the possessio...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0654)
VAHB1625PassAnimal care; adequate shelter. Provides that the definition of "adequate shelter" includes the provision of shelter that, during hot weather, is shaded and does not readily conduct heat and, during cold weather, has a windbreak at its entrance and pr...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0532)
VAHB1874PassCruelty to animals; serious bodily injury; penalty. Provides that any person who tortures, willfully inflicts inhumane injury or pain not connected with bona fide scientific or medical experimentation, or cruelly and unnecessarily beats, maims, or mu...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0536)
VASB1367PassDogs running at large in packs; local ordinance; civil penalty. Requires a locality that adopts an ordinance to prohibit the running at large of all or any category of dogs to exempt dogs used for hunting and requires such locality to include in such...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0562)
VASB1462PassComprehensive animal care; enforceable under Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Subjects provisions related to misrepresentation of animals' conditions to enforcement under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (?§59.1-196 et seq.). The bill also ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0566)
VASB1604PassCruelty to animals; serious bodily injury; penalty. Provides that any person who tortures, willfully inflicts inhumane injury or pain not connected with bona fide scientific or medical experimentation, or cruelly and unnecessarily beats, maims, or mu...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0537)
VAHB1626PassAnimal fighting; confiscation of tethered cocks. Provides that an animal control officer shall confiscate a tethered cock if such cock has been, is, or is intended to be used in animal fighting.
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0345)
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)
VAHB2256PassAnimal remedies containing Cannabis plant; exemption. Exempts animal remedies that contain any part of the Cannabis plant from certain provisions governing animal remedies, including the requirement that the manufacturer or distributor of an animal r...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0267)
VAHB2689PassLivestock definition; alpaca. Adds animals of the genus Vicugna, which includes alpacas, to the definition of "livestock" in the Domestic Animals law. Under current law, the definition includes animals of the genus Lama, which includes llamas but doe...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0258)
VAHB2745PassDangerous dog; deferral of proceedings. Authorizes a court to defer proceedings in the adjudication of an animal as a dangerous dog. Such authority requires the court to place conditions upon the owner of the animal, the violation of which shall auth...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0190)
VASB1658EngrossTobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Fund; investments in Virginia Venture Capital Accounts. Authorizes the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (the Commission) to invest up to 10 percent of the available balance (as of July 1, 2...
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2019-02-19
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2642EngrossCruelty to animals with intent to intimidate or threaten a household member; penalty. Makes any violation relating to cruelty to an animal a Class 6 felony when such violation is carried out with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass a family o...
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2019-02-18
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (11-Y 5-N)
VAHB1827EngrossTethering animals; adequate space. Provides that a tether meets the requirement that an animal be given adequate space if the tether is four times the length of the animal or 15 feet long, whichever is greater, and does not cause injury or pain or we...
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2019-02-07
Failed to report (defeated) in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (4-Y 8-N 1-A)
VASB1058IntroCompanion animals; care; local ordinances. Authorizes any locality to adopt an ordinance that parallels and makes more stringent the state law regarding the care of companion animals.
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2019-02-06
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1906IntroResidential automatic pesticide misting systems; prohibition; civil penalties. Prohibits, beginning January 1, 2020, the installation or use of any residential automatic pesticide misting system, defined in the bill as a device that is designed to be...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1894IntroDog previously found dangerous; owner's failure to comply; disposition of dog. Directs a court to consider other options for disposition of a dangerous dog after its owner is found to have willfully failed to comply with certain requirements regardin...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB2257IntroDangerous or vicious dogs; emotional distress damages. Authorizes a general district court to order the owner of a dog that is found to be a dangerous dog to pay restitution for emotional distress damages to any person injured by the animal or whose ...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB2190IntroTobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Fund; investments in Virginia Venture Capital Accounts. Authorizes the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (the Commission) to invest up to 10 percent of its annual disbursements from the Toba...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2245IntroProducts containing tetrahydrocannabinol; permits to process and dispense cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil. Clarifies that products containing a concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol that is no greater than that allowed by federal law does not constitut...
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2019-02-05
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VAHB2274IntroMeat; food labeling; misbranding. Provides that a food product shall be deemed misbranded if it purports to be, or is represented as, a meat food product while containing no meat, except to the extent that its label bears the word "imitation" followe...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB2346IntroIndustrial hemp. Expands the existing industrial hemp registration program to include a person growing or processing industrial hemp for any purpose. The bill expands the existing definition of "hemp product," redefines "industrial hemp" to include a...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB2371IntroMarijuana; 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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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2373IntroMarijuana; 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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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2394IntroProduct safety; flame retardants; regulations; fund; civil penalty. Prohibits the manufacture or sale in the Commonwealth, beginning July 1, 2020, of upholstered furniture intended for residential use or any product that is intended to come into clos...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB2590IntroAnimal testing facilities; adoption of dogs and cats. Requires that prior to euthanasia, any animal testing facility that no longer has use for a dog or cat in its possession that does not pose a health or safety risk to the public offer, for a reaso...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB2580IntroProhibited pesticides; chlorpyrifos; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, distribution, sale, offer for sale, use, or offer for use of any pesticide containing chlorpyrifos, defined in the bill, as an active ingredient. The bill authorizes the Virgini...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB2649IntroIndustrial hemp; testing; destruction. Requires a registered grower or processor of industrial hemp, if so required by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, to destroy any Cannabis sativa that has been tested and is found to have a c...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB2364EngrossAgritourism; weddings. Amends the definition of "agritourism activity," for purposes of liability, as well as the statutory limit on the imposition of restrictions by local governments, to include service as a wedding venue for not more than 12 weddi...
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2019-02-04
VOTE: DEFEATED (37-Y 60-N 1-A)
VASB1057IntroIndustrial hemp; definition; exclusion from certain marijuana provisions. Includes in the definition of "industrial hemp" any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant Cannabis sativa, its seeds, or its resin that ...
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2019-01-31
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (11-Y 4-N)
VASB1276IntroCruelty to animals with intent to intimidate or threaten a household member; penalty. Makes any violation relating to cruelty to an animal a Class 6 felony when such violation is carried out with the intent to threaten, intimidate, coerce, harass, or...
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2019-01-31
Incorporated by Finance
VAHB2676IntroDisclosure of information under the Master Settlement Agreement and Non-Participating Manufacturer Adjustment Settlement Agreement. Provides that officers, employees, or agents of the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Taxation shal...
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2019-01-30
Tabled in Finance (19-Y 1-N)
VASB1043IntroPet shops; procurement of dogs; penalty. Prohibits a commercial dog breeder from selling a dog without providing to the purchaser a form signed by the breeder stating that the breeder is in full compliance with the requirements for a commercial dog b...
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2019-01-24
Stricken at request of Patron in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (9-Y 0-N)
VASB1317IntroIncentives for telecommunications companies; provision of wireless broadband services. Directs the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission to award at least $10 million per year in grants to cover expenditures for the purchase and installation of wi...
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2019-01-22
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (9-Y 7-N)
VASB1011IntroAnimal Cruelty Conviction List established. Requires the Superintendent of State Police to establish within the Department of State Police by July 1, 2022, an Animal Cruelty Conviction List that is available to the public on the website of the Depart...
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2019-01-17
Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (12-Y 3-N)
VASB1065IntroRental or lease of dog or cat prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits the rental or lease of a dog or cat to a consumer, including by a purported sale of the animal in a manner that vests no permanent ownership in the consumer at the time of the purport...
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2019-01-17
Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (8-Y 6-N)
VAHB1785IntroFood establishment inspections; exemptions. Exempts from inspections by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services private homes where the resident processes and prepares any yogurt that has an equilibrium pH value of 4.6 or lower or baked...
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2019-01-16
Failed to report (defeated) in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (5-Y 17-N)
VAHB1897IntroEquine activity liability; carriage rides. Incorporates, for the purposes of determining equine activity liability, the act of riding in or driving a carriage or other equine-drawn vehicle into the definition of "equine activity" and adds a person wh...
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2019-01-16
Stricken from docket by Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N)
VASB217IntroSale of dog or cat not obtained from releasing agency or animal rescue; prohibition. Authorizes localities to adopt ordinances prohibiting the sale in a pet shop of any dog or cat that was not obtained from a Virginia releasing agency or a nonprofit ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB175IntroPublic animal shelters; dogs and cats; euthanasia notice. Requires a public animal shelter to wait three days before euthanizing a dog or cat when a person has notified the shelter of his intent to adopt or take custody of the particular animal. The ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB414EngrossMicro Market Act; penalty. Provides for the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to issue permits for the operation of a micro market, which is defined in the bill as an unattended, self-checkout retail food establishment located in the in...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB32IntroAnimal Cruelty Conviction List established. Requires the Superintendent of State Police to establish and maintain by 2020 an Animal Cruelty Conviction List that shall be available to the public on the website of the Department of State Police. The li...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
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