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VASB861VetoGroup health benefit plans; bona fide associations; benefits consortium. Provides that certain trusts constitute a benefits consortium and are authorized to sell health benefits plans to members of a sponsoring association that (i) has been formed an...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB36PassLottery 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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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1248)
VAHB4PassLottery 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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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1197)
VASB34PassDriver 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 or been claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return fi...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1246)
VASB384PassSports betting; Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund; penalties. Directs the Virginia Lottery (the Lottery) to regulate sports betting. The bill prohibits the Lottery from issuing any permits to conduct sports betting until it has developed an...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1256)
VAHB789PassConsumer lending. Replaces references to payday loans with the term "short-term loans." The measure caps the interest and fees that may be charged under a short-term loan at an annual rate of 36 percent, plus a maintenance fee; increases the maximum ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1215)
VAHB896PassSports betting; Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund; penalties. Directs the Virginia Lottery (the Lottery) to regulate sports betting. The bill prohibits the Lottery from issuing any permits to conduct sports betting until it has developed an...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1218)
VASB421PassConsumer lending. Replaces references to payday loans with the term "short-term loans." The measure caps the interest and fees that may be charged under a short-term loan at an annual rate of 36 percent, plus a maintenance fee; increases the maximum ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1258)
VASB735PassPeer-to-peer vehicle sharing platforms. Establishes insurance, taxation, recordkeeping, disclosure, and safety recall requirements for peer-to-peer vehicle sharing platforms, defined in the bill. The taxation provisions will become effective on Octob...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1266)
VAHB623PassGender-neutral terms; prohibitions on same-sex marriage and civil unions removed from Code; certain gender-specific crimes; penalty. Replaces the terms "husband" and "wife," as well as related terms, with gender-neutral terms throughout the Code to c...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0900)
VASB616PassDepartment of Game and Inland Fisheries; name change. Renames the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Department of Wildlife Resources and the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Board of Wildlife Resources.
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0958)
VASB695PassTelemarketing; financial exploitation; agency communication. Directs the Attorney General to establish ongoing communication with the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to ensure that adults 60 years of age or older or 18 years of age o...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0939)
VAHB1553PassDebt settlement services providers; penalties. Provides for the licensure and regulation of debt settlement services providers by the State Corporation Commission. The measure defines "debt settlement services" as any action or negotiation initiated ...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0785)
VASB877PassSecretary of Technology; transfer of duties to the Secretaries of Administration and Commerce and Trade. Transfers operational responsibilities of the Office of the Secretary of Technology to the Secretary of Administration and responsibilities of th...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0738)
VASB610PassPharmaceutical Manufacturing Grant Program; creation. Creates the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Grant Program to make grant payments to an eligible pharmaceutical manufacturer that makes a capital investment of at least $1 billion at a facility in Roc...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0758)
VASB665PassElectronic Identity Management Act; federated digital identity systems. Amends the Electronic Identity Management Act to accommodate federated digital identity systems. A federated digital identity system (federation) is defined in the measure as a d...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0736)
VASB1014PassAdvanced Production Grant Program and Fund. Creates the Advanced Production Grant Program and Fund to make grant payments to an eligible business transportation manufacturer and producer that engages in the production of business trucks and that make...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0763)
VASB394PassVirginia Health Club Act; automated external defibrillator required in health clubs. Requires each health club location to have a working automated external defibrillator.
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0628)
VASB611PassTruck Manufacturing Grant Fund; creation. Creates the Truck Manufacturing Grant Fund to make grant payments to an eligible truck manufacturer that makes a capital investment of at least $397 million at a facility in Pulaski County and creates at leas...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0604)
VASB812PassVirginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act. Provides that for the purposes of the Virginia Telephone Privacy Act (the Act), "telephone solicitation call" includes any text message sent to any wireless telephone with a Virginia area code, or to a wirel...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0607)
VASB101PassScanning information from driver's license. Allows a merchant to scan the machine-readable zone of an individual's Department of Motor Vehicles-issued identification card or driver's license in order to verify authenticity of the identification card ...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0542)
VAHB1266PassSeptic system inspectors; requirements to perform a septic system inspection. Authorizes any individual who holds a valid onsite sewage system operator, onsite sewage system installer, or onsite soil evaluator license pursuant to Chapter 23 (Waterwor...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0521)
VAHB832PassDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; registration of athlete agents; penalty; civil penalty. Creates a registration requirement for athlete agents administered by the Director of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regu...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0481)
VAHB135PassVeterans' benefits. Provides that if any person advertises, arranges, offers, or enters into any assignment of right to receive veterans' pension or retirement benefits, such action constitutes a prohibited practice under the Virginia Consumer Protec...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0438)
VAHB38PassTanning facilities; use by persons under age 18. Prohibits a tanning facility from allowing individuals under age 18 to use a tanning device at such facility other than a spray tanning device that does not emit ultraviolet light. The bill includes an...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0387)
VASB114PassComprehensive animal care; enforceable under Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Subjects certain animal care statutes to enforcement under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (§ 59.1-196 et seq.). These statutes relate to the posting of informat...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0412)
VAHB1240PassLegal services plans. Authorizes legal services organizations to provide to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services any registration information or fees on behalf of their legal services plan sellers. Currently, sellers are requi...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0408)
VAHB1498PassPharmaceutical Manufacturing Grant Program; creation. Creates the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Grant Program to make grant payments to an eligible pharmaceutical manufacturer that makes a capital investment of at least $1 billion at a facility in Roc...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0275)
VAHB509PassSecurity freezes on credit reports; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $5 to ...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0243)
VAHB1361PassTruck Manufacturing Grant Fund; creation. Creates the Truck Manufacturing Grant Fund to make grant payments to an eligible truck manufacturer that makes a capital investment of at least $397 million at a facility in Pulaski County and creates at leas...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0265)
VAHB1244PassVirginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act. Provides that for the purposes of the Virginia Telephone Privacy Act (the Act), "telephone solicitation call" includes any text message sent to any wireless telephone with a Virginia area code, or to a wirel...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0263)
VAHB1733PassAdvanced Production Grant Program and Fund. Creates the Advanced Production Grant Program and Fund to make grant payments to an eligible business transportation manufacturer and producer that engages in the production of business trucks and that make...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0267)
VASB207EngrossPurchase of service handguns or other weapons by retired sworn law-enforcement officers. Removes the requirement that a sworn law-enforcement officer be employed in a full-time capacity at the time of his retirement to purchase his service handgun.
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2020-03-03
To House Public Safety Committee
VASB1077IntroVirginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act. Provides that for the purposes of the Virginia Telephone Privacy Act (the Act), "telephone solicitation call" includes any text message sent to any wireless telephone with a Virginia area code, or to a wirel...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB68IntroDigital devices; deactivation or alteration of embedded software. Prohibits the original equipment manufacturer of a digital device from deactivating embedded software, defined in the bill, in the digital device or altering embedded software so as to...
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2020-02-11
To House Communications, Technology and Innovation Committee
VAHB891IntroPeer-to-peer vehicle sharing platforms; regulation; insurance; taxation. Establishes taxation, insurance coverage, sale of insurance, disclosure, safety recall, airport operation, and recordkeeping requirements for peer-to-peer vehicle sharing platfo...
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2020-02-11
To House Finance Committee
VAHB1539IntroPeer-to-peer vehicle sharing platforms. Establishes insurance, taxation, recordkeeping, disclosure, and safety recall requirements for peer-to-peer vehicle sharing platforms, defined in the bill.
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB966EngrossFlavored nicotine vapor product; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits the sale or distribution at retail of a flavored nicotine product. The bill provides that any person who violates this prohibition is guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor.
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2020-02-11
Defeated by Senate (19-Y 21-N)
VAHB1589IntroVirginia Lottery Board; repeal prohibition against sale of lottery tickets over the Internet; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, hosting, and playing of electronic gaming devices; penalties. Renames the Virginia Lottery as the Virginia Lo...
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2020-02-11
To House General Laws Committee
VASB274IntroMotion picture theaters; required open-captioned showings. Requires any motion picture theater that has four or more separate auditoriums to provide two scheduled showings of a motion picture that engages open captions for a particular showing of an ...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB749IntroPeer-to-peer vehicle sharing platforms; regulation; insurance; taxation. Establishes taxation, insurance coverage, sale of insurance, disclosure, safety recall, airport operation, and recordkeeping requirements for peer-to-peer vehicle sharing platfo...
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2020-02-10
Incorporated by Finance and Appropriations
VASB952IntroHigh-nicotine vapor products; specialty retail facility; penalty. Prohibits the sale of nicotine vapor products that contain more than 20 milligrams of nicotine per milliliter at retail except at a retail facility that generates at least 50 percent o...
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2020-02-10
Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (5-Y 9-N 1-A)
VASB201IntroVirginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act. Provides that for the purposes of the Virginia Telephone Privacy Act (the Act), "telephone solicitation call" includes any text message sent to any wireless telephone with a Virginia area code, or to a wirel...
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2020-02-09
Incorporated by Commerce and Labor
VASB822IntroTelephone privacy protection. Requires a telephone solicitor to immediately disclose who is calling and what property, good, or service is being offered. The measure also prohibits caller ID spoofing, which is defined in the measure as causing any ca...
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2020-02-09
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB374IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. Casino gaming shall be limited to certain cities that meet the criteria that is outlined in the bill, and a refere...
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2020-02-06
Incorporated by General Laws
VAHB428IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board (the Board). Casino gaming shall be limited to certain cities that meet the criteria that is outlined in the bill, ...
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2020-02-06
Incorporated by General Laws
VAHB560IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. Casino gaming shall be limited to certain cities that meet the criteria that is outlined in the bill, and a refere...
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2020-02-06
Incorporated by General Laws
VAHB779IntroVirginia Fuels Tax Act; refueling vehicles. Exempts persons properly licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles from the prohibition on delivering fuel from a transport truck or tank wagon to the fuel tank of a highway vehicle, provided that such v...
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2020-02-06
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB1343IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. Casino gaming shall be limited to certain cities that meet the criteria that is outlined in the bill, and a refere...
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2020-02-06
Incorporated by General Laws
VAHB1661IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill limits casino gaming to certain cities that meet the criteria outlined in the bill and requires that, pri...
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2020-02-06
Incorporated by General Laws
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