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VASB384EnrollSports 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB896EnrollSports 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1049EnrollProhibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1540EnrollBehavioral health providers; barrier crimes; exceptions. Adds additional crimes to the list of barrier crimes for which an exception is available in the case of employment with an adult substance abuse or mental health program at community services b...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB971EnrollVirginia 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1453PassAcute psychiatric bed registry; information required to be reported. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work group to evaluate the role of, and make recommendations related to improving the structure...
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2020-03-18
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 367 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB623EnrollGender-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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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB597EnrollGroup homes; licensure; certain information required. Requires every applicant for licensure or renewal of a license to establish, conduct, maintain, or operate or continue to operate a group home at which services for individuals with mental health ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB482EnrollDevelopmental Disabilities Mortality Review Committee; penalty. Creates the Developmental Disabilities Mortality Review Committee to review the death of any person with a developmental disability who was receiving services from a provider licensed by...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB603EnrollInvoluntary admission; transportation; transfer to local law enforcement. Establishes procedures for changing the transportation provider designated to provide transportation to a minor or a person who is the subject of a temporary detention order an...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB585EnrollGuardianship for incapacitated persons. Provides that if the respondent to a guardianship or conservatorship petition is between 17 and a half and 21 years of age and has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), the guardian ad litem appointed to repr...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB684EnrollInvoluntary commitment and restoration of firearm rights. Responds to the holding in Paugh v. Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Services, Record No. 121562 (2013), in which the Supreme Court of Virginia held that on appeal by trial de novo...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB936EnrollCharitable Gaming Board; Texas Hold'em poker events. Allows certain qualified organization to conduct Texas Hold'em poker events in conjunction with its charitable gaming activities. The conditions under which a qualified organization may manage, ope...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB1046EnrollClinical social workers; patient records; involuntary detention orders. Adds clinical social workers to the list of eligible providers that includes treating physicians and clinical psychologists who can disclose or recommend the withholding of patie...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1118EnrollInvoluntary admission; transportation; transfer to local law enforcement. Establishes procedures for changing the transportation provider designated to provide transportation to a minor or a person who is the subject of a temporary detention order an...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1482PassInvoluntary admission or certification of eligibility order; appeals. Clarifies provisions governing appeals of orders for involuntary admission or for certification as eligible for admission to a training center and provides that in cases in which a...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 298 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1452EnrollTemporary detention for observation and treatment. Clarifies that a person can be subject to a temporary detention order for observation and treatment related to intoxication where the person is located, upon a finding that (i) probable cause exists ...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB739PassAcute psychiatric bed registry; information required to be reported. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work group to evaluate the role of, and make recommendations related to improving the structure...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 235 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB738EnrollTemporary detention for observation and treatment. Clarifies that a person can be subject to a temporary detention order for observation and treatment related to intoxication where the person is located, upon a finding that (i) probable cause exists ...
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2020-03-10
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
VASB569EngrossDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; Department of State Police; mobile applications; mental health and public safety. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to develop or obtain a menta...
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2020-02-25
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB602EngrossTemporary detention; transportation; change of provider. Establishes procedures for changing the transportation provider designated to provide transportation to a minor or a person who is the subject of a temporary detention order.
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2020-02-25
Incorporated by Health, Welfare and Institutions
VASB1049EngrossInvoluntary commitment; notice and participation. Clarifies the role of individuals identified and requested by a person in the involuntary commitment process to assist him in the process. The bill sets out such authorized individuals' right to recei...
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2020-02-25
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB52EngrossOpioid addiction treatment pilot program. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department), in partnership with community services boards, a hospital licensed in the Commonwealth, and telemedicine networks, to ...
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2020-02-18
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
VAHB450IntroAppeal of involuntary admission order; possession of firearms; penalty. Provides that a person who is involuntarily admitted or ordered to mandatory outpatient treatment may not purchase, possess, or transport a firearm until his right to do so is re...
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2020-02-11
To House Public Safety Committee
VAHB589IntroCommunity services boards; funding formula; population and need. Adds the total population of the area served by each community services board and the level of need for services provided by a community services board among the population of the area ...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB700IntroMandatory outpatient treatment; consent. Eliminates the patient consent requirement for minors age 14 or older and adults before mandatory outpatient treatment may be ordered but there is no change in the requirement that a minor's parents must agree...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB793IntroPersons on conditional release; tracking device; penalty. Provides that any person civilly committed as a sexually violent predator who alters, removes, or destroys any Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking device, or other similar device placed o...
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB918IntroEmergency custody and temporary detention orders; execution. Clarifies the meaning of the term "execute" for purposes of emergency custody and temporary detention orders, clarifies the scope of the medical evaluation of treatment that may be required...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB699IntroMandatory outpatient treatment; rescission of order. Clarifies the types of evidence that may be considered by a court in determining whether continued mandatory outpatient treatment is warranted; clarifies the criteria that a court is required to co...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB855IntroGroup home; definition. Defines "group home" for the purposes of licensure of private providers by the Departments of Social Services and Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and provides that "group home" does not include any facility licens...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1027IntroOpioid addiction treatment pilot program. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department), in partnership with community services boards, a hospital licensed in the Commonwealth, and telemedicine networks, to ...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB713IntroMandatory outpatient treatment orders; judicial review conferences. Extends from 90 days to 180 days the maximum time period a court may order mandatory outpatient treatment for adults and juveniles. The bill provides that any order for mandatory out...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB903IntroVirginia Lottery Board; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, operating, hosting, and playing of dominant skill video games; penalties. Authorizes the manufacture, distribution, operation, hosting, and playing of dominant skill video games i...
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2020-02-11
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB829IntroGroup homes; license application; notice. Requires persons applying for licensure as a group home with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to provide notice to the local governing body, the general public, and residential o...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1286IntroGroup homes and children's residential facilities; limit on number of license applications. Prohibits applicants for licensure as a group home or children's residential facility from reapplying for a license for a period of two years after such appli...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1589IntroVirginia Lottery Board; repeal prohibition against sale of Virginia Lottery Board; repeal prohibition against sale of lottery tickets over the Internet; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, hosting, and playing of electronic gaming devices;...
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2020-02-11
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB1686IntroVirginia Lottery Board; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, operating, servicing, hosting, and playing of video game terminals; penalties. Authorizes the manufacturing, distributing, operating, servicing, hosting, and playing of video game...
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2020-02-11
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB1125EngrossCharitable Gaming Board; Texas Hold'em poker events. Allows certain qualified organization to conduct Texas Hold'em poker events in conjunction with its charitable gaming activities. The conditions under which a qualified organization may manage, ope...
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2020-02-10
VOTE: DEFEATED (33-Y 61-N)
VASB1050IntroHospitals; custody of person subject to emergency custody order; regulations. Extends the maximum period of time during which a person may be involuntarily held pursuant to an emergency custody order from eight hours, or in some cases 12 hours, to 24...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB87IntroMarijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; Marijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older. The bill also decrimina...
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2020-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB269IntroMarijuana; 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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2020-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB533IntroPari-mutuel wagering; breakage; distribution for problem gambling treatment and support; creation of Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund. Alters the required distribution of the legitimate breakage from each pari-mutuel pool for live, histori...
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2020-02-05
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASB609IntroVirginia Lottery Board; Casino Gaming Establishment Location Commission; penalties. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the licensing requirements for casino gaming and impose...
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2020-02-05
Incorporated by General Laws and Technology
VASB743IntroVirginia Lottery Board; Casino Gaming Establishment Virginia Lottery Board; Casino Gaming Establishment Location Commission; penalties. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the...
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2020-02-05
Incorporated by General Laws and Technology
VASB960IntroVirginia Lottery Board; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, operating, hosting, and playing of dominant skill video games; penalties. Authorizes the manufacture, distribution, operation, hosting, and playing of dominant skill video games, ...
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2020-02-05
Incorporated by Finance and Appropriations
VASB1063IntroVirginia Lottery Board; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, operating, servicing, hosting, and playing of video game terminals; penalties. Authorizes the manufacturing, distributing, operating, servicing, hosting, and playing of video game...
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2020-02-05
Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (12-Y 3-N)
VAHB702IntroMandatory outpatient treatment; petition for review; efforts of the community services board. Clarifies that a community services board must make efforts to assist a person with complying with the provisions of a mandatory outpatient treatment order ...
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2020-02-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1026IntroMandatory outpatient treatment; criteria. Eliminates the requirement that a person have a history of lack of compliance with treatment for mental illness that has, at least twice within the previous 36 months, resulted in the person being subject to ...
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2020-02-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1117IntroTemporary detention; transportation; change of provider. Establishes procedures for changing the transportation provider designated to provide transportation to a minor or a person who is the subject of a temporary detention order.
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2020-02-04
Incorporated by Health, Welfare and Institutions
VAHB1351IntroTemporary detention; evaluation; who may perform. Expands the category of individuals who may evaluate a person who is the subject of an emergency custody order to determine whether the person meets the criteria for temporary detention to include any...
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2020-02-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
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