Sponsored by Vivian Watts - Virginia (Current)

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VAHR320Commending Michael R. Frey
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2015-02-27
Agreed to by House by voice vote
Enroll
75%
VAHB1286Individual income tax refunds; payment. Requires the Tax Commissioner and State Comptroller to implement procedures to allow an individual to elect to have his income tax refund paid by check mailed to his address. The bill applies to individual inco...
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2015-02-26
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
Enroll
75%
VAHB1538Elections; voter identification; match of identification and pollbook name. Provides that a voter meets one qualification for voting if the voter's name as found on the pollbook matches or is substantially similar to the name listed on the form of id...
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2015-02-26
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
Engross
50%
VAHB1531Speed limits in school zones. Allows counties to increase or decrease the speed limits in school zones; current law allows cities and towns to do so. The bill also removes the authority for VDOT to change the speed limit in a school zone after the lo...
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2015-02-26
Conference report agreed to by Senate (34-Y 4-N)
Pass
100%
VAHB1445Possession or distribution of marijuana for medical purposes; epilepsy. Provides an affirmative defense in a prosecution for the possession of marijuana if the marijuana is in the form of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil possessed pursuant to a valid wri...
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2015-02-26
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 7 (effective 2/26/15)
Engross
50%
VAHJR709Law Day. Commends Law Day in 2015.
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2015-02-26
VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 2-N)
Engross
50%
VAHJR957Commending William David Rice.
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2015-02-26
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
Engross
50%
VAHB1276Northern Virginia Veterans Care Center project. Provides for funding of the Northern Virginia Veterans Care Center project through an allocation of the proceeds of $300 million of Virginia Public Building Authority bonds, which were authorized pursua...
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2015-02-25
Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
Enroll
75%
VAHB1578DNA data bank; State Police to verify receipt of samples from persons on the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. Requires the Department of State Police to verify receipt of DNA samples by the Department of Forensic Science for persons r...
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2015-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
Enroll
75%
VAHB1601Uniform Interstate Family Support Act. Amends the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) to comply with amendments to the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance that were adopted i...
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2015-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
Engross
50%
VAHB2067Daylighted streams. Provides that the State Water Control Board (SWCB), when developing the criteria for a Resource Protection Area (RPA) under the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act, shall not require that a daylighted stream become an RPA. The bill re...
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2015-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (90-Y 3-N)
Engross
50%
VAHB1275Hampton Roads Veterans Care Center project. Provides for funding of the Hampton Roads Veterans Care Center project through an allocation of the proceeds of $300 million of Virginia Public Building Authority bonds, which were authorized pursuant to Ch...
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2015-02-25
Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
Engross
50%
VAHJR828Celebrating the life of Jim Bullington.
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2015-02-25
Agreed to by Senate
Engross
50%
VAHJR840Celebrating the life of John Early McDonald, Jr.
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2015-02-25
Agreed to by Senate
Engross
50%
VAHJR853Commending the National Association of Social Workers Virginia Chapter.
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2015-02-25
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
Engross
50%
VAHJR855Celebrating the life of the Honorable Vincent F. Callahan, Jr.
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2015-02-25
Agreed to by Senate
Engross
50%
VAHJR867Commending the Honorable Donald P. McDonough.
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2015-02-25
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
Engross
50%
VAHJR875Commending Mary B. Agee.
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2015-02-25
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
Engross
50%
VAHJR566Lewis and Clark Eastern Legacy Trail in Virginia. Designates the portion of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail that runs through the Commonwealth as the Lewis and Clark Eastern Legacy Trail in Virginia.
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2015-02-24
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
Engross
50%
VAHB1386Disaster relief assistance by out-of-state businesses and employees. Provides that out-of-state businesses and employees who come into the Commonwealth solely for the purpose of performing disaster-related or emergency-related work in response to a d...
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2015-02-24
VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (99-Y 0-N)
Engross
50%
VAHR263Commending the Honorable Cynthia D. Kinser.
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2015-02-24
Agreed to by House by voice vote
Enroll
75%
VAHB1602Proration of child support. Clarifies that the Department of Social Services, in allocating child support payments received pursuant to one or more judicial or administrative orders, shall prorate payments on the basis of amounts due for current supp...
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2015-02-23
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
Enroll
75%
VAHB1401Designating the Trooper Jacqueline Vernon Memorial Bridge. Designates the Interstate 395 bridge over S. Glebe Road in Arlington County the "Trooper Jacqueline Vernon Memorial Bridge."
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2015-02-23
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
Engross
50%
VAHB1581Family life education; advance directives related to mental health. Requires the family life education curriculum developed by the Board of Education to include, as a component of instruction in mental health education and awareness, instruction on t...
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2015-02-19
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 6-N)
Engross
50%
VAHJR784Commending the Richmond Peace Education Center.
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2015-02-19
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
Engross
50%
VAHJR787Celebrating the life of the Honorable Herbert E. Harris II.
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2015-02-19
Agreed to by Senate
Engross
50%
VAHJR785Commending the National Association of Women Business Owners Richmond Chapter.
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2015-02-19
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
Engross
50%
VAHJR750Celebrating the life of James Clement Van Pelt, Sr.
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2015-02-19
Agreed to by Senate
Engross
50%
VAHJR794Celebrating the life of Sara Louise Rollison.
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2015-02-19
Agreed to by Senate
Engross
50%
VAHJR799Celebrating the life of Patricia Godbolt White.
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2015-02-19
Agreed to by Senate
Engross
50%
VAHJR782Commending Frank Robinson.
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2015-02-19
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
Engross
50%
VAHJR786Celebrating the life of Sally Clay Estes Flinn.
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2015-02-19
Agreed to by Senate
Engross
50%
VAHJR783Celebrating the life of Cornelius Wright Sherman.
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2015-02-19
Agreed to by Senate
Engross
50%
VAHJR781Commending the Virginia Public Safety Foundation.
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2015-02-19
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
Engross
50%
VAHJR740Celebrating the life of the Honorable James Brady Murray.
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2015-02-12
Agreed to by Senate
Engross
50%
VAHJR746Celebrating the life of Paul Gagnon.
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2015-02-12
Agreed to by Senate
Intro
25%
VAHB1582Suspected adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation; mandated reporters. Requires any employee of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman and any local ombudsman providing assistance to older individuals receiving long-term care services to repo...
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2015-02-11
Intro
25%
VAHB1583Certified nurse aides; education programs. Increases the minimum duration of education programs to prepare nurse aides for certification from 120 to 200 hours.
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2015-02-11
Intro
25%
VAHB2023Child care subsidy; license required. Requires licensure for any child day center or family day home, other than those located on federal property and operated or certified by the U.S. Department of Defense, that contracts with the State Department o...
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2015-02-11
Intro
25%
VAHB1454Fair Housing Law; unlawful discrimination; sexual orientation; gender identity. Adds discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful discriminatory housing practice. The bill defines "sexual orientation" and "gender ident...
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2015-02-10
Intro
25%
VAHB1492Recordation tax; exemption. Exempts from recordation tax (i) certain deeds of partition and (ii) deeds transferring property pursuant to a divorce decree. Under current law, the tax on such deeds is $0.50.
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2015-02-10
Intro
25%
VAHB1541Birth control; definition. Adds a definition of birth control. "Birth control" means contraceptive methods that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Birth control shall not be considered abortion for the purposes of Title 18.2.
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2015-02-10
Intro
25%
VAHB1577Veteran Employment Grant Fund and Program. Creates the Veteran Employment Grant Fund and Program (Program) to be administered by the Department of Veterans Services to provide grants to businesses certified by the Department as participants in the De...
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2015-02-10
Intro
25%
VAHB1590State tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products; tax rate. Increases the state (i) cigarette tax rate from $0.30 per pack to $2.00 per pack,(ii) the cigarette excise tax on roll-your-own tobacco from 10 percent of the manufacturer's sales price to...
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2015-02-10
Intro
25%
VAHB1592High school graduation requirements; verified units of credit; alternative assessments. Requires the Board of Education to establish guidelines for the award of verified units of credit to students who take and achieve satisfactory scores on certain ...
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2015-02-10
Intro
25%
VAHB1580Bar exam; preservation of examination papers; copies available to applicant. Allows an applicant who failed the bar exam to obtain copies of the essay questions and his answers by written request within 60 days after notice of failure and for a reaso...
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2015-02-10
Intro
25%
VAHB1600Gender-specific references. Revises references to certain gender-specific terms in the Code of Virginia in light of the 2014 Bostic v. Rainey decision, 970 F.Supp.2d 456 (E.D. Va. 2014), cert. denied, 83 U.S.L.W. 3189 (U.S. Oct. 6, 2014), which struc...
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2015-02-10
Intro
25%
VAHB1596Prostitution; affirmative defense. Provides that there exists an affirmative defense to the crime of prostitution when the person was abducted and induced to engage in prostitution through the use of force, intimidation, or deception by another.
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2015-02-10
Intro
25%
VAHB1671Purchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits individuals who are not licensed firearms dealers from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and establishes such an offense as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill ex...
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2015-02-10
Intro
25%
VAHB1725Virginia Solar Energy Development Authority. Creates the Virginia Solar Energy Development Authority to facilitate, coordinate, and support the development of the solar energy industry and solar-powered electric energy facilities in the Commonwealth....
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2015-02-10
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