Virginia Delegate Vivian Watts [D]

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VAHB1531PassSpeed limits in school zones. Allows counties in Planning District 8 to increase or decrease the speed limits in school zones; current law allows cities and towns to do so.
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2015-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0459)
VAHB1286PassIndividual 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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2015-03-17
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0229)
VAHB1538PassElections; 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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2015-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0134)
VAHB1578PassDNA 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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2015-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0193)
VAHB1401PassDesignating 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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2015-03-16
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0163)
VAHB1276EnrollNorthern Virginia Veterans Care Center project. Provides for funding of the Northern Virginia Veterans Care Center project through an allocation of the proceeds of bonds to be identified and authorized by a separate act of the 2015 Session of the Gen...
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2015-03-10
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
VAHB1602PassProration 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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2015-03-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0052)
VAHB1386EnrollDisaster 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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2015-03-10
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
VAHB2067EnrollDaylighted 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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2015-03-10
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
VAHB1275EnrollHampton Roads Veterans Care Center project. Provides for funding of the Hampton Roads Veterans Care Center project by making $32.7 million in Virginia Public Building Authority Bonds authorized in 2014 available as a priority for the project. The bil...
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2015-03-10
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
VAHR320EngrossCommending Michael R. Frey
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2015-02-27
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VAHB1445PassPossession 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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0007)
VAHJR709EngrossLaw Day. Commends Law Day in 2015.
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2015-02-26
VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 2-N)
VAHJR957EngrossCommending William David Rice.
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2015-02-26
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VAHB1601EnrollUniform 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, Sunday, March 29, 2015
VAHJR828EngrossCelebrating the life of Jim Bullington.
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2015-02-25
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VAHJR840EngrossCelebrating the life of John Early McDonald, Jr.
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2015-02-25
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VAHJR853EngrossCommending the National Association of Social Workers Virginia Chapter.
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2015-02-25
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VAHJR855EngrossCelebrating the life of the Honorable Vincent F. Callahan, Jr.
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2015-02-25
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VAHJR867EngrossCommending the Honorable Donald P. McDonough.
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2015-02-25
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VAHJR875EngrossCommending Mary B. Agee.
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2015-02-25
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VAHJR566EngrossLewis 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
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VAHR263EngrossCommending the Honorable Cynthia D. Kinser.
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2015-02-24
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VAHB1581EngrossFamily 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)
VAHJR784EngrossCommending the Richmond Peace Education Center.
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2015-02-19
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VAHJR787EngrossCelebrating the life of the Honorable Herbert E. Harris II.
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2015-02-19
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VAHJR785EngrossCommending the National Association of Women Business Owners Richmond Chapter.
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2015-02-19
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VAHJR750EngrossCelebrating the life of James Clement Van Pelt, Sr.
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2015-02-19
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VAHJR794EngrossCelebrating the life of Sara Louise Rollison.
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2015-02-19
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VAHJR799EngrossCelebrating the life of Patricia Godbolt White.
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2015-02-19
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VAHJR782EngrossCommending Frank Robinson.
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2015-02-19
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VAHJR786EngrossCelebrating the life of Sally Clay Estes Flinn.
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2015-02-19
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VAHJR783EngrossCelebrating the life of Cornelius Wright Sherman.
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2015-02-19
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VAHJR781EngrossCommending the Virginia Public Safety Foundation.
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2015-02-19
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VAHJR740EngrossCelebrating the life of the Honorable James Brady Murray.
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2015-02-12
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VAHJR746EngrossCelebrating the life of Paul Gagnon.
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2015-02-12
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VAHB1582IntroSuspected 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
VAHB1583IntroCertified 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
VAHB2023IntroChild 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
VAHB1454IntroFair 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
VAHB1492IntroRecordation 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
VAHB1541IntroBirth 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
VAHB1577IntroVeteran Employment Grant Fund and Program. Creates the Veteran Employment Grant Fund and Program (the Program) to be administered by the Department of Veterans Services to provide grants to businesses certified by the Department as participants in th...
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2015-02-10
VAHB1590IntroState 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
VAHB1592IntroHigh 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
VAHB1580IntroBar 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
VAHB1600IntroGender-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
VAHB1596IntroProstitution; 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
VAHB1671IntroPurchase 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
VAHJR599IntroStudy; JLARC; highway construction allocations; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the reasonableness, appropriateness, and equity of highway construction allocations in the Commonwealth.
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2015-02-10
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