Virginia Delegate Vivian Watts [D]

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VAHB540IntroVirginia taxable income; deduction for personal exemptions. Increases the deduction, for purposes of computing Virginia taxable income, for personal exemptions. For taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2017, a taxpayer may deduct $1,000 fo...
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2016-02-10
Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017 by voice vote
VAHB539IntroCorporate income tax; rate of taxation. Lowers the corporate income tax rate from six percent to 5.75 percent for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2017.
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2016-02-10
Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017 by voice vote
VAHB547IntroStandards of Quality; apportionment of state and local share. Directs the General Assembly, in apportioning the state and local share of the costs of meeting the Standards of Quality, beginning July 1, 2016, to implement a formula that determines eac...
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2016-02-10
Tabled in Education by voice vote
VAHB1223EngrossProcedures at polling place; provision of voter's full name and current residence address. Permits a voter to give his full name and current residence address orally or in writing to the officer of election when offering to vote. The bill provides th...
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2016-02-10
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
VAHB1391EngrossProtective orders; possession of firearms. Provides that it is unlawful for any person who is subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) for family abuse, including any extensions of such o...
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2016-02-10
VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N)
VAHB678IntroDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; teacher licensure; human trafficking training. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish compulsory training standards for law-enforcement personnel involved in criminal investigations ...
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2016-02-10
Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
VAHB541EngrossLaw-enforcement records concerning juveniles; disclosure. Allows the disclosure of law-enforcement records concerning a juvenile who is referred to a court services unit-authorized diversion program. The bill prohibits further disclosure of such reco...
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2016-02-09
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
VAHB548IntroProperty Owners' Association Act; fees for disclosure packets. Conforms the maximum fee that may be charged for an association disclosure packet by a property owners' association to that in corresponding provisions in the Condominium Act: (i) a fee n...
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2016-02-09
Subcommittee recommends striking from docket by voice vote
VAHB711IntroProtective orders in cases of family abuse; possession of premises. Provides that in a protective order in the case of family abuse, the court shall not grant possession of the residential dwelling unit of the parties for more than 30 days to a perso...
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2016-02-09
Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
VAHB710IntroProperty Owners' Association Act; fees for disclosure packets. Conforms the maximum fee that may be charged for an association disclosure packet by a property owners' association to that in corresponding provisions in the Property Owners' Association...
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2016-02-09
Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017 by voice vote
VAHB618IntroDistributed electric generation; community solar gardens. Authorizes the establishment of community solar gardens, which are required to be owned by a subscriber organization that has at least 10 subscribers. Subscribers will receive credits on their...
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2016-02-09
Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017 by voice vote
VAHB373EngrossConfidentiality of information about victims of certain crimes. Provides that, in order to ensure the safety of any adult or child victim of a violation of §18.2-48, 18.2-355, 18.5-356, 18.2-357, or 18.2-357.1 and their families, programs and in...
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2016-02-09
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
VAHB575IntroEnergy efficiency programs; total resource cost test. Defines the "total resource cost test" as a test to determine if the benefit-cost ratio of a proposed energy efficiency program or measure is greater than one. The measure defines "benefit-cost ra...
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2016-02-09
Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017 by voice vote
VAHB834EngrossVirginia Growth and Opportunity Act; report. Establishes the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board to administer grants from the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Fund for regional economic and workforce development projects. The bill provides that reg...
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2016-02-09
VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 7-N)
VAHB856IntroCommission for the Commemoration of the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote. Establishes the Commission for the Commemoration of the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote in the legislative branch of state government. The Commission is charged with pla...
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2016-02-09
Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
VAHB545IntroLocal license tax; staffing firms. Provides that a staffing firm may deduct from otherwise taxable gross receipts salaries, wages, and other benefits it pays to independent contractors hired to provide professional employer organization services or t...
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2016-02-08
To House Finance Committee
VAHB549IntroBirth 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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2016-02-08
Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
VAHB1158IntroPhysical evidence recovery kits. Establishes a comprehensive procedure for the collection and analysis of physical evidence recovery kits for victims of sexual assault, including those who elect at the time of the exam not to report a sexual assault ...
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2016-02-08
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
VAHB5IntroSame-sex marriages; civil unions. Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage. These prohibitions are ...
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2016-02-08
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
VAHB248IntroFinancial exploitation of adults. Provides that upon receipt of a report of suspected financial exploitation of an adult 60 years old or older or incapacitated in which financial losses to such adult resulting from the exploitation are suspected to b...
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2016-02-08
Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N)
VAHJR259IntroCelebrating the life of the Honorable Franklin P. Hall.
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2016-02-08
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 16103977D
VAHB655IntroSexual assault evidence collection and storage. Requires the Department of State Police, local law-enforcement agencies, and campus police departments to collect evidence obtained in sexual assault investigations, including physical evidence recovery...
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2016-02-08
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
VAHB1160IntroPhysical evidence recovery kits. Establishes a comprehensive procedure for the collection and analysis of physical evidence recovery kits for victims of sexual assault, including those who elect at the time of the exam not to report a sexual assault ...
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2016-02-08
Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
VAHB543IntroInvoluntary psychiatric admission from local correctional facility. Clarifies that for the purposes of petitioning for the involuntary psychiatric treatment of an inmate in a local correctional facility, the petition shall be filed by the sheriff or ...
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2016-02-05
Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
VAHB300IntroFair 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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2016-02-04
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
VAHB959IntroCommission for the Commemoration of the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote. Establishes the Commission for the Commemoration of the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote in the legislative branch of state government. The Commission is charged with pla...
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2016-02-04
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
VAHJR158EngrossCelebrating the life of the Honorable Thomas W. Moss, Jr.
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2016-02-04
Agreed to by Senate
VAHJR172EngrossCelebrating the life of Caroline Jean Stalker.
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2016-02-04
Agreed to by Senate
VAHB427IntroConversion therapy prohibited. Prohibits any health care provider or person who performs counseling as part of his training for any profession licensed by a regulatory board of the Department of Health Professions from engaging in conversion therapy ...
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2016-02-04
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
VAHJR209EngrossCommending the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
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2016-02-04
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VAHJR202EngrossCommending Richmond International Raceway.
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2016-02-04
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
VAHB546IntroAdditional powers of certain counties. Grants counties with a population density greater than 2,000 persons per square mile certain powers related to taxation, borrowing and payments for highway maintenance. Such powers currently are generally grante...
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2016-02-03
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
VAHB676EngrossDARS; work group to study financial exploitation of adults in the Commonwealth. Directs the Commissioner of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to convene a work group composed of the Director of the Department for Planning and Budge...
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2016-02-03
[Hearing: Feb 12 @ 7:30 am]
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VAHB400IntroVirginia Student Loan Refinancing Authority established. Establishes the Virginia Student Loan Refinancing Authority, to be governed by a 10-member board, for the purpose of developing and implementing a program by which each individual who incurred ...
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2016-02-02
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB551IntroCertified nurse aides; continuing education. Provides that the Board of Nursing shall require every certified nurse aide to complete 80 hours of continuing education within 120 days of certification.
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2016-02-02
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VAHB401IntroStudent loan servicers; student loan ombudsman. Prohibits any person from acting as a student loan servicer without first obtaining a license from the State Corporation Commission (SCC) and establishes procedures pertaining to such licenses. Banks an...
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2016-02-02
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB544IntroRetail sales and transient occupancy taxes on room rentals. Provides that retail sales and hotel taxes on transient room rentals are computed based upon the total charges or the total price paid for the use or possession of the room. For those cases ...
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2016-02-01
Stricken from docket by Finance by voice vote
VAHB1035IntroElderly care savings trust accounts established; administered by the Virginia College Savings Plan. Establishes elderly care savings trust accounts to be administered by the Virginia College Savings Plan to facilitate the saving of private funds to d...
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2016-02-01
To House Finance Committee
VAHR95EngrossCommending the United States Colored Troops Descendants.
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2016-01-29
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHJR83IntroStudy; Office of School Nutrition Programs in the Department of Education; student nutrition; report. Requests the Office of School Nutrition Programs in the Department of Education to study the effects of student participation in federal free and re...
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2016-01-28
Subcommittee recommends striking from docket by voice vote
VAHB477EngrossBonds; veterans care centers. Authorizes the Virginia Public Building Authority to issue bonds in the amount of $29.3 million plus financing costs to construct veterans care centers in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.
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2016-01-28
To Senate Finance Committee
VAHB552IntroAdult protective services; investigations. Requires local departments of social services and local law-enforcement agencies that initiate an investigation upon receipt of a valid report of suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an adult 60 year...
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2016-01-28
Subcommittee recommends striking from docket by voice vote
VAHB599IntroTransfer of firearms; criminal history record information check; penalties. Adds a definition of "firearms show vendor" or "vendor" and requires that a criminal history record information check be performed on the prospective transferee before the ve...
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2016-01-28
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
VAHB16EngrossInsurance; payment for services by dentists and oral surgeons. Requires that reimbursements payable or paid by a dental plan for covered services be reasonable and not provide nominal reimbursement in order to claim that services are covered services...
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2016-01-28
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB423IntroPossession of firearms in school zone; penalty. Provides, with certain exceptions, that an individual who knowingly possesses any firearm while such person is in a school zone, defined by the bill as the area within a distance of 1,000 feet from a sc...
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2016-01-28
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
VAHB422IntroFirearms businesses; local regulation; proximity to schools. Authorizes any locality to adopt an ordinance regulating or prohibiting anyone from engaging in the business of selling firearms at retail, providing gunsmithing services, or operating a sp...
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2016-01-28
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
VAHB1225IntroEssential health benefits; abortion coverage. Removes the prohibition on the provision of coverage for abortions in any qualified health insurance plan that is sold or offered for sale through a health benefits exchange established or operating in Vi...
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2016-01-28
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
VAHB603IntroVeterans Services Foundation. Requires the Department of Veterans Services to provide administrative and other support services to the Veterans Services Foundation (the Foundation). Current law requires the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs t...
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2016-01-28
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
VAHB542IntroUnlawful inducement; contracts; payments for goods or services; penalty. Provides that a person who, through the use of force, fraud, deceit, duress, or other form of constraint, induces or solicits any adult to enter into a contract or agreement or ...
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2016-01-27
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
VAHB658IntroProtective orders; possession of firearms; penalty. Prohibits a person who is subject to a protective order from possessing a firearm, punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor for a first or second offense and a Class 6 felony for a third or subsequent of...
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2016-01-27
Assigned to sub: #1
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