Virginia Delegate Vivian Watts [D]

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VAHR535PassCelebrating the life of Grace Rebecca Mann.
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2015-08-17
Bill text as passed House (HR535ER)
VAHB1276PassVeterans Care Center projects. Allocates and appropriates $66.7 million in aggregate of Virginia Public Building Authority bonds for the design, environmental assessments, and construction of the Hampton Roads Veterans Care Center and the Northern Vi...
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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0721)
VAHB1601PassUniform 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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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0727)
VAHB1275PassVeterans Care Center projects. Allocates and appropriates $66.7 million in aggregate of Virginia Public Building Authority bonds for the design, environmental assessments, and construction of the Hampton Roads Veterans Care Center and the Northern Vi...
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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0720)
VAHB2067PassDaylighted 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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2015-03-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0674)
VAHB1386PassDisaster 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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2015-03-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0595)
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)
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)
VAHJR957PassCommending William David Rice.
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2015-02-27
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ957ER)
VAHR320PassCommending Michael R. Frey
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2015-02-27
Bill text as passed House (HR320ER)
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)
VAHJR709PassLaw Day. Commends Law Day in 2015.
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2015-02-26
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ709ER)
VAHJR828PassCelebrating the life of Jim Bullington.
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2015-02-26
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ828ER)
VAHJR840PassCelebrating the life of John Early McDonald, Jr.
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2015-02-26
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ840ER)
VAHJR853PassCommending the National Association of Social Workers Virginia Chapter.
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2015-02-26
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ853ER)
VAHJR855PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Vincent F. Callahan, Jr.
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2015-02-26
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ855ER)
VAHJR867PassCommending the Honorable Donald P. McDonough.
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2015-02-26
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ867ER)
VAHJR875PassCommending Mary B. Agee.
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2015-02-26
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ875ER)
VAHJR566PassLewis 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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2015-02-25
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ566ER)
VAHR263PassCommending the Honorable Cynthia D. Kinser.
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2015-02-24
Bill text as passed House (HR263ER)
VAHJR784PassCommending the Richmond Peace Education Center.
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2015-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ784ER)
VAHJR787PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Herbert E. Harris II.
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2015-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ787ER)
VAHJR785PassCommending the National Association of Women Business Owners Richmond Chapter.
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2015-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ785ER)
VAHJR750PassCelebrating the life of James Clement Van Pelt, Sr.
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2015-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ750ER)
VAHJR794PassCelebrating the life of Sara Louise Rollison.
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2015-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ794ER)
VAHJR799PassCelebrating the life of Patricia Godbolt White.
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2015-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ799ER)
VAHJR782PassCommending Frank Robinson.
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2015-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ782ER)
VAHJR786PassCelebrating the life of Sally Clay Estes Flinn.
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2015-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ786ER)
VAHJR783PassCelebrating the life of Cornelius Wright Sherman.
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2015-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ783ER)
VAHJR781PassCommending the Virginia Public Safety Foundation.
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2015-02-20
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ781ER)
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)
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
Agreed to by Senate
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
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
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
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
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
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
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
To House General Laws Committee
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
To House Finance Committee
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
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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
To House Appropriations Committee
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
To House Finance Committee
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
To House Education Committee
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
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
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