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VAHB1899PassSunset of coal tax credits. Sunsets the Coal Employment and Production Incentive Tax Credit and Coalfield Employment Enhancement Tax Credit after tax year 2021 and prohibits the allocation of such credits on and after January 1, 2022. The bill provid...
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2021-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0553)
VAHB2174PassState-facilitated IRA savings program; establishment. Directs the governing board of the Virginia College Savings Plan (the Board) to establish a state-facilitated individual retirement account (IRA) savings program (the Program). The Board shall adm...
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2021-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0556)
VAHB2113PassSealing of criminal records; penalties. Establishes a process for the automatic sealing of police and court records, defined in the bill, for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or ...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0542)
VAHB2312PassMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and imposes lim...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0551)
VAHB2047PassCriminal proceedings; consideration of mental condition and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Permits the admission of evidence by the defendant concerning a defendant's mental condition at the time of an alleged offense, including expert ...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0540)
VAHB1855PassDepartment of Mines, Minerals and Energy. Renames the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy as the Department of Energy. Within the Department, the bill renames the Division of Mined Land Reclamation as the Division of Mined Land Repurposing and r...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0532)
VAHB1979PassElectric vehicle rebate program; creation and funding; report. Creates a rebate program for the purchase or lease of new and used electric vehicles, to be administered by the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. A purchaser or lessee of a new or...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0493)
VAHB2086PassChild care providers; background check portability; subsidy pilot program; report. Exempts prospective employees and volunteers of certain child care providers from statutory background check requirements where the individual completed a background c...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0510)
VAHB2332PassCommonwealth Health Reinsurance Program. Requires the State Corporation Commission (the Commission) to establish, upon approval of a state innovation waiver request pursuant to § 1332 of the Affordable Care Act, a reinsurance program, known as t...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0480)
VAHB1843PassCharitable gaming; increase in certain maximum allowable prize amounts. Increases the maximum allowable amount for a single bingo door prize from $50 to $250 and the maximum allowable cumulative door prizes in any one bingo session from $250 to $500....
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0491)
VAHB2262PassTraffic regulation; bicycles; report. Requires the driver of a motor vehicle to change lanes when overtaking a bicycle or certain other vehicles when the lane of travel is not wide enough for the overtaking motor vehicle to pass at least three feet t...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0462)
VAHB1888PassAbsentee voting; procedural and process reforms; availability and accessibility reforms; penalty. Makes various reforms to absentee voting processes and procedures, including those related to availability and accessibility. The bill requires certain ...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0471)
VAHB5001PassShipping and Logistics Headquarters Grant Program. Establishes the Shipping and Logistics Headquarters Grant Program to provide grants to a qualified shipping and logistics company that retains its North American headquarters in the City of Norfolk, ...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0434)
VAHB2213PassWork group; gold mining; report. Directs the Secretary of Natural Resources, the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, and the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to establish a work group to study the mining of gold in the Commonwealth. The bill requ...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0423)
VAHB2299PassDepartment of Education and Board of Education; special education. Requires the Department of Education and the Board of Education to develop new policies and procedures and effect numerous modifications to existing policies and procedures to improve...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0451)
VAHB2163PassDepartment of Motor Vehicles; privileged information. Limits the release of Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) privileged information to government entities and law-enforcement agencies for the purpose of civil immigration enforcement unless (i) the ...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0421)
VAHB2120PassPublic institutions of higher education; governing boards; meetings, input, and disclosures. Requires the governing board of each public institution of higher education to establish and maintain on the institution's website (i) a listing of all board...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0447)
VAHB1833PassDepartment of Conservation and Recreation; leasing of land. Changes the process by which the Department of Conservation and Recreation may lease certain lands from one that is subject to the consent and approval of the Governor and the General Assemb...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0400)
VAHB1980PassEnslaved Ancestors College Access Scholarship and Memorial Program established. Establishes the Enslaved Ancestors College Access Scholarship and Memorial Program, whereby Longwood University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth Univers...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0442)
VAHB2060PassOnline portal for tax practitioners analysis. Directs the Department of Taxation to analyze the prospect of establishing an online portal allowing access to taxpayer information for tax practitioners who possess a valid Power of Attorney and Declarat...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0414)
VAHB2072PassVirginia Housing Development Authority; recommendations for creation of Virginia Good Neighbor Next Door program. Requires the Virginia Housing Development Authority to report to the Governor, the Chairmen of the House Committee on General Laws and t...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0415)
VAHB2118PassElectric Vehicle Grant Fund and Program; creation; work group report. Establishes the Electric Vehicle Grant Fund and Program for the purpose of (i) awarding grants on a competitive basis to public school divisions for (a) assisting with costs of rep...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0418)
VAHB2053PassDepartment of Housing and Community Development; stakeholder advisory group; accessory dwelling units. Directs the Department of Housing and Community Development (the Department) to convene a stakeholder advisory group to evaluate the construction o...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0411)
VAHB2204PassGet Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back (G3) Fund and Program established. Establishes the Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back (G3) Fund and requires the Virginia Community College System to establish the G3 Program for the purpose of providing financial ass...
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2021-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0397)
VAHB1804PassState parks; Department of Conservation and Recreation; recommendations for funding. Directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to develop recommendations for dedicated sources of funding for state parks that will be relatively stable from...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0348)
VAHB2273PassSales and use tax exemption for data centers. Reduces the job creation requirement to qualify for the sales and use tax exemption for data centers in a distressed locality from 25 to 10 jobs and reduces the required capital investment from $150 milli...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0367)
VAHB2322PassOpioid Abatement Authority; established; report. Establishes the Opioid Abatement Authority. The Authority, with the assistance of the Office of the Attorney General, would administer the Opioid Abatement Fund, which would receive moneys from settlem...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0306)
VAHB1750PassDairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program. Directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish and administer the Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program (the Program). The bill provides that a...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0330)
VAHB1995PassRare Disease Council and Rare Disease Council Fund; report. Creates the Rare Disease Council for the purpose of (i) advising the Governor and the General Assembly on the needs of individuals with rare diseases in the Commonwealth; (ii) identifying ch...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0303)
VAHB2330PassElectric utilities; Percentage of Income Payment Program. Requires the Department of Social Services (the Department), in consultation with, as it deems necessary, the Department of Housing and Community Development, to adopt rules or establish guide...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0308)
VAHB1953PassLicensed certified midwives; licensure; practice. Defines "practice of licensed certified midwifery," directs the Boards of Medicine and Nursing to establish criteria for the licensure and renewal of a license as a certified midwife, and requires lic...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0200)
VAHB1988PassBoard of Pharmacy; pharmaceutical processors; processing and dispensing cannabis oil. Effects numerous changes to the processing and dispensing of cannabis oil by pharmaceutical processors in the Commonwealth. The bill defines the term "designated ca...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0205)
VAHB2036PassVirginia Employment Commission; communications with parties; report. Authorizes the Virginia Employment Commission to send notices and other communications related to claims brought under the Virginia Unemployment Compensation Act through email or ot...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0290)
VAHB2130PassVirginia LGBTQ+ Advisory Board. Establishes the Virginia LGBTQ+ Advisory Board to advise the Governor regarding the economic, professional, cultural, educational, and governmental links between the Commonwealth and the LGBTQ+ community in Virginia an...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0169)
VAHB2282PassState Corporation Commission; transportation electrification; utility recovery of certain costs; report. Directs the State Corporation Commission (the Commission) to report on policy proposals to accelerate transportation electrification in the Commo...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0268)
VAHB2058PassVirginia STEM Education Advisory Board; established; report. Creates the Virginia Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Advisory Board to create a unified vision regarding STEM education initiatives, language, and measures of succe...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0291)
VAHB2187PassCommonwealth Center for Recurrent Flooding Resiliency; development of Flood Resiliency Clearinghouse Program. Directs the Commonwealth Center for Recurrent Flooding Resiliency (the Center) to evaluate the development of a Flood Resiliency Clearinghou...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0150)
VAHB2065PassProduce Rx Program established; report. Directs the Department of Social Services, in cooperation with the Department of Medical Assistance Services, to convene a work group to develop a plan for a three-year pilot Produce Rx Program to incentivize c...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0212)
VAHB1950PassDepartment of Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; plan for the establishment of a Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Team; report. Directs the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the Department of Health to convene a work group to...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0164)
VAHB1993PassDuties of agencies and their appointing authorities; diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plans. Requires state agencies to establish and maintain a comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan in coordination with the Governor...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0168)
VAHB2197PassDMAS; work group to study options for the permanent use of virtual supports and increasing access to virtual supports and services; individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0223)
VAHB1925PassVirginia Brownfield and Coal Mine Renewable Energy Grant Fund and Program; handbook. Establishes the Virginia Brownfield and Coal Mine Renewable Energy Grant Fund and Program (the Fund and Program). The bill provides that no allocation of funds shall...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0141)
VAHB1879PassAlcoholic beverage control; sale and delivery of mixed beverages and pre-mixed wine for off-premises consumption. Allows distillers that have been appointed as agents of the Board of Directors (the Board) of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Au...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0281)
VAHB1963PassCooperative local health budget; report. Provides that funding for local health departments shall consist of such state funds as may be allocated for the operation of the local health department together with local matching funds and estimated self-g...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0203)
VAHB1841PassCommissioner of Highways; crosswalk design. Directs the Commissioner of Highways to convene a working group to determine whether there should be model policies for crosswalk design and installation and, if so, establish recommendations for such model...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0130)
VAHB1874PassBehavioral health services in local correctional facilities. Requires the Board of Local and Regional Jails (the Board) to include in its minimum standards for behavioral health services in local correction facilities requirements for (i) referral of...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0179)
VAHB2111PassTask Force on Maternal Health Data and Quality Measures; report. Directs the State Health Commissioner to establish the Task Force on Maternal Health Data and Quality Measures for the purpose of evaluating maternal health data collection processes to...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0215)
VAHB2230PassSupported decision-making agreements; report. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) to develop and implement a program to educate individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their fa...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0232)
VAHB2079PassPharmacists; initiation of treatment; certain drugs and devices. Expands provisions governing the initiation of treatment with and dispensing and administering of drugs and devices by pharmacists to allow the initiation of treatment with and dispensi...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0214)
VAHB2110PassPretrial data collection. Requires the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to collect and disseminate, on an annual basis, statewide and locality-level data related to adults charged with criminal offenses punishable by confinement in jail or a t...
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2021-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0111)
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