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VAHB891VetoNoncitizens of the United States; terminology. Removes the term "alien" as it pertains to persons who are not citizens or nationals of the United States and replaces it with synonymous language, as appropriate, throughout the Code of Virginia. Nonci...
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2022-05-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB591Enroll

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Marijuana; shape prohibitions; definitions of marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinol. Modifies the definition of "marijuana" in several Code sections to (i) include any substance containing a total tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that exceeds 0.3 perc...
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2022-04-28
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VASB403PassCharitable gaming; social organizations and social quarters; electronic gaming. Provides that the conduct of electronic gaming, defined in the bill, is restricted to qualified social organizations on their premises or other qualified organizations th...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0722)
VAHB763PassCharitable gaming; social organizations and social quarters; electronic gaming. Provides that the conduct of electronic gaming, defined in the bill, is restricted to qualified social organizations on their premises or other qualified organizations th...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0767)
VASB124PassMisuse of power of attorney; financial exploitation; incapacitated adults; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for an agent under a power of attorney to knowingly or intentionally engage in financial exploitation of an incapacitated adult who is ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0654)
VASB399PassCharitable gaming; violations; civil penalty. Provides for a civil penalty of not less than $25,000 and not more than $50,000 for any person or organization, whether permitted or qualified pursuant to applicable charitable gaming laws or not, that (i...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0555)
VASB249PassSexual abuse of animals; penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly (i) engages in sexual contact with an animal; (ii) causes another person by force, threat, or intimidation to engage in sexual contact with an animal; (iii) advertises, solicits...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0594)
VAHB767PassCharitable gaming; violations; civil penalty. Provides for a civil penalty of not less than $25,000 and not more than $50,000 for any person or organization, whether permitted or qualified pursuant to applicable charitable gaming laws or not, that (i...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0608)
VAHB434PassCriminal sexual assault; definition of intimate parts; penalty. Includes in the definition of "intimate parts," for the purposes of criminal sexual assault, the chest of a child under the age of 15. Criminal sexual assault; definition of intimate pa...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0645)
VAHB350PassThreats and harassment of certain officials and property; venue. Removes provisions that allow certain crimes relating to threats and harassment to be prosecuted in the City of Richmond if venue cannot otherwise be established and (i) the victim is t...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0336)
VASB402PassVirginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Charitable Gaming Board; powers and duties. Changes the Charitable Gaming Board (the Board) from a policy board to an advisory board in the executive branch of state government, decreases the ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0554)
VASB394PassCharitable gaming; registration of landlords; Texas Hold'em poker operations. Provides that the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services may promulgate regulations that require any landlord that leases to a qualified charitable organization an...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0612)
VAHB765PassVirginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Charitable Gaming Board; powers and duties. Changes the Charitable Gaming Board (the Board) from a policy board to an advisory board in the executive branch of state government, decreases the ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0609)
VAHB497PassMisuse of power of attorney; financial exploitation; incapacitated adults; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for an agent under a power of attorney to knowingly or intentionally engage in financial exploitation of an incapacitated adult who is ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0397)
VAHB740PassCatalytic converters; penalties. Makes it a Class 6 felony for a person to willfully break, injure, tamper with, or remove any part or parts of any vehicle, aircraft, boat, or vessel for the purpose of injuring, defacing, or destroying said vehicle, ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0664)
VASB530PassIllegal gaming devices; Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act; civil penalty. Adds the manufacturing for sale, selling, or distributing of an illegal gaming device while knowing that it is or is intended to be operated in the Commonwealth in violation...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0553)
VASB687PassAbuse and neglect; financial exploitation; incapacitated adults; penalties. Changes the term "incapacitated adult" to "vulnerable adult" for the purposes of the crime of abuse and neglect of such adults and defines "vulnerable adult" as any person 18...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0642)
VAHB1332PassCovering a security camera in a correctional facility; penalty. Provides that any person who intentionally covers, removes, damages, renders inoperable, or otherwise obscures a security camera, as defined in the bill, without the permission of the sh...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0673)
VASB700PassCovering a security camera in a correctional facility; penalty. Provides that any person who intentionally covers, removes, damages, renders inoperable, or otherwise obscures a security camera, as defined in the bill, without the permission of the sh...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0674)
VASB729PassCatalytic converters; penalties. Makes it a Class 6 felony for a person to willfully break, injure, tamper with, or remove any part or parts of any vehicle, aircraft, boat, or vessel for the purpose of injuring, defacing, or destroying said vehicle, ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0665)
VAHB496PassAbuse and neglect; financial exploitation; incapacitated adults; penalties. Changes the term "incapacitated adult" to "vulnerable adult" for the purposes of the crime of abuse and neglect of such adults and defines "vulnerable adult" as any person 18...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0259)
VASB675PassCriminal history record information check required to sell firearm; exception for purchase of service weapon. Provides that the purchase of a service weapon by a retired law-enforcement officer is not subject to a criminal history record information ...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0270)
VAHB16PassSafe haven protections; newborn safety device. Provides an affirmative defense in certain criminal prosecutions and civil proceedings regarding child abuse or neglect to a parent who safely delivers his child within the first 30 days of the child's l...
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2022-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0081)
VASB63PassSafe haven protections; newborn safety device. Provides an affirmative defense in certain criminal prosecutions and civil proceedings regarding child abuse or neglect to a parent who safely delivers his child within the first 30 days of the child's l...
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2022-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0080)
VAHB17PassMilitary honor guards and veterans service organizations; paramilitary activities; exception. Exempts members of a lawfully recognized military color guard, honor guard, or similar organization, and members of a veterans service organization that is ...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0038)
VASB618PassMilitary honor guards and veterans service organizations; paramilitary activities; exception. Exempts members of a lawfully recognized military color guard, honor guard, or similar organization, and members of a veterans service organization that is ...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0037)
VASB440Engross

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Unlawful hazing; penalty. Provides immunity for arrest and prosecution for hazing and involuntary manslaughter if a person in good faith seeks or obtains emergency medical attention for a person who has received a bodily injury by hazing or renders e...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
VAHB764Engross

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Charitable gaming; registration of landlords; Texas Hold'em poker operations. Provides that the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services may promulgate regulations that require any landlord that leases to a qualified charitable organization an...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
VAHB993Engross

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Unlawful hazing; penalty. Makes the crime of hazing a Class 5 felony if such hazing results in death or serious bodily injury to any person. The crime of hazing that does not result in death or serious bodily injury remains a Class 1 misdemeanor. The...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
VAHB1306Engross

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Removing, altering, etc., serial number on firearm; selling, giving, etc., or possessing firearm with removed, altered, etc., serial number; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person, firm, association, or corporation to knowingly posses...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
VAHB993Engross
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Unlawful hazing; penalty. Makes the crime of hazing a Class 5 felony if such hazing results in death or serious bodily injury to any person. The crime of hazing that does not result in death or serious bodily injury remains a Class 1 misdemeanor. The...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
VAHB764Engross
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Charitable gaming; registration of landlords; Texas Hold'em poker operations. Provides that the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services may promulgate regulations that require any landlord that leases to a qualified charitable organization an...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
VAHB1306Engross
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Removing, altering, etc., serial number on firearm; selling, giving, etc., or possessing firearm with removed, altered, etc., serial number; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person, firm, association, or corporation to knowingly posses...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
VASB440Engross
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Unlawful hazing; penalty. Provides immunity for arrest and prosecution for hazing and involuntary manslaughter if a person in good faith seeks or obtains emergency medical attention for a person who has received a bodily injury by hazing or renders e...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
VASB758PassSelling or possessing switchblade. Eliminates the prohibition for selling, bartering, giving, furnishing, or possessing with the intent of selling, bartering, giving, or furnishing a switchblade.
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2022-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0027)
VASB664Engross

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Minor victims of sex trafficking; services. Provides that a minor engaged in prostitution or keeping, residing in, or frequenting a bawdy place shall not be proceeded upon as delinquent and shall be referred to the local department of social services...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB413Engross

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Persons charged with first offense drug possession; probation. Requires a court to defer proceedings and place a defendant on probation if such defendant is charged with possession of a controlled substance and qualifies under the first offender stat...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB453Engross

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Assault and battery; persons diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, or mental illness; penalties. Provides that any person charged with a simple assault and battery offense who has been diagnosed by a psychiatrist or clinic...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB639Engross

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Arrest and prosecution when experiencing or reporting overdoses. Clarifies that the immunity afforded to the seeking of emergency help for an overdose also applies to a show cause order. Arrest and prosecution when experiencing or reporting overdose...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB643Engross

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Removing, altering, etc., serial number on firearm; selling, giving, etc., or possessing firearm with removed, altered, etc., serial number; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person, firm, association, or corporation to knowingly posses...
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2022-03-08
To House Public Safety Committee
VASB642Engross

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Preliminary analysis of breath to determine alcoholic content of blood; failure to advise person of rights. Provides that if a police officer or a member of any sheriff's department fails to adequately advise a person of his rights to refuse a prelim...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB174Engross

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Permanent protective orders; contact between petitioner and respondent. Provides that when issuing a permanent protective order a court may impose certain conditions on the petitioner, including (i) prohibiting acts of violence, force, or threat or c...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB89Engross

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Disorderly conduct; students in grades kindergarten through grade eight. Provides that the crime of disorderly conduct shall not apply to any student in grades kindergarten through eight if the disorderly conduct occurred on the property of any eleme...
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2022-03-04
Passed by indefinitely in Rules (13-Y 3-N)
VAHB304Engross

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Abortion; born alive infant; treatment and care; penalty. Requires every health care provider licensed by the Board of Medicine who attempts to terminate a pregnancy to (i) exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preser...
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2022-03-04
Passed by indefinitely in Rules (11-Y 4-N)
VAHB212Engross

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Provision of abortion; right to informed consent. Requires physicians and authorized nurse practitioners to follow certain procedures and processes to effect a pregnant woman's informed written consent prior to the performance of an abortion. Provis...
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2022-03-03
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (10-Y 5-N)
VASB391Engross

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Cannabis control; retail market; transitional sales by pharmaceutical and industrial hemp processors; penalties. Establishes a framework for the creation of a retail marijuana market in the Commonwealth. The bill creates a regulatory and licensing st...
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2022-03-01
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB1331Engross

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Retrieving hunting dogs, falcons, hawks, or owls. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of trespassing or trespassing to hunt, fish, or trap on posted lands from going on prohibited lands to retrieve a hunting dog, falcon, hawk, or owl without th...
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2022-03-01
Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (11-Y 4-N)
VAHB1344Engross

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Right of certain hunters to go on lands of another. Creates exceptions to the prohibition on hunters carrying firearms or bows and arrows on their persons or hunting any game while thereon if (i) their dog is in immediate danger or (ii) they obtained...
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2022-03-01
Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (10-Y 5-N)
VAHB25Engross

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Earned sentence credits; possession of child pornography. Excludes a first offense for the crime of possession of child pornography from the crimes that will eligible for enhanced sentencing credits effective July 1, 2022.
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2022-02-28
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)
VAHB108Engross

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Felony homicide; certain drug offenses; penalties. Provides that a person is guilty of felony homicide, which constitutes second degree murder and is punishable by confinement of not less than five nor more than 40 years, if the underlying felonious ...
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2022-02-28
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)
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