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VASB95PassPreliminary 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 advise a person of his rights to refuse a preliminary breat...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 759 (effective 7/1/24)
VASB212Enroll
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Virginia Small Business Economic Development Act established; regulation of skill game machines; penalties. Establishes the Virginia Small Business Economic Development Act for the purpose of providing a regulatory and registration scheme for skill g...
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2024-04-08
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
VAHB653Enroll
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Adoption of initial discretionary sentencing guideline midpoints; violent felony offenses. Removes certain felony offenses from the list of violent felony offenses for the adoption of initial discretionary sentencing guideline midpoints.
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2024-04-08
Governor's recommendation received by House
VASB582Enroll
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Purchase, possession, and sale of retail tobacco products; retail tobacco products and liquid nicotine tax; penalties. Prohibits Internet sales of liquid nicotine or nicotine vapor products, except to a retail dealer, and prohibits the sale of retail...
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2024-04-08
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
VAHB790Enroll
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Purchase, possession, and sale of retail tobacco products; retail tobacco products and liquid nicotine tax; penalties. Prohibits Internet sales of liquid nicotine or nicotine vapor products, except to a retail dealer, and prohibits the sale of retail...
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2024-04-08
Governor's recommendation received by House
VAHB926PassUnlawful dissemination or sale of images of another; penalty. Expands the current categories of images that are unlawful to disseminate or sell to include any videographic or still image that depicts another person whose genitals, pubic area, buttock...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 697 (effective 7/1/24)
VASB6PassIssuance of restricted driver's license for multiple convictions of driving while intoxicated; completion of specialty dockets. Provides that a person whose driver's license has been revoked for multiple convictions of driving while intoxicated may f...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 568 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB81VetoCommon-law crime of suicide. Abolishes the common-law crime of suicide. Suicide is currently a common-law crime in Virginia, although there is no statutorily prescribed punishment. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2025, and also requi...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB397PassGaming; posting of illegal gaming tip line information. Requires those legally authorized to sell Virginia lottery tickets or conduct charitable gaming, horse racing with pari-mutuel wagering, and casino gaming in the Commonwealth to post in a conspi...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 593 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB1324PassIssuance of restricted driver's license for multiple convictions of driving while intoxicated; completion of specialty dockets. Provides that a person whose driver's license has been revoked for multiple convictions of driving while intoxicated may f...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 552 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB1443PassTrial by jury; contact with jurors after trial prohibited; penalty. Creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for any defendant who knowingly and intentionally contacts, with the intent to harass, intimidate, or threaten, a juror regarding such juror's service a...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 561 (effective 7/1/24)
VASB394PassCarnal knowledge and sexual battery; persons detained or arrested by a law-enforcement officer; confidential informants, pretrial defendants or posttrial offenders; penalty. Provides that an accused is guilty of carnal knowledge of a person serving a...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 592 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB523PassCharitable gaming. Amends charitable gaming law to allow, as a condition of receiving a charitable gaming permit or authorization to conduct electronic gaming, certain organizations to use a predetermined percentage of its receipts for expenses relat...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 445 (effective 7/1/24)
VASB344PassCharitable gaming. Amends charitable gaming law to allow, as a condition of receiving a charitable gaming permit or authorization to conduct electronic gaming, certain organizations to use a predetermined percentage of its receipts for expenses relat...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 504 (effective 7/1/24)
VASB469PassControlled substances; manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, etc.; adulterated or misbranded drugs; penalties. Makes it a Class 6 felony for any person, except for permitted manufacturers, to possess, purchase, sell, give, distribute, or poss...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 371 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB928PassInterference with commercial fishing vessels or activity; penalty. Creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person who knowingly and intentionally interferes with or impedes the operation or commercial fishing activity, defined in the bill, of a commerc...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 403 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB1256PassLarceny offenses; venue. Allows grand larceny and embezzlement offenses to be prosecuted in any county or city where the victim of the larceny or embezzlement resides.
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2024-04-04
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 475 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB633PassForced labor or service; penalties. Expands the offense of abduction to penalize any person who, by force, intimidation or deception, and without legal justification or excuse, obtains the labor or services of another, or seizes, takes, transports, d...
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2024-04-03
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 368 (effective 7/1/24)
VASB7PassHate crimes and discrimination; ethnic animosity; penalties. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to safeguard all individuals within the Commonwealth from unlawful discrimination in employment and in places of public accommodation beca...
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2024-04-02
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 334 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB18PassHate crimes and discrimination; ethnic animosity; penalties. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to safeguard all individuals within the Commonwealth from unlawful discrimination in employment and in places of public accommodation beca...
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2024-04-02
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 266 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB991PassIllegal gambling; exemptions. Exempts from the provisions of Code prohibiting illegal gambling the placement or operation of or communication to and from data center equipment in the Commonwealth associated with the hosting of lottery games duly auth...
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2024-04-02
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 311 (effective 7/1/24)
VASB540PassIllegal gambling; exemptions. Exempts from the provisions of Code prohibiting illegal gambling the placement or operation of or communication to and from data center equipment in the Commonwealth associated with the hosting of lottery games duly auth...
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2024-04-02
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 358 (effective 7/1/24)
VASB448VetoCannabis control; retail market; penalties. Establishes a framework for the creation of a retail marijuana market in the Commonwealth, to be administered by the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority. The bill allows the Authority to begin issuing all m...
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2024-03-28
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB698VetoCannabis control; retail market; penalties. Establishes a framework for the creation of a retail marijuana market in the Commonwealth, to be administered by the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority. The bill allows the Authority to begin issuing all m...
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2024-03-28
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB706PassDrug Treatment Court Act; eligibility. Replaces the restriction that renders persons convicted of certain violent felonies or acts of violence within the preceding 10 years ineligible to participate in a drug treatment court with a restriction on par...
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2024-03-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0260)
VASB731PassProduction, publication, sale, financing, etc., of child pornography; penalty. Amends the definition of "child pornography" to include sexually explicit visual material that depicts a minor in a state of nudity or engaged in sexual conduct where such...
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2024-03-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0262)
VASB100Enroll
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Manufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of plastic firearms and unfinished frames or receivers and unserialized firearms prohibited; penalties. Creates a Class 5 felony for any person who knowingly manufactures or assembles, imports, purch...
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2024-03-27
Governor's substitute printed 24109224D-S2
VAHB173Enroll
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Manufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of plastic firearms and unfinished frames or receivers and unserialized firearms prohibited; penalties. Creates a Class 5 felony for any person who knowingly manufactures or assembles, imports, purch...
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2024-03-27
Governor's substitute printed 24109222D-H2
VAHB267VetoAssault and battery; affirmative defense; penalty. Provides an affirmative defense to prosecution of an individual for assault or assault and battery of certain specified individuals for which the enhanced Class 6 felony and six month mandatory minim...
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2024-03-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB351VetoFirearm locking device required for purchase of a firearm; warning against accessibility to children; penalty. Requires any person who purchases a firearm to either (i) obtain or purchase from a licensed dealer a locking device for such firearm if a ...
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2024-03-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB466VetoConcealed handgun permits; reciprocity with other states. Provides that the Superintendent of State Police, in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, shall determine whether states meet the statutory qualifications for Virginia to reco...
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2024-03-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB797VetoDemonstrated competence for a concealed handgun permit; firearms instructors and safety programs. Requires that any course, class, or training to demonstrate competence with a handgun as required to obtain a concealed handgun permit must include a li...
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2024-03-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB799VetoConcealed handgun permit applications; fingerprints required by local governments. Requires an applicant for a concealed handgun permit or a renewal of such permit to submit fingerprints as part of the application. The bill provides that any demonstr...
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2024-03-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB798VetoPurchase, possession, or transportation of firearm following an assault and battery or stalking violation; prohibition period; penalty. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of assault and battery, assault and battery of a family or household mem...
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2024-03-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB1174VetoPurchase of certain firearms; age requirement; penalty. Prohibits any person under 21 years of age from purchasing a handgun or assault firearm, with exceptions for the purchase of an assault firearm by a law-enforcement officer, correctional officer...
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2024-03-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB327VetoPurchase of certain firearms; age requirement; penalty. Prohibits any person under 21 years of age from purchasing a handgun or assault firearm, with exceptions for the purchase of an assault firearm by a law-enforcement officer, correctional officer...
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2024-03-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB357VetoAssault and battery; affirmative defense; penalty. Provides an affirmative defense to prosecution of an individual for assault or assault and battery of certain specified individuals for which the enhanced Class 6 felony and six month mandatory minim...
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2024-03-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB861Enroll
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Weapons; possession or transportation; hospital that provides mental health services or developmental services; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to knowingly possess in or transport into the building of any hospital that provide...
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2024-03-27
Governor's substitute printed 24109201D-H2
VASB515Enroll
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Weapons; possession or transportation; hospital that provides mental health services or developmental services; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to knowingly possess in or transport into the building of any hospital that provide...
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2024-03-27
Governor's substitute printed 24109218D-S2
VAHB2VetoPurchase, sale, transfer, etc., of assault firearms and certain ammunition feeding devices prohibited; penalty. Creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person who imports, sells, manufactures, purchases, or transfers an assault firearm, as that term is...
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2024-03-26
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB2VetoPurchase, sale, transfer, etc., of assault firearms and certain ammunition feeding devices prohibited; penalty. Creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person who imports, sells, manufactures, purchases, or transfers an assault firearm, as that term is...
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2024-03-26
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB22PassManufacture, importation, sale, etc., of auto sears; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of an auto sear, defined in the bill as a device, other than a trigger a...
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2024-03-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0163)
VASB44PassAbuse and neglect of children; causing or enabling child to gain possession of a firearm; penalty. Creates a Class 5 felony for any parent, guardian, or other person who is 18 years of age or older and is responsible for the care of a child under the...
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2024-03-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0162)
VAHB36PassAbuse and neglect of children; causing or enabling child to gain possession of a firearm; penalty. Creates a Class 5 felony for any parent, guardian, or other person who is 18 years of age or older and is responsible for the care of a child under the...
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2024-03-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0161)
VAHB175VetoCarrying assault firearms in public areas prohibited; penalty. Prohibits the carrying of certain semi-automatic center-fire rifles and shotguns on any public street, road, alley, sidewalk, or public right-of-way or in any public park or any other pla...
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2024-03-26
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB99VetoCarrying assault firearms in public areas prohibited; penalty. Prohibits the carrying of certain semi-automatic center-fire rifles and shotguns on any public street, road, alley, sidewalk, or public right-of-way or in any public park or any other pla...
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2024-03-26
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB183VetoStorage of firearms in a residence where a minor or person prohibited from possessing a firearm is present; penalty. Requires any person who possesses a firearm in a residence where such person knows that a minor or a person who is prohibited by law ...
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2024-03-26
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB210PassManufacture, importation, sale, etc., of auto sears; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of an auto sear, defined in the bill as a device, other than a trigger a...
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2024-03-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0164)
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