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VAHB1992PassPurchase, possession, or transportation of firearms following conviction for assault and battery of a family or household member; penalties. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of assault and battery of a family or household member, as defined ...
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2021-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0555)
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)
VASB1315PassCriminal 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 (CHAP0523)
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)
VASB1339PassSealing 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 (CHAP0524)
VAHB2038PassProbation, revocation, and suspension of sentence; limitations. Limits the amount of active incarceration a court can impose as a result of a revocation hearing for a probation violation. The bill provides that if the court finds the basis of a viola...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0538)
VAHB2133PassIssuance of writ of vacatur for victims of commercial sex trafficking. Establishes a procedure for victims of sex trafficking to file a petition of vacatur in circuit court to have certain convictions vacated and the police and court records expunged...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0543)
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)
VASB1406PassMarijuana; 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 (CHAP0550)
VAHB2258PassSubstantial Risk Order Registry; maintenance and access. Authorizes the Department of State Police to release Substantial Risk Order Registry information upon request to institutions of higher education and other research organizations or institution...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0461)
VAHB2004PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act; law-enforcement criminal incident information; criminal investigative files. Adds criminal investigative files, defined in the bill, relating to a criminal investigation or proceeding that is not ongoing, also def...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0483)
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)
VASB1122PassHabitual offenders; repeal. Repeals the remaining provisions of the Habitual Offender Act. The bill also requires that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles reinstate a person's privilege to drive a motor vehicle that was suspended or ...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0463)
VAHB2092PassDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; background checks; persons providing contractual services. Requires background checks for contract staff providing direct care services for Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental ...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0475)
VASB1426PassOrders of restitution; enforcement. Provides that an order of restitution shall be docketed in the name of the Commonwealth, or a locality if applicable, on behalf of a victim, unless the victim named in the order of restitution requests in writing t...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0393)
VAHB1895PassFines and costs; accrual of interest; deferral or installment payment agreements. Provides that no interest shall accrue on any fine or costs imposed in a criminal case or in a case involving a traffic infraction (i) for a period of 180 days followin...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0388)
VASB1266PassAdmission to bail; rebuttable presumptions against bail. Eliminates provisions regarding the rebuttable presumptions against being admitted to bail. The bill also provides that in making a bail determination, a judicial officer shall consider all rel...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0337)
VASB1442PassPublic defender offices; County of Chesterfield. Establishes a public defender office for the County of Chesterfield. Public defender offices; County of Chesterfield. Establishes a public defender office for the County of Chesterfield.
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0341)
VASB1431PassUnrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report. Provides that in cases where a defendant was previously determined to be unrestorably incompetent in the past two years, a competency report may recommend that the court find the defendant unrest...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0316)
VASB1165PassAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence. The bill provides that no person may be sentenced to death or put to death on or after its effective date for any violation of ...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0345)
VAHB2263PassAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence. The bill provides that no person may be sentenced to death or put to death on or after its effective date for any violation of ...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0344)
VASB1272PassDisposition of the unrestorably incompetent defendant; capital murder charge; inpatient custody of the Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Provides that a court may commit a capital murder defendant to the ...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0312)
VAHB2233PassOrders of restitution; enforcement. Provides that an order of restitution shall be docketed in the name of the Commonwealth, or a locality if applicable, on behalf of a victim, unless the victim named in the order of restitution requests in writing t...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0190)
VAHB2169PassSolicitation of prostitution; reorganization. Reorganizes the statute penalizing prostitution into two distinct sections. The penalties for all offenses remain unchanged. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0188)
VAHB1867PassCompensating victims of crime; reporting requirement; sexual abuse. Provides that the requirement that the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission find that police records show the crime was promptly reported no more than 120 hours after it occurre...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0178)
VASB1316PassChild 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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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0251)
VAHB1806PassSuspension or modification of sentence; transfer to the Department of Corrections. Provides that if a person has been sentenced for a felony to the Department of Corrections (the Department), the court that heard the case, if it appears compatible wi...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0176)
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)
VASB1391PassPretrial 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 (CHAP0112)
VASB1242PassPersonal appearance by two-way electronic video and audio communication; entry of plea, nolle prosequi, or dismissal; revocation proceedings. Provides that with the consent of the court and all parties, an appearance in a court may be made by two-way...
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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0086)
VASB1437Engross

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Promises to appear after the issuance of a summons. Eliminates the requirement that a promise to appear be completed after the issuance of a summons for a misdemeanor offense or an administrative violation. The bill provides that an accused shall be ...
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2021-03-01
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1475PassExecution of search warrants; emergency. Provides that a search warrant for the search of any place of abode shall be executed by initial entry of the abode only in the daytime hours between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. unless (i) a judge or a magistrate,...
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2021-03-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0034)
VASB1105Engross

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Post-conviction relief; previously admitted scientific evidence; report. Provides that a person who was convicted of a felony offense, or who was adjudicated delinquent of an offense that would have been a felony offense if committed by an adult, may...
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2021-03-01
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2331Engross

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Elimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses. Eliminates mandatory minimum sentences of confinement for certain crimes. The bill also provides a petition process for...
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2021-03-01
Failed to pass
VASB1306Engross

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Assault and battery; penalty. Eliminates the mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months for an assault and battery committed against a judge, magistrate, law-enforcement officer, correctional officer, person directly involved in the care, tr...
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2021-03-01
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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