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HB 1393Landes
Provides that the Commonwealth's insurance laws do not apply to direct primary care agreements.
dead
Commerce and Labor
Healthcare
01/12/17 H Stricken from docket by Commerce and Labor
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HB 1395Sickles
Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage.
dead
Courts of Justice
Non-discrimination
02/07/17 H Left in Courts of Justice
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HB 1399Cole
Provides that in the appointment of members to the State Board of Elections, one Board member shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, one Board member shall be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, and one Board member shall be appointed by the Governor. If all three members are of the same political party, the Board member appointed by the Governor shall be of the political party having cast the next highest number of votes in the Commonwealth for Governor at the last preceding gubernatorial election.
passed House
Privileges and Elections
Voting
02/02/17 S Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
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HB 1418McQuinn
Allows a locality to adopt an ordinance that prohibits firearms, ammunition, or components or a combination thereof in libraries owned or operated by the locality.
dead
militia, police, public safety
Gun Violence Prevention
02/07/17 H Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety
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HB 1419Kory
Authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue temporary driver's licenses, permits, and special identification cards to aliens granted "withholding of removal" under 8 U.S.C. 1231(b)(3), also found at 241(b)(3)of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or under 8 C.F.R. 1208.16(c), also referred to as the Convention Against Torture.
dead
transportation
Immigration
02/07/17 H Left in Transportation
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HB 1428Fowler (SB 872)
Requires any voter submitting an application for an absentee ballot by mail or by electronic or telephonic transmission to a facsimile device to submit with his application a copy of one of the forms of identification acceptable under current law. The bill also requires any voter to submit a copy of such identification with his voted absentee ballot.
passed House
privileges and Elections
Voting
02/08/17 S Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
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HB 1430/31Fowler/Cole/Chase (SB 871)
Requires any individual or organization that will be distributing and collecting voter registration applications to register as a third-party registration group with the Department of Elections (the Department) prior to engaging in any voter registration activities. The bill requires volunteers and employees of third-party registration groups to register with the Department. The Department is required to issue a unique identification number to each third-party registration group, and each group shall assign its volunteers and employees a separate identification number. The bill requires these identification numbers to be included on voter registration applications collected by the third-party registration group. The bill also requires third-party registration groups to maintain a record containing information about all volunteers and employees engaging in voter registration activities on behalf of the group, each of whom is required to receive training and to maintain a log of his registration activities to be submitted with all completed applications collected. The bill prohibits the compensation of volunteers and employees on a per-application basis.
dead
privileges and Elections
Voting
02/08/17 H Left in Appropriations
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HB 1444Rasoul
Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $10.00 per hour effective July 1, 2017, to $12.50 per hour effective July 1, 2019, and to $15.00 per hour effective July 1, 2021, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
dead
Commerce and Labor
Minimum Wage
02/08/17 H Left in Commerce and Labor
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HB 1467Greason
Requires the Board of Health to adopt regulations to include neonatal abstinence syndrome on the list of diseases that shall be required to be reported
awaiting S committee vote
health, welfare, institutions
Healthcare
02/08/17 S Referred to Committee on Education and Health
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HB 1468Marshall
ICE detainer - Prohibits the Director of the Department of Corrections, sheriff, or other official in charge of a facility from releasing an incarcerated alien for whom a lawful detainer order has been received from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, except to transfer custody of such alien to another facility or to an appropriate federal authority. The bill provides that an alien must be held in excess of his scheduled release date if federal or state law requires that such alien be held until transferred to an appropriate federal authority.
Passed Senate with amendment
militia, police, public safety
Immigration
02/13/17 S Passed Senate with amendments (21-Y 19-N)
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HB 1469Marshall
Permits a school board or an administrator of a private school to designate one or more employees of the school who may carry a concealed handgun on school property.
deadeducation
Gun Violence Prevention
02/07/17 H Left in Education
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HB 1473LaRock
20-week abortion ban: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (the Act). The Act prohibits an abortion after 20 weeks' gestation unless, in reasonable medical judgment, the mother has a condition that so complicates her medical condition as to necessitate the abortion to avert her death or to avert serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function. When an abortion is not prohibited post-20 weeks' gestation, the physician is required to terminate the pregnancy in a manner that would provide the unborn child the best opportunity to survive. The bill punishes performance of an abortion in violation of the Act as a Class 4 felony. The bill also provides for civil remedies against a physician who performs an abortion in violation of the Act.
deadHealthcare
02/07/17 H Left in Courts of Justice
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HB 1480Helsel
The bill requires law-enforcement officers, emergency medical services personnel, and firefighters other than volunteer firefighters to participate in a mental health awareness program created or certified by DBHDS once every two years.
dead
courts of justice
Healthcare
02/07/17 H Left in Courts of Justice
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HB 1482
Simon/Kory/Levine/Plum/Howell/Surovell
Enters Virginia into an interstate compact known as the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.
dead
Privileges and Elections
Voting
02/08/17 H Left in Privileges and Elections
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HB 1498 LeMunyon/Boysko
Reduces from 29 to 28 the maximum class size in kindergarten; from 30 to 28 the maximum class size in grades one, two, and three; and from 35 to 29 the maximum class size in grades four, five, and six.
deadEducation
02/08/17 H Left in Appropriations
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HB 1500JonesBUDGET Amends Chapter 780, 2016 Acts of Assembly.awaiting floor vote
appropriations
Budget
02/14/17 S Reported from Finance with Senate amendments substituted for House amendments (16-Y 0-N)
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HB 1522Leftwich
Provides that a defendant in a capital case who had a severe mental illness, which is defined in the bill, at the time of the offense is not eligible for the death penalty.
deadDeath Penalty
02/07/17 H Left in Courts of Justice
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HB 1530Peace
Removes the exemption from the Administrative Process Act (the Act) currently granted to regulations adopted by the Director of the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity to implement certification programs for small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses and employment services organizations.
awaiting committee vote
Non-discrimination
02/13/17 S Rereferred to Finance
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HJ 538Sickles
Proposes the repeal of the constitutional amendment dealing with marriage that was approved by referendum at the November 2006 election. That amendment to the Bill of Rights (i) defines marriage as "only a union between one man and one woman"; (ii) prohibits the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions from creating or recognizing "a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage"; and (iii) prohibits the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions from creating or recognizing "another union, partnership, or other legal status to which is assigned the rights, benefits, obligations, qualities, or effects of marriage."
dead
privileges and elections
Non-discrimination
02/08/17 H Left in Privileges and Elections
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SB 782Ebbin
Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage.
dead (with letter)
courts of justice
Non-discrimination
01/16/17 S Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (10-Y 2-N)
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SB 783Ebbin
Non-discrimination: Prohibits discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, as defined in the bill. The bill also codifies for state and local government employment the current prohibitions on discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, or status as a veteran
awaiting committee vote
general laws and technology
Non-discrimination
02/06/17 H Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
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SB 822Wexton
Fair Housing Law: Adds discrimination on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful housing practice.
awaiting committee vote
general laws and technology
non-discrimination
02/06/17 H Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
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SB 844Howell
Allows for any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in person in any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing a reason or making prior application for an absentee ballot. The bill makes absentee voting in person available beginning the twenty-first day prior to the election and ending at 5:00 p.m. on the Saturday immediately preceding the election.
dead
privileges and elections
Voting
01/31/17 S Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (7-Y 7-N)
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SB 846Lucas
Virginia Interim Redistricting Commission; criteria for remedial redistricting plans. Provides for the establishment of the Virginia Interim Redistricting Commission (Commission) when any congressional or state legislative district drawn as required by Article II, Section 6 of the Constitution of Virginia is declared unlawful or unconstitutional, in whole or in part, by order of any state or federal court. The Commission is tasked with determining and submitting to the General Assembly and the Governor a redistricting plan remedying such unlawful or unconstitutional district. The bill also provides criteria by which the Commission is to draw remedial districts.
dead
privileges and elections
Redistricting
02/14/17 H Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 2-N)
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SB 871Chase see HB 1430/1431dead
privileges and elections
Voting
02/01/17 S Passed by indefinitely in Finance (15-Y 0-N)
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SB 872Chasesee HB 1428awaiting House vote
privileges and elections
Voting
02/13/17 H Read second time
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SB 877Favola
Removes language classifying facilities that perform five or more first trimester abortions per month as hospitals for the purpose of complying with regulations establishing minimum standards for hospitals
dead
Education and Health
Healthcare
01/19/17 S Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N)
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SB 878Howell/Vogel
Provides criteria for the General Assembly to observe in drawing districts, including respect for political boundaries, equal population, racial and ethnic fairness, contiguity, compactness, and communities of interest. The bill prohibits use of political data or election results unless necessary to determine if racial or ethnic minorities can elect candidates of their choice.
dead
privileges and elections
Redistricting
01/31/17 S Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (7-Y 7-N)
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SB 892Wexton
Requires an application for an absentee ballot that is submitted by means other than in person in the office of the general registrar to be done so by 5:00 p.m. on the eleventh day prior to the election. Current law requires such application be made no later than 5:00 p.m. on the seventh day prior to the election.
dead
Privileges and Elections
Voting
01/17/17 S Stricken at request of Patron in Privileges and Elections (10-Y 0-N)
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SB 900NormentBUDGET: see HB 1500awaiting committee votefinanceBudget
02/13/17 H Referred to Committee on Appropriations
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SB 902Obenshain
Adds party affiliation to the information that an applicant is asked to provide when registering to vote.
dead
Privileges and Elections
Voting
02/08/17 S Left in Privileges and Elections
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SB 908Lucas
Decriminalizes marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $250 for a first violation and $1,000 for a second or subsequent violation.
dead (with letter)
courts of justice
Criminal Justice
01/23/17 S Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (15-Y 0-N)
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SB 923Peterson
Increases from $200 to $500 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny.
dead
Courts of Justice
Criminal Justice
01/23/17 S Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB816-Surovell) (15-Y 0-N)
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SJ 242Edwards
Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the feasibility of providing Virginians the opportunity to attend comprehensive community college without paying tuition or fees.
deadRulesEducation
02/02/17 S Passed by indefinitely in Rules
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SJ 243Edwards
Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by law for the restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of felonies. The amendment retains the right of the Governor to restore civil rights to such persons.
dead
Privileges and Elections
Criminal Justice/Voting
01/31/17 S Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SJ223-Norment) (9-Y 5-N)
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