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Bill NumberVAND PositionLegislative SummaryChief PatronLast actionPassed HousePassed SenateFailed
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HB50Requires each local school board to adopt policies that (i) prohibit school board employees from requiring a student who cannot pay for a meal at school or who owes a school meal debt to do chores or other work to pay for such meals or wear a wristband or hand stamp and (ii) require school board employees to direct any communication relating to a school meal debt to the student's parent, which may be made by a letter addressed to the parent to be sent home with the student. SB 840 is identical.Hope
03/06/18 G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
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HB69SUPPORTCreates the Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and innovative food retail projects, defined in the bill, in underserved communities.McQuinn02/13/18 H Left in AppropriationsNNYN
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HB85SUPPORTCreates the Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and innovative food retail projects, defined in the bill, in underserved communities.
Bell, Richard P.
02/13/18 H Left in AppropriationsNNYN
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HB368Directs the Commissioner of Insurance to apply to the federal Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services for a waiver of the requirement that individual health benefit plans cover all of the essential health benefits required by § 1302(a) of the Affordable Care Act.Rush02/13/18 H Left in RulesNNYN
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HB516OPPOSEExempts from inspections by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services private homes where the resident processes and prepares yogurt that has an equilibrium pH value of 4.6 or lower, subject to certain conditions.
Bell, Robert B.
02/13/18 H Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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HB598Directs the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations creating a Virginia Grown Label program and authorizes it to design one or more labels or logos for use, by any business or individual doing business in the Commonwealth, on (i) any agricultural product that is grown and harvested in Virginia or (ii) any aquaculture or fish product that is raised in Virginia.Gooditis
02/13/18 H Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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HB673Establishes the Transitional Medical Assistance Services Program (the Program) to provide medical assistance services to individuals transitioning from the Commonwealth's program for medical assistance services pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act to self-sufficiency. The bill sets out eligibility criteria for participation in the Program, including annual premium payments, and requires the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to develop a plan for implementation of the Program by December 1, 2018. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2019.Davis02/13/18 H Left in RulesNNYN
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HB696Establishes a work requirement and an employment and training program for individuals receiving or applying to receive benefits through the food stamp program.Poindexter
02/13/18 H Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions
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HB954Establishes the Commission for a Healthy Virginia to (i) support the mission and vision of a healthy Virginia, (ii) define measurable outcomes that build community competence around health and well-being, and (iii) make policy recommendations for improving the health and well-being of the people of the Commonwealth.Adams, D.M.02/13/18 H Left in RulesNNYN
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HB1088Requires the Board of Health to include in its regulations governing licensed hospitals a requirement that every hospital with an emergency department establish protocols to ensure that security personnel of the emergency department, if any, receive training appropriate to the populations served by the emergency department, which may include training in identifying and safely addressing situations involving patients and others who pose a risk of harm to themselves or others due to mental illness or who are experiencing a mental health crisis.Boysko
03/07/18 G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
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HB1108Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to apply for a waiver pursuant to § 1115 of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1315, to allow the Commonwealth to receive the federal medical assistance percentage for the provision of medical assistance pursuant to the state plan for medical assistance, any Medicaid waiver, or 42 U.S.C. § 1396d(y) as an annual payment at the beginning of each fiscal year upon adoption of any measure expanding eligibility for medical assistance services to individuals described in 42 U.S.C. § 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII).Yancey02/13/18 H Left in RulesNNYN
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HB1110Directs the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations to promote, in cooperation with the Department of Education, the Virginia Farm Bureau, and the Virginia Municipal League, urban farming. The bill requires the regulations to create educational programs, support agricultural education, provide technical assistance, support the marketing of products grown on urban farms, encourage local collaboration, and promote urban farming to students.Yancey
02/13/18 H Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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HB1220Directs the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Board of Health to amend regulations governing retail food establishments to provide (i) an exemption from the requirement that at least one employee of the retail food establishment who has supervisory and management responsibility and authority to direct and control food preparation and service be a certified food protection manager, provided that the retail food establishment has not been found to be in violation of regulations governing retail food establishments in the immediately preceding five-year period, and (ii) for acceptance of evidence of online training and completion of an online examination to satisfy the requirements for certification as a food protection manager.Wilt
02/13/18 H Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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HJ15SUPPORTRequests the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to study use of community gardens as a method of eliminating food deserts in the Commonwealth. In conducting the study, the Secretary is requested to (i) examine options for increasing access to healthy and affordable food products for low-income and poor citizens and impoverished communities throughout the Commonwealth and (ii) evaluate the benefits of and barriers to use of community gardens as an option for increasing access to healthy and affordable food for products for low-income and poor citizens and impoverished communities throughout the Commonwealth and develop recommendations for overcoming such barriers. The Secretary of Health and Human Resources must submit his findings and recommendations to the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly.McQuinn02/13/18 H Left in RulesNNYN
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SB37SUPPORTCreates the Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and innovative food retail projects, defined in the bill, in underserved communities. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act.Stanley03/06/18 H Left in AppropriationsNYYN
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SB80Establishes the State School Health Advisory Board in the executive branch to advise the General Assembly and the Governor on pending or proposed legislation concerning the role of employees in public elementary or secondary schools in providing health care services at such schools and to provide guidance on any associated training requirements. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act.Favola03/06/18 H Left in AppropriationsNYYN
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SB225Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, in partnership with community services boards, a hospital licensed in the Commonwealth, and telemedicine networks, to establish a two-year pilot program in Planning District 12 designed to provide comprehensive treatment and recovery services to uninsured or underinsured individuals suffering from opioid addiction or opioid-related disorders. The bill requires the Department and its partners to collaborate with a work group established by the Department of interested stakeholders to develop the pilot program. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act.Stanley03/06/18 H Left in AppropriationsNYYN
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SB572Directs the State Board of Medical Assistance Services to include in the state plan for medical assistance services pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act a provision for the payment of medical assistance on behalf of individuals described in 42 U.S.C. § 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII) and directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to prepare and submit an application for a waiver to allow the Commonwealth to (i) institute a work requirement for all able-bodied adult recipients of medical assistance services, (ii) provide for periodic verification of household income of an individual subject to the work requirement and for redetermination of the individual's eligibility for medical assistance eservices, and (iii) impose certain requirements related to cost sharing for recipients of medical assistance services, including requirements for premiums, copayments, and coinsurance. Provisions of the bill providing for the payment of medical assistance on behalf of individuals described in 42 U.S.C. § 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII) shall expire on July 1, 2020, unless the waiver has been approved and implemented.Hanger
01/25/18 S Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N)
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SB675Exempts from inspections by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services private homes where the resident processes and prepares yogurt that has an equilibrium pH value of 4.6 or lower, subject to certain conditions.Deeds
01/18/18 S Failed to report (defeated) in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (4-Y 9-N)
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SB781Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to apply for a waiver to allow for transformation of the Commonwealth's existing program of medical assistance services through the implementation of a person-centered model of medical assistance services that improves outcomes and reduces costs by (i) integrating medical and behavioral health care, (ii) implementing a value-based payment model, and (iii) promoting personal choice and responsibility, including cost-sharing and incentives that encourage healthy behaviors, prevention, and wellness. Such waiver may include provisions for an aggregate cap on federal funds for a specified period of time with adequate tools to manage state financing of the program. The Secretary of Health and Human Resources shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the status of the waiver by December 1, 2018.Dunnavant
02/12/18 S Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health with letter (13-Y 0-N)
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SB840Requires each local school board to adopt policies that (i) prohibit school board employees from requiring a student who cannot pay for a meal at school or who owes a school meal debt to do chores or other work to pay for such meals or wear a wristband or hand stamp and (ii) require school board employees to direct any communication relating to a school meal debt to the student's parent, which may be made by a letter addressed to the parent to be sent home with the student. This bill is identical to HB 50.Favola03/08/18 S Signed by PresidentYYNN
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SB956Establishes the Virginia Health Care Access Program (the Program) to (i) develop and fund programs to improve access to health care services for recipients of medical assistance and other medically needy, low-income underinsured and uninsured residents of the Commonwealth; (ii) support the financial stability of rural hospitals and access to health care in rural areas of the Commonwealth; and (iii) fund programmatic and financial support for health professional education provided by public and private teaching hospitals within the Commonwealth. The bill establishes the Virginia Health Care Access Authority to oversee implementation of the Program, including imposition of an assessment on covered hospitals, as that term is defined in the bill.Barker
01/25/18 S Incorporated by Education and Health (SB572-Hanger) (15-Y 0-N)
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SB962SUPPORTRequires a person to enter into a written agreement with the owner of a herd of milk-producing animals in order to obtain an ownership interest in the owner's milking herd and any of the milking herd's milk production equal to the percentage ownership interest, subject to certain requirements relating to provision and retention of files, packaging, acknowledging certain dangers, and prohibiting sale or resale. The bill requires the State Health Commissioner to investigate any report of illness that results from the consumption of unpasteurized milk provided pursuant to such an agreement. Any violation is a Class 1 misdemeanor, with each day of violation being counted as a separate offense.Obenshain
02/01/18 S Failed to report (defeated) in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (7-Y 8-N)
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