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Issue AreaBill #SponsorSummaryMHAV PositionCommittee/StatusAs of 02/24/2019
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Mental Health America of VAFailed bills have light blue/grey background; Bills that passed both House and Senate have light green/grey background; bills incorporated into other bills - light yellow background
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HOUSE BILLS PASSED House and Senate
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criminal justiceHB 1642HopeSolitary confinement; data collection and reporting, Department of Corrections to submit report.SupportReported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (21-Y 0-N): Referred to Committee on Appropriations Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) PASSED HOUSE 99-0. Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 1-N);Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/19 House: Senate substitute rejected by House 19106609D-S1 (2-Y 96-N)
Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/19 House: Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/23/19 House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
Similar to SB1777.
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schoolsHB1729LandesSchool counselors must spend 80% of time counseling studentsSupport conceptReported from Education with substitute (22-0); PASSED HOUSE:(97-Y 0-N); Senate - Education and Health Committee: Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N); Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
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criminal justiceHB 1771MullinVirginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act; prevention of juvenile crime prior to intakeSupportReported from Courts of Justice (16-Y 0-N) : PASSED HOUSE (99-Y 0-N); Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N); Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
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criminal justiceHB 1917StolleDOC to establish health care continuous quality improvement committee to monitor health care services provided by the Dept., implement criteria to evaluate services and strategies to improve services. Requires quarterly quality reports to be available to the public on DOC website. Support HWI sub: Subcommittee #2; Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N); PASSED HOUSE 99-0; Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (15-Y 0-N); Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 98-N)
Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N
Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
This bill is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care. SB1273 similar
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criminal justiceHB 1918StolleCorrections, Board of; minimum standards for health care services in local correctional facilities.Support conceptHWI sub: Subcommittee #2; Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N); Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N); PASSED HOUSE 99-0; Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N); Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/19 House: Senate substitute rejected by House 19106616D-S1 (0-Y 98-N)
Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N)
This bill is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care. Identical SB1598
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criminal justiceHB 1933HopeParallels the existing process for the Director of the Department of Corrections to seek authorization to provide involuntary treatment to prisoners in state correctional facilities. Provides that the treatment ordered may be provided within a local or regional correctional facility if such facility is licensed to provide such treatment.Needs amendments, MonitorCommittee for Courts of Justice; Subcommittee recomends reorting with substitute (8-0); PASSED HOUSE (97-Y 0-N); Senate: Rereferred to Rehabilitation and Social Services; Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (15-Y 0-N); Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N); House: VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)Same or similar to his bill in 2018 HB934, was opposed by Sheriffs Asso.
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criminal justiceHB 1942Rob BellState Board of Corrections to establish minimum standards for behavioral health services in jails, including "forensic discharge planning services". To include regulations on sharing of medical and mental health information and records as provided by law. Provides that a community services board may bill, and the sheriff or superintendent shall pay, for services. Clarifies that the administrative personnel of correctional facilities may receive medical and mental health information and records from any health care provider concerning any person committed to such correctional facility as necessary to maintain the safety of the facility, its employees, or other prisoners.Support conceptHWI sub: Subcommittee #2; Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N); Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
01/29/19 House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/01/19 House: Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N); PASSED HOUSE 99-0; Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
Rereferred to Finance; Reported from Finance; Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N); Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
SJ47 Joint Subcommittee on Mental Health; HB1918
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telehealth
HB 1970KilgoreTelemedicine services; coverage and practiceSupport conceptHWI sub: Subcommittee #1; Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N); PASSED HOUSE 99-0; Senate: Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N); Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N); House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)SB1221 identical
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housingHB 2017PeaceAuxiliary grants; supportive housing. Allows individuals receiving auxiliary grants to select supportive housing without any requirement that such individuals wait until their first or any subsequent annual reassessment to make such a selection. SupportHWI sub: Subcommittee #2 Rported from full HWI committee 22-0. MHAV spoke in support. Referred to Committee on Appropriations: Reported from Appropriations with amendment (22-Y 0-N) [Amendment reduced number of individual housing grants from 120 to 60 - may possibly be changed back]; PASSED HOUSE 99-0; Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N); Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/19 House: Senate amendment rejected by House (1-Y 97-N)

Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
SB1286
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housingHB 2045HurstRecovery residences; requires the DBHDS to approve a credentialing process for recovery residences "a housing facility that provides alcohol-free and illicit-drug-free housing to individuals with substance abuse disorders and individuals with co-occurring mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders that does not include clinical treatment services".SupportHWI sub: Subcommittee #3, Recommends reporting with substitute; Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) PASSED HOUSE (99-Y 0-N); Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
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schoolsHB 2107RansonePublic schools; parental review of certain anti-bullying and suicide prevention materials.Monitor, concernsCommittee on Education; Reported from Education (20-Y 1-N); PASSED HOUSE (86-Y 13-N); Senate: Assigned Education sub: Public Education; Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 1-N 1-A); Passed Senate (31-Y 9-N)
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insuranceHB 2126DavisRequires carriers issuing health benefit plans to utilize certain clinical review criteria to establish step therapy protocols. Requires carriers to establish a process by which a patient or provider may seek a step therapy override exception determination.SupportCommittee on Commerce and Labor;Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (18-Y 1-N) ; PASSED HOUSE 99-0; Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
Rereferred to Finance; Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
Senate: Committee amendment agreed to; Finance Committee amendment reconsidered (40-Y 0-N)
Committee amendment rejected
Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
Senate amendments agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
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criminal justice HB 2213HeretickAdds local probation officers and pretrial services officers to the list of persons among whom the medical and mental health information and records of any person committed to jail, and transferred to another correctional facility, may be exchanged.Support conceptMilitia, Police and Public Safety; Reported from full committee 20 -0. (MHAV spoke in support); House: VOTE: Passed (97-Y 0-N); Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services; Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N); Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/19 House: Senate substitute agreed to by House 19106760D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
Senate substitute removed Pretrial Services Officers, but the bill as passed still allows for sharing of inmate medical and mental health information with local probation officers
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criminal justice HB 2499WattsDirects the Department of Corrections to develop policies to improve the exchange of offender medical information, including policies to improve access to electronic medical records by health care providers and electronic exchange of information for telemedicine and telepsychiatrysupport conceptMilitia, Police and Public Safety. Reported from committee 20 - 0. MHAV spoke in support. PASSED HOUSE (97-Y 0-N); Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services; Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N); Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
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criminal justice HB 2665StolleRequires the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court to develop a statewide evaluation model and conduct ongoing evaluations of the effectiveness and efficiency of all local specialty dockets and submit a report to the General Assembly by December 1 of each year.SupportCourts of Justice; Subcommittee recommends reporting 8-0. Passed Full Committee; PASSED HOUSE 97 - 0. Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/19 Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 0-N);
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/19 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 13 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1655 Passed House and Senate
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workforceHB2693PriceQualified Mental Health Professionals. regulations for the registration of persons receiving supervised training in order to qualify as a qualified mental health professional. The bill defines the terms "qualified mental health professional-adult," "qualified mental health professional-child," and "qualified mental health professional-trainee."monitorCommittee on Health, Welfare and Institutions; Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N); PASSED HOUSE 98-0; Senate: Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N); Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
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SENATE BILLS Passed House and Senate
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schoolsSB 1130LockeSchool resource officers; training and certification, mediation and conflict resolution, including restorative justice; disaster and emergency response, and student behavioral dynamics; child and adolescent development and psychology; working with students with disabilities, mental health needs, substance abuse needs, and trauma experiences; safe and age-appropriate responses to behavior, including de-escalation techniques; implicit bias and cultural competency training; and relevant school and community resources and supports. The Department shall establish an advisory committee... to assist in the development of the standardsSupportCourts of Justice; Rereferred to Education and Health; sub: Public Education; Reported from Education and Health with substitute (11-Y 4-N)
01/31/19 Senate: Rereferred to Finance
01/31/19 Senate: Incorporates SB1299 (Barker), SB1530 (Deeds), SB1551 (Surovell)
Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N); PASSED SENATE 39-0; House: Assigned App. sub: Public Safety; Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N); Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 2-N)
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schoolsSB 1195DanceCenter; Sec. of Health & Human Resources, et al., to establish joint task forceMonitor -similar bills - HB2006 and HB1735Rehabilitation and Social Services; Referred Ed and Health. Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N); PASSED SENATE (40-Y 0-N); House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions; Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 1-N); Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (20-Y 2-N)
House: Passed House (91-Y 6-N)
Companion to HB2006
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telehealth
SB 1221ChafinTelemedicine services; coverage and practice.Support conceptEducation and Health; Health Professions; Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 1-N)
01/24/19 Incorporates SB1124 (Favola); Rereferred to Finance; passed Senate (40-Y 0-N); House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions; Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N)
Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
HB1970 identical
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criminal justice SB 1231EbbinIncompetent defendants; capital murder. Provides that when a defendant charged with capital murder is determined to be unrestorably incompetent, the court may order that the defendant receive medically appropriate treatment rather than treatment designed to restore competency. Monitor/OpposeCourts of Justice; Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N 1-A)
PASSED SENATE (39-Y 1-N); House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice; Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N); Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N)
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criminal justice SB 1273LucasDOC; Director to establish health care continuous quality improvement committeeSupportRehabilitation and Social Services; Re-referred to Rehab and Soc. Serv. Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N); PASSED SENATE (40-Y 0-N); House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions; Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N); Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
HB1917
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housingSB 1286BarkerPersons with disabilities; auxiliary grants; supportive housing. Clarifies language surrounding receipt of auxiliary grants by individuals living in supportive housing and increases the maximum number of auxiliary grant recipients in supportive housing from 60 to 120.SupportRehabilitation and Social Services; Reported (15-Y 0-N)
Rereferred to Finance; passed Senate (40-Y 0-N); House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
House amendments rejected by Senate (1-Y 38-N) ; Amended by conference committee
Conference report agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB2017
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criminal justice SB 1349McDougleSafe reporting of overdosesSupportCourts of Justice; Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N); passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/04/19 House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice; Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N) Passed Committee 18-0; Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
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criminal justice SB1395HowellAssault against a health care provider: enhanced penalty. ConcernsCourts of Justice; Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 5-N); PASSED SENATE (28-Y 12-N); House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice; Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 1-N); Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 2-N)
Passed House with substitute (90-Y 10-N)
House substitute agreed to by Senate (33-Y 7-N)
Substitute version improves the bill in that it exempts people who threaten someone if they are presenting under involuntary committment in a mental health crisis. Still have concerns though.
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schoolsSB 1406DanceSchool boards; staffing ratios, guidance counselors. Requires school boards to employ school counselors in accordance with specific ratiosSupport conceptEducation and Health; Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 1-N)
Rereferred to Finance; Reported from Finance with amendment (14-Y 0-N); PASSED SENATE 39-1; House: Referred to Committee on Appropriationsd; Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N); Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
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crisisSB 1488HangerDirects the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to develop recommendations for addressing the treatment needs of individuals with complex medical needs who are experiencing a mental health crisis and require mental health treatment. The Department shall report its findings and conclusions to the Joint Subcommittee Studying Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century by December 1, 2019.Support Education and Health; Committee reported 15 - 0. PASSED SENATE (40-Y 0-N) ; House: Referred to Committee on Rules; Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N); Reported from Rules (16-Y 0-N)
Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
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criminal justice SB 1598DunnavantBoard of Corrections; minimum standards for health care services in local correctional facilitiesSupport conceptRehabilitation and Social Services: Reported from committee 14-0, re-referred to Finance;Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) ; PASSED SENATE (40-Y 0-N); House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions; Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 38-N); House insisted on substitute
02/18/19 House: House requested conference committee
02/19/19 Senate: Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/19 Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/19/19 Senate: Senators: Dunnavant, Chafin, Mason
02/20/19 House: Conferees appointed by House
02/20/19 House: Delegates: Stolle, Orrock, Aird
02/21/19 Conference: Amended by conference committee
02/21/19 House: Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/22/19 Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
This bill is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care. Identical to HB1918
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criminal justice SB 1644BoyskoDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; plan for sharing inmate health information between community services boards and local and regional jails.SupportRehabilitation and Social Services; Reported 14 - 0. PASSED SENATE (40-Y 0-N); House: Referred to Committee on Rules; Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N); Reported from Rules (16-Y 0-N)
Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
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criminal justice SB 1655CosgroveSpecialty dockets; report.SupportCourts of Justice; passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) House: Committee for Courts of Justice; Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 0-N); Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)HB 2665 Passed House and Senate
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insuranceSB 1685 DunnavantCredentialing; mental health professionals; Requires health insurers that credential the mental health professionals to establish reasonable protocols for reimbursing a mental health professional who has submitted a completed credentialing application to a carrier, after being credentialed by the carrier, for mental health services provided to covered persons during the period in which the applicant's completed credentialing application is pending. SupportCommerce and Labor; Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 0-N); PASSED SENATE 40-0; House: Referred to Committee; Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N); Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
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criminal justice SB1777SaslawDept. of Corrections, restrictive housing, data collection and reportingSupportRehabilitation and Social Services; Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N); PASSED SENATE 40-0; House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice; Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N); Passed House with substitute (100-Y 0-N) House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N); Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)Incorporated SB1085 and SB1140, House version is HB1642
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SJ 301DeedsContinues Joint Committee to Study Mental Health to Dec. 2021SupportCommittee on Rules; Reported from Rules by voice vote; Agreed to by Senate by voice vote; House: Referred to Committee on Rules; Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N); Reported from Rules (16-Y 0-N; House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
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BILLS THAT FAILED
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housingHB 1645Bourneprohibits denial of housing based on (lawful) source of incomeSupportCommittee on General Laws; Left in General Laws
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housingHB 1647BourneAdds to list of unlawful discriminatory housing practices.SupportCommittee on General Laws; Left in General LawsSB1062, SB1109
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schoolsHB 1735RobinsonEstablishes a legislative commission on student behavioral health as a legislative branch commission with several goals.Support conceptCommittee on Rules: Reported from Rules with amendment (15-Y 1-N) PASSED HOUSE 99-0 Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules; Reported from Rules with amendments (12-Y 0-N)
02/18/19 Senate: Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/20/19 Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/19 House: Senate amendments rejected by House (1-Y 99-N)
02/21/19 Senate: Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/19 Senate: Senate requested conference committee
02/21/19 House: House acceded to request
02/21/19 House: Conferees appointed by House
02/21/19 House: Delegates: Robinson, Jones, S.C., O'Quinn, Torian
02/21/19 Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/19 Senate: Senators: McDougle, Newman, Saslaw
02/24/19 House: No further action taken
02/24/19 House: Failed to pass in House
From school safety task force SB1195 and HB2006 similar bills
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firearmsHB 1763Sullivan; HurstCreates emergency substantial risk order to prohibit a person who poses a substantial risk of injury to himself or others from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm.Monitor; Support conceptCommittee for Courts of Justice;Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 2-N)
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schoolsHB 2006AirdTo establish a school-based health centers joint task force that is tasked with (i) assessing the current landscape of school-based services and mental health screening, evaluation, and treatment in school settings; (ii) in coordination with ongoing behavioral health transformation efforts of the Department of Medical Assistance Services and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, developing best practice recommendations for trauma-informed school-based health centers as a vehicle for the provision of both medical and behavioral health delivered in school settings; The task force report its findings by December 1, 2019.Pending - More information on similar bills - SB1195 is companion bill, and HB1735 includes similar goals.Committee on Rules; Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 3-N)This bill is a companion to SB 1195.
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criminal justice HB 2121Caroll FoyBail; data collection and reporting standards, report. Also provides that the law addressing bail is to be construed so as to give effect to a general presumption in favor of pretrial release.SupportCommittee for Courts of Justice; Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
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HB 2381HurstCreates the Office of the Children's Ombudsman to provide ombudsman services, including investigation of complaints, advocacy, and information for children, parents, and citizens involved with child-serving agencies, defined in the bill.SupportCommittee on Appropriations; Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
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DMASHB 2456LandesDMAS; waiver to implement a direct primary care program; report.MonitorCommittee on Appropriations;House: Left in Appropriations
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hate crimes
HB 2472PlumAdds gender, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation to the categories of victims whose intentional selection for a hate crime involving assault, assault and battery, or trespass for the purpose of damaging another's property results in a higher criminal penalty for the offense.supportCourts of Justice Subcommittee #4; Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)SB1375
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DMASHB 2530HeadRequire individuals receiving medical assistance pursuant to the state plan for medical assistance whose household income is greater than 100 percent of the federal poverty level for a household the size of the individual's household to participate in cost-sharing to the greatest extent allowed under federal law ...opposeCommittee on Appropriations; Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 0-N)
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DMASHB 2531HeadRequires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to enroll in the Health Insurance Premium Payment program every person who is eligible for medical assistance services provided pursuant to the state plan...opposeCommittee on Appropriations;Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 0-N)
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criminal justice HB 2562Rob BellInvestigation of social history of juvenile; mental health examination for offenses indicating sexual abnormality.monitorCourts of Justice; Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N) - Amendment limits to juveniles adjudicated delinquent of a sex offense -House: Left in Courts of Justice
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schoolsHB 2593RodmanBoard of Education shall update the health Standards of Learning for students in all grades to include mental health. In its review, the Board shall consult with mental health experts, including representatives from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, NAMI Virginia, Mental Health America of Virginia, the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards, and VOCAL.SupportCommittee on Education, sub #2; Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (9-Y 0-N), Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations. Just like Senate version, the amendments deleted requirement that outside groups be consulted (MHAV, NAMI, VOCAL), while keeping in DBHDS AND adding DMAS. Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 2-N)SB1440
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criminal justice HB 2666Rob BellRequires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish training standards and publish and periodically update model policies for law-enforcement personnel for sensitivity to and awareness of persons experiencing behavioral health or substance abuse crises, including chronic homeless inebriates.SupportCourts of Justice; Subcommittee recommends reporting w/ amendments 8-0. Deletes language: "including chronic homeless inebriates." Passed full committee and PASSED HOUSE 97 - 0. Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice; Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (13-Y 2-N);Similar SB1489
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housingHB2677Robinsonunlawful discriminatory housing practices; sexual orinetation and gender identitySupportCommittee on Rules; Referred to Committee on General Laws; House: Left in General LawsSB1109
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schoolsHB2734Bourneschool resource officers; administrators; trainingsupportCommitte for Courts of Justice; Subcommittee #4; Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 3-N)16 co-patrons
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SENATE BILLS FAILED
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housingSB 1062McClellanVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices.SupportGeneral Laws and Technology; passed Senate (36-Y 4-N); House: Referred to Committee on General Laws; Left in General LawsHB 1647
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housingSB 1109McClellanAdds discrimination on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful housing practice. The bill defines sexual orientation and gender identity.SupportGeneral Laws and Technology; passed Senate (31-Y 9-N); Incorporated SB1232; House: Referred to Committee on Rules; Referred from Rules by voice vote;; Referred to Committee on General Laws; House: Left in General LawsSB1232, HB1647
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criminal justice SB 1137FavolaA defendant in a capital case who had a severe mental illness, as defined in the bill, at the time of the offense is not eligible for the death penaltySupportCourts of Justice; Passed Senate 23 - 17. House referred to Courts of Justice Committee; Assigned Subcommittee #1
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 1-N)
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schoolsSB 1142FavolaRequires the Board of Education to establish the State School Health Advisory Committee, consisting of no more than 20 nonlegislative citizen members, to advise the Board, the Governor, and the General Assembly on (i) the role of employees in public elementary or secondary schools in providing health care services at such schools and (ii) the need for any training associated with delivery of health care services.MonitorEducation and Health reported 14 -0. PASSED SENATE (40-Y 0-N); House Referred to Committee on Rules; Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 2-N)
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schoolsSB 1207StuartSchool protection officers; minimum training standards; exemption for retired law-enforcement officer hired on a part-time basis to provide law-enforcement and security services to Virginia public elementary and secondary schools. The bill exempts school protection officers from the minimum training standards for law-enforcement officers.MonitorCourts of Justice; Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 1-N) (Language is better - training required, but local and appropriate for duties.); passed Senate (27-Y 13-N)
House: Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety; Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (11-Y 9-N); House: VOTE: DEFEATED (44-Y 46-N)
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discrimination/insuranceSB 1287BarkerHealth insurance; nondiscrimination, gender identity or transgender statusSupportCommerce and Labor; Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor (13-Y 1-N)
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hate crimes
SB 1375FavolaHate crimes; gender, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation; penaltySupportCourts of Justice; Failed to report from committee (6-Y 8-N)HB2472
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criminal justice SB 1417MasonCompetency report; unrestorably incompetent defendant. Provides that in cases where a defendant's competency is primarily compromised due to an ongoing and irreversible medical condition and prior medical or educational records are available to support the diagnosis, a competency report may recommend that the court find the defendant unrestorably incompetent to stand trial, and the court may proceed with the disposition of the case based on such recommendation. Under current law, the defendant is required to undergo treatment to restore his competency before the court can find a defendant unrestorably incompetent to stand trial.Support conceptCourts of Justice; Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N); passed Senate (40-Y 0-N); House: Committee for Courts of Justice; Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (7-Y 0-N)
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schoolsSB 1440McClellanHealth instruction; mental health. Directs the Board of Education to review and update the health Standards of Learning for students in all grades to include mental health. Legislation passed in 2018 required such review and update for students in grades nine and 10.SupportEducation and Health; Passed with amendments (15 - 0). Amendments removed advocacy groups from those to be consulted (MHAV, NAMI, VOCAL). ; passed Senate (40-Y 0-N); House: Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N)
Referred to Committee on Appropriations. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education; Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
HB2593
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schoolsSB 1472DeedsPublic schools; Mental Health First Aid training. require each teacher and other relevant personnel, as determined by the school board, employed on a full-time basis, to complete a Mental Health First Aid training or similar program. The bill requires each school board to provide such training and provides that a school board may contract with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, a community services board, a behavioral health authority, a nonprofit organization, or other certified trainer to provide such training.Support Education and Health; sub: Public Education; Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (10-Y 5-N)
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criminal justice
SB 1489Deedsmodel policies for law-enforcement personnel for sensitivity to and awareness of persons experiencing behavioral health or substance abuse crises, including chronic homeless inebriates.support conceptCourts of Justice; Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (14-Y 0-N)Similar HB2666
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crisis/COPN
SB 1526SturtevantCertificate of public need; psychiatric beds and facilitiesUnder reviewEducation and Health; Reported from Education and Health (8-Y 7-N); DEFEATED BY SENATE (14-Y 26-N)
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schools/criminal justiceSB 1608DunnavantRequires the Virginia Fusion Intelligence Center to develop or obtain a school safety mobile application to (i) facilitate the provision of real-time, 24 hours a day crisis intervention services by licensed clinicians, including support or crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and referral services to youth through calls, texts, and online chats and (ii) provide youth a platform to furnish information concerning a suspected, anticipated, or completed criminal violation. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall provide the Center with data and other information necessary to ensure that the school safety mobile application is integrated with any existing crisis intervention phone hotlineMonitor Education and Health reported 15 -0, referred to Finance; PASSED SENATE 40-0; House: Assigned App. sub: Public Safety; Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (6-Y 0-N)
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conversion therapySB1773DunnavantHealth regulatory boards - Requirements for conversion therapyConcernsEducation and Health; sub: Health Professions; Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (13-Y 1-N)
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conversion therapySB1778NewmanHealth regulatory boards - Requirements for conversion therapyConcernsEducation and Health; sub: Health Professions; Reported from Education and Health with substitute (7-Y 6-N 2-A); Passed Senate (20-Y 19-N)
02/05/19 Senate: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/05/19 Senate: Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
02/05/19 Senate: Recommitted to Education and Health
02/06/19 Senate: Left in Education and Health
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criminal justice SB 1085MarsdenRequires Dept of Corrections to collect and provide reports on solitary confinement (Restrictive Housing).SupportGeneral Laws and Technology; Rereffered to Rehab and Soc Serv. Incorporated by Rehabilitation and Social Services (SB1777-Saslaw) (15-Y 0-N)Similar SB1140, HB1642, SB1777
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telehealth
SB 1124FavolaTelemedicine; physicians licensed in contiguous jurisdictions. SupportAssigned Education sub: Health Professions; Incorporated by Education and Health (SB1221-Chafin) (15-Y 0-N)SB1221
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criminal justice SB 1140FavolaSolitary confinement; data collection and reporting, Department of Corrections to submit report.SupportRehabilitation and Social Services; Incorporated with SB1085 (MArsden)Similar SB1085, HB1642, SB1777
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housingSB 1232EbbinAdds discrimination on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful housing practice.SupportGeneral Laws and Technology; Incorporated with SB1109Similar to HB1647, 1645, SB1062, SB1109
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schoolsSB 1299BarkerSchool resource officers; training and certification, memoranda of understanding. Requires each school resource officer to be trained and certified by the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety. The bill expands the topics on which school security officers are required to be trained. SupportEducation and Health; sub: Public Education; Incorporated by Education and Health (SB1130-Locke) (15-Y 0-N)SB1530
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schoolsSB 1530DeedsDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; school resource officers; school administrators; trainingSupportEducation and Health; sub: Public Education; Incorporated by Education and Health (SB1130-Locke) (15-Y 0-N) SB1299
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