Virginia Delegate Kenneth Plum [D]

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VAHB2211IntroIndividualized education programs; identification of necessary additional services and referrals. Requires individualized education program teams to identify any children with disabilities who may need additional services outside of the school settin...
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2021-01-21
To House Education: SOL and SOQ Committee
VAHJR565EngrossCelebrating the life of the Honorable Augustus Benton Chafin, Jr.
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2021-01-21
Agreed to by Senate
VAHB1940IntroDepartment of Education; guidelines on excused student absences; civic or political engagement. Requires, subject to guidelines established by the Department of Education, any middle school or high school student who is absent from school to engage i...
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2021-01-21
Floor substitute printed 21103483D-H1 (Rasoul)
VAHB2052IntroLand banks; right of first refusal for tax delinquent parcels. Requires localities that have established a land bank to establish a procedure whereby the land bank shall have a right of first refusal for tax delinquent parcels prior to such property ...
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 21]
[Hearing: Jan 22]

Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 3-N)
VAHB2053IntroDepartment of Housing and Community Development; stakeholder advisory group; accessory dwelling units. Directs the Department of Housing and Community Development (Department) to convene a stakeholder advisory group to evaluate the construction of in...
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 21]
[Hearing: Jan 22]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 3-N)
VAHB1756IntroCampaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. Prohibits any candidate from soliciting or accepting a contribution from any public service corporation, as defined in the bill, or any political action committee established and administered ...
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
VAHB2139IntroAccrual of cause of action; diagnosis of latent injury or disease. Provides that a cause of action for a latent injury shall accrue when such injury and its causal connection to an injurious or disease-causing substance is first communicated to the i...
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Courts: Civil Committee
VAHB2046IntroVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices. Prohibits any locality, its employees, or its appointed commissions from discriminating (i) in the application of local land use ordinances or guidelines, or in the permitting of h...
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 1-N)
VAHB2140IntroDepartment of Human Resource Management, alternative application for employment for persons with a disability. Directs the Department of Human Resource Management to create an alternative application process for the employment of persons with a disab...
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
VAHB2165IntroSale of land for delinquent taxes. Extends from 36 to 60 months the time period for which a local tax official may suspend an action for the sale of tax delinquent property, which under current law is authorized if the owner enters into an agreement ...
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
VAHB2138IntroIdentification privilege cards; fee; confidentiality; penalties. Authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue identification privilege cards to applicants who do not meet the citizenship or legal presence requirements for a special identifica...
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Reported from Transportation with amendment(s) (13-Y 8-N)
VAHB2072IntroVirginia Housing Development Authority; work group to establish Virginia Good Neighbor Next Door program. Directs the Virginia Housing Development Authority to convene a stakeholder work group to establish a plan for the creation of a Virginia Good N...
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
VAHB2290IntroPunishment for conviction of second or subsequent misdemeanor larceny; repeal. Repeals the enhanced penalties for a second or subsequent misdemeanor larceny conviction. Under current law, when a person is convicted of a second larceny offense, he sha...
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB1895IntroFines 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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2021-01-21
To House Appropriations: Transportation & Public Safety Committee
VAHB1837IntroVirginia Soil and Water Conservation Board; membership. Clarifies that each of the six nonlegislative citizen members of the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board (the Board) who is not an at-large member is to be appointed by the Governor from ...
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2021-01-20
Committee substitute printed 21103143D-H1
VAHB1836EngrossSecretary of Natural Resources. Renames the Secretary of Natural Resources as the Secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources. The bill also designates the Secretary as the Chief Resilience Officer and removes the Virginia Museum of Natural History f...
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2021-01-20
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1747EngrossClinical nurse specialist; licensure; practice. Provides for the licensure of nurse practitioners as clinical nurse specialists by the Boards of Medicine and Nursing and provides that a nurse practitioner licensed as a clinical nurse specialist shall...
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2021-01-20
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1805EngrossAging services; social need. Provides that, in providing aging services, the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services shall prioritize older persons with significant social need and defines "social need" as need caused by noneconomic factors,...
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2021-01-20
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VAHB1951IntroCommon-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.
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2021-01-20
Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 5-N)
VAHB1986IntroGeorge Mason University; management agreement. Provides a management agreement between the Commonwealth and George Mason University pursuant to the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act (§ 23.1-1000 et seq.).
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2021-01-20
Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
VAHB1848IntroVirginia Human Rights Acts; discrimination on the basis of disability. Adds discrimination on the basis of disability as an unlawful employment practice under the Virginia Human Rights Act. The bill also requires employers, defined in the bill, to ma...
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2021-01-20
Read first time
VAHB2173IntroAdvanced recycling; definition. Defines "advanced recycling" as a manufacturing process for the conversion of post-use polymers and recovered feedstocks into basic hydrocarbon raw materials and other materials. The bill also defines "gasification," "...
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2021-01-20
Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment(s) (18-Y 4-N)
VAHB2212IntroChildren's Services Act; effective monitoring and implementation. Requires the director of the Office of Children's Services to provide for the effective implementation of the Children's Services Act (§ 2.2-5200 et seq.) in all localities by (i)...
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2021-01-20
Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
VAHB1902EngrossExpanded polystyrene food service containers; prohibition; civil penalty. Prohibits the dispensing by a food vendor of prepared food to a customer in a single-use expanded polystyrene food service container, as defined in the bill. The bill requires ...
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2021-01-20
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1912IntroChild support payments; juvenile in custody of or committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Provides that the Department of Juvenile Justice is no longer required to apply for child support from, and the parent of a juvenile is no longer respo...
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2021-01-20
Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 2-N)
VAHJR577IntroStudy; joint subcommittee; Study; joint subcommittee; oversight of Medicaid managed care organizations and provider networks in the Commonwealth; report. Establishes a joint subcommittee to study oversight of Medicaid managed care organizations and p...
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2021-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Rules: Studies Committee
VAHJR560IntroStudy; Secretary of Health and Human Resources; pharmaceutical distribution payment system; report. Requests the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to convene a work group to examine the pharmaceutical distribution payment system in the Commonwe...
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2021-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Rules: Studies Committee
VAHB1845EngrossAlcoholic beverage control; license fee reform; delay; emergency. Delays the effective date of the 2020 alcoholic beverage control license and fee reform from July 1, 2021, to January 1, 2022. During the period of delay and subject to certain require...
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2021-01-20
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VAHB1948EngrossLaw-enforcement officer; duty to render aid; duty to report wrongdoing by another law-enforcement officer. Requires any law-enforcement officer on duty who witnesses another person suffering from a serious bodily injury or a life-threatening conditio...
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2021-01-20
VOTE: Passage (57-Y 42-N)
VAHB1750IntroDairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program. Directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish and administer the Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program (the Program). The bill provides that a...
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2021-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Appropriations: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
VAHJR561IntroStudy; efficacy of the Commonwealth's occupational licensing laws; construction trades; report. Establishes a joint subcommittee to (i) determine whether more requirements are necessary to ensure all workers in relevant crafts are licensed, (ii) dete...
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2021-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Rules: Studies Committee
VAHB2065IntroProduce Rx Program established; report. Directs the Department of Social Services to establish a Produce Rx Program as a three-year pilot program to incentivize consumption of qualifying fruits and vegetables by eligible individuals for whom increase...
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2021-01-20
Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
VAHB1888EngrossAbsentee voting; procedural and process reforms; Absentee voting; procedural and process reforms; availability and accessibility reforms; penalty. Makes various reforms to absentee voting processes and procedures, including those related to availabil...
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2021-01-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHJR542IntroStudy; Department of Rail and Public Transportation; transit equity and modernization; report. Requests the Department of Rail and Public Transportation to conduct a two-year study of transit equity and modernization in the Commonwealth.
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2021-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Rules: Studies Committee
VAHB2130IntroVirginia LGBTQ+ Advisory Board. Establishes the Virginia LGBTQ+ Advisory Board to advise the Governor regarding the economic, professional, cultural, educational, and governmental links between the Commonwealth and the LGBTQ+ community in Virginia an...
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2021-01-20
Read first time
VAHB2123IntroState Council of Higher Education for Virginia; eligibility for in-state tuition. Provides that students who meet the criteria in the Code of Virginia that determines eligibility for in-state tuition regardless of their citizenship or immigration sta...
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2021-01-20
Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
VAHJR522IntroStudy; staffing levels, employment conditions, and compensation at the Virginia Department of Corrections; report. Continues the joint committee of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions; the House Committee on Public Safety; the Sen...
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2021-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Rules: Studies Committee
VAHB1900IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; tenant remedies for exclusion from dwelling unit, interruption of services, or actions taken to make premises unsafe. Provides that a general district court shall enter an order upon petition by a tenant ...
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2021-01-20
Read first time
VAHB1929IntroSchool Equity and Staffing Act; Standards School Equity and Staffing Act; Standards of Quality; work-based learning; teacher leaders and mentors; principal mentors; certain personnel positions and initiatives. Makes several changes to the Standards o...
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2021-01-20
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHJR604IntroJoint Legislative Audit and Review Commission; confirming appointment. Confirms the appointment of Hal E. Greer as the Director of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission.
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2021-01-20
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB1904EngrossTeachers and other licensed school board employees; cultural competency. The bill requires teacher, principal, and division superintendent evaluations to include an evaluation of cultural competency. The bill requires every person seeking initial lic...
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2021-01-20
Read second time and engrossed
VAHB1987IntroTelemedicine. Clarifies that nothing shall preclude coverage of telehealth services by an insurer proposing to issue individual or group accident and sickness insurance policies providing hospital, medical and surgical, or major medical coverage on a...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
VAHB2276IntroManufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of plastic firearms and unfinished frames or receivers and unserialized firearms; penalties. Creates a Class 5 felony for any person who manufactures, imports, sells, transfers, or possesses any fire...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 22]

Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 2-N)
VAHB2137IntroPaid sick leave. Requires employers to provide certain Paid sick leave. Requires employers to provide certain employees paid sick leave. An employee is eligible for paid sick leave under the bill if the employee is an essential worker and works on av...
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2021-01-19
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB1985IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. Establishes a presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of health care providers who as part of the provider's employment are directly involved in diagnosing or treati...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
VAHB2019IntroPublic elementary and secondary schools; possession and administration of undesignated stock albuterol inhalers and valved holding chambers. Requires each local school board to adopt and implement policies for the possession and administration of und...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Education: Pre-K-12 Committee
VAHB2128IntroSale or transfer of firearms; criminal history record information check delay. Increases from three business days to five business days the time provided for the Department of State Police to complete a background check before a firearm may be transf...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 22]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
VAHB2105IntroEarly childhood education; quality rating and improvement system participation; School Readiness Committee. Delays until the 2022%962023 school year the requirement for all publicly funded early childhood education providers to participate in a quali...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Education: Pre-K-12 Committee
VAHB1915IntroTeacher compensation; at or above national average. Requires that public school teachers be compensated at a rate that is at or above the national average. Under current law, compensation at such rate is aspirational. The bill requires state funding ...
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2021-01-18
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2228IntroWorkers' compensation; injuries caused by repetitive and sustained physical stressors. Provides that, for the purposes of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act, "occupational disease" includes injuries from conditions resulting from repetitive and s...
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2021-01-18
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
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