Virginia Delegate Vivian Watts [D]

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VAHB2216IntroVirginia Missing Person with Autism Alert Program. Renames the Virginia Missing Child with Autism Alert Program to the Virginia Missing Person with Autism Alert Program and expands it to apply to any missing person with autism, regardless of age. The...
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 21]
[Hearing: Jan 22]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
VAHB1935IntroConformity of the Commonwealth's taxation system with the Internal Revenue Code; emergency. Advances Virginia%92s date of conformity with the Internal Revenue Code from December 31, 2019, to December 31, 2020. The bill adds exceptions to such conform...
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2021-01-20
Passed by for the day
VAHJR567IntroStudy; JLARC; increasing the progressivity of Virginia's individual income tax system; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study increasing the progressivity of Virginia's individual income tax system to make it more ...
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2021-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Rules: Studies Committee
VAHJR578IntroStudy; Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; database of criminal justice, behavioral health, and other human services records; report. Requests the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work ...
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2021-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Rules: Studies 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)
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
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
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
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)
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
VAHJR600IntroCommending Lisa Rode.
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2021-01-20
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 21100686D
VAHJR601IntroCelebrating the life of Marvin Howard Wagner.
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2021-01-20
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 21100205D
VAHB1921IntroAssistance for certain voters; curbside voting. Clarifies that any voter with a permanent physical disability, temporary physical disability, or injury is entitled to vote outside of the polling place. The bill further provides that during a declared...
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2021-01-20
Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-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)
VAHB1927EngrossEconomic development authorities; Fairfax County. Allows Fairfax County to appoint nine, rather than seven, commissioners to the economic development authority.
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2021-01-20
VOTE: Passage (98-Y 0-N)
VAHB1853IntroLawyers; client accounts. Repeals the provision prohibiting the Supreme Court of Virginia from adopting a disciplinary rule requiring that lawyers deposit client funds in an interest-bearing account.
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2021-01-20
Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 3-N)
VAHJR565EngrossCelebrating the life of the Honorable Augustus Benton Chafin, Jr.
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2021-01-19
Laid on Clerk's Desk
VAHR233EngrossCelebrating the life of the Honorable Robert S. Bloxom, Sr.
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2021-01-18
Agreed to by House
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
VAHB2158IntroRetail sales and transient occupancy taxes on room rentals; Destination Marketing Fund created. Provides that retail sales and hotel taxes on transient room rentals shall be computed on the basis of the total charges or the total price paid for the u...
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2021-01-16
To House Finance: Subcommittee #1
VAHB1899IntroSunset of coal tax credits. Sunsets the Coal Employment and Production Incentive Tax Credit and Coalfield Employment Enhancement Tax Credit after tax year 2020 and prohibits the allocation of such credits on and after January 1, 2021. The bill provid...
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2021-01-16
To House Finance: Subcommittee #3
VAHJR589IntroCelebrating the life of the Honorable Mamye E. BaCote.
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2021-01-15
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 21102342D
VAHB1936IntroRobbery; penalties. Defines "robbery" and creates degrees of punishment corresponding to the severity of a robbery offense. Any person who commits a robbery by causing serious bodily injury is guilty of robbery in the first degree, which is punishabl...
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2021-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB1952IntroCampaign finance; prohibited personal use; child care exception. Prohibits Campaign finance; prohibited personal use; child care exception. Prohibits any person from converting any moneys, securities, or like intangible personal property contributed ...
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2021-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 21]
To House Privileges and Elections: Campaign Finance Committee
VAHB1737IntroNurse practitioners; practice without a practice agreement. Reduces from five to two the number of years of full-time clinical experience a nurse practitioner must have to be eligible to practice without a written or electronic practice agreement.
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2021-01-13
[Hearing: Jan 21]
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Health Professions Committee
VAHB1864IntroVirginia Human Rights Act; definition of employer; person employing one or more domestic workers. Expands the definition of "employer" for all purposes of the Virginia Human Rights Act to include a person employing one or more domestic workers, as de...
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2021-01-13
[Hearing: Jan 21]
To House General Laws: Professions/Occupations and Adminstrative Process Committee
VAHB2157IntroReinstatement of the estate tax. Reinstates the estate tax for persons dying on and after July 1, 2021. The bill provides that no estate tax shall be imposed on a gross estate if the majority of the assets of the estate are an interest in a closely h...
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2021-01-12
To House Finance Committee
VAHJR563IntroWork group; feasibility of transitioning to a unitary combined reporting system for corporate income tax purposes. Directs the Division of Legislative Services, in conjunction with the Department of Taxation, to establish a work group to assess the f...
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2021-01-12
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Rules Committee
VAHB2156IntroNursing home staffing and care standards; study. Requires regulations establishing the staffing and care standards in nursing homes to require a minimum number of hours of direct care services to each resident per 24-hour period, which minimum increa...
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2021-01-12
[Hearing: Jan 21]
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB2155IntroVirginia Human Rights Act; nondiscrimination in employment; sexual harassment and workplace harassment. Clarifies, by defining sexual harassment and workplace harassment, what constitutes an unlawful employment practice if engaged in by an employer. ...
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2021-01-12
To House General Laws Committee
VAHJR525IntroNational Statuary Hall Collection at the United States Capitol; Barbara Rose Johns. Memorializes the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library to approve the request of the Commonwealth to fill its vacant spot in the National Statuary Hall Collectio...
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2021-01-05
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Rules Committee
VAHB1594IntroHealth insurance; mandated coverage for hearing aids for minors. Requires health insurers, health maintenance organizations, and corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts to provide coverage for hearing aids and related servi...
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2020-12-04
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB729EngrossTransit funding. Raises the existing regional transportation fee, a grantor's tax, from $0.15 per $100 to $0.20 per $100 for localities in the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority that are also members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Di...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB747IntroOpen captioning at movie theaters. Requires all movie theaters that have four or more screens and are open to the general public to provide open captioning at least twice per week on any film that is regularly shown, provided that open captioning is ...
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2020-12-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB268IntroPetition for vacatur and expungement of convictions and police and court records of victims of human trafficking. Allows any person who was a victim of human trafficking at the time of an offense that led to a criminal charge or conviction of certain...
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2020-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB250IntroJuvenile offenders; parole. Provides that any person sentenced to a term of life imprisonment for a single felony offense or multiple felony offenses committed while that person was a juvenile and who has served at least 25 years of such sentence and...
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2020-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB739IntroCorporate income tax; combined reporting requirements. Requires, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2021, unitary combined reporting for Virginia corporate income tax purposes.
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2020-12-04
To House Finance Committee
VAHB1351IntroTemporary detention; evaluation; who may perform. Expands the category of individuals who may evaluate a person who is the subject of an emergency custody order to determine whether the person meets the criteria for temporary detention to include any...
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2020-12-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB553EngrossPolicies against workplace harassment; legislative branch. Requires each legislative branch agency to adopt and implement the Commonwealth Workplace Harassment Policy established by the Department of Human Resource Management. The bill provides that ...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Rules Committee
VAHB1063EngrossCommon-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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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB252IntroCausing or encouraging acts rendering children sexually abused; penalty. Provides that any person 18 years of age or older who (i) (a) has physical custody of a minor, (b) allows a minor to reside at his residence, (c) is in a position of trust or au...
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2020-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB736IntroEstate tax; reinstatement. Reinstates the estate tax for persons dying on and after July 1, 2020. No estate tax shall be imposed on a gross estate if the majority of the assets of the estate are an interest in a closely held business or a working far...
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2020-12-04
To House Finance Committee
VAHB734EngrossIncome tax; rolling conformity with the Internal Revenue Code; nonconformance with certain amendments. Provides that Virginia shall generally conform to federal tax laws on a rolling basis, meaning that Virginia tax laws incorporate changes to the In...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB251EngrossProstitution-related crimes; minors; penalties. Makes it a Class 6 felony for an adult to visit a bawdy place with a minor when he knows that the bawdy place is used or to be used for lewdness, assignation, or prostitution. The bill also adds felony ...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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