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VASB1202EngrossUninsured and underinsured motorist insurance policies; bad faith. Provides that if an insurance company denies, refuses, or fails to pay its insured, or refuses a reasonable settlement demand within the policy's coverage limits, for a claim for unin...
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2021-01-21
Read second time and engrossed
VAHB2073IntroWrongful death statute of limitations; criminal investigations by law enforcement. Provides that, in a civil action for the wrongful death of an injured person, such an action may be brought by a personal representative of a decedent within two years...
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Courts: Civil Committee
VASB1205IntroPrograms to address career fatigue and wellness in certain health care providers; civil immunity. Expands civil immunity for health care professionals serving as members of or consultants to entities that function primarily to review, evaluate, or ma...
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 8:00 am]

Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-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
VASB1122EngrossHabitual offenders; repeal. Repeals the remaining provisions of the Habitual Offender Act. The bill also requires that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles reinstate a person's privilege to drive a motor vehicle that was suspended or ...
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2021-01-20
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1122S1
VAHB1897IntroSummons for unlawful detainer; notice; adverse employment actions prohibited. Requires any summons for unlawful detainer to include a notice to the tenant that he shall not be discharged from employment, or have any adverse personnel action taken aga...
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2021-01-20
Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N)
VASB1203IntroHate crimes; associational relationships; penalty. Redefines 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...
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2021-01-20
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (10-Y 5-N)
VAHB2099IntroLimitations on enforcement of judgments; judgment liens; settlement agents. Reduces from 20 years to 10 years from the date of a judgment the period of time within which an execution may be issued or action may be taken on such judgment. The bill fur...
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2021-01-20
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
VASB1454IntroEvidence of mental competence; medical scans of brain. Provides that in any proceeding where mental competence or mental impairment is at issue, the court shall accept a properly authenticated computed tomography (CT) scan, computerized axial tomogra...
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2021-01-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB1241EngrossPersonal injury claim; disclosure of insurance policy limits. Provides that in a civil action for personal injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident, regardless of the amount of losses sustained by an injured person, an insurance company shall...
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2021-01-20
Read second time and engrossed
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
VAHB2190IntroWrongful death beneficiaries. Provides that an award in a wrongful death action, where there is no surviving spouse of the decedent, children of the decedent, or children of a deceased child of the decedent, shall be distributed to the parents, broth...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Courts: Civil Committee
VASB1446IntroPractice of medicine and other healing arts; provision of litigation assistance. Requires practitioners of medicine and other healing arts to provide litigation assistance to treated patients and their attorneys. Such litigation assistance includes p...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 8:00 am]
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB2193IntroSettlement agreements; indication of contingent dismissal. Provides that, in any case in which a creditor is seeking a money judgment against a debtor, if the parties indicate that they have entered into a written settlement agreement, the court shal...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Courts: Civil Committee
VASB1108IntroGeneral district courts; jurisdictional limits. Increases from $25,000 to $50,000 the maximum civil jurisdictional limit of general district courts.
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2021-01-18
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB1165IntroAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2021-01-18
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB1440IntroCivil action for unlawful acts of force or failure to intervene by a law-enforcement officer or correctional officer. Creates a civil action for the use of unlawful acts of force, including deadly force, or failure to intervene as required by law, by...
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2021-01-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB1179IntroCorrections Private Management Act; name change; private management prohibited. Removes the authority of the Director of the Department of Corrections, pursuant to the Corrections Private Management Act (the Act), to enter into contracts with prison ...
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2021-01-15
Failed to report (defeated) in Rehabilitation and Social Services (3-Y 11-N)
VASB1322IntroPublic schools; seizure management and action plans; biennial training. Provides for the submission and utilization of seizure management and action plans for students with a seizure disorder. The bill requires that school nurses and certain school d...
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2021-01-13
[Hearing: Jan 21 @ 8:00 am]
To Senate Education: Public Education Committee
VAHB2263IntroAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2021-01-13
Committee Referral Pending
VASB1371IntroSafe haven protections; newborn safety device. Provides an affirmative defense in certain criminal prosecutions and civil proceedings regarding child abuse or neglect to a parent who safely delivers his child within the first 14 days of the child's l...
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2021-01-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB1407IntroRegulating electronic gaming devices; penalties. Authorizes the manufacturing, distributing, operating, servicing, hosting, and playing of electronic gaming devices in the Commonwealth, to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board, which the bill re...
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2021-01-13
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VAHB2045IntroCivil action for deprivation of rights; duties and liabilities of certain employers in employing or contracting for the services of law-enforcement officers. Creates a civil action for the deprivation of a person's rights by a law-enforcement officer...
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2021-01-12
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2169IntroSolicitation of prostitution; reorganization. Reorganizes the statute penalizing prostitution into two distinct sections. The penalties for all offenses remain unchanged. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.
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2021-01-12
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1340IntroStatute of limitations to collect medical debt. Provides that the statute of limitations for an action on any contract, written or unwritten, to collect medical debt, including actions brought by the Commonwealth, is three years.
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2021-01-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB2112IntroCourt of Appeals; jurisdiction; number of judges. Expands the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals of Virginia by providing for an appeal of right in every civil case and provides that the granting of further appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia s...
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2021-01-12
Committee Referral Pending
VASB1327IntroHousing Bill of Rights; housing protections; foreclosures; manufactured housing. Provides for various protections for homeowners and tenants of manufactured home parks, including (i) restricting the circumstances under which a court may order a perso...
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2021-01-12
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VAHB2175IntroHousing Bill of Rights; housing protections; foreclosures; manufactured housing. Provides for various protections for homeowners and tenants of manufactured home parks, including (i) restricting the circumstances under which a court may order a perso...
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2021-01-12
To House General Laws Committee
VASB1261IntroCourt of Appeals; jurisdiction; number of judges. Expands the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals of Virginia by providing for an appeal of right in every civil case and provides that the granting of further appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia s...
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2021-01-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB1339IntroExpungement and sealing of police and court records; Expungement and sealing of police and court records; Expungement Fee Fund created; protection of public record information; penalties. Establishes a process for the sealing of police and court reco...
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2021-01-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1913IntroPrograms to address career fatigue and wellness in certain health care providers; civil immunity. Expands civil immunity for health care professionals serving as members of or consultants to entities that function primarily to review, evaluate, or ma...
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2021-01-10
[Hearing: Jan 21]
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB1180IntroCivil actions filed on behalf of multiple persons. Provides that a circuit court may enter an order joining, coordinating, consolidating, or transferring civil actions upon finding that separate civil actions brought by a plaintiff on behalf of multi...
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2021-01-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1779IntroAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2020-12-29
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1757IntroFirearm-free zones designated by the Commonwealth or a locality; waiver of sovereign immunity. Provides that if (i) the Commonwealth designates any property owned by it as a firearm-free zone or (ii) any locality designates such locality or any part ...
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2020-12-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB712IntroLegal notices; online publications. Provides that where any ordinance, resolution, notice, or advertisement is required by law to be published in a newspaper, such ordinance, resolution, notice, or advertisement instead may be published in an online ...
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2020-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB285IntroBystander claims for intentional or negligent infliction of injury or death; emotional distress. Provides that a bystander who witnesses, live and in-person, an event during which the intentional or negligent infliction of injury to or death of a vic...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB1060IntroDismissal of action by court without prejudice. Provides that, for good cause shown or upon agreement of all parties, the court may dismiss an action without prejudice and the plaintiff may recommence such action within the original period of limitat...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB76IntroStatute of limitations on written contract; missing persons declared dead; executor. Provides that, for any action that would be barred by the five-year statute of limitations on a written contract, wherein a person who would be party to such action ...
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2020-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB420EngrossPublic schools; seizure management and action plans; training. Provides for the submission and utilization of seizure management and action plans for students with a seizure disorder. The bill requires that school nurses and certain school division e...
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2020-12-04
To House Education Committee
VAHB610EngrossLimitations period; previously time-barred actions; sexual abuse; two-year time period to file. Creates a two-year time period, on or after July 1, 2020, but before July 1, 2022, within which persons previously time-barred from filing an action for i...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB27IntroUninsured and underinsured motorist insurance policies; bad faith. Provides that if an insurance company denies, refuses, or fails to pay its insured, or refuses a reasonable settlement demand within the policy's coverage limits, for a claim for unin...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB673EngrossCruelty to children; penalty. Increases the penalty from a Class 6 felony to a Class 4 felony for any person employing or having custody of a child to willfully cause or permit such child to be tortured physically or psychologically, tormented, mutil...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB699IntroJuries; fine for failure to respond to questionnaire. Permits a court to fine a person no more than $200 for failure to respond to a request from a jury commissioner or clerk of court containing questions to ascertain such person's eligibility to ser...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB449IntroAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB641IntroCivil action; sale of personal data. Requires a person that disseminates, obtains, maintains, or collects personal data about a consumer for a fee to implement security practices to protect the confidentiality of a consumer's personal data, obtain ex...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1649IntroHealth care; decision making; end of life; penalties. Health care; decision making; end of life; penalties. Allows an adult diagnosed with a terminal condition to request and an attending health care provider to prescribe a self-administered controll...
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2020-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB127IntroBystander claims for intentional or negligent infliction of injury or death; emotional distress. Provides that a bystander who witnesses, live and in-person, an event during which the intentional or negligent infliction of injury to or death of a vic...
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2020-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1033IntroJuvenile community correctional centers and facilities; establishment; placement of juveniles. Changes the term "juvenile correctional centers and facilities" to "juvenile community correctional centers and facilities." The bill further provides that...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB1107IntroMedical malpractice; limitation on recovery. Eliminates the cap on the recovery in actions against health care providers for medical malpractice where the act or acts of malpractice occurred on or after July 1, 2021.
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2020-12-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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