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Bills Committee Last action Date
HB 1305 - Habeeb - Workers' compensation; injuries presumed to be in course of employment, unless evidence to contrary. (H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor
(S) Signed by President 02/20/13
HB 1331 - Farrell - Local employees; retirement benefits. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Left in Appropriations 02/05/13
HB 1347 - Wright - Workers' compensation; weather as risk of public safety officer's employment,injuries incurred. (H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor
(S) Signed by President 02/20/13
HB 1356 - Yost - Health insurance; local government employees eligibile to participate in state employee plan. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Left in Appropriations 02/05/13
HB 1372 - Head - Unemployment compensation; disqualification from benefits due to loss of license or certification. (H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor
(S) Signed by President 02/21/13
HB 1376 - Merricks - Controlled substances; law-enforcement officer's testimony regarding field-test identification. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(S) Signed by President 02/19/13
HB 1379 - Yost - Law-Enforcement Assistance Program; DCJS to develop a peer-counseling program. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Left in Appropriations 02/05/13
HB 1380 - Yost - Assault and battery; includes campus police officers within enhanced penalty provision. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Left in Courts of Justice 02/05/13
HB 1382 - Webert - Unemployment compensation; disqualification from benefits due to loss of license or certification. (H) Committee on Commerce and Labor (H) Stricken from docket by Commerce and Labor 01/17/13
HB 1385 - Comstock - Labor organization representation; right to vote by secret ballot. (H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor
(S) Signed by President 02/23/13
HB 1459 - Tyler - Law-Enforcement Officers Procedural Guarantee Act; definition of law-enforcement officer. (H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety (H) Tabled in Militia, Police and Public Safety 01/18/13
HB 1494 - Dance - Sheriffs; expands authority to deputize persons to direct traffic, training required. (H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(S) Committee on Transportation
(S) Stricken at request of Patron in Transportation (15-Y 0-N) 02/13/13
HB 1506 - Lewis - Service firearms; minimum years of service. (H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(S) Signed by President 02/14/13
HB 1526 - Rust - HOT lanes; emergency vehicles and law-enforcement vehicles cannot use when commuting to work place. (H) Committee on Transportation

(S) Committee on Transportation
(S) Signed by President 02/22/13
HB 1532 - Bulova - Virginia Retirement System; benefits for certain local employees. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(S) Signed by President 02/22/13
HB 1554 - Loupassi - Risk management plans; insurance coverage for sheriffs, limitation on liability. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(H) VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) 02/21/13
HB 1557 - Marshall, R.G. - School boards; training for persons designated to carry concealed handguns on school property. (H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety (H) Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety 02/06/13
HB 1561 - Garrett - Local police departments; cooperation agreements with private police departments certified by DCJS. (H) Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns

(S) Committee on Local Government
(S) Signed by President 02/21/13
HB 1567 - Head - Suspended or revoked license; driving recklessly causing death of another person, penalty. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Left in Courts of Justice 02/05/13
HB 1568 - Miller - Virginia Retirement System; retirees hired as school board security personnel. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Left in Appropriations 02/05/13
HB 1569 - Garrett - Criminal justice training academies; sovereign immunity of trainers certified by DCJS, etc. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(S) Signed by President 02/14/13
HB 1582 - Cole - Armed security officers; protection of schools and child day centers. (H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(S) Signed by President 02/19/13
HB 1604 - Farrell - Private security services businesses; carrying firearm in course of duties. (H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(S) Signed by President 02/14/13
HB 1626 - Tata - Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System; General Assembly may add certain full-time employees. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Left in Appropriations 02/05/13
HB 1636 - Cosgrove - Workers' compensation; presumptions, members of enforcement division of DMV. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Left in Appropriations 02/05/13
HB 1762 - Ramadan - Hunting; allowed on Sunday in certain counties. (H) Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (H) Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 02/05/13
HB 1826 - Villanueva - Law-enforcement officers; exceptions to territorial limits. (H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(S) Committee on Local Government
(S) Signed by President 02/21/13
HB 1842 - Rust - License plates, special; issuance for firefighters and auxiliaries; Fraternal Order of Police; etc. (H) Committee on Transportation (H) Stricken from docket by Transportation 01/22/13
HB 1992 - McClellan - State grievance procedure; review of hearing decisions. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Left in General Laws 02/05/13
HB 1997 - Sickles - Labor unions; privileged communications and information. (H) Committee on Commerce and Labor (H) Tabled in Commerce and Labor 01/22/13
HB 2036 - Webert - Hunting with bow and arrow or crossbow; allows persons to hunt birds or animals on Sunday. (H) Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (H) Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 02/05/13
HB 2037 - Webert - Hunting; lawful to hunt or kill nuisance species on Sunday. (H) Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (H) Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 02/05/13
HB 2112 - Lingamfelter - Hunting; allowed on Sunday on state and federal military bases, etc. with approval of officer. (H) Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (H) Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 02/05/13
HB 2121 - Herring - Law-enforcement officers; grounds for decertification, DCJS authorized to waive requirements. (H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(S) Committee on Local Government
(S) Signed by President 02/21/13
HB 2134 - Keam - Virginia Freedom of Information Act; state agencies to post schedule of costs for producing records. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Left in General Laws 02/05/13
HB 2160 - Kilgore - Virginia Workers' compensation; limitations period and balance billing. (H) Committee on Commerce and Labor (H) Left in Commerce and Labor 02/05/13
HB 2168 - Howell, W.J. - Virginia Retirement System; hybrid retirement program. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Left in Appropriations 02/05/13
HB 2169 - Cole - Grievance procedure, local; removes requirement. (H) Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns

(S) Committee on Local Government
(S) Passed by indefinitely in Local Government (9-Y 6-N) 02/12/13
HB 2173 - Lewis - Virginia Retirement System; retirees hired as school board security personnel. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Left in Appropriations 02/05/13
HB 2188 - Jones - Line of Duty Act; certain employees to make irrevocable election to self-fund benefits. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Left in Appropriations 02/05/13
HB 2244 - Spruill - School Resource Officer Grants Program and Fund; proceeds may be disbursed to award matching grants. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Left in Appropriations 02/05/13
HB 2247 - Ware, R.L. - Assault and battery; changes conditions for applying aggravated penalty. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Left in Courts of Justice 02/05/13
HB 2277 - Gilbert - School security officers; officers shall be retired law-enforcement officers. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Tabled in Courts of Justice 01/23/13
HB 2278 - Gilbert - State Police, Department of; variable housing allowance. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Left in Appropriations 02/05/13
HB 2340 - Marshall, R.G. - Agency, political subdivision, etc., of VA; prevents assisting federal government in investigation. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Left in Appropriations 02/05/13
HJ 536 - Bell, Richard P. - Constitutional amendment; right to work (first reference). (H) Committee on Privileges and Elections

(S) Committee on Privileges and Elections
(S) Rejected by Senate (18-Y 22-N) 02/15/13
SB 694 - Black - Reckless driving; removes driving in excess of 80 mph, etc. (S) Committee on Transportation (S) Failed to report (defeated) in Transportation (7-Y 7-N) 01/16/13
SB 704 - Puckett - Workers' compensation; disease presumption, corrections officers. (S) Committee on Commerce and Labor (S) Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB774-Blevins) (15-Y 0-N) 01/28/13
SB 727 - Carrico - Workers' compensation; presumptions, members of enforcement division of DMV. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor
(H) Left in Appropriations 02/18/13
SB 774 - Blevins - Workers' compensation; disease presumption, corrections officers. (S) Committee on Commerce and Labor (S) Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (7-Y 8-N) 01/28/13
SB 803 - Garrett - Hunting; lawful to hunt or kill coyotes on Sunday. (S) Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (S) Read third time and defeated by Senate (13-Y 26-N) 01/23/13
SB 818 - Puckett - Prisoners; establish compact for control of those receiving emergency medical care outside of VA. (H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(S) Committee on Privileges and Elections
(S) Signed by President 02/18/13
SB 839 - Carrico - Local boundaries for law-enforcement; organizing for purpose of 911 dispatch and response. (H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(S) Committee on Local Government
(H) Signed by Speaker 02/21/13
SB 854 - Petersen - Virginia Retirement System; benefits for certain local employees. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(S) Signed by President 02/21/13
SB 896 - Reeves - Workers' compensation; weather as risk of public safety officer's employment,injuries incurred. (H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor
(S) Signed by President 02/21/13
SB 915 - Ruff - Workers' compensation; injuries to public safety officers. (S) Committee on Commerce and Labor (S) Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB896-Reeves) (16-Y 0-N) 01/28/13
SB 929 - Vogel - State Police, Department of; variable housing allowance. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(H) Left in Appropriations 02/18/13
SB 940 - Stuart - School resource officers; school board to coordinate with local law-enforcement agency to provide. (S) Committee on Finance (S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance (12-Y 3-N) 01/29/13
SB 995 - Watkins - VRS; technical changes regarding retirement plans. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(S) Signed by President 02/21/13
SB 1026 - Howell - Law-enforcement officers; grounds for decertification, DCJS authorized to waive requirements. (H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(S) Signed by President 02/20/13
Bills Committee Last action Date
SB 1026 - Howell - Law-enforcement officers; grounds for decertification, DCJS authorized to waive requirements. (H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(S) Signed by President 02/20/13
SB 1045 - Newman - Criminal justice training academies; sovereign immunity of trainers certified by DCJS, etc. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(H) Signed by Speaker 02/13/13
SB 1047 - Newman - Local police departments; cooperation agreements with private police departments certified by DCJS. (H) Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(S) Signed by President 02/18/13
SB 1113 - McDougle - State or local employees; filing fraudulent liens or encumbrances against, penalty. (S) Committee for Courts of Justice (S) Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB811-Garrett) (13-Y 0-N) 01/21/13
SB 1240 - Deeds - School resource officers; local law-enforcement agencies to provide. (S) Committee on Finance (S) Incorporated by Finance (SB940-Stuart) (15-Y 0-N) 01/29/13
SB 1244 - Colgan - Virginia Retirement System, etc.; retirement allowance for certain retired persons. (S) Committee on Finance (S) Left in Finance 02/06/13
SB 1251 - Barker - Retirement System; law-enforcement officer retirees hired as school board security personnel. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(H) Left in Appropriations 02/18/13
SB 1264 - Stuart - VA. FOIA; access to criminal and other records. (H) Committee on General Laws

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(S) Signed by President 02/23/13
SJ 290 - Deeds - State law-enforcement agencies; JLARC to study reorganizing under Virginia State Police. (S) Committee on Rules (S) Passed by indefinitely in Rules with letter 02/01/13
SJ 319 - Ebbin - Constitutional amendment; contributions to defined benefit retirement plans. (S) Committee on Privileges and Elections (S) Rejected by Senate (16-Y 24-N) 02/04/13
SJ 332 - Reeves - Celebrating the life of Chris Yung.   (S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ332ER) 01/15/13

 

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VAPBA Legislative Update

February 5, 2018

The Virginia Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits. The Governmental Affairs department will be providing periodic updates on the actions of the Virginia General Assembly while in session. Included is a summary of bills of interest introduced during last month, as well as updates on those reported in the previous reports.

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VAPBA Legislative Update

January 25, 2018

The Virginia Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits. The Governmental Affairs department will be providing periodic updates on the actions of the Virginia General Assembly while in session. Included is a summary of bills of interest introduced during last month, as well as updates on those reported in the previous reports.

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VAPBA Legislative Update

January 11, 2018

The Virginia Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits. The Governmental Affairs department will be providing periodic updates on the actions of the Virginia General Assembly while in session. Included is a summary of bills of interest introduced during last month, as well as updates on those reported in the previous reports.

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