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VAPBA Legislative Update

 
We are rapidly approaching the 2015 legislative session and bills are being pre-filed daily. I have been meeting with state legislators about our legislative agenda and progress is being made on having our bills filed and supported.
 
Delegate Hugo will again take up the fight on HB 1230, which has been reworked by our legal staff to make sure the bill addresses our concerns. We have preliminary reports that the Teachers Union will join us in support of HB 1230 and I am working with representatives from the Commonwealth Attorneys Association on possible support from them also. HB 1230 will be the first step in balancing the grievance procedure law, which is now heavily weighted in favor of the employer. As soon as the revised bill is filed I will update the attached list with the new version.
 
PBA endorsed Senator Jennifer Wexton is working with legislative services on a bill brought forward by members in Loudoun County who are forced to be members of the Virginia Sheriff's Association against their wills. The bill will require consent from the employee before any membership dues to any organization can be paid by the employer. I expect this bill will create much discussion and certainly strong opposition.
 
I will be meeting with the stakeholders group on Janurary 7th to discuss the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission Study on the Line of Duty Act. Please click here to view the JLARC report;  http://jlarc.virginia.gov/VaLODA.shtml
 
As always please feel free to bring information or concerns and I will update you all with progress. If you wish to see the legislative process first hand contact me any time during the session to plan a trip to Richmond.
 
Bills
Committee
Last action
HB 150 - Minchew - Jail authorities; sovereign immunity.
(H) Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety
12/04/14
HB 216 - Albo - Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority; created.
(H) Left in General Laws
12/04/14
HB 788 - LeMunyon - Virginia Freedom of Information Act; out-of-state requests for records.
(H) Left in General Laws
12/04/14
HB 839 - Brink - Virginia Freedom of Information Act; applicability to Office of the Attorney General.
(H) Left in General Laws
12/04/14
HB 981 - Cline - Alcoholic beverage control; certain tobacco laws, enforcement by Department of State Police.
(H) Left in General Laws
12/04/14
HB 1203 - Hugo - Localities; provision of grievance procedure.
(H) Left in Counties, Cities and Towns
12/04/14
HB 1269 - Anderson - Government Data Collection & Dissemination Practices Act; collection & use of personal information.
(H) Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety
12/04/14
HB 1274 - Farrell - Electronic devices; search without a warrant prohibited.
(H) Committee Referral Pending
07/21/14
HB 1287 - Cole - Forfeiture of property used in connection with commission of crimes; conviction required.
(H) Committee Referral Pending
09/23/14
HB 1298 - Morris - Noncommercial vessels; probable cause.
(H) Committee Referral Pending
11/05/14
HB 1309 - Cole - Local school boards; arming of school security officers.
(H) Committee Referral Pending
11/10/14
HB 1316 - Toscano - Virginia Retirement System; average final compensation.
(H) Committee Referral Pending
11/18/14
HB 1317 - Campbell - Speeding; reckless driving.
(H) Committee Referral Pending
11/18/14
HB 1331 - Campbell - Sheriff's office; clarifies motor vehicle markings.
(H) Committee Referral Pending
11/24/14
HB 1349 - Carr - Search of electronic device without warrant prohibited.
(H) Committee Referral Pending
12/01/14
HB 1358 - Farrell - Virginia Retirement System; creditable service for members of General Assembly.
(H) Committee Referral Pending
12/02/14
HB 1372 - Webert - Workers' compensation insurance; use of experience rating; loss limitation not-at-fault vehicles.
(H) Committee Referral Pending
12/07/14
HB 1376 - McQuinn - Arrest and summons quotas; prohibition.
(H) Committee Referral Pending
12/08/14
HB 1406 - Head - Driving on a suspended or revoked license; causing death of another person, penalty.
(H) Committee Referral Pending
12/18/14
HB 1408 - Marshall, R.G. - Warrant requirement for certain telecommunications records; prohibition on collection law enforce.
(H) Committee Referral Pending
12/18/14
HJ 26 - Landes - Law-enforcement agencies; JLARC to study reorganizing functions under Virginia State Police.

(S) Left in Rules
12/04/14
HJ 501 - Landes - Study; JLARC; reorganization of law-enforcement agencies; report.
(H) Committee Referral Pending
10/30/14
HJ 532 - Lingamfelter - Virginia's workers' compensation system; JLARC to study.
(H) Committee Referral Pending
12/23/14
SB 37 - Howell - Conservation police officers; appointment by Director of Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

(H) Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
12/04/14
SB 258 - Deeds - Law-enforcement consolidation plan; Secretary of Natural Resources to develop.
(S) Left in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
12/04/14
SB 289 - Carrico - Line of Duty Act; funding and review.
(S) Left in Finance
12/04/14
SB 293 - Puckett - Reckless driving; causing death or injury of certain persons, Class 5 felony.

(H) Left in Courts of Justice
12/04/14
SB 451 - Norment - Law-enforcement officer; sworn municipal park rangers added to definition of officer.

(H) Left in Appropriations
12/04/14
SB 566 - Colgan - Virginia Retirement System; increase of retirement allowance.
(S) Left in Finance
12/04/14
SB 683 - Martin - DUI blood or breath tests; eligibility for restricted license.
(S) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
10/08/14
SB 684 - Carrico - Forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; conviction required.
(S) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
10/21/14
SB 687 - Marsden - Virginia Retirement System; limitations on average final compensation.
(S) Referred to Committee on Finance
11/03/14
SB 692 - Deeds - Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System; conservation officers.
(S) Referred to Committee on Finance
11/21/14
SB 725 - Lucas - Arrest without warrant; procedures.
(S) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/10/14
SB 739 - Carrico - State Police, Department of; appointment of supervisory officers.
(S) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/16/14
SB 770 - McEachin - Workers' compensation; exclusivity of remedy.
(S) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
12/23/14
SJ 33 - Lucas - Corrections, Department of; JLARC to study staffing levels and employment conditions.
(S) Left in Rules
12/04/14
SJ 36 - Deeds - Law-enforcement agencies, state; JLARC to study consolidation of all under Virginia State Police.
(S) Left in Rules
12/04/14
SJ 55 - Puckett - Corrections, Department of; JLARC to study staffing levels and employment conditions.
(S) Left in Rules
12/04/14
 

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