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HB 1967 Virginia Jobs Investment Program and Fund; minimum wage requirements. Introduced by: Lamont Bagby | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Jobs Investment Program and Fund; minimum wage requirements. Adjusts the minimum entry-level wage rate per hour a company is required to pay in order to be eligible for assistance under the Virginia Jobs Invest

By |2021-01-29T07:58:31-05:00January 29th, 2021|Free Markets|Comments Off on HB 1967 Virginia Jobs Investment Program and Fund; minimum wage requirements. Introduced by: Lamont Bagby | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Jobs Investment Program and Fund; minimum wage requirements. Adjusts the minimum entry-level wage rate per hour a company is required to pay in order to be eligible for assistance under the Virginia Jobs Invest

HB 1881 Enterprise zone job creation grants; wage requirements. Introduced by: Steve E. Heretick | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Enterprise zone job creation grants. Provides that, for purposes of wage requirements for the enterprise zone job creation grant program, the minimum wage shall be the higher of the state minimum wage or the federal minimum wage. The bill also reduces the percentage of the minimum wage that grant eligible jobs must mee

By |2021-01-29T07:57:01-05:00January 29th, 2021|Free Markets|Comments Off on HB 1881 Enterprise zone job creation grants; wage requirements. Introduced by: Steve E. Heretick | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Enterprise zone job creation grants. Provides that, for purposes of wage requirements for the enterprise zone job creation grant program, the minimum wage shall be the higher of the state minimum wage or the federal minimum wage. The bill also reduces the percentage of the minimum wage that grant eligible jobs must mee

HB 1961 Special identification cards; application by guardian. Introduced by: Robert B. Bell | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Special identification cards; application by guardian. Authorizes the parent of any person under the age of 18 or the legal guardian of any person to apply for a special identification card on behalf of such person. Current law authorizes the parent or legal guardian of any person under the age of 15 to apply for a special identification card on behalf of such person.

By |2021-01-29T07:52:37-05:00January 29th, 2021|Immigration|Comments Off on HB 1961 Special identification cards; application by guardian. Introduced by: Robert B. Bell | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Special identification cards; application by guardian. Authorizes the parent of any person under the age of 18 or the legal guardian of any person to apply for a special identification card on behalf of such person. Current law authorizes the parent or legal guardian of any person under the age of 15 to apply for a special identification card on behalf of such person.

HB 1902 Expanded polystyrene food service containers; prohibition, civil penalty. Introduced by: Betsy B. Carr | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Expanded 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 certain chain restaurants to stop using such containers by July 1, 2023, and sets the date for compliance by all food vendors as July 1, 2025. The bill exempts nonprofit organizations from the definition of “food vendor” and provides a process by which a locality may grant consecutive one-year exemptions to individual food vendors on the basis of undue economic hardship. The bill provides a civil penalty of not more than $50 for each day of violation, to be

By |2021-01-29T07:46:37-05:00January 29th, 2021|Energy (Cap and Trade)|Comments Off on HB 1902 Expanded polystyrene food service containers; prohibition, civil penalty. Introduced by: Betsy B. Carr | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Expanded 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 certain chain restaurants to stop using such containers by July 1, 2023, and sets the date for compliance by all food vendors as July 1, 2025. The bill exempts nonprofit organizations from the definition of “food vendor” and provides a process by which a locality may grant consecutive one-year exemptions to individual food vendors on the basis of undue economic hardship. The bill provides a civil penalty of not more than $50 for each day of violation, to be

SB 1360 Virginia Human Rights Act; nondiscrimination in employment, sexual harassment. Introduced by: Jennifer L. McClellan | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia 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. The bill also provides (i) a nonexhaustive list of factors to consider when determining whether certain conduct constitutes workplace harassment, (ii) that a person claiming to be aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice may file a written complaint with the Division of Human Rights within two years after the

By |2021-01-29T06:00:16-05:00January 29th, 2021|anti-discrimination/LGBT/hate crime, Free Markets|Comments Off on SB 1360 Virginia Human Rights Act; nondiscrimination in employment, sexual harassment. Introduced by: Jennifer L. McClellan | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia 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. The bill also provides (i) a nonexhaustive list of factors to consider when determining whether certain conduct constitutes workplace harassment, (ii) that a person claiming to be aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice may file a written complaint with the Division of Human Rights within two years after the

HB 1864 Virginia Human Rights Act; expands definition of employer. Introduced by: Marcia S. “Cia” Price | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia 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 defined in the bill.

By |2021-01-29T05:27:41-05:00January 29th, 2021|Free Markets, Tier #1 OPPOSE|Comments Off on HB 1864 Virginia Human Rights Act; expands definition of employer. Introduced by: Marcia S. “Cia” Price | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia 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 defined in the bill.

SB 1235 Health, Department of; certain communication prohibited. Introduced by: Mark J. Peake | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Department of Health; certain communication prohibited. Prohibits any person employed by or who has entered into a contract to provide services on behalf of the Department of Health or a local department of health from initiating communication regarding health-related matters with a minor on behalf of the Department or local department of health without the consent of the minor’s parent, except as otherwise required by law.

By |2021-01-27T06:14:52-05:00January 27th, 2021|selection committee, Tier #1 SUPPORT|Comments Off on SB 1235 Health, Department of; certain communication prohibited. Introduced by: Mark J. Peake | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Department of Health; certain communication prohibited. Prohibits any person employed by or who has entered into a contract to provide services on behalf of the Department of Health or a local department of health from initiating communication regarding health-related matters with a minor on behalf of the Department or local department of health without the consent of the minor’s parent, except as otherwise required by law.

SJ 322 Study; Secretary of Administration; State Board of Elections; electronic return of voted ballots. Introduced by: Bill DeSteph | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Study; Secretary of Administration; State Board of Elections; electronic return of voted military-overseas ballots; pilot program; report. Requests the Secretary of Administration to oversee and develop a charter and directives for the State Board of Elections to form a working group to study implementation of electronic return of voted military-overseas ballots. In conducting its study, the State Board of Elections with the working group shall study and develop initial instructions and procedures that (i) consider issues related to accessibility, auditability, authentication,

By |2021-01-25T12:16:00-05:00January 25th, 2021|Elections|Comments Off on SJ 322 Study; Secretary of Administration; State Board of Elections; electronic return of voted ballots. Introduced by: Bill DeSteph | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Study; Secretary of Administration; State Board of Elections; electronic return of voted military-overseas ballots; pilot program; report. Requests the Secretary of Administration to oversee and develop a charter and directives for the State Board of Elections to form a working group to study implementation of electronic return of voted military-overseas ballots. In conducting its study, the State Board of Elections with the working group shall study and develop initial instructions and procedures that (i) consider issues related to accessibility, auditability, authentication,

SB 1473 Health Insurance Reform Commission; mandated health insurance benefit or provider. Introduced by: Richard L. Saslaw | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Health Insurance Reform Commission; mandated health insurance benefit or provider. Provides that, for the purposes of the requirement that the Chair of the House Committee on Labor and Commerce or Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor refer certain legislation regarding a mandate

By |2021-01-25T12:09:26-05:00January 25th, 2021|Health Care, Insurance|Comments Off on SB 1473 Health Insurance Reform Commission; mandated health insurance benefit or provider. Introduced by: Richard L. Saslaw | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Health Insurance Reform Commission; mandated health insurance benefit or provider. Provides that, for the purposes of the requirement that the Chair of the House Committee on Labor and Commerce or Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor refer certain legislation regarding a mandate

SB 1466 Local control of firearms; concealed handgun permit. Introduced by: Mark D. Obenshain | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Local control of firearms; concealed handgun permit. Provides that any local ordinance that prohibits the possession, carrying, or transportation of any firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof on specified public property shall not apply to a person who has a valid concealed handgun per

By |2021-01-25T12:08:55-05:00January 25th, 2021|2nd Amendment|Comments Off on SB 1466 Local control of firearms; concealed handgun permit. Introduced by: Mark D. Obenshain | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Local control of firearms; concealed handgun permit. Provides that any local ordinance that prohibits the possession, carrying, or transportation of any firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof on specified public property shall not apply to a person who has a valid concealed handgun per