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HB 1447 Firearms, loaded; carrying in public while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.

Introduced by: Mark D. Sickles | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Carrying loaded firearms in public while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs; penalties. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs to carry a loaded firearm on or about his person in a public place and that a person found guilty of such act is ineligible to apply for a concealed handgun permit for a period of five years. Current law provides that such prohibition applies only to persons permitted to carry a concealed handgun.

By |2020-01-22T06:17:06-05:00January 22nd, 2020|2nd Amendment|Comments Off on HB 1447 Firearms, loaded; carrying in public while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.

HB 973 Elementary and secondary schools, etc.; repealing several Acts relating to racial segregation.

Introduced by: Schuyler T. VanValkenburg | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth; racial segregation; repeal of provisions. Repeals several Acts of Assembly from 1901 to 1960 that contain provisions relating to the racial segregation of students in elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth.

By |2020-01-20T10:43:21-05:00January 20th, 2020|anti-discrimination/LGBT/hate crime, new|Comments Off on HB 973 Elementary and secondary schools, etc.; repealing several Acts relating to racial segregation.

SB 104 Vaccinations and immunizations; certain minors given authority to consent.

SB 104 Vaccinations and immunizations; certain minors given authority to consent. Introduced by: Barbara A. Favola | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Vaccinations and immunizations; minors; authority to consent. Provides that a minor shall be deemed an adult for the purpose of consenting to medical or health services related to receiving vaccinations and immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if the individual is at least 14 years of age and demonstrates to the satisfaction of a health care practitioner the ability to understand at the same comprehension level as an adult the risks and benefits associated with vaccinations and immunizations.

By |2020-01-20T08:46:38-05:00January 20th, 2020|analysis finished, Tier #1 OPPOSE|Comments Off on SB 104 Vaccinations and immunizations; certain minors given authority to consent.

HB 1731 Insurance.

Introduced by: Sally L. Hudson | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Insurance.

By |2020-01-19T20:19:19-05:00January 17th, 2020|new|Comments Off on HB 1731 Insurance.

HB 1729 Commonwealth Transportation Board membership; suburban representation.

Introduced by: Dave A. LaRock | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Commonwealth Transportation Board membership; suburban representation. Adds two nonlegislative citizen members who reside in suburban areas and are designated as suburban at-large members to the Commonwealth Transportation Board. Current law provides for two urban at-large members and two rural at-large members.

By |2020-01-19T09:04:48-05:00January 17th, 2020|Transportation|Comments Off on HB 1729 Commonwealth Transportation Board membership; suburban representation.

HB 1726 Transportation funding in the Hampton Roads region.

Introduced by: Alex Q. Askew | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Transportation funding in the Hampton Roads region. Raises additional revenues for the Hampton Roads Transportation Fund by levying a regional grantors tax and a regional transient occupancy tax, and a tax on transportation network providers of transportation for compensation originating or terminating in a locality in Planning District 23. The bill also the existing regional gas tax to 3.1 percent per gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel and indexes the tax rate annually beginning July 1, 2021. The bill establishes a tax on Transportation Network Providers, with allocation of the revenues to transit across the Commonwealth. The bill provides that the new revenues generated shall be used operate a regional system of inter-jurisdictional

By |2020-01-19T09:05:07-05:00January 17th, 2020|New Taxes/Fees, Transportation|Comments Off on HB 1726 Transportation funding in the Hampton Roads region.

HB 1723 Firearm safety.

Introduced by: Glenn R. Davis | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Firearm safety. Designates the last full week in September each year as Firearm Safety Awareness Week in Virginia. The bill also creates a sales tax holiday the last weekend in September for firearm safety items.

By |2020-01-17T18:46:04-05:00January 17th, 2020|2nd Amendment|Comments Off on HB 1723 Firearm safety.

HB 1721 Handheld speed monitoring devices; civil penalty.

Introduced by: Chris L. Hurst | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Handheld speed monitoring devices; civil penalty. Authorizes law-enforcement officers to operate handheld photo speed monitoring devices, defined in the bill, in or around school crossing zones and highway work zones for the purpose of recording images of vehicles that are traveling at speeds of at least 10 miles per hour above the posted school crossing zone or highway work zone speed limit within such school crossing zone or highway work zone when such highway work zone is indicated by conspicuously placed signs displaying the maximum speed limit and the use of such handheld photo speed monitoring device. The bill provides that the operator of a vehicle shall be liable for a monetary civil penalty, not to exceed $125, if such vehicle is found to be traveling at speeds of at least 10 miles per hour above the posted highway work zone or school crossing

By |2020-01-17T18:44:47-05:00January 17th, 2020|Tier #4|Comments Off on HB 1721 Handheld speed monitoring devices; civil penalty.

HB 1716 Conformity of the Commonwealth’s taxation system with the Internal Revenue Code.

HB 1716 Conformity of the Commonwealth's taxation system with the Internal Revenue Code. Introduced by: Richard C. "Rip" Sullivan, Jr. | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Conformity of the Commonwealth's taxation system with the Internal Revenue Code; net interest deduction. FULL TEXT

By |2020-01-17T18:41:06-05:00January 17th, 2020|new, Tax Cuts|Comments Off on HB 1716 Conformity of the Commonwealth’s taxation system with the Internal Revenue Code.