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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.

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HB 1695 Wildlife Corridor Action Plan; road construction projects.

Introduced by: David L. Bulova | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Wildlife Corridor Action Plan; road construction projects. Directs the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, in collaboration with the Department of Transportation and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, to create a Wildlife Corridor Action Plan (the Plan). The Plan shall identify wildlife corridors, defined as areas connecting fragmented wildlife habitats that are separated by human activities or infrastructure, and recommend wildlife crossing projects intended to promote driver safety and wildlife connectivity. The bill requires the Plan to be submitted to the Chairs of the House Committee

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HB 1689 Limitations on laws regarding the control of firearms.

Introduced by: Ronnie R. Campbell | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Limitations on laws regarding the control of firearms. Provides that any law, executive order, administrative regulation, local ordinance, or court order shall be considered an unlawful infringement on the right of the people to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by Article I, Section 13 of the Constitution of Virginia and the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States if such law, order, regulation, ordinance, or order (i) imposes any tax, fee, or stamp on any firearm, ammunition, or firearm component; (ii) requires the registration of any firearm, ammunition, or firearm component; (iii) requires any person to register as an owner of a firearm, ammunition, or firearms component; (iv) prohibits any person from possessing, using, or transferring a firearm who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm; or (v) requires any person to surrender his firearm, ammunition, or firearm component who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm. The bill also provides that any person who knowingly deprives or attempts to deprive another person of such other person's right to keep and bear arms by enforcing any law, executive order, administrative regulation, local ordinance, or court order that unlawfully infringes on a person's right to keep and bear arms, even acting under the color of any state law, shall be liable for an unlawful deprivation of a person's constitutional rights and such injured person

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HB 1684 Earned paid sick time.

Introduced by: Mark D. Sickles | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Earned paid sick time. Requires public and private employers with 25 or more employees to provide those employees with earned paid sick time. The measure provides for an employee to earn at least one hour of paid sick leave benefit for every 30 hours worked. An employee shall not use more than 40 hours of earned paid sick time in a year, unless the employer selects a higher limit. Employees shall not be entitled to use accrued earned paid sick time until the ninetieth calendar day following commencement of their employment, unless otherwise permitted by the employer. The bill provides that earned paid sick time may be used (i) for an employee's mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; an employee's need for medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; or an employee's need for preventive medical care; (ii) to provide care to a family member under similar circumstances; (iii) when there is a closure of the employee's place of business or the employee's child's school or place of care due to a public health emergency; or (iv) when an employee's or employee's family member's

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HB 1664 Electric utilities; offshore wind development.

HB 1664 Electric utilities; offshore wind development. Introduced by: C.E. Cliff Hayes, Jr. | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Electric utilities; offshore wind development. Provides that, prior to January 1, 2034, (i) the construction or purchase by an electric utility of one or more offshore wind generation facilities located in federal waters that interconnect directly into the Commonwealth and having in the aggregate a rated capacity of at least 5,200 megawatts or (ii) the purchase by an electric utility of energy, capacity, and environmental attributes from offshore wind generation facilities

By |2020-01-19T07:45:18-05:00January 17th, 2020|Energy (Cap and Trade), Tier #1 OPPOSE|Comments Off on HB 1664 Electric utilities; offshore wind development.

HB 1656 Electric utilities; incentive programs for low-income customers.

Introduced by: Israel D. O'Quinn | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Electric utilities; incentive programs for low-income customers. Authorizes Dominion Virginia Power and American Electric Power to recover, through a rate adjustment clause, the costs of designing, implementing, and operating programs to provide incentives to low-income, elderly, and disabled individuals who participate in an energy conservation program, or to organizations providing residential services to such individuals, for the installation of, or access to, solar energy generating equipment. The measure also clarifies that these utilities shall submit a petition for approval to design, implement

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SB 1004 Wildlife Corridor Action Plan; road construction projects.

Introduced by: David W. Marsden | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Wildlife Corridor Action Plan; road construction projects. Directs the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, in collaboration with the Department of Transportation and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, to create a Wildlife Corridor Action Plan (the Plan). The Plan shall identify wildlife corridors, defined as areas connecting fragmented wildlife habitats that are separated by human activities or infrastructure, and recommend wildlife crossing projects intended to promote driver safety and wildlife connectivity. The bill requires the Plan to be submitted to the Chairs of the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources and the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources by September 1, 2022, and every four years thereafter. The bill also provides that the Department of Transportation shall (i) include the impact on any wildlife corridor identified in

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SB 998 Offshore wind generation facilities; development of facilities.

Introduced by: L. Louise Lucas | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Offshore wind generation facilities. Requires the State Corporation Commission to allow Dominion Energy Virginia to recover all costs of certain utility-owned and utility-operated offshore wind generating facilities, including associated transmission and distribution facilities, and declares that these costs are reasonable and prudently incurred, if the utility (i) has commenced construction of such facilities for U.S. income taxation purposes prior to January 1, 2024, or has a plan for such facility or facilities to be in service prior to January 1, 2028, and (ii) demonstrates that it has utilized reasonable efforts to competitively solicit the majority of services and equipment associated with any such facility's construction, giving appropriate consideration to suppliers that have demonstrated successful experience on an offshore wind test or demonstration project off the Commonwealth's Atlantic shoreline. The measure provides that such costs shall be allocated to all customers of the utility in the Commonwealth as a non-bypassable charge, irrespective of the generation supplier of any such customer. The measure requires the utility to (a) identify options for utilizing local workers, (b) consult with the Chief Workforce Development Officer, and (c) give priority to hiring local workers.

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SB 997 Threats and harassment of certain officials and property; venue.

Introduced by: John S. Edwards | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Threats and harassment of certain officials and property; venue. Provides that certain crimes relating to threats and harassment may be prosecuted in the City of Richmond if the victim is the Governor, Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant Governor-elect, Attorney General, or Attorney General-elect, a member or employee of the General Assembly, a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, or a judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia. In addition, threats to damage property may be prosecuted in the City of Richmond if the property is owned by the Commonwealth and located in the Capitol District.

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