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SB 1009 Firearm-free zones designated by the Commonwealth or a locality; regulation of weapons.

Introduced by: Amanda F. Chase | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Firearm-free zones designated by the Commonwealth or a locality; regulation of weapons; waiver of sovereign immunity. Provides that (i) if the Commonwealth designates any property owned by it as a firearm-free zone or (ii) if any locality designates such locality or any part of such locality as a firearm-free zone, the Commonwealth or such locality waives its sovereign immunity as it relates to any injuries sustained by persons lawfully present in such firearm-free zone. The bill further provides that, if the Commonwealth or a locality adopts any ordinance, rule, policy, or regulation regulating weapons, the Commonwealth or locality assumes an affirmative duty to protect invitees lawfully on the premises of the Commonwealth or locality and establishes a waiver of sovereign immunity for any governmental entity or official responsible for such regulation.

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HB 1629 Regional transportation sector emissions programs; participation by Commonwealth.

HB 1629 Regional transportation sector emissions programs; participation by Commonwealth. Introduced by: Charles D. Poindexter | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Regional transportation sector emissions programs; participation by Commonwealth. Prohibits the Governor or any state agency from adopting any regulation establishing or bringing about the participation by the Commonwealth in the Transportation and Climate Initiative or any other regional transportation sector emissions program. The bill provides that the Commonwealth shall be allowed to participate in such a regional transportation sector emission program if the House of Delegates and the

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HB 1628 Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; prohibition on participation by Commonwealth

. Introduced by: Charles D. Poindexter | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; prohibition on participation by Commonwealth. Prohibits the Governor or any state agency from adopting any regulation establishing a carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program or bringing about the participation by the Commonwealth in a regional market for the trading of carbon dioxide allowances. The bill provides that the Commonwealth shall be allowed to participate in such a cap-and-trade program if the House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia each adopt a resolution by a majority vote that specifically references and approves the regulatory text proposed for adoption by a state agency.

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HB 1591 Virginia long rifle; designating as the official firearm of the Commonwealth.

Introduced by: G. "John" Avoli | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Official emblems and designations; state firearm. Designates the Virginia long rifle as the official firearm of the Commonwealth.

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SB 986 Fiscal impact statements.

Introduced by: Mark J. Peake | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Fiscal impact statements. Requires the Department of Planning and Budget (the Department) or an agency designated by the Department to prepare a fiscal impact statement for any bill and any amended version of a bill, except the Budget Bill and debt bills, that increases or decreases the total revenue available for appropriation or that establishes a new state program or initiative requiring an appropriation. The fiscal impact statement would include analysis of (i) the fiscal impact estimates, (ii) the impact on any state entity affected by the revenue increase or decrease or charged with administering the new program or initiative, (iii) the potential costs to citizens in terms of increased taxes, and (iv) any other information the Department or its designee deems appropriate. The bill also provides for each fiscal impact statement to be reviewed by the appropriate staff of the Senate Committee on Finance and

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SB 985 Unconstitutional laws; attorney fees and costs.

Introduced by: Bill DeSteph | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Unconstitutional laws; attorney fees and costs. Provides that in any litigation in which the constitutionality of a law of the Commonwealth is at issue and in which the court finds that the law is unconstitutional, the Commonwealth shall reimburse the aggrieved party for attorney fees and costs.

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SB 967 Eminent domain; notice of intent to file certificate.

Introduced by: John A. Cosgrove, Jr. | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Eminent domain; notice of intent to file certificate. Provides that the notice required to be sent to a landowner prior to an authorized condemnor recording a certificate of take or certificate of deposit shall state that (i) the certificate of take or certificate of deposit will be recorded between 30 and 45 days from the date of the notice and (ii) that the property will transfer to the condemnor upon recordation and that the owner has the right to petition the court to take possession of the funds represented in the certificate.

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SB 958 Carrying dangerous weapon to place of religious worship.

Introduced by: Amanda F. Chase | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Carrying dangerous weapon to place of religious worship. Repeals the statutory prohibition on carrying a gun, pistol, bowie knife, dagger, or other dangerous weapon, without good and sufficient reason, to a place of worship while a meeting for religious purposes is being held at such place.

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SB 951 Eminent domain; written offer to purchase property.

Introduced by: Mark D. Obenshain | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Eminent domain; written offer to purchase property. Requires a condemnor's written offer to purchase property prior to instituting a condemnation proceeding, and its written statement of the amount established as just compensation, to be on such condemnor's letterhead and signed by an authorized employee of such condemnor.

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HB 1522 Forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; finding of guilt required.

HB 1522 Forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; finding of guilt required. Introduced by: Marcus B. Simon | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; finding of guilt required. Requires that any action for the forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of a crime be stayed until the person whose property is the subject of the forfeiture action has been found guilty of the crime authorizing the forfeiture, regardless of whether he has been sentenced. The bill provides that property may be forfeited even though no finding of guilt is made if (i) the forfeiture is

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