Virginia General Assembly
The following list has links to the Virginia Legislative Information System that provide additional information on proposed legislation such as the bill’s patron, committee actions, and Adobe Acrobat files of each bill. Generally, the bills listed are related to issues that the Regional Commission is directly involved with including economic development, community development, and transportation.  Information on committee activities can be found on the House of Delegates Twitter page.  Additional information about the current session is available on the Virginia General Assembly website.

Budget Information

The Governor’s proposed budget is available online at the Legislative Information System website.

Administration of Government


HB 8 Public procurement; agreements with labor organizations.
HB 14 Dogs or cats; public animal shelters required to notify intent to euthanize.
HB 23 Red Tape Reduction Commission; created, review of regulatory requirements, report.
HB 24 Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for menstrual supplies (The Dignity Act).
HB 25 Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for menstrual supplies.
HB 28 Voter registration list maintenance; due date of annual report.
HB 29 Budget Bill
HB 30 Budget Bill.
HB 33 Electric utility regulation; approval of generating facilities.
HB 34 Railroads; freight train crew requirements, civil penalty.
HB 39 Minimum wage, local alternative; establishes procedure by which wage may be imposed in any locality.
HB 96 Electric utility regulation; suspension of reviews of earnings, transitional rate period.
HB 97 Virginia Public Procurement Act; methods of procurement, single or term contracts.
HB 98 Virginia Public Procurement Act; competitive negotiation for professional services.
HB 123 Buchanan, Town of; amending charter, election of council member.
HB 161 Service districts; general government facilities may be constructed pursuant to power of districts.
HB 164 Contractors, Board for; prerequisites to obtaining a building permit.
HB 179 Public facilities; bonds issued for construction, municipal authority to retain certain tax revenue.
HB 193 Virginia Public Procurement Act; bid match preference for Virginia businesses.
HB 355 Virginia Fuels Tax Act; refueling vehicles.
HB 391 Uniform Statewide Building Code; enforcement, inspection warrants, hoarding.
HB 473 Virginia Public Procurement Act; use of best value contracting.
HB 608 Virginia Public Procurement Act; high-risk contracts, report.
HB 664 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; transfer of public records, definition of “custodian.”
HB 683 Uniform Statewide Building Code; security of certain records.
HB 714 Building Code; provisions for buildings & structures in rural areas.
HB 727 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; exclusion of records relating to public safety.
HB 734 Constitutional amendment; special funds for transportation purposes.
HB 759 Certificate of public need; establishing ambulatory surgery center in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC.
HB 760 Virginia Public Procurement Act; exemption for Virginia-grown food products.
HB 774 Public procurement; contracting for construction on a construction management basis.
HB 844 Burn ban; definition of “orchard” and “vineyard.”
HB 906 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; clarifies definition of electronic communication.
HB 907 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; meetings held by electronic communication means.
HB 908 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; meetings held by electronic communication means.
HB 909 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; disclosure of law-enforcement and criminal records.
HB 957 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; definition of “custodian.”
HB 959 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; transfer of public records.
HB 1084 Virginia Public Procurement Act; statute of limitations on actions on construction contracts.
HB 1224 Uniform Statewide Building Code; applicability to farm buildings and structures.
HB 1367 Emergency Management, Virginia Department of; local sheltering data.
HB 1455 Commonwealth Transportation Board; implementing changes to SMART SCALE.
HB 1459 Signs; permit to post on a Department of Transportation right-of-way.
HB 1475 Sewerage systems; state adoption of federal criteria.
HB 1476 Uniform Statewide Building Code; Board of HCD to amend.
HJ 13 Permitting process; localities encouraged to develop a more uniform and streamlined process.
HJ 41 Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (second reference).
SB 9 Electric utility regulation; suspension of reviews of earnings, transitional rate period.
SB 20 Red Tape Reduction Commission; created, review of regulatory requirements, report.
SB 29 Budget Bill
SB 30 Budget Bill.
SB 58 Minimum wage; increases wage from its current federally mandated level.
SB 82 Electric utility regulation;
SB 147 Commonwealth Transportation Board; factors for project selection.
SB 207 Statewide prioritization process project selection; cost of project to be considered.
SB 344 Sewerage systems; state adoption of federal criteria, ammonia.
SB 478 Contractors; work without valid Virginia license, prohibited acts.
SB 512 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; student telephone numbers and personal email addresses.
SB 583 Western Virginia Transportation Fund; created.
SB 630 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; civil penalty.
SB 657 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; exclusion of records related to public safety.
SB 686 Safety inspection approval stickers; vehicle equipment presumed compliant.
SB 688 Va. Public Procurement Act; cooperative procurement, stream restoration & stormwater management.
SB 730 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; clarifies definition of “public record.”
SB 784 Building Code; provisions for buildings & structures in rural areas.
SB 852 Commonwealth Transportation Board; composition.
SB 855 Energy efficiency programs; programs proposed by an electric utility.
SB 876 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; transfer of public records, definition of “custodian.”
SB 950 Pipeline construction; upland impacts; supplemental review.

Economic Development/Tourism


HB 69 Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund; created, report.
HB 85 Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund; created, report.
HB 119 Merchants’ capital tax; classification.
HB 237 One-stop small business permitting program; extends sunset date.
HB 238 State Corporation Commission; electronic registration system.
HB 305 Standards of Quality funding; apportionment of state and local share.
HB 431 Enterprise Zone Grant Program; designation of enterprise zone.
HB 637 Bristol, City of; amending charter, dissolves economic development committee.
HB 671 Tourism Development Authority; reorganizes Authority.
HB 725 Small businesses; change in definition.
HB 726 Virginia Public Procurement Act; small business and microbusiness procurement enhancement program.
HB 770 Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; members of Authority are voting members.
HB 804 VEDP; grants and other economic incentive programs administered.
HB 960 Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; marketing plan information, report.
HB 1358 Commonwealth’s Development Opportunity Fund; criteria for awarding grants and loans.
HB 1568 Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; Department of Small Business and Supplier.
SB 37 Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund; created, report.

Environment


HB 54 Renewable energy property; tax credit for property placed in service.
HB 125 Forest products.
HB 192 Rainwater and gray water; regulations.
HB 211 Ground water withdrawal permit term; lengthening to 15 years.
HB 220 Parks, local; waterway activities, liability.
SB 83 Renewable energy; third-party power purchase agreements.
SB 179 Comprehensive plan; solar facilities.
SB 211 Comprehensive plans; groundwater and surface water.
SB 311 Community solar gardens; SCC to establish standards for operation.
SB 313 Community solar generation; establishment of facilities.
SB 324 Natural gas companies; right of entry upon property.
SB 340 Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund; publicly owned treatment works, nutrient reduction.
SB 367 Stormwater; localities to provide for partial waiver of service charges for management at airports.
SB 429 Solar facilities; local regulation.
SB 507 Stormwater management regulations; localities outside Chesapeake Bay watershed.
SB 576 Stream restoration; standards and specifications.
SB 582 Open-space land; increase threshold for substitution of real property when lands are converted.
SB 697 Natural gas utilities; right of entry.
SB 698 Erosion and sediment control; inspections of natural gas pipelines, stop work instructions.
SB 699 Stormwater management; inspections of natural gas pipelines, stop work instructions.
SB 708 Coal combustion residuals unit; DEQ to require closure.
SB 741 Stormwater management; termination of general permit, notice.
SB 894 Virginia Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund; created.
SB 966 Electric utility regulation; grid modernization; energy efficiency programs; schedule; rate review.
SB 967 Electric utility regulation; grid modernization; energy efficiency programs; schedule; rate review.

Housing

HB 89 Conditional rezoning proffers; affordable dwelling units.
HB 178 Virginia Fair Housing Law; exemptions.
HB 282 VHDA Act; pilot program to help low-income persons.
HB 421 Multi-family residential building; sale of electricity to occupants.
HB 516 Food establishment inspections; exemptions for private homes where resident processes yogurt.
HB 570 Real estate settlement agents; presumption of competency, etc. .
HB 609 Housing; installation and maintenance of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in rental property.
HB 722 Property Owners’ Association Act; action of the board of directors.
HB 855 Landlord and tenant law; notice requirements, landlord’s acceptance of rent with reservation.
HB 857 Landlord and tenant law; general provisions and Act.
HB 871 Real property tax; land use valuation.
HB 971 Fair Housing Law; unlawful discrimination, gender identity.
HB 1121 Property owners’ association; subject to provisions of Va. Nonstock Corporation Act, etc.
HB 1227 Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; transient lodging as primary residence.
HB 1408 Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices.
HB 1537 Animal boarding establishments; in-home care exception.
HB 1547 Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices.
SB 290 Affordable dwelling unit ordinances; expands from specific localities to any locality.
SB 391 Housing; installation and maintenance of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in rental property.
SB 743 Housing; installation and maintenance of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in rental property.
SB 861 Property Owners’ Association Act; member approval required for certain capital expenditures.
SB 909 Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices.
SJ 21 Constitutional amendment; property tax, exemption for flooding remediation, etc.
SJ 53 Study; Virginia Housing Commission; accessory dwelling structures; report.

Land Use/Planning and Zoning


HB 89 Conditional rezoning proffers; affordable dwelling units.
HB 94 Dog boarding establishments; group play, penalty.
HB 155 Opioids; location of clinics for treatment of addiction.
HB 160 Building code; mutual assistance.
HB 163 Conditional proffers; public facility capacity, previously approved residential developments.
HB 233 Arts and cultural districts; relocates an existing section related to creation of districts.
HB 284 Historical African American cemeteries; owners and localities receiving funds.
HB 360 Historical African American cemeteries; adds Daughters of Zion Cemetery in Charlottesville to list.
HB 578 Neighborhood assistance tax credits; reduces amount of credit of value for certain donations.
HB 579 Transient occupancy tax; taxes on room rentals, etc., in state parks.
HB 590 Real property tax; assessment or exemption of property conveyed or owned by a community land trust.
HB 610 Rights of ingress and egress; use of former rail spur track easement, continuation or reinstatement.
HB 646 Tethering animals; adequate shelter and space.
HB 669 Natural Tunnel State Park; authorizes DCR to accept certain real property in Scott County.
HB 675 Onsite treatment works; effluent quality standards and maintenance requirements.
HB 690 General registrars; residency requirement, exemption for certain counties and cities.
HB 692 Virginia Regional Industrial Facilities Act; revenue sharing, composite index.
HB 693 Agricultural operations; throwing certain substances upon property, penalty.
HB 698 Land use permits; issuance by Department of Transportation.
HB 709 Zoning; violation penalties.
HB 796 Zoning; requirements necessary to accommodate persons with disabilities when preparing ordinance.
HB 883 Regulatory budget program; established, administered by Department of Planning and Budget, report.
HB 887 Onsite sewage systems; adjustment or replacement of sewer lines, etc., is considered maintenance.
HB 898 Prerequisites to obtaining a building permit; elimination of affidavit requirement.
HB 901 Expedited land use permit process; Department of Transportation to develop and submit for approval.
HB 1094 Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; regulations, local permit to raise land.
HB 1098 Monuments and memorials, certain; removal to prominently display in outdoor location of museum.
HB 1140 Certificate of public need; freestanding diagnostic imaging center in Planning District 15.
HB 1179 Abandoned schools; revitalization zones in coalfield region.
HB 1216 Redistricting; GIS maps required, review by the Department of Elections.
HB 1363 Historic rehabilitation tax credit; expand availability of credit for project rehabilitating school.
HB 1387 Zoning; aquaculture in agricultural zone, preexisting use.
HB 1446 Conditional rezoning proffers; provision for public facility improvement.
HB 1448 Land preservation; special assessment, agricultural use.
HB 1460 Land preservation tax credits; transfer to a designated beneficiary.
HB 1587 Redistricting; State Board of Elections to ensure correct district assignments of voters.
SB 72 Electric distribution lines; minimum height upon or over agricultural land.
SB 81 Landowner liability; educational activity.
SB 177 Revolutionary War cemeteries and graves; disbursement of appropriated sums to maintain.
SB 187 Zoning; violation penalties.
SB 198 Historical African American cemeteries and graves; adds Mt. Calvary Cemetery in City of Portsmouth.
SB 266 Certificate of public need; issuance for new neonatal care services in Planning District 5.
SB 469 Conditional zoning; removes restrictions on types of proffers a locality may request or accept.
SB 733 Monuments and memorials, certain; removal to prominently display in outdoor location of museum.
SB 957 Exemption from certain conditional rezoning proffer requirements.
SB 978 Redistricting; criteria for remedial plans.
SJ 13 Study; joint committee to study the 2016 conditional rezoning proffer reform bill; report.

Telecommunications

HB 392 Electric utility regulation; solar energy.
HB 393 Electric utilities; net energy metering, program cap.
HB 436 Electric utilities; mandatory renewable portfolio standard.
HB 586 Community energy programs; investor-owned electric utilities and electric cooperatives.
HB 604 Telecommunications; warrant requirement for records.
HB 606 Telecommunications; Dept. of Historic Resources to convene work group to examine Sect. 106 review.
HB 639 Fiber optics and other communications infrastructure; identifying during road construction projects.
HB 640 Comprehensive plan, locality’s; broadband infrastructure.
HB 656 Telecommunications; Dept. of Historic Resources to convene work group to examine Sect. 106 review.
HB 705 Broadband services; prohibited features.
HB 781 Virginia Open Data Initiative Act; created, report.
HB 964 Electric utilities; energy efficiency programs.
HB 999 Telework Promotion & Broadband Assistance, Office of, & Broadband Advisory Council.
HB 1018 Energy storage system; establishes tax credit.
HB 1021 Speed monitoring systems; school crossing zones.
HB 1060 Electric utilities; net energy metering, program cap.
HB 1131 Zoning; wireless communications infrastructure.
HB 1221 Virginia Information Technologies Agency; additional duties of CIO, cybersecurity review.
HB 1427 Wireless support structures; public rights-of-way use fees established.
HB 1526 Comprehensive plan; telecommunications towers and facilities in Northern Virginia.
HB 1597 Zoning for wireless communications infrastructure.
HJ 100 Broadband Internet access.
SB 166 Telecommunications; Dept. of Historic Resources to convene work group to examine Sect. 106 review.
SB 189 Telecommunications; Dept. of Historic Resources to convene work group to examine Sect. 106 review.
SB 405 Wireless communications infrastructure; zoning.
SB 823 Wireless support structures; public rights-of-way use fees established.
SB 857 Public Rights-of-Way Use Fees; high-speed Internet access.

 

Transportation


HB 59 Transportation, Department of; use of practical design methods.
HB 72 Statewide prioritization process project selection; cost of project to be considered.
HB 73 Speed limits; maximum speed on certain highways.
HB 114 Golf carts and utility vehicles on public highways; equine events.
HB 116 Distracted driving; authority of local government.
HB 134 Value engineering.
HB 177 Distracted driving; handheld personal communications devices, driving with an animal.
HB 180 Distracted driving; penalty.
HB 181 Improper driving; use of handheld communications device while driving vehicle.
HB 214 Overweight permits; vehicles for hauling Virginia-grown farm produce over bridges and culverts.
HB 903 Transportation, Department of; real property owners can request evaluation of completed projects.
HB 1013 Transportation network company; discrimination.
HB 236 Parked vehicles; registration, licensing, and titling requirements.
HR 1 Glass-Steagall Act; memorializing Congress to reinstate portions of Act.
SB 31 Interstate 73 Corridor Development Fund and Program; created.
SB 46 Pedestrians; drivers yielding the right-of-way.
SB 73 Overweight permits; vehicles for hauling Virginia-grown farm produce over bridges and culverts.
SB 87 Careless driving; cause of injury to vulnerable road user.
SB 88 Bicycle lane; penalty for driver to pass another vehicle using lane.
SB 117 Value engineering.
SB 125 Value engineering.

 

 

Last updated on February 2, 2018.  Questions about this page should be sent to Bryan Hill.

 

 

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