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2024 VA Legislative Session

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The session will end on MAR 9.

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2024 Priority Bills

Bills that passed both House & Senate

Cat Number Title Patron House Senate GA /Gov updated
climate SB 253 Support Shared solar programs; amends existing program provisions to apply to Dominion Energy Virginia. more...
Amends existing shared solar program provisions to apply to Dominion Energy Virginia (Phase II Utility). The bill provides that a customer's net bill for participation in the shared solar program means the resulting amount a customer must pay the utility after the bill credit, defined in relevant law, is deducted from the customer's monthly gross utility bill. ...
Surovell (D) Passed
(51-Y 47-N)
Passed
(23-Y 17-N)
2/24/24
governance SB 85 Support Virginia Freedom of Information Act; definition of "caregiver;" remote participation in meetings by persons with disabilities and caregivers; remote voting. more...
Provides that for purposes of determining whether a quorum is physically assembled, an individual member of a public body who is a person with a disability or a caregiver, defined in the bill, and uses remote participation counts toward the quorum as if the individual was physically present. ...
Favola (D) Passed
(95-Y 3-N)
Passed
(28-Y 11-N)
2/24/24


workers
SB 1 Support Minimum wage; increases wage to $13.50 per hour effective January 1, 2025. more...
Increases the minimum wage from the current rate of $12.00 per hour to $13.50 per hour effective January 1, 2025, and to $15.00 per hour effective January 1, 2026. The bill satisfies a reenactment clause included in Chapters 1204 and 1242 of the Acts of Assembly of 2020.
Lucas (D) Passed
(51-Y 47-N)
Passed
(21-Y 19-N)
2/24/24
education HB 805 Support Sales and use tax, local; additional tax authorized in all counties & cities to support schools. more...
Authorizes all counties and cities to impose an additional local sales and use tax at a rate not to exceed one percent with the revenue used only for capital projects for the construction or renovation of schools if such levy is approved in a voter referendum. Under current law, only Charlotte, Gloucester, Halifax, Henry, Mecklenburg, Northampton, Patrick, and Pittsylvania Counties and the City of Danville are authorized to impose such a tax.
Rasoul (D) Passed
(69-Y 28-N)
Passed
Passed w. substitute (27-Y 12-N)
2/24/24
workers SB 393 Support MEI Project Approval Commission; board-level gender and diversity requirements. more...
Requires that the MEI Project Approval Commission considers, prior to recommending approval of any major employment and investment (MEI) project, (i) whether a business has and commits to maintaining a balanced board of directors based upon gender and racial diversity, such that at least 30 percent of such board of directors consists of women and historically underrepresented groups, and (ii) ...
Pekarsky (D) Passed
(51-Y 46-N)
Passed
(21-Y 19-N)
2/23/24
workers SB 274 Support Prescription Drug Affordability Board; established, drug cost affordability review, report. more...
Establishes the Prescription Drug Affordability Board for the purpose of protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth and other stakeholders within the health care system from the high costs of prescription drug products. ...
Deeds (D) Passed
(50-Y 47-N)
Passed
(23-Y 16-N)
2/23/24


workers
HB 1 Support Minimum wage; increases wage to $13.50 per hour effective January 1, 2025. more...
Increases the minimum wage from the current rate of $12.00 per hour to $13.50 per hour effective January 1, 2025, and to $15.00 per hour effective January 1, 2026. The bill satisfies a reenactment clause included in Chapters 1204 and 1242 of the Acts of Assembly of 2020.
Ward (D) Passed
(51-Y 49-N)
Passed
(21-Y 18-N)
2/23/24
campaign finance HB 730 Support Campaign finance; independent expenditure reports; electronic filing required. more...
Requires independent expenditure reports to be filed electronically. Current law allows such reports to be filed either electronically or in writing.
Sickles (D) Passed
(99-Y 0-N)
Passed
(39-Y 0-N)
2/23/24
rights HB 569 Support Employment discrimination; employee notification of federal and state statute of limitations. more...
Requires an employer who receives an employee complaint alleging sexual assault, harassment, or any other form of discrimination for which the employee may seek enforcement by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Office of the Attorney General to notify such employee that a charge may be filed with the EEOC or the Office of the Attorney General within 300 days after the alleged unlawful discriminatory practice occurred. ...
Henson (D) Passed
(49-Y 48-N)
Passed
w substitute (21-Y 19-N)
2/22/24
governance SB 734 Support Virginia Freedom of Information Act; electronic meetings. more...
Amends the number of all-virtual public meetings that public bodies, with certain exceptions, may convene in a calendar year to no more than two times per calendar year or 50 percent of the meetings held per calendar year rounded up to the next whole number, whichever is greater. ...
Marsden (D) Passed
(79-Y 20-N)
Passed
(35 Y 4N)
2/22/24
governance HB 1040 Support Virginia Freedom of Information Act; definition of 'caregiver;' remote participation in meetings. more...
Provides that for purposes of determining whether a quorum is physically assembled, an individual member of a public body who is a person with a disability or a caregiver, defined in the bill, and uses remote participation counts toward the quorum as if the individual was physically present. ...
Bennett-Parker (D) Passed
(100-Y 0-N)
Passed
(26-Y 12-N)
2/22/24
campaign finance SB 692 Support Campaign finance; independent expenditure reports; electronic filing required. more...
Requires independent expenditure reports to be filed electronically. Current law allows such reports to be filed either electronically or in writing.
Perry (D) Passed
(100-Y 0-N)
Passed
(40-Y 0-N)
2/21/24


justice
SB 357 Support Assault and battery of a law-enforcement officer; penalty. more...
Reduces the penalty for assault and battery of a law-enforcement officer from a Class 6 felony to a Class 1 misdemeanor and reduces the mandatory minimum term of confinement from six months to 10 days. The bill also specifies that a person must commit assault and battery that results in bodily injury to be guilty of the enhanced offense. ...
Boysko (D) Passed
(49-Y 48-N)
Passed
(21-Y 19-N)
2/21/24


workers
SB 16 Support Search warrants; menstrual health data prohibited, definition. more...
Prohibits the issuance of a search warrant for the search and seizure of menstrual health data, as defined in the bill, stored on a computer, computer network, or other device containing electronic or digital information.
Favola (D) Passed
(51-Y 49-N)
Passed
(22-Y 18-N)
2/21/24


workers
SB 15 Support Reproductive health care services; prohibitions on extradition for certain crimes. more...
Provides that no demand for extradition of a person charged with a criminal violation of law of another state shall be recognized by the Governor if such alleged violation involves the receipt of or assistance with reproductive health care services within the Commonwealth unless the alleged criminal violation would also constitute a criminal offense under the laws of the Commonwealth. ...
Favola (D) Passed
(54-Y 46-N)
Passed
(21-Y 19-N)
2/21/24
voting rights HB 128 Support Local regulation of door-to-door vendors; political parties exempted. more...
Provides that local ordinances regulating the activities of door-to-door vendors shall not apply to any person participating in certain specified political activities.
Watts (D) Passed
(98-Y 0-N)
Passed
02/21/24 (40-Y 0-N)
2/21/24


guns
SB 47 Support Firearm; transfers to another person from a prohibited person. more...
Provides that a person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm because such person is subject to a protective order or has been convicted of an assault and battery of a family or household member may transfer a firearm owned by such prohibited person to any person who is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing such firearm, provided that such person who is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing such firearm is 21 years of age or older and does not reside with the person who is subject to the protective order. ...
Favola (D) Passed
(52-Y 47-N)
Passed
(21-Y 19-N)
2/21/24


guns
SB 100 Support Plastic firearms and unfinished frames, etc.; manufacture, import, etc. prohibited, penalties. more...
Creates a Class 5 felony for any person who knowingly manufactures or assembles, imports, purchases, sells, transfers, or possesses any firearm that, after removal of all parts other than a major component, as defined in the bill, is not detectable as a firearm when subjected to inspection by the types of detection devices, including X-ray machines, commonly used at airports, government buildings, schools, correctional facilities, and other locations for security screening. ...
Ebbin (D) Passed
(52-Y 48-N)
Passed
(21-Y 19-N)
2/21/24


governance
HB 894 Support Virginia Freedom of Information Act; electronic meetings. more...
Amends the number of all-virtual public meetings that public bodies, with certain exceptions, may convene in a calendar year to no more than two times per calendar year or 50 percent of the meetings held per calendar year rounded up to the next whole number, whichever is greater. ...
Bennett-Parker (D) Passed
(74-Y 26-N)
Passed
(32-Y 7-N)
2/21/24


guns
SB 273 Support Firearms; waiting period for purchases, penalty. more...
Provides that no person shall sell a firearm unless at least five days have elapsed from the time the prospective purchaser completes the written consent form to have a licensed dealer obtain criminal history record information, with exceptions enumerated in relevant law.
Subramanyam (D) Passed
(51-Y 49-N)
Passed
(21-Y 19-N)
2/21/24
rights HB 470 Support Minor; petition for child in need of services or in need of supervision. more...
Authorizes an attorney or guardian ad litem representing a minor, or a parent, guardian, or other person standing in loco parentis of a minor, to file a petition for a child in need of services or in need of supervision with the clerk of the juvenile and domestic relations district court. Under current law, such petitions are required to be filed with an intake officer and are prohibited from being filed directly with the clerk. ...
Martinez (D) Passed
(75-Y 23-N)
Passed
w substitute (26-Y 14-N)
2/21/24


workers
SB 716 Support Unprofessional conduct; disciplinary action against doctor for providing abortion care, etc. more...
Prohibits the Board of Medicine from taking disciplinary action against a doctor based on the alleged provision or receipt of abortion care that is not prohibited under the laws of the Commonwealth, regardless of where such abortion care was provided or received. ...
Carroll Foy (D) Passed
(54-Y 45-N)
Passed
(21-Y 18-N)
2/21/24
No. of bills: 22

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Welcome to the 2024 General Assembly Session!, Cindy C., Blue Virginia, JAN 13, 2024.

A Look at the First Bills of the 2024 Virginia General Assembly, Black Virginia News, NOV 26, 2023.

The first bills of the 2024 Virginia General Assembly have dropped. Here's what they would do, Virginia Mercury, NOV 20, 2023.

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