FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2017
Contact: Christopher West
(804) 698-1228

 

RICHMOND, VA - Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) announced Monday that he will not seek re-election. Howell's full remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below.

Since the House has returned to the Morning Hour, I ask the members to indulge me a moment while I take this opportunity to share some news.

Serving in this esteemed body which is the Virginia House of Delegates for the last 30 years has been a distinct privilege. Likewise, serving as the Speaker of the House for 15 years now truly has been the greatest professional honor of my life.

While I obviously will miss all of you and while I will always look back with only fondness at every day I served here, I have decided that I will not be seeking re-election to the House.

Cessie and I are so grateful for the opportunity that we have had to serve. There truly are no words to fully describe the joy and fulfillment we have received from this incredible opportunity for public service. But, we also know there is much more joy and fulfillment to come, albeit differently and beyond Capitol Square and this body. We are blessed to have two good sons and seven energetic grandkids. We have our youth! And, we cannot wait to take some time together to travel, spend more time with our family and, frankly, just to relax together.

The House of Delegates truly is an historic institution. I love it dearly. I believe it represents the hope, enduring strength and resiliency of our exciting and ongoing experiment in representative self-government.

If America is a shining city on a hill, then our Virginia House of Delegates is the brightest light atop the highest tower.

As a Delegate and as Speaker, I always have tried to serve in a manner worthy of that stature.

I believe the Office of Speaker rises above partisan politics. This is an institutional role, with constitutional and other attendant obligations that transcend the fractured moments that often drive our politics.

I also always have tried to be open, accessible and, most of all, fair.

When I became Speaker in 2003, I pledged to lead this historic chamber with the honor and integrity it deserves and to faithfully uphold the dignity of this constitutional office.

Throughout my tenure, when faced with difficult decisions that go along with this Office, I have strived to reflect those enduring values. And, in practice, I always sought to put what’s good for the whole institution, and all that it represents, ahead of any other interest.

I pray you will judge my time as Speaker on that more than anything.

When I accepted the Speaker’s gavel, I reminded myself and others that what kind of people we are, and how we treat one another, is as important as the bills we pass and the laws we make. May we never lose sight of this worthy aspiration.

Like you, I understand that our mission is so much larger than ourselves. Ultimately, our purpose is continuing to fulfill the four-century-old mission of Virginia – preserving human freedom and advancing opportunities for all.

So today, I hope you join me in taking pride in everything that this body – Republicans and Democrats working together more often than not – has accomplished over the last 15 years. The House of Delegates has been a stable and consistent factor in reforming and improving state government for the past decade. Our shared enterprises, through difficult and good times alike, has made our Commonwealth stronger and more prosperous. And together, I believe we have enhanced the lives and livelihoods of our fellow citizens we are so privileged to represent and serve.

Now and always, I am optimistic that this House – the oldest continuous representative law-making body in the New World – will continue to inspire and fulfill the enormous potential of Virginia’s bright future.

So, I will close by saying from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

I am so grateful for the trust and faith you placed in me 15 years ago. And, I appreciate that you have continued to maintain that trust in me. The many friendships that have made here over almost 30 years are worth more than any bill I have ever championed or passed. I am proud to know you all and honored to serve with each of you.

All of you are very talented individuals and highly capable leaders. You are valuable parts of something much bigger than any one of us. So, it is easier for me to make this announcement now and to leave next year knowing that this institution will continue to thrive.

Thank you. May God Bless you. May God Bless our great country and wonderful Commonwealth. And, may God continue to Bless this historic House of Delegates.

 

 

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As we head into the final week of Session, things are winding down for the retail industry. In the past week, action was taken on the following issues:

 

ABC | Airbnb | Breach of Payroll Data

Cigarette Exemption Certificate | Felony Threshold for Larceny

Franchisees | Tax

 

 

ABC

HB 1801-Knight - Alcoholic beverage control; delivery privileges of persons holding a wine and beer license.

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Airbnb

SB 1578Norment - Short-term rental of property; registration of persons offering property for rental. (H) Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N)

 

Breach of Payroll Data

HB 2113Keam - Breach of payroll data; notification requirement. (S) Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 1033Howell - Breach of payroll data; notification requirement. (H) Passed House (99-Y 0-N)

 

Cigarette Exemption Certificate

SB 1390Howell - Cigarettes; purchase for resale, penalties. (H) Passed House (92-Y 5-N 1-A)

 

Felony Threshold for Larceny

SB 816Surovell - Grand larceny & certain property crimes; increases threshold amount of money taken, etc., to $1,000. (H) Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely.

 

Franchisees

HB 1394Head - Franchisees; status thereof and its employees as employees of the franchisor. (S) Passed Senate (20-Y 19-N)

 

Tax


GOOD NEWS!
The Governor signed HB 1529 into law, which extends the Sunset date for the Sales Tax Holiday to 2022 (effective 7/1/17).

 

OTHER TAX UPDATES

HB 1890Hugo - Sales and use tax; collection of taxes from consuming contractors. (S) Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 1308McDougle - Sales and use tax; collection of taxes from consuming contractors. (H) Passed House (99-Y 0-N)

SB 1018Barker - Temporary exemption periods from retail sales and use taxes for qualifying items; sunset dates. (H) Passed House (99-Y 0-N)

SB 962Hanger - Sales and use tax; nexus for out-of-state businesses. (H) Passed House (79-Y 20-N)

 

Overall, this has been a very successful session for the retail industry. Next week, be on the look-out for a wrap-up of the entire Session where we will review all legislative issues that have been acted on this year.

 

Below you can see a list of issues on which action was taken in the last week.

 

ABC | Airbnb | Background Check

Cigarette Exemption Certificate | Franchise

School Calendar / Labor Day | Tax

 

ABC

HB 1801 - Knight - Alcoholic beverage control; delivery privileges of persons holding a wine and beer license.

(S) Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)


AirBnB

SB 1578 - Norment - Short-term rental of property; registration of persons offering property for rental. (H) Referred to Committee on General Laws

 

Background Check

HB 1713 - Minchew - Nonconfidential court records; electronic access for date of birth verification.

(S) Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)

SB 1044 - Obenshain - Nonconfidential court records; secure remote access, date of birth verification.

(H) Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N)

 

Cigarette Exemption Certificate

HB 1913 - Anderson - Cigarettes; purchase for resale, issuance of a cigarette exemption certificate, penalties.

(S) Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

 

Franchise

HB 1394 - Head - Franchisees; status thereof and its employees as employees of the franchisor.

(S) Passed out of Commerce and Labor (11Y – 4N)

 

School Calendar / Labor Day

HB 1983 - Greason - School calendar; opening day of school year.

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N)

 

Tax

HB 1415 - Ware - Transient occupancy tax; Goochland, Powhatan, and Warren Counties authorized to impose.

(S) Passed Senate (30-Y 9-N)

HB 1529 - Ward - Temporary exemption periods from retail sales and use taxes for qualifying items; sunset dates.

(S) Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

HB 2058 - Watts - Sales and use tax; nexus for out-of-state businesses.

(S) Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bills

Committee

Last action

Date

HB 602 - Bell, Robert B. - Petit larceny; prior convictions, penalty.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice


(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Left in Finance

12/02/16

HB 1393Landes - Direct primary care agreements; Commonwealth's insurance laws do not apply.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Stricken from docket by Commerce and Labor

01/12/17

HB 1394 - Head - Franchisees; status thereof and its employees as employees of the franchisor.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Passed by for the day

02/20/17

HB 1412 - Cole - Weight limits; increases maximum gross weight of a motor vehicle eligible for an overload permit.

(H) Committee on Transportation

(H) Left in Transportation

02/07/17

HB 1415 - Ware - Transient occupancy tax; Goochland, Powhatan, and Warren Counties authorized to impose.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(G) Approved by Governor-Chapter 23 (effective 7/1/17)

02/17/17

HB 1436 - Head - Unemployment compensation; wage offset.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Left in Commerce and Labor

02/08/17

HB 1439 - Head - Income tax, individual and corporate; small business job creation tax credit.

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Left in Finance

02/07/17

HB 1444 - Rasoul - Minimum wage; increases minimum wage from its current federally mandated level.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Left in Commerce and Labor

02/08/17

HB 1445 - Ward - Wages and salaries; eliminates payment by prepaid cards, etc., without employee's consent.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Tabled in Commerce and Labor

01/24/17

HB 1497 - Farrell - Ophthalmic prescriptions; definitions, who may provide prescriptions, requirements.

(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017

02/17/17

HB 1499 - Davis - Apportionment of income; corporate income tax.

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Left in Finance

02/07/17

HB 1500 - Jones - Budget Bill.

(H) Committee on Appropriations


(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Senators: Norment, Hanger, Saslaw, Howell, Newman, Ruff, Wagner

02/15/17

HB 1501 - Davis - Virginia Retail Sales and Use Tax Act.

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Left in Finance

02/07/17

HB 1502 - Davis - Communications sales and use tax; sales price.

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Left in Finance

02/07/17

HB 1503 - Davis - Membership in Multistate Tax Commission.

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Left in Finance

02/07/17

HB 1513 - Farrell - Personal appearance by two-way electronic video and audio communication.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Left in Courts of Justice

02/07/17

HB 1518 - Knight - Sales and use tax; automotive repair supplies.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2017

02/15/17

HB 1526Albo - Alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage annual live entertainment venue license, etc.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(S) Failed to report (defeated) in Rehabilitation and Social Services (6-Y 8-N)

02/17/17

HB 1528Albo - Alcoholic beverage control; tastings conducted by manufacturers, wine and beer wholesalers, reps.

(H) Committee on General Laws

(H) Left in General Laws

02/08/17

HB 1529 - Ward - Temporary exemption periods from retail sales and use taxes for qualifying items; sunset dates.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(G) Approved by Governor-Chapter 26 (effective 7/1/17)

02/17/17

HB 1530 - Peace - Dept of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; certification of certain businesses; appeals.

(H) Committee on Appropriations


(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

02/20/17

HB 1543 - Robinson - Sales and use tax exemption; audiovisual productions and equipment.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1543ER)

02/20/17

HB 1565Webert - Local tax and regulatory incentives; green development zones.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(G) Approved by Governor-Chapter 27 (effective 7/1/17)

02/17/17

HB 1571 - Farrell - Workers' compensation; fees for medical services.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1571ER)

02/20/17

HB 1593Boysko - Sales and use tax; personal hygiene products.

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Left in Finance

02/07/17

HB 1602Fariss - Invasion of privacy; civil action; damages; attorney fees and costs.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) No action taken

02/07/17

HB 1625 - Robinson - Mobile food units; licenses.

(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1625ER)

02/17/17

HB 1659Habeeb - Workers' compensation; employer's lien, third party actions.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1659ER)

02/20/17

HB 1668Stolle - Retail Sales and Use Tax; exempts legal tender coins.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 21, 2017

02/14/17

HB 1669Morefield - Gas severance tax.

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Left in Finance

02/07/17

HB 1681 - Bloxom - Transient occupancy tax; state parks.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Recommitted to Finance

02/10/17

HB 1694 - Marshall, D.W. - Alcoholic beverage control; nonprofit banquet licensees, sale of wine for off-premises consumption.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017

02/17/17

HB 1704 - Filler-Corn - Grand larceny and certain property crimes; increases threshold amount of money taken, etc.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Left in Courts of Justice

02/07/17

HB 1713Minchew - Nonconfidential court records; secure remote access, date of birth verification.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice


(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2017

02/15/17

HB 1743 - Rush - Alcoholic beverage control; retail on-premises license for nonprofit cinema houses.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017

02/17/17

HB 1744 - Rush - Alcoholic beverage control; disposable containers.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017

02/17/17

HB 1759 - Rasoul - Redeemable beverage containers.

(H) Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

(H) Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

02/07/17

HB 1771 - Plum - Minimum wage.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Left in Commerce and Labor

02/08/17

HB 1801 - Knight - Alcoholic beverage control; delivery privileges of persons holding a wine and beer license.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017

02/17/17

HB 1809 - Bell, John J. - Computer crimes; penalties.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Left in Courts of Justice

02/07/17

HB 1813Leftwich - Health insurance; assignment of benefits.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Left in Commerce and Labor

02/08/17

HB 1842 - Knight - Alcoholic beverage control; neutral grain spirits or alcohol sold at government stores; proof.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017

02/17/17

HB 1858 - Lopez - Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; certification of certain businesses.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1858ER)

02/20/17

HB 1861 - Lopez - Product safety; flame retardants, penalty.

(H) Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

(H) Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

02/07/17

HB 1883 - Kilgore - Occupational health and safety laws; increases maximum amount of civil penalties.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1883ER)

02/20/17

HB 1889 - Hugo - License taxes, local; exemption for certain defense production businesses.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2017

02/15/17

HB 1890 - Hugo - Sales and use tax; collection of taxes from consuming contractors.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1890ER)

02/20/17

HB 1901Heretick - Alcoholic beverage control; tied house exception.

(H) Committee on General Laws

(H) Left in General Laws

02/08/17

HB 1913 - Anderson - Cigarettes; purchase for resale, issuance of a cigarette exemption certificate, penalties.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 21, 2017

02/14/17

HB 1920 - Kilgore - Property transportation network companies; required to provide motor vehicle liability coverage.

(H) Committee on Transportation

(H) Left in Transportation

02/07/17

HB 1925 - Campbell - Local cigarette tax.

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Left in Finance

02/07/17

HB 1926 - Campbell - ABC; definition of municipal golf course, food sales exemptions.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(S) Senate requested conference committee

02/20/17

HB 1950 - Peace - Cigarette tax, local; refund of returned tax stamps.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2017

02/15/17

HB 1961 - Hugo - License tax, local; methodology for deducting certain gross receipts.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2017

02/15/17

HB 1968Landes - Small Business Investment Grant Fund; changes to Fund.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1968ER)

02/20/17

HB 1980 - Poindexter - Virginia Employment Commission; jobs reports.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Tabled in Commerce and Labor

01/24/17

HB 1983Greason - School calendar; opening day of school year.

(H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N)

02/09/17

HB 2010 - Robinson - Virginia Lottery; regulations of sale of lottery tickets over Internet.

(H) Committee on General Laws

(H) Left in General Laws

02/08/1

HB 2029 - Freitas - Alcoholic beverage control; privileges of licensed distillers appointed as agents of ABC Board.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017

02/17/17

HB 2030 - Freitas - Food products; sale at farmers market, farm, or home.

(H) Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

(H) Failed to report (defeated) in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (6-Y 15-N)

02/01/17

HB 2031 - Adams - School calendar; opening day of the school year.

(H) Committee on Education

(H) Tabled in Education

01/23/17

HB 2056 - Kory - Vapor products; imposition of state tax on products, including electronic cigarettes.

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Stricken from docket by Finance

01/23/17

HB 2058 - Watts - Sales and use tax; nexus for out-of-state businesses.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2017

02/15/17

HB 2071 - Watts - Juvenile records; expungement; certain felony larceny offenses.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Left in Courts of Justice

02/07/17

HB 2078 - Wilt - Alcoholic beverage control; annual mixed beverage performing arts facility license.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017

02/17/17

HB 2104 - Byron - Machinery and tools tax; valuation, appeal of certain local taxes.

(H) Committee on Appropriations

(H) Left in Appropriations

02/08/17

HB 2113Keam - Breach of payroll data; notification requirement.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2113ER)

02/20/17

HB 2126 - Levine - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program; established.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Left in Commerce and Labor

02/08/17

HB 2189Boysko - Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for feminine hygiene products.

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Left in Finance

02/07/17

HB 2190Boysko - Wage or salary history; inquiries prohibited, civil penalty.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Tabled in Commerce and Labor

01/31/17

HB 2197 - Kilgore - Unmanned aircraft systems; creates a civil cause of action for invasion of privacy, etc.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Left in Courts of Justice

02/07/17

HB 2202Torian - Employment; abusive work environment.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Stricken from docket by Commerce and Labor

01/26/17

HB 2220Landes - Alcoholic beverage control; creates a new limited mixed beverage license for retail cigar shops.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(S) Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

02/20/17

HB 2221 - Cline - Professional and Occupational Licensing Requirements, Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate; created.

(H) Committee on Appropriations

(H) Left in Appropriations

02/08/17

HB 2229 - Villanueva - Electronic credentials; creates standards for DMV in issuing, reviewing, etc., report.

(H) Committee on Transportation


(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

02/20/17

HB 2266 - Filler-Corn - Retail establishments and restaurants; posting of signs relating to firearms policy.

(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(H) Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety

02/07/17

HB 2283Krizek - Wages; cause of action against an employer for nonpayment.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Left in Courts of Justice

02/07/17

HB 2300 - O'Bannon - Health, Department of; frequency of inspections.

(H) Committee on Appropriations


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

02/20/17

HB 2305Orrock - SHHR; certain waivers under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(H) Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions

02/07/17

HB 2309 - Simon - Minimum wage; increases wage to $11 per hour effective July 1, 2017.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Left in Commerce and Labor

02/08/17

HB 2349 - Marshall, R.G. - Bioengineered foods; labeling certain products containing GMO, etc.

(H) Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

(H) Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

02/07/17

HB 2396 - Hope - Virginia Public Procurement Act; participation of employment services organizations.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2396ER)

02/20/17

HB 2418 - Robinson - Alcoholic beverage control; banquet licenses for wineries and breweries.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017

02/17/17

HB 2420 - Ward - Virginia Public Procurement Act; small business and microbusiness procurement enhancement program.

(H) Committee on General Laws

(H) Left in General Laws

02/08/17

HJ 544Lingamfelter - Study; JLARC to study the Virginia's workers' compensation system; report.

(H) Committee on Rules

(H) Tabled in Rules

01/26/17

HJ 568 - Farrell - Study; Joint Commission on Health Care to study options for use of telemental health; report.

(H) Committee on Rules

(H) Tabled in Rules

01/26/17

HJ 619 - Davis - Study; Tax Commissioner to study disincentives to upgrade machinery and tools; report.

(H) Committee on Rules

(H) Tabled in Rules

01/26/17

SB 18 - Stanley - Companion animals; surgical sterilization program.

(S) Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

(S) Left in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

12/02/16

SB 783Ebbin - Public employment; prohibits discrimination on basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(H) Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 4-N)

02/14/17

SB 785 - Marsden - Minimum wage; increases wage from its current level to $8.00 per hour effective July 1, 2017.

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (11-Y 3-N)

01/16/17

SB 787 - Sturtevant - Sales & use tax; prohibits accelerated collection of payments from retail merchants & other dealers.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)

01/25/17

SB 788 - Sturtevant - Income tax, state; rate of taxation.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance (15-Y 1-N)

01/24/17

SB 789 - Sturtevant - Income tax, corporate; rate of taxation.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance (15-Y 1-N)

01/24/17

SB 793 - Sturtevant - Small businesses; waiver of tax penalties.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(H) Delegates: Cline, Massie, Kory

02/15/17

SB 796McDougle - Police and court records; expungement of certain charges and convictions.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice


(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table

02/15/17

SB 803 - Sturtevant - Executive budget; zero-based budgeting principles.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)

01/24/17

SB 804 - Hanger - Retail Sales and Use Tax; media-related exemptions.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB804ER)

02/17/17

SB 816Surovell - Grand larceny & certain property crimes; increases threshold amount of money taken, etc., to $1,000.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice


(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely

02/15/17

SB 824Wexton - Sick leave for employees; private employers to give to each full-time employee paid sick days, etc.

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (11-Y 4-N)

02/03/17

SB 835 - Chase - Income tax, corporate; lowers tax rate to 2.5 percent.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance (15-Y 1-N)

01/24/17

SB 836 - Chase - License taxes; if locality imposes tax upon business, tax shall be based upon Va. taxable income.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance (15-Y 1-N)

01/24/17

SB 847Favola - Paid family leave; Commissioner of Labor and Industry to develop an implementation plan for program.

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor with letter (14-Y 0-N)

01/16/17

SB 849 - Chase - Income tax, state; creates a deduction for small business owners.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance (15-Y 1-N)

01/24/17

SB 900Norment - Budget Bill.

(H) Committee on Appropriations


(S) Committee on Finance

(H) Referred to Committee on Appropriations

02/13/17

SB 918 - Edwards - Renewable energy; third-party power purchase agreements.

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)

01/30/17

SB 923 - Petersen - Grand larceny; threshold.

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB816-Surovell) (15-Y 0-N)

01/23/17

SB 925 - Petersen - Plastic bag tax in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance (10-Y 4-N)

01/18/17

SB 956 - Locke - County food and beverage tax.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance (13-Y 3-N)

01/24/17

SB 962 - Hanger - Sales and use tax; nexus for out-of-state businesses.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB962ER)

02/17/17

SB 970DeSteph - Alcoholic beverage control (ABC); food-to-beverage ratio for certain mixed beverage licensees.

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(S) Failed to report (defeated) in Rehabilitation and Social Services (6-Y 8-N 1-A)

01/27/17

SB 971DeSteph - Alcoholic beverage control; purchase of wine by restaurant from retailer.

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(S) Stricken at request of Patron in Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N)

01/13/17

SB 978 - Dance - Minimum wage.

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (11-Y 2-N 1-A)

01/16/17

SB 1018 - Barker - Temporary exemption periods from retail sales and use taxes for qualifying items; sunset dates.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1018ER)

02/17/17

SB 1033 - Howell - Breach of payroll data; notification requirement.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1033ER)

02/20/17

SB 1044Obenshain - Nonconfidential court records; secure remote access, date of birth verification.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice


(S) Committee on Finance

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2017

02/15/17

SB 1107 - Sturtevant - Sales and use tax; prohibits any requirement that a dealer remit accelerated payments, exception.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)

01/25/17

SB 1108 - Sturtevant - Alcoholic beverage control; creates walking tour permit.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(H) Read second time

02/20/17

SB 1111 - Edwards - School calendar; adds to "good cause" circumstances for waiver of school opening.

(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N)

01/26/17

SB 1150Favola - Alcoholic beverage control; ABC Board to require bar bystander training.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(H) Read second time

02/20/17

SB 1161 - Reeves - Alcoholic beverage control; food sale requirements.

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(S) Stricken at request of Patron in Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 0-N)

01/20/17

SB 1175Chafin - Workers' compensation; employer's lien, third party actions.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 21, 2017

02/14/17

SB 1193 - Stuart - Contractors, Board of; exemptions, responsibility for contracting with unlicensed person.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017

02/17/17

SB 1216DeSteph - Alcoholic beverage control; availability of food when spirits served.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(H) Read second time

02/20/17

SB 1308McDougle - Sales and use tax; collection of taxes from consuming contractors.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1308ER)

02/17/17

SB 1336Surovell - Sales and use tax; school supplies and hurricane preparedness sales tax holidays.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance (11-Y 5-N)

01/31/17

SB 1357Norment - Alcoholic beverage control; tastings conducted by manufacturers, wine and beer wholesalers, etc.

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N)

01/27/17

SB 1358Norment - Alcoholic beverage control; point of sale advertising materials.

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N)

01/27/17

SB 1382Ebbin - Alcoholic beverage control; applications for retail license.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(H) Read second time

02/20/17

SB 1390 - Howell - Cigarettes; purchase for resale, penalties.

(H) Committee on Finance


(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1390ER)

02/17/17

SB 1391DeSteph - Alcoholic beverage control; new license for certain commercial lifestyle centers.

(H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1391ER)

02/17/17

SB 1482 - Sturtevant - SHHR; certain waivers under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Rehabilitation and Social Services (12-Y 3-N)

01/27/17

SB 1513 - Wagner - Health insurance; assignment of benefits.

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor with letter (15-Y 0-N)

02/03/17

SB 1518 - Lewis - Recycling; beneficial use.

(S) Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with letter (15-Y 0-N)

01/26/17

SB 1542Saslaw - Occupational health and safety laws; increases maximum amount of civil penalties.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017

02/17/17

SB 1544Norment - Food and beverage tax; York County authorized to impose.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (6-Y 10-N)

02/01/17

SB 1578Norment - Short-term rental of property; registration of persons offering property for rental.

(H) Committee on Appropriations


(S) Committee on Local Government

(H) Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N)

02/20/17

SB 1579 - Stanley - Short-term rental; affirms rights of localities to regulate rental of property.

(S) Committee on Local Government

(S) Incorporated by Local Government (SB1578-Norment) (13-Y 0-N)

02/02/17

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View a summary of action taken on these issues:


ABC | Airbnb | Assignment of Benefits

Background Check | Breach of Payroll Data

Felony Threshold for Larceny | GMO Labeling

Occupational Health and Safety Laws | Tax

 

 

ABC

HB 1528 - Albo - Alcoholic beverage control; tastings conducted by manufacturers, wine and beer wholesalers, reps. (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table

VRF monitored

HB 2220 - Landes - Alcoholic beverage control; creates a new limited mixed beverage license for retail cigar shops. (H) Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (6-Y 1-N)

VRF monitored

SB 1108 - Sturtevant - Alcoholic beverage control; creates walking tour permit. (H) Referred to Committee on General Laws

VRF Supports

SB 1216 - DeSteph - Alcoholic beverage control; availability of food when spirits served. (H) Referred to Committee on General Laws

VRF Opposes

SB 1382 - Ebbin - Alcoholic beverage control; applications for retail license. (H) Referred to Committee on General Laws

VRF monitored

SB 1391 - DeSteph - Alcoholic beverage control; new license for certain commercial lifestyle centers. (S) Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

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VRF Monitored

 

 

Airbnb

SB 1578 - Norment - Short-term rental; registration of persons offering property for rental. (S) Committee substitute printed 17105130D-S1

VRF Supports

 

 

Assignment of Benefits

HB 1813 - Leftwich - Health insurance; assignment of benefits. (H) Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 7-N)

VRF Opposes


 

Background Check

SB 1044 - Obenshain - Secure remote access to nonconfidential court records; date of birth verification. (S) Reported from Senate Finance

VRF Supports


 

Breach of Payroll Data

HB 2113 - Keam - Breach of payroll data; notification requirement. (H) VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N)

VRF Monitored

SB 1033 - Howell - Breach of payroll data; notification requirement. (H) Referred to Committee on Finance

VRF Monitored


 

Felony Threshold for Larceny

HB 1704 - Filler-Corn - Grand larceny and certain property crimes; increases threshold amount of money taken, etc. (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table

VRF Opposed

 

 

GMO Labeling

HB 2349 - Marshall, R.G. - Bioengineered foods; labeling certain products containing GMO, etc. (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table

VRF Opposed


 

Occupational Health and Safety Laws

HB 1883 - Kilgore - Occupational health and safety laws; increases maximum amount of civil penalties. (S) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

VRF Monitored

SB 1542 - Saslaw Occupational health and safety laws; increases maximum amount of civil penalties. (S) Read second time and engrossed

VRF Monitored


 

Tax

HB 2058 - Watts - Sales and use tax; nexus for out-of-state businesses. (H) VOTE: PASSAGE (73-Y 21-N)

VRF Supports

HB 1501 - Davis - Virginia Retail Sales and Use Tax Act. (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table. With a letter to the small business commission.

HB 1503 - Davis - Membership in Multistate Tax Commission.
(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table

HB 1890 - Hugo - Sales and use tax; collection of taxes from consuming contractors.

VRF Supports

SB 1018 - Barker - Temporary exemption periods from retail sales and use taxes for qualifying items; sunset dates. (S) Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

VRF Supports

SB 1308 - McDougle - Sales and use tax; collection of taxes from consuming contractors. (H) Referred to Committee on Finance.

VRF Supports

SB 1336 - Surovell - Sales and use tax; school supplies and hurricane preparedness sales tax holidays. (S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance (11-Y 5-N)

VRF Monitored

SB 1544 - Norment - Food and beverage tax; York County authorized to impose. (S) Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (6-Y 10-N)

VRF Opposed