Other Legislation

Bills CommitteeLast actionDate
HB 1366 - Head - Executive branch agencies; posting of regulations. (H) Committee on General Laws

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (9-Y 7-N)02/14/23
notes: Requires all executive branch agencies to submit on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at each stage of the regulatory process any agency action that would otherwise be exempt from the provisions of Article 2 ( 2.2-4006 et seq.) of the Administrative Process Act ( 2.2-4000 et seq.). The bill contains technical amendments.
HB 1458 - Ballard - Geriatric prisoners; conditional release. (H) Committee on Public Safety

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
(S) Passed by indefinitely in Rehabilitation and Social Services (9-Y 5-N)02/17/23
notes: Expands the list of offenses that prohibit a person from petitioning the Parole Board for conditional release as a geriatric prisoner.
HB 1483 - McNamara - Daylight saving time; Secretary of Commerce and Trade to study the effects on the Commonwealth. (H) Committee on Rules(H) Left in Rules02/07/23
notes: Requests the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to study the effects of the Commonwealth's continued observance of daylight saving time under the federal Uniform Time Act of 1966 and the potential consequences of a decision to use either standard time or daylight saving time year-round in the Commonwealth.
HB 1906 - Hope - Auxiliary grants; independent community living. (H) Committee on Appropriations(H) Left in Appropriations02/07/23
notes: Allows the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to provide auxiliary grants to eligible recipients residing in independent community living, as defined in the bill, under conditions set forth in the bill. The bill directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to, if deemed necessary, amend the state plan for medical assistance services and any waivers thereof to implement the provisions of the bill and limits to no more than 200 the number of auxiliary grant recipients in independent community living. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2024, and directs the Commissioner for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to adopt emergency regulations to implement its provisions.
HB 2099 - Bulova - Livable home; increases allowable tax credit. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0444)03/23/23
notes: Increases from $1 million to $2 million, beginning in fiscal year 2024, the aggregate cap of tax credits allowed by the livable home tax credit in a fiscal year. The bill increases from $500,000 to $1 million, beginning in fiscal year 2024, the amount of credits allocated by the Department of Housing and Community Development to each of (i) the purchase or construction of new residences and (ii) the retrofitting and renovation of existing residences. The bill also increases from $5,000 to $6,500, beginning in taxable year 2023, the maximum amount of livable home tax credits an individual may claim in a taxable year.
HB 2414 - Scott, D.L. - Real property; tax exemption for disabled veterans or surviving spouse. (H) Committee on Finance

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0659)03/26/23
notes: Allows a disabled veteran or surviving spouse to apply for a real property tax exemption and receive a decision prior to purchasing a qualifying property. The bill provides that the commissioner of the revenue of the county, city, or town, or other designated officer, shall, within 15 business days of receiving the application, process the application and send a letter to the disabled veteran or surviving spouse stating whether the application is approved or denied. If the application is approved, the bill requires the letter to include the amount of the tax exemption approved. The bill provides, however, that the exemption described in such letter shall become effective only after the disabled veteran or surviving spouse becomes the owner of the property.
HJ 544 - Guzman - Alzheimer's Disease; Joint Commission on Health, etc., to study treatment. (H) Committee on Rules(H) Left in Rules02/07/23
notes: Directs the Joint Commission on Health Care and the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission (the ADRD Commission) to study the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The resolution directs the Joint Commission and the ADRD Commission to analyze the following as they relate to the treatment of and medication for patients with Alzheimer's disease: (i) continuing medical education requirements for physicians, (ii) public health education for patients and caregivers, (iii) Commonwealth Alzheimer's disease plans and the inclusion of the latest treatment and medication in such plans, (iv) access to screening and diagnostic tools and coverage of such tools by insurance plans, (v) access to therapeutics and coverage of such therapeutics by insurance plans, and (vi) Medicaid coverage for approved drugs. The resolution requires the Joint Commission and the ADRD Commission to complete their meetings by November 30, 2023, and submit their findings and recommendations no later than the first day of the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
SB 925 - Cosgrove - Patient visitation; visitation from clergy members during declared public health emergency. (S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (13-Y 2-N)01/19/23
notes: Requires hospitals, nursing homes, and certified nursing facilities to allow patients to receive visits from clergy members during a declared public health emergency related to a communicable disease of public health threat. Under the bill, the hospital, nursing home, or certified nursing facility may require the clergy member to comply with all reasonable health and safety requirements and may restrict visits of a clergy member who fails a health screening measure or tests positive for a communicable disease of public health concern. If the health and safety requirement substantially burdens the clergy member's free exercise of religion, the hospital, nursing home, or certified nursing facility may require compliance only if the requirement furthers a compelling health and safety interest and imposes the least restrictive requirement. The bill provides immunity for hospitals, nursing homes, and certified nursing facilities and their employees and contractors from liability for injury or death due to exposure to a communicable disease of public health concern resulting from or related to such visitation, except in limited circumstances. The bill also allows a person or religious organization to bring a civil action against a hospital, nursing home, or certified nursing facility alleging a violation of such visitation provisions.
SB 952 - Ruff - Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission; membership, sunset. (H) Committee on Rules

(S) Committee on Rules
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0045)03/17/23
notes: Extends from July 1, 2023, to July 1, 2026, the expiration of the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission and expands from 15 to 19 the membership of the Commssion by adding the Commissioner of Health, the Director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services, the Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, and the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services, or their designees, as ex officio members with nonvoting privileges.
SB 1218 - Mason - Aging, Commonwealth Council on; membership and staff support. (H) Committee on Rules

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0583)03/26/23
notes: Reduces from 24 to 16 the number of members to be appointed to the Commonwealth Council on Aging by (i) replacing the requirement that the membership include one member from each of the 11 congressional districts of the Commonwealth with the requirement that the membership include one member from each of the eight regions of the Commonwealth identified by the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Pin its Virginia Regional Map (2017); (ii) adding the Executive Director of the Virginia Center on Aging and removing the Director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services and the Secretary of Health and Human Resources as ex officio members; and (iii) reducing from four to two the number of members to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates and the Senate Committee on Rules, respectively. The bill authorizes the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to employ a person to facilitate the duties of the Council.
SB 1242 - Obenshain - Geriatric prisoners; conditional release, review hearings. (S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services(S) Passed by indefinitely in Rehabilitation and Social Services (8-Y 6-N)02/03/23
notes: Directs the Parole Board to review annually all petitions for geriatric conditional release. The bill provides that the Parole Board may, however, defer subsequent hearings for up to three years if an initial hearing was held and the petition for conditional release was denied. The bill also requires that, in situations in which a person who is otherwise eligible for parole under current law also files a petition for geriatric conditional release, the Parole Board conduct the reviews for such parole and conditional release at a single hearing.
SJ 252 - Hanger - Celebrating the life of the Honorable Jane Haycock Woods.  (S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ252ER)01/30/23