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(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2008 Session (CD) Carried over from 2008 session but died in committee on or before December 4th


Absentee voting; firefighters and other first responders may vote absentee. Amending  24.2-700, 24.2-701, and 24.2-706. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1877 (Chapter 405); Martin, SB 1070 (Chapter 873))
Administration of prescription drugs; expands authority of persons allowed to administer where it would normally be self-administered by individual in program licensed by Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services. Amending  54.1-3408. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1601 (Chapter 48))
Advance medical directives; physician determining patient is incapable of making an informed decision about medical treatment shall have completed a training program in capacity assessments. Amending  54.1-2982. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2334 (I) See HB2396)
Advance medical directives; revises Health Care Decisions Act to clarify process determining a patient to be incapable of making an informed decision regarding health care. Amending 37.2-801, 37.2-1009, 54.1-2982, 54.1-2983, 54.1-2984, 54.1-2985, 54.1-2986, 54.1-2987 through 54.1-2989, 54.1-2990, 54.1-2991, and 54.1-2992; adding  37.2-805.1, 54.1-2983.1, 54.1-2983.2, 54.1-2983.3, 54.1-2985.1, 54.1-2986.1, and 54.1-2986.2. (Patron-Bell, HB 2396 (Chapter 211); Whipple, SB 1142 (Chapter 268))
Advance mental health directives; may set procedures or instructions with regard to treatment. Amending  54.1-2983 and 54.1-2984. (Patron-Bell, HB 1004 (CD))
Animal shelters and pounds; allowed to purchase, possess, and administer certain controlled substances for purpose of euthanizing animals. Amending  54.1-3423 and 54.1-3801; repealing  54.1-3425. (Patron-Orrock, HB 2097 (Chapter 149); McDougle, SB 897 (Chapter 169))
Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects, Board for; exemptions from licensure. Amending  54.1-402. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 2072 (F); Deeds, SB 1008 (F))
Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects, Board for; land surveyors, public employees. Adding  54.1-407.1. (Patron-Nutter, HB 2147 (F))
Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects, Board for; licensure of landscape architects. Amending  10.1-560, 13.1-543, 13.1-549, 13.1-553, 13.1-1102, 13.1-1111, 15.2-851, 15.2-2263, 54.1-400, 54.1-401, 54.1-402.2, 54.1-403, 54.1-404.2, 54.1-405, 54.1-409, 54.1-410, 54.1-411, and 54.1-2201. (Patron-Watkins, SB 940 (Chapter 309))
Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects, Board for; required insurance for certain licensees. Adding  54.1-404.01. (Patron-Jones, HB 2217 (F))
Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors, Board for; regulation of lead-based paint renovation, repair, and painting. Amending 54.1-500, 54.1-500.1, 54.1-501, 54.1-503, 54.1-512, 54.1-516, and 54.1-517. (Patron-Joannou, HB 2432 (Chapter 819))
Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors, Board for; required certified home inspection include evaluation of home’s heating and cooling systems, etc. Amending  54.1-500. (Patron-Vogel, SB 716 (CD))
Assault and battery; penalty when against physician, etc., while performing duties in emergency room. Amending  18.2-57. (Patron-Peace, HB 2436 (F))
Assisted living facility staff; requirement of work experience for administrators and medication aides. Amending  54.1-3042 and 54.1-3102. (Patron-McEachin, SB 1543 (F))
Auditor of Public Accounts; auditing services for city and county officials and executive branch agencies handling state funds may be performed by licensed independent certified public accountants. Amending  30-133, 30-134, and 30-137. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 555 (CD))
Automated drug dispensing systems; allows drugs in multi-dose packaging to be placed therein. Amending  54.1-3434.02. (Patron-Jones, HB 2212 (Chapter 100))
Bad checks; attorneys for State to establish programs that allow persons to avoid prosecution. Amending  18.2-181. (Patron-Watkins, SB 364 (CD))
Birth control; definition. Amending  54.1-2900. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2338 (F))
Birth control prescriptions; pharmacist who refuses to fill ensure patient is treated in a nonjudgmental manner. Amending 54.1-3401; adding  54.1-3411.2 and 54.1-3433.1. (Patron-Englin, HB 2373 (F))
Bulk donation programs; pharmacy may charge a reasonable dispensing or administrative fee to offset cost of dispensing medications. Amending  54.1-3301. (Patron-Jones, HB 2214 (Chapter 101))
Business, professional and occupational license (BPOL) tax; proof of licensure for contractors. Amending  58.1-3715. (Patron-Oder, HB 406 (CD))
Capital murder; adds auxiliary police officers, auxiliary deputy sheriffs, as well as fire marshals and assistant fire marshals with police powers, to definition of law-enforcement officer in statute. Amending  18.2-31. (Patron-Pogge, HB 2638 (V))
Cemetery Board; exemptions from licensure. Amending  54.1-2312. (Patron-Jones, HB 2647 (F))
Charitable gaming; raises permit exemption threshold for volunteer fire departments or rescue squads, etc. Amending  18.2-340.16, 18.2-340.23, and 18.2-340.24. (Patron-Lewis, HB 2595 (Chapter 121))
Common interest communities; eliminates assessment against and limits enforcement authority of Board to common interest community managers. Amending  55-79.93:1, 55-504.1, 55-516.1, 55-528, 55-530, and 55-530.1; adding  54.1-2353.1; repealing 54.1-2351 and 54.1-2352. (Patron-Athey, HB 1777 (F); Nichols, HB 2116 (F))
Common Interest Community Board; allowed to assess a monetary penalty paid to Common Interest Community Management Information Fund against person who files complaint if determined to be without merit with intent to harass person or entity. Amending  54.1-2351 and 54.1-2352. (Patron-Watts, HB 1900 (F))
Common Interest Community Board; clarifies powers and duties, technical changes. Amending  54.1-300, 54.1-2349, 54.1-2351, 54.1-2352, 55-79.2, 55-79.93:1, 55-399, 55-399.1, 55-504.1, 55-509.6, 55-516.1, and 55-530.1. (Patron-Sickles, HB 2488 (F); Whipple, SB 1143 (Chapter 557))
Common Interest Community Board; increases filing fee for persons to register written complaints to Office of Common Interest Community Ombudsman. Amending  54.1-2351 and 55-530. (Patron-Sickles, HB 2670 (F); Barker, SB 1233 (F))
Common Interest Community Board; managers must hold valid licenses issued thereby. Amending  54.1-2348. (Patron-Suit, HB 1584 (F))
Common Interest Community Management Information Fund; assessments shall not apply to volunteer community management companies. Amending  54.1-2349. (Patron-Nichols, HB 2115 (F))
Contractors, Board for; adds building framers and masonry contractors to definition of tradesman. Amending  54.1-1128. (Patron-Orrock, HB 2095 (F))
Criminal procedure; compensation of court-appointed counsel. Amending  19.2-163. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1363 (Chapter 284))
Criminal records checks; required for licensure to practice as real estate licensees. Amending  19.2-389 and 54.1-204. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2541 (Chapter 667))
Dangerous Dog Registry; authorizes use of copies of all records, etc., associated therewith in courts if certified by State Veterinarian or administrator thereof. Amending  3.2-6542. (Patron-Shuler, HB 1951 (Chapter 354))
Dental hygienists; those who hold a license may provide educational and preventive dental care in certain districts. Amending 54.1-2722. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1202 (Chapter 561))
Dental hygienists; those who hold a license or permit may provide educational and preventative dental care in certain districts. Amending  54.1-2722. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2180 (Chapter 99))
Dentistry, Board of; recovering monitoring costs. Adding 54.1-2708.2. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2058 (Chapter 89))
Donation of prescription medication; clarifies liability of pharmaceutical manufacturers relating thereto. Amending 54.1-3411.1. (Patron-Landes, HB 2352 (Chapter 109))
Durable Do Not Resuscitate Orders; revocation. Amending 54.1-2987.1. (Patron-Houck, SB 1085 (Chapter 549))
E-Verify program; state agencies and contractors with state to verify social security number of newly hired employees by using. Adding  2.2-1201.2 and 2.2-4311.2. (Patron-Barker, SB 1499 (F))
Electronic prescribing; Secretary of Health and Human Services, with Secretary of Technology, to establish a website to disseminate information electronically to health practitioners. Amending Chapter 635, 2007 Acts; adding  2.2-213.3. (Patron-Sickles, HB 2453 (Chapter 479))
Elevator mechanics; Board for Contractors to delegate to Director of Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation certification thereof in emergency. Amending  36-105, 54.1-1102, 54.1-1134, 54.1-1140, 54.1-1142, 54.1-1142.1, and 54.1-1143; adding  54.1-1142.2. (Patron-Oder, HB 1708 (Chapter 184); McEachin, SB 886 (Chapter 586))
Elevator mechanics, certified; Board for Contractors shall extend time for compliance for those who install, service, etc., intended for residential use only. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 811 (Chapter 251))
Energy-efficient buildings for local taxes; adds architects to those persons authorized to certify buildings thereas. Amending  58.1-3221.2. (Patron-Quayle, SB 1004 (Chapter 512))
Estheticians; extends grandfather period for licensure thereas until July 31, 2009. Amending  54.1-703.3. (Patron-Cox, HB 1718 (Chapter 166); McDougle, SB 1527 (Chapter 328))
Fire marshals; increased to a Class 6 felony for assault and battery thereof. Amending  18.2-57. (Patron-Locke, SB 816 (F))
Fire marshals and assistant fire marshals; capital murder thereof. Amending  18.2-31. (Patron-Martin, SB 1069 (V))
Firearms; any person who sells three or more firearms at a firearms show to be licensed as a firearms dealer. Adding  54.1-4201.2. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 2318 (F))
Firearms; requires criminal records check be performed before vendor may transfer firearms at a gun show. Amending 54.1-4200; adding  18.2-308.2:4 and 54.1-4201.2. (Patron-Marsh, SB 1257 (F))
Firearms show; Fairfax County may, by ordinance, require promoter to make available criminal history record information. Amending  54.1-4201.1. (Patron-Caputo, HB 2631 (F))
Firearms show; State Police presence. Adding  54.1-4201.2. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1385 (F))
Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians Procedural Guarantee Act; conduct of interrogations. Amending  9.1-301. (Patron-McEachin, SB 887 (F))
Firefighters and emergency rescue personnel; capital murder thereof, penalty. Amending  18.2-31. (Patron-Martin, SB 384 (CD))
Fraudulent conveyances; attorney fees. Amending  55-82; adding 55-82.1. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 959 (Chapter 593))
Funerals and burials; designation of persons authorized to make decisions. Amending  2.2-713, 32.1-288, 32.1-301, 54.1-2800, 54.1-2807, 54.1-2825, and 57-27.3; adding  54.1-2807.2 and 54.1-2807.3. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1484 (CD); Armstrong, HB 1909 (F))
Health Practitioners’ Intervention Program; revisions, changes name to Health Practitioners’ Monitoring Program. Amending 2.2-3705.5, 2.2-3711, 2.2-4002, 8.01-581.13, 54.1-113, 54.1-2400, 54.1-2400.2, 54.1-2505, 54.1-2515, 54.1-2516, 54.1-2517, 54.1-2523, and 54.1-2709.4. (Patron-Hall, HB 2407 (Chapter 472))
Health Professions, Department of; confidentiality of investigations. Amending  54.1-2400.2. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 1852 (Chapter 342))
Health Professions, Department of; may release information for determining shortage designations and to qualified personnel if pertinent to research, etc., provided confidentiality is executed. Amending  54.1-2506.1 and 54.1-3012.1. (Patron-Tyler, HB 2405 (Chapter 382))
Health Professions, Department of; prohibited from providing personal information of individuals to any private entity for resale to another or to public. Amending  54.1-2400.02 and 54.1-3005. (Patron-Newman, SB 1282 (Chapter 687))
Higher Education, Council of; eliminates requirement to develop a strategic statewide plan to ensure an adequate supply of nurses. Amending  23-9.6:1. (Patron-Tata, HB 1665 (Chapter 56))
Incapacitated person; admission to a mental health facility by an agent or guardian. Amending  37.2-801, 37.2-1009, 54.1-2984, and 54.1-2986; adding  37.2-805.1. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2062 (I) See HB2396)
Income tax, state; deduction for certified nursing assistants and home health aides. Amending  58.1-322. (Patron-Watts, HB 2196 (F))
Infectious disease; deemed consent for testing for HIV or hepatitis B or C when exposed to body fluids if firefighter or emergency medical technician is involved. Amending  32.1-45.1. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 2141 (Chapter 96))
Influenza vaccination; requires Board of Health to develop and issue guidelines for administration to minors by a licensed pharmacist, registered nurse, etc. Amending  54.1-3408; adding  32.1-46.02. (Patron-Sickles, HB 2447 (Chapter 110))
Involuntary commitment; allows examination by licensed marriage and family therapists. Amending  37.2-815. (Patron-Shuler, HB 1948 (Chapter 132))
Involuntary commitment hearings; certain requirements for third-year law student to represent a petitioner. Amending 54.1-3900. (Patron-Caputo, HB 735 (CD); Cuccinelli, SB 825 (F))
Life insurance; funding preneed funeral contracts. Adding 38.2-3100.3. (Patron-Morgan, HB 2467 (Chapter 653))
Locksmiths; certain persons exempted from certifications if employed by licensed private security services business. Amending  9.1-140. (Patron-Merricks, HB 2644 (Chapter 225))
Locksmiths; repeals regulation thereof. Amending  9.1-138, 9.1-139, 9.1-140, and 9.1-143; repealing  9.1-140.1 and second, third, fourth, and fifth enactments of Chapter 638, 2008 Acts. (Patron-Fralin, HB 2603 (F))
Locksmiths; transfers regulation thereof to State Board for Contractors. Amending  9.1-138, 9.1-139, 9.1-140, 9.1-143, 54.1-201, and 54.1-1102; adding  54.1-1144 through 54.1-1150; repealing  9.1-140.1. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1359 (F))
Massage Therapy, Advisory Board on; created. Amending  54.1-2400; adding  54.1-3029.1. (Patron-Martin, SB 878 (Chapter 534))
Medical doctors; joint subcommittee to study current and impending severe shortage thereof in State. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 658 (F))
Medical malpractice; any amount due from a judgment or verdict in excess of $2 million shall be paid from Patient’s Compensation Fund. Amending  8.01-581.15 and 54.1-2400; adding 8.01-581.20:2 through 8.01-581.20:11. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1389 (F))
Medication aide training programs; requirements therefor. Amending  54.1-3042. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1986 (Chapter 133); Hanger, SB 1032 (Chapter 837))
Mental health; admission of incapacitated person to a facility by an agent or guardian. Amending  37.2-801, 37.2-1009, 54.1-2984, and 54.1-2986; adding  37.2-805.1. (Patron-Whipple, SB 1051 (I) See SB1142)
Midwifery; regulations governing practice thereof. Amending 54.1-2957.03 and 54.1-2957.9. (Patron-Lohr, HB 2163 (Chapter 646))
Midwives, professional; reimbursement of services of those certified. (Patron-Lohr, HB 2167 (F))
Mold inspectors and remediators; licensure thereof by Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors. Amending  54.1-300, 54.1-500, 54.1-500.1, 54.1-501, and 54.1-516; adding 54.1-517.3, 54.1-517.4, and 54.1-517.5. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 2032 (Chapter 358))
Natural health care providers; clarifies individual not licensed, registered, etc., may provide health care services to consumer regarding use of natural foods, etc. Adding  54.1-2415, 54.1-2416, and 54.1-2417. (Patron-Pogge, HB 1744 (F))
Naturopathic doctors; licensure requirements for practice. Amending  54.1-2900, 54.1-2901, 54.1-2914, and 54.1-3401; adding 54.1-2956.12 through 54.1-2956.16. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 784 (CD); Kilgore, HB 1820 (F))
Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credits; adds veterinarians to list of professionals eligible until 2011. Amending  58.1-439.18 and 58.1-439.20. (Patron-Hull, HB 1790 (Chapter 10))
Onsite treatment works; provides specific requirements therefor designed by professional engineers. Amending  32.1-163.6. (Patron-Orrock, HB 2551 (Chapter 220); Quayle, SB 1468 (Chapter 296))
Optometrists; those licensed may sell contact lenses and allowed to dispense ophthalmic devices that contain medication. Amending 54.1-1706, 54.1-3202, 54.1-3204, and 54.1-3301. (Patron-Peace, HB 1943 (Chapter 353); Howell, SB 1075 (Chapter 761))
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons; certain data required. Amending 54.1-2709.2. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1509 (CD))
Organ and tissue donation; funeral homes receiving a body following organ or tissue donation and providing embalming, etc., shall be immune from liability. Adding  54.1-2818.4. (Patron-Massie, HB 2258 (Chapter 811))
Perpetual care trust fund overpayments; permits a cemetery company to recover. Adding  54.1-2320.1. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1593 (F))
Physician assistants; provides immunity therefor under supervision for review or action on results of laboratory tests or examinations. Amending  8.01-581.18:1. (Patron-Athey, HB 2329 (F))
Physicians and patients; eliminates requirement limiting patient’s health information that may be discovered or introduced at trial. Amending  8.01-399. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1984 (F))
Polygraph examiners; only a federal, state, or local law-enforcement officer shall operate instrument or device to detect deception or verify truth of statements. Amending 54.1-1801 and 54.1-1805. (Patron-Wright, HB 1613 (V); Ruff, SB 1374 (V))
Prescription donation; clarifies hospitals and clinics may redispense donation medications to indigent. Amending 54.1-3411.1. (Patron-Eisenberg, HB 2482 (Chapter 114))
Prescription information; confidentiality. Amending  54.1-3401; adding  54.1-3408.04. (Patron-Sickles, HB 2452 (F))
Prescription Monitoring Program; disclosure of information. Amending  54.1-2523. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2259 (I) See HB2211)
Prescription Monitoring Program; disclosure of information. Amending  54.1-2523; adding  54.1-2523.2 and 54.1-2526. (Patron-Jones, HB 2211 (Chapter 158); Puckett, SB 1195 (Chapter 162))
Preventive medications for sexual assault victims; prescriber may authorize registered professional nurses to administer. Amending  54.1-2722 and 54.1-3408. (Patron-Blevins, SB 965 (Chapter 506))
Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of; licensure of business brokers. Adding  54.1-2355 through 54.1-2358. (Patron-Vogel, SB 1267 (F))
Public Procurement Act; procurement of architectural and professional engineering services for multiple construction projects. Amending  2.2-4301. (Patron-Locke, SB 834 (Chapter 495))
Public Procurement Act; verification of legal presence of contractors for employment. Amending  2.2-4317; adding 2.2-4308.2. (Patron-Cline, HB 1558 (CD); Nichols, HB 2121 (F))
Radiologist assistants; licensure. Amending  54.1-2900, 54.1-2956.8:1, and 54.1-2956.8:2. (Patron-Peace, HB 1939 (Chapter 83); Blevins, SB 968 (Chapter 507))
Real Estate Board; compensation to referring attorneys prohibited, exception. Amending  54.1-2103. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 2040 (Chapter 88))
Real Estate Board; waiver of broker education requirements. Amending  54.1-2105. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1210 (F))
Real estate brokers; exempts license requirement thereof who assists a prospective purchaser, tenant, etc., in another state to purchase, lease, etc., in commercial real estate. Amending 54.1-2103 and 55-526. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1031 (Chapter 262))
Restriction on Supreme Court; shall not promulgate any rule that prohibits conduct of an attorney advising a law-enforcement officer as to investigative conduct permitted by Constitution of Virginia or U.S. Constitution. Amending  54.1-3915. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 2365 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exempts contractor when property will be used in construction or repair of public schools. Amending 58.1-610. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 230 (CD))
Retirement System; retirees may be hired as nurses without interrupting retirement benefits. Amending  51.1-155. (Patron-Valentine, HB 1684 (F); Whipple, SB 1056 (F))
Revocation or suspension of license to practice law; if attorney found guilty of criminal activity that violates Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct and results in loss of property of one or more of attorney’s clients. Amending  54.1-3935. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1379 (Chapter 287))
State employees; increases paid leave allowed for volunteer fire department and rescue squad services. Amending  2.2-2821.2. (Patron-Purkey, HB 2083 (Chapter 457))
Unborn child pain information; requires doctors to offer to anesthetize fetus prior to abortion. Amending  18.2-76. (Patron-Cline, HB 2634 (F))
Unused Pharmaceutical Disposal Program; created. Adding 54.1-3473 and 54.1-3474. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1207 (F))
Unused Pharmaceuticals Disposal Program; created. Adding 54.1-3472.1 and 54.1-3472.2. (Patron-Landes, HB 86 (CD))
Veterinarians, large animal; Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to study shortage thereof. (Patron-Peace, HJR 730 (P))
Workers’ Compensation; person who contracts for a subcontractor to perform work is not required to insure payment thereof. Amending  65.2-302. (Patron-Poindexter, HB 2272 (F))
Workers’ compensation; pharmacist filling a prescription to dispense a therapeutically equivalent drug product for a prescribed name-brand drug product if available and costs less. Adding  65.2-603.1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1674 (Chapter 333); Saslaw, SB 1158 (Chapter 559))
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