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HB 1043 - Kathy K.L. Tran
Child abuse and neglect; background check & training requirements for youth sports coaches & staff.
01/29/2022 - House: Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
Child abuse and neglect; background check and training requirements for youth sports coaches and staff. Requires youth sports leagues to (i) require all coaches, staff members, employees, and other volunteers who will be alone with, in control of, or supervising children to complete a fingerprint-based background check; (ii) provide to all coaches, staff members, employees, and other volunteers who will be alone with, in control of, or supervising children and the parent of any child participating in the sports league written notice of the duty of all coaches, directors, and persons 18 years of age or older employed by or volunteering with the sports league to report suspected child abuse or neglect, information regarding how to report suspected child abuse or neglect, an explanation of the penalties that may be imposed for failure to file a required report, contact information for the local department of social services, and the telephone number for the Department of Social Services' toll-free child abuse and neglect hotline; and (iii) require all paid coaches, staff members, and employees who will be alone with, in control of, or supervising children to complete no less than four hours of training annually regarding child abuse prevention and response and require all volunteers who will be alone with, in control of, or supervising children to complete no less than two hours of training annually regarding child abuse prevention and response. The bill directs the Board of Education to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the bill and to develop and provide to sports leagues resources regarding child abuse prevention and response training opportunities.

HB 105 - Sam Rasoul
Catawba Hospital; DBHDS to study feasibility of transforming into subst. abuse/mental health trtmt.
02/04/2022 - House: Assigned App. sub: General Government and Capital Outlay
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; feasibility study; Catawba Hospital; substance abuse treatment and recovery services. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to study the feasibility of transforming Catawba Hospital into a facility at which a continuum of substance abuse treatment and recovery services, including long-term, short-term, acute, and outpatient services, is provided in addition to the array of behavioral health and other services currently provided to geriatric individuals in need of mental health care, and to identify state hospitals in other regions of the Commonwealth that may be appropriate for transformation into facilities at which a continuum of such services is provided in addition to the array of behavioral health and other services currently provided to individuals in need of mental health care. The Department shall report its findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Committees on Education and Health and Finance and Appropriations and the House Committees on Appropriations and Health, Welfare and Institutions by December 1, 2022.

HB 1060 - Aijalon Cordoza
Critically missing adult; expands definition, receipt of reports.
03/01/2022 - House: House acceded to request
Receipt of critically missing adult reports; Virginia Critically Missing Adult Alert Program; definition. Expands the definition of "critically missing adult" to include any missing adult 18 years of age or older who has a developmental disability, intellectual disability, or mental illness for the purpose of receipt of critically missing adult reports by a police or sheriff's department and the Virginia Critically Missing Adult Alert Program administered by the Department of State Police.

HB 1147 - Robert B. Bell III
Temporary detention; alternative custody.
02/04/2022 - House: Read first time
Temporary detention; alternative custody. Provides that if the facility indicated on a temporary detention order is a state facility, no bed for the person detained or in custody pursuant to the temporary detention order is immediately available at such state facility, and an employee or designee of such state facility is available to take custody of such person, such employee or designee of the state facility may assume custody of such person wherever such person is located and maintain custody of such person and transport such person to such state facility or to an alternative facility of temporary detention. The bill also provides that a person who is an inmate who is subject to an order authorizing treatment shall remain in law-enforcement custody at all times prior to admission to the facility designated for treatment of the person pursuant to such order.

HB 118 - Nicholas J. Freitas
Electric utilities; regulation, development of renewable energy facilities.
01/07/2022 - House: Committee Referral Pending
Regulation of electric utilities; development of renewable energy facilities; powers of State Air Pollution Control Board; powers of State Corporation Commission. Repeals provisions (i) requiring the State Air Pollution Control Board to adopt regulations to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from any electricity generating unit in the Commonwealth and authorizing the Board to establish an auction program for energy allowances; (ii) prohibiting the State Corporation Commission from approving any new utility-owned generation facilities that emit carbon dioxide as a by-product of energy generation, in certain circumstances; (iii) declaring that statutory allowances for energy derived from sunlight, onshore wind, offshore wind, and storage facilities are in the public interest; and (iv) relating to the development of solar and wind generation and energy storage capacity, development of offshore wind capacity, and generation of electricity from renewable and zero carbon sources. The bill provides that planning and development activities for new nuclear generation facilities are in the public interest.

HB 1180 - Nadarius Clark
Substance abuse services providers; assessment, tobacco use disorder.
01/25/2022 - House: Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
Substance abuse services providers; assessment; tobacco use. Requires every provider licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services who provides services to individuals with substance use disorder to assess each individual receiving services for use of all tobacco products at the time the provider begins providing services and provides that, in cases in which an individual receiving services is identified as having a tobacco use disorder, the provider shall (i) provide information to the individual about how continued use of tobacco products may affect the individual's long-term success in recovery from substance use disorder, (ii) recommend treatment for tobacco use disorder in the treatment plan, and (iii) offer either treatment for tobacco use disorder as part of the individual's treatment plan, if the provider is licensed to provide such treatment, or referral for treatment of tobacco use disorder.

HB 1186 - Emily M. Brewer
Mental Health Care Coordinator; position created in DVS, report.
01/17/2022 - House: Committee Referral Pending
Department of Veterans Services; Mental Health Care Coordinator; position created; report. Establishes the position of Mental Health Care Coordinator (the Coordinator) in the Department of Veterans Services to support and closely coordinate effective mental health care services for military service members and veterans and their families. The bill directs the Coordinator to report by December 1 of each year through the Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Services to the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, the Governor, and the General Assembly on the work of the Coordinator and any legislative recommendations.

HB 1191 - Margaret Bevans Ransone
Marcus alert system; optional participation.
01/17/2022 - House: Committee Referral Pending
Marcus alert system; optional participation. Provides that participation in the Marcus alert system is optional for localities and that no locality, community services board, or behavioral health authority is required to participate in the Marcus alert system. The bill also revises reporting requirements related to the Marcus alert system and comprehensive crisis system to include a requirement that the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services include in its annual report a statement of the barriers to establishment of local Marcus alert programs and community care or mobile crisis teams in areas of the Commonwealth that have opted to not establish such programs and teams and a plan for addressing such barriers to increase the number of such programs and teams in the Commonwealth.

HB 1193 - Patrick Alan Hope
Medical Assistance Services, Department of; coordinated specialty care, work group established.
01/28/2022 - House: Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
Department of Medical Assistance Services; coordinated specialty care; work group established. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to establish a work group, in coordination with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, to evaluate and make recommendations to improve approaches to early psychosis and mood disorder detection approaches, make program funding recommendations, recommend a core set of standardized clinical and outcome measures, and evaluate coordinated specialty care programs in the Commonwealth. The work group is required by the bill to submit a five-year strategic plan annually to the General Assembly beginning November 1, 2022.

HB 1203 - Anne Ferrell Tata
Suicide Prevention Coordinator; position created in DVS, report.
02/04/2022 - House: VOTE: Passage Block Vote (100-Y 0-N)
Department of Veterans Services; Mental Health Care Coordinator; position created; report. Establishes the position of Mental Health Care Coordinator (the Coordinator) in the Department of Veterans Services to support and closely coordinate effective mental health care services for military service members and veterans and their families. The bill directs the Coordinator to report by December 1 of each year through the Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Services to the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, the Governor, and the General Assembly on the work of the Coordinator and any legislative recommendations.

HB 1321 - Leslie R. Adams
Admission to bail; rebuttable presumptions.
01/29/2022 - House: Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
Admission to bail; rebuttable presumptions. Creates a rebuttable presumption against releasing a person on his own recognizance or an unsecured bond in certain circumstances detailed in the bill. The bill provides that such presumption may be rebutted if the judicial officer finds, by clear and convincing evidence, that such person is not a flight risk and his liberty will not constitute an unreasonable danger to himself, family or household members, or the public. The bill also provides for an appeal, upon notice by the Commonwealth, of a district court's decision to release a person on his own recognizance or an unsecured bond over the presumption.

HB 134 - Michael Cherry
Involuntary commitment; release of person before expiration of order.
01/22/2022 - House: Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
Involuntary commitment; release of person before expiration of order. Provides that no person who is the subject of an order for involuntary commitment shall be released from a state hospital or licensed hospital and that no community services board shall petition for rescission of a mandatory outpatient treatment order or order authorizing discharge to mandatory outpatient treatment following inpatient treatment during the 96-hour period immediately following entry of the order, unless in the opinion of (i) the psychiatrist or clinical psychologist treating the person, based on an evaluation conducted by the psychiatrist or clinical psychologist, and (ii) a second psychiatrist or clinical psychologist who has evaluated the person, the person will not meet the criteria for involuntary commitment if released.

HB 1341 - Emily M. Brewer
Local correctional facilities, etc.; transfer of individuals in need of behavioral health services.
02/04/2022 - House: Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
Local correctional facilities and lock-ups; transfer of individuals in need of behavioral health or developmental services. Requires the State Board of Local and Regional Jails (the Board) to establish minimum standards for identification and care of individuals with developmental disabilities in local correctional facilities and procedures for enforcing such minimum standards, including requirements for (i) developmental disabilities screening of individuals committed to local correctional facilities, (ii) referral of individuals committed to local correctional facilities for whom a screening indicates reason to believe the individual may have a developmental disability to an appropriate provider for an assessment to determine whether the individual has a developmental disability and is in need of developmental services, and (iii) transfer of an individual determined to have a developmental disability and to be in need of developmental services from a local correctional facility to a facility at which appropriate developmental services are provided within 72 hours of completion of the assessment. The bill also requires the Board to amend standards governing the delivery of behavioral health services in local correctional facilities and lock-ups to provide that if an individual is assessed as being in need of behavioral health services for severe mental illness, such individual shall be transferred from the local correctional facility or lock-up to a behavioral health facility within 72 hours of the assessment. Currently, standards governing behavioral health services in local correctional facilities and lock-ups require that if a person is assessed as being in need of behavioral health services, the local correctional facility or lock-up shall provide such services.

HB 135 - Michael Cherry
Emergency custody and temporary detention; transportation of person when transfer of custody.
01/29/2022 - House: Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
Emergency custody and temporary detention; transportation; transfer of custody. Provides that, in cases in which transportation of a person subject to an emergency custody order or temporary detention order is ordered to be provided by an alternative transportation provider, the primary law-enforcement agency that executes the order may transfer custody of the person to the alternative transportation provider immediately upon execution of the order, and that the alternative transportation provider shall maintain custody of the person from the time custody is transferred to the alternative transportation provider by the primary law-enforcement agency until such time as custody of the person is transferred to the community services board or its designee that is responsible for conducting the evaluation or the temporary detention facility, as is appropriate. The bill also adds employees of and persons providing services pursuant to a contract with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to the list of individuals who may serve as alternative transportation providers.

HB 147 - William D. Wiley
Local correctional facilities and lock-ups; minimum standards.
02/04/2022 - House: Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #4
Minimum standards for local correctional facilities and lock-ups; individuals in need of behavioral health or developmental services. Requires the State Board of Local and Regional Jails (the Board) to establish minimum standards for identification and care of individuals with developmental disabilities in local correctional facilities and procedures for enforcing such minimum standards, including requirements for (i) screening of individuals committed to local correctional facilities for developmental disabilities, (ii) referral of individuals committed to local correctional facilities for whom a screening indicates reason to believe the person may have a developmental disability to an appropriate provider for an assessment to determine whether the individual has a developmental disability and is in need of developmental services, and (iii) transfer of an individual determined to have a developmental disability and to be in need of developmental services from a local correctional facility to a facility at which appropriate developmental services are provided within 72 hours of completion of the assessment. The bill also requires the Board to amend standards governing the delivery of behavioral health services in local correctional facilities and lock-ups to provide that if an individual is assessed as being in need of behavioral health services, such individual shall be transferred from the local correctional facility or lock-up to a behavioral health facility within 72 hours of the assessment. Currently, standards governing behavioral health services in local correctional facilities and lock-ups require that if a person is assessed as being in need of behavioral health services, the local correctional facility or lock-up shall provide such services.

HB 163 - Margaret Bevans Ransone
Emergency custody and temporary detention; governing transportation & custody of minors and adults.
02/04/2022 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
Emergency custody and temporary detention; transportation and custody. Amends numerous sections governing emergency custody and temporary detention of minors and adults to clarify duties of law-enforcement agencies and mental health facilities with regard to custody. The bill requires facilities to take custody of a minor or person who is the subject of an emergency custody order or temporary detention order immediately upon completion of transportation and arrival of the minor or person at the facility; specifies that if a facility does not take custody of a minor or person immediately upon completion of transportation and arrival at the facility, the order is void and the minor or person shall be released; provides that emergency custody orders shall not be extended; and makes other changes to clarify the role and obligations of law enforcement in the emergency custody and temporary detention process.

HB 225 - Carrie Emerson Coyner
Health insurance; definition of autism spectrum disorder.
02/02/2022 - House: VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N)
Health insurance; definition of autism spectrum disorder. Provides that for the purposes of required health insurance coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder, "autism spectrum disorder" means any pervasive developmental disorder or autism spectrum disorder, as defined in the most recent edition or the most recent edition at the time of diagnosis of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association and "medically necessary" means in accordance with the generally accepted standards of mental disorder or condition care and clinically appropriate in terms of type, frequency, site, and duration, based upon evidence and reasonably expected to do any of the following: (i) prevent the onset of an illness, condition, injury, or disability; (ii) reduce or ameliorate the physical, mental, or developmental effects of an illness, condition, injury, or disability; or (iii) assist to achieve or maintain maximum functional capacity in performing daily activities, taking into account both the functional capacity of the individual and the functional capacities that are appropriate for individuals of the same age.

HB 230 - Carrie Emerson Coyner
Teachers; licensure by reciprocity for military spouses, timeline for determination.
01/31/2022 - Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
Applications for teacher licensure by reciprocity; military spouses; timeline for determination. Requires the Board of Education's licensure regulations to provide for licensure by reciprocity for any spouse of an active duty or reserve member of the Armed Forces of the United States or a member of the Virginia National Guard who has obtained a valid out-of-state license, with full credentials and without deficiencies, that is in force at the time the application for a Virginia license is received by the Department of Education. Current law requires such regulations to provide for licensure by reciprocity for any spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States or the Commonwealth. The bill requires such an individual to submit an official copy of the military permanent assignment orders of the individual's spouse as part of the complete application packet. The bill requires the Department to determine and communicate such individual's eligibility for licensure by reciprocity within 15 business days of receipt of the complete application packet.

HB 235 - Robert Dickson Orrock Sr.
Hospitals; protocols for patients receiving rehabilitation services.
02/04/2022 - House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB235H1
Rehabilitation hospitals; arrangements for follow-up care. Requires every hospital that provides rehabilitation services to make arrangements for all necessary follow-up care for a patient prior to discharging such patient, including scheduling initial appointments for any follow-up care and providing the patient with the names and contact information for each provider and information regarding each scheduled appointments.

HB 239 - Dawn M. Adams
Housing and Supportive Services ILT initiative; housing and services for older citizens.
02/04/2022 - House: Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
Housing and Supportive Services Interagency Leadership Team initiative; housing and services for older Virginians. Directs the Department for Housing and Community Development to expand the existing Housing and Supportive Services Interagency Leadership Team (ILT) initiative to include older Virginians as a target subpopulation and seek input from appropriate stakeholders to facilitate the development of strategies for increasing the supply of permanent supportive housing for older Virginians. This bill is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.

HB 242 - Dawn M. Adams
Professional counselors, licensed; added to list of providers who can disclose or recommend records.
02/04/2022 - House: Read second time and engrossed
Practice of licensed professional counselors. Adds licensed professional counselors to the list of eligible providers who can disclose or recommend the withholding of patient records, face a malpractice review panel, and provide recommendations on involuntary temporary detention orders.

HB 277 - Carrie Emerson Coyner
Recovery residences; disclosure to potential residents that residence is certified.
02/04/2022 - House: Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (21-Y 1-N)
Certified recovery residences. Requires every person who operates a recovery residence to disclose to potential residents whether the recovery residence is a certified recovery residence and that no health care provider or behavioral health service provider who receives public funds or state agency shall refer a person with substance abuse disorder to a recovery residence unless the recovery residence has been certified by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) in accordance with regulations adopted by the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Board). The bill also provides that credentialing agencies by which the Board may require accreditation or in which the Board may require membership shall administer credentialing and certification programs in accordance with standards of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences; requires the Board to adopt regulations requiring each certified recovery residence include one or more resident or nonresident staff persons who is employed by the provider for compensation and who is responsible for oversight or management of the recovery residence; and requires the Department to provide, for each certified recovery residence included on the list maintained on the Department?s website the level of support provided by the certified recovery residence. The bill also provides that certified recovery residences shall constitute residential occupancy by a single family for zoning purposes, regardless of the number of persons residing in the certified recovery residence, and exempts certified recovery residences from the provisions of the Virginia Landlord and Tenant Act.

HB 304 - Nicholas Jason Freitas
Abortion; born alive human infant, treatment and care, penalty.
02/04/2022 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
Abortion; born alive human infant; treatment and care; penalty. Requires every physician licensed by the Board of Medicine who attempts to terminate a pregnancy to (i) exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of a human infant who has been born alive following such attempt as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age and (ii) take all reasonable steps to ensure the immediate transfer of the human infant who has been born alive to a hospital for further medical care. A physician who fails to comply with the requirements of this act is guilty of a Class 4 felony and may be subject to disciplinary action by the Board of Medicine. The bill also requires every hospital licensed by the Department of Health to establish a protocol for the treatment and care of a human infant who has been born alive following performance of an abortion and for the immediate reporting to law enforcement of any failure to provide such required treatment and care.

HB 319 - Carrie Emerson Coyner
Virginia Literacy Act; early student literacy, evidence-based literacy instruction, etc.
03/01/2022 - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N)
Virginia Literacy Act; early student literacy; evidence-based literacy instruction; science-based reading research. Makes several changes relating to early student literacy, including requiring (i) each education preparation program offered by a public institution of higher education or private institution of higher education or alternative certification program that provides training for any individual seeking initial licensure with an endorsement in a certain area, including as a reading specialist, to demonstrate mastery of science-based reading research and evidence-based literacy instruction, as such terms are defined in the bill; (ii) the literacy assessment required of individuals seeking initial teacher licensure with endorsements in certain areas to include a rigorous test of science-based reading research and evidence-based literacy instruction; (iii) each local school board to establish a divisionwide literacy plan; (iv) each local school board to employ one reading specialist for each 550 students in kindergarten through grade three; and (v) each local school board to provide a program of literacy instruction whereby, among other things, (a) the program provides reading intervention services to students in kindergarten through grade three who demonstrate deficiencies based on their individual performance on the Standards of Learning reading assessment or an early literacy screener provided or approved by the Department of Education; (b) a reading specialist, in collaboration with the teacher of any student who receives such reading intervention services, develops, oversees implementation of, and monitors student progress on a student reading plan; and (c) each student who receives such reading intervention services is assessed utilizing either the early literacy screener provided or approved by the Department or the grade-level reading Standards of Learning assessment again at the end of that school year. The provisions of the bill become effective beginning with the 2024–2025 school year.

HB 366 - Vivian Edna Watts
Assault and battery; penalties when committed against certain persons.
01/29/2022 - House: Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
Assault and battery; penalties. Provides that a simple assault or an assault and battery committed against a judge, magistrate, law-enforcement officer, correctional officer, person directly involved in the care, treatment, or supervision of inmates, firefighter, or volunteer firefighter or emergency medical services personnel by a juvenile who has not been previously convicted of or proceeded against informally or adjudicated delinquent for an offense that would be a felony if committed by an adult is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Currently, any such offense is a punishable as a Class 6 felony, with a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months. The bill also provides that any person charged with such offense who has been diagnosed by a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist with a mental illness, developmental disability, or intellectual disability and the violation was caused by or had a direct and substantial relationship to the person's mental illness or disability, then such person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

HB 584 - Sally L. Hudson
Employee health insurance; pharmacy benefits, reverse auction process.
02/03/2022 - House: Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (5-Y 0-N)
Department of Human Resource Management; employee health insurance; pharmacy benefits; reverse auction process. Directs the Department of Human Resource Management to utilize a reverse auction process to award pharmacy benefit manager contracts for pharmacy benefits offered under the state employee health insurance plan.

HB 594 - Donald L. Scott Jr.
Magistrates; appointment and supervision.
02/04/2022 - House: Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 5-N)
Magistrates; appointment and supervision. Gives supervisory control over the magistrate system to the chief circuit court judge and the Committee on District Courts and abolishes magisterial regions. Under current law, the Executive Secretary of the Virginia Supreme Court exercises such authority with a provision for consultation with the chief judges of the circuit courts in the region where the appointment is made.

HB 604 - Mark David Sickles
Nursing, Board of; power and duty to prescribe minimum standards, etc., for educational programs.
02/04/2022 - House: Read second time and engrossed
Board of Nursing; education programs; oversight. Gives the Board of Nursing the power and duty to prescribe minimum standards and approval curricula for educational programs preparing persons for registration as a medication aide and to provide periodic surveys of training programs.

HB 684 - Patrick Alan Hope
Involuntary temporary detention; disclosure of health records.
01/29/2022 - House: Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
Involuntary temporary detention; disclosure of health records. Requires a local community services board to disclose medical records and ancillary information obtained during an evaluation to determine whether a person meets the criteria for involuntary temporary detention to a health care provider providing services to such person in a hospital emergency department.

HB 742 - Robert B. Bell III
Workers' compensation; anxiety disorder or depressive disorder incurred by law-enforcement, etc.
02/02/2022 - House: Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement
Workers' compensation; anxiety disorder or depressive disorder incurred by law-enforcement officers and firefighters. Provides that an anxiety disorder or depressive disorder, as both are defined in the bill, incurred by a law-enforcement officer or firefighter is compensable under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act on the same basis as post-traumatic stress disorder. The bill provides that a mental health professional must diagnose the law-enforcement officer or firefighter as suffering from anxiety disorder or depressive disorder as a result of a qualifying event, as defined in the Code, and includes other conditions for compensability.

HB 773 - Myron Keith Hodges
Health insurance; provider credentialing, receipt of application.
02/04/2022 - House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB773H1
Health insurance; provider credentialing; receipt of application. Requires the protocols and procedures for the reimbursement of new provider applicants that are established by a carrier that credentials providers in its network to require that the carrier confirm receipt of such applicant's credentialing application with such applicant within 10 days of receiving the application.

HB 806 - Marcia S. Price
Health insurance; coverage for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
01/27/2022 - House: Tabled in Commerce and Energy (15-Y 7-N)
Health insurance; coverage for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Requires health insurers, health maintenance organizations, and corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts to provide coverage for treatment of PCOS, if diagnosed by a gynecologist, endocrinologist, primary care physician, pediatrician, nurse practitioner, dermatologist, or infertility specialist. The bill specifies which types of treatment will be covered for PCOS. The bill applies to policies, contracts, and plans delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed on and after January 1, 2023.

HB 807 - Marcia S. Price
Criminal history background checks; governing individuals providing certain services for adults.
01/25/2022 - House: Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
Criminal history background checks. Moves to separate sections of the Code of Virginia provisions governing background checks for individuals providing substance abuse and mental health services for adults. Currently, provisions governing background checks for individuals providing substance abuse and mental health services for adults are included together with provisions governing background checks for providers of substance abuse and mental health services for children and providers of developmental services for individuals of all ages.

HB 811 - Wren Williams
Admission to bail; rebuttable presumptions against bail.
01/29/2022 - House: Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
Admission to bail; rebuttable presumptions against bail. Creates a rebuttable presumption against bail for certain criminal offenses enumerated in the bill and for persons identified as being illegally present in the United States by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement who are charged with certain offenses. The bill also provides that a magistrate, clerk, or deputy clerk of a district court or circuit court shall not admit to bail, that is not set by a judge, any person who is charged with an offense giving rise to a rebuttable presumption against bail without the concurrence of an attorney for the Commonwealth. The bill also requires the court to consider specified factors when determining whether the presumption against bail has been rebutted and whether there are appropriate conditions of release.

HB 812 - Wren Williams
Admission to bail; rebuttable presumptions against bail.
01/29/2022 - House: Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
Admission to bail; rebuttable presumptions against bail. Creates a rebuttable presumption against bail for certain criminal offenses enumerated in the bill and for persons identified as being illegally present in the United States by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement who are charged with certain offenses. The bill also requires the court to consider specified factors when determining whether the presumption against bail has been rebutted and whether there are appropriate conditions of release.

HB 900 - G. John Avoli
Public health emergency; hospital or nursing home, addition of beds.
03/01/2022 - Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
Public health emergency; hospital or nursing home; addition of beds. Creates an exemption from the requirement for a certificate of public need or a license for the temporary addition of beds located in a temporary structure or satellite location by a hospital or nursing home in cases in which the Board of Health or the Commissioner of Health (the Commissioner) has entered an emergency order for the purpose of suppressing a nuisance dangerous to public health or a communicable, contagious, or infectious disease or other danger to the public life and health and provides that such exemption shall apply for the duration of the emergency order plus 30 days. The bill also expands the duration of the existing exemption from the requirement for a certificate of public need or a license for the addition of temporary beds when the Commissioner has determined that a natural or man-made disaster has caused the evacuation of a hospital or nursing home and that a public health emergency exists due to a shortage of hospital or nursing home beds to the duration of such determination plus 30 days and makes clear that such exemption shall apply to the temporary addition of beds located in a temporary structure or satellite location by a hospital or nursing home.

HB 979 - Kathy K.L. Tran
Provisional teacher licensure; teachers licensed or certified outside of the United States.
03/01/2022 - Senate: Senators: Favola, Hashmi, Newman
Board of Education; provisional teacher licensure; teachers licensed or certified outside of the United States. Requires the Board of Education to provide for the issuance of a provisional license, valid for a period not to exceed three years, to any individual who has held within the last seven years a valid and officially issued and recognized license or certification to teach issued by an entity outside of the United States but does not meet the requirements for a renewable license.

HJ 135 - Richard C. Sullivan Jr.
World Parkinson's Day; designating as April 11, 2022, and each succeeding year thereafter.
03/01/2022 - Senate: Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
World Parkinson's Day. Designates April 11, in 2022 and in each succeeding year, as World Parkinson's Day in Virginia.

HJ 255 - Betsy Brooks Carr
Celebrating the life of Ole Christian Bredrup, Jr.
03/01/2022 - Senate: Laid on Clerk's Desk
Celebrating the life of Ole Christian Bredrup, Jr.

HJ 322 - Jeffrey Lynn Campbell
Celebrating the life of James Ira Spurrier, Jr.
03/01/2022 - House: Presented and laid on Speaker's table 22106718D
Celebrating the life of James Ira Spurrier, Jr.

HJ 4 - Michael J. Webert
Student-Athlete Mental Health Awareness Day; designating as May 27, 2022 and each succeeding year.
03/01/2022 - Senate: Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
Student-Athlete Mental Health Awareness Day. Designates May 27, in 2022 and in each succeeding year, as Student-Athlete Mental Health Awareness Day.

SB 108 - Joseph Dee Morrissey
Correctional facilities; prohibits use of isolated confinement.
02/04/2022 - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 18-N)
Correctional facilities; use of isolated confinement. Prohibits the use of isolated confinement in state correctional facilities and juvenile correctional centers, subject to certain exceptions. Isolated confinement is defined in the bill as confinement of an incarcerated person or juvenile to a cell, alone or with another incarcerated person or juvenile, for 20 hours or more per day, other than for the purpose of providing medical or mental health treatment. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2023.

SB 130 - Barbara Ann Favola
Certificate of public need; conditions and licensure of nursing homes and hospitals, etc.
03/01/2022 - House: VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)
Certificate of public need; conditions and licensure of nursing homes and hospitals; public health emergency. Provides for an exemption from the requirement for a certificate of public need, for the duration of the State Health Commissioner's determination, emergency order of the State Board of Health, or Commissioner's exercising of authority on behalf of the Board, plus a period of 30 days, for projects involving a temporary increase in the total number of beds in an existing hospital or nursing home, which may include temporary structures or satellite locations that are operated by the hospital or nursing home in response to a public health emergency, when the Commissioner has determined that a natural or man-made disaster has caused the evacuation of a hospital or nursing home and that a public health emergency exists due to a shortage of hospital or nursing home beds, or when the Board has made an emergency order or the Commissioner is exercising authority on behalf of the Board for the purpose of suppressing nuisances dangerous to the public health and communicable, contagious, and infectious diseases and other dangers to the public life and health.

SB 154 - Mamie E. Locke
Teachers; licensure by reciprocity for military spouses, timeline for determination.
01/25/2022 - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
Applications for teacher licensure by reciprocity; military spouses; timeline for determination. Requires the Board of Education's licensure regulations to provide for licensure by reciprocity for any spouse of an active duty or reserve member of the Armed Forces of the United States or a member of the Virginia National Guard who has obtained a valid out-of-state license, with full credentials and without deficiencies, that is in force at the time the application for a Virginia license is received by the Department of Education. Current law requires such regulations to provide for licensure by reciprocity for any spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States or the Commonwealth. The bill requires such an individual to submit an official copy of the military permanent assignment orders of the individual's spouse as part of the complete application packet. The bill requires the Department to determine and communicate such individual's eligibility for licensure by reciprocity within 15 business days of receipt of the complete application packet.

SB 198 - Taylor Montgomery Mason
Disposition when defendant found incompetent; involuntary admission of the defendant.
03/01/2022 - House: Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
Disposition when defendant found incompetent; involuntary admission of the defendant. Provides that upon motion from the attorney for the Commonwealth or counsel for the defendant, the court may order a preadmission screening report to be completed pursuant and after the preadmission screening report has been completed, without objection by counsel for the defendant as to the defendant's competency to stand trial and upon motion of the attorney for the Commonwealth or its own motion, permit the community services board or behavioral health authority to petition for involuntary admission of the defendant and enter an order of nolle prosequi or dismissal without prejudice for the criminal charge. Under current law, the court is required to order that the defendant receive treatment to restore his competency. The bill also clarifies the process following the completion of the competency evaluation of a defendant.

SB 268 - Barbara Ann Favola
Emergency custody and temporary detention; transportation, transfer of custody, alternative custody.
03/01/2022 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
Emergency custody and temporary detention; transportation; transfer of custody. Requires a magistrate to consider all alternative transportation options when designating the person who will provide transportation for a person subject to an emergency custody order, and provides that the magistrate shall only designate the local law enforcement agency as the transportation provider if no alternative transportation provide is available. The bill provides that in cases in which transportation is provided by an alternative transportation provider designated in an emergency custody order or a temporary detention order, the law enforcement officer who executed the order may transfer custody of the person to the alternative transportation provider immediately upon execution of the order. The bill also provides that when a state hospital is designated as the facility of temporary detention, the state hospital may designate an available alternative transportation provider to assume custody of the person who is the subject of the temporary detention order and transport the person to the state hospital. The bill also requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to amend its existing contract for the provision of alternative transportation of a person who is subject to an emergency custody or temporary detention order to ensure sufficient availability of sufficient staff to take custody of and transport person subject to emergency custody and temporary detention orders in accordance with the provisions of the bill.

SB 289 - William Robert DeSteph Jr.
Workers' compensation; anxiety disorder or depressive disorder incurred by law-enforcement, etc.
02/04/2022 - Senate: Read second time and engrossed
Workers' compensation; anxiety disorder or depressive disorder incurred by law-enforcement officers and firefighters. Provides that an anxiety disorder or depressive disorder, as both are defined in the bill, incurred by a law-enforcement officer or firefighter is compensable under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act on the same basis as post-traumatic stress disorder. The bill provides that a mental health professional must diagnose the law-enforcement officer or firefighter as suffering from anxiety disorder or depressive disorder as a result of a qualifying event, as defined in the Code, and includes other conditions for compensability.

SB 321 - Jill Holtzman Vogel
Health insurance; definition of autism spectrum disorder.
03/01/2022 - House: VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)
Health insurance; definition of autism spectrum disorder. Provides that for the purposes of required health insurance coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder, "autism spectrum disorder" means any pervasive developmental disorder or autism spectrum disorder, as defined in the most recent edition or the most recent edition at the time of diagnosis of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association and "medically necessary" means in accordance with the generally accepted standards of mental disorder or condition care and clinically appropriate in terms of type, frequency, site, and duration, based upon evidence and reasonably expected to do any of the following: (i) prevent the onset of an illness, condition, injury, or disability; (ii) reduce or ameliorate the physical, mental, or developmental effects of an illness, condition, injury, or disability; or (iii) assist to achieve or maintain maximum functional capacity in performing daily activities, taking into account both the functional capacity of the individual and the functional capacities that are appropriate for individuals of the same age. This bill is identical to HB 225.

SB 350 - Scott Anthony Surovell
Health records; patient's right to disclosure.
02/04/2022 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N)
Health records; patient's right to disclosure. Requires a health care entity to include in its disclosure of an individual's health records any changes made to the health records and an audit trail for such records if the individual requests that such information be included in the health records disclosure.

SB 361 - Richard Henry Stuart
Marcus alert system; optional participation, voluntary database.
02/04/2022 - Senate: Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB361S3
Marcus alert system; optional participation. Provides that participation in the Marcus alert system shall be optional for localities and that no locality, community services board, or behavioral health authority shall be required to participate in the Marcus alert system.

SB 391 - Adam P. Ebbin
Cannabis control; retail market.
03/01/2022 - House: Continued to 2023 in General Laws (12-Y 10-N)
Cannabis control; retail market; transitional sales by pharmaceutical and industrial hemp processors; penalties. Establishes a framework for the creation of a retail marijuana market in the Commonwealth. The bill creates a regulatory and licensing structure for such retail market and for the cultivation, manufacture, and wholesale of marijuana and marijuana products to be administered by the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority. The bill allows certain pharmaceutical and industrial hemp processors, pending establishment of the retail market, to cultivate, manufacture, and sell to persons 21 years of age or older cannabis products. The bill also relocates and modifies numerous criminal provisions regarding marijuana offenses. The bill has staggered effective dates. The bill satisfies the reenactment requirement of Chapters 550 and 551 of the Acts of Assembly of 2021, Special Session I, but makes numerous modifications to the provisions of the 2021 legislation related to licensure, criminal penalties, expungement, regulation of certain hemp products, local regulation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

SB 40 - Lionell Spruill Sr.
Assisted living facilities; involuntary discharge, safeguards for residents.
03/01/2022 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
Assisted living facilities; involuntary discharge. Requires that regulations of the Board of Social Services regarding involuntary discharges of residents from assisted living facilities provide certain safeguards for residents, including a description of the reasons for which a resident may be involuntarily discharged, certain notice requirements, a requirement that the facility make reasonable efforts to resolve any issues upon which the discharge is based, and the provision of information regarding the resident's right to appeal the facility's decision to discharge the resident.

SB 414 - Jennifer A. Kiggans
Nurse practitioners; patient care team physician supervision capacity increased.
03/01/2022 - House: VOTE: Passage (96-Y 3-N)
Nurse practitioners; patient care team physician supervision capacity increased. Increases from six to 10 the number of nurse practitioners a patient care team physician may supervise at any one time in accordance with a written or electronic practice agreement. The bill maintains the current limit of six nurse practitioners per supervising patient care team physician for patient care teams delivering care in an emergency department.

SB 425 - John Saul Edwards
Barrier crimes; eliminates certain crimes from the definition, etc.
03/01/2022 - House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 1-N)
Barrier crimes. Eliminates certain crimes from the definition of "barrier crime" and requires the State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Board of Education, the State Board of Health, and the State Board of Social Services to each adopt regulations that develop and implement a waiver process for individuals who have been convicted of a barrier crime and who serve in a position or seek to serve in a position with any qualified entity subject to the regulations of the board. The bill eliminates current exceptions and time limit mandates, as such information is required to be set out in each agency's waiver process. The bill sets out information to be included in the regulations of the individual boards. The bill also directs the Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Education, Health, and Social Services to each publish information about the agency's waiver process in an easily accessible format on a website maintained by the department. The bill includes additional requirements for each waiver process, such as if an individual's application for a waiver is denied, the department must state the basis for denial in writing and provide such explanation to the individual. The bill provides that although a waiver granted to an individual by one department shall not be transferrable to a position under another department, proof of receipt of a waiver from one department shall be considered positively by another department when reviewing an application for a waiver. Additionally, each department is required to notify the Department of State Police when a waiver has been granted within 10 days of issuing the decision in writing to the person who was subject to the waiver.

SB 428 - Siobhan Stolle Dunnavant
Health insurance; carrier contracts, carrier provision of certain prescription drug information.
03/01/2022 - House: VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)
Health insurance; carrier disclosure of certain information. Requires each health insurance carrier, beginning July 1, 2025, to establish and maintain an online process that (i) links directly to e-prescribing systems and electronic health record systems that utilize the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs SCRIPT standard; (ii) can accept electronic prior authorization requests from a provider; (iii) can approve electronic prior authorization requests for which no additional information is needed by the carrier to process the prior authorization request, no clinical review is required, and that meet the carrier's criteria for approval; and (iv) otherwise meets the requirements of this section. The bill prohibits a carrier from (a) imposing a charge or fee on a participating health care provider for accessing the online process required by this subdivision or (b) accessing, absent provider consent, provider data via the online process other than for the enrollee. The bill requires participating health care providers, beginning July 1, 2025, to ensure that any e-prescribing system or electronic health record system owned by or contracted for the provider to maintain an enrollee's health record has the ability to access the electronic prior authorization process established by a carrier and real time cost information data for a covered prescription drug made available by a carrier. The bill provides that a provider may request a waiver of compliance for undue hardship for a period not to exceed 12 months. The bill requires any carrier or its pharmacy benefits manager to provide real-time cost information data to enrollees and contracted providers for a covered prescription drug, including any cost-sharing requirement or prior authorization requirements, and to ensure that the data is accurate. The bill requires that such cost information data is available to the provider in a format that a provider can access and understand such as through the provider's e-prescribing system or electronic health record system for which the carrier or pharmacy benefits manager or its designated subcontractor has adopted that utilizes the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs SCRIPT standard from which the provider makes the request. The bill requires the State Corporation Commission's Bureau of Insurance (the Bureau) to, in coordination with the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, establish a work group to assess the current status of electronic prior authorization in the Commonwealth and make recommendations regarding the implementation of electronic prior authorization, which may include a single standardized process as required by this act, including any recommendations for necessary statutory or regulatory changes. The bill requires the work group to include relevant stakeholders, including representatives from the Virginia Association of Health Plans, the Medical Society of Virginia, the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, and the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, and other parties with an interest in the underlying technology. The bill requires the work group to report its findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor and the House Committee on Commerce and Energy by November 1, 2022. The provisions of the bill other than the requirement for the Bureau to establish the work group will not become effective unless reenacted by the 2023 Session of the General Assembly.

SB 434 - George Lincoln Barker
Health insurance; coverage for mental health and substance use disorders, report.
02/04/2022 - Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB434S1
Health insurance; coverage for mental health and substance use disorders; report. Requires the State Corporation Commission's Bureau of Insurance to collect certain comparative analyses from health carriers related to mental health parity and to include such analyses in a report that (i) describes the methodology the Bureau used to verify compliance with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) and any federal regulations or guidance relating to MHPAEA; (ii) identifies and summarizes market conduct examinations conducted or completed during the preceding 12-month period regarding compliance with parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits under state and federal law; and (iii) details any educational or corrective actions the Bureau has taken to ensure plan compliance with MHPAEA.

SB 448 - Jennifer Barton Boysko
Hospital regulations; policies and procedures related to victims of domestic violence.
03/01/2022 - House: Continued to 2023 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
Task Force on Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault; hospital policies and procedures related to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; work group; report. Directs the Task Force on Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault (the Task Force) to convene a work group to develop best practices for hospital policies and procedures related to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The bill requires the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by November 1, 2022.

SB 573 - Ryan T. McDougle
Defendants; evidence of mental condition, specific intent crimes.
01/26/2022 - Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)
Evidence of defendant's mental condition; specific intent crimes. Clarifies that a defendant may offer evidence concerning the defendant's mental condition at the time of the alleged offense in certain circumstances for specific intent offenses only.

SB 593 - Stephen D. Newman
Emergency custody or temporary detention order; custody and transportation of persons, etc.
03/01/2022 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
Custody and transportation of persons subject to emergency custody or temporary detention order; alternative custody; auxiliary police officers. Allows auxiliary police officers to execute emergency custody orders and provide transportation for a person subject to an emergency custody or temporary detention order; adds an employee or designee of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to the list of persons who may provide alternative transportation of a person who is subject to an emergency custody or temporary detention order; and provides that, in cases in which transportation of a person subject to an emergency custody order or temporary detention order is ordered to be provided by an alternative transportation provider, the primary law-enforcement agency that executes the order may transfer custody of the person to the alternative transportation provider immediately upon execution of the order, and that the alternative transportation provider shall maintain custody of the person from the time custody is transferred to the alternative transportation provider by the primary law-enforcement agency until such time as an evaluated is completed and custody of the person is transferred pursuant to a temporary detention order or the person is released upon a determination that the person does not meet the criteria for temporary detention. The bill also directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish compulsory minimum training standards for auxiliary police officers who are called into service solely for the purpose of executing emergency custody orders and providing transportation for such person subject to an emergency custody order or providing transportation for a person in the temporary detention process.

SB 622 - Barbara Ann Favola
Recovery residences; disclosure to potential residents that residence is certified.
02/04/2022 - Senate: Committee substitute printed 22105949D-S1
Certified recovery residences. Requires every person who operates a recovery residence to disclose to potential residents whether the recovery residence is a certified recovery residence and that no health care provider or behavioral health service provider who receives public funds or state agency shall refer a person with substance abuse disorder to a recovery residence unless the recovery residence has been certified by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) in accordance with regulations adopted by the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Board). The bill also provides that credentialing agencies by which the Board may require accreditation or in which the Board may require membership shall administer credentialing and certification programs in accordance with standards of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences; requires the Board to adopt regulations requiring each certified recovery residence include one or more resident or nonresident staff persons who is employed by the provider for compensation and who is responsible for oversight or management of the recovery residence; and requires the Department to provide, for each certified recovery residence included on the list maintained on the Department?s website the level of support provided by the certified recovery residence. The bill also provides that certified recovery residences shall constitute residential occupancy by a single family for zoning purposes, regardless of the number of persons residing in the certified recovery residence, and exempts certified recovery residences from the provisions of the Virginia Landlord and Tenant Act.

SB 641 - Joseph Dee Morrissey
Early Psychosis Intervention and Coordinated Specialty Care Program Advisory Board; established.
03/01/2022 - House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; Early Psychosis Intervention and Coordinated Specialty Care Program Advisory Board established. Establishes the Early Psychosis Intervention and Coordinated Specialty Care Program Advisory Board for the purpose of assisting the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services in expanding the provision of high-quality, evidence-based early psychosis and mood disorder detection and intervention services.

SB 68 - Barbara Ann Favola
Provisional teacher licensure; teachers licensed or certified to teach outside of United States.
01/25/2022 - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
Board of Education; provisional teacher licensure; teachers licensed or certified outside of the United States. Requires the Board of Education to provide for the issuance of a provisional license, valid for a period not to exceed three years, to any individual who holds a valid and officially issued and recognized license or certification to teach outside of the United States but does not meet the requirements for a renewable license.

SB 682 - Robert Creigh Deeds
Temporary detention; alternative custody.
02/04/2022 - Senate: Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
Temporary detention; alternative custody. Provides that if the facility indicated on a temporary detention order is a state facility, no bed for the person detained or in custody pursuant to the temporary detention order is immediately available at such state facility, and an employee or designee of such state facility is available to take custody of such person, such employee or designee of the state facility may assume custody of such person wherever such person is located and maintain custody of such person and transport such person to such state facility or to an alternative facility of temporary detention. The bill also provides that a person who is an inmate who is subject to an order authorizing treatment shall remain in law-enforcement custody at all times prior to admission to the facility designated for treatment of the person pursuant to such order.

SB 687 - Taylor Montgomery Mason
Abuse and neglect; financial exploitation, changes term incapacitated adults, definitions, penalties
03/01/2022 - House: Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
Abuse and neglect; financial exploitation; incapacitated adults; penalties. Changes the term "incapacitated adult" to "vulnerable adult" for the purposes of the crime of abuse and neglect of such adults and defines "vulnerable adult" as any person 18 years of age or older who is impaired by reason of mental illness, intellectual or developmental disability, physical illness or disability, or other causes, including age, to the extent the adult lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make, communicate, or carry out reasonable decisions concerning his well-being or has one or more limitations that substantially impair the adult's ability to independently provide for his daily needs or safeguard his person, property, or legal interests. The bill also changes the term "person with mental incapacity" to the same meaning of "vulnerable adult" for the purposes of the crime of financial exploitation. As introduced, the bill was a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference. The bill incorporates SB 126.

SB 714 - Robert Creigh Deeds
Comprehensive crisis system; voluntary mental health check-in option as part of the system, report.
02/04/2022 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N)
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; voluntary mental health check-in option as part of the comprehensive crisis system; report. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to implement a voluntary mental health check-in option as part of the comprehensive crisis system and to report by November 1, 2022, to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Senate Committees on Education and Health and Finance and Appropriations regarding its progress in implementing such program.

SB 767 - Mamie E. Locke
Voter registration; restoration of political rights upon release from incarceration.
03/01/2022 - House: Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (6-Y 4-N)
Voter registration; restoration of political rights upon release from incarceration; certain adjudications. Provides that any person who is convicted of a felony and sentenced to a period of incarceration for such felony conviction is not entitled to register to vote or to vote for the duration of the period of incarceration, but that he is to be invested with all political rights lost as a result of the felony conviction upon release from incarceration and is thereafter entitled to register to vote. The bill requires the Department of Corrections and the State Board of Local and Regional Jails to transmit to the Department of Elections certain information related to an incarcerated person with a scheduled date of release. The bill also requires the Director of the Department of Corrections to provide to any person being released from incarceration, on the date of his release, (i) an application to register to vote with instructions for returning the application by mail; (ii) information regarding how to register to vote by electronic means or in person, in the form prescribed by the State Board of Elections for this purpose; and (iii) an official release document for voter registration purposes. Enactment of the provisions of this bill are contingent upon the passage of an amendment to the Constitution of Virginia on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2022 providing for the qualifications of voters and the right to vote by amending Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution of Virginia related to persons convicted of a felony and persons adjudicated as lacking the capacity to understand the act of voting.

SJ 50 - Adam P. Ebbin
Chiropractic Health Month; designating as October, 2022 and in each succeeding year thereafter.
01/27/2022 - Senate: Read third time and agreed to by Senate by voice vote
Chiropractic Health Month. Designates October, in 2022 and in each succeeding year, as Chiropractic Health Month in Virginia.

SJ 8 - Emmett Wilson Hanger, Jr.
Celebrating the life of the Honorable Arthur R. Giesen, Jr.
01/17/2022 - House: Agreed to by House
Celebrating the life of the Honorable Arthur R. Giesen, Jr.

SJ 86 - William Robert DeSteph Jr.
Commending the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service.
02/04/2022 - House: Laid on Speaker's table
Commending the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service.