HB278 (Hope-HD47) changes from mandatory to optional that the fee for an ankle monitor be paid by the offender/accused. Fees can be from $5-20 per day.
HB1137 (Lopez-HD49) requires Social Services to keep track and publish statistics on those exempted from participating in the TANF-VIEW program for re-entering the workforce.
HB35 (Lindsey-HD90) allows someone sentenced to life in prison for crimes committed as a juvenile to petition for parole after serving at least 20 years. The Supreme Court has found that life without possibility of parole for juveniles is unconstitutional. (Virginia skirted this by having rarely-used geriatric parole.)
HB585 (Guzman-HD31) recommends all localities of a certain size incorporate into the next review of their comprehensive plan strategies to promote transit-oriented development.
Bills in conference committees
These bills are being negotiated between the House and Senate:
HB29/HB30 (Torian-HD52) the budget bills contain numerous differences between House and Senate versions that need to be reconciled to create one document.
HB534/SB11 (Carr-HD69; Ebbin-SD30) plastic bag tax
HB881/SB971 (Bulova-HD37; Howell-SD32) includes “games of skill” in illegal gambling laws.
HB972/SB2 (Herring-HD; Ebbin-SD30) decriminalizing possession of small amount of marijuana
HB1150 (Lopez-HD49) removing requirement to ask immigration status of those in custody or incarcerated at jails and prisons. (Senate version SB491 was killed in House subcommittee, but conference is necessary because Senate Judiciary committee adopted a substitute the House did not support.)
HB1414/SB890 (Filler-Corn-HD41; Saslaw-SD35) Transportation omnibus bill. The versions have differences in gas tax increases and other provisions.