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Convened January 11, 2012
Adjourned sine die March 10, 2012
Reconvened April 18, 2012
Adjourned sine die April 18, 2012

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Absentee voting; State Board of Elections to implement system to accept applications for absentee ballots by electronic mail or other electronic means. Amending §§ 24.2-701 and 24.2-706. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 188 (F))
Absentee voting; State Board of Elections to provide instructions and procedures for submission of ballots from military and overseas voters by fax or other electronic means. Amending §§ 24.2-101 and 24.2-706. (Patron-McWaters, SB 82 (C))
Affidavits; allows for electronic filing of search warrant by means other than currently authorized electronic facsimile. Amending § 19.2-54. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 17 (Chapter 5))
Affidavits; allows for electronic filing of search warrant by use of portable document format (pdf) via Internet. Amending § 19.2-54. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 132 (F))
Agency reports; submission in written or electronic format. Amending §§ 2.2-110, 2.2-608, and 30-34.15. (Patron-Comstock, HB 550 (Chapter 434))
Alcoholic beverage control; retail licensee advertising Happy Hour on its website. Amending § 4.1-111. (Patron-Albo, HB 470 (F))
Applications for public assistance; may be made electronically. Amending § 63.2-501. (Patron-Helsel, HB 579 (Chapter 240))
Child pornography; person who commands or otherwise attempts to persuade another to send, submit, etc., in order to gain entry into group, etc., of persons engaged in trading or sharing, penalty. Amending § 18.2-374.1:1. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 963 (Chapter 369))
Circuit court; Prince William County authorizing clerk to charge convenience fee for access to land records. Amending §§ 17.1-275 and 17.1-276; repealing second enactment of Chapters 76 and 723, 2009 Acts. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 926 (Chapter 780))
Circuit court clerks; technology fee. Amending § 17.1-279. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 482 (F))
Cold Case Searchable Database; established. Adding § 52-34.10. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 984 (F))
Condominium and Property Owners’ Association Acts; posting of documents on association website. Amending §§ 55-79.74:1 and 55-510. (Patron-Surovell, HB 668 (F))
Court records; secure remote access to land records includes locating technology to offsite facility for improving public access. Amending §§ 17.1-258.3:1, 17.1-276, 17.1-293, 17.1-294, and 17.1-502. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 484 (Chapter 234))
Criminal street gang; recruitment of persons by telephone or electronic communication, penalty. Amending § 18.2-46.3. (Patron-Cline, HB 751 (F))
Driver’s license holders; allows transmission to DMV of results of required medical examinations to be by fax or other electronic means. Amending § 46.2-322. (Patron-Farrell, HB 524 (F))
Education, Department of; shall annually publish disciplinary offense and outcome data by race, ethnicity, etc., for each public school in State on its website. (Patron-McClellan, HB 367 (Chapter 727))
Electronic identity credentials; Joint Commission on Technology and Science to study and determine possible liability concerns therewith. (Patron-Watkins, SJR 15 (P))
Electronic titling program; allows DMV to establish for new motor vehicles. Amending §§ 46.2-603, 46.2-623, 46.2-629, 46.2-1542, and 46.2-1561; adding § 46.2-603.1. (Patron-McWaters, SB 686 (Chapter 650))
Ephedrine or related compounds; Department of State Police to enter into memorandum of understanding to establish State’s participation in real-time electronic recordkeeping and monitoring system for nonprescription sale of methamphetamine precursors. Adding §§ 18.2-265.6 through 18.2-265.18; repealing § 18.2-248.8. (Patron-Stuart, SB 14 (I) See SB294)
Freedom of Information Act; electronic communication meetings by local and regional public bodies. Amending §§ 2.2-3707, 2.2-3708, and 23-38.95. (Patron-Dudenhefer, HB 1149 (F))
Higher Education, State Council of; publication of graduate employment rates on its website by August 1, 2013. Adding § 23-9.2:3.04. (Patron-Stolle, HB 639 (Chapter 694))
Higher educational institutions; annual report on graduation rates to State Council of Higher Education and requires Council to publish on website. Amending § 23-9.6:1; adding § 23-2.4. (Patron-Kory, HB 655 (F))
House of Delegates; Clerk of House of Delegates to provide for digital recording of standing committee and subcommittee meetings. (Patron-Surovell, HR 4 (F))
Insurance information; posting on insurer’s website. Amending § 38.2-325. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 133 (Chapter 293))
Internet; publication of personal information of certain public officials prohibited. Amending § 18.2-186.4:1. (Patron-Albo, HB 556 (Chapter 143))
Landlord and tenant laws; allows plaintiff in an unlawful detainer action to submit electronic or paper copies of a properly executed lease under certain circumstances. Amending §§ 8.01-126, 54.1-517.4, 55-225.8, 55-225.10, 55-225.12, 55-225.13, 55-225.14, 55-243, 55-248.4, 55-248.7:2, and 55-248.34:1. (Patron-Greason, HB 1110 (Chapter 788))
Legal notices; allows localities to meet certain notice requirements by utilizing their websites, radio, or television. Amending § 15.2-107.1. (Patron-Head, HB 222 (F); Smith, SB 664 (F))
Minority Business Enterprise, Department of; authorizes electronic certification process. Amending § 2.2-1403. (Patron-Ransone, HB 996 (Chapter 529))
Prisoners; harassment by use of computer, penalty. Amending § 18.2-152.7:1. (Patron-Minchew, HB 916 (F))
Prisoners; harassment by use of computer to threaten or intimidate person who was victim of crime, etc., penalty. Amending § 18.2-152.7:1. (Patron-Newman, SB 486 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption includes certain computer equipment and enabling software. Amending § 58.1-609.3. (Patron-Herring, SB 232 (I) See SB112)
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption includes certain computer equipment and enabling software, sunset clause. Amending § 58.1-609.3. (Patron-Comstock, HB 216 (Chapter 655); McDougle, SB 112 (Chapter 613))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption includes computers and related computer equipment. Amending § 58.1-611.2. (Patron-Cline, HB 247 (F); Marshall, D.W., HB 565 (F))
Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry; Attorney General to annually compile laws containing requirements to persons who must register as sex offenders. Adding § 9.1-923. (Patron-Marsden, SB 420 (F))
Standards of Learning; allows local school division to administer any assessment for elementary school students online or by paper. (Patron-Garrett, SB 665 (C))
State Police, Department of; access to electronic evidence, provider to authenticate copies of evidence, documents, and related materials. Amending § 52-38. (Patron-Poindexter, HB 1154 (Chapter 542))
Tax credits, state; publication of names on Department of Taxation’s website of taxpayers claiming credits. Amending § 58.1-202. (Patron-Surovell, HB 664 (F))
Telework expenses tax credit; extended for employers through December 31, 2016. Amending § 58.1-439.12:07. (Patron-Comstock, HB 551 (Chapter 327); Herring, SB 238 (Chapter 341))
Telework expenses tax credit; raises cap on aggregate amount available in calendar years 2012 and 2013. Amending § 58.1-439.12:07. (Patron-Ramadan, HB 1000 (C))
Teleworks tax credit; for individual who teleworks a minimum of 20 hours per week. Adding § 58.1-339.13. (Patron-Ramadan, HB 999 (C))
Time-share estates; advertisement of foreclosure sales, information provided both in hard copy and electronic form. Amending § 55-370. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 234 (Chapter 406))
Uniform Statewide Building Code; online submission of building permit applications. Adding § 36-105.4. (Patron-Villanueva, HB 328 (F))
Unlawful photographs or video; Class 6 felony for a person to publish on Internet, penalty. Amending §§ 18.2-386.1 and 19.2-249.2. (Patron-Edwards, SB 96 (C))
Virginia All-Payer Claims Database; created, report. Amending §§ 2.2-3705.6, 32.1-276.2, and 32.1-276.4; adding §§ 32.1-276.7:1 and 32.1-276.9:1; repealing § 32.1-276.5:1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 343 (Chapter 693); Puller, SB 135 (Chapter 709))
Virginia Immunization Information System; health care providers authorized to access databases containing health records. Amending §§ 32.1-46.01, 32.1-46.1, 32.1-64.1, 32.1-64.2, 32.1-65, 32.1-67, and 32.1-67.1. (Patron-Farrell, HB 829 (Chapter 147))
Workers’ compensation; Workers’ Compensation Commission to make its records referring to accidents, etc., available to an organization that conducts computerized file match program, etc. Amending § 65.2-903. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 128 (F))

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