2013 Legislation


Delegate Filler-Corn
41st District

Below is a list of legislation that I introduced during the 2013 General Assembly.

In addition to the legislation I have introduced, I also co-patroned numerous pieces of legislation with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in order to ensure we pass fair and helpful laws for the citizens of Virginia.

*      HB 1774 Hours Polls to be open.

Provides that polls shall close at 8:00 p.m. rather than 7:00 p.m.

(Failed in Subcommittee)

 *      HB 1775 Optional ultrasound for women

Eliminates the requirement that a pregnant woman undergo a mandatory transabdominal ultrasound prior to the performance of an abortion to determine the gestational age of the fetus and provides that a pregnant woman shall be offered the opportunity to have an ultrasound performed.

(Failed in Subcommittee)

 *      HB 1776 Removal of Penalty for Doctors.

Provides that no physician shall be subject to a civil penalty for failure to perform or supervise the performance of the ultrasound imaging required prior to an abortion if, in his medical judgment, such ultrasound imaging is not medically necessary. Currently, any physician who violates any provision of the abortion informed consent statute is subject to a $2,500 civil penalty.

(Failed in Subcommittee)

 *      HB 1777 Virginia Open Education Resources Council and Virginia Digital Open Source Textbook Library.

Establishes the Virginia Open Education Resources Council to (i) identify and acquire digital open source textbooks to be used in 50 undergraduate courses in public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth and (ii) develop the Virginia Digital Open Source Textbook Library as the digital repository of such open source textbooks. The Council shall be staffed by one faculty member from each public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth.

(Referred to the Joint Commission on Technology and Science)

  *      HB 1778 Mammography results; information about dense breast tissue.

Clarifies the conditions under which a mammography services provider must notify a patient of dense breast tissue and adds language to the notice that must be sent to patients under the existing law.

(Signed into Law)

 *      HB 1779 Tolling transponder fees.

Prohibits imposition of a monthly fee for any tolling transponder for any month in which the transponder is used at least 10 times.

(Referred to the Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability)

 *      HB 1781 Financial exploitation of elderly or incapacitated adults; penalties.

Provides that it is a felony punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not less than one nor more than 20 years to knowingly and without legal justification, by deception, intimidation, undue influence, coercion, harassment, duress, or misrepresentation, use, obtain, convert, or take control of an incapacitated adult’s money, assets, property, or financial resources with the intent to permanently deprive the adult of the use, benefit, or possession of the property or financial resources. If the violation is by a caregiver or person in a position of trust, it is a Class 3 felony. The bill allows forfeiture of personal property used in connection with the crime.

(Bill was left in Committee)

 *      HB 1782 Policies on concussion in student-athletes.

Requires local school divisions to provide to organizations sponsoring athletic activity for student-athletes on school property the Board of Education’s guidelines on policies to inform and educate coaches, student-athletes, and their parents or guardians of the nature and risk of concussions, criteria for removal from and return to play, and risks of not reporting the injury and continuing to play.

(Failed in Subcommittee)

 *      HB 2024 Health insurance; diagnostic procedures.

Prohibits a health carrier from imposing cost-sharing requirements with respect to any diagnostic service, test, or related procedure that is administered or conducted as a result of, or in conjunction with, preventive care or screening if the health carrier is prohibited from imposing any cost-sharing requirements with respect to the preventive care or screening.

(Was left in Health and Education Committee)

 *      HB 2041 Recreational Access Fund Streamlining.

Authorizes the Commonwealth Transportation Board to establish guidelines, instead of regulations, in connection with use of recreational access funds.

(Signed into Law)

 *      HB 2199 K-12: Expedited Retake of SOLs

Directs the Board of Education to promulgate regulations to increase the number of students and the number of grade levels that are eligible for an expedited retake of an end-of-course Standards of Learning test.

(Failed in Full Committee)

 *      HB 2201 Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Schools

Directs the Board of Education to include in its regulations a provision requiring that all new construction of, additions to, and alterations of public school buildings include the installation of at least one carbon monoxide detector.

(Was referred to regulatory action)

 *      HB 2297 VRE access to CSX right-of-way.

Provides that funds for contract fees paid by the Virginia Railway Express for access to the rights-of-way of CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Corporation, and the National Railroad Passenger Corporation are to be allocated from the public transportation portion of federal Surface Transportation Program funds.

(Failed in Subcommittee)



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