§ 8.01-257 Venue generally
§ 8.01-258 Venue not jurisdictional
§ 8.01-259 Application
§ 8.01-260 Proper venue; preferred forum in certain actions; permissible forums for other actions
§ 8.01-261 Category a or preferred venue
§ 8.01-262 Category B or permissible venue
§ 8.01-262.1 Place for bringing action under a contract related to construction
§ 8.01-263 Multiple parties
§ 8.01-264 Venue improperly laid; objection
§ 8.01-265 Change of venue by court
§ 8.01-266 Costs
§ 8.01-267 Discretion of judge

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  • Advisory agency: means any board, commission, committee or post which does not exercise any sovereign power or duty, but is appointed by a governmental agency or officer or is created by law for the purpose of making studies or recommendations, or advising or consulting with a governmental agency. See Virginia Code 2.2-3101
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Authority: means the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority created pursuant to this subtitle. See Virginia Code 4.1-600
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Board: means the Board of Directors of the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority. See Virginia Code 4.1-600
  • Business: means a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, firm, enterprise, franchise, association, trust or foundation, or any other individual or entity carrying on a business or profession, whether or not for profit. See Virginia Code 2.2-3101
  • Candidate: means a person who seeks or campaigns for an office of the Commonwealth or one of its governmental units in a general, primary, or special election and who is qualified to have his name placed on the ballot for the office. See Virginia Code 2.2-3101
  • Capital investment: means an investment by or on behalf of a qualified company on or after November 1, 2018, in real property, tangible personal property, or both, at a facility that is properly chargeable to a capital account or would be so chargeable with a proper election. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.31
  • Capital investment: means an expenditure, or an asset transfer from a different qualified company site outside of the eligible city to a facility within an eligible city, by or on behalf of the qualified company on or after April 1, 2018, in real property, tangible personal property, or both, at a facility within an eligible city that has been capitalized or is subject to being capitalized. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.32
  • Capital investment: means an expenditure by or on behalf of a qualified company on or after January 1, 2020, in real property, tangible personal property, or both, at a facility located in an eligible county that is properly chargeable to a capital account or would be so chargeable with a proper election. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.38
  • Capital investment: means an expenditure within an eligible locality, by or on behalf of a qualified company on or after January 1, 2021, in real property, tangible personal property, or both, at one of the facilities within an eligible locality that has been capitalized or is subject to being capitalized. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.39
  • Child-resistant packaging: means packaging that is designed or constructed to meet the child-resistant effectiveness standards set forth in 16 C. See Virginia Code 59.1-293.10
  • Contract: includes a subcontract only when the contract of which it is a part is with the officer's or employee's own governmental agency. See Virginia Code 2.2-3101
  • Council: means the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council established in § 30-355. See Virginia Code 2.2-3101
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Eligible city: means the City of Manassas. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.32
  • Eligible county: means Arlington County. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.31
  • Eligible county: means Fairfax County. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.38
  • Eligible locality: means the City of Norfolk or the County of Arlington. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.39
  • Employee: means all persons employed by a governmental or advisory agency, unless otherwise limited by the context of its use. See Virginia Code 2.2-3101
  • Facilities: means the buildings, group of buildings, or campus, including any related furniture, fixtures, equipment, and business personal property, in an eligible locality that is owned, leased, licensed, occupied, or otherwise operated by or on behalf of a qualified company for use as a headquarters facility, a customer care center, or a research and development innovation center in the furtherance of its shipping and logistics business. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.39
  • Facility: means the building, group of buildings, or corporate campus located in the eligible county, including any related machinery, furniture, fixtures, and equipment, that is owned, leased, licensed, occupied, or otherwise operated by a qualified company as a major headquarters facility for use in the administration, management, and operation of its business. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.31
  • Facility: means the building, group of buildings, or manufacturing, distribution, and research and development campus, including any related machinery and tools, furniture, fixtures, and equipment, in an eligible city that is owned, leased, licensed, occupied, or otherwise operated by the qualified company for use in the manufacture of, or research and development for, semiconductors and other electronic devices. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.32
  • Facility: means the building, group of buildings, or corporate campus, including any related machinery and tools, furniture, fixtures, and business personal property, located in an eligible county, that is owned, leased, licensed, occupied, or otherwise operated by a qualified company for use in the administration, management, and operation of its business, including software development and technology research and development. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.38
  • farm: means any person that obtains at least 51 percent of its annual gross income from agricultural operations and produces the agricultural waste used as feedstock for the waste-to-energy technology, (ii) "agricultural waste" means biomass waste materials capable of decomposition that are produced from the raising of plants and animals during agricultural operations, including animal manures, bedding, plant stalks, hulls, and vegetable matter, and (iii) "waste-to-energy technology" means any technology, including but not limited to a methane digester, that converts agricultural waste into gas, steam, or heat that is used to generate electricity on-site. See Virginia Code 1-222.1
  • Fiduciary: shall include any one or more of the following:

    a. See Virginia Code 8.01-2

  • Fund: means the Major Headquarters Workforce Grant Fund. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.31
  • Fund: means the Semiconductor Manufacturing Grant Fund. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.32
  • Fund: means the Technology Development Grant Fund. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.38
  • Fund: means the Shipping and Logistics Headquarters Grant Fund. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.39
  • Gift: means any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, forbearance, or other item having monetary value. See Virginia Code 2.2-3101
  • Governmental agency: means each component part of the legislative, executive or judicial branches of state and local government, including each office, department, authority, post, commission, committee, and each institution or board created by law to exercise some regulatory or sovereign power or duty as distinguished from purely advisory powers or duties. See Virginia Code 2.2-3101
  • Grant: means a grant from the Fund awarded to a qualified company in an amount of $22,000 per new full-time job for the first 25,000 new full-time jobs, for a maximum aggregate amount of $550 million, and $15,564 per new full-time job for up to 12,850 additional new full-time jobs, for an additional maximum aggregate amount of $200 million, as calculated in accordance with the memorandum of understanding. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.31
  • Grant: means a grant from the Fund awarded to a qualified company in an aggregate amount of up to $70,000,000. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.32
  • Grant: means a grant from the Fund awarded to a qualified company in an aggregate amount of up to $9,042,875. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.39
  • Grants: means grants from the Fund awarded to a qualified company in an aggregate amount not to exceed $22. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.38
  • Grower: means any person actually engaged in the growing and producing of bright flue-cured tobacco or type 21 dark-fired tobacco. See Virginia Code 3.2-2400
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Handler: means any manufacturer, dealer, processor, or any other business entity that purchases tobacco directly from the grower. See Virginia Code 3.2-2400
  • Immediate family: means (i) a spouse and (ii) any other person who resides in the same household as the officer or employee and who is a dependent of the officer or employee. See Virginia Code 2.2-3101
  • Licensed: means the holding of a valid license granted by the Authority. See Virginia Code 4.1-600
  • Licensee: means any person to whom a license has been granted by the Authority. See Virginia Code 4.1-600
  • Liquid nicotine: means a liquid or other substance containing nicotine in any concentration that is sold, marketed, or intended for use in a nicotine vapor product. See Virginia Code 59.1-293.10
  • Liquid nicotine container: means a bottle or other container holding liquid nicotine in any concentration but does not include a cartridge containing liquid nicotine if such cartridge is prefilled and sealed by the manufacturer of such cartridge and is not intended to be opened by the consumer. See Virginia Code 59.1-293.10
  • Marijuana: means any part of a plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not, its seeds or resin; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds, its resin, or any extract containing one or more cannabinoids. See Virginia Code 4.1-600
  • Marijuana products: means (i) products that are composed of marijuana and other ingredients and are intended for use or consumption, ointments, and tinctures or (ii) marijuana concentrate. See Virginia Code 4.1-600
  • Marijuana wholesaler: means a facility licensed under this subtitle to purchase or take possession of retail marijuana, retail marijuana products, immature marijuana plants, and marijuana seeds from a marijuana cultivation facility, a marijuana manufacturing facility, or another marijuana wholesaler and to transfer possession and sell or resell retail marijuana, retail marijuana products, immature marijuana plants, and marijuana seeds to a marijuana cultivation facility, marijuana manufacturing facility, retail marijuana store, or another marijuana wholesaler. See Virginia Code 4.1-600
  • Memorandum of understanding: means the memorandum of understanding entered into on or about November 12, 2018, among a qualified company, the Commonwealth, and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority that sets forth the requirements for the creation of new full-time jobs for the qualified company to be eligible for grant payments from the Fund. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.31
  • Memorandum of understanding: means a performance agreement or related document entered into on or before August 1, 2019, between a qualified company and the Commonwealth that sets forth the requirements for capital investment and the creation of new jobs for the qualified company. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.32
  • Memorandum of understanding: means a performance agreement or related document entered into on or before August 1, 2020, among a qualified company, the Commonwealth, and VEDP that sets forth the requirements for capital investment and the creation of new full-time jobs for the qualified company to be eligible for grants from the Fund. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.38
  • Memorandum of understanding: means a performance agreement or related document entered into on or before August 1, 2022, between a qualified company and the Commonwealth that sets forth the requirements for capital investment and the creation of new jobs for the qualified company. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.39
  • New full-time job: means a position in which employees of a qualified company are principally located at the facility and are expected to work a minimum of either (i) 35 hours of an employee's time per week for the entire normal year of the employer's operations, which "normal year" must consist of at least 48 weeks, or (ii) 1,680 hours per year. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.31
  • New job: means full-time employment at the facility measured at any time following June 30, 2018, for which the annual average wage is at least $92,000, with an escalation factor for each year, that requires a minimum of 38 hours of an employee's time per week for the entire normal year, consisting of at least 48 weeks, of the qualified company's operations. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.32
  • New job: means full-time employment at or associated with any of the facilities measured at any time after January 1, 2021, for which the annual average wage is at least $56,713 for a position in the City of Norfolk or at least $99,385 for a position in the County of Arlington, that requires a minimum of 38 hours of an employee's time per week for the entire normal year, consisting of at least 48 weeks, of the qualified company's operations. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.39
  • officer: includes members of the judiciary. See Virginia Code 2.2-3101
  • Person: shall include individuals, a trust, an estate, a partnership, an association, an order, a corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity;

    6. See Virginia Code 8.01-2

  • Personal interest: means a financial benefit or liability accruing to an officer or employee or to a member of his immediate family. See Virginia Code 2.2-3101
  • Personal interest in a contract: means a personal interest that an officer or employee has in a contract with a governmental agency, whether due to his being a party to the contract or due to a personal interest in a business that is a party to the contract. See Virginia Code 2.2-3101
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Qualified company: means a company, including its affiliates, that between November 1, 2018, and December 31, 2038, is expected to (i) make or cause to be made a capital investment at a facility of at least $2 billion, (ii) create at least 25,000 new full-time jobs, and (iii) potentially create an additional 12,850 jobs. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.31
  • Qualified company: means a semiconductor manufacturing company, and its affiliates, that manufactures and distributes semiconductors, that between April 1, 2018, and June 30, 2033, is expected to (i) make or cause to be made a capital investment at a facility of at least $2. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.32
  • Qualified company: means a technology company, including its affiliates, that between January 1, 2020, and June 30, 2025, is expected to (i) make a capital investment at a facility of at least $64 million and (ii) create at least 1,500 new full-time jobs at the facility related to, or supportive of, its business. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.38
  • Qualified company: means a shipping and logistics company, and its affiliates, that between January 1, 2021, and September 30, 2030, is expected to (i) retain its North American headquarters operations in the City of Norfolk; (ii) make or cause to be made a capital investment at one or more of the facilities of at least $36 million; (iii) create and maintain at least 415 new jobs at or associated with the facilities related to, or supportive of, its shipping and logistics business functions; and (iv) establish and operate a research and development innovation center. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.39
  • Retail marijuana: means marijuana that is cultivated, manufactured, or sold by a licensed marijuana establishment. See Virginia Code 4.1-600
  • Retail marijuana products: means marijuana products that are manufactured and sold by a licensed marijuana establishment. See Virginia Code 4.1-600
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Commerce and Trade or his designee. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.31
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Commerce and Trade or his designee. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.32
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Commerce and Trade. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.38
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Commerce and Trade or his designee. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.39
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • VEDP: means the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority. See Virginia Code 59.1-284.38
  • Vehicle: means every device in, on or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn on a highway, except personal delivery devices and devices moved by human power or used exclusively on stationary rails or tracks. See Virginia Code 46.2-100
  • Warehouse: means any person authorized by law to conduct auction sales of loose-leaf tobacco. See Virginia Code 3.2-2400