2024 Special Session Update

2024 Special Session Update

Dear Friend, The General Assembly met in Richmond on Monday, May 13th for a special session called for the purpose of completing the state budget. As you may recall, Virginia was at a budget impasse. The legislature left Richmond in April with the goal of returning in...

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2024 Reconvene Session Update

2024 Reconvene Session Update

As required by our state constitution, the General Assembly met in Richmond on Wednesday for our Reconvene Session. Often referred to as the Veto Session, the purpose of this legislative meeting is to consider actions taken by the Governor on bills. As a brief civics...

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Update from Richmond: Week 9

Update from Richmond: Week 9

The General Assembly has officially finished its 60-day legislative session having adjourned sine die on Saturday, March 9th. Through the course of the session, the legislature passed 1,046 bills. The Governor has already signed 64 bills into law and vetoed 8 bills....

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Update from Richmond: Week 8

Update from Richmond: Week 8

As the House completes its eighth week of session, the month of March has officially arrived. There is one week left in this scheduled 60-day legislative session. At this point, a number of bills are in what is known as ‘conference.’ The House and Senate will often...

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Update from Richmond: Week 7

Update from Richmond: Week 7

Much of this past week involved reviewing and debating the state budget while still considering legislation that has already passed the Senate. As we near the end of session, the pace quickens in the hope that we can adjourn on time. I expect, however, that work on...

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Update from Richmond: Week 6

Update from Richmond: Week 6

Dear Friend, The General Assembly reached Crossover this past Tuesday. Crossover is the midpoint of the legislative session by which each chamber must complete work on its own bills with the exception of the state budget. In order to meet this deadline set forth in...

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2024 Session Update: Week 1

2024 Session Update: Week 1

The 2024 General Assembly Session is officially underway! The House and Senate kicked off the 60-day session with the swearing-in of all 140 legislators. In the House, we elected Don Scott of Portsmouth as Speaker and re-elected Paul Nardo as Clerk. I was pleased to...

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Special Budget Update

Special Budget Update

On Wednesday, September 6th, the House and Senate met in Richmond for a special session in order to complete our work on the state budget. By a vote of 86-4, we adopted amendments to the existing state budget by way of House Bill 6001. These set of amendments...

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