A summary of legislative actions taken during the 2020 General Assembly session
Virginia lawmakers considered an array of bills impacting businesses and the state economy. Here’s a look at some key actions taken during the 2020 session: Casinos Virginia lawmakers passed legislation
Virginia legislators passed more than 1,200 new laws during the 2020 session.
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia lawmakers passed over 1,200 new laws in two months, a variety of them in the final days of the 2020 session, which expanded into Sunday evening
Tenants could fix heat, water, electrical issues and other problems
CORRECTION: THIS WIRE STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED. The original version incorrectly stated the party affiliation of state Sen. John Bell. RICHMOND, Va. — A bill that gives tenants the power
Bill is headed to floor of House of Delegates
RICHMOND, Va. — The state Senate and the House have advanced bills to make students living in the U.S. without documentation eligible for in-state tuition. SB 935, introduced by Democratic
Gov. Northam expected to sign bill into law.
RICHMOND, Va. — The state Senate voted Tuesday in favor of a bill that would prohibit holding a phone while driving a motor vehicle on Virginia roadways and which implements
Legislation closes loophole in federal law, extending protection for management-level employees
For employees who are pregnant or lactating, their workers’ rights are sometimes viewed as vague and can be difficult to discern for them and business owners alike. In Virginia, Sen.
Republican tally trails
RICHMOND, Va. — A record number of bills passed in the House of Delegates ahead of the “crossover” deadline, considered the halfway point in the session when a bill has
‘To legalize it now would not be good,’ says House Majority Leader Charniele Herring.
RICHMOND, Va. — Going into the 2020 legislative session, advocates say Democratic leaders had an ambitious marijuana reform agenda. By crossover day, several decriminalization bills passed their respective chambers, but
Virginia will be the first Southern state to pass nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ residents.
RICHMOND, Va. — Legislators wore rainbow, heart-shaped stickers Thursday as the House and Senate passed the Virginia Values Act. LGBTQ advocacy groups and lawmakers held a press conference in anticipation
Right-to-work backers say repeal would harm Virginia's economic development efforts
Buoyed by the Virginia legislature’s new Democratic majority, bills to repeal Virginia’s right-to-work laws have the greatest chance of making it to the governor’s desk in a generation, predict political