virginia general assembly

The Virginia General Assembly will reconvene on April 3, 2019 to take up Governor Northam’s actions on amendments to the budget bill. New Virginia Laws will go into effect on July 1, 2019. Governor Northam is revisiting efforts to end driver’s license suspensions over unpaid court fines. He added on an amendment to the budget […]

The regular Virginia General assembly has concluded for 2019 and political experts think the number of scandals facing high-ranking Democrats could impact the upcoming election. Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring both admitted to wearing blackface in college, and Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax faces sexual assault allegations by two women. All three are […]

Registered voters will you support or oppose a bill that will eliminate the statutory reasons to vote by absentee in Virginia? (HB1641) Absentee voting; no-excuse absentee. Permits any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons under […]

The Virginia General Assembly is now in session over the course of 45-days and legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia are in Richmond. Senators and Delegates will represent you so check in on them by taking an active role in the legislative process.  Some frequently asked questions “Who is my legislator?” “What bills are being introduced?” […]

Lawmakers from across the Commonwealth of Virginia introduced, killed and passed hundreds of pieces of legislation during the 2018 General Assembly Session. As a result, Governor Ralph Northam has signed hundreds of changes to Virginia’s laws that went  into effect on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Changes to Virginia’s new laws include Absentee voting, Criminal offenses, education, […]

Citizens of Virginia, lawmakers have reached a budget deal which is one of the largest deals in history. What is included in the state budget? Pay raises for state employees, teachers, bump in pay for lawmakers, funds for education but no expansion of medicaid. Lawmakers in the House of Delegates and Senate have reached a […]

Always keeping an eye on the Virginia General Assembly. Have you checked on the lawmakers in the House of Delegates and Senate lately? Hundreds of bills have passed in both the House and Senate. The question is what percentage of those bills will be signed into law. The 2016 session is expected to end this […]

Lawmakers in the General Assembly voted and approved Hemp farming for industrial use in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The cash crop was banned for decades in the state. Governor Terry McAuliffe signed the bill this week to let farmers legally manufacture hemp products for science, agriculture and research in global markets. The new law will […]

Tuesday was Crossover Day at the Virginia General Assembly and one of the most important days during the session. That was the day when lawmakers from the House and Senate wanted their bills to pass and move on to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. Hundreds of bills crossed over on Tuesday but […]

For Health Purposes Only????? Is Virginia on the come-up? Could Virginia be one step closer to legalizing marijuana? This is what one lawmaker fears the most about marijuana oil bill (SB701) moving forward. If the bill passes during Crossover Day it would allow people to use marijuana oil to treat severe epilepsy. Parents of epileptic […]

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