2021 Priority VA Legislation

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Criminal Justice Reform

Cat House Senate GA / Gov Number Summary update
cjr Passed Passed Accepted: Gov Rec HB 2047 Criminal proceedings; consideration of mental condition and intellectual, etc. 4/9
cjr Passed Passed Accepted: Gov Rec HB 2312 Marijuana; legalization of simple possession, etc. 4/9
cjr Passed Passed Signed HB 2263 Death penalty; abolition of current penalty. 3/27
cjr Passed Passed Signed SB 1165 Death penalty; abolition of current penalty. 3/27
cjr Passed Passed Failed SB 1443 Mandatory minimum sentences; elimination, modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term. 3/1
cjr Incorp HB 1815 Marijuana; legalization of cultivation, manufacture, sale, possession, and testing, penalties. 2/19
cjr Tabled HB 2226 Criminal street gang reporting; notice & process for contesting entry of information into databases. 2/10

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Approved Signed by Governor.
Enrolled Sent to the Governor, but not yet signed.
Passed Passed House or Senate.
Comm In Committee. Hover to see committee name. Click to see members.
Read1/2/3 Read in chamber.
Reported Approved by Comm.
Recommends Recommended by Subcommittee.
Left Left in committee.
Incorp Incorporated into another bill.
PBI. Passed by Indefinitely.
Stricken Bill withdrawn.
  Defeated.

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Glossary

The Virginia General Assembly uses its own terminology.

Engrossed. A legislative stage when a bill passes the second reading in the House of origin. Every bill has to be "read" on the floor three times before voting on it. The action or any debate or discussion usually comes on the day of the second reading or the third reading.

Enrolled. Legislation which has passed both the House of Delegates and the Senate, signed by the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate, sent to the Governor, but not yet signed.

Failed to report. Defeated.

Incorporated. Rolled into someone else's bill. Either because they're identical, or they have incorporated *some* of the language in, and the patron agreed to have her name on the other bill.

Patron. Bill sponsor. There can be many patrons.

Referred. The assignment of legislation to another standing committee with no stance on the policy of the measure (neither endorses nor rejects the legislation).

Reported. The approval of a measure by the majority of the committee. The legislation may be reported by the committee with or without amendments. A bill may also be reported and referred to another committee.

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