2021 Priority VA Legislation

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Priority Bills

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Cat House Senate GA / Gov Number Summary update
guns Passed Passed Accepted: Gov Rec SB 1381 Weapons; possessing or transporting within Capitol Square, etc. 4/9
cjr Passed Passed Accepted: Gov Rec HB 2047 Criminal proceedings; consideration of mental condition and intellectual, etc. 4/9
guns Passed Passed Approved HB 1992 Firearms possession following domestic abuse conviction. 4/29
environment Passed Passed Signed SB 1265 Natural gas pipelines; stop work orders. 3/21
environment Passed Passed Signed HB 2227 Uniform Statewide Building Code; energy efficiency and conservation. 4/1
environment Passed Passed Signed SB 1311 Water quality standards; modification of permits and certifications. 4/3
workers Passed Passed Signed HB 2137 Paid sick leave; employers to provide to certain employees. 3/31
agriculture Passed Passed Signed HB 2068 Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Grant Program; established. 3/21
guns Passed Passed Signed HB 2081 Polling places; prohibited activities, unlawful possession of a firearm, penalty. 3/31
women Passed Passed Signed HB 1896 Allows plans with abortion coverage to be traded on the state exchange 3/16
women Passed Passed Signed SB 1276 Essential health benefits; abortion coverage. 3/16
environment Passed Passed Signed HB 1965 Low and Zero Emissions Vehicle program. 3/21
environment Passed Passed Signed HB 1979 EV Rebate Program. 4/3
Oppose ➔ environment Passed Passed Signed SB 1164 Unregulated Plastic Chemical Conversion Plants 3/30
guns Passed Passed Failed HB 2276 Plastic firearms and unfinished frames, etc.; manufacture, import, sale, transfer, etc., penalty. 3/1
cjr Passed Passed Failed SB 1443 Mandatory minimum sentences; elimination, modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term. 3/1
elections Left HB 1933 Presidential electors; National Popular Vote Compact. 2/10
elections Passed PBI HB 2082 Transparency in Redistricting Process. 2/23
campaign finance Left HB 1756 Campaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. 2/10
campaign finance Passed Left HB 1952 Campaign finance; prohibited personal use, child care exception. 2/26
campaign finance Left HB 1906 Prohibits contributions from corporations, civil penalty. 2/10
campaign finance Passed Passed HJ 526 Comprehensive campaign finance reform; joint subcommittee to study. 2/17
elections Stricken SB 1101 Presidential electors; National Popular Vote Compact. 2/10
elections Defeated SB 1236 Prohibited contributions to candidates. 2/10
environment Left SB 1224 Uniform Statewide Building Code; amendments, energy efficiency and conservation. 2/10
workers PBI SB 1330 Paid family and medical leave program; Virginia Employment Commission to establish. 2/10
environment Incorp HB 2057 Electric utilities; triennial review. 2/10
environment Left HB 2292 Fossil fuel projects; establishes a moratorium, effective January 1, 2022, etc. 2/10
environment Passed PBI HB 2048 Electric utility regulation; purchasing from competitive suppliers. 2/16
workers Left HB 1755 'Right to work' law; repeals provisions of Code that refers to denial or abridgement. 2/10
cjr Tabled HB 2226 Criminal street gang reporting; notice & process for contesting entry of information into databases. 2/10
cjr Incorp HB 1815 Marijuana; legalization of cultivation, manufacture, sale, possession, and testing, penalties. 2/19
guns Defeated SB 1382 Firearms; purchase, etc., following conviction for assault and battery of a family member. 2/23
women Left HB 1922 Medical assistance; coverage for reproductive health services. 2/10
animals Tabled Passed SB 1390 Cats; trap, neuter, and return programs, civil penalty. 2/26
environment Passed PBI HB 2200 Electric Utilities; Triennial Review. 2/17

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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.

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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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