2022 VA General Assembly

Start date of Special Session has been changed to Mon, April 4.
[Originally scheduled for April 27, 2022. See GA calendar]

Status of 2022 Priority Legislation

of the Virginia Grassroots Coalition

Enrolled = Bill has passed both houses, sent to the Governor, but not yet signed.
Conf. Comm. = Bill passed each house in different forms, will be resolved in Special Session.

■ = Bill is dead or 'continued.'

2022 Priority Bills

Cat Number Title House Senate GA / Gov updated
Support campaign finance HB 86 Campaign finance; disclosure reports, searchable electronic database. Passed Passed Conf. Comm. 4/4/22
Support environment HB 323 Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Grant Program; increases grant for certain projects. Passed Passed Signed 4/12/22
Support campaign finance HB 492 Campaign finance; record retention requirements and reviews of campaign finance disclosure reports. Passed Passed Signed 4/12/22
Support justice HB 1053 Local correctional facilities; fees. Passed Passed Conf. Comm. 3/9/22
Support justice HB 1197 Secretariat agency responsibilities; Department of Juvenile Justice. Passed Passed Vetoed 4/28/22
Support education SB 490 Standards of Quality; work-based learning; teacher leaders and mentors; principal mentors. Passed Passed Conf. Comm. 4/10/22
Oppose education HB 4 Requires school principals report to law enforcement certain enumerated acts that may constitute a misdemeanor offense. Passed Passed Signed 6/17/22
Oppose education HB 127 Academic year Governor's Schools; certain practices prohibited and permitted. Passed Passed Signed 4/12/22
Oppose climate HB 206 Small renewable energy projects; impact on natural resources. Passed Passed Signed 4/12/22
Oppose climate HB 558 Natural gas, biogas, and other gas sources of energy; definitions, energy conservation. Passed Passed Enrolled 3/28/22
Oppose climate HB 657 Public utilities; waste coal and certain coal-fired electric generating units. Passed Passed Enrolled 3/28/22
Oppose climate HB 894 Generation of electricity and energy development in the Commonwealth. Passed Passed Signed 4/12/22
Oppose climate HB 1204 Renewable energy certificates; certain requirements prohibited. Passed Passed Signed 4/12/22
Oppose climate HB 1257 Natural gas utilities; retail supply choice. Passed Passed Conf. Comm. 3/28/22
Oppose environment HB 1261 State environmental boards; appointment of members to various Boards. Passed Passed Conf. Comm. 3/9/22
Oppose climate HB 1326 Electric utilities; removal of waste coal from previously mined sites. Passed Passed Signed 4/12/22
Oppose education SB 36 School principals; incident reports. Passed Passed Signed 6/17/22
Oppose climate SB 120 Public utilities; waste coal and certain coal-fired electric generating units. Passed Passed Enrolled 3/28/22
Oppose climate SB 565 Natural gas, biogas, and other gas sources of energy; definitions, energy conservation. Passed Passed Enrolled 3/28/22
Oppose environment SB 657 Air Pollution Control Board and State Water Control Board; transfer of authority to Department of Environmental Quality. Passed Passed Signed 4/12/22
Oppose health SB 739 Public elementary and secondary schools, etc.; student instruction. Passed Passed Approved 2/23/22


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.

More definitions from League of Women Voters Virginia
More definitions from University of Virginia

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Education

Virginia judge rejects push to block protections for transgender students, Courthouse News Service, July 27, 2021.

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