2021 Priority VA Legislation

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Priority Bills

Environment

Cat House Senate GA / Gov Number Summary Chief Patron Click Chief Patron to see other Patrons. update
environment Passed Passed Signed SB 1311 Water quality standards; modification of permits and certifications. Jennifer McClellan 4/3
environment Passed Passed Signed HB 1979 EV Rebate Program. David Reid 4/3
environment Passed Passed Signed HB 2118 Virginia Electric Vehicle Grant Fund and Program; created, report. Mark Keam 4/1
environment Passed Passed Signed HB 2227 Uniform Statewide Building Code; energy efficiency and conservation. Kaye Kory 4/1
Oppose ➔ environment Passed Passed Signed SB 1164 Unregulated Plastic Chemical Conversion Plants Emmett Hanger 3/30
environment Passed Passed Signed HB 1965 Low and Zero Emissions Vehicle program. Lamont Bagby 3/21
environment Passed Passed Signed SB 1265 Natural gas pipelines; stop work orders. Creigh Deeds 3/21
environment Passed Passed Failed SB 1380 Electric utilities; electric school bus projects. Louise Lucas 3/1
environment Passed PBI HB 2200 Electric Utilities; Triennial Review. Jay Jones 2/17
environment Passed PBI HB 2048 Electric utility regulation; purchasing from competitive suppliers. Jeffrey Bourne 2/16
environment Left HB 2292 Fossil fuel projects; establishes a moratorium, effective January 1, 2022, etc. Josh Cole 2/10
environment Incorp HB 2057 Electric utilities; triennial review. Lee Ware 2/10
environment Left SB 1224 Uniform Statewide Building Code; amendments, energy efficiency and conservation. Jennifer Boysko 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Stricken Bill withdrawn.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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