2021 Priority VA Legislation

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Priority Bills

Status: Passed

Cat House Senate GA / Gov Number Summary Chief Patron Click Chief Patron to see other Patrons. update
agriculture Passed Passed Signed HB 2068 Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Grant Program; established. Sam Rasoul 3/21
animals Tabled Passed SB 1390 Cats; trap, neuter, and return programs, civil penalty. Lynwood Lewis 2/26
campaign finance Passed Left HB 1952 Campaign finance; prohibited personal use, child care exception. Marcus Simon 1/1
campaign finance Passed Passed HJ 526 Comprehensive campaign finance reform; joint subcommittee to study. 2/17
cjr Passed Passed Signed SB 1165 Death penalty; abolition of current penalty. Scott Surovell 3/27
cjr Passed Passed Accepted: Gov Rec HB 2047 Criminal proceedings; consideration of mental condition and intellectual, etc. Jeffrey Bourne 4/9
cjr Passed Passed Failed SB 1443 Mandatory minimum sentences; elimination, modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term. John Edwards 3/1
cjr Passed Passed Accepted: Gov Rec HB 2312 Marijuana; legalization of simple possession, etc. Charniele Herring 4/9
cjr Passed Passed Signed HB 2263 Death penalty; abolition of current penalty. MichaelMullin 3/27
education Passed Passed Approved HB 1904 Teachers and other licensed school board employees; cultural competency. Clint Jenkins 12/3
education Passed Passed HJ 537 Racism; General Assembly to recognize as a public health crisis. Lashrecse Aird 12/3
elections Passed PBI HB 2082 Transparency in Redistricting Process. Mark Levine 1/1
environment Passed Passed Signed SB 1265 Natural gas pipelines; stop work orders. Creigh Deeds 1/1
environment Passed Passed Signed HB 2227 Uniform Statewide Building Code; energy efficiency and conservation. Kaye Kory 4/1
environment Passed PBI HB 2048 Electric utility regulation; purchasing from competitive suppliers. Jeffrey Bourne 2/16
environment Passed Passed Signed SB 1311 Water quality standards; modification of permits and certifications. Jennifer McClellan 4/3
environment Passed PBI HB 2200 Electric Utilities; Triennial Review. Jay Jones 2/17
environment Passed Passed Signed HB 1965 Low and Zero Emissions Vehicle program. Lamont Bagby 3/21
environment Passed Passed Signed HB 1979 EV Rebate Program. David Reid 4/3
Oppose ➔ environment Passed Passed Signed SB 1164 Unregulated Plastic Chemical Conversion Plants Emmett Hanger 1/23
environment Passed Passed Signed HB 2118 Virginia Electric Vehicle Grant Fund and Program; created, report. Mark Keam 4/1
environment Passed Passed Failed SB 1380 Electric utilities; electric school bus projects. Louise Lucas 3/1
guns Passed Passed Accepted: Gov Rec SB 1381 Weapons; possessing or transporting within Capitol Square, etc. Adam Ebbin 4/9
guns Passed Passed Approved HB 1992 Firearms possession following domestic abuse conviction. Kathleen Murphy 4/29
guns Passed Passed Failed HB 2276 Plastic firearms and unfinished frames, etc.; manufacture, import, sale, transfer, etc., penalty. Marcus Simon 3/1
guns Passed Passed Signed HB 2081 Polling places; prohibited activities, unlawful possession of a firearm, penalty. Mark Levine 3/31
guns Passed Passed Signed HB 2128 Firearms; criminal history record information check delay increased to five days Alfonso Lopez 3/8
guns Passed Passed Accepted: Gov Rec HB 2295 Firearm or stun weapon; carrying within Capitol Square and the surrounding area, state-owned bldgs. Mark Levine 4/9
guns Passed Passed Signed HB 1909 School board property, certain; establishment of gun-free zone permitted. Suhas Subramanyam 4/1
housing Passed Passed Signed HB 2053 Accessory Dwelling Units Ibraheem Samirah 4/1
voting rights Passed Passed Enrolled HJ 555 Constitutional amendment; felon disenfranchisement. Charniele Herring 3/16
voting rights Passed Passed Enrolled SJ 272 Constitutional amendment; qualifications of voters and the right to vote (first reference). Mamie Locke 3/16
women Passed Passed Signed SB 1316 Child care providers; background check portability, subsidy pilot program, report. Jennifer McClellan 3/21
women Passed Passed Signed HB 1896 Allows plans with abortion coverage to be traded on the state exchange Sally Hudson 3/16
women Passed Passed Signed SB 1276 Essential health benefits; abortion coverage. Jennifer McClellan 3/16
women Passed Passed Signed SB 1227 Hormonal contraceptives; payment of medical assistance for 12-month supply. Jennifer Boysko 3/21
women Passed Passed Signed HB 1817 Certified nurse midwives; practice. Dawn Adams 4/1
women Passed Passed Signed SB 1310 Employment; domestic service; Human Rights Act. Jennifer McClellan 3/31
women Passed Passed Signed HB 2002 Child support; health care coverage. Ibraheem Samirah 3/21
women Passed Passed Signed HB 2212 Children's Services Act; effective monitoring and implementation. Ken Plum 3/21
workers Passed Passed Signed HB 2137 Paid sick leave; employers to provide to certain employees. Elizabeth Guzman 3/31
workers Passed Defeated HB 1786 Minimum wage; farm laborers or farm employees. Jeion Ward 2/24

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Signed 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.

Continued/Carried over. Action taken in an even-numbered year to postpone the consideration of a measure until the next regular session of the General Assembly.

Crossover. The last day for a bill to pass out of the chamber in which it was introduced and move forward for consideration in the opposite chamber. If a bill does not move forward, it is "Left" (dead).

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. The rejection of a motion to 'report' a bill to the full chamber.

Incorporated. Rolled into someone another 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.

PBI. Passed by Indefinitely. Action to allow a committee to reconsider legislation at a later meeting. If the committee takes no further action, the bill is dead. [Usually the bill is dead.]

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.

Stricken. Legislation removed from a committee's docket, frequently at the request of the patron.

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