Virginia General Assembly
The following list has links to the Virginia Legislative Information System that provide additional information on proposed legislation such as the bill’s patron, committee actions, and Adobe Acrobat files of each bill. Generally, the bills listed are related to issues that the Regional Commission is directly involved with including economic development, community development, and transportation.  Information on committee activities can be found on the House of Delegates Twitter page.  Additional information about the current session is available on the Virginia General Assembly website.

Budget Information
The Governor’s proposed budget is available online at the Legislative Information System website.

Administration of Government
HB 8 Public procurement; agreements with labor organizations.
HB 23 Red Tape Reduction Commission; created, review of regulatory requirements, report.
HB 24 Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for menstrual supplies (The Dignity Act).
HB 25 Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for menstrual supplies.
HB 28 Voter registration list maintenance; due date of annual report.
HB 29 Budget Bill
HB 30 Budget Bill.
HB 33 Electric utility regulation; approval of generating facilities.
HB 34 Railroads; freight train crew requirements, civil penalty.
HB 39 Minimum wage, local alternative; establishes procedure by which wage may be imposed in any locality.
HB 57 Absentee voting; no excuse.
HB 64 Local regulation; making of fires.
HB 71 Constitutional amendment; real property tax exemption for spouse of disabled veteran.
HB 74 Early voting; any registered voter allowed to vote early in any election in which he is qualified.
HB 78 Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of; waiver of first-time licensing fees.
HB 92 Absentee voting; eligibility of certain caregivers.
HB 96 Electric utility regulation; suspension of reviews of earnings, transitional rate period.
HB 97 Virginia Public Procurement Act; methods of procurement, single or term contracts.
HB 98 Virginia Public Procurement Act; competitive negotiation for professional services.
HB 123 Buchanan, Town of; amending charter, election of council member.
HJ 5 Constitutional amendment; criteria for electoral districts (first reference).
HJ 6 Constitutional amendment; real property tax exemption for spouse of disabled veteran.
HJ 13 Permitting process; localities encouraged to develop a more uniform and streamlined process.
SB 4 Absentee voting; persons age 65 or older.
SB 6 Absentee voting; late applications and in-person voting in certain circumstances.
SB 8 Absentee voting; prescribed oath for absentee voters.
SB 9 Electric utility regulation; suspension of reviews of earnings, transitional rate period.
SB 19 Virginia Interim Redistricting Commission; criteria for remedial redistricting plans.
SB 20 Red Tape Reduction Commission; created, review of regulatory requirements, report.
SB 29 Budget Bill
SB 30 Budget Bill.
SB 58 Minimum wage; increases wage from its current federally mandated level.
SB 82 Electric utility regulation;
SB 114 Absentee voting; no excuse.

Economic Development/Tourism
HB 69 Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund; created, report.
HB 85 Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund; created, report.
HB 119 Merchants’ capital tax; classification.
SB 37 Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund; created, report.

Environment
HB 54 Renewable energy property; tax credit for property placed in service.
HB 125 Forest products.
SB 83 Renewable energy; third-party power purchase agreements.

Housing

 

Land Use/Planning and Zoning
HB 14 Dogs or cats; public animal shelters required to notify intent to euthanize.
HB 79 Dog boarding establishments; group play requirements, notice of risk of group play, penalties.
HB 89 Conditional rezoning proffers; affordable dwelling units.
HB 94 Dog boarding establishments; group play, penalty.
SB 72 Electric distribution lines; minimum height upon or over agricultural land.
SB 81 Landowner liability; educational activity.

Telecommunications

 

Transportation
HB 59 Transportation, Department of; use of practical design methods.
HB 72 Statewide prioritization process project selection; cost of project to be considered.
HB 73 Speed limits; maximum speed on certain highways.
HB 114 Golf carts and utility vehicles on public highways; equine events.
HB 116 Distracted driving; authority of local government.
HB 134 Value engineering.
HR 1 Glass-Steagall Act; memorializing Congress to reinstate portions of Act.
SB 31 Interstate 73 Corridor Development Fund and Program; created.
SB 46 Pedestrians; drivers yielding the right-of-way.
SB 73 Overweight permits; vehicles for hauling Virginia-grown farm produce over bridges and culverts.
SB 87 Careless driving; cause of injury to vulnerable road user.
SB 88 Bicycle lane; penalty for driver to pass another vehicle using lane.
SB 117 Value engineering.
SB 125 Value engineering.

 

Last updated on December 20, 2017.  Questions about this page should be sent to Bryan Hill.

 

 

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