General Assembly

Find out more about what we are tracking during Virginia’s annual legislative session.

Virginia House chamber
Photo by Marco Sánchez

The 2021 General Assembly Session kicked off on Wednesday, January 13. Read our kickoff email alert >>

The Virginia General Assembly moves very fast. Please sign up for PEC email alerts or follow us on Facebook to help keep track of the many bills under consideration. 

If you’re not sure who your Delegate and Senator are, use this Who’s My Legislator? link.

In addition, check out the following resources:

Virginia Conservation Network (VCN)

PEC coordinates with our partners at the Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) on important statewide environmental issues. Please visit their website for updates on legislation impacting the environment across the state — everything from clean energy and renewables, to menhaden and Metro funding. Read more >>

More About the General Assembly….

The Virginia General Assembly is the legislative body of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its bicameral body consists of the Virginia House of Delegates, with 100 members, and the Senate of Virginia, with 40 members. Learn more >>

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General Assembly Special Session Update

Virginia House in action during the special session. Beginning on Aug 18, the Virginia General Assembly entered a special session to focus on budget impacts related to the pandemic and calls for criminal justice and policing reforms as local and national unrest continued following the death of George Floyd. At ...
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Take Action: Ask Your Delegate to Oppose SB 5106

Take Action: Ask Your Delegate to Oppose SB 5106

-August 2020 General Assembly Special Session- PEC is asking that you contact your Delegate and request that they oppose Senate Bill 5106. This legislation would extend the sunset date for various local land use approvals (plats, rezonings, special use permits and exceptions, etc.) that were valid as of July 1, ...
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Special Call to Action for a Special Session

Special Call to Action for a Special Session

Covid-19 has driven home the vital connection between environmental protection and public health. Virginia’s budget should prioritize parks, trails and open spaces, restore water quality and strengthen our local food systems. Dear Supporter, I generally write to you during the winter, that period between January and March when the Virginia ...
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Virginia State Capitol

So Many Bills, So Little Time

Photo by Marco Sanchez, PEC It is March, a time when most people eagerly await the end of winter and embrace the first signs of spring. For me, the spring also marks the end of long days and nights spent walking the halls and occupying committee rooms in Richmond. The ...
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Crossover Update

Crossover Update

This was taken from an email alert we sent out on February 13, 2020: Dear Supporter, Wednesday marked the halfway point of Virginia’s 2020 General Assembly Session, a date known as ‘crossover.’ The House and Senate have each finished voting on the bills their members put forward, and now move ...
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