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 >>

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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2020 General Assembly Session

2020 General Assembly Session

With a new democratic majority in both the House and the Senate, there are new legislative priorities and an immense number of bills have been filed. Given this, we are working hard to track all of the relevant bills, as well as keep our issues in the minds of the ...
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What will tomorrow bring?

What will tomorrow bring?

Expectations for the 2020 General Assembly session The General Assembly meets annually, beginning on the second Wednesday in January. Photo by Philip Pericak This year’s Virginia General Assembly promises to be an interesting one, as the November 2019 elections resulted in a change in leadership in both the House and the ...
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fill dirt in Loudoun County

A Dirty Secret: How Construction Waste is Making its Way Onto Rural Lands

This is an 18-acre site near Hamilton that has been scrutinized and documented by the folks at LoudounRuralLandfills.com. They estimated that the owner took 28,000 truckloads and potentially received payment of $11.8 million accepting the dirt and rubble. Learn more about legislation in front of the 2020 Virginia General Assembly ...
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