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 >>

New Legislators, New Building & New Conservation Opportunities

New Legislators, New Building & New Conservation Opportunities

The Virginia State Capitol Building in Richmond, Va. Photo by Dan Holmes. With the elections behind us and the holidays consuming our thoughts, the 2018 Virginia General Assembly may not be at the forefront of everyone’s mind. However, the New Year is going to bring many changes, including a new ...
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Proposed 2017 General Assembly Budget - Affect on Conservation Programs

Proposed 2017 General Assembly Budget – Affect on Conservation Programs

The Budget Virginia operates on a biennial budget of which, we are in the second year. The Governor introduced his amendments to the budget in December. While our focus was on changes to the conservation grant programs and the Land Preservation Tax Credit, we were also concerned by the lack ...
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Good News! Subcommittee Tables HB 1470

HB 1470, which would significantly cut Virginia’s successful land conservation incentive, was tabled in subcommittee on Wednesday, January 18! A big ‘thank you’ to the delegates who serve on Finance Subcommittee #2. Also to everyone who sent emails or made phone calls and to our partner organizations working on the ...
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General Assembly eyes further cuts to land conservation

This text was is a modified version of an email alert we sent out on December 20, 2016.   The Land Preservation Tax Credit is Virginia's primary method for funding land conservation. Photo by Matthew Hutchinson. Dear Supporter, Happy New Year! Now that most of the craziness of the holidays ...
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This Year’s General Assembly

Each winter, one hundred state delegates and forty state senators convene for the Virginia General Assembly, in either a 45-day “short session” or a 60-day “long session.” This year—it was a long session. As I’m writing this article, the General Assembly is in its closing days. And while not everything ...
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