General Assembly

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

Virginia House chamber
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The 2021 General Assembly Session kicked off on Wednesday, January 13.

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. You can also find copies of our email alerts and action campaigns below.

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

Updates from the 2021 Virginia General Assembly Session:

  • 2/18/21: Good news! HJ 527, a study resolution we helped draft related to the sale of invasive plants, has passed the house and senate and is on its way to the governor’s desk.
  • 2/18/21: More good news! Our priority land conservation legislation, HB 1760 / SB 1199, which preserves the integrity of all existing conservation easements has passed and is on its way to the governor’s desk.

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 >>


The Latest

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SB 950 – Protecting Water Resources from Pipeline Construction Impacts

Senator Hanger (R-Staunton) has introduced SB 950, an excellent bill to protect water resources from impacts of pipeline construction, similar to a bill that Delegate Rasoul (D-Roanoke) introduced in the House, HB 1141. Sen Hanger's bill has been referred to Senate Finance ...
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New Legislators, New Building & New Conservation Opportunities

New Legislators, New Building & New Conservation Opportunities

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 administration, new delegates and a new venue. We also have a new ...
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Proposed 2017 General Assembly Budget - Affect on Conservation Programs

Proposed 2017 General Assembly Budget – Affect on Conservation Programs

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 of funding ...
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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 ...
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General Assembly eyes further cuts to land conservation

The Virginia General Assembly will kick off on January 11, 2017, and with a budget shortfall weighing heavily on the minds of our legislators, a lot of cuts are being discussed. Of particular concern is HB 1470, which would substantially reduce the tax incentives for land conservation. This text was ...
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