General Assembly

2022 General Assembly session

The General Assembly meets annually, beginning on the second Wednesday in January, for 60 days in even-numbered years and for 30 days in odd-numbered years, with an option to extend annual sessions for a maximum of 30 days. The 2022 session will begin on Wednesday, January 12, and is scheduled for 60 days.

The Virginia General Assembly moves very fast. PEC will be tracking a number of bills and providing comment throughout session. Please sign up for PEC email alerts and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for the most recent updates. You can also find copies of our email alerts and action campaigns below.

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PEC’s Bill Tracker

This widget is continually updated with legislation we’re tracking this session.

2021 General Assembly highlights

  • 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.

An Eye on Richmond

An Eye on Richmond

It’s that time of year. While most are consumed with thoughts about gifts for that impossible relative or honing survival skills for holiday parties, I find my mind preoccupied with Richmond and a new General Assembly session ...
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Petition: Don’t Remove Disclosure Requirements For Fracking Chemicals

I wanted to share a petition with you that is picking up steam across the state. It calls on the state’s Freedom of Information Advisory Council - a state agency responsible for resolving disputes related to the Freedom of Information Act - to keep disclosure requirements for fracking chemicals in ...
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Your General Assembly Update

Your General Assembly Update

The beginning of spring marks the end of the 2018 Virginia General Assembly session. Well, sort of. In the case of the budget, there was no resolution, which means the fate of conservation funding and the general path forward is still up in the air. To address this, the Governor ...
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Pipeline deals threaten conservation funding

Legislators are pointing to money that state and private entities will receive as mitigation for two gas pipeline projects, and the transmission line near Jamestown, as a justification for reducing overall state funding for conservation. Contact your legislators today and tell them to reject efforts to cut important conservation programs! This ...
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Act Now: Strengthen Farms, Conserve Land & Protect Water Quality

Preserving farmland and protecting the water we drink is critical to quality of life. To that end, we want to alert you to some important budget amendments being considered right now by the Virginia General Assembly. These amendments address insufficient funding for natural resource protection ...
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