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Virginia Republicans Deliver 2021


Governor Northam Special Session August 2021


August 4, 2021, Virginia Democrats Meet in Private to Choose Eight Finalists for Eight Court of Appeals Appointments, Virginia Mercury

August 3, 2021, Virginia Republicans Came Up With a Spending Plan. It lasted about Two Minutes, Virginia Mercury

August 2, 2021, Virginia Legislators are Divvying Up $4.3B in federal aid. Here's What in the Plan, Virginia Mercury

July 13, 2021, Why is Northam Doling Out Public Cash at Partisan Events?, The Republican Standard

July 7, 2021, Virginia Legislators Are Weighing What to Do With a $1 Billion Surplus From Virginia's College Saving Program, Virginia Mercury

July 6, 2021, State Performing Reviews of Essential Supply Lines, Daily News Record

June 23, 2021, Governor Northam Announces General Assembly Special Session in August, WHSV [Begins August 2 with the stated purpose to fill judicial vacancies and allocate $4.3B in federal relief]

Virginia Democrats

July 2, 2021, Judge Dismisses Recall Petition Against Democratic Senator Louise Lucas, WAVY TV   [Meanwhile Sen Lucas filed a $6.7 lawsuit against former Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene and an Investigator for filing baseless felony charges and a defamation lawsuit over confederate statue protests]

Governor Northam's Veto Session


Apr 28, 2021, Virginia AG's Office Vows Report on Parole Board Probe Will Be Independent, Virginia Mercury

Apr 23, 2021 Legislators Reflect on Hybrid Virtual General Assembly Session, Daily News Record

Apr 22, 2021, After two Sessions and with Elections Looming,  Filler-Corn Says Democrats Have Delivered and Republicans are "Stuck", Virginia Mercury

Apr 10, 2021, Virginia Senate Rejects Northam's Push to Include Part-time Workers in Retirement Savings Program, Virginia Mercury

Apr 10, 2021, Brownies, Revenge and a Doctor's Touch: Inside the Close Vote to Legalize Marijuana in Virginia, Virginia Mercury

Apr 7, 2021, Virginia Lawmakers Approve Parole Board Changes, Money for Investigation of Inspector General's Office Probe, Virginia Mercury

Governor Northam's Actions on Bills Passed by the Legislature


Mar 31, 2021, Governor Northam Signs 14 Bills into Law Last Minute, ABC8News


Mar 26, 2021, Governor Northam Signs More New Bills Into Law, WFXR-TV

Mar 19, 2021, Governor Northam Signs More of This Year's Bills Into Law, Associated Press

Mar 12, 2021, Governor Northam Signs 80 BIlls into Law, WHSV

Issues for the 2021 General Assembly Session

Mar 17, 2021, Virginia Proved Models Wrong with Dramatic Drop in COVID-19 Cases. But Experts Still Worry About Spring, Virginia Mercury

Extended Session

Mar 17, 2021, Virginia Republicans Take Aim at Democrats over Abortion Expansion, Washington Free Beacon

[New insurance exchange policy sparks taxpayer-funded abortion debate]

Mar 16, 2021, Did Virginia Lawmakers Accidentally Vote to Authorize Skill Games for Another Year?, Virginia Mercury

Mar 11, 2021, Push to End Marijuana Prohibition This Year Instead of 2024 Hinges on Northam, Virginia Mercury

Feb  27. 2021, Virginia General Assembly Approved Electric Vehicles Rebate Program, But Leaves It Unfunded, Virginia Mercury

Feb 27,. 2021, Virginia Lawmakers Pass Bill Legalizing Marijuana, but Not Until 2024, Virginia Mercury

Feb 27, 2021, Virginia Lawmakers Voter to Forgive $18 Million in Unemployment Insurance Overpayments, Virginia Mercury

Feb 26, 2021, Virginia Legislature Passes Bill to Seal Thousands of Criminal Records, Virginia Mercury 

Feb 26, 2021, Virginia Commits to Tabulating  Virginia's Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Virginia Mercury

Regular Session

Feb 22, 2021, Virginia Senate Approves Higher Education Bills that Ban the Box, Identify Enslaved Laborers, and Require Greater Transparency from Boards, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Feb 20, 2021, Northam Urges 5% Raises for Teachers, 3.5% Raises for State Workers, Richmond Times Dispatch

Feb 15, 2021, Virginia Senate Democrats Kill Utility Rate Reform Bills, Associated Press

Feb 5, 2021, Virginia Legislature is a Procedural Vote Away from Abolishing Death Penalty, Virginia Mercury

Feb 5, 2021, Va. Senate Rejects Bill to Require Background Checks to Rent Guns, Virginia Mercury


Feb 5, 2021, Virginia Lawmakers Vote to Legalize Marijuana, but House and Senate Have to Agree on Details, Virginia Mercury 

Feb 4, 2021, Legislators Consider Ending Mandatory Minimum Sentences, Daily News Record

Feb 4, 2021, Gov. Northam Calls for Additional 2021 General Assembly Session, WAVY TV

Feb 4, 2021, Rebates are Key to Democrats Transportation Electrification Package, Paying for Them is a Harder Nut to Crack, Virginia Mercury

Feb 3, 2021,  Virginia House Leaders Block Delegate's Efforts to Force Vote on Right-to-Work Repeal, Virginia Mercury

Feb 2, 2021, Virginia Lawmakers Push to Make Parole Board More Transparent, WSLS

Jan 28, 2021, House Passes DMV Bills Aimed at Those With Disabilities, Daily News Record

Jan 27, 2021, Virginia Democrats New Gun Bills include Background Checks at Shooting Ranges, Ban on 'Ghost' Guns, Virginia Mercury

Virginia Lawmakers Consider 'Advanced Recycling' - What exactly is it?, Virginia Mercury

Jan 25, 2021, General Assembly Briefs: Habitual Offender, Pets in the Cars, Suicide as Crime, Richmond TImes-Dispatach

Jan 23., 2021, Legislators Seek Strategies to Lure Data Centers to Southwest Virginia, Richmond Times-Dispatch

[House data centers in dormant mines]

Jan 22, 2021, Virginia Senate Repeals Ban on Abortion Coverage Through State Exchange, Virginia Mercury


Jan 22, 2021, Marijuana Legalization Clears Key Senate Panel, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Jan 21, 2021, After Tiebreaker, Virginia Senate Passes Bill Moving Local Elections to November, Virginia Mercury


Jan 20, 2021, Virginia Lawmakers Begin to Take Up Dozens of Election Bills Amid Swirl of Conspiracies, Virginia Mercury

Jan 14, 2021, Northam Pushes For Legalization of Marijuana in State of the Commonwealth, WHSV 


Jan 14, 2021, Virginia Department of Health Issues New Guidance for Opening Schools, WHSV

Jan 4, 2021, Northam's Budget Would Guarantee Transgender Health Services for Medicaid Enrollees, Virginia Mercury

Jan 4, 2021 An Early Look at Climate and Energy Bills in Upcoming 2021 General Assembly Session, Virginia Mercury

Dec 25, 2020, Undocumented Immigrants Can Soon Drive Legally, but Mistrust, Privacy Concerns Persist, Richmond Times Dispatch

Dec 24, 2020, Lawmakers Propose Fixes for Virginia's Beleaguered Unemployment Insurance Program, Virginia Mercury

Dec 23, 2020, Wilt Bill Targeting BMPs, Tax Credits Gets Second Chance, Daily News Record

Dec 22, 2020, Northam Halts Payroll Tax Increase Tied to Pandemic Layoffs, Virginia Mercury

Dec 22, 2020, Virginia Isn't Quite Ready to Put a Ring on the Transportation and Climate Initiative, Virginia Mercury

Dec 21, 2020, Hoping to Vaccinate Millions Against COVID-19, Officials Seek to Expand Virginia's Healthcare Force, Virginia Mercury

Dec 18, 2020, Stronger Financial Incentives Spur a Big Jump in Stream Fencing Among Virginia's Livestock Farmers, Virginia Mercury

Dec 17, 2020, Northam's Sunny Budget Rewrite Roils Republicans with his Proposed Court of Appeals Expansion, Virginia Mercury

Dec 4, 2020, Legislators: 2021 Session Will Be Different, Daily News Record

Dec 3, 2020, Del Runion to File Solar, Health Care Legislation, Daily News Record

Dec 1, 2020, Valley Legislators Meet for Pre-Session Breakfast, Daily News Record

Nov 21, 2020, Eight Big Decisions Facing Virginia Lawmakers as They Debate Marijuana Legalization, Virginia Mercury

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 Rockingham Republicans

Are Chief Patrons of the Following Bills

Apr 3, 2021, Northam Signs Locally Sponsored Bills into Law, Daily News Record

Mar 2, 2021, Valley Lawmakers See Half Their Bills Approved, Daily News Record

Delegate C. Todd Gilbert (15th District)

  •  HB 2205 Voting; repeals provision relating to voting after registration records close

  • HB2209 Absentee voting; signature match; provisional ballot status

  • HB 2231 Group Violence Intervention Board and Division of Group Violence Intervention; established, report

Delegate Tony Wilt (26th District)

  • HB 1763 Tax Credit, agricultural best management practices

  • HB 2182 Traumatic brain injury, definition

  • HB 2183 Small Businesses; Dept of SBSD to publish its website, a resource to assist businesses

  • HB 2184 Pandemic Remediation Task Force; established, report

  • HJ 513 Constitutional Amendment; executive power, state of emergency, special session (first reference)

Delegate Chris Runion (25th District)

  • HB 1886 Electronic titling; definition of "fleet"

  • HB 1949 County executive form of governments; local budgets

  • HB 2028 Absentee ballots; witness requirement, printed name and residence address

  • HB 2197 Individuals with intellectual and development disabilities; DMAS to study use of virtual support, etc.

  • HB 2215 Small agricultural generators; definition, manufacturers license

  • HJ 540 Commending Frank Tamberrino

  • HJ 581 Celebrating the Life of Karl David Stoltzfus, Sr.

  • HR 221 Rockingham Cooperative; commending its 100th Anniversary

Delegate Rob Bell (58th District)

  • HB 1960 Vehicle registration; special communication needs indicator

  • HB 1961 Special identification cards; application by guardian

  • HB 2230 Supported decision-making agreements; DBHDS to develop and implement a program, etc

  • HB233 Orders of restitution; docketed on behalf of victim, enforcment

  • HB 2236 Behavioral health docket; transfer of supervision

  • HB2277 Children with disabilities; certain, one-year high school extensions permitted

  • HB2301 Department of Medical Assistance Services, therapeutic day treatment

Senator Mark Obenshain (26th District)

  • SB 1104 Parole, notice and certification, monthly reports

  • SB 1123 Will contest; presumption of undue influence

  • SB 1124 Execution of wills; witnesses to a will required to be disinterested, definition

  • SB 1125 Parole Board; notice of parole of prisoner to victim

  • SB 1193 Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program; established

  • SB 1194 Produce safety; sunset

  • SB 1195 Motor vehicle insurance; underinsured motor vehicle

  • SB 1297 Emergency order for adult protective services; acts of violence, force, or threat

  • SB 1369 Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; definitions; small business

Senator Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. (24th District)

  • SB 1162 Tax credit; agricultural best management practices

  • SB 1163 Agricultural equipment; establishes a refundable individual and corporate income tax credit

  • SB 1164 Advanced recycling; not considered solid waste management, definition

  • SB 1326 Local cigarette taxes; regional cigarette tax boards

  • SB 1354 Chesapeake Bay; wastewater treatment; Enhanced Nutrient Removal Certainty Program

  • SB 1355 Rapidan Service Authority; withdrawl of a member

  • SB 1435 Electronic execution of estate planning documents; Uniform Electronic Wills Act

  • SB 1436 Department of Health; Eligible Health Care Provider Reserve Directory

  • SB 1437 Promises to appear afer the issuance of a summons

  • SB 1438 Combined transient occupancy and food and beverage tax; technical amendments

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