The Virginia legislative session of 2023 has seen the passage of several important bills that will have a significant impact on the state and its residents. Here are some of the most important bills that passed during the session:
The Virginia Clean Energy Act is perhaps the most significant bill to pass during the legislative session. The bill sets a goal of 100% clean energy by 2045 and puts in place policies to achieve that goal. It also includes provisions for job training and workforce development in the clean energy sector, as well as investments in energy efficiency programs.
The Virginia Paid Family and Medical Leave Act provides paid leave for workers who need time off to care for themselves or their family members due to a serious medical condition. The bill is a significant step forward for workers’ rights in Virginia, as it ensures that workers can take the time they need to care for themselves and their families without fear of losing their jobs or their income.
The Virginia Cannabis Control Act legalizes the possession and use of marijuana for adults aged 21 and over. The bill also includes provisions for regulating and taxing the sale of marijuana, as well as expunging certain marijuana-related convictions from criminal records. This is a significant step forward for criminal justice reform in Virginia, as it will help to reduce the number of people who are incarcerated for non-violent drug offenses.
The Virginia Clean Water Act is another important bill that passed during the legislative session. The bill sets new standards for water quality in Virginia and creates a fund to help pay for infrastructure improvements that are necessary to meet those standards. The bill is an important step forward for environmental protection in Virginia, as it will help to ensure that the state’s water resources are clean and safe for all residents.
Overall, the 2023 Virginia legislative session saw the passage of several important bills that will have a significant impact on the state and its residents. These bills address important issues like clean energy, voting rights, worker protections, criminal justice reform, and environmental protection, and they represent a major step forward for the state of Virginia. Click the link below to take a look at all the passed bills in the 2023 regular session:
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