Legislation moves very quickly in the state legislature. Legislators have introduced almost 4,000 bills this year, on topics ranging from coal ash storage to greenhouse gas emissions to energy efficiency to trees.
The General Assembly convened on January 11 and has set a target adjournment date of March 10. You can find your legislators, track bills and watch the House and Senate live when they are in session here..
At the Virginia Public Access Project, you can search bills by issue, e.g., natural resources. If you put in the word “trees,” for example, six bills are listed.
The Virginia Conservation Network and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters are working hard to advance sound conservation policies and block the problematic ones. To view the updated list of VCN positions, visit vcnva.org/bill-tracker.