Richmond – Legislative Action

2019 Legislative Session

The 2019 legislative session opens at noon on January 9, 2019 for a 30-day session. Prefiling of bills begins July 16, 2018 and ends on January 9 at 10:00 AM.

2018 Legislative Results

Below are links to bills considered in Virginia’s 2018 legislative session relating to the commonwealth’s energy industry and moving the industry toward lower carbon intensive operations. Additional information on legislation in Richmond is found at Virginia’s Legislative Information System or at Richmond Sunlight.

The 2018 legislative session ended on March 10. The bills that made it through and were signed by Governor Northam became law on July 1, 2018. In the below list, bills that became law are highlighted in green. The bills that failed or were vetoed are indicated by strike-through text.

An explanation of Virginia’s legislative process is found here.