General Assembly committees appear to be moving rapidly on legislation of local interest

RICHMOND—With the passing of the Friday, January 20, deadline, all bills to be introduced in the General Assembly’s abbreviated 2023 session are in.

Among other deadlines and key dates, according to Virginia’s Legislative Information System (lis.virginia.gov), are February 7 “crossover day,” the last day for each body to act on its own legislation, and February 20, the deadline for committee action on any remaining bills before the session adjourns on February 25. The General Assembly is currently scheduled to reconvene on April 12 to consider any of the Governor’s amendments or vetoes.

Among bills of local interest, Sen. Richard Stuart’s Senate Bill 899 which reduces lease application and transfer fees on oyster planting grounds was assigned to the….

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