2013 General Assembly Session
The 2013 Virginia General Assembly convened in Richmond on January 11th, and adjourned on February 23rd. It will reconvene on April 3, 2013 to consider gubernatorial amendments and vetoes.
By far the major accomplishment was passage of legislation to provide new, long-term transportation funding for the first time in 27 years.
The final product was a combination of initiatives by Governor Bob McDonnell and Speaker Bill Howell (HB 2313) as well as a bi-partisan group of Senators (SB 1355). For background information, votes and the text on the final bill, click here.
The end result is a tribute to Governor McDonnell’s leadership and the willingness of Democratic and Republican legislators in both houses to work together. Everyone agrees the final legislation wasn’t a perfect product. It does not produce all the revenue needed to address all of Virginia’s performance-based, long-term transportation needs.
However, over the next five years it will produce upwards of $6 billion in new state and regional (Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia) transportation funds – and billions more in future years. Well-invested at the state and regional levels this funding will improve the state of repair of Virginia's road and transit systems, the mobility of Virginians throughout the Commonwealth and Virginia’s global economic competitiveness.
Key Transportation Bills: For information on other key transportation bills considered during the session, click here.
All Legislation: To find descriptions and resolution of all 2013 bills and resolutions, visit the Legislative Information Service homepage.
Prior Year General Assembly Sessions
For summaries and results of prior year General Assembly Sessions, click on the year below.
Here's How You Can Make a Difference
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During the course of each legislative session there will be several opportunities to weigh in on key legislation. Use the resources below to ensure your voice is heard during and between sessions.
To find out who your legislators are, click here.
Northern Virginia Delegation: For contact information for Northern Virginia Senators and Delegates, click here.
All Legislators: For contact information for legislators across the Commonwealth, click here.
Key Committee Membership:
For contact information for House Appropriations, Finance and Transportation Committee members, click here.
For contact information for Senate Finance and Transportation Committee members, click here.
Executive Branch: For contact information for the Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General, click here.