Roundup: New Virginia Laws Go Into Effect Today

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WASHINGTON — Today, new laws in Virginia go into effect following this year’s legislative session, representing an important step forward for all Virginians. After flipping the General Assembly blue in 2019, Democratic legislators have been hard at work to deliver for their communities on issues from voting rights to gun violence prevention and strong schools.  Following this year of accomplishments, Virginia Democrats are ready to defend their majority this November. 

“I could not be prouder of the work that our Virginia state legislators have accomplished with their majority,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “Democrats made historic progress for the commonwealth, from leading the coronavirus pandemic recovery to criminal justice reform. The change we’ve seen in Virginia shows just how much we can accomplish by flipping state legislatures from red to blue. Defending this majority this year is crucial to ensure that extremist Virginia Republicans can’t turn back the clock on progress.” 

New laws taking effect today include: 

Since 2019, Virginia Democrats have enacted long-overdue legislation to move Virginia forward. Defending this chamber in November will be crucial to preventing Republicans from undoing these hard-won gains.