The Virginia General Assembly has finally reached “Crossover,” the halfway point by which each chamber must complete work on its own bills and begin considering legislation passed by the other body. Over 870 bills have passed the House of Delegates and over 700 made it through the Senate. Check out this week's Legislative Review
The Hampton Roads Chamber has been fully engaged in the 2019 short session of the Virginia General Assembly. Working with members of the Hampton Roads delegation, we make certain that the business perspective is represented at every turn in Richmond. Throughout the session, the Chamber will keep you abreast on key issues impacting the local business community.
The Norfolk Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber has been a strong advocate for C-PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) and has expressed its support of SB 1559.
The Chesapeake Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber has been a strong advocate for the location and development of viable and “shovel ready” sites in Chesapeake and in the region.
Last Friday, January 18, was the last day for Virginia General Assembly members to file bills and joint resolutions. The next major deadline is Tuesday, February 5. Check out this week's Legislative Review.
In the most recent U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s national rankings, Virginia is ranked #10 in the country, down from #7 just a few years ago.
This week marks the second week of the General Assembly, The Federal "shutdown" is costing Virginia $7 Million a week. State Secretary of Finance Aubrey Layne also told lawmakers that if the shutdown continues, Virginia could lose $100 Million Per month the Commonwealth has to finance food stamps. Check out this week's Legislative Review.
SB1200 increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $10/per hour (by July 1, 2019), to $13/per hour (by July 2020), and $15/per hour (by July 1, 2021).
Property owners and developers can have a better financing mechanism to meet the new resiliency standards in Norfolk, if C-PACE is approved. Join Viridiant, Virginia Energy Efficiency Council, and the Hampton Roads Chamber on February 28th to hear the benefits of C-PACE for the Hampton Roads area.
The 2019 Virginia General Assembly session convened on Wednesday, January 9. Check out this week's Legislative Review