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The 2014 Virginia General Assembly session began on January 8, 2014 and continued for 60 days. Here you can keep up with the bills that were proposed, voted on, and the few that will ultimately became law.

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New Feature: Definitions of Legal Terminology

9/23/2013 by Waldo Jaquith
Legal terms of art and words that have special definitions established by the General Assembly are now highlighted within bills, with the definitions displayed.

State Budget Increases Funding for Education

4/03/2013 by VCU Capital News Service
RICHMOND – During the final hours of Wednesday’s reconvened session, the General Assembly approved a state budget that boosts funding for Virginia’s public schools next year.

Tourist Train Stopped Dead in its Tracks

4/03/2013 by VCU Capital News Service
RICHMOND – The Senate on Wednesday upheld Gov. Bob McDonnell’s veto of legislation to boost efforts to establish a tourist train between Tazewell County and Bramwell, W.Va.

VaHomeschoolers Celebrates 20th Anniversary

3/29/2013 by VCU Capital News Service
The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers celebrated its 20th anniversary while providing introductory information for interested attendees and a new perspective for home-schooling parents and students.

Governor Signs Law Targeting Synthetic Drugs

3/24/2013 by VCU Capital News Service
RICHMOND – Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed into law legislation to expand the list of prohibited chemicals used in making synthetic marijuana and other designer drugs.

New Law Will Help Kids Learn to Read

3/17/2013 by VCU Capital News Service
Virginia schools must provide extra help to students in kindergarten and first and second grades who do poorly on diagnostic reading tests, under legislation that Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law in recent weeks.