Week three of the 2023 Session picked up the pace, with hundreds of bills being heard and acted on in their respective committees. The week ahead of us will be very busy as the House and Senate chambers move to pass legislation ahead of “Crossover” on February 7th. That is the deadline for any bill to be reviewed by the chamber in which it was introduced.
Week Two of the 2023 Session started off slowly with committees and subcommittees starting to plow through the hundreds of bills assigned to them. The next two weeks will be crunch time as the House and Senate work long hours to get through the bills introduced in each body before “Crossover” on February 7th.
The General Assembly convened in Richmond for the 2023 Legislative Session on Wednesday, January 11th. This year’s Session will be a short Session lasting a total of 46 days. As the 2023 Session progresses, here are a few important key dates to keep in mind:
The first full week following Crossover has seen several bills acted on already. Below are the bills that have been acted on since our Crossover Report last week.
HB 2040 - Hudson - Unemployment compensation; failure to respond, continuation of benefits, repayment of overpayments. (Reported from Senate Commerce and Labor Committee with Substitute and referred to Senate Finance Committee 12-Y 2-N)
HB 1820 - Helmer - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; food stamp program, eligibility, postsecondary education. (Reported from Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services 15-Y 0-N, and Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations Committee)
ABC legislation that is still active:
We have reached the point of Crossover in the 2021 General Assembly Session. This year looks a little different than past years, because both the House and the Senate are moving all legislation that has “crossed over” into the 2021 Special Session 1, rather than dealing with these bills in the Regular Session. The reason for this is that the Regular Session was only going to last 30 days, and the Governor has called a Special Session in order for the 2021 Session to last a total of 46 days. Therefore, we anticipate that the Special Session will adjourn Sine Die on February 26th.
In addition, because of the circumstances explained above, we will be sending out a separate budget report. The budget will not be presented by both the House and Senate until later this week. Once we have reviewed each budget, we will send a report with pertinent information to all members.
Below you will find a list of major legislation that we are tracking and the status of that legislation at the point of crossover. To view our complete tacking list of bills, click here.