Our View of the Legislature: 2022 Virginia General Assembly

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Welcome to “Our View of the Legislature” for 2022. Each year, the Virginia General Assembly considers hundreds of proposals to amend or add to the current law in our Commonwealth. At this site, the disAbility Law Center of Virginia will share with you our view of some of those proposals and how they might impact the lives of Virginians with disabilities and their friends, family and supporters.

The 2022 legislative session in Virginia will begin Wednesday, January 12th at noon. Under our state constitution, this session should last for 60 days. Often, when the full State budget is being developed, the legislature extends the session or goes into special session. For now, we expect the session to end on Saturday, March 12.

At this writing, the Virginia General Assembly intends to meet in person and to give the option for the public to participate virtually if desired. The current guidelines from the House of Delegates can be found below.

However, with the COVID infection rates steeply rising, it is possible that the legislature will convert to meeting only virtually. We will let you know, at this site, if we learn of any developments.

The disAbility Law Center of Virginia’s mission is to advance independence, choice and self-determination; protect legal, human and civil rights; and eliminate abuse, neglect and discrimination of people with disabilities through zealous and uncompromising legal advocacy and representation. We are available to educate policy makers about the potential impact of legislative proposals. Please let us know of any legislative proposals or budget issues that you think we should be following. Contact us at info@dlcv.org or by calling 1-800-552-3962 or 804-225-2042.

We will post regular updates on developments in the legislature to our website, to Facebook and Twitter …. So stay tuned!