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[UPDATED 4/12] Youngkin Signs 700 Bills, Vetoes 25 Bills, Amends More Than 100 Bills

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Today was the deadline for Gov. Youngkin to sign, veto or amend hundreds of bills. See below for press releases describing what he did. Also, see here for bills he vetoed (as of 9 pm, LIS doesn’t have the bills listed yet),  here for the bills he amended (as of 9 pm, LIS doesn’t have the bills listed yet), and here for all the bills this session.

Governor Glenn Youngkin Vetoes 25 Bills 
RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that he vetoed 25 bills, including legislation that raised fees on household waste collection, limited the constitutionally vested authority of the State Corporation Commission, and would have made Virginia only the second state in the country to prohibit “name, image, likeness” deals for high school athletes.

“My goal as Governor is to make Virginia the best place to live, work, and raise a family and the bills I vetoed today reaffirm that commitment,” said Governor Youngkin. “I look forward to working together with members of the General Assembly in the future to ensure that we’re working for all Virginians. Together we can make the Commonwealth a place where businesses can prosper, students can thrive, and communities are safer.”

View Governor Youngkin’s full list of vetoes here.

Governor Glenn Youngkin Amends More Than 100 Bills
RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced amendments to more than 100 pieces of legislation. Many amendments were technical in nature, others included eliminating a potential tax increase on gaming receipts paid by charitable organizations, clarifying hemp sale statutes and prohibiting sales of products containing Delta-8, changes to a bill allowing law enforcement the limited use of facial recognition technology, and requiring the Loudoun County School Board to to stand for election this fall.

“The bipartisan accomplishments of this legislative session will be strengthened by the amendments I have added and will increase the positive impacts on Virginians,” said Governor Youngkin. “We engaged stakeholders on important issues in community safety and provided a commonsense path forward on facial recognition technology for law enforcement without compromising individual freedoms. We provided accountability and transparency in education by ensuring school boards reflect the will of their constituents right now. We eliminated a possible tax increase on charitable organizations and lowered the tax rate on charitable gaming receipts. We protected Virginians from potentially harmful synthetically-modified substances while preserving the market for regulated CBD products currently available. I call on the General Assembly to adopt these changes and quickly enact them into law so that they can benefit all residents of the Commonwealth.”

View Governor Youngkin’s full list of amendments here.

 

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