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Three Chambers Host Joint Legislative Reception
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Hampton Roads Chamber Tax Proposals Adopted
The Hampton Roads Chamber and a large coalition of business interests presented three proposals at the beginning of the 2019 General Assembly Session.
Contact Your Legislator(s) in Support of Senate Bill 1559 (C-PACE)
C-PACE is a powerful and innovative financing tool that commercial property owners use to fund a wide variety of improvements for existing and new construction projects. SB 1559 strengthens the statute by expanding the types of improvements that can be financed. Measures related to resiliency provide significant benefits such as increasing property values, mitigating risks of flooding and wind damage, and reducing costs associated with storm water upgrades.
Virginia General Assembly "Crossover" Status
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
Week four of the Virginia General Assembly Session
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.
Norfolk Division of the Chamber Support Senate Bill 1559
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.
Chesapeake Division Supports Mega Site Project
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.
Members of the Virginia General Assembly are Fully Engrossed in Legislative Hearings
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.
The Hampton Roads Chamber Joins a Coalition of Business Groups Supporting Senate Bills 1457 and 1486
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.
Hampton Roads Chamber Legislative Review - January 18, 2019
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.
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