2019 State Legislative Priorities

The 2019 State Legislative Priorities, is produced by staff, Public Policy Advisors, and business stakeholders of the Hampton Roads Chamber. The document is then approved by the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

This document outlines the Chamber’s positions on critical issues affecting the business community. We recognize the importance of providing a positive business climate and how it affects our future.

With a flourishing, business friendly environment, more jobs will be created, putting more Virginians to work, improving our communities, and finally making Virginia a premiere destinatio to do business.

Strengthening the Commonwealth’s ability to create, attract, retain, and grow jobs for decades to come, is the Chamber’s highest priority!

Each year, at the conclusion of the Virginia General Assembly session, the Chamber will keep you up-to-date on business related issues.

The 2018 Virginia General Assembly session convened on January 10, 2018. During the 60-day Legislative Session, the General Assembly considered more than 2,700 bills and resolutions related to a broad array of issues and policies. More than 900 bills were approved and sent to the Governor for his review and action. The General Assembly reconvened for a one-day Veto Session on April 18th to act on bills that were vetoed or amended by Governor Northam.

To access the Chamber's 2019 State Legislative Priorites, click here

To access the Chamber’s 2018 Virginia General Assembly Accomplishments,
click here.


To get involved or join the Chamber’s Public Policy Advisors, email

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