Bills targeting gun rights, minimum wage begins General Assembly’s pre-filing session

GENERAL ASSEMBLY_1546290260832.JPG.jpg

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – Monday began the first day of the General Assembly’s pre-filing session and there are already dozens of bills on the docket.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has said that passing common-sense gun legislation will be a priority in the upcoming session.

Among some of the bills that could be considered in January includes:

  • Senate Bill 22 which places a limit on people who are not licensed firearms dealers from buying more than one handgun in a 30-day period.
  • Senate Bill 18 would raise the age to buy any firearm in Virginia to 21. Currently, anyone age 18 and older can buy a rifle or shotgun.
  • Senate Bill 15 would make it a Class One Misdemeanor for carrying a gun, ammunition or silencer into a building owned or leased by the Commonwealth.
  • Senate Bill 7 would increase the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $15.00 per hour over the course of five years.

If Senate Bill 7 were to pass, the minimum wage would increase to $10 per hour starting on July 1, 2020 and one dollar more per year thereafter.

This is not the first time delegates have considered this increase.

A similar bill died on the Senate floor last year.

You can see a full list of bills slated for next year’s session, thus far, by clicking here.


Get breaking news, weather, and sports delivered to your smartphone with the WFXR News app available on Apple and Android.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

News tips

Do you have a news tip or breaking news to share with WFXR?  Submit your tip here.

Latest News

More News

News Tip Form