RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – Gov. Glenn Youngkin has been busy signing new bills into law in recent weeks.
On Monday, Youngkin announced amendments to more than 100 pieces of legislation. Many of the amendments were technical in nature while others included the elimination of a potential tax increase on gaming receipts paid by charitable organizations, clarifying help sale statutes and prohibiting sales of products containing Delta-8, and changes to a bill allowing law enforcement the limited use of facial recognition technology.
“The bipartisan accomplishments of this legislative session will be strengthened by the amendments I have added and will increase the positive impacts on Virginians. 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.”Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA)
Youngkin also vetoed a number of bills — 25 in all.
These included legislation that would have raised fees on household waste collection, limiting the constitutionally vested authority of the State Corporation Commission (SCC), and would have made Virginia only the second state in the country to prohibit “name, image, likeness” deals for high school athletes.
This was after Youngkin signed 700 bills into law during the 2022 General Assembly session.
In total, Youngkin took action on 841 bills that were sent to his desk.