March 12th marks the last scheduled day of the 2022 General Assembly Session, and it’s been an incredibly positive and productive time for the Virginia REALTORS®. While most of the legislation has been acted on, there are still a few pending issues. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Session as we approach the final day.
That’s a lot of bills
The Virginia REALTORS® Government Relations team examined every piece of legislation (that’s 3,134 bills and resolutions!) to determine if it impacted you, your clients, and/or your business. Out of those, the Virginia REALTORS® Public Policy Committee (PPC) reviewed 286 pieces of legislation and took a position to support, amend, oppose, or monitor each of those bills.
How did our Legislative Agenda do?
The Virginia REALTORS® Legislative Agenda passed with nearly unanimous support – total final passage of 1,386 “yes” votes to 4 no “votes.” All of our bills are being communicated to the governor for his review and final approval into law. Here’s the final passage vote counts for our bills.
|Virginia REALTORS® Legislation||Patron||Bill Number||House Vote||Senate Vote|
|Common Interest Communities||Senator Monty Mason||SB 197||99-0||40-0|
|Common Interest Communities||Delegate David Bulova||HB 470||99-0||40-0|
|Death or Disability of a Broker||Senator David Suetterlein||SB 510||99-0||40-0|
|Title Disclosures||Senator Adam Ebbin||SB 311||100-0||40-0|
|Title Disclosures||Delegate Carrie Coyner||HB 281||99-0||40-0|
|VREB – Escrow Liability||Senator Lynwood Lewis||SB 533||99-0||40-0|
|Health Plans||Senator George Barker||SB 335||97-2||40-0|
|Health Plans||Delegate Keith Hodges||HB 768||95-2||40-0|
|Seller Settlement Representation||Delegate Jay Leftwich||HB 1364||100-0||40-0|
|Seller Settlement Representation||Senator Lynwood Lewis||SB 775||99-0||40-0|
The Virginia REALTORS® Government Relations team will continue to provide updates as the dust settles on the General Assembly Session. Be on the lookout for education content from the Virginia REALTORS® Legal team later in the spring to help prepare you for when these new laws are enacted. As always, feel free to reach out to a member of the Government Relations team directly, or email us at email@example.com if you have questions or feedback.