2013 Legislative Session

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

During the 2013 legislative session, VPLC will work to preserve and enhance opportunities for low-income Virginians to obtain health care, public assistance and safe and decent affordable housing.  We will also work to protect their rights to be free from predatory consumer practices and financial exploitation and safe from domestic and sexual violence.  Above all, we will work to ensure that Virginia’s laws treat low-income people fairly and provide them equal access to our justice system.  Please click here to access our 2013 legislative agenda.

Weekly Legislative Updates

Week One of the General Assembly, and Virginia Poverty Law Center advocates are hard at work analyzing hundreds of bills to determine the effect on low-income people. This year’s big project: the Medicaid expansion, which would bring $20 billion in federal money into Virginia’s economy, insure 400,000 currently uninsured people, and support 30,000 jobs.

VPLC 2013 General Assembly Fact Sheets

Healthcare for All Virginians Fact Sheet: Virginia Should Expand Medicaid

Rent-to-Own Issue: Support SB 1144

Licensing and Reporting of Open-End Line of Credit Loans: Support HB 1986 

Close the Open-End Line of Credit Loophole: Support HB 1977

Protect Vulnerable Virginians: Support HB 1728

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