Virginia Poverty Law Center dedicates a significant amount of work to advocacy at the state level during the Virginia General Assembly session. Every year, when the state’s legislators congregate in Virginia’s capital, VPLC advocates meet with lawmakers to defend, preserve, and enhance opportunities for low-income Virginians in the areas of public benefits and health insurance, family and child welfare, domestic and sexual violence, housing, and consumer protections.
Read the 2020 Legislative Agenda.
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VPLC Fact Sheets
Achieving Affordability in Virginia’s Individual Health Insurance Marketplace
Virginia Health Benefits Exchange
HB 795/SB 235: Oppose Expansion of Association Health Plans
SB 216: Oppose Expansion of Catastrophic Health Plans
SB 250: Medicare Supplemental Policies for Beneficiaries Under Age 65
HB 1037/SB 404: Regulating Short Term Limited Duration Health Insurance Plans (STLD)
SB 715: Feminine Hygiene Product Stipend
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Firearm Restriction for Abusers with Two-year Protective Orders
HB 403: Require Private Employers to Provide “Safe Days” for Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence or Stalking
HB 628: Deter and Prevent Abusers from Using Courts to Intimidate Victims (Anti-SLAPP)
SB 144: Extending Protective Orders