VPLC’s 2019 Legislative Review

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

With another General Assembly session behind us and the dust settled after this month’s veto session, here is a review of what occurred during the 2019 legislative session.

This year brought several wins—foster care reform, fairer laws for tenants in the wake of a report detailing Virginia’s high eviction rates, and the end of driver’s license suspension for inability to pay court fines unrelated to driving—while also leaving room for further work, such as better regulating predatory lending and expanding access to public benefits.

While our work is far from over, we celebrate our accomplishments and thank you for your support, which helped make possible legislation benefiting low-income Virginians.

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