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File #: 23-0678    Name:
Type: Written Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/10/2023 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 1/24/2023 Final action:
Title: Update on the 2023 Virginia General Assembly Session.
Attachments: 1. 23-0678_Legislative Subcomittee Bills Recommended Positons 13JAN 20JAN 2023, 2. 23-0678_CoA 2023 Legislative Package
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JANUARY 23, 2023

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: JAMES F. PARAJON, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Update on the 2023 Virginia General Assembly Session.
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ISSUE: Update on the 2023 General Assembly Session.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council approve the legislative positions included in Attachment 1 (Recommended Positions on Bills of Impact to the City), as recommended by Council's Legislative Subcommittee (Mayor Wilson and Councilmember McPike) at their January 13 and January 20, 2023 meetings.

DISCUSSION: The 2023 General Assembly Session began on Wednesday, January 11. The 2023 Session is a "short" 45-day Session and will adjourn sine die on Saturday, February 25. Other dates of note for the 2023 Session includes:

* Friday, January 20 was the last day to introduce bills and certain joint resolutions;
* February 5 is "Budget Sunday" when the Senate Finance and House Appropriations complete action on the Budget Bills;
* Tuesday, February 7 is "Crossover," the last day for each house to act on its own legislation, except Budget Bills Sunday;
* Thursday, February 9 is the deadline for Houses of origin to complete action on Budget Bills;
* Wednesday, February 15 is the last day to act on Budget Bills and revenue bills of
other house and appoint conferees; and
* Monday, February 20 is the last day for committee action on remaining bills.

Sarah Graham Taylor, the City's Legislative Director, will continue to represent the City at the General Assembly during the 2023 General Assembly Session.
Recommended positions on 357 bills have already been completed by staff, approved by the Legislative Subcommittee, and are included in the attached documents for your approval.

Legislative Package - The City's 2023 Legislative Package (Attachment 3) has the proposals organized ...

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