How legislation fared during the session
BUSINESS AND JOBS HB1396/SB739: Allows public corporate relocation incentive money to be used to renovate private structures and raises a cap on grants for companies that create high-paying jobs. Designed to help Virginia lure the headquarters of L.A.-based Northrop Grumman. Approved by the General Assembly.
HB629: Would help protect a Fortune 500 company, Crown Cork & Seal, from asbestos lawsuits. Narrowly passed the House but was defeated in a Senate committee.
EDUCATION SB736/HB1389: Designed to expand the number of laboratory schools that form partnerships with Virginia colleges and universities. Approved by the General Assembly.
SB737/HB130: Designed to expand the number of charter schools. Approved by the General Assembly.
HB49: Repeals ban on buying more than one handgun a month. Approved by House but killed in a Senate subcommittee.
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY HB1134: Would decriminalize possession of small quantities of marijuana. Killed by House subcommittee.