Here is a summary of some of the major pieces of legislation passed by the 1983 General Assembly:

* BUDGET: The legislature restored $55 million in cuts proposed by Gov. Charles S. Robb, mostly in public education and salaries of state employes. State workers will get a minimum 5 percent increase in take-home pay, achieved by the state's assumption of employe contributions to the retirement system.

* DRINKING AGE: The age for buying beer was raised to 19 from 18.

* URANIUM MINING: The state's moratorium on uranium mining was extended to next year while state-sponsored studies are conducted on the feasibility of lifting the ban.

* COAL SLURRY: Approval for construction of a coal slurry pipeline planned by the Virginia Electric and Power Co. was rejected, but a $200,000 feasibility study of construction of a coal slurry pipeline in Virginia was approved, with a final report due in time for the 1985 General Assembly.

* DEATH WITH DIGNITY: Terminally ill adults will be able to inform their doctors they don't want to be kept alive by mechanical life-support systems.

* ETHICS: A new conflict of interest law establishes advisory ethics panels in the House of Delegates and Senate.

* INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS: A new 12-member intermediate court of appeals will, for the first time, guarantee convicted criminals the right to appeal their verdicts.

* CRIME: Law enforcement officials will be allowed to relay information regarding any possible felonies overheard during police wiretaps. Also, a second death penalty may be imposed after the original sentence is overturned by a court of appeals. The use of special grand juries to investigate drug crimes in more than one locality was approved.

* ARMOR-PIERCING BULLETS: The use of armor-piercing bullets during the commission of a violent crime becomes a separate felony.

* ALCOHOL PRICING: Flexible pricing in state-operated Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission stores will be allowed to meet competition in border areas, such as the Washington suburbs.

In addition, the General Assembly killed bills to create a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, ban the sale of throwaway beer and soft drink bottles and cans, permit a referendum on creation of a state lottery and require unemployed Virginians to wait a week before collecting jobless benefits.

Robb has 30 days from last Sunday's adjournment to veto or to sign 639 bills. He signed eight while the assembly was still in session. New laws generally go into effect July 1.