The Virginia General Assembly adjourned yesterday. Here is a score card of how lawmakers disposed of some of the major issues. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) has 30 days to sign into law, veto or amend bills sent to him. Lawmakers will return April 4 to consider vetoes.
Abortion: Senators killed House-passed bills that would have placed further restrictions on abortion.
Booster seats: Lawmakers approved a proposal that would require children 8 years old and younger to be in booster seats while riding in a vehicle.
Chesapeake Bay cleanup:Lawmakers agreed to a Kaine proposal to borrow $250 million to reduce pollution in the bay, which would help to put the state on track to meet its goal of reducing nutrient and nitrogen runoff originating from human and animal waste.
Cockfighting:A measure that would have increased the penalty for participating in cockfighting was left in a House committee.
Death penalty: Senators and delegates expanded capital punishment guidelines by proposing to make accomplices and killers of judges eligible for execution.
Education: Lawmakers agreed to boost teacher pay by 3 percent, expand publicly funded preschool -- although not as much as Kaine had proposed -- and add money to help students struggling with reading.
Energy re-regulation:Legislation backed by Dominion Resources and approved by the Senate and House would end utility deregulation by establishing a "hybrid" form of regulation. Critics have warned of higher rates.
Ethics:Senators tried unsuccessfully to halt a proposal by the Virginia State Bar that would allow lawmakers to work at firms that employ people who lobby the General Assembly.
Gambling: The Senate approved but the House rejected a plan to allow customers at Colonial Downs to wager on instant horse-racing video machines, which would have been the largest expansion of gambling in a decade.
Growth: Lawmakers gave fast-growing localities more tools to manage development. They created "urban development areas," where priorities would be placed on open space, walking trails and access to public transportation and commercial development. They also established "urban transportation service districts," in which localities would assume control over maintaining secondary roads and would assess impact fees for development outside the districts.
Gun ban:A bill promoted by Fairfax County to ban the carrying of guns into certain areas of police stations and other law enforcement buildings died.
Hospital patients' rights: A measure championed by gay men and lesbians that would give hospital patients, not their relatives, explicit authority to choose their visitors was approved.
HPV vaccination:Legislation to require schoolgirls to receive a vaccine for the sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer sailed through the General Assembly.
Illegal immigration:The House approved a package of tough anti-illegal immigrant measures, but the Senate rejected them.
Minimum wage: Legislation to raise Virginia's minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $6.50 an hour was killed in a parliamentary maneuver.
Payday lending: Efforts to reform the payday lending industry failed. Lawmakers had considered creating a database to track payday loans and limit borrowers to three loans at one time.
Red-light cameras:Lawmakers approved a bill that would allow communities with 10,000 or more people to install cameras to catch drivers who run red lights, renewing a program that had been successful in Northern Virginia.
Redistricting:A proposal to make the drawing of boundary lines of congressional and state legislative districts a nonpartisan exercise was tabled.
Slavery apology:The General Assembly approved a resolution expressing "profound regret" for Virginia's role in the slave trade.
Smoking:Restaurants would be required to post signs saying whether smoking is permitted.
State workers:Virginia employees would get a 4 percent raise.
Teen drivers and cellphones:Both houses approved a measure that would prohibit drivers ages 15, 16 and 17 from talking on their cellphones while driving.
Two-term governor:A House committee killed a proposal that would have allowed future governors to serve two consecutive terms.
Voting machines:Saying that electronic voting machines are susceptible to fraud and error, lawmakers would require election boards to replace them with machines that offer a paper trail, such as optical scanners.