• February 2023 Public Policy Update

    February 2023 Public Policy Update

    Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership
    The Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership is a collaboration between the Greater Reston, Dulles Regional, and Loudoun County Chambers of Commerce.  This Partnership jointly represents our collective business community in advocacy of shared legislative priorities.  Our 2023 General Assembly Session Priorities document can be found here.
    Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance
    The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is a proud supporter and member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance.  The NVTA 2023 Priorities letter can be found here.
    Recent Legislation Supported
    The following legislation has received the support of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and/or the Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership:
    HB 1405 (McNamara) / SB 796 (Surovell)
    Provides Virginia corporate taxpayers greater flexibility to select how they file their corporate tax returns

    • Passed in House (1/24), Block Vote Passage, 100-Y, 0-N
    • Passed Senate (2/3): 38-Y, 0-N
    • Reported from House Finance (2/8): 21-Y, 0-N
    • Reported from Senate Finance & Appropriations (2/8): 14-Y, 0-N
    HB 2195 (Byron) / SB 1470 (Ruff, Jr.)
    Consolidates Virginia’s fragmented and siloed workforce development programs that currently sit across 13 agencies under one new agency.
    • Passed in House (2/7): 54-Y, 45-N
    • Passed in Senate (2/7): 40-Y, 0-N
    HB 1895 (Filler-Corn)
    Aligns current state law with federal standards on prohibiting retaliatory or discriminatory practices against employees who publicly disclose illegal activities of their employers.
    • Passed in the House (2/7/23) 98-Y, 1-N