This year, the Hampton Roads Chamber signaled support for several bills that attempt to address the challenge of rising health care costs for small businesses, but we still need your help and ask that you contact your legislator(s) to oppose the Governor’s substitutes for SB1689 and HB 2443.
The Hampton Roads Chamber was engaged on a number of issues during the 2019 Virginia General Assembly session, which is slated to conclude on February 23. Check out this week's Legislative Review.
The Hampton Roads Chamber and a large coalition of business interests presented three proposals at the beginning of the 2019 General Assembly Session.
C-PACE is a powerful and innovative financing tool that commercial property owners use to fund a wide variety of improvements for existing and new construction projects. SB 1559 strengthens the statute by expanding the types of improvements that can be financed. Measures related to resiliency provide significant benefits such as increasing property values, mitigating risks of flooding and wind damage, and reducing costs associated with storm water upgrades.
The Virginia General Assembly has finally reached “Crossover,” the halfway point by which each chamber must complete work on its own bills and begin considering legislation passed by the other body. Over 870 bills have passed the House of Delegates and over 700 made it through the Senate. Check out this week's Legislative Review
The Hampton Roads Chamber has been fully engaged in the 2019 short session of the Virginia General Assembly. Working with members of the Hampton Roads delegation, we make certain that the business perspective is represented at every turn in Richmond. Throughout the session, the Chamber will keep you abreast on key issues impacting the local business community.
The Norfolk Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber has been a strong advocate for C-PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) and has expressed its support of SB 1559.
The Chesapeake Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber has been a strong advocate for the location and development of viable and “shovel ready” sites in Chesapeake and in the region.
Last Friday, January 18, was the last day for Virginia General Assembly members to file bills and joint resolutions. The next major deadline is Tuesday, February 5. Check out this week's Legislative Review.