Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed 738 bills into law this legislative session, including one that that requires principals to notify parents when children are bullied at school and another that starts the process of creating a Virginia nuclear innovation hub.
The governor amended 78 bills and vetoed three, including one by Sen. Adam Ebbin of Northern Virginia that would have allowed the state police to convene a work group to look into vehicle noise in the state. Last year, Youngkin vetoed nine of Ebbin’s bills.
But Youngkin did sign a measure that would allow police chiefs to set curfews for up to 24 hours if there is “an imminent threat of any civil commotion or disturbance in the nature of a riot which constitutes a clear and present danger.”
After lawmakers failed to come up with a two-year budget for the state, they passed what been called a “skinny” budget. That bill was among the 78 Youngkin sent back to the Virginia General Assembly.
The General Assembly will reconvene later this month to take up the measures the governor sent back. Lawmakers also will have to chance to override his vetoes, if they can get a two-thirds vote in both chambers.
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