Pass or Fail?

The Fate of 2021 General Assembly Bills

There were 1,092 bills introduced in 2021, excluding commending and memorializing resolutions.

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Outcomes by Political Party

Bills Sponsored by Delegates

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Bills Sponsored by Senators

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Five-Year Trends

Bills passed

Percent of Bills Passed

Bills passed

Bills passed with More than 40% in Opposition

Bills passed

Bills Killed with No Recorded Vote

1 Excludes 385 bills that were carried over from 2020, almost none of which were taken up again during the 2021 session.
2 These statistics are based on the roll-call vote for final passage in each chamber.
3 Calculations in the “where bills died” section exclude bills that were consolidated into related legislation.
4 Includes bills defeated on the House or Senate floor and bills that passed both chambers with differences that a conference committee was unable to reconcile.

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System