Our Legislative Briefs Project, piloted in 2017, is a nonpartisan collaboration with key lawmakers in the Virginia Senate. The briefs provide background information about important bills that often receive less attention from lobbyists and organized interest groups.
This project covers a wide range of Virginia policies. View examples of prior briefs, and see the list of committees participating in the project during the 2018 session below.
Once the legislative session begins, the Office of Public Policy Outreach authors briefs on a weekly cycle in each committee’s policy areas, based on a selection of bills by a designated member of both the majority and minority caucus from each committee. Once briefs are provided to the majority and minority contact, those offices can choose to distribute them to members of the same caucus on the committee. Below are example briefs from the 2018 session, organized by committee:
Courts of Justice
Education and Health
General Laws and Technology
Rehabilitation and Social Services