The Virginia General Assembly convened for the 2024 session on Wednesday, January 10. During the 60-day session, the House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia will consider proposed legislation and the Commonwealth’s biennial operating budget.

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General Assembly Opening Day

On Wednesday, I had the immense honor of nominating the first African American Speaker of America’s first and oldest law-making body. Delegate Don Scott became the 58th Speaker of the House of Delegates. He has served in the House since 2020 and has been a leader in guiding us to our new majority in the General Assembly.

“Over 400 years ago, people who looked like Delegate Scott gave their sweat, blood, and tears to build this Capitol,” Del. Torian elaborated. “And I would say that is probably only right and fitting and appropriate that 400 years later, a person of color, an African American, whose ancestors helped to build this capital now stands to help lead this House of Delegates.”

My 2024 Legislative Agenda

In this session, I will ensure that Democratic priorities are included in the Commonwealth’s operating budget. We must secure funding that improves our schools, behavioral health system, public safety, and health care.

HB29 – Amends the state’s budget that was passed during Special Session I, which appropriates public revenues until the end of the 2024 fiscal year (June 30, 2024)

HB30 – Virginia’s biennial operating budget for the 2025 and 2026 fiscal years.

HB711 – Authorizes issuance of bonds in an amount up to $124,285,000 for revenue-producing capital projects at James Madison University, Virginia State University, and The College of William and Mary in Virginia. The bill contains an emergency clause.

HB712 – Modifies the requirements for the six-year financial plan to ensure a structural balance between projected revenues and expenditures for the six-year period.

HB713 – Requires public institutions of higher education to develop and implement policies requiring that a campus safety and emergency preparedness training program be provided to and completed by all first-year students by the first day of the fall academic semester and reviewed biennially by each returning student at such institution.

HB715 – Updates the six-year capital outlay plan for projects to be funded entirely or partially from general fund-supported resources.

HB716 – Requires the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity to conduct a disparity study every five years. The study shall evaluate the need for enhancement and remedial measures to address the disparity between the availability and the utilization of women-owned and minority-owned businesses.

HB717 – Increases the maximum number of authorized juvenile and domestic relations district court judges in the Thirty-first Judicial District in Prince William County from five to six.

HR14 – A resolution to honor the life of Tafari Campbell.

Lastly, in every session, we can offer commending resolutions to honor residents for their outstanding contributions to our community. If you would like to nominate someone, please send nominations to Your submission should include the nominee’s full name and a description of their contributions.

Constituent Input

Thank you for filling out my annual constituent survey. Your responses will inform my votes and priorities during session.

You may also contact my office directly with input or feedback on legislation. During session, contact my Capitol office by phone at (804) 698-1024, by email at to schedule a meeting, or by sending mail to:

Delegate Luke Torian
General Assembly Building
201 North 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Contact my district office by phone at (703) 785-2224, by email at, or by sending mail to:

Delegate Luke Torian
4222 Fortuna Center Plaza #659
Dumfries, VA 22025

It is an honor to represent you and all the people of the 24th District for another year. I appreciate hearing from you and especially for the support you have continued to provide.