As we round out the third week of the 2023 General Assembly session, we are beginning to pick up steam in Richmond.

Earlier this week, I presented House Bill 1828 to the Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee. This bill will allow the Department of Conservation and Recreation to grant and convey an easement and right-of-way over Neabsco Beach Way at Leesylvania State Park to the River Mouth Corporation. It was reported out of committee unanimously and will be heard on the house floor this Monday.

New Bills

This week I signed on as a Chief Co-Patron to House Bill 1652 and House Bill 1436. 

House Bill 1652 (Delegate Marcia Price), will increase the mandatory waiting period after a landlord serves written notice on a tenant notifying the tenant of his nonpayment of rent and of the landlord’s intention to terminate the rental agreement if rent is not paid before the landlord may pursue remedies for termination of the rental agreement from five days to 14 days. This bill is identical to my House Bill 1830 and was incorporated into Delegate Price’s bill during the sub-committee. Unfortunately, shortly after being combined, HB1652 was laid on the table. This ultimately means the bill will not move any further. 

House Bill 1436 (Delegate John McGuire), would remove the age 55 or older restriction on those individuals allowed a military benefits income tax subtraction beginning with the taxable year 2023. This bill has been reported out of Finance unanimously and is waiting to be heard on the House floor.

Budget Day

On Monday, members of the House of Delegates presented their submitted amendments to Governor Youngkin’s budget proposal before the House Appropriations Committee.

House Appropriations Committee listening to proposed budget amendments from members of the House of Delegates

Members of the House proposed over 600 budget amendments. Now, the Appropriations Committee will consider whether or not to adopt these amendments before reporting an updated budget in mid-February.

Constituent Corner

This week my team and I met with the Virginia Government Employees Association, the Virginia Medical Society of Virginia, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, the Virginia Poverty Law Center, the Virginia Treasurers Association of Virginia, and the Virginia Dental Association, to name a few of the great groups to stop by this week. 

Delegate Luke Torian meeting with members of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors
Delegate Luke Torian meeting with Virginia Space Grant Director Mary Sandy and Molly Hutchison, a student at Collegiate School in Richmond, during Aerospace Day

Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling Program

Back home in Prince William County, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronics Recycling program at the Landfill will reopen for service on February 8. Drop-off service will return to regular operating hours for all Prince William County residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekly.

Residents may bring up to three (3) electronic items for recycling per visit. They may bring up to 15 gallons of liquid or 40 pounds of solid in the household hazardous waste category. Hazardous materials should be in the original labeled container. Residents are encouraged to have all items in the rear compartment of their vehicle for easy access by attendants.

If you have any questions or comments about the General Assembly Session, please get in touch with my office at or 703-785-2224.