Republicans and Democrats in Richmond have come together to pass legislation banning America’s adversaries from purchasing farmland within the state.
WRIC has more on the votes cast in the State Senate and House of Delegates:
Both chambers of the assembly, the Republican-controlled House of Delegates and Democrat-led Virginia Senate, passed a bill from Republican state Sen. Richard Stuart (King George) to prohibit foreign governments from making agricultural land purchases.
The votes were bipartisan, with the House passing the legislation Monday on a 67-30 vote a week after the Senate advanced it on a 23-16 vote. A similar bill carried by Del. Robert S. Bloxom Jr. (R-Accomack) passed the Virginia House and is being considered in the state Senate.
Governor Glenn Youngkin previously called upon the legislature to take action on this issue in his State of the Commonwealth address last month.