In an update to the already 40 bills signed by Governor Youngkin, he has added to that list, and now has signed over 100 bills into law.
Some bills were signed with little fanfare, while others had ceremonial signing events from Youngkin. Two of those include on banning a truck modification known as the “Carolina Squat” — which went into effect immediately once he signed — and bills aimed at protecting dogs and cats at breeding facilities in Virginia. However one of the more substantial bills were measures that will bring changes for Virginia’s Board of Education, Parole Board, voting system and local schools.
The bill from Del. Robinson (R-Chesterfield) requires the state’s Board of Education to convene a group including parents, school leaders and other stakeholders to evaluate, implement and recommend changes to the state legislature.
Another bill from State Sen. Dunnavant (R-Henrico) mandates that the Board of Education develop policies by the end of July for each local school board to adopt by 2023 that will ensure “parental notification of any instructional material that includes sexually explicit content.”
“HB 938, carried by Delegate Roxann Robinson, and SB 656, carried by Senator Siobhan Dunnavant, both deliver on my Day One promises to give parents a greater say in their children’s education,” Youngkin said in a statement.
Gov. Youngkin has until April 11 to approve, veto or amend the bills passed during the 2022 General Assembly session. Youngkin’s office announced Friday that he has signed over 100 new bills this week, touting some as fulfilling his campaign promises on education and parents’ rights.
It is clear that Youngkin is showing no signs of slowing down, and will continue to make these changes to fulfill his promise of making Virginia the best it can be.