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Lawmakers from across the Commonwealth of Virginia introduced, killed and passed hundreds of pieces of legislation during the 2017 General Assembly Session.

It is unlawful for an individual to smoke in a motor vehicle, whether in motion or parked, when a minor under the age of eight is visible in the motor vehicle. This is a second offense, however, this violation of this section is punishable by a civil penalty of $100.

As a result, Governor Terrence R. McAuliffe has signed hundreds of changes to Virginia’s laws that will go into effect on Saturday, July 1, 2017.  Changes to Virginia’s new laws include child care, transportation, medical marijuana, campus sex assault, social media, breastfeeding and commerce and trade, to name a few.

Click here to view a summary of changes to Virginia’s laws prepared by the staff of the Division of Legislative services.


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