Gov. Glenn Youngkin has signed into law a first batch of 51 out of 819 bills that passed both the House of Delegates and state Senate.

The governor can sign or veto bills or recommend amendments. The legislature will consider the governor’s amendments and any vetoes when it reconvenes April 12.

Most of the bills the governor has signed are technical changes — ensuring, for instance, that the definition of a cigarette used in the law that governs tobacco sales is the same as the definition used in state agriculture laws.

All were uncontroversial and have broad — often unanimous — bipartisan support. Most will take effect July 1. (Excerpt from Richmond Times-Dispatch.)


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