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Gov. Northam signs more of this year’s bills into law

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Published: Mar. 19, 2021 at 12:44 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed another batch of bills into law, including a measure that aims to boost the sale of electric vehicles and one permitting the removal of a statue of segregationist Harry F. Byrd Sr. from Capitol Square.

Northam’s office announced Friday morning that he had acted on over a dozen more bills as he makes his way through this year’s legislative work. Also among them was a bill allowing Virginians who rely on Medicaid to receive up to a 12-month prescription of birth control.

Next month, the Democrat-controlled General Assembly will reconvene to consider any vetoes or amendments Northam proposes.

To read a full list of bills approved by the governor, click here. You can also read additional information from Northam’s press release by clicking here.

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