New Laws January 1

Most new laws in Virginia take effect July 1st; however, there are new laws in effect in the Commonwealth on Saturday, January 1, 2021.

  • ban cosmetics testing on animals
  • minimum wage increase
  • municipal elections moved from May to November, shifts all Virginia general elections to November, at the same time as congressional and presidential races are held affecting 900,000 voters in 16 cities and 107 towns (not Floyd)
  • car insurance minimum requirements increase