The 2023 General Assembly Session can best be defined by the success of

bipartisanship. In an era of heightened polarization, Virginia legislators

were able to meet across the aisle on a number of relevant issues. This article

will provide a summary of key bills that were passed during the 2023 Regular

and Special Sessions. The other articles within this issue touch upon the

following topics: the Virginia Commission on School Construction and

Modernization, family law, and the opioid and addiction crises. This article

summarizes legislation passed with bipartisan support in the areas of: drugs,

mental healthcare, labor and commerce, public schools, criminal justice,

child welfare, animal welfare, transportation, insurance, and elections.