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Bill Bucking for Education and Health Legislation

The Bucking Process

If you are designated as the legislative contact for your division, please anticipate the following during the General Assembly Session:

  • Email messages including proposed legislation will be sent to your inbox for review

  • Messages will be sent from the VP Government Relations account (

  • If needed, an action will be requested in the message (see examples)

  • Review of companion legislation

  • Proposed legislation may impact more than one division

  • Government Relations staff may follow-up with you to seek clarification or to obtain additional information

  • At “crossover” bill substitutes or amendments may be sent to you for review

  • New bills may be similar to legislation proposed during previous sessions

Contact Information

  • Office email –

  • Office phone – (804) 828-1235

  • Questions regarding bill bucking, please contact Kendall Lee at or 73890

University Bill Bucking Contacts by Division

VCUHS Bill Bucking Contacts by Division

Email Example #1 - FYI

Sample 1

Email Example #2 – Response Requested

Sample 2

Email Example #3 – Substitute/Amendment

Sample 3