Tag: General Assembly

RICHMOND BEAT: Legislature Approves Excused Absences for Student Mental Health

RICHMOND BEAT: Legislature Approves Excused Absences for Student Mental Health

RICHMOND, Va. — The General Assembly passed an amended bill that will allow K-12 students excused absences for mental health issues and will create uniformity for how Virginia school districts address emotional and mental health needs within its schools.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Gen. Assembly Snuffs Marijuana Legalization Hopes… for Now

RICHMOND BEAT: Gen. Assembly Snuffs Marijuana Legalization Hopes… for Now

| February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Several decriminalization bills passed their respective chambers, but hopes of legalization went up in smoke.

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Advances Bill to Allow Food Stamp Benefits at Certain Restaurants

RICHMOND BEAT: House Advances Bill to Allow Food Stamp Benefits at Certain Restaurants

| February 18, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND, Va. — House Bill 1410 passed the House Tuesday 54-41. The bill requires the Department of Social Services to participate in the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Giving State’s Electoral Votes to Popular Vote Winner Passes House

RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Giving State’s Electoral Votes to Popular Vote Winner Passes House

| February 12, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — Legislation seeking to guarantee the presidency to candidates who earn the popular vote in national elections passes House and progresses to Senate.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Hundreds of LGBTQ Advocates Lobby Lawmakers for Protections

RICHMOND BEAT: Hundreds of LGBTQ Advocates Lobby Lawmakers for Protections

| February 6, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The day after hundreds lobbied lawmakers on behalf of LGBTQ rights during Equality Virginia’s Day of Action, two significant bills advanced in the General Assembly to further protections for the state’s LGBTQ residents.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Senate votes for Election Day Holiday, No Excuse Absentee Voting

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Senate votes for Election Day Holiday, No Excuse Absentee Voting

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia lawmakers have advanced Senate bills that make voting easier, including no excuse absentee voting and recognizing Election Day as a state holiday. Other legislation that would extend citizen access to voting has yet to clear committees.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Gun Rights Advocates Take Second Amendment Stand

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Gun Rights Advocates Take Second Amendment Stand

| January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND, Va. — Chants of “We will not comply,” and “USA, USA,” sounded through the blanket of security as thousands of armed Second Amendment supporters converged on Richmond to protest proposed gun control measures.

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