Tag: General Assembly

Governor Signs Virginia School ‘Lunch Shaming’ Bill into Law

Governor Signs Virginia School ‘Lunch Shaming’ Bill into Law

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Monday, Gov. Ralph Northam signed House Bill 50 into law; it prohibits schools from shaming students for falling behind on their lunch debt.

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VA House Forms Select Committee to Address School Safety

VA House Forms Select Committee to Address School Safety

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox announced the formation of the School Safety House Select Committee, Thursday.

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Next to Consider Senate Coal Ash Legislation

RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Next to Consider Senate Coal Ash Legislation

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Legislation on coal ash, the toxic byproduct of coal-burning power plants, has largely failed in the 2018 General Assembly, but Sen. Scott A. Surrovell, D-Fairfax, has advanced one bill that would buy Virginians more time to get the facts straight.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Civil Liberties Groups Oppose Agreement on Theft Threshold   

RICHMOND BEAT: Civil Liberties Groups Oppose Agreement on Theft Threshold  

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Minority and low-income advocacy groups are joining the Virginia branch of the American Civil Liberties Union in opposing the General Assembly’s bipartisan compromise that would increase the threshold at which a theft is considered a felony.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Proposals Seek to Spur Growth in Va Distillery Industry

RICHMOND BEAT: Proposals Seek to Spur Growth in Va Distillery Industry

| February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Virginia distillers ​may soon be toasting the General Assembly after the Senate passed a bill to let ​liquor manufacturers keep more of the money from selling their spirits in tasting rooms.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Likely to Expand Medical Marijuana

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Likely to Expand Medical Marijuana

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia inched closer to greatly expanding medical marijuana use this week after legislation passed the Senate with unanimous support – three days after its companion bill was likewise approved by the House of Delegates.

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Rejects ‘Net Neutrality’ Bill

RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Rejects ‘Net Neutrality’ Bill

| February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

A bill to prohibit internet service providers from prioritizing or blocking certain websites based on content or hosting platform was killed Tuesday in a House subcommittee.

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Rejects Suicide Prevention Resolution

RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Rejects Suicide Prevention Resolution

| February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

A resolution urging Virginia schools to increase their suicide prevention efforts has failed as Republicans on a House Rules subcommittee defeated the proposal in a 3-4 vote.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Roem’s Proposal Would Boost Suicide Prevention Efforts in Virginia Schools

RICHMOND BEAT: Roem’s Proposal Would Boost Suicide Prevention Efforts in Virginia Schools

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

While campaigning door to door, Del. Danica Roem met a constituent who had lost her only child to suicide. The mother had one request – make suicide prevention training available to all school employees.

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Committee Unanimously Kills ‘Netflix Tax’

RICHMOND BEAT: House Committee Unanimously Kills ‘Netflix Tax’

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

A bill nicknamed the “Netflix tax” was unanimously defeated Monday in the House Finance Committee, ending the possibility of taxing streaming services in Virginia in 2019.

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