Thursday, April 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced that, following a thorough legal review of the case, he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. Teleguz’s request for a pardon will be denied. Teleguz was convicted in the murder-for-hire of Stephanie Yvonne Sipe in July 2001. He was scheduled to be executed on April 25.
Announcing his decision at the Virginia State Capitol today, Governor McAuliffe delivered the following statement (as prepared):
Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. I am joined today by my Secretary of Public Safety, Brian Moran, and my Counsel, Carlos Hopkins, both of whom have devoted countles
Monday, February 24, 2014
SEN. PETERSEN’S BIKE BILL DOORED BY HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE: DOES NOT SURVIVE
RICHMOND, VA.- Today, Senator Chap Petersen’s bill to protect cyclists from suddenly opened car doors died an untimely death in House Transportation Subcommittee #2. The vote was 4-3.
The bill (SB 225) was overwhelmingly passed by the Senate in a bipartisan vote.
Members of the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia, the Virginia Bicycling Federation, Ride Richmond, and others spoke in favor of the bill.
After the early morning subcommittee meeting, Petersen stated: “I’d like to thank everyone who worked so hard to get this bill as far as it did. This is a safety issue, and 40 states, even Alaska, have this exact law. You’re more likely to hit a moose than a bicycle in Alaska, I’m troubled as to why some people don’t want this safety law in Virginia.”
Delegates LeMunyon (R-Fairfax), Ward (D-Hampton), and Carr (D-Richmond) voted for the bill. Delegates Taylor (R-Virginia Beach), Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach), Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Austin (R-Buchanan), and voted against the bill.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Politics, State Politics
Tags: cycling, house_of_delegates, Law_enforcement