Thursday, March 23, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed six pieces of legislation that would undermine support for Virginia’s public education system.
House Bill 1400
Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 1400, which would create a new executive branch agency known as the Virginia Virtual School. This entity, governed by an independent policy board, would facilitate the provision of full-time, online education programs for students throughout Virginia.
This bill is virtually identical to HB 8 (2016). The Office of the Attorney General advised that HB 8 was unconstitutional; consequently, I vetoed it.
In establishing the Virginia Virtual School outside of the jurisdiction of the Board of Education, and
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