Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Freshman Delegate Greg Habeeb spars with majority leader (video)

Delegate Greg Habeeb (R-8)

On February 8 in the 2011 General Assembly session Virginia House of Delegates freshman Greg Habeeb (R-8)  introduced his first bill, HJ687. Habeeb from Salem filled Morgan Griffith’s seat in a special election January 12. Griffith was elected to Congress replacing Rick Boucher in the 9th district.

Habeeb said in a tweet about his back and forth with Democrat Minority Leader Ward Armstrong of Henry County: “It was fun … Having a majority like ours doesn’t offer someone like me many opportunities like that one so I’ll have to enjoy the ones I get.”

You don’t need to have Habeeb to tell you that he enjoys floor debate. In the video it becomes apparent that he enjoyed every minute of it.

Habeeb will hold a town hall Saturday, February 19 at Cave Spring High School starting at 10:00 a.m.

HJ687: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); General Assembly powers; limitations. Provides that the General Assembly may suspend or nullify any or all portions of any administrative rule or regulation by joint resolution agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each house. The General Assembly may designate a joint legislative commission or pair of standing committees representing both houses to suspend any administrative rule or regulation during the interim that the General Assembly is not in session.

The bill passed the House and is now in the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections.

Posted By Valerie Garner

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