Monthly Archives: January 2008

Front Page News: Senate Passes Abuser Fee Repeal

The Richmond Times Dispatch article has a good synopsis: http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/news/politics.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2008-01-31-0117.html Here’s the back story: There were several repeal bills including my SB 443 which were “rolled into” Senate Bill 1, patroned by Senator Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania).   The bills reported out of … Continue reading

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Major Bills Coming Out of P&E Committee

This evening, the Senate’s Privileges and Elections Committee met.  We passed out some major bills: Nonpartisan Redistricting Act (SB 38)“No Excuses” Absentee Voting (SB 69)Homstead Exemption Constitutional Amendment (SJR 6) I voted “yes” on all these measures.  Remarkably, they all … Continue reading

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Student Bill of Rights About to Pass Senate ….

SB 510, the student bill of rights, is on the verge of passing out of the Senate.  It’s on the third read today for final passage.  Readers of this blog will remember that  this issue was the subject of multiple posts, … Continue reading

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Abuser Fee Battle Lingers

Just got off the Senate floor where we had a fight over … abuser fees? This year, the Senate and House have been unanimous in our desire to deep-six the controversial fees that ushered several incumbents into oblivion in 2007.  … Continue reading

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“No Excuses” Absentee Voting Means ….

I sit on the Privileges and Elections Committee in the Senate.  The most controversial issue we will handle this year is SB 69, copatroned by Senators Deeds and Howell, which permits “no excuses” absentee voting. First, a little context:  each … Continue reading

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