Tag: General Assembly Session

Remarks by House Speaker Bill Howell on the 2015 General Assembly Session

Text of remarks from House Speaker Bill Howell on the opening of the 2015 Virginia General Assembly session.


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ACLU calls for defeat of bill licensing discrimination against LGBT Virginians

The ACLU of Virginia released the following statement attributed to Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, Executive Director, ACLU of Virginia regarding HB1414, a bill to license discrimination that was pre-filed for consideration in the 2015 General Assembly Session by Delegate Bob Marshall (R-Manassas).


ACLU urges Crime Commission to stop the criminalization of teenage sexting

The ACLU of Virginia released a letter it sent to members of the Virginia State Crime Commission recommending against any legislation to criminalize teenage sexting.


House Republicans file first bills of 2015 General Assembly Session

Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates announced Monday the first pre-filed bills of the 2015 legislative session.


ACLU releases 2014 Virginia General Assembly legislative priorities

The ACLU of Virginia today released its 2014 General Assembly Session policy priorities by hand-delivery to all legislator offices. The organization has prioritized several legislative initiatives that will advance the civil rights and liberties of all Virginians.


State Police cite hundreds for texting while driving

Since the act of texting while driving became a primary offense July 1, 2013, Virginia State Police troopers have cited several hundred motorists statewide. From July 1 through Sept. 28, 2013, troopers have stopped and charged 328 drivers for violating Virginia’s “texting while driving” law.


McDonnell announces appointments to Opportunity Educational Institution board

Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced his appointments to the Opportunity Educational Institution Board. The board will begin immediately to oversee the OEI.