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The 2023 Virginia General Assembly session will begin on January 11, and continue until mid-February. Here you can read the bills that are proposed.

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Public school students; self-identification as gender other than biological sex, parental contact.
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Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of; deregulation of certain professions.
Linda Terry writes: We are OPPOSED to the deregulation of Auctioneers in Virginia. This profession is one of a few responsible for collecting, holding and disbursing funds that belong to a seller client. We would be in favor of requiring Auctioneers to hold a real estate license in order to sell real property at auction, Auctioneers must stay abreast of required disclosure forms, and state/national updates in protected classes of citizens, flood insurance issues and the like in order to best serve the public when handling a real estate transaction.
Public school students; self-identification as gender other than biological sex, parental contact.
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Public school students; self-identification as gender other than biological sex, parental contact.
Scott Hawes writes: This is a gross violation of people's right to privacy, and will lead to child abuse. Outing children to parents or guardians that are not tolerant of their identity will endanger those children. The specific exclusion of this group of children from subsection B indicates that the writers of this amendment fully support the potential abuse of children by their parents in such cases.
School meals; availability at no cost to student.
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Common interest communities; authority of association to suspend right to use certain facilities.
POA Meister writes: Thank you for stopping this terrifying legislative bill as it was introduced in the House. POAs do not need more power, certainly not the power to "fine" without an affirmative basis in their declaration - the contract that is agreed to by all homeowners when they buy into a POA. While we want to believe that POA boards are run by reasonable, sensible adults who would not abuse their power, this is not always the case. Nor is it the case that all lawyers who practice in this area of law provide objective legal guidance for POA boards. There are news articles about some of the lawsuits brought against POAs in Virginia - Shadowood, Tvardek, Olde Belhaven, Manchester Oaks, Sainani - with interviews from homeowners that describe cringeworthy abuses of power by POA boards that led up to these lawsuits (all of which homeowners won). Like cockroaches, the few you see in the daylight tend to be indicative of a greater infestation. What POAs really need are training programs for their boards to be educated about their responsibilities, such as maintaining common amenities, roads and stormwater systems; legal requirements; board fiduciary standards; responsible handling of the POA's money and its other assets, such as its reputation. Responsible governance, not fines and force, is the best support for POA property values.