1/12/2017 by Waldo JaquithIt took a decade, but the House of Delegates is finally archiving legislative video.
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The 2017 Virginia General Assembly session will begin on January 11, 2017, and continue for 45 days. Here you can track the bills that are proposed, voted on, and the few that will ultimately become law.
12/30/2016 by Waldo JaquithThe session starts in less than two weeks.
1/29/2016 by VCU Capital News ServiceVirginia watermen can heave a sigh of relief after a legislator withdrew his bill to increase the cost to lease the bottoms of state-owned waterways per year for growing oysters and clams.
1/29/2016 by VCU Capital News ServiceState officials from both political parties have reached a sweeping compromise on gun laws that would continue Virginia’s agreements with other states regarding concealed carry permits, prevent the subjects of protective orders from possessing guns and encourage, but not require, background checks at gun shows.
1/28/2016 by VCU Capital News ServiceThe black vulture of Virginia has found itself in the crosshairs of legislation passed by the Senate this week. Senators voted 39-1 for a bill that would exempt the black vulture from its current protection by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
1/27/2016 by VCU Capital News ServiceFor the third year in a row, the Virginia House of Delegates has passed a version of the “Tebow bill,” opening the door for home-schooled students to participate in after-school sports and other activities sponsored by their local public schools. The House on Wednesday voted 58-41 in favor of the legislation, nicknamed for star quarterback Tim Tebow, who plaeyed high school football in Florida in the early 2000s while being home-schooled.