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Upcoming GA Session Begins Wednesday

A typical post-election year short session begins this Wednesday for Virginia’s General Assembly. A number of pivotal bills have been pre-filed already. Nearly 900 bills will welcome lawmakers to the 45-day session, with about 300 additional expected before Wednesday’s 10 a.m. filing deadline.

Here’s a taste:

HB 1438 (Chris Head, R-Botetourt): Aims to require a gas company to provide notice to a property owner prior to the company entering the property. Currently, the requirement is only necessary for the intended entry date, not the exact time of entry.

HB  1449  (Jennifer Boysko, D-Herndon): Allows a person who is authorized by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to train individuals on the administration of naloxone for use in opioid overdoses.

SB 799 (Bill Stanely, R-Franklin): Reimburses veterinarians who spay or neuter feral animals which belong to low-income citizens (Southwest Virginia has a major feral animal problem).

HB 1392 (L. Scott Lingamfelter, R-Woodbridge): Authorizes a school security officer to carry a firearm in the performance of his duties, based on a number of factors.

HB 1395 (Mark Sickles, D-Franconia) Formally recognizes same-sex marriages in Virginia based on Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. __

Here’s more.

We’ll be blogging and tweeting (@ReportMorris), per usual, as news breaks.



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