Category: Legislative Highlights

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January 18, 2018 – Legislative Highlights

2018 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Highlights January 18, 2018 The mission of the disAbility Law Center of Virginia is to advance independence, choice, and self-determination; protect legal, human, and civil rights; and eliminate abuse, neglect, and discrimination of people with disabilities through zealous and uncompromising legal advocacy and representation. We are monitoring bills in the...

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January 12, 2018 – Legislative Highlights

2018 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Highlights January 12, 2018 We are monitoring developments in the legislature that may be of interest to people with disabilities.  We are available to educate policymakers about the potential impact of legislative proposals.  Please let us know of any legislative proposals or budget issues that you think we should be...

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January 11, 2018 – Legislative Highlights

2018 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Highlights January 11, 2018 The 2018 Virginia legislative session began yesterday.  Senate committees are already considering bills, but the House committees have not yet announced their membership or meeting plans. The Senate Committee on Health and Education this morning approved a bill that will enable the collection of information about...

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January 8, 2018 – Legislative Highlight

2018 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Highlights January 8, 2018 The 2018 legislative session in Virginia will begin on January 10th at noon.  This is a “long” session meaning that the legislature plans to be in session for 60 days, rather than the 45 days of the “short” session that meets on odd-numbered years. During this...

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February 24, 2017 – Legislative Highlight

2017 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Highlights February 24, 2017 The mission of the disAbility Law Center of Virginia is to advance independence, choice and self-determination; protect legal, human and civil rights; and eliminate abuse, neglect and discrimination of people with disabilities through zealous and uncompromising legal advocacy and representation. We have been monitoring developments in...

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February 23, 2017 – Legislative Highlight

2017 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Highlights February 23, 2017 The mission of the disAbility Law Center of Virginia is to advance independence, choice and self-determination; protect legal, human and civil rights; and eliminate abuse, neglect and discrimination. Here are recent important developments in mental health law in the Virginia legislature: HB 1996 (Hope) requires a...

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February 21, 2017 – Legislative Highlights

2017 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Highlights February 21, 2017 The mission of the disAbility Law Center of Virginia is to advance independence, choice and self-determination; protect legal, human and civil rights; and eliminate abuse, neglect and discrimination of people with disabilities through zealous and uncompromising legal advocacy and representation. The disAbility law Center of Virginia...

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February 16, 2017 – Legislative Highlights

2017 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Highlights February 16, 2017 The mission of the disAbility Law Center of Virginia is to advance independence, choice and self-determination; protect legal, human and civil rights; and eliminate abuse, neglect and discrimination. Here are some important developments in mental health law in the Virginia legislature: ADVANCED DIRECTIVES There are two...

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February 15, 2017 – Legislative Highlights

2017 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Highlights February 15, 2017 The disAbility law Center of Virginia has been monitoring developments in the legislature of interest or concern to people with disabilities. There have been a number of measures considered that would impact the future of Virginia’s training center. SB 1551 (Newman) states that the Department can...