Category: Legislative Highlights

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January 8, 2014 Legislative Highlights

The legislative session begins today.  During the session and throughout the year, the disAbility Law Center is available to assist legislators and other policymakers in understanding the implications of legislative proposals for people with disabilities.  The dLCV is a private nonprofit organization that advocates and advances the rights of people with disabilities in Virginia. There...

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January 7, 2014 Legislative Highlights

The disAbility Law Center is a private nonprofit organization that advocates and advances the rights of people with disabilities in Virginia.  The dLCV is available to assist legislators and other policymakers in understanding the implications of legislative proposals for people with disabilities. The General Assembly session begins at noon on January 8, 2014.  If you...

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Feb 13, 2013 Legislative Highlights

Final Update from 2013 House Bill 1844 was approved by both the House and the Senate and now goes to the Governor. The bill eliminates or updates certain code references and provides for the transfer of records and physical property to the new protection and advocacy organization. The General Assembly must complete the committee work on...

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Feb 7, 2013 Legislative Highlights

House Bill 1844 was approved by the Senate Committee on Education and Health today. The bill is in support of VOPA’s transition to a private non profit. The bill eliminates or updates certain code references and provides for the transfer of records and physical property to the new protection and advocacy organization. It now goes to...

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Feb 6, 2013 Legislative Highlights

Each house has now completed work on the bills that started in that house. They now begin work on bills that started in the other house. The exception is the budget. Both houses are working on their own version of the budget bill this week. Advocates for people with disabilities and for people living in...

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Feb 1, 2013 Legislative Highlights

Wednesday, February 6th is “crossover.” On that day, each house of the General Assembly may consider only bills that originated in the other house. If a bill has not been approved by its house of origin by Tuesday, the bill will not proceed. If you know of a bill or a budget item of particular...

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Jan 28, 2013 Legislative Highlights

HouseBill 1844, in furtherance of the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy’s move out of state government to a private nonprofit organization, has been approved by the full House.  It will move, now, to the Senate for consideration.  The bill eliminates or updates certain code references and provides for the transfer of records and physical...

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Jan 18, 2013 Legislative Highlights

On Thursday, House Bill 1844 was approved by the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions. The bill has had its “first reading” in the full House. This bill is in furtherance of the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy’s move out of state government to a private nonprofit organization. It eliminates or updates certain code references...

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Jan 17, 2013 Legislative Highlights

This morning, a house subcommittee killed a number of bills that would have made it easier for people with disabilities, caretakers, and others to be able to vote absentee. See details below. A Senate Committee will be considering similar bills this afternoon. House Bill 1844 will be heard at the House Committee on Health, Welfare and...

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Jan 9, 2013 Legislative Highlights

The General Assembly session began on January 9, 2013 at noon. Many bills have been pre-filed, but many more will be filed in the early days of the session. The Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy is available to advise and educate legislators and other policy makers about the implications of their legislative decisions for...