Category: Legislative Highlights


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...


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...


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...