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Our View of the Legislature: Medicaid
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Our View of the Legislature: Medicaid

The legislature will be considering changes to the State’s Medicaid program that could have an impact on people with disabilities.  At 4:00 this afternoon, a subcommittee of Senate Education and Health will consider HB 231, from Senator Suetterlein, which mandates changes to Medicaid Waiver programs in order to better meet the needs of individuals receiving...

Our View of the Legislature: Voting
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Our View of the Legislature: Voting

This afternoon, the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee will meet to consider proposals concerning voting rights.  The committee will meet shortly after the full Senate adjourns, which could mean as early as 1:00. You can observe the hearing, and sign up to offer comment, here. In both the House of Delegates and the Senate this...

Our View of the Legislature: Budget
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Our View of the Legislature: Budget

On Monday, March 1, the 2021 Special Session of the General Assembly (GA) formally adjourned “sine die,” a Latin term meaning it has adjourned “without a day” to reconvene.

Our View of the Legislature: Traumatic Brain Injury
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Our View of the Legislature: Traumatic Brain Injury

The bills that concern people with brain injury are now nearly complete.  Please know that, after a bill is approved by both houses of the legislature, it goes to the Governor for review.  The Governor can sign the bill, can veto the bill or can amend the bill.  If the bill is sent to the Governor with seven days or more left in the session, he must act on it within seven days.

Our View of the Legislature: Children’s Services Act
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Our View of the Legislature: Children’s Services Act

As part of dLCV’s mission is to advocate for individuals with disabilities to receive services in the least restrictive environment, we’ve been closely monitoring legislation throughout the 2021 sessions that seek to modify Children’s Services Act (CSA) funding.