House Courts of Justice Committee has big workload, February 8, 2014
By Kathy Adams
It was already getting dark Monday when Del. David Albo delivered a pep talk to the House Courts of Justice Committee.
It was going to be another late night, he told the 22 members as they sat in a room at the
The lawmakers still had dozens of bills to go through and only about a week to
do it. General Assembly Building
They had two options: stay late or risk working through the weekend, said Albo, a Fairfax County Republican.
“So I don’t want to hear any whining,” Albo warned.
The workload is always daunting – and often tedious – in this committee, which is responsible for vetting, amending and ultimately deciding the fate of every courts-related bill before the Assembly. But this year has been especially tough, with the speaker of the House assigning 297 bills to the panel, more than any other House committee.