first bill that I will be opposing at the upcoming 2015 Virginia General
Assembly Session posted about an hour ago. Surprise, surprise it’s the anticipated
2015 version (second
attempt) of Robby’s Rule HB1353.
This years version (at the moment) is identical to last years version (HB195) which had
a $1.69 million initial cost, the fiscal impact for the 2015 version will take
a few weeks to post on LIS. With the current $2.4 billion
deficit in Virginia, I can not see a million dollar bill
passing at th2 2015 session.
How timely. This editorial from Iowa spells out exactly what Robby’s
Rule here in Virginia
is intended to do and why it should not become law!
Vengeance and Revenge do not equal justice, nor does it make us safer!
Editorial: Expanding sex offender registry is unworkable, December 1, 2014
A retroactive sex offender
registry is a bad idea — both for practical and legal reasons.
I will write
a post just on Robby’s Rule 2015 it in the next few days (maybe weeks), there
is no rush as it seems all the issues with the 2014 version will apply to the 2015
bill unless Delegate Ramadan is waiting for a last minute amendment to be submitted
at the House Committee hearing, which could be a real possibility as some
Virginia lawmakers tend to do this to throw off the opposition.
bill posted in LIS today, I went ahead and created the two 2015 G.A. pages (on the right side of the
screen) under Directory: