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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Supplemental Registry Bills SB1074 and SB934 (AKA Robby’s Rule) Will be Heard by Virginia Senate Courts of Justice Committee Early Monday January 19th! You Could Attend the Meeting if You are in Richmond


Both Senator Ryan McDougle's SB1074  and Senator Jennifer Wexton's SB934 are scheduled http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?151+doc+S0310119 to be heard by the Virginia Senate Courts of Justice Committee next Monday January 19th (MLK and Lobby Day) starting at 8am! There are a few other bills on the agenda that I’m not opposing but I will be paying attention to the reason they’ve been proposed. 

These two “Supplemental Registry” bills are a bit different but have the same end goal an on-line list of Virginians with pre-1994 sex convictions run by the Virginia State Police and accessible by the public. 

One of these bills will be “rolled” into the other by the Committee right BEFORE they discuss the specifics of the “chosen” bill. The two patrons will have worked this issue out ahead of time and I have a feeling on which one they will select to present to the Committee but I’m not going to post my guess here, I’ll wait for the announcement on Monday morning. 

I have my opposition statement against the proposal ready and I will be at the hearing raring-to-go! 

Have you emailed or called your one Virginia Senator yet?  

For past Posts / Action Items on these two bills go here:
·         January 14, 2015
·         January 7, 2015 

I would not be surprised if the “chosen” version is passed out of Committee, for a few reasons. 

But if it does I will not stop opposing it and I hope you won’t either. Many bills over the past 6 years have made it through the first chamber and onto the second one before they “died”. With this platform you can’t be faint-of-heart or a quitter, you just keep pushing ahead with the facts. 

If you would like to contact the members of the Senate Committee about these bills here they are:
 


2015- Senate Courts of Justice Committee
 

 
Party
Email
Richmond, VA. During Session
Chairman         Thomas “Tommy” Norment                          *Also on VSCC  
R
804-698-7503
Ben Chafin
R
804-698-7538
John Edwards
D
804-698-7521
Thomas Garrett Jr.
R
804-698-7522
Janet Howell                       *Also on VSCC
D
804-698-7532
L. Louise Lucas
D
804-698-7518
Ryan McDougle
R
804-698-7504
A. Donald McEachin
D
804-698-7509
Mark Obenshain       Co-Chairman       
R
804-698-7526
Toddy Puller
D
804-698-7536
Bryce Reeves              *Also on VSCC
*Also on VCSC
R
804-698-7517
Richard Saslaw
D
804-698-7535
William Stanley
R
804-698-7520
Richard Stuart
R
804-698-7528
Jill Holtzman Vogel
R
804-698-7527


I’ll be sure to post about this hearing on Tuesday! 

Mary Devoy