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Friday, February 13, 2015

Open Government? SB1074 Never Went to House Courts of Justice Criminal Sub-Committee OR Full Committee for Public Comment and it Yet it Was Sent to the House Floor and Passed Today 92-3

 
How could Robby's Rule SB1074 http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?151+sum+SB1074 by-pass the House Courts of Justice Criminal Sub-Committee all together? 

It went to House Appropriations even though it has almost no cost and then it went directly to the House floor for a vote,  it passed the House today 92-3. 

Breakdown by Delegate: 

YEAS--Adams, Albo, Anderson, Austin, BaCote, Bell, Richard P., Bell, Robert B., Berg, Bloxom, Bulova, Byron, Campbell, Carr, Cline, Cole, Cox, Davis, DeSteph, Edmunds, Fariss, Farrell, Filler-Corn, Futrell, Garrett, Gilbert, Greason, Habeeb, Head, Helsel, Herring, Hester, Hodges, Hugo, Ingram, James, Joannou, Jones, Keam, Kilgore, Knight, Krupicka, Landes, LaRock, Leftwich, LeMunyon, Lindsey, Lingamfelter, Lopez, Loupassi, Marshall, D.W., Marshall, R.G., Mason, Massie, McClellan, McQuinn, Miller, Minchew, Morefield, Morris, Morrissey, Murphy, O'Bannon, O'Quinn, Orrock, Peace, Pillion, Plum, Pogge, Poindexter, Preston, Ramadan, Robinson, Rush, Rust, Scott, Sickles, Simon, Spruill, Stolle, Sullivan, Taylor, Torian, Toscano, Tyler, Villanueva, Ward, Ware, Watts, Wilt, Wright, Yancey, Mr. Speaker--92 

NAYS--Hope, Rasoul, Surovell--3 

ABSTENTIONS--0 

NOT VOTING--Fowler, Kory, Ransone, Webert, Yost--5 

SB1074 should have gone to House Courts of Justice Committee BEFORE Appropriations so the public could speak 'for' or 'against' it and it never did! 

This isn't open government! 

Now, SB1074 heads to Governor Terry McAulliffe to be signed into law, amended or vetoed. 

Please email the Governor asking him not to sign SB1074 (Robby’s Rule) into law. He can either veto it or take no action at all allowing it to die. https://governor.virginia.gov/constituent-services/communicating-with-the-governors-office/ 

Mary