1) Please contact Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe immediately asking him not to sign HB1366 into law. https://governor.virginia.gov/constituent-services/communicating-with-the-governors-office/
2) Please email Governor Terry McAuliffe’s chief of staff, deputy chief of staff, policy directors and policy advisors:
3) Please email
Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, the 3 Deputy
Secretaries and his Policy
Assistant asking them to stop
Governor McAuliffe from signing HB1366 into law: Virginia
- January 19, 2015 passed out of House Courts of Justice Criminal Sub-Committee 11-0 after public comment was heard. Not one Delegate asked any questions or raised any concerns about this bill.
- January 28, 2015 passed out of House Courts of Justice Full Committee 21-0. Not one Delegate asked any questions or raised any concerns about this bill.
- February 3, 2015 passed through the Virginia House 98-0.
- February 11, 2015 public comment was heard then possible amendments were suggested.
- February 16, 2015 passed out of Senate Courts of Justice Committee 13-0 w/ amendment.
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the remainder of the line and through petition. on line 35
The newspaper notice shall contain a provision stating that written comments regarding the petition may be submitted to the clerk of court at least five days prior to the hearing.
- February 13, 2015 passed through the Virginia Senate 38-0.
- Heads to the Governor to be signed into law, vetoed or amended!
The February 16th amendment means that the public will not show up in person to court to oppose the parent’s petition but they can submit written testimony for the judge and Commonwealth Attorney to review and use as a reason to rule against the parent. When the amendment was submitted Senator McEachin noted during the meeting that the petitioner should be able to prepare a defense for any submitted public testimony, but then no text was added to the amendment to allow this.