Tuesday, January 26, 2016

SB11 Passed the Virginia Senate 22 to 17 Yesterday!

I watched the discussion (and grandstanding) on the Senate chamber floor yesterday for SB11. 

It passed the chamber, but not by much.
YEAS--Alexander, Barker, Dance, Deeds, DeSteph, Ebbin, Edwards, Favola, Hanger, Howell, Lewis, Locke, Lucas, Marsden, McEachin, McPike, Miller, Norment, Petersen, Saslaw, Surovell, Wexton--22
NAYS--Carrico, Chafin, Chase, Cosgrove, Dunnavant, Garrett, McDougle, Newman, Obenshain, Reeves, Ruff, Stanley, Stuart, Sturtevant, Suetterlein, Vogel, Wagner--17
RULE 36--0
NOT VOTING--Black--1  

Bill Proposes Changes to VA Sex Offender Registry, January 25, 2016

Virginia Senate Approves Eliminating Employer Names from Sex Offender Registry, January 25, 2016

Now it moves on the House Courts of Justice Criminal Sub-Committee where it has a 99.9% chance of failing. After Cross-Over Day I will post an action item for everyone to contact House members about it but right now it’s too early so hold off. 

Thank you all for sending those emails and making those phone calls.

Mary Devoy