Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Virginia Senator Dick Black’s SB666 has Been Removed from the Uncontested Calendar and Will Have it’s Third Reading on the Floor of the Virginia Senate TODAY!


I’m sorry to report that SB666 passed the Virginia Senate 40-0 on February 2nd. Anyone who watched the discussion on the floor knows that the patron used fear-mongering in his sales pitch and two Senators that did ask questions, were either given false responses (I sent an email to that Senator immediately telling him the truth) or they didn’t ask the right questions because they didn’t want to perceived as being soft on “Sexual Predators trolling for new victims 

At the moment I don’t plan on opposing this Bill when it makes it to the House OR either House versions in the House, in-person. The House will pass all of these, the Virginia Senate was the only chance to stop this proposal. 

If it looks like Governor McAuliffe plans on signing any of these into law (and I’m sure he will)  I will be buying a Kid’s First plate for my own vehicle which has an RSO co-owner and when the VA-DMV tells me I must surrender my license plate because of a co-owners conviction I will challenge this new law in court.
I've had enough of punitive measures against RSO’s trickling down to their loved ones under the guise ‘to protect the children” by throwing all liberties for everyone, out the window! 

Mary Devoy

Original Post:

On January 28th I posted asking all of you to contact all 40 Virginia Senators to ask them to remove SB666 from the Uncontested Block Vote so it that it then could be discussed on the floor of the Senate to be voted down. 

Well, step one is a success! While waiting in House Room C yesterday I was checking Bills on LIS and I saw that SB666 was in the Regular Block for it’s Second Reading yesterday NOT in the Uncontested Block. 

Today SB666’s Third Reading happens and if any Senator wants to speak in favor or opposition about it this is their opportunity and this is the day either SB666 is voted down OR it moves onto the House. 

If you have not yet contacted our Virginia Senators telling them why they should vote against SB666 today please click on the January 28 link above and do so this morning. 

You can watch the Senate floor live at 12-noon here http://virginia-senate.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3 to see which Senators speak in favor and which Senators (if any) speak against SB666. 

There is no way to watch the VA Senate floor later, it’s live or nothing thanks to Virginia’s lack of transparency. 

Mary Devoy