February 7, 2017 HB1485was listed in the House Floor Calendar under “Regular Calendar, Third Reading”, no
longer as “Uncontested” on page 68.
half of the “Regular Calendar, Third
Reading” Bills were discussed a bit by members then the second half were
simply voted on, that’s what happened to HB1485 yesterday. No discussion, no
debate, just a forward vote.
of yesterday House session is now available online as an archive, before this
year watching a floor video after it occurred was not an option http://virginia-house.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3. Advancing through the video isn’t as easy as it should be but I found
HB1485 at 1:18:30
of the video for anyone who is interested.
yesterday for HB1485 to pass out of the Virginia House was 95-1.
House held a floor session on Saturday February 4th (because tomorrows Cross-Over Day) even though I
looked for a Floor calendar that very morning and could not find but now it’s
posted online http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?171+cal+CAL
, a bit late for citizens who are following Bills.
Virginia Delegate doesn’t ask for it to be removed from the Uncontested
Calendar and a floor amendment (grand-father clause) to be added then it will
be sent to the Virginia Senate late this week as-is, which means some current
RSO’s homes would become
felonies this July if the Senate fails to amend it in the next 2 weeks.
Let's NOT wait for the VA Senate to take action, ask the House to fix this Bill TODAY!
you have previously taken action on this proposal, thank you so much and I hope
you will do again so today. Those of you who haven’t because this Bill doesn’t affect
you our your loved one needs to seriously consider that if THIS retroactive
application becomes law on July 1st 2017 then Virginia Legislators
are going to feel empowered to broaden this law again and again. And when those
proposals are made in 2018 or 2019 your old conviction or your loved-ones old
conviction COULD be included and that future Bill could make your home a felony
will you care then? The point is, you should care now.