Posts filtered by tags: Virginia Senate[x]


 

Virginia General Assembly passes law allowing for legal possession of one ounce of Marijuana

The Virginia State Capitol in Richmond. Zach Gibson/Getty Images The Virginia General Assembly passed a bill on Wednesday allowing for the legal possession of up to one ounce of Marijuana. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Virginia General Assembly passed a bill on Wednesday allowing for the legal possession of up to one ounce of Marijuana.Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax broke a 20-20 tie in the Virginia Senate, moving the legislation forward years earlier than antici...
Tags: Politics, Virginia, Marijuana, Trends, Speed, Richmond, Virginia General Assembly, Virginia Senate, Virginia State Capitol, Zach Gibson Getty, Justin Fairfax, Azmi Haroun


United States: And Then There Were Two: The Commonwealth Of Virginia Joins California In Enacting Comprehensive Privacy Rights Law - Taft Stettinius & Hollister

On February 3, 2021, the Virginia Senate passed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act ("VCDPA" or the "Act").
Tags: News, California, United States, Hollister, Virginia Senate, Commonwealth of Virginia, Taft Stettinius


Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies

By Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza, Juliet Linderman and Larry Fenn | Associated Press A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege, online messaging that is spreading quickly through GOP ranks fueled by algorithms that boost extreme content. The Associated Press reviewed public and private social media accounts of nearly 1,000 federal, state, and local elected an...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Republicans, Washington, Senate, Virginia, US, Beck, America, Atlanta, Sport


VA Senator Admits To Adding Barriers & Hoops For Gun Owners

RICHMOND VA –-(Ammoland.com)- SB 1430 failed in the Virginia Senate Judiciary. The bill’s point was to eliminate a double background check that the Commonwealth requires when someone sells an NFA item privately. Senator Bill DeSteph introduced the bill because of a poorly written Virginia law. Right now, if someone buys an NFA item from a private seller, the law requires them to go through a background check at the time of sale and an identical background check at the time of the transfer of ...
Tags: Guns, Virginia, Marine Corps, Va, John, Richmond, Nra, Usmc, Northern Virginia, Edwards, Senate judiciary, John Edwards, NFA, John Crump, Virginia Senate, Gun Rights News


Virginia Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring In-Person Learning

The Virginia Senate has given final approval to legislation that would require schools to provide full-time, in-person instruction as the coronavirus pandemic drags on.
Tags: Virginia, Virginia Senate


Metro's Wallet Could Lose $166M in Capital One Dispute

A Virginia Senate budget amendment would block the D.
Tags: Metro, Virginia Senate


Senate Spikes Bill to Rein in Personal Use of Campaign Cash

The Virginia Senate has effectively killed a measure that would have prevented politicians from putting campaign funds toward personal uses, with an exception for child care-related expenses.
Tags: Senate, Virginia Senate


Bill to Make Farmworkers Eligible for Minimum Wage Killed

A Virginia Senate committee on Monday killed a measure that would have made Virginia’s minimum wage requirements apply to farmworkers.
Tags: Virginia, Virginia Senate


Bill Seeking Transparency in Redistricting Commission Killed

The Virginia Senate killed a House proposal to expand access to the commonwealth’s new redistricting commission and help make the process more transparent and democratic.
Tags: House, Virginia Senate


Virginia Senate Panel Advances Campaign Finance Reform Bill

A Virginia Senate committee has advanced a House measure that would prevent politicians from putting campaign funds toward personal uses, with an exception for child care-related expenses.
Tags: House, Virginia Senate


Lawmakers Kill Bill Targeting Officer Accountability

A Virginia Senate committee recently killed a bill intended to minimize police misconduct and incentivize accountability among law enforcement.
Tags: Virginia Senate


Virginia Senate Democrats Kill Electric Rate Reform Bills

A Virginia Senate committee has defeated a series of bills that advocates had argued were needed to free up state regulators to set electric rates that are reasonable and fair.
Tags: Virginia Senate


Virginia Senate Rejects Bill on Gun Rental Background Checks

A bill aimed at preventing suicides at Virginia shooting ranges by requiring a background check for gun rentals has been rejected by the state Senate.
Tags: Virginia, Virginia Senate


Virginia Senate Votes To Abolish Death Penalty, Paving Way For State To Be 23rd To Do So

"I look forward to signing this bill into law," Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam said after the vote.
Tags: News, Ralph Northam, Virginia Senate


Virginia Senate Passes Death Penalty Abolition Bill

The Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would abolish the death penalty.
Tags: Virginia Senate


Amended Solitary Confinement Bill Heads to Virginia Senate

A Virginia state senator has introduced legislation which would prohibit solitary confinement in adult and juvenile correctional facilities.
Tags: Virginia, Virginia Senate


Virginia gubernatorial candidate who called US Capitol rioters 'patriots' censured by state Senate

The Virginia Senate voted Wednesday to censure state Sen. Amanda Chase, a Republican who is a candidate for governor, following her comments earlier this month referring to the rioters who stormed the US Capitol as "patriots."
Tags: Senate, Virginia, US, Cnn, US Capitol, Virginia Senate, Sen Amanda Chase


Virginia Stops Online Carry Courses Despite Promoting Social-Distancing

Virginia has provided a stark example of how gun control is aimed at harassing law-abiding gun owners. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Virginia has provided a stark example of how gun control is aimed at harassing law-abiding gun owners rather than improving public safety. As part of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the General Assembly’s sweeping attack on gun rights in 2020, anti-gun lawmakers enacted legislation that made it more difficult for gun owners to obtain the required training f...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Virginia, America, University Of Virginia, General Assembly, Administration, National Rifle Association, House of Delegates, Fairfax County, IMG, JOHN LOTT, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, College of William Mary, Ralph Northam, Northam


LIVE RESULTS: Republicans hold onto Alaska's Senate seat so Democrats' hopes to control the chamber hinge on Georgia runoffs

  Democrats' chances of taking back the US Senate, in Republican hands since 2015, now look slim.  Their path to the majority now hinges on winning two runoff elections in Georgia on January 5, 2021.  Democrats flipped seats in Colorado and Arizona, but failed to make gains in Alaska, Iowa, Montana, Maine, North Carolina, and Texas. As of November 11, Decision Desk HQ projects Republicans control 50 seats and Democrats, 48. The Senate is made up of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two Independ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Voting, Colorado, Montana, Kentucky, Senate, Alabama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Live, Pennsylvania, Gop, Maine, South Dakota


LIVE RESULTS: Republicans hold onto North Carolina's Senate seat while Democrats' hopes to control the chamber depend on Georgia

  Democrats' chances of taking back the US Senate, in Republican hands since 2015, now look slim.  Their path to the majority now hinges on winning two runoff elections in Georgia to take place on January 5, 2021.  Democrats flipped seats in Colorado and Arizona, but failed to make gains in Iowa, Montana, Maine, North Carolina, and Texas. As of November 10, Decision Desk HQ projects Republicans control 49 seats and Democrats 48. The US Senate is made up of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Voting, Colorado, Montana, Kentucky, Senate, Alabama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Live, Gop, South Dakota, Alaska, House


LIVE RESULTS: Democrats' hopes to control the US Senate depend on 2 Georgia races headed to runoffs

  Democrats' chances of taking back the US Senate, in Republican hands since 2015, now look slim.  Their path to the majority now hinges on winning two runoff elections in Georgia to take place on January 5, 2021.  Democrats flipped seats in Colorado and Arizona, but failed to make gians in Iowa, Montana, Maine, and Texas. As of early Monday, the parties are tied. The US Senate is made up of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents who caucus with Democrats, meaning Democrats needed t...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Voting, Colorado, Montana, Kentucky, Senate, Alabama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Live, Gop, Maine, South Dakota, Alaska


LIVE RESULTS: Control of the US Senate hangs in the balance with both Georgia races headed to runoffs

  Democrats' chances of taking back the US Senate, in Republican hands since 2015, now look slim.  Their path to the majority now hinges on winning two runoff elections in Georgia to take place on January 5, 2021.  Democrats flipped one seat in Colorado, but have failed to oust Republican targets in Iowa, Montana, Maine, and Texas.  The US Senate is made up of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents who caucus with Democrats, meaning Democrats need to win back four to five seats. Vis...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Voting, Colorado, Montana, Kentucky, Senate, Alabama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Live, Gop, Maine, South Dakota, Alaska


LIVE RESULTS: Control of the US Senate hangs in the balance with 4 key races left to be called

  Democrats' chances of taking back the US Senate, which has been in Republican hands since 2015, are now in a precarious position.  Democrats have so far flipped one US Senate seat in Colorado, but have failed to unseat Republican incumbent targets in Iowa, Montana, and Texas.  The US Senate is made up of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents who caucus with Democrats, meaning Democrats need to win back four to five seats. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Updat...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Voting, Colorado, Montana, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Alabama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Live, Democrats, Gop, Maine


LIVE RESULTS: Control of the US Senate hangs in the balance with 5 key races left to be called

  Democrats' chances of taking back the US Senate, which has been in Republican hands since 2015, are now in a precarious position.  Democrats have so far flipped one US Senate seat in Colorado, but have failed to unseat Republican incumbent targets in Iowa, Montana, and Texas.  The US Senate is made up of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents who caucus with Democrats, meaning Democrats need to win back four to five seats. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Updat...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Voting, Colorado, Montana, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Alabama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Live, Democrats, Gop, Maine


LIVE RESULTS: Control of the US Senate hangs in the balance with 6 key races left to be called

  Democrats' chances of taking back the US Senate, which has been in Republican hands since 2015, are now in a precarious position.  Democrats have so far flipped one US Senate seat in Colorado, but have failed to unseat Republican incumbent targets in Iowa, Montana, and Texas.  The US Senate is made up of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents who caucus with Democrats, meaning Democrats need to win back four to five seats. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Updat...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Voting, Colorado, Montana, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Alabama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Live, Democrats, South Dakota, House Of Representatives


LIVE RESULTS: Democrats are in a high-stakes battle to take back the US Senate

  Democrats are making a strong play to win back control of the US Senate, which has been in Republican hands since 2015. The US Senate is made up of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents who caucus with Democrats, meaning Democrats need to win back four to five seats. The Senate seats most likely to flip parties are in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and North Carolina — but seats in Georgia, Iowa, Montana, and more are in play for Democrats. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Montana, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, South Dakota, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Kansas, US Senate, Michigan


Results of Virginia Senate race between Mark Warner and challenger Daniel Gade

Virginia incumbent Sen. Mark Warner faces off against Republican Daniel Gade. Warner was narrowly reelected in 2014 by less than one percentage point. The state voted for Hillary Clinton over President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election by 5.4 percentage points. See the live coverage and full results from the U.S. Senate elections. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Virginia incumbent Sen. Mark Warner looks to defend his seat against Republican challenger Daniel ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, West Point, Senate, Virginia, Iraq, Trends, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Republican, Donald Trump, Mark Warner, Election 2020, Sabato, Kaine, Sen Mark Warner


Assaulting Police More Acceptable to Virginia Senators

By Larry Keane A New Virginia proposal makes it clear, assaulting a law enforcement officer is now more acceptable to legislators in the Commonwealth iStock-884220580 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- A new Virginia proposal is closer to receiving the governor’s signature and making it loud and clear: assaulting a law enforcement officer is now more acceptable to legislators in the Commonwealth. The bill, which downgrades the penalty for assaulting a police officer in some cases from a felony to a mi...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Virginia, Michael Bloomberg, Commonwealth, Democratic, Republican State, Virginia General Assembly, Eileen, NSSF, New Virginia, Virginia House, Ralph Northam, Northam, Virginia Senate, Gun Rights News


Virginia Senate Approves Bill to Downgrade Penalty for Assaulting a Police Officer

The Virginia Senate approved legislation on Wednesday that would downgrade the legal penalty for a suspect found guilty of assaulting a police officer.Senate Bill 5032 would, if signed into law, eliminate the state's six-month mandatory minimum prison sentence for assaulting an officer, and also gives a local judge or jury the authority to downgrade the crime from a felony to a misdemeanor. The Virginia Senate voted 21-15 to approve the bill.Senator Scott Survell, a Democrat who proposed the...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Senate, Virginia, Democrats, House, Associated Press, Ralph Northam, Virginia Senate, Scott Survell, Survell, John Cosgrove Jr


A Brief History of the Virginia Citizens Defense League

Despite a massive Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Virginia in January, Democrats are pushing gun control and apparently punishing sheriffs' deputies by withholding pay raises because lawmen spoke out against new gun control laws. Photo by John Crump U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Paul Moog founded the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) as the Northern Virginia Citizens Defense League (NVCDL) in 1994. Up until the 1990s, most states were “may issue” or “no issue” states when it came to issu...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Virginia, America, Fox News, John, CHP, Richmond, Commonwealth, Nra, Capitol, Springfield, Northern Virginia, Richmond Virginia, Moog, Lynchburg