This year’s General Assembly session may technically be “short” because it lasts only 45 days as opposed to the 60-day sessions we have in even-numbered years. Considering what legislators will be taking up this year, and that we’ll be returning to Richmond multiple times to complete redistricting for the entire General Assembly and Virginia’s seats in the United States Congress, this year will seem anything but “short” by the time our work is completed.
Senate of Virginia Minority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) and Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Stephen D. Newman (R-Lynchburg) tonight issued the following statements regarding Bill Stanley’s victory in the Special Election for the 19th Senatorial District, filling the seat vacated by election of Congressman Robert Hurt (R-VA05):
On July 1, 2010, nearly 900 new laws passed during this year’s General Assembly session will take effect. Among that legislation are dozens of bills sponsored by members of the Senate Republican Caucus.
Sen. Frank Wagner was recently featured in an article published in the Financial Times Deutschland. The translation of the article is below.
After the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico the enthusiasm for offshore oil drilling shrinks for the east coast states in the U.S.
Senate Republicans today highlighted their successes as the General Assembly adjourned the 2010 session sine die. In addition to addressing a budget shortfall in excess of $4 billion, Senate Republicans focused on issues of importance to Virginia’s families and businesses during the 2010 session.
RICHMOND, VA, March 13, 2010 – On the last day of the regular session of the 2010 General Assembly, the legislation to protect new born children passed both the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates unanimously. Senator Stephen Newman (R-Lynchburg) and Delegate Kathy Byron (R-Campbell) introduced Senate Bill 602 and House Bill 1033 to allow the Commonwealth to prosecute a mother who would take the life of a newly born child after birth. The bills passed after extensive debate in the House and Senate. Each house passed their own versions
(Richmond, March 1, 2010) The Virginia Senate Republican Caucus today voted unanimously to elect Senator Ryan T. McDougle (R – Hanover) to serve as the Caucus’ Republican Leader Pro Tempore. The position, previously held by former Senator Kenneth W. Stolle, was left vacant when Stolle resigned his seat to become Sheriff of Virginia Beach.
Senate Republicans today highlighted their successes as the General Assembly reached its symbolic midway point of Crossover. Starting today, the Senate can only consider bills sent over from the House of Delegates and those bills passed by the Senate will be before the House.