The General Assembly is considering a bill that would excuse college students from jury duty while school is in session. The Daily Progress has an account of House Bill 2045.
Entries Tagged as 'VOTING'
February 16th, 2009 · No Comments · VOTING
January 28th, 2009 · No Comments · VOTING
A bill to clarify confusion about where Virginia college students should register to vote won approval from a House subcommittee yesterday. As The News & Advance reports, the bill doesn’t mention college students specifically, but seeks to clarify some of the issues that some Virginia registrars said they found unclear, particularly in college communities. The [...]
January 26th, 2009 · No Comments · VOTING
The judge who slammed Gloucester County citizens with an $80,000 legal fee award has come in for vehement criticism, while three legislators are offering bills to eliminate any penalty for seeking recall of elected officials. Substitute Circuit Judge Westbrook J. Parker said the citizens who asked the court to remove four Gloucester supervisors abused the [...]
January 19th, 2009 · No Comments · ELECTIONS, VOTING
A House of Delegates subcommittee voted along party lines to kill bills that would have provided for no-excuse early voting in Virginia and for a bipartisan redistricting commission. The Roanoke Times reports the early-Monday-morning meeting of the six-member panel brought out a large crowd. Posted by Peter Vieth
December 15th, 2008 · No Comments · VOTING
Virginia Republican legislators yesterday emerged from a closed door meeting to announce a little extra sunlight for the upcoming General Assembly session. According to this Washington Post blog, GOP lawmakers have agreed to end the practice of killing bills in subcommittee without a recorded vote. In prior sessions, bills often met their death in subcommittee [...]
December 10th, 2008 · No Comments · VOTING
Republican activists are pushing party leaders to abolish a rule that allows members of the House of Delegates to defeat bills in subcommittees without leaving any record of how they voted. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the current practice has been used by lawmakers from both parties to kill bills without leaving a voting trail. Americans [...]