Bills Moving Forward this Week

The General Assembly passed legislation allowing two derivatives of marijuana in the form of oils to treat epilepsy with a certification card http://ow.ly/IPR3e

Virginia lawmakers pass legislation tightening ethics laws governing public officials behavior. Approval of legislation to decrease the current $250 cap on gifts to public officials to $100 was 35-1 by the State Senate and 93-6 by the House of Delegates http://ow.ly/IPQW3

Bill sponsored by Sen. Tom Garrett expanding types of works that can be sold and used in Virginia passes in Virgina Senate http://ow.ly/IOMTs

Virginia House unanimously passed bill stating that a mother may breast-feed in any place where the mother is lawfully present. Current law only allows breast-feeding on any property owned, leased, or controlled by the Commonwealth. http://ow.ly/IONIh

The Virginia House passed a bill on Monday requiring voters to submit a copy of their photo identification when they apply by mail to vote by absentee ballot. http://ow.ly/IPQSo

Virginia House and Senate propose 1.5-3% raise for State employees ow.ly/IOMsK

Virginia House passes bill requiring universities and state government to work together to develop a cooperative, affordable BA degree program http://ow.ly/IONiI

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