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The 2013 General Assembly Session ended two weeks ago and thousands of bills were sent Governor Bob McDonnell’s desk to be signed into law. Virginia new laws will go into effect on July 1, 2013.  The State Senate is signing off on Governor McDonnell’s amendments to a texting while driving measure. The amendments slashed the fines in half which were part of the original measure.  The verbage in the amended bill, drivers would pay 125 dollars, instead of 250 dollars for a first offense. Drivers would pay 250 dollars, instead of 500 dollars for a second offense. The provision in this amendment is texting while driving is a primary offense which means officers can pull drivers over and give someone a ticket for that violation alone.

Lawmakers from General Assembly respond “yes” to an amendment by Governor Bob McDonnell to ban abortion coverage in the federal health exchange in Virginia. The amendment says, “No qualified health insurance plan that is sold or offered for sale through an exchange established or operation in the commonwealth shall provide coverage for abortions.” The amendment has an exemption in the case of rape or incest or if the mother’s life is in danger.

Virginia’s primary is Tuesday, June 11, 2013, register to vote or check your voter status with Miss Community Cloovia

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