UPDATE: Senate bill SB367 “JP’s Law” introduced by Senator A. Donald McEachin has passed at the 2014 Virginia General Assembly and is a new law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Watch: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s ceremonial signing of JP’s Law in the Cabinet Room at the Patrick Henry Building on Wednesday. Congrats to JP’s parents Pam and Perry Mines!
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What is JPs Law: JP’s Law is Virginia Senate Bill 367 (SB367) and will allow individuals to VOLUNTARILY add an innocuous number/code to special Virginia DMV issued driver’s licenses and/or identification cards noting they have Autism or an Intellectual Disability. This will help law enforcement be more aware of an individual’s diagnosis and they can better respond to their unique abilities and limitations.
Miss Community Clooovia interviews Pam Mines, Founder and President of the JP JumPers Foundation. PLAY AUDIO HERE
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Virginia Senator A. Donald McEachin (D-Richmond) will introduce SB367, “JP’s Law, ” a bill that will offer a voluntary option to designate an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder on a driver’s license or identification. This should facilitate better communication between those individuals and law enforcement, potentially averting tradegies.
Senator Donald McEachin, Officer Tim Sutton of the Hanover Sheriff’s Association and Pam Mines, President of the JP JumPers Foundation will be attendence for the unveiling of “JP’s LAW” on Thursday, January 16 at 10:30 AM at the Virginia State Capitol in Senate Room 1.
Play audio from Miss Community’s interview with Senator Donald McEachin and Pam Mines, Founder/President of the JP JumPers Foundation