Legislation

Senator Donald McEachin and Delegate Rob Krupicka will host a press conference to discuss their “ban the box” legislation. The bill HB892 if  passed by lawmakers would prohibit state agencies from asking about criminal history on employment applications. The “Ban the Box” press conference will be held at the House Briefing Room at the Virginia […]

On Wednesday, January 8, legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia will head to Richmond for the 2014 session of the General Assembly. Senators and Delegates will represent you so check in on them by taking an active role in the legislative process.  Some frequently asked questions “Who is my legislator?” “What bills are being introduced?” Could […]

The annual Congressional Black Caucus weekend is this weekend and that means that there’s a lot going on. Although it’s become Known as one of…

On some positions cowardice asks the question is it expedient? And then expedience comes along and asks the question is it politic? Vanity asks the…

  Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s deadline to veto or amend bills passed by the General Assembly has come and gone.  McDonnell amended the controversial transporation bill in response to claims there could be legal challenges, and he changed verbage in the budget bill to clarify what the state considers Medicaid reform and expansion under the […]

UPDATE: It’s a first in Virginia, the full Senate voted in support of automatic restoration of rights for non-violent conviction felons but it did not pass in the House. The House Privileges and Elections Committee voted to table the bill with no likely passage for this General Assembly session. The 71st Governor of the Commonwealth […]

  Legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia are in Richmond for the 2013 session of the General Assembly. Senators and Delegates will represent you so check in on them by taking an active role in the legislative process.  Some frequently asked questions “Who is my legislator?” “What bills are being introduced?” Could I attend and speak at […]

  The 71st Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Bob McDonnell announced during the 2013 State of the Commonwealth Address that he supports automatic restoration of rights for non violent felons. Governor McDonnell said during his speech on Wednesday night at the State Capitol  that his administration has now restored the civil rights of more […]

    There was must controversy centered around the ‘ultrasound’ law that required women to undergo a transabdominal ultrasound prior to an abortion. The discussion is back at 2013 General Assembly Session and Delegate Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) has introduced HB 1560 to remove the requirement that a woman has to undergo a  transabdominal ultrasound prior to an […]

Legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia will head to Richmond for the 2013 session of the General Assembly. Senators and Delegates will represent you so check in on them by taking an active role in the legislative process.  Some frequently asked questions “Who is my legislator?” “What bills are being introduced?” Could I attend and speak […]

From: the office of Delegate Joseph D. Morrissey Contact: Waylin Ross, Legislative Aide/Joe Morrissey Phone: (804)698-1074 E-mail: DelJMorrissey@House.Virginia.Gov On December 19, 2012,  Delegate Joseph D. Morrissey, Richmond, announced that he will introduce, in the 2013 General Assembly Session, a bill to ban the sale of both assault style weapons as well as large capacity magazines. […]

Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling cast the tie-breaker vote in support of the “voter ID” bill. The bill would require voters who don’t show up at the voter polls with proper identification to cast a provisional ballot. The Senate vote was 20-20. The “voter ID” bill is goes back to the House of Delegates for a final […]