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Jennifer McClellan accepting the VEA Legislative Champion Award

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Jan28

Several lawmakers, both Democratic and Republican, have become perennial patrons of anti-trafficking legislation, such as Sens. John Edwards (D–Roanoke), Mark Obenshain (R–Harrisonburg) and Adam Ebbin (D–Alexandria), and Dels. Timothy Hugo (R–Centreville), Jennifer McClellan (D–Richmond) and Ronald Villanueva (R–Virginia Beach). Clearly these members have committed themselves to finding the proper legislative channels that will give law enforcement the upper hand in finding and locking up the vermin who would exploit the most vulnerable young people.

Jan17

The 2015 General Assembly convened last week to amend the budget covering the current fiscal year and address thousands of bills covering a wide range of issues. These issues include Standards of Learning reform, school nutrition, veterans affairs and support for military families, equal opportunity for all Virginians, health care, energy, economic development, day care and campus safety.

Dec17

This summer, Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Delegate McClellan to the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Legislative Advisory Council. The SREB works with 16 member states to improve public education at every level, from pre-K through Ph.D. 

Oct30

State lawmakers are tackling teen sexting. The state crime commission is considering changing the law so teens that send explicit messages aren't facing the same punishments as offenders who possess child pornography.

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New Laws Take Effect

On July 1st, the majority of legislation passed by the 2018 General Assembly Session took effect.  In Due Course, published by the Division of Legislative Services, provides a good overview of new laws likely to affect the daily lives of Virginians. 

Complete information on actions of the 2018 General Assembly Session can be found on the Legislative Information System webpage.

Finally!

After five years of trying, the General Assembly passed a budget last week that includes Medicaid Expansion.

Once the Federal government approves Virginia's pan, 18-64 years olds who earn up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level will be eligible for Medicaid. This will close the coverage gap for nearly 300,000 Virginians who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid now, but not enough to qualify for subsidies on the federal health insurance marketplace. The plan includes a work requirement in which able-bodied adults under 65 are required to work, seek employment, or participate in job training, education, or community/engagement programs that improve work readiness. Exemptions are provided for children, pregnant women, the aged, disabled, and seriously mentally ill, caregivers of disabled dependents, and individuals working in the TANF VIEW program or SNAP. These requirements are waived in parts of the state with high unemployment.