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Jan28

Parents could be required to undergo bullying prevention training under a bill that passed the House Education Committee on Monday. Principals already may request that parents take bullying prevention training, but adding it to state code will give the request legislative muscle, said Del. Jennifer McClellan, a Richmond Democrat.

Jan27

For most of Virginia’s agrarian history, the law prescribed a clear punishment on a chicken-killing dog: death. McClellan has proposed a bill to alleviate at least part of the death sentence on chicken-killing dogs. If it passes, animal control officers who catch a dog in the act of preying on a hen will have the choice—they could kill it, or they could use a nonlethal method to deal with the dog.

 
Jan18

There’s a fight brewing in the General Assembly over right-to-life issues. This time it concerns chickens and dogs. Richmond Del. Jennifer McClellan is sponsoring legislation that would give localities the option of sparing the life of a dog that kills a chicken.

Jan14

Watch Cable Reports with Delegate Jennifer McClellan, Senator John Watkins, and Senator Henry Marsh. The topics discussed include:

  • The new Administration of Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General
  • The impact of the 2014 Special Elections on Senate Leadership and Organization
  • Medicaid expanision 
  • Ethics reform 
  • Transportation funding priorities
  • Diversifying Virginia's economy

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This is the final week of the 2018 General Assembly Session.  As of Tuesday evening, we have passed about 750 bills, with another 175 pending.  The Budget conferees have not yet reached an agreement to bridge the approximately $600 million gap between the House and Senate Budgets, primarily due to their disagreement over Medicaid Expansion. Seven of my bills have passed both the Senate and the House and now await action by the Governor.

We are in the final week of the 2018 Session. So far we have passed about 750 bills, with another 175 pending.  The Budget conferees have not yet reached an agreement to bridge the approximately $600 million gap between the House and Senate Budgets, primarily due to their disagreement over Medicaid Expansion.

Last week the House and Senate adopted their amendments to the 2018 - 2020 biennial budget introduced by Governor McAuliffe on December 18, 2017.  The two budgets are about $600 million apart.  The key difference between the two budgets is Medicaid expansion.