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Jennifer McClellan at the General Assembly
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Oct18

Watch the report on WRIC ABC 8 in Richmond on the increase in cyber bullying in Richmond. Delegate McClellan passed an anti-bullying bill last year, requiring schools to crack down and punish those cyber bullying.

Sep20

Delegate Jennifer McClellan was among numerous dignitaries who participated in a DMV ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday celebrating a partnership between DMV’s mobile office, called DMV 2 Go, and the University of Richmond (UR).

DMV is committed to providing services on college campuses across the Commonwealth through the DMV 2 Go program. DMV 2 Go offers a convenient way for students, faculty and staff at UR to conduct DMV business between classes or at another convenient time during the day.

Aug27

Watch Wayne Covil's report on WTVR CBS 6 on the remote-controlled aircraft crash in Dinwiddie County that injured three. The incident has served as a wake-up call to police and lawmakers.

“I do think we need to just make sure that we’re, that our laws keep up with technology,” Delegate McClellan said.

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Last week the House and Senate adopted amendments to the 2016-2018 budget to address a projected $279.3 million revenue shortfall. The Senate budget reflects its top priorities of supporting mental health programs, avoiding spending cuts for public education and safety net programs, and providing an overdue pay raise for all state employees and teachers.  Specifically, the Senate budget proposes a 3 percent raise for state classified employees, a 2 percent raise for college and university faculty, the state share of a 2 percent raise for public school teachers, and a 2 percent raise for state-supported local employees.  Instead of providing a raise for teachers, the House budget increases funding for school divisions, which may use the money for raises or for other priorities. 

 

Last week, the General Assembly reached "Crossover," the mid-point of Session when the House and Senate must complete work on their own bills. Many of the bills my constituents have written or called me about were addressed prior to crossover and summarized in prior updates. Here is an overview of other bills acted upon last week.

Tomorrow marks the half-way point of the 2017 General Assembly Session, known as "Crossover," when the House and Senate must complete work on their own bills.  Over the next two days we will debate and vote on hundreds of bills on the Senate floor covering a wide variety of topics such as immigration, voting rights, school discipline, student loans, Airbnb, the regulation of property carriers, and public procurement.  My Op-Ed in yesterday's Richmond Times Dispatch discussed some of the school discipline bills we will address.
 
You can watch the Senate floor sessions live or find archived video from earlier floor sessions here