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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.

Aug9

Watch the August 9th edition of This Week in Richmond featuring Delegate Jennifer McClellan (71st District) and Delegate Chris Peace (97th District).

Items discussed include:

  • The Martin Luther King Commission, which is celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclimation
  • The Redskins training camp in Richmond
  • The 2013 state-wide elections

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We're nearly one-third of the way through the 2017 Session.  This week is the last week Senate and House committees will act on bills before crossover, so we are in for long days.  
 
On Monday, the Senate considered SB 1055 increasing the penalties for failure to leave the place of any riot or unlawful assembly after being lawfully warned to disperse. I highlighted my opposition to this bill  in last week's newsletteron the radio, in my most recent Richmond Free Press update, and spoke against the bill on the Senate floor.  I'm pleased to report the bill was defeated  14-26.  You can watch my floor remarks opposing the bill  here.
 
 

 We are now two weeks into the 2017 Session, and the pace has picked up dramatically.  As we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and ushered in the Trump Administration, the Senate considered several bills introduced by Republican Senator Richard Stuart that increase penalties for civil disobedience. These bills are part of a troubling trend by Republican legislators in several states to quash civil disobedience and curb First Amendment rights in the wake of the Black Lives Matter Movement, Trump Presidency protests, and the recent Women’s March on Washington.  In addition to Virginia, similar bills have been introduced in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Washington. 

 

Last week was the first full week of the 2017 Session, and we began to address the thousands of bills filed. Committee assignments were also announced, and I was appointed to serve on the Agriculture, Conservation & Natural Resources; Local Government; and Transportation Committees.