Virginia State Assembly
RICHMOND – Virginia Delegate Tim Hugo and Senator John Edwards have introduced two new human trafficking bills to the House and Senate, outlining harsher penalties against those convicted of human trafficking and helpful services for the victims. RICHMOND - A press conference held by the American Society of Civil Engineers discussed the high and low points of Virginia's infrastructure. RICHMOND – Virginia schools should not be allowed to start classes before Labor Day, a coalition of state legislators and tourism officials said Wednesday. They voiced support for the current law requiring schools to begin after Labor Day, the traditional end of the tourism season, unless they get permission from the state. RICHMOND – Imagine you have an innovative business idea but not enough money to turn it into reality. You soon might have a new option – crowdfunding – thanks to legislation moving through the General Assembly. RICHMOND – The Virginia Association of Counties received its wish when a bill to change local governments’ rezoning process was killed in a House subcommittee this past week. House Bill 2262, proposed by Del. Rick L. Morris, R-Carrollton, would have required the staff of the local planning commission to advise rezoning applicants about the feasibility of their requests and possibly grant preliminary approval.