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BILL TO EXPAND VIRGINIA VALUES ACT TO INCLUDE DISABILITY HEADS TO THE HOUSE FLOOR

January 19, 2021Press Release

RICHMOND, VA. —This afternoon, HB 1848, a bill that extends discrimination protections for disabled individuals, emerged from the General Laws Committee on a 22-0 vote. The bill now  heads to the full House on the uncontested calendar. HB 1848 extends new protections to  Virginians with disabilities under the Virginia Human Rights Act, specifically in employment,  housing, and public accommodations. 

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House lawmakers reject governor’s proposal on spending remaining CARES Act funding

January 19, 2021News Clip

How Virginia spends its remaining federal CARES Act funding was a point of contention between Gov. Ralph Northam and General Assembly lawmakers throughout an extensive special session focused on criminal justice reform and amending the state’s two-year budget.

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Extension of passenger rail to New River Valley advances

January 17, 2021News Clip

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Governor Ralph Northam has proposed a $50 million budget amendment that would help extend passenger rail service to the New River Valley.

On Friday, Virginia Transportation Secretary Shannon Valentine said negotiations with Norfolk Southern are very close to producing an agreement.

Valentine briefed members of the House Appropriations Committee during a virtual meeting.

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BILL TO END EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION BASED ON ABILITY IN VIRGINIA PASSES OUT OF SUBCOMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY

January 15, 2021Press Release

RICHMOND, VA. —Today, HB 1848, a bill that extends discrimination protection to disabled Virginians under the Virginia Human Rights Act, passed out of the Profession/Occupations and Administrative Process Subcommittee with a vote of 8-0.

 

“I am thrilled the bill has unanimous, bi-partisan support coming out of subcommittee and I look forward to gaining more support as the bill works through the General Assembly process,” says Delegate Mark D. Sickles, Chair of the Health, Welfare, and Institutions committee.

 

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Delegate Sickles Introduces Bill to End Employment Discrimination based on Disability in Virginia

January 7, 2021Press Release

For Immediate Release

Ilana Creinin

icreinin@marksickles.com

 

 

RICHMOND, VA. —Today, Delegate Mark D. Sickles, Chair of the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee, introduced HB 1848, a bill that extends employment, housing, and public accommodations discrimination protection to disabled Virginians under the Virginia Human Rights Act. 

 

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