Reminder: Town Hall this Saturday, 9:00 a.m. at Fairfax City Hall
Dear Friends, Virginians and Citizens of Fairfax:
We must be living in the Seventies, because the Petersen legislative lineup is “Stayin’ Alive” in Richmond.
In the short session, things move quickly down. You’ve got to have the right people and the right motions to make sure your bill doesn’t get killed.
So far my bill lineup has largely survived.
Overdose prevention? Alive, and moved on to the House. Campaign finance reform? Gently killed in subcommittee. Homeowners’ Bill of Rights? Alive, and sailed through the chamber without a no vote. Now off in the House. License plate reader reform? Alive, and headed to a full committee vote.
Not bad for an election year.
The big name bills that dominated last session are nowhere to be found in the short session. The East Sea has been named, Medicaid Expansion is not happening, and the biannual budget has already passed.
So legislators are taking time to work on some smaller issues.
Sen. Garrett is trying to legalize the all fireworks.
Sen. Barker has a bill to let beer tour guides drink while they tour.
And Sen. Lewis is trying to ban pet monkeys. Persuade me.
You’ll hear about it all these issues (and more) at our Town Hall meeting this Saturday in Fairfax City or next Saturday in Vienna. Hope you can make it.
JCP Notes: We’re still in session – while we’re here, contact my office in Richmond at 804-698-7534 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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