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Feb16

STUART — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam visited Stuart’s Pioneer Community Hospital on Friday to sign a bill that could pave the way for the hospital’s eventual re-opening.

Pioneer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March 2016 and closed its doors in September of last year.

On Friday, Northam signed Senate Bill 866 into law. The bill had passed the House and Senate unanimously in January. 

Authored by Sen. Bill Stanley, the bill keeps Pioneer’s certificate of public need and acute-care hospital license current and in effect. 

McClellan said that Patrick County residents might be surprised that a Senator from Richmond would come to Friday’s event, but she wanted to attend to show that the issue of healthcare is important to the entire state.

Feb16

Virginians with recent spinal cord injuries soon may receive more resources, if a bill sponsored by Sen. Jennifer McClellan passes in the House.

Senate Bill 287 would make information regarding spinal cord injuries in the Statewide Trauma Registry available to the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. The data would allow the department to develop and implement programs and services to those suffering from spinal cord injuries.

Feb10

"Erin’s Law" addresses the need for schools to included family-life education related to personal body safety. It would require that Virginia’s Standards of Learning for public schools (K-12) include age-appropriate instruction on prevention, recognition, and awareness of child abuse, abduction, and sexual abuse. In other words, this legislation requires schools to teach kids about the law — the simple fact that laws exist to protect children from predators.

Erin's Law has already passed in 31 states. Del. Debra Rodman’s HB 1223 failed on Feb. 2. Sen. Jennifer Wexton proposed a similar bill that was incorporated into Sen. Jennifer McClellan’s SB 101, but was amended to be optional. SB 101 was approved 37-2 and awaits consideration in the House after crossover. 

Feb6

Virginia continues to struggle with issues relating to juvenile justice and student discipline.

In 2015, more youth in Virginia were referred to law enforcement than all other states across the country. While that’s not the case now, the state continues to outpace many others when it comes to the number of youth who are arrested – and end up behind bars.

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In this issue:

  • The surprise Senate redistricting plan
  • The defeat of several measures that would have addressed election day lines
  • My 2013 legislation
  • My RTD Op-Ed: Don’t abandon transportation-funding plan that works
  • My interview on VCTA Cable Reports
  • My commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech
  • The passage of of legislation to end workplace discrimination in the Senate
  • The election of Tracy Thorne-Begland to a judgeship, and
  • The 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

In this issue:

  • My RTD Op-Ed: Virginia Can Live Without Uranium Mines
  • The Governor’s Transportation Funding Proposal
  • Legislative Black Caucus Agenda for 2013
  • Reproductive Rights Caucus Priorities for 2013

In this issue:

  • My Column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Watch the House of Delegates Live
  • Previewing the 2013 General Assembly Session
  • Move Virginia Forward Not Back
  • Governor Introduces Budget Amendment

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