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Richmond Magazine published its 10 bills to watch during the 2016 Session. On the list is my bill (HB 489) to establish more stringent training and collection protocols for sexual assault evidence collection and storage. 

BREAKING NEWS: Legislators are people, too! And sometimes they’re really great ones. Case in point: Jennifer McClellan, Virginia House Delegate for the 71st District, a brilliant, humble, kind, self-proclaimed nerd committed to doing what is best for the commonwealth.


An online ad campaign will target websites in the “darker corners of the Internet” and mobile devices being used at rest areas as part of Virginia’s ongoing campaign to fight sex trafficking and forced labor, Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Monday. Del. Jennifer L. McClellan, D-Richmond, who has pressed for anti-trafficking legislation in the General Assembly, also spoke at Monday’s news conference. “We’re starting to educate the public on the unique nature of this crime,” McClellan said. “How to recognize it. How to stop it. How to help the victims get help and how to not criminalize the victims."


Moms Clean Air Force released its exclusive interview with Delegate McClellan, who represents Virginia’s 71st House District.

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In addition to my legislative activities, being a member of the General Assembly has afforded me the opportunity to serve on, and now Chair the Virginia General Assembly’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission.  Created in 1992 to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. King, the Commission continues his work through educational, historical and cultural programs, public policy analysis, and public discourse on contemporary issues.  

Now that we have crossed the mid-point of the 2018 General Assembly Session, bills are quickly finding their way to the Governor's office.  On Friday, I was honored to join Senators Bill Stanley and Lynwood Lewis, and Delegate Charles Poindexter in Patrick County for Governor Northam's first bill signing. SB 866 (Stanley) and HB 175(Poindexter) extend the license for Pioneer Community Hospital in order to facilitate efforts to find an operator to reopen the hospital and offer local residents better access to critical health services. 

We have reached the halfway point of the 2018 General Assembly Session, known as “Crossover.”  Tuesday was the last day for the House and Senate to complete work on their own bills. On Wednesday, they began hearing bills that passed the other body.  We have just over three weeks left to address nearly 2,000 pending bills. 

This week I’d like to highlight SB 181 (Stanley), which I co-sponsored, to repeal Virginia’s law mandating automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for failure to pay fines and court costs, which passed the Senate last week 33-6. 

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