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Virginia lawmakers say they have a deal on ‘red flag’ law that will allow guns to be taken temporarily from people deemed dangerous

February 27, 2020News Clip

Key state lawmakers have come to a consensus on a bill that allows police to temporarily seize guns from people deemed by a judge a risk to themselves or others.

The lawmakers sponsoring the Senate and House versions of an extreme risk protection order, also known as the “red flag” law, have come to an agreement, which largely reflects the Senate’s version.

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Clean Energy Bill Could Bring 13,000 New Jobs Per Year to Commonwealth

February 9, 2020News ClipThe measure could put Virginia’s energy economy on par with states like California and Hawaii.

A key Virginia state legislature committee has advanced a climate bill that proponents are calling the most ambitious clean energy policy in Virginia’s history.

The Virginia Clean Economy Act (CEA) would eliminate state power plant carbon pollution by 2050, codifying Gov. Ralph Northam’s pledge to transition the Commonwealth to a 100% clean energy economy.

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Local delegates seeing successes as legislative session rolls on

February 5, 2020News Clip

Local members of the House of Delegates have notched plenty of legislative successes so far in this year’s General Assembly session.

Del. Marcus Simon (D-McLean) has seen these bills pass:

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Delegate Sullivan’s “Red Flag” Bill Passes Virginia House of Delegates

January 30, 2020Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2020

Media Contact:
Kate Petersen
DelRSullivan@house.virginia.gov
(571) 210-5876

RICHMOND, Va. – Delegate Rip Sullivan’s bill, HB 674, to create substantial risk orders in the Commonwealth today passed the Virginia House of Delegates. If passed by the Senate and signed by the Governor, this bill will be a substantial step in the right direction in the effort to curb gun violence in our communities.

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Va. House committee advances its first Democratic gun-control bills to floor

January 28, 2020News Clip

RICHMOND — Virginia Democrats advanced most of their gun-control bills Friday in the House of Delegates, voting to expand background checks on gun buyers and reinstate the one-handgun-purchase-per-month rule, among other measures, but did not hear a proposal for an assault-weapons ban.

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