Richmond, Virginia (WRIC) – Virginia lawmakers must take action by the end of the day on bills in their chambers, commonly referred to as the transition period, before they turn to legislation that does so from another.
In the middle of the 60-day session of the 2022 General Assembly, the Virginia Senate and the House of Delegates are due to consider several issues. Suggestions to accelerate the legal sale of marijuanatax cuts and key initiatives by Governor Glen Yangkin’s administration are at stake.
After work Monday through late at night Virginia House is set for another long workday on Tuesday. State delegates voted along party lines ban the teaching of “separating concepts” in public schools the bill was supported by Youngkin. Efforts have failed in the Senate, where lawmakers are expected to reject the House bill.
The House of Representatives will consider changes to the voting rules in Virginia and other proposals to repeal laws passed under the control of the Democratic Party.
The Virginia Senate will discuss and vote on a number of cannabis measures, including bills to establish a regulatory framework for the legal market and open retail sales to adults earlier than expected.
Both chambers have already passed a bill actually terminates the mandate of the mask in public schools. Governor Yangkin made an amendment that would put the law into effect no later than March 1. Legislators must approve the amendment by a majority vote.
Legislation requires schools to provide personal training and allows parents to send their children to classes without a mask.
A bipartisan movement to build a stadium and a massive complex in Northern Virginia to bring Washington commanders to the Commonwealth took place in the House of Representatives and will be heard in the Senate on Tuesday.
Proposals to demand from the organization documents from the investigation, which continues before the deal can be concluded, were strongly rejected by lawmakers.
“This is a business operation. We did not investigate Jeff Bezas when concluding the deal with Amazon, ”Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax City) said during a committee hearing last week.
An attempt to ban abortion in most cases after 20 weeks was thwarted by Virginia Democrats. The Republican push seems dead after Republican leaders acknowledged that the current state Senate would not allow it to pass.
Other abortion bills will be considered in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, including a bill requiring abortion doctors to take action “Save the life and health of a human baby born alive” during such a procedure.
If admitted, doctors who fail to do so may face a 4th class felony. But the bill is expected to defeat Democrats in the Senate.
This story is evolving. Stay tuned.
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