Archives: 2013 general assembly

New rules for mopeds

Moped operators in Virginia would have to wear helmets and eye protection, carry a government-issued photo ID, and title, register and put a license plate on their scooters under a bill waiting to be signed into law by Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Senate approves transportation compromise

A divided Virginia Senate passed Gov. Bob McDonnell’s signature issue of the 2013 legislative session on Saturday: a bill to overhaul the Commonwealth’s system for funding transportation.

Last of six public notice bills fails in Senate

Members of the Virginia Press Association oppose two House bills that would let local governments post their public notices online instead of publishing them in local newspapers.

Governor signs bill to extend peanut tax

Gov. Bob McDonnell on Wednesday approved a bill to extend the 30-cents-per-100-pound excise tax on peanuts until 2016.

Texting while driving bill goes to Governor

Legislation cracking down on texting while driving is only Gov. Bob McDonnell’s signature away from become law after passing the Senate on Tuesday.

House amends soccer goal law

The House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee will consider a proposal to approve– but delay implementation of– a bill seeking to prevent injury or death from falling soccer goals.

Panel rejects consecutive terms for governor

A House subcommittee has rejected the Senate’s proposed constitutional amendment that would allow Virginia governors to serve two consecutive terms starting in 2017.

House subcommittee kills bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation

After passing the Senate last month, a bill that would protect state employees from discrimination against their sexual orientation failed yesterday to reach the House floor.

‘Dooring’ bill dies in House committee

After passing the Senate last month, a bill that aimed to protect cyclists failed to pass the House Transportation Committee.

Speaker Howell kills controversial redistricting plan

Wednesday, House Speaker Howell killed a controversial redistricting bill that earned national attention.