Legislative Update: Education

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Are you passionate about education? Are you looking ways to support our schools and students? Join the VA-BLOC Education Interest Group!!

We will be meeting Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm at the VA-BLOC Office (1006-N Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA). Please email Cameron cbell@newvirginiamajority.org to RSVP!

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Education Legislation Update

We want to provide an update on some of the bills you all signed letters for during our letter writing campaign. Here is an update for the following Education bills:

 We urged a “no” vote for:
  • HB1392 (security officers carry firearms): passed the House and Senate. Governor McAuliffe has until March 27th to act on it. He can sign it, veto it, or send it back to the General Assembly with recommendations.  He could also not act on it which would make the bill law on July 1st.

We urged a “yes” vote for:

  • HB1924 (guidelines for alternatives to suspension): Passed the House and Senate, signed by the Governor 2/23/17 and will go into effect July 1, 2017.
  • HB1552 (notification of career and technical training programs): Passed the House and Senate, signed by the Governor 2/20/17 and will go into effect July 1, 2017.

Thank you very much for participating in our letter writing campaign and making sure your voices were heard on these key issues! This is only the beginning! Stay tuned for more advocacy opportunities!

 

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