Dead or alive: The Hook's legislative watch

Week 6 of the 2013 General Assembly session and the end is in sight, with February 23 the scheduled adjournment. The governor's top priority, to pass a transportation plan, is still alive, albeit with some significant differences made in the Senate. It's back in the House of Delegates, and legislators seem motivated to finally get something passed in that area.

Virginia governors can serve two consecutive terms– Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Louisa)

Tebow bill: Home-schooled children can play in public school sports– Del. Rob Bell (R-Albemarle)

Discrimination against state workers based on sexual orientation is illegal– Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond).

Those over age 65 are allowed to vote by absentee ballot– Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)

Alive (at press time)
Concealed carry permits are exempt from the Freedom of Information Act– Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)

Photo ID is required at polls– Obenshain

Texting while driving is a primary offense with an increased penality of $250– Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge)

Lewd and lascivious cohabitation is not a crime– Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)

Armed security guards in schools and day-care centers– Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg).

Limitations on use of drones– Sen. McEachin (D-Richmond).

Study whether Virginia should establish an alternate, metal-based currency– Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)

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