51 by 51: Tougher Penalties for Prostituting Children

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51 by 51 Tougher Penalties for Prostituting Children For the past several days we have highlighted legislation to fight human trafficking, including legislation to promote the human trafficking hotline and legislation creating the Virginia Prevention of Sex Trafficking Fund. The General Assembly passed many other pieces of legislation aimed at protecting our families. Legislation by Delegate Rob Bell, HB 2586, … Read More

51 by 51: Creating the Virginia Prevention of Sex Trafficking Fund

HouseGOP2019 General Assembly, 51 by 51

51 by 51 Creating the Virginia Prevention of Sex Trafficking Fund Yesterday, we highlighted legislation to alert possible witnesses or victims of human trafficking to the availability of a means to report crimes or gain assistance. The General Assembly didn’t stop there in working to combat sex trafficking. Legislation by Delegate David Yancey creates a Virginia Prevention of Sex Trafficking Fund … Read More

51 by 51: Fighting Human Trafficking

HouseGOP2019 General Assembly, 51 by 51

51 by 51 Fighting Human Trafficking According to a recent report, Virginia ranks 6th in active federal human trafficking cases. This year, the House of Delegates passed legislation to help combat human trafficking here in the Commonwealth, building on our longstanding commitment to battling this scourge across our Commonwealth.. Legislation by Delegate Jason Miyares requires the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control … Read More

51 by 51: Tort Reform

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51 by 51 Tort Reform An important part of a good business climate is the ability for businesses to resolve legal disputes in a fair manner. A fair civil justice system is one that avoids frivolous lawsuits and eliminates unnecessary or overly burdensome costs in the legal system. This year, the House passed legislation that will bring positive changes to … Read More

51 by 51: Partnerships for Affordable Degrees & Good Jobs

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51 by 51 Partnerships for Affordable Degrees & Good Jobs Last September, Speaker Kirk Cox gave a speech outlining a vision for a stronger partnership between the Commonwealth, institutions of higher education, and the businesses that power our Commonwealth. The remarks were widely praised and led to the development of House Bill 2653, creating a framework for the creation of “Institutional Partnership Performance Agreements.” These agreements … Read More

51 by 51: Lowered the tax on essential personal hygiene products

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51 by 51 Lowered the tax on essential personal hygiene products Delegate Kathy Byron’s legislation to lower the tax on essential personal hygiene products was signed Wednesday by Governor Ralph Northam. The legislation lowers the sales tax on these products, including menstrual supplies and incontinence diapers, from 5.3 percent to 2.5 percent. These products are necessary to the health and … Read More

51 by 51: Helping Children Find Loving Homes

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51 by 51 Helping Children Find Loving Homes As we continue to focus on our efforts to build up women and families, today we are highlighting how the Republican-led General Assembly is helping more children find loving homes sooner. The loss of one’s parents is one of the toughest things a child will ever deal with. Helping children find a stable … Read More

51 by 51: Break Times for Nursing Mothers

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51 by 51 Break Times for Nursing Mothers Mothers don’t stop being mothers just because they are at work. A mother’s need to nurse or pump for a newborn baby continues even once she has returned to the workplace. This is why this year the House of Delegates passed Delegate David Yancey’s legisl ation to ensure mothers are guaranteed break … Read More

51 by 51: Ensuring Paid Parental Leave for State Employees

HouseGOP2019 General Assembly, 51 by 51

51 by 51 Ensuring Paid Parental Leave for State Employees March is Women’s History Month! This week we will be mentioning a few of the 51 accomplishments from the 51 members of the Republican-led House of Delegates that promote mothers & families. This year, Delegate Roxann Robinson carried legislation to ensure state employees receive paid parental leave. The legislation required … Read More

51 by 51: Ending Teen Access to Tobacco Products

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51 by 51 Ending Teen Access to Tobacco Products Our children and teenages are the leaders of tomorrow. However, the United States Surgeon General has declared the use of teenage vaping as an “epidemic” that threatens to leave an entire generation of young people addicted to nicotine. In 2018, over 20% of high school seniors reported vaping in the last … Read More