2019 General Assembly Category Archive

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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: 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

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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: Right to Shop

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51 by 51 Right to Shop This year, the Republican-led House of Delegates passed a series of bills to help lower health insurance costs, improve transparency, and ensure better care. Our reforms put patients first. The House passed legislation to make it easier for small businesses to join together on health insurance coverage through “association” health plans. For too many small business … Read More

51 by 51: Lifted the age cap on Autism health coverage

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51 by 51 Lifted the age cap on Autism health coverage Continuing our week of highlighting healthcare related accomplishments from the Republican-led House of Delegates, this year Delegate Bob Thomas carried legislation to lift the age cap on autism health coverage, expanding access to health insurance for about 10,000 Virginians diagnosed with autism.  Currently, state law only says that health … Read More

51 by 51: Maternal Mortality Review Team

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51 by 51 Maternal Mortality Review Team This year, the Republican-led House of Delegates passed a series of bills to help lower health insurance costs, improve transparency, and ensure better care. Our reforms put patients first. The House passed legislation to make it easier for small businesses to join together on health insurance coverage through “association” health plans. For too … Read More

51 by 51: Better Insurance Access

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51 by 51 Better Insurance Access This year, the Republican-led House of Delegates passed a series of bills to help lower health insurance costs, improve transparency, and ensure better care. Our reforms put patients first. The House passed legislation to make it easier for small businesses to join together on health insurance coverage through “association” health plans. For too many … Read More

51 by 51: Elevating Women to Judgeships

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51 by 51 Elevating Women to Judgeships This year, the General Assembly elected Judge Teresa Chafin to the Supreme Court of Virginia, and Judge Patricia West as the newest judge on the State Corporation Commission. Since 2001, the Republican-led General Assembly has developed a consistent track record of elevating women and minorities in Virginia’s Judicial System. Judge West’s election to … Read More