The 2014 Virginia General Assembly is in session with one week down and seven more weeks to go. Over 900 bills have been introduced by members in the House and Senate. Bills have been introduced from minority procurement, medicaid expansion to the reform of the Standards of Learning (SOL’S).
Stay on track with key pieces of legislation with Clovia “Miss Community” Lawrence and lawmakers in the House of Delegates and Senate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:11 AM on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Live stream at www.kissrichmond.com
The Senate Committee on Education and Health passed SB236 underlining the rights of students to pray and take part in religious activities on school property is moving forward. The bill introduced by Senator Bill Carrico (R-Grayson, (codifies right to religious viewpoint expression) passed by a 7 to 6 vote. The passage came despite legal concerns by representatives of the ACLU and the Virginia School Boards Association.
Senator A. Donald McEachin joins Miss Community on the TJMS to dispel some myths about students praying in school. PLAY AUDIO [audio http://ronekissrichmond.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/senator-mceachin-jan-17-2014-prayer-in-schools.mp3%5D
For the latest on bills that are introduced, passed or killed at the Virginia General Assembly, please visit Richmond Sunlight