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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Virginia Assembly: As Active As a Cat on Fire


The Virginia Assembly is spinning out bills like a mad weaver this session. Some of the measures proposed by the Senate include, higher taxes on buying autos and higher registration fees. Truckers are targeted for higher registration fees also. Sessions for the State Senate have gone into overtime, weekend sessions were not uncommon this year. Soon they will meet the mid point in the session and get ready for the second heat.

Other bills put forward are:

Restricting access to abortion
Bans on smoking in workplaces
Making "Shenandoah" the state song
Increase the grantor tax on real estate from 10 cents per hundred dollars to 40 cents per hundred. (a four fold increase)
A tax holiday for school supplies
Deny illegal aliens in-state tuition rates
Same Sex Marriage refusal

There is a bill proposed to end an estate tax imposed posthumously on millionaires (at least the rich will feel some relief.)

And then there are:

Bills that toughen penalties for child-sex predators

Yet we couldn't help not to tell you about this article that shows how a person arrested for sheep abuse will be put on a sex predator list.

2 Comments:

At 9:28 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

That's ba-a-a-a-a-a-dddd.

In response to other sections:
1- I think the ban on same sex marriage is disgusting....how we treat ur fellow humans is a very telling indicator of just how far we have not come as a civilized culture. The fear and superstition is outrageous for any 21st Century nations founded on freedom as we claim to have been.

2- And what is wrong with the current State song? Yeah it mentions oppressing a section of our population...but so what? We are soing that with the same sex marriage ban.

3- I am glad I don't smoke

4- I don't believe illegal aliens should have ANY rights, besides basic human rights. After all, the name itself should say something illegal alien...duh.

5- As a parent with 4 school age children, I like the tax holiday for supplies, too bad they couldn't make it all year...or at least all school year.

For those wishing to read in depth about the General; Assy and the bills they are considering, copy and paste this link into your browser.

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?061+sbj+SBJ

 
At 11:47 AM, Blogger B O B said...

Thanks Jeff these were just a view of some of the high points of legistation that is facing the assembly. And thanks for providing the link so people can explore the many bills that are currently up for consideration.

 

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