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60th District Digest January 12, 2018

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Session:

The 2018 General Assembly session has officially gaveled in! This year will be a long session (60 days) where we tackle important issues such as healthcare, the opioid crisis, and the teacher shortage across Virginia. The election cycle may have lasted longer than anyone expected, but there is a lot of work to get done, and that work began this week, prioritizing the real problems people talk about at home.

The House was officially started on Wednesday, January 10th at 12 noon. It started with Republican Delegate Kirk Cox being unanimously elected to be the 55th Speaker of the House. Speaker Cox set a clear tone for the 2018 Session, pledging to focus on governing, working across the aisle, and leading with character and integrity.

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Legislation project aims to honor legacy of county’s Henrietta Lacks

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The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) in partnership with the Henrietta Lacks family and the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group, the Office of the Governor of Virginia, Senator William Stanley (Virginia Senatorial District 20), Delegate James Edmunds (Virginia House District 60) and the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center this week announced legislation for a new project aimed at honoring the legacy of native daughter Henrietta Lacks beginning with the formation of the Henrietta Lacks Commission.

The county IDA made the announcement in a press statement released Friday afternoon.

Lacks is an important historical figure in the world of cancer treatment and biomedical research. She was raised, married and started her family in Halifax County, and she is buried in a cemetery in the Lacks Town area of the county in Clover.

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Virginia’s Sportsmen’s Caucus Celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day

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By Senator Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta County)

As Co-Chair of the Virginia Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, along with my fellow Co-Chair Delegate James Edmunds, we are proud to celebrate the 45th National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, September 23rd. We join like-minded sportsmen-legislators from our 48-state National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses network to recognize the time-honored traditions and conservation work of hunters and anglers in supporting sound, science-based fish and wildlife conservation.

Through purchasing licenses, tags and waterfowl stamps, and by paying excise taxes on firearms, ammunition, archery equipment, fishing tackle, motorboat fuel, and other hunting and fishing equipment, sportsmen and sportswomen drive conservation funding in the United States. Collectively, these funding sources constitute the American System of Conservation Funding, a unique “user pays-public benefits” system, which this year is celebrating its 80th anniversary.

Via passage of the Pittman-Robertson Act, the Dingell-Johnson Act, and the Wallop-Breaux Amendment, this excise tax revenue is apportioned back to state fish and wildlife agencies, including the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF). Last year alone, Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson combined contributed $17,720,039, while hunting and fishing licenses brought an additional $17,720,039 to fund conservation efforts in the state.

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60th District Digest April 18, 2017

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The Virginia General Assembly met Wednesday, April 5th, for the “reconvened” or “veto” session to consider Governor McAuliffe’s amendments and vetoes.

Governor McAuliffe signed over 700 bills this year, but he vetoed 39 bills and amended 67 more. He made 27 amendments to the conservative and responsible budget passed by the General Assembly.
I was disappointed by the nature of some the Governor’s vetoes that included legislation to empower parents to make their own educational decisions, protect small businesses from national union bosses, and protect the integrity of our voter registration database.

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60th District Digest April 14 2017

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HALIFAX -
In light of recent events on the world stage, I am once again struck by the sacrifices members of the Armed Forces face on a daily basis. I am proud to be a loyal supporter of our military.

During this past session, I supported numerous pieces of legislation that would enhance or improve the lives of members of the Armed Services. I have highlighted some of these bills below. All of them have been signed by the Governor and will be enacted by July 1st of this year.

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