Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Virginia General Assembly - #3634 - HB614 - Comprehensive Plan-Controls Future Land Use (2) HB825 - Application of Foreign Law, Court Decisions and Contracts (3) HB947 - Non-Public School Students, Organizations Governing Participation in Interscholastic Programs (4) HB1160 - Unlawful Detention of U.S. Citizens, Prevents any Agency, etc. from Assisting in Investigation

PLEASE CALL YOUR DELEGATE - CONTACT INFORMATION BELOW:  PLEASE CALL IMMEDIATELY ON THESE BILLS,  MOST EFFECTIVE.

VOTE NO - HB614 - Comprehensive Plan, Controls Future Land Use Decisions of Governing Body - Provides that the comprehensive plan shall control the future land use decisions of the governing body. No zoning amendment shall be approved unless it has been determined to be substantially in accord with the adopted comprehensive plan. However, a governing body may approve a proposed zoning amendment that is not in substantial accord with the comprehensive plan if the advocate for such proposed amendment can make a substantial showing that the land use change will serve the purposes of the zoning ordinance.

VOTE YES - HB825 - Application of Foreign Law, Court Decision of Governing Body - Application of foreign laws. Prohibits any Virginia court or administrative agency from applying the law of any jurisdiction outside of the United States and its territories unless the application is required by the United States Constitution, the Constitution of Virginia, or any federal or state law.

VOTE YES - HB947 - Introduced by Rob Bell - Non Public School Students, Organizations Governing Participation in Interscholastic Programs - Prohibits public schools from joining an organization governing interscholastic programs that does not deem eligible for participation a student who (i) is receiving home instruction, (ii) has demonstrated evidence of progress for two years, (iii) is entitled to free tuition in a public school, (iv) has not reached the age of 19 by August 1 of the current school year, (v) is an amateur who receives no compensation, but participates solely for the educational, physical, mental, and social benefits of the activity, (vi) complies with all disciplinary rules applicable to all public high school athletes, and (vii) complies with all other rules governing awards, all-star games, parental consents, and physical examinations applicable to all high school athletes. The bill allows such students to be charged reasonable fees for participation.

VOTE YES - HB1160 - Unlawful Detention of U.S. Citizens, Prevents any Agency, etc. from Assisting in Investigations - Prevents any agency, political subdivision, employee, or member of the military of Virginia from assisting an agency or the armed forces of the United States in the investigation, prosecution, or detainment of a United States citizen in violation of the Constitution of Virginia.
Virginia General Assembly Web site..........
Virginia Delegates Contact Information.........
Va. 25th - Steve Landes (R)- 804-698-1025
Va. 58th - Rob Bell (R) - 804-698-1048
Va. 57th - David Toscano (D) - 804-698-1057

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