Monday, February 7, 2011

Crossover & Three Major Votes Tomorrow

The House and Senate calendars are full as we approach Crossover. Three bills are of special interest to VEA.

On the House side is the HB2410, Delegate Putney’s bill to create a defined contribution option; and HB2314, Delegate Massie’s voucher bill.

After lengthy debate of the voucher bill, the bill was engrossed and passed to the third reading. The final house vote on this bill will be on Tuesday. Please use the link below to write your delegate urging opposition to HB2314:

http://capwiz.com/nea/va/issues/alert/?alertid=25928501&queueid=6419770286

HB2410, too, was engrossed and passed to its third reading. The final vote is tomorrow. Please click the link below to write your delegate urging opposition to this effort to weaken the VRS.

http://capwiz.com/nea/va/issues/alert/?alertid=25712501&queueid=6412064421

On the Senate side, we have SB1031, Senator Barker’s bill to allow school boards to retain unspent funds at year’s end. This bill was engrossed and advance to its third reading tomorrow. That will be the final vote. Please use this link to email your senator urging support for SB1031.

http://capwiz.com/nea/va/issues/alert/?alertid=25997501&queueid=6421919921

Please plan to attend the “Repair the Damage” rally in Richmond on February 14th.

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