Friday, February 19, 2010

Jim LeMunyon to hold Town Hall Meeting

Sunday, February 21
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Sully Government Center—4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly

Dear Friends,

This past Tuesday marked the halfway point of the 2010 Virginia General Assembly session. For the remainder of the session, the House of Delegates will consider Senate-passed bills, and vice versa. The pace continues to be brisk, and the state budget will be considered starting next week. Five of my bills passed the House and are now being considered by the Virginia Senate:

H.B. 778 requires voting records to be retrievable by member name on the General Assembly’s website. This bill would increases accessibility, transparency, and accountability of the Virginia State Legislature.

H.B. 792 allows a temporary business license or certification to be issued to an applicant who holds a comparable license or certification issued by another state. This bill is good for businesses moving to Virginia and will spur job growth across the state.

H.B. 208 eliminates unnecessary reports school divisions must send to Richmond, so more education funds can make it to the classroom.

H.B. 1306 requires jurors to provide personal identification when appearing for jury duty, similar to what voters provide at the polls on Election Day.

H.J. 100 is a resolution encouraging the State Board of Education to support the establishment of additional mathematics, science, and technology high schools like Thomas Jefferson High School.

You may have read in the news that the Virginia House considered 20 bills during the past few days related to firearms. In keeping with my support for the U.S. Constitution, including the 2nd Amendment, I voted YES on bills that relate to the right of self-defense and the ability of law-abiding gun owners to comply with the law. I voted NO on two bills that, in my view, would have made it easier for guns to be obtained by criminals or the mentally ill and another bill that would repeal the current ban on carrying concealed weapons into restaurants that serve alcohol. Please contact me if you would like a list of these bills and an explanation of my votes.

In keeping with a campaign promise, my complete voting record may be found on my website at by clicking on “voting record” in the navigation bar.

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