2013 Constituent Survey
Greetings from Room 405 at the General Assembly Building in Richmond! This past Wednesday marked the beginning of our 2013 session. Between now and February 23rd we will literally consider thousands of bills covering almost any topic you can imagine. Many of these bills will have a direct impact on our community if enacted. Please take the time to let your voice be heard on some of these issues by filling out my 2013 Constituent Survey.
This year I have filed a range of bills, and will likely introduce a few more by the deadline next week. In particular, I have introduced legislation to give our schools more power to innovate while maintaining accountability, increase penalties for texting and driving that results in an accident, and provide incentives for private property owners to install water quality controls that will help Virginia meet its Chesapeake Bay clean up obligations in a more cost-efficient manner, just to name a few. I am also introducing budget amendments concerning the proposed closure of the Northern Virginia Training Center and to strengthen regional cooperation in Northern Virginia. Over the next few weeks I will provide additional details as these bills are heard before committee. In the meanwhile, you can click here for a full list of my proposed legislation.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts and hope that many of you will consider joining me here in Richmond for my first annual Constituent Day. The date and details will be announced shortly. In the meanwhile, please hold the date for my annual Town Hall meeting with Senator Chap Petersen on Saturday, February 2nd from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Fairfax City Hall. Hope to see you there!