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ACTION ALERT: We need to get HB10 out of Senate Cmte

Just over three weeks ago, we watched as the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee considered SB 417 (along with its identical companions, SBs 311 and 283), the bill that provided that Virginians would not be required to purchase health insurance. During the debate, several senators had concerns dealing with judicial disputes, especially divorce cases where [...]

By |2010-02-17T11:48:15-05:00February 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ACTION ALERT: 10th Amendment bills…good and bad news

First for the good news: SB 417 passed the House today, 66-29! This means that one half of the RTP's health care freedom initiative has successfully navigated the legislative branch of VA. Now, the bill should be enrolled and sent on to the governor, who is expected to sign it. However, procedurally, that might not [...]

By |2010-02-12T14:27:29-05:00February 12th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

HB 10 passes Committee…now what?

HB 10, the VA Healthcare Freedom Act, passed the full House Commerce & Labor Committee Thursday by 15-4. Three committee members later registered their votes to make the final tally 17-5. Significant in this vote is that three Democrats, Dels. Johnson, Joannou, and Lewis, joined the 14 Republicans on the committee, making this a bi-partisan [...]

By |2010-02-05T12:19:48-05:00February 5th, 2010|Healthcare|0 Comments

ALERT: Senate Floor Vote on Health Care This Friday

SB 417 was place on the calendar today under First Reading, Regular Calendar, meaning it was reported from a committee with at least one dissenting vote. Nothing happened to the bill. The bill should be placed on the calendar Thursday under Second Reading, Regular Calendar. Nothing should happen to it. It should then be placed [...]

By |2010-01-27T13:39:25-05:00January 27th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ACTION ALERT: HB10 to be heard in Committee Tomorrow

HB 10, the VA Healthcare Freedom Act, will be heard in the House Commerce and Labor Subcom #2 on Thur., 28 Jan., in House Room D (on the 1st floor of the GA Bldg.), immediately following the adjournment of the full committee hearing. The full committee will begin 1/2 hour after adjournment of the House [...]

By |2010-01-27T11:05:21-05:00January 27th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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