Also in Richmond: The House approved a bill allowing some recess to be counted as part of the minimum instructional time in elementary school and kindergarten.
Virginia lawmakers brought to an end a push for the ratification of a federal Equal Rights Amendment amid protests from supporters of the ERA, many of whom were women dressed as suffragettes.
With the current focus on standardized testing and meeting benchmarks, Virginia lawmakers are contemplating letting school systems provide more recess.
A Va. House panel voted down a measure that would permit local governments to move Confederate monuments, while a Senate committee blocked a bill that would allow a county, city or town to rename any highway named before 1965.
The proposal was brought forward by Democratic Del. Kathleen Murphy, who argued that visitors should not be armed while delegates are on the floor.
The measure, which now goes to the house of delegates, would prohibit state agencies from including a question on most job applications about whether an applicant has ever been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime.
While it sailed through the Senate, the proposal sparked debate from some House members who wanted the deadline extended.
Despite overwhelming approval of bill, some wonder whether it is a redundant measure, given the First Amendment.
A bill that would cut off federal Title X funding to abortion providers in Virginia and redirect it to other health clinics faces a likely veto from the governor.
It could get a bit easier for parents and teenagers to take a required driver’s education class that’s meant to scare families and their young drivers.
A bill to change trespass towing rules in Northern Virginia fell in the state Senate Tuesday when a single senator miscast his vote from across the room.
The threat of jail time for going 11 mph over the speed limit on some stretches of Virginia highway would be lifted under a bill overwhelmingly approved Tuesday by the Virginia Senate.
Virginia’s House and Senate have approved bills that would require an average of 20 minutes of recess or other physical activity per day for elementary school students.
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