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TEN BILLS FROM SENATOR EBBIN PASS VIRGINIA SENATE

For Immediate Release

February 12th, 2015

Office of Senator Adam Ebbin

 

Contact:

Justin Strekal

804-698-7580

Justin@AdamEbbin.com

 

TEN BILLS FROM SENATOR EBBIN PASS VIRGINIA SENATE

Cites progress on job creation, equality, and taxpayer fairness.

 

RICHMOND – After the General Assembly’s halfway point, Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria) passed ten bills through the Virginia Senate that await consideration by the House of Delegates.

“In addition to working to pass my legislation through the House of Delegates, I will fight to shape the evolving omnibus ethics legislation to be both practical and restore public confidence in state government,” said Ebbin.

Senator Ebbin’s bills that passed the Senate:

  • SJ216 – Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution.
  • SB1008 – Increases pay for performance standards for job placement programs through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
  • SB1181 – Expands non-discrimination protections in the public sector for members of the LGBT community. (Bill combined with SB785)
  • SB1211 – Changes gender-specific references in the Code to be gender-inclusive to reflect the legality of same-sex marriage and adoptions
  • SB857 – Requires hospitals to notify patients or their families if a patients status changes (Bill combined with SB750)
  • SB1213 – Reestablishes the Commission on the Prevention of Human Trafficking which will develop strategies to combat human trafficking and provide recommendations for services to victims.
  • SB1005 – Gives the option for taxpayers to receive their Virginia income tax refunds in the form of a paper check (Bill combined with SB701)
  • SB1214 – Makes technical changes to the Alexandria City Charter
  • SJ215 – A Constitutional amendment to allow the Governor to serve two terms in office (Bill combined with SJ263)