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Assembly faces variety of issues on 'crossover'

Tuesday - 2/5/2013, 4:00am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- It's crossover day at the Virginia General Assembly.

That means Tuesday is the deadline for each chamber to act on its own legislation, other than the budget.

The biggest thing awaiting action on the Senate and House floors is a transportation funding package. The two chambers are considering differing versions of a transportation bill after amending Gov. Bob McDonnell's plan.

Some of McDonnell's education forms also are on the crossover agenda, along with bills dealing with voter identification requirements at the polls, texting while driving and a two-year moratorium on the use of drones by law enforcement and government agencies.

Amendments to the current two-year budget will be considered Thursday. Differences between the House and Senate versions will be worked out by a conference committee in the session's final days.


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