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Efforts to allow Virginia schools to open before Labor Day and a repeal of the so-called 'Kings Dominion' law have effectively died in the General Assembly.
Votes Tuesday by which the House of Delegates passed HB2313, the transportation funding reform bill, on a vote of 53-46 with one delegate not voting. Delegates are listed alphabetically according to their party and their vote. A yes vote is for final passage.
The House of Delegates has passed legislation that would assign letter grades to public schools in Virginia just as teachers grade students from A to F.
A Senate committee has backed a two-year moratorium on the use of drones by police and government agencies.
State workers, public educators and Virginia's disabled are big winners in House and Senate budgets advanced Sunday by the budget-writing committees of Virginia's General Assembly.
Legislation to close the so-called "gun show loophole" is back before a Virginia Senate committee.
The full Virginia Senate is expected to debate and amend a bill that would eliminate the state's gas tax and increase the sales tax. A committee approved the governor's transportation bill Thursday but even Republicans say the bill needs changes before it could advance further.
A Senate committee advanced one bill Tuesday that would force Virginia voters to take photo identification to the polls, while a House panel effectively killed a similar measure.
The General Assembly approved a new four-year term of Helen Dragas to the university's Board of Visitors.