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House Bill 1435 Reported Out of the Education Committee

Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) announced today that House Bill 1435, a bill patroned by Delegate Bell, has advanced from the Education Committee today, January 31, 2011. House Bill 1435 provides that local school boards that choose to offer American Sign Language must grant credit for successful completion as a foreign language course.  Additionally,   → Read the full story

Delegate Bell’s House Bill 1428 Passes in the House of Delegates

RICHMOND, VA – Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) announced today that House Bill 1428, a bill patroned by Delegate Bell, had passed in the House of Delegates Yesterday, January 26, 2011. House Bill 1428 would require all abortion clinics to be licensed and regulated by the Board of Health.  It defines abortion clinic as   → Read the full story

Delegate Bell Memorializes Justice George Cochran

STAUNTON, VA – Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell issued the following statement today concerning the loss of the Honorable Justice George M. Cochran.  Justice Cochran passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011 at his residence. “I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the Honorable Justice George M. Cochran.  Justice   → Read the full story

Delegate Bell’s HB 1885 Passes in the House of Delegates

RICHMOND, VA – Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) announced today that House Bill 1885, a bill patroned by Delegate Bell, had passed in the House of Delegates Today, January 24, 2011. House Bill 1885 cleans up the code by deleting references to educational programs that have not been funded, or do not exist. Additionally   → Read the full story

Delegate Bell’s HJ 500, Right to Work Amendment Passes in the House

Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) announced today that House Joint Resolution 500, a resolution patroned by Delegate Bell, had passed in the House of Delegates Yesterday, January 18, 2010. House Joint Resolution 500 is a resolution calling for an amendment to add Right to Work to the Virginia Constitution. This amendment would provide that   → Read the full story

Delegate Bell Memorializes Judge Thomas J. Wood

Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell issued the following statement today concerning the loss of the Honorable Judge Thomas H. Wood Sr. Judge Wood passed away Friday, January 14, 2011 in the University of Virginia Transitional Care Hospital, Charlottesville. “I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the Honorable Judge   → Read the full story

Delegate Bell Co-Patrons Repeal Amendment Resolution

STAUNTON, VA – Delegates Richard P. “Dickie” Bell announced today that he has signed on as a co-patron of House Joint Resolution 542 in the 2011 Session of the General Assembly that convenes on January 12. House Joint Resolution 542 was introduced by Delegate James LeMunyon (R-Fairfax/Loudon), and 19 co-patrons including Delegate Bell. House Joint   → Read the full story

Delegate Dickie Bell Commends Court Ruling

STAUNTON, VA – Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) today commended Judge Henry E. Hudson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for ruling that section 1501, the Minimum Essential Coverage Provision, commonly referred to as the “individual mandate,” of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is unconstitutional.   → Read the full story

DELEGATE BELL TO REPRESENT THE COMMONWEALTH AT EDUCATION CONFERENCE

STAUNTON, VA – Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell announced today that he has been chosen by the Speaker of the House of Delegates to represent the Commonwealth at the Southern Regional Education Board’s 59th Annual Legislative Work Conference. The Conference will begin on Sunday, November 14 and go through Tuesday, November 16 at the Annapolis   → Read the full story