Senate Engages in Great Bake Sale Debate

The Virginia Senate proved Monday that it’s easier to find consensus on multimillion-dollar legislation to suspend the state’s largest electricity supplier from State Corporation Commission oversight than to exempt public schools from federal rules prohibiting junk food fundraisers.

Over the course of nearly half an hour, which at times seemed even longer, 11 senators rose to debate the merits of House Bill 2114.    

Sponsored by Del. Richard P. “Dickie” Bell, R-Staunton, at the request of House Speaker William J. Howell, R-Stafford, the bill would let schools hold up to 12 school-sponsored food fundraisers of five days duration each year to help raise money for school activities

 

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