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A Troubling Gap in Mental Health Care

Just off Interstate 81 in Staunton stands Virginia’s last remaining state-run children’s mental health hospital. The Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents helps heal children with varying levels of mental illness, including children who have been deemed a danger to themselves and others. Read More: A Troubling Gap in Mental Health Care by Delegate Dickie   → Read the full story

Virtual Schools in Virginia Seek Funding Formula

When House District 20 Del. Dickie Bell successfully sponsored state legislation nearly two years ago that allowed virtual schools in Virginia, it was hailed as an online option that would offer courses for students in the commonwealth’s most rural outposts. After all, virtual schools for students in grades K-12 were already offered in 27 other   → Read the full story

Dickie Bell Goes to Ware Elementary for Take Your Legislator to School Day

As fifth-grader Kyle Merrigan held Ware Elementary School’s side door open Tuesday morning, someone stepped through whom he did not expect. “Hi I’m Kyle!” he said letting go of the door momentarily to shake hands with Del. Richard P. “Dickie” Bell, R.-Staunton.   Read More: Dickie Bell Goes to Staunton’s Ware Elementary – The News   → Read the full story

Delegate Bell Encourages Residents to Remember Veterans this Veterans’ Day

STAUNTON, VA – Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell today encourages residents across Virginia to take time to remember Veterans this Veterans’ Day In the 2011 General Assembly Session Delegate Bell patroned House Joint Resolution 608, which commemorates Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2011, with a moment of silence at 11:00 am. Veterans Day this year will   → Read the full story

Delegate Bell Announces Grant to Local Medical Center

STAUNTON, VA – Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) announced today that the Virginia Health Care Foundation has awarded a grants, totaling $164,700 to a local medical center to help the facility provide for patients who are struggling as a result of the recession. In July, a $164,700 grant was given to the Blue Ridge   → Read the full story

Bell announces re-election plans for 20th District House seat; appears with lieutenant governor

Del. Dickie Bell announced Thursday that he would seek re-election, stumping with Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling in his hometown of Staunton and in Waynesboro, one of the communities the 20th District gained from redistricting this year. Bolling called Bell a trusted supporter of Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s administration. Read More: Bell Announces Re-election plans for   → Read the full story

Governor McDonnell Signs House Bill 1435

STAUNTON, VA – Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) announced today that Governor McDonnell has signed into law House Bill 1435, a bill patroned by Delegate Bell. The signing ceremony took place at 3:30 pm on the front steps of Main Hall at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind on Monday, May 23,   → Read the full story

Delegate Bell’s Voting Record for the 2011 General Assembly Session

Please click here to view Delegate Bell’s voting record for the 2011 General Assembly Session.

Delegate Bell Speaks to House Bill 1428 on the Floor

Delegate Bell Speaks to Right to Work Amendment