Bell Sounds from the 20th - February 10

We are almost at the halfway point of the session, also known as Crossover. Crossover, which falls on Valentine’s Day this year, is the day that the House of Delegates must finish voting on the nearly 1,300 House Bills that were filed this session.  Next Wednesday, the House will begin to consider all bills that have passed the State Senate.

 A great deal has been accomplished over the past 5 weeks.  Over 400 bills have passed in the House so far. Over one-third of these bills relate to job creation, expansion of educational opportunities, public safety, and government efficiency.

 

 

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Bell Sounds from the 20th - 2/3/12

Introduction

As we continue to advance in the 2012 Session, my focus continues to be on job creation, education reform, and government efficiency.  This week, the House advanced a number of important measures that will support open competition on public contracts, improve our public schools, and remove an outdated infringement to our 2nd Amendment rights.

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Bell Sounds from the 20th - 1/27/11

We are now in the heart of the 2012 General Assembly Session. Between subcommittee and committee meetings and House floor sessions, we are working hard to consider the legislation before us, and promote our own legislative agendas.
 

Let me apologize if this is the first newsletter that you’ve received this year.  It seems that we have had a few technical difficulties with our email server that caused many of you not to receive our last two emails.  If you’d like copies of those last two newsletters, please email Savanna at savanna@bellfordelegate.com,and she would be happy to forward those to you.

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Bell Sounds from the 20th - 1/20/12

The first full week of the 2012 Session is now in the books, and we have begun to make our way through more than 2,000 bills and resolutions that have been introduced. The vast majority of the legislation is still in committees and subcommittees, but we have already taken a handful of crucial floor votes.

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Bell Sounds from the 20th-January 13

Bell Sounds from the 20th The 2012 Session is underway! Session convened on Wednesday, and I was honored to be officially sworn in for my 2nd term in the House of Delegates. Over 1,000 pieces of legislation have been filed, so it looks as though we are going to be very busy once again this year.

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Bell Sounds from the 20th - July 2011

I hope you are all enjoying this summer weather and you’re staying cool! I wanted to check in with you and let you know about a few things that have been going on locally and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have.

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Bell Sounds from the 20th - March 2011

The 2011 General Assembly Session adjourned "sine die" on Sunday, February 27, one day later than the scheduled adjournment date. I wanted to take a few minutes to update you on the final budget that was approved by the General Assembly on Sunday.

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Bell Sounds from the 20th - Understanding 1447

There is a great deal of confusion surrounding House Bill 1447, a bill that recently passed in the General Assembly this week.  I would like to help clarify some of this confusion, and help some of you understand my vote.

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Bell Sounds from the 20th - February 18, 2011

With only one week remaining, we are heading into the final stretch of the 2011 General Assembly Session. Delegates and Senators are working overtime to ensure the final passage of their bills through both chambers. Sometimes it is as easy as simply accepting changes made by the other chamber, or it can be as hard as having a conference committee meet to work out a compromise version of the bill that suits both chambers.

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Bell Sounds from the 20th - February 4, 2011

With Crossover only a few days away, the pace at the General Assembly has reached a sprint as we work to complete action on all House Bills. Crossover, which falls on Tuesday, February 8 this year, is the last day that the House of Delegates can act on a House Bill. On Wednesday, all bills that have passed the House will be sent to the Senate for their consideration, and we will begin to consider all Senate Bills that have passed the Senate. If a bill hasn't passed the House by Tuesday, then that particular bill will not pass the General Assembly this year.

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