Status Update -
2/6/09: House Privileges and Elections Committee reports vote (17-Y 5-N)
1/26/09: House P&E Subcommittee Constitutional votes (7-Y 1-N)
***VA - ACTION ALERT***
Bill goes to vote Monday morning
IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED
Bill # HJ731 Constitutional amendment; regulation of powers of General Assembly
POTENTIAL HELP WITH SCRAPIE REGS!!
WHAT: Constitutional Amendment that authorizes the General Assembly to “suspend or nullify any or all portions of any” regulation, regardless of when the regulations are promulgated. When Assembly is not is session, standing committees would be authorized for same. This promises enormous positive effects for our efforts, as with the Scrapie regs.
The House Privileges and Elections Subcommittee votes on this amendment, HJ731, Monday morning.
ACTION: Please immediately call and email the members of the subcommittee. Ask them to VOTE FOR HJ 731.
House Privileges and Elections Sub-Committee
Language of the Amendment:
The General Assembly may suspend or nullify any or all portions of any administrative rule or regulation by joint resolution agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each house. When the General Assembly is not in a regular session, the standing committees of each house or the joint legislative commissions as designated by the General Assembly may suspend any or all portions of any administrative rule or regulation until the end of the next regular session.
Link to bill: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+ful+HJ731
NOTE: Constitutional Amendments must pass a regular session of the Assembly following an election of Delegates, so if this amendment passes this session, it will have to pass again next year (there will be elections of delegates this November).
INFORMATION: Kathryn Russell 434.760.5514
Yours for food freedom,
Deborah Stockton, Editor
Virginia Independent Consumers and Farmers Association
Our purpose is to promote and preserve unregulated direct farmer-to-consumer trade
that fosters availability of locally grown or home-produced food products.