As we enter the fourth week of the 2023 General Assembly session, bills are making their final rounds through the House before crossover on Tuesday, February 7.
On Tuesday, my bill (House Bill 1828) passed the House unanimously and is now headed to the Senate, where it will be heard in Senate Judiciary in the coming weeks. This bill will allow the Department of Conservation and Recreation to grant and convey an easement and right-of-way over Neabsco Beach Way at Leesylvania State Park to the River Mouth Corporation.
This week I signed on as a Chief Co-Patron to House Bill 2143
House Bill 2143 (Delegate Elizabeth Guzman), will establish the Teach for Virginia Loan Repayment Assistance Fund and Program to recruit and retain teachers in communities and subject areas in which they are most needed. This bill passed out of the Committee on Education unanimously and was referred to the Appropriations sub-committee on Elementary and Secondary Education. Unfortunately, when in sub-committee, HB2143 was laid on the table. This ultimately means the bill will not move any further.
This week other members of the Appropriations Committee and I have been busy considering the budget amendments submitted by members of the House at the beginning of this session. On Sunday, Feb. 5, at 1 pm, the committee and sub-committees will meet to report our revised draft of Governor Youngkin’s budget. Afterwards, on Thursday, Feb. 9, the House will vote on its version of the budget before sending it to the other chamber.
This week my team and I met with the Prince William County School Board, the Virginia Childhood Cancer Network, the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, the Prince William County Department of Criminal Justice Services, and the Virginia Association of Parks, to name a few of the great groups to stop by this week.
If you have any questions or comments about the General Assembly Session, please get in touch with my office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-785-2224.