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March 23, 2015

The Honorable Brian Moran
Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
P.O. Box 1475
Richmond, Virginia 23218

Dear Mr. Secretary,

Open Letter to Governor McAuliffe:

I am in complete support of the intent of the ethics reform bill HB 2070. However, after careful reading of the final version which was presented at the end of the very last day of this session, I have serious concerns about a number of points and urge you to amend HB 2070 with the following in mind:

1) The composition of the Ethics Council;

• Membership consists solely of legislators and one retired judge, who could well have been a legislator;

• Members are not required to have specific expertise, training or experience;

This week in Richmond, conservatives have gone from outrageous attempts to rig elections to attacks on women's health in the budget. While we're getting closer to the end of the General Assembly session, we still have a lot of fighting left to do.

Thank you so much for your support so far, but stick with us because we need your help to battle through to the end. Here is this week's update on our major issues:

Senator Reeves is rigging his own election

The Legislative Session has started.  Come hear about the proposed legislation and offer your feedback.

Town Hall meeting with invited guests

Senator Dick Saslaw

Senator Dave Marsden

 

Saturday February 7

10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Sleepy Hollow Elementary School

3333 Sleepy Hollow Road

Falls Church, VA 22044

 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Kaye

Kaye’s Legislative Package 2014

Final disposition of all introduced legislation

Bills enacted into law

HB22, altering the unemployment compensation tax calculation formula for certain small businesses.

HB 484, prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes in public schools.

HB764, directing the Board of Audiology and Speech Pathology to review the need for licensure of assistant speech-language pathologists.

The Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club honored Del. Kaye Kory (D-Dist. 38) with its Legislative Leader Award Aug. 5 at the George Mason Regional Library.

Kory was recognized for being the patron of House Bill 363, which would have required the State Corporation Commission – the agency that oversees utilities – to take a more active role when overseeing the operation of Virginia’s power plants. The SCC would have had to consider the impact of electricity-generating facilities, which produce carbon dioxide pollution, on the health and welfare of residents.

There were nearly 500 responses to my 2014 Constituent Survey. I am grateful that so many people took the time to share their views with me. Here are the tabulated results: Survey Results

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