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’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.