The electric chair would become the backup method of execution if lethal injection drugs can not be obtained, but new legislation would require the state to prove that the proper effort was exercised to obtain the drugs.
A bill headed to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s desk would hold car drivers responsible if they injure oncoming byciclists by opening a car door in their path. The bill would establish a $50 civil fine for drivers who open their vehicle door into oncoming traffic.
Democratic Senator Chap Petersen of Fairfax has been the patron of the bill for five years, inspired by his political director Alex Parker who was injured by a car door.
Between 2010 and 2015, 74 people, including 15 bicyclists, have been injured in 233 reported accidents caused by “dooring.”
The General Assembly focuses on reforming the Certificate Of Public Need legislation.
The General Assembly has sent a bill to the Governor that would require schools to notify parents if subject material contains sexually explicit content.
Jane Roush fails to be confirmed to stay on Supreme Court after a vote in the House of Delegates.