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.
A bill would seek a definition of what constitutes sexually explicit material in school texts, and would establish a proceedure to notify parents when such material will be used.
Jeff Schapiro from the Richmond Times-Dispatch joins WCVE's Craig Carper to look a the results of the Super Tuesday primaries.
Governor McAuliffe has vetoed the so-called "Tebow Bill," which would allow home-schooled children to play sports on public school teams, and the Assembly considers revising the penalties for brandishing a weapon.
The General Assembly has advanced legislation to close a school bus safety loophole uncovered by Attorney General Mark Herring.
The AG said the old law created some pretty obvious enforcement problems for localities. Herring said, that meant police had to issue tickets in person.
This legislation will change that.
Virginians will cast their ballots this Super-Tuesday (3/1). Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both enjoy big leads here.
All the candidates have made appearances the state over the past week. Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders rallies were well attended, though Rubio lacks support among the growing anti-establishment movement in the GOP and Sanders has yet to build the same kind of enthusiasm among African-Americans that the Clintons have maintained for years.