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Victory for Sage's Law - Please Contact Senators Today!


Dear Friend,

Thank you for your prayers and activism supporting Sage's Law!

Tuesday, Sage's Law just passed the House of Delegates on a 50-48 vote, and now goes to the Virginia Senate for consideration.  

Sage's mom, Michele, in concluding her statement to Virginia lawmakers, pleaded, "Please don't let ideology harm another child. Let parents do our jobs. We know our children best and love them a million times more." 

Sage's Law is being debated by the Virginia Senate in the next few days. Michele hopes for the bill to advance into law to protect other children and families from enduring the same pain and suffering they did.  

Click here to sign the petition, and please call and email your own Senator, urging their support for HB 2432, Sage's Law, and also email the members of the Senate Education and Health Committee.

Michele and Sage beg you to take just two minutes and send a message, call, or drop a card in the mail to these Senators saying "We need Sage's Law"

And ask your friends to help and to pray for Michele, Sage, and the passage of this Law.

Sage's Law (HB2432) protects parental rights and at-risk children from the very institutions they're supposed to trust. The bill is named after a then-14-year-old girl who was sex trafficked, not once but twice. Michele, Sage's mother, testified that she was intentionally kept in the dark about her daughter's gender struggles by teachers, and counselors, and then ultimately a judge took her from her parents. This all led to Sage being bullied, assaulted, sex-trafficked, and then kept from returning to her parents even after she was rescued, based on unfounded claims of child abuse. 

The vote will be very close!

Please help us protect parental rights and children by adding your name to the petition.



In the busiest week of session thus far, the House of Delegates successfully completed work on House legislation before Tuesday's Crossover deadline. After many hours of debate on the House floor, we advanced legislation that reflects the priorities of Virginians who sent us to Richmond to make life easier, safer, and more affordable – especially in the realm of energy policy. As a whole, the House passed 598 bills that now head to the Senate for further consideration.

Our progress did not stop there. House Republicans approved a comprehensive budget that delivers on our commitment to lowering costs, investing in our students, and enhancing the safety of families across Virginia.


Affordable & Reliable Energy

A diversified energy portfolio is the best way to keep the lights on while ensuring Virginians are able to pay their bills. Fortunately, House Republicans have passed a variety of bills that aim to lower rates for electric utility customers across Virginia while adding oversight on electric utilities to ensure the reliability of the electric grid and maximize future savings for customers.

We also passed legislation that protects Virginians from unfair price hikes if there is a shortfall in offshore wind energy production (HB 1797 - Freitas). The legislation heads to the Senate for further consideration.

If Virginia is going to have a low-carbon energy future that is both reliable and affordable, nuclear power must be part of the equation as well. This week, we passed multiple bills that will position Virginia to be a leader in the nuclear energy sector and ensure that we keep the light on for decades to come. Several of these bills embrace the technological benefits of small modular nuclear reactors, which can utilize the unused coalfields in Southwest that were once the powerhouse of Virginia (HB 1780 - O’Quinn, HB 2333 - Marshall).

With the passage of these bills, House Republicans are making sure Virginia avoids the bad policies of other states that have struggled with rolling blackouts and skyrocketing energy costs.


A Budget for All Virginians

On Thursday, House Republicans approved a budget (HB 1400, Knight) that is fiscally responsible, invests in key education initiatives, and builds safer communities. The budget incorporates the Governor’s most significant tax cuts to ensure more of your hard-earned money stays in your pockets. It also invests in business-ready sites to make sure Virginia is a hub for jobs and economic development for decades to come. Moreover, it funds a significant overhaul of our workforce development efforts to ensure we have the workforce ready to meet the demands of Virginia’s exciting economic future.

In addition, the budget invests in our schools with over a half billion dollars in new funding while ensuring teachers will see net raises of 12 percent over the next two years. The budget also allocates tens of millions of dollars toward making college more affordable.

These initiatives are in addition to legislation (HB 2269 - Greenhalgh) that earmarks specific unspent federal dollars for schools to use to combat learning loss.

The budget also delivers on our promise to build safer communities by funding more police, school resource officers, and other resources to prevent crimes. Moreover, it expands on proven initiatives like Operation Ceasefire to curb gun and gang violence in our communities.

The budget also includes fully funding our agricultural best management practices goal.

The approved House budget now heads to the Senate for further consideration. 



Besides Sage's Law, my other bill heading to the Senate, with a hearing tomorrow morning, is HB1427 which would repeal local governments' ability to prohibit the possession or carrying of firearms, ammunition, and components in public parks, recreation or community centers, or public street, road, alley, or sidewalk in or near a permitted event. Winchester's local ordinance in accordance with this law was stricken down by courts as unconstitutional, and this patchwork of laws around Virginia is impractical.

You can view all of my legislation here. If you are interested in following any other legislation in the General Assembly, visit

Thanks again for the honor of serving you. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help you!

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email my office at 540-751-8364 or You can also follow me on Twitter @LaRock4Delegate and my Facebook page to keep up to date. I'm also now on MeWe and Telegram.


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District Office: P.O. Box 29, Berryville, VA 22611 (540) 751-8364

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