Even local governments run by Democrats realize that it's time for law and order in Virginia again. We're going to make our communities safer by locking up those who commit crimes with firearms.
And we're going to enact major changes to our behavioral health system to get people in crisis the help they need when they need it.
We're listening to the voters who sent us to Richmond, and this session we're going to deliver results for every Virginian.
Rolling blackouts, freezing families; this is the future Virginia Democrats want for Virginia.
Parents are responsible for their children.
Virginians, not Californians, should make laws for Virginians. We must uncouple from their bad laws.
FIGHTING BACK - FATAL DRUG OVERDOSES
Friday, the Courts of Justice Subcommittee took up Delegate Terry Kilgore's House Bill 1642 regarding fatal drug overdoses. Overdose deaths have tripled since 2010 and killed 2,669 Virginians in 2021. As of now, more Virginians die of overdose than die of homicide and vehicle accidents combined.
The bill will expand Virginia's "felony murder" law to cover more drug dealers who sell the illegal drugs that kill. This will help Virginia punish the criminals who are encouraging use and profiting from lethal drugs like fentanyl.
After debate, the bill passed on a party-line vote, 5-3.
AGRIBUSINESS COUNCIL - VIRGINIA'S FINEST RECEPTION