Potential Help With Scrapie Regs!!
WHAT: Constitutional Amendment that authorizes the General Assembly to “suspend or nullify any or all portions of any” regulation, regardless of when the regulations are promulgated. When Assembly is not is session, standing committees would be authorized for same. This promises enormous positive effects for our efforts, as with the Scrapie regs.
The House Privileges and Elections Subcommittee votes on this amendment, HJ731, Monday morning.
ACTION: Please immediately call and email the members of the subcommittee. Ask them to VOTE FOR HJ 731.
House Privileges and Elections Sub-Committee
Kenneth Alexander (804) 698-1089, delkalexander (at) house.virginia.gov
John Cosgrove (804) 698-1078, deljcosgrove (at) house.virginia.gov
Jeffrey Frederick (804) 698-1052, deljfrederick (at) house.virginia.gov
Frank Hargrove (804) 698-1055, delfhargrove (at) house.virginia.gov
William Janis (804) 698-1056, delbjanis (at) house.virginia.gov
Joseph Morrissey (804) 698-1074, deljmorrissey (at) house.virginia.gov
Clarence Phillips (804) 698-1078, delbphillips (at) house.virginia.gov
Lacey Putney (804) 698-1019, dellputney (at) house.virginia.gov
Language of the Amendment:
The General Assembly may suspend or nullify any or all portions of any administrative rule or regulation by joint resolution agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each house. When the General Assembly is not in a regular session, the standing committees of each house or the joint legislative commissions as designated by the General Assembly may suspend any or all portions of any administrative rule or regulation until the end of the next regular session.
Link to bill: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+ful+HJ731
NOTE: Constitutional Amendments must pass a regular session of the Assembly following an election of Delegates, so if this amendment passes this session, it will have to pass again next year (there will be elections of delegates this November).
INFORMATION: Kathryn Russell 434.760.5514
Yours for food freedom,
Deborah Stockton, Editor
vicfavoice (at) earthlink.net
Virginia Independent Consumers and Farmers Association
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