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BILL WOULD LEGALIZE 'MEDICAL AID IN DYING' IN VIRGINIA

By RODNEY ROBINSON, VCU Capital News Service

Del. Kaye Kory, D-Fairfax, has firsthand experience witnessing a loved one battling a terminal illness: her father. Kory said she wants to give patients and their families options to deal with the harsh realities of a terminal sickness. She said that is why she has introduced a bill that she calls the "Death with Dignity Act." ... Kory filed HB 2713 on Jan. 15. The bill has been referred to the House Courts of Justice Committee. However, that panel has not assigned the bill to a subcommittee

VaNews February 1, 2019



LEGISLATIVE PANEL PUNTS ON MEDICAL-AID-IN-DYING PROPOSAL

By KATIE O'CONNOR, Virginia Mercury

A group of lawmakers shot down proposals to allow medical-aid-in-dying, also known as physician-assisted suicide, in Virginia on Wednesday in a review of a series of legislative recommendations on health care. Del. Kaye Kory, D-Fairfax, requested that the Joint Commission on Health Care study the medical-aid-in-dying debate, in which a patient with less than six months to live obtains lethal drugs through a physician to end his or her life.

VaNews November 8, 2018



HOW EDUCATION BILLS FARED THIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION

By JUSTIN MATTINGLY, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

The Virginia General Assembly will reconvene next month to carve out a budget, an act that will have major impact on education in the state. The House of Delegates version of the budget, which includes Medicaid expansion, allocates more state funding per student than the Senate’s, with a salary increase taking effect July 1, 2019. Teachers in Virginia continue to make below the national average of teacher salaries.

VaNews March 19, 2018



MIXED SUCCESS ON MENSTRUAL EQUITY IN VIRGINIA

By MICHAEL LEE POPE, Connection Newspapers

Several lawmakers from Northern Virginia arrived in Richmond this year hoping to push a cause known as menstrual equity — making sure that feminine hygiene products are affordable, safe and available. But success has been mixed. Lawmakers are moving forward with making sure that tampons and pads are available on demand to inmates in Virginia jails and prisons. But they are not willing to move forward with eliminating the sales tax on feminine hygiene products, even if that’s limited to the school tax holiday.

VaNews March 2, 2018



LAW WILL PROVIDE FREE TAMPONS TO FEMALE PRISONERS IN VIRGINIA

Capital News Service

The Senate joined the House Tuesday in unanimously approving a bill that requires Virginia jails and prisons to provide inmates with free feminine hygiene products such as pads and tampons. If Gov. Ralph Northam signs it, House Bill 83 would take effect in July.

VaNews February 28, 2018



VIRGINIA’S HOPES OF ERA RATIFICATION GO DOWN IN FLAMES THIS YEAR

By PATRICIA SULLIVAN, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Shouting “Shame, shame!” and singing “We Shall Overcome,” more than 100 women’s rights activists from across Virginia poured into the state Capitol on Friday to try to force the legislature to take action on the federal Equal Rights Amendment.

VaNews February 10, 2018



VIRGINIA UNLIKELY TO PASS ERA RATIFICATION THIS SESSION, LEGISLATORS SAY

By PATRICIA SULLIVAN, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

With a record number of women lawmakers in Richmond and the #metoo movement roiling the nation, advocates of a federal Equal Rights Amendment have been pushing for Virginia to become one of the last two states needed to ratify the measure. But while a Senate panel will hear arguments for the ERA on Friday, Republican leaders in the House of Delegates are refusing to hold a hearing on any of three nearly identical bills, which have bipartisan support, dimming their chances this session.

VaNews February 9, 2018



MOMENTUM BUILDS TO GET RID OF ‘TAMPON TAX’ IN VIRGINIA

By STEPHANIE HARRIS, WAVY

There’s growing support behind three bills to get rid of the sales tax on feminine hygiene products in Virginia, Several women’s groups, feeling empowered by the #MeToo movement, are lobbying state lawmakers arguing the personal products women need every month should be treated like other necessities that are not taxed, including medicine and eyeglasses.

VaNews January 31, 2018



DOWN-BALLOT DRAMA: 2017 GUIDE TO VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATE RACES

By JACK MOORE, WTOP

In addition to the high-profile race for governor and other statewide races, Virginia voters will be asked to weigh in on a flurry of competitive races farther down the ballot: House of Delegate seats are also up for grabs Tuesday. This election features more competitive House races than at any time in the past two decades, and analysts say the usually local, low-key races are shaping up to be an early barometer of the national political climate nearly a year into Donald Trump’s presidency.

VaNews November 4, 2017



LEFT-LANE DAWDLERS BILL MOVES FORWARD WITH LOWER FINE IN VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

By NICK VERSAW, Inside NOVA

Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants the General Assembly to reduce from $250 to $100 the fine in legislation that would punish motorists for driving too slowly in the left lane on Virginia highways. Under current Virginia law, driving in the left lane at less than the normal speed of traffic is illegal except when passing or when it is deemed “otherwise impractical,” but there is no fine for failing to obey the law. House Bill 2201, sponsored by a bipartisan team of legislators including Del. Israel O’Quinn, R-Bristol, Del. Kaye Kory, D-Falls Church, and Sen. Scott Surovell, D-Fairfax, would change that.

VaNews February 27, 2017