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Bell's inhaler, EpiPen, bus driver, Scottsville bills advance

By STAFF REPORT, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Several bills from Del. Rob Bell, R-Albemarle received committee and subcommittee endorsements this week. Among those bills is HB 860, which would authorize school nurses to stock Albuterol inhalers at the school and would authorize them to administer the medication to students in emergencies. Under current law, school nurses only can administer asthma inhalers if the student has a prescription and provides the medication.

VaNews January 25, 2020

Bill Would Exempt Farmers Markets From Meals Tax

By JESSICA WETZLER, Daily News Record (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Farmers markets and roadside stands could be exempt from meals taxes under a bill proposed by a Valley lawmaker. Del. Rob Bell, R-Albemarle, is looking to exempt vendors at farmers markets and roadside stands whose annual income from such sales does not exceed $2,500 from meals taxes, which may be imposed by towns, cities and counties.

VaNews January 8, 2020

Proposed Legislation May Curb Bus Driver Shortage

By MEGAN WILLIAMS, Daily News Record (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Proposed legislation could keep school bus drivers driving longer, by offering them a new incentive. House Bill 351, sponsored by Del. Robert Bell, R-Albemarle, would assess areas of the commonwealth for critical bus driver shortages, and if a school division is deemed in need, could allow qualifying bus drivers to continue driving and receive a retirement allowance.

VaNews January 8, 2020

State Candidates Speak in Fluvanna

By HEATHER MICHON, Fluvanna Review

Four candidates for the General Assembly whose districts include Fluvanna County met at the school administration building in Palmyra on Monday night (Oct 21). In attendance were incumbents Sen. Mark Peake (R-22nd) and Del. Rob Bell (R-58th) and challengers Elizabeth Alcorn, Democratic candidate for Bell’s 58th District seat, and Mike Asip, Democratic candidate for the 65th District.

VaNews November 1, 2019

Bell, Alcorn Battle Out 58th District Race

By IAN MUNRO, Daily News Record (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

As Republicans hold a majority in the House of Delegates and Senate by only one seat in both chambers, Virginia has become an election fundraising powerhouse, with money going to campaigns at record levels, according to the Virginia Public Access Project.

VaNews October 29, 2019

Bell, Alcorn talk school funding, redistricting

By TYLER HAMMEL, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

For the second time, House of Delegates incumbent Republican Rob Bell and Democrat Elizabeth Alcorn made their cases to voters at a candidate forum in Fluvanna County. Del. Bell, R-Albemarle, has represented the 58th District — which covers Greene County and parts of Albemarle, Fluvanna and Rockingham counties — since 2002. Alcorn, a retired dentist and small-business owner from Dyke, is a rare challenger in the consistently red district.

VaNews October 22, 2019

Republicans hold fall picnic to rally Fluvanna base

By TRICIA JOHNSON, Fluvanna Review

About 80 Fluvanna Republicans gathered under stormy skies at Pleasant Grove on Saturday, Sept. 28, for their party’s annual fall picnic. Attendees heard speeches from Delegates Rob Bell and Lee Ware, state Senator Mark Peake, and Kim Hyland, who is campaigning for the office of Fluvanna Treasurer.

VaNews October 4, 2019

Rural Dems band together in deep-red districts

By LISA PROVENCE, Cville Weekly

Ten Dems running in solidly red General Assembly districts—like the ones that dissect Albemarle County—are doing what rural folk have always done: banding together to help each other out. They’ve formed a coalition called Rural Groundgame, hired a few staffers, and are sharing resources on how to reach the voters who face the same rural issues.

VaNews October 2, 2019

Alcorn and Bell face off

By TERRY BEIGIE, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Candidates for the 58th District delegate seat faced off Monday at East Rockingham High School in forum sponsored by the school’s Parent Teacher Student Association. Students in the government classes crafted the questions for the candidates—incumbent Rob Bell, R-Albemarle, and democratic challenger Dr. Elizabeth Alcorn—ranging from rural broadband access to gun rights and from school funding to mental health care.

VaNews September 27, 2019

Virginia GOP renews call for hearing on Fairfax allegations

Associated Press

Republican lawmakers in Virginia are renewing their push to hold a bipartisan hearing into sexual assault allegations two women have made against the state’s Democratic lieutenant governor. House Courts of Justice Committee Chairman Del. Rob Bell pressed Democrats on Thursday

VaNews September 20, 2019