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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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