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GOP proposes alternative on suspended driver’s licenses

Associated Press

A Republican lawmaker wants to allow hundreds of thousands of Virginians with suspended driver’s licenses due to unpaid court debts to be able to get restricted licenses so they can continue to work. The proposal is an alternative to one of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s top legislative priorities: limiting the state’s ability to suspend driver’s licenses for unpaid court debts or for crimes unrelated to driving. ... Del. Manoli Loupassi said he filed legislation Tuesday

VaNews January 18, 2017

Line of Duty Act overhaul on its way to full Senate

By MICHAEL MARTZ, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

A major overhaul of Virginia’s Line of Duty Act is on its way to the full Senate after speeding through the Finance Committee on Tuesday with the support of representatives of state police, local governments, fire chiefs and volunteer rescue squads.

VaNews March 2, 2016

Senate panel advances bill to require reporting of officer-involved shootings

By JIM NOLAN, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Local police departments would be required to identify and include any officer-involved shootings in their filings to the Virginia State Police under House legislation that passed the Senate Courts of Justice Committee on Monday. Sponsored by Del. Charniele L. Herring, D-Alexandria, House Bill 301, which the House approved 99-0 on Feb. 10, would require reporting of any such shootings that result in a fatality or serious bodily injury and whether they were ruled justified or not justified.

VaNews February 23, 2016

House passes bill to allow regional construction of new Richmond coliseum

By GRAHAM MOOMAW, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

A bill that could lay the groundwork for a new coliseum for the Richmond region easily passed the House of Delegates Wednesday on a 84-15 vote. Del. G. Manoli Loupassi, R-Richmond, pitched the bill as a way to allow the region to collaborate on a future project to replace the aging Richmond Coliseum.

VaNews February 11, 2016

Virginia House votes to require physical activity for kids in grades K-5

By BILL SIZEMORE, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

It appears Virginia’s young schoolchildren soon will be guaranteed a chance to get their wiggles out. For the first time, the House of Delegates passed legislation Thursday requiring at least 20 minutes of physical activity per day, or an average of 100 minutes per week, for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

VaNews February 5, 2016

Bill to require exercise for elementary students advances in House

By GRAHAM MOOMAW, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

A bill to require public schools to give young students at least 20 minutes of exercise per day won initial passage in the House of Delegates on Wednesday after debate over whether the state would be intruding too far into the work of teachers.

VaNews February 4, 2016

Delegate cries fowl for constituent who says law is for the birds

By JIM NOLAN , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

As bills go, this one is something of a turkey. Turkey feathers and toes, to be exact.

VaNews January 20, 2016

Richmond lawmaker proposes regional path to new coliseum

By GRAHAM MOOMAW , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

A state legislator wants to get the ball rolling on a new coliseum for the Richmond region by giving the Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority the power to build, own and operate an arena. Del. G. Manoli Loupassi, R-Richmond, filed legislation Tuesday to grant the added power to the regional entity that formerly owned The Diamond baseball stadium and still operates the area’s toll facilities.

VaNews January 20, 2016

Loupassi teams with Surovell to help rehabilitated felons get jobs

By MICHAEL MARTZ , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

A Republican delegate from Richmond is teaming with a Democratic senator-elect from Northern Virginia to seek relief for people whose past criminal convictions are barriers to finding meaningful work. Del. G. Manoli Loupassi, R-Richmond, introduced legislation on Monday that would allow people with a limited record of criminal convictions to seek a certificate of relief from the court that they could give prospective employers as evidence of their rehabilitation.

VaNews January 12, 2016

Loupassi re-elected in 68th House District

By GRAHAM MOOMAW, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

State Del. Manoli G. Manoli Loupassi beat two challengers Tuesday to retain control of the Richmond-area seat he has held since 2008. Loupassi, a Republican from Richmond, defeated Democrat Bill Grogan and independent Michael Dickinson in the contest for the 68th House District, which includes western Richmond and portions of Chesterfield and Henrico counties.

VaNews November 4, 2015