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VaNews for Eileen Filler-Corn

Virginia may raise felony threshold for first time since 1980

By DAVE RESS AND REEMA AMIN, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

If a Virginian stole a Commodore Vic-20 computer in 1980, he or she would face up to 20 years in prison. Today, stealing a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses could have the same result. After years of effort to increase the $200 threshold at which theft becomes a felony — long a Democratic priority that has won Republican support in the state Senate — even some longtime skeptics think this might be the year that compromise will carry something through.

VaNews January 22, 2018

Bill passes Senate, House to mandate lesson on consent in high-school sex ed classes

By JORDAN PASCALE , Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

High-schoolers will get a mandatory lesson in consent during sex-ed classes if Gov. Terry McAuliffe signs HB2257, which passed both chambers. The bill was proposed by Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, who hopes getting high-schoolers educated about consent and permission could help curb the rise of sex assaults and unhealthy relationships.

VaNews February 16, 2017

Women may be able to buy a year’s worth of birth control


Virginia women finally would be able to obtain a year’s worth of birth control at one time if prescribed by a doctor, under a bill going forward in the House of Delegates. The House Commerce and Labor Committee advanced the Birth Control Access Act (HB 2267), sponsored by Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Springfield. The committee unanimously voted for the bill Thursday and sent it to the full House for approval.

VaNews February 4, 2017

Possible Democratic candidate for statewide office drops out

Associated Press

A Virginia Democrat who was exploring a bid for lieutenant governor has decided not to run. State House Del. Eileen Filler-Corn announced Saturday she was not going to seek the statewide office, which is largely ceremonial but is often a springboard for a gubernatorial run. Filler-Corn, a Northern Virginia lobbyist, said she'd been exploring a possible run for lieutenant governor for the past several months. Virginia will hold elections for statewide offices in 2017.

VaNews November 21, 2016

Child vaccination debate surges during legislature's Joint Commission meeting

By KATIE DEMERIA, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

A sea of red overwhelmed a meeting of the General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Health Care on Wednesday after protesters came out in droves to oppose possible plans to restrict exemptions to otherwise mandatory immunizations for school-age children. The commission was not voting or making any immediate decisions on the exemptions, nor was it accepting public comments.

VaNews August 4, 2016

Filler-Corn: Virginia's historic gun compromise

By EILEEN FILLER-CORN, published in Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Several years ago I experienced the fear and terror that so many other crime victims in Virginia have experienced, when I became the victim of a carjacker. I remember my heart pounding and the pit in my stomach growing as I frantically wondered whether he had a gun and how my story would end. I was lucky enough to live to tell my story. Many victims are not. Many are forced to relive their traumas every day at the hands of their abusers.

Eileen Filler-Corn represents the 41st District — part of Fairfax County — in the Virginia House of Delegates.

VaNews February 9, 2016

Va. lawmakers seek to expand background checks to include gun shows

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

A group of Democratic lawmakers from Virginia on Thursday will unveil a 2,800-signature petition demanding expansion of background checks for gun purchasers, in the wake of a summer of violence that included the shootings of two journalists and a tourism official in Roanoke.

VaNews September 3, 2015

In N.Va., McAuliffe signs measure that may help food trucks expand

Sun Gazette

Legislation signed this week by Gov. McAuliffe will start the ball rolling on regulation of food trucks desiring to use right-of-way on state-maintained roads. McAuliffe signed legislation sponsored by Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax) and supported by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Tysons Partnership and Food Truck Association.

VaNews May 20, 2015

Filler-Corn Announces Legislative Agenda

Connection Newspapers

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41) recently unveiled the legislation she has introduced for consideration by the 2014 General Assembly. #Among Delegate Filler-Corn’s legislative priorities are education, public and campus safety, workforce development, childcare safety, creating the new Virginia economy and looking out for our seniors.

VaNews January 28, 2015

Del. Filler-Corn Passes Legislation for Military Spouses

Connection Newspapers

House Bill 1247, aimed at reducing burdensome red tape for military spouses, has passed the House of Delegates and Senate with unanimous bipartisan support and now awaits signature from the Governor. Sponsored by Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41) and supported by the Administration, HB 1247 would require the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation to expedite the review process for temporary licenses from 30 to 20 days for military spouses that already hold the equivalent license in another state.

VaNews March 18, 2014