Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 7, 2018) –  On Jan. 1, a Virginia law that repeals sales taxes from some purchases of gold and silver went into effect. It represents an important first step toward encouraging its regular use as currency and breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. A bipartisan coalition of delegates and senators sponsored House…

(July 5, 2017) – While Congressional Republicans have yet to put forth a bill to get rid of Obamacare, last week new laws went into effect in Indiana and Virginia that will help facilitate healthcare freedom and set the stage to nullify national healthcare in practice in both states. Indiana Sen. Eric Koch (R) sponsored…

RICHMOND, Va. (April 27, 2017) – Yesterday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed legislation into law that will help facilitate healthcare freedom in the state. Del. R. Steven Landes (R-Verona) sponsored House Bill 2053 (HB2053). Sen. William Stanley Jr. (R-Moneta) sponsored the Senate companion bill (SB800). The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called…

RICHMOND, Va. (April 11, 2017) – The Virginia House of Delegates rejected a bill that would have limited the use of automatic license plate readers (ALPRs), and restrict the retention and sharing of collected data. If passed into law, the bill would have not only protected privacy in Virginia, but would have also hindered some…

RICHMOND, Va. (March 28, 2017) – Yesterday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have prohibited so-called “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with enforcement of some federal immigration laws. A coalition of 10 Republican delegates sponsored House Bill 2000 (HB2000). The legislation would have prohibited any local government from implementing sanctuary city policies.…

The Republican-dominated Virginia Legislature has killed a bill that would set the foundation to reject the EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” in practice. Del. Israel O’Quinn (R-Bristol) introduced House Bill 1974 (HB1974) on Jan. 10. The legislation would have prohibited the Department of Environmental Quality from unilaterally implementing EPA Clean Power Plan emission requirements. Had the bill passed, the…