Monday, June 24, 2019

Still Waiting on Legislation for Special Session

A quick look at the General Assembly Legislative Information System shows that no legislation has been prefiled as of today.  We do know that one GOP Delegate has said he has a proposal that he thinks will gain support on both sides of the assembly.
Del. David Yancey, R-Newport News, says that when he talks to police and prosecutors about guns, they tell him they need more tools to crack down on gun-theft rings and the black market in stolen firearms.

And one tool they told him that wish they had is one federal law enforcement agencies have used for seven decades. It is the power to ask judges to cut convicts’ sentences if, once in prison, if those offenders give police the information needed to bring drug-smugglers, gun-runners and other organized criminals to justice.
While we know what Governor Northam proposed during his press announcement earlier this month, nothing has been turned into legislation and that list apparently was not all inclusive so there could be more than what he laid out in the announcement

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