Four delegates from Washington's outer suburbs have introduced about one-fourth of the bills offered so far for consideration in the Virginia House of Delegates. They cover a variety of issues, including these:
Del. Richard H. Black (R-Loudoun)
HB 1402. Requires a physician to obtain parental consent before performing an abortion on a minor. Under current law, the parents of the minor must be notified of the abortion, but their consent is not required.
HB 1405. Extends to local elections, other than school board and soil and water conservation district elections, the identification of candidates by party name on the ballot. Current law provides for party identification on ballots only for federal, statewide and assembly elections.
Del. Mark L. Cole (R-Fredericksburg)
HB 1580. Removes a woman's "mental health" from consideration as a condition that would allow for an abortion after the second trimester.
HJ 557. First resolution in support of a state constitutional amendment providing that the governor and lieutenant governor run for election on one ticket, and that the candidate for lieutenant governor on the ticket with the winning gubernatorial candidate also will be elected.
Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William)
HB 1538. Allows any locality with a population of at least 55,000 and an annual growth rate of at least 1 percent for three of the previous five years to defer approval of development plans when the locality determines that existing schools, roads, public safety, sewer or water facilities are inadequate to support the proposed development.
HB 1541. Establishes as a felony "partial birth infanticide," in which a person partially delivers a fetus for the purpose of killing the fetus and then causes the death.
Del. L. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Prince William)
HB 1390. Provides a tax credit to any taxpayer who occupies any vehicle, as driver or passenger, while the vehicle is driven on at least 75 occasions in high-occupancy-vehicle lanes.
HJ 545. First resolution in support of a state constitutional amendment that would allow Virginia to provide vouchers or tax credits to parents and students in public and private schools, including sectarian and nonsectarian private schools.