Swearin’ In, Rules, Covid, and Northam take Center Stage as 2022 GA gets underway
January 12, 2022
January 12, 2022
The 2022 General Assembly is underway as Delegate Todd Gilbert (R) officially took his position as Speaker of the House. Just in case you missed it…
And followed by the swearing-in of the Speaker, delegates enjoyed the same induction into the Virginia House of Delegates.
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Ok, moving on. Next, the House could not pass up the opportunity to raise the question of lax rules over COVID mitigation measures.
And then we get to the final State of the Union Address from Governor Ralph Northam. I believe this is a worthwhile speech to watch.
House Committee Structures were also announced today. And here they are:
PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS: Ransone (Chairman), O’Quinn (Vice-Chairman), Adams (of Pittsylvania), Leftwich, Head, McGuire, Bloxom, Williams, Taylor, Scott (of Spotsylvania), Greenhalgh, Wachsmann, Sickles, Price, VanValkenburg, Convirs-Fowler, Krizek, Adams (of Richmond City), Reid, Simonds, Mundon King, Maldonado
COURTS OF JUSTICE: Bell (Chairman), Adams (of Pittsylvania) (Vice-Chairman), Kilgore, Leftwich, Campbell (of Smyth), Ransone, Campbell (of Rockbridge), Wyatt, Ballard, Williams, Anderson, Watts, Herring, Hope, Bourne, Simon, Keam, Sullivan, Delaney, Scott (of Portsmouth)
EDUCATION: Davis (Chairman), Avoli (Vice-Chairman), LaRock, McGuire, Batten, Wampler, Freitas, Coyner, Cherry, Durant, Greenhalgh, Tata, Bourne, VanValkenburg, Rasoul, McQuinn, Subramanyam, Guzman, Filler-Corn, Simonds, Sewell, Maldonado
GENERAL LAWS: Leftwich (Chairman), Wright (Vice-Chairman), Knight, Robinson, Morefield, Fowler, Brewer, Wampler, Campbell (of Smyth), Freitas, Walker, Runion, Bulova, Carr, Torian, Murphy, Price, Krizek, Adams (of Richmond City), VanValkenburg, Convirs-Fowler, Roem
TRANSPORTATION: Austin (Chairman), LaRock (Vice-Chairman), Walker, Wyatt, Avoli, McGuire, Runion, Wiley, Taylor, Durant, Anderson, Tata, Ward, McQuinn, Carr, Bagby, Murphy, Delaney, Reid, Watts, Herring, Subramanyam
FINANCE: Robinson (Chairman), Fowler (Vice-Chairman), Orrock, Ware, Byron, Freitas, McNamara, Wright, Campbell (of Rockbridge), Runion, Wiley, Durant, Watts, Keam, Sullivan, Murphy, Hudson, Willett, Scott (of Portsmouth), Mundon King, Simon, Bennett-Parker
APPROPRIATIONS: Knight (Chairman), Austin (Vice-Chairman), Morefield, Fariss, Davis, Bloxom, Brewer, Marshall, Hodges, Coyner, Wyatt, Wampler, Torian, Sickles, Plum, Bulova, Carr, McQuinn, Krizek, Hayes, Reid, Rasoul
COUNTIES, CITIES, AND TOWNS: Hodges (Chairman), Morefield (Vice-Chairman), McNamara, LaRock, Coyner, Avoli, Ballard, Cherry, Scott (of Spotsylvania), Cordoza, March, Wachsmann, Mullin, Roem, Gooditis, Kory, Subramanyam, Jenkins, Williams Graves, Sewell, Bennett-Parker, Shin
COMMERCE AND ENERGY: Byron (Chairman), Kilgore (Vice-Chairman), Ware, Marshall, O’Quinn, Ransone, Webert, Wilt, Head, Adams (of Pittsylvania), McNamara, Batten, Ward, Keam, Kory, Bagby, Mullin, Lopez, Sullivan, Guzman, Gooditis, Scott (of Portsmouth)
HEALTH, WELFARE, AND INSTITUTIONS: Orrock (Chairman), Head (Vice-Chairman), Bell, Hodges, Edmunds, Robinson, Walker, Avoli, Cherry, Taylor, Scott (of Spotsylvania), Wachsmann, Sickles, Hope, Price, Hayes, Delaney, Adams (of Richmond City), Guzman, Tran, Willett, Hudson
AGRICULTURE, CHESAPEAKE AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Ware (Chairman), Marshall (Vice-Chairman), Wright, Orrock, Edmunds, Wilt, Webert, Ransone, Fariss, Bloxom, Fowler, Runion, Plum, Bulova, Lopez, Gooditis, Tran, Helmer, Simonds, Willett, Williams Graves, Filler-Corn
PUBLIC SAFETY: Wilt (Chairman), Fariss, (Vice-Chairman), Webert, Freitas, Campbell (of Rockbridge), Davis, Batten, Wiley, Ballard, Williams, Cordoza, March, Hope, Kory, Simon, Rasoul, Plum, Bourne, Jenkins, Williams Graves, Mundon King, Clark
COMMUNICATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND INNOVATION: Brewer (Chairman), Edmunds (Vice-Chairman), Byron, Campbell (of Smyth), McNamara, Hodges, Davis, Cordoza, Anderson, Greenhalgh, March, Tata, Lopez, Simon, Convirs-Fowler, Roem, Ward, Helmer, Sewell, Maldonado, Shin, Clark
RULES: Gilbert (Chairman), Kilgore, Orrock, Knight, Austin, Byron, Bell, Wilt, Webert, Ransone, O’Quinn, Head, Batten, Bagby, Filler-Corn, Watts, Sickles, Herring
Agenda for January 13, 2022, includes:
January 17, 2022; 8:30 a.m. – House Education Committee
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