Gov. Ralph Northam issued a statewide order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Executive Order Fifty-Three orders the closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans all gatherings of more than 10 people, and closes all K-12 schools for... Read more
Chase reflects on session; decries ‘assault on 2nd Amendment’
Although Democrats dominated the recently-completed legislative session, state Sen. Amanda Chase was in favor of some bills that passed and wait Gov. Ralph Northam’s signature. Chase, a second-term legislator, co-sponsored a bill — SB 95 — that requires “balanced emergency billing.” The bill, she explained, will require insurance companies... Read more
Although a compromise was offered to get through a disagreement over appointment of two judges to Chesterfield courts, the effort failed last week before the Legislature finished its session. Joe Morrissey, a Democratic first-term state senator who represents eastern Chesterfield County, said that he and six other legislators agreed... Read more
Although eight of 10 members of Chesterfield County’s delegation in the General Assembly reached an apparent consensus in January on the nomination of a replacement for Circuit Court Judge T.J. Hauler, two state delegates who did not participate in the process may thwart the majority. According to a Feb.... Read more
Chase announces gubernatorial run early
Second-term senator says she may run as an independent She was first out of the gate.  Chesterfield County’s second-term state senator announced a run for governor in 2021 on Presidents Day, Feb. 17, and was the first person to do so.  Sen. Amanda Chase, a Republican who decided not... Read more
HB 925 receives unanimous support
By Del. Carrie Coyner Committee meetings this week were lengthy as bills were pushed through subcommittees in order to allow time for the bills to be vetted in full committees and on the House floor. I presented in seven committees, on the House floor and advanced four of my... Read more

Bills to follow

State News January 22, 2020

By Del. Carrie Coyner This week I will be highlighting bills that I am patroning in the General Assembly. You can follow these and other bills by visiting  My proposed bills are: HB924 Unlawful dissemination or sale of images of another; threats, penalty HB825 DMAS; steps to facilitate... Read more
Morrissey would have liked second-term senator getting more Republican state Sen. Amanda Chase was given only one committee assignment last week by the Democratic Party caucus, which sets the rules for the body that it controls 21-19.  Although Chase said on Facebook that she would be sitting in numerous... Read more
By Del. Carrie Coyner Wednesday, January 8th was a historic day for our commonwealth as Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn gaveled the House of Delegates into session as the first woman and Jew to be Speaker of the House, and Charniele Herring became the first African American woman to serve as Majority... Read more
“Milestone” reached for issuance of credential allowing air travel, access to secure federal facilities The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has issued more than one million REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards. Beginning Oct. 1, Virginians who want to use their state-issued driver’s license or identification card... Read more