The House Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment
On Wednesday, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. This historic vote means that the Equal Rights Amendment is now before the U.S. Congress. I am so happy that my friends from the Williamsburg Area League of Women Voters were in Richmond to witness this momentous vote.
Big News from the Courts of Justice Criminal Subcommittee!
I’m overjoyed to announce that my first bill for the session has been heard by the Courts of Justice Criminal Law Subcommittee, of which I am the chair! My bill addresses and clarifies the question of jurisdiction in cases involving the circumvention of ignition interlock systems. I admit that it’s not the flashiest of bills, but I am pleased that it reflects our hard work on the Commission on Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program.
Who Run the World? Girls
Apply to be on a State Board
Are you interested in getting more involved in public service and assisting our Commonwealth? If so, I recommend submitting an application to serve on an advisory, policy, or supervisory board. There are roughly 900 appointments that will be made by the Governor throughout the year. For more information and to access the application, check here.
Other Highlights of the Week
A big thank you to everyone from the Lackey Clinic (pictured left) who came to Richmond and met with me! I am so thankful for all that this organization does in our community.
I had a great time talking with the Virginia School Counselor Association (pictured right) about funding in Governor Northam’s proposed budget to finally reach the recommended 1:250 counselor-to-student ratio. School counselors are vital to the success and well-being of our students and I’m excited to get this done.
Thank you for reading – stay tuned for more updates, and please do not hesitate to reach out in the coming weeks about the issues that matter to you!
Delegate Michael P. Mullin
Member, House of Delegates