Governor Northam speaks with an educator as he tours the 27th annual Art Expressions show at the James Monroe Building in Richmond, Virginia on Monday, March 11. The exhibit featured artwork created by residents of Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center.
WEEK OF MARCH 15, 2019
Governor Northam signed legislation to ease transitions for military families relocating to the Commonwealth. House Bill 2169 authorizes the Board of Medicine to expedite physician assistant (PA) licenses for spouses of active duty service members who hold a current certification and have license in good standing in another state. House Bill 1623 and Senate Bill 1249 allow relocating students with service member parents to register for courses and academic programs prior to moving to their permanent residence in the school division.
Governor Northam vetoed House Bill 2253, which would jeopardize public safety by requiring the Virginia Department of State Police to issue a de facto nonresident concealed handgun permit if the agency fails to complete its review of an application within 90 days.
Governor Northam signed House Bill 1753, which prohibits school employees from opening or closing an electronic room partition except in certain limited circumstances. This legislation was prompted by the tragic death of third-grader Wesley Lipicky in Fairfax County.
Governor Northam vetoed House Bill 2611 and House Bill 2269, which would prohibit the Commonwealth from entering into a regional program to reduce carbon dioxide air pollution from power plants and vehicles and other transportation sources, respectively, unless authorized by two-thirds of the General Assembly.