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ALEXANDRIA, VA — Today, in memory of the 17 students and teachers killed one year ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria), gave a moving statement before his colleagues. Ebbin, who serves as Co-Chair of the General Assembly Gun Violence Prevention Caucus spoke with passion about the numerous lives gun violence has taken, specifically school-related gun violence.
SENATORS ADAM EBBIN AND BILL STANLEY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO EXPAND THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATUTE TO INCLUDE THE TORTURE AND MURDER OF HOUSEHOLD PETS AS AN ACT OF COERCION AND ABUSEJanuary 29, 2019Press ReleaseBipartisan Bill would ratchet up penalty on animal abuse as an act of domestic violence
On Tuesday, January 8, Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria) and Senator Bill Stanley (R-Franklin County) jointly filed SB 1276 to expand the current domestic violence statute to include the torture or murder of any pet animal with the intent to threaten, coerce, or terrorize a family or household member.
The General Assembly Gun Violence Prevention Caucus today announce their three legislative priorities for the 2019 General Assembly Session including Universal Background Checks, Red Flag Laws, and Child Access Prevention.
“An overwhelming majority of Virginians support these measures. This year our caucus is focused on targeting the areas that could save the most lives. Every ten hours a Virginian dies from gun violence, we simply don’t have time to waste” said Co-Chair Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria).
At one point Wednesday as Sen. Adam Ebbin addressed the Senate Finance committee, he brought his closed fist to his mouth for a brief moment and continued speaking.
Wrapped inside the Alexandria senator’s fist was a Juul — one of several vaping products middle and high school students have been smoking at alarming rates.
RICHMOND (WMAL) — A new form of voting may start deciding local elections in Virginia, with a bill pending in the State Senate that would allow localities to allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference rather than just voting for one.
Its called ranked-choice voting — sometimes instant run-off voting — and advocates say that it creates greater consensus, preventing candidates winning without securing a true majority of votes.