Into the fourth week of y our historic General Assembly session, both the Senate together with home of Delegates voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment after having a battle that is 50-year. Our clerks sent the ratifications to your Archivist regarding the usa, and from now on the battle moves to Congress plus the courts.
We’d a long debate in the Senate on repealing unneeded restrictions on womenвЂ™s access to reproductive health, including needing an intrusive, medically-unnecessary ultrasound before seeking an abortion and guidelines built to make abortion clinics exceptionally costly to make. The Senate voted 20-20, as well as the tie was broken by the lieutenant governor to accept the measure.
On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee passed my legislation to eviscerate predatory financing in Virginia. The balance offers a 36% rate of interest limit with month-to-month charges that result in yearly portion interest levels of 50-110%, according to the duration of the mortgage. The longer the loan, little the rate.
The balance would prohibit the 267% loans presently permitted at name loan providers, organizations that have actually exploded along U.S. 1 and online loans presently made at prices surpassing 400%. (more…)