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  • Virginia mental health legislation takes effect on July 1

     Virginia mental health legislation takes effect on July 1
    The following mental health legislation passed by the Virginia General Assembly this year, and signed by the governor, takes effect on Wednesday. The legislation includes measures to keep the state's psychiatric bed registry updated more effectively,...
  • New mental health legislation kicks in in Virginia on July 1, 2015

    New mental health legislation kicks in in Virginia on July 1, 2015
    The following mental health legislation is set to take effect on July 1, 2015, in Virginia: - A bill sponsored by state Sen. Creigh Deeds on the civil admission process. It provides that a magistrate may authorize alternative transportation for a...
  • In the 10th state Senate district, the question may be: 'Who's the best Democrat?'

    The GOP has its ideological purity tests in primaries, and something similar may be emerging as voters in state Senate District 10 in suburban Richmond consider the three candidates vying for the Democratic Party nomination. The district, long...
  • After Martese Johnson's arrest, retraining ordered for Virginia alcohol agents

    After Martese Johnson's arrest, retraining ordered for Virginia alcohol agents
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order Wednesday that requires all of the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control agents to undergo training on use-of-force policy and community policing after the bloody arrest of a University of Virginia...
  • Virginia's attorney general hears from York and Poquoson

    Virginia's attorney general hears from York and Poquoson
    YORK — York County and Poquoson officials told Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring that the region could benefit from more mental health hospital beds and more mental health support in general. "Bed space is still a problem," York-Poquoson...
  • House, Senate churn through bills, negotiations

    RICHMOND – The Virginia General Assembly is chugging toward a weekend close to this 2015 regular session. A number of marque issues – ethics reform, day care regulatory reform and new campus sexual assault reporting rules – remain...
  • Virginia General Assembly churns before deadline

    Virginia General Assembly churns before deadline
    The Virginia General Assembly churned through hundreds of bills Monday, dealing with new day care rules, ethics reforms and drone regulations as a key legislative deadline approached. It was the first of a two-day vote marathon, and the Senate in...
  • Norment: Time not ripe for judicial reform

    Recall for a moment last November, when the Daily Press questioned Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment about his relationship to the AtLee family, one of whom would soon become a state appeals court judge. Norment, R-James City, suggested that...
  • Virginia Sen. Creigh Deeds' proposed legislation would 'devastate' community service boards

    Virginia Sen. Creigh Deeds' proposed legislation would 'devastate' community service boards
    There is neither the funding nor the workforce to meet the requirements set out in a proposal from state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, according to the leaders of local community services boards, which provide front-line mental health care. Senate...
  • Legislative notebook: Nursing background checks pass Senate

    RICHMOND – The Virginia Senate unanimously approved new fingerprint and background check requirements for nurses Tuesday. Senate Bill 1018 would require state police background checks for nursing applicants starting nest year. Applicants would...
  • Not a clean slate for 2015

    Welcome to 2015. This year, as the Daily Press Editorial Board continues its tradition of reflection by offering excerpts from past time capsules, it seems fitting to suggest Yogi Berra, that prescient philosopher, had it right: It is déjà vu all over...