Cline Bill to Ensure Accountability in Local Social Services Agencies Signed Into Law

ROCKBRIDGE, VA – Delegate Ben Cline (R-Rockbridge) today announced that his bill (HB 2237) to extend the jurisdiction of the Office of the State Inspector General to include local Departments of Social Services has been signed into law by Governor Terry McAuliffe.  It will take effect on July 1, 2017. Read more

Dyslexia Bill Advances To Governor

If Gov. Terry McAuliffe signs legislation passed in the General Assembly without opposition this year, Virginia will have taken another step toward giving dyslexic children a better chance to succeed. Read more

Richmond Report – Adjournment Sine Die

On Saturday, February 25, the 2017 General Assembly adjourned “sine die," completing its work on time and with a balanced state budget.  This Session, the House of Delegates worked diligently to help middle class families by strengthening Virginia’s economy, improving our education system so all children have the opportunity to succeed, and charting a responsible fiscal course for the future.   Read more

Richmond Report – The Final Week

As events wind down in the last week of the 2017 General Assembly Session, committees are busy finishing up their work, the House and Senate are reviewing each other’s amendments to their own bills, and each chamber is putting legislation into conference to help work out differences between House and Senate amendments. Read more

Statement of Delegate Cline Regarding the Governor's Veto of HB 2264

Richmond – Delegate Ben Cline (R-Rockbridge) expressed disappointment at the Governor’s announced veto of HB 2264, a bill to restrict the expenditure of funds related to abortions.  Read more

Statement of Delegate Cline Regarding Passage of Legislation to Prioritize Women's Health care Funding

Richmond – Delegate Ben Cline (R-Rockbridge) today announced that his bill (HB 2264) to restrict the expenditure of funds related to abortions and family planning services has passed both the House and the Senate, and will be sent to Governor Terry McAuliffe for review. Read more

Richmond Report – Two Weeks Remaining

With just two weeks left for the 2017 General Assembly session, the fast pace continues here in Richmond as the House and Senate worked to meet two major deadlines: the Crossover deadline on Tuesday and the vote on our respective versions of the State Budget.  Here are several issues that we have worked on at this point. Read more

Cline Bill to Extend the Jurisdiction of the Office of the State Inspector General to Local DSS Offices Passes House of Delegates

RICHMOND, VA – Delegate Ben Cline (R-Rockbridge) today announced that his bill (HB 2237) to extend the jurisdiction of the Office of the State Inspector General to include local Departments of Social Services has unanimously passed the House of Delegates. Read more

Cline Bill to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence Passes House of Delegates

RICHMOND, VA – Delegate Ben Cline (R-Rockbridge) today announced that his bill (HB 2473) to protect victims of domestic violence by increasing penalties for stalking when also violating a protective order has passed the House of Delegates by a vote of 91 to 6. Read more

Richmond Report - Crossover

We are nearing the halfway point of the 2017 session which is known as “Crossover.” Crossover this year falls on Tuesday, February 7, which means that the House must complete all of its work on House bills before the end of that day while the Senate must do the same for bills that originate in the Senate.  The House and Senate have reached the busiest time of the Session with longer floor sessions and late night committee meetings as we try to meet the Crossover deadline.  Read more