Update on HB144 status

We have just learned that there was a technical error in the legislation regarding the new effective date amendment. Legislative services forgot to revise it so that the new date also applied to contracts. So, that means that Delegate Ware’s office is requesting...

HB1444 passes unanimously

Good news! HB 1444 just passed the Senate floor unanimously! It will next go back to the House floor for the amendment from the Senate that changed the effective date to be accepted. Should be smooth sailing from here! But we will keep you updated and let you know if...

Status of HB1444

House Bill 1444 was not heard on Thursday because the bill’s patron was unexpectedly unavailable. The bill will be heard Thursday, February 5 by the full committee. We will be sending an action alert the day before to ask you to contact legislators once again....

Today was a victory for opticians!

Today was a victory for opticians! HB 1444 was amended to include us, and voted to move forward to the full committee next Tuesday. Thank you for all your calls and e-mails! There were more than 2,300 e-mails sent! The delegates mentioned more than once they heard...

Action Alert! HB 1444 Hearing tomorrow

URGENT! Hearing TOMORROW for HB1444 HB1444 will be heard in the House Commerce and Labor Subcommittee #2 on tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon. We need you to please contact the members of the subcommittee and ask them to amend the bill to include opticians. We have...