Good morning!

HB 375 Sports Access (Carrico) was heard briefly this morning at 9 a.m. by the Education Committee.

Members of the committee (members that were present are in bold): Tata (Chairman), Hamilton, Landes, Lingamfelter, Rust, Fralin, Cole, Gilbert, Janis, Athey, Pogge, Massie, Loupassi, Shuler, Alexander, Ebbin, Ware, O., Shannon, McClellan, Tyler, Bulova, and Morrissey.

HB 375 was not officially on the Education Committee docket today. However, it was brought back up after being defeated last Wednesday. A strategic move by Del. Cole brought the bill back to discussion when enough votes would be present to report (pass) the bill. According to Del. Cole, 12 votes would be present this morning to report the bill.

When the committee convened, Del. Cole immediately asked the chairman to reconsider HB 375. Seven members voted to reconsider and five voted not to reconsider (including the chairman, Del. Tata). Del. Hamilton moved to pass by HB 375 for the day because HB 375 was not listed on the docket. It was decided that the bill be passed by for the day; it will be heard again in Wednesday’s committee meeting.


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  1. Laurie Wardle says:


    Do we need to make more calls before Wednesday?

  2. Ben says:


    You can always call your legislator to let him know your opinion on an issue. Since we’ve made calls to the subcommittee on HB 375 and we believe we will have the votes to get the sports access bill out of committee, it won’t be necessary to call all the committee members.