DEL. TAYLOR'S FIRST TWO BILLS
BREEZED THROUGH SUBCOMMITTEE
Two important bills introduced by
Delegate Scott Taylor, R-Virginia Beach, sailed through subcommittee on Monday.
allows a member of the Virginia National Guard to carry a concealed handgun at National Guard facilities, if the member has a valid concealed-handgun permit. "As we have witnessed, our recruiting centers have become targets, so
it absolutely makes sense to allow our service members to protect themselves," said Del. Taylor.
HB 90 also provides that the commanding officer may prohibit members from carrying concealed weapons during training or other exercises when determined that the weapon would interfere. HB 90, referred to the Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety, was reported out of subcommittee 4-1.
(Virginia FOIA) allows public access to resumes and other information related to gubernatorial appointees. The bill provides that resumes and applications submitted by persons who are appointed by the governor shall be available to the public upon request. Delegate Taylor stated, "The public has a right to know who the people are effecting our policy or regulations."
Some background on HB 220 can be found in this article from The Virginian-Pilot.
The bill, referred to the Committee on General Laws, was unanimously reported out of subcommittee.
"I'm very pleased that two of my bills easily cleared the first hurdle in the process of becoming laws," said Taylor. "These bills deal with two things on which I'm focused: transparency and protecting those who protect us."