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Bell Bulletin: Be It Resolved

February 17, 2017Blog Post

This week, I wanted to share with you a tradition we have in the General Assembly that helps us recognize greatness in our districts, and therefore highlight the accomplishments of the Commonwealth. Commending resolutions help recognize the unique achievements in our district.

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Bell Bulletin: Crossover and Budget

February 10, 2017Blog Post

This past week was one of the busiest we have had during the 2017 session, with both Crossover Day and Budget Day taking up a lot of time and detailed attention from your legislature.


Crossover Legislation

As I mentioned in my update last week, Crossover occurred on Tuesday, February 7 and was the last day that the House could consider bills that originated in the House. From Wednesday on, the House can only consider Senate bills, and vice versa.

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Bell Bulletin: Half Time

February 3, 2017Blog Post

As the General Assembly approaches crossover, my colleagues and I are considering more and more bills every day. Of the 2,495 bills that have been introduced this year, 652 have passed the House of Delegates; 1,686 are pending.

Crossover day is next Tuesday, and is the last day that each chamber can consider bills that originated in that chamber. After that day, the House may only consider Senate bills, and vice versa.

My Legislation

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Bill with Savings Potential of More Than $1 Billion Passes Committee, Heads to House Floor

February 2, 2017Press Release

RICHMOND, Va.: Today, Delegate John J. Bell (D – Loudoun) defended his bill, HB 1804, before the Transportation Committee. The bill reported out of committee on a 12-7 vote. The bill directs VDOT to employ practical design methods.

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Bill to Transition State Light Bulbs to LEDs Dies in Appropriations Subcommittee

February 1, 2017Press Release

RICHMOND, Va.: This morning, HB 1988 to require the Commonwealth of Virginia to transfer from traditional incandescent bulbs to LED light bulbs has died in the General Government and Capital Outlay Appropriations Subcommittee.


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