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Delegate John Bell Introduces 2016 Legislative Agenda

Richmond, VA -- Delegate John Bell (HD-87) introduced eighteen pieces of legislation as the General Assembly gaveled into session.  These bills address important priorities for the 87th District and Northern Virginia, including reducing the burden of tolls for commuters, improving our local education system, attracting new jobs to Virginia, and saving taxpayer dollars through efficiencies.  


"When I campaigned for this office, I promised I would focus on priorities that affect my constituents the most, and I believe these bills would tackle those issues directly," said Delegate Bell.  "I look forward to working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle during session so that we can continue to move our Commonwealth forward."


Some specific bills that would address these issues include: 


HJ 100 & 101: Direct VDOT to study the feasibility of partial Commonwealth ownership of the Dulles Greenway for the sole purpose of reducing tolls and instituting distance-pricing


HB 798: Requires school divisions without universal full-day kindergarten to submit a plan to implement it prior to the start of the 2017 session of the General Assembly


HB 631: Prohibits tolling on I-66 inside the Beltway


HB 799: Increases tax credits for qualifying cybersecurity companies located primarily in Virginia


HB 796 & 808: Save taxpayer dollars through efficient road design and lighting mechanisms


Delegate Bell's full legislative agenda can be found here.