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With Virginia General Assembly 2020 Session Starting Wednesday…Bills, Bills and More Bills!

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With the General Assembly 2020 session starting on Wednesday, there are going to be a gazillion bills introduced in the next few days.  Here are just a few that popped up this morning on the Legislative Information System and that caught my eye. I’ll keep adding more as I see them…

On this bill, some background: “When balloons make their way into the water, their tattered ends and floating pieces can resemble jellyfish or other sea life consumed by marine animals such as sea turtles, fish, and dolphins. When the pieces of latex or Mylar are mistaken for food and ingested, they can get lodged in the digestive tract, inhibiting animal’s ability to eat and causing a slow and painful death by starvation.

Wildlife can also fall victim to balloons and balloon strings when the pieces fall to the ground or onto trees and bushes. Birds have been found injured with ribbons wrapped around their beaks or wings, and have strangled themselves when they become entangled in strings attached to trees or power lines. And just like marine animals, they can succumb to a painful death after ingesting balloons.”