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Trump-Endorsing Right-Wingnut Glenn Youngkin Announces Vetoes on 20 Democratic Bills That Would Have Made Things Better for Virginians

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See below for a press release from Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s office on 30 bills he signed into law, along with 20 bills he vetoed. As usual, Youngkin is lying, in this case claiming that the bills he vetoed supposedly “would impose significant burdens on small businesses, limit statewide decision-making, and escalate tuition fees and expenses for hardworking Virginia families.” In fact, what those bills would have done is:

  • Return Virginia to membership in the crucially important ERIC (the Electronic Registration Information Center)
  • Allow a locality to prohibit sale of the nasty, invasive, environmentally harmful English Ivy
  • Allow Virginians to file class-action lawsuits, as citizens can in 48 other states.
  • “[A]llow localities to require waste segregation so we can compost & make more biomethane – Who hates composting!?” – Sen. Scott Surovell
  • “[Require] a crew of at least two qualified individuals on all trains, locomotives, or light engines used in connection with moving freight.”
  • Institute “board-level gender and diversity requirements for economic development incentives.”
  • [P]rovide that a lockout by an employer shall not constitute a labor dispute and that locked-out employees who are otherwise eligible for benefits shall receive such benefits”
  • “[Provide] that nothing in the law requiring the Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board model policies for ensuring parental notification of any instructional material that includes sexually explicit content and requiring each school board to adopt policies that are consistent with but may be more comprehensive than such model policies or that is in such model policies or school board policies shall be construed to permit the censoring of books in any public elementary or secondary school.”

And much more – see below. In short, Youngkin continues to act in a manner that belies the media’s false portrayal of him in 2021, 2022, etc. as some sort of “moderate” or “pragmatist” or whatever. In fact, the guy’s endorsed Trump, heaped praised upon Trump, stated that Ron DeSantis is his role-model governor, campaigned for extremists like Kari Lake and Paul LePage, demonized Democrats, etc, etc. Bottom line: Youngkin’s a right wingnut through and through, and also a HORRIBLE governor who knows nothing about how to compromise, work with others who don’t agree with him, etc. Pathetic.

Governor Glenn Youngkin Takes Action on 50 Bills

Governor Signs Bipartisan Priorities, Vetoes Bills Which Take Virginia Backward on Economic Growth

RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin today took final action on 50 pieces of legislation, signing 30 bills into law and vetoing 20 bills.

“Today I’m pleased to sign 30 bipartisan bills into law, and veto 20 bills which would undermine the progress we have made over the past two years to make Virginia the best place to live, work, and raise a family,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “On the first day of the legislative session, I urged the General Assembly to work together with me to unleash opportunity for all Virginians. As I continue to review the remaining legislation and spending proposals on my desk, I want to be very clear that we will keep Virginia moving forward not backward.”

The Governor signed 30 bills which included:

HB 356; HB 1109; HB 140; HB 156; HB 879; HB 430; HB 15; HB 1425; HB 1409; HB 436; HB 723; HB 1025; HB 1106; HB 1107; HB 1429; HB 1469; HB 783; HB 468; HB 1005.

SB 134; SB 570; SB 205; SB 209; SB 638; SB 150; SB 732; SB 452; SB 483; SB 156; SB 560.

The full list of signed bills is available here.

The Governor vetoed 20 bills to prevent the enactment of laws that would impose significant burdens on small businesses, limit statewide decision-making, and escalate tuition fees and expenses for hardworking Virginia families.

The Governor Vetoed 20 bills which included:

  • HB 212, MEI Project Approval Commission; board-level gender and diversity requirements
  • HB 333, Environmental Justice, Virginia Council on; meetings and staffing, appointment of members
  • HB 569, Employment discrimination; employee notification of federal and state statute of limitations
  • HB 571, Sexually explicit content; policies on parental notification of instructional material
  • HB 938, Unemployment insurance; benefit eligibility conditions; lockout exception to labor dispute disqualification
  • HB 990, Employer seeking wage or salary history of prospective employees; prohibited
  • HB 1167, English ivy; local prohibition on sale, civil penalty
  • HB 1177, Voter registration; list maintenance; data sharing; requiring membership in the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC)
  • HB 1178, Commonwealth of Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority; amends membership of board of directors
  • HB 1244, Restorative housing and isolated confinement; restrictions on use
  • HB 1467, Higher Education Institutions, Baccalaureate public; expands membership of board of visitors
  • SB 259, Civil actions filed on behalf of multiple persons; types of class actions
  • SB 329, Compost and other products containing organic soil amendments infrastructure; civil penalty
  • HB 385, Railroad safety; requirements for railroad companies
  • SB 370, Employer seeking wage or salary history of prospective employees; prohibited
  • SB 393, MEI Project Approval Commission; board-level gender and diversity requirements
  • HB 418, Civil actions filed on behalf of multiple persons; class actions
  • SB 542, Unemployment insurance; benefit eligibility conditions; lockout exception to labor dispute disqualification
  • SB 584, General Services Board; established
  • SB 719, Restorative housing and isolated confinement; restrictions on use

The governor’s full veto statements are available here.

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