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Norment calls on governor for special session

State Sen. Thomas K. Norment Jr. (R-James City) on Monday called on Gov. Ralph S. Northam to convene a special session of the Virginia General Assembly to address concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak and the effects of the continuing state of emergency.

In a letter to the governor, Norment cited three specific purposes for the special session. Reinforcing a concern raised by Sen. Stephen D. Newman (R-Bedford) during Thursday’s Senate debate on final passage of House Bill 30, Norment is requesting that a revenue reforecast be provided to the General Assembly.

Additionally, Norment calls for consideration of legislation limiting the liability of employers with employees who have been exposed to coronavirus and continue to work without the employers’ knowledge of that exposure. Finally, he is calling for the enactment of legislation granting local governments and regional commissions greater latitude to conduct necessary business during the continuing state of emergency.


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