“The issue right here is distracted driving,” Marshall instructed the committee.
Paulette Dean, govt director of Danville Area Humane Society, said the culture has dealt with animals injured although driving in the driver’s seat.
“I personally have noticed animals injured by steering wheels and incredibly minimal mishaps wherever they had been held in the driver’s lap,” she reported. “We’ve also compensated veterinary charges for canine that have been wounded as they have jumped from the lap and hung by their leash as the driver proceeded.”
The invoice did not acquire plenty of curiosity from the committee to obtain a vote to advance by means of the legislative system.
Abolishing criminal offense of suicide
Lauren Webster’s tombstone reads: “She dropped hope, and we shed her.”
Webster, a pupil at the College of Virginia, took her possess existence in 2010. Her mother, Sharon, mentioned what made it tougher to grieve was finding out that suicide is a crime in Virginia.
“She was not a prison,” Webster instructed a panel of lawmakers. “And irrespective of whether you preserve it on the guides and say you really don’t implement it, it’s continue to on the textbooks. It’s nonetheless section of the stigma.”
A monthly bill from Del. Marcus Simon, D-Fairfax, that would abolish suicide as a criminal offense in Virginia handed the Household Monday on a bipartisan vote of 66-34. The invoice heads to the Senate.