Welcome to my website!  I was elected to represent the 95th District in the Virginia House of Delegates (parts of Newport News and parts of Hampton).  I am honored to serve the citizens and help make the Peninsula an even better place to live, learn, work, play, and raise a family.

The 2019 General Assembly Legislative Session began at noon on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.  Odd numbered years are "short sessions" and we met for 46 calendar days (one more day than usual).  During Session, all 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates met every Monday-Friday at noon. You can watch each session here.

Our committee meetings were held at various times during the week. Find our committee video here. Can't remember how a bill becomes a law, no problem! Get your refresher here.

We adjourned sine die on February 24, 2019. And then our next step in the legislative process was Reconvened (Veto) Session on April 3, 2019. There the Senators and Delegates reacted to the Governor's vetoes and amendments to bills that had been passed.

Most bills became law on July 1st.

The General Assembly was called back for Special Session and began on July 9, 2019.  The intent was for the legislature to discuss gun violence prevention measures but the parameters of the session are being guided by the resolution that was approved.  We were in Session for 90 minutes, click here to watch the House video from Special Session!  Unfortunately, instead of in depth conversation about the proposed legislation, the current leadership punted the bills to the Crime Commission.

The Crime Commission met on August 19th to hear testimony from industry organizations and agencies.  And on August 20th they heard public comment and bill presentations from Delegates and Senators.  For a list of all of the proposed bills  please click here and to see the four Gun Violence related bills I have proposed for Special Session 2019, click here.  

See video from the meetings: Day 1 and Day 2 (my bill presentation is at 4:23:00)

In November, the Crime Commission chose not to meet, leading the planned Special Session meeting on November 18th to become Pro Forma (perfunctory or a matter of ceremony).  We never had a meeting to discuss gun violence prevention.  See the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Statement on this at bit.ly/VLBConCrimeCommission

The 2020 Legislative Session will begin at noon on January 8th.  Bills began to be dropped on November 18th.  You can track the bills that are being introduced here:   bit.ly/2020VABills     The majority of the bills will be filed by 10am on January 8th so keep checking back.  I would love to hear your feedback on the bills! We encourage you to use this site, emails, and phone calls for constituent communication.  We also invite you to come up to Richmond during Session to see the process!

In the meantime, sign up for our email newsletter to receive important updates. And be sure to check back often for news posts and updates from the District.  Stay informed on this site and our social media pages to stay connected to see what we're doing and how you can help!  

Now, let's go make a difference!

Sincerely,

Delegate Marcia "Cia" Price, 

Virginia House of Delegates, District 95

"Be the change. Do the work."

 

updated 12/23/19

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Friday, January 24, 2020 1:00 PM

Photos: Friday, Jan. 24 at the Virginia General Assembly

Del. Cia Price, D-Newport News, right, confers with Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, left, as a number of gun-related bills were being presented to the House Public Safety committee meeting inside the Pocahontas Building in Richmond, VA Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Her bill, HB421, dealing with firearms and ammunition possession being regulated by localities passed 12-9 on a party-line vote. Photo by Bob Brown

 

 

 

Del. Cia Price, D-Newport News, listened to a number of gun bills being presented to the House Public Safety committee meeting inside the Pocahontas Building in Richmond, VA Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Her bill, HB421, dealing with firearms and ammunition possession being regulated by localities passed 12-9 on a party-line vote. Photo by Bob Brown


Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:00 AM

The Effort to Remove Virginia's Outdated Laws

Some of Virginia’s outdated laws are from the bad old days of Jim Crow, like the one that allows domestic servants to be paid less than the minimum wage.
Delegate Cia Price has a bill that would overturn that exemption.
“Domestic workers have hard jobs as home healthcare workers, nannies, house cleaners and cooks," Price explains. "And their work really allows for other people to do their work. So it’s foundational to our economy really being able to run, and they should be fairly compensated.”
Price’s bill is a follow up to an effort last year that overturned Jim Crow era exemptions to the minimum wage for shoeshine boys, ushers and doormen.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:00 AM

One day after the big gun rally, House Democrats wipe out GOP firearm bills

The subcommittee voted 6-2 to table the bills as Democrats were joined by first-term Del. Carrie Coyner, R-Chesterfield. But several lawmakers said they’d continue to work on a possible solution as the session progresses, possibly by amending a separate bill giving local governments power to restrict firearms in public buildings.
“We’re open to having that conversation as a compromise,” said Del. Cia Price, D-Newport News.
Coyner said that, as a former county supervisor, she couldn’t agree with the exact text of the bills. But she voiced support for the concept generally, saying the risk of lawsuits can be a powerful motivator for local governments to act.
Another bill requiring local governments to allow employees to bring concealed handguns to work, as long as they have a permit, failed 5-3.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:00 AM

Husband of Virginia Beach mass shooting victim to lawmakers: “Let’s compromise. Let’s work together.”

Del. Cia Price, D-Newport News, suggested a compromise on another bill that would allow localities to regulate guns in government buildings, public parks and during publicly permitted events like farmers’ markets. A version of that bill that passed in the Senate gives localities the option to provide security measures, like metal detectors or police officers, if they choose to ban guns.


Monday, January 20, 2020 6:28 PM

Virginia Peninsula Foodbank hosts 4th annual MLK Day of Service food drive

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service food drive saw no shortage of donations and volunteers, from people in the community and Hampton University students to local and state leaders like Newport News Mayor McKinley Price, Delegate Marcia Price and Newport News Sheriff Gabe Morgan.
“There are people in need and this day brings us together,” Price said.
“The fact that so many groups come together is emblematic of King's dream,” Morgan said.

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