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Dear Friends,

“All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.”
(Julian of Norwich)

The weeks since crossover have flown by at breakneck speed. Much work has been done, including the initial compromise on tax conformity. Controversy has stolen the headlines and broken hearts; but we must all keep the faith. The most recent and perhaps most violent has been the tethering and setting fire to Tommie, a brindle pit bull, here in Richmond. Tommie’s death this morning has horrified us all, and we have received countless messages calling for justice. Currently this crime is a Class VI felony and there has been a $25,000 reward posted to catch his killer; I am confident they will be apprehended.

As legislators, we continue to work hard, focus on the legislative issues in front of us, and work together as colleagues to push Virginia forward to a better and more enlightened place.
Legislation Update
Of the seven bills I sponsored/submitted, four look to make it to the Governor’s desk. You can explore my bills in more detail by visiting the Legislative Information System - Below you will find a quick summary of the bills that have passed the House:

HB 1848 - Department of Health Professions; disclosure of investigative information.  Adds the Virginia Department of Education and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to the entities allowed to be given confidential information by the Department of Health Professions if it relates to nursing or nurse aide education programs regulated by the Board of Nursing.
Passed the House (97-Y 0-N), Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)

HB 1849 - Practice of dental hygiene; remote supervision; employment or supervision by Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; report.  Would ensure that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, especially those leaving Training Centers in conjunction with the Settlement Agreement, are able to receive dental services by adding the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to the Code currently allowing the Virginia Department of Health to implement remote supervision of dental hygienists.
Passed the House (97-Y 0-N), Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB 1742 - Marsh Criminal-Traffic Division/Manchester General District Court, etc.; concurrent jurisdiction. Clarifies that Manchester General District Court has concurrent jurisdiction with Richmond General District Court over all matters arising in the City of Richmond. This bill was a recommendation of the Committee on District Courts, because some judges did not believe they could hear particular cases due to the lack of clarity on their jurisdictional oversight.
Passed the House (99-Y 0-N), Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
HB 2061- Restrictions on activities of former officers and employees; City of Richmond. Permits the City of Richmond to adopt an ordinance prohibiting former officers and employees from representing clients/lobbying, for one year after their terms of office have ended or employment has ceased.
Passed the House (99-Y 0-N), Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)

Constituent Survey
My second annual Constituent Survey is available online at The printed version will be in constituent mailboxes within the week. This survey is extremely important, and though there are questions specific to how Virginia should handle its response to the federal “Tax Cut,” know that this response is still evolving. Your input is critical.
Take Constituent Survey
LA for the Day
We've had 33 LAs for the Day (LA4D) so far this session. Every participant has shadowed my Legislative Assistant and learned about how bills move through the legislative process to eventually become law or meet their demise. They also get a personal tour of the Capitol and get to see the Delegates working to ensure we pass good legislation. Our youngest LA4Ds are accompanied by their parents, who also learn lessons in civic engagement.

Though currently booked for the 2019 General Assembly session, we invite any and all interested constituents to take part in this program in the future, including outside of session. You can learn more by visiting:

Keep In Touch
I appreciate hearing from all constituents about the issues important to you. Thank you for your continued support. Please reach out any time by phone or email 804-698-1068 or

Warmest regards,

Delegate Dawn M. Adams, DNP, Nurse Practitioner
Virginia House of Delegates, District 68
Phone: 804-698-1068
Learn more by visiting

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