News and Notes from the Virginia General Assembly
Points of Contact: Ira Agricola, Senior Vice President &
Candace Reid, Director, Municipal & Governmental Affairs
Representing: Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce &
Greater Williamsburg Chamber &Tourism Alliance
Monday, February 28, 2011
HB1483 grants certain school divisions a waiver from the regular Post Labor Day Holiday opening.
The Chamber Opposed HB1483 and all bills that authorized school divisions to open prior to the traditional Labor Day holiday. After a significant lobbying effort the bill passed on the floor of the Senate (22 Y- 18 N).
We would like to thank the following Senators who voted in Opposition to HB1483:
Those who voted in favor of opening certain school districts prior to the traditional Labor Day holiday include:
Senator J. Miller
These Senators voted against the interest of the business community for a measure that potentially harms our region’s hospitality industry.