As you can see, the Tea Party has been hard at work. Over the past three years, we have assisted with monitor legislation and now the Va TPP Federation has an oppose/support list. Please take a few minutes to review the legislation and let your voice be heard. Below is legislation that the VTPPF opposes and supports. In addition, they have drafted a template letter so you may cut and paste an email to your representative.
Please become familar with this legislation. You may review the bills at:
In addition to the attached legislation, the Federation also opposes any new program, tax, fee, tax credit, extension of sunset dates or grants that do not have a budget offset. We support down sizing government and welcome spending cuts.
If you have any questions, feel free to respond. Also, please respond if there are any corrections, legislation you feel is missed and do your own research concerning these discussion topics.
The list attached are bills in which the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation supports and or opposes in which I agree.
We have identify legislation traceable to United Nations and have provided a separate list of bills specific to Agenda 21. We ask to please vote NOon all legislation that would further diminish property rights. This list provides legislation establishing / expanding environmental 'credits' which will expand the Cap and Trade system.
Thank you very much for serving in Virginia's citizen legislature. We will support your efforts as you work to protect the precious freedoms afforded Americans by our United States and Virginia Constitutions.
General Legislation (Agenda 21/Property Rights on Pages 4 & 5)
Polling place procedures; voter identification requirements.
Summary judgment; use of depositions.
Labor organization representation; right to vote by secret ballot.
U.S. Constitution; delegates to attend convention to amend.
Right to Farm Act; expands definition of agricultural operations.
Septic systems, failed; financing for repairs.
Estate tax; reinstates for persons dying on or after July 1, 2013.
Tuition, in-state; eligibility of student, approval for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Tuition, in-state; undocumented persons.
Virginia State Virtual School; established as statewide school division, report.
TANF; restrictions on use of cash assistance, DSS to develop procedures for enforcing provisions.
Early voting; any registered voter qualified to vote in election may vote in person.
The "pitchfork protest" that received national attention in August of 2012 is coming to Richmond on Monday, January 28, 2013.
There will be a rally at the Bell Tower on capitol grounds at 3:30 p.m. and a press conference at 4:00 p.m. in support of the Boneta Bill, HB1430.
The bill is scheduled to be heard by the House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Resources Committee has sent the bill to the sub-committee on Agriculture on Monday at 5:00 p.m. in the 5th Floor East Conference Room.
HB1430 protects the rights of farmers to engage in commerce for the sale of agricultural products and byproducts without interference and over-regulation by local government.
Please copy and paste the email addresses below and remind members of the sub-committee you expect them to protect the inherent rights of farmers by sending HB1430 to the floor for a vote:
SB797 was also carried over to the next meeting of the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor and will be heard on Monday, January 28, 2013 1/2 hour after session adjourns in Senate Room B.
We all want to reduce our use of energy and it's costs but the use of advanced meters has been reported to:
cause significant health problems due to over-exposure of high-frequency radiation levels.
cause fires due to incompatibility of wiring in some homes.
provide tracking of energy use at any given moment; what type of electrical devices are in use; when you are awake or asleep; when you are home or away; when you have quests visiting; and when someone else moves into your home.
If risks to your health and fires are not bad enough, imagine the fodder for thieves who are able to obtain the information this device tracks.
HB 1616 prohibits domestic use of drones
Also on the docket for Monday, January 28, 2013:
Makers of drones are pushing Congress to open the skies to their use to provide law-enforcement and local code enforcers the ability to spy on you.
In Virginia, the law prohibits law-enforcement from tracking you using GPS or to intercept your personal communications without a warrant.
Why is that? Because it violates the 4th amendment.
Why, then, should they be allowed to use unmanned drones to follow you and take pictures of you to track your activity without a warrant?
HB1616 prohibits the domestic use of drones for surveillance by state agencies, organizations, or any department of law enforcement in Virginia without a warrant.
The bill came up late in the day on Monday, January 21. Arguments from both sides were heard but there were members of the committee who had not read the 13-page bill so it was carried over until their next meeting on Monday, January 28, 2013. The meeting convenes immediately after session adjourns in House Room C.
Please copy and paste the email addresses below to contact members of the sub-committee and urge to vote in favor of HB1616 and send it to the House floor:
A BILL to prevent any agency, political subdivision, or employee of Virginia from assisting the Federal government of the United States in any investigation, prosecution, detention, arrest, search, or seizure, under the authority of any federal statute enacted, or Executive Order or regulation issued, after December 31, 2012, infringing the individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms by imposing new restrictions on private ownership or private transfer of firearms, firearm magazines, ammunition, or components thereof.
Patron-- Marshall, R.G.
CoLA - PRIORITY OPPOSE !!!
AGENDA 21 on steroids! .......
You have to be knee deep in comprehending A21 to understand what these companion bills would do!
They are included on all 3 Federation support / oppose list that have gone to every Republican in the GA.
Quote: Dr. Charles Battig...... "All they [NGOs] lack is taxing authority"
HB1450 & SB824 establishe a "new fund". The planning district has the sole right to spend this money:
New 1% sales tax in the regional planning district which goes from Gloucester to the NC border.
The right to Issue bonds.
Millions (if not billions) to spend
And they plan all the projects with no required input from anyone.
The GA Needs to approve expenditures but all the projects will be determined solely by the Hampton Roads Planning District.
Ballot referendum required but those generally pass quite easily........