Saturday, March 22, 2003

More bill signings - wine, driving, aliens

Governor Warner eliminated the statement of purpose requirement for requesting public records contained in a new privacy law passed this year, according to this report. The governor also signed measures reforming the State Board of Medicine, as reported here, adding benefits for National Guard members (as reported here and here), and proposed more money in the budget for wrongfully convicted Marvin Anderson, as reported here. The Governor also pardoned a Suffolk man wrongfully imprisoned for 20 years but exonerated by DNA evidence, as reported here and here.

Earlier in the week, the governor signed the wine bill, as described here, and the new drunk driving law, as reported here. The governor also signed a new law to make VDOT more accountable, as reported here and here.

On Saturday, the governor revised legislation dealing with illegal aliens, as reported here.

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