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Dick Saslaw's Selected Sponsorships

Office: State Senate (VA) - District 35, Democratic Minority Leader

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 8, 2016 SB 335 Prohibits State Employers From Inquiring about an Applicant's Criminal History Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 28, 2015 SB 106 Authorizes No-Excuse In-Person Absentee Voting Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 22, 2015 SB 1393 Authorizes Changes to Lethal Injection Drug Regulations Senate Sponsor
March 26, 2012 Saslaw Amdt Requires Reimbursement of the Full Cost of Ultrasounds Required Prior to Abortions Senate Sponsor
Jan. 12, 2011 SB 1367 Motor Vehicle Title Loans for Non-Residents Senate Sponsor
Jan. 13, 2009 SB 1161 Classifying a Seat Belt Violation as a Primary Offense Senate Sponsor
June 23, 2008 SB 6009 Transportation Taxes Senate Sponsor
Jan. 9, 2007 SB 1014 Payday Lending Restrictions Senate Sponsor

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