VADV Legislative ALERT 10 Feb 99

Life for Nonviolent Juveniles Proposed in Virginia

Please oppose these bills which would increase jail time for nonviolent drug offenders:

*SB880- Life sentence for juveniles involved in drug sales.
*HB1691 & *SB820- Adds mandatory minimums and Denies bail if a
firearm is present at scene of arrest.
*SB849- Drug offenders to forfeit business licenses.
*HB2144 & *SB1135- More zero tolerance in schools.
*SB997- Criminalizes kaht as a schedule one drug.
*HB1548- Drug sales to inmates will lead to asset forfeiture.
*SB1313- No driving license for minors caught with tobacco.

*HB1819- Increases marijuana felonies by adding weight of seeds and stems to charges.

GOOD BILLS - we support these:
*HB1489- Prohibits strip searches of students.
*HJ 94 Industrial hemp study.

Call the constituent’s Hotline
FAX the House of Delegates at (804)786-6310
FAX the state Senate at (804)698-7651.
Legislative Information Services,

Virginians Against Drug Violence is a voluntary association of persons who
participate in activities directed at changing drug policy in our state. We
have a vision of peace, which recognizes that imprisonment and other
dehumanizing methods are not good ways to achieve temperance.
For more information call or write:
Lennice Werth at (804)645-7838 <Rt.3 Box 692,Crewe, VA 23930>
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