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  • State Sen. Mark Obenshain (VA) 12:06 pm on March 27, 2013 Permalink |
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    Virginia passes strict photo voter ID law

    Bill: SB1256 (PDF)

    Sponsored by Sen. Obenshain, and signed into law by Gov. Bob McDonnell, SB1256 requires photo ID at the polls by eliminating all forms of identification that do not contain a photograph of the voter from the list of forms of identification any one of which a voter must present in order to be allowed to vote.

    Also: “Virginia Gov. McDonnell signs strict bill mandating photo ID to vote”

    “Virginia now a strict photo voter ID state”

    “Photo ID voting mandate passes in Virginia, heads to governor”

    “Poll: 75 percent of Virginians support strict photo voter ID law, just 23 percent disapprove”

  • State Sen. Mark Obenshain (VA) 12:33 am on March 1, 2013 Permalink |
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    Virginia gets religious freedom on campus, groups free to decide own membership

    Bill: SB1074/HB1617 (PDF)

    Sponsored by Sen. Obenshain and Reps. Gilbert and Cole, and signed into law in 2013 by Gov. Bob McDonnell, SB1074/HB1617 (Ch. 701) permits religious or political student organizations at public institutions of higher education to determine that only persons committed to the organization’s mission may conduct certain activities. The bill also prohibits public institutions of higher education from discriminating against a student organization that makes such a determination.

    Also: “Va. Senate OKs bill to let college clubs discriminate”

    “House version of bill allowing student discrimination passes Va. Senate”

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