Thursday, February 07, 2008

Lifejackets aren't necessary??!

I'm a week late posting this, but a friend emailed me a request referencing legislation pending in the Virginia legislature- apparently there is no state law requiring children under the age of 12 to wear life preservers while on or near watercraft. Please email your local state representative in support of HB 1250, which would require children under the age of 12 to wear a life preserver.

If you live in the state of Virginia please contact your local representative. Apologies in advance for not making links active.

Delegate Harvey B. Morgan (Committee Chair, Co-Patron of the Bill)
(R) - House District 98 - Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, Mathews, and Middlesex Counties

Delegate M. Kirkland Cox
(R) - House District 66 - Chesterfield County, City of Colonial Heights

Delegate Beverly J. Sherwood
(R) - House District 29 - Frederick County, City of Winchester

Delegate R. Lee Ware, Jr.
(R) - House District 65 - Chesterfield and Powhatan Counties

Delegate Thomas C. Wright, Jr.
(R) - House District 61 - Amelia, Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg and Nottoway Counties

Delegate Robert D. Orrock, Sr.
(R) - House District 54 - Caroline and Spotsylvania Counties

Delegate Christopher B. Saxman
(R) - House District 20 - Augusta, Highland and Rockingham Counties, City of Staunton

Delegate Clarke N. Hogan
(R) - House District 60 - Charlotte, Halifax, Nottoway and Prince Edward Counties

Delegate Edward T. Scott
(R) - House District 30 - Culpeper, Madison and Orange Counties

Delegate Daniel W. Marshall, III
(R) - House District 14 - Henry and Pittsylvania Counties, City of Danville

Delegate Matthew J. Lohr
(R) - House District 26 - Rockingham County, City of Harrisonburg

Delegate Charles D. Poindexter
(R) - House District 9 - Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania Counties

Delegate Brenda L. Pogge (told the kids she would support the bill)
(R) - House District 96 - James City and York Counties, City of Newport News

Delegate Kenneth R. Plum
(D) - House District 36 - Fairfax County

Delegate James M. Shuler
(D) - House District 12 - Alleghany, Bath, Craig, Giles and Montgomery Counties, City of Covington

Delegate Albert C. Eisenberg
(D) - House District 47 - Arlington County

Delegate Stephen C. Shannon
(D) - House District 35 - Fairfax County

Delegate Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr.
(D) - House District 100 - Accomack and Northampton Counties, Cities of Hampton and Norfolk

Delegate David L. Bulova
(D) - House District 37 - Fairfax County, City of Fairfax

Delegate Margaret G. Vanderhye
(D) - House District 34 - Fairfax County

Delegate Robert W. Mathieson
(D) - House District 21 - City of Virginia Beach

Delegate Joseph F. Bouchard
(D) - House District 83 - City of Virginia Beach


CindyS said...

Are there still States that don't have seat belt laws? I'm anal about belts and will sit and stare at a person who isn't putting their belt on. Honey, this car ain't movin' until you buckle up.

Don't you wish you could count on people's common sense to ensure children are safe.


Jenster said...

That's ridiculous!

Cindy - I'm the same way about seatbelts!