Governor Northam signs Suetterlein and Willett Military Spouse Bill

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Governor Ralph Northam has ceremonially signed Senator David Suetterlein’s SB981 and Delegate Rodney Willett’s HB981 expediting the professional credentialing process for military spouses. The signing took place at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond at noon on July 23.

Senator Suetterlein also successfully carried SB103 in 2018 that similarly assisted teacher licensure for military spouses. Senator Suetterlein’s mother taught in Virginia public schools for 23 years and also earned public school teacher licenses in Arizona, California, Maine and New Jersey during the two decades Senator Suetterlein’s father served in the United States Air Force.

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Senator David Suetterlein

SB981 is one of Senator Suetterlein’s 12 bills that received bipartisan support this year in the Democratic-controlled Virginia Senate, the Democratic-controlled Virginia House of Delegates and was signed into law by Governor Ralph Northam.

2020 Suetterlein Bills Signed into Law

 

SB57 Mandatory Electronic Filing of Campaign Finance Reports

Senate: 37-2 House: 35-5 Governor: Signed

SB62 Eliminating Racial Information on Marriage Licenses

Senate: 40-0 House: 98-0 Governor: Signed

SB63 Raising Reckless Driving Threshold

Senate: 30-10 House: 85-14 Governor: Signed

SB112 Work Based Learning Options

Senate: 39-0 House: 98-0 Governor: Signed

SB127 VGIN Membership

Senate: 40-0 House: 98-0 Governor: Signed

SB214 Required Review of IEPs in Guardianship Petitions

Senate: 40-0 House: 100-0 Governor: Signed

 

SB215 Statewide Jail Death Reviews

Senate: 40-0 House: 96-0 Governor: Signed

SB217 Pre-Session Campaign Finance Reports

Senate: 40-0 House: 96-2 Governor: Signed

SB836 Naloxone Distribution in Public Places

Senate: 39-0 House: 98-0 Governor: Signed

SB977 Public Comment at City Council/Board of Supervisors

Senate: 40-0 House: 100-0 Governor: Signed

SB979 Soil and Water Campaign Finance Reports

Senate: 37-2 House: 98-0 Governor: Signed

SB981 Expedited Work Credentials for Military Spouses

Senate: 40-0 House: 100-0 Governor: Signed

Virginia Senator David Suetterlein was elected with 71 percent in November 2019 to a second term representing Salem and Bedford, Carroll, Floyd, Franklin, Montgomery, Roanoke and Wythe counties in the Virginia Senate. He lives in Roanoke County with his wife where their children attend public schools. He is a Realtor with the Roanoke Valley owned and operated MKB, REALTORS.

 

  • Submitted by Dan Webb, Legislative Aide