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2017 Legislative Agenda

2016-2017 Passed by Statewide Delegates at the 2016 VSC NAACP Convention held in Arlington, Virginia October 2016

  • Legislative Item #1: Employment and Procurement Opportunities at State Supported Colleges and Universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Legislative Item #2 Increase Virginia’s $200.00 Felony Grand Larceny Threshold Up to a Minimum of $1,500.00
  • Legislative Item #3: Push for a Living Wage of $15.00 in Virginia
  • Legislative Item #4: Law Enforcement Officers in Virginia must wear body camera and police vehicles must be equipped with Dash Cameras
  • Legislative Item #5: Judges and Commonwealth Attorneys divest themselves of stock holdings of operations of detention centers jails and or Prisons
  • Legislative Item #6: Elimination of excessive fees and charges for goods and services for inmates within jails
  • Legislative Item #7: Opposing any further reduction of state financial assistance to cities, towns and counties in the Commonwealth of Virginia Legislative
  • Item #8: Supporting the implementation of Affordable Care Act
  • Legislative Item #9: Complete Background Checks on all who Purchased Guns

Legislative Item #1: Employment and Procurement Opportunities at State Supported Colleges and Universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia State Conference NAACP with push Legislators in the Commonwealth of Virginia to increase participation of Black and/or African Americans in employment and procurement at the state supported Colleges and Universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Legislative Item #2 Increase Virginia’s $200.00 Felony Grand Larceny Threshold Up to a Minimum of $1,500.00
The Virginia State Conference NAACP will push for the passing of legislation to increase Virginia’s $200.00 Felony Grand Larceny Threshold up to a Minimum of $1500.00.

Legislative Item #3: Push for a Living Wage Up to A Minimum of $15.00 in Virginia
The Virginia State Conference NAACP will push for legislation to ensure both laws and systems are passed to increase the minimum wage up to a Living Wage of a Minimum of $15.00 over a sustainable period of time.

Legislative Item #4: Law Enforcement Officers in Virginia must wear body camera and police vehicles must be equipped with Dash Cameras and procedures for their use
The Virginia State Conference NAACP will push for legislation that mandates the full use of body cameras and dash cameras by all law enforcement officials and departments in the Commonwealth of Virginia along with a uniform set of specific guidelines and procedures for use of camera equipment.

Legislative Item #5: Judges and Commonwealth Attorneys divest themselves of stock holdings of operations of detention centers jails and or Prisons
The Virginia State Conference NAACP demand that all judges and Commonwealth Attorneys divest themselves of any stocks they hold in corporations operating detention centers, jails and/or prisons in the Commonwealth.

Legislative Item #6: Elimination of excessive fees and charges for goods and services for inmates within jails
The Virginia State Conference demands that the Governor eliminate all excessive fees and charges for goods and services provided to inmates within jails, correctional centers and detention centers in the Commonwealth.

Legislative Item #7: Opposing any further reduction of state financial assistance to cities, towns and counties in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Opposition to any further reduction of state financial assistance to cities, towns and counties within the Commonwealth of Virginia

Legislative Item #8: Supporting the implementation of US Affordable Care Act
Support the implementation of US Affordable Care Act by expanding Medicaid coverage to all individuals who earn less than 133% of poverty (or $14,404 for an individual and $29,327 for a family of four) are under the age 65, are not enrolled or eligible for Medicare benefits, and are not qualified for another mandatory Medicaid category.

Legislative Item #9: Complete Background Checks on all who Purchased Guns
Support legislation that requires complete background checks on all who purchase guns; support legislation to institute a statewide ban on military assault weapons and a limit on the sale of high capacity ammunition magazines.

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