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Threat assessment bills propose fixes in how Virginia colleges respond to violence

February 14, 2023

Virginia’s colleges and universities may soon be permitted to obtain criminal histories and health records of people seen as posing a “significant” threat on campuses under legislation that recently passed both the House and Senate.

Delegate Amanda Batten carries thirteen bills through the House of Delegates to address constituent priorities

February 8, 2023

Delegate Amanda Batten (R-James City County) successfully introduced thirteen bills that passed the House of Delegates before the February 7 crossover deadline. The bills will next be heard in the Senate.

Lawmakers in Tennessee and Virginia Named 2022’s Sound Money Legislators of the Year

December 27, 2022

As the year comes to a close, Money Metals Exchange and the Sound Money Defense League have named Tennessee State lawmakers Rep. Bud Hulsey and Sen. Frank Niceley in Tennessee and Delegate Amanda Batten in Virginia as “Sound Money Legislators of the Year.”

Lack of data and cooperation cloud view jail vendor contracts

December 16, 2022

But Republican Delegate Amanda Batten says some sheriffs and regional jail directors failed to hand over the documents.

Nickel and Dimed Behind Bars

December 6, 2022

It’s frustrating that we didn’t get all the data we needed and more importantly members of the work group didn’t have access to that data.

Speaker Ryan Fecteau and Delegate Amanda Batten discuss future of political leadership

October 28, 2022

The Center for Politics discussed young adults’ political involvement and issues facing local politicians Tuesday night at an event featuring Virginia Delegate Amanda Batten and Ryan Fecteau, speaker of the Maine House of Representatives.

Delegate Amanda Batten elected Vice Chair of Senate Bill 581 workgroup

August 30, 2022

Delegate Amanda Batten (R⎯James City County) was elected Vice Chair of the workgroup designated via Senate Bill 581 (SB581).

New Laws to Make Licensing Process Smoother

July 8, 2022

As a result of the 2022 General Assembly session, three new laws make the licensing process smoother through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and its partner on sites by expanding commercial driver’s license (CDL) testing providers, removing the wait time and fee for retesting and extending the validity of the CDL skills test certification.

Delegate Amanda Batten joins Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees

May 3, 2022

Virginia Delegate Amanda Batten was recently appointment to serve on the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees.

Delegate Amanda Batten leads ten bills through the House of Delegates, keeping campaign promises

February 17, 2022

Delegate Amanda Batten (R⎯James City County) successfully carried ten bills through the House of Delegates prior to the passage deadline for bills that originated in their respective chambers.