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Legislative Committee


As stated in Article 6 of the VWAA Bylaws:

The Legislative Committee shall have as its purpose the monitoring of legislation in the Virginia General Assembly, the reporting to the Board of matters which may be of interest to the Association, and support of the policies approved by the membership or as directed by the Board.


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Legislative Positions

  1. VWAA supports legislation that promotes the interests of women in the workplace through
    • Prevention of gender discrimination in the workplace;
    • Prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace.
  2. VWAA supports prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault through
    • Increasing remedies available in protective orders for victims of family abuse and increasing criminal penalties for family abuse;
    • Protection of victims of human trafficking and increasing penalties for human trafficking.
  3. VWAA supports public access to legal services through
    • Funding for legal aid services;
    • Increasing compensation for counsel for indigent criminal defendants
    • Increasing compensation for guardians ad litem;
    • Promoting a funded judiciary and administration, including full funding for judges and clerks.
  4. VWAA supports legislation to ensure the availability of screening tests and medical treatment for conditions that have a disparate impact on women, including but not limited to mammograms, PAP tests, and bone density scans.

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