WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

McDonnell, First Responders Tout New Laws

By: (AP) Email
By: (AP) Email

July 18, 2012

Gov. Bob McDonnell, law enforcement officers and other first responders are touting 20 laws that took effect earlier this month that they say will make it easier for them to do their jobs.

McDonnell ceremoniously signed the legislation Wednesday, even though he already had signed them and they took effect July 1.

They include bills that streamline the process for police to obtain search warrants to track suspects through GPS, allow Virginia State Police arson investigators to get search warrants and speed aid to families of those killed in the line of duty. They also include a measure that authorizes the transfer of money seized from criminals to fund the state's public safety memorial.

McDonnell said Virginians have a duty to honor those who risk their lives keeping others safe.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.


powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 162873956