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Welcome to my website!  I was elected in 2016 to represent the 95th District in the Virginia House of Delegates (parts of Newport News and parts of Hampton).  I am honored to serve the citizens and help make the Peninsula an even better place to live, learn, work, play, and raise a family.

The 2021 General Assembly Legislative Session began on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 and we adjourned on March 1, 2021.  During Session, all 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates met every Monday-Friday and you can watch our previous committee meetings and sessions here.  The House has 14 standing committees and the meetings were held at various times during the week. Can't remember how a bill becomes a law, no problem! Get your refresher here to follow along the process.

You can track all of the bills that we introduced and passed this year all the way through the legislative process.  We started off in 2021 Session and we ended in 2021 Special Session 1 - so be sure to check out the bills on the right site.  You can find how my bills ended by clicking here, with our 7 bill limit, I got 5 bills passed, 1 sent to study, 1 resolution passed, and 1 resolution sent to a work group. Take a look at some of the videos we have from session on my YouTube channel!

All the bills that passed both the House and Senate were sent to the Governor and the House and the Senate reconvened on April 7, 2021 to take action any vetoes and amendments. The bills will go into law on July 1st of this year unless otherwise stated in the legislation.

Now, members are meeting with our interim committees. I serve as Vice-Chair of the Barrier Crimes and Background Checks Joint Subcommittee and serve on the Deeds' Commission (Special Populations workgroup), the COPN workgroup, and the subcommittee on Reproductive Health Services Coverage. Here's a list of all of the study committees, workgroups, and commissions and for a schedule of meetings, click here.

Be sure to sign up for our email newsletter to receive important updates. And be sure to check back often for news posts and updates from the District.  You can use this site and our social media pages to stay connected and see what we're doing and how you can help!  We have included important information on COVID-19, including evictions prevention information.  Take a look around the site! And be sure to view our June 13th Town Hall!

Thank you for visiting!

Sincerely,

Marcia "Cia" Price 

Member, Virginia House of Delegates

95th District: Parts of Newport News and Hampton

"Be the change. Do the work."

 

A note about our Constituent Services work: There have been some frustrations expressed with our requirement that you let us know if you are a resident of the 95th District. While I understand that concerns and issues often do not have the same borders as districts, my primary commitment is to the people I serve and then I will do as much as I can for others. Feel free to reach out to your own Delegate if you do not live in the 95th District. Here's a link to find out which Delegate has the honor of serving you: Who's My Legislator

updated 6/17/21

 

News

Monday, June 21, 2021 9:31 AM

Juneteenth Recap & Updates

See Del. Price's newest email update on Juneteenth, rent relief, COVID-19 resources, and more!

https://mailchi.mp/house/juneteenth-and-updates


Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:06 AM

The Daily Podcast: June 17, 2021 Including Del. Price

Listen to hear more of the story from the June 14, 2021 article.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/17/podcasts/the-daily/ralph-northam.html


Monday, June 14, 2021 5:21 PM

Virginia state leaders, advocates answer questions about marijuana legalization

NORFOLK, Va. - In just a few weeks, simple possession of marijuana becomes legal in Virginia. Ahead of that, advocates and state leaders are seeking to help answer questions about what people can and cannot do.  The state has launched a website to help answer questions. Various advocacy groups also have made their own FAQ sections on their websites.

Adults 21 and older will be allowed to possess up to an ounce of marijuana.  "This was a good faith effort and a great first step to show that it's business and justice. We'll get through the gray area and we'll get to that structure being set up," said Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News). "This is the first step in a multi-year process as we work toward that 2024 deadline," said Price.

 


Monday, June 14, 2021 6:00 AM

Black Virginians Took Ralph Northam Back. Neither Has Forgotten.

Ms. Price, who represents heavily Black areas including Hampton and Newport News, said that when she returned to her district, it was clear to her that Black constituents were more divided on the scandal than the national outcry might suggest. Some wanted Mr. Northam to go, she said, but many were also so familiar with racism in the old Confederate South that they did not find his possible actions disqualifying. She also sensed opportunity. “With folks that have privilege, it is usually when that privilege is put into jeopardy, or called out, that the learning begins,” she said. “There were people calling me that have only spent a weekend at Virginia Beach, telling me what I should do for my constituents,” Ms. Price said. “But my lived experience shows me that I have to be strategic.” 

Wes Bellamy, a former vice mayor of Charlottesville and a Black activist who rallied behind Mr. Northam, said the governor’s message of personal growth was commendable, but should still be viewed through the lens of politics. That’s why he focuses on the impact of Mr. Northam’s policy, he said. “There are very few opportunities for Black people to demand what they want and truly believe the government is going to come through for them,” Mr. Bellamy said. “We knew we couldn’t just talk.”  Mr. Bellamy said Black political leaders saw another lesson. “A white person used their privilege to stay in office,” he said. But to make change, “Black people used their power.” Mr. Bellamy said. “We knew we couldn’t just talk.”

(Click to read the full article.)


Saturday, June 12, 2021 6:35 PM

Virginia unveils new marijuana legalization website; here’s what’s legal, and what isn’t starting July 1

Beginning July 1, Virginians over the age of 21 can legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana without fear of criminal or civil penalties. Virginia’s General Assembly passed legislation to legalize sales by the year 2024, and Gov. Ralph Northam soon after expedited the process to allow for legal possession before the year’s end. With the hopes of educating the public on what exactly to expect come July, the state launched a new resource tool to help citizens better understand the new law. “The fact there were multiple versions of the bill that came out, different stories and different aspects, people need to know what’s actually going into effect,” Del. Marcia Price told 13News Now Friday. Price was [a copatron] for the House of Delegates version of the marijuana legalization bill.

The new website, cannabis.virginia.gov, is an information hub to answer any questions civilians might have about what is or isn’t going into effect. It also outlines what aspects of the drug still need to be addressed in the coming years, and how people interested in getting in on the business-side of things can get involved.

Here’s what’s legal in just a few weeks:

  • Adults 21 years and older will be allowed to possess not more than one ounce of cannabis for personal use.
  • Generally, adults 21 years and older will be allowed to use marijuana in private residences. However, nothing prohibits the owner of a private residence from restricting the use of marijuana on its premises.
  • Adults 21 and over will also be allowed to grow up to four plants per household (not per person), according to specified requirements (see “Home Cultivation” below).
  • “Adult sharing” or transferring one ounce or less of marijuana between persons who are 21 years or older without remuneration will be legal. “Adult sharing” does not include instances in which (i) marijuana is given away contemporaneously with another reciprocal transaction between the same parties; (ii) a gift of marijuana is offered or advertised in conjunction with an offer for the sale of goods or services; or (iii) a gift of marijuana is contingent upon a separate reciprocal transaction for goods or services.

And here’s what’s still illegal:

  • It will remain illegal for anyone to possess more than one ounce of marijuana. Individuals found guilty of possessing more than one ounce, but not more than one pound of marijuana are subject to a civil penalty of not more than $25. Individuals found guilty of possessing more than one pound are subject to a felony.
  • It will remain illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to consume, purchase, or possess marijuana, or to attempt to consume, purchase or possess any amount of marijuana.
  • It will remain illegal to distribute or sell marijuana, and/or to possess any amount of marijuana with the intent to distribute or sell it. This prohibition applies equally to businesses, which will not be permitted to sell, “gift,” or in any other way distribute marijuana. For more information on how to obtain a license to sell marijuana in the future, see Adult-Use Cannabis Commercial Sales.
  • Existing safety measures will remain in place, including prohibiting use of marijuana while driving a motor vehicle or while being a passenger in a motor vehicle being driven; possessing marijuana on school grounds, while operating a school bus, in a motor vehicle transporting passengers for hire, or in a commercial vehicle.
 

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