Battalion 5 - March 2016

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  1. Attended the March General Membership Meeting of Local 2068.
  2. Have been at the General Assembly Building in Richmond, VA lobbying members of the General Assembly form both the House of Delegates, and State Senate to support legislation.  This was legislation that was brought forward by Local 2068 and the VPFF.
  3. On March 7, 2016 I spoke before the membership of the State Senate Committee on Courts of Justice in support of HB #854.  This bill was passed out of the committee, where it moved onto the floor of the Senate which it passed.
  4. On March 29, 2016 the Governor signed HB #854 into law.  This bill will become law on July 1, 2016.
  5. I have also been working on HJ123 for the past 2 General Assembly Sessions.  It was successfully passed by both chambers of the General Assembly both years.  This bill will not be on the November Ballot going out to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia for adoption into the State Constitution.
  6. After March 16th I have been working with VP Flanigan on the I.A.F.F. Legislative Conference.  This included setting up appointments with members of Congress in Washington, D.C. to discuss the issues that will be presented to members attending the Conference.
  7. The appointments were set up for April 5, 2016 with Congressman Connolly at 1 pm, Congresswoman Comstock at 2 pm, and Congressman Beyer at 3 pm.
  8. I attended the March meeting of the Executive Board of Local 2068.
  9. I attended the March meeting of the Uniformed Retirement System.
  10. Assisted in the handing out of the 2016 FirePac Gifts to members.
  11. Arranged for the Retirement Presentation to Charlie Allen of the South Side Apparatus Shop with over 15 years of continued membership in Local 2068.