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Welcome to my website!  I was elected 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 2019 General Assembly Legislative Session began at noon on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.  Odd numbered years are "short sessions" and we met for 46 calendar days (one more day than usual).  During Session, all 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates met every Monday-Friday at noon. You can watch each session here.

Our committee meetings were held at various times during the week. Find our committee video here. Can't remember how a bill becomes a law, no problem! Get your refresher here.

We adjourned sine die on February 24, 2019. The next step in the legislative process is Reconvened (Veto) Session on April 3, 2019.

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Now, let's go make a difference!

Sincerely,

Delegate Marcia "Cia" Price, 

Virginia House of Delegates, District 95

"Be the change. Do the work."

 

updated 2/24/19

News

Friday, April 12, 2019 10:05 AM

Reflections on a General Assembly shadowed by gubernatorial scandal

From the Shad Plank News Blog: What then, one audience member asked, can Virginians do about the blow the state suffered from the scandal?
And here, Del. Marcia “Cia” Price, D-Newport News, spoke up, following up on an earlier comment that Virginia needed to do some real work on reconciliation — work, she said, that means recognizing racial and economic inequities and committing to redressing them.
“We have to say: ‘we’re not afraid to talk about these things, because we are Virginia,’” she said.


Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:00 AM

Without outreach funding, it will be harder to count Virginia’s children, immigrants and senior citizens in 2020

Del. Cia Price, D-Newport News, was one of the most vocal supporters of state funding for census outreach. She spoke about the importance of counting every resident of Virginia several times on the House of Delegates floor and cited “non-return” rates of 2010 census surveys in Hampton Roads, which includes many of the state’s largest cities.
Non-return rates track the number of people who don’t respond to the initial census survey mailed to them. The census follows up with those people in other ways to make sure they are included in the final count, so it shows how many people needed outreach for census participation, Price said on Twitter.
According to census data, Norfolk had a 29 percent non-return rate, meaning roughly 68,000 people there didn’t respond to the first survey mailed to them for the 2010 census. Newport News, where Price’s father presides as mayor, had a 26 percent non-return rate.
At the bottom of return rates was Highland County, where 47 percent of residents didn’t return a survey. Bland and King and Queen counties had the state’s highest return rates at 85 and 86 percent, respectively.
“The @uscensusbureau is WAY behind on staffing and prep for the upcoming census,” Price tweeted a few weeks before the General Assembly reconvened to consider Northam’s vetos and budget rewrites. “We have to look out for ourselves. VA can do that by funding outreach to make sure there is a complete count in our Commonwealth.”


Tuesday, April 9, 2019 12:00 AM

Opinion: Commentary: Cleaning Up the Code

Laws can be read to help understand the community mores and values of the past. This session saw a meaningful number of bills passed that reflect a cleaning-up of the Code to reflect changing community values. Some of these include repealing remnants of Jim Crow laws of racial oppression of the past. Thanks to Delegate Marcia Price and Senator Lionell Spruill, the provisions in Code that exempted Virginia's minimum wage requirements for newsboys, shoe-shine boys, babysitters who work 10 hours or more per week, ushers, doormen, concession attendants, and cashiers in theaters, all of which were occupations that were most likely held by African Americans, were repealed. The old law made it legal to discriminate through wages. A new law will require employers to provide pay stubs as a way to assist low-wage workers to manage their money and be treated fairly.


Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:27 AM

Sips & Signatures


Monday, March 4, 2019 10:28 PM

Welcome Back Party

Let's welcome home Delegate Price as she has returned from the 2019 Legislative Session! Come hear more about session, sign her petitions, and sign up for her campaign! Come anytime between 4:30p-8:00p!


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