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Welcome to my website!  I proudly represent the 95th District in the Virginia House of Delegates (parts of Newport News and parts of Hampton).  I am honored to serve the residents and help make the Peninsula an even better place to live, learn, work, play, and raise a family.  Join the team today and together, we can continue to get the changes we need and deserve!

The 2022 General Assembly Legislative Session began on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at noon and adjourned Sine Die on Saturday, March 12, 2022.  During Session, members of the Virginia House of Delegates met during the week and you can watch our committee meetings and Floor sessions here.  Can't remember how a bill becomes a law, no problem! Get your refresher here to follow along the process.

Here are links from our work in 2022 and 2021:  

During the Regular Session, we did not finish our work like we usually do.  The Governor has called us back in for Special Session on April 4th where we will work on the budget and the remaining bills that were still in conference when we adjourned.  Stay tuned for more updates.

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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."

 

Redistricting Update: The 95th District was impacted by the 2022 Redistricting process and in future elections will become the 85th District. For more information, please visit VPAP Redistricting Info on House Districts

 A note about our Constituent Services: 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 3/28/22

 

News

Saturday, April 30, 2022 6:35 PM

Opinion: Ways to address gun violence in Virginia communities (McClellan & Price)

These statistics are jarring. But these are not just statistics; each number represents a personal tragedy: mothers, fathers, sons and daughters whose lives were cut short due to gun violence. These are the communities where we live, work and send our kids to school. We cannot allow our homes to become places where we fear for our lives.

 

It’s past time for statewide action. Senate Bill 487 and House Bill 825, which we introduced this year, would be a major step in the right direction. Our bills present a common-sense way to alleviate some of the disasters brought on by gun violence by establishing a Center for Firearm Violence Intervention and Prevention at the Department of Criminal Justice Service (DCJS). 

(Click to read full Op-Ed)

 
 


Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:24 PM

Virginia lawmakers fail to override any of Gov. Youngkin's vetoes

Some of the bills saw wide majorities when passed during the regular session, but failed to get enough support on Wednesday. A bill by Del. Marcia Price (D-Newport News) sought to give tenants more rights in dealing with landlords. "A lot of people back at home were shocked by this veto," Price said during a passionate speech. The bill passed 59-41 during the regular session, but failed along party lines Wednesday. "This veto chooses rats, mice, roaches, mold ... over [parents'] kids' ability to be safe in their homes," Price said.


Monday, April 25, 2022 6:00 PM

Letters for April 26: If the governor wants to make Virginia great, address slumlords

Support Virginians

Re “Housing bill could empower localities to take action against negligent landlords: ‘You shouldn’t treat somebody like this’” (April 10) and “Democrats ‘stunned’ as Youngkin vetoes 25 bipartisan bills — including 3 from Hampton Roads lawmakers” (April 12) and “Dogs bring officials together” (Our Views, April 13): Does the governor really think more about dogs than people? Two recent articles and an editorial imply that he does.

The first article was about a bill that was passed by the House and was awaiting the governor’s signature. He didn’t sign it. It would have given local authorities power to sue negligent landlords who don’t maintain their properties. The disguising conditions described by a tenant of a Newport News apartment were a sample of conditions targeted by the bill that had support of many groups, including the city of Newport News and the Virginia Apartment Management Association.

In the second article about Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s veto, Youngkin said in a statement, “My goal as governor is to make Virginia the best place to live, work, and raise a family and the bills I vetoed today reaffirm that commitment.”

The editorial was about Youngkin signing a bill to protect dogs. The Editorial Board stated, “it is reassuring whenever lawmakers recognize an egregious problem and move swiftly, together, to address it thoughtfully.”

The tenant who shared her story said it best, “I’m trying to be a voice for everybody who may be scared to say stuff. ... You shouldn’t treat somebody like this.” State leaders should be given a second chance. Del. Cia Price could reintroduce her bill, have the House pass it, and have the governor sign it reaffirming his commitment by correcting his egregious error.

Bob Volpe, Norfolk


Thursday, April 21, 2022 1:22 PM

Why Glenn Youngkin’s rough start in Virginia matters

When Virginia legislators passed a bipartisan measure to rein in negligent landlords, proponents were delighted. After too many horror stories about slumlords, policymakers in the commonwealth came up with a solution that was backed by both the Virginia Poverty Law Center and the Virginia Apartment and Management Association. By all appearances, it was a reform package that would benefit many Virginians. Even 16 Republican lawmakers in Richmond voted with Democrats to advance the legislation. But as the local NPR affiliate reported, the bill was nevertheless vetoed by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin. The report quoted Democratic Del. Cia Price saying, “I don’t know what the governor was thinking.”

That’s been a fairly common sentiment lately.


Wednesday, April 20, 2022 5:40 PM

Sen. McClellan, Del. Price Joint Statement on Recent Gun Violence and Pending Legislative Action

Price, McClellan Leading Bill to Create Firearm Violence Prevention Center

 Today, Del. Marcia Price (D-Newport News) and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) released the following joint statement, following the recent outbreak of gun violence in Richmond and Hampton Roads. In Hampton Roads, 161 people were shot in the first three months of 2022, a 27% increase over 2021. In the city of Richmond, gun deaths are up 20% over last year.Price and McClellan urged the general assembly to fund the Firearm Violence Prevention Center in the 2022 budget. McClellan and Price patron’d legislation this session (SB 487 and HB825) to establish the Center for Firearm Violence Intervention and Prevention at the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to work across public safety and public health sectors to collect data and publish reports on violence caused by firearms, including suicide. The bill would also establish a fund to be administered by the Center to support community-based programs to prevent firearm violence. 

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