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NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT: Crime Commission August 19th and 20th Meetings Archived and Public Comment Deadline

 

The Crime Commission met on August 19th and 20th regarding legislation introduced during the 2019 Special Session. The live stream of those meetings has been archived and is available for viewing at https://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/chamber/chamberstream.php. To access these recordings, you must click on "Archives" on the left column of the page. The Crime Commission meetings for August 19th and 20th are available under the section marked "Week of Aug 18, 2019".

The Crime Commission is currently accepting written comments in regard to the legislation introduced during the 2019 Special Session. Please send written comments and any other relevant information or material via email to comments@vscc.virginia.gov or via postal mail to our office (address is below). Written comments will be shared with members of the Crime Commission. The deadline for submission of written comments is September 30, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

Mailing address: 

Attn: Written Comments
Virginia State Crime Commission
1111 East Broad Street, Ste. B036
Richmond, Virginia 23219

August 21, 2019


NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT: Crime Commission August 19th and 20th Meeting Agendas

 

The Crime Commission is announcing the release of the August 19th and August 20th meeting agendas.  

    • Click here to download the August 19th meeting agenda
    • Click here to download the August 20th meeting agenda
    • Click here to download the meeting procedures
    • Click here to download the August 20th public comment procedures

 

Both meetings will be live streamed and available on the agency website and the Virginia General Assembly website.

These meetings are open to the public. Both meetings will be held in the House Committee Room of the Pocahontas Building, which is located on the Ground Floor of the Pocahontas Building, 900 East Main Street, Richmond. Additional seating will be available in the Senate Committee Room, which is also located on the Ground Floor of the Pocahontas Building. Be advised that the maximum seating capacity limits for both rooms will be strictly enforced.

The Crime Commission is currently accepting written comments in regard to the legislation introduced during the 2019 Special Session. Please send written comments and any other relevant information or material via email to comments@vscc.virginia.gov or via postal mail to our office (address is below). Written comments will be shared with members of the Crime Commission. Additional details regarding the deadline for submitting written comments will be announced following the August 20th Crime Commission meeting.

Mailing address:

Attn: Written Comments
Virginia State Crime Commission
1111 East Broad Street, Ste. B036
Richmond, Virginia 23219

 A list of bills introduced during the 2019 Special Session can be found here.

August 14, 2019
Revised August 15, 2019


NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT: Crime Commission August 19th and 20th Meeting Information

 

The Crime Commission is meeting on Monday, August 19th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. and Tuesday, August 20th from Noon - 8:00 p.m. regarding legislation that was introduced during the Special Session. Both meetings are open to the public. A list of bills introduced during the Special Session can be found here.

  • Monday, August 19th: Crime Commission members will be provided presentations by federal and state agencies and other organizations.
  • Tuesday, August 20th: Crime Commission members will be provided additional presentations and will hear public comment and patron presentations.
    • Members of the public may sign up to speak Tuesday morning starting at 9:00 a.m. Sign up will be in-person on a first come, first serve basis. 

 

Both meetings will be held in the House Committee Room, which is on the Ground Floor of the Pocahontas Building, 900 East Main Street, Richmond. Individuals must go through security and a metal detector when entering the building. The Pocahontas Building opens to the public at 9:00 a.m. Meeting rooms open to the public one-hour before the meeting start time. 

Firearms are prohibited in the Pocahontas Building with the exclusion of persons with concealed weapons permits and law enforcement.     

 Meeting Room Rules:

Possession or use of any device that may disrupt the conduct of business is prohibited, including but not limited to: voice-amplification equipment; bullhorns; blow horns; sirens, or other noise-producing devices; as well as signs on sticks, poles or stakes; or helium-filled balloons. 

Signs may not be affixed to walls, windows, or any surface, or displayed in a manner that blocks the view of others, encroaches on aisles, or impedes the safe movement of visitors. The Division of Capitol Police are responsible for public safety in the Capitol complex.  

Unruly behavior, such as booing, yelling, or harassing remarks, is prohibited. The Chair of the Crime Commission has the authority to remove individuals from the room or to clear the room.

The capacity of the meeting room is 180. You are not guaranteed re-entry into the meeting room if you exit the room at any time for any reason.

Wifi is available in the building. "CAPPublic" is the name of the Public Wi-Fi network available in the Pocahontas Building and the State Capitol.  A brief registration process is required to connect a personal device to this network.  Once an individual selects "CAPPublic" from the list of available networks and then opens a browser on their device, they should be presented with a registration page and the steps to complete the process.

 Media Information:

There will be a limited amount of space reserved for credentialed members of the media along the wall on the left side of the room when facing the podium. 

There are "push-to-talk" microphones along the three-tiered committee dais and there is a microphone at the podium. There are four mult/press boxes available on the side walls of the meeting room. Each mult/press box has eight XLR plug-in connections.  As long as those speaking within the room utilize an active microphone, the audio will transmit through the mult boxes. You may want to arrive early so you can test your equipment.

If you plan to broadcast the meeting live, please advise Crime Commission staff so we are able to answer any questions from the public regarding viewing the meeting from other areas of the building.

 

August 7, 2019


NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT: Crime Commission August 20th Public Comment Sign Up Information

 

The Crime Commission is meeting on Tuesday, August 20th from Noon - 8:00 p.m. and will be taking public comment on topics related to legislation that was referred to the Crime Commission during the Special Session. A list of bills introduced during the 2019 Special Session can be found here.

Public comment will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. with organizations and interest groups speaking first and then members of the general public speaking at approximately 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the House Committee Room, which is on the Ground Floor of the Pocahontas Building, 900 East Main Street, Richmond. The Pocahontas Building opens to the public at 9:00 a.m. The meeting room opens at 11:00 a.m. Individuals must go through security and a metal detector when entering the building.

Public Comment Sign Up Information:

There will be a table in the hallway outside of the meeting room from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on August 20th to sign up in-person to speak during public comment. Sign up is on a first come, first serve basis. You will receive a number when you sign up. You MUST have a number if you want to speak during public comment. Numbers will be provided until 11:00 a.m. or until all available numbers have been distributed, whichever occurs sooner. Due to time limitations, there is no guarantee that everyone who receives a number will be able to speak at the meeting. The Chair may exercise his prerogative to alter the order.

Comments are limited to 2 minutes per person. There will be a timer set to ensure adherence to this limit.

Written Comments:  

If you are unable to attend this meeting in-person, written comments are currently being accepted by the Crime Commission. Send written comments and any other information/materials relevant to this topic via email to comments@vscc.virginia.gov or via postal mail to our office (address is below). Please be advised that comments will be shared with members of the Crime Commission.

Additional details regarding the deadline for submitting written comments will be announced following the August 20th Crime Commission meeting. 

 

August 7, 2019


NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT: CRIME COMMISSION NOW ACCEPTING WRITTEN COMMENTS ON GUN LEGISLATION

 

Crime Commission staff is currently accepting written comments on this topic. Send written comments and any other information/materials relevant to this topic via email to comments@vscc.virginia.gov or via postal mail to our office (address is below). Please be advised that comments will be shared with members of the Crime Commission.
 
Additional details regarding the deadline for submitting written comments will be announced following the August 20th Crime Commission meeting.  
 
 
Mailing address:  
 
Attn:  Written Comments
Virginia State Crime Commission
1111 East Broad Street, Ste. B036
Richmond, Virginia 23219
  

 July 19, 2019


NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT:  CRIME COMMISSION SCHEDULES MEETINGS IN AUGUST TO DISCUSS GUN LEGISLATION

 

The Crime Commission was recently referred all of the legislation from the Special Session and has scheduled two Commission meetings in August to discuss and review this topic. Both meetings will be held in the House Committee Room of the Pocahontas Building, 900 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219. Both meetings are open to the public.
 
Monday, August 19th at 10:00 a.m.: The agenda will consist of a variety of presenters from other agencies, organizations, etc.
 
Tuesday, August 20th at Noon: Public comment will be taken during this meeting. Next, patrons will present their bills. Link to bills: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?192+lst+ALL
 
 
  

July 12, 2019