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http://www.aplusphysics.com 

http://phyz.org/hewittdrewit/index.html

 

Students who are absent and miss a daily grade must complete a left page activity on the covered topic to receive a grade for what was missed. 

A zero will be recorded until the assignment is complete.

 

Students should expect a quiz every day!

 

8/9 and 8/10: Introduction 

class policies and procedures  

syllabus  (Course objectives listed here)

Safety contract  

left page activities  

Cornell notes template 

 

Unit 1:  One-Dimensional Kinematics (Test 8/31 and 9/1. Cornell notes and tutorial packet due also.)

            (Objectives 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8)

 

8/11 and 8/14: 

What is physics video: http://aplusphysics.com/courses/regents/videos/WhatIsPhysics/WhatIsPhysics.html

kinematics unit tutorial

  

8/15 & 8/16: Describing motion (lessons 1 and 2 tutorial) 

motion maps lab

http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/kinematics/honors_motion.html  (Cornell notes on defining motion)

acceleration interactive, acceleration activity

Extra practice if needed: motion notes and problems 

Homework: Complete lessons 1 & 2 from tutorial  p.1-12 

 

8/17 & 8/18: Graphing motion

Name that motion interactive, name that motion activity

cars acceleration worksheet

http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/kinematics/honors_graph.html  (Cornell notes on graphing motion)

Extra practice if needed: Moving man lab (phet sim), Reference point activity 

Homework: Complete lessons 3 & 4 from tutorial p. 13-18

 

8/21 & 8/22: Graphing motion

graph that motion activity, graph that motion interactive

position time graph lab

velocity time graphs lab

physics fix motion graphs

graphing position and velocity time graphs worksheet

match that graph activity, match that graph concept builder

Extra practice:position time graphs activity, position time graph concept builder

Homework: Complete lessons 3 & 4 from tutorial p. 19-22

 

8/23 & 8/24: Kinematic equations 

Velocity vs time graph ACT prep 

up and down activity, up and down concept builder

http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/kinematics/honors_kineqn.html  (Cornell notes on kinematic equations)

physics fix kinematic equations

Homework: Complete lessons 5 (p. 23-26)

 

8/25 & 8/28: Free fall

stopping distance ACT prep

two stage rocket activity, two stage rocket interactive

http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/kinematics/honors_freefall.html  (Cornell notes on free fall)

physics fix free fall

Extra practice if needed: free fall speed free fall problem solving 

Homework: Complete lesson 6 (p.27-28)

 

8/29 & 8/30: Review

Kinematics ACT prep 

which one doesn't belong activity, which one doesn't belong concept builder

distance vs displacement interactive, distance vs displacement activity

motion diagrams concept builder, motion diagrams interactive

 

Homework: Test next time. Packet and Cornell notes due. 

 

8/31 & 9/1: Kinematics Test 

Homework: vectors and projectiles tutorial 

 

If you need to retake this test, please complete the tutorial packet and one pager.  See me during intervention for help.  

 

Add an insert or make a cover page for unit 2 in your notebook. 

 

Unit 2: Two-Dimensional Motion (Test and packet due 9/15 and 9/18) 

            (Objective covered: 2.4)

 

projectile motion ppt

up and down ACT prep 

projectiles guided practice, projectiles quiz

Extra:projectile motion simulation projectile motion simulator http://www.physicsclassroom.com/shwave/projectile.cfm 

 

9/15 & 9/18: Unit 2 Test and tutorial packet due

Test

Newton's laws tutorial packet

 

Unit 3: Forces and Newton's Laws (Test and packet due 10/5 & 10/6)            

            (Objectives covered: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9)

 

9/19 & 9/20: Newton's first and third laws and forces

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/forces-and-motion-basics, phet forces and motion sim activity

http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/videos/N1Law/N1Law.html Cornell notes Newton's first law 

http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/dynamics/N3Law.html Cornell notes Newton's third law 

1st and 3rd laws guided practice

recognizing forces concept development

Inertia practice and action reaction practice 

Homework:  work on packet

 

9/22 & 9/25: Newton's second law & free body diagrams

http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/dynamics/N2Law.html Cornell notes 

http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/dynamics/FBD.html Cornell notes Free body diagrams 

force interactive physics classroom

free body diagrams interactive

2nd law guided practice

Newton's 2nd law concept builder

Carts bricks and bands ACT prep 

static equilibrium, mass and weight, friction and air resistance, force and acceleration, racing day

Homework: work on packet

 

9/26 & 9/27: Friction

pulling force ACT prep

mass, weight, and friction guided practice

phet sim forces and free body diagrams

force interactive with friction physics classroom

friction ACT prep 

9/28 & 9/29: Forces in two dimensions

coffee filter lab ACT prep

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/physics/motion

http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/dynamics/ramps.html Cornell notes 

http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/dynamics/Atwood.html  

friction ramp lab

phet sim ramps

rocket sledder interactive physics classroom

vectors and equilibrium practice, force vector components practice, inclined planes practice 

Homework:  work on packet

 

10/2-10/4: Review 

Newton's laws video circus physics

Newton's laws practice problems

2nd law and drag ACT prep

Look at these if you need extra help: force and vectors ppt, first law ppt, , second law ppt, third law ppt

Homework:  Test and packet check next time. 

 

10/5 & 10/6: Unit 3 Test and packet due

Homework: start on circular motion tutorial 

 

 

Make an insert or cover sheet for unit 4 on Circular Motion and Gravity

 

 

Unit 4: Circular Motion and Universal Gravitation (Test and packet due 10/26 & 10/27)

            (Objectives covered: 2.2, 2.5, 2.10, 2.11)

 

10/10-10/11: Circular motion

NASCAR http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/sos/turning.jsp 

circus physics http://www.pbs.org/opb/circus/classroom/circus-physics/centripetal-acceleration/ 

Ladybug revolution simulation http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/rotation 

circular motion lab 

Lesson: http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/ucm/ucm.html 

Video lectures: centripetal acceleration, circular speed, centripetal force 

circus physics activity

racetrack interactive

circular motion interactive

Extra: circular motion study guide corresponds to circular motion ppt

Homework: tutorial p.1-6

 

10/12-10/13: Vertical circular motion 

10/16 & 10/17: Universal gravitation

Gravity critical thinking questions 

variations in gravity enrichment activity

Lesson: http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/ucm/gravity.html

universal gravitation study guide corresponds to universal gravitation ppt

variations in gravity enrichment activity

gravitation interactive 

phet lab: modeling gravity 

Newton's laws worksheet

Homework: universal gravitation tutorial, inverse square law tutorial 

 

10/18 & 10/19: Satellite motion and weightlessness

weightlessness training ACT prep 

apparent weightlessness lab 

Mr. Fullerton and orbits: http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=3&v=P1Spb0xT7mA

NASA teaching from space: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/npe11.sci.phys.maf.centripetal/teaching-from-space-centripetal-force/ 

Minutephysics guns in space: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYf6av21x5c 

Elevator ride simulation: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Interactives/Circular-and-Satellite-Motion/The-Elevator-Ride/The-Elevator-Ride-Interactive, elevator ride lab sim

Homework: satellite motion and weightlessness tutorial 

 

10/20 & 10/23: Kepler's laws

Kepler's laws ACT prep 

Kepler's laws lab, Kepler's laws simulation activity 

Lesson:http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/ucm/Kepler.html 

satellite motion and Kepler study guide corresponds to satellite motion ppt  

Homework: Kepler's laws tutorial 

 

10/24 & 10/25: review

centripetal force video

gravity x ray bending ACT prep

pluto and orbits ACT prep

Trajectory of a juggling club ACT prep

circular motion worksheet 

gravity worksheet

Homework: study for test

 

10/26 & 10/27: Test

 

Unit 5: Momentum (Test and Notebook Check 11/13 & 11/14)

            (Objectives covered: 3.2, 3.4)

 

momentum tutorial Please read the lesson on physicsclassroom.com.

 

10/30 & 10/31: Impulse and momentum intro

Acting on impulse lab

momentum and impulse water balloon lab

egg drop interactive physics classroom

momentum and impulse guided practice

Lesson: http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/momentum/impulse.html, impulse and momentum power point 

Homework: Packet p.1-2

 

11/1 & 11/2: Impulse and momentum applied 

marshmallow launcher ACT prep 

momentum and impulse lesson A+ physics, impulse momentum theorem lesson A+ physics

Understanding car crashes video: http://youtu.be/vjQA3NrVvrk, http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/sos/momentumtime.jsp  (Add to Cornell notes)

Bumper design lab, Impulse ranking 

crash ratings project 

Homework: Complete pages 3-6 on momentum tutorial. 

 

11/3 & 11/6: Conservation of momentum

air bags ACT prep 

circus physics momentum video 

impulse and momentum problems 

Death of Gwen Stacy video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuVpwjYgvgg 

lesson:conservation of momentum lesson A+ physics

http://www.pbs.org/opb/circus/classroom/circus-physics/linear-momentum/, http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/momentum/conservation.html, conservation of momentum powerpoint 

concept development ws, concept development p.2 

Homework: Complete p. 7-10 on tutorial.

 

11/7 & 11/8: Collisions

stopping distance ACT prep 

collisions video

Nascar momentum video clip

bouncing with momentum lab 

collisions phet lab 

exploding carts interactive from physics classroom

2-D collisions lesson A+ physics, http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/momentum/collisions.html 

Homework: Complete p. 11-16 on tutorial. 

 

11/9 & 11/10: Review

Collisions ACT prep 

momentum video lesson

impulse video

conservation of momentum video lesson

collisions crash course

skateboarding and physics

concept development 8-2, conservation of momentum problems  

momentum and impulse worksheet, momentum conservation worksheet 

unit summary, unit ppt, guided reading study guide

 

11/13 & 11/14: Test

work, power, and energy tutorial 

 

Unit 6: Work, Power, and Energy (Test and packet due 12/6 & 12/7)

            (Objectives covered: 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)

 

11/15 & 11/16: Work and power

making the grade lab 

work video

work and power lab, work and power data table 

Cornell notes on  http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/WEP/work.html,  http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/WEP/power.html

It's all uphill simulation from physics classroom 

work and power worksheet 

Homework: tutorial p.1-6. 

 

11/17 & 11/27: Types of energy and Hooks's law

energy and springs classwork

Homework: Tutorial packet p.7-12

 

11/28 & 11/29: Conservation of energy

bat ball collisions ACT prep 

Homework: Tutorial p. 13-16.

 

11/30 & 12/1: Thermodynamics

energy on inclined plane ACT prep   

Homework: Tutorial p. 17-20. 

 

12/4 & 12/5: Review 

Springs worksheet problems 

energy worksheet 

12/6 & 12/7: Test and packet due

 

extra credit

 

First Semester Wrap Up

  

12/8-12/11: Exam review

first semester exam study guide

 

12/12: B5 and B6 exam

            A1 and A2 review 

 

12/13: A1 and A2 exam

            A3 and B7 review

 

12/14: A3 exam and B7 exam

            A4 and B8 review

 

12/15: A4 and B8 exam

            1/2 day

 

Second Semester

 

Unit 7: Mechanical Waves (Test and packet check 1/22 & 1/23)

            (Objectives covered: 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6)

 

1/3 & 1/4: Periodic Motion

periodic motion lesson, labs, and problems

circus physics video

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/pendulum-lab

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Interactives/Waves-and-Sound/Mass-on-a-Spring

physics classroom lessons:

vibrational motion lesson

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves/Lesson-0/Properties-of-Periodic-Motion

pendulum motion

mass on a spring

Videos:

spring video observational experiment

pendulum video experiment

https://mpb.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/simple-harmonic-motion-crashcourse-2016/simple-harmonic-motion-crash-course-physics/

Homework: finish classwork

 

1/5 & 1/8: Types of waves and wave behavior

pendulum ACT prep

Aplus lesson: wave basics video tutorial

physics classroom lesson: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves/Lesson-1/Waves-and-Wavelike-Motion, http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves/Lesson-1/What-is-a-Wave, http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves/Lesson-1/Categories-of-Waves, http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves/Lesson-3/Boundary-Behavior

classwork: intro to waves study guide and labs

 

1/9 & 1/10: wave characteristics and wave equation

mass on a spring ACT prep

classwork:wave characteristics study guide and labs

-discussion and demos

Homework: Finish classwork 

 

1/11 & 1/12: Sound waves, Doppler effect, and resonance

-properties of sound intro 

 resonance lab 72 

-intensity and the decibel system ACT prep  

-Cornell notes on http://www.aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/waves/sound.html 

-Cornell notes on http://www.aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/waves/Doppler.html

-Cornell notes on https://youtu.be/YYlpePXdiCg (resonance)

- http://themindunleashed.org/2014/04/amazing-resonance-experiment-sacred-geometry-sound.html

Homework: finish classwork

 

1/16 & 1/17: Standing waves and interference

- decibels ACT prep

- Cornell notes on http://www.aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/waves/interference.html, http://www.aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/videos/StandingWaves/StandingWaves.html

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves/Lesson-4/Traveling-Waves-vs-Standing-Waves

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves/Lesson-3/Interference-of-Waves

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves/Lesson-4/Formation-of-Standing-Waves

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves/Lesson-4/Nodes-and-Anti-nodes

 interference tutorial 

- superposition lab and superposition practice 

- slinky in hand lab,

- wave behaviors practice   

standing waves and resonance tutorial  

 

1/18 & 1/19: Wrap up and review

standing waves ACT prep 

 sound of music ACT prep 

- wave characteristics practice, doppler effect worksheet

-review: waves ppt, sound ppt, waves summary, sound summary, waves study guide, sound study guide

Homework: Test next time 

 

1/24 & 1/25: Mechanical Waves Test 

 

Unit 8: Electromagnetic Waves (Test and packet check 2/15 & 2/16) 

            (Objectives covered: 4.7, 4.8, 4.9)

 

1/30 & 1/31:  law of reflection

Cornell notes on http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/optics/reflection.html 

light bulb ACT prep 

 light behavior intro 

- images lab, reflection worksheet 

- reflection tutorial, types of reflection tutorial 

reflection and mirrors video

-Helpful videos:  http://www.cyberphysics.co.uk/topics/light/reflection.htm, http://www.cyberphysics.co.uk/topics/light/drawing_mirror_diagrams.htm

Homework: finish classwork 

 

2/1 & 2/2: refraction

TB: summarize Cornell notes 

-reflection and transmission ACT prep  

Cornel notes http://www.aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/optics/refraction.html (1st 8 minutes)

refraction video clip

refraction lab and tutorial

Homework: Finish classwork 

 

2/5 & 2/6: Snell's law and total internal reflection

refraction video

- Snell's law ACT prep 

- Cornel notes http://www.aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/optics/refraction.html (minutes 8-13)

index of refraction and Snell's law video clip

- refraction simulation physics classroom, least time principle simulation physics classroom 

Snell's law tutorial and activities

- Snell's law lab 

- refraction worksheet 

refraction tutorial

Homework: finish classwork

 

2/7 & 2/8: lenses

TB: Write summary in Cornell notes

lens video, lens and mirror note taking guide

- microscope ACT prep

Helpful videos/info: http://www.cyberphysics.co.uk/topics/light/refraction.htm 

Homework: Finish classwork

  

2/9 & 2/12: lens mirror equation

TB: summarize Cornell notes 

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/geometric-optics/lenses/v/thin-lens-equation-and-problem-solving

magnification lab ACT prep 

depth of field ACT prep

- ray optics phet lab (Go to http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/geometric-optics), lens diagrams and problems 

Homework: lens tutorial 

 

2/13 & 2/14: review

object image relationships ACT prep 

concave mirrors ACT prep

radiation spectrum ACT prep

dual nature of light ACT prep

cell phone ACT prep

- lens lab, lens lab 

- Cornell notes on lenses: lens ppt  or  http://www.cyberphysics.co.uk/topics/light/lenses.htm  

- review reflection and refraction ppt 

Homework: TEST next time. 

 

2/15 & 2/16: Electromagnetic Waves Test 

Technological applications of em waves literacy activity

 

Wave-Particle Duality (Extra Unit)

 

: Waves as particles

Interesting articles, videos, and tutorials: 

- http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-what-is-light-anyway-explained 

-http://www.sciencealert.com/this-is-world-s-first-image-of-light-as-both-a-particle-and-a-wave 

-http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-discover-fundamental-property-of-light 

-http://www.cyberphysics.co.uk/topics/atomic/Photoelectric_effect/Photoelectric_effect.htm

-Cornell notes on http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/modern/duality.html 

Homework: Write 3 questions in the margin of your Cornell notes. 

 

 

: Particles as waves

-light intensity ACT prep 

-Cornell notes on de Broglie wavelength http://youtu.be/IHNz_cTOhN8 

 -wave particle study guide, wave particle duality worksheet 

Homework: Write 3 questions in Cornell notes and finish classwork. 

 

: Bohr's model and atomic spectra

-Cornell notes on http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/videos/ModelsAtom/ModelsAtom.html, http://aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/videos/AtomicSpectra/AtomicSpectra.html

-flame test lab 

Posted by J. Minchew · February 17, 2017 5:01 PM

Last week on Tuesday, February 7th, the General Assembly reached the midway mark of the 45-day session or “Crossover”.  In the four weeks leading up to Crossover, the House of Delegates considered over 1,000 pieces of legislation.  After a nine-hour session on Tuesday, we concluded our work on all bills that originated on the House side of our bicameral legislature, passing along 562 bills to the Senate.  We will now spend the remaining time considering legislation from the Senate. 

Thank you to all who completed my 2017 Constituent Survey, participated in my two Town Halls in Berryville and Leesburg, or contacted my office about your legislative priorities.  I value your feedback and believe the House of Delegates is working to make progress on many of the issues you identified as priorities. We are focusing on legislation that supports job creation and economic development, healthcare, education, and public safety while continuing our work on transportation improvements.  

On Sunday, February 5th, the House Appropriations Committee unveiled the amended House Budget for the 2016-2018 biennium.  The House Budget bill (HB 1500) is a structurally-balanced and responsible spending plan that protects taxpayer dollars while carefully investing in the core functions of state government with no new taxes or fees. We want to invest in our priorities but believe Virginia should be cautious and prudent with taxpayer resources and I am pleased to report HB1500 passed the House with strong support, reflected in the 98-Y 2-N vote.

As many of you know, our senior Loudoun County Circuit Court judge, the Honorable Burke McCahill, retired in December and one of our more important duties for the 2017 Session is to elect a replacement judge for this now-vacant judgeship.  But last Friday evening, 36 hours before the House Budget was released by the House Appropriations Committee, I learned that vacant judgeships would not be funded in an effort to close the deficit in our biennial budget adopted last year.  I immediately contacted the Loudoun House and Senate Delegation members and, in particular Loudoun’s own Budget Conferee Appropriations Committee member, Delegate Tag Greason.  Within 36 hours, Delegate Greason was able to get funding for our Loudoun judgeship restored in the House Budget.  That is the good news.  The bad news is that the Senate Budget does not have this funding included.  We will all work hard to ensure the final, reconciled version of the budget has this funding included so that our Loudoun judiciary can remain fully staffed.

A top budget priority of mine through this year’s budget process was to approve a 3% salary increase for our Virginia State Troopers.  This bill also includes funding to address the issue of “salary compression” among employees in the local sheriffs’ offices and regional jails.  This salary compression adjustment will address the current pay schedule that has a minimal pay increase for seniority and job experience.  This salary compression adjustment will promote retention of experienced employees in these important positions.  With regards to public safety, we also included a comprehensive funding to combat domestic violence, including additional funding for prevention, treatment and counseling services.

Education continues to be a top priority for the House of Delegates as we continue to make strategic investments in education.  The 2017 House Budget Bill (HB1500) calls for new funding for K-12 education. We look to invest $15 billion for direct aid to public education and build on our lottery investment by sending $218.7 million directly back to local school divisions with fewer strings attached than other funding.  We have designated an additional $20 million investment in funding for financial aid to address rising college tuition costs and to increase prioritization for in-state students.

Below is a brief update on my legislation that has passed the House and is now going through the Senate for consideration.

HB2350- Trespassing by drone-This bill was recommended to me by the Town of Leesburg and grew out of problems with drone trespassing on private property.  I proposed this legislation to help the existing law keep pace with the rapidly developing technology of unmanned aircraft systems, more commonly known as drones.  While existing code states it is unlawful for a person to “peep or spy into a dwelling or occupied building”, it does not allow for prosecution of those who may choose to do this by drone.  This bill expands protection by prohibiting the use of an electronic device to knowingly and intentionally enter onto another person’s property or dwelling to secretly peep or spy.  This bill passed the House (97-0), reported out of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee, and will be voted upon by the full Senate early next week.

HB2303- "Energy Liberty"- Production of electric power by agricultural landowners- This bill was the result of months of intensive meetings and the hard work and compromise of landowners, investor-owned utility companies, electric cooperatives, solar developers, and solar advocates.  Specifically, this bill creates an option for farmers to use their land to “harvest” solar energy or generate power by other means (wind, bio-gas, or geothermal) and put that renewable energy back into the power grid, offsetting their operational costs and reducing their level of energy consumption by selling the excess energy back to the power companies.  While it does not give all stakeholders everything they were seeking, I think it will serve as important step in advancing the expansion of renewable energy in the Commonwealth, while providing increased opportunities for economic development. This bill also augments the ability of farmers and rural economy landowners to exercise two great American virtues:  self-reliance and individual determination. This passed the House (82- Y, 13- N, 2-A) and passed the Senate (36 - Y, 2- N, 2- A) and will now go to the Governor's desk.

HB 2435- Handheld personal communication devices; use while driving, penalty- I filed this bill to address the growing problem associated with the use of handheld personal communication devices by drivers that can result in distracted driving behavior.  This past August, our region experienced a tragic loss of five-month old Tristan Schulz of Lansdowne, apparently due to a driver using his cell phone while operating his vehicle crossing the pedestrian crosswalk where Tristan's mother was pushing his stroller.  The issue of distracted driving needs to be addressed by proper amendments to our criminal and traffic offense laws.  Drafting this bill was a laborious process as it is hard to balance (as all criminal statutes do) public safety with personal liberty.  My bill was combined with an identical bill (HB1834) but regrettably, did not clear the rigorous review of the House Courts of Justice Committee Criminal Law Subcommittee and failed on a tied 10 - 10 vote.  I remain committed to working on this issue going forward. 

HB 1712- Energy performance-based contract; cooperative procurement-  Energy performance-based contracts (EPC) is a form of financing that permits State agencies and local government facilities to make energy efficiency upgrades without increasing their budgets.  This bill makes a minor adjustment to the Energy and Operational Efficiency Performance Based Contracting Act that would allow a greater level of cooperation between governmental entities when in implementing these energy performance contracts, which will lead to cost savings and energy savings.  This bill passed the House (98-0) and was passed by the Senate (40-0).  It will now proceed to the Governor's desk.

HB1713- Electronic access to non-confidential court records; background checks- This bill streamlines the background screening process for the Clerks of Court and companies providing background screening services to employees.  It will also help speed up the background screening process for job applicants who must await the results of the background checks before they can be hired, and will assist employers in getting jobs filled with qualified applicants more efficiently.  This bill passed the House (99-0) and Senate (40-0) and will move to the Governor’s desk for a signature. 

HB 1740- Sanitary districts; creation by board of supervisors- This bill was recommended to me by Clarke County and amends a long-existing but rarely used law that gives Circuit Court judges the ability to create and alter special taxing districts to address a variety of needs of a community, including elements such as water supply and sewerage.  The existing law dates back to the days when local judges often did what we could consider today to be local government public policy-making.  This bill moves this public-making authority to the elected County Board of Supervisors, who are directly accountable to the voters, and who are required to hold advertised public hearings when they legislate.  This bill passed the House (95-2) and the Senate (40-0), and now moves to the Governor’s desk for a signature.

HB1816- Demurrers; amended pleadings-I filed this bill at the request of the Virginia Bar Association (VBA) that provides a resolution to what many lawyers have called the “Demurrer trap” and provides a technical solution for the legal pleading process and the preservation of appeal rights.  It was a recommendation that came out of the VBA’s Boyd-Graves Conference.  This bill passed the House (99-0) and the Senate (39-0), and now moves to the Governor's desk.

My office staff is available to provide constituents with a range of assistance in state and local matters. We can be reached at (804) 698-1010 during session or (703) 777-1570 during the rest of the year.  Please do not hesitate to contact me through email at DelRMinchew@house.virginia.gov.  

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

Best regards,



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