'Personhood,' Dulles rail funding among first bills filed for 2012

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Monday marked the first day legislators could pre-file bills for Virginia’s 2012 General Assembly session, and Delegate Robert G. Marshall wasted no time.

Mr. Marshall, Prince William Republican, introduced legislation that would bar Virginia from contributing money to the second phase of the Dulles rail project if it is subject to a project labor agreement, if policies do not permit public access to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s records under Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act, or if it is not subject to an audit by the state Department of Transportation or the auditor of public accounts.

The funding agreement for the $2.8 billion second leg of the project calls for the state to provide an additional $150 million, which must be approved by the General Assembly.Another bill would add athletic coaches and directors in schools to the list of people required to report child abuse or neglect to the state.

As he has in the past, Mr. Marshall also introduced a measure stipulating that the life of each human being begins at conception. The so-called “personhood” ballot initiative received national attention during the lead-up to Mississippi’s elections this year but ultimately was rejected by voters.

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