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“Whatever my people feel is important, then I’m their liaison in Richmond,” she said.

Delegate William K. Barlow, Isle of Wight Democrat, heard from retirees in the out-of-the-way town of Claremont after they were told that it was illegal to putter about in golf carts.

“Some local officers …had been giving tickets to people who live down there by the James River where there’s very little traffic,” he said. “Some of these people don’t have cars and they get around on golf carts.”

So his bill would make Claremont only the second village in the state specifically exempt from a law that bans golf carts from public roads. The other is Saxis, population 350, a Chesapeake Bay town on the Eastern Shore.

“This is home cooking,” Mr. Barlow said. “Somebody from back home asks you to do something, and this is what that is.”