Despite assurances that the bill would not become law, Mr. Sickles said the House vote would send a message to businesses considering moving to Virginia.
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"When the General Assembly set up this program in 2010 it created a direct fee to fund it," Mr. Sickles said. "We need to keep faith with our citizens that when we start a new program we will not divert that funding."
Child-exploitation prevention in Virginia gets funds →