- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Lawmakers have introduced more than 1,000 bills ahead of the General Assembly’s opening day Wednesday, with many more still to come. Some are more eye-catching than others. Here’s a sampling:

- Marijuana decriminalization: Sen. Adam Ebbin’s measure (SB686) eliminates jail time for pot possession, which would be subject to a maximum $100 civil penalty. The bill also reduces penalties for distribution.

- Police arrest quotas: Del. Delores McQuinn (HB1376) wants to prohibit police departments from establishing quotas requiring a specified number of arrests or warrants in a designated time period.

- Breast-feeding: Del. Dave Albo’s bill (HB1499) would allow a mother to breast-feed in any place where she is lawfully present.

- Runoff elections: Sen. Bill Carrico (SB742) and Del. Danny Marshall (HB1425) want to require a majority vote for a winner to be declared in state elections. If no one gets a majority, a runoff would be held between the two top vote-getters.

- Honoring the Gipper: Del. David Ramadan’s resolution (HJ509) would establish an official Ronald Reagan Day on Feb. 6, the 40th president’s birthday.

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