Pre-Session Survey - 2019
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Delegate Kenneth R. "Ken" Plum
 
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2.

What are the three most important issues facing the General Assembly this year? (choose three)

Expanding affordable housing
Balancing the state budget
Reducing crime
Funding education
Reforming ethics standards
Increasing use of renewable energy
Reforming immigration policies
Improving access to health care for Virginians
Improving the economy/creating jobs
Protecting the environment
Protecting LGBTQ+ rights
Instituting criminal justice reform and racial justice policies
Expanding transportation improvements
Expanding mass transit and alternative transportation methods
Protecting women's reproductive rights
Ensuring access to voting rights
Ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment
Other  
3.

To improve our education system, (choose all that you support)

Restore funding cut from K-12 education during the recession
Replace Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) with the federal Common Core of Knowledge
Reduce the number of SOL tests administered in the schools
Provide funding to lower class sizes
Provide localities with the flexibility to create charter schools
Improve access to pre-school and high quality childcare
Provide localities with the flexibility to offer more choices among public schools
Provide localities with the flexibility to determine the beginning and end of the school year
Provide localities with the flexibility to establish year-round schools
Other  
4.

To reduce gun violence, which of the following do you support? (choose all that apply)

Requiring background checks on all gun purchases
Closing the gun show loophole
Restoring one gun per month restriction
Limiting size of ammunition clips
Allowing localities to ban guns on designated public property
Banning high-powered military-style weaponry
Banning gun stores from within school zones
Other  
5.
Please indicate whether you support, oppose, are undecided or need more information on the following health care issues:
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Repeal the law that requires women's health centers to meet hospital standards  
Repeal the law that requires an ultrasound prior to an abortion  
Pass a law that states the use of FDA-approved birth control will not be treated as an abortion  
Expand access to affordable health care  
Increase the tax on cigarettes to pay Medicaid-related costs  
Increase the amount of time a person may be detained against his or her will for mental health treatment  
Increase funding to help fight opioid addiction  
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6.

To increase energy efficiency, indicate if you support, oppose, are undecided or need more information on the following:

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A utility structure that encourages conservation  
Mandatory "green building" requirements  
Incentives to homeowners to reduce residential consumption  
Incentives with the purchase of fuel-efficient vehicles  
Additional fees to support energy audits and efficiency improvements  
Additional fees to increase investments in public transit  
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7.

Indicate which initiatives to help Virginia's seniors you support, oppose, are undecided or need more information on?

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Mandatory minimum sentences for caregivers who financially exploit incapacitated adults  
Set minimum staffing standards for nursing homes  
No-excuse early voting for seniors who are 65 or older  
Enhance Medicaid reimbursement rates for in-home medical service providers  
Require in-home medical service providers to be licensed by the state  
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8.
Indicate whether you support, oppose, are undecided or need more information on the following voting issues:
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Repeal the law requiring photo identification to vote  
Allow anyone over the age of 65 to vote in-person absentee  
Allow everyone to vote early for the two weeks preceding the election  
Extend evening voting hours from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  
Increase funding to allow localities to purchase new voting machines  
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9.
Indicate whether you support, oppose, are undecided or need more information on the following immigration issues:
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Requiring local and state police to attempt to verify citizenship of all who are arrested and to hold undocumented immigrants for federal authorities  
Requiring local and state police to attempt to verify citizenship ONLY of those accused or convicted of violent crimes and then notify federal authorities of undocumented immigrants  
Requiring all businesses with state contracts to use the E-Verify system, which verifies the immigration status of all potential employees  
Local and state police should not be required to enforce federal immigration laws  
Undocumented children who meet certain requirements should receive in-state tuition  
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10.

Virginia recently had its congressional districts invalidated by a federal court because of gerrymandering. Several states have created nonpartisan or bipartisan commissions to draw districts. Do you believe Virginia should do something similar?

Yes
No
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11.

What are your priorities for state funding? (choose up to five)

K-12 education
Higher education
Corrections
Medicaid
Other health services
Chesapeake Bay clean-up
Public safety
Transportation
Veterans services
Economic development programs
Lower income taxes across the board
Lower income taxes for corporations
Other  
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12.

Many states are passing laws to help working families. Which of the following would you support? (choose all that apply)

Increase minimum wage to $15 an hour
Increase minimum wage to $12 an hour
Set minimum wage to inflation
Require employers to provide sick leave
Require employers to provide paid maternity and paternity leave
Require employers to provide a non-restroom area for new mothers to breastfeed or pump and store milk
Establish a refundable earned income tax
Other  
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13.
Indicate whether you support, oppose, are undecided or need more information on the following criminal justice reforms:
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Eliminate cash bail  
Establish more vocational and transition programs for prisoners  
No juvenile under 16 referred to adult court  
End the school to prison pipeline  
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14.
Please indicate any need for which you think a law should pass to prohibit or to promote that need or issue. In other words, are there specific laws you think the General Assembly should pass this session?
 

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15.

Do you have any issues with Virginia state government for which you would like to request Delegate Plum's assistance?

 

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16.
If you would like to receive Delegate Ken Plum's weekly electronic newsletter, Virginia e-News, please indicate the email address to which you would like the newsletter sent.
 

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