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Department of Human Resource Management
Commonwealth of Virginia Health Benefits Program [1 VAC 55 ‑ 20]
Action This action will amend section 1VAC 55 320(E) to include adults, other than spouses and incapacitated adult children, as participants in the Health Benefits Plan for State Employees
Comment Period Ends 12/23/2009
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12/12/09  10:10 am
Commenter: Sergio Ferrarese, The College of William and Mary


For those of you against this amendment who invoke the sanctity of the law: First of all, the current administration, even if it is at the end of its mandate, has the full capacity to change, amend or abrogate laws. This is constitutional . Secondly, the lawmaker has to meet the real needs of its electorate and cannot be bound to "vague" and folkloric ideas about social custom such as "christianity says this and that" To keep it short, the state is a secular institution and if its goal is democracy, then this amendment is a meaningful step towards that goal.