Delegate Garrett's 2017 General Assembly Session Survey

Please fill out the survey below to help me better understand the issues that are important to you.


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1. From the following list of issues, which issues do you believe should be the top priority of the Virginia House of Delegates?
2. What core services provided by state government are most important to you?
3. Virginia continues to face budget constraints due to sequestration and federal tax increases. How do you believe the General Assembly should address such budgetary constraints?
4. Do you think students are required to take too many, too few, or about the right number of SOL tests over the course of their educational career?
5. School choice refers to the idea that parents and children should have a variety of traditional and non-traditional educational options available to ensure that each student’s learning experience helps them meet their full potential. Which of the following school choice options do you support? [Check all that apply.]
6. How do you feel about the cost of college tuition in Virginia?
7. Should the children of illegal immigrants who have been here for more than five years, graduated from high school, been accepted to a state university and plan to apply for permanent residency be allowed to receive in-state tuition?
8. Do you support or oppose Medicaid Expansion in Virginia? While expansion would enroll up to 400,000 currently uninsured Virginians in Medicaid, it could cost the Commonwealth of Virginia over $1 billion per year, forcing cuts to other key services like education, mental health and public safety.
9. Would you support or oppose legislation to allow patients and doctors to sign “direct primary care” contracts without government regulation? Direct primary care contracts are written agreements between you and your doctor for specific services at pre-negotiated prices.
10. Article V of the U.S. Constitution allows two-thirds of state legislatures to call a “Convention of the States” to amend the federal constitution. Some lawmakers have pushed a convention of the states to enact limits on federal authority and spending. Do you support or oppose a “Convention of the States?”
11. Under Virginia law, law enforcement may seize property related to criminal activity, even if the owner has not yet been convicted of a crime. Some have argued that Virginia should reform its asset forfeiture laws to make it more difficult for law enforcement to seize private property in order to protect the rights of citizens. Do you support or oppose efforts to reform Virginia’s asset forfeiture laws?
12. Do you support or oppose legislation overturning Governor McAuliffe’s executive order banning law-abiding citizens from carrying firearms in state buildings?
13. Political rights include the right to vote, serve on a jury, run for public office, and serve as a notary public. When an individual is convicted of a felony, they automatically lose their political rights. Historically, Governors have granted rights restoration on an individualized basis after review. However, the Governor can restore political rights at his discretion, as did Governor McAuliffe with a sweeping executive order. Do you support amending the Virginia Constitution to establish permanent framework on restoring political rights?
14. Should voters have the option to register by political party (Republican, Democrat, Independent, etc.)?
15. Currently, Virginia requires all individuals who vote in person to show photo identification when voting. Do you support or oppose legislation to require a copy of a photo ID be submitted when voting absentee?