PWAR Legislative Small Group Visits with Legislators to
Promote and Protect REALTORS® Interests
RICHMOND, VA (Feb. 2) For the first time in two years, members of the 2022 PWAR Legislative Small Group participated in the 2022 REALTOR Day on the Hill program. The program is designed to bring REALTORS® to Richmond for meetings with their elected officials and lobby for legislative initiatives.
Group was recognized by Delegate Luke Torian (D-52nd) in an address to the entire House of Delegates. The meetings with the legislators was highlighted by the overwhelming bi-partisan vote in favor of the REALTORS® top legislative priority, House Bill 768. The bill, introduced by Delegate H. Keith Hodges (R-98) would allow Virginia REALTORS to offer an association-based group health insurance policy to members. The bill passed the House of Delegates 95-4
The next steps for the legislation will occur after the Crossover period when the Senate will consider HB 768 and the House will consider SB 355 the Senate version of the legislation. The Senate passed SB 355 sponsored by Senator George Barker (D-39th) by a 39-0 vote on January 28th.
PWAR members L to R. Stephanie Reynolds, Chair Legislative Small Group, Meg Czapiewski, PWAR Past President Peggy Burke, Bill Burke, PWAR Past President Cindy Stackhouse. Delegate Liz Guzman (D-31st)
PWAR members top row L to R. PWAR Past President Michael Hill, PWAR Past President Cindy Stackhouse, Stephanie Reynolds, Chair Legislative Small Group, Lower Row Meg Czapiewski, Vern Robinson and Kay King. Not pictured PWAR Past President Peggy Burke, Bill Burke, PWAR Past President David Bridges.
L to R. Meg Czapiewski, Stephanie Reynolds, Chair Legislative Small Group, Delegate Danica Roem (D-13th, PWAR Past President Peggy Burke, PWAR Past President Cindy Stackhouse, Bill Burke.
Front Row L to R PWAR Past President David Bridges, Kay King, Delegate Briana Sewell (D-51st) Back Row John DiBiase, PWAR Government Affairs Director.