Moving to a statewide insurance option for local school divisions could save millions of dollars in the years ahead. These savings could be used to provide needed school funding. The Commonwealth would have much greater leverage in rate negotiations with insurance providers than any one of the 132 individual school divisions. The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission estimates savings of $44 to $66 million annually.
SB866 passed the Senate on a 38-0 vote. Now it goes before seven delegates on the House Appropriations Committee Compensation and Retirement Subcommittee. This committee has killed similar legislation in the past years.
Please call their offices and leave this simple message: "Please vote for SB866."
Delegate Charles Poindexter - (804) 698-1009 DelCPoindexter@house.virginia.gov
Delegate Riley Ingram - (804) 698-1062 DelRIngram@house.virginia.gov
Delegate Scott Lingamfelter - (804) 698-1031 DelSLingamfelter@house.virginia.gov
Delegate Tag Greason - (804) 698-1032 DelTGreason@house.virginia.gov
Delegate Scott Garrett - (804) 698-1023 DelSGarrett@house.virginia.gov
Delegate Johnny Joannou - (804) 698-1079 DelJJoannou@house.virginia.gov
Delgate Daun Hester - (804) 698-1089 DelDHester@house.virginia.gov
I have also included their email addresses in the event that you would prefer to send an email message.