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Hi everybody. Sorry, we had some technical difficulties. I’m just going to let a few people get on here really quickly. Hi everybody. Thanks for joining me today. Session starts one week from today. We’ll be in and working. I wanted to take a few minutes… first of all is my volume ok? Let me make sure my volume is all the way up. I hope that’s better. I wanted to touch base and go over what I’m planning for Session and to give you a little idea about what’s going on. The first thing I’ll talk about is I think for COVID today… listen there is a legitimate increase in cases and in hospitalizations. Deaths have leveled off. All of those came down a little bit when I looked Monday. I haven’t had a chance to look today. I delivered a baby this morning. We definitely have an increase in the volume of cases. Same thing. No flu. All COVID and fewer people in the ICU than we had based on the numbers we were seeing earlier in the year because we're doing better treating them but it’s still deadly. It’s still an issue. It seems to me that a very reasonable solution to that issue is vaccinations, but we keep hitting hurdles. I look at examples like Israel, Israel is the size of Virginia and it is fully vaccinated because they were able to execute. It’s not enough to just have an idea. You have to come up with a plan for execution. I’m not sure what the powers to be were doing for the last many months when they had meetings about vaccinations and planning how to do this, but we’ve definitely hit some snags. I’ve talked to people at the Department of Health and we seem to have two issues that are affecting where we are in vaccination. One is that we have a terrible system for collating the data and that there are many vaccinations that have been given that have not been logged into the data and at this point in time we probably need to start manually tabulating the data to get any kind of accurate information. The data analysis of this is atrocious. So, we can’t even measure where we really are. I’ve been struggling. When I go on the Department of Health website, I can’t find anywhere what the vaccination plans are for 1B and 1C. 1A, as we’ve talked about before, is healthcare workers on the front lines, nursing homes and people who working in nursing homes. 1B gets down to essential workers which is anybody that is considered an essential worker, obviously including our teachers that we’re all so concerned about, and anybody that is on the essential work list as well as others that are elderly in the community and at risk with health problems. So, we haven’t even gotten to that yet, but we have to get through 1A first. I promised you last time we talked that we were going to post up there what 1B and 1C look like, but it is impossible for us to find. We do have a post from the CDC so you will know what the next tiers are as we go through those. As I understand it, we have got the vaccinations that we need to vaccinate 1A, but we are still lagging on how quickly we are doing that. The second issue seems to be the manpower and how we get the person who needs the vaccination to someone who can give it. I’ve been trying to solve that problem and I have reached out and tried to connect a few dots and make it happen and it hasn’t. So, I think that I am now entertaining the idea of legislation. I always think of legislation as almost as a sledgehammer. You know, if I can make things work organically in a community without using legislation that is my first choice but there are just too many hurdles to overcome and too much difficulty. I think if we had better advance planning, we would have it all worked out. We have resources. I think about medical student. I think about retired nurses. There are always liability issues and other things that are involved in that. It takes a long time to figure out how to solve that problem from a legislative standpoint without doing harm with legislation. That is going to be one of the issues that I legislate when I go to the General Assembly and I believe I'll be able to build something that’s bipartisan on that because people will want to overcome those obstacles. I'm going to work for us to get you vaccinated and everybody vaccinated as quickly as possible. The other things that are on my list that I think are imperative for this Session… this Session is an unusual Session. We’re just out of a long, almost 80-day, Special Session that really was not well executed and could have been done in a much shorter period of time. We’re looking at the Special Session and I think wisely there are a limited number of bills people can carry because we’ve just entertained an enormous number of bills. It’s costly for us to be in Session. We want to do what needs to be done but mostly we need to deal with the COVID crisis. One of the questions I had before we even started today was how do we limit the powers of this executive order that has us, you know kind of, in a situation where we have one arm of government making all the decisions? That’s the Governor and the agencies. You will see legislation, again, that I’m co-patroning that will limit the Governor's ability to execute on an executive order and persist with that for more than 60 days unless he brings the legislature in. It might be 45 days. It might be 30 days. I haven’t actually seen the bill yet. We had all of those different options when we were in Special Session and they were killed. We’re going to try and build bipartisan agreement on this. We're going to see if we can't limit those powers. So, to answer that it is what we will be looking at. One other interesting thing, I’ve talked to you before about, CARES Act money. That is money that the federal government distributes to the states to be implemented for different issues that are directly related to COVID. All of the money we got from last year had to be spent by December 16th or sent back. There is a new financial package from the federal government and they're sending money to Virginia. Your Virginia Constitution makes it extremely clear that the legislature must appropriate money in Virginia. The Governor executes on legislation and on what we legislate. There are certain powers that he has that he can implement with an executive order with limits. He cannot appropriate money. Now, the new money that is coming in will be coming in while we're actively in Session. I think that gives us the best opportunity to make the argument that the Constitution needs to stand which will allow us to determine where that CARES Act money goes. I will be very vocally advocating for that as we go into session. Bills that I’m carrying. Number one it’ll be no surprise to you that I’m carrying a bill to open schools. That schools in all school districts need to be offering in person education. So, let me be clear about that because it's not exactly opening schools. We have children in Virginia who are thriving in virtual education. I have always advocated for virtual education as you know. We also have children that are at risk or have family members at risk and for them virtual education is the best solution. People who are thriving in virtual education are those that maybe have resources at home and support and have the ability to thrive there. Other kids learn different ways. Some kids’ parents have to work. Some kids have jeopardy at home. They don't have adequate access to healthy foods. They may not be in a safe place if their parents have to be gone all day. All school districts will be asked to have in-person available as well as virtual. So, that’s one bill. The second thing is a diagnostic tool for your kids. We need, when we get back to school, to measure where our kids are. Doing an SOL at the end of the year doesn't accomplish that. The way SOLs are designed right now, it's more about the schools and whether or not they're meeting their bench marks. It's not about our kids. We need a diagnostic assessment of our kids to know where they are and if they're doing okay and more importantly what we need you to get and make up for whatever deficits they have after this incredible destruction of their learning. That diagnostic too