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9/24/20  8:29 pm
Commenter: Robert Hoffmann

Executive Overreach
 

The Commonwealth does not need a permanent solution to a temporary problem.  More importantly, there doesn't appear to be a way to disentangle the Commonwealth from these regulations once the COVID-19 outbreak is over.  Virginia does not need a "safety" regulation that outlives the problem it's meant to solve.

Something this broad and this invasive should come through the General Assembly, if it happens at all, and should come with sunset provisions.

I also really don't need to see the Attorney General's office forced to waste money defending this excessive mandate from an inevitable series of lawsuits that could well outlive the Northam Administration.

This is a bad idea, implemented in a bad way, destined to end up in several courts on the Commonwealth and Federal level, and likely to eventually fall.  You can avoid all of this by tabling this regulation now.

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