06-01 GA 2006 Comment Request
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5?Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Social Services ONS TRANSMITTAL NUMBER 06 01 Date: January 7, 2006 ACTION ITEM INFORMATIONAL ITEM Subject: Virginia General Assembly 2006 Request of Assistance with Legislation Review To: ONS Resettlement Provider Directors From: Kathy A. Cooper Virginia State Refugee Coordinator Virginia Office of Newcomer Services Contact: Penny Boyd, penny.boyd@dss.virginia.gov or 804-726-7933 This Transmittal is to ask your assistance in reviewing proposed state legislation that may affect refugees. The Virginia General Assembly (GA) convenes at noon on Thursday, January 12 and adjourns on Saturday, March 11. The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) monitors proposed legislation that may affect the clients it serves and the programs it administers. If proposed social services legislation affects the refugee population, the Office of Newcomer Services (ONS) is directed to review it. ONS’ review is to include both (i) a list known affected constituents and constituent organizations and (ii) constituent positions on the legislation, if known. If VDSS asks ONS to review proposed legislation, Penny Boyd will fax and e-mail a copy to you. She will ask for your reply within four hours of receipt of her request. Please understand this short timeframe is a result of the fast pace of most General Assembly actions and VDSS internal analysis procedures. Attached is an ...

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Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Social Services ONSTRANSMITTALNUMBER01 067, 2006Date: January…ACTIONITEM5INFORMATIONALITEMSubject: VirginiaGeneral Assembly 2006  Requestof Assistance with Legislation Review To:ONS Resettlement Provider Directors From:A. Cooper Kathy  VirginiaState Refugee Coordinator  VirginiaOffice of Newcomer Services Contact:Boyd, Pennypenny.boyd@dss.virginia.govor 8047267933 This Transmittal is to ask your assistance in reviewing proposed state legislation that may affect refugees. The Virginia General Assembly (GA) convenes at noon on Thursday, January 12 and adjourns on Saturday, March 11.The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) monitors proposed legislation that may affect the clients it serves and the programs it administers.If proposed social services legislation affects the refugee population, the Office of Newcomer Services (ONS) is directed to review it.ONS’ review is to include both (i) a list known affected constituents and constituent organizations and (ii) constituent positions on the legislation, if known. If VDSS asks ONS to review proposed legislation, Penny Boyd will fax and email a copy to you.She will ask for your reply within four hours of receipt of her request. Please understand this short timeframe is a result of the fast pace of most General Assembly actions and VDSS internal analysis procedures.Attached is an optional "Affected Constituent Inquiry Form" for your use when commenting on bills. Some legislation that affects refugees and the broader immigrant population does not directly affect social services and ONS isnotasked to prepare an analysis of proposed legislation.When ONS is aware of such bills, we will forward them to you for your information andnotask for your comments. Please review the attached list of contact names, email addresses, and fax numbers and send corrections directly to Penny. During the legislative session, you can track activities on all bills the General Assembly is considering through the Legislative Information System Website at http://legis.state.va.us/.
OFFICE OFNEWCOMERSERVICES2006GENERALASSEMBLYCONSTITUENTCONTACTLIST(AS OF1/06/06) PLEASECHECKFORACCURACYANDNOTIFYPENNYOFNEEDEDCORRECTIONS(penny.boyd@dss.virginia.gov) CONSTITUENTAGENCY NAME TITLE EMAILADDRESS FAXNUMBERAlexandria Office ofJoseph DirectorJoseph.stevens@alexandriava.gov8384057 (703) Employment Training/Job LinkStevens Alexandria Office of Rahim Azizrahim.aziz@alexandriava.gov (703)8384057 Employment Training/Job Link Arlington Diocese Office ofSeyoum Directorsberhe@arlingtonrefugeeservices.com (703)5242741 Resettlement Berhe Arlington Diocese Office of Abdi Dahiradahir@arlingtonrefugeeservices.com (703)5242741 Resettlement Catholic Diocese of RichmondMarilyn Executive Directormbreslow@richmonddiocese.org (804)3554697 Refugee & Immigration ServicesBreslow Catholic Diocese of RichmondKathleen RichmondOffice kjackson@richmonddiocese.org (804)3554697 Refugee & Immigration ServicesJackson Director Catholic Diocese of RichmondKaren NorfolkOffice kkurilko@richmonddiocese.org (757)2471070 Refugee & Immigration ServicesKurilko Director Catholic Diocese of RichmondBarbara RoanokeOffice barbara@risroa.org3447513 (540) Refugee & Immigration ServicesSmith Director Center for Multicultural HumanDennis J. Executive Directordhunt@cmhsweb.org (703)2372083 Services Hunt Commonwealth CatholicOlivia UMProgram Olivia_faries@cccofvirginia.org (804)2859130 Charities FariesManager Ethiopian CommunityTsehaye Executive Directortsehaye.teferra@ecdcinternational.org (7036850529) Development Council, IncTeferra Ethiopian CommunitySara sara.tompkins@ecdcinternational.orgDevelopment Council, IncTompkins Susan International Rescue CommitteeRegional Directorsusand@theirc.org9798161 (434) Donovan Lutheran Refugee andSarah Program Managerkrauses@lssnca.org6985026 (703) Immigrant ServicesKrause Vilay Newcomers Community Service Chaleunrat ExecutiveDirectorvilay@newcomerservice.org4622774 (202) Center h Virginia Council of ChurchesRichard Directorcline@vccnet.org3218427 (804) Refugee Resettlement ProgramCline Virginia Council of ChurchesEd ehaurand@vccnet.org(804) 3218427 Refugee Resettlement ProgramHaurand Harrisonburg Virginia Council of ChurchesViktor Programsokolyuk@vccnet.org4320238 (540) Refugee Resettlement ProgramSokolyuk Coordinator Virginia Council of ChurchesCarolyn ManassasProgram monroe@vccnet.com3356782 (703) Refugee Resettlement ProgramMonroe Coordinator Newport News Virginia Council of ChurchesGloria Programmorales@vccnet.org(757)2658607 Refugee Resettlement ProgramMorales Coordinator Sidnee RefugeeHealth Virginia Department of HealthSidnee.dallas@vdh.virginia.gov (804)8647913 Dallas Coordinator
Virginia Department of Social Services Office of Newcomer Services2006 General Assembly Proposed Legislation Constituent Inquiry Form CONFIDENTIALINTERNALWORKINGDOCUMENTDate: _______________Bill Number ___________ To:Penny Boyd (for Kathy Cooper) 8047267127– fax  8047267933– work  penny.boyd@dss.virginia.gov From: ______________________________,Name  ______________________________,Title  ______________________________,Agency Name (Note: Ifthis question and answer format does not meet your needs, any reply format will be appreciated:handwritten, running narrative, voice mail.) 1. Howwill the people you serve be affected by this proposed legislation? 2. Wouldyour agency support, oppose, or take no position on this legislation?Why? 3. Ifthis legislation were passed, would there be a fiscal impact on your agency?(For example, would it expand or reduce your service population, the services you provide, management or online staffing.Would your agencies revenues be increased or decreased?)
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