See Legal Use of Firearms and Archery Tackle and Local Firearms Ordinances for details.Bowhunters Needed for Survey The Department has an ongoing statewide bowhunter survey to obtain information on bear, deer, turkey, small game, and furbearer populations.
Adoption and foster care agencies may now turn away qualified individuals for reasons that are utterly immaterial to the wellbeing of children.
November 19 through December 3 In the counties (including the cities and towns within) of Amherst (west of Rt.
29), Bedford*, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Giles, Grayson, Montgomery, Nelson (west of Rt.
The law permits any “child-placement agency” in the state—including those that receive taxpayer money—to discriminate on the basis of “any sincerely-held religious belief or moral conviction.” Republican legislators designed the law to let these agencies turn away same-sex couples who hope to foster or adopt; its Senate sponsor, Republican Sen.
Alan Solano, co-wrote the bill with Catholic Social Services, a vigorously anti-gay religious adoption agency that will not place children with same-sex couples.