Warner Announces Antiterrorism, Security Legislation at George Mason Press Conference

Posted: December 10, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch

At a press conference held at George Mason’s Arlington Campus yesterday, Gov. Mark Warner unveiled a series of proposals he will soon be making to the General Assembly on ways to help Virginia prepare for and respond to terrorist attacks and other emergencies and disasters.

“This is the right time in Virginia’s history to seek fundamental reforms to state government,” Warner said. “By achieving reforms now, when times are tough, we’ll emerge from this recession stronger, with a more efficient state government and a better quality of life for our people.”

The proposal called for enhancing information sharing between the government and the private sector to protect Virginia’s infrastructure; improving Virginia’s ability to provide critical medical care in the aftermath of a terrorist attack; improving school safety; clarifying the line of succession for the Office of the Governor; and enhancing background checks of employees in sensitive positions.

A more detailed description of the governor’s proposals may be viewed online.

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