RICHMOND, Va. - The Virginia General Assembly Wednesday evening (April 8) agreed to a clarifying amendment recommended by Gov. Tim Kaine for House Bill 1885. The bill updates Virginia's communications law to more accurately reflect the robust competition for voice communications in the commonwealth. The following statement should be attributed to Robert W. Woltz Jr., president of Verizon Virginia:
"House Bill 1885 will bring regulation more in line with Virginia's competitive market for voice communications services. We appreciate the support provided by the Communications Workers of America for this legislation, and we commend the General Assembly and Gov. Kaine for their foresight in aligning public policy with the reality of the marketplace."