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This week in the General Assembly

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It's the third "full" week of the sixty day session in the General Assembly.

Some bills are dead while others are moving on.

For example, a yearly effort to close the so-called "Gun Show Loophole".

A senate committee will debate a bill that would make it a misdemeanor for unlicensed dealers to sell guns to other unlicensed dealers.

The bill, however, may have difficulty getting the necessary Republican votes.

A house committee will consider the possible repeal of the so-called "King's Dominion Law".

If repealed, it would give more school districts the option of opening before Labor Day.

A similar bill died in the senate last week, following pressure from the tourism industry.

Finally, in a senate committee: poker.

Monday, they'll debate a bill that says poker is a game of skill, and therefore not illegal gambling.

If passed, the bill would allow certain organizations to host poker tournaments.

As for Governor Bob McDonnell, we know he'll meet with Virginia Tech students Thursday, as part of Hokie Day at the capitol.

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