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2015 Virginia Legislative Session Wraps Up With Ethics Rules

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's 2015 legislative session is in the books.

Lawmakers adjourned Friday after passing legislation at the last minute aimed at tightening the state's ethics rules for public officials and curbing sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses.

The ethics-reform proposal puts a $100 cap on gifts lawmakers can accept - including meals, entertainment and travel - from lobbyists and their clients, or others seeking to do business with the state. Lawmakers were spurred to reform the state's ethics rules following the conviction last year of former Gov. Bob McDonnell on corruption charges.

Other measures passed this session include legislation assuring that a mother can breastfeed her baby in public, Virginia's first effective medical marijuana legislation, and a bill that adopts two new official state songs.

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