Delegate Steve Landes Holds Last Town Hall

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CROZET, VA (NEWSPLEX) -- Delegate Steve Landes was in Crozet on Saturday, holding his third town hall meeting in preparation for the start of the 2016 Legislative Session next week.

During the meeting, Landes asked residents to tell him what they are worried about and what ideas they might have for Virginia.

One concern raised was future status of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and its policing powers.

The ABC has made headlines in recent years for the way agents handle arrests. The department is considering the idea of body cameras.

Landes says they have to look at the cost, but Virginia ABC also has its own added budget.

"They actually generate a lot of their own revenue through the sale of alcohol and distilled spirits," said Landes. "The General Assembly will get a chance to look at whether they need to maintain their law enforcement agency and whether body cameras will make a difference or not, but you know all law enforcement agencies are looking at that, and if we're going to do it for ABC, we probably should look at state police and other law enforcement agencies within state government."

Landes also says he is hoping to get the budget done on time before the end of this Legislative Session.

He has been doing these town hall meetings for more than 20 years.

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