It was a big day for Virginians prone to bouts of cussing and spitting.
Both are currently Class 4 misdemeanors punishable by a fine of not more than $250.
The spitting-ban repeal cleared the House’s Courts of Justice committee unanimously and heads to the full House for consideration. The ban on swearing, which Del. Mike Mullin, D-Newport News, called “blatantly unconstitutional,” passed over opposition from five GOP lawmakers.