Virginia Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) has proposed legislation to keep state residents employed by the U.S. government from being taken to court for debt collections due to the federal shutdown. Marshall said that, under his proposal, "No debt collections will be processed in state courts if they are against employees directly affected by the shutdown, which is primarily federal employees."
He has also proposed a moratorium on any utility cutoffs for federal workers. Marshall requested a special session of the Virginia General Assembly, which Gov. Bob McDonnell rejected, so Marshall will pursue the legislation in the General Assembly session beginning in January.