Delaney Dispatch 2/16/2018


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Dear Friend, 

The tragedy our nation faced on Wednesday with the slaying of 17 innocent souls in Parkland County, Flordia is heartbreaking. No child should have to live in fear for their life, especially at school. Our children should be provided a space where they are nurtured, loved, and taught how to critically think and grow. Unfortunately, at this time, this is not a reality for many children in our nation. 

I have been a proponent for bipartisanship in the Virginia Legislature and have worked with the other side of the aisle to ensure that we are passing policy that is focused on progressing the Commonwealth, not our personal political parties. In the wake of this tragedy, we need to focus on solutions rather than retreating to our corners and blaming the other side.  We need to come to the table in search for a solution which will address the epidemic of violence in our nation. 

Now is the time that elected officials, both locally and nationally, to take action to prevent these violent tragedies from sweeping across our nation. I urge you to reach out to all your elected officials and ask that they all come to the table to find a sensible solution such violence. 

As always, I am here for you and because of you, so please do not hesitate to contact me at 804-698-1067 or with any questions or concerns you may have. 

Humbly Yours, 


Save the Date! Delegate Delaney and Senator Petersen's Town Hall:
Please join me and Senator Chap Petersen on March 3rd from 2-4 PM at Chantilly High School for our 2018 General Assembly Session Town Hall. 
We will discuss happenings of the 2018 General Assembly session and will talk about a variety of topics such as Medicaid expansion, transportation, and education.  You can RSVP to the Facebook event by clicking here
If you have any questions, send an email to or call 804-698-1067
See You at My Office Hours:
I invite you to the Chantilly Regional Library on February 25th from 1 -3 pm for my second set of office hours. Office hours will allow you to express your concerns or comments on what's happening during the 2018 General Assembly session and within the District. 
Where: Chantilly Regional Library (4000 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151)
WhenSunday, February 25th from 1 PM - 3 PM
To ensure that I am able to see everyone, I kindly ask that you sign-up for a time slot by clicking here
If you are not able to attend but wish to share your concerns and comments, please contact my Richmond office at 804-698-1067
I look forward to seeing you!
Lobbyist in a Box

Want to track bills during the 2018 General Assembly Session? Be sure to sign-up for Lobbyist in A Box. This program allows you to track up to 5 bills for no charge. You will receive email notifications when the bills are referred to a House or Senate Committee, passed or failed, and referred to the House or Senate floor. 

This program will provide you the opportunity to stay up to date with the progression of legislation that matters to you. 




Two More Bills Head to Senate:

Two more bills have passed the House and are headed to the Senate for review and possible approval. On Tuesday, House Bill 1293 and House Bill 1419 were passed out of the house with an 87-11 and 97-3 vote of support, respectively. 

Delegate Tran and Others Applauding the Passage of HB1419 

More Recess for Virginians Advocates in the Gallery

HB1293 will increase a financial penalty placed upon unlawful employers who fail to file tax and wage information with the Virginia Employment Commission. While HB 1419 modifies current Department of Education standard, allowing greater flexibility in the school's schedule and instructor requirements which can result in more downtime and recess for our children.

If approved by the Senate, these bills could be off to the Governor's desk as early as next week. 


Headed to the Governor's Desk 

My first piece of legislation is headed over to the Governor's desk for signing and enactment into law. HB 727 was unanimously voted on by the Senate, without amendments, on Thursday. This is the final step of approval in the legislative branch and will be made into law once signed by Governor Northam. 


The passage of this bill will ensure that the Commonwealth's public rails and transit systems are continually guarded under Federal FOIA exemptions, protecting the security of the rail systems in cases of crashes and incidents. 


Delegate Karrie Delaney
PO BOX 231023 Centreville, VA 20120
District Phone Number: 703-996-9415
Richmond Office Phone Number: 804-698-1076