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.
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.
When: Sunday, 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.
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.