Delaney Dispatch (October 9, 2019)


                Delaney Dispatch               

October 8, 2019 

Dear Neighbor,

Earlier this year, I and the rest of the General Assembly, negotiated a $1 billion tax relief deal which would provide every Virginian who pays income taxes a tax rebate. YOURS IN ON THE WAY! 

The Commonwealth began sending the tax rebate checks of up to $110 for individuals and up to $220 for couples who file jointly.  If you filed a 2018 Virginia income tax return by July 1, 2019, and you have a 2018 tax liability in Virginia, you could be eligible for a refund. Additional information on the 2019 Virginia Tax Relief Refund can be found here.

As always, I am here to help you and hear your concerns, comments or questions. Do not hesitate to contact me at 703-996-9415 or

Best Wishes, 

Give the Gift of Life- This Weekend:

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Sully Governmental Center (4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA 20151)

There is no substitute for blood. It can only come from one place and that is a volunteer blood donor. A growing population is creating an increased demand for blood and blood products in our community. To donate blood you must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 lbs., and be in good health. To make an appointment, click hereIf you have any questions about donating blood, contact Inova Blood Donor Services at 1-866-256-6372 or visit their website

DMV 2 Go at the Sully Government Center:

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Sully Governmental Center (4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA 20151)

The DMV 2 Go Mobile Unit will be at the Sully Governmental Center on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.  This event will allow you to access all the services of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).  Customers visiting DMV 2 Go are served on a first come, first served basis. Appointments are not available.

This is the perfect time to get your REAL ID before they are required in airports. Beginning October 1, 2020, Virginians will need a REAL ID compliant driver's license or ID card, or another federally approved form of identification (Example: U.S. passport or some military IDs), to board domestic flights or enter secure federal facilities.

All applicants for a REAL ID compliant credential must apply in-person and pay a $10 one-time REAL ID surcharge in addition to the standard renewal or replacement fees. For more information about how to apply for a REAL ID, click here.

October Office Hours:

I invite you to meet with me on September 12th from 6 pm  - 8 pm at Chantilly Regional Library for my monthly office hours. Office hours will allow constituents of the 67th District to express their concerns or comments on what's happening at the state level and within the district. 
To ensure that I am able to see everyone, it is asked that you sign-up for a time slot at
If you are having difficulties signing up or are not able to attend and still wish to share your concerns and comments, please contact my office at 703-996-9415 or

The Commonwealth Transportation Board Invites Feedback:

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) invites the public to share feedback on transportation initiatives at nine meetings across Virginia this fall. Representatives from the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI), the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will highlight transportation programs, discuss ideas and answer questions about the Commonwealth’s multimodal transportation network.


The public will have an opportunity to learn and share feedback about:

  • Adjustments to the statewide project prioritization process, known as SMART SCALE, which allocates limited funding to the most critical transportation needs. 
  • Virginia’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, which identifies transportation projects that will utilize federal transportation funding or require approval from federal partners.
  • A draft Mid-term Transportation Needs assessment for VTrans, Virginia’s statewide, multimodal transportation plan that outlines a vision and goals for transportation in the Commonwealth. The plan will identify transportation investment priorities and guides transportation agencies’ strategies and programs.
  • Adjustments to Virginia’s Highway Safety Improvement Program, which aims to link infrastructure improvements across highway travel modes to performance outcomes outlined in Virginia’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan.
  • Additionally, the meeting in the Richmond District will include information about the the I-95 Corridor Study.

Meeting materials will be available at beginning October 15, 2019.


Online sources 

The public can submit comments on transportation projects and initiatives to the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI), OIPI Deputy Director Ronique Day, 1221 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219 or Comments will be accepted until November 30, 2019.


For additional information about the CTB, visit


New HOV Lane Regulations:
On September 30, 2019, due to sunset/expiration of the relevant provision in 23 USC 166, hybrid vehicles will no longer be eligible to use HOV lanes in the Commonwealth without the requisite number of occupants.  VDOT received written notice of this change from FHWA on August 26th.
On August 30th, DMV issued a joint DMV/VDOT letter to all clean special fuels license plate holders explaining the expiration of the exemption to ensure that all hybrid vehicle owners are aware that they must carry the required number of occupants in their hybrid vehicle in order to use HOV lanes anywhere in the Commonwealth.  This letter will also advise the recipients of the upcoming conversion of the I-395 HOV lanes to HOT/Express lanes. 
2019 Due in Course Publication:
Due Course is a selection of legislation passed by the 2019 Session of the General Assembly that is likely to affect the daily lives of citizens of Virginia. The following legislation has been signed by the Governor and will go into effect on July 1, 2019, except where an emergency clause or delayed effective date is noted.
The summaries were prepared by the Division of Legislative Services staff. Complete information on actions of the 2019 Session is available on LIS (
The online version can be found here:

Great to See You!

It's great to reconnect with you all in the District. If you are holding an event or meeting or would like to sit down with me one-on-one, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office at or 703-996-9415.   


                With Sup. Smith at a DMV 2 Go Event                         Talking to Chantilly High School Students 


                            At the Korean Heritage                                          Presenting Resolution to VISIT Fairfax 


       Workforce Development Roundtable in Chantilly              Meeting with Local Moms Demand Action Chapter


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District Phone Number: 703-996-9415

Richmond Office Phone Number: 804-698-1067