Delaney Dispatch (Reconvene Session Overview - April 11, 2019)

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                Delaney Dispatch               

April 11, 2019 

Dear Neighbor,

Since being back from Richmond, it has been a pleasure to see you all in the community. From having you at my office hours or town halls, or seeing you and anniversary celebrations, and at my Entrepreneur Fair, it has been a pleasure to connect with you. 

As we prepare for the next legislative session, I would enjoy meeting with you and hearing about ways I can help you or any challenges you are facing in the community. My office is here as a resource and wants to assist you in dismantling any state-barriers before you in the Commonwealth. 

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

Best,

 

2019 Reconvene/Veto Session Overview:

Last Wednesday the General Assembly reconvened to hear bills in which the Governor either vetoed or amended. In total, we heard 64 pieces of legislation, 17 vetoes and 47 recommendations (a.k.a amendments or subsitute bills). 

The vetoes we sustained this reconvene session did the following:

1.Stopped the creation of "skinny" health care plans which would hurt the current health care marketplace and put Virginians in risk of not being properly covered by the presented "skinny" plan. 

2. Would provide out of state gun owners an expedited process to receive a concealed handgun permit in Virginia. 

3. Removed Virginia code language which would prohibit Virginia from participating in the Transportation and Climate Initiative or any other regional transportation sector emissions program, most commonly known as the Regional Green Gas Initiative.

4.Substained the Commonwealth's ban on switchblades knives

5.Removed harmful provisions which would put our immigrant population at risk. 

 

Additionally, we passed bill amendments which will:

1.Secured funding for transportation improvements to I-81, I-95 and I-64, as well as $20 Million in additional funding for the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

2. Provided an additional $4 million to the Virginia Housing Trust Fund which will help create more affordable housing in Virginia and will combat homelessness

3. Eliminate code language which prohibits Virginians from having a drivers license if they have unpaid court fees or fines

4. Provide immediate protections to Virginians who were affected by the furloughed during the Federal government shutdown and are facing legal fees for late mortgage or rent payments.

5. Protect workers by mandating the employers provide employees which pay-stubs, which will educate employees on their hourly wage and empower them in ensuring that they are properly paid

April Office Hours:

I invite you to meet with me on April 23rd 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 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e45adad29aafd0-delegate14.
 
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 DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov.
 
 
Loudoun Small Business Conference:

Join small business experts and innovators at the Loudoun Small Business Conference at the Dulles Marriott on May 6th!

The keynote and breakout sessions are designed to help you gain valuable insight into trends affecting today’s small businesses and to give you tools to help your business thrive. This full-day event offers invaluable insights and exclusive networking opportunities with a wide range of business-critical topics such as hiring employees, sales strategies, social media, finding advisors and mentors, marketing strategies, ways to grow your business, creative ways to finance your business and much more! Learn more at https://loudounconference.com.

 
 
Fairfax County Public Information Meeting on I-66:

Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold two public information meetings on the planning and implementation of the off-corridor portions of the I-66 Outside the Beltway Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail.  The meetings will include an overview of construction on I-66 by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and a review of the proposed trail along the I-66 corridor, including the off-corridor segments being funded by Fairfax County.

The meeting will also include an interactive exercise with attendees to explore possible names for the new trail.  Attendees will be asked to submit names and weigh in on a sampling of names that have been suggested. FCDOT will narrow the list and host an online survey of names and invite the public to vote for their choices. The final names will be presented to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board for consideration and approval.  The online survey will be available May 14-June 30, 2019.

Public Information Meetings

Both meetings will include the same information and presentation:

 

Commonwealth Transportation Board Regional Meeting:

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will host nine meetings across the Commonwealth and is inviting the public to share feedback on transportation projects that have been scored and recommended for funding, as well as other transportation initiatives. Members of the community may participate by attending public meetings or submitting comments online, by email, or by mail.
 
The NoVA District Meeting will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019, starting at 6 PM at the Northern Virginia District Office (4975 Alliance Drive Fairfax, VA 22030).
 
Meeting materials will be available at http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/planning/springmeetings/default.asp beginning April 11, 2019.
 
Online sources
 
Six-Year Improvement Program:
 
 
          VTrans: http://www.VTrans.org
 
You can also submit your comments via email or mail by May 27, 2019, to:
 
For roads and highways: Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov or Infrastructure Investment Director, Virginia Department of Transportation, 1401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
 
 
For transit and rail: DRPTPR@drpt.virginia.gov or Public Information Office, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219.
 

Sorensen College Leaders Career Conference:

The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia is seeking applicants for their 2019 College Leaders Career Conference.

The College Leaders Career Conference (CLCC) will help politically engaged college students in Virginia build relationships with each other and among the people who will play key roles in Virginia public life. They will explore the politics of the Commonwealth, tackle the fundamentals of ethical political leadership, learn how to lead across-the-aisle collaboration, and finish with some solid training to help land an internship or job in politics, policy, or government. 

The early bird application deadline is midnight Monday, April 15th and the final deadline is midnight Wednesday, May 1st.

Learn more by clicking here

 

Virginia Women Veterans Summit:

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services in partnership with statewide partners and Cox Communications will host the 2019 Virginia Women Veterans Summit to be held Thursday, May 16th and Friday, May 17th, 2019.
 
You are invited to be a part of this impactful event that brings together veterans, community leaders, employers, and government agencies from the federal, state, and local levels to raise awareness about the services and benefits offered specifically for women veterans.
The summit will also host exhibitors whose mission involves the wellness and wholeness of women veterans and feature notable presenters.
 
In addition to dynamic panel discussions, speakers and vendors representing various agencies and employers, this is a powerful time for networking and connecting.
 
Click here to register. 
 

Great to See you Back in the District:

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 DelKDealney@house.virginia.gov or 703-996-9415.   

         

   Attending a  Child Abuse Policy Round Table               Talking w/ Vendors at my Entrepreneur Fair  

          

  Chatting w/ 67th District Residents at an ARC event            Presenting an Award at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of NVTC 

         

  Hosting a Community Town Hall w/ Senator Petersen                    Recognizing our Service Men and Women at the Valor Award

Town Hall with Delegate John Bell

 

PO BOX 231023 Centreville, VA 20120

Email: DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov

District Phone Number: 703-996-9415

Richmond Office Phone Number: 804-698-1067