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  • Green Job Creation Tax Credit Extension (HB 408) Passes House of Delegates

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    HB 408, which is championed by Delegate Karrie Delaney (D-Chantilly) has passed out of the House of Delegates and is heading to the Senate. and would extend the sunset date for the Green Job Creation Tax Credit, The legislation extends the Green Job Creation Tax Credit to 2026. This provision provides a  business that creates a green job with a $500 tax credit for each new job created. This tax credit further incentivizes Virginia’s transition to a greener economy.

     
  • State legislators seek to tackle shortage of nurses qualified to provide sexual assault exams

    Monday, February 10, 2020 | The Roanoke Times

    "The Virginia General Assembly is considering a package of legislation tackling the shortage of qualified nurses and hospitals that provide sexual assault examinations as well as training. The problem is especially pronounced in rural Virginia, where victims of sexual assault may have to drive for hours to find a hospital that provides these services."

     
     
  • Sexual assault survivors of Virginia ask lawmakers to expand resources

    Monday, February 10, 2020 | WTKR

    "A House subcommittee advanced a bill Wednesday to establish a statewide program to train nurses who treat sexual assault survivors, something that supporters say is crucial to how Virginia deals with sexual violence."

  • Legislation Could Help Virginia Homeowners Blocked By HOAs From Installing Solar

    Monday, February 10, 2020 | Virginia Public Media

    "House Bill 414, introduced by Delegate Karrie Delaney of Fairfax, clarifies the 'reasonable restrictions' HOAs can put on solar. The restrictions become 'unreasonable' If it raises the cost of a solar project by 5% or decreases the efficiency by 10%." 

  • Virginia is feeling the heat of climate change. What upcoming legislation can help fix the problem?

    Monday, February 10, 2020 | Greater Greater Washington

    "While front-facing solar panels have been a hot button issue in the District for a while now, the fight for rooftop solar is only just heating up in the Commonwealth. To halt burdensome homeowner association covenants, Delegate Karrie K. Delaney of Chantilly introduced HB414. If passed, her bill would deem a restriction unreasonable if it increases the cost of an installation by more than $1,000 or decreases the utility of the panels’ energy generation by more than 10%."

  • Delegate Delaney Takes Legislative Focus on Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    (CHANTILLY, VA) - Delegate Karrie Delaney has filed an impactful set of bills designed to expand protections and healthcare services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Delegate Delaney has worked with stakeholders from across the victims’ advocate and forensic nursing community and has responded with a package of comprehensive reforms that aim to make it easier for victims of violence to receive the justice they deserve. Her package includes an expansion of the definition of domestic violence, increased funding for medical costs incurred by survivors of sexual assault at a hospital, and new protocols for the treatment of sexual assault survivors in the Commonwealth’s hospitals.

  • Delegate Delaney Stands with Our Workers With Her 2020 Legislative Package

    Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    (CHANTILLY, VA) - Earlier today, Delegate Karrie Delaney filed House Bill 547, a bill that would establish the Virginia Energy and Economy Transition Council. The Virginia Energy and Economy Transition Council will help transition the Commonwealth of Virginia from its dependency on fossil fuel usage and production to an economy that reflects our state’s transition away from these industries as we enter a green energy economy.

  • Delegate Delaney Tackles Transitioning Virginia to a Greener Tomorrow

    Monday, January 6, 2020

    (CHANTILLY, VA) - Earlier today, Delegate Karrie Delaney filed House Bill 547, a bill that would establish the Virginia Energy and Economy Transition Council. The Virginia Energy and Economy Transition Council will help transition the Commonwealth of Virginia from its dependency on fossil fuel usage and production to an economy that reflects our state’s transition away from these industries as we enter a green energy economy.

  • Delegate Karrie Delaney Releases First Bills for 2020 Legislative Session

    Friday, January 3, 2020

    (CHANTILLY, VA) - Delegate Karrie Delaney has filed her first comprehensive legislative package for the 2020 General Assembly Session. This first legislative package addresses a diverse set of issues from worker protections, green energy, supporting our veteran community, and education. This package from Delegate Delaney is a direct response to feedback from her district and relates to many of the issues that have been brought to her attention throughout her tenure as Delegate.

  • Delegate Delaney Addresses Gaps in Virginia's Forensic Nursing Programs

    Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | REVIEW Magazine: Virginia Responds to Human Trafficking

    During the 2019 General Assembly Session I had the great pleasure of starting a conversation on the lack of information on the Forensic Nursing Programs and Forensic Nurse Examiners in the Commonwealth..”