District 34 Update December 29th 2021

I hope your holidays have been joyful and I wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!

Below, I have included information on upcoming Pre-Session meetings. These Pre-legislative Hearings will provide constituents and organizations the opportunity to voice their concerns or ask questions of the Fairfax County and Loudoun County Delegations. I also have included information on the 2022-2024 Biennial Budget Briefing for the Northern Virginia Region.

As we get ready for the upcoming session of the General Assembly, I'm preparing for the work we have ahead of us. I would appreciate hearing from you about your top legislative priorities for 2022. I hope you will take a few minutes to fill out my official 2022 Priorities Survey

As always, please reach out to me if you have any concerns by email DelKMurphy@house,virginia.gov or call my District Phone number: (571) 766-6414.

Sincerely,

Delegate Kathleen Murphy 
District-34

Regional Public Hearing on the 2022-2024
Biennium Budget; Virtual Public Hearing

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic all public hearings will be held virtually. There will be four regional budget hearings with legislators from each region participating.

The Northern Virginia Public Hearing will take
place virtually on January 5th, 2022, at 10am

Registration to speak at one of the public hearings will occur on: Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Persons unable to attend may submit their comments electronically on HODSpeak.

For Additional information visit:

Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee Website

House Appropriations Committee Website

Public Hearings will be livestreamed on: The Virginia General Assembly Website. View the Regional Public Hearings Notice for additional information.

Fairfax County General Assembly Delegation
Pre-2022 Session Public Hearing Hearing

The Fairfax County delegation to the General Assembly will hold a public hearing regarding the upcoming 2022 session on Saturday, January 8, at 9 a.m. in the boardroom of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax with parking available in front of the Government Center Building. 

Sign up to speak:

Fairfax County residents who want to sign up in advance to speak at the hearing should register online using this form or contact the Department of Clerk Services at 703-324-3151, TTY 711, by noon on Thursday, January 6. 

Additional guidelines for those interested in speaking at the public forum are available on the County’s General Assembly Public Hearing Page.

Loudoun County 2022 General Assembly Pre-legislative Session Hearing

Please join the Loudoun Delegation for the 2022 General Assembly Pre-legislative Session Hearing.

Hearing Details:

Saturday, January 8, 2022
2:00PM-4:00PM

Location: Board Room on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center

Located at 1 Harrison Street SE, Leesburg, VA.

Sign up to speak:

Constituents wishing to address the delegation are asked to register in advance by emailing legislativehearing@gmail.com.

Registration is now open and closes at midnight Wednesday, Jan. 5

Please note: Speakers must be residents of Loudoun County or represent a business or agency that provides a service to Loudoun County. Speakers will have two minutes.

Free Rapid COVID-19 Antigen At-home Test Kits Available at Fairfax County Libraries

Fairfax County Public Library branches have become distribution sites for free COVID-19 rapid antigen at-home test kits as part of a pilot program. BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Card Home Test kits are available at each of Fairfax County Public Library’s 13 open community branches and 8 regional branches. Please call your local branch to ensure they have a supply. If you need a test, here is more information. The test should be taken at home, not in a library branch. If someone is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please request kits via the library’s contactless curbside pickup service.

Please Note: Quantities are limited. Neither proof of residency nor a library card is required, and the kits are free of charge. These tests have an expiration date of the end of December and are therefore meant to be used immediately, not saved for a “just in case” scenario. More information on this program is available here or by calling 1-877-829-4682

The VDH Antigen Testing Recommendations webpage provides guidance on next steps following antigen test results.