Peace Progress
March 2015 Edition
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Message from Chris

After the end of every legislative session, the General Assembly is required by the Constitution to meet again or reconvene in a "veto" session. 


Camden and Henry visit with Dad on the House floor the last day of session

The only measures legislators consider in a veto session are bills that the Governor has returned to us with  veto or suggested amendments. Veto session begins on the sixth Wednesday following the end of each session, this year it is scheduled for April 15 at noon.


Since Sine Die, the end of session, the Governor reviewed all legislation passed.  The Governor can take a number of actions on legislation including, singing a bill into law, vetoing a bill, making amendments to a bill, or taking no action, in which case the bill becomes a law on July 1. If the Governor chooses to veto or amend a bill, legislators will consider the Governor's action and can either reject or accept the amendments or override a veto with 2/3's of each chamber. 
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Brain Injury Victims Get Needed Boost

Del. Peace successfully secured funding for much needed improvements for the delivery of services to individuals with severe brain injuries


During the 2015 General Assembly session, Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Hanover), successfully patroned budget language which directs funding for community based brain injury services to residents of the 97th District and across the Commonwealth.


Successful budget language requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental services to include stakeholders from the acquired brain injury community in their redesign process of the Medicaid waivers for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Additionally, funding was allocated to increase support for programs providing brain injury services through the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.


Peace meets with BIAV citizen advocates

Speaking to this important matter in a recent letter to Peace, Anne McDonnell, Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia stated, "I cannot fully appreciate the difficult choices you and your Health and Human Resources subcommittee colleagues had to make, but I am confident the decisions were made with great care. Your willingness to serve the citizens of Virginia with integrity and stewardship is greatly appreciated."


According to their website, the mission of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) is a chartered state affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America, and together we are "The Voice of Brain Injury through Help, Hope & Healing." For more information or to access services please visit:


Delegate Chris Peace is frequently rated one of Virginia's most business-friendly conservatives. Peace's voting record shows a consistent focus on opposing tax increases, protecting family values defending the Constitution, and promoting job creation and a high quality of life in Hanover, King William and New Kent counties. 

Local Happenings


New Kent


The Rotary Club of New Kent County, Virginia is hosting the "All American Muscle Car Celebration" April 11, 2015 (rain date April 12th) on the beautiful vineyard grounds of New Kent Winery. The winery is just off I 64 between Williamsburg and Richmond VA and 20 miles from RIR. The show will be open from 11 AM to 4 PM with the awards ceremony at 3PM. A variety of food and winery vendors will be on the show field.


The show's net proceeds will benefit:


"Families of the Wounded Fund". This fund was created just for the purpose of uniting families during traumatic recovery periods. The honorary chair is General Richard B. Myers USAF (ret) 15th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Families of the Wounded Fund directs 100%

Del. Peace enjoys meeting all constituents, especially veterans

of donations and the net proceeds from its events to assist families who come from across the nation to help their loved one's heal at Hunter Holmes Mcguire VA Medical center Richmond VA Several members of the New Kent Rotary have been to this facility and observed the needs of these brave young men and women. Having family close by for them is a real morale boost for them. We can help!       


For our inaugural event, we anticipate between 200 and 300 show cars, and greater than 2,500 guests.  

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