Delegate Christopher K Peace (R-Hanover) was glad to see that the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation has included their support of three pieces of his legislation for the 2015 Session on their legislative priorities. Peace’s bills included are House Bill (HB) 1363, HB 1364, and HB 2081. HB 1363 would make it unlawful to apply industrial wastes to land located in the County of Hanover, King William, or New Kent. It places a complete moratorium on the practice.
HB 1364 allows localities to adopt ordinances that provide for the testing and monitoring of the land application of industrial wastes. The bill requires the State Water Control Board (the Board) to adopt emergency regulations, requiring persons that land apply industrial wastes to collect a fee from the generator of the industrial wastes and remit the fee to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The fee cannot exceed the direct costs to localities of testing and monitoring the land application of industrial wastes. The bill requires the Board's regulations to include procedures for (i) collection of the fees by DEQ, (ii) deposit of the collected fees into the Sludge Management Fund (the Fund), and (iii) disbursements from the Fund to localities for the testing and monitoring of the industrial wastes.
HB 2081 prohibits an employer from requiring, requesting, or causing a current or prospective employee to disclose the username and password to the current or prospective employee's social media account. The measure also prohibits an employer from (i) requiring an employee to add an employee, a supervisor, or an administrator to the list or contacts associated with the employee's social media account or (ii) changing the privacy settings associated with the employee's social media account.
Speaking about the support Peace said, “It is great that the Tea Party has chosen to support these measures, especially measures that are concerned with the health of constituents.”
Delegate Christopher K. 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 creating and a high quality of life in Hanover, King William, and New Kent Counties.