• How my Office Can Serve You

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    Share your opinions on bills and issues

    I read each and every one of your letters and emails, because it helps me make decisions on your behalf in the legislature.

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    Request a Certificate or Commending Resolutions

    You can request a certificate for a celebration, award, eagle scout, graduation, or anything that is meaningful to you and your organization.

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    Ask me to come speak at your event or school

    I love getting out in the community and speaking about my experiences in the Legislature and important issues of the day . Please don't hesitate to ask.

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    Learn about my legislative goals.

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    Learn about the legislative process.

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  • The Legislative Process

    Here's a short primer on the legislative process, and how you can influence it.



    I work with constituents, advocacy groups, and other legislators to decide what bills to push forward.



    I work with the good lawyers at the Department of Legislative Services to turn ideas into legislation.



    Each bill is sent by the Speaker of the House to a subcommittee, where it is considered. Most bills die here.


    Full Committee

    If the subcommittee approves the bill, the full committee will have a chance to vote on it.


    House Floor

    If the bill passes out of committee, it must be read three times on the floor. After the 3rd time, the whole House votes.


    Senate Floor

    If approved by the House, the bill will travel to the Senate during the 2nd half of session. If the Senate passes the bill, it goes directly to the Governor.


    Conference Committee

    If the Senate makes amendments to the bill, it will go to conference where legislators from both parties and both houses will meet to hash it out.


    Governor's Signature

    No bill can become a law without the Governor's signature, but he has the option to veto the bill instead, which the House & Senate can override with a 2/3rds majority.

  • Second Term 2020-2021 Legislation

    Coming soon!

  • First Term (2018-19) Legislative Portfolio

    Full-day kindergarten program; implementation in school divisions.
    Higher educational institutions, public; tuition and room and board, enrollment.
    Virginia Highway Corporation Act of 1988; toll rate approval by State Corporation Commission.
    Handguns; limitation on purchases, penalty.
    School calendar; opening day of school year.
    Virginia Fuels Tax Act; refueling vehicles.
    Voter registration; notification of denial.
    Voting; ballots cast during court-ordered extended polling hours.
    Electric vehicle; establishes tax credit on purchase or lease price.
    Dependents of disabled veterans; waiver of tuition and mandatory fees.
    Small businesses, new; state and local tax and regulatory exemptions.
    Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases.
    Virginia Public Procurement Act; use of best value contracting.
    Solar energy collection devices; land lease program for installation.
    Commercial motor vehicles; certain high-occupancy vehicle lanes.
    Community service careers; tuition and fee waivers at higher educational institutions.
    Guardianship; communication between incapacitated persons and others.
    Domestic violence-related misdemeanors; enhanced, penalty.
    Residual parental rights; termination if in child's best interest, foster care placement.
    Parental rights; annual foster care review.
    Virginia Retirement System; E-911 dispatchers.
    Transient occupancy tax; expands tax in Northern Virginia statewide.

    The Renewables First Act

    Creating a Financial Aid Shopping Sheet for students

    Adding HOV lanes to Dulles Access Road

    County board of supervisors; presiding officers, terminology.

    Virginia Lottery; personal identifying information of prize winners, etc.

    Post-adoption contact & communication agreements; authority to enter into agreements.

    Community Integration Advisory Commission; extends sunset provision.

    State employees; sick leave or certain disabled veterans.

    Virginia National Guard; state active duty pay.

    College Tuition Freeze for in-state students

    Condominium Act; meetings of unit owners' associations, proxy voting.