Representing Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax

Mark's Bills

I believe constituents have a right to know what their elected representatives are up to, particularly with regard to legislation they introduce. I plan to uphold what I call the Gold Standard of Transparency by directing my staff to video-record the proceedings on each of my bills as they come before subcommittee and committee. That way, every constituent can know exactly what was said and done on each of the 20 or so bills I introduce.  Scroll down to see my bills for the 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016 sessions.

    Committee Assignments

    (2020, 2021)

    • Courts of Justice
    • Health, Welfare and Institutions
    • Privileges and Elections
    • Public Safety

    (2018, 2019)

    • Health, Welfare and Institutions
    • Militia, Police and Public Safety

    (2016, 2017)

    • Health, Welfare and Institutions
    • Science and Technology


    Legislation (2020)

    Click here for Mark's Letter on the 2020 Legislative Session Introduced (Patron) Chief Co-Patron Co-Patron

    Appeal of involuntary admission order; possession of firearms, penalty (HB 450)

    Prohibits people who have been ordered locked up due to severe mental illness from possessing firearms. People experiencing mental illness are far more likely to be the victims of violence than the perpetrators of violence. Suicide attempts using guns are the most likely to be fatal.

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    Best interests of the child; act of violence, force, or threat against an intimate partner, etc (HB 861)

    Ensure that any history of domestic violence and child abuse is taken into consideration when determining child custody.

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    Legislation (2018)

    Introduced (Patron) Chief Co-Patron Co-Patron

    Commission for Historical Statues in the United States Capitol; removal of Robert E. Lee statue (HB 1099)

    Creates the Commission for Historical Statues in the United States Capitol to provide for the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection at the United States Capitol and to recommend to the General Assembly as a replacement a statue of a prominent Virginia citizen of historic renown or renowned for distinguished civil or military service to be commemorated in the National Statuary Hall Collection.

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    Appeal of involuntary admission order; possession of firearms (HB 1100)

    Provides that a person who is involuntarily admitted or ordered to mandatory outpatient treatment may not purchase, possess, or transport a firearm until his right to do so is restored by a court regardless of the outcome of any appeal of that order.

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