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

    Guardianship; communication between close relatives and friends of incapacitated persons (HB 862)

    Reforms our guardianship system to minimize forced isolation of people who've been deemed incapable of making their own decisions. 

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    Persons other than ministers who may celebrate rites of marriage; filing of the marriage record (HB 863)

    Makes it much easier for people who are not ordained ministers to officiate weddings. I have officiated three weddings myself in Virginia, and the process is needlessly burdensome. I believe everyone has a First Amendment right to perform wedding ceremonies, and current law discriminates on the basis of religion.

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    Legislation (2018)

    Introduced (Patron) Chief Co-Patron Co-Patron

    Electronic Identity Management Act; federated digital identity systems (HB 1269)

    Amends the Electronic Identity Management Act to accommodate federated digital identity systems. A federated digital identity system (federation) is defined in the measure as a digital identity system that uses federated identity management to enable the portability of identity information across otherwise autonomous security domains. Federated identity management is defined in the measure as a process that allows the conveyance of identity credentials and authentication information across digital identity systems through the use of a common set of policies, practices, and protocols for managing the identity of users and devices across security domains. The digital identity systems involved in a federation are required to be compliant with the Commonwealth's identity management standards and with the provisions of the governing identity trust framework.

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