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

    Assault firearms, certain firearm magazines, etc; prohibiting sale, transport, etc., penalties (HB 961)

    An assault weapons ban introduced at the request of Governor Northam. It also bans high-capacity magazines, silencers, and bump stocks. The bill would allow people who currently own assault weapons and want to keep them to register them. The bill is similar to effective measures in nine other states and DC (and a federal law existing from 1994 to 2004), found by the courts to be constitutional.

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    Discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity (HB 1049)

    The most comprehensive LGBT-non-discrimination bill ever introduced in Virginia history. Every year I've served in Virginia, I have introduced this bill only to see it killed by Republicans. But this is the year I'm confident it will finally happen. The bill adds 'sexual orientation' and 'gender identity' to more than 70 places in the code. Wherever other discrimination is prohibited in Virginia, discrimination against rainbow Virginians will be prohibited as well.

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