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

    Voter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements, additional forms (HB 190)

    Removes Voter ID requirements and allows a voter without ID to sign a statement under penalty of perjury and vote.

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    Inquiry and report of immigration status; persons charged with or convicted of certain crimes (HB 244)

    Repeals state laws that require local police to do the work of federal immigration enforcement. 

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    Legislation (2019)

    Click here for Mark's Letter on the 2019 Legislative Session Introduced (Patron) Chief Co-Patron Co-Patron

    Protecting Vulnerable People: communication between incapacitated persons & others, notification of relatives (HB 2430)

    Allowing Alzheimer's and other mentally incapacitated people to have visits from family members and other loved ones, unless good cause is shown to prevent these visits. This bill would prevent abusive guardians from withholding family contact for financial gain.

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    Raising the Minimum Wage (HB 2631)

    Allowing localities to set their own minimum wage. The cost of living is higher in Alexandria than in Abingdon. Why shouldn't our City Government be allowed to set a higher wage?

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    Legislation (2018)

    Introduced (Patron) Chief Co-Patron Co-Patron

    Open-end credit plans (HB 404)

    Prohibits a creditor from extending credit under an open-end credit plan at an annual rate that exceeds 36 percent unless the credit is extended by the seller of personal, family, or household goods for the sole purpose of financing the purchase price.

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    Purchase, possession, or transportation of firearms following convictions for certain crimes (HB 405)

    Prohibits a person who has been convicted of misdemeanor sexual battery or assault and battery where the victim is a family or household member from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm. A person who violates this provision is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

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    Legislation (2017)

    Introduced (Patron) Chief Co-Patron Co-Patron

    Presidential tax returns/Compliance with Constitution (HB 2444)

    I have proposed legislation requiring candidates for President of the United States to disclose 10 years of prior tax returns as well as any foreign gifts or emoluments (in order to demonstrate compliance with Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution). This would be a prerequisite for the candidate to be listed on the Virginia state ballot, and would otherwise have no binding force on the candidates.

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    Reporting Predatory Loans (HB 2445)

    Predatory loans would make the activities of those providing predatory sub-consumer loans in Virginia more transparent by requiring them to be licensed (as many other types of loans are already!)

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    Legislation (2016)

    Introduced (Patron) Chief Co-Patron Co-Patron Budget Request

    Easing Restrictions on Marriage Officiants (HB 1006)

    Mark Levine advocated for a common sense change to Virginia's outdated laws regulating who can marry two individuals. Currently marriage officiant liscences are approved at the local level to wildly different standards. Unfortunately, the Republicans on the subcommittee tabled the bill without a reason.

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    Strengthening Child Abuse Laws (HB 1009)

    Mark Levine offered a spirited defense, supported by several expert witnesses, of his effort to require judges to consider any abuse by either parent to any other human being when deliberating child custody cases. Unfortunately, House Republicans killed the bill despite powerful, personal testimony on this necessary legislation.

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