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

    Redistricting; population data, reallocation of prison populations (HB 319)

    Ends "prison gerrymandering" by counting prisoner populations based on where the people in prison are from, not based on where they have been involuntarily sent.

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    Convictions, certain, and police and court records; petition for reclassification or expungement (HB 320)

    Allows people to expunge a crime from their record if it is no longer a crime. This will be very useful, for example, to people previously convicted of marijuana possession after my bill or a similar measure decriminalizing marijuana becomes law.

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    Legislation (2019)

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

    Constitutional amendment: Governor's term of office (HJ 672)

    Introducing a constitutional amendment to permit the Governor of Virginia to be re-elected and to serve two consecutive terms. Virginia is the only one of the 50 states not to allow its Governor to be re-elected. If we like our Governor, why not allow the voters to give him or her a second term?

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    Legislation (2018)

    Introduced (Patron) Chief Co-Patron Co-Patron

    Motor vehicle fuels sales tax in certain transportation districts (HB 699)

    Provides that the tax that is imposed on the sales price of motor fuel in Northern Virginia shall be imposed on the regional price of gas, defined and computed as a six-month average price of fuel. The tax shall not be imposed on a regional price that is less that a gallon of gasoline on February 20, 2013, nor shall it be imposed a price that is more than $4 per gallon. The bill also raises the rate of taxation of motor fuel in Northern Virginia from 2.1% to 3%.

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    General Assembly meetings; streaming and recording (HB 701)

    Requires that the Clerk of the House of Delegates and the Clerk of the Senate stream with closed captioning and record (i) every subcommittee or committee meeting of a standing committee of the General Assembly, regardless of meeting date, and (ii) every floor session of the House of Delegates or the Senate, including any joint session of the houses. The bill defines a meeting as one the date and time of which have been scheduled on a public website of any agency of the General Assembly for at least one hour prior to the meeting and that takes place in the State Capitol, the Pocahontas Building, or the General Assembly Building in Richmond.

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