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

    FOIA; electronic meetings, serious medical condition of immediate family member (HB 321)

    Make it easier for local elected officials to attend meetings electronically when a family member is seriously ill.

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    Minimum wage; local alternative minimum wage (HB 325)

    Allows localities to raise the minimum wage higher than the state or federal level. The cost of living is higher in Alexandria and Arlington than it is in Lynchburg and Danville. If elected local officials want to raise local minimum wages, state lawmakers should not stand in their way.

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    Legislation (2018)

    Introduced (Patron) Chief Co-Patron Co-Patron

    Libraries; assessment for costs in civil actions, disbursement for law libraries (HB 702)

    Increases from $4 to $7 the assessment a county, city, or town may make as part of the costs incident to each civil action filed in the courts located within its boundaries.

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    Custody and visitation agreements; best interests of the child; other violent abuse (HB 807)

    Custody and visitation agreements; best interests of the child; other violent abuse.

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