Senator Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)

Photo of Barbara Favola
Party
Democratic
District
31: Arlington County (Part), Fairfax County (Part), Loudoun County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2015
Committees
General Laws and Technology, Privileges and Elections, Rehabilitation and Social Services, Transportation, Education
Age
59
Website
barbarafavola.org
Copatroning Habits
75% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 74% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that she also copatroned, 54% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
16.7% in 2013
Campaign Contributions
$42,862.30 cash on hand (December 2012 report)
Top 10 Donors
Mike Erkiletian Real Estate Developers Alexandria $6,000
John G Shooshan Real Estate Developers MD $5,000
Laborers International Union Labor Union Reston $3,148
Dominion PAC Power Company Richmond $2,000
Virginia Bank PAC Finance Glen Allen $1,500
Healthcare for Good Government Healthcare Richmond $1,500
Amerigroup Corporation Health Insurance Virginia Beach $1,000
Alcalde & Fay Law/Consulting Arlington $1,000
Virginia Healthcare Assoc. Healthcare Richmond $1,000
James M Hock Owner, Marketing Firm Arlington $1,000

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Recent Mentions in the Media

WJLA: Virginia lawmakers talk of bipartisanship, but show little sign of progress on ...

September 17, 2014
With scant seconds remaining during Wednesday's first segment on NewsChannel 8's NewsTalk, a spirited discussion with Virginia state Senator Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) and state Delegate Tim Hugo (R-Fairfax), it was left to the latter for a quick ...

Fairfaxtimes.com: Turn up heat, laws on domestic violence

September 19, 2014
Senate Bill 510, introduced by Sen. Barbara Favola (D-McLean), would have denied firearm possession to anyone ?convicted of stalking, sexual battery, or physical assault of a family member? for five years after their conviction. After passing in the ...and more »

Virginia Connection Newspapers: Great Falls Honors 9/11 Victims

September 18, 2014
In addition, state Delegate Barbara Comstock, Dranesville Supervisor John Foust, U.S. Representative Frank Wolf and state Senator Barbara Favola were in attendance. The ceremony included a presentation of the colors by the Marine Corps Color Guard, ...

ARL now: McAuliffe Plan to Boost Health Coverage Gets Mixed Reactions

September 9, 2014
McAuliffe's announcement today will enable many more Virginians to access quality, affordable healthcare,? Sen. Barbara Favola said in a statement. ?But as the governor said, there are no substitutes for closing the coverage gap. We're still missing an ...Senate Democrats respond to McAuliffe's healthcare planAugusta Free Pressall 188 news articles »

Bills

  • SB43: Teachers; extends deadline to request hearing after receiving notice of dismissal.
  • SB128: Juveniles; commitment to Department of Juvenile Justice, consideration of social history, report.
  • SB129: Absentee voting; persons age 65 or older on day of an election are entitled to vote absentee ballot.
  • SB132: TNAF recipients; Board of Social Services shall annually review amount of assistance paid.
  • SB134: Independent living services; individuals between 18 and 21 years of age.
  • SB161: FOIA; participation in meetings by electronic communication in event of emergency, etc.
  • SB162: License plates, special; issuance for supporters of Equality Virginia.
  • SB272: Juvenile Justice, Department of; use of isolation and restraint necessary to protect child's health.
  • SB273: Foster-care youth; eligibility for medical assistance.
  • SB274: State & Local Government and General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Acts; limitation on gifts, etc.
  • SB275: Health insurance; victims of sexual assault, cost-sharing requirement for HIV medication.
  • SB276: Charter schools; restrictions and pre-lottery enrollment for current students.
  • SB277: Foster care and adoption assistance; DSS to include individuals between age 18 & 21 years of age.
  • SB278: Foster care; approval of applicant whose household includes certain individuals.
  • SB369: Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families, State Executive Council for; membership.
  • SB370: Emergency custody & temporary detention; extends time person may be held pursuant to custody order.
  • SB502: Alcoholic beverage control; limited mixed-beverage restaurant licenses.
  • SB510: Firearms; possession following a misdemeanor conviction of certain crimes.
  • SB662: Child care; certain counties permitted to continue using local sliding scale to determine copayment.
  • SB671: Water; reporting usage.
  • SB672: Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind; out-of-state students.
  • SJ24: Juvenile records; Virginia State Crime Commission to study expungement of records.
  • SJ188: Commending Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc.
  • SJ211: Celebrating the life of Mildred Lonergan McAuliffe.
  • SJ5006: Commending Wesley Housing Development Corporation.
  • SJ5029: Celebrating the life of Terry Holzheimer.
  • SJ5030: Celebrating the life of Sister Benedict Kesock, O.S.B.
  • SJ5031: Commending the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind.
  • SJ5032: Commending Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington, Inc.
  • SJ5043: Commending the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing.
  • SJ5054: Commending Lora Rinker.
  • SJ5055: Commending Charlie Rinker.
  • SR27: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Elise B. Heinz.
  • SB483: Asbestos workers; reporting violations, penalties for noncompliance.
  • SB553: School divisions, local; may use unexpended state funds to provide one-time bonus to teachers.
  • SB554: Firearms; possession within residence of victim by persons subject to protective orders.
  • SB555: Parental rights; procedure for restoration, child to consent to restoration of rights.
  • SB835: TANF; assistance when convicted of drug-related felony, ineligible if fail or refuse drug testing.
  • SB862: Foster care; independent living services.
  • SB863: Independent living services; foster children committed to Department of Juvenile Justice.
  • SB864: Firearms; possession within residence of victim by persons subject to protective orders.
  • SB951: Bullying; defines term and requires school boards to prohibit acts by students and school employees.
  • SB952: Child support; directs DSS to establish statewide arrearage reduction program.
  • SB956: Investor-owned electric utilities; declining block rate for residential customers.
  • SB959: Pedestrians, etc; local government may adopt ordinances requiring to stop at marked crosswalks.
  • SB1080: Ultrasound imaging; no law or regulation of State shall require for nonmedical reasons.
  • SJ282: Foster care maintenance and adoption assistance; DSS to develop options for extending payments.
  • SJ407: Commending the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.
  • SJ420: Commending the YMCA of Arlington.
  • SJ423: Commending A New Lease on Life.
  • SJ424: Commending Ken Aughenbaugh.
  • SB84: Foster care; extends option of independent living services to person between 18 and 21 years old.
  • SB85: Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program; Expected Family Contribution.
  • SB156: Adoption; increases age at which assistance for children with special needs terminates.
  • SB157: Asbestos, Lead, Mold, and Home Inspectors, Virginia Board for; examination for license applicants.
  • SB482: Asbestos, Lead, Mold, and Home Inspectors, Virginia Board for; examination for disciplinary actions.
  • SB483: Asbestos workers; reporting violations, penalties for noncompliance.
  • SB552: Eligibilty for TANF; drug-related felonies.
  • SB553: School divisions, local; may use unexpended state funds to provide one-time bonus to teachers.
  • SB554: Firearms; possession within residence of victim by persons subject to protective orders.
  • SB555: Parental rights; procedure for restoration.
  • SB594: Towns; allowed to acquire land, not by condemnation, within their boundaries or 3 miles outside.
  • SB615: Health Benefit Exchange Authority; created, report.
  • SJ19: Community colleges; SCHEV to study offering selected baccalaureate degrees.
  • SJ185: Celebrating the life of John Martin Couric.
  • SJ217: Celebrating the life of Patricia Anne Zimmerman.
  • SJ5003: Commending the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia.