Delegate Clay Athey (R-Front Royal)

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Party
Republican
District
18: Counties of Fauquier (part), Frederick (part), and Warren [map]
Took Office
January 2002
Left Office
January 2012
Copatroning Habits
93% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 78% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 75% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Recent Mentions in the Media

Daily Press: Part 4: Working for voters ? and for clients, too?

November 20, 2014
That's where Clay Athey, soon to be chairman of the civil law panel of the House Courts of Justice Committee, practiced law. "During my former public service as a Delegate, I complied fully with the ethics law," he wrote. Until this year, Del ...

Washington Post (blog): Virginia delegate vows to block gay judge

May 14, 2012
Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William) speaks during a meeting of the House Courts of Justice committee in February. (Bob Brown - Associated Press) Now that same-sex marriage has become the presidential issue of the moment, the Old Dominion is ...and more »

Greater Greater Washington: "My way or the highway" bill awaits VA governor's decision

April 4, 2012
"My way or the highway" bill awaits VA governor's decisionAt the time, Republican Delegate Clay Athey promoted the concept as a cost-saving measure, since the state pays for roads to serve far-flung developments that come from poor local planning. The state would save money on roads, local governments would ...and more »

Washington Post: Virginia General Assembly rejects openly gay prosecutor for Richmond judgeship

May 15, 2012
Republican former delegate C.L. ?Clay? Athey Jr. of Warren was outspoken on gun rights as a House member, and Democratic former delegate Clarence E. ?Bud? Phillips of Southside Virginia was a supporter of labor. But Thorne-Begland's advocacy was ...and more »

Washington Post (blog): Democrats win Va. judicial standoff

January 26, 2012
The two nominees at the center of the dispute had recently served as delegates: C.L. ?Clay? Athey Jr., a Republican from Warren, and former delegate Clarence E. ?Bud? Phillips, a Democrat from Dickenson. Democrats said they did not question the ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Clay Athey’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 110 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB1009: Drug possession case; person placed on probation violating probation shall have no right of appeal.
  • HB1013: Virginia Infrastructure in Urban Development Areas Loan Fund; created.
  • HB1069: Adult abuse; mandatory reporting by person employed in emergency department of any hospital.
  • HB1693: Eminent domain; changes maximum limit on waiver of appraisals.
  • HB1694: Driver's license; suspension for failure to pay child support.
  • HB1695: Unexecuted warrants; State attorney may move court for dismissal if issued by magistrate, exception.
  • HB1696: Motor vehicle dealers and manufacturers; places limitations and conditions on relationship.
  • HB1697: Medical care facility; exempts facility of Department of Veterans Services.
  • HB1698: Sexually violent predators; procedure for rescission of respondent's refusal to take examination.
  • HB1699: Restoration of firearms rights; any person may petition court to restore his right, etc.
  • HB1700: Illegal gambling; amends definition.
  • HB1701: Retail Sales & Use Tax; exempts gold or silver bullion coins, bars, and ingots.
  • HB1844: Zoning determination; providing notice to landowners when their real property is subject thereof.
  • HB1845: Appeal bond; requirement if defendant's liability insurance doesn't confirm coverage.
  • HB1846: Neighborhood Assistance Program; definition of professional services to include mediators.
  • HB2069: Concealed handguns; person to inform law-enforcement officer of his possession, penalty.
  • HJ587: Constitutional amendment; limits total on appropriations (first reference).
  • HJ650: Adults; JCHC to study State's procedures for receiving, etc., reports of abuse, neglect, etc.
  • HJ785: Commending Arthur W. Arundel.
  • HJ835: Celebrating the life of Thomas Landis Nicewarner, Jr.
  • HJ841: Commending Warren County on the occasion of its 175th anniversary.
  • HJ842: Commending Eugene R. Tewalt.
  • HJ843: Commending Lance Corporal Mark Sackett.
  • HB882: Development rights; permitted to be attached in receiving areas to be equal or greater than rights.
  • HB883: Declaration of judicial emergency; procedures for Supreme Court to follow.
  • HB884: Animal welfare laws; sheriffs & police chiefs designate & utilize volunteer deputies to enforce.
  • HB885: Concealed weapons; person may carry a handgun in motor vehicle or vessel if secured in compartment.
  • HB886: Firearms, ammunition, etc.; those manufactured and retained in State not subject to federal law.
  • HB1004: Sex offender; prohibits residing in proximity to children.
  • HB1005: Community College Scholarship Match Program; created.
  • HB1006: Higher educational institutions; funding disbursed based on total number of Virginia domiciles.
  • HB1007: Higher educational institutions; governing body establish rules & regulations for undergraduates.
  • HB1008: Contractors, Board for; license renewal and continuing education for contractors.
  • HB1009: Drug possession case; person placed on probation violating probation shall have no right of appeal.
  • HB1010: Illegal gambling; definition, requirements for lawful game, contest, lottery, etc., to be conducted.
  • HB1011: Community College System; establish programs and grant baccalaureate degrees in nursing, etc.
  • HB1012: Motor vehicle dealers and manufacturers; addresses certain practices relating to warranty, etc.
  • HB1013: Virginia Infrastructure in Urban Development Areas Loan Fund; created.
  • HB1014: Elections; filling vacancies in certain local offices, requirements for special elections.
  • HB1062: Zoning administrator; reduces time for response to request for decision on zoning matters.
  • HB1063: Zoning appeals, Board of; fee for filing appeal by person aggrieved by decision, etc.
  • HB1064: Zoning appeals, Board of; fee for filing an appeal by person aggrieved by decision of administrator.
  • HB1065: Circuit courts; electronic filing of cases.
  • HB1066: Higher Education, State Council of; develop uniform certificate of general studies program.
  • HB1067: Nutritional guidelines; Board & VDH to develop for all competitive foods in public schools, report.
  • HB1068: Overweight vehicles; penalties.
  • HB1069: Adult abuse; mandatory reporting by person employed in emergency department of any hospital.
  • HB1070: Concealed handguns; person who possesses valid permit may carry into emergency shelter.
  • HB1071: Urban development; sets certain densities in areas according to population of locality.
  • HJ120: Higher educational institutions; joint subcommittee to study ways to increase bachelor's degrees.
  • HJ125: State sovereignty; Congress urged to honor Tenth Amendment of U.S. Constitution.
  • HJ135: Development and Land Use Tools in State's Localities, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued.
  • HB1284: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions for non-profit schools licensed by Dept. of Education.
  • HB1288: Bridge and safety funding; prioritization by Transportation Board.
  • HB1777: Common interest communities; eliminates assessment against and limit enforcement authority of Board.
  • HB1778: Motor vehicle dealers; revises & clarifies responsibilities of manufacturers.
  • HB1779: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption of sales by nonprofit entities.
  • HB1780: Elections, special; filling vacancies in certain local offices.
  • HB2321: Dangerous dog; court may order owner to pay to any injured person costs of medical care.
  • HB2322: Urban development areas; counties shall have until July 1, 2011, to amend comprehensive plans.
  • HB2323: Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority/Vint Hill; wastewater treatment facility.
  • HB2324: Higher educational institutions; at least 80% of transfer students admitted be Virginia domiciles.
  • HB2325: Higher educational institutions; at least 70% of students admitted be Virginia domiciles.
  • HB2326: Zoning appeals, board of; changes standard by which variance can be granted.
  • HB2327: Community College Scholarship Match Program; created.
  • HB2328: Adult abuse, suspected; requires local departments to take photographs, etc., thereof.
  • HB2329: Physician assistants; provides immunity therefor under supervision for review or action.
  • HB2330: Retail Sales and Use Tax exemption; exemption for certain nonprofit entities.
  • HB2331: Raffle tickets; proceeds shall not be included to determine gross receipt of qualified organization.
  • HB1282: Medical Malpractice Settlement Offer and Recovery Act; established.
  • HB1283: Land preservation tax credit; elimination of verification of conservation value.
  • HB1284: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions for non-profit schools accredited by certain entity.
  • HB1285: Protective orders; transport of firearms by certain law-enforcement officers.
  • HB1286: Highway systems; eliminates three-tier aspect of revenue-sharing program.
  • HB1287: Electric energy conservation; SCC to conduct meeting to establish goals.
  • HB1288: Bridge and safety funding; prioritization by Transportation Board.
  • HB1289: Gas chambers; prohibits use thereof for animal euthanasia.
  • HB1290: Restorative justice programs; established.
  • HB1291: Civil remedial fees; repeals provision for those imposed certain drivers.
  • HB1292: Concealed weapons; possession in vehicles.
  • HB1293: Community College Scholarship Match Program; created.
  • HB1294: Good Samaritan statute; immunity extends to those providing care at location for screening, etc.
  • HB1295: Supreme Court; direct appeals.
  • HB1468: Laboratory results; exception to releasing records directly to patient.
  • HB1486: Dealer permits; local ordinances pertaining to real estate taxes for euthanizing companion animals.
  • HB1524: License and registration fees, additional; method of collection in certain localities.
  • HB1546: Weight limit; town ordinance thereof on certain roads.
  • HJ178: Development and land use tools; joint subcommittee to study.
  • HJ548: Celebrating the life of Richard Allen Young.
  • HR8: Electric transmission lines; SCC to require compliance with conservation & energy requirements.
  • HB1107: Higher educational institutions; articulation agreements.
  • HB1116: Railroads; increases maximum fine for blocking roads.
  • HB2396: Goose Creek; designating portion in Fauquier and Loudoun Counties as Scenic River.
  • HB2397: Condemnation cases; establishing public use.
  • HB2398: Electrical transmission lines; General Assembly and SCC must approve alternative plan.
  • HB2399: Electrical transmission lines; General Assembly and SCC must approve alternative plan.
  • HB2400: Charter; Town of Stephens City.
  • HB2401: Electric Utility Conservation Programs; created, report.
  • HB2402: Electrical transmission lines; State Corporation Commission to consider all effect of proposed line.
  • HB2403: Expert witness certifications; plaintiff in medical malpractice actions must provide.
  • HB2404: Sexual offenses; if convicted of offense, prohibited to reside in proximity to children.
  • HB2405: Concealed handguns; person to inform law-enforcement officer of his possession thereof.
  • HB2406: Concealed weapons; creates new exemption to general prohibition against carrying.
  • HB2407: Community College Transfer Grant program; created.
  • HB2408: Higher educational institutions; articulation agreements.
  • HB2409: Motor vehicle dealers; warranty obligations.
  • HB2410: Amber Alert Programs; amends definition of an abducted child to include secondary school students.
  • HB2411: Highway revenue-sharing funds; Transportation Board make an equivalent matching allocation.
  • HB2412: Animals; euthanizing by use of gas chambers prohibited.
  • HB2413: Concealed handgun; retired law-enforcement officers in favorable review to carry.
  • HB2414: Uniform Statewide Building Code; asbestos inspections.
  • HB2415: Expert witness certifications; service of process.
  • HB2416: Physicians; exceptions to immunity for laboratory tests ordered.
  • HB2776: Sex offender treatment offices; prohibited in certain residential areas.
  • HB2777: Comprehensive plan; includes urban development areas.
  • HB3195: Companion animals; requires certain permits for dealers thereof.
  • HB3196: Urban development areas; localities to amend comprehensive plan to include.
  • HB3197: Urban transportation service districts; created.
  • HB3198: Subdivision streets; certain requirements for taking thereof into state secondary highway system.
  • HB3199: Written appraisal report; costs in condemnation action.
  • HJ120: Workers' Compensation Commission; JLARC to study procedure by which deputy commissioners are appt.
  • HJ978: Commending Sergeant Arthur Leo Woods IV.
  • HR92: Commending Robert J. Traister, Sr.
  • HB1102: Community College Transfer Grant program.
  • HB1103: Consumer Protection Act; choice of remedies, action for damages.
  • HB1104: Highway improvements; expands present revenue-sharing fund program.
  • HB1105: Concealed weapons; person to inform law-enforcement officer of possession.
  • HB1106: Concealed weapons; possession on owner's property and in private vehicles.
  • HB1107: Higher educational institutions; articulation agreements.
  • HB1108: Support orders; changes the effective date thereof.
  • HB1109: Background checks; school boards must require for public school contract employees.
  • HB1110: Physicians; immunity thereof for failing to review or act on any laboratory tests, etc., exception.
  • HB1111: Physical therapy; prohibits anyone not licensed from advertising services thereas.
  • HB1112: Physical therapy; removes referral and supervision requirements thereof.
  • HB1113: Income tax, state; veterinarian pro bono tax credit.
  • HB1114: Income tax, state; animal adoption tax credit.
  • HB1115: Persons presumed dead; provides for the appointment of curator & eliminates surety bond req.
  • HB1116: Railroads; increases maximum fine for blocking roads.
  • HB1117: Traffic offenses; optional additional penalty for certain violations.
  • HB1118: Contractors, Board of; educational requirements as condition for licensure.
  • HB1119: Private roads; designating as highways for law-enforcement purposes in Warren County.
  • HB1412: Marriage; minor to get consent from parent or guardian.
  • HB1506: Proffered cash payments; locality may accept conditions if has had population growth of 5% or more.
  • HB5094: Urban development; every county to amend its comprehensive plan to incorporate proposed areas.
  • HJ118: Community College System; joint subcommittee to study financing long-term facility needs.
  • HJ119: Gateway to Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park; designating as Town of Middletown.
  • HJ120: Workers' Compensation Commission; JLARC to study procedure by which deputy commissioners are appt.
  • HJ183: Physicians and Hospitals, Joint Subcommittee Studying Risk Management Plans for; continued.