Delegate Don Merricks (R-Danville)

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Party
Republican
District
16: Counties of Henry (part) and Pittsylvania (part); City of Martinsville [map]
Took Office
January 2008
Left Office
January 2014
Website
donmerricks.org
Copatroning Habits
85% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 90% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 68% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
21.1% in 2013
Campaign Contributions
$13,109.44 cash on hand (May 2013 report)
Bio

A former banker, he now runs a building supply company, J.W. Squire Company. Holds degrees from Danville Community College and Averett University. Born and raised in Pittsylvania's Mount Hermon. Married with two grown children.

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DOMINION LEADERSHIP TRUST POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE FREDERICKSBURG $1,848
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Virginia Optometric Association PAC PAC Richmond $1,250
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VIRGINIA BANK PAC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE GLEN ALLEN $1,000

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These are all of the video clips of Don Merricks’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 48 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB586: Corrections, Department of; confinement of local inmates in State correctional facilities.
  • HB592: Concealed handgun permittees; criminal history record information check exemption for some firearms.
  • HB593: VEDP; required provisions in economic development agreements.
  • HB1319: School calendar; opening of school year in certain school divisions.
  • HB1376: Controlled substances; law-enforcement officer's testimony regarding field-test identification.
  • HB1481: Scrap metal purchasers; purchase of secondhand articles, reports, penalty.
  • HB1739: Banks; security deposits of governmental entities.
  • HB2090: Renewable energy facilities; eligibility for incentives.
  • HB2193: Child abuse investigations; employees of school divisions.
  • HB2274: Electric utility regulation; schedule for biennial reviews. Emergency.
  • HJ97: Regional higher education centers; SCHEV to study management and structure.
  • HJ543: Commending Randal E. Arno.
  • HJ554: Celebrating the life of Dr. Richard L. Hoffman.
  • HJ555: Commending Dorothea McLaughlin.
  • HJ572: Commending Mount Airy Elementary School.
  • HJ588: Celebrating the life of David R. Hensley, Jr.
  • HJ780: Celebrating the life of Robert H. Haskell III.
  • HJ781: Celebrating the life of Roger Lee Cook.
  • HJ908: Commending the Honorable Junius P. Warren.
  • HB585: Small Business Investment Grant Fund; created.
  • HB586: Corrections, Department of; confinement of local inmates in state correctional facilities.
  • HB587: Electric transmission lines; approval process.
  • HB588: Speed limits; maximum speed limit in an industrial park is 35 miles per hour.
  • HB589: Repo men; traffic laws applicable.
  • HB590: Renewable energy facilities; eligibility for incentives.
  • HB591: School calendar; opening of school year in certain school divisions prior to Labor Day.
  • HB592: Concealed handgun permittees; criminal history record information check exemption for some firearms.
  • HB593: VEDP; required provisions in economic development agreements.
  • HB1157: Local governments; equalizes city and county taxing authority.
  • HB1168: Trust institutions; entities authorized to engage in trust business in State includes out-of-state.
  • HB1191: Cable television systems and cooperatives; nogotiate in good faith to resolve certain issues.
  • HJ97: Regional higher education centers; SCHEV to study management and structure.
  • HJ210: Commending the Gretna High School football team.
  • HJ217: Celebrating the life of Ben Pope Phillips.
  • HJ218: Celebrating the life of Chester R. Lane.
  • HJ221: Commending J. Samuel Burton.
  • HJ262: Celebrating the life of Lucy Love Wells Clark.
  • HJ263: Celebrating the life of Nick Prillaman, Jr.
  • HJ269: Commending William Harvey Pritchett.
  • HJ270: Commending Blair Construction, Inc.
  • HJ298: Commending Helen Burnett Shields.
  • HJ426: Commending the Honorable Robert Morgan Armstrong.
  • HJ516: Commending Opal R. Hall.
  • HR584: Commending Bobby P. Burnett.
  • HR585: Celebrating the life of Donald K. Lawson.
  • HR586: Celebrating the life of the Honorable William Carrington Thompson.
  • HR587: Celebrating the life of John Carroll Collins.
  • HB246: Local government investment pool; limitations.
  • HB252: Unemployment benefits; waiver of overpayment due to administrative error.
  • HB1326: Workers' compensation; medical services.
  • HB1384: License tax credit; credit against state license tax liability on certain insurance companies.
  • HB1535: Licensure or certification by Board of Medicine, etc.; consideration of military experience.
  • HB1536: Charter; City of Martinsville.
  • HB1537: School calendar; opening of school year in certain school divisions.
  • HB1538: Health insurance; multiple employer welfare arrangements.
  • HB1706: Judicial records; admissibility into evidence.
  • HB1707: Criminal history record information; Department of Rehabilitative Services to obtain for employment.
  • HB1708: Pittsylvania County school board; staggered terms.
  • HB1709: Pawnbrokers and precious metals dealers; records required to be maintained.
  • HB1717: Insurance fraud; clarifies definition of insurer includes self-insured private & public employers.
  • HB1718: Uniform Commercial Code; negotiable instruments and bank deposits and collections.
  • HB1916: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail: The Crooked Road; adds portion of U.S. Route 58.
  • HB1917: Health professionals; assisted living facility administrator report those with mental health issues.
  • HB1918: Uniform Statewide Building Code; limitation on prosecutions for violation.
  • HB2283: Small business investment companies; creates credit against insurance license tax for investments.
  • HB2514: Electric utility regulation; excludes certain investor-owned electric utility.
  • HJ49: Unemployment compensation benefits; JLARC to study overpayment as result of errors by VEC.
  • HJ720: Celebrating the life of J. Clyde Hooker, Jr.
  • HJ721: Celebrating the life of Melvin Brown.
  • HJ722: Celebrating the life of Walter Holladay Yeaman.
  • HJ768: Celebrating the life of Taylor McGregor.
  • HJ781: Commending Dr. George P. Scouras.
  • HB246: Local government investment pool; limitations.
  • HB249: School calendar; opening of 2010-2011 school year in Planning Districts 5 and 12.
  • HB250: Contractors, Board for; raises threshold for Class C contractors license.
  • HB251: Self-defense; person who lawfully occupies dwelling may use degree of force against an intruder.
  • HB252: Unemployment benefits; waiver of overpayment due to administrative error.
  • HB253: Registered and practical nurses; licensure qualifications.
  • HB284: Investment of public funds; removes requirement that public funds must be invested in certificates.
  • HB604: Center for Rural Virginia Board of Trustees; membership.
  • HB605: Housing and Community Development, Board for; powers.
  • HB606: Investor-owned electric utilities; establishes process used by SCC in reviews of rates, etc.
  • HB705: Workers' Compensation Commission; repeals requirement of sending copies of awards by priority mail.
  • HB1326: Workers' compensation; medical services.
  • HB1384: License tax credit; credit against state license tax liability on certain insurance companies.
  • HJ49: Unemployment compensation benefits; JLARC to study overpayment as result of errors by VEC.
  • HJ50: Textile Heritage Week; designating as first week of September 2010, and each succeeding year.
  • HJ213: Commending the Chatham High School baseball team.
  • HJ214: Commending Brittany Arnn.
  • HJ242: Commending Roger Cook.
  • HJ462: Commending Gary L. Fitts.
  • HJ486: Commending Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School.
  • HB1617: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission; extends sunset until July 1, 2014, etc.
  • HB1618: Hunting permit, special; issued to patients from veterans or military hospitals.
  • HB2102: Pittsylvania County; Board of Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to adopt regulations.
  • HB2103: Charter; Town of Hurt
  • HB2294: Alternative on-site sewage systems; no locality shall prohibit use thereof.
  • HB2583: Local government investment pool; limitations.
  • HB2643: Economic development entities; extension of performance agreements.
  • HB2644: Locksmiths; certain exempt from certification if employed by licensed private security business.
  • HJ881: Commending Lindsay Bowman.
  • HR62: Commending Kent Masonic Lodge No. 305 on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
  • HB455: North and South Mayo Rivers; designating portions thereof in Henry County as State scenic rivers.
  • HB456: Charter; City of Martinsville.
  • HB457: Veterinarian & animal licensure; repeals requirement to provide treasurer with rabies information.
  • HB458: Correctional facilities, local; City of Danville & Pittsylvania County to enter into jail project.
  • HB460: Off-road motorcycles; limitations on operation.
  • HB1236: Criminal Justice Services, Department of; powers and duties.
  • HB1443: Energy generators; streamlined permitting process for those qualified.
  • HJ214: Commending Susan Worley.