Delegate Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)

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Party
Republican
District
5: Counties of Grayson, Smyth (part), and Washington (part); Cities of Bristol and Galax [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2015
Committees
Commerce and Labor, Finance, Militia, Police and Public Safety, Privileges and Elections
Age
34
Website
oquinnfordelegate.com
Copatroning Habits
82% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 74% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 72% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
14.3% in 2013
Campaign Contributions
$106,125.45 cash on hand (May 2013 report)
Top 10 Donors
Dominion Leadership Trust PAC political action committee Fredericksburg $1,179
Dominion Political Action Committee Energy Richmond $500
Virginia Education Association Fund Education Richmond $500
Altria Client Services, Inc. Consumer Products Richmond $500
Home Builders Association of Virginia HBAV Build PAC Home Builders Richmond $500
American Electric Power Energy Roanoke $500
Reed Smith LLP Law Firm Richmond $250
Virginia Credit Union Political Action Committee Banking Lynchburg $250
Christian & Barton LLP Law Firm Richmond $250
Williams Mullen Clark & Dobbins Law Firm Richmond $250

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Recent Mentions on Blogs

Coal miner says employees at Wise County mine had no warning of <b>...</b>

July 21, 2014
We reached out to Virginia Delegate Israel O'Quinn about the layoffs. He said he's disappointed by the mine closures and released a statement which read: "It was disappointing to see another coal mine closed in Southwest ...

Plans to House Immigrant Children at Virginia Intermont Faces <b>...</b>

June 25, 2014
With the number of immigrants entering at the US-Mexican border on the rise, a state official mentioned Virginia Intermont as a possible site for the federal government to house immigrant minors. State Delegate Israel O'Quinn, R-Bristol, and ...

<b>Delegate Israel O&#39;Quinn</b> Reads to Greendale Elementary <b>...</b>

May 12, 2014
On Thursday, April 10, Delegate Israel O'Quinn entertained kindergarten students at Greendale Elementary School with his reading of Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Seuss. He also talked with the students about the ...

Ed Gillespie adds 65 Virginia legislators to growing list of <b>...</b>

May 8, 2014
... Delegate Bobby Orrock; Delegate Israel O'Quinn; Delegate Chris Peace; Delegate David Ramadan; Senator Bryce Reeves; Delegate Roxann Robinson; Senator Frank Ruff; Delegate Nick Rush; Delegate Ed Scott; Senator ...

Virginia: Gillespie, Hill Unveil Further Endorsements | JHPolitics

May 7, 2014
... Delegate Bobby Orrock; Delegate Israel O'Quinn; Delegate Chris Peace; Delegate David Ramadan; Senator Bryce Reeves; Delegate Roxann Robinson; Senator Frank Ruff; Delegate Nick Rush; Delegate Ed Scott; Senator ...

Recent Mentions in the Media

The Chattanoogan: Grand Opening Of The Birthplace Of Country Music Museum In Bristol Is This ...

July 31, 2014
Those attending will be Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, Tennessee Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, Delegate Israel O'Quinn of Virginia, Commissioner Susan Whitaker, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, Rita McClenny, president & CEO of ...and more »

Southwest Virginia Today: FROM THE DOGTROT: Changes in Glade

July 25, 2014
According to Delegate Israel O'Quinn, Coburn had requested that he and state Sen. Bill Carrico put the liquor by the drink question to the General Assembly. O'Quinn said they refused, indicating that the issue should be dealt with locally by constituents.and more »

TriCities.com: Clueless politicians refuse to help children in need

July 23, 2014
It does no good to say, as Delegate O'Quinn said, that our brothers and sisters in need are not wanted in our community because the site selection process is flawed. If there are flaws in the plans that the Department of Health and Human Services has ...

WCYB: Coal miner says employees at Wise County mine had no warning of layoffs

July 21, 2014
We reached out to Virginia Delegate Israel O'Quinn about the layoffs. He said he's disappointed by the mine closures and released a statement which read: "It was disappointing to see another coal mine closed in Southwest Virginia. This Administration ...and more »

WCYB: Fewer SOL tests, hunting on Sundays among new Virginia laws

July 1, 2014
We talked to State Delegate Israel O'Quinn, who said this is about a 25 percent decrease from the number of tests students currently have to take. The law also requires local school boards to prove an alternative test is given for each subject where ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Israel O'Quinn’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2012. There are 14 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB51: Speed limits; prohibits driving at less than posted maximum speed in left-most lanes on Interstate.
  • HB375: Patent infringement; assertions made in bad faith, exemptions, penalties.
  • HB588: Cemetery Board; powers and duties, special interments of human remains & pets of deceased humans.
  • HB590: Charitable gaming; raffles by nonprofit organizations.
  • HB591: Virginia Consumer Protection Act; unsolicited demands for payment, prohibited practices.
  • HB592: Training centers in Commonwealth; remain open & accept new patients, despite DBHDS plan to close.
  • HB593: Entitlement to certain sales and use tax revenues; City of Bristol and Washington County.
  • HB603: Driver's license; refusal to provide social security number due to religious objection.
  • HB710: Coal-mined areas; reclamation.
  • HB734: Virginia Beach arena; Virginia beach may use Arena Financing Fund to collect taxes for facility.
  • HB947: School board policy, local; designated breastfeeding area for employees.
  • HB1202: Mineral lands; local property and license taxes.
  • HB1224: Natural gas-fueled electric generation facilities; approval of construction of certain facilities.
  • HB1242: School boards, elected; tie breaker.
  • HJ35: Commending Andrew E. Overbay.
  • HJ36: Celebrating the life of Kevin Perrigan.
  • HJ37: Commending the Holston High School golf team.
  • HJ60: Commending Ty Cannaday.
  • HJ61: Commending the Galax High School boys' cross country team.
  • HJ75: Celebrating the life of John G. Wolfe.
  • HJ117: Commending Benjamin Walls.
  • HJ265: Commending Larry Chambers.
  • HJ349: Commending Richard Macbeth.
  • HJ401: Commending Geraldine Sword.
  • HJ5018: Commending the Chilhowie High School girls' basketball team.
  • HJ5019: Commending Wallace Middle School.
  • HR3: Commending the Holston High School golf team.
  • HR4: Commending Sherry King.
  • HR5: Celebrating the life of Egbert Fullen Stallard.
  • HR523: Celebrating the life of Matthew Anthony Legg, Jr.
  • HR543: Commending Max Rodgers.
  • HR545: Commending the Virginia High School baseball team.
  • HB850: General registrars; shall serve on a full-time basis.
  • HB1426: Legal notices; advertisement on websites by Towns of Damascus and Glade Spring.
  • HB1427: Bristol Virginia Utilities Authority; grants Authority 'quick take' condemnation powers.
  • HB1428: General registrars; shall serve on a full-time basis beginning July 1, 2013.
  • HB1508: Congressman William Wampler, Sr., Memorial Highway; designating portion of Interstate Route 81.
  • HB1657: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption includes funeral-related goods.
  • HB1679: Concealed handgun permit; exception retired investigator of security division of Lottery Department.
  • HB1768: Environmental courts; district court or circuit court may establish, specialized court dockets.
  • HB1798: Retail Sales and Use Tax; entitlement of City of Bristol to certain revenues.
  • HB2035: Old Flat State Forest; authorizes DOF to convey and accept lands in Grayson County.
  • HB2256: Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation; membership of board of trustees. Emergency.
  • HJ577: Celebrating the life of the Honorable William Creed Wampler, Sr
  • HR85: Commending the Galax High School baseball team.
  • HR86: Celebrating the life of Ralph E. McCray.
  • HR87: Commending Glade Spring Middle School.
  • HR88: Celebrating the life of John Bassett Vaughan.
  • HR89: Celebrating the life of Merle Martin Warren Dickert.
  • HR90: Commending Andrew Dalton Rhinehart.
  • HR91: Commending Justin Grimm.
  • HR92: Commending Emma Buchanan.
  • HR93: Celebrating the life of Godfrey Morris Curd.
  • HR94: Celebrating the life of Lieutenant Colonel Bill Rhea Starnes.
  • HR95: Celebrating the life of Julia Marie Ferguson Cecil.
  • HR96: Celebrating the life of Virginia Wright Fields.
  • HR97: Celebrating the life of John Wesley Holmes.
  • HR98: Celebrating the life of Stella Mae Smith Lowe.
  • HR106: Celebrating the life of Ruth Jerauld Hill Goodpasture.
  • HR107: Celebrating the life of Dorothy Lee Reavis Belton.
  • HB684: Coal mine safety; operator of coal mine to submit map and revisions that show directional changes.
  • HB685: Emergency lights; removes member of fire department, rescue squad, etc.
  • HB686: License plates, special; issuance to veterans of Operation Desert Shield or Operation Desert Storm.
  • HB687: Virginia Resources Authority; designees for Board of Directors.
  • HB688: Driver's license, special; required for convicted methamphetamine offenders.
  • HB689: Driver's license; allows issuance to an applicant who fails to provide a social security number.
  • HB755: Judgments; statute of limitations.
  • HB850: General registrars; shall serve on a full-time basis.
  • HB1116: Retail Sales and Use Tax; distribution of revenue collected in certain public facilities.
  • HB1192: Coalfield employment enhancement tax credit; extends sunset date.
  • HB1204: Domestic tobacco; incentive payments for use by nonparticipating manufacturers.
  • HJ182: Celebrating the life of Wanda June M. Roberts.
  • HJ183: Commending Michael J. Quillen.
  • HJ265: Celebrating the life of Dowell Richardson.
  • HJ266: Celebrating the life of Kathleen Lyons Hester.
  • HJ387: Commending Steven C. Smith.
  • HJ388: Commending Barbara Thomas.
  • HR574: Commending the Galax High School golf team.
  • HR575: Commending the Galax High School boys' basketball team.