Delegate Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)

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Party
Republican
District
12: Counties of Giles, Montgomery (part), and Pulaski (part); City of Radford [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2015
Committees
Education, General Laws, Health, Welfare and Institutions, Privileges and Elections
Age
28
Website
yostfordelegate.com
Copatroning Habits
82% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 61% 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
15.6% in 2014
Campaign Contributions
$15,403.17 cash on hand (May 2013 report)
Top 10 Donors
Dominion Leadership Trust PAC, Inc. Leadership/Candidate Campaign Committee Fredericksburg $5,407
Majority Leader PAC Leadership/Candidate Campaign Committee Colonial Heights $5,000
Sandra C Davis Realtor Blacksburg $2,589
Friends of Greg Habeeb Leadership/Candidate Campaign Committee Salem $2,000
Virginia Hospital Association PAC Lobbyists - Healthcare Richmond $1,000
Gilbert for Delegate Leadership/Candidate Campaign Committee Woodstock $1,000
Kilgore for Delegate Leadership/Candidate Campaign Committee Gate City $1,000
Virginia Hospital Association PAC Lobbyists - Healthcare Richmond $1,000
Friends of Jackson Miller Leadership/Candidate Campaign Committee Manassas $1,000
Dominion PAC Lobbyists - Power Companies Richmond $1,000

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Recent Mentions in the Media

WDBJ7: Delegate Joseph Yost wants to add a mental health screening for children in ...

September 3, 2014
A lawmaker from Southwest Virginia wants to propose optional mental health screenings for children in schools. Comments. The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge ...

Towleroad: Delegate Joseph Yost is the First GOP Virginia State Lawmaker to Back ...

January 30, 2014
?As far as same-sex marriage goes, it does not bother me,? state Del. Joseph Yost (R-Giles County) told the Washington Blade during an interview at an Equality Virginia reception that took place at the Library of Virginia in downtown Richmond. ?Why not?? .and more »

Washington Blade: EXCLUSIVE: Va. Republican lawmaker backs gay nuptials

January 29, 2014
?As far as same-sex marriage goes, it does not bother me,? state Del. Joseph Yost (R-Giles County) told the during an interview at an Equality Virginia reception that took place at the Library of Virginia in downtown Richmond. ?Why not??.Expansion of adoption rights killed by House panelRoanoke Timesall 2 news articles »

WDBJ7: Giles Co. delegate proposes optional mental health screenings in schools

September 3, 2014
The exact details still need to be worked out. But one delegate from the New River Valley wants it to be similar to a hearing or vision exam. To reduce the stigma of mental illness, Delegate Joseph Yost says, you must treat it like any other condition.

Roanoke Times: Delegate announces annual 12th District art contest

October 26, 2014
Del. Joseph Yost has announced the start of the third annual 12th House of Delegates District Art Contest. The contest is open to all students in the 12th District and will close December 5. This is the third year that Yost has sponsored the art ...

These are all of the video clips of Joseph Yost’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2012. There are 31 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB881: Electric utility regulation; renewable energy portfolio standard program, etc.
  • HB1277: Industrial hemp production and manufacturing.
  • HB241: Temporary detention; time during which a person may be held, 48 hours notice to leave facility.
  • HB242: Emergency custody orders; duration, extension.
  • HB243: Temporary detention order; facility of detention.
  • HB463: State health plan; participation by employees of local school divisions.
  • HB469: Physically disabled or socially isolated persons; penalty for financial exploitation.
  • HB471: Mentally incapacitated persons; penalty for financial exploitation.
  • HB495: Sewer & water connections, mandatory; adds Montgomery County to list of localities that may require.
  • HB496: Assault and battery; of campus police, penalty.
  • HB499: Real property tax; nonjudicial sale of certain delinquent property.
  • HB500: Audiology; adds limited cerumen management to definition of practice.
  • HB574: Mandatory outpatient treatment; acknowledgement of transfer & receipt of order within 5 days.
  • HB587: College campus police and security departments; DCJS to identify minimum core operational functions.
  • HB773: Tanning facilities; use of tanning devices by persons under age 18.
  • HB868: Geriatric prisoners; conditional release, after offense, etc., person subject to protective order.
  • HB874: Drugs; designation and reporting those of concern.
  • HB879: Electric utility regulation; net energy metering by municipalities, etc.
  • HB880: Securities Act; Invest in Virginia Exemption.
  • HB881: Electric utility regulation; renewable energy portfolio standard program, etc.
  • HB883: Fair Housing Law; unlawful discrimination based on sexual orientation.
  • HB998: Prescription Monitoring Program; reporting requirements.
  • HB1113: Adoption; person other than spouse of a parent may adopt child.
  • HB1204: Investigation of alleged child abuse and neglect; agreements with school divisions.
  • HB1205: Student teachers; fingerprinting, criminal history records check, and child abuse and neglect data.
  • HJ102: Virginia Tech; updating 2010 report on veterans.
  • HJ105: Commending Gerald W. Duncan.
  • HJ116: Commending Wendell Flinchum.
  • HJ167: Historic Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg; designating as Birthplace of Virginia Governors.
  • HJ168: Commending the Blacksburg High School boys' soccer team.
  • HJ171: Commending Dr. Charles W. Steger.
  • HJ319: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914.
  • HJ5141: Commending the Pembroke Ruritan Club.
  • HR68: Commending Kim Crannis.
  • HB1356: Health insurance; local government employees eligibile to participate in state employee plan.
  • HB1379: Law-Enforcement Assistance Program; DCJS to develop a peer-counseling program.
  • HB1380: Assault and battery; includes campus police officers within enhanced penalty provision.
  • HB1449: Alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage licenses for certain properties.
  • HB1463: Tramadol; adds to list of Schedule IV controlled substances.
  • HB1464: Coal miners; designating April 13 of each year as day of recognition.
  • HB1537: Student teachers & student teacher supervisors; fingerprinting, criminal history records check, etc.
  • HB1538: Virginia Code Commission; periodic review of Code of Virginia.
  • HB1623: Child sexual abuse cases; prior sex offenses against children admissible in evidence.
  • HB1666: Professional counselors; licensure.
  • HB1680: Temporary detention orders; increases maximum duration person may be detained from 48 to 72 hours.
  • HB1681: Child labor permits; transfers task of issuing from public school superintendents to DOLI.
  • HB2216: Local boundaries for law-enforcement; organizing for purpose of 911 dispatch and response.
  • HB2345: School Safety, Va. Center for; development of model critical incident response training program.
  • HJ583: Commending Richard E. Sorensen.
  • HJ768: Coal Miners Day; designating as April 13, 2013, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HB851: Higher education; establishing violence prevention committees and threat assessment teams.
  • HB852: Higher educational institutions; may require any accepted student provide complete record.
  • HB853: Suicidal students; higher educational institutions shall develop policies addressing.
  • HB854: Drug treatment court; established in County of Montgomery.
  • HB855: Nuisance species; definitionto include coyotes and feral swine.
  • HB856: Critical incident stress management teams; privileged information regarding criminal acts, etc.
  • HB857: Bicycles; Town Council of Blacksburg to permit operation in either direction on one-way streets.
  • HB858: Tramadol; added to list of Schedule IV controlled substances.
  • HB1142: Charter; Town of Glen Lyn.
  • HB1179: Public schools; providing character education program during regular school year or summer.
  • HJ5007: Commending Fran Rooker.
  • HR588: Celebrating the life of Staff Sergeant Brandon F. Eggleston.