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
27
Website
yostfordelegate.com
Copatroning Habits
81% 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
31.3% in 2013
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 on Blogs

The Right Side Of History Virginia State <b>Delegate Joseph Yost</b>

January 30, 2014
Republican Virginia State Delegate Joseph Yost has announced his support for marriage equality and authored a bill to allow two-parent same-sex adoptions. ... Welcome to the right side of history Del. Joseph Yost! Photo via ...

Towleroad News: <b>Delegate Joseph Yost</b> is the First GOP Virginia <b>...</b>

January 30, 2014
Delegate Joseph Yost is the First GOP Virginia State Lawmaker to Back Marriage Equality. Del. Joseph Yost (R-Giles County) on Tuesday became the first Republican state lawmaker in Virginia to back marriage equality, the ...

<b>Delegate Joseph Yost</b> is the First GOP Virginia State Lawmaker to <b>...</b>

January 30, 2014
Del. Joseph Yost (R-Giles County) on Tuesday became the first Republican state lawmaker in Virginia to back marriage equality, the Washington Blade reports: “As far as same-sex marriage goes, it does not bother me,” state ...

Yost appointed to mental health task force | The Southwest Times

January 6, 2014
Just days after introducing proposed legislation to address Virginia's mental health system, 12th District Delegate Joseph Yost has been appointed to a newly-created task force to address mental health services and crisis ...

Yost legislation aims to reform mental health system | The Southwest <b>...</b>

January 2, 2014
Delegate Joseph Yost (R-12th District), who was named 2013 Legislator of the Year by the Psychiatric Society of Virginia, has introduced three pieces of legislation in the 2014 Virginia General Assembly aimed at reforming ...

Recent Mentions in the Media

Roanoke Times: Education notebook: William Fleming French teacher honored

April 17, 2014
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner is scheduled to give welcome comments by video. State Sen. Phillip Puckett and Del. Joseph Yost are expected to attend. There will also be several guest speakers and representatives from school systems, community colleges and ...and more »

Roanoke Times: William Fleming French teacher honored

April 16, 2014
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner is scheduled to give welcome comments by video. State Sen. Phillip Puckett and Del. Joseph Yost are expected to attend. There will also be several guest speakers and representatives from school systems, community colleges and ...

WDBJ7: Stop the Stigma: In-depth look at mental health treatment in Virginia

March 31, 2014
Speaking from his district office in Pearisburg, Giles County Delegate Joseph Yost says a lack of consistent treatment for mental illness has been a chronic issue that, in part because of the overall stigma of mental health, continues to be ?out of ...

These are all of the video clips of Joseph Yost’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2012. There are 28 video clips in all.

Bills

  • 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.
  • 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.