Senator Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)

Photo of Louise Lucas
Party
Democratic
District
18: Brunswick County (Part), Chesapeake City (Part), Franklin City (Part), Isle of Wight County (Part), Portsmouth City (Part), Southampton County (Part), Suffolk City (Part), Emporia City (All), Greensville County (All), Sussex County (All), Surry County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 1992
Next Election
November 2015
Committees
Courts of Justice, Finance, Local Government, Rules, Education (Chair)
Copatroning Habits
65% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 82% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that she also copatroned, 52% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
11.4% in 2013
Campaign Contributions
$10,284.92 cash on hand (December 2012 report)
Top 10 Donors
Dominion Power PAC Unknown Richmond $3,500
Dominion Power PAC Unknown Richmond $2,500
Dominion Power PAC Unknown Richmond $1,500
Longshoremans Longshoreman Norfolk $1,050
IP PAC PAC DC $1,000
Kay Kempter Unknown Norfolk $1,000
Kemper Consultants Eye PAC PAC Richmond $1,000
Newport News Shipbuilders Unknown Newport News $1,000
Robert Williams Unknown Portsmouth $1,000
G Robert Aston Unknown Portsmouth $1,000

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Recent Mentions on Blogs

Senate passes budget; Marketplace Virginia key feature | Page <b>...</b>

April 8, 2014
Said Sen. Louise Lucas (D – Portsmouth), “The Senate has compromised again and again, but House Republicans have refused to come to the table. They've put partisan ideology ahead of the needs of hundreds of ...

2014 Happenings « <b>Senator</b> L. <b>Louise Lucas</b>

December 30, 2013
2014 Happenings. Home » 2014 HAPPENINGS » 2014 Happenings. Dec 30, 2013 Comments Off Lucas. Lt. Gov. Elect Northam, Senator L. Louise Lucas and Gov. Elect Terry McAuliffe ...

Live chat | State <b>Sen</b>. <b>Louise Lucas</b> and former councilman Steve <b>...</b>

May 28, 2013
Join former Portsmouth councilman Steve Heretick and state Sen. Louise Lucas for an online chat at noon today about racial divisions in Portsmouth politics. The chat follows a special report Sunday from Portsmouth city hall ...

2013 Happenings « <b>Senator</b> L. <b>Louise Lucas</b>

March 18, 2013
Senator Mamie Locke, Gabrielle Douglas and Senator L. Louise Lucas. SJR 360 celebrating Ms. Gabrielle Douglas' accomplishments in the 2012 Olympics. Senator Locke, Gabrielle Douglas' Family and Senator Lucas ...

<b>Senator Louise Lucas</b> Takes A Gamble | Bearing Drift

July 31, 2012
Louise Lucas has apparently exchanged the race card for the poker cards. Especially, that is, if the General Assembly passes and the Governor approves, the latest legislation by Senator Louise Lucas. Senator Lucas has ...

Recent Mentions in the Media

Thenewjournalandguide: Town Hall addresses Medicaid plan

April 17, 2014
Spruill was joined on the panel by Virginia Secretary of Health & Human Resources William A. Hazel, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center CEO Peter F. Bastone, Senator L. Louise Lucas, Senator Kenneth Alexander, and Delegate Matthew James.

Augusta Free Press: Senate passes budget with Marketplace Virginia as key feature

April 8, 2014
Said Sen. Louise Lucas (D ? Portsmouth), ?The Senate has compromised again and again, but House Republicans have refused to come to the table. They've put partisan ideology ahead of the needs of hundreds of thousands of uninsured Virginians ? and ...and more »

Augusta Free Press: Senate Finance Committee passes another budget

April 7, 2014
Said Sen. Louise Lucas (D ? Portsmouth), ?As legislators, we are elected to solve Virginia's problems. The coverage gap is a great and growing problem, and it hurts businesses and families across the Commonwealth ? whether or not they pay for health ...and more »

Washington Post: Ex-transportation secretary Connaughton picked to lead health-care association

April 7, 2014
?In 2012, he said that there was zero bonding capacity to give $300 million to the Silver Line and four months later found over $1 billion in bonding capacity for Route 460.? Sen. L. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), who also supports Medicaid expansion ...

WAVY-TV: Deadline nears for Affordable Care Act enrollees

March 31, 2014
Two Healthcare Enrollment events in Hampton Roads ? one in Hampton and another in Norfolk ? were organized to help local residents get coverage. Locke, State Sen. Louise Lucas and Delegate Lionell Spruill showed up at the Norfolk event to let those ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Louise Lucas’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since . There are 194 video clips in all.

Index

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Bills

  • SB19: Virginia Casino Gaming Commission; regulation of casino gaming, penalties.
  • SB124: Constitutional officers; if proposed budget reduces funding of such officer, 14 day written notice.
  • SB292: Downtown Tunnel Construction Relief Grant Fund; established.
  • SB339: Secondhand fixtures and scrap metal; payment for materials to be in form of check.
  • SB589: Disposal of solid waste fees; Southampton County.
  • SB632: Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; establishment of state purchasing program.
  • SJ33: Corrections, Department of; JLARC to study staffing levels and employment conditions.
  • SJ92: Commending Dr. John J. Cavan.
  • SJ104: Commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.
  • SJ129: Celebrating the life of Percy Lee House, III.
  • SJ143: Commending Melissa A. Porfirio.
  • SR1: Commending the 2014 inductees into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
  • SR16: Commending Melanie Rhoades Gerheart.
  • SR503: Commending the I.C. Norcom High School boys' basketball team.
  • SR505: Celebrating the life of Shirley Hurdle Lassiter.
  • SB290: Geriatric prisoners; removes petition requirement for Parole Board to consider conditional release.
  • SB477: Dangerous wild animals; Class 1 misdemeanor to privately possess, sell, transfer, etc.
  • SB479: Weighing of vehicles; exempts those owned or leased by City of Suffolk.
  • SB567: Low-income and student toll tax credit; established.
  • SB687: Virginia Casino Gaming Commission; created, penalties, report.
  • SB688: Charter; City of Portsmouth.
  • SB689: Virginia Casino Gaming Commission; created, penalties, report.
  • SB695: Va. Toll Relief Act and Va. Casino Gaming Commission; regulation of casino gaming, penalties.
  • SB696: Va. Toll Abatement Act and Va. Casino Gaming Commission; regulation of casino gaming, penalties.
  • SB697: Va. Transportation Enhancement and Toll Abatement Act and Va. Casino Gaming Commission; regulation.
  • SB698: Peanuts; extends excise tax on those grown in and sold in Virginia.
  • SB713: Public-Private Transportation Act; definition of transportation facility, port facility excluded.
  • SB714: Va. Toll Mitigation Act & Virginia Casino Gaming Commission; regulation of casino gaming, penalties.
  • SB726: Poker; definition of illegal gambling and charitable gaming, etc.
  • SB833: Voluntary economic growth-sharing agreements; Port of Va. Economic and Infrastructure Develop Zone.
  • SB834: Portsmouth Port and Industrial Commission; annual report of financial performance.
  • SB860: State entities; procurement by using public-private partnerships.
  • SB976: Commonwealth Transportation Board; circumstances for removal from office by Governor.
  • SB977: Public-Private Transportation Act; receipt of competing proposals, disclosure of business points.
  • SB1237: Claims; Calvin Wayne Cunningham.
  • SB1346: Charitable gaming; sale of pull tabs & other instant bingo games by volunteer fire departments, etc.
  • SB1369: Virginia Riverboat Gaming Commission; created, penalties.
  • SJ266: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights (first reference).
  • SJ284: Celebrating the life of James W. Holley III.
  • SJ285: Commending Gregory E. Lucyk.
  • SJ312: Tolls; General Assembly to recognize need for mitigation measures for disadvantaged populations.
  • SJ317: Tolls; joint subcommittee to study how VA can mitigate impact on State's disadvantaged citizens.
  • SJ360: Commending Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas.
  • SJ370: Agricultural and forestry products; weight limits on interstate highways.
  • SJ377: Commending Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., on its centennial anniversary.
  • SJ410: Celebrating the life of Henry L. Stevenson, Sr.
  • SJ416: Commending the Reverend J. L. Williams.
  • SJ425: Commending the Portsmouth Chapter, The Links, Incorporated.
  • SR21: Commending the 2013 inductees into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
  • SR30: Tolls; Senate Committee on Finance to study ways to mitigate impact on State's disadvantaged.
  • SB8: Guardians; disposition of remains.
  • SB9: Guardianship; restriction of visitation.
  • SB10: Line of Duty Act; coverage for fire company personnel of National Guard and Air National Guard.
  • SB290: Geriatric prisoners; removes petition requirement for Parole Board to consider conditional release.
  • SB291: Urban development areas; makes incorporation optional rather than mandatory for all localities.
  • SB292: Charter; City of Chesapeake.
  • SB293: DCJS; provides minimum training standards for juvenile correctional officers.
  • SB294: Methamphetamine precursors; sale and tracking, penalties.
  • SB477: Dangerous wild animals; Class 1 misdemeanor to privately possess, sell, transfer, etc.
  • SB478: Charter; City of Portsmouth.
  • SB479: Weighing of vehicles; exempts those owned or leased by City of Suffolk.
  • SB480: Senate Districts; technical adjustments in boundaries in Isle of Wight County.
  • SB567: Low-income and student toll tax credit; established.
  • SB595: Railroad grade crossings; vehicles who are required to stop for trains.
  • SB619: Commonwealth Tolling Assistance Program; established.
  • SJ64: Offender classification; Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to study.
  • SJ82: Commending the 2012 inductees into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
  • SJ83: Celebrating the life of Willie Alice Crowell Ferguson.
  • SJ84: Celebrating the life of Helen Pope Shropshire.
  • SJ107: Commending Surry County.
  • SJ110: Celebrating the life of Carolyn Bond Coleman.
  • SJ111: Commending Tony and Monica Brothers.
  • SJ119: Commending Girl Scouts of the United States of America.
  • SJ135: Commending Norfolk State University on hosting Sesquicentennial of Civil War Conference.
  • SJ136: Commending the Norfolk State University football team.
  • SJ137: Commending the Norfolk State University mens cross country team.
  • SB34: Worker Misclassification Act; created.
  • SB258: Circuit courts; creates local fee retention funding method for clerks' offices.
  • SB740: Motorcycles and mopeds; use of bridges in high winds.
  • SB777: Jail processing fee; allows sheriff's department, regional jail, or police department to receive.
  • SB778: Nottoway River; extends portion that is designated as a component of Virginia Scenic Rivers System.
  • SB779: Joint enterprise zone; authorizes DHCD to expand an existing zone consisting of two localities, etc.
  • SB803: Public schools; physical fitness requirement.
  • SB984: Transient occupancy tax; Counties of Brunswick and Washington authorized to impose.
  • SB1364: Protective orders; definition, makes numerous changes to laws governing family abuse, etc.
  • SB1374: Social work; unlawful for person not licensed by Board of Social Work to use title social worker.
  • SB1396: Podiatry; expands definition.
  • SB1473: Business Assistance, Department of; job retraining account program created within Department.
  • SJ275: Commending Jackson-Feild Homes on the occasion of its 155th anniversary.
  • SJ276: Celebrating the life of Edith R. Jones.
  • SJ336: Celebrating the life of Katherine A. Treherne, M.D.
  • SJ337: Celebrating the life of Mattrude Person Sharpe.
  • SJ369: Celebrating the life of Dolly Rose Murphy Goodwyn.
  • SJ437: Commending DeAngelo Eugene Hall.
  • SJ470: Commending Robert T. Williams.
  • SJ500: Commending the Reverend Joe B. Fleming.
  • SJ501: Celebrating the life of Mary Elizabeth Jones.
  • SB16: Distribution of handbills, etc.; grants City of Portsmouth power to regulate and prohibit.
  • SB17: Blackwater River; designates portion thereof as component of State Scenic Rivers System.
  • SB18: License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Virginia Kids Eat Free program, etc.
  • SB19: Solid waste disposal; Isle of Wight and Southampton Counties to levy fees upon each household.
  • SB32: Peanut Board; authorized to enter into an agreement with Federal Commodity Credit Corporation.
  • SB33: Mobile camps and other railway work facilities; establishes standards therefor.
  • SB34: Worker Misclassification Act; created.
  • SB35: Distribution of handbills, etc.; adds median & public roadway to places locality can regulate, etc.
  • SB63: Involuntary commitment order; reduces length of time a person can appeal to circuit court.
  • SB64: Signs; provides local government authority to regulate.
  • SB65: Psychiatric treatment; revises Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment of Minors Act.
  • SB257: Motion picture film production; provides income tax credits to any company with qualifying expenses.
  • SB258: Circuit court; creates local fee retention funding method for clerks' offices.
  • SB259: Juveniles; detention of those transferred or certified.
  • SB260: Mental health and substance abuse providers; background checks.
  • SB501: Concealed handgun permit; DUI from another state disqualifies individual from obtaining.
  • SB595: Criminal background check; requirement of firearms show vendor and promoter of gun show.
  • SB618: Virginia Slave Commission; established.
  • SJ12: Nottoway Indian Tribe; extending state recognition thereto and grants representation on VCI.
  • SJ130: Celebrating the life of Deshannon Artemis Taylor.
  • SJ257: Commending the Isle of Wight TRIAD program.
  • SJ258: Celebrating the life of Anna Leola Jones Studivant.
  • SJ274: Commending Reverend Dr. Devlaming A. Peace, Sr.
  • SR18: Commending Zion Baptist Church.
  • SR19: Commending the I.C. Norcom High School boys basketball team.
  • SB89: Retail Sales and Use Tax; custom structural metal fabrication in an economically distressed area.
  • SB162: Vacant building registration; enhances penalties for failure to register.
  • SB163: Derelict structures; locality authorized to impose fee on record owner.
  • SB166: Trees; replacement during development process in certain localities.
  • SB429: Opiate addiction treatment providers; daily service fee.
  • SB667: Motion picture production companies; expands tax incentives.
  • SB703: Motion Picture Incentive Performance Grant Fund; created.
  • SB802: Holland-Councill Memorial Bridge; designating as Route 58 bridge over Blackwater River.
  • SB804: License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Virginia Kids Eat Free program.
  • SB807: Mobile camps; establishes standards for rooms at terminals, etc. provided by a railroad company.
  • SB818: Opiate addiction treatment providers; daily service fee.
  • SB819: Early voting; qualified registered voter may vote in person from 15 to eight days before election.
  • SB831: Zoning ordinances; restrictions on ABC licenses in City of Portsmouth.
  • SB836: Toll Facilities Revolving Account; balance remaining on any loan issued to political subdivision.
  • SB870: Indoor Clean Air Act; allows localities to exceed requirements that regulate smoking.
  • SB1122: Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment of Minors Act; mandatory outpatient treatment; etc.
  • SB1123: Admissions tax; adds Greensville County to list of those that may impose at events.
  • SB1141: Income tax, state; renewable energy property tax credit.
  • SB1341: Alcoholic beverages; Class 3 misdemeanor when person permits underage person to consume.
  • SB1420: Charitable Gaming, Division of; authorized to contract with State Lottery one-time raffle.
  • SB1421: Digital media purchase or rental; fee created.
  • SJ493: Celebrating the life of Levi E. Willis, Sr.
  • SB6: Civil remedial fees; repeals provision for those paid, imposed on certain drivers, refund fees.
  • SB88: Marijuana; expungement of charges.
  • SB89: Retail Sales and Use Tax; custom structural metal fabrication in an economically distressed area.
  • SB96: Involuntary commitment hearings; confidentiality of records.
  • SB97: Mental health records; disclosure.
  • SB151: Dental assistants; Board of Dentistry to regulate practice thereof.
  • SB162: Vacant building registration; enhances penalties for failure to register.
  • SB163: Derelict structures; locality authorized to impose fee on record owner.
  • SB164: Polygraph; no sexual offense victim shall be requested to submit for investigation to proceed.
  • SB166: Trees; replacement during development process in certain localities.
  • SB241: School employees; school board to develop policies to address complaints of sexual abuse thereby.
  • SB429: Opiate addiction treatment providers; daily service fee.
  • SB667: Motion picture production companies; expands tax incentives.
  • SB701: Long-term care services; adds representatives of housing, etc. to coordination committees.
  • SB702: Influenza vaccinations; Department of Health to publish on its website information thereon.
  • SB703: Motion Picture Incentive Performance Grant Fund; created.
  • SJ9: Celebrating the life of Dorothy Adams Burwell.
  • SJ19: Celebrating the life of Evelyn Daniel Chandler.
  • SJ42: Mental health system; Joint Commission on Health Care to review recommendations and legislation.
  • SJ50: Craney Island Dredged Materials Management Area; JLARC to study impact of greater elevations.
  • SJ211: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Frederick Military Academy.
  • SB24: Motor medic pilot program; created in South Hampton Roads area.
  • SB286: DNA analyses; certification of laboratories that perform.
  • SB422: Practitioners of natural foods, etc.; exemptions to licensure requirements.
  • SB1047: Southampton County Jail Farm; Board of Corrections to convey to Southampton County sheriff's office.
  • SB1048: Marijuana charges; expungement of records.
  • SB1049: DNA analyses; certification of laboratories that perform.
  • SB1309: National Guard; employment protection.
  • SB1310: Discrimination; prohibited in state employment.
  • SB1422: License plates, special; issuance for supporters of Bide-A-Wee Golf Course in City of Portsmouth.
  • SB1423: Mobile work camps; establishes standards therefor provided by railroad company for employees.
  • SJ98: State employee; joint subcommittee to study grievance procedure therefor.
  • SJ379: Commending Joe G. Langston.
  • SJ442: North American Union; urging Congress to withdraw any multilateral activity which seeks to create.
  • SB22: Child abuse or neglect; change in requirement for 'safe haven' law pertaining to infants.
  • SB23: Charter; City of Emporia.
  • SB24: Motor medic pilot program; created in South Hampton Roads area.
  • SB286: DNA analyses; certification of laboratories that perform.
  • SB422: Practitioners of natural foods, etc.; exemptions to licensure requirements.
  • SB607: Recount procedures; requires hard copy optical scan ballots to be rerun.
  • SB649: Drug treatment courts; eliminates requirement for General Assembly approval.
  • SB700: Public employment; discrimination prohibited.
  • SJ97: Contraception, Plan B; encourage FDA to approve.
  • SJ98: State employee; joint subcommittee to study grievance procedure therefor.
  • SJ152: Officially recognizing the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe.
  • SJ153: Celebrating the life of Marie Butler Thomas.