Delegate Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)

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65: Counties of Chesterfield (part), Fluvanna (part), Goochland (part), and Powhatan [map]
Took Office
January 1998
Next Election
November 2015
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, Commerce and Labor, Finance (Chair), Rules
Copatroning Habits
66% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 78% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 61% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
31.6% in 2014
Campaign Contributions
$61,228.00 cash on hand (May 2013 report)
Top 10 Donors
Dominion PAC PAC Richmond $2,000
EPIC PharmPAC of Virginia PAC Richmond $1,500
The Medical Society of Virginia PAC PAC Richmond $1,500
Altria Client Services Inc Tobacco Richmond $1,500
Huntington Ingalls Industries Resources Newport News $1,000
Virginia Bank PAC PAC Glen Allen $1,000
Verizon Good Government Club of Virginia Committee Richmond $1,000
Allen, Allen, Allen, and Allen Attorney Richmond $1,000
Republican Services PAC AZ $1,000
Community Loans of America, Inc Financial GA $1,000

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Recent Mentions in the Media

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Senators say time has come to roll back state car tax relief

November 23, 2014
However, House Finance Chairman R. Lee Ware Jr., R-Powhatan, said Friday there is a ?developing consensus? among legislators to consider scaling back the tax credit, which compensates landowners who place scenic properties under conservation easements ...

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Some bright news from General Assembly

November 20, 2014
... worked closely with both men for many years, and each will without doubt serve us all with distinction. Del. Lee Ware represents the 65th House District consisting of Powhatan, western Goochland, southwestern Chesterfield and eastern Fluvanna counties.

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Board refinances bonds

October 31, 2014
The board found out about the $7 million reduction in September. Chair Carson Tucker, District 5, said Del. Lee Ware, R-65, and Sen. John Watkins, R-10, sent their appreciation that the county had dramatically limited the number of items on the agenda.

Richmond Times-Dispatch: ALS walk draws crowd to Brown's Island

October 25, 2014
ALS walk draws crowd to Brown's IslandShe needs 450 people to fill out applications committing to purchase the special plate for $10, she said; as of Saturday, 100 applications had been submitted. Del. R. Lee Ware Jr., R-Powhatan, is sponsoring the bill, which needs to be submitted by the ...and more »

Richmond Times Dispatch: R. Lee Ware, 65th District

October 26, 2013
A 16-year veteran in the Virginia House of Delegates and a former member of the State Board of Elections, Republican R. Lee Ware has aimed to implement what he calls the ?principles of prudent government? that he derives from his studies of history and ...

These are all of the video clips of Lee Ware’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 150 video clips in all.


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  • HB1286: Individual income tax refunds; payment.
  • HB1291: Real property tax; notice of assessments.
  • HB1300: Elections; costs of primaries; reimbursement to localities.
  • HB1301: Compensation and expenses of electoral board members and general registrars.
  • HJ503: Commending Opera on the James.
  • HJ504: Study; teacher turnover; report.
  • HR189: Commending H. V. Traywick, Jr.
  • HB5: Electoral board members and general registrars; reimbursement to localities for cost of expenses.
  • HB6: Primary elections; cost and reimbursement to localities.
  • HB8: Concealed handgun permits; decreases local law-enforcement background investigation fee.
  • HB108: Health insurance; carrier contracts with pharmacy providers, definition of overpayment.
  • HB109: Insurance holding companies; revises requirements applicable to companies.
  • HB139: License plates, special; issuance for members and supporters of 4-H clubs.
  • HB765: Health care policy, group health benefit plan, and health plan; definitions.
  • HB1083: Workers' compensation; cost and payment for medical services, claims filed with Commission, etc.
  • HB1085: Income tax, state; earned income tax credit.
  • HB1176: Health insurance; notice of increase in premium or deductible.
  • HR1: Memorializing 'The Doomed Youth' of 1914.
  • HR6: Memorializing Simone Weil.
  • HR13: Celebrating the life of the Honorable William E. Maxey, Jr.
  • HR14: Commending Tina Bustos.
  • HR80: Commending The Major Charles A. Ransom American Legion Post.
  • HR110: Commending Little Zion Baptist Church.
  • HR119: Commemorating the life and legacy of Jacques de Molay.
  • HR120: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the death of William Butler Yeats.
  • HR121: Memorializing Jack Schaefer.
  • HB456: Riparian forest tax credit; refund.
  • HB1135: Concealed handgun permit; removes certain requirements for out-of-state permits.
  • HB1318: Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act; certain liquefied propane gas containers exempt from Act.
  • HB1339: Election districts & redistricting; locality permitted to exclude from census correctional facility.
  • HB1340: Electoral boards and general registrars; reimbursement of costs of compensation and expenses.
  • HB1341: Presidential primaries; localities shall be reimbursed by State for all costs incurred.
  • HB1342: Elections; costs of primaries.
  • HB1343: Service district boundaries; allows localities to amend after notice and public hearing.
  • HB1359: Consumer finance companies; rate of interest.
  • HB1398: Land preservation tax credits; Budget Bill to include an appropriation for land preservation, etc.
  • HB1399: RS&UT; deletes portion of tax exemption for pollution control equipment and facilities.
  • HB1840: Menhaden fish; total allowable catch for those landed in State.
  • HB2195: Insurance holding companies; applicability to certain plans.
  • HB2206: Workers' compensation insurance; payments to providers of health care services.
  • HB2247: Assault and battery; changes conditions for applying aggravated penalty.
  • HJ719: Celebrating the life of Roscoe Lee Timberlake.
  • HR121: Memorializing James Ewell Brown Stuart.
  • HR124: Commending Dr. Margaret S. Meara.
  • HR214: Commending Manuel Rios and the Midlothian Middle School
  • HB153: Workers' compensation; exclusion of certain employees.
  • HB154: Income tax, corporate; requires retail companies to use single-sales factor apportionment formula.
  • HB155: Revenue sharing funds for highways; funds provided to localities are a grant, etc.
  • HB312: Electric and natural gas utilities; energy efficiency programs.
  • HB313: State Corporation Commission; required to review pass rate of licensing examination.
  • HB314: Roll-your-own cigarette machines; person who operates at a retail establishment is a manufacturer.
  • HB452: Virginia Employment Commission; transcripts.
  • HB453: Workers' compensation; penalty for State's failure to pay.
  • HB454: Workers' compensation; penalty for State's failure to pay.
  • HB455: Wireless E-911 Fund; distribution of funds on monthly basis to public safety answering point.
  • HB456: Riparian forest tax credit; refund.
  • HB894: Electric and natural gas utilities; energy efficiency programs.
  • HB1135: Concealed handgun permit; removes certain requirements for out-of-state permits.
  • HB1136: Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act; exemptions for certain liquefied propane gas containers.
  • HB1139: Reinsurance credits; conforms State's law to Credit for Reinsurance Model Law of NAIC.
  • HB1261: Landlord and tenant laws; energy submetering.
  • HJ24: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Leslie Longstreet Mason, Jr.
  • HJ176: Commending Robert R. Cosby.
  • HJ236: Commending Virginia school boards that employ Mathematics Specialists.
  • HR6: Commending the Future Farmers of America of Powhatan Junior High School.
  • HR7: Commending Big Brothers Big Sisters Virginia Alliance.
  • HR19: Commending the legacy of John Randolph of Roanoke.
  • HR26: Commemorating the life of Charles Dickens.
  • HR30: Commending Heinrich A. Gideons.
  • HR31: Commending Tony Hackenberg.
  • HB1504: Insurance companies; investments in derivative transactions, etc.
  • HB1819: Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of; registration of athlete agents, penalty.
  • HB1820: Land preservation tax credit; limits maximum amount that any taxpayer may receive.
  • HB1821: License plates, special; issuance to veterans who are members of American Legion.
  • HB2230: Aircraft based in this Commonwealth; definition.
  • HB2368: Supplemental environmental projects; Department of Conservation and Recreation to establish.
  • HB2408: State agencies; requires notice to localities of certain state projects.
  • HB2463: Fertilizer and deicing agents; regulation of application, report.
  • HB2482: Animal care; enforcement procedures and standards related to animal cruelty.
  • HJ544: Celebrating the life of Elwood Floyd Yates.
  • HJ545: Commending Hugh Dwyer Keogh.
  • HR44: Commending E.D. Hirsch.
  • HR47: Scott, William Campbell; in remembrance of his services to Virginia.
  • HR48: Cox, James Henry; in remembrance of his service to Virginia.
  • HR75: Commending Manual Rios and the Midlothian Middle School 'We the People' Team.
  • HB77: Credit life insurance; disclosure requirement.
  • HB78: Political candidates; removes exception by which an incumbent may determine method of nomination.
  • HB79: Concealed handgun permit; prohibits clerk of court from providing public access to applications.
  • HB196: Graduation requirements; delayed implementation.
  • HB197: Secondary highway system; requirements for taking new streets into system.
  • HB198: Pharmacy contracts; establishes requirements for audit procedures.
  • HB445: DMV eye exams; allows greater flexibility assessing applicants' and licensees' horizontal vision.
  • HB446: Workers' compensation; exclusion of certain employees.
  • HB447: Income tax, state; remainder of revenues transferred to Land Conservation Fund for distribution.
  • HB448: Virginia Life, Accident & Sickness Insurance Guaranty Association; coverage for polices & contracts.
  • HB449: Freedom of Information Act; injunctive relief for public bodies under certain circumstances.
  • HB450: Elections; person appointed to fill a vacancy shall exercise all powers of elected office.
  • HB1230: Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act; sewer laterals.
  • HB1263: Dentists and oral surgeons; reimbursement for certain services.
  • HJ296: Commending the Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School football team.
  • HJ344: Celebrating the life Robert David Smith, Sr.
  • HJ352: Commending the Honorable Thomas V. Warren.
  • HR17: Celebrating the life and letters of William Hoffman.
  • HR18: Quentin Compson; memorializing centenary of his death & expressing appreciation of William Faulkner.
  • HR20: Commending Anne Larrick and her Powhatan High School students.
  • HR26: Celebrating the life of Myrna Miller Wellons.
  • HB848: Development rights program; Board of Farmland Preservation to create lease.
  • HB1648: Virginia byways; requires every agency, etc. to consider impact of its' plans on roads designated.
  • HB1649: Telegraph or telephone companies; not required to accept franchise, etc., that restricts services.
  • HB1650: Pharmacy contracts; establishes requirements for audit procedures and claims review process.
  • HB1970: Underground distribution system; delivery of propane service.
  • HB1971: Credit life insurance; reserve standards.
  • HB1972: Credit insurance; require that debtors be provided with notice disclosing right to refund premium.
  • HB1973: Litter Control and Recycling Fund; limits awarding of grants to localities.
  • HB1974: Crash prevention courses; reduction in rates for certain persons attending.
  • HB1975: Green roofs; authorizes counties, cities, and towns, by ordinance, to grant incentives, etc.
  • HB1976: Income tax, state; school supply expense tax credit for public, private, or home schooled students.
  • HB1977: Health insurance; mandated coverage for prosthetic devices and components.
  • HB2516: Crash prevention courses; to be delivered via Internet or other electronic means if approved by DMV.
  • HJ805: Commending the literary legacy of Edgar Allan Poe.
  • HJ811: Commending Laura Marshall.
  • HJ822: Commending Lee Congdon.
  • HJ872: Commemorating the tercentenary of the birth of Samuel Johnson.
  • HJ873: Commending Rick Cole.
  • HJ922: Commending Kathy Budner.
  • HJ1001: Commending the James River Advisory Council.
  • HB15: Vehicle warning lights; allows forensic crash reconstructionists to equip their vehicles therewith.
  • HB16: Credit reports; authorizes an individual to freeze access thereto.
  • HB17: Disabled veteran; definition thereof.
  • HB113: Disregarding signal to stop; endangerment of operation of law-enforcement officer, penalty.
  • HB114: Trap identification; permits hunters to attach an identification number to traps.
  • HB115: Submerged traps; Board may adopt regulations for trappers to visit less under specified conditions.
  • HB116: Foreign title insurance companies; unearned premium reserves.
  • HB384: Computer trespass; alters elements of crime.
  • HB385: Computer invasion of privacy; personal information.
  • HB386: Computer crimes; exclusion of evidence.
  • HB848: Development rights program; Board of Farmland Preservation to create lease.
  • HB849: Land preservation tax credit; taxpayer to give consent when tax credit, etc. has been transferred.
  • HB1351: Payday Loan Act; requires SCC to contract with one or more parties to develop, etc. database.
  • HB1352: Game and Inland Fisheries, Board of; membership.
  • HB1428: Real estate tax; Powhatan County may use higher income limits for exemptions for elderly, etc.
  • HB1462: Motor vehicle insurance; provide reductions to certain persons who complete DMV approved course.
  • HJ30: Commending the 82nd Airborne Division on the occasion of its 90th anniversary.
  • HJ6027: Commending the Powhatan High School baseball team.
  • HR16: Commending Roger Scruton.
  • HB2103: Professional corporations & limited liability companies; authorizes board of directors to delegate.
  • HB2104: Standards of Quality; requires identification of gifted education programs.
  • HB2562: Health insurance claims; joint payment thereof.
  • HB2563: Payday Loan Act; SCC to contract with third party to develop Internet accessible database.
  • HB2564: Standards of Quality; local school boards to enroll students in gifted education programs.
  • HB2825: Land Conservation Fund; disbursement of moneys.
  • HB3063: Judges; increases number in general district court.
  • HB3073: Off-road motorcycle, etc.; operators of certain vehicles within 500 feet of dwelling prohibited.
  • HB3194: Civil immunity; persons speaking at certain public hearings.
  • HJ626: Constitutional amendment limit on growth in state general fund appropriations (first reference).
  • HJ934: Celebrating the life of Samuel Haus Watson.
  • HR71: Commending Prevent Blindness Virginia on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
  • HB447: Mercury switches in motor vehicles; requires removal prior to their demolition.
  • HB448: Litter control and recycling; increase percentage of grants awarded to localities.
  • HB449: Income tax, state; land preservation tax credit.
  • HB450: Income tax, state; land preservation tax credit.
  • HB477: Driver's license applications & registration cards; voluntary contribution for Prevent Blindness Va.
  • HB1276: Tobacco laws; special agents of ABC Board with Office of Attorney General authorized to enforce.
  • HB1277: Tobacco products manufacturers; requires certain sales reports to be filed directly with Atty Gen.
  • HB1457: Impaired waters; Water Control Board to evaluate attainability of meeting water quality standards.
  • HB1522: Subdivision ordinances; payment of pro rata share.
  • HB1606: Subdivision ordinances; payment of pro rata share includes roads.
  • HJ318: Commending Richard Harrison Kemper, Jr.
  • HJ5160: Celebrating the life of Deputy Sheriff Robert Earl Green.