Delegate Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)

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Party
Republican
District
20: Counties of Augusta (part), Highland, and Nelson (part); Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro [map]
Took Office
January 2010
Next Election
November 2015
Committees
Education, Finance, Health, Welfare and Institutions
Website
bellfordelegate.com
Copatroning Habits
86% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 90% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 70% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
34.8% in 2013
Campaign Contributions
$50,449.95 cash on hand (May 2013 report)
Top 10 Donors
Medical Society of Virginia Political Action Committee Political Action Committee Richmond $1,500
Dominion Leadership Trust Political Trust Fredericksburg $1,201
Virginia Bank PAC Political Action Committee Glen Allen $1,000
Dominion Political Action Committee Political Action Committee Richmond $1,000
Virginia Uranium, Inc. Uranium Mining Consultants Chatham $1,000
Virginia Health Care Association Political Action Committee Political Action Committee Richmond $500
Virginia Association of Health Plans Political Action Committee Richmond $500
Virginia Coal Association PAC Political Action Committee Richmond $500
Virginia Hospital Association PAC (HOSPAC) Political Action Committee Richmond $500
HCA VA for Good Government Political Action Committee Richmond $500

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Recent Mentions on Blogs

Virginia&#39;s <b>Dickie Bell</b>: His Bill Is Misunderstood | The Sensuous <b>...</b>

January 18, 2014
House Bill 207, sponsored by Staunton Delegate Dickie Bell, has received a lot of backlash, with some saying it would allow religion-based theories – like creationism – to be taught in public schools. But Bell says his opponents .... <em>text</em > For bold: <strong>text</strong> For strikethrough: <del>text</del> For blockquotes: <blockquote>this will appear both indented and in italics</blockquote> For links (keep the quote marks): <a href="link URL">link title</a> ...

<b>Dickie Bell&#39;s</b> Detrimental Bill - Progress|VA

January 17, 2014
By Jack Cooper, ProgressVA Intern. I was a little taken aback while looking over HB207 proposed by Delegate Dickie Bell (R-20). This bill would require the Board of Education along with local school boards and teaching staff ...

Virginia <b>Delegate</b> “<b>Dickie” Bell</b> Submits House Bill Okaying <b>...</b>

January 9, 2014
... Bell Submits House Bill Okaying Intelligent Design in Science Classrooms. January 9th, 2014 · No Comments · http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/debates/virginia-delegate-dickie-bell-submits-house-bill-okaying-intelligent-design.

<b>Delegate</b> Bell&#39;s Legislative Breakfast | <b>Delegate</b> Richard Bell

September 26, 2013
You can mail your check, made out to Dickie Bell for Delegate, to Delegate Dickie Bell, Post Office Box 239, Staunton, VA 24402, or if you wish you can pay at the door. Thanks so much in advance, and I look forward to seeing you on Saturday, ...

VEA declares today &#39;Black Friday&#39; … <b>Del</b>. <b>Dickie Bell</b> dismisses <b>...</b>

February 17, 2012
Today is “Black Friday” in Virginia, according to the VEA. The Virginia Education Association (VEA) declared Black Friday as a “statewide day of mourning to lament the lack of commitment to public education, and the loss of ...

Recent Mentions in the Media

The Daily Progress: Bell critical of Medicaid expansion

March 23, 2014
Washington PostSTAUNTON -- Del. Dickie Bell told a lunch meeting of constituents Saturday that he is tired of distorted facts on the expansion of the Medicaid program in Virginia and is uncertain about what the real costs would be if the program was expanded. "No one ...Special Budget Session Kicks OffWHSVall 362 news articles »

The Daily Progress: It's time to pass a budget

April 13, 2014
It's time to pass a budgetIt's amazing how quickly things change. Last year, we seem to recall a Virginia General Assembly saying all the right things about working together and compromising. Even on Medicaid reform, Democrats and Republicans agreed to form a committee and ...and more »

The Daily Progress: Best social program is a productive job

April 14, 2014
And the drama should end soon thereafter because both sides of the General Assembly were less than 1% apart on agreeing to a $96 billion state budget (hat tip to Del. Dickie Bell for that info) when they originally adjourned back in March. So all the ...

The Daily Progress: News from around the Valley

April 10, 2014
At that meeting, Delegate Dickie Bell will report on the budget battle being fought in Richmond. The Democrats in the Senate seek to expand Medicaid as part of Obamacare. The Republicans in the House of Delegates oppose the plan. Delegate Bell ...

NBC 29 News: Waynesboro Schools Face State Funding Shortfall

April 9, 2014
20th District Delegate Dickie Bell (R) says schools have been put in an unfair situation. "A lot of rural Virginia school districts are just suffering, and much of it is a result of this funding formula. The tax rates are relatively low, industries and ...and more »

Bills

  • HB107: Maple Festival of Virginia; designating Highland County Festival as official festival of Virginia.
  • HB112: Search warrant; affidavit filed by law-enforcement officer.
  • HB129: Explosive material; method of ignition.
  • HB154: Organ donation; establishes a system of presumed consent in Commonwealth.
  • HB190: Athletic trainers; possession and administration of oxygen.
  • HB207: Science; Board of Education, et.al.,to encourage students to explore scientific questions.
  • HB221: Students; admission to certain children's residential facilities.
  • HB264: Social services, local boards of; authority to employ in-house counsel.
  • HB322: Charter; Town of Monterey.
  • HB324: Virginia Virtual School; established, report, effective date.
  • HB520: Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families, State Executive Council for; membership.
  • HB521: Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families; members of state and local advisory team.
  • HB522: Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families; appeals.
  • HB1086: Special education; full-time virtual school programs.
  • HB1150: Alcoholic beverage control; government stores, agents of Board.
  • HJ19: Commending the Nelson County High School Senior Chapter of FFA, Meat Evaluation and Technology Team.
  • HJ20: Commending the Nelson County High School Senior Chapter of FFA, Forestry Judging Team.
  • HJ49: Celebrating the life of Janet Nutt Lembke.
  • HJ50: Celebrating the life of Dean Ernest Sutton, Sr.
  • HJ375: Commending Devils Backbone Brewing Company.
  • HJ398: Commending the City of Staunton.
  • HJ5051: Celebrating the life of Kevin Wayne Quick.
  • HR8: Commending the Staunton-Augusta County First Aid and Rescue Squad, Inc.
  • HR9: Commending the Reverend Temple D. Myers.
  • HR10: Celebrating the life of Evarts Walton Opie, Jr.
  • HR11: Commending Memorial Baptist Church.
  • HB48: Castle doctrine; self-defense and defense of others.
  • HB73: VIEW; substance abuse screening and assessment of public assistance applicants and recipients.
  • HB111: Small business job creation tax credit; creates credit for those creating new full-time jobs.
  • HB218: Deaf and hard-of-hearing children; special education.
  • HB576: Public schools; teacher contract and evaluation policies.
  • HB1335: Local officers; senior judge may appoint temporary member to electoral board.
  • HB1344: Deaf or hard-of-hearing children; special education.
  • HB1349: Dental hygiene and dental hygienist; definitions and licensure.
  • HB1370: Small business; creates an individual and corporate tax credit for those creating new jobs.
  • HB1405: Private road easements; maintenance and repairs.
  • HB1406: Eating disorders; school board shall provide parent educational information for grades 5 through 12.
  • HB1440: Charter; Town of Monterey.
  • HB1469: Higher educational institutions; State Inspector General to conduct a comprehensive financial audit.
  • HB1555: Virginia State Virtual School; established as statewide school division, report.
  • HB1646: Comprehensive services for at-risk youth and families; eligibility for state pool of funds.
  • HB1683: Comprehensive Services, Office of; reporting expenditures for children receiving services.
  • HB2151: Public schools; evaluation policies and grievance procedures.
  • HJ536: Constitutional amendment; right to work (first reference).
  • HJ538: Celebrating the life of Ray Houser.
  • HJ540: Commending the City of Staunton Department of Public Works.
  • HJ541: Celebrating the life of Dr. Patricia Holbert Menk.
  • HJ558: Commending Deborah Lane.
  • HJ879: Celebrating the life of John Merriman Lohr.
  • HB47: Persons acting in defense of property; civil immunity provided for an occupant of dwelling, etc.
  • HB48: Castle doctrine; self-defense and defense of others.
  • HB71: Integrated Directional Sign Program; adds term retail.
  • HB72: Highway work zones; required to be marked with warning signs with attached flashing lights.
  • HB73: VIEW; substance abuse screening and assessment of public assistance applicants and recipients.
  • HB74: Child abuse or neglect; reduces mandatory time limit for reporting, requirements of certain persons.
  • HB90: Correctional enterprises; exemption from mandatory purchase provisions.
  • HB98: Athletic training; amends definition.
  • HB110: Student driver education; instruction on organ donation.
  • HB111: Small business job creation tax credit; creates credit for those creating new full-time jobs.
  • HB112: Executive budget; submission of budget using zero-based budgeting principles.
  • HB151: Higher Education, State Council of; development of uniform lower division curriculum.
  • HB152: Statewide Fire Prevention Code; insurance requirements for certain fireworks shows.
  • HB217: Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; not applicable to certain records.
  • HB218: Deaf or hard-of-hearing children; special education.
  • HB576: Public schools; teacher contract and evaluation policies.
  • HB577: Teachers of online courses and college partnership laboratory schools; background checks.
  • HB578: Teacher licensure; Board of Education to develop criteria for those who teach only online courses.
  • HB1215: Virtual schools, public; Board of Education shall establish standards for accreditation.
  • HB1216: Zoning amendment; notice of proposed change to zoning ordinance that involve State or federal land.
  • HB1272: Virtual school program; Standards of Quality per pupil funding transferred from school division.
  • HJ7: Constitutional amendment; right to work (first reference).
  • HJ177: Celebrating the life of Augustine Bellamy.
  • HJ335: Commending Jennifer Ruley.
  • HJ5009: Commending the Robert E. Lee High School girls' basketball team.
  • HB75: License plates, special; issuance to those bearing national motto: 'In God We Trust.'
  • HB94: Income tax, corporate; reduction of rate for up to three years for certain small businesses.
  • HB1408: License plates, special; issuance to those bearing national motto: 'In God We Trust.'
  • HB1409: Prayer at public events; governmental agency shall have no authority to regulate, etc.
  • HB1410: Income tax, corporate; small business reduced rate.
  • HB1428: Abortion clinics; licensure and regulation.
  • HB1435: American Sign Language; recognition for completed coursework.
  • HB1473: Marijuana, synthetic; penalties for possession, intent to sell, distribute, etc.
  • HB1528: Precious metals dealers; required to prepare daily reports.
  • HB1679: Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth & Families, State Executive Council for; powers and duties.
  • HB1680: Charter schools, public; modifies definition to include virtual school programs.
  • HB1681: State agencies; those submitting budget request to utilize zero-based budgeting methodology.
  • HB1885: Public schools; unfunded programs.
  • HB1989: General Assembly members; leaves of absence from employment.
  • HB2311: Virginia State Virtual School, Board of Visitors of; established.
  • HB2312: Animal care; redefines home-based rescue.
  • HB2313: Charter schools, public; amends definition.
  • HJ500: Constitutional amendment; right to work (first reference).
  • HJ508: Celebrating the life of William Michael Pandak.
  • HJ509: Celebrating the life of Thomas Clyde McSwain.
  • HJ513: Commending Highland County 6 - 12 School.
  • HJ514: Commending the Town of Bridgewater on the occasion of its 175th anniversary.
  • HJ608: Commemorating Veterans Day.
  • HJ834: Celebrating the life of Richard DeForest Robertson.
  • HJ921: Celebrating the life of John Wesley Hill.
  • HB75: License plates, special; issuance to those bearing national motto: 'In God We Trust.'
  • HB76: Instructional spending; local school board to report expenditures annually.
  • HB94: Income tax, corporate; reduction of rate for up to three years for certain small businesses.
  • HB400: Centennial of Woodrow Wilson's Presidency, Virginia Commission on; established.
  • HB401: Local government; publication of notices for charter changes, referenda, and public hearings.
  • HB1058: Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; amending association documents using technology.
  • HB1270: Constitutional amendment; property tax exemption for certain veterans.
  • HB1282: Prayer at public events; governmental agency to have no authority to regulate.
  • HB1388: Virtual school programs; established.
  • HJ22: No Child Left Behind; joint committee to study impact on SOLs and high school graduation rates.
  • HJ46: Celebrating the life of Oliver James Tate.
  • HJ80: Zero-based budgeting; joint subcommittee to study implementing to determine its utility in State.
  • HJ205: Celebrating the life of Thomas Emmanuel Larner.
  • HJ240: Celebrating the life of John Spencer Kelly, Sr.