Senator Steve Newman (R-Forest)

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Party
Republican
District
23: Campbell County (Part), Bedford City (All), Botetourt County (All), Craig County (All), Bedford County (Part), Roanoke County (Part), Lynchburg City (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 1996
Next Election
November 2015
Website
senatornewman.com
Copatroning Habits
65% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 71% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 57% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
51.9% in 2013
Campaign Contributions
$105,084.96 cash on hand (December 2012 report)
Bio

Senate Republican caucus chairman.

Top 10 Donors
Medical Society of Virginia PAC medical Richmond $2,500
Abbott Laboratories Employee PAC health related MD $1,000
Norfolk Southern Corporation transportation/rail Richmond $500
DIAGEO North America, Inc. spirits, wine and beer company DC $500
Altria tobacco related issues Richmond $500

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Recent Mentions on Blogs

Jobs - <b>Senator Steve Newman</b> - 23rd District of Virginia

February 20, 2013
Government must learn to live within its means because taxes are high enough on Virginia families. During his time in the Senate, Steve Newman has continually supported reducing taxes. In 2008, Steve voted down a massive transportation ...

Faith &amp; Family - <b>Senator Steve Newman</b> - 23rd District of Virginia

February 20, 2013
Steve championed a resolution in 2009 that made the commonwealth aware of its growing human trafficking problem. This resulted in Governor McDonnell signing legislation that increases the penalties for human trafficking. To protect our ...

Limited Government - <b>Senator Steve Newman</b> - 23rd District of Virginia

February 19, 2013
As a lifelong resident of Lynchburg, a husband, and a father of two boys, Steve Newman has been a stalwart of family issues in the Senate, receiving a 100% rating from the VA Family Foundation the past three years. He sponsored a ...

Vital Records Could Soon Be Sold at DMV - <b>Senator Steve Newman</b> <b>...</b>

February 11, 2013
“If you live outside of Richmond, it is oftentimes very difficult to interact with the state capital on a number of issues,” said Sen. Stephen D. Newman, R-Lynchburg, who proposed the legislation. “We wanted to make sure that these vital records, ...

Transportation - <b>Senator Steve Newman</b> - 23rd District of Virginia

February 1, 2013
As a long time member and now as the Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, Senator Newman has worked tirelessly to improve Virginia's transportation system to allow for a better infrastructure for economic development and ...

Recent Mentions in the Media

Lynchburg News and Advance: Area legislators weigh in on McDonnell's trial

July 28, 2014
Area legislators weigh in on McDonnell's trialOn the eve of the trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell, Lynchburg-area legislators remained strongly supportive in their remarks about McDonnell and his time in office. State Sen. Steve Newman, R-Lynchburg, described McDonnell as ?one of the finest ...and more »

Lynchburg News and Advance: GOP Senate and House hopefuls rally supporters at Altavista cookout

July 20, 2014
More than 150 people attended the event in Altavista, including state Sen. Steve Newman, Del. Kathy Byron and Del. Matt Fariss. In his remarks to the crowd, Gillespie said the Virginia race could have national implications because it can put ...and more »

WDBJ7: Virginia training center families applaud recent action by lawmakers

July 18, 2014
Bryant shared her concerns with State Senator Steve Newman. He introduced a bill in this year's General Assembly that passed with bipartisan support. Senate Bill 627 prevents training center residents from being moved, unless they can receive equal ...Virginia Congressmen Ask McAuliffe to Delay Closing Training CentersPatch.comGoodlatte, other congressmen ask McAuliffe to hold off on saleThe Daily Progressall 33 news articles »

Lynchburg News and Advance: Meeting held for group exploring options for keeping training centers open

July 3, 2014
State Sen. Steve Newman, R-Lynchburg, said he hopes to introduce legislation next year that will keep more of the state-run training centers open. All but one of Virginia's regional training centers for people with intellectual disabilities are slated ...and more »

Lynchburg News and Advance: Lynchburg ZIP code makes list of top 15 sources of air pollution in state

July 23, 2014
Sen. Steve Newman, R-Lynchburg, said Tuesday upon learning of the report that the Sierra Club has opposed industries connected to coal, gas and natural gas and has supported policies in Richmond he described as ?dramatically increasing? electricity ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Steve Newman’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since . There are 216 video clips in all.

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Bills

  • SB89: Virginia Retirement System; disability program for hybrid retirement plan participants.
  • SB126: Acute psychiatric bed registry; DBHDS to establish.
  • SB127: Hybrid electric motor vehicles; repeals annual license tax.
  • SB131: School calendar; continuing waivers.
  • SB135: License plates; repeals issuance to members of certain armed forces.
  • SB136: Training center residents; quality of care.
  • SB344: Senate districts; technical adjustment.
  • SB406: Insurance companies; permitted investments in foreign securities.
  • SB407: Local Mandate Review, Governor's Task Force for; task force to review state mandates.
  • SB465: Opportunity Educational Institution; supervision of schools.
  • SB475: Court costs; collection at DMV customer service centers.
  • SB477: Health benefit plans; exception for certain plans previously approved, waiver for navigator program.
  • SB624: Emergency care; school board employees that render certain care shall not be liable for negligence.
  • SB627: Training center residents; DBHDS to ensure resources available prior to transfer to another center.
  • SJ210: Celebrating the life of Lawrence Garnell Stamps, Sr.
  • SB336: All-terrain and utility vehicles; expands definition.
  • SB339: Advertising & advertisements; allows running animation on structures.
  • SB341: Income tax, state; increases long-term care insurance credit.
  • SB342: Dental laboratories; register with Board of Dentistry.
  • SB1037: Sex offender registry; prior convictions of person.
  • SB1038: Non-conventional vehicles; titling and registration of mopeds.
  • SB1039: Vital records; DMV authorized to access records and issue certified copies, fees, penalty.
  • SB1040: Charter; Town of Bedford
  • SB1041: Bedford, City of, reversion; taxation of real property in Town of Bedford and City of Bedford.
  • SB1042: Bedford,City of, reversion; special election for certain council members, census to be completed.
  • SB1044: Constitutional officers; evidence of payment submitted by locality, verification of information.
  • SB1045: Criminal justice training academies; sovereign immunity of trainers certified by DCJS, etc.
  • SB1047: Local police departments; cooperation agreements with private police departments certified by DCJS.
  • SB1165: Driver's licenses, provisional; person under age 18 certain restrictions.
  • SB1216: Insurance premiums license tax; technical corrections for administration.
  • SB1217: Corrections, Department of; exchange of medical and mental health records, etc.
  • SB1218: DMV; customer service.
  • SB1219: Motor carrier and commercial drivers; amends several licensing laws.
  • SB1283: Virginia Recreational Facilities Authority Fund; established.
  • SB1284: Escort vehicle drivers; certification and regulation in State.
  • SB1285: Interchangeable biosimilar biological products; permits pharmacists to dispense, etc.
  • SB1355: Revenues and appropriations of State; changes to revenues collected and distribution.
  • SJ315: Commending the Bedford County Sheriff Office.
  • SJ354: United Cherokee Indian Tribe of Virginia, Incorporated; State Recognition.
  • SJ355: Commending the Liberty Christian Academy High School football team.
  • SJ356: Commending the Brookville High School football team.
  • SJ408: Celebrating the life of Brigadier General George Murrell Snead, Jr., USA (Ret.).
  • SB336: All-terrain and utility vehicles; expands definition.
  • SB337: DMV; collection of fees.
  • SB338: Virginia Investment Partnership Act; definitions.
  • SB339: Advertising & advertisements; allows running animation on structures.
  • SB340: Occupational therapy; definition.
  • SB341: Income tax, state; increases long-term care insurance credit.
  • SB342: Dental laboratories; register with Board of Dentistry.
  • SB343: Motor carrier and commercial driver's licensing; amends several licensing laws.
  • SB486: Prisoners; harassment by use of computer, penalty.
  • SB487: Certificate of public need program; annual report.
  • SB598: Virtual school program; Standards of Quality per pupil funding transferred from school division.
  • SB653: Condemnation; proceedings generally.
  • SB679: State mandates; eliminating on local and regional government entities relating to education, etc.
  • SJ5001: Commending George Robert Hamlet.
  • SB1318: Sex offenders; prohibiting entry onto school grounds during school-related activities.
  • SB1319: Insurance companies; investments in derivative transactions, etc.
  • SB1321: Certificate of public need; relocation of nursing home beds.
  • SB1322: Virginia Research and Technology Investment Program; created, report.
  • SB1416: Vehicles damaged by water; increases threshold for reporting water damage, etc.
  • SB1452: Local Government, Commission on; shall assist a 5-member task force to review state mandates.
  • SB1453: Human trafficking; DCJS, etc., regarding identification, etc., of offenses using existing statutes.
  • SB1485: Investment in research and technology; expands Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund, etc.
  • SJ100: Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (first reference).
  • SJ362: Commending James Whitaker.
  • SR28: Natural right of an individual; memorializing Congress of United States to honor.
  • SB535: Mail order pharmacy; insurer not limited to a single provider for services.
  • SB536: Water quality analysis; adds Bedford County to list that may establish testing requirements.
  • SB537: Speed limits; increases on highways where it is presently 65 mph to 70 mph.
  • SB538: Physicians, license; DBHDS to require presence thereof in any state training center.
  • SB539: Water-damaged vehicles; obtaining salvage certificate.
  • SB540: Nursing homes; rights of patients.
  • SB541: Transportation Capital Projects Revenue Bonds; used for new road or highway construction projects.
  • SB602: Human infant; determining whether an infant has achieved an independent and separate existence.
  • SB673: School boards; salary in Amherst County.
  • SB736: College Partnership Laboratory Schools; established.
  • SB737: Charter schools, public; review & consideration of application by Board of Education & school board.
  • SB738: Virtual school programs; established.
  • SJ100: Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (first reference).
  • SJ103: Commending the Moose Lodge in Bedford, Virginia Moose and Moose International.
  • SJ149: General Assembly; support revocation of State's consent to transfer of Jens Soering.
  • SB656: Annexation; extends to 2018 temporary restriction on city authority on granting of city charters.
  • SB1277: Land records; may contain only last four digits of social security numbers therein on Internet.
  • SB1278: Income tax, state; school supplies expense tax credit.
  • SB1279: Economic Development Partnership Authority; powers of board of directors.
  • SB1280: Economic Development Partnership Authority; issuance of export documentation.
  • SB1281: Advertising structures; prohibition thereon within 660 feet of parkway except Jerry Falwell Parkway.
  • SB1282: Health Professions, Department of; prohibited from providing personal information of individuals.
  • SB1283: Motor fuels tax; change in tax basis.
  • SB1284: Compulsory training standards; courthouse and courtroom security.
  • SB1285: School budgets; local school divisions to publish on website.
  • SB1286: Health, Department of; extends sunset provision for certain certificates of free sale.
  • SB1287: Annexation; extends to 2018 temporary restriction on city authority on granting of city charters.
  • SB1288: Parkway; term used in 33.1-369 of Code does not include Jerry Falwell Parkway.
  • SJ349: Constitutional amendment; localities to cap annual increase in assessed values of real estate.
  • SJ350: Commending the Lynchburg Area Center for Independent Living 10th anniversary.
  • SJ380: Commending the Virginia Credit Union League.
  • SJ381: Commending the White Rock Baptist Church on the occasion of its 120th anniversary.
  • SJ412: Human trafficking; notes General Assembly's concern regarding and repudiation thereof in State.
  • SJ477: Celebrating the life of Terrell J. Reid.
  • SB654: Jerry Falwell Parkway; designating as portion of Route 460 between City of Lynchburg & Campbell Co.
  • SB655: Contractors; employees having direct contact with students on school property.
  • SB656: Annexation; extends current annexation moratorium to 2018.
  • SB657: Health care providers; those responding to disaster immune from liability.
  • SB664: Civil remedial fees; repeals provision for those imposed on certain drivers.
  • SB675: Credit unions; added to institutions that may be qualified public depositories.
  • SB765: Water safety enforcement; provide enhanced enforcement effort on Smith Mountain Lake in summer.
  • SB6018: Certificate of free sale; Department of Health.
  • SJ108: Children's Miracle Network Day; designating as October 2008, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • SJ226: Commending the William Campbell High School softball team.
  • SJ242: Commending Leland D. Melvin.
  • SB525: Health maintenance organization; may license insurance company, etc. plan that organizes & operates.
  • SB528: Boating; requires safety course and sets maximum speed limit for Smith Mountain Lake.
  • SB1241: Boating safety education; must complete to operate motorboat or personal watercraft, civil penalty.
  • SB1298: Criminal history record information; agency not required to collect when information is available.
  • SB1300: Sewage sludge; locality may adopt an ordinance that requires special use permit for routine storage.
  • SB1301: Water Quality Improvement Fund; Combined Sewer Overflow funding for Cities of Lynchburg & Richmond.
  • SB1302: Enterprise zone grants; allows businesses to apply for additional appropriations.
  • SB1303: Health maintenance organizations; conversions.
  • SB1304: Eminent domain; definition of public uses.
  • SB1305: Physical therapists; allows patients to seek treatment therefrom.
  • SB1306: Electric power and energy; purchase by Virginia Tech and municipal corporation.
  • SB1307: Senatorial districts; makes technical adjustment in Amherst County.
  • SB1308: Courthouse security; training of officers providing.
  • SB1322: Combined Sewer Overflow Fund; created.
  • SB1339: Land application of sewage sludge; regulation and management thereof.
  • SB1346: School boards; contractor to provide certification that employees have not been convicted of felony.
  • SJ390: Health care providers; joint subcommittee to study feasibility of offering liability protection.
  • SJ392: Celebrating the life of John C. Lester, Jr.
  • SJ414: Commending the Amherst High School football team.
  • SJ448: Celebrating the life of Dorothy Quarles Stamps.
  • SJ542: Celebrating the life of Roy O. Stevens.
  • SB521: Personal property, tangible; establishes separate class for certain aircraft.
  • SB522: License taxes, local; localities to select date to apply therefor.
  • SB523: Tractor-semitrailer combinations; exemption for certain from length limit.
  • SB524: Drug-free school zones; includes licensed child day centers.
  • SB525: Health maintenance organization; may license insurance company, etc. plan that organizes & operates.
  • SB526: Constitutional amendment; marriage may exist only between a man and woman.
  • SB528: Boating; requires safety course and sets maximum speed limit for Smith Mountain Lake.
  • SB529: Credit unions; charges on loans.
  • SB530: Credit union; notification to Commissioner of Financial Institutions of participation.
  • SB531: Credit unions; minors' accounts.
  • SB610: Physicians; extends sunset provision to purchase medical malpractice insurance.
  • SJ90: Physicians and Hospitals, Joint Subcommittee Studying Risk Management Plans for; continued.
  • SJ91: Incarcerated persons; joint subcommittee to study increasing access to higher education therefor.
  • SJ92: Constitutional amendment (second resolution); marriage.
  • SJ5026: Commending the Liberty University debate team.
  • SR35: Commending E. C. Glass boys' track team.
  • SR36: Commending Heritage High School boys' track team.