Senator William Wampler (R-Bristol)

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Party
Republican
District
40: Bristol City (All), Grayson County (Part), Lee County (All), Norton City (All), Scott County (All), Smyth County (Part), Washington County (All), Wise County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 1988
Left Office
January 2012
Copatroning Habits
53% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 56% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 55% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Recent Mentions on Blogs

<b>William Wampler</b> Sr. hailed as compassionate leader who worked to <b>...</b>

May 25, 2012
“He meant so much to me. And I've seen him do that several times.” State Delegate Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City, recalled campaigning in the hills and hollers with Wampler and his son, former state Sen. William Wampler Jr. “He was a true grass- roots politician. ... His legacy lives on in the work of his son William – an effective state senator for many years who now serves as president of the New College Institute in Martinsville.” Tim Kaine, Democratic U.S. Senate ...

Longtime Virginia Republican Rep. <b>William Wampler</b> Dies at 86 <b>...</b>

May 24, 2012
Former Rep. William Creed Wampler, a moderate Republican who turned Virginia s 9th district red after 22 years of Democratic control, died Wednesday night after a long illness, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Retiring <b>Sen</b>. Wampler recalls legacy of bipartisanship - TriCities.com

January 8, 2012
William Wampler 4. ANDRE TEAGUE/BRISTOL HERALD COURIER - Retiring Virginia state Senator William Wampler looks through a box of old papers that he had put away in a closet in his Bristol office.

Wampler stood up for intellectually disabled - TriCities.com: News

June 26, 2011
Many of us were stunned by Virginia Sen. William Wampler's decision to end his political career after 24 years representing Southwest Virginians.

Carrico formally announces in effort to succeed Wampler in 40th <b>...</b>

June 6, 2011
“Let me conclude by thanking Senator William Wampler and his family for all their years of service to the people of Southwest and the Commonwealth. My family and all those who serve know the sacrifices that are made in ...

Recent Mentions in the Media

Bluefield Daily Telegraph: Service in the spotlight: It's hard being a public servant in this day and age

July 14, 2014
Kansas City infoZineService in the spotlight: It's hard being a public servant in this day and ageStuff happens all the time, but I wonder how I would have approached the story about former State Senator Phil Puckett. I hope I would have been fair, and I think I would have been. However, when people in high places make broad-sweeping accusations, ..., W.Va., Bill Archer columnInsurance News Netall 4 news articles »

Martinsville Bulletin: Leaders reflect on Civil Rights Act

July 3, 2014
New College Institute Executive Director William Wampler attended the funeral of his uncle, Sen. Howard Baker Jr., in Tennessee on Tuesday. Baker was eulogized for, among other things, his courage for being one of the first Southern U.S. senators to ...and more »

Bills

  • SB674: Automobile clubs; shall not include services offered or provided through a telematics system.
  • SB743: Transient occupancy tax; adds Washington County to those localities authorized to impose.
  • SB890: Cable television system, etc.; contracts with electric cooperative facilities for pole attachments.
  • SB891: State of emergency; preparation for response.
  • SB892: Human Resource Management, Department of; TRICARE supplemental health coverage to military retirees.
  • SB893: Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation; created.
  • SB1110: UVA; to make full use of additional financial authority granted in management agreement.
  • SB1111: Virginia Coal Employment and Production Incentive Tax Credit; extends sunset provision.
  • SB1373: Cannabinoids, synthetic; penalties for possession, sale, etc.
  • SB1387: Automobile clubs; exempts an entity from licensing and other requirements under certain conditions.
  • SB1415: Methamphetamines; manufacturing, selling, giving, possessing with intent to manufacture, penalties.
  • SB1446: Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank; created, report.
  • SB1447: Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority; tax revenues generated by commercial spaceflight.
  • SJ145: Appalachian Power; Commission on Electric Utility Regulation to study monopoly services.
  • SB2: Charter; Town of Duffield.
  • SB11: Claims; Botswanna Imani.
  • SB12: Bristol Virginia Utilities (BVU) Authority; created.
  • SB183: Search and rescue personnel; enhanced penalty for malicious or unlawful wounding.
  • SB422: Drug treatment court; established in City of Bristol.
  • SB597: Workers' compensation; insurance carriers to file proof of coverage within 30 days of inception.
  • SB613: Virginia National Guard; if called to active duty by Governor, health care, etc., will continue.
  • SB622: Dentists and oral surgeons; reimbursement for certain services.
  • SB674: Automobile clubs; shall not include services offered or provided through a telematics system.
  • SB675: Health insurance; mandated coverage for telemedicine services.
  • SB676: Abandoned graveyards; when locality acquires title they may continue to maintain property.
  • SJ110: Celebrating the life of the Honorable George M. Warren, Jr.
  • SJ126: Celebrating the life of Robert Henkel Spilman, Sr.
  • SJ145: Appalachian Power; Commission on Electric Utility Regulation to study monopoly services.
  • SJ271: Commending the City of Bristol on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its iconic sign.
  • SB1412: Charter; City of Bristol.
  • SB1458: Health insurance; mandated coverage for telehealth services.
  • SB1485: Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission; provides that 5 ex officio members shall vote.
  • SJ393: Commending the Children's Hospital at Johnson City Medical Center.
  • SJ415: Commending Virginia Intermont College on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.
  • SJ486: Commending the City of Bristol.
  • SJ511: Commending the City of Bristol Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
  • SB284: DMV special agents; full-time sworn members of enforcement division authority to enforce laws.
  • SB285: Driver's license; issuance to an applicant who doesn't provide social security number.
  • SB286: Income tax, state; exemption for launch services and payload to space flight participants.
  • SB287: Civil remedial fees; repeals provision for those imposed on certain drivers.
  • SB288: Health insurance program; local officers & employees of state-funded centers for independent living.
  • SB349: Charter; City of Bristol.
  • SB653: Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission, created.
  • SB673: Deputy sheriffs; locality allow those injured to use accrued leave to supplement workers' comp.
  • SJ204: Commending the Historic 1908 Courthouse on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
  • SB734: Coal and gas road improvement tax, local; extends sunset provision.
  • SB755: Tuition, in-state; Community College System granting thereof to persons out of state within 30 mile.
  • SB914: Public Building Authority; authorized to issue bonds for prison construction in Mt. Rogers District.
  • SB1072: Charter; City of Bristol.
  • SB1108: Emergency preparedness; makes several revisions related to orders of isolation and quarantine.
  • SB1109: Banks; financial activities.
  • SB1202: Emergency management and preparedness; mutual aid agreements.
  • SB1315: Driver's license numbers; nonissuance of license to persons with religious objections thereto.
  • SJ449: Commending Daisy Portuondo.
  • SB174: Public-Private Partnership Advisory Commission; created.
  • SB175: Retirement System; increases the retirement allowances for future state and local retirees.
  • SB176: Libraries; certain shall have technology protection measures against Internet restrictions.
  • SB187: Prescription Monitoring Program; modifies reporting requirements.
  • SB363: Commonwealth Preparedness, Office of; created.
  • SB364: Workforce Transition Act; provides gubernatorial appointees shall be covered thereunder.
  • SB365: Coal; tax credits.
  • SB688: Public utilities; SCC to establish procedure for lines that cross railroads.
  • SJ226: Celebrating the life of Staff Sergeant James Earl Estep.
  • SJ227: Celebrating the life of Janette Carter.
  • SJ246: Commending Bristol, Virginia, on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.
  • SJ5063: Commending the Honorable Glen Morgan Williams.
  • SR8: State Corporation Commission; nomination for election of member.
  • SR9: Workers' Compensation Commission; nomination for election of member.