Delegate Bill Cleaveland (R-Roanoke)

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17: Counties of Botetourt (part) and Roanoke (part); City of Roanoke (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2010
Left Office
January 2012
Copatroning Habits
69% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 100% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 68% of them are Republicans.
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Stakes Are High in Upcoming Elections - News Roanoke Virginia

November 3, 2011
Nutter voted against outgoing Del. Bill Cleaveland's ... The 17th House of Delegates race with Republican Chris Head hoping to fill the shoes of outgoing Delegate Bill Cleaveland is less contentious. His opponent, Democrat ...

Cleaveland&#39;s announcement = wide open 17th District race | News <b>...</b>

May 16, 2011
Republican Delegate Bill Cleaveland will not seek a second term in the 17th District citing family and business obligations. News/Talk 960′s Timothy Martin has reaction to the announcement and news of a potential ...

The Virginia Gentleman: Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on <b>...</b>

May 16, 2011
Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement today following news that Delegate Bill Cleaveland has decided not to run for re-election to the General Assembly. "Bill has been a force for good as a leader in the ...

17th District <b>Delegate Bill Cleaveland</b> Will Not Seek Reelection <b>...</b>

May 16, 2011
Cleaveland's Roanoke Valley colleague, occassional Bearing Drift contributor and all-around good guy Del. Greg Habeeb offered a touching tribute to his fellow delegate: Sorry that my good friend Bill Cleaveland won't be ...

Cleaveland&#39;s Bill Would Carve Another Exception into the “Kings <b>...</b>

February 3, 2011
Roanoke Delegate Bill Cleaveland (R-17) has introduced a bill that, while intended primarily to benefit the Roanoke City Public School System, might ultimately have broader implications for public education throughout the Commonwealth. ... Del. Cleaveland's bill, HB 1483, would amends §22.1-79.1 of the Code of Virginia by creating a fourth good cause requirement: A school division is entirely surrounded by school divisions that have an opening date prior to Labor ...

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These are all of the video clips of Bill Cleaveland’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 37 video clips in all.


  • HB743: Ballot security; prohibits person from reproducing or copying ballot that has been cast in election.
  • HB773: DUI laws of other states; allows analogous state laws to be used as prior DUI convictions.
  • HB1480: School calendar; opening of school year in City of Roanoke.
  • HB1481: Marijuana, synthetic; penalties for possession, intent to sell, distribute, etc.
  • HB1482: Driver's license; use of birth registration cards to obtain.
  • HB1483: School calendar; certain school divisions granted waiver from regular opening schedule.
  • HB1568: Elections; counting absentee ballots of deceased voters.
  • HB1569: Marital debts; equitable distribution.
  • HB1570: Court fees; increases from $10 to $14 additional fees that are collected.
  • HB1571: Lawyers; client accounts.
  • HB1572: ROTC cadets, certain; cadet attending any higher educational institution shall pay in-state tuition.
  • HB1573: Castle doctrine; encodes version allowing use of deadly force against an intruder in dwelling.
  • HB2162: Mennel Milling Company; DGS to convey certain real property located in Roanoke County.
  • HB2377: Medical malpractice; privileged communications of certain committees.
  • HB2405: Certificate of analysis; blood alcohol test equipment shall be presumed to be accurate.
  • HB2423: Drunk boating; reinstates language allowing for transfer of custody of person arrested.
  • HB2511: Civil immunity; provided for persons acting in defense of property.
  • HJ695: Celebrating the life of Grover Ralph Eakin.
  • HJ710: Commending the Northside High School softball team.
  • HB741: Telephone email or texting; use of indecent or threatening language, penalty.
  • HB742: Impoundment of vehicle; driving while license suspended for DUI.
  • HB743: Ballot security; prohibits person from reproducing or copying ballot that has been cast in election.
  • HB744: Assault and battery; person bullying, etc., of student on school property punishable for assault.
  • HB768: Political contributions; prohibition during procurement process.
  • HB769: DUI; suspension of driving privilege shall run consecutively with any other court-ordered period.
  • HB770: DUI arrests; officer at a medical facility may issue summons for violation thereof, etc.
  • HB771: School calendar; opening of school year in City of Roanoke.
  • HB772: Elections; qualifications of general registrars.
  • HB773: DUI laws of other states; allows analogous state laws to be used as prior DUI convictions.
  • HB774: Va. Recreational Facilities Authority & Roanoke County; delays reversion of title to real property.
  • HB775: DUI; serious bodily injury resulting from another driving while intoxicated.
  • HB776: Locksmiths; repeals 2008 law that requires regulation thereof.
  • HB1293: Alcoholic beverage control; consumption by underaged persons accompanied by parent or guardian.
  • HB1394: Misdemeanors; appointment of counsel, imposition of penalty of incarceration in certain cases.
  • HJ246: Celebrating the life of Donald Lynn Meredith.