Senator Yvonne Miller (D-Norfolk)

Photo of Yvonne Miller
Party
Democratic
District
5: Chesapeake City (Part), Norfolk City (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 1988
Left Office
September 2012
Website
senatorybmiller.com
Copatroning Habits
65% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 56% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that she also copatroned, 52% of them are Democrats.
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Recent Mentions on Blogs

McAuliffe attacks late <b>Sen</b>. <b>Yvonne Miller</b> | Bearing Drift

August 23, 2013
The late Sen. Yvonne Miller of Norfolk is remembered as a stalwart defender of the rights of all and a community leader of great character. She certainly deserves better than to be attacked by Terry McAuliffe in his campaign ...

Live | Funeral of <b>Sen</b>. <b>Yvonne Miller</b> | VIVIAN J. PAIGE | All Politics is <b>...</b>

July 10, 2012
Live | Funeral of Sen. Yvonne Miller. Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Vivian J. Paige. Live stream of the funeral of Sen. Yvonne B. Miller. Share this: Print · Email · Twitter · Share · Google · LinkedIn · Pocket. Like this: Like Loading.

<b>Sen</b>. <b>Yvonne Miller</b> Day | VIVIAN J. PAIGE | All Politics is Local

July 10, 2012
Gov. Bob McDonnell has declared today "Yvonne B. Miller Day." The Norfolk senator died last Tuesday and her funeral will be held at 11am today. For those who cannot make the service, you can view it live here. The funeral ...

Watch Live: <b>Senator Yvonne Miller&#39;s</b> online funeral service today <b>...</b>

July 9, 2012
A political pioneer will be laid to rest today in Norfolk. State Senator Yvonne Miller passed away last week. Senator Miller was the first African American woman to serve in the Virginia Senate and the House of Delegates.

State <b>Sen</b>. <b>Yvonne Miller&#39;s</b> legacy | WTVR.com

July 5, 2012
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)–During her political career that spanned 28 years in the Virginia General Assembly and blazed a path of several 'firsts' along the way, State Senator Yvonne Miller left quite a mark on her colleagues, ...

Recent Mentions in the Media

The Virginian-Pilot: NSU choir to laud six who inspire

March 28, 2014
The values of Virginia Sen. Yvonne Miller, a Norfolk native who once taught at Norfolk State and became a powerful voice for the underserved, are expressed in Virginia Beach composer Adolphus Hailstork's "Let a New Earth Arise." Even Indian pacifist ...

From this Legislator’s Twitter Feed

July 27, 2010

SenYvonneMiller: When setting goals, never take into consideration what others were unable to achieve #

May 26, 2010

SenYvonneMiller: Recognize your weakness, but play toward your strengths #

May 18, 2010

SenYvonneMiller: "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." - Jim Rohn #

April 25, 2010

SenYvonneMiller: When I hear somebody sigh,'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?' - Sydney Harris #

April 12, 2010

SenYvonneMiller: The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do, well. - Henry W. Longfellow #

These are all of the video clips of Yvonne Miller’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 87 video clips in all.

Bills

  • SB120: Risk-Based Capital Act; way to measure minimum capital appropriate for insurer based on size & risk.
  • SB556: Pawnbrokers; holding period for any pawn or pledge item is minimum of 30 days plus grace period.
  • SB584: Kinesiotherapists; licensure required.
  • SJ26: Celebrating the life of Walter Clarence VanHook.
  • SJ27: Celebrating the life of Rudolph Bernard Brown, Sr.
  • SJ28: Commending Joyce Gilliam Brown.
  • SJ29: Celebrating the life of Francis U. Askew.
  • SJ30: Celebrating the life of Thelma Ferguson Harrison.
  • SJ31: Commending the Honorable Peter G. Decker, Jr.
  • SJ32: Celebrating the life of Reginal Clyde Church.
  • SJ33: Commending Clarence E. Holmes, Jr.
  • SJ34: Celebrating the life of Clarence Emmel Bunch.
  • SJ35: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of nonviolent felonies.
  • SJ103: Celebrating the life of Sybil Moore Walker.
  • SB256: Driver's licenses & ID cards; documents required for renewal, etc., to be compliant with REAL ID.
  • SB727: Kinesiotherapists; licensure.
  • SB894: Transportation Board; cooperation with persons maintaining marine museums.
  • SB895: Turnpike or ferry corporations; donation of capital stock.
  • SB896: State and municipal turnpike projects; repeals certain Code provisions.
  • SB897: Interstate 66 Economic Development Program; repealed.
  • SB898: Photo-monitoring systems; repeals requirement that localities submit list of intersections approved.
  • SB954: Juvenile work programs; adds additional members to committee reviewing those employing offenders.
  • SB1112: Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs); duties and responsibilities.
  • SB1389: Driver information; DMV to release to Virginia Council of Girl Scouts about volunteers.
  • SJ62: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of nonviolent felonies.
  • SJ284: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of nonviolent felonies.
  • SJ285: Celebrating the life of Owen Bradford Pickett.
  • SJ286: Celebrating the life of Hubert Carlyle Church, Sr.
  • SJ287: Commending Bishop Levi Edgar Willis II.
  • SJ288: Celebrating the life of Maxine Roberta Knight.
  • SJ289: Celebrating the life of Marcus Alton Johnson, Sr.
  • SJ290: Celebrating the life of Adlena Holloman Coleman.
  • SJ297: Transit-related issues; Department of Rail and Public Transportation to study those in State.
  • SJ298: Celebrating the life of William Carroll.
  • SJ299: Celebrating the life of John L. Roper III.
  • SJ320: Virginia school children; joint subcommittee to study academic achievement.
  • SJ421: Commending Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell, Sr.
  • SB36: Residential property insurance; duty of insurer to repair damages.
  • SB37: License plates, special; issuance to those bearing legend: BUY LOCAL.
  • SB38: Charter; City of Norfolk.
  • SB254: Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner; advertising for bids.
  • SB255: Commonwealth Transportation Board; rules and regulations.
  • SB256: Driver's licenses & ID cards; documents required for renewal, etc., to be compliant with REAL ID.
  • SB727: Kinesiotherapists; licensure.
  • SJ50: Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills and test; Board of Education to approve revised version, report.
  • SJ56: Commending Lester L. Burnett.
  • SJ57: Celebrating the life of Frank K. Batten, Sr.
  • SJ58: Celebrating the life of George Washington Warden, Sr.
  • SJ59: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Dr. Samuel L. Varner.
  • SJ60: Celebrating the life of Geraldine Elizabeth Gatlin Smith.
  • SJ61: Celebrating the life of Rudolph T. Gordon.
  • SJ62: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of felonies.
  • SJ63: DRPT; study funding of high-speed and intercity passenger rail operations in State.
  • SJ106: Commending Irvin Lewis Powell.
  • SJ142: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Dr. John Henry Foster.
  • SJ143: Celebrating the life of Lillie Elizabeth Bradley Teasley.
  • SJ154: Celebrating the life of Edward Delk.
  • SB803: Motorcycles, off-road; prohibits operation thereof on highways.
  • SB824: Presidential elections; enters compact Agreement Among States to Elect Pres. by Nat'l Popular Vote.
  • SB1044: Insurers; SCC with discretion to prescribe method of filing annual statements.
  • SB1045: Diversionary cash assistance; revises limitation on receipt of one-time assistance to one payment.
  • SB1046: REAL ID Act, federal; amends provisions for obtaining driver's license.
  • SB1047: Workers' Compensation; respiratory disease, etc. causing death of Port Authority police compensable.
  • SB1048: Temporary vehicle registrations and overload and overweight permits; revises fees.
  • SB1251: College Savings Plan; provide for exclusion of certain financial record from Freedom of Information.
  • SB1437: Surgeon General, State; established.
  • SB1438: Urban highway system construction funds; 2/3 portion of a city's funds can be used to service debt.
  • SB1479: Marine Resources Commission; authorized to grant easements and rights-of-way on Elizabeth River.
  • SB1529: Employees, local; right to participate in political activities.
  • SJ7: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights for certain felons (first reference).
  • SJ273: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights for certain felons (first reference).
  • SJ284: Celebrating the life of Dorothy Davis Gardner.
  • SJ285: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Dr. Clifton R. Wilson.
  • SJ286: Celebrating the life of Ruby Warren Thompson.
  • SJ287: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Theodore Alfred Bashford.
  • SJ288: Commending Jack and Jill of Norfolk.
  • SJ316: Surgeon General, State; Joint Commission on Health Care to study feasibility, etc. of establishing.
  • SJ317: Celebrating the life of Delessie Hall Floyd Dempsey.
  • SJ5006: Celebrating the life of Jocelyn Pretlow Goss.
  • SJ5007: Celebrating the life of Zenobia Johnson Poyner.
  • SB11: Rail Enhancement Fund; allows Director to waive certain requirements regarding project funding.
  • SB27: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); time limit on receipt thereof.
  • SB28: Child-friendly visiting rooms; state correctional facilities may provide.
  • SB43: Environmental impact reports; requires county, city, or town to submit report on highway projects.
  • SB44: At-risk students; local school boards may establish after school programs.
  • SB45: Charter; City of Norfolk.
  • SB182: Insurance company investments; preferred stocks.
  • SB251: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); waiver of ineligibility period.
  • SB465: Port Authority; police officer to provide security beyond locality where property is located.
  • SB466: Port Authority; encourages employees thereof to save for retirement.
  • SB467: Port Authority; establish trust to help offset its postemployment benefits liability.
  • SB512: DMV fees; surcharge of issuance of any driver's license other than commercial driver.
  • SB659: Gang-related activities; Office of Commonwealth Preparedness to identify links between terrorism.
  • SB660: Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; power to enter into design-build contracts.
  • SJ7: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights for certain felons (first reference).
  • SJ11: Celebrating the life of Rosa Bernice Cannon Boush.
  • SJ12: Celebrating the life of Marilyn L. Jones.
  • SJ13: Celebrating the life of Sara Hamburg Tonelson.
  • SJ14: Celebrating the life of William H. Wright.
  • SJ15: Celebrating the life of Geraldine Evans Bond.
  • SJ16: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Dr. Willie R. Ponds, Sr.
  • SJ20: Celebrating the life of Charles E. Flowers.
  • SJ21: Celebrating the life of Dr. Lorenzo Pharr Archer.
  • SJ22: Celebrating the life of Willie Etta Fayton.
  • SJ23: Celebrating the life of Herbert M. Collins, Sr.
  • SJ25: 65 percent Solution; General Assembly recognize problems with and implications thereof.
  • SJ5006: Celebrating the life of Jocelyn Pretlow Goss.
  • SJ5007: Celebrating the life of Zenobia Johnson Poyner.
  • SJ6014: Celebrating the life of Drew Benny Williams.
  • SJ6015: Celebrating the life of Owen Charles Yates, Jr.
  • SJ6016: Commending the Reverend Dr. Robert G. Murray.
  • SB47: Kinship Care Program; created.
  • SB585: Kinship care; allows caregivers access to all foster care services.
  • SB618: Child-friendly visiting rooms; state and local correctional facilities required to provide.
  • SB742: Overweight permits; exempts fire & emergency apparatus from weight limits on bridges & culverts.
  • SB744: Childhood obesity; Board of Education to establish standards to prevent and reduce thereof.
  • SB747: Workers' compensation; occupational disease presumption for police officers of Norfolk Airport Auth.
  • SB754: Child-friendly visiting rooms; state correctional facilities required to provide.
  • SB773: Child-friendly visiting rooms; state and local correctional facilities required to provide.
  • SB863: At-risk students; after school programs.
  • SB864: Presidential elections; agreement among states to elect by National Popular Vote.
  • SB865: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); time limit on receipt thereof.
  • SB1005: State Corporation Commission; fees charged by clerk for copies of Uniform Commercial Code.
  • SB1073: Occupational safety and health; penalty for violations.
  • SB1107: License plates, special; issuance to members of Fraternal Order of Police.
  • SB1113: Surplus lines insurance; alien insurer must maintain certain amount in irrevocable trust fund.
  • SB1374: Health and Human Resources, Secretary of; coordinate disease prevention activities of agencies.
  • SJ15: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights for certain felons (first reference).
  • SJ307: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights for certain felons (first reference).
  • SJ308: Health insurance; joint subcommittee to study costs for state and local early retirees.
  • SJ309: Celebrating the life of Phyllis S. Taylor.
  • SJ310: Celebrating the life of Robert H. Armstrong.
  • SJ311: Celebrating the life of Bishop Lewis E. Hines.
  • SJ312: Celebrating the life of Leonia Jackson Russell.
  • SJ313: Celebrating the life of Janett Flood Williams.
  • SJ314: Commending Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.
  • SJ315: Commending Hortense Williams.
  • SJ316: Celebrating the life of Levi Edgar Willis III.
  • SJ318: Celebrating the life of Queenie Jane Greene Barton.
  • SJ325: Electoral College votes; joint subcommittee to study method of allocating.
  • SJ348: K-12 education, public; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study cost thereof.
  • SJ349: 65 percent Solution; General Assembly to recognize problems with and implications thereof.
  • SJ383: '65 Percent Solution'; General Assembly to recognize problems with and implications thereof.
  • SJ419: Gang prevention activities; joint subcommittee to study availability and efficacy thereof.
  • SJ472: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Joseph T. Fitzpatrick.
  • SB31: Ignition interlock system; exemption for persons with medical condition.
  • SB32: Social services; time limit on receipt of TANF.
  • SB47: Kinship Care Program; created.
  • SB48: Kinship foster care; social services to seek thereof.
  • SB49: Intestate succession; increases the amount of the surviving spouse's share.
  • SB585: Kinship care; allows caregivers access to all foster care services.
  • SB586: Insurers; change of domicile.
  • SB587: Business entities; renewal application of reservation of name.
  • SB618: Child-friendly visiting rooms; state and local correctional facilities required to provide.
  • SB661: Income tax, corporate; employer-provided commuting benefits tax credit.
  • SB662: Minority Business Enterprise, Department of; certification of small, woman- or minority-owned.
  • SB663: Transportation needs of populations with limited mobility; specific mobility goals to be addressed.
  • SJ15: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights for certain felons (first reference).
  • SJ16: Celebrating the life of Drucilla T. Carter.
  • SJ17: Commending Saran Bell-Day.
  • SJ18: Celebrating the life of Richard Arnold Wilson.
  • SJ19: Celebrating the life of Dr. B. J. Tucker.
  • SJ20: Celebrating the life of Georgia B. Rimple.
  • SJ21: Celebrating the life of Dorothy J. Price.
  • SJ22: Celebrating the life of George Calvin Duggins.
  • SJ23: Commending participants of the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act.
  • SJ24: Commending Dr. Marie V. McDemmond.
  • SJ33: Commending the Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men, Inc.
  • SJ34: Children; need to address issues relating to care thereof.
  • SJ5035: Celebrating the life of Officer Seneca B. Darden.
  • SJ5038: Celebrating the life of Clarence V. Cuffee.
  • SJ5050: Celebrating the life of Master Chief Carl Maxie Brashear.
  • SJ5058: Celebrating the life of Lambuth Clarke.
  • SJ5059: Celebrating the life of Mary Magdalene Powell.
  • SJ5060: Celebrating the life of Clyde McDaniel.