Del. Albert Pollard (D-Lively)

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99: Counties of Caroline (part), King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland
Took Office
February 2008
Left Office
January 2012
Copatroning Habits
60% of bills he has copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 79% of them are Republicans. Of all of his fellow copatrons of the bills that he copatroned, 50% of them are Republicans.

Pollard held the seat from 2000-2005 before stepping down and running (unsuccessfully) for state senate, though regained his seat after his replacement won election to the U.S. House of Representatives.

He holds a degree in urban planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. Pollard is married and has three young children.

Recent Mentions in the Media

Virginia Mercury: Democratic-controlled General Assembly poised to elect SCC judges after long vacancies

January 23, 2024 | 3:00 am

The Atlantic: How Virginia Took on Dominion Energy

June 13, 2023 | 3:00 am

Maryland Matters: First in the nation bill seeks to shed light on utility deliberations and ‘shadow government’

March 24, 2023 | 3:00 am

Virginia Mercury: Dominion bill increases state oversight. Why do I still have heartburn?

March 6, 2023 | 3:00 am

Appalachian Voices: Wins and losses in the 2023 Virginia General Assembly session

March 3, 2023 | 3:00 am

These are all of the video clips of Albert Pollard’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 114 video clips in all.


  • HB1735: Blue Star Memorial Highway; designates entire length of Route 3 in Lancaster County.
  • HB1736: Investor-owned electric utilities; rate of return.
  • HB1938: Budget process; changes State's budget from biennial budget to budget covering single fiscal year.
  • HB1939: Administrative Process Act; timing for filing certain regulations.
  • HB1940: Restaurant regulations; exemption for certain nonprofit fund-raisers.
  • HB1941: Retail Sales & Use Tax; changes distribution formula for communications sales tax in Lancaster Co.
  • HB1942: Retail Sales & Use Tax; exempts certain agricultural produce when sold in farmers markets.
  • HB1943: No discharge zones; criteria shall be premised on improvement of impaired tidal creeks.
  • HB1944: Public oyster ground; increases amount of time MRC is required to post public notice before closing.
  • HB2126: Wetland mitigation banks; removes references to an outdated map used to identify.
  • HB2389: Virginia Resources Authority; renewable energy projects.
  • HB2390: Income tax, state; exemption for certain small businesses.
  • HB2418: Virginia Railway Express; passenger surcharge when boarding in Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.
  • HB2501: Alcoholic beverage control; creates a new wine and beer license for gourmet oyster houses.
  • HB2502: Oysters; measurement standard.
  • HJ740: Celebrating the life of David B. Nichols.
  • HJ743: Commending the Rappahannock High School baseball team.
  • HJ764: Commending the Veterans Independence Program.
  • HJ765: Commending Niki Swann.
  • HB129: Land-disturbing activities; exempts certain activities from Erosion and Sediment Control Law.
  • HB130: Composite index, local; adjustment for state share of basic aid for certain school divisions.
  • HB131: Hunters for the Hungry; DGIF to include in hunting license application for donation of at least $2.
  • HB132: Onsite sewage systems; prohibits VDH from issuing permits that are located in a wetland.
  • HB133: Personal property tax relief; removes weight limitation.
  • HB134: Outdoor advertising; 501(c)(3) sponsorships seen from highways are not deemed to be advertisement.
  • HB135: Budget process; changes from biennial budget to a budget covering a single fiscal year.
  • HB138: Aquaculture opportunity zones; Marine Resources Commission establish for propagation of shellfish.
  • HB139: Correctional facilities, state; allows exception for purchase of products by state agencies.
  • HB140: Animal cruelty; narrows exemption to penalties available to owner of dog or cat.
  • HB141: Land preservation tax credit; nonprofit organizations holding a easement are ineligible to receive.
  • HB142: Menhaden fisheries; extends sunset provision for harvest.
  • HB1027: Investor-owned electric utilities; rate of return.
  • HB1028: Freedom of Information Act; recording of public meetings.
  • HB1029: Special species fishing license; established.
  • HB1030: Charitable gaming; limits oversight by Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
  • HB1031: Correctional enterprises; intentional violations constitute malfeasance, exception.
  • HB1032: Capital outlay review and approval process; certain construction projects shall be exempt.
  • HB1218: Waterfowl blinds; shifts times to obtain licenses to earlier in year.
  • HB1315: State agencies, department, etc.; funds received from federal government not subject to state audit.
  • HB1362: Motor fuels tax; DMV Commissioner to revoke licenses issued to persons violating tax provisions.
  • HB1380: RPS program; removes certain requirements for forest products.
  • HJ455: Commending the Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Firemen's Carnival on the occasion of i
  • HR31: Commending Jermon Terrell Bushrod.
  • HB1770: Telephone companies; offering additional services in underserved localities.
  • HB1771: Constitutional offices; provides special election to fill vacancy therein in certain localities.
  • HB1772: License plates, special; issuance to members of Virginia State Defense Force.
  • HB1773: Golf carts; allows governing body of Towns of Irvington or Saxis to authorize operation thereof.
  • HB1774: Tidal creeks; establishes no discharge zones for vessels operating in designated areas.
  • HB1775: Invasive species; Sec. of Natural Resources & of Agriculture & Forestry to develop management plan.
  • HB2092: Budget, State; changes from biennial to covering single fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012.
  • HB2093: Composite index, local; adjustment for state share of basic aid for certain school divisions.
  • HB2094: Income tax, state; provides tax credit for certain individuals & corporations for renewable energy.
  • HB2256: Fixed fishing devices; Marine Resources Commission to adopt regulations that set distance between.
  • HB2506: Energy efficiency programs; investor-owned electric utilities to recover costs of designing, etc.
  • HB2507: Fishing licenses; Marine Resources Commission to issue refunds on prorated basis.
  • HB2508: Electronic filing; Secretary of Technology to assist state agencies in expanding citizen access.
  • HB2620: Divorce; appointment of counsel by court.
  • HB2621: Campaign finance; imposes limits on contributions to candidates for Governor, etc.
  • HJ828: Commending William D. Henderson, Jr.
  • HJ831: Celebrating the life of Leslie Herdegen Rohrer.
  • HJ909: Celebrating the life of Lieutenant General, USA Ret., William Henry Sterling Wright.
  • HJ961: Commending Dr. Richard N. Baylor.
  • HB6015: Park-and-ride facilities; Transportation Board to establish expansion fund.
  • HB6016: Secondary highway system; improvements of existing highways not subject to certain standards, etc.
  • HJ460: Commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of James Monroe.