Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)

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31: Arlington County (Part), Fairfax County (Part), Loudoun County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2019
Local Government, Rehabilitation and Social Services, Transportation
Copatroning Habits
75% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 82% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that she also copatroned, 58% of them are Democrats.
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Bills Passed
21.4% in 2017
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

Editorial: Baliles calls for a 'Marshall Plan' for rural Virginia:

September 30, 2018
  Roanoke TimesFull coverage

Should abuse allegations against teachers be subject to a higher standard of proof?:

September 29, 2018
  Virginia MercuryFull coverage

McLean Woman's Club Holds Wine-and-Cheese Event to Preview December Homes Tour:

September 24, 2018
  Virginia Connection NewspapersFull coverage

These are all of the video clips of Barbara Favola’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2012. There are 128 video clips in all.


  • SB39: Juvenile and domestic relations district court; fee for filing certain petitions.
  • SB40: Marijuana; reduced penalties for distribution or possession with intent to distribute.
  • SB41: Sick leave; use for care of immediate family members.
  • SB42: Banks; loan applicant verification.
  • SB43: Abused or neglected child; expands definition.
  • SB44: Kinship Guardianship Assistance program; established.
  • SB45: Hate crimes; disability, civil action, penalty.
  • SB46: Pedestrians; drivers yielding the right-of-way.
  • SB61: Alcoholic beverage control; creates confectionery license.
  • SB62: Security freezes; elimination of fees.
  • SB63: Firearms; control of possession, etc., by localities at lawful demonstrations and protests.
  • SB64: Custody and visitation decisions; communication to parties required in writing.
  • SB66: Assault and battery against a family member; child witness as a sentencing consideration.
  • SB67: Intake process, etc.; statements made by child to an intake officer or probation officer.
  • SB70: Custody and visitation; rights of parents with a disability.
  • SB75: Child support; interest on arrearages.
  • SB76: Teacher licensure; education preparation programs.
  • SB80: State School Health Advisory Board; established, report.
  • SB112: Hate crimes; criminal acts against persons because of gender, etc.
  • SB113: Firearms; mechanical devices designed to increase rate of fire, penalty.
  • SB117: Value engineering; raises minimum project cost.
  • SB118: Dissemination of juvenile record information; emergency medical services agency applicants.
  • SB119: Firearms; reporting when lost or stolen.
  • SB120: Virginia Institutions of Higher Education Substance Use Advisory Committee; established.
  • SB182: Child abuse or neglect; extension of hearings to review findings by local depts. of social services.
  • SB183: Child abuse and neglect; notice of founded reports to Superintendent of Public Instruction.
  • SB184: Child abuse and neglect; founded reports regarding former school employees.
  • SB185: Highways; localities may rename.
  • SB187: Zoning; violation penalties.
  • SB188: Virginia Public Procurement Act; competitive negotiation for professional services.
  • SB189: Telecommunications; Dept. of Historic Resources to convene work group to examine Sect. 106 review.
  • SB190: Substitute teachers; duration of teaching period.
  • SB191: Net energy metering; eligibility limits.
  • SB200: Local government taxing authority; equalizes municipal and county taxing authority.
  • SB201: Hospitals; regulations governing, facilities performing abortions.
  • SB203: Food stamp eligibility; drug-related felonies.
  • SB204: TANF; eligibility, person who refuses to participate in periodic drug testing, drug-related felony.
  • SB300: School calendar; opening day of school year.
  • SB301: Conflict of Interests Act, State and Local Government; school boards and school board employees.
  • SB302: School Divisions of Innovation; performance-based assessments.
  • SB732: Firearms; possession, etc., following convictions for certain misdemeanor crimes, penalty.
  • SB736: Paid family leave program; establishment of program.
  • SB748: Firearms; DCJS, et al., to develop guidance documents for petitions to restore rights.
  • SB790: Virginia Employment Commission; development of a plan for a paid family-medical leave program.
  • SB801: State correctional facilities; DOC, et al., to study patient-centered behavioral health services.
  • SB802: Death penalty; severe mental illness.
  • SB839: Resident stickers; turns in certain residential areas.
  • SB840: School meal policies; each local school board required to adopt policies.
  • SB841: Truancy; procedures relating to intervention.
  • SB843: Family life education; medically accurate information on human reproduction.
  • SJ123: Commending Paula Irene Otto.
  • SJ144: Commending the Arlington Street People's Assistance Network.
  • SJ179: Commending CNA.
  • SJ214: Commending the Lymphatic Education and Research Network.
  • SR49: Commending Adrian K. Lund, Ph.D.
  • SB546: Possession or transportation of firearms following convictions for certain misdemeanor crimes.
  • SB809: Firearms; person to report loss or theft within 24 hours.
  • SB810: Food stamp program; categorical eligibility.
  • SB811: Law-enforcement officers; de-escalation training requirement.
  • SB830: Food stamps; eligibility to receive benefits if convicted of drug-related felonies.
  • SB841: Marijuana; possession or distribution for medical purposes, affirmative defense for treatment.
  • SB847: Paid family leave; Commissioner of Labor and Industry to develop an implementation plan for program.
  • SB868: Child protective services; investigation of complaints of child abuse or neglect.
  • SB876: Kinship Guardianship Assistance program.
  • SB877: Regulations governing hospitals; facilities performing abortions.
  • SB894: Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Srvcs; reports of critical incidents or death.
  • SB932: Conveyance of utility easements; transportation.
  • SB933: DCJS training; jail officers; mental health first aid.
  • SB936: Constitutional officers; local leave benefits.
  • SB983: Children from birth to age five who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard-of-hearing; parent resource.
  • SB1032: Comprehensive community colleges; tuition grants and fees for certain individuals.
  • SB1148: Airspace; authority to lease or convey.
  • SB1149: Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare; transitional support services, time limit.
  • SB1150: Alcoholic beverage control; ABC Board to require bar bystander training.
  • SB1151: Local towing advisory board; membership.