Senator Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)

Photo of Barbara Favola
Party
Democratic
District
31: Arlington County (Part), Fairfax County (Part), Loudoun County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Local Government
Age
62
Website
barbarafavola.org
Copatroning Habits
78% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 81% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that she also copatroned, 58% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
21.4% in 2017
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

Inside NoVA: Arlington legislative delegation already gearing up for 2018 session

October 19, 2017
Also on hand were state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st) and Del. Mark Levine (D-45th). Governors come and go at regular four-year intervals, but major issues are tackled regardless of who occupies the post, Favola said. ?Education will be an initiative ...

Inside NoVA: Panelists press for children's-health programs, lament Trump proposals

October 16, 2017
Panelists press for children's-health programs, lament Trump proposalsThe goal of such programs is to have recipients become self-sufficient, said state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st). Favola also was concerned about mental-health issues in Virginia and lamented that the state had not expanded Medicaid coverage. Doing so ...

Washington Post: Jill Vogel embraces the Trump agenda in her Virginia race

October 9, 2017
Vogel has a sunny, approachable style but also sticks to her conservative principles, said Jeff McWaters, a former Republican state senator from Virginia Beach. ?She's the kind of person who brings out the ... Critics say her winning personality masks ...Northam leads Gillespie by 7% in race for governor - Wason Center for Public Policy - Christopher Newport UniversityWason Center for Public Policy - Christopher Newport Universityall 108 news articles »

Fairfaxtimes.com: Former Republican now Democratic delegate candidate for 67th District

October 13, 2017
state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st District), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-49th District), and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova. In addition to touting her past experience dealing with both sides of the political aisle, Delaney ...

Virginia Connection Newspapers: McLean Residents Demand Traffic Relief

September 25, 2017
Virginia Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31) told the crowd that they had been ?very proactive? in letting her know that growing traffic congestion in McLean has affected their quality of life, and that she instructed the VDOT to alleviate traffic until the ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Barbara Favola’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2012. There are 118 video clips in all.

Bills

  • 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.
  • SB1199: Blind parents; custody or visitation rights.
  • SB1348: Death penalty; severe mental illness.
  • SB1354: Comprehensive plan; telecommunications towers and facilities in Northern Virginia.
  • SB1437: Aging, Commonwealth Council on; duties.
  • SB1472: Workers' compensation; accident reports, filing claims, civil penalty.
  • SB1500: School Health Advisory Board; established, report.
  • SB1501: Physical evidence recovery kit; victim's right to notification of scientific analysis information.
  • SB1502: Hate crimes; adds to list of crimes that a multi-jurisdiction grand jury may investigate.
  • SB1503: Central absentee voter precincts; expedited counting of absentee ballots.
  • SB1504: Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority; career pathway.
  • SB1524: Hate crimes; criminal acts against persons because of gender, etc.
  • SJ229: Firearm registration; Va. State Crime Commission to study cost of establishing program.
  • SJ233: Noise abatement remedies; VDOT to develop procedures to measure and assess in certain neighborhoods.
  • SJ235: Celebrating the life of Lelia Baum Hopper.
  • SJ244: Commending the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company.
  • SJ245: Commending the Washington-Lee High School boys' soccer team.
  • SJ261: Commending J. Hamilton Lambert.
  • SJ262: Commending Arlington Outdoor Lab.
  • SJ267: Commending Alan Schuman.
  • SJ333: Commending Denis Kudla.
  • SJ413: Commending Ralph Mastantuono.
  • SR116: Commending Muslim Lakhani.
  • SB16: Passing stopped school buses; mailing of summons.
  • SB81: Campus sexual assault investigations; Department of Criminal Justice Services to develop curriculum.
  • SB82: Hate crimes; reporting to State Police.
  • SB83: Higher educational institutions; required agreements with law enforcement.
  • SB84: Absentee voting; postage prepaid on envelope for return of absentee ballot.
  • SB134: Fire or rescue volunteers; mental health treatment; funding by locality.
  • SB136: Electrical transmission line siting; SCC to hold hearing when requested by locality.
  • SB137: Absentee ballots; electronic transmission by general registrars.
  • SB138: Firearms dealer; local regulation, proximity to schools.
  • SB155: Cigarette taxes; increase of tax in Fairfax and Arlington Counties.
  • SB156: Concealed handgun permit; family member who resides with applicant may submit statement to court.
  • SB158: Sexual assault investigations; collection and storage of evidence.
  • SB159: Campus police departments; retention and storage of physical evidence recovery kits.
  • SB214: Firearms; Terrorist Screening Database check prior to purchase.
  • SB215: Juvenile detention homes and correctional facilities; room segregation.
  • SB323: Firearms; no person who is subject to an emergency protective order.
  • SB328: Nurse aide education programs; observational and reporting techniques to be included in curriculum.
  • SB361: Tree conservation; locality to post signs on private property that is proposed to be redeveloped.
  • SB433: Kinship Guardianship Assistance program; established.
  • SB436: Fostering Futures program; established.
  • SB546: Possession or transportation of firearms following convictions for certain misdemeanor crimes.
  • SB635: TANF eligibility; drug-related felonies.
  • SB647: Renewable energy; efficient biomass.
  • SB648: Abortion; informed written consent.
  • SB659: Standards of Quality; instructional positions.
  • SB660: Teacher dismissal; appointment of hearing officer.
  • SB661: Virginia Lottery; ticket courier services.
  • SB668: Minimum wage.