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

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Chicago Tribune: Dads push for shared parenting, states consider new laws after decades of favoring moms

December 12, 2017
In Maryland, fathers' rights groups have promoted bills that would create a presumption of joint legal decision-making and equal parenting time, but they have not made it out of committee. In Virginia, Sen. Barbara Favola, D-Arlington, is introducing a ...and more »

Inside NoVA: Arlington Sun Gazette Highs & Lows, 12/7/17 edition

December 7, 2017
Arlington Sun Gazette Highs & Lows, 12/7/17 editionTHUMBS UP: To state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st), for being ? as she often is ? a voice of reason when it comes to local government's dealing with the General Assembly. At the County Board's annual confab with the legislative delegation last week ...

Inside NoVA: Arlington civic leader Bill Bozman mourned

December 4, 2017
Bozman also made time for one of his great passions, said state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st), who served with Ellen Bozman on the County Board and was a longtime friend. ?Bill was a dedicated golfer,? Favola said. ?He liked the camaraderie, he liked ...

Blue Virginia (press release) (blog): Special Election(s) Coming in Virginia SD-31? HD-34? HD-47?

November 16, 2017
I'm hearing rumors, from a number of solid sources, that State Senator Barbara Favola (SD-31; Arlington/Fairfax/Loudoun) will quite possibly be headed into the Ralph Northam administration, potentially as Secretary of Education. If so, this would ...

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

  • 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: Interest on child support arrearages.
  • SB76: Teacher licensure; approval of teacher education programs.
  • SB80: School Health Advisory Board; established, report.
  • SJ6: Teacher licensing process; Department of Education to study.
  • 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.
  • SJ17: Commending M. Douglas Scott.
  • SJ18: Commending Barbara Donnellan.
  • SJ19: Commending Susanne Eisner.
  • SJ73: Kinship foster care and adoptive placements; DSS to study restrictions of barrier crimes.
  • SJ95: TANF; Commission on Youth to study DSS's administration of Program.
  • SJ172: Commending Community Residences, Inc.
  • SJ176: Commending Gulf Branch Nature Center.
  • SB275: Health insurance; victims of sexual assault, cost-sharing requirement for HIV medication.
  • SB685: United States Postal Service; inspectors.
  • SB703: Designating the Trooper Jacqueline Vernon Memorial Bridge.
  • SB704: Alternative local minimum wage; establishes procedure which wage may be imposed in any locality.
  • SB705: Virginia Lottery; sale of lottery tickets over Internet.
  • SB780: Family day homes; licensure.
  • SB782: The use of seclusion and restraint in public schools; Board of Education regulations.
  • SB783: Juveniles; confidentiality of records.
  • SB799: Hate crimes; definition, reports to State Police.
  • SB802: TANF; State Board of Social Services to review annually.
  • SB803: Speed limits in school crossing zones; counties allowed to increase or decrease.
  • SB818: Family day homes; licensure by Department of Social Services.
  • SB819: TANF eligibility; drug-related felonies.
  • SB850: Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth and Families; name change.
  • SB851: Hospital discharge procedures; designation of individual to receive information and instructions.
  • SB853: Elections; assistance for qualified voter who is 75 years of age or older or person with disability.
  • SB898: Family day homes, unlicensed and unregistered; notice to DSS, background checks.
  • SB943: Firearms; possession or transportation following convictions for certain misdemeanor crimes.
  • SB944: Home health and hospice organizations; reporting requirements concerning health professionals.
  • SB946: Farm winery; licensees allowed to manufacture wine containing 21% or less of alcohol by volume.
  • SB947: Foster care; removes certain requirement of Department of Social Services.
  • SB957: Child support; court may order for disabled child over the age of 18 (Conner's Law).
  • SB967: Extended Foster Care Services and Support Program; created.
  • SB980: Public schools; teacher grievance procedures.
  • SB981: Higher educational institutions; memorandum of understanding and policies.
  • SB1236: Special diplomas; eliminates the term.
  • SB1405: Health services plans; effects of actions of other states.
  • SJ236: Auxiliary grant program; Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to study.
  • SJ237: Virginia Homeless Solutions Program; DHCD to study $500 asset cap.
  • SJ239: Early childhood practitioner professional development; Department of Education, et al., to study.
  • SJ240: Oral health care; Joint Commission on Health Care to study older Virginians' access to care.
  • SJ241: Study; JLARC; early childhood development programs; report.
  • SJ245: Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
  • SJ270: Celebrating the life of Talmadge Theodore Williams.
  • SJ357: Commending Culpepper Garden.
  • SJ375: Commending the Arlington Street People's Assistance Network, Inc.
  • SJ376: Commending Swanson Middle School.
  • SB43: Teachers; extends deadline to request hearing after receiving notice of dismissal.
  • SB128: Juveniles; commitment to Department of Juvenile Justice, consideration of social history, report.
  • SB129: Absentee voting; persons age 65 or older on day of an election are entitled to vote absentee ballot.
  • SB132: TNAF recipients; Board of Social Services shall annually review amount of assistance paid.
  • SB134: Independent living services; individuals between 18 and 21 years of age.
  • SB161: FOIA; participation in meetings by electronic communication in event of emergency, etc.
  • SB162: License plates, special; issuance for supporters of Equality Virginia.
  • SB272: Juvenile Justice, Department of; use of isolation and restraint necessary to protect child's health.
  • SB273: Foster-care youth; eligibility for medical assistance.
  • SB274: State & Local Government and General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Acts; limitation on gifts, etc.
  • SB275: Health insurance; victims of sexual assault, cost-sharing requirement for HIV medication.
  • SB276: Charter schools; restrictions and pre-lottery enrollment for current students.
  • SB277: Foster care and adoption assistance; DSS to include individuals between age 18 & 21 years of age.
  • SB278: Foster care; approval of applicant whose household includes certain individuals.
  • SB369: Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families, State Executive Council for; membership.
  • SB370: Emergency custody & temporary detention; extends time person may be held pursuant to custody order.
  • SB502: Alcoholic beverage control; limited mixed-beverage restaurant licenses.
  • SB510: Firearms; possession following a misdemeanor conviction of certain crimes.
  • SB662: Child care; certain counties permitted to continue using local sliding scale to determine copayment.
  • SB671: Water; reporting usage.
  • SB672: Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind; out-of-state students.
  • SJ24: Juvenile records; Virginia State Crime Commission to study expungement of records.
  • SJ188: Commending Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc.
  • SJ211: Celebrating the life of Mildred Lonergan McAuliffe.
  • SJ5006: Commending Wesley Housing Development Corporation.
  • SJ5029: Celebrating the life of Terry Holzheimer.
  • SJ5030: Celebrating the life of Sister Benedict Kesock, O.S.B.
  • SJ5031: Commending the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind.
  • SJ5032: Commending Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington, Inc.
  • SJ5043: Commending the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing.
  • SJ5054: Commending Lora Rinker.
  • SJ5055: Commending Charlie Rinker.
  • SJ5085: Commending Nancy Sanger Pallesen.
  • SR27: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Elise B. Heinz.
  • SB483: Asbestos workers; reporting violations, penalties for noncompliance.
  • SB553: School divisions, local; may use unexpended state funds to provide one-time bonus to teachers.
  • SB554: Firearms; possession within residence of victim by persons subject to protective orders.
  • SB555: Parental rights; procedure for restoration, child to consent to restoration of rights.
  • SB835: TANF; assistance when convicted of drug-related felony, ineligible if fail or refuse drug testing.
  • SB862: Foster care; independent living services.
  • SB863: Independent living services; foster children committed to Department of Juvenile Justice.
  • SB864: Firearms; possession within residence of victim by persons subject to protective orders.
  • SB951: Bullying; defines term and requires school boards to prohibit acts by students and school employees.
  • SB952: Child support; directs DSS to establish statewide arrearage reduction program.
  • SB956: Investor-owned electric utilities; declining block rate for residential customers.
  • SB959: Pedestrians, etc; local government may adopt ordinances requiring to stop at marked crosswalks.
  • SB1080: Ultrasound imaging; no law or regulation of State shall require for nonmedical reasons.
  • SJ282: Foster care maintenance and adoption assistance; DSS to develop options for extending payments.
  • SJ407: Commending the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.
  • SJ420: Commending the YMCA of Arlington.
  • SJ423: Commending A New Lease on Life.
  • SJ424: Commending Ken Aughenbaugh.
  • SB84: Foster care; extends option of independent living services to person between 18 and 21 years old.
  • SB85: Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program; Expected Family Contribution.
  • SB156: Adoption; increases age at which assistance for children with special needs terminates.
  • SB157: Asbestos, Lead, Mold, and Home Inspectors, Virginia Board for; examination for license applicants.
  • SB482: Asbestos, Lead, Mold, and Home Inspectors, Virginia Board for; examination for disciplinary actions.
  • SB483: Asbestos workers; reporting violations, penalties for noncompliance.
  • SB552: Eligibilty for TANF; drug-related felonies.
  • SB553: School divisions, local; may use unexpended state funds to provide one-time bonus to teachers.
  • SB554: Firearms; possession within residence of victim by persons subject to protective orders.
  • SB555: Parental rights; procedure for restoration.
  • SB594: Towns; allowed to acquire land, not by condemnation, within their boundaries or 3 miles outside.
  • SB615: Health Benefit Exchange Authority; created, report.
  • SJ19: Community colleges; SCHEV to study offering selected baccalaureate degrees.
  • SJ185: Celebrating the life of John Martin Couric.
  • SJ217: Celebrating the life of Patricia Anne Zimmerman.
  • SJ5003: Commending the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia.