Senator Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)

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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
Twitter
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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

Blue Virginia (press release) (blog): DPVA Chairwoman Susan Swecker, State Senator Barbara Favola, and Sarah Smith Criticize Gillespie's Anti-Choice ...

August 5, 2017
DPVA Chairwoman Susan Swecker, State Senator Barbara Favola, and Sarah Smith Criticize Gillespie's Anti-Choice ...On a press call, Swecker, Sen. Favola and Smith?who asked Gillespie about Planned Parenthood on Monday night?discussed the terrible impact the Republican nominee's anti-woman, anti-choice policy agenda will have on Virginia. ?If Ed Gillespie and ...

ARL now: The Right Note: Favola Receives $1500 Contribution Then Changes Sides on Towing Ordinance

August 17, 2017
According to this NBC 4 report, the company made a $1,500 contribution to state Sen. Barbara Favola (D) to encourage her to meet with Gov. McAuliffe and share the ?pros and cons? of legislation after she initially opposed it. The contribution was made ...

Charlotte Observer: Tow operator opens wallet to put brakes on McAuliffe veto

August 9, 2017
John O'Neill, the owner of Advanced Towing, hired two of McAuliffe's longtime friends as lobbyists for $5,000 each and made a $1,500 campaign contribution to a Democratic state senator who had opposed the bill but McAuliffe said was later a key ...Virginia Towing Operator Spent Thousands to Lobby Against RegulationsNBC4 Washingtonall 7 news articles »

Inside NoVA: Local legislators hop on Wexton bandwagon

August 2, 2017
State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st) and Del. Rip Sullivan (D-48th) have endorsed state Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Fairfax/Loudoun) in her bid for the Democratic nomination. ?I believe that Sen. Wexton is best qualified to represent the residents of the ...

Inside NoVA: Political leader recalled for grace, support for those in need

August 8, 2017
State Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-30th), second from right, poses with her Senate colleague Mary Margaret Whipple as they are flanked by their successors, Barbara Favola and Adam Ebbin, during a December 2011 meeting of the Arlington County Democratic ...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