Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)

Photo of Betsy Carr
Party
Democratic
District
69: County of Chesterfield (part); City of Richmond (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2010
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Appropriations, General Laws, Rules, Transportation
Website
betsycarr.org
Copatroning Habits
57% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 67% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that she also copatroned, 52% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
14.3% in 2018
Recent Mentions in the Media

Henrico Citizen: Richmond delegate proposes allowing tax on disposable paper, plastic bags

January 13, 2019
  Local governments would be allowed to place a 5-cent tax on disposable paper and plastic bags under a bill proposed by a Richmond legislator for the 2019.

Henrico Citizen: Pre-legislative session town hall

January 6, 2019
  A pre-legislative session town hall to talk about upcoming legislation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 7705 Impala Drive in Henrico. The event is hosted by ...

Richmond Free Press: Richmond would have only 4 House representatives under redistricting plan

January 4, 2019
  Richmond's representation in the General Assembly could be reduced from five members in the House of Delegates to four if a three-judge federal court panel ...

8News: Lawmakers to consider changes at check-out line with plastic, paper bag tax

January 2, 2019
  With a week left until the 2019 Legislative Session begins, Virginia lawmakers are already getting to work on a change you'd see at the check-out line. . News ...

WAVY-TV: Could a paper and plastic bag tax come to Virginia check-out lines?

January 3, 2019
  With a week left until the 2019 Legislative Session begins, Virginia lawmakers are already getting to work on a change you'd see at the check-out line.

These are all of the video clips of Betsy Carr’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 57 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB1668: Virginia Public Procurement Act; high-risk contracts, report.
  • HB1669: Disposable paper and plastic bags; local taxation per bag when provided to consumers.
  • HB1670: Affordable housing; City of Richmond added to list with authority to provide dwelling unit program.
  • HB2054: Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; rental agreement, provisions made applicable by law.
  • HB2055: DHRM; review of employee recruitment, retention, and compensation, report.
  • HB2057: Chief Medical Examiner, Office of the; central office and facilities.
  • HB2058: Remote access to land records; fee, Department of General Services.
  • HB2059: Child support; nonpayment, amount of arrearage paid, suspension of driver's license.
  • HB2060: Real estate with delinquent taxes or liens; appointment of special commissioner, etc.
  • HB2062: Ground water management; defines human consumption.
  • HB2063: Ground water withdrawals; waste.
  • HB2064: Ground water withdrawals; allocation.
  • HB2065: Telework expenses; advances expiration of tax credit.
  • HB2672: Virginia War Memorial; names and homes of Virginians on Shrine of Memory.
  • HJ594: Safe Digging Month; designating as April 2019, and each succeeding year.
  • HJ595: 811 Day; designating as August 11, 2019 and each succeeding year.
  • HJ639: Constitutional amendment; Virginia Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission created.
  • HJ640: Constitutional amendment; qualifications to vote, restoration of civil rights (first reference).
  • HB590: Real property tax; determining fair market value of real property owned by a community land trust.
  • HB591: Land bank entities; real property tax exemption for certain leasehold interests.
  • HB592: Land bank entities; acquisition of real property.
  • HB594: Local government; authority to require abatement of criminal blight on real property.
  • HB595: Overdoses; safe reporting.
  • HB596: Firearm magazines; prohibition of sale, transfer, etc., fine.
  • HB597: Firearms; mechanical devices designed to increase the rate of fire, penalty.
  • HB599: Child support; nonpayment, amount of arrearage paid, suspension of driver's license.
  • HB600: Public employment; inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding criminal convictions.
  • HB602: Concealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence.
  • HB603: Concealed handgun permits, nonresident; fee.
  • HB604: Telecommunications; warrant requirement for records.
  • HB605: Motor vehicles; prohibition on leaving unattended vehicles running, local option.
  • HB607: Recovery community organization pilot program; DBHDS to evaluate.
  • HB608: Virginia Public Procurement Act; high-risk contracts, report.
  • HB609: Housing; installation and maintenance of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in rental property.
  • HB610: Rights of ingress and egress; use of former rail spur track easement, continuation or reinstatement.
  • HB733: Absentee voting; no-excuse in-person available 21 days prior to election.
  • HB735: Language development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing; assessment resources.
  • HB1185: State Water Control Board regulations; regional water resource planning.
  • HB1186: Ground water withdrawal permit; priority for human consumptive use, public supplier.
  • HB1337: Real property tax; deferral in City of Richmond.
  • HJ71: Constitutional amendment; Virginia Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission created.
  • HJ72: Constitutional amendment; qualifications to vote, restoration of civil rights (first reference).
  • HJ73: Bullying & suicide prevention; DOE to study among LGBTQ & other youth.
  • HJ86: Commemorating its 150th anniversary of the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States.
  • HJ293: Commending the Valentine First Freedom Center.
  • HJ294: Celebrating the life of Elizabeth Lee Harward Jolly.
  • HJ311: Commending the Westover Hills Neighborhood Association.
  • HJ312: Commending the Podium Foundation.
  • HJ313: Commending the Richmond Symphony.
  • HJ322: Celebrating the life of Ryland Yancey Bailey, Sr.
  • HJ323: Celebrating the life of Fattah A. Muhammad, Sr.
  • HJ324: Celebrating the life of Charles Richard Napier.
  • HJ353: Celebrating the life of Murray K. Carton.
  • HB693: Income tax, state; adjusts standard deduction for inflation.
  • HB1193: Line of Duty Act; probation and parole officers.
  • HB1930: Overdoses; safe reporting.
  • HB1931: Fare enforcement inspectors; enforcement of payment of fares for use of mass transit facilities.
  • HB1932: Virginia Freedom of Information (FOIA) Advisory Council; terms of nonlegislative citizen members.
  • HB1933: Candidate withdrawal; notice of withdrawal, information to voters.
  • HB1934: Police service; civil penalty when excessive number of calls from same property.
  • HB1935: Absentee voting; no-excuse, in-person available 21 days prior to election.
  • HB1936: Derelict and blighted buildings; land banks, receivership.
  • HB1940: Virginia Public Procurement Act; selection of pre-release and post-commitment services.
  • HB1953: Voter identification; accepted forms of identification.
  • HB2005: Leaving vehicles unattended and running; prohibition.
  • HB2006: Va. Fair Housing Law; responsibilities with respect to use of an assistance animal in a dwelling.
  • HB2340: Women's Right to Vote, Commission for the Commemoration of the Centennial of; established.
  • HJ650: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications to vote; restoration of civil rights.
  • HJ651: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission created.
  • HJ652: Encouraging the Governor to recognize best practices.
  • HJ653: Commending Trauma-Informed Community Networks.
  • HJ654: Celebrating the life of William Thomas Horner.
  • HJ660: Commending Hollins University.
  • HJ661: Commending the Bobcat Sports League.
  • HJ662: Commending Robert S. Argabright II.
  • HJ848: Commending the Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care.
  • HJ849: Commending J. Plunky Branch.
  • HJ850: Commending the Virginia Councils of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • HJ853: Commending the Virginia Holocaust Museum.
  • HJ927: Commending the Richmond Ambulance Authority.
  • HR463: Celebrating the life of Nola Ann DeStephen.
  • HB529: Treasury Board; changes required number of meetings.
  • HB530: Public employment; inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding criminal convictions.
  • HB691: Workplace safety; employer reporting requirements for work-related incidents.
  • HB692: Cities and towns; payments for maintenance of certain highways.
  • HB693: Income tax, state; adjusts standard deduction for inflation.
  • HB934: Police and court records; expungement of certain misdemeanors.
  • HB959: Women's Right to Vote, Commission for Commemoration of Centennial of; established.
  • HB960: Fines under certain local ordinances; payment to local school division and Literary Fund.
  • HB1193: Line of Duty Act; probation and parole officers.
  • HB1287: Behind-the-wheel and knowledge examinations; retake of examinations.
  • HJ92: Constitutional amendment; qualifications of voters, restoration of civil rights
  • HJ93: Constitutional amendment; Virginia Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission, created.
  • HJ259: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Franklin P. Hall.
  • HJ260: Celebrating the life of Maggie Lee Dixon Ingram.
  • HJ261: Celebrating the life of Drew St. John Carneal.
  • HJ262: Celebrating the life of Ashby B. Allen.
  • HJ263: Celebrating the life of George Burbank Walker.
  • HJ264: Celebrating the life of Derek Jerrell Henderson.
  • HJ265: Commending Marshall W. Butler, Jr.
  • HJ266: Commending Mongrel.
  • HJ267: Commending the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
  • HJ341: Commending the Tuskegee Airmen Motorcycle Club of Richmond.
  • HJ342: Commending New Deliverance Evangelistic Church.
  • HJ535: Commending Helen Montague Foster, M.D.
  • HB1345: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for certain light bulbs.
  • HB1346: Income tax, state; payment of refunds.
  • HB1347: Habitual offenders; intervention interview.
  • HB1348: Telecommunication records; warrant requirement, prohibition on collection by law enforcement.
  • HB1349: Search of electronic device without warrant prohibited.
  • HB1500: Overdoses; definition.
  • HB1501: Highway maintenance; bases payments to cities and towns on lane-miles of highways.
  • HB1502: Highway maintenance; payments to certain cities.
  • HB1680: Employment applications; inquiries regarding criminal arrests, charges, or convictions.
  • HB1681: Workplace safety; employer reporting requirements.
  • HB2280: Law enforcement and other entities; use of body-worn camera system.
  • HB2281: Commission for the Commemoration of the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote.
  • HJ604: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights.
  • HJ624: Constitutional amendment; Virginia Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission created.
  • HJ688: Commending Rostovs Coffee and Tea.
  • HJ689: Celebrating the life of Fannie Gunst Straus Rosenthal.
  • HJ690: Celebrating the life of Bette Worsham Hawkins Dunford.
  • HJ691: Celebrating the life of Beverly Lynn Ward Reynolds.
  • HJ700: Commending Elk Hill.
  • HJ706: Constitutional amendment; congressional and state legislative districts.
  • HJ711: Commending Mount Olive Baptist Church.
  • HJ781: Commending the Virginia Public Safety Foundation.
  • HJ782: Commending Frank Robinson.
  • HJ783: Celebrating the life of Cornelius Wright Sherman.
  • HJ784: Commending the Richmond Peace Education Center.
  • HJ785: Commending the National Association of Women Business Owners Richmond Chapter.
  • HJ786: Celebrating the life of Sally Clay Estes Flinn.
  • HJ840: Celebrating the life of John Early McDonald, Jr.
  • HJ951: Celebrating the life of Baylies Brewster.
  • HJ952: Commending the Richmond Metropolitan Area Group of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
  • HJ953: Celebrating the life of Thelma Anthony Jones-Hawthorne.
  • HJ954: Celebrating the life of William W. Stanton VI.
  • HJ955: Commending Binford Middle School.
  • HJ956: Celebrating the life of McEva R. Bowser.
  • HJ957: Commending William David Rice.
  • HB89: Income tax, state; Tax Commissioner and State Comptroller to implement procedures for tax refunds.
  • HB556: Restoration of civil right to vote; felon eligible to vote upon completion of sentence.
  • HB557: Overdoses; safe reporting.
  • HB810: Firearms; willful discharge resulting in permanent physical impairment, Class 6 felony.
  • HB813: Electronic devices; search without warrant prohibited.
  • HB814: Cellular telephone, etc.; warrant requirement for use as tracking device.
  • HB817: Telecommunications records; warrant requirement for certain records to be retrieved.
  • HB882: Alcoholic beverage control; sale of cider in any size containers allowable for wine, etc.
  • HJ69: Constitutional amendment; Virginia Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission created.
  • HJ70: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights.
  • HJ71: Carillon Advisory Committee; designating in 2014 as World War I 100th Anniversary Committee in Va.
  • HJ134: Commending T. K. Somanath.
  • HJ135: Commending the First Freedom Center.
  • HJ136: Commending the Southside Community Development & Housing Corporation.
  • HJ137: Commending the Carillon Civic Association.
  • HJ138: Commending the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.
  • HJ139: Commending the Richmond Adult Drug Treatment Court.
  • HJ140: Commending the Greater Richmond Multiple Myeloma Support Group.
  • HJ141: Commending the Boy Scouts of America Heart of Virginia Council.
  • HJ220: Celebrating the life of Sheronda Faye Woody.
  • HJ221: Celebrating the life of Myrtle J. Spain Crawford.
  • HJ222: Celebrating the life of Michael Joseph Ripp.
  • HJ224: Commending the Honorable Dwight Clinton Jones.
  • HJ225: Commending Equality Virginia.
  • HJ226: Commending the Senior Connections of the Capital Area Agency on Aging on its 40th anniversary.
  • HJ228: Commending The Virginia Home.
  • HJ291: Celebrating the life of Ellen G. Trammell.
  • HJ292: Celebrating the life of Percy J. Minor, Sr.
  • HJ293: Celebrating the life of Lacy Green Walker.
  • HJ294: Commending the Virginia Production Alliance.
  • HJ299: Commending the Micah Initiative.
  • HJ427: Celebrating the life of Benjamin Adelbert Thorp IV.
  • HJ428: Commending the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects.
  • HJ5090: Celebrating the life of Ronne Toker Jacobs.
  • HJ5107: Commending the Virginia Opera Association, Inc.
  • HJ5195: Celebrating the life of Edith Logan Sheppard Ott.
  • HJ5196: Celebrating the life of Cynthia B. Creasy.
  • HJ5197: Celebrating the life of Charles R. Nicholson, Sr.
  • HJ5198: Commending Community Idea Stations.
  • HJ5243: Commending the Richmond Jazz Society.
  • HR36: Commending T. K. Somanath.
  • HR37: Commending Sixth Baptist Church.
  • HR38: Commending Legend Brewing Company.
  • HR39: Commending the First Freedom Center.
  • HR40: Commending the Southside Community Development & Housing Corporation.
  • HR53: Celebrating the life of Norvell G. Rice.
  • HR54: Commending the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.
  • HB832: Retail Sales and Use Tax; distribution of revenue to localities based on school-age population.
  • HB1701: Driver's license applicants; person who fails DMV exam 3 times must take VA Driver's Manual course.
  • HB1702: Counseling, Board of; confirmation of appointments by General Assembly.
  • HB1896: Virginia ports; change in ownership or concession.
  • HB1897: Cellular telephone or other electronic devices; warrant required for search.
  • HB1899: Candidate petitions; appeal of disqualification for insufficient signatures.
  • HB1901: Fines under certain local ordinances; paid to local school division and Literary Fund.
  • HB1902: Marriage and family therapy; licensure of practitioners.
  • HB1903: Cellular phone; use as tracking device.
  • HB1904: Warrants; requirement for certain telecommunications records.
  • HB1905: Restoration of civil rights; automatically eligible to vote upon completion of his sentence.
  • HB2177: Counseling, Board of; qualification of members, etc.
  • HB2307: Income tax, state; individuals allowed to have their refunds mailed to their addresses. Emergency.
  • HJ124: Public Safety Memorial; requests Governor to include names of state and local parole officers, etc.
  • HJ613: Commending the Sitter and Barfoot Veterans Care Center.
  • HJ627: Celebrating the life of Judy Ann Baughan Lankford.
  • HJ628: Celebrating the life of Anne Folkes Miller.
  • HJ660: Celebrating the life of Tazewell Ellett III.
  • HJ661: Celebrating the life of John Wesley Pearsall.
  • HJ662: Celebrating the life of Laila Wheary Pearsall.
  • HJ663: Constitutional amendment; Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission created (first reference).
  • HJ664: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights for certain persons convicted of felonies.
  • HJ691: Commending the cricket leagues of Virginia.
  • HJ710: Celebrating the life of Ranjit Kumar Sen.
  • HJ725: Commending the Asian American Society of Central Virginia.
  • HJ726: Celebrating the life of Henry Snead Martin, Jr., D.D.S.
  • HJ733: Commending J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.
  • HJ743: Commending the Virginia Mentoring Partnership.
  • HJ788: Commending Virginia FREE.
  • HJ789: Celebrating the life of Ruby Ethel Giles Turner.
  • HJ790: Commending the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.
  • HJ791: Commending the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community.
  • HJ934: Commending the Intertribal Women's Circle.
  • HJ962: Commending the Virginia Housing Development Authority.
  • HJ963: Celebrating the life of Mohammad Taib.
  • HJ964: Commending the Reverend Dr. Earl M. Brown.
  • HR221: Celebrating the life of William Joseph Connelly.
  • HR222: Celebrating the life of Joseph Brent Freeman.
  • HB830: Arts and cultural districts; allows a locality to create more than one.
  • HB831: Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission; created.
  • HB832: Retail Sales and Use Tax; distribution of revenue to localities based on school-age population.
  • HB833: At Home in Virginia; designating as official state song.
  • HB834: Fines and fees; imposed under certain local ordinances are to be paid to school division, etc.
  • HB1189: Public schools; student data requests.
  • HJ124: Public Safety Memorial; requests Governor to include names of state and local parole officers, etc.
  • HJ125: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of felonies, etc.
  • HJ150: Celebrating the life of Julia Anderson Williams.
  • HJ159: Commending RideFinders.
  • HJ191: Commending Tucker Pavilion.
  • HJ241: Commending Bishop Peter James Lee.
  • HJ502: Commending Iris E. Holliday.
  • HJ503: Commending Carole Weinstein.
  • HJ504: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Dr. Marjorie Leeper Booker.
  • HJ520: Commending Boy Scout Troop 400.
  • HJ521: Commending the Richmond Free Press.
  • HJ522: Commending the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild.
  • HB2321: Virginia Free File tax program; Tax Commissioner to renegotiate agreement with Consortium of Va.
  • HB2524: Firearms; prohibition of sale, etc., of magazines that hold 20 or more rounds of ammunition.
  • HJ610: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of felonies.
  • HJ611: Celebrating the life of Samuel Dale Phillips.
  • HJ712: Commending the South Richmond Adult Day Care Center.
  • HJ939: Commending Richmond City Public Schools.
  • HB834: Delmarva Peninsula Compact; repeals provision therefor.
  • HB835: Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission; created.
  • HB836: Social security numbers; no state or local agency may collect under certain circumstances.
  • HB837: Taxation, Department of; limiting contact with taxpayers via email.
  • HB838: Correctional facilities, local; use of state funds for local alternative incarceration programs.
  • HB839: Literary Fund; fines under local ordinances to be transmitted to state treasury & deposited in Fund.
  • HB1265: Professional corporations; includes certified interior designers in organizations managed by board.
  • HJ116: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of felonies.
  • HJ177: Commending the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation.
  • HJ360: Celebrating the life of Andrew Lucius Turner, Jr.
  • HJ409: Commending Ben Youngstone.
  • HJ474: Commending the City of Richmond on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the consolidation of the