Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)

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29: Counties of Frederick (part) and Warren (part); City of Winchester [map]
Took Office
January 2016
Next Election
November 2019
Courts of Justice, Education, Transportation
Copatroning Habits
74% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 59% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 65% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
41.7% in 2018
Recent Mentions in the Media

The Winchester Star: Open Forum: Just what is it going to take on firearms?

August 8, 2019 | 12:00 am
  Another week, another mass shooting. Ho hum. There's nothing that can be done. At least that's what the (scandal-ridden) NRA, the Citizens Defense League ...

The Winchester Star: Open Forum: Tired of thoughts and prayers

August 7, 2019 | 12:00 am
  President Trump continues to frighten Americans, pretending that our safety is being threatened by violent immigrants from impoverished countries.

POLITICO: POLITICO Playbook PM: NYT tackles the Biden age question

July 29, 2019 | 3:00 am
  PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP this morning condemned the mass shooting in California as a “wicked murder” and said “we're praying for those who are ...

TheWrap: Starz’s ‘John Wick’ Spinoff ‘The Continental’ Will Be Set ‘Way Earlier’ Than Keanu Reeves Movies

July 26, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Starz's "John Wick" spinoff "The Continental," will not be affected by Lionsgate greenlighting a fourth film, because it takes place before the first movie.

Buffalo News: My View: Life lessons learned in the company of women

July 16, 2019 | 3:00 am
  By Michael Scully For virtually my entire life I've been surrounded by and profoundly influenced by girls and women. Lucky me! My family of origin consist…

These are all of the video clips of Chris Collins’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2016. There are 14 video clips in all.


  • HB277: Guardians ad litem for children; report requirements, certification form.
  • HB1622: Child abuse or neglect; out-of-court and recorded statements made by a child.
  • HB1630: Judges, substitute; powers and duties, entry of a final order.
  • HB1653: Custody and visitation arrangements; best interests of the child, domestic abuse, child abuse.
  • HB1758: Adoption by stepparent; background checks.
  • HB1811: Handheld personal communications devices; prohibition on holding while driving.
  • HB1935: Inmate workforces; eligibility for voluntary participation.
  • HB2199: Preliminary removal order or preliminary protective order for a child; hearing, evidence.
  • HB2300: Motor vehicles, certain; operation by sex offenders.
  • HB2301: Alcoholic beverage control; creates retail cigar shop license.
  • HB2302: Charitable gaming; creates special permit for the play of electronic versions of instant bingo, etc.
  • HB2464: Child victims and witnesses; testimony, using two-way closed-circuit television.
  • HB2465: Photo-monitoring systems; requirements for localities.
  • HB2655: Eviction Diversion Pilot Program; established, report.
  • HB2656: Law-Enforcement Officers Procedural Guarantee Act; amends definition of law-enforcement officer.
  • HB2659: Bail bondsman; surrender of principal, deposit.
  • HR367: Celebrating the life of Police Officer Hunter Edwards.
  • HR368: Celebrating the life of William Shendow.
  • HB179: Public facilities; bonds issued for construction, municipal authority to retain certain tax revenue.
  • HB180: Distracted driving; penalty.
  • HB181: Improper driving; use of handheld communication device while driving vehicle.
  • HB188: Sentence reduction; substantial assistance to prosecution.
  • HB235: Acceptability of electronic medium; record of criminal proceedings to appellate court.
  • HB236: Parked vehicles; registration, licensing, and titling requirements, improper use.
  • HB277: Guardians ad litem for children; report requirements, certification form.
  • HB278: Compensation guardian ad litem appointed to represent a child; adjustment by the court.
  • HB280: Grand larceny; first offender sentence reduction.
  • HB289: Divorce proceedings; transfer of case for modification.
  • HB290: Obscene sexual display; third offense, penalty.
  • HB291: Social Services, Commissioner of; storage and preservation of orders and adoption files.
  • HB292: Abduction; reports to school division superintendents.
  • HB293: Prosecution; statement of expenses.
  • HB294: DNA; sample taken upon conviction, fee.
  • HB638: Trespass; use of an unmanned aircraft system, penalty.
  • HB839: Motorcycle franchises, dealers, manufacturers, and distributors; rights and duties.
  • HB843: Expert witnesses; standards for testimony.
  • HB1126: District Courts, Committee on; increases membership.
  • HB1166: Front Royal, Town of; amending charter, extensive updates to outdated provisions and references.
  • HB1311: Health insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder.
  • HB1420: Virginia Fire Services Board; powers and duties.
  • HJ329: Commending Timothy Coyne.
  • HJ331: Celebrating the life of Thomas Carr Baker.
  • HB1544: Certificates of public need; conditions on certificates, alternative plans of compliance.
  • HB1545: Criminal cases; delayed appeals, assignments of errors dismissed in part.
  • HB1546: Jurors; confidentiality of name and home address.
  • HB1621: Preliminary hearing; certification of ancillary misdemeanors, fees and costs.
  • HB1622: Commercial vehicles; harmonizes penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) and commercial DUI.
  • HB1676: Individual income tax; subtraction for National Guard wages.
  • HB1692: Effect of divorce proceedings; transfer of matters to the juvenile and domestic relations court.
  • HB1693: Virginia Public Procurement Act; contracts for architectural and engineering services.
  • HB1737: Civilian employees and foreign service officers; personal jurisdiction over a person, domicile, etc.
  • HB2256: Street gang; third or subsequent conviction of crimes, penalty.
  • HB2287: Juvenile Justice, Department of; confidentiality of records.
  • HB2288: Computer trespass; computer invasion of privacy, penalty, civil relief.
  • HB2327: Driving under influence of alcohol; implied consent, refusal of blood or breath tests.
  • HB2328: Persons allowed services without fees or costs; inability to pay on account of poverty, guidelines.
  • HB2361: Brandishing a firearm; intent to induce fear, etc., penalty.
  • HJ1006: Celebrating the life of Richard Gaither Dick.
  • HB180: Drug treatment courts; establish in City of Winchester and Counties of Clarke, Frederick, & Warren.
  • HB284: Controlled substances; manufacturing, etc., resulting in overdose.
  • HB1200: Assault and battery; certain students.
  • HB1209: Landlord and tenant law; tenant remedies.
  • HB1231: Dogs chasing livestock; district court may order dog to be transferred to a different owner, etc.
  • HB1319: Military status or decorations; false representation with intent to obtain services, penalty.