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
75% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 54% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 64% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
56.3% in 2017
Recent Mentions in the Media

Bill aimed at distracted driving fails:

March 21, 2018
  The Winchester StarFull coverage

Bill to reduce sentences in exchange for info passes:

March 19, 2018
  The Winchester StarFull coverage

Here's how the 2018 Virginia General Assembly changed your everyday life:

March 16, 2018
  Virginian-PilotFull coverage

Va. House kills bill to require more use of turn signals on the road:

March 7, 2018
  WTOPSenate Bill To Expand Turn Signal Usage Fails In Virginia House  The Republican StandardFull coverage

How proposed distracting driving law could impact Va. drivers:

March 5, 2018
  WAVY-TVFull coverage

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.


  • 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; 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.