Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake)

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77: Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Suffolk (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2017
Next Election
November 2019
Appropriations, Counties, Cities and Towns, Health, Welfare and Institutions
Copatroning Habits
67% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 74% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 66% of them are Democrats.
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Bills Passed
8.3% in 2018

A Hampton Roads native, Hayes is the technology director of the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. He holds a bachelor's degree from Norfolk State University and a master's from Cambridge College.

Recent Mentions in the Media

The Daily Progress: GOP Sen. Norment files bill to ban guns in local government buildings

July 8, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment, R-James City, has filed a bill for Tuesday's special session of the General Assembly that would ban anyone from ...

Roanoke Times: Dozens of bills filed as General Assembly convenes special session focused on guns

July 8, 2019 | 3:00 am
  RICHMOND — Lawmakers will review dozens of pieces of legislation aimed at reducing gun violence when the General Assembly reconvenes Tuesday for a ...

WJLA: Thousands of volunteers across Virginia pick up litter on 'Clean the Bay Day'

June 1, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Thousands of volunteers across the Commonwealth of Virginia took part on Saturday in the 31st annual "Clean the Bay Day"— the Chesapeake Bay ...

Washington Post: In a pivotal year, Danica Roem uses her spotlight to boost other Virginia Democrats

May 12, 2019 | 3:00 am
  When Del. Danica A. Roem sought in 2017 to become the country's first openly transgender state lawmaker, the Republican Party of Virginia funded a political ... How the new map affects House districts | Virginia Politics

April 27, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Shifts in partisan performance under a new House of Delegates map a federal court imposed could make some Republican seats more competitive in ...

These are all of the video clips of Cliff Hayes’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2017. There are 1 video clips in all.


  • HB1628: Absentee voting; persons age 65 or older.
  • HB1651: Grand larceny; increases threshold amount.
  • HB1665: Court-established community service programs; community service work in lieu of pymt. of fine, etc.
  • HB1797: Juveniles; places of confinement, separation of juveniles from adult offenders.
  • HB2277: Driver's license; suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses.
  • HB2285: Firearms; allowing access by minors, penalty.
  • HB2310: Flood plain, local; regulation by localities.
  • HB2311: Historical African American cemeteries; adds a cemetery in City of Suffolk.
  • HB2312: Emergency Services and Disaster Law; definition of disaster, incidents involving cyber systems.
  • HB2598: Health carriers; registered surgical assistants.
  • HB2727: Inmates; community service work in lieu of payment for fines and court costs.
  • HJ586: Celebrating the life of William E. Ward.
  • HJ854: Commending Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • HJ1057: Commending Brenda G. Willis.
  • HJ1059: Celebrating the life of March Cromuel, Jr., USN, Ret.
  • HB35: Juveniles; places of confinement.
  • HB184: Drug Control Act; dispensing drugs without a prescription.
  • HB185: Health insurance; coverage for limited drug refills.
  • HB186: Absentee voting; persons age 65 or older.
  • HB187: Sex offenders in emergency shelters; notification registration.
  • HB225: Grand larceny; increases threshold.
  • HB1227: Landlord and tenant law; transient lodging as primary residence.
  • HB1229: Water skis, surfboard, etc.; prohibition on towing.
  • HB1230: Juvenile Justice, State Board of; minimum standards and policies for suicide watch.
  • HB1232: Security freezes; fees.
  • HJ18: Commending the Rotary Club of Chesapeake.
  • HJ152: Commending Nischelle Buffalow.
  • HJ161: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Faye Delores Watford Mitchell.
  • HJ180: Commending Bishop Kim W. Brown.
  • HJ181: Commending Kenneth Mason Easley, Jr.
  • HJ553: Celebrating the life of Darnell Johnson.
  • HJ557: Commending Delta Beta Sigma Chapter.
  • HR16: Commending the VA Showcase.
  • HR52: Commending Andrew Brown.
  • HR57: Commending the staff of the Indian River Community Center.
  • HR58: Commending William H. Milligan, Jr.
  • HR141: Celebrating the life of Robert Gilbert Bagley.
  • HR198: Commending Brenda J. Johnson.
  • HR199: Celebrating the life of the Reverend James W. McNeil.
  • HB1817: Consumer finance loans; rate of interest.
  • HB1818: Absentee voting; entitles persons age 65 or older on date of an election to vote absentee.
  • HB1819: Absentee voting; no-excuse, in-person.
  • HJ727: Commending Dr. Toney Lee McNair, Jr.
  • HJ841: Commending Carl Wheatley Haywood.
  • HJ859: Commending William A. L. Brown II.
  • HJ896: Commending Ray A. Conner.
  • HR341: Commending the South Norfolk Ruritan Club.
  • HR342: Commending Bill Dee.
  • HR398: Commending Marty L. Miller.
  • HR429: Commending the Third District of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • HR430: Commending The New Chesapeake Men for Progress Educational Foundation, Inc.