Del. Bud Phillips (D-Castlewood)

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2: Counties of Dickenson, Russell (part), and Wise (part); City of Norton
Took Office
January 1990
Left Office
January 2012
Copatroning Habits
58% of bills he has copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 73% of them are Republicans. Of all of his fellow copatrons of the bills that he copatroned, 49% of them are Democrats.
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These are all of the video clips of Bud Phillips’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 53 video clips in all.


  • HB1164: Schedule IV; adds carisoprodol to list.
  • HB1165: Schedule IV; adds tramadol to list.
  • HB1167: Schedule II, etc., controlled substances; prescriber to request information about patient.
  • HB1177: Southwest Regional Recreation Authority; board to establish ranger police division.
  • HB2169: Continuing education for prescriber; completion of certain coursework for renewal, etc., of license.
  • HB2170: Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program; parties' expenses.
  • HB2171: Coeburn, Town of; real and personal property taxes interest and penalties.
  • HB2172: Virginia Index of Performance program; Board of Education to encourage achievement in science, etc.
  • HB2173: Drinking water consumer confidence reports; publication.
  • HB2174: Nonemergency medical transport; DMAS to issue request for proposal for service in certain districts.
  • HB2175: Health, Department of; dental and oral health programs for children.
  • HB2176: Game & Inland Fisheries, Board of; to introduce new species of game, approval by local government.
  • HB2177: Private cemeteries; prevents landowner from erecting wall, etc., that prevents ingress and egress.
  • HB2178: Smoking; prohibited in emergency medical services vehicles and other emergency response vehicles.
  • HB2179: Choice health insurance pool; local inclusion of employees of area agencies on aging.
  • HB2180: Drug treatment courts; established in Dickenson, Russell, and Wise Counties.
  • HB2181: Coalbed methane gas; conflicting claims to ownership.
  • HB2477: Workers' compensation coverage; revises requirements for determining coal worker's pneumoconiosis.
  • HB2478: Southwest Virginia Health Authority; appointments.
  • HB1164: Schedule IV; adds carisoprodol to list.
  • HB1165: Schedule IV; adds tramadol to list.
  • HB1166: Controlled substances; unlawfully obtaining or attempting to obtain, report required.
  • HB1167: Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances; request and review information about patient.
  • HB1168: Health professionals; instruction on pain management and addiction.
  • HB1169: Education, continuing; on substance abuse, addiction & related pain management for those licensed.
  • HB1170: Drug screens; random for certain prescriptions.
  • HB1171: Coal mining; increases license fee.
  • HB1172: Virginia Index of Performance incentive program; to recognize and reward fully accredited schools.
  • HB1173: Public Safety Fund; imposes an assessment on property and casualty insurance companies.
  • HB1174: Housing authorities; compensation of commissioners.
  • HB1175: Off-road recreational vehicles; localities to allow on certain highways within their boundaries.
  • HB1176: License plates, state; Cumberland Plateau Regional Housing Authority to use on vehicles.
  • HB1177: Southwest Regional Recreation Authority; board to establish ranger police division.
  • HB1178: Combative fighting; prohibition, penalty.
  • HB1179: Coalbed methane gas; presumption of ownership.
  • HB1180: Russell Fork River; designates portion thereof as component of State Scenic Rivers System.
  • HB1181: Hunting license; establishes special lifetime license for permanently disabled.
  • HB1182: Health insurance; mandated coverage for telemedicine services.
  • HB1183: Mineral mining; increases license fee.
  • HB1184: Gas and oil wells; establishes annual permit renewal fee.
  • HB1185: Coal mine safety; requirements for surface foreman certification.
  • HB1186: Income tax, individual and corporate; tax credit to taxpayers for easements to recreation authority.
  • HB1187: Southwest Virginia Health Authority; adds four additional appointments to board of directors.
  • HB1188: Social services, local board of; counties that have county board form of government to appoint.
  • HB1272: Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of; powers and duties.
  • HJ128: Pharmaceutical manufacturers; JLARC to study feasibility of gross receipts assessment.
  • HJ147: Commending Norman Mullins.
  • HB2180: Dental hygienists; those who hold a license, etc., may provide educational and preventative care.
  • HB2181: Freedom of Information Act; protection of internal controls of State's financial systems.
  • HB2182: Vehicle license fees and taxes, local; allows localities to exempt veterans and surviving spouses.
  • HB2183: All-terrain vehicles; allows over-the-road operation for distances of no more than 2 miles.
  • HB2184: Southwest Virginia Health Facilities Authority; changes name to Southwest Virginia Health Authority.
  • HB2185: Weight limits for gravel trucks; extends sunset provision on.
  • HB2186: Coal and gas road improvement tax; extends sunset date.
  • HB2187: Economic Development Authority; allowed to include 5 members appointed by town council.
  • HB2188: Onsite sewage system; Board of Health shall establish procedures for requiring survey plat.
  • HB2189: Disposal of dead body; prohibited, increases from Class 1 misdemeanor to Class 6 felony.
  • HB2190: Archery and muzzleloading license; established special lifetime license for disabled residents.
  • HB2191: Health insurance; mandated coverage for telehealth services.
  • HB2332: Enterprise zone economic incentive grants; increases amount of investment made to be eligible.
  • HB2518: Royalty payments from gas or oil drilling; property owners whose interest has been force-pooled.
  • HB2519: Electric utilities; SCC to establish procedures regarding refunds of moneys collected.
  • HJ707: Sheriffs' dispatchers offices; State Compensation Board to study pay grades to determine inequities.
  • HJ708: Pharmaceutical manufacturers; joint subcommittee to study feasibility of requiring gross receipts.
  • HB1147: Controlled substances; nonresident pharmacies reporting and approval requirements.
  • HB1148: Local Government Manager Retention Program; retirement benefits for chief local executive employee.
  • HB1149: Recreation facilities; locality may establish trails for all-terrain vehicles, etc.
  • HB1150: Oil or gas operations; identify in permit application any cemetary located within 100 feet.
  • HB1151: Income tax, corporate; sales tax exemption for space flight entities.
  • HB1152: Vehicle window tinting films; exempts rear or rear side windows of ambulances, etc.
  • HB1153: Electric utilities; notice of rate increase.
  • HB1154: Sick leave; retirement credit for unused balances of state & local employees.
  • HB1155: Income tax, corporate; Habitat for Humanity tax credit.
  • HB1156: Drug distribution; penalties if results in death or serious bodily injury.
  • HB1172: Charter; Town of Pound.
  • HB1527: Sewer charges; enforcement of certain when authority doesn't provide water services.
  • HB1528: Southwest Virginia Health Facilities Authority; change in membership of board of directors.
  • HJ160: Juvenile justice system; joint subcommittee to study efficacy and possible changes to improve.
  • HJ228: Commending Dr. Ralph Stanley.
  • HJ240: Celebrating the life of Emory Larkin Turner.
  • HJ241: Celebrating the life of Howard Donald King.
  • HJ243: Commending Catherine Carson Rigg.
  • HJ408: Celebrating the life of Junior James Spurrier.
  • HB642: License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Boy Scouts.
  • HB1389: Practice of naturopathy; establishes licensure requirements.
  • HB2881: Priority Transportation Fund; dedicates revenues from motor vehicle insurance license tax thereto.
  • HB2882: Southwest Virginia Health Facilities Authority; created.
  • HB2883: Teacher experience credit; school boards to grant teachers for active-duty military service.
  • HB2884: Overweight coal trucks; penalties imposed on owners thereof.
  • HB2885: Housing authorities; compensation of commissioners.
  • HB2886: Leland Branham Memorial Bridge; designating as Route 72 bridge over Tom's Creek within Scott Co.
  • HB2887: Insurance; prohibits insurers from setting rates based on credit history.
  • HB2888: Revenue-sharing funds; repeals provision for use of so-called funding of certain highway projects.
  • HB2889: Claims; Rodney Robinette and Susan Cowden.
  • HB2890: Secure juvenile facility or detention home; punishment for certain offenses committed within.
  • HB2891: Absentee voting, in-person; qualified voters may vote at sites provided in locality.
  • HB2892: House of Delegates districts; makes adjustments in boundary line between Second & Third districts.
  • HB2893: Student information; public schools & public institutions of higher education may retain copies.
  • HB2894: St. Paul, Town of; allows industrial development authority to reduce number of board of directors.
  • HB2895: Criminal history record information; special conservators of peace enforcing littler laws to access.
  • HB2896: Agriculture & Consumer Services, Commissioner of; century farm not subject to eminent domain.
  • HB2897: Mine safety; mine operators to maintain motorized transport at working face of mine.
  • HB2899: Conservators of peace, special; authorized by locality to use flashing blue lights in vehicles .
  • HB3094: Virginia Coal Heritage Trail; designating as certain highway segments in Southwest Virginia.
  • HB3119: Russell County Water & Sewer Authority; each member thereof to be customer of service provided.
  • HJ765: Commending Charles R. King.
  • HB28: Methamphetamine; unlawful manufacturing and distribution, penalty.
  • HB31: Methamphetamine precursor drugs; unlawful sale, penalty.
  • HB629: Prisoners; felony to tamper with fire protection or fire suppression system.
  • HB630: Claims; Rodney Robinette and Susan Cowden.
  • HB631: Condemnation proceeding; parties must attend dispute resolution evaluation session.
  • HB632: Hunting on Sunday; allows localities to authorize thereby.
  • HB633: Payment of child-care costs by noncustodial parent; school matriculation.
  • HB634: Assisted living facilities; not required to connect to temporary emergency electrical power source.
  • HB635: Correctional officer; warden, assistant warden and supervisor added to defintion thereof.
  • HB636: House of Delegates districts; makes technical adjustments in certain districts.
  • HB637: Health records; allow individuals to obtain their records before destroying.
  • HB638: Larceny; penalty when committed against incapacitated person.
  • HB639: Emergency directors and coordinators, local; emergency response training.
  • HB640: Low-water bridge; Dickenson County to transfer ownership therof in Town of Pound to VDOT.
  • HB641: Overweight permits; coal and gravel haulers to purchase.
  • HB642: License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Boy Scouts.
  • HB643: Private roads; Counties of Dickenson & Tazewell added to provision allowing maintenance thereof.
  • HB1381: Schedule I or II drugs; penalties when causes death.
  • HB1389: Practice of naturopathy; establishes licensure requirements.
  • HB1443: Emergency response plans; operators shall develop plan for underground coal mines.
  • HB1505: Coal and gas road improvement funds, local; to include improvement of water & sewer systems.
  • HJ255: Celebrating the life of Carl Skeens, Sr.
  • HJ552: Commending Wise County on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.