Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg)

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12: Counties of Giles, Montgomery (part), and Pulaski (part); City of Radford [map]
Took Office
January 2018
Next Election
November 2019
Education, Science and Technology
Copatroning Habits
78% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 71% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 71% of them are Democrats.
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Bills Passed
10.7% in 2018
Recent Mentions in the Media

Roanoke Times: Dels. Chris Hurst, Danica Roem introduce bills to protect journalists

January 14, 2019
  RICHMOND ? Two journalists-turned-lawmakers introduced bills aimed at protecting student and professional journalists.

WVTF: Former Journalists Push Press Freedom in House of Delegates

January 15, 2019
  The Virginia General Assembly now has two former journalists as members, and they are hoping to move forward with bills to increase press freedom.

Washington Post: House Republicans break impasse on bill to expand insurance coverage for autistic children

January 15, 2019
  RICHMOND ? House Republican leaders on Tuesday endorsed a bill to expand insurance coverage for children with autism, breaking a budget impasse that ...

University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily: EDITORIAL: End censorship of student media

January 15, 2019
  The New Voices bill proposes limits on administrative censorship of editorial *content*.

WSET: New legislation to protect student journalists introduced today

January 10, 2019
  RICHMOND, Va. () -- Delegate Chris Hurst introduced new legislation today to guarantee protection for student journalists and student-published-media at ...

From the Legislator’s Website

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January 21, 2017


  • HB1719: Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006; applicability to certain candidates for town offices.
  • HB1720: Public elementary & secondary school students; suspension & expulsion, cannabidiol oil & THC-A oil.
  • HB1786: Vehicles on sidewalks; adds 'other power-driven mobility devices' to list of vehicles.
  • HB1868: Virginia Index of Performance incentive program; renamed Exemplar School Recognition Program.
  • HB1869: Net energy metering; schools.
  • HB1905: Alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage referendum, exception.
  • HB1973: Historical African American cemeteries; adds two cemeteries in Pulaski County.
  • HB2045: Recovery residences; certification by Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
  • HB2111: Immunity from civil liability; abuse of process, malicious prosecution, emotional distress.
  • HB2112: Natural gas companies; right of entry upon property.
  • HB2380: Higher educational institutions, public; online course catalogue, no-cost/low-cost course materials.
  • HB2381: Children's Ombudsman, Office of the, and Children's Advocacy Fund; created.
  • HB2382: Student journalists; freedom of speech and the press.
  • HB2634: Alcoholic beverage control; local referendums.
  • HB147: FOIA; scholastic records, student handheld mobile telephone numbers, etc.
  • HB486: Alcoholic beverage control; granting of certain mixed beverage licenses.
  • HB488: Blacksburg, Town of; amending charter, clarifies voting on proposed ordinance.
  • HB489: Registration and licensing of vehicles; payment of local taxes and fees.
  • HB634: Two-way video testimony; reports by Chief Medical Examiner.
  • HB710: Children's Ombudsman, Office of the; created.
  • HB1075: Poaching; revocation of hunting, trapping, or fishing license and privileges.
  • HB1187: Natural gas companies; right of entry upon property.
  • HB1188: Natural gas pipelines; contingency plan, discharges, penalty.
  • HB1436: Prescription drugs; price transparency.
  • HB1457: Employers and potential employers; civil immunity, reports of violent behavior by an employee.
  • HB1501: Standards of Learning Innovation Committee; adoption of recommendations.
  • HJ75: Institutional student loans; SCHEV to study payment structures.
  • HJ96: VaLORS; JLARC to study increasing hazardous duty retirement benefits.
  • HJ134: Celebrating the life of Nannie Mae Berger Hairston.
  • HJ154: Commending Annette S. Perkins.
  • HJ155: Commending Ron Rordam.
  • HJ158: Commending Frank M. Beamer.
  • HJ159: Celebrating the life of Gary Lee Eaton.
  • HJ246: Commending Blacksburg High School.
  • HJ247: Commending James A. Davis.
  • HJ283: Celebrating the life of Hendrik W. Tieleman.
  • HJ292: Celebrating the life of Lindsay Butte West.
  • HJ364: Celebrating the life of Wanda Bowyer Morehead.
  • HJ405: Commending Diane L. Zahm.
  • HJ406: Commending Ashley Vollrath.
  • HR196: Commending the Radford University men's basketball team.
  • HR197: Commending the Radford High School boys' basketball team.