Delegate Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)

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Party
Republican
District
59: Counties of Albemarle (part), Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell (part), and Nelson (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2017
Committees
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, Finance, Militia, Police and Public Safety
Age
48
Website
mattfariss.com
Copatroning Habits
79% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 90% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 70% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
25% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

C-VILLE Weekly: Legislator pleads guilty in hit and run

March 31, 2016
Albemarle's favorite delegate with a rap sheet, Rustburg resident Matt Fariss, R-59th, pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run charge March 25 in Campbell County, and claims the incident that sent his Dodge Ram pickup airborne happened when he dropped a bottle ...

Lynchburg News and Advance: Del. Fariss charged with hit-and-run; July incident damaged shrubbery, fencing

January 21, 2016
The Daily ProgressDel. Matthew Fariss, R-Campbell County, faces a hit-and-run charge related to a July crash near Rustburg where a vehicle ran off the road and struck shrubs, a sign and 60 feet of fencing before leaving the scene. The misdemeanor was filed last month in ...Del. Fariss charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run in July incidentThe Daily Progressall 3 news articles »

Times Virginian: BOS-tornado thanks

September 21, 2016
?Despite the tragedy, Appomattox County came together in a way that inspires all Virginians,? said Del. Matt Fariss (R-59th). County Administrator Susan Adams and her staff hosted Monday's well-organized event, which resulted in numerous standing ...

Roanoke Times: Del. Matt Fariss pleads guilty to misdemeanor hit and run charge

March 25, 2016
WSETDel. Matt Fariss pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor hit and run charge Friday in Campbell County General District Court in connection with a July 2015 incident that damaged fencing, a highway sign and a mailbox. In a second proceeding, a bench trial ...Republican delegate pleads guilty to hit and run chargesWSETall 4 news articles »

Lynchburg News and Advance: Landfill odor may make its way to General Assembly

January 9, 2016
In response to a loud call from Campbell County residents, Del. Matt Fariss intends to introduce legislation to address the stench at the Region 2000 landfill in Rustburg. Fariss, R-Campbell County, is scheduled to meet with Department of Environmental ...

These are all of the video clips of Matt Fariss’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2012. There are 29 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB1358: Gas emissions; control systems for certain landfills.
  • HB476: Animal intake policy; animal control officers, etc., shall annually file with State Veterinarian.
  • HB1141: Invasion of privacy; civil action; damages; attorney fees and costs.
  • HB1142: Slingshot; hunting of wild birds and wild animals, except deer, etc., unless shooting is prohibited.
  • HB1274: Judicial officers; recording of citizen complaints.
  • HB1275: Magistrates; complaint made by complainant, the written complaint shall be returned to complainant.
  • HB1329: Trespass by hunters using dogs; penalty.
  • HB1338: Law-enforcement officers; personal security for Governor.
  • HB1358: Gas emissions; control systems for certain landfills.
  • HJ193: Commending the Appomattox High School football team.
  • HJ211: Commending the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.
  • HJ272: Commending Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, Inc.
  • HJ337: Commending Springfield Baptist Church.
  • HB741: Antique motor vehicles; exempted from exhaust system requirements.
  • HB1544: Emergency vehicles; vehicle illuminated identification systems.
  • HB1545: United States Postal Service; inspectors.
  • HB1546: Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System; sworn members of enforcement division of DMV added.
  • HB1551: Antique motor vehicles; exhaust systems.
  • HB1685: Private police departments.
  • HB1686: Fish; DGIF shall establish a special permit.
  • HB1687: Battery; increases penalty when against a school employee engaged in performance of his duties.
  • HB1707: Hugh T. Pendleton Memorial Highway; designating as a portion of Route 24 in Campbell County.
  • HB1724: Forest products; revision of definition, changing of tax on all products.
  • HB2086: Motor vehicle liability insurance; coverage for damage to covered property.
  • HB2230: Electoral college; revises process of allocation of electoral votes.
  • HB2371: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for certain nonprofit entities.
  • HB2382: Land preservation; tax credits for individuals and corporations.
  • HJ644: Internet; benefit of sharing wireless access with local law-enforcement agencies.
  • HJ727: Commending the Nelson County Future Farmers of America Farm Business Management team.
  • HJ728: Commending the Nelson County Middle School Future Farmers of America Agronomy team.
  • HJ817: Commending ABATE of Virginia, Inc.
  • HR202: Federal felons; restoration of gun ownership rights.
  • HR243: Commending the Altavista Combined School football team.
  • HR258: Commending the Appomattox Machine Pitch All-Stars baseball team.
  • HR259: Commending the Rustburg Angels All-Stars softball team.
  • HR260: Commending Bob and Annie Bryant.
  • HB64: Stephen L. Thompson Memorial Highway; designating as a portion of Va. Route 24 in Town of Rustburg.
  • HB398: Statutes of limitation; accrual of right of action.
  • HB441: Motor vehicle insurance; salvage vehicles.
  • HB560: Land use permits; issued by VDOT to a company providing utility service solely for agricultural use.
  • HB741: Antique motor vehicles; exempted from exhaust system requirements.
  • HB856: Hazardous waste; removes requirement that permit is required from DEQ to transport.
  • HB857: Muzzle-loading rifle season; persons to wear certain blaze orange clothing.
  • HB858: State forest activity fee; Department of Forestry to promulgate emergency regulations to establish.
  • HB1042: Muzzleloading pistols; allowed to use certain pistols to hunt game birds, etc., in certain counties.
  • HB1071: Stormwater Management Program; delays implementation by local governments.
  • HB1168: Wetland and stream mitigation banks; state lands that are used to provide compensatory mitigation.
  • HJ110: Commending Altavista Combined School football team.
  • HJ146: Celebrating the life of Hugh T. Pendleton, Jr.
  • HJ215: Commending Charles Warren Falwell, Sr.
  • HJ227: Celebrating the life of Clayton Campbell Bryant, Sr.
  • HJ282: Celebrating the life of Floyd Withers Merryman, Jr.
  • HJ308: Commending the Appomattox Angels All-Star softball team.
  • HJ5040: Celebrating the life of James Rudolph Burgess.
  • HJ5047: Commending Altavista Combined School boys' basketball team.
  • HB1363: Private security services businesses; exempts certain employees and representatives from training.
  • HB2085: Consumer Counsel of Dept. of Law, Division of; replaces referenece to Office of Consumer Affairs.
  • HB2086: Agriculture and Consumer Services, Board of; regulatory powers.
  • HB2214: Licenses, restricted; issued when suspended for failure to pay fines and costs.
  • HB2248: Money laundering; adds investigations of violations to multijurisdiction grand juries.
  • HB2279: Children; placement of nonresident child in State residential facility.
  • HJ744: United Cherokee Indian Tribe of Virginia, Incorporated; State Recognition.
  • HJ765: Celebrating the life of Staff Sergeant Gregory Todd Copes.
  • HJ778: Commending J. R. Burgess.
  • HB742: Farm vehicles; distance limit.
  • HB743: Farm utility vehicles; tax exemption.
  • HB744: Interstate Compact on Placement of Children; placement of children in residential facility.
  • HB1219: Common Interest Community Board; authorized to terminate inactive condominium, etc., registrations.
  • HB1269: Zoning appeals, board of; appeals resulting in tie vote may be carried over until next meeting.
  • HJ498: Commending Stephen L. Thompson, M.D.
  • HJ499: Commending Hugh W. Rosser.