Delegate Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)

Photo of Matt Fariss
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
Twitter
@http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=MattFariss
Copatroning Habits
79% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 91% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 69% 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

Lynchburg News and Advance: Changes to Appomattox Town Council term lengths cut from bill

February 1, 2017
RICHMOND ? Running up against the crossover deadline, Del. Matt Fariss cut part of a bill to allow Appomattox Town Council members to be elected to four-year terms instead of two early Wednesday. Town council came to Fariss, R-Rustburg, with a ...and more »

Fredericksburg.com: Del. Fariss' tall tale of rabbit hunt brings down the House

February 3, 2017
Del. Fariss' tall tale of rabbit hunt brings down the HouseIn Fariss' yarn, he and Del. Hyland F. "Buddy" Fowler Jr., R-Hanover, were walking back to their office one day, when "a buddy of ours," named Terry, riding in a Tahoe, stopped them and told of a problem. Fariss said Gov. Terry McAuliffe noted that he ...and more »

Richmond.com: PHOTOS: This week at the General Assembly

February 13, 2017
Del. Alfonso Lopez, D-Arlington, right, talks with Del. R. Lee Ware, Jr., R-Powhatan,left, before the two debated the merits of Ware's bill, HB1432, to allow switchblade knives to be carried in certain circumstances, during the floor session of the ...

Lynchburg News and Advance: Fariss bill seeks winter burn ban exemption for orchards, vineyards to battle freezes

January 25, 2017
A healthy bud (right) breaks as temperatures rise in Amherst County. A bud damaged by cold weather (left) is shown at Ankida Ridge Vineyards. A late frost can be potentially damaging because warmer weather has caused sap built up in the vines to run.

Lynchburg News and Advance: Drone bills not yet ready to take off in House of Delegates

January 23, 2017
Del. Matt Fariss, R-Campbell County, said drones are used to scout for robberies in rural areas leading to theft of equipment, such as chain saws and four-wheelers. Fariss' bill, HB1602, would make anyone violating the ?physical invasion of privacy ...

These are all of the video clips of Matt Fariss’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2012. There are 33 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB1358: Gas emissions; control systems for certain landfills.
  • HB1599: Suspension of driver's license for unpaid fines, etc.; written offer of employment.
  • HB1600: Landfills; DEQ, et al., to work towards odor reduction in Campbell County.
  • HB1601: Electors for President and Vice President; allocation of electoral votes by congressional district.
  • HB1602: Invasion of privacy; civil action; damages; attorney fees and costs.
  • HB1792: Firearms; felon sharing residence with person who legally possesses.
  • HB1793: Burn ban; exception for frost or freeze protection of orchard or vineyard.
  • HB2239: Farm use vehicles, certain; registration exemption, highway distance limitations.
  • HB2325: Concealed handgun; application for permit requires photo identification.
  • HB2381: Dangerous dogs; clarifies definition, etc.
  • HB2440: Appomattox, Town of; amending charter, shifts municipal elections from May to November, etc.
  • HB2441: Tow truck drivers; registration.
  • HB2472: Alcoholic beverage control; spirits tastings by distiller licensee.
  • HR289: Commending the Appomattox County High School football team.
  • HR290: Commending the Rustburg Dixie Youth Baseball O-Zone All-Star team.
  • HR322: Commending the Appomattox Dixie Youth Baseball boys' all-star team.
  • HR323: Commending the Rustburg High School baseball team.
  • HR339: Commending Doug Smith.
  • HR382: Commending the Appomattox Dixie Youth Machine Pitch All-Stars baseball team.
  • HR405: Celebrating the life of Margaret Elizabeth Bailey Rackley.
  • HR408: Commending first responders to the Appomattox County tornado.
  • 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.