Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)

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Party
Republican
District
17: Counties of Botetourt (part) and Roanoke (part); City of Roanoke (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Appropriations, Health, Welfare and Institutions, Militia, Police and Public Safety, Science and Technology
Website
delegatechrishead.com
Twitter
@DelChrisHead
Copatroning Habits
79% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 88% 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
16.7% in 2018
Recent Mentions in the Media

Roanoke Times: Virginia crime commission meets to discuss gun violence legislation

August 18, 2019 | 9:00 pm
  The Virginia State Crime Commission will meet this week to review dozens of proposals aimed at reducing gun violence, but it won't deliver a report to the ...

OnMilwaukee.com: Kohl's Art Generation Family Sundays: Brush with Greatness

June 21, 2019 | 1:05 am
  Experience art with your family at Kohl's Art Generation Family Sundays, the Museum's lively event that happens five times a year! Explore contemporary ...

Area Development Online: Metalsa Structural Products Expands Roanoke, Virginia, Manufacturing Complex

June 20, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Metalsa Structural Products, Inc., an automotive solutions provider, will invest $6.4 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Roanoke, Botetourt County, ...

WSET: Gov. Northam announces 25 new jobs in Botetourt County

June 19, 2019 | 3:00 am
  BOTETOURT CO, Va. () -- Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Metalsa Structural Products, Inc., an automotive solutions provider, will invest ...

WDBJ7: Northam calls session on gun safety: "Votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers."

June 4, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Delegates will return to Richmond this summer where Northam will work to get them to vote on as many issues as possible.

From the Legislator’s Website

2018 Session – Week 4 Newsletter

February 2, 2018
It’s hard to believe, but we are already into February! We are just over a week away from Crossover, which is the time when all the bills passed by the House head to the Senate and all of the Senate bills come to the House. The House has already passed several major pieces of legislation,…

2018 Session – Week 3 Newsletter

January 26, 2018
The 2018 General Assembly session is now concluding its third week! Several very important bills have already passed through the House and are on the way to the Senate. This week I will be providing you updates on several key issues we are working hard to address such as adoption reform, improving our education system,…

2018 Session – Week 2 Newsletter

January 19, 2018
The 2018 General Assembly session is in full swing! This week we began meeting with our assigned committees. This year I will be serving on the Appropriations; Military, Police, and Public Safety; Science and Technology; and Health, Welfare, and Institutions committees. I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass practical solutions to everyday…

2018 Session – Week 1 Newsletter

January 12, 2018
The 2018 General Assembly session has officially gaveled in! This year will be a long session (60 days) where we tackle important issues such as healthcare, the opioid crisis, and the teacher shortage across Virginia. The election cycle may have lasted longer than anyone expected, but there is a lot of work to get done,…

Del. Chris Head easily wins a fourth term over Democrat Djuna Osborne

November 30, 2017
Republican Chris Head will represent the 17th House of Delegates district for a fourth term after brushing aside a challenge from Democrat Djuna Osborne Tuesday. On a night when Democrats picked up several House seats from Republicans, Osborne was unable to overcome a staunchly Republican-leaning district to join the party. Head ran unopposed two years…

Habeeb, Head talk about wins in house of delegates

November 30, 2017
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Republicans in the Roanoke Valley took home two wins in the House of Delegates. Both Greg Habeeb and Chris Head will be headed back to Richmond for another term. There was plenty of celebrating at the local level in Roanoke. Chris Head was at the GOP headquarters on Brambleton Avenue, thanking his…

Del. Chris Head keeps his focus on a larger goal: electing a Republican governor

November 30, 2017
For Del. Chris Head, this election cycle is all about Republicans taking back the governorship and with it, the power to control executive vetoes of legislation. As he rallied a group of volunteers for a full day of door-knocking one crisp late summer morning, Head talked more about the statewide Republican ticket than himself. Putting…

Vinton celebrates National Night Out

August 24, 2017
The Vinton Police Department celebrated National Night Out along with other law enforcement agencies and communities across the country on August 1. The Vinton event was held at the Charles R. Hill Senior Center at the Vinton War Memorial. There was free pizza, free ice cream, and kettle corn. There was music by Steve FM,…

Delegate Chris Head to Give the Commencement Address at Fork Union Military Academy

May 30, 2017
Chris Head, who represents the 17th District in the Virginia House of Delegates, has accepted the invitation from RADM J. Scott Burhoe, the president of Fork Union Military Academy, to be this year’s commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony to be held on May 27, 2017. Delegate Head is the father of Cadet Michael Head,…

The Queen of Steam is named as the Official Steam Locomotive of Virginia

May 30, 2017
(Photo Courtesy of Fan Railer at English Wikipedia) The Virginia Museum of Transportation has announced that the N&W Class J 611 has been named as the Official Steam Locomotive of the State of Virginia. The resolution, which was passed by the Virginia General Assembly, will be presented to Bev. Fitzpatrick on Monday, May 29. The…

These are all of the video clips of Chris Head’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2012. There are 43 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB1639: Medical Assistance Services, Department of; payment for certain services to hospice patients.
  • HB1661: Benefits consortium; formation by a sponsoring association as a nonprofit agricultural organization.
  • HB1662: Child restraint devices and safety belts; exempts emergency and law-enforcement vehicles.
  • HB1903: Criminal history record information; limitations on dissemination of information.
  • HB2252: Firearms ordinances; applicability to property located in multiple localities.
  • HB2280: Child day programs; exemptions from licensure.
  • HB2530: Medicaid; cost-sharing.
  • HB2531: Health Insurance Premium Payment program; enrollment of eligible individuals.
  • HB2532: DMAS; state plan amendment, value-based purchasing agreements for covered drugs.
  • HB2654: Students who receive home instruction; documentation.
  • HB2746: Central Criminal Records Exchange; background checks through Live Scan device.
  • HJ680: DMAS; provider service network capitation model for Medicaid, report.
  • HB101: Tradesmen; expiration date of licenses issued by Board for Contractors.
  • HB102: Alcoholic beverage control; gourmet shop licensees.
  • HB110: Franchisees; status thereof and its employees as employees of the franchisor.
  • HB139: Health insurance; physician reimbursements, credentialing.
  • HB313: Prescription Monitoring Program; prescriber and dispenser patterns, annual review, report.
  • HB314: Lobbyist disclosure; out-of-state registration report.
  • HB315: Death certificates; medical certification portion shall be filed electronically.
  • HB337: Employee Retirement Security & Pension Reform, Commission on; change in membership.
  • HB728: Newspapers; alters requirements that may be used for legal notices and publications.
  • HB729: Virginia Fire Services Board; powers & duties, modular training program for volunteer firefighters.
  • HB730: Certificate of public need; ophthalmic ambulatory surgical centers.
  • HB731: Medical Assistance Services, Department of; payment for certain services to hospice patients.
  • HB759: Certificate of public need; establishing ambulatory surgery center in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC.
  • HB1078: Education Improvement Scholarships tax credits; limits eligibility to pre-kindergarten students.
  • HB1213: Constitutional amendment; powers of General Assembly, etc. (submitting to qualified voters).
  • HB1339: Sales and use tax; accelerated payments.
  • HB1391: Unemployment compensation; overtime compensation.
  • HB1400: Alcoholic beverage control; distiller licensee, commission for sales on licensed premises.
  • HB1519: Alcoholic beverage control; definition of 'day spa.'
  • HJ59: Celebrate Transportation Day; designating as Thursday before Memorial Day in 2019.
  • HJ111: Constitutional amendment; powers of General Assembly, etc. (second reference).
  • HR123: Celebrating the life of Diane Drury Hyatt.
  • HR143: Commending the Faith Christian School girls' basketball team.
  • HR146: Celebrating the life of L.M. Gerald.
  • HB286: Legal notices; advertisement by locality.
  • HB1394: Franchisees; status thereof and its employees as employees of the franchisor.
  • HB1434: Tuition Assistance Grant Program; eligible institutions, student speech and expression.
  • HB1435: VIEW; pilot program for substance abuse screening and assessment.
  • HB1436: Unemployment compensation; wage offset.
  • HB1437: Public school students; sight and hearing testing, exceptions.
  • HB1438: Natural gas companies; right of entry.
  • HB1439: Income tax, individual and corporate; small business job creation tax credit.
  • HB1914: School board members; criminal background checks.
  • HB2225: Hospital data reporting; charity care policies and other activities, clarifies definition.
  • HB2227: Certificate of public need; denial of certain certificates.
  • HB2370: Administrative Process Act; reconsideration of an agency's final decision, etc.
  • HB2379: Roanoke Higher Education Authority; removes president of Bluefield College from board of trustees.
  • HB2400: Health insurance; use of drug pricing benchmark value.
  • HB2408: Supplemental nutrition assistance program; eligibility criteria for participation.
  • HJ545: Constitutional amendment; powers of General Assembly, etc.
  • HJ777: Celebrating the life of Alfred C. Anderson.
  • HR380: Celebrating the life of Arthur Duane Fender, Jr.
  • HB18: Franchisees; status thereof and its employees as employees of the franchisor.
  • HB19: Ministers or other persons authorized to celebrate rites of matrimony; no oath required.
  • HB55: Health benefit plans; large and small employers.
  • HB286: Legal notices; advertisement by locality.
  • HB462: Administrative Process Act; contents of notices for case proceedings.
  • HB463: Transfer of medical equipment; certificate of public need not required.
  • HB465: Private wells; validity of permits.
  • HB466: Environmental permits; issuance to businesses near greenways.
  • HB467: Manufacturing companies; limited standing to seek injunctive relief against companies.
  • HB468: VIEW; pilot program for substance abuse screening and assessment.
  • HB469: Local taxes; rate of interest on certain refunds.
  • HB1229: Excursion trains; certification requirements, liability of railroad company.
  • HJ39: Celebrating the life of Alison Bailey Parker.
  • HJ181: Norfolk & Western Railway Class J 611; designating as the official steam locomotive of Virginia.
  • HR1: Celebrating the life of Allen Oat Woody III.
  • HR132: Commending Robert G. Moore III.
  • HR176: Celebrating the life of Richard Earl Anderson.
  • HR193: Celebrating the life of Major General Lloyd B. Ramsey, USA, Ret.
  • HB367: Community Action Act; duties of Secretary of Commerce and Trade.
  • HB368: Eye care coverage; requirement for carrier practices.
  • HB370: Commercial credit reporting; establishes procedure enterprise may request access to report.
  • HB371: License tax, local; tax on net income of businesses.
  • HB955: Administrative Process Act; exemption for certain regulations.
  • HB1382: Unemployment compensation benefits; liability for benefit charges.
  • HB1384: Securities Act; exemption for crowdfunding.
  • HB1404: Business permit, license, etc.; timely response by localities.
  • HB1405: Legal notices; advertisement by locality.
  • HB1406: Driving on a suspended or revoked license; causing death of another person, penalty.
  • HB1419: Standards of Learning; changes.
  • HB1422: Illegal consumption of alcohol; use of premises, civil penalty.
  • HB1532: Roanoke, City of; amending charter, appointment of director of finance, term of office.
  • HB1555: Medicaid; tax credit for providers of waiver services.
  • HB2123: Funeral services; practice does not include sale of caskets.
  • HB2213: Small Business Loan Guarantee Fund; created.
  • HB2245: School board clerks; electronic maintenance of records.
  • HB2258: Nursing facility services; preadmission screening.
  • HJ515: Constitutional amendment; powers of General Assembly, suspension of portions of administrative rule.
  • HJ527: Virginia Caregivers Month; designating as November 2015, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HR317: Celebrating the life of David G. Helmer.
  • HB94: Business permits, etc.; assistance and documentation required from localities.
  • HB95: Legal notices; advertisement by locality on websites, radio, or television.
  • HB96: Reckless driving; causing death while driving with suspended license, guilty of Class 6 felony.
  • HB97: Elections; central absentee voter precincts.
  • HB365: Standards of Learning; assessments, revisions.
  • HB366: Virginia Tourism Authority; designating Blue Ridge Highlands region to enhance tourism development.
  • HB367: Community Action Act; duties of Secretary of Commerce and Trade.
  • HB368: Eye care coverage; requirement for carrier practices.
  • HB369: Parking management companies; expands powers of companies operating under contracts with localities.
  • HB370: Commercial credit reporting; establishes procedure enterprise may request access to report.
  • HB371: License tax, local; tax on net income of businesses.
  • HB372: Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; expedited evictions for nonremediable breaches.
  • HB454: Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE); DMAS to expand.
  • HB476: Home care organizations; inspections.
  • HB497: BPOL; appeal of business license tax classification.
  • HB602: Alcoholic beverages; providing alcohol to underage persons.
  • HB702: Uniform assessments; qualified assessors.
  • HB955: Administrative Process Act; exemption for certain regulations.
  • HB1002: Training, Committee on, within Department of Criminal Justice Services; increases membership.
  • HJ157: Celebrating the life of William Bruce Overstreet, Jr.
  • HJ379: Commending the Rotary Club of Roanoke.
  • HJ5184: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Manley Caldwell Butler.
  • HR15: Commending the Northside High School Football team.
  • HB219: Unemployment benefits; volunteer service requirement, report.
  • HB1138: Civil remedies; use of depositions.
  • HB1329: Local taxes; interest on refunds and delinquent taxes.
  • HB1372: Unemployment compensation; disqualification from benefits due to loss of license or certification.
  • HB1373: Legal notices; advertisement by locality.
  • HB1374: Summary judgment; use of depositions.
  • HB1445: Home care organizations; clarifies liability insurance coverage requirements.
  • HB1567: Suspended or revoked license; driving recklessly causing death of another person, penalty.
  • HB1720: Alcoholic beverages; person not requiring evidence of legal age guilty of Class 3 misdemeanor, etc.
  • HB1722: Facilities; assistance and documentation to person seeking business license, etc.
  • HB2082: Information Technology Advisory Council; Council to elect chairman and vice-chair from membership.
  • HB2283: Virginia Recreational Facilities Authority; designated as an agency in executive branch of state.
  • HB2284: Social Services, Commissioner of; submission of financial information, exemption from disclosure.
  • HB2290: Income tax, state and corporate; tax credit for hiring certain veterans with salary of $30,000.
  • HJ564: Constitutional amendment; powers of General Assembly, limitations (first reference).
  • HJ591: Celebrating the life of John Robert Slaughter, Sr.
  • HJ606: Celebrating the life of William B. Poff.
  • HR84: Commending the Roanoke Catholic High School girls' volleyball team.
  • HR142: Commending the Vinton Host Lions Club.
  • HB219: Unemployment benefits; volunteer service requirement, report.
  • HB220: Home care organizations; licensure.
  • HB221: VIEW; substance abuse screening and assessment of public assistance applicants and recipients.
  • HB222: Legal notices; allows localities to meet notice requirements by utilizing their websites, etc.
  • HB1138: Civil remedies; use of depositions.
  • HB1163: Alcoholic beverage control; proof of legal age required.
  • HB1220: Industrial development authorities; allows Roanoke County and City of Norfolk to expand board.
  • HR564: Commending William B. Overstreet, Jr.