Delegate 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 2017
Committees
Finance, Health, Welfare and Institutions, Militia, Police and Public Safety
Website
delegatechrishead.com
Twitter
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Copatroning Habits
82% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 92% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 73% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
11.1% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

Roanoke Times: Lawmakers reject Del. Chris Head's bill requiring free speech push at private colleges

February 1, 2017
Lawmakers reject Del. Chris Head's bill requiring free speech push at private collegesThe idea for the bill by Del. Chris Head, R-Botetourt, came from a political science professor at Hollins University. Hollins codifies its free expression protections in several places in its student handbook. ?It is undeniable that students are ...

Roanoke Times: Virginia House takes first step toward empowering General Assembly to overrule state regulations

February 7, 2017
During the House debate Monday, Del. Chris Head, R-Botetourt, the amendment's patron, argued on the House floor that some state agencies haven't been receptive to bills passed by the General Assembly that dictate how government business should be ...and more »

Virginian-Pilot: Redistricting reform, civil rights restoration among 20-plus constitutional amendments killed by General Assembly ...

January 30, 2017
Among the block of proposals passed by: five civil rights restoration amendments and five nonpartisan redistricting amendments. Redistricting advocates thought they may have some luck with an amendment proposed by Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, ...and more »

Bearing Drift (press release) (blog): Delegate Chris Head on Economic Reform and Roanoke Valley Politics

January 19, 2017
I had a chance to sit down with Delegate Chris Head while at the 2017 General Assembly's Lobby Day. This was a special treat since Delegate Head represents me in the General Assembly. We discuss his veto from Terry McAliuffe, his ideas for economic ...

Bearing Drift (press release) (blog): Establishment Democrats Parachuting in Reporter to Run for 12th House District Seat

February 16, 2017
Southwest Virginia's political scene was rocked Friday when WDBJ7 (Roanoke CBS affiliate) 6 o'clock news anchor Chris Hurst announced that he was moving to Blacksburg to run for the 12th District House of Delegates seat. The seat is currently held by ...and more »

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

Bills

  • 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.