Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)

Photo of Bill Carrico
40: Lee County (All), Scott County (All), Washington County (All), Bristol City (All), Smyth County (Part), Wise County (Part), Grayson County (All), Wythe County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2019
Education and Health, Finance, Local Government, Rules, Transportation (Chair)
Copatroning Habits
74% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 65% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 62% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
47.2% in 2017
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

Why Virginia is the only state in America where radar detectors are still illegal:

September 27, 2018
  Daily PressFull coverage

Gambling interests ramping up for push on casinos, sports betting in Virginia:

October 15, 2018
  Virginia MercuryFull coverage

These are all of the video clips of Bill Carrico’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 243 video clips in all.


  • SB492: Towing; increases maximum hookup and initial towing fee of any passenger car.
  • SB493: Higher educational institutions, public; valid concealed handgun permit holders.
  • SB494: Line of Duty Act; health insurance coverage for eligible spouses.
  • SB495: Deputy Sheriff Supplemental Salary Fund; created, revenue source.
  • SB496: Off-road recreational vehicles; increases highway speed limit.
  • SB497: Public places; disorderly conduct, right of person in charge to detain.
  • SB498: Law-enforcement officers, local; retirement benefit, participation by certain political subdivision.
  • SB499: Conservation easements; validity, termination.
  • SB500: Jurisdiction; offenses against children.
  • SB501: Admissions tax; Wythe County authorized to impose tax.
  • SB502: Virginia Public Procurement Act; State Police, exemption for purchase of aviation equipment.
  • SB503: Admissions tax; Washington County authorized to impose.
  • SB504: VDOT; review of enrollment in federal pilot program or project.
  • SB505: Doctorate of medical science; establishes requirements for licensure and practice.
  • SB506: Children's residential facilities; operated or conducted under auspices of a religious institute.
  • SB507: Stormwater management regulations; localities outside Chesapeake Bay watershed.
  • SB508: Unmanned aircraft systems; use by Department of State Police and Department of Transportation.
  • SB509: Handheld photo speed monitoring devices; State Police may operate a device in or around work zones.
  • SB510: Cigarette tax; counties authorized to hold referendum.
  • SB804: Controlled substances; reporting overdoses.
  • SB805: Passing a stopped school bus; conviction shall not be made part of driving record.
  • SB832: Prescription Monitoring Program; adds controlled substances included in Schedule V naloxone.
  • SB833: Installation of a pen register or trap and trace device; emergency circumstances.
  • SB886: Law-enforcement officers; psychological examination.
  • SB995: Outdoor advertising; regulation, signs in sight of public highways.
  • SJ37: Celebrating the life of L. Stanley Willis.
  • SJ70: Celebrating the life of Donald Williams, Sr.
  • SJ109: Commending the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
  • SR9: Celebrating the life of Joseph C. Smiddy.
  • SR21: Celebrating the life of Sidney Belt Harvey III.
  • SR35: Celebrating the life of Deputy Curtis Allen Bartlett.
  • SR60: Commending the Union High School football team.
  • SB35: Vehicle registration fees; funds allocated to Department of State Police.
  • SB805: Vehicle registration fees; funds for Department of State Police.
  • SB1250: Motor vehicle safety inspection; Superintendent shall provide information upon written request.
  • SB1314: Retail Sales and Use Tax; spirits sold at government stores.
  • SB1315: Foster care; possession of firearm.
  • SB1316: Trucks; overweight permits for hauling asphalt.
  • SB1317: Spousal support; military disability benefits not considered income.
  • SB1318: Troutdale, Town of; amending charter, specifies terms of mayor and recorder as four years.
  • SB1319: Wytheville, Town of; amending charter, removes certain provisions requiring special election.
  • SB1320: Admissions tax; Washington County to impose on multi-sports complex and entertainment venue.
  • SB1321: Ophthalmic prescriptions; definitions, who may provide prescriptions, requirements.
  • SB1322: Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; changes name of Advisory Committee.
  • SB1323: Neonatal abstinence syndrome; Board of Health to adopt regulations to include as reportable disease.
  • SB1324: Religious freedom; definitions, marriage solemnization, participation, and beliefs.
  • SB1325: Alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage licenses for certain properties.
  • SB1326: Medicare; supplement policies for individuals under age 65.
  • SB1327: Doctors; licensure of medical science.
  • SB1328: Enterprise zone grants and tax credits; qualified real property improvement expenditures.
  • SB1329: Cigarettes; all localities allowed to impose a tax.
  • SB1330: Critical incident stress management team; peer support team privileged communications.
  • SB1331: Transportation planning activities; responsibility of Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment.
  • SB1332: 'Song of the Mountains'; designating as state television series.
  • SB1361: Food donation; tax credit for restaurants that donate prepared food or meals.
  • SB1384: Motor carrier size and weight limitations; with federal law.
  • SB1464: Firearms; restoration of rights of convicted felons.
  • SB1465: Concealed handgun; retired conservation officers may carry.
  • SB1497: Manufactured home; excludes a park model recreation vehicle from definition.
  • SB1510: Handheld photo speed monitoring devices; use by State Police in work zones.
  • SB1591: Economic Development Access Program; bonded projects.
  • SJ285: Study; Joint Commission on Health Care; sustainability of the Prescription Monitoring Program.
  • SJ311: Constitutional amendment; legislative review of administrative rules (first reference).
  • SJ312: U.S. Constitution; application for a convention of the states.
  • SJ341: Commending Max Brown.
  • SJ414: Commending William King Museum of Art.
  • SR120: Commending Harold Lee Jerrell.
  • SR142: Celebrating the life of Sue Ella Boatright-Wells.
  • SB35: Vehicle registration fees; funds allocated to Department of State Police.
  • SB36: State Police, Department of; appointment of supervisory officers.
  • SB37: Black vultures; control of those that pose danger to agricultural animals, etc.
  • SB38: General Services, Department of; animals trained for police work.
  • SB39: Alcoholic beverages; unlawful transport by persons who are under age 21, penalty.
  • SB40: Marriage licenses; issuance of license by State Registrar of Vital Records, conscience clause.
  • SB41: Religious freedom; marriage solemnization, participation, and beliefs.
  • SB42: Buying, receiving, or concealing stolen goods; adds the word 'knowingly' to the statute.
  • SB43: Municipal elections; clarifies that a city or town may move the time of its local elections.
  • SB44: Coal tax; limits aggregate amount of credits that may be allocated or claimed for employment, etc.
  • SB45: License plates, special; removes prohibition of logo, etc., of Sons of Confederate Veterans plates.
  • SB46: Commonwealth Space Flight Fund; extends transfer of funds through fiscal year 2023-2024.
  • SB62: Electoral College; allocation of electoral votes.
  • SB120: Passing stopped school buses; mailing of summons, rebutting presumption.
  • SB121: Senator George M. Warren Memorial Bridge; designating as Route 670 bridge in Washington County.
  • SB122: Charter; Town of Damascus.
  • SB329: BVU Authority; alters Board powers and duties, change in membership, conflict of interest policy.
  • SB456: Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy Fund; distribution to certain localities.
  • SB457: Asset forfeiture; changes burden of proof.
  • SB462: Virginia Retirement System; prohibited from investing in companies with business operations in Iran.
  • SB463: Nurse practitioners; licensed as certified nurse midwives, practicing without patient care team.
  • SB464: Gas-powered vehicles; included in definition of low-speed vehicles.
  • SB465: Request for Proposal of design-build projects.
  • SB479: Law-enforcement officers, retired; authority to carry concealed handguns.
  • SB699: Concealed handgun permits, out-of-state; government-issued photo id., reciprocal agreements.
  • SJ10: Celebrating the life of Richard Langley Settle, Jr.
  • SJ71: Individuals with brain injury, etc.; Joint Commission on Health Care to study.
  • SR61: Celebrating the life of Jay Cochran, Jr.
  • SB208: Grand larceny & property injury; health & safety made an element of crimes where coal mine damaged.
  • SB240: Public schools; withholding child from custodial parent.
  • SB289: Line of Duty Act; funding and review.
  • SB524: Segregated revenues; local fines and penalties.
  • SB607: Method of execution; Director of DOC certifies that lethal injection isn't available, electrocution.
  • SB608: Concealed handgun permits, lifetime; Department of State Police to issue, penalty.
  • SB680: Magistrates; appointment and supervision.
  • SB684: Forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; conviction required.
  • SB707: Capitol Square; payment of restitution for any damage to Square or any building, etc.
  • SB738: Virginia Sickness and Disability Program; open enrollment period for certain members of VRS.
  • SB739: State Police, Department of; appointment of supervisory officers.
  • SB740: Carbon dioxide emissions; regulation, General Assembly approval of state plan.
  • SB741: Coalfield employment enhancement; extends expiration date of tax credit to January 1, 2019.
  • SB742: Elections; run-off elections.
  • SB753: Trooper Andrew Fox Memorial Bridge; designating as New River Bridge on Interstate 81.
  • SB754: Vehicle registration; increases fees, allocates funds for Department of State Police.
  • SB786: Electoral college; revises process for allocation of electoral votes.
  • SB787: License plates, special; issuance of those bearing legend TO BE MUTUALLY HELPFUL TO ONE ANOTHER.
  • SB788: Public assistance; changes in custody.
  • SB789: District court seal; Committee on District Courts may also adopt an official seal.
  • SB790: DPOR; promoters of boxing, martial arts, and wrestling events.
  • SB791: Motor vehicle safety inspection; increases charge.
  • SB792: Secondary state highway system; expands number of streets eligible to be taken into system.
  • SB793: Towing truck driver, etc.; prohibits occupants in motor vehicle while such vehicle is being towed.
  • SB794: Judicial personnel; testimony of certain personnel.
  • SB795: BVU Authority; authorized to provide cable television, etc.
  • SB852: Public schools; definition of corporal punishment, exception.
  • SB1170: Assault and battery against family or household member; penalty.
  • SB1171: Bristol, City of; amending charter, clarifying changes to the Bristol Virginia Utilities Authority.
  • SB1172: Developments of regional impact; entitlement to certain sales tax revenues.
  • SB1173: Virginia Retirement System; revocation of participation by Town of Damascus.
  • SB1175: Rental property tax; localities permitted to impose a short-term tax on bicycles.
  • SB1176: Bristol, City of; amending charter, clarifying changes to the Bristol Virginia Utilities Authority.
  • SB1431: Commonwealth Space Flight Fund; allocations, 2021-2022 fiscal year sunset.
  • SB1432: Income tax, corporate; commercial spaceflight entities.
  • SB1433: Protective orders; assault and battery; penalty.
  • SJ221: Commending Cliffview Church of God.
  • SJ279: Tannerite; joint subcommittee to study danger of use of these explosives.
  • SJ331: Celebrating the life of Brock Anthony Michael Funk.
  • SR108: Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the creation of the Court of Scott County.
  • SR109: Commending Rachel Davis Fowlkes, Ed.D.
  • SR129: Commending the Washington County Victim/Witness Assistance Program.
  • SB203: Occupational therapy; practice as a therapist or therapist assistant applicant.
  • SB204: Charitable gaming; raffles by nonprofit organizations.
  • SB206: Department of State Police; appointment of supervisory officers.
  • SB208: Grand larceny & property injury; health & safety made an element of crimes where coal mine damaged.
  • SB211: Controlled substances; eliminates law-enforcement reports to Board of Pharmacy.
  • SB213: Dextromethorphan Distribution Act; penalty.
  • SB214: Entitlement to certain sales and use tax revenues; City of Bristol and Washington County.
  • SB216: Assault and battery; conspiracy to commit is Class 1 misdemeanor.
  • SB217: Surface mining; pollutant discharge permit.
  • SB236: Students; codifies right to religious viewpoint expression.
  • SB240: Public schools; withholding child from custodial parent.
  • SB289: Line of Duty Act; funding and review.
  • SB290: Water & sewer charges; Prince George & Smyth Counties, charges constitute lien on property.
  • SB291: Visually impaired students; evaluation by certified Teacher of Visually Impaired.
  • SB524: Segregated revenues; local fines and penalties.
  • SB525: VDOT commuter lots; parking violations, failure to appear in court.
  • SB526: Prescription Monitoring Program; disclosure method of information to recipient.
  • SB527: State Police, Department of; appointment of supervisory officers.
  • SB552: Gas severance tax; extends sunset provision to December 31, 2015.
  • SB607: Method of execution; Director of DOC certifies that lethal injection isn't available, electrocution.
  • SB608: Concealed handgun permits, lifetime; Department of State Police to issue, penalty.
  • SB615: Carbon dioxide; regulating emissions.
  • SB667: Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute; DBHDS to onvey certain real property.
  • SB668: Zoning ordinance; circuit court of Grayson County to order referendum to repeal existing ordinance.
  • SJ35: Selenium; Department of Environmental Quality to review toxicity to aquatic life.
  • SJ93: Commending Wytheville Community College.
  • SJ102: Move Over Awareness Month; designating as June 2014, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • SJ138: Celebrating the life of Thomas Michael Maynard.
  • SJ139: Celebrating the life of Samuel S. Burkett.
  • SJ140: Celebrating the life of Marshall Eugene Guy.
  • SJ141: Commending Wise County and Norton City Public Schools.
  • SJ142: Commending the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority.
  • SJ155: Commending Dulcie M. Mumpower.
  • SJ192: Commending the Town of Chilhowie.
  • SJ5035: Commending Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, Incorporated, of Norton.
  • SR15: United States Constitution; memorializing Congress of U. S. to propose Regulation Freedom Amendment.
  • SR506: Commending the Chilhowie High School girls' basketball team.
  • SR520: Commending Claude Patton Worrell.
  • SB320: Prescription Monitoring Program; required checks prior to dispensing certain controlled substances.
  • SB324: Limitation on Administrative Actions Relating to Firearms Act; established.
  • SB327: Workers' compensation; presumptions, members of enforcement division of DMV.
  • SB331: Law enforcement officers; early retirement.
  • SB333: Mopeds; prohibited on highways with speed limits in excess of 35 miles per hour.
  • SB334: License plates, special; issuance to supporters of NASCAR.
  • SB720: Transient occupancy tax; adds Grayson County to list of counties authorized to levy.
  • SB721: VIEW; substance abuse screening and assessment of public assistance applicants and recipients.
  • SB722: Emergency absentee ballots; ballots provided to hospitalized voters.
  • SB723: Electoral College; State's electoral votes shall be allocated by congressional district.
  • SB727: Workers' compensation; presumptions, members of enforcement division of DMV.
  • SB731: Mopeds; prohibited on highways with speed limits in excess of 35 miles per hour.
  • SB764: Smyth County; added to list permitted to charge for water and sewer shall be a lien on real estate.
  • SB765: Legal notices; advertisement on websites by Towns of Damascus and Glade Spring.
  • SB838: State employees; option of converting accumulated sick leave into service credit under VRS.
  • SB839: Local boundaries for law-enforcement; organizing for purpose of 911 dispatch and response.
  • SB844: Courthouse repair; certain counties may appoint committee to examine court facilities.
  • SB845: Misdemeanors; expungement of police and court records.
  • SB861: Retail Sales and Use Tax; entitlement of City of Bristol to certain revenues.
  • SB920: Emergency custody and involuntary temporary detention; transportation.
  • SB943: Corrections and Juvenile Justice, Departments of; powers and duties of Director, etc.
  • SB948: State Police, Department of; accident reports may be retained in hard copy or electronic form.
  • SB1067: RS & UT; exemption includes all-terrain vehicles, levies 5% motor vehicle sales & use tax.
  • SB1068: Easements; authorizes conveyance of right-of-way between Dept. of Forestry & Ratcliffe Foundation.
  • SB1069: Virginia Longitudinal Data System and Advisory Council; established, report.
  • SB1071: Community Integration Advisory Commission; extends sunset provision to July 1, 2016.
  • SB1288: Criminal history record information; emergency medical services providers.
  • SB1289: Retail Sales and Use Tax; development of regional impact.
  • SJ261: Constitutional amendment; expands freedom of speech provisions (first reference).
  • SJ280: Public education; recognizing need to tackle problem of hunger in classroom.
  • SJ403: Celebrating the life of Roger Clark Cooke.
  • SJ404: Commending Douglas Waller.
  • SJ405: Commending Kevin Watson.
  • SB317: Drug treatment courts; established in Buchanan, Dickenson, Goochland, Montgomery & Russell Counties.
  • SB318: VIEW; screening and assessment of public assistance recipients for use of illegal substances.
  • SB319: Unemployment compensation; misconduct and qualification for benefits, etc.
  • SB320: Schedule II, Schedule III, et