Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)

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Party
Republican
District
33: Counties of Clarke (part), Frederick (part), and Loudoun (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2014
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Counties, Cities and Towns, Communications, Technology and Innovation, Transportation
Age
63
Website
votelarock.us
Copatroning Habits
75% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 73% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 60% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
20% in 2019
Bio

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Recent Mentions in the Media

Bacon's Rebellion: April | 2020

April 8, 2020 | 11:39 am
  

Bacon's Rebellion: Right Wing Uses Virus To Stifle Needed Reforms

April 7, 2020 | 8:54 am
  

Blue Virginia: Far-Right Virginia General Assembly Member Wants to Use Coronavirus Crisis to Roll Back Progressive, Environmental Legislation

April 4, 2020 | 12:39 pm
  

Bacon's Rebellion: New Northam Financial Directive Late, Clueless

April 4, 2020 | 7:34 am
  

The New American: Attacks on Christians More Common

April 4, 2020 | 3:00 am
  

From the Legislator’s Website

URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Tell Gov. Northam He Must Rein in Spending & Hold up Burdensome Bills

April 4, 2020
I hope you and your families are managing as well as can be expected in these trying times. I want to update you on my actions in response to the health and economic crisis, as well as some resources which are available to individuals and businesses. 160,000 of our friends and neighbors in the Commonwealth lost their jobs in the two weeks between March 15-28, and countless more this week. Virginia’s biennial budget proposes significant spending that is non-essential and that must be curtailed. We need to stop any additional taxes and regulations that would stall a recovery. Read more here...

LaRock Calls on Governor Northam to Cut Non-Essential Spending and Delay Costly Legislation

April 1, 2020
In a letter sent to Governor Northam Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Delegate Dave LaRock asked the Governor to amend the budget and delay enactment of numerous other bills which add costs and regulatory burden to businesses and residents. The letter made these recommendations: 1. Reduce essential spending across the board and tie all non-essential spending to revenue benchmarks. 2. Delay enactment of ALL measures which add to cost of living or doing business in Virginia, and ALL unfunded mandates to local governments. Read more here...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

March 16, 2020
As you no doubt have seen, there’s a great deal of concern in our community regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the respiratory illness that began in Wuhan, China and has now spread around the world. The Governor has issued a state of emergency for our Commonwealth and laid out additional steps Virginia is taking to limit the spread of the virus. Currently, there are 45 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, including five in Loudoun County. One Virginian has died from the virus, in James City County. Read more here...

Wrapping up a Rough Session

March 7, 2020
Before I dive into this summary of the homestretch week of the 2020 Session, let me make it perfectly clear where we stand. We have lost many battles this session, but this is a war that will continue, and I trust you to be as committed as I am to pressing ahead to retake the ground we've lost, or as the meme says, never give in! Read more here....

URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Also: War On Religion --- Preschool-to-Prison-Pipeline --- Business and Climate Change

March 1, 2020
This has been a full week! Our second-to-the-last week is wrapped up and we have covered the spectrum on issues - from guns to religious liberty to property rights. It’s been the usual uphill battle, but we have had a few moments of reprieve when moderates left the liberal camp to come alongside the conservative side of the aisle. As I press on in this final lap, I hope you too will keep engaged with the issues before the General Assembly. We still have several important matters to address, including redistricting, massive tax hikes, and the state budget, that will greatly impact our Constitutional and God-given rights.  See more here....

Good News: 2020 Session Ends Soon... Bad News: Devastating Effects are Impossible to Calculate

February 23, 2020
It is with hesitation that, again this week, I sound like a weatherman who only reports bad weather. There are some bad bills which have died, many only to be revived in some alternate form. The budget has some positives, but is jam packed with wasteful spending. All of my bills seeking to lower tolls, improve transportation and improve rural broadband have died at the hands of Democrats who would rather hurt their own constituents than act favorably on a Republican bill.  Read more here....

...And That Was Just Tuesday!

February 17, 2020
Let me explain the meaning of the subject line and put this 2020 Session in perspective. Over and over, people in Richmond who are veterans to policy making, some I know well and others I don’t, vent their frustration at the overwhelming volume of destructive legislation that is being rammed through the legislative process. Input from experienced stakeholders is routinely ignored, exorbitant costs to public and private entities disregarded, collateral damage and long-term consequences scoffed at; this is hard to witness.  Read more here....

Crossover - Democrats Force Through Radical Remaking of Virginia Laws

February 11, 2020
Today was the last day for the House of Delegates to pass House bills, with the exception of the Budget. Here are some examples of the harmful legislation which the new Democrat majority is ramming through already this year. Taxes: Governor Northam’s massive gas tax increase passed, as did large increases in the Northern Virginia TOT (hotel) and Grantors' taxes - with most of the revenue going to WMATA. Another bill would allow counties to increase taxes for cigarettes, admissions, meals, and lodgings without a voter referendum -- totaling up to $528 million. Another bill would allow localities to enact taxes on plastic bags.  Read more here....

Old Blue Caught the Car!... Now What?

February 10, 2020
As we draw close to the midpoint if the 2020 Session, the daily floor calendar gets fuller and fuller. That might be good news if our work product in Richmond would move the Commonwealth in a positive direction. Instead, however, the destructive potential of the Democrat-controlled legislative agenda reaches critical mass and there is confusion and chaos; just like the proverbial dog that chased the car, grabbed a hold of the tire and wouldn't let go even though he was spinning out of control. Republicans are fighting against the relentless push to turn Virginia into a place people from California and New York will be calling the new extreme liberal stronghold. Read more here....

Update: Under Democrat Control, Virginia Free-Falling Farther and Faster Than You Could Ever Have Imagined

February 2, 2020
We have now wrapped up our fourth week of the 2020 Session, and the free-fall is fully underway. This coming week, we face five very full days as we head toward the deadline for voting on bills that will go over to the Senate. During the past week, we voted on more than 200 bills on the House Floor, in addition to countless hours of discussion in committees and subcommittees. With all the activity this week, I have several wins to report to you – as well as a few losses after hard-fought battles. Read more here...

These are all of the video clips of Dave LaRock’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2014. There are 27 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB626: Opioids; prescribing, required patient disclosures.
  • HB631: Income tax, state; deduction for tolls paid on Virginia roads.
  • HB632: Zoning; development approvals.
  • HB634: School Divisions of Innovation; local assessments.
  • HB635: Traffic incident management vehicles; exempt from certain regulations.
  • HB636: Town residents; provision of county services.
  • HB642: Transportation funding; statewide prioritization process.
  • HB677: Interstate 66; reverse tolling, toll revenue on Interstate 66 and Interstate 395.
  • HB678: Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts; established, report.
  • HB679: Real and personal property tax exemptions; repeals exemptions.
  • HB680: Virginia Public Procurement Act; information technology project services contracts, behind schedule.
  • HB683: Family life education programs; student participation.
  • HB685: Va Public Procurement Act; preference for contractors using automatic billing verification software.
  • HB766: Income tax, state; subtractions for volunteer firefighters, etc.
  • HB767: Parking; local regulation of certain vehicles.
  • HB768: Commercial and industrial property; additional real property tax in certain localities.
  • HB769: Local government; codification of ordinances, affirmative defense.
  • HB770: Goats; grazing on stream buffers.
  • HB771: Dulles Greenway; amends the powers and responsibilities of the SCC to regulate toll road operators.
  • HB772: Virginia Highway Corporation Act of 1988; Department of Transportation authority.
  • HB773: Refunds of local taxes; authority of treasurer.
  • HB774: Commonwealth Transportation Board; increases revenue-sharing funds.
  • HB970: Transportation; use of funds.
  • HB971: Virginia Highway Corporation Act of 1988; termination of certificate of authority.
  • HB978: Improper driving; driving without full attention to operation of vehicle.
  • HB979: Utility easements; pole attachments.
  • HB1212: Personal motor vehicle insurance policy; compliance with terms and conditions.
  • HB1227: Unmanned aerial systems; local regulation.
  • HB1357: Wildlife or fish; sale of mounts permitted.
  • HB1367: Higher educational institutions, public; in-state tuition, volunteer firefighters and EMS providers.
  • HB1377: Architectural and engineering contracts; certain localities.
  • HB1389: Transportation funds; use of funds for projects.
  • HB1393: Nutrient credit trading; adjacent hydrologic unit code.
  • HB1476: Motor vehicle dealers; advertising.
  • HB1477: Application for public assistance; eligibility, review of records.
  • HB1485: Firearms; regulation by localities, workplace rules, limitation.
  • HB1486: Place of religious worship; carrying dangerous weapon.
  • HB1487: Gun safes; exemption from sales tax for sales of safes.
  • HB1551: Abortion; fetal dismemberment prohibited.
  • HB1728: Motor vehicles; car tax credit for paid tolls.
  • HB1729: Commonwealth Transportation Board; membership, suburban representation.
  • HJ69: Virginia State Police; air emergency medical services, report.
  • HJ162: Commending the Division of Capitol Police.
  • HJ326: Commending Adrian J. O'Connor.
  • HJ481: Celebrating the life of Betsey Jean Smith Brown.
  • HJ500: Commending Helen Butts.
  • HJ501: Commending Mary Morris.
  • HJ502: Commending David L. Ash.
  • HJ503: Commending the Woodgrove High School girls' soccer team.
  • HJ504: Commending the Loudoun County High School girls
  • HJ505: Commending Heidi Trude.
  • HJ506: Commending Tree of Life Ministries.
  • HR60: Commending the Loudoun Hunt.
  • HR153: Commending Victor LoPreto.
  • HR210: Commending Loudoun County wineries.
  • HR211: Commending the Clarke County High School academic team.
  • HB2566: Real and personal property tax; repeals tax exemptions for all nonprofit entities.
  • HB2567: Higher educational institutions, public; free exercise of religion on campus.
  • HB2568: Child Safety Savings Accounts; established, report.
  • HB2569: Family day homes; zoning permits.
  • HB2570: Family life education programs; student participation.
  • HB2571: Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Transportation Commission; created.
  • HB2572: Berryville, Town of; amending charter, reorganizes charter.
  • HB2573: Utility easements; pole attachments.
  • HB2574: School Divisions of Innovation; performance-based assessments for Va. Studies & Civics & Economics.
  • HB2575: Commercial and industrial property; additional real property tax in certain localities.
  • HB2594: Traffic incident management vehicles; definition.
  • HB2799: Dulles Greenway; powers and responsibilities of SCC to regulate toll road operators.
  • HB2804: Virginia Public Procurement Act; professional and information technology project services contracts.
  • HB2805: Parking; access aisles adjacent to parking spaces reserved for persons with disabilities.
  • HB2806: Local government; codification of ordinances, affirmative defense.
  • HJ683: Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (first reference).
  • HJ684: Educators; Board of Education to establish code of ethics and professional responsibility.
  • HJ694: Virginia State Police; air emergency medical services, report.
  • HJ1076: Commending the Patrick Henry College moot court team.
  • HJ1077: Commending Robert Dryden.
  • HJ1078: Commending the Woodgrove High School football team.
  • HJ1083: Celebrating the life of Evelynn Belle Ware.
  • HJ1084: Celebrating the life of Malcolm Forbes Baldwin.
  • HJ1085: Commending the Loudoun Valley High School boys' cross country team.
  • HJ1086: Commending the Clarke County High School girls' cross country team.
  • HJ1087: Commending Hogback Mountain Paintball.
  • HJ1088: Commending the Woodgrove High School softball team.
  • HJ1090: Commending the Tuscarora High School girls' cross country team.
  • HJ1091: Commending the Loudoun County High School girls' soccer team.
  • HJ1092: Commending the Loudoun County High School girls volleyball team.
  • HR381: Commending Trip's Auto Sales DMV Select office.
  • HR404: Commending the Loudoun Valley High School boys' indoor track team.
  • HR405: Commending the Loudoun Valley High School boys' outdoor track team.
  • HR406: Commending the Loudoun Valley High School girls' cross country team.
  • HB340: Loudoun County; agreements for treasurer to collect and enforce real & personal property taxes.
  • HB490: Frederick County; property tax exemptions.
  • HB491: Custody and visitation; rights of parents with a disability.
  • HB492: Passing a stopped school bus; conviction shall not be made part of driving record.
  • HB588: Abused or neglected child; expands definition.
  • HB656: Telecommunications; Dept. of Historic Resources to convene work group to examine Sect. 106 review.
  • HB734: Constitutional amendment; special funds for transportation purposes.
  • HB842: Controlled paraphernalia; possession or distribution, hypodermic needles and syringes, naloxone.
  • HB1167: Jury commissioners; lists of unqualified persons provided to general registrars.
  • HB1168: Family life education programs; student participation.
  • HB1169: Employment-related information; disclosure to law-enforcement agency.
  • HB1170: DGS; aid & cooperation of Division of Purchase and Supply to any fire company, etc.
  • HB1180: Place of religious worship; carrying dangerous weapon.
  • HB1182: Perinatal hospice and palliative care; notice to women of agencies providing services.
  • HB1274: Higher educational institutions, public; expressive activity on campus.
  • HB1278: School Divisions of Innovation; performance-based assessments.
  • HB1280: Medical and other public assistance; eligibility, review of records of applicants.
  • HB1281: Economic impact statements; Department of Planning and Budget to prepare.
  • HB1282: Parking citations; funds paid to locality.
  • HB1283: Utility easements; pole attachments.
  • HB1285: Transportation project selection in Northern Virginia; public meeting.
  • HB1286: Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts; established, report.
  • HB1287: Law-Enforcement Officers Procedural Guarantee Act; includes certain deputy sheriffs under coverage.
  • HB1288: Personal injury actions; situations of peril created by plaintiff's negligence.
  • HB1489: Tolling; Northern Virginia.
  • HB1592: Internet capabilities; prohibited sale of products, obscene content blocking capability.
  • HJ41: Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (second reference).
  • HJ115: Standards of Quality; JLARC to study cost to implement.
  • HJ116: National Beer Day; designating as April 7, 2019, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HJ117: Educators; Board of Education to establish code of ethics and professional responsibility.
  • HJ534: Commending the Loudoun Valley High School boys' cross country team.
  • HJ538: Commending the Patrick Henry College moot court team.
  • HJ539: Commending the Northwestern Regional Juvenile Detention Center.
  • HJ540: Commending Karen Russell.
  • HJ541: Commending W. Keith Brower, Jr.
  • HJ542: Commending Sam Adamo.
  • HJ549: Celebrating the life of Fred Thomas Wright.
  • HJ550: Celebrating the life of James F. Brownell.
  • HJ551: Celebrating the life of Albert M. Nicodemus, Jr.
  • HB963: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; created, penalty.
  • HB1453: Naloxone; dispensing for use in opioid overdose reversal, etc.
  • HB1473: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; penalty.
  • HB1605: Virginia Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts; established, report.
  • HB1822: Place of worship; carrying dangerous weapon personal protection.
  • HB1823: Property tax exemptions in Frederick County.
  • HB1824: DPOR; deregulation of interior designers.
  • HB1839: School principals; incident reports.
  • HB2048: Child support and fines; nonpayment, suspension of driver's license.
  • HB2092: Application for public assistance; eligibility, review of records.
  • HB2093: Local Government, Commission on; estimated fiscal impact on a locality of relocated refugees.
  • HB2261: Virginia Human Rights Act; unlawful discriminatory practice, definition of anti-Semitism.
  • HB2273: Blind parents; custody or visitation rights.
  • HB2299: Comprehensive community colleges; tuition grants and fees for certain individuals.
  • HB2475: Real property tax; payments in lieu of taxes for exempt organizations.
  • HB2476: Driver's licenses; revocation of driving privileges in other jurisdictions.
  • HJ693: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Transportation Funds.
  • HJ698: Study; Department of Social Services; Commonwealth's child support enforcement system.
  • HJ716: Commending the Patrick Henry College international moot court team.
  • HJ1067: Commending the Patrick Henry College intercollegiate moot court team.
  • HJ1069: Commending Breaux Vineyards.
  • HJ1070: Commending Sunset Hills Vineyard.
  • HJ1071: Commending the Loudoun Valley High School STEM Club.
  • HJ1072: Commending the Lovettsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company.
  • HJ1073: Commending Michele Coates.
  • HJ1074: Commending Sergeant John Kelly.
  • HJ1087: Commending The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards.
  • HR431: Public institutions of higher education; free speech.
  • HB168: Passing stopped school buses; rebutting presumption, mailing of summons.
  • HB257: Fire or rescue volunteers; mental health treatment; funding by locality.
  • HB258: Form of ballot; party identification of candidates.
  • HB259: SOL; Bd. of Education prohibited from adopting revisions that implement Common Core State Standards.
  • HB260: Firearms; law-enforcement certification of transfer.
  • HB273: Transfer of certain firearms; identification requirement.
  • HB389: Virginia Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts; established, report, effective clause.
  • HB397: Discrimination; specification of certain terms relating to sex or gender.
  • HB431: Certificate of birth; amendment; designation of sex.
  • HB556: Abuse and neglect of children; a child includes a viable fetus.
  • HB736: Property tax; repeals certain exemptions in Frederick County.
  • HB962: Lyme disease; testing disclosure.
  • HB963: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; created, penalty.
  • HB970: Fetal remains; disposition, penalty.
  • HB1132: School principals; incident reports.
  • HB1134: Disorderly conduct; provisions shall not apply to certain students if occurs on school property.
  • HB1271: Practical design standards for projects.
  • HJ138: Dulles Toll Road Permit & Operating Agreement; Joint Com. on Transportation Accountability to study.
  • HJ139: Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds.
  • HJ386: Commending the Patrick Henry College moot court team.
  • HJ387: Commending the Loudoun Valley High School boys' cross country team.
  • HJ388: Commending the Loudoun Valley High School golf team.
  • HJ389: Commending Drew Hunter.
  • HJ390: Commending Katherine Slover.
  • HJ470: Commending Martha Mason Semmes.
  • HB1470: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; use of revenues, effective date.
  • HB1625: Lovettsville, Town of; amending charter, updates boundaries, town powers, etc.
  • HB1752: SOL; Bd. of Education prohibited from adopting revisions that implement Common Core State Standards.
  • HB1753: Home instruction of children; requirements, year-end assessments, cutoff date.
  • HB1754: Home instruction of children; parent to provide certain testing scores to division superintendent.
  • HB2009: Firearms, certain; law-enforcement certification.
  • HB2079: Radar detectors; repeals ban on the use in motor vehicles.
  • HB2165: Property tax; exemptions for certain real property and nonprofit organizations in Frederick County.
  • HB2231: Student discipline; modifying long-term suspensions and expulsions.
  • HB2238: Virginia Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts; established.
  • HB2321: Virginia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; created, penalty.
  • HJ635: Communications sales and use tax; Department of Taxation to study performance of tax.
  • HJ636: Law-enforcement officers; DCJS to study the sufficiency of funding for training.
  • HJ655: Virginia Cyber Protection Teams; Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, to study.
  • HJ938: Celebrating the life of Zora M. McCall Brownell.
  • HJ939: Commending Craig M. MacLean.
  • HJ940: Commending Darryl C. Smith, Sr.
  • HJ941: Commending the United States Navy Reserve.
  • HJ942: Commending Laura Pearson.
  • HJ943: Commending Nichols Hardware.
  • HR312: Commending Carolee Cooke.
  • HB635: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; use of revenues.
  • HB647: MWAA; limits use of Commonwelth revenues to support Phase II of Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.
  • HB652: Boundary adjustments; notice of any agreement shall be served upon affected landowners.
  • HB653: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; allocations.
  • HB658: Northern Virginia highway construction district; CTB allocations.
  • HB878: Firearms, certain; certification by chief law-enforcement officer within 30 days of request.
  • HB950: Income tax, state; home instruction and private school tax credit.
  • HB1266: Machine guns; owned by a trust.
  • HJ84: Dulles Access Highway; memorializing Congress to take legislative action necessary to impose tolls.
  • HJ85: Dulles Access Highway; memorializing MWAA to impose & collect tolls for use, etc.
  • HJ372: Commending LINK, Inc.
  • HJ472: Commending the Patrick Henry College moot court team.
  • HJ5236: Commending the Loudoun Free Clinic.
  • HJ5237: Commending the Free Medical Clinic of Northern Shenandoah Valley, Inc.
  • HJ5238: Commending HealthWorks for Northern Virginia.
  • HR135: Celebrating the life of Benjamin George Belrose.
  • HR136: Commending the Honorable Joe T. May.
  • HR547: Commending the Loudoun Valley High School baseball team.
  • HR548: Commending the Woodgrove High School softball team.
  • HR549: Commending the Woodgrove High School girls' lacrosse team.
  • HR550: Commending the Loudoun Valley High School debate team.