Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond)

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68: Counties of Chesterfield (part) and Henrico (part); City of Richmond (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2018
Next Election
November 2019
General Laws, Health, Welfare and Institutions, Privileges and Elections
Copatroning Habits
77% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 81% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that she also copatroned, 69% of them are Democrats.
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Bills Passed
57.1% in 2019
Recent Mentions in the Media

Rapid City Journal: Local Bowling Results

March 20, 2020 | 2:23 am

Village News Online: Compromise on Chesterfield judges fails

March 17, 2020 | 3:00 am

KHQ Right Now: Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, March 17th | National

March 17, 2020 | 3:00 am

Roanoke Times: Gibson: Nine legislators who deserve profiles in courage

March 15, 2020 | 3:00 am

Rapid City Journal: Bowling Results

March 11, 2020 | 11:23 am

From the Legislator’s Website


  • HB1056: Wellness and Opportunity, Commission on; established, report.
  • HB1057: Health insurance; clinical nurse specialists.
  • HB1059: Certified registered nurse anesthetists; prescriptive authority.
  • HB1060: Ultrasound prior to abortion; physician civil penalty exemption.
  • HB1061: Campaign finance; committee depositories and reimbursement.
  • HB1062: Political campaign advertisements; definition of campaign telephone calls, etc.
  • HB1064: Richmond, City of; amending charter, residency of council members.
  • HB1066: Driver of an overtaking vehicle; driver of an overtaken vehicle shall move to the right.
  • HB1069: Dairy milk cases or milk crates; unauthorized use.
  • HB1070: Expectorating in public places; repeals the crime.
  • HB1071: Profane swearing in public; removes the crime from Code.
  • HB1072: Profane, threatening, or indecent language; use over public airways or by other methods.
  • HB1074: Harassing animals; certain species.
  • HB1076: Concealed weapons; sling bow.
  • HB1388: Public school accreditation; triennial review.
  • HB1546: Health benefit plans; bills for emergency services, surprise bills, dispute resolution.
  • HB1651: Corrections, Department of; hepatitis C antiviral medication.
  • HJ185: Commending the Children's Home Society of Virginia.
  • HR55: Commending the Cone Parade.
  • HR128: Commending Allan M. Carmody.
  • HB1742: Marsh Criminal-Traffic Division/Manchester General District Court, etc.; concurrent jurisdiction.
  • HB1847: Wellness and Opportunity, Commission on; established, report.
  • HB1848: Health Professions, Department of; disclosure of investigative information.
  • HB1849: Dental hygienist; remote supervision of a dentist employed by DBHDS.
  • HB2061: Richmond, City of; restrictions on activities of former officers and employees.
  • HB2673: Income tax, state; conformity, increase in standard deduction, refundable income tax credit.
  • HB2765: Income tax, state; conformity, increase in standard deduction, refundable income tax credit.
  • HJ608: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • HJ695: Celebrating the life of Bettie Woodson Weaver.
  • HR229: Celebrating the life of Edythe Horwitz Hoffman.
  • HR230: Celebrating the life of Michael Joseph Bogese, Jr.
  • HR231: Celebrating the life of Robert Carey Goodman, Jr.
  • HR232: Celebrating the life of Edward Armistead Talman, M.D.
  • HR236: Celebrating the life of Sarah Goldenberg Fraher.
  • HR237: Commending Thomas Jefferson High School.
  • HR244: Celebrating the life of Richardson Grinnan, M.D.
  • HR245: Celebrating the life of Richard Eugene Kevorkian.
  • HR246: Celebrating the life of Edward Jarratt Ramsey, Jr., M.D.
  • HR247: Celebrating the life of Marshall Wayne Smith.
  • HR306: Commending Monroe E. Harris, Jr., M.D.
  • HR307: Commending the Armenian Food Festival.
  • HR320: Commending Tracey Zaval.
  • HR321: Commending Health Brigade.
  • HR322: Commending the Virginia Girls Choir.
  • HR347: Commending the Trinity Episcopal School varsity field hockey team.
  • HR348: Commending the Richmond Shakespeare Festival.
  • HR349: Commending Lauren Serpa.
  • HR350: Commending the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k.
  • HR389: Commending Karen Legato.
  • HR390: Commending Temple Beth-El.
  • HR391: Commending the Salisbury Garden Club.
  • HR454: Commending Johnston-Willis Hospital.
  • HB711: Educational Parity, Commission on; established, report.
  • HB712: Highways, bridges, interchanges, and other transportation facilities; authority to name.
  • HB713: Commercial dog breeders; cages.
  • HB954: Healthy Virginia, Commission for; established, report.
  • HB1365: Va. Alternative Energy and Coastal Protection Act; establishing funding source to affected locality.
  • HB1381: Voter referendum; independent redistricting commission.
  • HB1386: Pension de-risking transfer; annuities.
  • HB1496: Voter identification; free voter photo identification cards provided by DMV.
  • HB1497: License plates, special; I HAVE A DREAM.
  • HJ16: Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month; designating as March 2019, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HJ82: Manufactured housing; recognizing importance of communities.
  • HR89: Commending Lindsay K. Mottley.
  • HR90: Commending Evelyn Ivey.
  • HR92: Celebrating the life of Thomas Allen Applewhite, Jr.
  • HR106: Celebrating the life of L. Hope Lally.
  • HR107: Celebrating the life of Catherine deSales Corbett Jennings.
  • HR108: Celebrating the life of Alexander William Allen.
  • HR179: Celebrating the life of Robert C. King, Sr.