Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk)

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Took Office
January 1992
Left Office
January 2012
Copatroning Habits
57% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 61% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 54% of them are Republicans.
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Suffolk News-Herald: First Citizen nomination deadline nearingThe Suffolk News-Herald

July 19, 2019 | 3:00 am
-   The Suffolk and North Suffolk Rotary Clubs are accepting nominations for Suffolk's 2019 First Citizen Award through July 26. The award, given each year since ...

WAVY-TV: Former Virginia Sen. Fred Quayle passes away at 82

November 27, 2018 | 3:00 am
  Fred Quayle served in the Virginia General Assembly from 1992 to 2012.

Daily Press: Former state Sen. Fred Quayle dies

November 26, 2018 | 3:00 am
  His just-finished last project — for former state Sen. Fred Quayle was ever involved in making things for others — was to fix up the toy boat his dad made for him, ...

Suffolk News-Herald: Suffolk champion rememberedThe Suffolk News-Herald

November 26, 2018 | 3:00 am
-   Suffolk is mourning the loss of one of its own who was a statesman, environmentalist, artist, family man and First Citizen, all in one. Former state Sen.

Suffolk News-Herald: Teaching history with Suffolk's First CitizenThe Suffolk News-Herald

September 21, 2018 | 3:00 am
-   Karla Jean Smith is an active force for Suffolk's beloved waterways and history. She recently earned another distinction as the First Citizen of Suffolk for 2018, ...

These are all of the video clips of Fred Quayle’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 66 video clips in all.


  • SB650: Stormwater regulation; amends current law.
  • SB1138: Charter; City of Portsmouth.
  • SB1139: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation; updates powers and duties.
  • SB1140: Bad checks; person writing for child or spousal support is subject to criminal penalties.
  • SB1141: Child abduction; money, property, etc., owned by person are subject to lawful seizure, etc.
  • SB1142: Criminal case; allows court to defer disposition.
  • SB1143: Child support; court shall make determination and enter an order at initial court date.
  • SB1144: Drivers license holders; DMV-required examinations of holders thought to be incompetent.
  • SB1145: Sexual abuse; limitations period.
  • SB1146: Dentists; sedation and anesthesia permits.
  • SB1147: Health professions; social security numbers for investigations.
  • SB1148: Rehabilitative Services, Department of; powers and duties.
  • SB1149: Certificate of public need; Commissioner of Health to approve request to amend certain conditions.
  • SB1150: Schedule II drugs; identification required for filling prescriptions.
  • SB1151: Surgical assistants; required to be licensed by Board of Medicine, Advisory Board created.
  • SB1152: Assessments in dispute; accrual of interest.
  • SB1153: Land preservation tax credit; credit shall not be reduced by amount of unused credit in prior year.
  • SB1154: License plates, special; DMV identify those which portion of fee benefits charitable organization.
  • SB1155: Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System; supplemental allowance paid to certain members.
  • SB1156: General registrar, electoral board, and their employees; exemption from jury service.
  • SB1157: Citations for vehicle equipment violations; if defects are remedied within 24 hours, case dismissed.
  • SB1158: Primary schedule in 2011; moves primary date to September 13, 2011 in anticipation of redistricting.
  • SB1159: Charter; City of Hopewell.
  • SB1160: Water and sewer systems; authority may require adjacent property owners to connect their buildings.
  • SB1410: Confederate graves, etc.; provides funds for maintenance at Portsmouth Cedar Grove Cemetery.
  • SB1421: Correctional facilities, local; collection of fees and costs.
  • SB1422: Law; certain acts not deemed practice thereof.
  • SJ351: Commending the Lakeland High School field hockey team.
  • SJ382: Celebrating the life of Charles Leonard Willis, Sr.
  • SJ383: Commending the Surry County High School girls basketball team.
  • SJ386: Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum; recognizing its outstanding program.
  • SB6: Outlying landing fields; G. Assembly to approve any acquisition of land for purpose of establishing.
  • SB90: BPOL tax; gross receipts of security brokers and dealers.
  • SB91: Charter; Town of Windsor.
  • SB92: Law Officers' Retirement System; allowance would be paid until social security retirement age.
  • SB93: Personal flotation devices; requires children 12 and under to wear.
  • SB94: Blackwater River; designates portion thereof as component of State Scenic Rivers System.
  • SB95: Line of Duty Act; short-term disability benefits for state police officers.
  • SB96: Eluding police; person is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.
  • SB97: Line of Duty Death and Health Benefits Trust Fund; funding from additional surcharge.
  • SB98: Preliminary removal order hearings; court not to accept waiver by parent unless ascertain voluntary.
  • SB277: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); allows applicants to retain pre-existing support.
  • SB278: Solid waste disposal; Isle of Wight and Southampton Counties to levy fees upon each household.
  • SB279: Line of Duty Death and Health Benefits Trust Fund; established.
  • SB280: Food and beverage tax; locality to set amount.
  • SB281: Child labor; authorizes participation by children in activities of any nonprofit entity.
  • SB282: Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; eviction procedure, acceptance of redemption tenders.
  • SB283: Individual health insurance coverage; resident of State shall not be required to obtain a policy.
  • SB284: Child Protection Accountability System; VSP and circuit courts required to report information.
  • SB445: Financial institutions; serving notice of lien.
  • SB446: Crimes against seniors; increases criminal penalties when victim is 60 years of age or older.
  • SB447: Crabmeat and shellfish; requires operator of establishment for processing to have permit.
  • SB650: Stormwater regulation; amends current law.
  • SB651: Small claims court; increases ceiling of jurisdictional amount thereof.
  • SB728: Child support orders; eliminates ability of DSS to order 2.5 percent cash medical support payments.
  • SJ22: Celebrating the life of Jack R. Lilienthal, Sr.
  • SJ23: Professional Social Work Month; designating as March 2010, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • SJ144: Commending the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football team.
  • SJ151: Commending Joseph S. Crane.
  • SJ165: Commending the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Virginia Counselors Association on the occasion of its 6
  • SB711: Plastic carryout bags; retail merchant shall provide durable plastic bag, with handles, etc.
  • SB789: Real estate assessments; burden of proof on appeal.
  • SB999: Gambling, illegal; revises portion of definition.
  • SB1000: Sexual abuse; history thereof considered factor in determining best interests of child for custody.
  • SB1001: Economic development authority; allows City of Suffolk to increase size of board of directors.
  • SB1002: Indoor Clean Air Act; localities to adopt ordinances containing standards, etc. relating to smoking.
  • SB1003: Public hearings; notice of and locality must hold prior to increasing its real property tax.
  • SB1004: Energy-efficient buildings for local taxes; adds architects to those persons authorized to certify.
  • SB1005: Holland-Councill Memorial Bridge; designating as Route 58 business bridge over Blackwater River.
  • SB1006: Line of Duty Act; funding for Line of Duty Death and Health Benefits Trust Fund.
  • SB1007: Garnishment; parent who does not receive child support payments may hold exempt therefrom.
  • SB1059: Child support orders; revises requirements for court and administrative.
  • SB1211: Invasive species; Sec. of Nat. Resources, etc., to develop a plan to prevent introduction thereof.
  • SB1354: Conveyance to a family member; City of Suffolk no longer required to provide reasonable provisions.
  • SB1428: Safety lap belts and shoulder harness; admissibility of evidence of nonuse in civil actions.
  • SB1468: Onsite treatment works; provides specific requirements therefor designed by professional engineer.
  • SB1469: Annexation; extends to 2018 temporary restriction on city authority on granting of city charters.
  • SB1522: Line of Duty Act; short-term disability benefits for state police officers.
  • SB1523: Southeastern Public Service Authority; required to entertain reasonable landfill gas contract offer.
  • SJ376: Celebrating the life of Bruce W. Dewing.
  • SJ377: Celebrating the life of Duane Irving Preston.
  • SJ410: Celebrating the life of Edwin Carter Nettles, Jr.
  • SB201: Midwifery, Advisory Board on; removes sunset provision.
  • SB202: Indoor Clean Air Act; smoking in restaurants.
  • SB203: Real estate tax; exemptions for elderly and handicapped persons in certain cities and counties.
  • SB204: Freestanding birth centers; licensing.
  • SB205: Prisoners; mandatory release on parole.
  • SB327: Notarial certificates; removes requirement that wording appear on same page as signature.
  • SB328: Divorce; order shall be mailed and posted on courthouse door of nonresident defendant.
  • SB329: Line of Duty Act; definition, and funding for Line of Duty Death and Health Benefits Trust Fund.
  • SB330: Custody and visitation cases; admissibility of mental health care records.
  • SB518: Custody and visitation; ex parte orders.
  • SB651: Aerospace Engine Manufacturing Performance Grant Program; created.
  • SB671: Single-family dwellings; extends effective date requiring Surry County to provide for clustering.
  • SB711: Plastic carryout bags; retail merchant shall provide durable plastic bag, with handles, etc.
  • SB755: Water and Waste Authorities Act; powers of political subdivision.
  • SB788: Social Services, Department of; nonattorney employees to complete, sign, file petitions & motions.
  • SB789: Real estate assessments; burden of proof on appeal.
  • SJ65: Southeastern Public Service Authority; Auditor of Public Accounts to collect, receive data, etc.
  • SJ82: Plastic bags; Department of Environmental Quality to study policies to mitigate negative effects.
  • SJ130: International education; recognizing importance in higher educational institutions.
  • SJ141: Commending Marcus Williams.
  • SJ149: Celebrating the life of Julia Campbell.
  • SJ169: Celebrating the life of G. Bill Backus.
  • SJ170: Celebrating the life of Peter Eustis.
  • SJ171: Battle of Craney Island Day.
  • SJ189: Celebrating the life of James C. Strickler.
  • SJ190: Celebrating the life of Daniel Ray Worsley.
  • SJ227: Celebrating the life of Travis A. Tennessee.
  • SJ246: Celebrating the life of George Robert Waymack, Jr.
  • SB171: Ex parte affidavit or written statement; nonadmissible in a personal injury or wrongful death case.
  • SB216: Court Reporting, Board of; created.
  • SB222: Interstate 264; VDOT provide signage directing motorists to Sports Hall of Fame & Children's Museum.
  • SB490: Sexually transmitted infections; requires four-year colleges & univ. to provide free STI testing.
  • SB626: Water Quality Improvement Fund; revenues from lodging shall be deposited thereof.
  • SB943: Indigent Defense Commission; powers and duties.
  • SB944: Child support orders; provision of health care coverage.
  • SB945: Income deduction order; remitting payments via electronic funds transfer.
  • SB946: Credit reports; authorizes an individual under age of 18 and over 65 to freeze access thereto.
  • SB947: Child custody; parties to submit custody implementation plan prior to entry thereof by court.
  • SB948: Pendente lite spousal support; guidelines.
  • SB949: Incarceration and Reentry, Commission on; created, report.
  • SB950: Muzzle-loading rifle ordinances; removes authority of localities to adopt ordinance that permit use.
  • SB951: Stray animals; allows a person living in any political subdivision to adopt.
  • SB952: Criminal jurors; disqualifications.
  • SB953: Incarcerated persons; develop accessibility to higher education using video conferencing technology.
  • SB954: Income tax, state; contributions to Department for Aging to be used for Medicare Part D counseling.
  • SB955: Affordable housing; localities that adopt bonus density in exchange therefor allowed incentives.
  • SB956: District courts; replaces references to motion for judgment with complaint to be consistent.
  • SB957: Portsmouth Port and Industrial Commission.
  • SB958: Emergency service providers; advanced life support procedures.
  • SB959: Retired employees; removes exception for certain localities regarding provision of insurance.
  • SB960: Charter; City of Suffolk
  • SB961: Charter; City of Suffolk.
  • SB962: Law Officers' Retirement System; adds juvenile probation and parole officers as members thereof.
  • SB1115: Trees and timber; proceeds of sale of those from state parks and natural area preserves.
  • SB1156: Law Officers' Retirement System; provides supplemental allowance currently paid to certain members.
  • SB1157: Line of Duty Act; definition of disabled person to include local employee.
  • SB1158: Line of Duty Disability Fund; created.
  • SB1159: Line of Duty Disability Fund; created.
  • SB1160: Line of Duty Death and Health Benefits Trust Fund; revenue source therefor.
  • SB1240: Health Commissioner; duties thereof.
  • SB1424: Real estate tax; exemption for elderly and disabled.
  • SJ73: Utility distribution lines; SCC to study requiring underground placement in redevelopment areas.
  • SJ362: Constitutional amendment; property tax exemptions authorized for persons 65 years of age (1st ref.)
  • SJ363: Incarcerated persons; joint sub. to study accessibility of education programs & higher educ. oppor.
  • SJ420: Hampton Roads: America's First Region; recognizing as brand for Southeast Virginia.
  • SJ439: Commending the Isle of Wight Academy football team.
  • SJ535: Celebrating the life of Max Carrol Chapman.
  • SR49: Celebrating the life of Frank B. Nelms, Sr.
  • SR64: Senate Ethics Advisory Panel; confirming nomination.
  • SB164: Waste and water authorities; powers regarding cost reserves and expenditures for operating capital.
  • SB165: Judiciary members; not required to disclose personal info. on statement of economic interests.
  • SB166: Service of process; personal service on agent.
  • SB167: Child support; clarifies factors that court may consider when determining.
  • SB168: Child support; employer shall prorate amount if there is more than one withholding order.
  • SB169: Support orders; changes the effective date thereof.
  • SB170: Child or spousal support; writing bad checks therefor, penalty.
  • SB171: Ex parte affidavit or written statement; nonadmissible in a personal injury or wrongful death case.
  • SB172: Learning Technology, Office of; created within Council of Higher Education.
  • SB173: Port Authority; allows police thereof to provide security for private terminal operators.
  • SB216: Court Reporting, Board of; created.
  • SB217: Conservators, guardians and administrators; nonprofit organization can be named that of an estate.
  • SB218: Identity theft; authorized security freezes by certain consumers who live in nursing facility, etc.
  • SB219: Revenue-neutral tax rate; locality to calculate and publish in its budget.
  • SB220: Child support; revises guidelines for monthly obligations.
  • SB221: Child support; provides a self-support reserve for parents with incomes of a certain amount.
  • SB222: Interstate 264; VDOT provide signage directing motorists to Sports Hall of Fame & Children's Museum.
  • SB223: Law-enforcement officer, etc.; persons using abusive language towards guilty of misdemeanor.
  • SB224: Environmental site assessments; localities to adopt ordinances requiring.
  • SB225: Impact fees; add City of Suffolk to localities authorized to impose for roads.
  • SB488: Certified nurse midwives; clarifies relationship with licensed physicians.
  • SB489: Child support orders; specifies date that support orders are effective and payment due dates.
  • SB490: Sexually transmitted infections; requires four-year colleges & univ. to provide free STI testing.
  • SB491: Dogs; penalty when recklessly controlling or handling.
  • SB613: Electric Utility Restructuring Act; excludes municipal utilities.
  • SB626: Water Quality Improvement Fund; revenues from lodging shall be deposited thereof.
  • SB636: Line of Duty Disability Fund; created.
  • SB637: Circuit court; issuance of warrants by judges.
  • SB724: Traffic impact analysis; localities to prepare and consider prior to approving zoning ordinances.
  • SB5010: Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; created.
  • SB5014: Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; created.
  • SB5022: Revenue-sharing funds; modifies program of state matching funds in certain localities.
  • SJ57: Landfills; memorializing Congress to take all action necessary to protect citizens of VA & NC.
  • SJ71: Income tax; study imposition of local tax instead of current tax source.
  • SJ72: Overhead utility lines; joint subcommittee to study feasibility & costs of placement underground.
  • SJ73: Utility distribution lines; SCC to study requiring underground placement in redevelopment areas.
  • SJ88: Transportation and land use planning; joint subcommittee to study integration thereof.
  • SJ187: Commending Planters on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
  • SJ5065: Commending India Meissel.