Delegate Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)

Photo of Bob Purkey
Party
Republican
District
82: City of Virginia Beach (part) [map]
Took Office
January 1986
Left Office
January 2014
Copatroning Habits
78% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 76% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 66% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Campaign Contributions
$13,942.47 cash on hand (May 2013 report)
Top 10 Donors
Hampton Roads Realtors Political Action Committee Real Estate Chesapeake $750
Sprint Nextel Telecommunications AZ $500
Nimmo Republican Women's Club Political Club Virginia Beach $250

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Recent Mentions in the Media

Loudoun Times-Mirror: Virginia Senate OK's letting governor serve two terms

February 2, 2013
Virginia Senate OK's letting governor serve two termsRICHMOND ? Starting in 2017, Virginia voters could have the opportunity to re-elect the governor to a second consecutive term if the House joins the Senate in seeking to amend the state's Constitution. The Senate this week approved a proposed ...and more »

Washington Post: Virginia ballots skimp on party ID

October 25, 2011
Del. Harry R. ?Bob? Purkey (R-Virginia Beach) led the successful push more than a decade ago to identify statewide and General Assembly candidates by party. He said opposition to his bill mostly came from Democrats, who for decades had dominated state ...and more »

The Cardboard Connection: 1961 Post Baseball Cards

October 30, 2014
When it comes to oddball and food issue sets, 1961 Post Baseball is one of the most popular of all-time. Giving collectors the chance to build sets and chase their favorite players through offers on cereal boxes, the release is equal parts large and ...

The Cardboard Connection: 1963 Topps Baseball Cards

May 12, 2011
Featuring one of the most popular vintage designs of all-time, 1963 Topps Baseball utilizes bright colors and crisp images. In addition to Pete Rose's much-heralded rookie card, the set also features the rookie card for Willie Stargell and Stan Musial ...

Bleeding Yankee Blue (blog): Whitey Ford: An Appreciation; October 7 Anniversaries

October 7, 2014
October 7, 1950: Game 4 of the World Series. Rookie lefthander Eddie Ford, with 9th inning help from Allie Reynolds, beats the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2, as the Yankees complete the sweep. Coleman wins the Babe Ruth Award as the Series Most Valuable ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Bob Purkey’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 130 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB514: Tax credits; beginning Jan. 1, 2012, for direct costs to comply with excessive state regulations.
  • HB517: Income tax, state; creates deductions for life, medical, and dental insurance premiums.
  • HB518: Income tax, state; deductions for life, medical, and dental insurance premiums for certain people.
  • HB1265: Mechanics' lien' notice; claimant must send to property owner 30 days before filing.
  • HB1334: Virginia ports; change in ownership.
  • HB1436: Mechanics' lien notice; claimant must send to property owner 30 days before filing.
  • HB1437: Intangible personal property tax; classification of certain machinery and tools.
  • HB1438: Motor fuels tax; indexed.
  • HB1824: Virginia port volume; increase tax credit to certain entities, clarifies definitions.
  • HB2113: Virginia Business Trust Act; modifies provisions.
  • HB2150: Tax code, state; advances conformity with Internal Revenue Code.
  • HB2166: Campaign finance; investment of campaign committee funds.
  • HB2167: Income tax, state; deductions for prepaid funeral, medical, and dental insurance premiums.
  • HJ549: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • HJ689: Medical doctors; Joint Commission on Health Care to study current and impending shortage in State.
  • HJ690: Gasoline; Congress of United States urged to repeal federal ethanol mandates.
  • HR119: Commending William Lee Owen.
  • HB510: Virginia ports; change in ownership.
  • HB511: VRS; calculation for pension fund liabilities and assumed rate of return on its investments.
  • HB512: Intangible personal property tax; classification of certain machinery and tools.
  • HB513: Retail Sales and Use Tax; extends sunset dates for limited exemption periods for certain products.
  • HB514: Tax credits; for costs to comply with excessive state regulations.
  • HB515: Campaign finance; authorizes investment of campaign committee funds.
  • HB516: Income tax, state; advances conformity with federal law.
  • HB517: Income tax, state; creates deductions for life, medical, and dental insurance premiums.
  • HB518: Income tax, state; deductions for life, medical, and dental insurance premiums for certain people.
  • HB519: Corporations and other business entities; conversion and termination.
  • HB1240: Certificate of public need; establishing psychiatric service and addition of inpatient beds.
  • HB1241: Motor fuels tax; required to be indexed starting on January 1, 2014.
  • HB1265: Mechanics' lien' notice; claimant must send to property owner 30 days before filing.
  • HJ84: Medical doctors; joint subcommittee to study current and impending severe shortage in State.
  • HJ85: Income tax credits, partnerships, etc.; House & Senate to study multiplier effects of various types.
  • HJ86: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • HJ343: Commending Joey Layton.
  • HR590: Commending the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad.
  • HR591: Commending the Frank W. Cox High School boys' swim and dive team.
  • HR592: Commending the Frank W. Cox High School gymnastics team.
  • HB122: Conflict of interests; prohibited conduct for certain officers and employees of state government.
  • HB123: Virginia Nanotechnology Authority Act; created, report.
  • HB607: Technology, Nanotechnology, and Biotechnology Investment Fund; created.
  • HB1635: Virginia ports; requires approval of both Governor & General Assembly before change in ownership.
  • HB1636: Intangible personal property tax; classification of certain machinery and tools.
  • HB1637: Open container of alcohol; passenger in motor vehicle shall not possess, civil penalty.
  • HB1638: Commercial and industrial sales and use tax; extends sunset date for certain machinery, etc.
  • HB1639: Virginia Nanotechnology Authority; created, report.
  • HB1653: Motor fuels tax; imposes additional tax in certain transportation districts, referendum.
  • HB1654: Motor fuels tax rate; adjusted by motor fuel price index.
  • HB1655: Retirement System; early retirement for certain employees.
  • HB1656: Menhaden fishing; prohibited in waters adjacent to certain localities.
  • HB1657: Retirement System; calculation of pension fund liabilities & assumed rate of return on investments.
  • HB1658: Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; public entities shall provide notice of receipt, etc.
  • HB1874: State's tax code; advances conformity with federal law.
  • HB1875: Income tax, state; extends sunset date for rent reduction tax credit.
  • HB2385: Income tax, state; barge and rail usage tax credit.
  • HB2531: Income tax, corporate; Virginia port volume increase tax credit.
  • HJ573: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • HJ574: Medical doctors; joint subcommittee to study current & impending severe shortage thereof in State.
  • HJ876: Celebrating the life of Dr. Robert John Robertson, Jr.
  • HJ935: Commending Frank W. Cox High School on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
  • HB115: Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act; sewer laterals.
  • HB116: Mail order pharmacy; insurer not limited to a single provider for services.
  • HB117: Continuing care retirement community board of directors; resident representation.
  • HB118: Retirement System; disability retirement for local employees.
  • HB119: Income tax, corporate; eliminates State tax for taxable years on and after January 1, 2010.
  • HB120: Local debt; locality's budget shall contain statement of current and proposed total debt.
  • HB121: Virginia ports; requires approval of Governor and General Assembly before any change in ownership.
  • HB122: Conflict of interests; prohibited conduct for certain officers and employees of state government.
  • HB123: Virginia Nanotechnology Authority Act; created.
  • HB124: Alcoholic beverages; penalty for possession of open container in a motor vehicle.
  • HB125: Campaign Finance Disclosure Act; materials provided by State Board of Elections & Attorney General.
  • HB189: Immunizations; philosophical exemption.
  • HB607: Technology, Nanotechnology, and Biotechnology Investment Fund; created.
  • HB608: Contributions from certain attorneys; penalty.
  • HB609: Government Efficiency Review Commission; established.
  • HB610: Retirement System; defined contribution retirement plan for eligible members.
  • HB611: Budget Bill; Director of House Appropriations Committee estimate net change in number of employees.
  • HB612: Corporations; payment of annual registration fees.
  • HB613: Machinery and tools; classification as intangible personal property, exemption from local tax.
  • HB614: Income tax laws; conformity to Internal Revenue Code.
  • HB727: Retirement plan; any locality or school board may establish defined contribution plan.
  • HB1273: Governor; prohibited from holding an official leadership position in a national political party.
  • HJ27: Health care, indigent; Joint Commission on Health Care to study.
  • HJ28: Small businesses; joint subcommittee to study state laws and regulations that impede.
  • HJ29: Medical doctors; joint subcommittee to study current and impending severe shortage in State.
  • HJ30: Constitutional amendment; appointment of members of Board of Education (first reference).
  • HJ31: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • HJ43: Constitutional amendments; Governor's term of office, appointment of members to Board of Education.
  • HJ91: Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; disposition of real estate used for government stores.
  • HJ92: College graduates; joint subcommittee to study ways to increase certain baccalaureate degrees.
  • HJ93: Federal stimulus; joint subcommittee to study impact of spending in State.
  • HJ222: Commending the Frank W. Cox High School girls' field hockey team.
  • HJ241: Commending the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
  • HJ321: Celebrating the life of Charles S. Kiley.
  • HJ380: Commending the Frank W. Cox High School wrestling team.
  • HB124: Machinery and tools taxation; exempts certified pollution control equipment and facilities.
  • HB362: Campaign Finance Disclosure Act; materials provided by Board of Elections and Attorney General.
  • HB364: Hospital-Emergency Treatment Reimbursement Fund; established.
  • HB1605: Certificate of public need; Commissioner of Health to accept & approve request to amend.
  • HB1614: Alcoholic beverages; penalty for possession of open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
  • HB1674: Workers' Compensation; pharmacist filling a prescription to dispense therapeutically equivalent.
  • HB1737: Income tax, state; conforms State with Internal Revenue Code.
  • HB1738: Conflicts of interests; expands period for former legislator, employees, etc. may not lobby.
  • HB1739: Ports, state; requires approval of Governor & General Assembly before change in ownership.
  • HB1740: Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006; unlawful to convert any contributed money to personal use.
  • HB2083: State employees; increases paid leave allowed for volunteer fire department & rescue squad services.
  • HB2084: Real and personal property taxes; exempts certain pollution control equipment & facilities.
  • HB2085: Government, local; budget shall contain statement of current & proposed total debt.
  • HB2086: Retail Franchise Act; replaces references to grants of franchises with sales of franchises.
  • HB2154: Retirement System; creates new defined contribution retirement plan for certain employees.
  • HB2545: Aquarium and Marine Science Center; adds to list of organizations to receive contributions.
  • HJ36: Constitutional amendment; appointment of members to Board of Education (first reference).
  • HJ37: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • HJ630: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • HJ631: Constitutional amendments; Governor's term of office & appointment of members of Board of Education.
  • HJ658: Medical doctors; joint subcommittee to study current and impending severe shortage thereof.
  • HJ701: Government stores; ABC Board to study retail privatization thereof.
  • HJ833: Commending Meyera E. Oberndorf.
  • HJ920: Commending the Frank W. Cox High School girls' field hockey team.
  • HB27: Possession of open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle; penalty.
  • HB74: Real estate tax; limitation on rates by localities.
  • HB95: Traffic infractions; deferral of proceedings.
  • HB96: Unemployment compensation; provides benefits based on service in employ of an Indian tribe.
  • HB97: Diploma, advanced technical; Board of Education to establish requirements therefor.
  • HB98: Medicaid; eligibility for young adults transitioning from foster care.
  • HB124: Machinery and tools taxation; exempts certified pollution control equipment and facilities.
  • HB125: Nanotechnology businesses; tax credit provided in form of equity or subordinated debt.
  • HB126: House Appropriations Committee; staff to report on total new state government positions created.
  • HB127: Alcoholic beverages; penalty for providing to an underaged person.
  • HB128: Retirement System; creating new defined contribution retirement plan.
  • HB129: Physicians; what constitutes medical practice.
  • HB166: Venture capital investments; creates program which makes investment return guarantees for certain.
  • HB361: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include towing & emergency road services in certain localities.
  • HB362: Campaign Finance Disclosure Act; materials provided by Board of Elections and Attorney General.
  • HB363: Escheat funds; requirement to report and remit to State Treasurer
  • HB364: Hospital-Emergency Treatment Reimbursement Fund; established.
  • HB909: Nanotechnology Authority Act of 2007; created, report.
  • HB910: Technology, Nanotechnology and Biotechnology Investment Fund; created.
  • HB911: Intangible personal property; classifies certain items thereas.
  • HB912: Income tax, state; conformity of system with Internal Revenue Code.
  • HB913: Arborists; regulation of titles.
  • HB914: Liability, fire, & motor vehicle insurance policies; establishes exceptions to prohibitions.
  • HB915: Credit Counseling Act; removes two factors that SCC is required to use when setting fees.
  • HB1120: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include compensation to dealers.
  • HJ35: Health care, indigent; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study.
  • HJ36: Constitutional amendment; appointment of members to Board of Education (first reference).
  • HJ37: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • HJ47: Medical doctors; joint subcommittee to study current and impending severe shortage thereof.
  • HJ71: Small businesses; joint subcommittee to study procurement of health insurance.
  • HJ72: Seaports; joint subcommittee to study public-private partnership.
  • HJ115: Science and Engineering Graduates, Joint Subcommittee Studying Shortage of; continued.
  • HJ421: Celebrating the life of Samuel H. Rosenblatt.
  • HJ428: Commending Trantwood Elementary School.
  • HJ429: Commending the Frank W. Cox High School boys' volleyball team.
  • HJ430: Commending the Frank W. Cox High School athletic program.
  • HJ431: Commending the Frank W. Cox High School field hockey team.
  • HJ432: Commending the Frank W. Cox High School golf team.
  • HJ433: Commending Eugenia West Ferrell.
  • HJ434: Commending Saint Gregory the Great School.
  • HJ435: Commending Nancy Davenport.
  • HJ484: Commending the Virginia Port Authority.
  • HB75: Venture capital investments; creates program which makes investment return guarantees for certain.
  • HB159: Technology and Biotechnology Investment Act; created.
  • HB160: Motor vehicle keys; manufacturers to provide means to duplicate for certain models.
  • HB330: Credit card affinity agreement; annual reporting of revenue from institutions of higher education.
  • HB747: Parasail operators; localities by ordinance to regulate.
  • HB1184: Transportation Board; election of certain members by legislative appointing authorities.
  • HB1676: Alcoholic beverages; penalty for possession of open container in motor vehicle.
  • HB1695: Business, professional and occupational license (BPOL) tax; motor fuels tax exemption.
  • HB1696: Internal Revenue Code; conforms State's system of taxation thereto.
  • HB1697: Venture capital investments; creates program which makes investment return guarantees for certain.
  • HB1732: Escheat funds; requirement to report and remit to State Treasurer.
  • HB1761: Income tax, state; worker retraining tax credit.
  • HB1762: Traffic light signal violation-enforcement program; localities may adopt ordinances therefor.
  • HB1763: Personal property tax; classification of waste haulers.
  • HB1764: Moist snuff; included in tobacco products tax definitions.
  • HB1937: Machinery and tools; classification and taxation for idle machinery and tools.
  • HB1938: Physicians; persons without degree knowingly representing themselves as such.
  • HB1939: Technology, Nanotechnology and Biotechnology Investment Fund; created.
  • HB1940: Transportation Trust Fund; designation of budget surplus.
  • HB1941: Retirement System; defined contribution retirement plan.
  • HB1942: Administrative Process Act; economic impact analysis of regulations to members of G.A., report.
  • HB1943: Comptroller; reporting other obligations of State, report.
  • HB1944: Medical practitioners; requires criminal history background checks therefor.
  • HB1945: Solid waste; disposal fee.
  • HB1946: House Appropriations Committee; to report new positions authorized by appropriation acts, report.
  • HB1947: Hospital-Emergency Treatment Reimbursement Fund; created, report.
  • HB2022: Nonprofit hospitals; must provide returns and information to Department of Taxation.
  • HB2023: Securities Act; exemptions.
  • HB2024: Securities Act; employment of registered agents.
  • HB2272: Employment Commission; electronic filing of employer's reports therewith.
  • HB2273: Deregulation, Virginia Commission on; created.
  • HB2274: Health care facilities; three year plan for repeal of certificate of public need program.
  • HB2275: Nanotechnology Authority Act of 2007; created, report.
  • HB2276: Certificate of public need; establishes a two part review for contested /uncontested applications.
  • HB2277: Certificates of public need; eliminates regional health planning agencies therefrom.
  • HB2666: Machinery and tools; classification as intangible personal property.
  • HB3055: Casualty, burglary and theft insurances; policies to include certain provisions.
  • HJ1: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • HJ20: Constitutional amendment; appointment of members to Board of Education (first reference).
  • HJ22: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office, & appointment of members to Board of Education.
  • HJ27: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • HJ52: State agencies; joint subcommittee to study feasibility of consolidating or outsourcing.
  • HJ145: Constitutional Amendments; Governor's and Board of Education's terms of office (first reference).
  • HJ568: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • HJ569: Constitutional amendment; appointment of members to Board of Education (first reference).
  • HJ570: Constitutional amendments; Governor's term of office & appt. of members to Board of Educ. (1st ref).
  • HJ571: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • HJ572: Constitutional amendments; balance of executive and legislative branch powers (first reference).
  • HJ611: Science/technology ed. graduate programs at higher educational institutions; joint subcom. to study.
  • HJ612: Small businesses; joint subcommittee to study ability to obtain health insurance.
  • HJ613: Uninsured population; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study.
  • HJ643: Medical doctors; joint subcommittee to study how State should address severe shortage thereof.
  • HJ644: Indigent health care; JLARC to study.
  • HJ645: Health insurance; joint subcommittee to develop market-based model for State, report.
  • HJ646: K-12 education outreach; Dept. of Ed. to work with university, etc. to increase participation.
  • HJ647: Nanotechnology; Secretary of Technology, et al., to develop recommendations for networking.
  • HJ827: Commending Kaitlyn Hiltz.
  • HJ828: Commending Brian K. Matney.
  • HJ1005: Commending William S. Kiley.
  • HB7: Legislation; limiting introduction.
  • HB8: Alcoholic beverages; penalty for possession of open container in a motor vehicle.
  • HB24: Absentee ballot; assistance to persons voting, penalties.
  • HB64: Public Procurement Act; bids or proposals for transportation-related projects.
  • HB65: Unemployment Compensation, Commission on; repeals sunset provision.
  • HB66: Caregivers Grant Program; applicability to physically or mentally handicapped person.
  • HB75: Venture capital investments; funds and return guarantees, report.
  • HB107: Drug-free school zones; signage to be posted by all schools and institutions of higher education.
  • HB108: General fund appropriations; automatic reduction by Governor.
  • HB109: Photo-monitoring; allows certain counties and cities to establish systems.
  • HB159: Technology and Biotechnology Investment Act; created.
  • HB160: Motor vehicle keys; manufacturers to provide means to duplicate for certain models.
  • HB329: Technology, Nanotechnology and Biotechnology Investment Fund; created.
  • HB330: Credit card affinity agreement; annual reporting of revenue from institutions of higher education.
  • HB331: Constitutional officers & members of governing bodies; prohibition on accept. of certain gifts, etc.
  • HB476: Severance benefits to state and local officials; requires any provided shall be publicly announced.
  • HB745: Felonies; court may impose additional term for drug offense.
  • HB746: Condemnation; no state funds used for condemnation undertaken for economic development.
  • HB747: Parasail operators; localities by ordinance to regulate.
  • HB748: Spot blight abatement; condemnation.
  • HB1184: Transportation Board; election of certain members by legislative appointing authorities.
  • HB1233: Manufacturing Development Commission; created, report.
  • HB1429: Credit life insurance; interest on proceeds.
  • HB1500: Telephone records; fraudulent procurement, penalty.
  • HB5083: Commercial motor vehicles; fee on trucks hauling solid waste.
  • HB5090: Surplus funds; allocation for transportation purposes in various localities.
  • HJ1: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • HJ20: Constitutional amendment; appointment of members to Board of Education (first reference).
  • HJ22: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office, & appointment of members of Board of Education.
  • HJ27: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • HJ37: Uninsured population; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study.
  • HJ38: Commending Al-Anon on the occasion of its 55th anniversary.
  • HJ52: State agencies; joint subcommittee to study feasibility of consolidating or outsourcing.
  • HJ99: Voters; joint subcommittee to study methods of increasing turnout.
  • HJ145: Constitutional Amendment; Governor's and Board of Education's terms of office (first reference).
  • HJ225: Celebrating the life of Dr. Howard D. Kahn.
  • HJ226: Commending J. Peter Holland III.
  • HJ278: Commending the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad Basic Life Support Competition Team.
  • HJ433: Celebrating the life of Gregory R. Wright, Jr.
  • HR17: Commending Gail Gerringer Schenck.