Delegate Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)

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5: Counties of Grayson, Smyth (part), and Washington (part); Cities of Bristol and Galax [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2017
Commerce and Labor, Militia, Police and Public Safety, Privileges and Elections
Copatroning Habits
86% 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, 72% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
9.5% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

Suffolk News-Herald: 'Left-lane bandits' may face $250 fine

February 2, 2017
'Left-lane bandits' may face $250 fineThe House of Delegates has approved a bill that would impose a mandatory $250 fine for driving too slowly in the left lane on highways. HB 2201 was introduced by Delegate Israel O'Quinn, R-Bristol, and co-sponsored Delegate Kaye Kory of Falls Church ...and more »

The Daily Progress: Opinion/Commentary: Let's get the truth about state educational funding

February 5, 2017
Opinion/Commentary: Let's get the truth about state educational fundingDel. Israel O'Quinn, R-Washington County, and Sen. Ben Chafin, R-Russell, introduced amendments, respectively, to the House and Senate versions of the $104 billion budget calling for a $1 million study on whether state government is giving local ...and more »

WWBT NBC12 News: Bill proposes mandatory $250 fine in VA for driving slow in left lane

January 31, 2017
2201, sponsored by Virginia Delegate Israel O'Quinn (R), and co-sponsored by Del. Kaye Kory (D) and Sen. Scott Surovell (D), would make the fine for blocking the fast lane a mandatory $250, instead of up to $250. Traffic experts say driving too slow in ...

WTOP: Va. bill would fine slow drivers in left lane

January 31, 2017
?Simply put, a penalty behind it that shows that we understand the seriousness of this problem and that we're going to be serious about actually enforcing it,? said Del. Israel O'Quinn, a Republican who represents Washington County. Northern Virginia ... Editorial: Punish Virginia's left-lane laggards

February 10, 2017
Editorial: Punish Virginia's left-lane laggardsAfter years of advocacy, Del. Israel O'Quinn, R?Bristol, has succeeded in winning passage of House Bill 2201. His measure would help reclaim roadways from the pervasive ?left-lane bandits.? And it is a bipartisan effort, as O'Quinn's legislation was ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Israel O'Quinn’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2012. There are 18 video clips in all.


  • HB1972: Closure of the Southwestern Virginia Training Center and the Southeastern Virginia Training Center.
  • HB1973: Economic Development Access Program; bonded projects.
  • HB1974: Clean Power Plan; state implementation plan; General Assembly approval.
  • HB2200: Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Fund; assessment of reclamation tax revenues.
  • HB2201: Failure to drive on right side of highways or observe traffic lanes; increases penalties.
  • HB2429: Firearms; purchase, possession, or transportation.
  • HJ656: Spirit of '45 Day.
  • HJ657: Commending the Oak Hill Academy boys' basketball team.
  • HJ658: Commending Intermont Equestrian Emory & Henry College.
  • HJ659: Commending the Grayson County Old-Time and Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention.
  • HJ667: Celebrating the life of Eleanor Talbert Williams.
  • HJ668: Celebrating the life of Jennifer Ophelia Brewer Rooney.
  • HJ669: Celebrating the life of Phyllis Anderson Blevins.
  • HJ670: Celebrating the life of Don Flanery May.
  • HJ725: Commending Justin Scott Grimm.
  • HJ936: Commending Judy A. Brannock.
  • HJ937: Commending Sarah Grim Scyphers.
  • HJ938: Celebrating the life of Ralph McKinley Dillow, Jr.
  • HJ943: Celebrating the life of Ashleigh Nicole Langbein.
  • HJ1048: Commending Paralyzed Veterans of America.
  • HJ1049: Commending the Morrison School.
  • HJ1050: Commending William King Museum of Art.
  • HJ1052: Celebrating the life of Thelma Montalee Mullins.
  • HJ1054: Commending the Food City 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
  • HJ1055: Commending the Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
  • HJ1056: Commemorating the 90th anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions.
  • HR280: Celebrating the life of Ralph McKinley Dillow, Jr.
  • HB2: Clean Power Plan; state implementation plan, General Assembly approval.
  • HB78: Failure to drive on right side of highways or observe traffic lanes; penalties.
  • HB294: Southwestern Virginia Training Center and Southeastern Virginia Training Center; closure prohibited.
  • HB295: School sports officials; penalty for battery against official.
  • HB296: Eluding police; penalty.
  • HB306: School buses; display of advertising material on sides and rear.
  • HB649: Charter; Town of Damascus.
  • HB1259: Auctioneers Board; requirement for continuing education, exception.
  • HB1325: BVU Authority; Board powers and duties, broadband, repeals certain provision.
  • HJ24: Celebrating the life of Evelyn Thompson Lawrence.
  • HJ25: Celebrating the life of Roy L. Skeen.
  • HJ26: Celebrating the life of Sharon Smith Hembree.
  • HJ27: Celebrating the life of Geraldine Hankins Sword.
  • HJ28: Celebrating the life of Stephen W. Morris.
  • HJ219: Celebrating the life of Benjamin Thomas Osborne.
  • HJ234: Celebrating the life of Cecil Taylor.
  • HJ235: Commending the Galax High School football team.
  • HJ482: Celebrating the life of Gregory Douglas Morrell.
  • HJ483: Celebrating the life of Vera Paige Proffitt.
  • HR238: Celebrating the life of Viola Lorena Litz Addison.
  • HR239: Celebrating the life of Georgia Massengill Warren.
  • HB1883: Virginia Sickness and Disability Program; open enrollment period; State Police Retirement System.
  • HB1884: Assault and battery; penalty when occurs against family or household member.
  • HB1885: Virginia Retirement System; revocation of participation of political subdivision.
  • HB1893: Bristol, City of; amending charter, clarifying changes to the Bristol Virginia Utilities Authority.
  • HB1894: Public schools; corporal punishment; exception.
  • HB2209: Partnerships; general formation.
  • HB2282: Gas severance tax; eliminates expiration date for tax.
  • HB2291: Clean Power Plan; state implementation plan, General Assembly approval.
  • HB2357: Insurance rates; limitation for renewal policies.
  • HB2389: Charitable gaming; political party committees permitted to conduct.
  • HJ510: Commending V. Ray Hancock.
  • HJ511: Celebrating the life of Ruth Aileen Hancock.
  • HJ609: Celebrating the life of Bobby Wayne Elliott.
  • HJ615: Commending High Point Elementary School.
  • HJ650: Celebrating the life of James Conrad Blankenbecler, Jr.
  • HJ666: Clean Water Act; opposition to definition of 'waters of the United States.'
  • HJ713: Celebrating the life of Michael Francis Blair.
  • HJ714: Celebrating the life of Jack R. Hamm.
  • HJ751: Celebrating the life of Brock Anthony Michael Funk.
  • HJ752: Commending Tim Webb.
  • HJ753: Commending The Tavern.
  • HJ800: Celebrating the life of Marian M. Bailey.
  • HJ924: Celebrating the life of Walter Blair Keller, Jr.
  • HB51: Speed limits; prohibits driving at less than posted maximum speed in left-most lanes on Interstate.
  • HB375: Patent infringement; assertions made in bad faith, exemptions, penalties.
  • HB588: Cemetery Board; powers and duties, special interments of human remains & pets of deceased humans.
  • HB590: Charitable gaming; raffles by nonprofit organizations.
  • HB591: Virginia Consumer Protection Act; unsolicited demands for payment, prohibited practices.
  • HB592: Training centers in Commonwealth; remain open & accept new patients, despite DBHDS plan to close.
  • HB593: Entitlement to certain sales and use tax revenues; City of Bristol and Washington County.
  • HB603: Driver's license; refusal to provide social security number due to religious objection.
  • HB710: Coal-mined areas; reclamation.
  • HB734: Virginia Beach arena; Virginia beach may use Arena Financing Fund to collect taxes for facility.
  • HB947: School board policy, local; designated breastfeeding area for employees.
  • HB1202: Mineral lands; local property and license taxes.
  • HB1224: Natural gas-fueled electric generation facilities; approval of construction of certain facilities.
  • HB1242: School boards, elected; tie breaker.
  • HJ35: Commending Andrew E. Overbay.
  • HJ36: Celebrating the life of Kevin Perrigan.
  • HJ37: Commending the Holston High School golf team.
  • HJ60: Commending Ty Cannaday.
  • HJ61: Commending the Galax High School boys' cross country team.
  • HJ75: Celebrating the life of John G. Wolfe.
  • HJ117: Commending Benjamin Walls.
  • HJ265: Commending Larry Chambers.
  • HJ349: Commending Richard Macbeth.
  • HJ401: Commending Geraldine Sword.
  • HJ5018: Commending the Chilhowie High School girls' basketball team.
  • HJ5019: Commending Wallace Middle School.
  • HJ5178: Celebrating the life of Debra Michelle Thompson Edwards.
  • HR3: Commending the Holston High School golf team.
  • HR4: Commending Sherry King.
  • HR5: Celebrating the life of Egbert Fullen Stallard.
  • HR523: Celebrating the life of Matthew Anthony Legg, Jr.
  • HR543: Commending Max Rodgers.
  • HR545: Commending the Virginia High School baseball team.
  • HR556: Commending the Galax High School boys' soccer team.
  • HR559: Commending Claude Patton Worrell.
  • HB850: General registrars; shall serve on a full-time basis.
  • HB1426: Legal notices; advertisement on websites by Towns of Damascus and Glade Spring.
  • HB1427: Bristol Virginia Utilities Authority; grants Authority 'quick take' condemnation powers.
  • HB1428: General registrars; shall serve on a full-time basis beginning July 1, 2013.
  • HB1508: Congressman William Wampler, Sr., Memorial Highway; designating portion of Interstate Route 81.
  • HB1657: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption includes funeral-related goods.
  • HB1679: Concealed handgun permit; exception retired investigator of security division of Lottery Department.
  • HB1768: Environmental courts; district court or circuit court may establish, specialized court dockets.
  • HB1798: Retail Sales and Use Tax; entitlement of City of Bristol to certain revenues.
  • HB2035: Old Flat State Forest; authorizes DOF to convey and accept lands in Grayson County.
  • HB2256: Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation; membership of board of trustees. Emergency.
  • HJ577: Celebrating the life of the Honorable William Creed Wampler, Sr
  • HR85: Commending the Galax High School baseball team.
  • HR86: Celebrating the life of Ralph E. McCray.
  • HR87: Commending Glade Spring Middle School.
  • HR88: Celebrating the life of John Bassett Vaughan.
  • HR89: Celebrating the life of Merle Martin Warren Dickert.
  • HR90: Commending Andrew Dalton Rhinehart.
  • HR91: Commending Justin Grimm.
  • HR92: Commending Emma Buchanan.
  • HR93: Celebrating the life of Godfrey Morris Curd.
  • HR94: Celebrating the life of Lieutenant Colonel Bill Rhea Starnes.
  • HR95: Celebrating the life of Julia Marie Ferguson Cecil.
  • HR96: Celebrating the life of Virginia Wright Fields.
  • HR97: Celebrating the life of John Wesley Holmes.
  • HR98: Celebrating the life of Stella Mae Smith Lowe.
  • HR106: Celebrating the life of Ruth Jerauld Hill Goodpasture.
  • HR107: Celebrating the life of Dorothy Lee Reavis Belton.
  • HB684: Coal mine safety; operator of coal mine to submit map and revisions that show directional changes.
  • HB685: Emergency lights; removes member of fire department, rescue squad, etc.
  • HB686: License plates, special; issuance to veterans of Operation Desert Shield or Operation Desert Storm.
  • HB687: Virginia Resources Authority; designees for Board of Directors.
  • HB688: Driver's license, special; required for convicted methamphetamine offenders.
  • HB689: Driver's license; allows issuance to an applicant who fails to provide a social security number.
  • HB755: Judgments; statute of limitations.
  • HB850: General registrars; shall serve on a full-time basis.
  • HB1116: Retail Sales and Use Tax; distribution of revenue collected in certain public facilities.
  • HB1192: Coalfield employment enhancement tax credit; extends sunset date.
  • HB1204: Domestic tobacco; incentive payments for use by nonparticipating manufacturers.
  • HJ182: Celebrating the life of Wanda June M. Roberts.
  • HJ183: Commending Michael J. Quillen.
  • HJ265: Celebrating the life of Dowell Richardson.
  • HJ266: Celebrating the life of Kathleen Lyons Hester.
  • HJ387: Commending Steven C. Smith.
  • HJ388: Commending Barbara Thomas.
  • HR574: Commending the Galax High School golf team.
  • HR575: Commending the Galax High School boys' basketball team.