Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)

Photo of Israel O'Quinn
Party
Republican
District
5: Counties of Grayson, Smyth (part), and Washington (part); Cities of Bristol and Galax [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Labor and Commerce, Privileges and Elections
Age
41
Website
oquinnfordelegate.com
Twitter
@sraelOQuinn
Copatroning Habits
84% 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, 67% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
44.4% in 2020
Recent Mentions in the Media

Kingsport Times News: Amazon announces plans for distribution center in Bristol, Virginia

April 29, 2021 | 3:00 am
  

Bristol Herald Courier: Amazon plans new Bristol delivery center

April 28, 2021 | 3:00 am
  

WCYB: Top Virginia leaders tour Chilhowie vaccine site

April 13, 2021 | 3:00 am
  

Roanoke Times: Gov. Ralph Northam encourages directing coal tax credit savings to UVa-Wise

April 1, 2021 | 3:00 am
  

WCYB: Attorney General candidate Jay Jones visits southwest Virginia

March 22, 2021 | 3:00 am
  

These are all of the video clips of Israel O'Quinn’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2012. There are 33 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB1277: Public schools; Standards of Learning assessments.
  • HB1279: Animal shelters; confinement and disposition of animals.
  • HB2093: School Construction Fund and Program; created and established.
  • HB2094: Public schools; Standards of Learning assessments.
  • HB2095: Bristol, City of; amending charter, changes to powers and organization.
  • HB2095: Bristol, City of; amending charter, changes to powers and organization.
  • HB2096: License plates, special; bearing legend NOT FORGOTTEN.
  • HB2097: VaLORS; adds agents of Department of Corrections Special Investigations Unit to System.
  • HB2098: Southwestern Va. Mental Health Institute; Governor to lease a portion of property to Smyth County.
  • HB2098: Southwestern Va. Mental Health Institute; Governor to lease a portion of property to Smyth County.
  • HB2214: Broadband service territory maps; Commonwealth Broadband Chief Advisor to develop and maintain.
  • HR507: Commending the 1970 Chilhowie High School football team.
  • HR509: Commending supermarket employees.
  • HB1273: Organ, eye, or tissue transplantation; discrimination prohibited.
  • HB1274: School Construction Fund and Program; created and established.
  • HB1275: Veteran Student Transition Grant Fund and Program; established.
  • HB1276: School boards; career and technical education, academic and career plans, contents.
  • HB1277: Public schools; Standards of Learning assessments.
  • HB1278: License plates, special; NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE.
  • HB1279: Animal shelters; confinement and disposition of animals.
  • HB1280: Electric utilities; broadband capacity.
  • HB1281: Southwestern Va. Mental Health Institute; Governor to lease a portion of property to Smyth County.
  • HB1390: Rural Transportation Fund; created.
  • HB1457: Securities Act; exemption for certain nonissuer distributions.
  • HB1459: Pharmacy benefits managers; managers to register with the Commissioner of the Bureau of Insurance.
  • HB1460: Cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil; certification for use of oil.
  • HB1637: Circuit court clerks; vendor fee for collection and delivery of filings.
  • HB1656: Electric utilities; incentive programs for low-income customers.
  • HB1670: Pharmaceutical processors; cannabidiol oil, permit to operate processor.
  • HB5039: Emergency Services and Disaster Law; limitation on duration of executive orders.
  • HB5040: COVID-19 virus; immunity from civil claims related to transmission of or exposure to the virus.
  • HJ145: Navy Week.
  • HJ158: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Sydney Strother Smith III.
  • HJ170: Celebrating the life of Thomas Franklin Repass, USN, Ret.
  • HJ171: Celebrating the life of Jon Odom.
  • HJ172: Celebrating the life of Amanda Doane Holley.
  • HJ209: Celebrating the life of Anne Kendrick Coulthard.
  • HJ210: Celebrating the life of Samuel Hughes Melton, M.D.
  • HJ312: Celebrating the life of James Michael Bebout.
  • HJ319: Commending the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.
  • HJ320: Commending the Marion Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4667.
  • HJ423: Celebrating the life of French H. Moore, Jr., D.D.S.
  • HR26: Commending Joy Scruggs.
  • HR612: Celebrating the life of Cody Lee Wingate.
  • HR617: Celebrating the life of Charles C. Woods.
  • HR627: Celebrating the life of Nicole Anne Slagle.
  • HB809: School boards, local; display of commercial advertising material on school buses.
  • HB1732: School safety procedures; emergency situations, annual training.
  • HB2109: Guaranteed asset protection waivers; establishes requirements for offering waivers, etc.
  • HB2220: License plates, special; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
  • HB2221: License plates, special; former members of the Virginia General Assembly.
  • HB2222: School boards, local; display of advertising material on school buses.
  • HB2223: Pharmacies; delivery of prescription drugs, pharmacy benefits managers.
  • HB2224: Zoning appeals, local board of; membership.
  • HB2225: Financial exploitation of adults; reporting by financial institution staff.
  • HB2298: Banks; directors' meetings.
  • HB2497: Bristol, City of; amending charter, city powers, council meetings, etc.
  • HB2505: Environmental Quality, Department of; stormwater regulations, Tennessee River Basin.
  • HB2536: Lottery Board; regulation of casino gaming, penalties.
  • HB2691: Electric utilities; provision of broadband services to unserved areas.
  • HB2789: Energy conservation measures; establishes, providing incentives for development of electric energy.
  • HJ621: Workforce development in the Commonwealth; JLARC to study.
  • HJ707: Celebrating the life of Inez Faye Snodgrass.
  • HJ708: Commending Richard Carroll Clark, Jr.
  • HJ709: Commending Appalachian Cast Products.
  • HJ710: Celebrating the life of Charles Krum, Jr.
  • HJ721: Celebrating the life of William Clinton Walker.
  • HJ763: Commending Grayson County Public Schools.
  • HJ764: Commending Appalachian Plastics, Inc.
  • HJ766: Celebrating the life of Charles Edward Doane.
  • HJ835: Commending Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company.
  • HJ853: Commending Rick Wilson and Henderson Motorsports.
  • HJ870: Commending the Patrick Henry High School volleyball team.
  • HJ968: Celebrating the life of Trooper Lucas B. Dowell.
  • HJ1053: Commending the First Bank and Trust Company.
  • HJ1054: Commending the employees of Bristol Motor Speedway.
  • HJ1055: Commending the Bristol Chamber of Commerce.
  • HR407: Celebrating the life of Kevin Corbett.
  • HR408: Celebrating the life of Louis Alexander Wacker.
  • HB635: Fishing; free day due to inclement weather.
  • HB636: State forest roads and trails; use of electric personal assistive mobility device.
  • HB637: Bristol, City of; amending charter, dissolves economic development committee.
  • HB801: Stormwater regulation; no stricter than federal law.
  • HB802: Eluding police; penalty.
  • HB803: High school equivalency programs; extends eligibility.
  • HB805: Stormwater management regulations; localities outside Chesapeake Bay watershed.
  • HB806: Southwestern Virginia Training Center and Southeastern Virginia Training Center; closure prohibited.
  • HB808: Standards of Learning assessments; scoring.
  • HB809: School boards, local; display of commercial advertising material on school buses.
  • HB810: School bus operators; classroom and behind-the-wheel training.
  • HB811: Slow vehicles; leaving right-most lane for passing, penalty.
  • HB812: Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Fund Advisory Board; increases membership, duties.
  • HB1493: Electric utility regulation; recovery of costs of coal combustion by-product management.
  • HB1559: Action without a meeting; articles of incorporation of a public corporation.
  • HJ87: Interstate I-81; joint subcommittee to study adding additional lanes between Winchester and Bristol.
  • HJ215: Commending Bristol Baseball, Inc.
  • HJ216: Commending Leadership Washington County.
  • HJ217: Commending Chapters Bookshop.
  • HJ218: Commending Henderson Motorsports.
  • HJ220: Celebrating the life of Sidney Belt Harvey III.
  • HJ221: Celebrating the life of Amanda Ernestine Jackson Rush.
  • HJ222: Celebrating the life of Bruce Edison Bentley, Sr.
  • HJ223: Celebrating the life of Michael Evan Watkins.
  • HJ224: Commending Richard Rose.
  • HJ225: Commending the Children's Advocacy Center of Highlands Community Services.
  • HJ226: Commending Barter Theatre.
  • HJ417: Celebrating the life of Sarah Danielle Sanders.
  • HJ419: Commending William Clyde Elliott.
  • HJ420: Commending the Patrick Henry High School boys' track and field team.
  • HJ506: Commending the Virginia Highlands Small Business Development Center.
  • HJ555: Commending Greater King's Chapel.
  • 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.
  • HR452: Celebrating the life of Curtis Montgomery.
  • 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.