Delegate Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)

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78: City of Chesapeake (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2014
Next Election
November 2017
Courts of Justice, Education, General Laws, Science and Technology
Copatroning Habits
78% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 61% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 65% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
26.7% in 2016
Recent Mentions in the Media

Williamsburg Yorktown Daily: Two Virginia House Bills address state human trafficking needs

February 9, 2017
The first bill ? HB 2282 ? was proposed by Del. James A. ?Jay? Leftwich, R-Chesapeake, and is supported by the Virginia Beach Justice Initiative, a non-profit organization devoted to battling human trafficking in Hampton Roads. If passed, HB 2282 ...

Blue Virginia (press release) (blog): 2017 Virginia Democratic House Candidates by District

February 10, 2017
The following lists Virginia's 100 House of Delegates districts, the percentage that Mark Warner won in 2014 against Ed Gillespie just to give an idea of the district's partisan ?lean? the geographic makeup of the district; and who the Democratic ...

Henrico Citizen: Broadband legislation draws criticism

January 23, 2017
Byron appeared at the news conference with Del. Jay Leftwich, R-Chesapeake, and representatives from the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the Virginia Cable Television Association, the Virginia Chamber ...and more »

Daily Press (blog): A first crack at defining severe mental illness in the Code of Virginia

December 28, 2016
In Virginia, as in most states, mental illness is not enough by itself to win an accused acquittal on criminal charges, which means it is possible to be terribly delusional but still subject to the death penalty. Now, Del. Jay Leftwich, R-Chesapeake ...

Virginian-Pilot: Contact info for local representatives in the Virginia General Assembly

January 10, 2017
Del. Chris Jones, R-Suffolk (76th District); 804-698-1076; Del. Cliff Hayes, D-Chesapeake (77th District); 804-698-1077; Del. Jay Leftwich, R-Chesapeake (78th District); 804-698-1078; ...

These are all of the video clips of Jay Leftwich’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2014. There are 17 video clips in all.


  • HB678: Human trafficking training; DCJS to establish for law-enforcement, etc.
  • HB794: Death penalty; severe mental illness.
  • HB1233: Charitable gaming; conduct of bingo games.
  • HB1251: Health insurance; assignment of benefits.
  • HB1479: Attorney discipline; procedures.
  • HB1515: Circuit court clerks; electronic transfer of certain documents.
  • HB1516: Surviving spouse's elective share; homestead allowance benefit.
  • HB1522: Death penalty; severe mental illness.
  • HB1608: Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act.
  • HB1609: Nurse practitioner as expert witness; scope of activities.
  • HB1611: Child support arrearages; suspension of driver's license.
  • HB1638: Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; insurance; early termination of rental agreement.
  • HB1639: Va Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; disclosure relationship between landlord and insurance co.
  • HB1640: Department of Motor Vehicles; titling an out-of-state trailer.
  • HB1812: Presentence reports; access by work release programs.
  • HB1813: Health insurance; assignment of benefits.
  • HB2281: Residential rental property; foreclosure shall act as a termination of rental agreement by landlord.
  • HB2282: School board employees, certain; training on prevention of trafficking of children.
  • HB2289: Divorce or dissolution of marriage; award of life insurance.
  • HJ582: Commending Rebecca C. W. Adams.
  • HJ583: Commending Peter Bastone.
  • HJ723: Commending Paula Slagle.
  • HR422: Celebrating the life of Richard Edward Cornwell.
  • HB231: Augmented estate; elective share of surviving spouse.
  • HB232: Medical bills; authenticity and reasonableness, who may identify & provide testimony.
  • HB641: General district court; arbitration.
  • HB642: Divorce; submission of oral testimony or affidavits in a proceeding.
  • HB643: Taxation, Department of; limitations on collecting taxes.
  • HB644: Administrative Process Act; judicial review of certain regulations.
  • HB645: Criminal defendants; orders for evaluation or treatment, duties of clerk of court.
  • HB673: Minors; abduction for purpose of prostitution or child pornography, penalty.
  • HB678: Human trafficking training; DCJS to establish for law-enforcement, etc.
  • HB679: Prostitution; affirmative defense.
  • HB680: Deferred disposition; first offense solicitation of prostitution.
  • HB681: Trafficking in persons; civil action.
  • HB794: Death penalty; severe mental illness.
  • HB795: Chesapeake, City of; pilot program for problem-solving docket, report.
  • HB845: Driving under influence of alcohol; first offenders, locality may establish 24/7 sobriety program.
  • HB1211: Animal control officers; training.
  • HB1233: Charitable gaming; conduct of bingo games.
  • HB1251: Health insurance; assignment of benefits.
  • HB1310: Failure to appear; service of process.
  • HB1320: Port Opportunity Fund; transfers to Fund.
  • HJ104: Human trafficking of minors.
  • HJ184: Commending Jackie Moore.
  • HJ185: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Colon H. Whitehurst.
  • HJ391: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Frederick Hillary Creekmore, Sr.
  • HR34: Commending the Hickory High School wrestling team.
  • HR35: Commending the Hickory High School gymnastics team.
  • HR36: Commending the Hickory High School girls' swim team.
  • HR37: Commending Seldon Wright.
  • HR38: Commending Craig Blackman.
  • HR119: Commending Dennis Riddick.
  • HB1326: Income tax credit; donations to nonprofits preserving historical battlefields.
  • HB1396: Nursing homes and assisted living facilities; staffing standards.
  • HB1397: Divorce; evidence by affidavit.
  • HB1476: Nurse practitioners; expert witness testimony, added to definition of health care provider.
  • HB1477: Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act; created, codifies Act.
  • HB1779: Civil commitment proceedings; fees and compensation.
  • HB1780: Circuit court clerk; revises certain responsibilities.
  • HB1781: Broadband and television service cables; VDOT standards.
  • HB1782: Charitable gaming; annual audit fee.
  • HB1984: Judicial retirement; any member who attains 73 years of age shall be retired 20 days after convening
  • HB2080: Condominium Act and Property Owners' Association Act; notice of sale under deed of trust.
  • HB2210: Repetition of grade levels; illegitimate, non-educational reason for an enrolled student to repeat.
  • HB2236: Chesapeake Hospital Authority; changes compensation for members.
  • HB2327: Offsite improvements or land dedications; regulation of development by localities.
  • HB2351: Land subdivision and development; approval not to be conditioned on consent of easement holder.
  • HJ626: Commending James Frye.
  • HJ669: Commending Shirley H. Forbes.
  • HJ670: Commending Trudy Rauch.
  • HB1087: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission; extends sunset provision to July 1, 2017.
  • HB1157: Jurors; persons liable to serve.
  • HB1221: State Lottery Department; election to withhold disclosure of personal identifying information.
  • HJ249: Celebrating the life of Cassell Davenport Basnight.
  • HJ250: Commending Andolyn Medina.
  • HJ359: Commending Phyllis Krasnoff.
  • HJ5136: Commending the Hickory High School baseball team.
  • HJ5137: Commending the Great Bridge High School softball team.
  • HJ5138: Celebrating the life of Chase Garrett Moore.
  • HJ5167: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Vernon Thomas Forehand, Jr.
  • HR108: Commending the Honorable Harry Burns Blevins.