Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)

Photo of Jennifer Boysko
Party
Democratic
District
38: Parts of Fairfax County
Took Office
January 2019
Next Election
November 2027
Age
57
Twitter
Copatroning Habits
79% of bills she has copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 85% of them are Democrats. Of all of her fellow copatrons of the bills that she copatroned, 67% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
36.8% in 2024
Recent Mentions in the Media

Loudoun Times-Mirror: Wexton endorses Subramanyam to succeed her in Congress

May 13, 2024 | 2:00 pm
  

WJLA: Virginia Democrats running for Congress differ on the Israel and Hamas conflict

May 3, 2024 | 3:00 am
  

The Virginian-Pilot: Column: Legislature acts to boost animal-testing transparency

April 20, 2024 | 3:00 am
  

bristowbeat.com: Governor Vetoed Senator Boysko’s Safe Storage of Firearms Bill

March 27, 2024 | 3:00 am
  

Virginia Mercury: Resolution honors Black donor as hidden figure in medical science • Virginia Mercury

March 5, 2024 | 3:00 am
  

These are all of the video clips of Jennifer Boysko’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2016. There are 1 video clips in all.

Bills

  • SB157: Legal notices and publications; online-only news publications, requirements.
  • SB158: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; technical advisory committee appointed by Authority.
  • SB159: Higher Education for Virginia, State Council of; membership, effective date.
  • SB311: Violence prevention services benefits; DMAS to investigate programs in other states.
  • SB351: Advanced practice registered nurses and licensed certified midwives; joint licensing.
  • SB357: Assault or assault and battery; affirmative defense, penalty.
  • SB366: Local anti-rent gouging authority; civil penalty.
  • SB368: Firearms; storage in residence where minor or person prohibited from possessing is present, penalty.
  • SB370: Employer seeking wage or salary history of prospective employees; prohibited.
  • SB373: Paid family and medical leave insurance program; notice requirements, civil action.
  • SB374: Collective bargaining by public employees; labor organization representation.
  • SB376: Health insurance; limit on cost-sharing payments for prescription drugs under certain plans.
  • SB377: Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds, complaints, hearings, civil penalty.
  • SB378: State correctional facilities; DOC to provide telephone calls and communication services.
  • SB379: Public high schools; SOL curriculum guidelines for research-based hazing prevention instruction.
  • SB405: Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; fee disclosure statement.
  • SB409: Energy efficiency and climate standards; more stringent energy efficiency and climate requirements.
  • SB411: Animal testing facilities; DACR shall convene task force to identify potential deficiencies.
  • SB412: Rabies clinics; animal vaccination and microchip services.
  • SJ1: Constitutional amendment; fundamental right to reproductive freedom (first reference).
  • SJ16: Unethical use of Black bodies by medical institutions; acknowledging with profound regret.
  • SJ181: Commending Michael F. Murn
  • SJ182: Celebrating the life of Arthur Stuart Nachman.
  • SJ183: Celebrating the life of Julie Clemente.
  • SJ184: Commending the Cooper Middle School symphonic band.
  • SJ185: Celebrating the life of Harris Nathan Miller.
  • SJ186: Commending Buta Biberaj.
  • SJ240: Commending the McLean High School journalism program.
  • SJ241: Commending Jack Norcross.
  • SJ242: Commending Frances W. Ivey.
  • SR118: Commending Marie Ridder.
  • SB1: Paid family and medical leave program; Virginia Employment Commission required to establish.
  • SB445: Roadways; operation under HCA to operate instead under PPTA.
  • SB448: Hospitals; policies and procedures related to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • SB454: Teacher Training Corps; established, report.
  • SB1100: Alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage carrier license, airport passenger lounge.
  • SB1101: Paid family and medical leave program; Virginia Employment Commission required to establish.
  • SB1102: Middle & high schools; DOE to evaluate options for implementing hazing prevention training program.
  • SB1104: Violence prevention services benefit; DMAS to convene group to advise on design & implementation.
  • SB1105: Nurse practitioners and licensed certified midwives; licensed by the Board of Nursing only.
  • SB1136: Wage or salary history of prospective employees; prohibition on employer seeking history.
  • SB1139: Firearms; storage in residence where minor or person prohibited from possessing is present, penalty.
  • SB1146: Epinephrine; policies for possession & administration at early childhood care, etc.
  • SB1147: Human trafficking; continuing education required for biennial renewal of licensure.
  • SB1156: Suffocation by blocking or obstructing the airway of another; penalty.
  • SB1159: Fines, costs, etc.; collection fees, assessment against incarcerated defendant.
  • SB1271: Animal testing facilities; public notifications, definitions.
  • SB1272: Assault and battery; persons diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability.
  • SB1273: Health insurance; coverage for doula care services.
  • SB1274: State correctional facilities; electronic communication systems, free telephone calls.
  • SB1278: Rent stabilization authority, local; civil penalty.
  • SB1279: Over-the-counter and prescription hearing aids; licensure not required by certain corporations, etc.
  • SB1282: Community service work in lieu of payment of fines and costs; work performed while incarcerated.
  • SB1303: Defendant with a disorder or disability; sealing of criminal history record information, etc.
  • SB1312: Electric vehicle charging stations; requirement for certain developments.
  • SB1445: Virginia Retirement System; certain law-enforcement officers, part time.
  • SB1471: Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds, complaints, hearings, civil penalty.
  • SJ245: Commending Viki Wellershaus.
  • SJ246: Teacher licensure requirements; DOE to study feasibility of expanding waiver for certain positions.
  • SJ274: Unethical use of Black bodies by medical institutions; acknowledging with profound regret.
  • SJ320: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Charles L. Waddell.
  • SJ321: Celebrating the life of Muhammed Jafar Imam.
  • SJ322: Commending Washington Dulles International Airport.
  • SJ351: Commending LINK, Inc.
  • SJ384: Commending Internet service providers in Virginia.
  • SJ385: Commending Gregory C. Brown.
  • SJ386: Commending John William Foust.
  • SJ387: Commending the Honorable Jeanette A. Irby.
  • SR166: Commending Michael Louis Chapman.
  • SB1: Paid family and medical leave program; Virginia Employment Commission required to establish.
  • SB439: Higher educational institutions, nonprofit and public; hazing policies.
  • SB440: Unlawful hazing; civil and criminal liability.
  • SB441: Correctional facilities, state; fees associated with inmates.
  • SB442: Dogs and cats; breeding for research, reporting to State Veterinarian.
  • SB443: Sealing of offenses; results in a deferred and dismissed disposition or conviction by petition.
  • SB444: Telecommunications companies; conveyance of easement and appurtenances.
  • SB445: Roadways; operation under HCA to operate instead under PPTA.
  • SB446: High-speed broadband service; expanding to new residential and commercial development.
  • SB447: Wage or salary history inquiries; prohibited, civil penalty.
  • SB448: Hospitals; policies and procedures related to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • SB449: Qualified health plans; state-mandated health benefits.
  • SB450: Traffic incident management vehicles; certain vehicles exempt when en route to scene of an accident.
  • SB451: Sales tax; exemption for food purchased for human consumption & essential personal hygiene products.
  • SB452: Local governments; additional powers, energy efficiency of buildings.
  • SB453: Assault and battery; persons diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, etc.
  • SB454: Teacher Training Corps; established, report.
  • SB455: Child support; calculation of gross income for determination, rental income.
  • SB457: Dogs; breeding for certain research prohibited, penalty.
  • SB611: Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back (G3) Program; higher education centers.
  • SB612: Highway use fee, mileage-based user fee program; program clarifications.
  • SB703: Information Technology Advisory Council; membership, powers and duties, report.
  • SB737: Early childhood care and education entities; administration of epinephrine.
  • SJ26: Late Onset Hearing Loss Awareness Week; designating as May 4-10 in 2022 and each succeeding year.
  • SJ27: Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study.
  • SJ38: Commending the Honorable William C. Mims.
  • SR38: Celebrating the life of Leslee King.
  • SB660: Virginia Equal Pay Act; civil penalties.
  • SB669: Animal testing; breeding.
  • SB1223: Virginia Energy Plan; amends Plan to include an analysis of electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  • SB1223: Virginia Energy Plan; amends Plan to include an analysis of electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  • SB1224: Uniform Statewide Building Code; amendments, energy efficiency and conservation.
  • SB1225: Broadband services; school boards to appropriate funds for expansion of services for education.
  • SB1225: Broadband services; school boards to appropriate funds for expansion of services for education.
  • SB1226: Compensation Board; determining staffing and salaries for an attorney for the Commonwealth.
  • SB1226: Compensation Board; determining staffing and salaries for an attorney for the Commonwealth.
  • SB1227: Hormonal contraceptives; payment of medical assistance for 12-month supply.
  • SB1227: Hormonal contraceptives; payment of medical assistance for 12-month supply.
  • SB1228: Virginia Equal Pay Act; civil penalties.
  • SB1321: Confirmatory adoption; expands the stepparent adoption provisions.
  • SB1321: Confirmatory adoption; expands the stepparent adoption provisions.
  • SB1330: Paid family and medical leave program; Virginia Employment Commission to establish.
  • SB1379: Humane Cosmetics Act; civil penalties.
  • SB1379: Humane Cosmetics Act; civil penalties.
  • SB1387: Students; eligibility for in-state tuition.
  • SB1387: Students; eligibility for in-state tuition.
  • SB1413: Phase I or Phase II electric utilities; provision of broadband capacity.
  • SB1413: Phase I or Phase II electric utilities; provision of broadband capacity.
  • SB1458: Identity Management Standards Advisory Council; transfers management of Council.
  • SB1458: Identity Management Standards Advisory Council; transfers management of Council.
  • SJ381: Commending the Loudoun County branch of the NAACP.
  • SJ382: Commending Joshua Thiel.
  • SJ383: Commending the Reverend Deborah Dodson Parsons.
  • SJ384: Commending the Loudoun Medical Reserve Corps.
  • SJ387: Commending Ron Campbell.
  • SJ388: Commending William McKenna.
  • SJ390: Commending Jennifer K. Baker.
  • SJ391: Celebrating the life of Lester Zidel.
  • SR709: Celebrating the life of Christopher Jon Adams.
  • SR730: Commending Signe Friedrichs.
  • SR731: Commending William Sudow.
  • SB159: Public employment; prohibits discrimination on basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • SB161: Public elementary and secondary schools; treatment of transgender students, policies.
  • SB231: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for menstrual supplies.
  • SB232: Menstrual supplies; school boards shall make available in each school building.
  • SB643: Motor Vehicles, Department of; issuance of certain documents.
  • SB644: Traffic incident management vehicles; exempt from certain regulations.
  • SB647: Zoning; development approvals.
  • SB648: Goats; grazing on stream buffers.
  • SB649: Town taxes; collection by county.
  • SB650: Virginia Public Procurement Act; small purchases.
  • SB651: Fairfax County; policemen's pension and retirement board.
  • SB652: Fairfax County; policemen's retirement system.
  • SB653: Real estate brokers; escrow funds.
  • SB654: Health insurance; formula and enteral nutrition products.
  • SB656: Offender medical and mental health information and records; exchange of information to facility.
  • SB657: Certificate of birth; new certificate issued to show change of sex.
  • SB660: Virginia Equal Pay Act; civil penalties.
  • SB662: Employee misclassification; retaliatory actions prohibited, civil penalty.
  • SB665: Electronic Identity Management Act; definitions, federated digital identity systems.
  • SB666: Voter registration; notification of denial.
  • SB667: Overdoses; arrest and prosecution when experiencing or reporting.
  • SB668: Child care providers; out-of-state background checks.
  • SB669: Animal testing; breeding.
  • SB770: Paid family and medical leave program; Virginia Employment Commission to establish.
  • SB853: Culturally Relevant and Inclusive Education Practices Advisory Committee; established, report.
  • SB935: Higher educational institutions, public; eligibility for in-state tuition.
  • SB1022: Collective bargaining for public employees; labor organization representation.
  • SB5017: Correctional facility, local; clarifies definition.
  • SB5034: Terminally ill prisoners; conditional release, sentence credits.
  • SJ17: Commending Friday Night Live!
  • SJ48: Celebrating the life of Dorothy Leah Gerber.
  • SJ61: Humane Cosmetics Act of 2019; urging the Congress of the United States to support.
  • SJ252: Commending Teresa Fennessy.
  • SJ253: Commending Cornerstones, Inc.
  • SJ254: Commending William H. Harrison.
  • SJ255: Commending the Herndon Woman's Club.
  • SJ256: Commending the Herndon Fortnightly Club.
  • SJ257: Commending Lisa C. Merkel.
  • SJ258: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Charles Henry Duff, Jr.
  • SJ259: Commending Karen Ramos.
  • SJ260: Commending Michael O'Reilly.
  • SJ261: Celebrating the life of Josephine Evans Burns.
  • SJ262: Celebrating the life of Barbara Hicks Harding.
  • SR508: Celebrating the life of Darryl C. Smith, Sr.
  • SR510: Celebrating the life of Fitz Alexander Campbell Thomas.
  • SB1633: Local government revenues and expenditures; comparative report, filing date.
  • SB1634: Economic revitalization zone, local; towns may establish by ordinance.
  • SB1635: Screening of trash receptacles; local option.
  • SB1636: Virginia Equal Pay Act; civil penalties.
  • SB1637: Virginia Human Rights Act; establishment of right to reproductive choice.
  • SB1638: Newspapers; legal notice and publications, requirements.
  • SB1639: Paid Family and Medical Leave Program; established, financing through payroll taxes.
  • SB1640: In-state tuition; eligibility, certain individuals who have applied for permanent residency.
  • SB1641: Driver privilege cards; penalty.
  • SB1642: Cosmetics; animal testing prohibited, penalty.
  • SB1643: Birth certificates; change of sex.
  • SB1644: Health information; sharing between community services boards and jails.
  • SB1645: Use of force by law-enforcement officers, etc.; work group to produce and develop report.
  • SB1646: Menstrual supplies; availability in certain school buildings.
  • SB1647: School boards; background investigation for prospective school security officers.
  • SB1648: Electric utilities; limitations on fossil fuel facilities.
  • SB1715: Retail Sales and Use Tax; reduced rate on essential personal hygiene products.
  • SB1745: DEQ permits; technical assistance grants.
  • SB1766: Controlled substance tracking system; Board of Pharmacy to conduct a two-year pilot program.
  • SB1783: Local employee grievance procedure; qualifying grievances by local government employees.
  • SB1784: Traffic incident management vehicles; vehicles equipped with flashing red and white lights.
  • SJ311: DHCD; permitting processes for broadband, etc.
  • SJ407: Commending St. Timothy's Episcopal Church.
  • SJ448: Celebrating the life of Manuel Baca Fierro.
  • SJ449: Commending Sully Elementary School.
  • SJ450: Commending the NextStop Theatre Company.
  • SJ451: Commending Carol G. Jameson.
  • SJ452: Commending Food For Neighbors.
  • SJ453: Commending the Rotary Club of Herndon.
  • SR132: Celebrating the life of Elma Mankin.
  • HB24: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for menstrual supplies.
  • HB25: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for menstrual supplies.
  • HB270: Sale of dog or cat not obtained from releasing agency or animal rescue; prohibition.
  • HB272: Voter registration; notification of denial.
  • HB273: Firearms; civil liability for sale or transfer, background check.
  • HB343: Tuition, in-state; eligibility, certain individuals who have applied for permanent residency.
  • HB388: Substitute teachers; duration of teaching period.
  • HB407: Birth certificates; change of sex.
  • HB639: Fiber optics and other communications infrastructure; identifying during road construction projects.
  • HB640: Comprehensive plan, locality's; broadband infrastructure.
  • HB1087: Animal research; alternative test methods, civil penalty.
  • HB1088: Hospitals; security personnel training to identify mental illness.
  • HB1089: Virginia Equal Pay Act; created.
  • HB1090: Virginia Personnel Act; equal pay for equal work, policy of the Commonwealth.
  • HB1106: Attorney General, Office of the; misclassification of employees as independent contractors.
  • HB1222: Controlled paraphernalia; dispensing or distributing hypodermic needles and syringes.
  • HB1231: Abortion; a pregnant person has a fundamental right to obtain.
  • HB1318: Driver privilege cards; authorizes issuance of new cards by DMV.
  • HB1582: Commonwealth Data Trust Advisory Council; established, sunset provision.
  • HJ77: Statewide dig once policy; CIT to study feasibility of policy.
  • HJ487: Commending Eileen Curtis.
  • HJ488: Commending Gordon Stokes.
  • HJ498: Commending Growing Kids Therapy Center.
  • HJ499: Commending Douglas Graney.
  • HJ500: Commending Barbara Sorenson.
  • HJ503: Celebrating the life of Chief Warrant Officer Edwin Linek, USN, Ret.
  • HJ507: Commending Natalie D. Robb.
  • HJ508: Commending the Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
  • HJ510: Commending Susan Ungerer.
  • HJ511: Commending Bringing Resources to Aid Women's Shelters.
  • HJ512: Commending Nancy Ruth Sherwood.
  • HJ554: Commending HealthWorks.
  • HB1078: Legal notices; advertisement of by certain towns.
  • HB1449: Naloxone; dispensing for use in opioid overdose reversal, etc.
  • HB1593: Sales and use tax; personal hygiene products.
  • HB1594: Local election districts and precincts.
  • HB1595: Vehicle license fees and taxes, local; collection by counties and adjoining towns.
  • HB1649: Charter; Town of Herndon.
  • HB2186: Whole Woman's Health Act; performance of abortions.
  • HB2187: Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks required, penalty.
  • HB2188: Firearms; civil liability for sale or transfer without a background check.
  • HB2189: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for feminine hygiene products.
  • HB2190: Wage or salary history; inquiries prohibited, civil penalty.
  • HB2314: Virginia Personnel Act; equal pay for equal work, policy of the Commonwealth.
  • HJ719: Study; Department of Labor and Industry; violence against health care professionals.
  • HJ953: Commending Penny Halpern.
  • HJ954: Commending Kurt O'Connor.
  • HJ955: Commending Blake G. Rose.
  • HJ956: Commending Brandon Eric Guyer.
  • HJ957: Commending Herndon High School.
  • HJ958: Commending Gabriel Filippini.
  • HJ959: Commending Steven L. Mitchell.
  • HJ960: Commending Arthur Anselene.
  • HJ961: Commending Holly DeVore.
  • HJ962: Commending David A. Kirby.
  • HJ969: Commending FAITH Social Services.
  • HJ1013: Commending Donna Tartt.
  • HJ1014: Commending the Herndon Children's Center.
  • HJ1026: Commending The Health Advantage Yoga Center.
  • HJ1045: Commending Mary K. Tuohy.
  • HB106: Charter; Town of Herndon.
  • HB199: Fire or rescue volunteers; mental health treatment; funding by locality.
  • HB355: Forensic Science Board; membership.
  • HB509: Security of government information; creation of the position of Chief Information Security Officer.
  • HB1078: Advertisement of legal notices by certain towns.
  • HB1082: Driving privilege card; eligibility.
  • HB1225: Essential health benefits; abortion coverage.
  • HJ207: Commending ADAMS Compassionate Healthcare Network.
  • HJ395: Commending William Bates.
  • HJ416: Commending John Mosesso.
  • HJ421: Commending Justine Klena.
  • HR215: Commending the Sully Historic Site.
  • HR255: Commending the Herndon High School girls' basketball team.