Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk)

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89: City of Norfolk (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2018
Next Election
November 2019
Appropriations, Counties, Cities and Towns, Transportation
Copatroning Habits
85% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 84% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 73% of them are Democrats.
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Bills Passed
58.3% in 2019
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From the Legislator’s Website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               February 13th, 2017CONTACT:...

February 13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               February 13th, 2017 CONTACT:   Jerrauld “Jay” Jerrauld “Jay” Jones Announces Candidacy forHouse of Delegates Seat in the 89th Jerrauld “Jay” Jones announced today that he is running for the 89th District House of Delegates seat of the Virginia General Assembly.   The seat is currently held by Delegate Daun Hester who is stepping down to run for the office of Norfolk City Treasurer.   Jay, a lifelong resident of the 89th district, is currently an attorney with Willcox & Savage, P.C. in Norfolk.   He completed his undergraduate studies at the College of William & Mary, where he attended as a “William & Mary Scholar” on a full scholarship.  He graduated with a double major in government and history, and later obtained his law degree from the University of Virginia.  Upon graduation from law school, Jay began practicing law in Norfolk.  Prior to attending law school, Jay was an associate with Goldman Sachs where he focused on risk management and rating advisory.  Jay’s family has a long history of service to the city of Norfolk.  His grandfather, Hilary H. Jones, Jr., was a pioneer in the Civil Rights Movement.  A lawyer, he became the first African-American member appointed to the Norfolk School Board and subsequently the first African-American appointed to the Virginia State Board of Education.   Jay’s father, Jerrauld C. Jones, served eight terms in the House of Delegates representing the 89th District.   He stepped down in 2002 to accept an appointment by Governor Mark Warner to serve as the Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice for the Commonwealth of Virginia.     Currently, Jay serves as a member of the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Virginia, FestEvents, Ltd. and the Old Dominion University Athletic Foundation’s “Next Generation Board.”  He has served as a mentor with the BigBrothers/BigSisters organization and mentored and tutored local schoolchildren during his time as a law student.  Jay is a lifelong member of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception.   Contributions to the campaign can be made payable to Friends of Jay Jones, and sent to PO Box 2892, Norfolk VA, 23501. ###Paid for and authorized by Friends of Jay Jones, PO Box 2892, Norfolk, VA 23501


  • HB748: Research and development tax credits; extends sunset date, aggregate caps.
  • HB749: Norfolk, City of; amending charter, employees of officers, vagrants.
  • HB750: Carrying a concealed handgun; consumption of alcohol in a public park, penalty.
  • HB751: Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund; low-income loans, forgiveness of principal.
  • HB752: Felons; postrelease incarceration of offenders sentenced for certain offenses.
  • HB778: Family assessments; increases timeline for completion.
  • HB914: Segregation in transportation; repeals certain Acts.
  • HB921: Housing authorities; notice of intent to demolish or liquidate housing projects.
  • HB1131: Solar energy projects; revenue share assessment.
  • HB1132: Electric utility regulation; initial triennial review, requirements.
  • HB1133: Solar and wind energy; projects on previously developed project sites.
  • HB1419: School resource officers and school security officers; training standards.
  • HB1433: Criminal history information; destruction of information for certain charges and convictions.
  • HB1434: Local tax; amount of exemption for solar energy equipment.
  • HB1435: Low-income taxpayers; refundable income tax credit.
  • HB1436: Virginia Spirits Board; established, report.
  • HB1437: Juveniles; confinement for violation of court order.
  • HB1438: I-64; Commission to impose tolls in HOT lanes on certain portions.
  • HB1439: Transportation safety; adopting several initiatives.
  • HB1440: Juveniles; trial as an adult.
  • HB1441: Financial institutions; small loans prohibited, penalty.
  • HB1442: Photo speed monitoring devices; civil penalty.
  • HB1539: Peer-to-peer vehicle sharing platforms; establishes requirement.
  • HB1634: Shared solar programs; electric utility regulation, etc.
  • HB1647: Distributed renewable energy; sale of electricity under third-party sales agreements.
  • HB1693: Juveniles; confinement for violation of court order.
  • HJ114: Code of Virginia; VCC to study feasibility of a comprehensive revision to be gender neutral.
  • HJ131: Electric vehicles; DEQ to study the impact of and develop Clean Transportation Plan, report.
  • HJ177: Commending the Virginia Maritime Association.
  • HJ408: Commending Mary Reid Barrow.
  • HB1664: Out-of-state conviction of drug offenses; person may petition for restricted driver's license.
  • HB1681: Income tax, state; housing choice vouchers, eligible housing areas.
  • HB1767: Wrongful death beneficiaries; parents of decedent who receive support or services, etc.
  • HB1782: Court-established community service programs; community service work in lieu of pymt. of fine, etc.
  • HB1871: Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare (VIEW); transitional child care.
  • HB2133: Emergency Management, Virginia Department of; annual reporting requirements.
  • HB2134: Private security services businesses; qualifications, felony convictions.
  • HB2135: Notaries; qualifications, conviction of a felony.
  • HB2214: Motorized skateboards or foot-scooters; operation, local authority.
  • HB2460: Income tax, state; credit for solar energy equipment.
  • HB2489: Suspension of tolls; evacuations.
  • HB2609: School resource officers; compulsory minimum training standards.
  • HJ972: Celebrating the life of Robert C. Nusbaum.
  • HJ973: Celebrating the life of Anne B. Shumadine.
  • HJ974: Commending the Norfolk Drug Court.
  • HJ975: Commending the Attucks Theatre.
  • HJ976: Commending Ohef Sholom Temple.
  • HJ986: Celebrating the life of Richard Dudley White.
  • HB243: Jury duty; employees summoned to report.
  • HB260: Virginia Critically Missing Adult Alert Program; created.
  • HB316: Norfolk, City of; amending charter, appointment of officers, record of ordinances, etc.
  • HB1367: Emergency Management, Virginia Department of; local sheltering data.
  • HB1368: Group accident and sickness insurance; eligibility for continuation of coverage.
  • HJ440: Celebrating the life of Clarence L. Sessoms.
  • HJ516: Commending Helen Burch Hess.