Senator John Miller (D-Newport News)

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Party
Democratic
District
1: Hampton City (Part), Newport News City (Part), York County (Part), Williamsburg City (All), James City County (Part), Suffolk City (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2008
Left Office
April 2016
Committees
Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, Local Government, Privileges and Elections
Age
68
Website
senatorjohnmiller.com
Copatroning Habits
58% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 50% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 50% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
4% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
$29,475.63 cash on hand (December 2012 report)
Bio

Vice President of University Relations at Christopher Newport. Prior to that he was a news anchor at WVEC for six years, news director of the same station for twelve years, and administrative assistant to U.S. Sen. Paul Trible for six years. Got his BS and ED from Northern Illinois University. Married with two grown children.

Top 10 Donors
Virginia Education Association Fund Political Action Committee Richmond $1,000
Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding Newport News $1,000
Virginia Bankers Association Virginia BankPAC Political Action Committee Glen Allen $1,000
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Sheild Health Insurance Richmond $1,000
Alpha Natural Resources LLC Energy Abingdon $1,000
Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association Political Action Committee Political Action Committee Richmond $500
Virginia Credit Union PAC Political Action Committee Lynchburg $500
Hunton & Williams LLP Legal Services Richmond $500
Patten, Wornom, Hatten, & Diamonstein, L. C. Legal Services Newport News $500
Karen Jackson Administrator Poquoson $500

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Daily Press: Newport News state Sen. John Miller diesDaily Press

April 4, 2016
- State Sen. John Miller, a General Assembly stalwart for public education and election reform, died suddenly Monday, his family said. The three-term senator died ...Virginia State Senator John Miller dies at 68 | 13NEWSNOW.com13newsnow.comState Senator John Miller dies at age 68 | WTKR.comwtkr.comSen. John Miller of Newport News dies at age 68 | WAVY-TVWAVY-TVRichmond.com -Blue Virginia (blog) -Williamsburg Yorktown Dailyall 17 news articles »

Daily Press: Candidate forums in 1st Va. Senate, 93rd House of Delegates races

September 22, 2016
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Richmond.com: Va. education officials moving forward with plans that could transform how schools work

September 4, 2016
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These are all of the video clips of John Miller’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 105 video clips in all.

Bills

  • SB203: Public schools; Standards of Learning assessments.
  • SB428: Standards of Learning assessments; administration time frame.
  • SJ34: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office.
  • SB188: Elections; absentee voting by persons age 65 or older.
  • SB189: Payday loans; permitted interest.
  • SB190: Voting systems; prohibits use of direct recording electronic machines (DREs) after July 1, 2020.
  • SB191: Voter referendum; independent redistricting commission.
  • SB203: Public schools; Standards of Learning assessments.
  • SB211: Public schools; physical activity requirement for students in grades kindergarten through five.
  • SB224: Public schools; prohibited use of tobacco products on school bus, etc.
  • SB231: Virginia Indoor Clean Air Act; e-cigarettes.
  • SB336: High school graduation; graduation requirements.
  • SB337: Virginia War Memorial; names and homes of record designation for Virginians 'Killed in Action.'
  • SB427: Standards of Learning assessments; Board of Education's calculation of passage rate.
  • SB428: Standards of Learning assessments; administration time frame.
  • SB682: Hampton Roads; construction or expansion projects.
  • SB683: Training centers; communications with individuals.
  • SB700: Highway construction; effect of sea-level rise on projects.
  • SJ34: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office.
  • SJ35: Advance Care Planning Month; designating as April 2016, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • SJ36: Celebrating the life of Alton H. Glass, Sr.
  • SR33: Commending Canon Virginia, Inc.
  • SR37: Commending the City of Newport News.
  • SR53: Celebrating the life of Elizabeth Hill Brauer.
  • SR54: Celebrating the life of Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Korff, USAF, Ret.
  • SR55: Commending the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic.
  • SR58: Commending the National Education Association Read Across America program.
  • SR68: Commending George M. Homewood III.
  • SB821: Opportunity Educational Institution; repeals Institution.
  • SB822: Elections; absentee voting by persons age 65 or older.
  • SB823: Public schools; physical activity requirement.
  • SB824: Bipartisan Va. Redistricting Commission; statewide advisory referendum relating to establishing.
  • SB827: Voting systems; use of direct recording electronic machines on and after July 1, 2016.
  • SB839: License plates, special; issuance of those bearing legend NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING.
  • SB897: Standards of Learning; eligibility for retake of tests.
  • SB945: Payday loans; permitted interest.
  • SB1020: Standards of Learning; reduced number and type of assessments.
  • SB1068: Vapor products; purchase or possession by minors.
  • SB1105: School Health Advisory Board; established, report.
  • SB1347: Uniformed services-connected students; identification.
  • SB1443: Comprehensive plan; strategies to combat projected sea-level rise.
  • SB1446: Training centers; discharge plans.
  • SJ7: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office.
  • SJ30: Standards of Learning; joint committees to study options for changing number, etc., of assessments.
  • SR56: Celebrating the life of Thelma Day Johnson.
  • SR77: Commending Riverside Hospital.
  • SR84: Celebrating the life of Curtis Howard Hazel.
  • SR96: Celebrating the life of Dorothy Seal Tolbert.
  • SR102: Celebrating the life of Samuel T. Jacob, Jr.
  • SR113: Commending Albert Jack Stodghill.
  • SR114: Celebrating the life of William Francis Swain.
  • SB16: Absentee voting; persons age 65 or older on day of an election are entitled to vote absentee ballot.
  • SB17: Electronic cigarettes; minors may not purchase or possess.
  • SB155: Public schools; physical activity requirement.
  • SB156: Electronic toll collection transponders; VDOT shall develop plan to eliminate maintenance fees.
  • SB157: Payday loans; permitted interest.
  • SB158: Bipartisan Virginia Redistricting Commission; referendum on creating advisory commission.
  • SB159: Hybrid electric motor vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles; repeals annual license tax.
  • SB160: Student-athletes; policies on concussions.
  • SB270: SOL; Board of Education to require only math and English reading assessments for third graders.
  • SB271: Marriage celebrant; charges for additional services provided.
  • SB324: A-to-F grading system; delays date for implementing individual school performance grading system.
  • SB325: Standards of Quality; waivers from third grade SOL assessments in certain scenarios.
  • SB434: Channel bass (red drum); repeals an obsolete section restricting taking of bass.
  • SB626: Christopher Newport University; membership of Board of Visitors.
  • SB630: Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act; regulations.
  • SJ7: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • SJ30: Standards of Learning; joint committees to study options for changing number, etc., of assessments.
  • SJ54: Child-care providers; Department of Social Services to study a tiered-reimbursement subsidy program.
  • SJ208: Celebrating the life of Lloyd U. Noland, Jr.
  • SR2: Celebrating the life of Walter S. Segaloff.
  • SR5: Celebrating the life of Antonia Lolos.
  • SR6: Commending Robert F. Shuford, Sr.
  • SR33: SOL; Senate Committee on Education and Health to study options for changing assessments.
  • SR515: Commending Scott Rankins.
  • SB194: Virginia War Memorial; memorialization of fallen Virginian, Governor may establish certain criteria.
  • SB724: Absentee voting; persons age 65 and older on day of an election are entitled to vote absentee.
  • SB741: Payday loans; permitted interest.
  • SB742: Virginia Redistricting Commission; established.
  • SB743: Absentee voting; application by electronic mail or other electronic means.
  • SB987: Virginia War Memorial Shrine of Memory; memorialization of fallen Virginians by inclusion of names.
  • SB989: Vote centers; Board of Elections to establish pilot program.
  • SB990: Virginia Public Procurement Act; bid match preference for Virginia businesses.
  • SB991: Veterans; identification card, discount on state-operated attractions.
  • SB993: Public schools; physical activity requirement.
  • SB1079: Military personnel, active duty; DMAS to designate certain waiver slots for dependents.
  • SB1081: Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995, etc.; additional requirements.
  • SB1271: James River, Historic Lower; allows consideration of construction of new utility infrastructure.
  • SB1364: Standards of Learning; Two-year waivers from third grade assessments to certain schools, report.
  • SJ44: Constitutional amendment; maximum lawful rate of interest (first reference).
  • SJ45: Property owners, low-income; JLARC to study real property tax relief.
  • SJ306: Standards of Learning; JLARC to study how increased instruction time effects achievement levels.
  • SR36: Commending Nancy Davenport-Ennis.
  • SR37: Commending Walter Segaloff.
  • SR38: Commending the Newport News Fire Department Bomb Squad.
  • SR40: Commending William C. O'Donovan.
  • SR41: Celebrating the life of Brenna Jean Vorhis.
  • SR45: Celebrating the life of C. J. Woollum.
  • SB185: SOL assessments; Board of Education to require only math and English for third graders.
  • SB186: Payday loans; permitted interest.
  • SB187: Absentee voting; persons age 65 and older on day of election may vote absentee.
  • SB188: Absentee voting; application for absentee ballots by electronic mail or other electronic means.
  • SB189: Virginia Redistricting Commission; created.
  • SB190: Public schools; clarifies language relating to enrollment of military children.
  • SB191: Intellectual disability and developmental services; replaces certain terminology, tech. amendments.
  • SB192: Pawnbrokers; digital images required to be maintained.
  • SB193: Freedom of Information Act; exemption for cell phone numbers for EMS personnel and firefighters.
  • SB194: Virginia War Memorial; memorialization of fallen Virginian, Governor may establish certain criteria.
  • SB255: Thoms Nelson Community College; creates pilot program for certain high school seniors.
  • SB256: Public schools; physical activity requirement.
  • SJ44: Constitutional amendment; maximum lawful rate of interest (first reference).
  • SJ45: Property owners, low-income; JLARC to study real property tax relief.
  • SJ46: Peninsula Fine Arts Center; commemorating its 50th anniversary.
  • SJ47: Commending the Hampton Roads Case Management Society.
  • SJ172: Celebrating the life of Peter George Decker, Jr.
  • SJ184: Commending Virginia Advanced Study Strategies, Inc.
  • SJ195: Commending the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board.
  • SJ204: Celebrating the life of Donald Wray Lewis, M.D.
  • SR505: Commending Guss Hot Dog King.
  • SB141: Higher educational institutions; shall not be prohibited from selling complimentary materials.
  • SB142: Criminal Street Gang Act; adds burglary and shooting to list of predicate criminal acts.
  • SB300: DUI; penalty for transporting person 18 years of age or younger.
  • SB663: State taxes, delinquent; persons appointed by State to collect shall be compensated.
  • SB932: Virginia Redistricting Commission; created.
  • SB933: Payday loans; permitted interest.
  • SB934: Public schools; physical education requirement.
  • SB935: Healthy lifestyles education; Board of Education to develop and approve instructional objectives.
  • SB936: Virginia War Memorial; memorialization of fallen Virginians.
  • SB937: Absentee voting; persons age 65 and older will be entitled.
  • SB938: Absentee voting; application by electronic mail or other electronic means.
  • SB939: Visitors, boards of; adds two members to each public college and university.
  • SB940: Striped bass; designated as official state saltwater fish.
  • SB941: Uniform Statewide Building Code; harmonizes statute of limitations for criminal prosecutions.
  • SB942: Defective Chinese drywall; disclosure of information, real estate tax exemption.
  • SB957: Real estate tax rates; authorizes City of Poquoson to impose on improvements to real property.
  • SB958: Veterans care centers; removes requirement for Commissioner to establish an advisory committee.
  • SB1063: Veterans and military servicemembers; specialty treatment procedures.
  • SB1293: Disabled parking placards; valid for no more than five years.
  • SB1294: Virginia Consumer Protection Act; prohibited practice for supplier to sell defective drywall.
  • SB1295: Transportation funding; provides new and increased taxes, tolls, and general fund revenues.
  • SB1444: Prison printing shops; higher educational institutions are not required to purchase products.
  • SJ328: Motor fuel tax; Center for Transportation Innovation & Research to study replacing with alternative.
  • SJ416: Commending the students, etc., of Virginia College and University Legislative Redistricting Comp.
  • SJ417: Commending Hardy W. Cash, Sr.
  • SJ418: Commending Colonial Behavioral Health.
  • SJ474: Commending Christopher Newport University on the occasion of its semicentenary.
  • SJ475: Commending WHRO on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
  • SJ505: Commending the Womans Club of Newport News.
  • SB138: Payday loans; permitted interest.
  • SB139: Absentee voting; persons age 65 and older may vote absentee.
  • SB140: Virginia ports; Governor may enter into agreement that transfers to a nongovernmental entity.
  • SB141: Higher educational institutions; shall not be prohibited from selling complimentary materials.
  • SB142: Criminal Street Gang Act; adds burglary and shooting to list of predicate criminal acts.
  • SB143: Green Jobs Grant Program; established.
  • SB144: Absentee voting; Board of Elections shall implement a system to accept ballot electronically.
  • SB145: Virginia Index of Performance incentive program; established.
  • SB296: Bipartisan Redistricting Commission; created.
  • SB297: Veterans Services Fund; may be used for Veterans Services Foundation with approval of Board.
  • SB298: Homeowners insurance; prohibits insurance company from canceling due to Chinese drywall.
  • SB299: Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, Council on; DOE liaison.
  • SB300: DUI; penalty for transporting person 18 years of age or younger.
  • SB469: P-16 Education Council; established, reports.
  • SB470: Certificate of public need; definition of project.
  • SB471: Defective drywall; penalties.
  • SB592: Veterans' mental health courts; allows Hampton Roads to establish.
  • SB621: Virginia Defense Force; exempt from Administrative Process Act.
  • SB663: State taxes, delinquent; persons appointed by State to collect shall be compensated.
  • SB664: Insurance information; agent to disclose information about policy to funeral services licensee.
  • SB684: Transportation; provides new and increased taxes, tolls, etc., & general fund revenues for funding.
  • SJ31: Public schools; JLARC to study reading proficiency among third graders.
  • SJ64: SOLs; DOE to study feasibility of adding curriculum relating to healthy lifestyle choices.
  • SJ65: Youth Art Month; designating as March 2010, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • SJ66: Commending Charles D. Crowson, Jr.
  • SJ94: Motor fuels tax; Virginia Transportation Research Council to study desirability, etc., of replacing.
  • SJ115: Commending the Poquoson High School baseball team.
  • SJ116: Celebrating the life of Anargyros Lolos.
  • SJ117: Commending the Menchville High School baseball team.
  • SJ118: Commending Joe Frank.
  • SJ119: Commending Historic Hilton Village.
  • SJ131: Commending Lieutenant General Samuel Vaughan Wilson, USA Ret.
  • SJ132: Commending the Riverside Elementary School ThinkQuest competition team.
  • SJ136: Engineering curriculum; DOE to establish and define goals therefor in public schools.
  • SJ208: Celebrating the life of Arthur V. Holloway.
  • SJ228: Commending C.J. Woollum.
  • SB676: Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; abolishes Authority, taxes, etc., dedicated to operation.
  • SB992: Red or red/white warning lights; updates existing authorization for use thereof on security vehicle.
  • SB993: Federal write-in absentee ballots; witness requirement.
  • SB994: Campus police; allows any educational institution police officers not be governed by Personnel Act.
  • SB995: Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; abolished, makes several technical changes.
  • SB996: Payday Loan Act; repealed limiting interest at maximum annual rate of 36 percent.
  • SB997: Trespassing vehicle; local regulation of removal and immobilization thereof.
  • SB998: Process and service fees; increases certain sheriffs' fees.
  • SB1010: Absentee voting; persons age 65 and older may vote absentee.
  • SB1011: Post-adoption contact and communication; authorizes & establishes procedures governing.
  • SB1018: Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; abolished, disposition of revenues, etc.
  • SB1086: Harvester's license, commercial; increases fee for nonresidents for those fishing in tidal waters.
  • SB1087: Marine Resources Commission; membership.
  • SB1088: Jail projects; requires Newport News to file its community-based corrections plan on Nov. 1, 2009.
  • SB1089: Investment Performance Grants; raises per project amount thereof.
  • SB1090: Annual and biennial reports; requires agencies, institutions, etc., to report to Governor, etc.
  • SB1091: Elections; removes curbside voting for persons age 65 and older, are entitled to vote absentee.
  • SB1092: Charitable food donations and distributions; civil immunity.
  • SB1457: Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Organization; increases size.
  • SJ59: Constitutional amendment; establishing Redistricting Commission (first reference).
  • SJ60: Constitutional amendment; assessment of real property for tax purposes (first reference).
  • SJ312: Constitutional amendment; establishing Redistricting Commission (first reference).
  • SJ313: Public schools; JLARC to study ways to promote and ensure early reading proficiency.
  • SJ373: American Cancer Society Day; designating as February 5, 2009, and each succeeding year.
  • SJ374: Commending the Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center on the occasion of its 35th anniversary.
  • SJ447: Commending Commander David W. Alldridge and the crew of the USS Newport News.
  • SJ456: Celebrating the life of John Michael Finn.
  • SB277: Electoral College; votes therein shall be allocated by popular vote for President & Vice President.
  • SB279: Payday lending charges; establishes maximum annual interest rate.
  • SB280: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include EnergyStar-rated fluorescent light bulbs.
  • SB281: Offender registration; local law-enforcement agencies may charge fee.
  • SB282: Newport News Economic Development Authority; powers.
  • SB283: Real estate tax; authorizes certain counties & cities to adopt income limit for elderly & disabled.
  • SB514: Health, Department of; established as radiation control agency.
  • SB676: Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; abolishes Authority, taxes, etc., dedicated to operation.
  • SB700: Neighborhood Assistance Act; changes tax credit program.
  • SB6002: Hampton Roads Transportation Authority.
  • SB6003: Long-range transportation plan of Hampton Roads MPO.
  • SJ59: Constitutional amendment; establishing Redistricting Commission (first reference).
  • SJ60: Constitutional amendment; assessment of real property for tax purposes (first reference).
  • SJ61: Public schools; joint subcommittee to study ways to promote reading proficiency & comprehension.
  • SJ81: Homeowners; Dept of Tax. to study implications of income tax credit based upon property taxes.
  • SJ112: Commending NASA on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
  • SJ152: Commending Steven R. Staples.
  • SJ210: Commending the Menchville High School marching band.
  • SJ260: Celebrating the life of Hughes Westcott Cunningham.
  • SJ261: Commending the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and its alumni.
  • SJ6023: Celebrating the life of Harrol Andrew Brauer, Jr.