Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)

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Party
Republican
District
10: Powhatan County (All), Chesterfield County (Part), Richmond City (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 1998
Left Office
January 2016
Website
senatorjohnwatkins.com
Copatroning Habits
56% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 63% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 55% of them are Republicans.
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Recent Mentions in the Media

Dominion Tool John Watkins is Pretty Much the LAST Person Gov. Northam Should Appoint to the Powerful State ...:

March 29, 2018
  Blue Virginia (press release) (blog)Full coverage

Assembly won't solve budget impasse in a day, but the end may be in sight:

April 7, 2018
  Richmond.comFull coverage

Watkins family looks to sell chunk of 800-acre Midlothian site:

April 11, 2018
  RichmondBizSenseFull coverage

McCain: Trump 'emboldened' Assad with comments on US withdrawal from Syria:

April 8, 2018
  CNNFull coverage

Opinion/Commentary: Could SCC fight have something to do with Medicaid?:

March 25, 2018
  The Daily ProgressFull coverage

These are all of the video clips of John Watkins’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 372 video clips in all.

Bills

  • SB422: Hybrid retirement program; local deferred compensation and cash match plans.
  • SB531: Contract passenger carriers; eliminates certain requirements.
  • SB606: Secondary highway system; withdrawal of county from system.
  • SB678: Real property tax; notice of assessments.
  • SB746: Absentee ballots; extends deadline for mailing to voters.
  • SB747: Absentee voting; application for ballot.
  • SB748: Insurance plans; provisions regulating hypothecation of assets.
  • SB752: State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act;prohibited conduct for Governor's Secretaries.
  • SB801: Clean energy; financing programs, development of underwriting guidelines.
  • SB811: Chemical storage in the Commonwealth; protection of human health and the environment.
  • SB812: Lobbyist disclosure; definition of executive action, procurement transactions.
  • SB813: Virginia Retirement System; technical amendments to the programs administered by System.
  • SB814: Electronic identity management; standards, liability.
  • SB815: Virginia-North Carolina Interstate High-Speed Rail Compact; chairmanship.
  • SB840: Congressional and state legislative districts.
  • SB1006: Virginia Marine Resources Commission; submerged lands, permit fees.
  • SB1007: Port of Virginia Economic & Infrastructure Development Grant Fund & Program; grants.
  • SB1012: Income tax, state; subtraction, sale of land for open-space use.
  • SB1019: Land preservation; tax credit.
  • SB1025: Transportation network companies.
  • SB1031: Real property tax exemption; certain leasehold interests.
  • SB1162: Hybrid retirement program; disclosure of services, etc., associated with voluntary contributions.
  • SB1164: Corrections, State Board of; transfers certain powers and duties to Department of Corrections.
  • SB1287: Alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage licenses for certain establishments.
  • SB1288: General registrars; Russell County not required to have full-time assistant registrar in office.
  • SB1306: Battlefield property; authority to acquire.
  • SB1328: Virginia Health Benefit Exchange; created.
  • SB1365: Carbon dioxide emissions; DEQ to develop state plan to regulate emissions.
  • SB1370: Richmond City Public Schools Learning Excellence by Aligning Public Schools Commission.
  • SB1455: Commonwealth of Virginia Veterans Bond Act of 2015; created.
  • SB1465: U.S. savings bonds; establishes a procedure for the escheat of unclaimed bonds.
  • SJ235: Virginia Housing Trust Fund; revenue sources, report.
  • SJ307: Commending Robert P. Schultze.
  • SJ319: Commending the Virginia Cardinals baseball team.
  • SJ321: Commending the Trinity Episcopal School football team.
  • SJ323: Commending Dominion Resources, Inc.
  • SJ339: Commending John Henry Middleton, Jr.
  • SJ346: Virginia Hospital Week; designating as May 10 through May 16, 2015.
  • SJ347: Commending Sheldon M. Retchin, M.D.
  • SJ372: Commending John J. Accordino, Ph.D.
  • SB44: Conflict of Interests Act, State and Local; disclosure of gifts by Governor and Attorney General.
  • SB45: Virginia Health Benefit Exchange; established and operated by new division within SCC.
  • SB46: Motion picture production; increases percentage of company's qualifying expenses for tax credit.
  • SB47: Southern States Energy Board; change in membership, alternate appointments.
  • SB85: Central station dispatchers; exempt from training requirement if station has certification.
  • SB86: Annuity contracts; interest on proceeds.
  • SB87: VRS; technical amendments to programs administered by System.
  • SB88: Risk management by insurance companies; Own Risk and Solvency Assessments.
  • SB116: Deeds, deeds of trust, and mortgages; correcting errors, affidavit.
  • SB117: Methadone clinics; location near schools and day care centers, exemptions for existing facilities.
  • SB118: Mortgage loan originators; transitional licensing.
  • SB119: State Corporation Commission; availability of records.
  • SB120: Benefits consortium; exemption and exclusions.
  • SB297: Medicaid enrollees; work search requirements for newly eligible.
  • SB298: Rail and Public Transportation, Department of; funding.
  • SB323: Dams; risk management plan for owners.
  • SB422: Hybrid retirement program; local deferred compensation and cash match plans.
  • SB430: Farm brewery licenses, limited; Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control may grant to certain breweries.
  • SB431: Voluntary remediation program; removes cap on registration fees.
  • SB464: Human Resource Management, Department of; state health plan.
  • SB466: Dams, certain; liability of owners.
  • SB531: Contract passenger carriers; eliminates certain requirements.
  • SB606: Secondary highway system; withdrawal of county from system.
  • SJ17: Commending M. Coleman Walsh, Jr.
  • SJ18: Celebrating the life of James Barksdale Timberlake.
  • SJ19: Celebrating the life of Nicholas Martin Bliley.
  • SJ20: Celebrating the life of Vernon M. Poe.
  • SJ21: Celebrating the life of United States Army Specialist Kyle Pascal Stoeckli.
  • SJ69: Master Rail Plan; develop to serve principal facilities of Port of Virginia.
  • SJ111: Celebrating the life of the Honorable William E. Maxey, Jr.
  • SJ126: Commending N. Jerry Simonoff.
  • SJ154: Celebrating the life of Carrie Monroe Roarty.
  • SJ189: Commending the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects.
  • SJ5007: Commending Boy Scouts of America Troop 840.
  • SJ5036: Commending Bryan D. Carr.
  • SJ5044: Commending Richard E. Tucker.
  • SJ5052: Celebrating the life of William Frank Mezger.
  • SR21: State Corporation Commission; nominating a person to be elected.
  • SR22: Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission; nominating a person to be elected.
  • SB494: Wastewater treatment facilities; Virginia Public Building Authority to issue an additional bond.
  • SB496: Virginia Health Benefit Exchange; created, report.
  • SB717: Sources of revenue; establishing and adjusting for appropriations of State and its localities.
  • SB775: Unemployment compensation; noncharging of overpayments, penalty for fraudulent claims.
  • SB776: Virginia New Hire Reporting Center; employer to submit information concerning newly hired employee.
  • SB777: Insurance; notice of lapse in coverage for certain life and accident and sickness policies.
  • SB778: State Corporation Commission; pro bono legal services.
  • SB779: Limited liability companies; assignment of interest.
  • SB780: Accident and sickness insurance, individual; open enrollment program.
  • SB919: Uranium; 3% state severance tax on receipts of any severed from earth in State, proceeds.
  • SB921: Health insurance reform; revises State's laws.
  • SB922: Health insurance; SCC, et al., to perform plan management functions, review of premium rates.
  • SB923: Open Education Curriculum Board; repeals Board.
  • SB924: Virginia Health Benefit Exchange; created, report.
  • SB994: Mortgage loan originators; conforms Virginia statutory law to federal regulations.
  • SB995: VRS; technical changes regarding retirement plans.
  • SB1034: Banks; derivative transactions.
  • SB1035: Unemployment compensation; collection of overpayments.
  • SB1057: Own Risk and Solvency Assessments; insurers required to maintain risk management framework.
  • SB1089: Health insurance; program for local government employees and other political subdivisions of State.
  • SB1236: Personal property tax; advertising signs.
  • SB1304: Alcoholic beverage control; creates annual mixed beverage performing arts facility license, etc.
  • SB1353: Uranium; establishes process for DMME to issue permits for mining of uranium ore, report.
  • SJ313: Commending Earl Hamner, Jr.
  • SJ314: Commending Dominion Resources, Inc.
  • SJ346: Celebrating the life of Roscoe Lee Timberlake.
  • SJ348: Celebrating the life of Nicholas J. Covatta, Jr.
  • SJ349: Commending the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • SJ379: Commending William L. Dudley, Jr.
  • SJ385: Commending Flora of Virginia.
  • SR47: Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission; nomination for election of member.
  • SB45: Open Education Curriculum Board; alters function from a policy board to an advisory board.
  • SB46: On-road clean screen program; vehicle emissions inspection.
  • SB47: Certificates of insurance; unfair insurance trade practices.
  • SB48: Residential rental properties; establishes criteria by which an assessor determines market value.
  • SB49: Income tax, corporate; requires retail companies to use single-sales factor apportionment formula.
  • SB50: Corporations and limited liability companies; conversions, dissolution, and procedures.
  • SB51: Uniform Commercial Code; secured transactions.
  • SB52: Environmental laboratory certification program; exempts certain laboratories.
  • SB53: Commonwealth Health Research Board; certain employees shall be entitled to state employee benefits.
  • SB54: Unemployment benefits; minimum earnings requirement, postpones scheduled increase.
  • SB73: Residential rental apartments; appeal of real property assessments, fair market value.
  • SB74: Roll-your-own cigarette machines; person who operates at a retail establishment is a manufacturer.
  • SB75: Mortgage loan originators; exempts from licensing employees of bona fide nonprofit organizations.
  • SB76: Owner financing for real property; licensing.
  • SB77: Nutrient credit certification; regulations, Nutrient Trading Act is established, penalty.
  • SB78: Income tax, corporate; taxes paid in another state.
  • SB79: Public Procurement Act; bid match preference for State businesses.
  • SB121: Bank-owned real estate; repeals provision that limits period that banks may hold.
  • SB122: Derelict and blighted buildings; authorizes locality to serve as receiver to repair.
  • SB123: Environmental covenants; compliance with Uniform Environmental Covenants Act, etc.
  • SB124: Mortgage lenders and mortgage brokers; criminal background checks.
  • SB125: Line of Duty Act; political subdivision, etc., irrevocable election to self-fund benefits.
  • SB126: Forestry, Department of; use of methyl bromide gas fumigation.
  • SB491: Senate Districts; technical adjustments in boundaries in City of Richmond.
  • SB492: Renewable energy; expands definition.
  • SB493: Electric and natural gas utilities; energy efficiency programs.
  • SB494: Wastewater treatment facilities; Virginia Public Building Authority to issue an additional bond.
  • SB495: Wireless E-911 Fund; distribution of funds on monthly basis to public safety answering point.
  • SB496: Virginia Health Benefit Exchange; created, report.
  • SB497: Virginia Retirement System; local government and school board employees, contributions.
  • SB498: Retirement System; hybrid retirement program created, optional defined retirement plan created, etc.
  • SB499: Health plan, state; makes changes to appeals process for complaints.
  • SB500: Interstate highway, etc.; fines and fees for violations of laws.
  • SB501: Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program; under authority of Criminal Justice Services Board.
  • SB631: Motor fuels tax; required to be indexed starting January 1 of year preceeding affected year.
  • SB632: Wireless E-911 Fund; distribution of funds.
  • SJ15: Electronic identity credentials; JCOTS to study and determine possible liability concerns therewith.
  • SJ16: Unemployment Compensation Act; Commission on Unemployment Compensation to study federal Act.
  • SJ36: Commending Captain Cathy Ann Harrison.
  • SJ105: Commending the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • SJ106: Commending Tucker Pavilion.
  • SJ169: Commending Leland M. Nye.
  • SR10: State Corporation Commission; nomination for election of member.
  • SB238: Enhanced Public Safety Telephone Services Act; certain requirements for CMRS resellers.
  • SB647: Energy mandates; SCC and JLARC to prepare an assessment of economic impact on customers.
  • SB783: Zoning; cluster development subject to land use ordinance of locality.
  • SB784: Affordable housing; assessments of real property.
  • SB785: Real property tax assessment; partial exemption for certain improvements.
  • SB786: Mortgage loan originator for residential mortgage loan; allows for exception under definition.
  • SB787: Wireless E-911 Services Board; changes name to E-911 Services Board.
  • SB788: Wireless E-911 Fund; amends procedure by which Wireless E-911 Services Board distributes funds.
  • SB789: E-Verify program; requires Virginia Employment Commission to use.
  • SB790: Unemployment compensation bills; impact statement.
  • SB791: Extended unemployment benefits; clarifies expiration of provisions that expanded certain criteria.
  • SB792: Airport shuttle service; same treatment of carriers in Henrico County as for those in Norfolk.
  • SB793: Mercury switches; extends sunset provision that requires removal in certain motor vehicles.