Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)

Photo of Joe Morrissey
Party
Democratic
District
16: Chesterfield County (Part), Prince George County (Part), Richmond City (Part), Petersburg City (All), Dinwiddie County (Part), Hopewell City (All) [map]
Took Office
January 2020
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, Judiciary, Local Government, Rehabilitation and Social Services
Age
62
Copatroning Habits
66% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 91% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 55% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
?
Tag Cloud ?
Bills Passed
25% in 2020
Bio

Delegate Morrissey served as Richmond commonwealth's attorney from 1989-1993. He holds a BA in economics from the University of Virginia, a JD from Georgetown and an Master of Laws from Trinity College (Dublin). He has three children. A Democrat, in 2014 he was convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, leading him to resign his seat, run for reelection as an independent, and win his seat again.

These are all of the video clips of Joe Morrissey’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 381 video clips in all.

Bills

  • SB798: Driving after forfeiture of license; guilty of certain offenses.
  • SB801: Subpoena duces tecum; attorney of record may issue in any criminal case.
  • SB802: Death penalty executions; imposes a moratorium.
  • SB803: Attorneys for the Commonwealth; compensation and collection of fees.
  • SB805: Robbery; definition, penalty.
  • SB806: Criminal cases; ex parte requests for expert assistance.
  • SB807: Larceny; subsequent offenses, penalty.
  • SB808: Police and court records; expungement of records, misdemeanor and felony convictions.
  • SB809: Parole; application of statutes.
  • SB810: Discretionary sentencing guidelines worksheets; use by juries.
  • SB811: Sentencing in a criminal case; procedure for trial by jury, ascertainment of punishment, etc.
  • SB812: Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act; telephone solicitation calls.
  • SB813: Virginia High Speed Chase Alert Program; created.
  • SB814: Driver's licenses; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs.
  • SB815: Marijuana; decriminalization of simple possession, penalty.
  • SB816: Minimum wage; increases to $8.50 per hour on July 1, 2020, to $9.75 per hour on July 2, 2021.
  • SB818: Behavioral health dockets; established.
  • SB819: Drug Treatment Court Act; authorization and availability.
  • SB820: Constitutional amendment; personal property tax exemption for motor vehicle of a disable veteran.
  • SB821: Parole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes.
  • SB822: Telephone privacy protection; solicitor to immediately disclose who is calling, etc.
  • SB823: Writs of actual innocence; petition by person who was convicted of a felony, etc.
  • SB931: Income tax, state; subtraction for crime stopper rewards.
  • SB961: Hopewell, City of; amending charter, issuance of bonds.
  • SB1080: Urban Teacher Fund and Program; established.
  • SB1082: Campaign finance; candidate contribution limits, civil penalty.
  • SB1089: Correctional facilities, state; strip searches of those entering a facility.
  • SB1095: Alcoholic beverage control; prohibition on mixed beverages at strip clubs.
  • SJ58: Constitutional amendment; personal property tax exemption for motor vehicle of a disabled veteran.
  • SJ59: Constitutional amendment; qualifications of voters, restoration of rights.
  • HB1988: Campus police departments; reporting of felony criminal sexual assault.
  • HB1989: Motor vehicle title loans, payday loans, and open-end credit plans; caps interest rate.
  • HB1990: Payday lending; prohibition.
  • HB1991: Forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; conviction required.
  • HB1992: Elections; absentee voting; no-excuse, in-person.
  • HB1993: Blighted property; locality as receiver.
  • HB1994: Cigarettes; all counties permitted to impose a tax.
  • HB1995: Pawnbrokers; electronic records shall be maintained on each transaction.
  • HB1996: Grand larceny; threshold.
  • HB1997: Purchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty.
  • HJ627: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights.
  • HJ686: Constitutional amendment; General Assembly, term limits.
  • HR230: Celebrating the life of Damion L. West.
  • HB32: Minimum wage; increases wage from its current federally mandated level.
  • HB116: Traffic light signal photo-monitoring; amends provisions related to implementation of systems.
  • HB117: Paper and plastic bags; imposes tax of five cents on disposable bags used by purchasers, etc.
  • HB153: Writ of actual innocence; based on nonbiological evidence, additional petitions allowed.
  • HB309: General Assembly members; election or appointment to judgeship.
  • HJ3: Constitutional amendment; marriage (first reference).
  • HJ6: Constitutional amendment; qualifications for members of General Assembly, term limits.
  • HB1353: Absentee voting; persons eligible to vote by absentee ballot.
  • HB1355: Writs of actual innocence; petitions.
  • HB1364: Court-appointed experts; compensation in criminal cases.
  • HB1365: Mental health experts; appointment in criminal cases not involving insanity defense or competency.
  • HB1366: Smoking; unlawful for person to smoke in motor vehicle with minor present, civil penalty.
  • HB1367: Cigarettes; deemed litter for purposes of criminal punishment for improper disposal of trash.
  • HB1371: Reckless driving; removes driving in excess of 80 mph, etc.
  • HB1381: Plastic bags; imposes $0.05 tax beginning 7/1/14 on those used by purchasers to carry certain goods.
  • HB1878: Sources of revenue; establishing and adjusting for appropriations of State and its localities.
  • HB1879: Photo-monitoring systems.
  • HB1880: School calendar; local school boards responsible for setting and determining opening of school year.
  • HB1881: University of Virginia; appointment to Board of Visitors.
  • HB1882: Virginia Public Procurement Act; resident employment and apprenticeship participation.
  • HB2207: Firearms and firearms magazines, certain; unlawful to sell, import, etc., penalty.
  • HB2213: Candidate petitions; review of signatures, appeals.
  • HJ557: Celebrating the life of William Stuart Crabtree, Jr.
  • HJ563: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of felonies.
  • HB113: School calendar; local school boards responsible for setting and determining opening of school year.
  • HB114: Cigarettes; deemed litter for purposes of criminal punishment for improper disposal of trash.
  • HB115: Smoking in cars with a minor present; civil penalty.
  • HB116: Higher educational institutions; clarifies policies & procedures for violence prevention on campus.
  • HB121: Virginia Housing Trust Fund Authority; created, report.
  • HB122: Drivers licenses; allows military veterans who are at least 21 to have veteran status indicated.
  • HB123: Specialty criminal court dockets; court may establish to address specialized needs of defendants.
  • HB124: Plastic bags; imposes a tax of 20 cents on those used by purchasers.
  • HB797: Handguns; carrying while under influence of alcohol or drugs in a public place, penalty.
  • HB1122: Derelict and blighted buildings; authorizes locality to serve as receiver to repair.
  • HB1232: Virginia Public Procurement Act; resident employment and apprenticeship participation, required.
  • HB1278: Writ of actual innocence; person convicted of felony may petition Supreme Court.
  • HJ17: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of felonies, etc.
  • HJ23: Employment First initiative; Secretary of Health and Human Resources to develop in State, report.
  • HJ482: Commending Cody Allala.
  • HR76: Celebrating the life of Anthony Joseph Basile.
  • HR77: Commending the Reverend Dr. A. Lincoln James, Jr.
  • HB2339: Smoking in cars with minor present; civil penalty.
  • HB2340: Protective orders; expands class of persons eligible to include those in dating relationship.
  • HB2341: Plastic bags; imposed tax of $0.20 on plastic bags used by purchasers.
  • HB2342: Income tax, state; tax credit for hiring employees with disabilities.
  • HB2343: Handgun; Class 1 misdemeanor for carrying while under influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • HB2344: Cigarette butts; imposes civil penalty for improper disposal for each butt.
  • HB2345: National Guard; eligibility for service.
  • HB2346: Higher educational institutions; compensation of athletic coaches.
  • HB2347: Incarcerated defendant; waiver of payment of interest on fines and costs for certain cases.
  • HB2348: Fertilizer and deicing agents; requires certain localities to regulate sale and application.
  • HB2349: Maximum speed limits; shall be 60 miles per hour where indicated by lawfully placed signs.
  • HB2350: Reckless driving; person driving in excess of 20 mph over speed limit is guilty.
  • HB2351: Writ of actual evidence; allows testing of biological evidence to be conducted.
  • HB2352: Motor fuels tax; rate increase.
  • HB2353: Renewable energy portfolio standard program; investor-owned electric utility, etc., to participate.
  • HJ633: Employment First initiative; Secretary of Health & Human Resources to develop & implement in State.
  • HJ634: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of felonies.
  • HR66: Commending the Richmond Boys Choir.
  • HB175: Barrier crimes; limits assault-related crimes to felony assault crimes only.
  • HB176: Speed limits; provides for 70 mph on certain portions of I-95 and I-295.
  • HB177: Seasonal tax preparation employees; disqualifies employee from receiving unemployment compensation.
  • HB178: Seasonal or temporary workers; disqualifies employee from unemployment compensation benefits.
  • HB179: Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission Act; created.
  • HB180: Marijuana; loss of driving privilege if convicted for possession in a motor vehicle.
  • HB181: Gift cards; prohibits issuance of those that automatically expire as a result of passage of time.
  • HB182: Incarcerated defendant; waiver of payment of interest on fines and costs accrued.
  • HB183: Expungement of criminal record; allows a person to have his conviction expunged after 10 years.
  • HB184: Petition to vacate finding of guilt of convicted person; upon discovery of new evidence.
  • HB185: Elections; qualified registered voter may vote in person from 14 to three days before election.
  • HB186: Smoking in cars with minor present; civil penalty.
  • HB187: Open-end lending; provides extensions of credit secured by motor vehicle titles, caps interest.
  • HB188: Payday Loans; limiting interest to a maximum annual rate of 36 percent.
  • HB519: Minority Business Enterprise, Department of; enhancement measures for small, women-owned, etc.
  • HB520: Sale of firearms at firearms shows; person who sells 3 or more to be licensed as a firearms dealer.
  • HB521: Plastic bags; bans use by retailers at point of sale unless designed and manufactured for reuse.
  • HB522: Deferred disposition in criminal cases; allows court to dismiss cases other than Class 4 felonies.
  • HB662: Health professions; disciplinary actions.
  • HB793: Criminal confessions; inadmissible unless videotaped.
  • HJ42: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of felonies, etc.
  • HJ199: Celebrating the life of Staff Sergeant Phillip Myers.
  • HJ433: Commending Emmanuel Episcopal Church on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.
  • HB1809: Consumer Finance Act; open-end loan plans secured by motor vehicle titles.
  • HB1810: Course credit; students called to active military duty may receive full credit.
  • HB1811: Deferred disposition; allows court to defer & dismiss any criminal case other than Class 4 felonies.
  • HB1812: Questioning employees about criminal convictions; prohibits employer from asking about certain.
  • HB1813: Criminal conviction; expungement of record upon showing opportunities for employment are prejudiced.
  • HB1814: Plastic bags; bans use by retailers at point of sale unless designed & manufactured for reuse.
  • HB1815: Questioning employees about criminal convictions; prohibits employer from asking about certain.
  • HB1816: Unemployment benefits; eligibility of seasonal or temporary workers.
  • HB1817: Speed limit; provides for 70 mph speed limit on certain portions of I-95 and I-295.
  • HB1852: Health Professions, Department of; confidentiality of investigations.
  • HB2318: Firearms; any person who sells three or more firearms at show be licensed as a firearms dealer.
  • HB2581: Tuition, in-state; eligibility for Native Americans.
  • HJ663: Windmill turbines; joint subcommittee to study efficacy of generating electricity therefrom.
  • HJ664: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights for certain felons (first reference).
  • HJ717: Native Americans; honoring their contributions to State, etc.
  • HJ1004: Commending Leland D. Melvin.
  • HB1373: Tuition, in-state; eligibility for Native Americans.
  • HB1374: Restricted permit; issuance thereof for license suspension for nonpayment of fines and costs.
  • HB1375: Civil remedial fees; repeals provision for those imposed certain drivers.
  • HB1376: Crimes Against Minors and Sex Offender Registry; use of data by SAVIN.
  • HB1377: Payday lending charges; establishes maximum annual interest rate..
  • HB1378: Incompetent defendants; disposition.
  • HB1379: Public Procurement Act; exempts purchase of product used with distilled spirits intended for resale.
  • HB1568: Transfer of juveniles; consider after-discovered evidence not considered during transfer hearing.
  • HB1569: Deferred disposition; court dismiss any criminal case set forth re deferral & dismissal for crimes.
  • HJ186: Celebrating the life of Roy Otis Brown, Sr.