Delegate Joe Morrissey (I-Highland Springs)

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Party
Independent
District
74: Counties of Charles City and Henrico (part); City of Richmond (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2008
Left Office
March 2015
Age
59
Website
joemorrisseyfordelegate.com
Copatroning Habits
64% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 97% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 51% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Campaign Contributions
$68,616.86 cash on hand (May 2013 report)
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.

Top 10 Donors
Ayers and Stolte Law firm Richmond $4,000
MidAtlantic Regional Council of Carpenters Labor Richmond $2,000
Historic Housing LLC Surveyors Richmond $1,000
Intl Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor DC $1,000
Terry McAuliffe for Governor Political McLean $1,000
Virginia AFL-CIO Labor Richmond $1,000
Geoff McDonald PC Law firm Richmond $1,000
Randy Wilson Group Home Management chesterfield $1,000
Virginia Health Care Association PAC Medicine Richmond $1,000
Sam Gray & Associates Mental Health Roanoke $1,000

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Recent Mentions in the Media

WTOP: Former Del. Morrissey accused of presenting 'knowingly false' defense

August 28, 2016
Former Del. Morrissey accused of presenting 'knowingly false' defenseFormer Del. Joe Morrissey, D-Henrico has publicly confirmed he fathered a son with his former secretary. WASHINGTON ? Virginia State Bar Association investigators said former Del. Joe Morrissey fought his sex scandal with a ?knowingly false? defense.

wtvr.com: Joe Morrissey has 'solid lead' in Richmond mayor race

August 30, 2016
AOL NewsJoe Morrissey has 'solid lead' in Richmond mayor raceMorrissey, who has previously been elected Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney and as a Virginia state delegate, is supported by 28 percent of Richmond voters, the poll found. That is 12 percentage points higher than his next closest competition former ...Poll shows Virginia lawmaker jailed in sex scandal leading mayor's raceAOL NewsPOLL: Joe Morrissey has 'solid lead' to become Richmond's next mayorWWBT NBC12 NewsMorrissey is the front runner to be Richmond's next mayorDaily Press (blog)Houston Chronicleall 41 news articles »

Washington Post (blog): Joe Morrissey hasn't won the Richmond mayor's race ? yet

September 2, 2016
Joe Morrissey hasn't won the Richmond mayor's race ? yetMorrissey is a colorful figure in Richmond politics ? he famously won a special election for delegate while serving a jail sentence ? but is well-known in RVA and has a core of strong support, especially among African Americans. Morrissey's history ...and more »

Richmond magazine (blog): Field Notes: Crusade Endorsements

September 21, 2016
The Richmond Crusade for Voters on Tuesday night voted to endorse Joe Morrissey, a former commonwealth's attorney and state delegate, in his bid to become the city's mayor. The Crusade is a predominantly African-American and Democratic-leaning ...Mayoral candidates garner endorsementsLegacy Newspaperall 3 news articles »

wtvr.com: Holmberg: OMG: Sextin' Joe Morrissey is leading the mayor's race!

September 2, 2016
Holmberg: OMG: Sextin' Joe Morrissey is leading the mayor's race!In addition, his political jockeying to keep his state-delegate gig after his sex-crime bust and subsequent plea deal was so brilliantly shameless, it should be taught in bent politics school. Of course, he married the girl after the baby was born ...

These are all of the video clips of Joe Morrissey’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 389 video clips in all.

Bills

  • 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.