Delegate Joe Bouchard (D-Virginia Beach)

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Took Office
January 2008
Left Office
January 2010
Copatroning Habits
58% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 65% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 55% of them are Democrats.
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Recent Mentions in the Media Reverse FISO (Forced Impromptu Speech Opportunity)

January 18, 2015
... normally are not afraid of public speaking, the impromptu speech can send waves of trepidation through one's mind. But, it is one thing for an instructor delegate this task to students and not face that fear themselves. Joe Bouchard is a ...

The Virginian-Pilot: Officials work to find profitability in sea level rise

October 21, 2014
It was organized by the Virginia Coastal Coalition, a group headed by Joe Bouchard, former delegate and commander of Norfolk Naval Station who now is a Cox Communications executive. Mamie Locke and Del. Chris Stolle, who head a state subcommittee ...and more »

Yahoo News: Clinton papers: Concerns over Commerce, Rwanda

June 6, 2014
A handwritten memo from Joe Bouchard, a national security official, revealed the high emotions involved as the Clinton White House dealt with the question of whether openly gay service members should be allowed to stay in the military. Bouchard told ...and more »

GoLocalProv: Mechanics Hall to Host 80's Themed Music Show July 25

July 1, 2014
Mechanics Hall to Host 80's Themed Music Show July 25The show will feature performances from Elton John's drummer, Pat Traver's guitarist, John Elefante, the former lead singer of Kansas, Joe Bouchard, formerly of Blue Oyster Cult, Skip Martin, the former lead singer of Kool and the Gang, and more.

Emergency Management: Virginia Cities Hope for State Guidance on Sea Rise

March 3, 2014
"We still have a ways to go," said Joe Bouchard, a former state delegate and commanding officer of the Norfolk Naval Station, who works on sea level rise issues. "But at this point, I'm optimistic. We're moving in the right direction. Our local ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Joe Bouchard’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 11 video clips in all.


  • HB1105: Outdoor advertising; local governments ability to limit or remove signs..
  • HB2411: Retail Sales and Use Tax; City of Virginia Beach entitled to certain.
  • HB2412: Subaqueous lands; Marine Resources Commission sell and convey certain parcels to City of Va. Beach.
  • HB2413: Craney Island Disposal Area; constructing marine terminal with dredge material is authorized.
  • HB2414: Military Family Relief Fund; provides calculating taxable income for individuals receiving benefits.
  • HB2415: Technology Research Fund; robotics & unmanned vehicle systems, etc., to eligible research programs.
  • HB2416: Photo-monitoring systems; removes approval of VDOT of proposed intersections for system.
  • HB2417: Covenants regarding solar power; clarifies community associations may prohibit or restrict.
  • HB2418: Solar energy; optional provisions of subdivision ordinance.
  • HB2419: Fossil fuel; requires solid waste permit when using unamended coal combustion waste as land cover.
  • HB2420: Intermodal Planning and Investment, Office of; updates responsibilities.
  • HB2562: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exempts solar photovoltaic systems, solar thermal systems, etc.
  • HJ727: Veterans; JLARC to study ways to reduce homelessness among those in State.
  • HJ740: Commending Andrew Fine an Harry Lester.
  • HJ741: Commending Mary Russo.
  • HJ942: Commending Lynnhaven River NOW.
  • HR57: Commending the USO of Hampton Roads on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
  • HB1104: Veterans services; changes references under powers and duties to Secretary of Public Safety.
  • HB1105: Outdoor advertising; local governments ability to limit or remove signs..
  • HB1235: Voting equipment; locking and securing after an election.
  • HJ157: State entities; Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability to study functions & authorities.
  • HJ158: Highway Trust Fund, federal; joint subcommittee to study impact on State of decline in funding.
  • HJ311: Commending Janet Zitt.
  • HJ6040: Commending Erika C. Hitchcock.
  • HJ6041: Commending Amanda Ash.