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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Virginian-Pilot: Navy plans to identify threat of sea level rise in Hampton Roads and how flooding affects areas around a base

October 8, 2016
?Cities have a strong motivation to do that because serious encroachment can lead to closure of a base in a (Base Realignment and Closure) round,? said former state Del. Joe Bouchard, a retired Navy captain who was once Norfolk Naval Station's ...and more » The Pentagon & Climate Change: How Deniers Put National Security at Risk

February 14, 2015
The Pentagon & Climate Change: How Deniers Put National Security at RiskJoe Bouchard, a former commander of Naval Station Norfolk. "But the costs would be enormous. We're talking hundreds of billions of dollars." Rear Adm. Jonathan White, the Navy's chief oceanographer and head of its climate-change task force, is one of ... The Parable of the Hungry Rat

August 16, 2015
Sometimes we delegate power to someone who is very eager to perform a less than desirable task. When the task is complete, we sometimes have to pry the fingers off the position. In other words, when we appoint .... Joe Bouchard is a Librarian employed ...

WPRI 12 Eyewitness News: Despite brutal crash, firefighter vows to return to his job

November 11, 2015
?Joe Bouchard ? he saved my life. He was there before the hazards got there. And he got on the side of the truck, and he comforted me,? Gallant recalled. ?Those guys saved my life. I'm incredibly grateful.? Gallant came to last week after 10 days of ...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.