Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford)

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28: County of Stafford (part); City of Fredericksburg (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2020
Next Election
November 2019
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, Education, Public Safety
Copatroning Habits
84% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 79% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 76% of them are Democrats.
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  • HB109: Public elementary and secondary school students; suspension and expulsion, sufficient cause.
  • HB111: Campaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates.
  • HB191: Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls.
  • HB235: Voter registration; automatic voter registration.
  • HB243: Income tax, state; subtraction for veteran retirement compensation.
  • HB274: Juveniles; trial as adult.
  • HB283: Highway construction and maintenance; time limitations.
  • HB284: Removal of dangerous roadside vegetation; local option.
  • HB416: Wage or salary history; inquiries prohibited, civil penalty.
  • HB417: Employment; requiring the purchase or provision of materials.
  • HB418: Employees; paid earned sick leave, civil penalties.
  • HB419: Virginia Diverse Educator Scholarship Fund and Program; established.
  • HB619: Commonwealth Mass Transit Fund; allocation to Fredericksburg Regional Transit.
  • HB620: Statewide prioritization process; project selection.
  • HB762: Children's Services Act; special education programs.
  • HB857: Segregated accommodations & segregation districts for residences; repeals certain Acts of Assembly.
  • HB1159: Black Women's Heritage Month; designating as the month of June.
  • HB1160: Juneteenth; recognition of June 19th in Virginia.
  • HB1444: Discovery in criminal cases; duty to provide.
  • HB1594: Health insurance; mandated coverage for hearing aids for minors.
  • HB1624: Trees; conservation during land development process.
  • HB5084: Criminal cases; sentencing, jury trial.
  • HB5106: Landlord and tenant; noncompliance with rental agreement, reporting negative credit information.
  • HB5111: Va. Residential Landlord & Tenant Act; temporary prohibition against termination of rent. agreement.
  • HJ24: United States Bureau of the Census; counting of incarcerated persons for redistricting purposes.
  • HJ37: Planning District 16; JLARC to study creating a transportation authority.
  • HR18: Commending the Omicron Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • HR33: Commending Marceline Rollins Catlett.
  • HR49: Commending Fredericksburg Area HIV/AIDS Support Services.
  • HR147: Commending the Brooke Point High School wrestling team.
  • HR522: Commending FOODE.
  • HR523: Commending Juan More Taco.
  • HR524: Commending Cooking Autism, Inc.
  • HR525: Commending Soulific Seafood.
  • HR526: Commending Stafford Food Security, Inc.
  • HR527: Celebrating the life of Michael Thomas Elliot.
  • HR528: Commending Pimenta.
  • HR535: Celebrating the life of Bishop Willie Roger Logan.
  • HR556: Celebrating the life of Bishop Lawrence Levi Taylor.
  • HR557: Commending Peace in Da Paint.
  • HR602: Celebrating the life of Chadwick Aaron Boseman.
  • HR604: Commending Fredericksburg Regional Black Restaurant Week.
  • HR634: Celebrating the life of Gunnery Sergeant James Michael Scott, Sr., USMC, Ret.
  • HR635: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Dr. Faye Savage Gunn.