Delegate John Bell (D-Chantilly)

Photo of John Bell
Party
Democratic
District
87: Counties of Loudoun (part) and Prince William (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2016
Next Election
November 2017
Committees
Counties, Cities and Towns, Militia, Police and Public Safety
Age
54
Website
johnbellfordelegate.com
Twitter
@DelegateJBell
Copatroning Habits
60% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 78% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 59% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
3.4% in 2016
Recent Mentions in the Media

Loudoun Times-Mirror: Virginia legalizing marijuana anytime soon? Probably not, lawmakers say

April 19, 2017
State Del. John Bell (D-87th) said he does not support fully legalizing marijuana, especially given his son's previously publicized struggle with opioid addiction. But Bell said he is in favor of getting rid of harsh criminal penalties, and he also ...

Blue Virginia (press release) (blog): Virginia 1Q17 Campaign Finance Numbers Start Rolling In [UPDATED Tuesday AM]

April 18, 2017
Today's the day you've all been waiting for, Virginia political junkies, as ? are you sitting down? this is exciting stuff! LOL ? campaign finance data for the 1st quarter of 2017 start rolling in. Seriously, though, how much money candidates raise is ...

Loudoun Times-Mirror: New synthetic opioid on the streets in Loudoun

April 21, 2017
?I've talked to families in Loudoun County, whose children unfortunately have encountered this. It is very dangerous,? said Del. John Bell (D), a South Riding lawmaker who has spoken openly about his son's addiction to heroin and opioids. ?One of the ...

Loudoun Now: Letter: Del. John Bell, South Riding

December 11, 2016
Editor: Over the past several months, we have seen the heroin and opioid crisis balloon in the headlines in Virginia. During 2016, I've had a personal crisis that has followed in the footsteps of the national crisis. My son battles with opioid addiction.

Tifton Gazette: Festivals of the South: Georgia events boost tourism, build community

April 19, 2017
The La Fiesta Del Pueblo event, on the last Saturday in September, spotlights the unique culture and heritage of the local Latino population. Tift County ..... John Bell Hood recuperated at the house after his leg was amputated, and the leg was buried ...

Bills

  • HB1802: Companion animals; prohibits tethering of animals outdoors unless owner is outdoors.
  • HB1803: Workers' compensation; disease presumptions, correctional officers.
  • HB1804: Practical design standards for projects.
  • HB1805: School divisions, certain; development of plan to fund and phase in full-day kindergarten.
  • HB1806: Income tax subtractions and credits for investments in technology businesses.
  • HB1807: Teacher grievance procedures; hearing, three-member fact-finding panel.
  • HB1808: Virginia Public Procurement Act; use of best value contracting.
  • HB1809: Computer crimes; penalties.
  • HB1880: Virginia Public Procurement Act; competitive negotiation for professional services.
  • HB1881: Virginia Highway Corporation Act of 1988; toll rate approval by State Corporation Commission.
  • HB1898: Controlled substances; limits on prescription containing opioids.
  • HB1899: Conditional zoning proffers; affordable dwelling units.
  • HB1986: Computer trespass; penalty.
  • HB1988: Outdoor lighting fixtures; use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
  • HJ732: Commending the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company.
  • HJ733: Commending iFly Loudoun.
  • HJ734: Commending Sihan Sandhu.
  • HJ735: Commending the Freedom High School gymnastics team.
  • HJ736: Commending Mihika Dusad.
  • HJ749: Constitutional amendment; Virginia Redistricting Commission, established, apportionment.
  • HJ753: Commending Women Giving Back.
  • HJ754: Commending the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
  • HJ755: Commending the Rock Ridge High School drama team.
  • HJ756: Commending the Freedom High School drama team.
  • HJ757: Commending the Park View High School boys' soccer team.
  • HJ758: Commending the Battlefield High School girls' soccer team.
  • HJ785: Celebrating the life of Anshul Chimaladinne.
  • HJ807: Commending Liberty Elementary School.
  • HJ822: Commending the Arcola Elementary School Chorus.
  • HJ870: Commending Juanita Velasco.
  • HJ888: Commending Rob Buswell.
  • HB533: Electrical transmission line siting; hearing requested by locality.
  • HB603: Veterans Services Foundation; Department of Veterans Services to provide support.
  • HB617: Concealed handgun permit; demonstration of competence.
  • HB630: Correctional officers; survey upon resignation, termination, or employment transition.
  • HB631: Tolling on Interstate 66.
  • HB632: Transfer of firearms; criminal history record information check, penalties.
  • HB634: Payday loan offices and motor vehicle title loan offices; distance from military installation.
  • HB638: Higher educational institutions; public-private partnerships, wind and solar power.
  • HB639: Workers' compensation; disease presumptions, correctional officers.
  • HB745: Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures, septic tanks.
  • HB746: Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures, zoning and permitted uses.
  • HB796: Practical design standards; VDOT to employ standards for any highway system project.
  • HB798: School divisions, certain; development of plan to fund and phase in full-day kindergarten.
  • HB799: Income tax, state; subtractions and credits for investments in technology businesses.
  • HB808: Outdoor lighting fixtures; governmental agencies to use light-emitting diode (LED) lighting.
  • HB1352: Public elementary and secondary schools; teacher grievance procedures.
  • HB1353: U.S. of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia; purchase of flags by public bodies.
  • HB1354: Virginia Public Procurement Act; use of best value contracting, etc.
  • HJ100: Dulles Greenway; Department of Transportation to study.
  • HJ101: Dulles Greenway; Department of Transportation to study feasibility of purchasing.
  • HJ117: Constitutional amendment; Virginia Redistricting Commission, established, apportionment.
  • HJ397: Commending Rock Ridge Performing Arts.
  • HJ398: Commending Freedom High School.
  • HJ399: Commending the Save 50 Task Force.
  • HJ521: Commending Mudra Arts Center.
  • HJ525: Commending Boy Scout Troop 956.
  • HJ526: Commending the George Washington University School of Nursing.
  • HJ527: Commending the Loudoun County Public Schools Student Records Department.
  • HJ528: Commending Everybody Code Now!