Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)

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Party
Democratic
District
13: Loudoun County (Part), Prince William County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2016
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Commerce and Labor, General Laws and Technology, Local Government, Privileges and Elections
Age
57
Website
voteforjohnbell.com
Twitter
@DelegateJBell
Copatroning Habits
70% 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, 64% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
57.1% in 2020
Recent Mentions in the Media

Goldsboro Daily News: Bell, Perry Announce Hurricane Relief Funds For Wayne County

June 5, 2020 | 1:00 am
  

Blue Virginia: Unprecedented Number of Virginia State Representatives Score an “A” On Sierra Club Legislative Scorecard

May 26, 2020 | 3:00 am
  

Neuse News: May 22 Local representatives concerned with slow pace of reopening

May 22, 2020 | 3:00 am
  

Mount Olive Tribune: Town won't seek pandemic relief funds in CARES Act

May 20, 2020 | 2:00 am
  

Times Herald-Record: In NY’s unreported unemployment backlog: ‘A twisted, evil game’

May 19, 2020 | 3:00 am
  

Bills

  • SB259: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; excludes library records.
  • SB263: Concealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence, effective date.
  • SB264: Certified registered nurse anesthetists; prescriptive authority.
  • SB265: Workers' compensation; occupational disease presumptions.
  • SB266: Campaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates by public service corporations, etc.
  • SB267: Opioids; eliminates limitation on total amount of punitive damages against a manufacturer, etc.
  • SB268: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for certain gun safes.
  • SB269: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; exclusions, proprietary records and trade secrets.
  • SB270: Pharmacy; practice, regulation by Board of Pharmacy, report.
  • SB271: Higher educational institutions, public; public-private partnerships, wind and solar power.
  • SB272: Tethering animals; adequate shelter and space.
  • SB273: Tangible personal property tax; classes of property, satellites.
  • SB345: Workers' compensation; occupational disease presumptions.
  • SB346: Contractors, on-site superintendents; boiler and pressure vessel operator license.
  • SB347: Motor vehicles; remote update of software.
  • SB353: Outdoor shooting ranges; prohibited adjacent to residential areas, exceptions, civil penalty.
  • SB354: Electric utility regulation; energy efficiency standard.
  • SB368: Virginia Public Procurement Act; architectural and professional engineering term contracts.
  • SB370: Motor vehicle safety inspection; new motor vehicle.
  • SB377: Teacher grievance procedures; hearing, three-member fact finding panel.
  • SB378: Computer trespass; expands the crime.
  • SB475: Virginia Public Procurement Act; use of best value contracting.
  • SB487: Virginia Public Procurement Act; architectural and professional engineering term contracts.
  • SB493: Geriatric, terminally ill, etc., prisoners; conditional release.
  • SB550: Dating relationship abuse; penalty.
  • SB745: Income tax, state; exclusion, student loan forgiveness, disabled veterans.
  • SB746: Comprehensive plan; adoption or disapproval by governing body.
  • SB912: Electric utilities; retail competition, renewable energy.
  • SJ32: Electric vehicles; DEQ to study the impact of and develop Clean Transportation Plan, report.
  • SJ243: Commending Jai Ram Srinivasan.
  • SJ244: Commending Ashburn Ice House.
  • SJ245: Commending Niko Chavarriaga.
  • SJ246: Commending Colleen Rathgeber.
  • SJ264: Commending The Difference Baker.
  • SJ265: Commending the Violet Blast robotics team.
  • SR55: Commending Ellen Zangla.
  • SR56: Commending 868 Estate Vineyards.
  • SR58: Commending Breaux Vineyards.
  • SR59: Commending Sharon Virts.
  • HB1899: Concealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence.
  • HB2067: Public employment; prohibits discrimination on basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • HB2068: Motor vehicle safety inspection; extends validity period for a new motor vehicle.
  • HB2069: Campaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates.
  • HB2070: Energy saving products; tax deduction.
  • HB2071: Virginia Public Procurement Act; job order contracting, limitations.
  • HB2072: Virginia Public Procurement Act; competitive negotiation for professional services.
  • HB2073: Alcoholic beverage control; happy hour advertising.
  • HB2074: Custody and visitation arrangements; presumption of equal time.
  • HB2075: Workers' compensation; occupational disease presumptions.
  • HB2248: Pharmacy; practice, regulation by Board of Pharmacy.
  • HB2599: Public schools; prohibits use of seclusion and restraint.
  • HB2600: Va. Telephone Privacy Protection Act; joint liability of seller & telephone solicitor for violation.
  • HB2667: Virginia Highway Corporation Act of 1988; tolls, distance-based pricing program.
  • HJ642: Constitutional amendment; Virginia Redistricting Commission, shortest split methodology.
  • HJ1070: Commending Sylvan Learning in Sterling.
  • HJ1073: Commending the Academies of Loudoun.
  • HJ1074: Commending Little Austria, LLC.
  • HJ1128: Commending the Loudoun Freedom Center.
  • HJ1129: Commending the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.
  • HJ1130: Commending Tim Hemstreet.
  • HR264: Commending the Freedom High School wrestling team.
  • HR266: Celebrating the life of William F. Casey, Jr.
  • HR277: Commending Richard DeSomma.
  • HR278: Celebrating the life of Ryan Murray.
  • HR305: Commending the National Conference Center's Project SEARCH team.
  • HR346: Commending Willard Intermediate School.
  • HR359: Commending Goshen Post Elementary School.
  • HR360: Commending Jai Kumar.
  • HR361: Commending the Freedom-South Riding High School girls' lacrosse team.
  • HR362: Commending the RoboLords robotics team.
  • HR363: Commending Duaah Hammad.
  • HR364: Commending Good Dog Rocky.
  • HR366: Commending Burgerim.
  • HR374: Celebrating the life of Russell Baker.
  • HR375: Commending the Freedom High School gymnastics team.
  • HR376: Commending Norman Duncan.
  • HR377: Commending the Rotary Club of Ashburn.
  • HR398: Commending Tamarind Indian Cuisine.
  • HR399: Commending Marumen.
  • HR400: Commending the Step Sisters.
  • HR402: Commending Jae Cha.
  • HR433: Commending Bodhisattva Swami Anand Arun.
  • HR446: Commending Trace Wall.
  • HR447: Commending Adda Lounge and Restaurant.
  • HB58: State agencies; use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on outdoor lighting fixtures.
  • HB59: Transportation, Department of; use of practical design methods.
  • HB89: Conditional rezoning proffers; affordable dwelling units.
  • HB90: Teacher grievance procedures; hearing, three-member fact-finding panel.
  • HB91: Concealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence.
  • HB97: Virginia Public Procurement Act; methods of procurement, single or term contracts.
  • HB98: Virginia Public Procurement Act; competitive negotiation for professional services.
  • HB107: Workers' compensation; disease presumptions, correctional officers.
  • HB108: Correctional officers; survey upon resignation, etc., report.
  • HB131: Health insurance; coverage for alternative pain management prescription drugs.
  • HB132: Controlled substances containing opioids; limits on prescription.
  • HB134: Value engineering; raises minimum project cost.
  • HB135: Dissemination of juvenile record information; emergency medical services agency applicants.
  • HB258: Computer trespass; penalty.
  • HB268: Absentee voting; Intelligent Mail barcode required on return envelopes.
  • HB269: Virginia National Guard; state active duty pay.
  • HB279: RICO Act; computer crimes, penalty.
  • HB286: Food and drink sanitary requirements; exception for dogs in wineries.
  • HB646: Tethering animals; adequate shelter and space.
  • HB647: Virginia Public Procurement Act; architectural and professional engineering term contracts.
  • HB709: Zoning; violation, penalties.
  • HJ8: Dulles Greenway; purchase of Greenway by VDOT.
  • HJ35: Constitutional amendment; Virginia Redistricting Commission established, apportionment.
  • HJ243: Commending Air India.
  • HJ244: Commending the Potomac Falls High School girls' lacrosse team.
  • HJ259: Commending the J. Michael Lunsford Middle School Lego Lions.
  • HJ260: Commending Broad Run High School.
  • HJ261: Commending Loudoun County Public Schools.
  • HJ262: Commending Park View High School.
  • HJ263: Commending the Rock Ridge High School boys' tennis team.
  • HJ347: Commending the Freedom High School gymnastics team.
  • HJ348: Celebrating the life of Nabra Hassanen.
  • HJ418: Commending Sydney Wrighte.
  • 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 rezoning 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!