Del. John Welch (R-Virginia Beach)

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21: City of Virginia Beach (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2001
Left Office
January 2008
Copatroning Habits
93% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 98% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 88% of them are Republicans.
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Billboard: Finneas O'Connell & Billie Eilish Tie at No. 1 on Hot 100 Songwriters Chart

July 31, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Finneas O'Connell continues his streak atop 's Hot 100 Songwriters chart, though he is joined at No. 1 by his sister, Billie Eilish, for a second week on ...

Santa Maria Times: Santa Ynez head coach Benny Garcia voted All-Area Softball Coach of the Year

July 13, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Benny Garcia isn't your typical first-year coach. It's true that, in his first year as the head coach of the Santa Ynez High softball team, Garcia led his Pirates to a ...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Whatever Happened to ... the bleachers at Red Wings games?

June 8, 2019 | 3:00 am
  They were known as the Cheap Seats and, by some, as the seats with the Best View at the ballpark. The bleachers at Red Wings games were nothing fancy, ... Dogs day at the Canandaigua Canine Campus

May 4, 2019 | 3:00 am
  CANANDAIGUA — Two-year-old golden retriever Bailey is living large, thanks in part to Canandaigua Canine Campus on Buffalo Street. Bailey and her family ...

Virginian-Pilot: From beat cop to presidential appointee: Bobby Mathieson ending four decades in public service

April 11, 2019 | 3:00 am
  After eight years as the region's U.S. marshal, Mathieson plans to retire later this month. He started as a Virginia Beach police officer and later became a state ...


  • HB836: Meals tax; referendum required in certain cities.
  • HB2315: Meals tax; referendum required in certain cities.
  • HB2316: Motor vehicle dealers; termination of franchises.
  • HB2317: Criminal history information; judicial officer to provide to court.
  • HB2318: Sentencing proceeding; victim impact testimony and prior convictions may be presented to jury.
  • HB2319: Children; parents' right to make medical decisions (Abraham's Law).
  • HB2320: Accident reports; increases amount of property damage reported by law-enforcement officers.
  • HJ652: Prisoner Reentry to Society, Joint Subcommittee Studying Program for; continued.
  • HJ656: Constitutional amendment; Transportation Fund and Transportation Trust Fund, etc. (first reference).
  • HJ814: Celebrating the life of Corporal Joshua Sticklen.
  • HB828: Animals; prohibits person or vendor at carnival midway from giving away any live animal as prize.
  • HB829: Self defense; justification of use of physical force against intruders if occupant of dwelling.
  • HB830: Concealed handgun permit; extends expiration date for those held by certain military personnel.
  • HB831: Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan; individuals in health maintenance organizations.
  • HB832: Health insurance; duties of Office of Managed Care Ombudsman.
  • HB833: License plates, special; eliminates fee for those bearing legend: United We Stand.
  • HB834: License plates, special; reduces number of days pre-paid application to be received by Commissioner.
  • HB835: Income tax, state; veterinarian pro bono tax credit.
  • HB836: Food and beverage tax; referendum required in certain cities.
  • HB1231: Real estate taxes; computation of deferral.
  • HB1394: Medical assistance services; implementation of online electronic & encrypted system.
  • HB1534: Adoption; one convicted of felony drug possession may adopt/foster provided 10 years have elapsed.
  • HB1535: Income tax, state; subtraction for certain death benefit payments.
  • HB5033: Highways; use of left-most lane on Interstate Highway System components for anything but passing.
  • HB5066: Environmental impact report; state agencies to submit to Sec. of Transportation & Natural Resources.
  • HB5067: Toll facilities; requires those controlled by VDOT to be fully automated electronically, report.
  • HJ180: Commending Percy Harvin.
  • HJ220: Commending Daniella Jones.
  • HJ336: Commending Bill Cochrane.
  • HJ498: Commending Leslie Delima.
  • HJ5147: Constitutional amendment; funds for transportation purposes.
  • HR20: FairTax; urging Congress to enact national retail sales tax plan.