Delegate Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg)

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Party
Democratic
District
12: Counties of Alleghany, Bath, Craig, Giles (part), and Montgomery (part); City of Covington [map]
Took Office
January 1994
Left Office
January 2012
Copatroning Habits
55% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 54% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 52% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Recent Mentions in the Media

LifeNews.com: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Puts Abortion Activist on State Health Board

May 18, 2015
McAuliffe ordered the board to take another look at the regulations. The new board members are Wendy Klein and former state Del. Jim Shuler. They replace McDonnell appointees Steven Escobar and Catherine Slusher. Klein is a professor of obstetrics and ...and more »

Wall Street Journal (blog): Donald Trump Hits Delegate Count Needed to Clinch GOP Nod, AP Calculates

May 26, 2016
Donald Trump on Thursday reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, according to an updated Associated Press count. It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination for president. Mr. Trump has ...and more »

Wall Street Journal (blog): Carly Fiorina Endorses Ted Cruz, Says Donald Trump Must Be Defeated

March 9, 2016
Video: Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz at a campaign rally in Miami on Wednesday. Photo: Carlo Allegri/REUTERS. Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina made a surprise endorsement of Ted Cruz for ...and more »

Roanoke Times: Yost retains seat in 12th District

November 3, 2015
It's general territory that Democrat Jim Shuler held for years, and observers have called it one of the most evenly split House districts. When Shuler ... Two years later, Yost was re-elected over Democrat James Harder, the grandson of former 12th ...and more »

Roanoke Times: Buchwald tries to chip away at Yost's bipartisan reputation

October 26, 2015
Buchwald tries to chip away at Yost's bipartisan reputationStill, there were sparks as Del. Joseph Yost, the two-term incumbent Republican of Pearisburg, defended his record last week from criticism by his opponent, Democratic challenger and former Radford city Councilwoman Laurie Buchwald, and from gun ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Jim Shuler’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 55 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB372: Minors; name change presumed to be in minor's best interest.
  • HB1768: Mold remediation; tenant shall be responsible for payment of rent, etc.
  • HB1769: Annexations; amends law to allow townships to use traditional process to seek to expand boundaries.
  • HB1770: Charter; City of Alleghany Highlands.
  • HB1771: Law-enforcement deputies; allocation to city sheriff in certain cities without a police force.
  • HB1772: Water and sewer charges; charges imposed by Town of Clifton Forge shall be lien on real estate.
  • HB370: Transient occupancy tax; adds Alleghany County to those that may impose.
  • HB371: Certificate of public need; establishment of psychiatric services.
  • HB372: Minors; name change presumed to be in minor's best interest.
  • HB373: Hunting, trapping, and fishing; courts may revoke license and privilege if convicted of violations.
  • HJ235: Commending Head Coach Frank Beamer and the Virginia Tech football team.
  • HJ238: Celebrating the life of Margaret Louise Lee Hahn.
  • HB1610: Elections; creates exceptions to prohibited activities at polls.
  • HB1611: Veterans Memorial Bridge; designating as Interstate Route 64 bridge near Town of Clifton.
  • HB1630: Voter registration; residence requirement for full-time students enrolled in higher ed. institution.
  • HB1736: Charter; Town of Blacksburg.
  • HB1947: Transient occupancy tax; Bath County to impose additional not to exceed two percent.
  • HB1948: Involuntary commitment; allow examination by licensed marriage and family therapists.
  • HB1949: Retirement System; teachers and administrative faculty of institutions of higher education.
  • HB1950: Hunting license; authorizes Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries to issue at no cost if active military.
  • HB1951: Dangerous Dog Registry; authorizes use of copies of all records, etc., associated therewith.
  • HJ814: Commending the Virginia Tech football team as Atlantic Coast Conference Champions.
  • HJ996: Celebrating the life of William Edward Lavery.
  • HB482: Higher educational institutions; optional retirement plan for certain employees.
  • HB483: Higher educational institutions; retirement plan for teachers and administrative faculty.
  • HB484: Retirement System; average final compensation retirement multiplier for teachers.
  • HB485: Carbon monoxide detectors; locality to require installation in certain buildings.
  • HB486: Blacksburg, Town of; authority to bring civil action for failure to provide adequate crowd control.
  • HB487: Communications sales and use tax; allows Bath County to receive percentage of revenues apportioned.
  • HB488: Escheat land; notice of sale.
  • HB489: Higher educational institutions; crisis and emergency management plans.
  • HJ375: Celebrating the life of Marvin Lee Nida.
  • HJ378: Commending Bill Aden.
  • HB444: Stem cell research; authorizes research involving derivation & use of human embryonic cells, etc.
  • HB1629: Redistricting advisory commission; establishment thereof, report.
  • HB1637: Retirement System; increases average final compensation retirement multiplier for teachers.
  • HB1766: Health insurance; increases credit for retired teachers.
  • HB1767: Blacksburg, Town of; establishing arts and cultural district.
  • HB1768: Stem cell research; authorizes research involving derivation & use of human embryonic cells, etc.
  • HB1972: Retirement system; teachers and administrative faculty of institutions of higher education.
  • HB1973: Retirement plan, optional; certain conditions for institutions of higher education.
  • HB2018: Hunting license fees; Board of Game & Inland Fisheries authority to revise nonresident license fees.
  • HB2019: Waterfowl blind licenses; allows for electronic transmission of applications therefor.
  • HB2020: National Forest Stamp; changes term thereof to one year from date of purchase.
  • HB2021: Crossbow license; adds to list of those covered by two combination licenses.
  • HJ2: Constitutional amendments; establishing Redestricting Commission (first reference).
  • HJ4: Constitutional amendment; General Assembly members' & Governor's terms of office (first reference).
  • HJ560: Constitutional amendment; Redistricting Commission, establishment thereof (first reference).
  • HJ783: Commending Arthur L. Eller, Jr.
  • HB3: Teachers; health insurance credit increased for those retired.
  • HB4: Retirement System; service retirement benefit allowance for teachers.
  • HB9: Redistricting advisory commission; establish thereof for redistricting process.
  • HB443: Health care provider; definition includes marriage and family therapists, & professional counselors.
  • HB444: Stem cell research; authorizes research involving derivation & use of human embryonic cells, etc.
  • HB445: Charter; Town of Iron Gate.
  • HB446: Interstate Route 81; diversion of truck traffic thereon.
  • HB474: Charter; Clifton Forge
  • HB475: Residential community programs; Dept. of Corrections to allow nonviolent prisoners to participate.
  • HB795: Child support; allows incarcerated persons to have their obligation adjusted during incarceration.
  • HB1532: Companion animals; abandonment, disposal, etc. thereof considered misdemeanor.
  • HJ2: Constitutional amendment; establishing Redestricting Commission (first reference).
  • HJ4: Constitutional amendment; General Assembly members' & Governor's terms of office (first reference).
  • HJ294: Commending Dr. Albert Gallatin Henry III.
  • HJ5033: Celebrating the life of Dr. Thomas Lynn Bibb.