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.
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Recent Mentions in the Media

Wall Street Journal: Somalia's Crooked Route to Democracy

January 16, 2017
Somalia's Crooked Route to Democracy?We have elected the most handsome candidate,? a female delegate said triumphantly, draping herself on Mr. Mudey's shoulder. After nearly half a century of civil war, a jihadist insurgency, and tens of billions of dollars of Western aid, Somalia is for ...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 »

Roanoke Times: Former Radford councilwoman Laurie Buchwald wants to challenge Joseph Yost

January 12, 2015
Yost, a Republican who lives in Pearisburg, has held the seat since 2011, when long-time Del. Jim Shuler, D-Blacksburg, stepped down. Yost defeated Blacksburg Councilman Don Langrehr to win the seat, then beat James Harder in 2013 to keep it. Yost has ...and more »

San Antonio Express: Butler, former district judge, dies at 84

June 6, 2012
Retired state District Judge Marvin Teddy ?Ted? Butler had a lengthy career in law and politics. He died Monday of several ailments at the age of 84. ?My dad had been a pretty high-profile political figure when he was district attorney and was a ...

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.