Delegate Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)

Photo of Joseph Yost
Party
Republican
District
12: Counties of Giles, Montgomery (part), and Pulaski (part); City of Radford [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2017
Committees
Education, General Laws, Health, Welfare and Institutions
Age
30
Website
yostfordelegate.com
Copatroning Habits
78% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 55% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 71% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
42.9% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

Roanoke Times: Eubank: Republicans must speak out against Trump

September 1, 2016
The office holders keeping quiet include state Del. Joseph Yost of Pearisburg, as well as state Sen. David Sutterlein. In addition, 10 of the 12 Republicans on the boards of supervisors for Floyd, ... It's my own representative, Yost, whose ...

Roanoke Times: Historic Smithfield Plantation to celebrate Pavilion expansion

September 17, 2016
Del. Joseph Yost, R-Pearisburg, and Tom Tillar, former vice president for alumni relations at Virginia Tech, will kick off the ceremony by talking about Smithfield's rich history and prominence in Southwest Virginia. The nearly 250-year-old structure ...

Virginia Tech Collegiate Times: Virginia Tech participates in state-wide research project on cultivating hemp

September 4, 2016
An advocacy group, the Industrial Hemp Coalition, sought out politicians such as Delegate Joseph Yost and Senator Rosalyn Dance to petition the Virginia General Assembly to change the laws. Yost and Dance became, ?The patrons of the bill that ...

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog): The buzz over hemp

September 2, 2016
When Virginia legislators voted in 2015 to allow hemp research, the legislative champion was a Republican ? Delegate Joseph Yost of Giles County, who saw the potential for hemp to become a new cash crop in a part of the state that cries out for ...

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 Joseph Yost’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2012. There are 32 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB582: Criminal defendants; evaluation for insanity or competence.
  • HB583: Peer providers; Commissioner of BHDS to certify individuals in accordance with regulations.
  • HB584: Deer; any city or town may, by ordinance, prohibit feeding deer within its jurisdiction, penalty.
  • HB585: General registrars; appointment from adjoining locality.
  • HB586: Health regulatory boards; confidentiality of certain information obtained by boards.
  • HB740: Federal Rehabilitation Act and Older Americans Act; amends certain language in Code.
  • HB764: Virginia Behavioral Health Practitioner Student Loan Repayment Fund and Program; created.
  • HB1118: Natural gas companies; right of entry upon property.
  • HB1203: Real property tax; exemption for disabled veterans and spouse of a service member killed in action.
  • HB1360: Bicycles; helmets required to be worn by riders less than 18 years of age.
  • HJ75: Commending Frank M. Beamer.
  • HJ126: Commending Penelope Ward Kyle.
  • HJ161: Inclusive education practices pilot program; Division of Special Education of DOE to study.
  • HJ315: Commending Marc Edwards.
  • HB881: Electric utility regulation; renewable energy portfolio standard program, etc.
  • HB1277: Industrial hemp; production and manufacturing.
  • HB1378: Real property tax; notice of assessments.
  • HB1417: House of Delegates districts; technical adjustments.
  • HB1428: Senate districts; adjustments.
  • HB1473: General registrars; appointment from adjoining locality.
  • HB1694: Temporary detention order; custody.
  • HB1695: Health regulatory boards; powers and duties, health care practitioners with mental illness.
  • HB1710: Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Trust Fund; use of funds.
  • HB1711: Real property tax; nonjudicial sale of certain tax-delinquent property.
  • HB2031: Health insurance; updating maximum allowable cost pricing lists.
  • HB2194: Immunizations; meningococcal vaccine.
  • HB2219: Utility-scale solar energy facilities; construction of facilities to be in the public interest.
  • HB2324: Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy Fund; created, additional fee for certain convictions.
  • HB2348: Cigarette tax, local; Montgomery and Pulaski Counties authorized to impose.
  • HB2349: Character education; summer youth development academies.
  • HJ586: Public elementary schools; voluntary mental health screenings for students.
  • HJ730: Commending the Mt. Tabor Ruritan Club.
  • HJ731: Commending Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.
  • HJ732: Commending New River Community Action.
  • HJ779: Commending the Palisades Restaurant.
  • HJ834: Commending Robert Simpkins.
  • HJ835: Commending Frances Rice.
  • HJ836: Commending Bess Pierce, D.V.M.
  • HJ837: Commending Joseph Sheffey.
  • HJ920: Commending the Giles High School football team.
  • HB241: Temporary detention; time during which a person may be held, 48 hours notice to leave facility.
  • HB242: Emergency custody orders; duration, extension.
  • HB243: Temporary detention order; facility of detention.
  • HB463: State health plan; participation by employees of local school divisions.
  • HB469: Physically disabled or socially isolated persons; penalty for financial exploitation.
  • HB471: Mentally incapacitated persons; penalty for financial exploitation.
  • HB495: Sewer & water connections, mandatory; adds Montgomery County to list of localities that may require.
  • HB496: Assault and battery; of campus police, penalty.
  • HB499: Real property tax; nonjudicial sale of certain delinquent property.
  • HB500: Audiology; adds limited cerumen management to definition of practice.
  • HB574: Mandatory outpatient treatment; acknowledgement of transfer & receipt of order within 5 days.
  • HB587: College campus police and security departments; DCJS to identify minimum core operational functions.
  • HB773: Tanning facilities; use of tanning devices by persons under age 18.
  • HB868: Geriatric prisoners; conditional release, after offense, etc., person subject to protective order.
  • HB874: Drugs; designation and reporting those of concern.
  • HB879: Electric utility regulation; net energy metering by municipalities, etc.
  • HB880: Securities Act; Invest in Virginia Exemption.
  • HB881: Electric utility regulation; renewable energy portfolio standard program, etc.
  • HB883: Fair Housing Law; unlawful discrimination based on sexual orientation.
  • HB998: Prescription Monitoring Program; reporting requirements.
  • HB1113: Adoption; person other than spouse of a parent may adopt child.
  • HB1204: Investigation of alleged child abuse and neglect; agreements with school divisions.
  • HB1205: Student teachers; fingerprinting, criminal history records check, and child abuse and neglect data.
  • HJ102: Virginia Tech; updating 2010 report on veterans.
  • HJ105: Commending Gerald W. Duncan.
  • HJ116: Commending Wendell Flinchum.
  • HJ167: Historic Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg; designating as Birthplace of Virginia Governors.
  • HJ168: Commending the Blacksburg High School boys' soccer team.
  • HJ171: Commending Dr. Charles W. Steger.
  • HJ319: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914.
  • HJ5141: Commending the Pembroke Ruritan Club.
  • HR68: Commending Kim Crannis.
  • HB1356: Health insurance; local government employees eligibile to participate in state employee plan.
  • HB1379: Law-Enforcement Assistance Program; DCJS to develop a peer-counseling program.
  • HB1380: Assault and battery; includes campus police officers within enhanced penalty provision.
  • HB1449: Alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage licenses for certain properties.
  • HB1463: Tramadol; adds to list of Schedule IV controlled substances.
  • HB1464: Coal miners; designating April 13 of each year as day of recognition.
  • HB1537: Student teachers & student teacher supervisors; fingerprinting, criminal history records check, etc.
  • HB1538: Virginia Code Commission; periodic review of Code of Virginia.
  • HB1623: Child sexual abuse cases; prior sex offenses against children admissible in evidence.
  • HB1666: Professional counselors; licensure.
  • HB1680: Temporary detention orders; increases maximum duration person may be detained from 48 to 72 hours.
  • HB1681: Child labor permits; transfers task of issuing from public school superintendents to DOLI.
  • HB2216: Local boundaries for law-enforcement; organizing for purpose of 911 dispatch and response.
  • HB2345: School Safety, Va. Center for; development of model critical incident response training program.
  • HJ583: Commending Richard E. Sorensen.
  • HJ768: Coal Miners Day; designating as April 13, 2013, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HB851: Higher education; establishing violence prevention committees and threat assessment teams.
  • HB852: Higher educational institutions; may require any accepted student provide complete record.
  • HB853: Suicidal students; higher educational institutions shall develop policies addressing.
  • HB854: Drug treatment court; established in County of Montgomery.
  • HB855: Nuisance species; definitionto include coyotes and feral swine.
  • HB856: Critical incident stress management teams; privileged information regarding criminal acts, etc.
  • HB857: Bicycles; Town Council of Blacksburg to permit operation in either direction on one-way streets.
  • HB858: Tramadol; added to list of Schedule IV controlled substances.
  • HB1142: Charter; Town of Glen Lyn.
  • HB1179: Public schools; providing character education program during regular school year or summer.
  • HJ5007: Commending Fran Rooker.
  • HR588: Celebrating the life of Staff Sergeant Brandon F. Eggleston.