Delegate Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)

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Party
Republican
District
12: Counties of Giles, Montgomery (part), and Pulaski (part); City of Radford [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2015
Committees
Education, General Laws, Health, Welfare and Institutions, Privileges and Elections
Age
28
Website
yostfordelegate.com
Copatroning Habits
80% 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
15.6% in 2014
Campaign Contributions
$15,403.17 cash on hand (May 2013 report)
Top 10 Donors
Dominion Leadership Trust PAC, Inc. Leadership/Candidate Campaign Committee Fredericksburg $5,407
Majority Leader PAC Leadership/Candidate Campaign Committee Colonial Heights $5,000
Sandra C Davis Realtor Blacksburg $2,589
Friends of Greg Habeeb Leadership/Candidate Campaign Committee Salem $2,000
Virginia Hospital Association PAC Lobbyists - Healthcare Richmond $1,000
Gilbert for Delegate Leadership/Candidate Campaign Committee Woodstock $1,000
Kilgore for Delegate Leadership/Candidate Campaign Committee Gate City $1,000
Virginia Hospital Association PAC Lobbyists - Healthcare Richmond $1,000
Friends of Jackson Miller Leadership/Candidate Campaign Committee Manassas $1,000
Dominion PAC Lobbyists - Power Companies Richmond $1,000

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Recent Mentions in the Media

Virginia Gazette: Seeds planted for hemp industry in Virginia

April 12, 2015
Licensed growers will be allowed to cultivate industrial hemp as part of a university-managed research program under House Bill 1277, introduced by Republican Del. Joseph Yost of Blacksburg, and Senate Bill 955, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Rosalyn ...and more »

Roanoke Times: Pearisburg Del. Joseph Yost cheers passage of hemp bill

February 17, 2015
Terry McAuliffe must still sign the bill that Del. Joseph Yost, R-Pearisburg, wrote last summer with the help of the Virginia Industrial Hemp Coalition. If the governor does sign it, growers who are part of university-managed research programs will be ...

Roanoke Times: Del. Joseph Yost proposes rejoining split precincts in Montgomery County

December 26, 2014
Montgomery County's notoriously complicated elections might get simpler with bills that Del. Joseph Yost, R-Pearisburg, has filed ahead of the upcoming General Assembly session. The bills would change state House of Delegates and Virginia Senate voting ...and more »

Roanoke Times: Radford president Penelope Kyle announces retirement in 2016

March 30, 2015
After a year with an interim provost, Kyle hired Sam Minner from Truman State University in Missouri and he remains RU's second in command. Radford alumnus Del. Joseph Yost, R-Pearisburg, said Kyle has served the university and the commonwealth with ...Radford University president announces retirementSouthwest Timesall 16 news articles »

Roanoke Times: Governor: Simplifying Montgomery County election lines "sets a terrible precedent"

March 28, 2015
Governor: Simplifying Montgomery County election lines "sets a terrible precedent"Among the bills was one from Del. Joseph Yost, R-Pearisburg. It would have adjusted the boundaries of the districts of Yost and two other delegates who represent parts of Montgomery County to make them align more closely with the districts of local ...

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

  • 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.