Delegate Johnny Joannou (D-Portsmouth)

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Party
Democratic
District
79: Cities of Norfolk (part) and Portsmouth (part) [map]
Took Office
January 1998
Left Office
January 2016
Copatroning Habits
49% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 61% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 52% of them are Republicans.
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Recent Mentions in the Media

WAVY-TV: Former delegate Johnny Joannou dies at 76

May 6, 2016
(WAVY) ? Johnny Joannou, a longtime member of the Virginia House of Delegates, died Friday. Joannou's daughter, Stephanie Joannou-Menefee, confirmed to 10 On Your Side that her ... saddened to hear of the passing of former Del. Johnny Joannou. ? Bill ...Former Portsmouth delegate Johnny Joannou dieswtkr.comFormer delegate Johnny Joannou passes away13newsnow.comFormer Del. Johnny Joannou diesDaily Press (blog)Virginian-Pilot -Richmond.comall 10 news articles »

13newsnow.com: Service today for lawmaker Johnny Joannou

May 9, 2016
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- We now know details about the memorial for longtime Portsmouth lawmaker, Johnny Joannou. There will be a Trisaginon at Foster Funeral Home on High Street in Portsmouth on Monday, which will start at 6:30. The funeral ...

WAVY-TV: Longtime incumbent Del. Joannou loses 79th district

June 9, 2015
Delegate Bill DeSteph easily defeated Craig Hudgins for the 8th District State Senate Nomination, which includes a large area of Virginia Beach. In the GOP race for 14th State Senate District ? which includes parts of Chesapeake, Virginia Beach ...and more »

Daily Press: Virginia Legislature

August 17, 2015
Del. Johnny S. Joannou, D-Portsmouth, seated, got a standing ovation during the floor session of the Virginia House of Delegates at the State Capitolin Richmond, VA Monday, Aug. Joannou, a long-time member of the legislature, was defeated ...

Daily Press: Virgini House shoots down child tobacco farming ban

February 3, 2015
House members made quick work Tuesday of legislation that would have made it illegal for children, other than a farmer's family, to harvest tobacco. House Bill 1906, sponsored by Del. Alfonso Lopez, went down in a lopsided vote in a Republican ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Johnny Joannou’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 113 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB2174: Appeals from courts not of record; civil cases, amount in controversy.
  • HB2175: Photo-monitoring systems; use to enforce traffic light signals, appeals.
  • HB2176: Virginia Stock Corporation Act and Virginia Nonstock Corporation Act; updates terminology.
  • HB2294: Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; comprehensive agreements.
  • HB2296: Tolling authority; approval by General Assembly before collecting or imposing tolls.
  • HB2297: Hampton Roads Transp. Accountability Commission and public-private partnerships; powers and duties.
  • HJ698: Commending Harry T. Lester.
  • HJ699: Commending Arthur A. Kirk, M.D.
  • HJ796: Celebrating the life of Arthur A. Kirk, M.D.
  • HJ881: Celebrating the life of M. E. Alford.
  • HJ882: Commending Sister Grace Malonzo.
  • HB1036: State Corporation Commission; availability of records.
  • HB1037: Medical reports as evidence; general district court.
  • HB1038: District courts and circuit courts; no civil matter shall be dismissed with prejudice, etc.
  • HB1039: Trial by jury in a civil case; demand, pleading.
  • HB1040: Traffic light signal photo-monitoring; use of system, appeals.
  • HB1041: Nonsuits; tolling.
  • HB1136: Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; General Assembly approval of schedule of tolls and fees.
  • HJ334: Commending Elias Spellos.
  • HJ335: Celebrating the life of the Honorable William T. Parker.
  • HJ5124: Commending the Virginia Marine Police.
  • HJ5125: Commending Vietnam War service members from Portsmouth.
  • HJ5130: Celebrating the life of Edward Linscott Oast, Jr.
  • HB1813: Bedford, City of, reversion; special election for certain council members.
  • HB1814: Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; Comprehensive agreements.
  • HB1815: Medical records or reports; method for introducing into evidence.
  • HB1817: State Corporation Commission; payments and dishonored payments.
  • HJ148: Turkey, Government of; General Assembly to encourage to grant certain right to Ecumenical Patriarch.
  • HJ173: Eastern Virginia Medical School; SCHEV to study merging with Old Dominion University.
  • HJ648: Commending Commander R. Malcolm Fortson III, USN (Ret.).
  • HJ892: Celebrating the life of Ramez Said Azoury, M.D.
  • HB1035: Eminent domain; definitions of lost access and lost profits, determining compensation.
  • HJ148: Turkey, Government of; General Assembly to encourage to grant certain right to Ecumenical Patriarch.
  • HJ173: Eastern Virginia Medical School; SCHEV to study merging with Old Dominion University.
  • HJ290: Commending the Reverend Dr. Constantine Rogakos.
  • HJ365: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Peter George Decker, Jr.
  • HR8: Commending the 2012 inductees into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
  • HR35: Encourage the Government of Turkey to grant certain rights to the Ecumenical Patriarch.
  • HR514: Commending the Portsmouth Christian School cheerleading squad.
  • HB2397: Insured persons; attorney employed by insurance company shall not represent person insured.
  • HB2398: Treasurer; collection of local taxes.
  • HJ693: Constitutional amendment; taking or damaging of private property for public use (first reference).
  • HJ694: Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum; recognizing its outstanding program.
  • HJ901: Commending Donald W. Comer, Jr.
  • HJ902: Commending the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
  • HB1105: Business entities; statement of change of registered agent, etc., may be filed electronically.
  • HB1106: Insurance policy limits; allows personal representative of estate of decedent to request disclosure.
  • HJ115: Constitutional amendment; establishes limitations on taking of private property (first reference).
  • HJ148: Commending the Honorable Richard S. Bray.
  • HB921: Jail construction, local; State will reimburse up to one-half of capital costs.
  • HB2431: Underinsured motorist insurance coverage; claim settled for amount exhausting policy limits.
  • HB2432: Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors, Board for; regulation of lead-based paint renovation, etc.
  • HB2433: Eastern Virginia Medical School; alters manner in which Board of Visitors is appointed.
  • HB2652: Campaign contributions; limits thereon for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, etc.
  • HJ123: Constitutional amendment; defines term public uses & specifies which private property may be taken.
  • HJ124: Constitutional amendment; provides that English is official language of State.
  • HJ728: Constitutional amendment; defines term public uses & specifies which private property may be taken.
  • HJ729: Constitutional amendment; provides that English is official language of State.
  • HJ983: Celebrating the life of Nancy Bradford McCord.
  • HB916: Supreme Court; circuit court case management system changes to be approved by Executive Secretary.
  • HB917: Clerk's office; preservation of papers.
  • HB918: Corporations and professional limited liability companies; conforms provisions that govern mergers.
  • HB919: Underinsured motorist insurance coverage; establishes mechanism by which liability insurer pays.
  • HB920: General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; prohibited conduct concerning certain transactions.
  • HB921: Jail construction, local; State will reimburse up to one-half of capital costs.
  • HJ117: Craney Island Dredged Materials Management Area; JLARC to study impact of greater elevations.
  • HJ123: Constitutional amendment; defines term public uses & specifies which private property may be taken.
  • HJ124: Constitutional amendment; provides that English is official language of State.
  • HJ126: Ecumenical Patriarch; encouraging Government of Turkey to grant certain rights.
  • HJ141: Commending William H. Kline, Jr.
  • HR4: Personal rapid transit pilot program; Secretary of Transportation to consider City of Portsmouth.
  • HR33: Celebrating the life of Sam T. Barfield.
  • HB950: Attorney fees; clarifies where medical lien is asserted.
  • HB954: Political subdivisions; Auditor of Public Accounts to examine accounts, etc. when deems appropriate.
  • HB2785: Highway funds; additional allocation to certain port cities.
  • HB2786: Retail Franchising Act; requirement of SCC for franchise registration.
  • HB2787: License plates, special; issuance to members of U.S. Coast Guard.
  • HB2788: Lieu of posting bond; adds surety bonds, etc. from attorney's escrow account to type of payment.
  • HJ722: Constitutional amendment; prohibits taking of private property by eminent domain powers.
  • HJ738: Commending Arthur A. Kirk.
  • HB950: Attorney fees; clarifies where medical lien is asserted.
  • HB951: Sentencing guidelines; require approval of General Assembly for modifications.
  • HB952: Employee stock ownership plan; authorizes option plans.
  • HB953: Freedom of Information Act; definition of public body.
  • HB954: Political subdivisions; Auditor of Public Accounts to examine accounts, etc. when deems appropriate.
  • HB955: Eminent domain; religious corporations and unincorporated churches.
  • HB956: Eminent domain; definition of public uses.
  • HB957: Retirement System; clarifies vesting requirements of public safety officers.
  • HB958: Retirement System; specifies Dec. 31 as date to submit annual reports.
  • HJ215: Celebrating the life of the Very Reverend Father Charles Goumenis.
  • HJ216: Celebrating the life of George J. Georges.
  • HJ221: Commending Gus John James II.
  • HJ500: Commending Gus John James II.
  • HJ501: Commending Quinton Allen.
  • HR6: Attorneys, uninsured; Supreme Court of Va. & Va. State Bar to consider form of mandatory insurance.