Delegate Johnny Joannou (D-Portsmouth)

Photo of Johnny Joannou
Party
Democratic
District
79: Cities of Norfolk (part) and Portsmouth (part) [map]
Took Office
January 1998
Next Election
November 2015
Committees
Appropriations, Commerce and Labor, Privileges and Elections, Rules
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.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
50% in 2014
Recent Mentions in the Media

Daily Press (blog): A primary test for a Democrat who broke with his caucus on Medicaid expansion

March 27, 2015
Del. Johnny Joannou, D-Portsmouth, a Capitol Square fixture pretty much since 1976, was the one Democrat to vote against Medicaid expansion in the 2014 session. cComments. Got something to say? Start the conversation and be the first to comment.

The Virginian-Pilot: Va. delegate from Portsmouth has emailfinally

January 17, 2013
- Before this week, if constituents in Norfolk or Portsmouth wanted to reach Del. Johnny Joannou, they would have had to call, write or visit his office. Now - - they can reach him by email. After an inquiry by , Joannou has ...

Daily Press: Virgini House shoots down child tobacco farming ban

February 3, 2015
Activists insisted that tobacco harvesting has heightened risks for children, beyond other types of farming. They faced tough questions from House members, including Del. Johnny Joannou, D-Portsmouth. Joannou said some members grew up doing this sort ...and more »

Roanoke Times: House Republicans challenge McAuliffe program for mentally ill

January 19, 2015
Committee members also sparred with Hazel over the governor's rationale in producing emergency regulations for GAP and other initiatives in his ?Healthy Virginia? plan last fall. ?You did this to bypass the committee,? said Del. Johnny Joannou, D ...and more »

Daily Press: Treasurers, attorneys battle in the budget over state collections work

February 21, 2015
Gov. Terry McAuliffe had removed the budget language targeting treasurers from his budget proposal. O'Bannon, R-Richmond, along with Del. Johnny Joannou, D-Portsmouth, put it back in on the House side. It's written into both the House and Senate budget ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Johnny Joannou’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 115 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.