Delegate Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell)

Photo of Will Morefield
Party
Republican
District
3: Counties of Bland, Buchanan, Russell (part), and Tazewell [map]
Took Office
January 2010
Next Election
November 2017
Committees
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, Counties, Cities and Towns, Militia, Police and Public Safety
Age
33
Website
willmorefield.com
Twitter
@http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/64661583.rss
Copatroning Habits
76% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 75% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 68% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
37.5% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog): Del. Morefield to introduce new tax cutting legislation into the 2018 General Assembly

July 11, 2017
TAZEWELL, Va. ? Virginia Del. James ?Will? Morefield announced Monday that he will file legislation to eliminate for 10 years personal and corporate income tax for all Virginia residents and businesses who reside in the poorest counties. ?Our region ...

Roanoke Times: Letter: Morefield's tax holiday benefits the rich

July 24, 2017
Letter: Morefield's tax holiday benefits the richWhen I first saw Delegate Will Morefield's tax holiday proposal I was incredulous. After reading more in several newspapers I can easily see how some Southwest business leaders are supporting it. It is another classic Republican boondoggle for the rich.

Richmond.com: State briefs for Sunday, July 23

July 22, 2017
Delegate proposes tax exemption in poor areas. RICHMOND ? A Virginia state lawmaker wants residents in the state's poorest cities, towns and counties to be exempt from state taxes for a decade. Del. James W. ?Will? Morefield, R-Tazewell, plans to ...

Bluefield Daily Telegraph: Construction begins on $2.7M building in Bluestone Regional Business and Tech Center

July 22, 2017
Del. James W. ?Will? Morefield (R-Tazewell County) spoke at the ceremony. ?The groundbreaking ceremony held today is another example of state and regional agencies working together to promote economic development,? he said. ?I would like thank the ...

Roanoke Times: Legislator proposes exempting poorest Virginia localities from some taxes

July 12, 2017
A state lawmaker plans to file a bill that would free workers and companies in Virginia's poorest localities from income taxes for 10 years. Del. Will Morefield, R-Tazewell, a four-term incumbent seeking re-election in the fall, said the legislation ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Will Morefield’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 38 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB1669: Gas severance tax.
  • HB1671: Natural gas utilities; qualified projects, investments in eligible infrastructure.
  • HB1672: Coalfield region public education tax credit.
  • HB1917: Coalfield region energy production; establishes a tax credit for taxable years 2017 through 2021.
  • HB2312: Industrial development authorities; issuance of bonds to finance local tax preferences.
  • HB2321: Restricted firearm ammunition; use or attempted use in the commission of a felony, penalty.
  • HB2329: Capitol Police, Division of; arrest without warrant.
  • HB2351: Grass; Buchanan County authorized to require owners to cut.
  • HJ605: Commending the Town of Tazewell.
  • HJ606: Commending the Graham High School competition cheer team.
  • HJ789: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Jackie Thomas Stump.
  • HJ934: Commending Marcus T. Meachum, Jr.
  • HB837: Medicare; supplement policies for individuals under age 65.
  • HB1152: Local gas road improvement and Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority tax.
  • HB1166: Virginia Public Procurement Act; small purchase procedures, transportation-related construction.
  • HB1214: Tazewell, Town of; amending charter, election to fill vacancies for mayor or town council, etc.
  • HB1238: General Services, Department of; disposition of surplus materials, police animals.
  • HB1296: All-terrain vehicles and off-road motorcycles; local regulation.
  • HR96: Commending the Town of Tazewell.
  • HR171: Commending G. Wayne Pike.
  • HB1703: Virginia Public Procurement Act; small purchase procedure for construction.
  • HB1704: Transient occupancy tax; Bland Co. added to list of counties that may impose tax at a rate up to 5%.
  • HB1705: Gas severance tax; no tax shall be imposed on or after January 1, 2018.
  • HB2298: Capitol Square; payment of restitution for any damage to Square or any building, etc.
  • HJ843: Celebrating the life of Robert Barns Brittain.
  • HJ893: Commending Bethany College.
  • HB1028: Gas severance tax; extends sunset provision to December 31, 2015.
  • HB1148: Reckless driving; causing death or injury of certain persons, Class 6 felony.
  • HB1149: Charter; Town of Tazewell.
  • HB1162: Trucks; overweight permits for those hauling coal and certain other products.
  • HB1167: Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance; appointment of member for certain Authority and Board.
  • HB2108: Low-income residential customers; reduced electricity rates.
  • HB2109: VIEW; substance abuse screening and assessment of public assistance applicants and recipients.
  • HB2110: Coal and Gas Road Improvement Fund; tax revenue used to construct, etc., natural gas service lines.
  • HB2111: Coal; repeals an obsolete chapter that regulates surface mining.
  • HB2123: Juvenile Justice, Board of; increases membership.
  • HB2140: Statewide Fire Prevention Code; fees charged by State Fire Marshal.
  • HB2225: Hunting; allows any person to hunt on private lands on Sunday with permission of owner.
  • HB2226: Grass and weeds; adds Town of Cedar Bluff to list of localities.
  • HB2227: Coal trucks; weight enforcement.
  • HB2228: Overweight vehicle permits; engineering analysis prior to issuance not to exceed three hours.
  • HB2318: Charter; Town of Richlands.
  • HJ683: Correctional officers; Workers' Compensation Commission to study occupational disease presumptions.
  • HJ832: Celebrating the life of Debra Elaine Roberts.
  • HJ833: Celebrating the life of Mary Louise Williams McGlothlin.
  • HB989: Hunting; removes prohibition to hunt on Sunday between hours of 2:00 p.m. and sunset.
  • HB990: Elk; authorization of nonlethal control measures against.
  • HB1217: Sergeants David Lambert Highway & Brandon Asbury Highway; designates portions of Routes 19 and 609.
  • HB1218: Stream mitigation banks; established.
  • HB1224: Real property; VDOT to exchange real property in Tazewell County for private property.
  • HB1250: Judicial Conference of Virginia; membership.
  • HB1251: Charter; Town of Cedar Bluff.
  • HB845: Income tax, state and corporate; tax credit to taxpayers for easements to recreation authority.
  • HB1357: Carbon dioxide; prohibits Air Polution Control Board and DEQ to restrict emission thereof.
  • HB2237: Electric generation facilities; incentives for construction of using coalbed methane gas.
  • HB2469: Utility facilities; relocation or removal shall not be placed any closer to private residence.
  • HB2470: Carbon dioxide; prohibits Air Polution Control Board and DEQ to restrict emission thereof.
  • HB2518: Income tax, state; mine inspection tax credit.
  • HB2519: Virginia Water Protection Permit; state agencies asked to review to provide comments within 45 days.
  • HJ947: Celebrating the life of Shawnell Hess.
  • HR72: Greenhouse gas emissions; urging Congress of United States to address proposed regulations of EPA.
  • HB845: Income tax, individual and corporate; tax credit to taxpayers for easements to recreation authority.
  • HB846: Southwest Regional Recreation Authority; localities may allocate portion of civil penalties.
  • HB847: Social services, local board of; removes membership limit for certain counties.
  • HB848: Route 711; Buchanan County may enter into an agreement with Pike County, Kentucky to improve.
  • HB849: Off-road recreational vehicles; localities to allow on certain highways within their boundaries.
  • HB850: Roadways; authorizes Buchanan County Board of Supervisors to maintain those within right-of-way.
  • HB851: Buchanan County Public Service Authority; membership.
  • HB852: Southwest Regional Recreational Authority; board to establish ranger police division.
  • HB853: Major business facility job tax credit; reduces number of employees required in new jobs to qualify.
  • HB854: Castle doctrine; right to use physical force against an intruder, immune from civil liability.
  • HB1357: Carbon dioxide; prohibits Air Polution Control Board and DEQ to restrict emission thereof.
  • HJ329: Celebrating the life of Kelly Noel Combs Necessary.
  • HJ330: Celebrating the life of Thomas Alan Reid.