Senator Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)

Photo of Louise Lucas
Party
Democratic
District
18: Brunswick County (Part), Chesapeake City (Part), Franklin City (Part), Isle of Wight County (Part), Portsmouth City (Part), Southampton County (Part), Suffolk City (Part), Emporia City (All), Greensville County (All), Sussex County (All), Surry County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 1992
Next Election
November 2015
Committees
Courts of Justice, Finance, Local Government, Rules, Education (Chair)
Copatroning Habits
65% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 79% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that she also copatroned, 52% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
4.8% in 2014
Campaign Contributions
$10,284.92 cash on hand (December 2012 report)
Top 10 Donors
Dominion Power PAC Unknown Richmond $3,500
Dominion Power PAC Unknown Richmond $2,500
Dominion Power PAC Unknown Richmond $1,500
Longshoremans Longshoreman Norfolk $1,050
IP PAC PAC DC $1,000
Kay Kempter Unknown Norfolk $1,000
Kemper Consultants Eye PAC PAC Richmond $1,000
Newport News Shipbuilders Unknown Newport News $1,000
Robert Williams Unknown Portsmouth $1,000
G Robert Aston Unknown Portsmouth $1,000

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Recent Mentions in the Media

Daily Press: State Sen. Norment to replace Sen. Lucas on regional transportation board

May 8, 2015
. By J. Elias O'Neal contact the reporter · L Louise Lucas · Thomas K. Norment, Jr. Virginia General Assembly. One of the most powerful state legislators in the senate ...

Suffolk News-Herald: 'It had to be faith'

May 7, 2015
'It had to be faith'Timothy P. Williams, adjutant general of the Virginia National Guard; Dwight Newingham; Felicia Blow of Paul D. Camp Community College; Suffolk graphic designer Michael Podesta; state Senator Louise Lucas; and Virginia Supreme Court Justice D. Arthur ...and more »

Daily Mail: Officers in Cardiff for Sergeant Louise Lucas who died saving her daughter

April 24, 2015
Hundreds of police officers lined the roads to in a guard of honour for a hero policewoman who was killed by a bus seconds after pushing her daughter out of its path and saving her life. Sergeant Louise Lucas, 41, was off-duty and on a shopping trip ...and more »

The Virginian-Pilot: Sen. Lucas set to roll the dice again on a casino bill for Portsmouth

January 15, 2015
It's clear that state Sen. Louise Lucas revels in long odds. She's trying - again - to convince colleagues to allow casinos in Portsmouth, which Lucas represents in the General Assembly. It's also obvious that Lucas has at least two major hurdles to ...

Washington Post: Two Democrats return to Va. Senate after long absences due to health

February 23, 2015
All 40 senators were present for the first time since early February, when Sen. Linda ?Toddy? Puller (D-Fairfax) suffered two falls and Sen. L. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) underwent neck surgery. Both were back Monday, Puller with an arm in a cast and ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Louise Lucas’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 197 video clips in all.

Index

Feb 18, 2009Feb 23, 2009Feb 24, 2009Feb 24, 2009Feb 24, 2009Feb 24, 2009Feb 24, 2009Feb 24, 2009Feb 24, 2009Feb 24, 2009Jan 18, 2010Jan 20, 2010Jan 21, 2010Jan 21, 2010Jan 26, 2010Jan 27, 2010Jan 27, 2010Jan 28, 2010Feb 03, 2010Feb 04, 2010Feb 08, 2010Feb 08, 2010Feb 08, 2010Feb 08, 2010Feb 09, 2010Feb 11, 2010Feb 11, 2010Feb 12, 2010Feb 16, 2010Feb 17, 2010Feb 19, 2010Feb 23, 2010Feb 24, 2010Feb 24, 2010Feb 25, 2010Feb 26, 2010Feb 26, 2010Feb 26, 2010Feb 26, 2010Mar 01, 2010Mar 01, 2010Mar 02, 2010Mar 02, 2010Mar 02, 2010Mar 03, 2010Mar 03, 2010Mar 03, 2010Mar 04, 2010Mar 05, 2010Mar 05, 2010Mar 05, 2010Mar 05, 2010Mar 08, 2010Mar 08, 2010Mar 08, 2010Mar 09, 2010Mar 10, 2010Mar 10, 2010Mar 11, 2010Mar 13, 2010Mar 13, 2010Mar 13, 2010Mar 13, 2010Mar 13, 2010Mar 14, 2010Mar 14, 2010Apr 21, 2010Jan 20, 2011Jan 21, 2011Jan 24, 2011Jan 24, 2011Jan 24, 2011Jan 25, 2011Jan 25, 2011Jan 27, 2011Jan 31, 2011Jan 31, 2011Feb 04, 2011Feb 04, 2011Feb 06, 2011Feb 08, 2011Feb 16, 2011Feb 16, 2011Feb 18, 2011Feb 18, 2011Feb 18, 2011Feb 18, 2011Feb 18, 2011Feb 18, 2011Feb 18, 2011Feb 21, 2011Feb 21, 2011Feb 23, 2011Feb 23, 2011Feb 24, 2011Feb 24, 2011Jan 17, 2012Jan 23, 2012Jan 23, 2012Jan 30, 2012Jan 30, 2012Jan 31, 2012Feb 02, 2012Feb 03, 2012Feb 06, 2012Feb 09, 2012Feb 10, 2012Feb 10, 2012Feb 10, 2012Feb 13, 2012Feb 14, 2012Feb 14, 2012Feb 14, 2012Feb 20, 2012Feb 22, 2012Feb 23, 2012Feb 23, 2012Feb 23, 2012Feb 23, 2012Feb 27, 2012Mar 05, 2012Mar 05, 2012Mar 05, 2012Mar 06, 2012Mar 08, 2012Jan 11, 2013Jan 14, 2013Jan 14, 2013Jan 15, 2013Jan 16, 2013Jan 16, 2013Jan 17, 2013Jan 18, 2013Jan 21, 2013Jan 21, 2013Jan 22, 2013Jan 24, 2013Jan 25, 2013Jan 25, 2013Jan 25, 2013Jan 28, 2013Jan 28, 2013Jan 29, 2013Jan 30, 2013Feb 04, 2013Feb 05, 2013Feb 05, 2013Feb 07, 2013Feb 07, 2013Feb 07, 2013Feb 12, 2013Feb 12, 2013Feb 18, 2013Feb 21, 2013Jan 15, 2014Jan 16, 2014Jan 16, 2014Jan 16, 2014Jan 17, 2014Jan 17, 2014Jan 22, 2014Jan 27, 2014Jan 29, 2014Feb 03, 2014Feb 03, 2014Feb 05, 2014Feb 05, 2014Feb 06, 2014Feb 06, 2014Feb 07, 2014Feb 07, 2014Feb 10, 2014Feb 10, 2014Feb 10, 2014Feb 14, 2014Feb 17, 2014Feb 17, 2014Feb 18, 2014Feb 24, 2014Feb 24, 2014Feb 24, 2014Feb 24, 2014Feb 24, 2014Feb 24, 2014Feb 24, 2014Feb 24, 2014Feb 24, 2014Feb 24, 2014Feb 28, 2014Feb 28, 2014Feb 28, 2014Mar 03, 2014Mar 03, 2014Apr 23, 2014Apr 23, 2014Apr 23, 2014Apr 23, 2014

Bills

  • SB19: Virginia Casino Gaming Commission; regulation of casino gaming, penalties.
  • SB339: Secondhand fixtures and scrap metal; payment for materials to be in form of check.
  • SB589: Disposal of solid waste fees; Southampton County.
  • SB716: Virginia Casino Gaming Commission; regulation of casino gaming, penalties.
  • SB725: Arrest without warrant; procedures.
  • SB743: Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission; local representation.
  • SB749: Portsmouth, City of; amending charter, election of mayor and city council members.
  • SB759: Transient occupancy tax; Isle of Wight County authorized to impose a tax of up to two percent.
  • SB774: Admissions tax; all counties authorized to levy.
  • SB784: Cigarettes; all localities allowed to impose a tax.
  • SB796: County food and beverage tax; referendum requirement.
  • SB841: Ordinances; adoption by counties, notice by publication.
  • SB842: School budget; preparation and approval by county.
  • SB854: Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business Loan Fund; established.
  • SB901: Nurses and nurse practitioners, registered and practical; restricted volunteer license.
  • SB988: Sexual orientation change efforts prohibited.
  • SB990: Domestic violence leave; employers to provide for employees.
  • SB993: Transfer of firearms; criminal history record information check; penalties.
  • SB1441: Transfer of firearms at gun shows; voluntary background check; penalties.
  • SB1451: Tolls; imposition and collection for use of Interstate Route 95 south of City of Fredericksburg.
  • SJ33: Corrections, Department of; JLARC to study staffing levels and employment conditions.
  • SJ224: Constitutional amendment; Virginia Redistricting Commission, redistricting criteria and process.
  • SJ322: Commending Paul D. Camp Community College.
  • SR54: Celebrating the life of Harvey Nathaniel Johnson, Jr.
  • SR66: Commending the 2015 inductees into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
  • SR81: Commending the Reverend Dr. Devlaming A. Peace, Sr.
  • SR85: Commending Celestial Baptist Church.
  • SB19: Virginia Casino Gaming Commission; regulation of casino gaming, penalties.
  • SB124: Constitutional officers; if proposed budget reduces funding of such officer, 14 day written notice.
  • SB292: Downtown Tunnel Construction Relief Grant Fund; established.
  • SB339: Secondhand fixtures and scrap metal; payment for materials to be in form of check.
  • SB589: Disposal of solid waste fees; Southampton County.
  • SB632: Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; establishment of state purchasing program.
  • SJ33: Corrections, Department of; JLARC to study staffing levels and employment conditions.
  • SJ92: Commending Dr. John J. Cavan.
  • SJ104: Commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.
  • SJ129: Celebrating the life of Percy Lee House, III.
  • SJ143: Commending Melissa A. Porfirio.
  • SJ5038: Celebrating the life of the Honorable William Thomas Parker.
  • SR1: Commending the 2014 inductees into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
  • SR16: Commending Melanie Rhoades Gerheart.
  • SR503: Commending the I.C. Norcom High School boys' basketball team.
  • SR505: Celebrating the life of Shirley Hurdle Lassiter.
  • SR512: Celebrating the life of Elizabeth Daniels, DMD.
  • SR516: Commending Virginia Diner, Inc.
  • SR518: Commending James Marshall Whitaker.
  • SR519: Commending the Church of God in Christ in Virginia.
  • SR521: Commending Vernon C. Crump, Jr.
  • SB290: Geriatric prisoners; removes petition requirement for Parole Board to consider conditional release.
  • SB477: Dangerous wild animals; Class 1 misdemeanor to privately possess, sell, transfer, etc.
  • SB479: Weighing of vehicles; exempts those owned or leased by City of Suffolk.
  • SB567: Low-income and student toll tax credit; established.
  • SB687: Virginia Casino Gaming Commission; created, penalties, report.
  • SB688: Charter; City of Portsmouth.
  • SB689: Virginia Casino Gaming Commission; created, penalties, report.
  • SB695: Va. Toll Relief Act and Va. Casino Gaming Commission; regulation of casino gaming, penalties.
  • SB696: Va. Toll Abatement Act and Va. Casino Gaming Commission; regulation of casino gaming, penalties.
  • SB697: Va. Transportation Enhancement and Toll Abatement Act and Va. Casino Gaming Commission; regulation.
  • SB698: Peanuts; extends excise tax on those grown in and sold in Virginia.
  • SB713: Public-Private Transportation Act; definition of transportation facility, port facility excluded.
  • SB714: Va. Toll Mitigation Act & Virginia Casino Gaming Commission; regulation of casino gaming, penalties.
  • SB726: Poker; definition of illegal gambling and charitable gaming, etc.
  • SB833: Voluntary economic growth-sharing agreements; Port of Va. Economic and Infrastructure Develop Zone.
  • SB834: Portsmouth Port and Industrial Commission; annual report of financial performance.
  • SB860: State entities; procurement by using public-private partnerships.
  • SB976: Commonwealth Transportation Board; circumstances for removal from office by Governor.
  • SB977: Public-Private Transportation Act; receipt of competing proposals, disclosure of business points.
  • SB1237: Claims; Calvin Wayne Cunningham.
  • SB1346: Charitable gaming; sale of pull tabs & other instant bingo games by volunteer fire departments, etc.
  • SB1369: Virginia Riverboat Gaming Commission; created, penalties.
  • SJ266: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights (first reference).
  • SJ284: Celebrating the life of James W. Holley III.
  • SJ285: Commending Gregory E. Lucyk.
  • SJ312: Tolls; General Assembly to recognize need for mitigation measures for disadvantaged populations.
  • SJ317: Tolls; joint subcommittee to study how VA can mitigate impact on State's disadvantaged citizens.
  • SJ360: Commending Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas.
  • SJ370: Agricultural and forestry products; weight limits on interstate highways.
  • SJ377: Commending Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., on its centennial anniversary.
  • SJ410: Celebrating the life of Henry L. Stevenson, Sr.
  • SJ416: Commending the Reverend J. L. Williams.
  • SJ425: Commending the Portsmouth Chapter, The Links, Incorporated.
  • SR21: Commending the 2013 inductees into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
  • SR30: Tolls; Senate Committee on Finance to study ways to mitigate impact on State's disadvantaged.
  • SB8: Guardians; disposition of remains.
  • SB9: Guardianship; restriction of visitation.
  • SB10: Line of Duty Act; coverage for fire company personnel of National Guard and Air National Guard.
  • SB290: Geriatric prisoners; removes petition requirement for Parole Board to consider conditional release.
  • SB291: Urban development areas; makes incorporation optional rather than mandatory for all localities.
  • SB292: Charter; City of Chesapeake.
  • SB293: DCJS; provides minimum training standards for juvenile correctional officers.
  • SB294: Methamphetamine precursors; sale and tracking, penalties.
  • SB477: Dangerous wild animals; Class 1 misdemeanor to privately possess, sell, transfer, etc.
  • SB478: Charter; City of Portsmouth.
  • SB479: Weighing of vehicles; exempts those owned or leased by City of Suffolk.
  • SB480: Senate Districts; technical adjustments in boundaries in Isle of Wight County.
  • SB567: Low-income and student toll tax credit; established.
  • SB595: Railroad grade crossings; vehicles who are required to stop for trains.
  • SB619: Commonwealth Tolling Assistance Program; established.
  • SJ64: Offender classification; Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to study.
  • SJ82: Commending the 2012 inductees into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
  • SJ83: Celebrating the life of Willie Alice Crowell Ferguson.
  • SJ84: Celebrating the life of Helen Pope Shropshire.
  • SJ107: Commending Surry County.
  • SJ110: Celebrating the life of Carolyn Bond Coleman.
  • SJ111: Commending Tony and Monica Brothers.
  • SJ119: Commending Girl Scouts of the United States of America.
  • SJ135: Commending Norfolk State University on hosting Sesquicentennial of Civil War Conference.
  • SJ136: Commending the Norfolk State University football team.
  • SJ137: Commending the Norfolk State University mens cross country team.
  • SB34: Worker Misclassification Act; created.
  • SB258: Circuit courts; creates local fee retention funding method for clerks' offices.
  • SB740: Motorcycles and mopeds; use of bridges in high winds.
  • SB777: Jail processing fee; allows sheriff's department, regional jail, or police department to receive.
  • SB778: Nottoway River; extends portion that is designated as a component of Virginia Scenic Rivers System.
  • SB779: Joint enterprise zone; authorizes DHCD to expand an existing zone consisting of two localities, etc.
  • SB803: Public schools; physical fitness requirement.
  • SB984: Transient occupancy tax; Counties of Brunswick and Washington authorized to impose.
  • SB1364: Protective orders; definition, makes numerous changes to laws governing family abuse, etc.
  • SB1374: Social work; unlawful for person not licensed by Board of Social Work to use title social worker.
  • SB1396: Podiatry; expands definition.
  • SB1473: Business Assistance, Department of; job retraining account program created within Department.
  • SJ275: Commending Jackson-Feild Homes on the occasion of its 155th anniversary.
  • SJ276: Celebrating the life of Edith R. Jones.
  • SJ336: Celebrating the life of Katherine A. Treherne, M.D.
  • SJ337: Celebrating the life of Mattrude Person Sharpe.
  • SJ369: Celebrating the life of Dolly Rose Murphy Goodwyn.
  • SJ437: Commending DeAngelo Eugene Hall.
  • SJ470: Commending Robert T. Williams.
  • SJ500: Commending the Reverend Joe B. Fleming.
  • SJ501: Celebrating the life of Mary Elizabeth Jones.
  • SB16: Distribution of handbills, etc.; grants City of Portsmouth power to regulate and prohibit.
  • SB17: Blackwater River; designates portion thereof as component of State Scenic Rivers System.
  • SB18: License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Virginia Kids Eat Free program, etc.
  • SB19: Solid waste disposal; Isle of Wight and Southampton Counties to levy fees upon each household.
  • SB32: Peanut Board; authorized to enter into an agreement with Federal Commodity Credit Corporation.
  • SB33: Mobile camps and other railway work facilities; establishes standards therefor.
  • SB34: Worker Misclassification Act; created.
  • SB35: Distribution of handbills, etc.; adds median & public roadway to places locality can regulate, etc.
  • SB63: Involuntary commitment order; reduces length of time a person can appeal to circuit court.
  • SB64: Signs; provides local government authority to regulate.
  • SB65: Psychiatric treatment; revises Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment of Minors Act.
  • SB257: Motion picture film production; provides income tax credits to any company with qualifying expenses.
  • SB258: Circuit court; creates local fee retention funding method for clerks' offices.
  • SB259: Juveniles; detention of those transferred or certified.
  • SB260: Mental health and substance abuse providers; background checks.
  • SB501: Concealed handgun permit; DUI from another state disqualifies individual from obtaining.
  • SB595: Criminal background check; requirement of firearms show vendor and promoter of gun show.
  • SB618: Virginia Slave Commission; established.
  • SJ12: Nottoway Indian Tribe; extending state recognition thereto and grants representation on VCI.
  • SJ130: Celebrating the life of Deshannon Artemis Taylor.
  • SJ257: Commending the Isle of Wight TRIAD program.
  • SJ258: Celebrating the life of Anna Leola Jones Studivant.
  • SJ274: Commending Reverend Dr. Devlaming A. Peace, Sr.
  • SR18: Commending Zion Baptist Church.
  • SR19: Commending the I.C. Norcom High School boys basketball team.
  • SB89: Retail Sales and Use Tax; custom structural metal fabrication in an economically distressed area.
  • SB162: Vacant building registration; enhances penalties for failure to register.
  • SB163: Derelict structures; locality authorized to impose fee on record owner.
  • SB166: Trees; replacement during development process in certain localities.
  • SB429: Opiate addiction treatment providers; daily service fee.
  • SB667: Motion picture production companies; expands tax incentives.
  • SB703: Motion Picture Incentive Performance Grant Fund; created.
  • SB802: Holland-Councill Memorial Bridge; designating as Route 58 bridge over Blackwater River.
  • SB804: License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Virginia Kids Eat Free program.
  • SB807: Mobile camps; establishes standards for rooms at terminals, etc. provided by a railroad company.
  • SB818: Opiate addiction treatment providers; daily service fee.
  • SB819: Early voting; qualified registered voter may vote in person from 15 to eight days before election.
  • SB831: Zoning ordinances; restrictions on ABC licenses in City of Portsmouth.
  • SB836: Toll Facilities Revolving Account; balance remaining on any loan issued to political subdivision.
  • SB870: Indoor Clean Air Act; allows localities to exceed requirements that regulate smoking.
  • SB1122: Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment of Minors Act; mandatory outpatient treatment; etc.
  • SB1123: Admissions tax; adds Greensville County to list of those that may impose at events.
  • SB1141: Income tax, state; renewable energy property tax credit.
  • SB1341: Alcoholic beverages; Class 3 misdemeanor when person permits underage person to consume.
  • SB1420: Charitable Gaming, Division of; authorized to contract with State Lottery one-time raffle.
  • SB1421: Digital media purchase or rental; fee created.
  • SJ493: Celebrating the life of Levi E. Willis, Sr.
  • SB6: Civil remedial fees; repeals provision for those paid, imposed on certain drivers, refund fees.
  • SB88: Marijuana; expungement of charges.
  • SB89: Retail Sales and Use Tax; custom structural metal fabrication in an economically distressed area.
  • SB96: Involuntary commitment hearings; confidentiality of records.
  • SB97: Mental health records; disclosure.
  • SB151: Dental assistants; Board of Dentistry to regulate practice thereof.
  • SB162: Vacant building registration; enhances penalties for failure to register.
  • SB163: Derelict structures; locality authorized to impose fee on record owner.
  • SB164: Polygraph; no sexual offense victim shall be requested to submit for investigation to proceed.
  • SB166: Trees; replacement during development process in certain localities.
  • SB241: School employees; school board to develop policies to address complaints of sexual abuse thereby.
  • SB429: Opiate addiction treatment providers; daily service fee.
  • SB667: Motion picture production companies; expands tax incentives.
  • SB701: Long-term care services; adds representatives of housing, etc. to coordination committees.
  • SB702: Influenza vaccinations; Department of Health to publish on its website information thereon.
  • SB703: Motion Picture Incentive Performance Grant Fund; created.
  • SJ9: Celebrating the life of Dorothy Adams Burwell.
  • SJ19: Celebrating the life of Evelyn Daniel Chandler.
  • SJ42: Mental health system; Joint Commission on Health Care to review recommendations and legislation.
  • SJ50: Craney Island Dredged Materials Management Area; JLARC to study impact of greater elevations.
  • SJ211: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Frederick Military Academy.
  • SB24: Motor medic pilot program; created in South Hampton Roads area.
  • SB286: DNA analyses; certification of laboratories that perform.
  • SB422: Practitioners of natural foods, etc.; exemptions to licensure requirements.
  • SB1047: Southampton County Jail Farm; Board of Corrections to convey to Southampton County sheriff's office.
  • SB1048: Marijuana charges; expungement of records.
  • SB1049: DNA analyses; certification of laboratories that perform.
  • SB1309: National Guard; employment protection.
  • SB1310: Discrimination; prohibited in state employment.
  • SB1422: License plates, special; issuance for supporters of Bide-A-Wee Golf Course in City of Portsmouth.
  • SB1423: Mobile work camps; establishes standards therefor provided by railroad company for employees.
  • SJ98: State employee; joint subcommittee to study grievance procedure therefor.
  • SJ379: Commending Joe G. Langston.
  • SJ442: North American Union; urging Congress to withdraw any multilateral activity which seeks to create.
  • SB22: Child abuse or neglect; change in requirement for 'safe haven' law pertaining to infants.
  • SB23: Charter; City of Emporia.
  • SB24: Motor medic pilot program; created in South Hampton Roads area.
  • SB286: DNA analyses; certification of laboratories that perform.
  • SB422: Practitioners of natural foods, etc.; exemptions to licensure requirements.
  • SB607: Recount procedures; requires hard copy optical scan ballots to be rerun.
  • SB649: Drug treatment courts; eliminates requirement for General Assembly approval.
  • SB700: Public employment; discrimination prohibited.
  • SJ97: Contraception, Plan B; encourage FDA to approve.
  • SJ98: State employee; joint subcommittee to study grievance procedure therefor.
  • SJ152: Officially recognizing the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe.
  • SJ153: Celebrating the life of Marie Butler Thomas.