Delegate Les Adams (R-Chatham)

Photo of Les Adams
Party
Republican
District
16: Counties of Henry (part) and Pittsylvania (part); City of Martinsville [map]
Took Office
January 2014
Next Election
November 2017
Committees
Courts of Justice, Privileges and Elections, Science and Technology, Transportation
Website
lesadams.org
Copatroning Habits
89% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 100% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 69% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
22.2% in 2016
Recent Mentions in the Media

Martinsville Bulletin: Letters to the Editor for Feb. 21

February 21, 2017
Delegate Les Adams was among the five members of the Elections Subcommittee who voted to kill three bills that promoted redistricting reform in Virginia last Tuesday. While it is likely that the full Privileges and Elections Committee would have voted ...and more »

Richmond.com: Legislation to raise Virginia's grand larceny threshold from $200 to $500 dies in House panel

February 15, 2017
Legislation to raise Virginia's grand larceny threshold from $200 to $500 dies in House panelThe subcommittee chairman, Del. Robert B. Bell, R-Albemarle, showed no sign of softening his tough-on-crime stance. ?What about right and wrong?? Bell said as a representative from the Virginia Catholic Conference spoke in support of the bill. ?You're ...and more »

Daily Press: House kills criminal justice reforms

February 15, 2017
Del. Rick Morris, the Isle of Wight Republican awaiting trial now on domestic abuse charges he has said he's innocent of, and Del. Les Adams, R-Chatham, voted for reform. "I don't think the measure is to say that larceny is excused," said Adams ...

wtvr.com: Virginia lawmakers open to easing rules on medical marijuana and possession

January 30, 2017
Del. Les Adams, R-Chatham, is carrying a companion bill (HB 2051) in the House. The House Courts of Justice Committee unanimously approved the bill last week and sent it to the full House of Delegates for consideration. By SaraRose Martin with Capital ...Medical marijuana bills go down in HouseDaily Pressall 3 news articles »

wtkr.com: Virginia bills would end license suspension for marijuana possession

January 26, 2017
That came one day after an identical proposal ? HB 2051, introduced by Del. Les Adams, R-Chatham ? cleared a subcommittee in the House. The Criminal Law Subcommittee of the House Courts of Justice Committee voted unanimously in support of Adams' ...Marijuana Policy Changes Could Be on the Way in Virginia this YearAltDailyall 42 news articles »

These are all of the video clips of Les Adams’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2016. There are 4 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB790: Solid waste disposal fee; removes Pittsylvania County from list of counties authorized to levy.
  • HB2031: School calendar; opening day of the school year.
  • HB2032: Filing and application fees for transportation network companies.
  • HB2050: Tenancy; severance by the entireties by written instrument.
  • HB2051: Marijuana offenses; driver's license forfeiture.
  • HB2052: School boards; additional funding for qualified instructional and support personnel.
  • HB2268: Ignition interlock violations; venue for prosecution of any offense.
  • HJ963: Commending Aglow International.
  • HJ964: Commending Tunstall High School.
  • HJ965: Commending Pittsylvania County.
  • HJ1058: Commending the Sartomer Americas Chatham plant.
  • HJ1059: Commending the Town of Hurt.
  • HJ1060: Commending the Martinsville High School boys' basketball team.
  • HB783: Firearms; pointing, holding, or brandishing in presence of a law-enforcement officer, penalty.
  • HB784: Firearms; possession by persons adjudicated delinquent, military service exception.
  • HB785: Emergency custody and temporary detention; clarifies definition of law-enforcement agency.
  • HB786: Virginia Public Procurement Act; authorized enhancement or remedial measures.
  • HB787: Construction activities; acquisition of nutrient credits.
  • HB788: School calendar.
  • HB789: Exhumations; clerk of circuit court to send notice to next of kin, exception.
  • HB790: Solid waste disposal fee; removes Pittsylvania County from list of counties authorized to levy.
  • HB791: Act for Religious Freedom; reaffirms religious rights.
  • HB1226: Assault and battery; Department of Corrections investigators, penalty.
  • HJ105: Commending the Martinsville High School boys' basketball team.
  • HJ106: Commending Tim Davis.
  • HJ107: Commending Kenneth Draper.
  • HJ115: Interstate 73; joint subcommittee to study construction of proposed Interstate.
  • HJ116: Interstate 73; Department of Transportation to study proposed construction.
  • HR210: Commending Vanderhyde Dairy, Inc.
  • HR235: Commending Landon R. Worsham.
  • HR236: Commending Mildred Jane Worsham.
  • HB1456: Reports of substance abuse by a pregnant woman; child-protective services.
  • HB1850: Weight of vehicles; DMV included as an agency whose notice or publication must match the Code of Va.
  • HB1851: Attorney General; allowed to represent a court reporter employed by the Commonwealth, etc.
  • HB1852: General district court judges; increases number in 21st Judicial District.
  • HB1853: Number of judges; increases number in 21st Judicial District.
  • HB1854: Virginia Public Procurement Act; small, women-owned, minority-owned, etc., businesses.
  • HB1855: Unemployment compensation; wages excluded from tax.
  • HB1856: License plates, special; removes existing requirement for armed forces plates.
  • HB1941: School calendar.
  • HJ38: Interstate Route 73; joint subcommittee to study proposed construction.
  • HJ617: Commending Colbert-Moran Funeral Home Inc.
  • HJ755: Commending the Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution.
  • HJ806: Commending Mike Wray.
  • HJ807: Commending Ginny Wray.
  • HJ839: Celebrating the life of Frances Hallam Hurt.
  • HJ857: Commending Robert E. Phillips, Jr.
  • HB1116: Banister River; Scenic River designation.
  • HB1160: Statutory construction, rules; computation of time.
  • HJ38: Interstate Route 73; joint subcommittee to study proposed construction.
  • HJ46: Celebrating the life of Marshall A. Ecker.
  • HJ196: Students with disabilities; Commission on Youth to study use of funds for educational placements.
  • HJ356: Commending the Rotary Club of Chatham.
  • HJ5161: Celebrating the life of Lester Elton Pruitt.
  • HJ5163: Commending Miller Funeral Home, Inc.
  • HR71: Celebrating the life of Ralph Edwin Shank.
  • HR144: Commending the Tunstall High School golf team.