Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham)

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16: Counties of Henry (part) and Pittsylvania (part); City of Martinsville [map]
Took Office
January 2014
Next Election
November 2019
Courts of Justice, Privileges and Elections, Science and Technology, Transportation
Copatroning Habits
88% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 98% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 67% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
21.4% in 2017
Recent Mentions in the Media

Bill aims to help lure business investment in Dan River Region:

February 22, 2018
  GoDanRiver.comFull coverage

Without Medicaid expansion, Danville resident caught in middle:

January 27, 2018
  GoDanRiver.comFull coverage

Senate committee punts on school bus advertising, 'Kings Dominion Bill':

February 15, 2018
  Richmond.comFull coverage

Compromise reached on raising felony threshold from $200 to $500:

February 8, 2018
  Daily PressBipartisan Compromise Announced On Grand Larceny Threshold And Legislation To Protect Crime Victims  Alexandrianews.orgCompromise makes new crime laws likely in Virginia  FairfaxNews.comFull coverage

Schools to start before Labor Day? Va. House to vote on 'Kings Dominion law' changes:

January 30, 2018
  WTOPFull coverage

These are all of the video clips of Les Adams’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2016. There are 5 video clips in all.


  • HB1020: School calendar; opening day of school year.
  • HB1021: Speed monitoring systems; school crossing zones.
  • HB1022: Personal property tax; definition of agricultural products.
  • HB1023: Foreign subpoenas; issuance by circuit court clerk of court.
  • HB1024: Attorney fees; repeals provision that allows only fee of one attorney to be taxed by court.
  • HB1025: Adult protective services; actions & written findings.
  • HB1026: Adult protective services; appealability of findings made by local department of social services.
  • HB1027: Security freezes; fees for placing on a consumer's credit report.
  • HB1301: Judges; central registry records check.
  • HB1507: Patient-Centered Medical Home Advisory Council; established.
  • HB1508: School boards; qualified instructional positions and support services positions, additional funding.
  • HB1550: Grand larceny; increases threshold amount.
  • HB1570: Grand larceny and certain property crimes; penalties.
  • HJ132: Judges; election in circuit court, general district court, etc.
  • HJ265: Commending the Danville Good News Jail & Prison Ministry.
  • HJ266: Commending Union Hall Elementary School.
  • HJ267: Commending Robert Mills, Jr.
  • HJ268: Commending Patricia and Chris Haskins.
  • HJ269: Commending Dr. Jessica M. Jones.
  • HJ270: Commending Westover Christian Academy.
  • HJ271: Celebrating the life of Worth Harris Carter, Jr.
  • HJ272: Celebrating the life of Edmond Boxley Fitzgerald III.
  • HR20: Judges; nominations for election to circuit court.
  • HR21: Judges; nominations for election to general district court.
  • HR22: Judges; nominations for election to juvenile and domestic relations district court.
  • 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.
  • HR474: Commending the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
  • 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.