Delegate Les Adams (R-Chatham)

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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
90% 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, 68% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
21.4% in 2017
Recent Mentions in the Media

Independent Journal Review: Leading Virginia Democrat Says 'Devil Has His Grip' on Jerry Falwell Jr. Because He Supports Trump

August 23, 2017
Leading Virginia Democrat Says 'Devil Has His Grip' on Jerry Falwell Jr. Because He Supports TrumpVirginia Democrat Tom Perriello, a former congressman and failed gubernatorial candidate, is adamant that Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. is in need of an ?exorcism? because he supports President Donald Trump. You just can't make this ...Some Liberty University Grads Are Returning Their Diplomas To Protest TrumpNPREvangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. endorses TrumpWashington PostAt Liberty, Trump Calls Critics 'Pathetic,' Praises Putting 'Faith Into Action'NPRWashington Examinerall 270 news articles »

Daily Press: House kills criminal justice reforms

February 15, 2017
Les Adams, R-Chatham, voted for reform. "I don't think the measure is to say that larceny is excused," said Adams, calling the threshold, "a question of judgment, not a question of morality." Del. Mike Mullin, D-Newport News, joined most Republicans in ...

WSET: Del. Les Adams to challenge Attorney General's action on concealed carry permits

December 29, 2015
Del. Les Adams to challenge Attorney General's action on concealed carry permitsChatham, VA-- A delegate on the Southside said "no way" to Attorney General Mark Herring's announcement last week that Virginia would no longer honor concealed carry handgun permits from 25 states. Chatham Delegate Les Adams said he will introduce ...and more »

NORML Blog (blog): Two New Virginia Laws Foreshadow Larger Cannabis Policy Changes

July 6, 2017
McAuliffe had a signing ceremony for Senator Adam Ebbin's Senate bill 784 and Delegate Les Adams' House bill 2051. These companion bills ended the absolute requirement that Virginians convicted of marijuana possession lose their driver's license.

Daily Press: Medical marijuana bills go down in House

January 30, 2017
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn's bill went down in a House criminal law subcommittee, but it drew support from two Republicans: Del. Les Adams of Chatham and Del. Rick Morris of Carrollton. "Two-hundred dollars doesn't make any sense," said Morris, who faces ...Virginia likely to ease laws on use of marijuanaFauquier Nowall 3 news articles »

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.

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.
  • 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.