Delegate Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)

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77: Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Suffolk (part) [map]
Took Office
January 1994
Next Election
November 2015
Counties, Cities and Towns
Copatroning Habits
63% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 78% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 51% of them are Democrats.
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Bills Passed
10% in 2014
Campaign Contributions
$30,271.89 cash on hand (May 2013 report)
Top 10 Donors
The Modical Society of Virginia PAC Political Action Committee Richmond $1,500
Community Loans of America, Inc banking GA $1,000
Tidewater Builders Association PAC Political Action Committee Chesapeake $500
Virginia AFL-CIO Union PAC Richmond $500
Smithfield Foods, Inc. Food Processing Plant Smithfield $500
HBAV Build- PAC Political Action Committee Richmond $500
Virginia Credit Union Political Action Committee Political Action Committee Lychburg $500
AT&T Communications TX $500
Conmed, Inc. Medical MD $500
Virginia Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics Medical Richmond $250

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Recent Mentions in the Media

The Virginian-Pilot: Amended report: Chesapeake delegate got casino trip

April 23, 2015
Virginia lawmakers must disclose any gift from a lobbyist worth more than $50, and Del. Lionell Spruill Sr. reported more than a dozen in his latest report - including a meal at a steakhouse worth $114, courtesy of Verizon. But he didn't include one in ...

Thenewjournalandguide: How Will Black Voters Embrace Clinton's Candidacy?

April 30, 2015
How Will Black Voters Embrace Clinton's Candidacy?Last week Virginia State Delegate Lionell Spruill attended an organizational meeting of Virginia Democratic officials and Clinton Campaign operatives. Spruill said the meeting was a gathering to develop a Clinton campaign strategy to win Virginia.and more »

WAVY-TV: TCC class project becomes House Bill 1442

January 30, 2015
Delegate Lionell Spruill, who represents parts of Chesapeake and Suffolk, saw promise in the class' plan, and sponsored the bill. He said that aside from the $110,000 it may cost the state in lost circuit court fees, he's optimistic. He gave ...

WJLA: Energy giant Dominion exerts strong influence on Va. lawmakers

February 28, 2015
Staunton News Leader"Dominion power has been great to Virginia," said Del. Lionell Spruill, a Democrat from Chesapeake. Legislation aimed at limiting Dominion's ability to go on property owners' land to survey for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline natural gas pipeline ...Dominion has strong 2015 legislative session in VirginiaTribune-Reviewall 22 news articles »

The Virginian-Pilot: A better way to pick judges in Virginia

March 25, 2015
Democratic Del. Lionell Spruill complained bitterly of being excluded from the process to select a replacement for David L. Williams and claimed that he never had a chance to advocate for his preferred candidate, Chesapeake prosecutor David Whitted.and more »

From this Legislator’s Twitter Feed

September 17, 2012

Del_LSpruill_Sr: Congratulating the new Senator today, Sen Kenny Alexander, wishing him well, but will miss him the the House of Delegates! Congratulations #

September 11, 2012

Del_LSpruill_Sr: Remembering 911, those lost and their families. Our Nation must never forget! God Bless America! #

September 6, 2012

Del_LSpruill_Sr: 1st & 2nd ladies speaking at the women's caucus in Charlotte DNC. I hear the men are with them as well! #fired up #vote2012 #

September 5, 2012

Del_LSpruill_Sr: President Clinton is hitting all the bases for @BarackObama! he knows how to lay it on the line! He's on a roll #Election2012 #2012DNC #

September 5, 2012

Del_LSpruill_Sr: Fire Marshall closed doors @2012DNC in anticipation of #billclinton tonight, he will nominate @BarackObama. Room is already electric! #Vote #


  • HB1165: Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; elimination of Department, etc.
  • HB1281: Kill switches for digital devices; definitions, civil penalty.
  • HB1282: Judges; limitation on election and appointment.
  • HB1337: Recordation tax; exemption for bail bondsmen.
  • HB1442: Police and court records; fees for expungement from record.
  • HB1801: Firearms; display or distribution of information at shows.
  • HB2396: Surety on a bond; discharge from liability, magistrates.
  • HJ805: Commending Dolores A. Moore.
  • HB1012: City of Suffolk; ordinance providing that charges for water and sewer shall be a lien on property.
  • HB1165: Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; elimination of Department, etc.
  • HB1185: Health insurance; coverage for mental health services.
  • HB5006: Judges; limitation on election and appointment of judges.
  • HJ5045: Celebrating the life of N. Duval Flora.
  • HJ5046: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Blanche Whitehurst McAllister.
  • HJ5114: Celebrating the life of Elizabeth Manning Paige.
  • HJ5227: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Vernon Thomas Forehand, Jr.
  • HJ5228: Celebrating the life of Don Alan Lee.
  • HR165: Celebrating the life of Joseph Albert Day.
  • HB2107: Absentee ballot procedures and count; requires prompt counting immediately after close of polls.
  • HB2119: Early voting; registered, qualified voter may vote in person from 10 to three days before election.
  • HB2129: Tolls; requires GA approval for tolling of any Interstate or state highway component.
  • HB2130: Nursing homes; implementation of voluntary electronic monitoring in residents' rooms.
  • HB2244: School Resource Officer Grants Program and Fund; proceeds may be disbursed to award matching grants.
  • HJ770: Celebrating the life of George Reid Swecker.
  • HB1019: Charter; City of Chesapeake.
  • HB1020: Precious metal dealers; retention of purchases for a minimum of 15 calendar days.
  • HB1292: Statewide Fire Prevention Code; grandfathering certain kitchens.
  • HB1293: Statewide Fire Prevention Code; local inspection fee in City of Chesapeake.
  • HB1294: Churches, synagogues, etc.; localities shall not charge any fee unless authorized by general law.
  • HJ161: Commending the Oscar Smith High School football team.
  • HJ247: Celebrating the life of Marion A. Boush.
  • HJ248: Celebrating the life of Charles Richard Foxx, Jr.
  • HJ249: Celebrating the life of Joseph Dixon, Jr.
  • HJ250: Celebrating the life of Alice R. Morris.
  • HJ251: Celebrating the life of Eunice White Terry.
  • HJ252: Celebrating the life of Addie Beatrice Weaver Christian.
  • HJ253: Celebrating the life of Shirley A. Freeman.
  • HJ254: Celebrating the life of Dr. Cynthia Patricia Chapman.
  • HJ255: Celebrating the life of Bishop Anthony E. Moses.
  • HJ258: Commending Earlie Blount, Sr., and Blanche Blount.
  • HB1489: Handheld personal communications device; texting while driving.
  • HB1490: Elections; acquisition of voting equipment by localities.
  • HB1896: School health services; school board to employ nurses to have ratio of one nurse per 1,000 students.
  • HB1897: Probationer; required to pay support to those legally responsible.
  • HJ766: Commending the Equipping Businesses for Success Institute.
  • HJ888: Commending Virginia Warren Garrett.
  • HB1211: Aboveground liquid fertilizer storage tanks; may require permit from local fire official.
  • HB1212: Norfolk State University, Visitors of; with approval of Governor, to lease titled real estate.
  • HB1251: State employees; restoration of health insurance plan options in Hampton Roads area.
  • HB1275: Real estate tax; localities to grant higher percentages of tax relief to elderly.
  • HB1281: License plates, special; persons convicted of DUI third or subsequent time to use.
  • HB2109: Economic Development Authority; allows City of Chesapeake to increase size of board of directors.
  • HB2110: Early voting; any qualified voter may vote in person from 17-3 days before election, etc.
  • HB2111: Workers' Compensation; adds sworn Port Authority police officers to those entitled to presumption.
  • HB2112: Financial literacy education; school board to implement objectives in middle and high schools.
  • HB2113: Absentee voting; persons age 65 and older may vote absentee.
  • HJ715: Disability History and Awareness Month; designating as October 2009, & each year therafter.
  • HJ738: Commending the Oscar Smith High School football team.
  • HB1272: School boards; financial literacy education.
  • HB1273: Prisoners; health care costs.
  • HB1274: Real estate tax; exemptions for elderly and handicapped persons in certain cities and counties.
  • HB1275: Real estate tax; localities to grant higher percentages of tax relief to elderly.
  • HB1276: Absentee voting; adds persons age 65 and older to list of persons eligible.
  • HB1277: Firearms; possession prohibited on Capitol Square.
  • HB1278: Voters; those registered may vote prior to election day.
  • HB1279: Transportation district commissioners; raises per diem.
  • HB1280: Charitable gaming; regulation under Board and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
  • HB1281: License plates, special; persons convicted of DUI third or subsequent time to use.
  • HB1452: Display of offensive objects or devices; prohibited on any vehicle.
  • HB1461: Assisted living facilities; exempting certain from requirement to have license.
  • HJ175: School boards; JLARC to study implications of granting fiscal autonomy to those elected.
  • HR9: House of Delegates; amends and readopts Rule 84, and adds Rule 85.
  • HB2900: Firearms; prohibits possession thereof on Capitol Square.
  • HB2901: Absentee voting, in-person; qualified voters may vote at sites provided in locality.
  • HB2903: School buses; requirement of safety belts.
  • HB2904: Retirement System; additional information to localities.
  • HB2905: Charter; City of Suffolk
  • HB2906: Community Action Act; revises process for designation of community action agency.
  • HB2907: License plates, special; those convicted of DUI to use yellow license plates.
  • HB2908: Motor vehicle insurance; prohibits rate increases for not-at-fault accidents.
  • HB2909: Real estate tax; exemption for elderly and disabled.
  • HB2910: Affordable housing; development for low- and moderate-income persons.
  • HB2911: Absentee voting and absentee ballot applications; persons 65 or older may vote absentee.
  • HB3043: Health Commissioner; required to designate licensed physician to oversee minority health efforts.
  • HJ843: Commending the New Frontier Church of God in Christ and its 40th anniversary Worker's Conference.
  • HB79: Vehicle impoundment; driving with a suspended operator's license.
  • HB80: Absentee voting and ballot applications; persons 65 or older may vote absentee.
  • HB81: Early voting; any qualified registered voter may vote at specified times and places.
  • HB82: Law Officers' Retirement System; adding juvenile probation and parole officers.
  • HB84: School buses; requiring safety belts.
  • HB282: Unemployment compensation; effect of failure to maintain employment records.
  • HB741: State agencies; Comptroller shall develop policies to reduce costs of collecting debts owed thereto.
  • HB1554: Residential Property Disclosure Act; seller of historic property to provide notice to purchaser.