Senator Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)

Photo of Toddy Puller
Party
Democratic
District
36: Fairfax County (Part), Prince William County (Part), Stafford County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2000
Left Office
January 2016
Website
toddy.org
Copatroning Habits
71% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 59% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that she also copatroned, 56% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Campaign Contributions
$51,849.73 cash on hand (December 2012 report)
Top 10 Donors
Dominion PAC Electric Company Richmond $3,500
Dominion PAC Electric Company Richmond $3,500
IBEW Local 26 Labor Union MD $2,500
FirePAC Local 2068 Labor Union Fairfax $2,500
Distilled Spirits Council Liquor DC $2,000
Verizon Telecommunications Richmond $1,250
Emily McCoy System Engineer Alexandria $1,000
Sheehy Auto Stores Automobiles Fairfax $1,000
Virginia Uranium Mining Chatham $1,000
Virginia AFL-CIO Labor Union Richmond $1,000

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Recent Mentions in the Media

Washington Post: Virginia Democratic Sen. Linda 'Toddy' Puller to retire

January 14, 2015
Patch.comVirginia Democratic Sen. Linda 'Toddy' Puller to retireVirginia state Sen. Linda ?Toddy? Puller, a Democrat from Northern Virginia, is retiring after 23 years in public office. Serving in the legislature ?has been one of the greatest honors of my life,? said Puller in a statement, promising that she will ...Virginia State Sen. Toddy Puller to retire when term endsWashington TimesLongtime state Sen. Linda 'Toddy' Puller announces retirementInside NoVAUPDATE: Linda S. 'Toddy' Puller to Retire from State SenatePatch.comall 18 news articles »

Virginia Connection Newspapers: Virginia Senator Toddy Puller (D-36) Will Not Seek Re-Election

January 16, 2015
#Just as the Virginia General Assembly kicked off its 2015 January session, state Senator Linda T. ?Toddy? Puller (D-36) announced her decision to not run for re-election later this year. #?It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve the ...and more »

Progress Index: Cox helps effort to create new vet center

June 2, 2016
Rich Anderson and Senl Toddy Puller and Sen. Bryce Reeves. Full funding for the two projects, estimated at $96 million, was provided for in the budget, again patroned by Del, Kirk Cox and approved unanimously by the 2016 General Assembly. ?As we ramp ...and more »

Fauquier Now: Gov. announces veterans care center at Vint Hill

June 1, 2016
Richmond.comHis widow, Toddy Puller won a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1991 and the state senate in 1999. Sen. Puller sponsored the 2015 ... ?I am delighted to be here and to take a small role in opening another care center,? Sen. Puller said Wednesday.Veterans center in Fauquier to be named for Puller familyRichmond.comall 6 news articles »

Virginia Connection Newspapers: Mount Vernon, Springfield: McAuliffe Announces Site for New Puller Veterans Care Center

June 9, 2016
#Linda Todd ?Toddy? Puller entered the General Assembly in 1991 as a delegate, then became a senator representing the 36th district in 1999. She has brought numerous veteran-focused pieces of legislation forward, including special veteran court dockets ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Toddy Puller’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 162 video clips in all.

Bills

  • SB61: Handbills, solicitation of contributions, etc.; distribution on highways.
  • SB550: Service districts; underground utilities.
  • SB675: Northern Virginia Veterans Care Center; funding of project.
  • SB676: Hampton Roads Veterans Care Center; funding of project.
  • SB706: Minimum wage; increases from its current federally mandated level to $8.00 per hour.
  • SB728: Alcoholic beverage control; creates an art instruction studio license.
  • SB837: Emergency medical services personnel; alternate method created for background checks.
  • SB894: Community Integration Advisory Commission; expands membership, extends sunset provision.
  • SB903: Problem-Solving Docket Act; established, report.
  • SB1021: Instructional school hours; instructional time.
  • SB1034: Alcoholic beverage control; adds powdered or crystalline alcohol, penalty.
  • SB1108: Revocation of concealed handgun permit; delinquency in child support payments.
  • SB1342: Residential Improved Accessibility and Universal Visitability Grant Fund and Program; established.
  • SJ226: Commemorating the 240th anniversary of George Mason's Virginia Declaration of Rights in 2016.
  • SR128: Celebrating the life of Lieutenant Colonel John Albert Bornmann, Jr., USA (Ret.).
  • SB11: Absentee voting and procedures; secure return of voted absentee military-overseas ballots.
  • SB60: Health Care, Joint Commission on; extends sunset provision to July 1, 2018.
  • SB61: Handbills, solicitation of contributions, etc.; distribution on highways.
  • SB62: Residences; grants for purchasing or expending money on existing property to improve accessibility.
  • SB63: Uniform Statewide Building Code; accessible units.
  • SB201: Health insurance; prescription drug formularies, notices.
  • SB340: Group homes and residential facilities; license applications.
  • SB481: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; residency requirements.
  • SB550: Service districts; underground utilities.
  • SB605: Alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage license for Virginia State Fair.
  • SJ83: Commending Wylie Gibson Raab.
  • SJ5049: Commending Donald Nathan Carr.
  • SJ5073: Celebrating the life of Sally Jean Kiefer.
  • SJ5075: Celebrating the life of James Conway Rees IV.
  • SJ5081: Commending Paul Galanti.
  • SR23: Commending Zeiders Enterprises, Inc.
  • SB137: Gunston Hall; administrative head is appointed by Governor, report.
  • SB139: County precincts; separate precinct for certain towns.
  • SB434: Funeral or memorial service disruption; penalty.
  • SB730: Retail Sales and Use Tax; adds veterans organizations to nonprofit entities that qualify.
  • SB829: Veterans; Department of Veterans Services to develop comprehensive program to reduce unemployment.
  • SB830: Absentee voting and procedures; SBE to provide to military overseas, secure electronic ballots.
  • SB831: Gold-Certified Veteran Employment Grant Fund; established.
  • SB945: Patient assistance programs; work group to develop recommendations regarding specialty drug needs.
  • SB947: Health insurance; modification of prescription drug coverage.
  • SB1298: License plates, special; issuance to certain members, etc., with 6 months service in U.S. Navy, etc.
  • SJ279: Celebrating the life of Colonel John Robertson Byers, USA (Ret.).
  • SJ351: Commending the Marine Corps Association.
  • SB134: County precincts; separate precinct for certain towns.
  • SB135: Virginia All Payer Claims Database; created, report.
  • SB136: Virginia Retirement System; retirees hired as police chief in certain towns.
  • SB137: Gunston Hall; administrative head is appointed by Governor, report.
  • SB138: Motor vehicle fuels sales tax; transfers administration and collection to DMV.
  • SB139: County precincts; separate precinct for certain towns.
  • SB296: Child abuse and neglect; mandatory reporting, penalties.
  • SB297: Veterans Services, Board of; voting by ex officio members.
  • SB434: Funeral or memorial service disruption; penalty.
  • SB539: Forward energy pricing; authorizes any public body to use mechanisms for budget risk reduction.
  • SB540: Real estate tax; exemption for disabled veterans.
  • SB551: Real estate tax; counties may establish discount for early payment or payment in full.
  • SB657: Boarding or riding transportation district train with fraudulent ticket; penalty.
  • SJ8: Celebrating the life of retired Admiral Noel Arthur Meredyth Gayler, USN
  • SJ9: Celebrating the life of Thomas Wilson Chadwick.
  • SJ10: Celebrating the life of Jeffrey Martin Todd.
  • SJ37: Celebrating the life of Stephen Hartwell.
  • SJ38: Celebrating the life of John Edward Byrne.
  • SJ118: Celebrating the life of James Frederick Flint.
  • SJ145: Commending Charles J. Colgan, Jr.
  • SJ154: Commending Elizabeth Klein.
  • SJ159: Commending the West Potomac High School dance team.
  • SJ173: Celebrating the life of Francis Nelson Crenshaw.
  • SR510: Commending First Mount Zion Baptist Church.
  • SR511: Celebrating the life of Dr. John Earle Petersen.
  • SB147: Freedom of Information Act; proceedings for enforcement.
  • SB760: Child support; suspension of drivers license for failure to pay.
  • SB761: License plates, special; issuance to supporters celebrating centennial of Fort Belvoir.
  • SB762: Emergency vehicles; proceeding past red lights.
  • SB763: Freedom of Information Act; proceedings for enforcement.
  • SB764: Adoption; absence of parental consent.
  • SB987: Real property tax; exemption for disabled veterans.
  • SB988: Health Care, Joint Commission on; extends sunset provision.
  • SB989: Sheriffs & jail superintendents; written reports also to be received by local community boards, etc.
  • SB1339: Urban development areas; population projections.
  • SB1340: Elections; acquisition of voting equipment by localities.
  • SJ291: Family History Month; designating as October, 2011, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • SJ292: Public transportation; DRPT to evaluate level of study for improved services in Route 1 corridor.
  • SJ294: Eating disorders; Joint Commission on Health Care to study those diagnosed within State, etc.
  • SJ338: Commending Cranford United Methodist Church on the occasion of its 110th anniversary.
  • SJ339: Commending Colonel Claude M. Schonberger, USAFR Ret.
  • SJ340: Celebrating the life of B. Mark Fried.
  • SJ376: Celebrating the life of Jube B. Shiver, Sr.
  • SJ407: Celebrating the life of Patricia McCormick Delano.
  • SR33: Celebrating the life of Donald Pomerening.
  • SB25: Trains; unlawful to board or ride with fraudulent or counterfeit ticket, penalty.
  • SB26: Alcoholic beverages; tasting event to be conducted at government stores under certain circumstances.
  • SB27: Warranty registration cards; prohibits seller from conditioning coverage or performance of warranty.
  • SB28: Criminal background checks; fingerprinting of applicants and employees of public transit services.
  • SB31: Constitutional amendment; property tax exemption for certain veterans.
  • SB146: District court; procedure for assumption of duties of chief judge.
  • SB147: Freedom of Information Act; proceedings for enforcement.
  • SB148: Community Integration Advisory Commission; extends sunset provision, includes DRS for staff support.
  • SB221: Natural drying devices; no community association shall prohibit owner from installing or using.
  • SB222: Land use proposals; exempts localities and citizens' organization from payment of certain VDOT fees.
  • SB528: Prisoners; licensed psychiatrist or clinical psychologist to oversee sex offender treatment program.
  • SB529: Sexually violent predators; evaluation determining whether a prisoner meets definition thereof.
  • SB593: Direct recording electronic machines (DREs); permit localities to obtain DREs already owned.
  • SJ13: Constitutional amendment; property tax exemption for certain veterans (second reference).
  • SJ45: Adults and children with disabilities; DSS to conduct program on identifying abuse, neglect, etc.
  • SJ46: Medicine, practice of; JLARC to conduct review of effectiveness of Board of Medicine in regulating.
  • SJ47: Commending William A. Garrett.
  • SJ48: Commending Maureen F. Ribble.
  • SJ51: Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Office of State; JLARC to examine need for additional funding therefor.
  • SJ207: Celebrating the life of George Chancellor Rawlings, Jr.
  • SB2: Retail Sales and Use Tax; eliminates exemption for certain fuels.
  • SB12: Service of process; cost of return.
  • SB138: Prisoners; medical and psychiatric benefits.
  • SB294: ABC Board; grounds for when may revoke or suspend license.
  • SB719: Railroad corporations; prohibits foreign control without approval of State Corporation Commission.
  • SB808: Foreign service officers of U.S.; provides certain requirements in suits for divorce and annulment.
  • SB809: License plates, special; members and supporters of International Association of Fire Fighters.
  • SB845: Livable home tax credit; increase limit on or after January 1, 2010.
  • SB846: License plates, special; issuance to members of International Association of Fire Fighters.
  • SB847: Emergency vehicles proceeding past red lights; when proceeding past moving traffic shall stop, etc.
  • SB933: Mufflers on motorcycles; muffler system must be in good working order that meets federal standards.
  • SB1060: Health Care, Joint Commission on; shall expire on July 1, 2012.
  • SB1061: House location survey; shall be recorded in deed book of clerk's office of county, etc., where lies.
  • SB1062: Community Integration Advisory Commission; extends sunset provision.
  • SB1063: Virginia Board for People with Disabilities; report.
  • SB1064: Comprehensive plan; local planning commission to post plan being considered on their website.
  • SB1065: Wind energy drying devices; no community association shall prohibit an owner from installing, etc.
  • SB1066: Trains; fine for boarding or riding with fraudulent or counterfeit ticket, etc.
  • SB1067: Governments, local; adoption of ordinances prohibiting delivery of unsolicited newspapers.
  • SB1068: Virginia Child Protection Accountability System; established.
  • SB1414: Alcoholic beverage control; exemption for those owning rural event and entertainment park, etc.
  • SB1493: Successor corporations; asbestos-related liability.
  • SB1505: Freedom of Information Act; proceedings for enforcement, relating to writs of mandamus, etc.
  • SJ8: Constitutional amendment; property tax exemption for certain veterans (first reference).
  • SJ272: Commending Gladys Cook Bushrod.
  • SJ275: Constitutional amendment; property tax exemption for certain veterans (first reference).
  • SJ276: Medicine, Board of; JLARC to review effectiveness thereof in regulating practice of medicine.
  • SJ320: Commending the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church.
  • SJ321: Disability History and Awareness Month, designating as October 2009, and each succeeding year.
  • SJ322: Waterfowl; joint subcommittee to study hunting in urban and suburban areas.
  • SJ398: Celebrating the life of Joseph V. Gartlan, Jr.
  • SJ403: Celebrating the life of Ashley McIntosh.
  • SB2: Retail Sales and Use Tax; eliminates exemption for certain fuels.
  • SB3: Indecent exposure; penalty.
  • SB4: Civil remedial fees; repeals provision for those paid, imposed on certain drivers, refund fees.
  • SB12: Service of process; cost of return.
  • SB46: Parentage proceedings; circuit courts, etc. have concurrent jurisdiction.
  • SB137: Unclaimed property; credit union accounts.
  • SB138: Prisoners; medical and psychiatric benefits.
  • SB197: Brain injuries; eliminates requirement that hospitals report to registry.
  • SB198: Alcoholic beverage control; operation of government stores.
  • SB199: Charitable gaming; regulation under Board and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
  • SB200: Reentry planning; Department of Corrections to develop & implement comprehensive plan.
  • SB293: Income tax, state; subtraction for military pay of members of National Guard or Reserves.
  • SB294: ABC Board; grounds for when may revoke or suspend license.
  • SB295: Parole interviews; allows videoconferencing.
  • SB296: TANF; eligibility for food stamps when convicted of drug-related felonies.
  • SB297: Veterans; Commissioner et al., to establish comprehensive program to address mental health needs.
  • SB312: Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund; physical evidence recovery kit examinations reimbursements.
  • SB493: Foster & adoption workers; Department of Social Services to establish minimum training requirments.
  • SB704: Nonprofit foundations; gifts & donations by localities thereto support public parks, libraries, etc.
  • SB718: Renewable energy; investor-owned electric utilities report annually on efforts to conserve energy.
  • SB719: Railroad corporations; prohibits foreign control without approval of State Corporation Commission.
  • SJ8: Constitutional amendment; property tax exemption for certain veterans (first reference).
  • SJ31: Parole; Department of Corrections to report on pilot study use of risk assessment instrument.
  • SJ32: Energy-efficient office & public buildings; Commission on Energy & Climate Change to study options.
  • SJ47: Medicine; JLARC to conduct review of effectiveness of Board of Medicine in regulating practice.
  • SJ159: Commending Joseph Viar, Jr.
  • SJ213: Celebrating the life of Eve Marie Wilson.
  • SB604: Criminal background checks, national; fingerprints provided to certain qualified entities.
  • SB621: Property Owners' Association Act; display of political signs by property owner.
  • SB748: Criminal background checks; programs of relig. instruction may obtain fingerprinting for employees.
  • SB779: Apple; designating as official state fruit.
  • SB791: Residential tax credit; to improve accessibility and visitability for new or existing residence.
  • SB805: Credit report; individual who is victim of identity theft may freeze access thereto.
  • SB806: Charitable organizations; those engaged in food distribution to needy are exempt from regulations.
  • SB807: Alcoholic beverage control; operation of government stores by agents of the ABC Board.
  • SB963: George Washington's Grist Mill State Park; Department of Conservation and Recreation to convey.
  • SB964: Property Owners' Association Act; display of political signs.
  • SB965: Criminal cases; increases compensation of experts.
  • SB1024: Health and Human Resources, Secretary of; clarifies powers to implement long-term care policy.
  • SB1103: Defendants; restoration of competency.
  • SB1104: Insanity; persons acquitted by reason thereof.
  • SB1341: Health care practitioner; authority to send laboratory test results directly to patients.
  • SB1387: Housing assistance; employees of county to benefit therefrom.
  • SJ327: Prisoner Reentry to Society, Joint Subcommittee Studying Program for; continued.
  • SJ328: Commending Dotty Eng.
  • SJ407: Celebrating the life of David W. Harned.
  • SJ408: Commending Linda Trexler.
  • SJ409: Celebrating the life of Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Trane McCloud.
  • SJ453: Commending Tina H. Allman.
  • SJ534: Celebrating the life of Major General Adrian St. John II.
  • SB1: License plates, special; issuance to certain relatives of certain deceased military veterans, fees.
  • SB14: High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes; prohibits imposition and collection of tolls for use thereof.
  • SB41: Divorce; separation agreement may be either written or oral.
  • SB42: Income tax, state; Dept. of Tax. to obtain info on taxpayers claiming earned income tax credit .
  • SB43: License plates, special; issuance to supporters of youth soccer.
  • SB182: Community Integration Advisory Commission; created.
  • SB183: Machete; illegal to brandish in threatening manner, penalty.
  • SB184: Housing programs; creating and implementing for ex-offenders.
  • SB185: Residential community programs; Dept. of Corrections to allow nonviolent prisoners to participate.
  • SB188: Health and Human Resources, Secretary of; duties.
  • SB250: Conditional release; extends custody period following revocation thereof before treatment.
  • SB251: Expert witness; eliminates prohibition against compensating in certain criminal cases.
  • SB252: Health partnership authorities, local; repeals sunset provision.
  • SB604: Criminal background checks, national; fingerprints provided to certain qualified entities.
  • SB605: Law Officers' Retirement System; conservation officers of Department of Conservation & Recreation.
  • SB621: Property Owners' Association Act; display of political signs by property owner.
  • SB639: Expert witness; increase in fee for rendering professional service.
  • SJ59: Route 1; Department of Rail & Public Transportation to study need for improvements to public trans.
  • SJ126: Prisoner Reentry to Society, Program for; Joint Subcommittee Studying, continued.
  • SJ237: Commending Inova Mount Vernon Hospital on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.
  • SJ5032: Commending Virginia Girls State on the occasion of its 60th anniversary.