Delegate Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)

Photo of Mark Sickles
Party
Democratic
District
43: County of Fairfax (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2004
Next Election
November 2017
Committees
Appropriations, Health, Welfare and Institutions, Privileges and Elections
Age
60
Website
marksickles.com
Twitter
@http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/17846914.rss
Copatroning Habits
72% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 86% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 56% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
10.5% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

Washington Blade: Va. legislative session proves a mixed bag for activists

March 1, 2017
Members of the House Courts of Justice and Senate Courts of Justice Committees tabled bills state Del. Mark Sickles (D-Fairfax County) and Ebbin introduced that would have repealed state laws banning marriage and civil unions for same-sex couples.and more »

Blue Virginia (press release) (blog): Ten Takeaways From Last Night's Virginia Republican and Democratic Straw Polls

March 5, 2017
Ten Takeaways From Last Night's Virginia Republican and Democratic Straw Polls... is part of the reason for Northam's big win last night, so we'll see if this continues in upcoming straw polls (e.g., the Alexandria Dems straw poll on March 12, Connolly's St. Patrick's Day event on March 17, the Arlington Dems' Blue Victory ...and more »

wtvr.com: Audience boos as panel rebuffs legislation to take politics out of redistricting

February 3, 2017
... agenda and did not take up the proposed constitutional amendments addressing redistricting. Del. Mark Sickles, D-Alexandria, tried to be recognized by the panel's chairman, Del. Mark Cole, R-Fredericksburg, so he could ask for a vote on the amendments.and more »

Virginia Connection Newspapers: Lee District Leaders Hold Legislative Town Hall

February 9, 2017
Elected officials Del. Mark Sickles (D-43), Sen. George Barker (D-39) and Supervisor Jeff McKay (D-Lee) hosted a Lee District town meeting Jan. 28 at Island Creek Elementary School near the Kingstowne area of Alexandria. Photo by Tim Peterson.and more »

Staunton News Leader: Va. House vote hints at a generational divide on gay rights

February 18, 2016
RICHMOND ? Del. Mark Sickles's hands shook and tears filled his eyes as he pleaded for fairness from colleagues, who shifted nervously in their seats. ?Your kids will be looking back on what you do today and how you vote on this bill,? the gay ...House passes "religious freedom" bill, Senate Airbnb bill; both chambers roll to subdued crossoverDaily PressVirginia House protects religious views in controversial billFredericksburg.comHouse passes bill to protect businesses that discriminate based on religious beliefsRoanoke Timesall 233 news articles »

These are all of the video clips of Mark Sickles’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 232 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB1021: Medicaid nonemergency transportation providers; criminal history background checks.
  • HB1395: Same-sex marriages; civil unions.
  • HB2179: Form of ballot; order of independent candidates, required paperwork.
  • HB2180: Absentee voting; eligibility of certain persons.
  • HB2181: Food stamps; eligibility to receive benefits if convicted of drug-related felonies.
  • HB2182: Voter registration at the Department of Motor Vehicles; opt-out voter registration.
  • HB2224: Parole Board; creates Parole Qualifications Committee to receive and review applications.
  • HB2228: Aerospace Advisory Council; reorganizes as Advisory Committee on Aerospace.
  • HB2421: Central absentee voter precincts; expedited counting of absentee ballots.
  • HB2426: Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program; changes student eligibility, renewal, amount of grants.
  • HJ538: Constitutional amendment marriage; marriage (first reference.)
  • HJ702: Study; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the funding needs of elections.
  • HJ703: Study; joint committee to study the streamlining of special elections in the Commonwealth; report.
  • HJ997: Commending The Koinonia Foundation, Inc.
  • HB1021: Medicaid nonemergency transportation providers; criminal history background checks.
  • HB1022: Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program; eligibility, use of funds.
  • HB1025: Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk, penalties.
  • HB1026: Social Services, Department of; electronic notices.
  • HB1027: Special elections; quarterly schedule, exception.
  • HB1028: TANF; federal funds not used to supplant nonfederal funds.
  • HB1029: Critical National Security Language Grant Fund and Program; established.
  • HB1030: Officers of election; required training every two years.
  • HB1031: Parole Board; required release, Board to issue a reasoned decision for deferral.
  • HB1032: Vehicle registration; locality may impose penalty on owner annually as long as vehicle unregistered.
  • HB1033: Absentee ballots; emergency voting, repeals provisions relating to late applications.
  • HB1034: Personal property tax; transmittal of certain information to commissioner of the revenue.
  • HB1185: Reckless driving; raises threshold for speeding.
  • HJ136: United States Constitution; ratifies Equal Rights Amendment that was proposed by Congress in 1972.
  • HJ149: Motor vehicle title loans; Bureau of Financial Inst of State Corporation Commission to study.
  • HJ205: Constitutional amendment; congressional and legislative districts.
  • HJ302: Celebrating the life of William J. Wilde.
  • HJ322: Commending Chris Mamalis.
  • HR218: Commending Burgundy Farm Country Day School.
  • HB917: Elections; programming optical scan tabulators for recount.
  • HB921: Urban county executive form of government; auditor, school board.
  • HB951: Parole board; parole review, required release.
  • HB2050: Investigational drugs, biological products, and devices; expanded access.
  • HB2052: Pest Control Compact; repeals Compact.
  • HB2054: State Treasurer; payments.
  • HB2056: Registered voters; persons who voted in certain elections, no disclosure of social security numbers.
  • HB2057: Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act; efficiencies reforms.
  • HB2060: Travel expenses; approval required by the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council.
  • HB2062: Elections administration; pre-election and post-election activities.
  • HB2155: Energy diversification requirement.
  • HB2157: Absentee voting; emergency voting.
  • HB2158: Special elections; quarterly schedule, exception.
  • HB2372: Medical assistance; asset verification, financial institutions to provide certain medical records.
  • HB2376: Pre-kindergarten Grant Program; established, grants for at-risk four-year-olds.
  • HB2387: Medical assistance; asset verification, financial institutions to provide certain medical records.
  • HB2388: Parole Board; person eligible for parole, deferred release.
  • HJ745: Commending Dennis Welch.
  • HJ746: Celebrating the life of Paul Gagnon.
  • HR224: Commending Jeremy Mogollon Rivera.
  • HB292: Virginia Health Benefit Exchange; established and operated by new division within SCC.
  • HB913: Inmates; eligibility for health care.
  • HB914: Fornication; repeal.
  • HB917: Elections; programming optical scan tabulators for recount.
  • HB918: Elections; separation of ballots.
  • HB919: Provisional voting; meetings of electoral board to determine validity of provisional ballots.
  • HB920: Highway systems; funding.
  • HB921: Urban county executive form of government; auditor, school board.
  • HB951: Parole board; parole review, required release.
  • HB959: Virginia Legislative Travel Commission; created.
  • HB1230: Line of Duty Act; funding and review.
  • HB1231: Elections; voting machines.
  • HJ361: Commending United Community Ministries.
  • HJ396: Celebrating the life of Bess K. Meersman.
  • HJ400: Commending the Honorable James P. Moran.
  • HJ5119: Commending Robin Stern Hamby.
  • HJ5120: Commending the Thomas A. Edison High School girls' basketball team.
  • HJ5180: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Gladys B. Keating.
  • HB883: Income tax, state; credit for solar energy equipment systems.
  • HB1256: Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; foreclosure on lien for unpaid assessments.
  • HB1988: Automated external defibrillators; immunity for owner who maintains an AED located on real property.
  • HB1990: License taxes; allows localities to impose on certain motor vehicles, temporary exemption.
  • HB1997: Labor unions; privileged communications and information.
  • HB1998: Food stamps; updates obsolete references to program.
  • HB2000: Virginia ports; change in operation or ownership.
  • HB2103: Parole Board; parole review and denial.
  • HB2163: Hospitals; design & construction standards for certain facilities in which abortions are performed.
  • HB2324: Inmates; Director of DOC to develop procedures to identify those eligible for medical assistance.
  • HB2325: Funeral services; adds to definition of next of kin.
  • HJ732: Federal Bureau of Investigation; consideration of site for new headquarters.
  • HR117: Commending Bernard M. Fagelson.
  • HR150: Commending John Marshall Library.
  • HR165: Commending the George Mason University School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
  • HR193: Commending Julia Krebs.
  • HR194: Commending Sue Finken.
  • HR195: Commending Paula Batt.
  • HB877: Comptroller; assignment of general fund balance remaining at year end.
  • HB878: Motor vehicles, certain; raises amount localities may charge for an annual license tax upon owners.
  • HB879: Income tax, state; subtraction for certain death benefit payments.
  • HB880: Fishing license, special; established for partially disabled veterans.
  • HB881: Political campaign advertisements; disclosure requirements.
  • HB882: Financial exploitation of elderly or vulnerable adults; penalty.
  • HB883: Income tax, state; credit for solar energy equipment systems.
  • HB884: DMV; privileged records of law-enforcement officers.
  • HB1159: Shark fins; bans possession, sale, etc., penalty.
  • HB1256: Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; lien for assessments, priority.
  • HB1257: Firearms; carrying while under influence of alcohol or drugs in a public place, penalty.
  • HJ120: Mesothelioma Awareness Day; designating as September 26, 2012, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HJ121: Horse Month; designating as month of May 2012, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HJ122: Parole; joint subcommittee to study reinstituting in State.
  • HJ378: Commending Thomas A. Edison High School.
  • HB1094: Health insurance; mandated benefits for colorectal cancer screening.
  • HB1097: Health directors, local; Commissioner of Health may appoint non-physician qualified by experience.
  • HB2286: Surplus lines insurance; eliminates requirement that broker be licensed in Virginia.
  • HB2287: Nonhazardous solid waste management facilities; annual fee.
  • HB2288: Political campaign advertisements; disclosure requirements.
  • HB2289: Common interest communities; court may enter default judgment against unit owner on sworn affidavit.
  • HB2290: Virginia Property Owners Association Act; notice to lot owners of pesticide use.
  • HB2291: Health requirements for home-instructed children; immunizations.
  • HB2292: Health records; electronic access.
  • HB2305: Healthcare Organizations, Joint Commission on Accreditation of; truncates references in Code.
  • HB2306: Health Professions, Board of; membership.
  • HB2307: Handheld personal communications devices; fines for texting while driving doubled in work zones.
  • HB2308: Income tax, state; clean special fuels motor vehicle and plug-in electric motor vehicle tax credit.
  • HB2309: General fund balance; assignment of year-end general fund surplus.
  • HB2439: Driver education; school boards in Planning District 8 to make available to certain students.
  • HJ640: U.S. Constitution; ratifies Equal Rights Amendment.
  • HJ660: Commending Norma Hoffman.
  • HJ748: Commending Mark Twain Middle School on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
  • HJ809: Celebrating the life of B. Mark Fried.
  • HB482: Credit unions; conversion to a state mutual savings institution.
  • HB1093: Open-end loans; secured by a nonpurchase money lien on a motor vehicle, report.
  • HB1094: Health insurance; mandated benefits for colorectal cancer screening.
  • HB1095: Individual health insurance coverage; sets parameters of period an individual is not covered.
  • HB1096: Vehicles towed; written notice within 24 hours to owners towed because of medical emergencies.
  • HB1097: Health directors, local; Commissioner of Health may appoint non-physician qualified by experience.
  • HB1098: State and local transportation planning; provides for coordination with DRPT.
  • HB1099: Autism Spectrum Disorders; expand employment programs for individuals therewith.
  • HB1100: Stormwater management; common interest community, etc., shall be immune from civil liability.
  • HB1101: Statewide Fire Prevention Code; appeals from local fire codes.
  • HB1102: Property Owners' Association Act; board of directors have authority to adopt rules & regulations.
  • HB1103: Primary system highway construction funds; allocation.
  • HB1104: Newspapers; notice to stop delivery, civil penalty.
  • HB1376: Students; Board of Nursing to revise guidelines on seizure management for those with epilepsy.
  • HB1377: Health services plan; hearings and investigations on effect of other state's law.
  • HB1378: Medical Assistance Services, Department of; establishing pilot program for use of biometric data.
  • HB1379: Child-care facilities; local regulation of possession and storage of firearms, etc., at facilities.
  • HJ195: Lupus Awareness Month; designating as May 2010, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HJ347: Celebrating the life of Jeanice Elaine McMillan.
  • HB1091: Mortgage loans; escrowing taxes and insurance.
  • HB1093: Mortgages; requirements for certain.
  • HB1509: Oral and maxillofacial surgeons; certain data required
  • HB2444: Bioscience and technology-related development; Economic Development Partnership promote biosciences.
  • HB2445: Stock and Nonstock Corporation Acts; conforms provisions and makes technical amendments.
  • HB2446: Motor fuels and lubricating oils; updates referenced standard for testing thereof.
  • HB2447: Influenza vaccination; requires Board of Health to develop and issue guidelines for administration.
  • HB2448: License plates, special; issuance to supporters of D.C. United soccer team.
  • HB2449: Infectious disease; establishes deemed consent to test for HIV & hepatitis B & C and release result.
  • HB2450: Elections; repeal special provision that provided additional time for printing presidential ballots.
  • HB2451: Certificate of public need; applications for increase in psychiatric treatment beds.
  • HB2452: Prescription information; confidentiality.
  • HB2453: Electronic prescribing; Secretary of Health and Human Services, etc. to establish a website.
  • HB2454: Uniform Commercial Code; financing statements.
  • HB2488: Common Interest Community Board; clarifies powers and duties, technical changes.
  • HB2529: National Defense Industrial Authority; adds Secretary of Commerce and Trade to board of directors.
  • HB2655: Accident and sickness claim proceeds; provider services rendered outside of State.
  • HB2670: Common Interest Community Board; increases filing fee for persons to register written complaints.
  • HB1086: Zoning appeals; written notice of zoning violation.
  • HB1087: Social security numbers; public access, exceptions.
  • HB1088: Game and Inland Fisheries, Department of; disclosure of official records.
  • HB1089: Toxic substances; removes requirement Board of Health report to General Assembly biennially.
  • HB1090: Zoning ordinance; civil penalties for violations.
  • HB1091: Mortgage loans; escrowing taxes and insurance.
  • HB1092: Income tax, corporate; biotechnology investment tax credit.
  • HB1093: Mortgages; requirements for certain.
  • HB1094: Standards of Quality; online instructional programs.
  • HB1095: Bioscience and Biotechnology, Commission on; created, report.
  • HB1096: Protection of Social Security Numbers Act; created.
  • HB1097: Mortgage lenders and brokers; licensure and regulations.
  • HB1098: Wet Settlement Act; adds to definition of settlement.
  • HB1099: Voter registration records; access to date of birth information.
  • HB1100: Human immunodeficiency virus; informed consent for testing.
  • HB1101: Zoning ordinances; notice of certain violations.
  • HB1102: Freedom of Information Act; records containing social security numbers.
  • HB1103: Payday Loan Act; requires SCC to contract with one or more parties to develop, etc. database.
  • HB1121: Weights and measures; permissible to possess for commercial purposes.
  • HB1122: Weights and measures; permissible to possess for commercial purposes.
  • HB1197: Voter registration; period of time that registration records must be closed before primary election.
  • HB1507: Trooper Charles Mark Cosslett Memorial Highway; designating as portion of Fairfax County Parkway.
  • HB1508: Extended service contracts; revises definition thereof.
  • HB1509: Oral and maxillofacial surgeons; certain data required
  • HJ156: Public health emergencies; Commission on Local Government to study need for contingency plans.
  • HJ168: Payday lending industry; JLARC to study.
  • HJ193: Vision care services and products; JLARC to study impact of current law impeding accessibility.
  • HJ248: Biosciences and biotechnology; joint subcommittee to study and advance development and enhancement.
  • HJ293: Commending Jennifer Mitchell.
  • HB767: Transportation Trust Fund; dedication of certain surplus revenue.
  • HB768: Hospitals & Health care practioners; use of reprocessed single-use medical devices; penalty.
  • HB1438: Zoning ordinances; provisions on occupancy of residential dwelling unit, penalty.
  • HB2810: Income tax, state; credit for purchase of certain prescription drug expenses.
  • HB2811: Firearms; possession thereof in residences of mentally ill persons.
  • HB2813: Transportation Trust Fund; dedication of certain surplus revenue.
  • HB2814: Zoning ordinance; denying, etc. application for rezoning when transportation network is inadequate.
  • HB2815: Medical products and services; State to purchase lowest cost appropriate.
  • HB2816: Weights and measures; allows Commissioner to establish a schedule for examination thereof.
  • HB2817: Line of Duty Disability Fund; created.
  • HB2818: Polling place; allows no more than three representatives of each candidate to remain therein.
  • HB2819: Payday Loan Act; notice of alternative lenders.
  • HB2820: Biotechnology Investment Tax Credit; created.
  • HB2821: Freedom of Information Act; records containing social security numbers.
  • HB2822: Line of Duty Disability Benefits Fund; expenses related to certain traffic incidents credited to.
  • HB2823: Line of Duty Act; definition of disabled person to include local employee.
  • HB3186: Firearms; accessibility to mentally ill person or person prohibited to possess, liability.
  • HB3187: Taxicabs; registration thereof in another state shall be registered in Virginia.
  • HB3188: Medicaid; DMAS to include a provision for electronic reimbursement for health care services.
  • HB763: Absentee voting and ballot applications; persons 65 or older may vote absentee.
  • HB764: Divorce; separation agreement may be either written or oral.
  • HB765: Storyteller Laureate; honorary position created, Governor to appoint.
  • HB766: Identity theft; charge of fee for security freezes.
  • HB767: Transportation Trust Fund; dedication of certain surplus revenue.
  • HB768: Hospitals & Health care practioners; use of reprocessed single-use medical devices; penalty.
  • HB769: Concealed handgun permits; information concerning lethal force.
  • HB770: Income tax, state; distribution of revenues to localities.
  • HB1097: Real estate tax; increases amount of exemptions for elderly or disabled in Northern Virginia.
  • HB1098: Income tax, state; limit to deduction for those of certain age.
  • HB1402: Public safety employee hardship; powers of Governor during emergency.
  • HB1438: Zoning ordinances; provisions on occupancy of residential dwelling unit, penalty.
  • HB1542: Development rights; localities to provide for transfer thereof from one parcel to another.
  • HB1585: Workers' compensation; coverage for first responders during state of emergency.
  • HB5059: Transportation; additional statewide funding dedicated thereto.
  • HJ320: Celebrating the life of Elizabeth O'Connell Horner.
  • HJ337: Commending Beverly A. Wetherbie.
  • HJ401: Commending Inova Health System on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
  • HJ402: Commending the Lifetime Learning Institute of Northern Virginia on its 10th anniversary.