Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)

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98: Counties of Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King William (part), Mathews, and Middlesex [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2019
Counties, Cities and Towns, General Laws, Health, Welfare and Institutions
Copatroning Habits
84% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 55% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 69% of them are Republicans.
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65.4% in 2018
Recent Mentions in the Media

Daily Press: Work with rural communities toward clean water goals

August 7, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Flexibility must be built into the rules that calculate how much sediment can enter the Chesapeake Bay. It ought to be obvious, but perhaps it seems clearer ...

Gloucester Mathews Gazette Journal: Summit examines issues facing rural coastal communities

July 31, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Last Thursday marked the first Rural Coastal Virginia Community Enhancement Authority Summit, as House Bill 2055 established the authority consisting of 12 ...

The Chesapeake Bay Journal: Article: Septic system failures expected to increase in coastal Virginia

July 29, 2019 | 3:00 am
  As sea level rise accelerates along the Chesapeake coast, an old threat to Virginia's water quality may be rearing its head. Like many places in the Chesapeake ...

Daily Press: Hodges proposes lots of small steps for a clean Bay and development on its rural shores

July 25, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Middle Peninsula Del. Keith Hodges talks about ways to protect Chesapeake Bay and allow careful development in the rural communities on its shores.

Blue Virginia: Virginia Campaign Finance Numbers for June 2019 Coming In… [UPDATED 7/16]

July 16, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Campaign finance numbers for June are now coming in. I'll put up numbers as I see them; will add more information as I have time and as the reports come in.

These are all of the video clips of Keith Hodges’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2012. There are 51 video clips in all.


  • HB2313: Comprehensive highway access management standards; highway access projects.
  • HB2314: Local enterprise zone; development of a traffic plan.
  • HB2315: Transportation, Department of; at-risk infrastructure, report.
  • HB2316: Voluntary boundary; agreement between Counties of Caroline and Essex.
  • HB2322: Onsite sewage treatment systems; VDH shall develop a plan for oversight and enforcement.
  • HB2403: Wetlands; impact, permit requirements for compensation.
  • HB2404: Transient occupancy tax; adds various counties that may impose.
  • HB2482: Land preservation tax credits; operation of facility on donated land, third party agreements.
  • HB2483: Income tax, state; credit for donation to public access authority.
  • HB2484: Credit cards; offenses, venue.
  • HB2485: Industrial development authorities; legislative intent.
  • HB2506: Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; filling low-lying areas.
  • HB2516: Health insurance rate reviews; pharmacy benefit price spread.
  • HB2783: Living shorelines; loans to businesses.
  • HB2784: Robert O. Norris Bridge and Statewide Special Structure Fund; created.
  • HJ887: Commending the Gloucester High School field hockey team.
  • HJ932: Commending Lani Ashberry.
  • HJ960: Commemorating the life and legacy Thomas Calhoun Walker.
  • HJ1027: Commending Stanley S. Clarke.
  • HR319: Commending Robert Mawyer.
  • HR450: Celebrating the life of Eldridge N. Cook.
  • HB493: Stormwater Local Assistance Fund; recipient of grants to use portion to pay administrative costs.
  • HB494: Land development; replacement of trees, locality within Chesapeake Bay watershed.
  • HB495: Secrecy of tax information; local officials to disclose information to non-governmental entities.
  • HB500: Veteran Entrepreneur and Capital Resources Program and Fund; established.
  • HB501: Home hospice programs; disposal of drugs.
  • HB508: Solar facilities; local regulation.
  • HB509: Comprehensive plan; solar facilities.
  • HB520: Nonresident warehousers and nonresident third-party logistics providers; Board of Pharmacy.
  • HB572: Pharmacy contracts; disclosures by pharmacists.
  • HB573: Health insurance rate reviews; pharmacy benefit price spread.
  • HB574: Va. Public Procurement Act; cooperative procurement, stream restoration & stormwater management.
  • HB675: Alternative onsite sewage systems; Board of Health to review regulations.
  • HB732: Contractors; work without valid Va. license, prohibited acts.
  • HB1035: Virginia Water Supply Revolving Fund; loans for regional projects.
  • HB1036: Eastern Virginia groundwater management; Department of Environmental Quality to convene a forum.
  • HB1091: Virginia Resources Authority; dredging projects.
  • HB1092: Dredging projects; tax increment, financing.
  • HB1093: Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority; duties.
  • HB1094: Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; regulations, local permit to raise land.
  • HB1095: Chesapeake Bay public water access authorities; regional dredging.
  • HB1096: Dredged material siting; fast-track permitting program.
  • HB1307: Stormwater management; rural Tidewater, tiered approach to water quantity technical criteria.
  • HB1308: Stormwater management; local plan review, acceptance of signed and sealed plan in lieu of review.
  • HB1566: Stormwater; local plan review, acceptance of plan by professional engineer in lieu of review.
  • HB1567: Watercraft; optional county fee.
  • HJ142: Recovery Sunday; designating as third Sunday of September 2018, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HB1080: Onsite sewage systems; designs for treatment works from professional engineers.
  • HB1302: Charitable gaming; conduct of bingo games, prohibited practices.
  • HB1405: Trooper Chad Phillip Dermyer Memorial Bridge; designating as Rt. 143 bridge over Interstate 64.
  • HB1686: Planning district commissions; permits Indian tribes recognized by federal government to join.
  • HB1774: Stormwater management; work group to examine ways to improve.
  • HB1775: Persons with developmental disabilities; terminology.
  • HB2008: Stormwater; erosion and sediment control, 10,000 square foot minimum disturbance.
  • HB2009: Stormwater and erosion management; administration of program by certified third party.
  • HB2012: Stormwater; failed best management practice.
  • HB2055: Rural Coastal Virginia Community Enhancement Authority; created, report.
  • HB2176: Charitable gaming; conduct of instant games, etc., number of sessions.
  • HB2177: Administrative Process Act; exemption for Charitable Gaming Board.
  • HB2178: FOIA; proprietary records and trade secrets, charitable gaming supplies.
  • HB2454: Onsite treatment works; effluent quality standards and maintenance requirements.
  • HB2455: Personal property tax, tangible; list of uncollected balances.
  • HB2456: Administrative Process Act; schedule of review of regulations, report.
  • HB2463: Highways, Commissioner of; commercial establishment entrances.
  • HR300: Commending Rose Yvonne Lewis.
  • HR301: Commending the Mathews Ruritan Club.
  • HR388: Commending Harry Maxwell Healy.
  • HR410: Commending Bethel Baptist Church.
  • HR412: Celebrating the life of Susan Laurie Mickens.
  • HR434: Commending Eva Elizabeth Coates Guthrie.
  • HB453: Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula Public Education Consortium; regional boundaries and governing board.
  • HB470: Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority Act; legal advice.
  • HB498: TPA-certified optometrists; prescription of certain Schedule II controlled substances.
  • HB526: Living shorelines; tax exemption from local property taxes.
  • HB527: Nonresident medical equipment suppliers; registration with Board of Pharmacy
  • HB528: Prescription drugs; manufacture and distribution in the Commonwealth.
  • HB629: Prescription drugs; pharmacies may participate in voluntary drug disposal programs.
  • HB1023: Alcoholic beverage control; limited distiller's licenses.
  • HB1024: Court costs; collection by DMV.
  • HB1048: Chief Resiliency Officer; Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security to designate.
  • HB1080: Onsite sewage systems; designs for treatment works from professional engineers.
  • HB1260: Declaration of local emergency; increases time in which localities call a session.
  • HB1300: Mathews County; appointment of members to economic development authority.
  • HB1301: Pharmacy benefits administrators; explanation of benefits.
  • HB1302: Charitable gaming; conduct of bingo games, prohibited practices.
  • HB1340: Stormwater management programs; DEQ to operate.
  • HJ87: Advance Care Planning Month; designating as April 2016, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HJ308: Commending Baylands Federal Credit Union.
  • HJ331: Commending Barry Foskit.
  • HR180: Commending the Gloucester High School girls' field hockey team.
  • HR191: Commending George G. Belfield, Jr.
  • HR208: Commending Deputy Chris Sigley.
  • HR209: Commending the Lower King and Queen Volunteer Fire and EMS Department.
  • HB53: Medicine and other healing arts; unprofessional conduct, purchase of prescription drugs.
  • HB60: Enterprise Zone Grant Program; designation of noncontiguous areas.
  • HB506: Littering; penalty.
  • HB1103: Drug analogs, prohibited; Board of Pharmacy may regulate, prohibition on sale, civil penalty.
  • HB1732: Naloxone or other opioid antagonists; dispensing and administration.
  • HB1733: Prescription drug orders; delivery to PACE program facility.
  • HB1734: Living shorelines; loans for creation.
  • HB1735: Optometrists, TPA-certified; administration of certain Schedule II drugs.
  • HB1736: Wholesale distributors; notice to Board of Pharmacy when ceasing distribution of certain drugs.
  • HB1737: Outsourcing facilities; new regulatory framework created for permitting.
  • HB1738: Hospices; notice to dispenser of patient's death within 48 hours.
  • HB1739: Landlord and tenant laws; applicability to campgrounds.
  • HB1740: Enterprise Zone Grant Program; zones limited in county/city to an aggregate of 10 square miles.
  • HB1914: Pharmacists; possession of epinephrine and oxygen for emergencies.
  • HB1924: Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Advisory Committee; established, report.
  • HB2283: Virginia-recognized Indian tribes; enforcement of Uniform Statewide Building Code.
  • HJ623: Water resource and planning management; JLARC to study Virginia's resources.
  • HJ642: Recurrent flooding from outfall ditches; VDOT to conduct a one-year study.
  • HJ748: Celebrating the life of Thomas Stewart Belcher.
  • HJ749: Commending Sterling N. Ransone, Jr., M.D.
  • HJ780: Commending the Virginia Institute of Marine Science/School of Marine Science of The College of Wil
  • HR255: Commending the winners of the Pete Shepherd Volunteer Public Water Access Service Award.
  • HB53: Medicine and other healing arts; unprofessional conduct, purchase of prescription drugs.
  • HB54: Livestock or poultry; compensation owner is entitled to receive for those killed or injured by dogs.
  • HB58: Stormwater management programs; clarifies appeals process for persons subject to permit requirement.
  • HB60: Enterprise Zone Grant Program; designation of noncontiguous areas.
  • HB115: Enterprise Zone Grant Program; redesignation of certain joint enterprise zones.
  • HB505: Dextromethorphan Distribution Act; penalty for distributing or selling Dextromethorphan to a minor.
  • HB506: Littering; penalty.
  • HB507: Alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage special event lecenses for art education & exhibition.
  • HB512: Elections; form of ballot.
  • HB528: Drainage ditch maintenance, etc.; use of revenue-sharing highway funds.
  • HB534: King William County and Town of West Point; localities to govern allocation of revenues for schools.
  • HB539: Prescription Monitoring Program; delegation of authority.
  • HB563: School Safety, Virginia Center for; name change.
  • HB1094: Uniform Statewide Building Code; enforcement on Indian tribal lands.
  • HB1103: Drug analogs, prohibited; Board of Pharmacy may regulate, prohibition on sale, civil penalty.
  • HB1173: Stormwater management programs; State Water Control Board to establish procedures and regulations.
  • HB1249: Prescription Monitoring Program; registration with Program for prescriber treating human patients.
  • HJ68: Viral hepatitis; Joint Commission on Health Care to study.
  • HJ338: Commending RockTenn West Point Mill.
  • HJ374: Commending John D. Miller.
  • HJ434: Commending the Reverend Dr. Chauncey Mann.
  • HJ435: Commending the Honorable R. Bruce Long.
  • HJ5244: Commending Olivia Gillett.
  • HB1446: License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Rosewell Foundation.
  • HB1447: Littering; increased specificity as to what constitutes and provides an alternative penalty.
  • HB1448: Septic systems, failed; contracts with property owners to provide loans for repairs.
  • HB2117: Foster care; time to conduct hearings, etc.
  • HB2136: Methasterone and prostanozol; added to list of Schedule III controlled substances.
  • HB2181: Medical equipment suppliers; delivery of sterile water and saline.
  • HB2189: Home care organizations; proof of initial reserve operating funds.
  • HJ580: Commending Kaitlin Eriksen.
  • HJ581: Commending the Mathews High School girls' volleyball team.
  • HJ582: Commending James Pavik, Jr.
  • HJ738: Commending Fred S. Crittenden.
  • HJ739: Commending Dr. Hugh M. Bryan III, M.D.
  • HJ740: Commending West Point High School.
  • HJ752: Commending the Gloucester Rotary Club.
  • HJ771: Commending Danny Joyce.
  • HB119: Golf carts; allows governing body of Town of Urbanna to authorize operation on highways.
  • HB120: Tappahannock-Essex County Airport Authority; removes Tappahannock's name from Authority.
  • HB757: Town of Urbanna; liens for water charges.
  • HB758: Littering; defines and provides for penalties based on gravity of offense.
  • HB759: Public libraries; adds County of Middlesex to localities that are not required to have boards.
  • HB760: Water and sewer system connections; adds Gloucester County to those counties that may require.
  • HB885: Nurses; licensure exemption.
  • HB1140: Carisoprodol; added to list of Schedule IV controlled substances.
  • HB1141: Ezogabine; added to list of Schedule V controlled substances.