Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)

Photo of Mark Cole
88: Counties of Fauquier (part), Spotsylvania (part), and Stafford (part); City of Fredericksburg (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2002
Next Election
November 2019
Education, Finance, Privileges and Elections (Chair)
Copatroning Habits
77% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 76% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 65% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
24% in 2017
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

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August 6, 2018
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August 11, 2018
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August 13, 2018
  The Sydney Morning HeraldFull coverage

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August 14, 2018
  Shelby StarFull coverage

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July 24, 2018
  RichmondBizSenseFull coverage

These are all of the video clips of Mark Cole’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 274 video clips in all.


  • HB16: Motor vehicle and fire insurance; use of credit information.
  • HB20: Fair Repair Act; access to diagnostics, tools, services documentation, and firmware, penalties.
  • HB27: Vehicle inspection sticker; location on vehicle.
  • HB28: Voter registration list maintenance; due date of annual report.
  • HB103: Interstate 95; VDOT to commence project to add additional lanes.
  • HB122: Campaign finance; prohibited personal use, civil penalty.
  • HB127: Construction fraud; penalty.
  • HB133: Employees; exclusions for home healthcare workers and home adult day care service providers.
  • HB141: Police and court records; expungement of records, absolute pardon.
  • HB142: Police and court records; expungement of records, pardons.
  • HB143: Police and court records; expungement of records.
  • HB144: Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry; removal of name and information from Registry.
  • HB146: Va. National Guard, Va. Defense Force, etc.; employment protections.
  • HB158: House of Delegates and Senate districts; General Assembly authorized to make technical adjustments.
  • HB160: Building code; mutual assistance.
  • HB161: Service districts; general government facilities may be constructed pursuant to power of districts.
  • HB228: Virginia Public Records Act; records retained in electronic medium.
  • HB271: Dogs, dangerous and vicious; requirements of an owner.
  • HB336: Students with blindness or visual impairment; changes for special education programs.
  • HB408: Right to keep & bear arms; codifies opinion of Supreme Court of the U.S. in D.C. v. Heller.
  • HB1321: Higher educational institutions, public; articulation agreements.
  • HB1322: Dual enrollment agreements; scope.
  • HB1324: Privileges & Elections, joint subcommittee of House & Senate Committees on; to review appointments.
  • HB1325: Provisional voting; persons voting in split precincts.
  • HJ30: Victims of Communism Memorial Day; designating as Nov. 7, 2018, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HJ49: Interstate conventions; selection of commissioners and committee procedures.
  • HJ190: Commending T. Tyronne and Felicia Champion.
  • HJ193: Commending Joanne Leslie Webster.
  • HB1399: Elections, State Board of, and local electoral boards; appointments, proportion of political party.
  • HB1404: Fire alarms; maliciously activating, penalty.
  • HB1409: House of Delegates and Senate districts; General Assembly authorized to make technical adjustments.
  • HB1412: Weight limits; increases maximum gross weight of a motor vehicle eligible for an overload permit.
  • HB1413: Driver's licenses; expiration and renewal.
  • HB1424: Prescription drugs; purpose of labeling.
  • HB1425: President and Vice President electors; allocation of electoral votes by congressional district.
  • HB1431: Voter registration drives; compensation prohibitions.
  • HB1457: Part-time deputy sheriffs; compensation.
  • HB1459: Campaign finance; prohibited personal use, penalty.
  • HB1460: Private wells; Stafford County authorized to regulate.
  • HB1537: Active duty service; contract termination.
  • HB1562: Dam Safety, Flood Prevention and Protection Assistance Fund; grants from Fund.
  • HB1598: Voter registration; proof of citizenship required to register to vote in certain elections.
  • HB2285: Gubernatorial appointments to boards; membership and terms.
  • HJ543: Constitutional amendment; failure to pass an appropriation act (first reference).
  • HJ577: Constitutional amendment; reducing assessed value of real property (first reference).
  • HJ634: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); authority of elected school boards to impose taxes.
  • HJ635: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); top two primary election.
  • HJ687: Commending the Rappahannock Emergency Medical Services Council.
  • HJ730: Commending The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary of Fredericksburg.
  • HJ835: Commending Fredericksburg Academy.
  • HJ844: Commending Marci Bartley.
  • HJ950: Commending Mary's Shelter.
  • HR313: Nominating person to be elected as the Auditor of Public Accounts.
  • HB9: Voter registration; required information on application form.
  • HB10: Motorcycles; general illumination lights.
  • HB11: Gift certificates; prohibited practices by merchant issuing certificate issued in the Commonwealth.
  • HB42: Spousal support awards; limit duration.
  • HB48: Forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; finding of guilt required.
  • HB49: Right to keep & bear arms; codifies opinion of Supreme Court of U.S. in D.C. v. Heller.
  • HB81: Foster care records; retention and destruction.
  • HB88: General registrars and members of electoral boards; annual training, office closures for training.
  • HB89: Unmanned aircraft system; use during commission of a crime, penalty.
  • HB92: Local taxes; interest on refunds.
  • HB97: Interstate 95; VDOT, et al., to evaluate traffic congestion in Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties.
  • HB98: License plates, special; issuance to family members of persons who have died in military service.
  • HB99: High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes; certain vehicles use of HOT lanes on Interstate 395, exceptions.
  • HB110: Income tax, state; deductions for H-1B visa employees.
  • HB140: Weight limits; increases maximum gross weight of a motor vehicle eligible for an overload permit.
  • HB166: Visually impaired students; each student to be evaluated and receive instruction in Braille.
  • HB167: School board employees; possession of firearms by employees who are former law-enforcement officers.
  • HB246: Discovery in criminal cases; duty to provide.
  • HB254: House of Delegates districts; technical adjustment.
  • HB269: Invasion of privacy; civil action, damages, attorney fees and costs.
  • HB270: Persons with disabilities; rights in public places, fraudulent representation of service dog.
  • HB663: Restroom facilities; use of facilities in public buildings or schools.
  • HB781: Restroom facilities; use of facilities in public buildings or schools, definition of biological sex.
  • HB1144: Local taxes; interest on refunds.
  • HB1145: Electoral boards, local; reassigning certain duties related to elections administration.
  • HB1156: Protective orders; expungement of order if denied or dissolved by court.
  • HB1221: Motor vehicle bumper heights; decreases from 14 inches to nine the distance must be from the ground.
  • HB1222: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility.
  • HJ9: Congress of U.S.; repeal of personal income taxes and enactment of national retail sales tax.
  • HJ163: Speaker of the House of Delegates; confirming appointments to certain boards and councils.
  • HJ180: Celebrating the life of H. William Greenup.
  • HJ324: Commending Chester W. Stribling.
  • HR73: House Ethics Advisory Panel; nominations by the Speaker of the House of Delegates.
  • HB1122: Service of process; social security numbers.
  • HB1131: Health care providers; regulation, prohibited acts, Class 4 misdemeanor.
  • HB1287: Forfeiture of property used in connection with commission of crimes; conviction required.
  • HB1292: Electoral boards; appointments.
  • HB1296: Elected offices; November or May general election.
  • HB1309: Local school boards; arming of school security officers.
  • HB1311: Civil contempt; limits on imprisonment.
  • HB1315: Jury commissioners; retention of information obtained from those not qualified to serve.
  • HB1324: Boating safety; exemption from education requirement.
  • HB1325: Visually impaired students; instruction in Braille, etc.
  • HB1328: Public schools; impact of student aliens not lawfully present in the United States, report.
  • HB1431: Truck weight limits; overweight permits.
  • HB1432: Health care providers; regulation, prohibited acts, Class 1 misdemeanor.
  • HB1433: General registrars; reassigning duties of the electoral board.
  • HB1579: Vehicle registrations; expiration and renewal on or after July 1, 2015.
  • HB1593: Parking in residential areas; localities may by ordinance permit in a public right-of-way.
  • HB1594: Outdoor advertising; regulation by county governing bodies.
  • HJ500: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); failure to pass an appropriation act.
  • HJ505: Reforming Virginia's state and local tax structure; report.
  • HJ508: Constitutional amendment; right to keep and bear arms (first reference).
  • HJ856: Commending the Faith Baptist School varsity men's basketball team.
  • HJ864: Commending Faith Baptist Church.
  • HJ885: Commending the Faith Baptist School ladies basketball program.
  • HJ914: Commending the National Federation of the Blind.
  • HB27: Vehicle weight limits; extensions apply also to interstates designated as state primary highways.
  • HB44: Va. Defense Force; creates personal property tax classification for vehicle owned by member.
  • HB45: General Assembly districts; technical adjustments to certain House of Delegates districts.
  • HB55: Voter registration; adds political party affiliation to information an applicant must provide.
  • HB87: Transportation; Commonwealth priority of projects and funding.
  • HB104: Chief and assistant chief election officers; appointment, qualifications and terms of officers.
  • HB105: Write-in votes; threshold amount required for certain actions by electoral boards.
  • HB114: Schools, private or religious; possession of firearm, etc., on school property.
  • HB133: Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program; eligibility criteria.
  • HB134: Diabetes; certain students permitted to self-check blood glucose levels on school property, etc.
  • HB227: Public water and sewer utilities and authorities; service contracts.
  • HB228: Visually impaired students; evaluation by certified Teacher of Visually Impaired.
  • HB229: Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families; special education programs.
  • HB679: Voting equipment; technical amendments to reflect updates in equipment technology.
  • HB784: Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory Board, etc.; membership and terms.
  • HB785: Reduced cigarette ignition propensity; penalties.
  • HB1122: Service of process; social security numbers.
  • HB1131: Health care providers; regulation, prohibited acts, penalties.
  • HJ432: Commending Tower of Deliverance Church.
  • HR185: Celebrating the life of George Gordon Dwyer.
  • HR541: Speaker of the House; authorization to employ legal counsel to represent the House of Delegates.
  • HR566: Speaker of the House; legal counsel.
  • HB10: BPOL tax; maximum fee and tax rates established by a locality.
  • HB55: Primary dates; presidential primary.
  • HB59: Elections; persons entitled to have name placed on ballot, etc.
  • HB259: House of Delegates Districts; technical adjustments in boundaries.
  • HB1132: Primary elections; allows write-in votes, etc.
  • HB1337: Polling place procedures; voter identification to be current, valid, and contain photograph.
  • HB1338: Circuit court judges; restricts appointment to office if General Assembly fails to elect.
  • HB1345: Rappahannock River Basin Commission; reduces number of members.
  • HB1346: Presidential electors; candidate petitions, required signatures, etc.
  • HB1348: House of Delegates Districts; technical adjustments in boundaries.
  • HB1377: Students; care of those who have been diagnosed with diabetes.
  • HB1378: Legal notices; locality to publish on its website instead of advertising in newspaper.
  • HB1401: Real property tax; collection of delinquent taxes, notice to taxpayer regarding payment agreement.
  • HB1402: Income tax, state; adjusts elements of Virginia's individual income tax to account for inflation.
  • HB1403: Retail Sales and Use Tax; increases amount of revenue dedicated to Transportation Trust Fund.
  • HB1404: Residential development; impact fees to defray costs of public facilities.
  • HB1582: Armed security officers; protection of schools and child day centers.
  • HB1730: Standards of Quality; full-time uniformed school resource officer.
  • HB2169: Grievance procedure, local; removes requirement.
  • HB2170: Public procurement; posting by local public bodies of procurement opportunities.
  • HB2344: School safety; threat assessment teams, model critical incident response training program, etc.
  • HJ884: Commending Bessie Ann Morefield.
  • HJ885: Celebrating the life of George Montgomery Van Sant.
  • HR128: Auditor of Public Accounts; nomination for election.
  • HR206: Commending the Rappahannock Choral Society.
  • HB9: Voting procedures; voter identification requirements, provisional ballots.
  • HB10: BPOL tax; maximum fee and tax rates established by a locality.
  • HB11: Transportation; bonds for specific project on northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 95.
  • HB22: Firearms; disposition thereof acquired by localities.
  • HB23: Transportation Trust Fund; increases amount of sales and use tax revenue dedicated to Fund.
  • HB24: BPOL tax; certain localities required to assess on Virginia taxable income.
  • HB25: Concealed handgun permit; confidentiality of permittee information.
  • HB26: Concealed handgun permits; failure to produce upon demand of a law-enforcement officer, penalty.
  • HB35: State taxes; period of limitation on collection reduced to seven years.
  • HB36: Primary elections; political party shall pay costs of primary.
  • HB37: Officer of election; option to waive compensation and serve as an unpaid volunteer officer.
  • HB38: Absentee voting; duties of general registrar and electoral board.
  • HB55: Primary dates; presidential primary.
  • HB56: Voter registration applications; protection of certain residence address information.
  • HB57: Voter registration; registrars with respect to voter registration records.
  • HB58: Urban county executive form; filling vacancy on board of supervisors.
  • HB59: Elections; persons entitled to have name placed on ballot, etc.
  • HB60: Illegal voting and registrations; prohibition against voting more than once.
  • HB61: Absentee ballot applications; unlawful to solicit in person from individuals in any hospital, etc.
  • HB62: Abortion funding; repealed.
  • HB63: Provisional ballots; electoral board meeting opened only to authorized party to determine validity.
  • HB64: Elections; assistance to voters.
  • HB138: Public schools; impact of unlawful aliens, report.
  • HB139: Concealed handguns; persons who may lawfully carry hidden from common observation, penalty.
  • HB140: State Police Officers Retirement System (SPORS); mandatory retirement requirement exemptions.
  • HB141: Freedom of Information Act; exempts personal information in constituent correspondence.
  • HB259: House of Delegates Districts; technical adjustments in boundaries.
  • HB260: Health care providers; prohibited acts.
  • HB261: Abortion; ultrasound required at least 48 hours prior to undergoing procedure.
  • HB384: Virginia Personnel Act; hiring preference in state employment for members of National Guard, etc.
  • HB385: Industrial development authorities; removes prohibition for refinancing debt of organizations.
  • HB490: Executive branch boards and councils, certain; staggering of terms, etc.
  • HB531: Historic rehabilitation tax credit; certain income under federal law is not income for State tax.
  • HB623: Elections; administrative matters and duties of electoral board and general registrar.
  • HB1131: Elections; municipalities will pay expenses associated with May elections after June 30, 2009, etc.
  • HB1132: Primary elections; allows write-in votes, etc.
  • HB1133: Candidate petitions for primaries and general elections; requirements for petition circulators.
  • HB1151: Congressional districts; petition requirements for candidates for statewide offices.
  • HB1196: Zoning provisions; private schools and child day centers operated by religious institutions.
  • HJ52: Tax structure, State's; joint subcommittee to study reforming.
  • HJ366: Commending Grove Baptist Church.
  • HJ435: Commending the Rappahannock Valley Amateur Radio Club.
  • HJ500: Commending Dr. Thomas G. Digges, Jr.
  • HB20: Disabled veteran; definition.
  • HB57: Business, professional, and occupational license (BPOL) tax; limits on rates and imposition.
  • HB110: BPOL tax; localities to decide to impose on business's gross receipts or its State taxable income.
  • HB573: Public nuisances; locality to include activity or conduct that causes annoyance, etc.
  • HB1437: BPOL tax; localities to decide to impose on business gross receipts or State taxable income.
  • HB1438: Goods; those produced or manufactured within State are not subject to federal law, regulation, etc.
  • HB1471: Homestead and other exemptions; exemption of real or personal property.
  • HB1472: License plates, special; fees for certain disabled veterans.
  • HB1507: Primary schedule in 2011; moves primary date to August 23, 2011, in anticipation of redistricting.
  • HB1508: Elections; certain prohibitions for local electoral boards.
  • HB1560: Elections; voting procedures and voter identification requirements.
  • HB1561: Zoning administrator; appeal of decisions.
  • HB1666: Veterans Services, Department of; duties of Commissioner, establishment of advisory committees.
  • HB1842: Boards, commissions, and councils; makes policy improvements and clarifications.
  • HB1843: Presidential primary; moves date to first Tuesday in March.
  • HB1864: Urban development areas; developable acreage is redefined to exclude certain lands.
  • HB1865: Transportation districts; membership by portions of counties, etc., collection of motor fuels taxes.
  • HB1866: Real estate tax relief; local government may cap taxes of elderly and disabled.
  • HB1867: Gang-free zones; expanded to include any school bus stop or public buildings, etc.
  • HB2433: Abortion; shall undergo ultrasound imaging and view image of her fetus.
  • HJ539: Constitutional amendment; imposition of taxes and fees by General Assembly or local governing body.
  • HJ540: Constitutional amendment; state and local budgets, limits on appropriations.
  • HJ556: Family life education; subcommittee to study fiscal impact of changing from an opt-out program, etc.
  • HJ613: Constitutional amendment; limitation on debt (first reference).
  • HJ915: Commending Pastor Don C. Forrester.
  • HB16: Constitutional amendment; localities to establish either income or financial worth limitations.
  • HB17: Taxes, state; reduces period of limitation for collection from 20 to 10 years.
  • HB18: Commerce; goods manufactured or made in State shall not be authority of U.S. Congress to regulate.
  • HB19: VRE; allows Potomac-Rappahannock Transportation Commission to charge higher fares.
  • HB20: Disabled veteran; definition.
  • HB50: Absentee ballots; duties of electoral board to send within three business days, penalty.
  • HB51: Comprehensive plan amendment; grants authority to local gov't to prepare & submit to public hearing.
  • HB52: Concealed handgun permit; failure to produce upon demand of a law-enforcement officer, penalty.
  • HB53: Human tracking devices; unlawful use thereof by insurer or employer.
  • HB54: Handgun; person with lawful possession may carry into courthouse.
  • HB55: Virginia Railway Express service; assessment of localities.
  • HB56: Testamentary trustees; relief of duty to file an inventory or annual accounts.
  • HB57: Business, professional, and occupational license (BPOL) tax; limits on rates and imposition.
  • HB106: Concealed handguns; person with valid permit allowed to carry in place of worship with permission.
  • HB107: Adult students; notifying schools when charged with certain crimes, etc.
  • HB108: Firearms; disposition of those acquired by localities.
  • HB109: Firearms; repealing requirement for sellers of pistols to send report to clerk of circuit court.
  • HB110: BPOL tax; localities to decide to impose on business's gross receipts or its State taxable income.
  • HB573: Public nuisances; locality to include activity or conduct that causes annoyance, etc.
  • HB574: Virginia Life, Accident and Sickness Insurance Guaranty Association; coverage.
  • HB575: School divisions, local; flexibility in meeting specific state education mandates.
  • HB576: Individual health insurance coverage; resident of State shall not be required to obtain a policy.
  • HB577: Real property tax; time to appeal assessments extended.
  • HB578: Trapping of rabbits; person may use box trap to transport for release onto other property in State.
  • HB579: Motorcycles; required to use muffler system in good working order that meets federal standards.
  • HB580: Vehicle license fees; allows localities to exempt members of certain sheriff's volunteer units.
  • HB1242: Voter lists; expands list of people & organizations who may purchase list of registered voters.
  • HB1386: Constitutional amendments; information provided to voters on State Board of Elections' website.
  • HJ11: Constitutional amendment; localities to establish either income or financial worth limitations.
  • HJ88: Federal budget; Congress to propose amendment to U.S. Constitution for balanced budget requirement.
  • HJ233: Commending Sheriff Charles E. Jett and the Stafford County Sheriff's Office.
  • HJ386: Commending Spotsylvania County Crime Solvers.
  • HJ411: Celebrating the life of William Eugene Gallahan, Jr.
  • HJ422: Commending the Faith Baptist School girls' basketball team.
  • HR29: Commending Friends of the Rappahannock.
  • HB356: Impact fees; assessment, collection, and imposition of certain.
  • HB395: Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; established, report.
  • HB1577: Polling places; provides for extension of polling hours in emergency situations.
  • HB1627: Motor carrier liability insurance; reduces minimum amount thereof required of operator of trolleys.
  • HB1628: Contractor performance bonds; amount for locally administered transportation improvement projects.
  • HB1629: Pedestrians; grants counties same authority as cities & towns to prohibit loitering on bridges, etc.
  • HB1637: Boards of zoning appeals; when actions may be taken.
  • HB1666: Hunting permit, special; issued to patients from veterans or military hospitals.
  • HB1727: Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; created, report.
  • HB1728: Road impact fees; allows localities to reduce or exempt fee for commercial development.
  • HB1729: Electric transmission lines; locality may request an electric utility to install underground, etc.
  • HB1730: Tax legislation; requires a sunset date of no more than four years on all.
  • HB1731: Vehicle license plates; provides for display of one license plate on vehicles.
  • HB1854: Grievance procedure; gives localities authority to use an administrative hearing officer.
  • HB2528: Disposition of firearms; no participation in program if individuals are given valuable in exchange.
  • HB2544: Election recounts; losing candidate may initiate when difference less than 5% of total vote cast.
  • HB2555: Development rights; permits Fauquier County to enact an ordinance for severance & transfer thereof.
  • HB2563: Street construction; allows locality to withhold acceptance of plat approval if street not complete.
  • HJ688: Constitutional amendment; real property tax relief for persons 65 years old, etc. (first reference).
  • HJ836: Commending Bishop George B. Quick.
  • HJ837: Commending Edith Fleming.
  • HJ838: Commending Richard Fleming.
  • HJ5011: Commending Mount Holly Baptist Church on the occasion of its 175th anniversary.
  • HR47: Auditor of Public Accounts; nomination for election.
  • HR63: Commending the Family Foundation of Virginia.
  • HB46: Campaign finance disclosure reports; identification of all contributors.
  • HB47: Illegal aliens; adds presumption, subject to rebuttal, against admitting to bail any alien charged.
  • HB48: Motorcycles; driving two abreast in a single lane.
  • HB49: Utility easements; conveyance thereof subject to condition is void if not used within 20 years.
  • HB50: Civil remedial fees; repeals provision for those imposed on certain drivers.
  • HB107: Public schools; grade placement test.
  • HB108: Reckless driving; drivers of certain heavy trucks exceeding posted speed limit guilty thereof.
  • HB109: Firearms; regulation thereof by state entities.
  • HB208: Public facilities; deferral of subdivision plats or site p