Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)

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Party
Democratic
District
31: Arlington County (Part), Fairfax County (Part), Falls Church City (All) [map]
Took Office
January 1996
Left Office
January 2012
Website
senatorwhipple.org
Copatroning Habits
78% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 84% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that she also copatroned, 60% of them are Democrats.
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Recent Mentions in the Media

These are all of the video clips of Mary Margaret Whipple’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 169 video clips in all.

Bills

  • SB266: FAMIS Plan; eligibility.
  • SB452: Retail Sales and Use Tax; taxes on room rentals.
  • SB972: Retail Sales & Use & transient occupancy taxes; taxes on room rentals computed based on total price.
  • SB973: Weights and measures; imposition of fee used for inspecting and testing petroleum dispensing pumps.
  • SB974: Income tax, state; agricultural best management practices tax credits.
  • SB975: Voluntary Solar Resource Development Fund; established.
  • SB976: Nursing homes; required by Board of Health to send notices and information about family council.
  • SB977: Nursing homes; investigation of complaints by VDH, in-person interviews of residents.
  • SB978: FAMIS Plan; eligibility.
  • SB979: Land preservation tax credit; DCR to report on land qualifying for credit to protect water quality.
  • SB980: Transient occupancy tax; extends sunset date provision for additional tax in Arlington County.
  • SB981: Renewable energy sources; tax credit for producing energy, exception.
  • SB982: Endangered and threatened species; Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to adopt regulations.
  • SB983: Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of; common interest communities, etc.
  • SB1464: Medicaid; eligibility for legal permanent residents.
  • SB1465: Lawn fertilizers; regulation of application and labeling.
  • SB1474: Shared work programs; established.
  • SB1479: Rapid re-housing pilot project; Department of Housing and Community Development to establish.
  • SJ334: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Nutrient Credit Exchange Program; Secretary of Natural Resources to study.
  • SJ335: Land conservation; JLARC to study long-term dedicated funding sources.
  • SJ438: Commending the Virginia State Parks on the occasion of their 75th anniversary.
  • SJ478: Senate Committee on Rules; confirming appointment.
  • SR21: Senate; 2011 operating resolution.
  • SR30: Commending the Honorable Dorothy H. Clarke.
  • SB261: Weights and measures; moneys collected from imposition of fees shall be deposited into Fund.
  • SB262: Aging, Department for; publicize guidelines on universal design and visitability features.
  • SB263: Nurse practitioners; moves responsibility for licensure and regulation to Board of Nursing.
  • SB264: Income tax, state; remainder of revenues transferred to Land Conservation Fund for distribution.
  • SB265: Hospice, home health care or personal care services; licensure for home care organizations.
  • SB266: Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan; changes eligibility.
  • SB267: Energy and Environment, Commission on; responsibility to review, etc., impacts of energy production.
  • SB268: Weapons; localities may make it unlawful for any person to possess in government facilities.
  • SB269: Driver education programs; fuel efficient driving practices to be included in curriculum.
  • SB270: Common Interest Community Board; clarification for complaints.
  • SB271: Equalization, Board of; board of supervisors with county manager plan of government to appoint.
  • SB272: Biodiesel or green diesel fuel; minimum content in state contracts for vehicle fuel.
  • SB273: Affordable housing units; assessments.
  • SB274: Animal control records; exempt from release to public name & address of owner of an animal taken in.
  • SB275: Advance medical directives; clarifies authority.
  • SB407: Income tax, corporate; required for royalty and similar payments made to intangible holding company.
  • SB449: Equalization, Board of; local government with county manager plan of government to appoint.
  • SB450: Renewable energy portfolio standard program; mandatory program for investor-owned utilities.
  • SB451: Health insurance; coverage funded by localities.
  • SB452: Retail Sales and Use Tax; taxes on room rentals.
  • SB453: License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Washington Capitals hockey team.
  • SB665: Common Interest Community Board; powers and duties.
  • SB681: Stormwater management regulations; extends effective date that establishes local program criteria.
  • SB732: Direct recording electronic (DRE) machines; acquisition of voting equipment by localities.
  • SJ205: Senate Committee on Rules; confirming appointments.
  • SR1: Senate; 2010 operating budget.
  • SR2: Rules of Senate; proposed amendment.
  • SR13: Commending Gwendolyn F. Bailey.
  • SR14: Commending Jane R. Atkinson.
  • SB233: Transportation Plan; include quantifiable measures & achievable goals for greenhouse gas emission.
  • SB299: Real estate taxes; classifies affordable rental housing.
  • SB661: Virginia Housing Trust Fund; creates dedicated source of funding via percentage of recordation tax.
  • SB1049: Grant program; modifies eligibility of certain foster care and special needs adoption students.
  • SB1050: Natural Resources Commitment Fund; Dept. of Conservation, etc., to provide annual funding needed.
  • SB1051: Mental health; admission of incapacitated person to a facility by an agent or guardian.
  • SB1052: Affordable housing assessments; determination of fair market value of affordable rental housing.
  • SB1053: Government facilities; local government may by ordinance, make unlawful to possess dangerous weapon.
  • SB1054: License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Washington Capitals hockey team.
  • SB1055: Housing Trust Fund; dedicating revenues to provide affordable housing.
  • SB1056: Retirement System; retirees hired as nurses without interrupting their benefits.
  • SB1057: Smoke Free Air Act; smoking in public places, civil penalties.
  • SB1058: Green roofs; authorizes counties, cities, and towns, by ordinance, to grant incentives, etc.
  • SB1142: Advance medical directives; revises Health Care Decisions Act to clarify process.
  • SB1143: Common Interest Community Board; clarifies powers and duties, technical changes.
  • SB1144: Every Woman's Life Breast and Cervical Cancer Fund; established.
  • SB1145: Greenhouse gas emissions; State Air Pollution Control Board to adopt regulation requiring reporting.
  • SB1146: Biodiesel & green diesel; requires state public bodies to procure only diesel fuel containing 2%.
  • SB1147: Income tax, corporate; real estate investment trusts.
  • SB1148: Income tax, state; livable home tax credit.
  • SB1322: Food allergies; Board of Education to establish guidelines for managing children in public schools.
  • SB1429: Marriage license tax; allocation to services for children exposed to sexual or domestic violence.
  • SB1511: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; amends Compact relating to Board membership, etc.
  • SJ319: Home energy consumption; Housing Commission to study.
  • SJ333: Constitutional amendment; certain property exempt from taxation (first reference).
  • SJ392: National School Breakfast Week; designating as week of first Sunday in March 2009, and each year.
  • SJ406: Celebrating the life of Ernest Eugene Saulmon.
  • SJ416: Celebrating the life of Ellen Marie Bozman.
  • SJ417: Commending the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute.
  • SJ441: Budget bill; extends deadline for houses to consider.
  • SJ501: Commending the Childrens National Medical Center.
  • SJ5022: Commending William Earl Wilson.
  • SR19: Senate; 2009 operating budget.
  • SR21: Senate Ethics Advisory Panel; confirming nominations.
  • SR501: Senate; salaries, contingent, and incidental expenses.
  • SB9: Constitutional amendment; exempts certain homeowners from taxation (voter referendum).
  • SB47: Advance directives; mental health directives follows same procedures as for medical.
  • SB48: School teachers; school boards to ensure that all are provided planning time.
  • SB49: Zoning ordinances and districts; matters to be considered in drawing and applying.
  • SB50: Zoning ordinances; purpose thereof.
  • SB51: Health insurance; extension of coverage funded by localities.
  • SB52: Voting equipment; wireless communications at polling places, exceptions.
  • SB53: Paper and electronic pollbooks; permits localities to use own funds to purchase approved by Board.
  • SB54: Charter; City of Falls Church.
  • SB233: Transportation Plan; include quantifiable measures & achievable goals for greenhouse gas emission.
  • SB234: Greenhouse gas emissions; mandatory reporting.
  • SB235: Innovative Technology Authority; powers of board of directors.
  • SB236: Innovative Technology Authority; board of directors.
  • SB237: Localities; allowed to make donations to nonprofit association furnishing services to community.
  • SB298: Smoke Free Air Act; smoking in public places.
  • SB299: Real estate taxes; classifies affordable rental housing.
  • SB300: Dangerous weapons; governing body has authority to restrict in governmental facilities.
  • SB301: Common Interest Community Board; established.
  • SB461: Credit reports; authorizes armed services members and spouses to freeze.
  • SB462: Transient occupancy tax; extends sunset date to January 1, 2012, for Arlington County.
  • SB463: Infectious diseases; residential or day program, etc. licensed by State to report cases.
  • SB464: Energy and Climate Change, Commission on; established, report.
  • SB511: Natural Resources Commitment Fund; created.
  • SB661: Virginia Housing Trust Fund; creates dedicated source of funding via percentage of recordation tax.
  • SB665: Tire recycling fee; extended until July 1, 2011.
  • SB739: Noise emissions; DMV to establish for motor vehicles.
  • SB791: Incentive zoning; definition.
  • SJ6: Constitutional amendment; exempts certain homeowners from taxation (second reference).
  • SJ106: Celebrating the life of John Tennesson Ticer.
  • SJ142: Commending Leadership Arlington.
  • SJ177: Celebrating the life of Michael E. Shaheen, Jr.
  • SJ178: Celebrating the life of Martin McLaughlin.
  • SJ179: Celebrating the life of Dennis W. Webb.
  • SJ197: Celebrating the life of Peter Don Rose.
  • SJ223: Celebrating the life of Kennan Joseph Garvey.
  • SJ5022: Commending William Earl Wilson.
  • SJ6005: Appointments by the Senate Committee on Rules.
  • SJ6019: Celebrating the life of Russell Y. Garth.
  • SR1: Rules of Senate; establishing, previous provisions superseded.
  • SR2: Senate; 2008 operating budget.
  • SR3: Senate Ethics Advisory Panel; confirming nominations.
  • SR501: Senate; salaries, contingent, and incidental expenses.
  • SB268: Condominium Act; allows elderly or disabled tenants in conversion units to assign purchase right.
  • SB272: Electronic voting equipment; State Board of Elections to design pilot program.
  • SB275: Green Buildings Act; created, report.
  • SB277: Housing Trust Fund; name change, deposit of recordation tax revenues into Fund.
  • SB278: Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards; created.
  • SB568: Buildings, state-owned; energy audits required thereof.
  • SB966: Housing Trust Fund; name change, dedicating unreserved general fund balances.
  • SB967: Housing Trust Fund; name change, deposit of recordation tax revenues into Fund.
  • SB968: Condominium Act; allows elderly or disabled tenants in conversion units to assign purchase right.
  • SB969: Condominium & Property Owners' Association Acts; no declaration to prohibit display of certain flag.
  • SB1019: Credit card application; person with intent to defraud in name of another.
  • SB1020: Retail Sales and Use Tax; increase authorized in Northern Virginia localities.
  • SB1021: Setoff Debt Collection Act; setoff against federal tax refunds for local tax debt.
  • SB1022: Mechanic's lien; notice to owner of property subject thereto.
  • SB1023: General Services, Department of; purchase of electricity generated from renewable energy sources.
  • SB1242: Health insurance program; provision for employees by locality.
  • SB1271: Freedom of Information Act; allows public bodies to meet by electronic communication without quorum.
  • SB1272: Transportation districts; compensation of commission members.
  • SB1273: Green Buildings Act; created, report.
  • SB1274: Absentee voting; persons with a disability or illness may vote absentee.
  • SB1275: Sustainable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Energy Conservation Fund; created, report.
  • SB1276: Character education; humane education may be covered therein.
  • SB1277: Minimum wage; increase per hour.
  • SB1278: Public Broadcasting Board; decreases membership by removing chairman of Council of Higher Education.
  • SB1279: Higher educational institutions; defines continuing or professional education.
  • SB1280: College Savings Program; eliminates requirement of annual report by State Council of Higher Educ.
  • SJ79: Constitutional amendment; localities to exempt from taxation percentage of value of prop. (1st ref).
  • SJ365: Innovative housing policies and programs; Housing Commission to study granting authority to local.
  • SJ366: Affordable housing; Housing Commission to study state incentives for targeted development, etc.
  • SJ374: Childhood obesity; school divisions encouraged to strengthen their commitment to prevention.
  • SJ375: Humane Treatment for Companion Animals Education Week; designating as first week in February 2007.
  • SJ397: Insulin & human growth hormones; DMAS to collect data on costs thereof to Medicaid program, report.
  • SJ398: Constitutional amendment; localities to exempt from taxation percentage of value of property.
  • SJ456: Celebrating the life of Allen Hampton Kitchens.
  • SJ470: Commending the George Mason High School International Baccalaureate program.
  • SJ536: Commending the Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center.
  • SJ543: Commending the Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center.
  • SB62: Comparative religion; Board of Education to authorize elective course in grades 9 through 12.
  • SB63: Grants and tax refunds; awarded for producing and using clean and efficient energy.
  • SB64: Retail Sales and Use Tax; sales tax increase on motor fuels in NOVA Transportation District.
  • SB65: Absentee voting and ballot applications; persons 65 or older may vote absentee.
  • SB66: School calendars; reduction of state aid when length of school term below what is required.
  • SB67: Standards of Learning assessments; student required to attend summer school for remediation program.
  • SB267: Retail sales and use tax; increase in certain localities.
  • SB268: Condominium Act; allows elderly or disabled tenants in conversion units to assign purchase right.
  • SB269: Condominium Act; conversion condominiums and notice to locality.
  • SB270: Grants and tax refunds; awarded for producing and using clean and efficient energy.
  • SB271: Public Procurement Act; purchase of certain insurance in construction projects.
  • SB272: Electronic voting equipment; State Board of Elections to design pilot program.
  • SB273: Affordable dwelling unit ordinance; Arlington County permitting certain densities in comp. plan.
  • SB274: Stormwater management program; certain localities required to adopt thereto.
  • SB275: Green Buildings Act; created, report.
  • SB276: Income tax, state; different tax rate on income derived from sale of certain real estate.
  • SB277: Housing Partnership Trust Fund; name change, deposit of recordation tax revenues into Fund.
  • SB278: Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards; created.
  • SB279: Community Housing Tax Credit; replaces current low-income housing tax credit.
  • SB324: Teachers; salary should be competitive rate relative to member states in So. Regional Ed. Board.
  • SB551: Energy efficient vehicles; purchased or leased by State shall be of high fuel economy.
  • SB568: State-owned buildings; energy audits required thereof.
  • SB673: Local government; benefit coverage for employees and retired employees.
  • SB698: Income tax, corporate; business facility job tax credit.
  • SJ79: Constitutional amendment; localities to exempt from taxation percentage of value of prop. (1st ref).
  • SJ80: Energy plan, comprehensive; Secretary of Natural Resources to study development thereof.
  • SJ171: Family Life Education programs; Board of Education to survey those in public schools.
  • SJ177: Commending the National Scenic Byways' additions.
  • SJ5069: Commending the Arlington Historical Society on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.