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, 59% of them are Democrats.
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Recent Mentions in the Media

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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.