Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News)

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93: County of James City (part); City of Newport News (part) [map]
Took Office
January 1988
Left Office
November 2009
Copatroning Habits
80% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 60% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 66% of them are Republicans.
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The Washington Post: Even the Virginia Way has limits

July 2, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Usually, the expectation is the Virginia Way will allow senior members of the political class to reap the rewards they think they deserve.

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June 28, 2019 | 3:00 am
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Virginian-Pilot: Former Virginia Del. Phil Hamilton released from prison after nearly 8 years

June 28, 2019 | 3:00 am
  A former state lawmaker convicted in a bribery and extortion case walked out of prison Thursday morning after nearly eight years in federal custody. Phillip A. WVEC: Former Delegate Phil Hamilton released from prison

June 27, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Former Delegate Phil Hamilton of Newport News was released from a Pennsylvania prison on Thursday, his daughter confirms. He had been incarcerated since ...

Daily Press: Former state lawmaker Phil Hamilton released from federal prison — goes to home confinement

June 27, 2019 | 3:00 am
  A former state lawmaker convicted in a bribery and extortion case walked out of prison Thursday morning after nearly eight years in federal custody.

These are all of the video clips of Phil Hamilton’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 32 video clips in all.


  • HB510: Medical assistance plan; DMAS to contract with DMHMRSAS for mental health services.
  • HB1598: Certificate of public need; criteria for determining need and method of filing.
  • HB1599: Grants; modifies eligibility for certain individuals at two-year educational institution.
  • HB1601: Administration of prescription drugs; expands authority of persons allowed to administer.
  • HB2056: Advanced shipbuilding training facility grant program; established.
  • HB2057: Health care providers; expands list of expressions of sympathy that are not admissible.
  • HB2058: Dentistry, Board of; recovering monitoring costs.
  • HB2059: Food and beverage taxes; provides numerous exemptions to meals imposed by cities & towns.
  • HB2060: Mental health law; amends statutes to address issues resulting from overhaul thereof.
  • HB2061: Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment of Minors Act; mandatory outpatient treatment.
  • HB2062: Incapacitated person; admission to a mental health facility by an agent or guardian.
  • HB2063: Triennial census of school population; sales and use tax distribution.
  • HB2064: Interagency Civil Admissions Advisory Council; eliminates Council.
  • HB2065: Retirement System; provide benefits for regional jail's sworn officers and superintendent.
  • HB2066: Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; establishes provisions that apply.
  • HB2067: Smoke Free Air Act; smoking in public places, civil penalties.
  • HJ699: Commending G. Slaughter Fitz-Hugh, Jr.
  • HJ771: Patient Advocate Day; designating as April 4, 2009, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HB31: Higher Educational Institutions Bond Act of 2008; created.
  • HB396: Medical Facilities Plan; Board of Health to appoint and convene task force.
  • HB397: Health maintenance organizations; removes certain limitations on deductibles.
  • HB398: Certificate of public need; relocation of nursing home beds.
  • HB399: Dialysis patient care technician; adds administration of erythropoeitic agents to list.
  • HB400: Inpatient treatment; parental admission of minors incapable of giving consent.
  • HB401: Emergency custody; who may accept custody.
  • HB402: Involuntary commitment petition; dismissal or withdrawal.
  • HB403: Health care providers; those responding to disaster immune from liability.
  • HB479: Stroke Triage Plan; Board of Health to develop and maintain as component of EMS Plan.
  • HB499: Involuntary commitment; establishes new standard for outpatient commitment.
  • HB500: Smoke Free Air Act; smoking in public places.
  • HB501: Medical malpractice; definition of professional services.
  • HB502: Certificate of public need; introduce institutional competition into a health planning region.
  • HB503: Comprehensive Services Act; Executive Council oversee development of services for at-risk children.
  • HB504: Health insurance; insurers to offer individual or group exclusive policies or contracts.
  • HB505: Interagency Civil Admissions Advisory Council; removes sunset provision.
  • HB506: Teaching Scholarship Loan Program; program to award scholarships to certain students.
  • HB507: Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; revises number of members needed for quorum at meetings.
  • HB508: Annexation; approval by referendum.
  • HB509: Annexation, granting of city charters, etc.; repealing temporary restrictions.
  • HB510: Medical assistance plan; DMAS to contract with DMHMRSAS for mental health services.
  • HB593: VirginiaShare Health Insurance Program; established, report.
  • HB594: Educational Facilities Bond Act of 2008; created.
  • HB596: Retirement System; benefits for superintendents and sworn officers of regional jails.
  • HB6019: Hampton Roads highway districts; requests for proposals or tolling of certain highway facilities.
  • HB6043: Commercial motor vehicles; driving on right-most lane of any interstate highway.
  • HB6044: PPTA; schedule of deadlines for consideration of solicited or unsolicited proposals made to VDOT.
  • HJ79: Physicians, etc.; barring from prescribing an alternative brand of medicine for financial incentive.
  • HJ91: Higher educational institutions; joint subcommittee to study ways State may work closer therewith.
  • HJ279: Commending the valuable work of Virginias health safety net and its many private sector supporters.
  • HJ373: Celebrating the life of Sergeant Derek Ramond Banks.
  • HJ498: Celebrating the life of Laura Anne Yacobi Bateman.
  • HR601: House of Delegates; salaries, contingent, and incidental expenses.
  • HB1035: Medical Assistance Services, Office of Inspector General for; created, report.
  • HB1504: Medical care facility; exempts from definition certain specialized centers for provision of MRI.
  • HB2032: Aging, Department for; expands long-term care services.
  • HB2033: Health and Human Resources, Secretary of; clarifies powers to implement long-term care policy.
  • HB2034: Prisoners; payment for health care costs by local and state correctional facilities.
  • HB2035: Human papillomavirus vaccine; optional for female students before entering the sixth grade.
  • HB2036: Admission hearings, involuntary; adds providers to list by which an examiner may be employed.
  • HB2037: Practitioners; may authorize certain personnel to administer drugs and devices.
  • HB2038: Medical assistance plan; DMAS to contract with DMHMRSAS for mental health services.
  • HB2039: Diploma, advanced technical; Board of Education to establish requirements therefor.
  • HB2040: Career and Technical Education, Advisory Council on; extends sunset date.
  • HB2041: Incarcerated persons; Department of Correctional Education to develop programs for online courses.
  • HB2042: Educational Instutution Benefits Consortium; created.
  • HB2043: Crabmeat; processors to include on label of container date was processed and packed, civil penalty.
  • HB2367: Health care data reporting; repeals sunset provisions.
  • HB2377: Dentistry licensure; removes exam requirement.
  • HB2378: Health Commissioner; duties thereof.
  • HB2824: Pre-recorded simulcast horse racing; allocations to Transportation Trust Fund.
  • HB3021: Benefits consortium; created for private institutions of higher education.
  • HJ622: Public schools; Board of Education to establish and regularly convene an Educational Roundtable.
  • HJ701: Health care providers; joint subcommittee to study feasibility of offering liability protection.
  • HJ749: Commending the Virginia Health Care Foundation on its 15 years of service to the Commonwealth.
  • HB13: Tuberculosis; establishing library of isolates for purpose of disease strain analysis.
  • HB76: Public Building Authority; issuance of bonds to finance capital projects for MHMRSAS.
  • HB346: Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act; includes campus security.
  • HB347: General Educational Development Program; allowance of participation therein.
  • HB348: Test security procedures; Board of Educ. to review violations of regulations by local school board.
  • HB349: School calendars; reduction of state aid when length of school term below what is required.
  • HB350: School for the Deaf & Blind at Staunton, & School for Deaf, Blind, & Multi-Disabled at Hampton.
  • HB351: Health regulatory boards; prohibition of certain transfers of moneys collected on behalf thereof.
  • HB352: Detention orders; extends maximum emergency custody period.
  • HB353: Mental health facility; transportation by sheriff's office of individuals to be admitted.
  • HB354: Audiology; Board to issue provisional license.
  • HB355: Pharmacy, Board of; specific powers and duties.
  • HB357: Driver's license; reinstatement fees.
  • HB358: Neighborhood Assistance Act; changes eligibility requirements for individuals to claim tax credits.
  • HB757: Medical Assistance Services; contracting for delivery of disease management for chronic disorders.
  • HB758: Medical assistance services; State Plan amendment or application for certain waiver.
  • HB759: Medical assistance services; development of public-private long-term care partnership program.
  • HB760: Health care; determination of data concerning safety & quality services rendered by physicians.
  • HB761: Health group cooperatives; established for arranging benefit plan coverage for small employers.
  • HB1035: Medical Assistance Services, Office of Inspector General for; created, report.
  • HB1036: Campus safety; DCJS to develop training standards for officers, provide support to their depts.
  • HB1037: Sexually Violent Predators Services, Office of; established.
  • HB1398: Nursing homes, etc.; authorized to hire certain persons convicted of misdemeanors.
  • HB1455: Medical assistant; administration of drugs or devices.
  • HB1504: Medical care facility; exempts from definition certain specialized centers for provision of MRI.
  • HB1528: Capital improvement programs; includes estimates of cost of road transportation improvement.
  • HB1529: Comprehensive plans and official maps; road improvements.
  • HB5029: Christopher Newport University; facilitates ability to begin construction as result of fire damage.
  • HB5045: Horse racing, pre-recorded simulcast; allocations to Commonwealth Transportation Trust Fund.
  • HB5046: Reckless driving; fee.
  • HJ50: Multi-jurisdictional pilot health court; JLARC to study feasibility of establishing within State.
  • HJ96: Autism spectrum disorders; Board of Education, et al. to study education and treatment thereof.
  • HJ163: Commending the Virginia Living Museum.
  • HJ197: Commending the Newport News School Board.
  • HJ205: Commending the Virginia Student Councils Association on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
  • HJ317: Commending the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board.
  • HJ5019: Commending Lee Hall Elementary School on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
  • HJ5117: Commending the Patient Advocate Foundation on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.