Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)

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47: County of Arlington (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2010
Next Election
November 2019
Courts of Justice, General Laws, Health, Welfare and Institutions
Copatroning Habits
75% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 85% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 57% of them are Democrats.
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Bills Passed
46.2% in 2017
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

Del. Hope to Host Medicaid Expansion Town Hall:

October 22, 2018
  ARLnowFull coverage

Photos: Supporters turn out for 'Neighbors for Health' gala:

November 13, 2018
  Fort Hunt Herald (blog)Full coverage

With Medicaid Expansion Nearly a Reality in Virginia, Officials Prep New Outreach Efforts in Arlington:

October 29, 2018
  ARLnowFull coverage

Arlington, state ramp up efforts as Medicaid expansion looms:

October 30, 2018
  Inside NoVAFull coverage

Candidate Essay: John Vihstadt:

November 1, 2018
  ARLnowFull coverage

These are all of the video clips of Patrick Hope’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 113 video clips in all.


  • HB17: Grand larceny; increases threshold amount.
  • HB18: Transient occupancy tax; removes sunset date from Arlington County's authority to impose.
  • HB50: School meal policies; each local school board required to adopt policies.
  • HB52: Competency and sanity evaluations; location of evaluation.
  • HB53: Persons acquitted by reason of insanity; evaluation.
  • HB88: Marijuana field test; evidence at trial.
  • HB190: Real property tax; boards of equalization.
  • HB231: County manager plan of government; popular election of school board.
  • HB233: Arts and cultural districts; relocates an existing section related to creation of districts.
  • HB234: Health insurance; synchronization of medications.
  • HB257: Virginia Public Procurement Act; definitions, responsible bidder or offeror.
  • HB363: Sexual orientation change efforts; prohibited as training for certain health care providers, etc.
  • HB440: Indigent defendants; public defender office, appointment of counsel.
  • HB447: Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; preservation of mature trees.
  • HB642: Legal notices; online publications.
  • HB643: First responders; reduced rate tuition.
  • HB644: Meningococcal conjugate; immunizations, requirement of one dose before child enters sixth grade.
  • HB645: Strip searches; authorized search of certain misdemeanants, etc.
  • HB794: Virginia Indoor Clean Air Act; smoking in public buildings prohibited, penalty.
  • HB795: Prisons; isolated confinement prohibited, exceptions.
  • HB796: Zoning; modification, etc., to property for persons with disabilities, board of zoning appeals.
  • HB797: Electronic visitation; state correctional facilities.
  • HB813: Direct service providers; disclosure of information by employers.
  • HB816: Governor's Secretaries; reporting substance abuse data and information.
  • HB927: Firearms magazines and firearms, certain; prohibition of sale, transfer, etc., penalties.
  • HB928: Firearms; possession in legislative buildings.
  • HB929: Licensed family day homes; storage of firearms.
  • HB932: County manager plan; election of board members by instant runoff voting.
  • HB933: Mandatory outpatient treatment; extends time period for adults and juveniles.
  • HB934: Prisoners; medical and mental health treatment of those incapable of giving consent.
  • HB935: Mandatory outpatient treatment; consent.
  • HB1315: Sports official; punishment for using abusive language towards official.
  • HB1355: Minors; alternative facility of temporary detention.
  • HB1445: Health insurance; coverage decisions, medically necessary services.
  • HB1476: Uniform Statewide Building Code; Board of HCD to amend.
  • HJ24: U.S Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics; standard classification for support professionals.
  • HJ123: Assisted living facilities; study an onsite temporary emergency electrical power sources.
  • HJ162: Celebrating the life of Mary Louise Esherick.
  • HJ178: Electrical Safety Month; designating as May 2018, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HJ286: Celebrating the life of Anna Bess Leavens.
  • HJ333: Commending Bridget Loft.
  • HJ335: Commending Nancy Renfro.
  • HJ336: Commending Jennifer Toussaint.
  • HJ337: Celebrating the life of Cherie Toll Bottum.
  • HJ338: Celebrating the life of Nicole Katherine Orttung.
  • HJ339: Celebrating the life of James Russell Shea.
  • HJ340: Celebrating the life of Jo-Ann Dotson Holland.
  • HJ341: Celebrating the life of Thomas R. Wolanin.
  • HJ342: Celebrating the life of Martha Ann Miller.
  • HJ343: Celebrating the life of Christine Richmond Cottey.
  • HJ352: Commending Jay Fisette.
  • HJ404: Commending the Virginia State Beekeepers Association.
  • HJ409: Commending Mary Mellon.
  • HJ410: Commending the Leadership Center for Excellence.
  • HJ411: Commending Matthew D. Shank.
  • HJ413: Celebrating the life of Dorothy Carter Gill.
  • HJ414: Celebrating the life of William H. Bozman.
  • HJ447: Commending Almaz Abebe.
  • HJ448: Celebrating the life of James Edward Thomas.
  • HJ449: Celebrating the life of Father Gerard Creedon.
  • HB452: Virginia Energy Storage Consortium; created, report.
  • HB1491: Background checks; exceptions, sponsored living and shared residential service providers.
  • HB1492: Child support orders; special needs trust or ABLE savings trust account.
  • HB1493: Sales draft; definition, credit card offenses, penalty.
  • HB1507: Powers & duties of conservator appointed for an absentee; support of an absentee's spouse.
  • HB1508: Critical incident reports; DBHDS to provide written report.
  • HB1533: Required immunizations; meningococcal conjugate.
  • HB1642: Naloxone or other opioid antagonist; possession and administration.
  • HB1734: Virginia Parole Board; exceptions to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • HB1736: Joint Commission on Health Care; sunset.
  • HB1820: Real property tax; board of equalization members in certain counties.
  • HB1882: Capital cases; replacing certain terminology.
  • HB1996: Incompetent defendants; psychiatric treatment.
  • HB1997: Warrantless arrest for misdemeanor; transportation to crisis stabilization unit.
  • HB2306: Arlington County School Board; maximum salary of members.
  • HB2396: Virginia Public Procurement Act; participation of employment services organizations.
  • HJ607: Study; Providing material support for a terrorist organization.
  • HJ728: Commending Preston C. Caruthers.
  • HJ862: Commending AHC Inc.
  • HJ863: Commending Colin Brown.
  • HJ864: Celebrating the life of Ann Creighton Collar Broder.
  • HJ913: Celebrating the life of Ruth Friedenthal Kanter.
  • HJ914: Commending Dr. Lawrence Spoont.
  • HJ924: Commending Michael Wardian.
  • HJ925: Commending the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia.
  • HJ982: Commending Ana Hernandez.
  • HB91: Telephone systems within correctional facilities; commission payments.
  • HB128: Weapons; possession prohibited in state legislative buildings, penalty.
  • HB427: Conversion therapy; prohibited, no state funds shall be expended for purpose of therapy.
  • HB428: Prisoner's spouse or children; support payments by county or city.
  • HB452: Virginia Energy Storage Consortium; created, report.
  • HB464: Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Trust Fund; use of funds.
  • HB536: Sponsored residential and shared living services; background checks for providers.
  • HB592: Health insurance; dispensing of generic prescription oral contraceptives.
  • HB734: Noxious weeds; advisory committee to evaluate risks of a plant.
  • HB830: Cigarettes and other tobacco products; increases state tax rate.
  • HB1123: Restrooms; retail establishment with toilet facility to allow customer access.
  • HB1146: Local permitting or licensure; consent of common interest community association prohibited.
  • HB1147: Transient occupancy tax; reinstates authority of Arlington County to impose, sunset provision.
  • HB1186: Advanced studies diploma; foreign language requirements, technical programming languages.
  • HB1288: Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Dept. of; certification of employment services organizations.
  • HJ297: Commending Anne Marie Canali Hermann.
  • HJ334: Celebrating the life of Morgan Anthony Ayres.
  • HJ335: Celebrating the life of Corporal Harvey Snook III, ACPD.
  • HJ345: Commending The Boeing Company.
  • HJ431: Celebrating the life of David V. Burds.
  • HJ443: Commending the Honorable Allen H. Harrison, Jr.
  • HJ444: Commending the Honorable Esther L. Wiggins.
  • HB1385: Sexual orientation change efforts; prohibited.
  • HB1403: Prisons; telephone systems within correctional facilities.
  • HB1504: Justice for Victims of Sterilization Act; established, sunset provision.
  • HB1506: Deferred and installment payments; condition of all agreements for fines, costs, etc., posting.
  • HB1548: Concealed handgun permit; revocation of permit if delinquent in child support payments.
  • HB1720: Capital cases; mental retardation.
  • HB2191: Payday loan offices and motor vehicle title loan offices; distance from casino facility.
  • HB2212: Virginia Healthy Transitions Program; established, report.
  • HB2218: Advanced studies diploma; foreign language requirements, technical programming or design language.
  • HB2287: Reproductive health care; adverse action against employee by employers prohibited.
  • HB2308: County manager plan of government; governing body (Arlington County) may appoint county auditor.
  • HJ520: Constitutional amendment; property tax exemption for nonprofit medical clinics serving the indigent.
  • HJ654: Commending Francis X. O'Leary.
  • HJ737: Celebrating the life of Dennis Ray Daniels.
  • HJ801: Commending the Arlington County Police Department.
  • HJ802: Commending the Arlington County Fire Department.
  • HJ829: Commending Joan Trumpauer Mulholland.
  • HJ842: Celebrating the life of Christopher John Kennedy.
  • HJ853: Commending the National Association of Social Workers Virginia Chapter.
  • HJ854: Commending Joanna Wise Barnes.
  • HJ888: Commending the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation.
  • HB78: Medical malpractice proceedings; standard of care.
  • HB80: Arraignment; defendant may enter conditional guilty plea in certain cases in circuit court.
  • HB81: Judicial retirement; increases mandatory age under Judicial Retirement System.
  • HB102: State legislative buildings; prohibits possession of weapons in buildings except by certain persons.
  • HB196: Pretrial appeals by Commonwealth; Class 1 misdemeanors.
  • HB206: Higher educational institutions, 4-year; mental health resources available to students on website.
  • HB353: Judicial caseloads; weighted caseload system.
  • HB413: Incapacitated persons; filing of evaluation reports, requirement for filing under seal.
  • HB414: Prisons; telephone systems, Prisoner Reentry Fund established.
  • HB423: Alcoholic beverage control; allows passengers to consume alcoholic beverages in motor vehicle, etc.
  • HB540: Private behavioral health services providers; licensure.
  • HB1106: Virginia Commission on Youth; shall review use of seclusion and restraint in schools.
  • HB1111: Tobacco products; electronic cigarettes, minors.
  • HB1133: Death penalty; persons with mental disability and mental impairments ineligible.
  • HB1135: Sexual orientation; change efforts prohibited.
  • HB1240: Guardian ad litem; mandatory reporting of child abuse or neglect.
  • HJ86: Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council; report on FOIA.
  • HJ90: Home health care providers; compensation and benefits, JCHC to report.
  • HJ184: Commending Terri Lynch.
  • HJ192: Celebrating the life of Susan Dewar Zajac.
  • HJ208: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Eleanor Spence Dobson.
  • HJ247: Celebrating the life of Robert G. Atkins.
  • HJ284: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the United States Surgeon General's Smoking report.
  • HJ288: Commending the Arlington County Medical Society.
  • HJ354: Celebrating the life of Captain Lloyd Clermont Mostrom, USN (Ret.).
  • HJ355: Celebrating the life of Jean Sherman Mostrom.
  • HJ470: Commending Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School.
  • HJ475: Celebrating the life of the Honorable John L. Melnick.
  • HJ476: Celebrating the life of Hope Cosby Davies.
  • HJ477: Celebrating the life James Bankhead Taylor Thornton Davies.
  • HJ5020: Commending Richard V. Doud, Jr.
  • HJ5077: Celebrating the life of John C. Youngs.
  • HJ5111: Celebrating the life of Mary C. McBride.
  • HJ5199: Commending the Honorable Robert H. Brink.
  • HJ5200: Celebrating the life of Katherine S. Beyer.
  • HJ5249: Commending Linden Resources.
  • HR7: House of Delegates; establishing a rule that prohibits firearms on floor of House of Delegates.
  • HB158: Devocalization of cats and dogs; veterinarians to keep records of procedures, etc., penalty.
  • HB159: Nursing home patients; notice to Long-Term Care Ombudsman when patient is discharged or transferred.
  • HB162: Telecommunications services; SCC to excercise jurisdiction over rates and charges for prisoners.
  • HB396: Invasive plants; Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations to control.
  • HB398: Radiology benefits managers; decision to deny physician's order for diagnostic radiology test.
  • HB835: Shared work programs; established, report.
  • HB1311: Appeal of bond decision; court may stay execution of order for so long as reasonably practicable.
  • HB1391: State legislative buildings; prohibits possession of weapons in Capitol of Va., exception.
  • HB1407: Inmates; eligibility for medical assistance.
  • HB1511: Assisted living facilities, licensed; access to temporary emergency electrical power source.
  • HB1614: Human papillomavirus vaccine; required for all children.
  • HB1664: State plan management partnership exchange; review and approval.
  • HB1665: General Assembly members; prohibited co