Del. Rae Cousins (D-Richmond)

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79: City of Richmond (part)
Took Office
January 2024
Next Election
November 2025
Copatroning Habits
92% of bills she has copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 100% of them are Democrats. Of all of her fellow copatrons of the bills that she copatroned, 75% of them are Democrats.


  • HB740: Unlawful detainer; bifurcation of case.
  • HB824: Indigent defendant; rate of fees for legal representation.
  • HB825: At-Risk Program; established, public school funding.
  • HB827: On-campus food insecurity; SCHEV to survey institutions to determine how they are addressing issue.
  • HB828: Public schools; staffing ratios of teachers for English language learner students.
  • HB830: Farm to school programs Task Force; guidance and resources.
  • HB831: Maternal Mortality Review Team, et al.; expanding composition and scope of work.
  • HB833: Child abuse and neglect; custody and visitation, possession or consumption of authorized substances.
  • HB834: Petition for modification of sentence; eligibility, procedures.
  • HB835: Juvenile and domestic relations district courts; appointment of counsel or guardian ad litem.
  • HB836: Uniform Statutory Rule Against Perpetuities; trusts, certain nonvested property interests.
  • HB837: Juvenile and domestic relations district court; recording of proceedings.
  • HB1251: VA Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; material noncompliance by landlord, court escrow account.
  • HB1405: Prisoners; Department of Corrections- and jailer-issued identification.
  • HB1492: Trauma-informed training and education; work group to study.
  • HB1494: Length of Stay Guidelines & Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center; DJJ's work group to study, report.
  • HB1495: Film and television industry; apprenticeship program.
  • HJ38: Drugs; JLARC to study scope and cost of penalizing possession as a felony.
  • HJ83: Burn Awareness Week.