Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)

Photo of Bobby Orrock
54: Counties of Caroline (part) and Spotsylvania (part) [map]
Took Office
January 1990
Next Election
November 2019
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, Finance, Health, Welfare and Institutions (Chair), Rules
Copatroning Habits
77% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 72% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 65% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
61.9% in 2017
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

Virginians overwhelmingly support Medicaid expansion, poll finds:

September 20, 2018
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Fredericksburg-area delegate honored for legislation cracking down on puppy mills:

September 12, 2018
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The LordsOfPain Wrestlemania Cards: (Part 1 of 3):

September 19, 2018 (blog)Full coverage

These are all of the video clips of Bobby Orrock’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 300 video clips in all.


  • HB865: Pet shops; local ordinance requiring bond for out-of-state breeder.
  • HB866: Scenic river designations; consolidates provisions of Scenic Rivers Act.
  • HB867: Private preschool programs; licensure exemptions.
  • HB868: Private preschool programs; licensure exemptions.
  • HB869: Private preschool programs; background checks.
  • HB870: Pet shops; cash bond, obtaining animals from a dealer.
  • HB871: Real property tax; land use valuation.
  • HB872: Hospitals and nursing homes; frequency of inspections.
  • HB873: Child care providers; criminal history background check, sunset and contingency.
  • HB874: Certificates of public need; creates a three-phase process to sunset requirements.
  • HB875: Veterinarians; compounding of drugs.
  • HB877: Pet shops; sale of dogs, maintenance and availability of records.
  • HB878: Schedule VI; delivery of prescription devices on behalf of medical equipment supplier.
  • HB879: Hospitals and nursing homes; frequency of inspections.
  • HB881: Background checks; Department of State Police shall etc., recommend options to expedite process.
  • HB885: Conventional or alternative onsite sewage systems; authority of the Board of Health.
  • HB887: Onsite sewage systems; adjustment or replacement of sewer lines, etc., is considered maintenance.
  • HB888: Onsite sewage systems & private wells; VDH to take steps to eliminate evaluation & design services.
  • HB889: Dogs, tethering of; locality authorized to adopt an ordinance to restrict.
  • HB1441: All-terrain vehicles (ATVs), mopeds, and off-road motorcycles; taxation.
  • HB1442: Real property tax; assessment of wetlands.
  • HB1494: Suspected adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation; mandated reporting, vulnerable adults.
  • HB1495: Real property tax; increases term of boards of equalization.
  • HB1606: Certificate of public need; psychiatric beds and services.
  • HR149: Commending HCA Virginia Health System.
  • HB157: Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of; approval of guidance document prior to adoption.
  • HB1306: Family day homes; voluntary listing of certain homes.
  • HB1474: Dental hygienist; remote supervision.
  • HB1475: Common Interest Community Board; information on covenants, association disclosure packets.
  • HB1476: Real property tax; special assessment for land preservation.
  • HB1477: Cats and dogs; local government may, by ordinance, provide for lifetime licenses.
  • HB1478: Recordation tax; exempts deed of trust or mortgage given by utility consumer services cooperatives.
  • HB1567: Medicaid applications; information about advance directives.
  • HB1568: Child care providers; applicant criminal history background checks, penalty.
  • HB1569: VPI & SU and Virginia State University; purpose and courses of study.
  • HB1835: Decedent's life insurance policy; funeral service provider allowed to request, etc.
  • HB1836: Spotsylvania Parkway; VDOT to maintain a certain segment beginning in 2020.
  • HB1837: Private certified preschool or nursery school programs; licensure exemptions.
  • HB1838: Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credits; process of allocating credits.
  • HB2304: Long-term care; requirements of Department of Medical Assistance Services.
  • HB2305: SHHR; certain waivers under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
  • HB2477: Onsite sewage systems and private wells; VDH to take steps to eliminate site evaluation.
  • HJ571: Study; Va Polytechnic Institute and State University and Va State University; teacher shortage.
  • HJ790: Commending David Anthony Sam.
  • HJ820: Commending LeRoy John Essig, M.D.
  • HJ821: Commending Arva Priola.
  • HB156: Private animal shelter; a facility operates for purpose of finding permanent homes for animals.
  • HB157: Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of; approval of guidance document prior to adoption.
  • HB158: Grass cutting; Caroline County may apply its ordinance to portions of agricultural land.
  • HB159: License plates, special; issuance for supporters of congenital heart defect awareness.
  • HB310: Mobile dental clinics; exemption from registration requirements.
  • HB311: Emergency medical services providers; interstate agreements.
  • HB312: SHHR; increase sharing of electronic health records, report.
  • HB313: Immunizations; adds type of health professionals who may administer.
  • HB314: Drugs; administration by certain school employees.
  • HB315: Conservation police officers; certain officers of Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
  • HB325: Veterinarians; practice of medicine.
  • HB340: Private animal shelters; Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall adopt regulations.
  • HB557: School efficiency reviews; scope and costs.
  • HB558: Onsite sewage systems and private wells; evaluation and design, report.
  • HB559: Social Services, Department of; eliminates obsolete reporting requirements.
  • HB737: Unmanned aircraft system; use for capturing photographic or video images, penalty.
  • HB1270: Companion animal care advisory committee; State Veterinarian to establish.
  • HB1272: Claims; Frank and Amy Taylor.
  • HB1306: Family day homes; voluntary listing of certain homes.
  • HJ43: Commending Neal King.
  • HJ160: Dogs and cats, licensing; Virginia Department of Health to study Virginia's procedures.
  • HJ270: Commending Paulino D. Sambat, M.D.
  • HJ534: Commending Spotsylvania High School.
  • HB267: License plates, special; issuance for members and supporters of Law Enforcement United.
  • HB1029: Libel and slander; candidates for office.
  • HB1030: Campaign finance; persons required to file independent expenditures disclosure reports.
  • HB1565: Companion animals; authority of animal control officers.
  • HB1566: Individual school performance; star number scale.
  • HB1567: Tax-delinquent property; multijurisdictional sale.
  • HB1568: Emergency vehicles; bridge weight limits.
  • HB1569: TANF; eligibility, drug-related felonies.
  • HB1570: Child day centers and family day homes; regulations, national background check required, report.
  • HB1956: Hospitals; patients who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
  • HB2173: Real property tax; waiver of delinquent taxes.
  • HB2177: Certificate of public need; eliminates regional health planning agencies.
  • HB2208: Teachers; career and technical education endorsement.
  • HB2275: Intercity Passenger Rail Operating and Capital Fund; passenger and commuter rail services.
  • HB2276: Standard diploma; career and technical education credential, exemption.
  • HB2318: High school graduation rate; Board of Education's formula for assessing rates.
  • HJ558: Teachers, qualified; Department of Education and SCHEV, report.
  • HJ559: Commending the Massaponax High School football team.
  • HJ560: Commending Patsy Godley.
  • HJ561: Commending the Fredericksburg Christian School football team.
  • HB266: License plates, special; issuance of those bearing legend VIRGINIA ADOPTS.
  • HB267: License plates, special; issuance for members and supporters of Law Enforcement United.
  • HB268: Agricultural operations; local regulation of certain activities, On-Farm Activities Working Group.
  • HB1029: Libel and slander; candidates for office.
  • HB1030: Campaign finance; persons required to file independent expenditures disclosure reports.
  • HB1031: Immunizations; updates provisions for children.
  • HB1032: Pharmacy, Board of; automatic review of certain case decisions.
  • HB1033: Dams; risk management plan for owners.
  • HB1034: Dams, certain; liability of owners.
  • HB1035: Veterinarians; dispensing compounded drug products, report.
  • HB1067: Animal shelters; definitions.
  • HB1068: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); eligibility, drug-related felonies.
  • HB1124: Dams; liability of owners or operators of dams.
  • HJ206: Commending Thomas Oesterheld.
  • HB82: Real property tax; roll-back taxes shall not apply to property that loses its designation, etc.
  • HB534: Certificate of public need; exemption from Request for Applications (RFAs) process.
  • HB814: Virginia Public Health Foundation; established, report.
  • HB1562: Dangerous and vicious dogs; when owner is charged with a violation, officer shall confine dog, etc.
  • HB1563: Burial services; Cemetery Board to develop process to ensure consumers get accurate cost estimates.
  • HB1564: Drugs; administration by a person to a child in private school.
  • HB1565: Affordable housing dwelling unit program; allows governing body to amend its zoning ordinances.
  • HB1566: Recordation tax; authorizes localities to impose additional tax at rate equal to 1/10 of state rate.
  • HB1844: Protection and Advocacy, Virginia Office for; privatization.
  • HB1846: Gas severance taxes, local; establishes fair market value.
  • HB1852: Home-processed food; inspection of food establishments, labeling of foods with name of preparer.
  • HB1856: Emergency medical services; Board of Health to develop policies related to statewide providers.
  • HB1857: Propane; prohibits dealers from engaging in discriminatory pricing.
  • HB1858: Public secondary school students; model waiver form for entity providing occupational experience.
  • HB1859: Rabies; local governing body to hold clinic at least once every two years.
  • HB1860: Personal property tax; advertising signs.
  • HB2271: Post-adoption services; DSS shall utilize all federal bonus payments to support.
  • HB2292: Certificate of public need; clarifies when Commissioner of Health shall accept certain applications.
  • HB79: Disability Commission; establishing work groups to assist in carrying out powers and duties, etc.
  • HB80: Real property tax; assessment of wetlands.
  • HB81: Real property tax; prior use of any property shall not be considered in land use valuation.
  • HB82: Real property tax; roll-back taxes shall not apply to property that loses its designation, etc.
  • HB83: Mammograms; information on breast density.
  • HB532: Motor vehicles; prohibits operator from engaging in activities that impair operation of vehicle.
  • HB533: Four-for-Life; substantive review.
  • HB534: Certificate of public need; exemption from Request for Applications (RFAs) process.
  • HB535: Certificate of public need; relocation and certificates for certain nursing home beds.
  • HB536: Motor fuels tax; removes requirement that bulk users & retailers of undyed diesel fuel be licensed.
  • HB537: Dangerous dog registry; changes procedure for registering.
  • HB538: Hunter education program; establishes a full-time position for each administrative region in DGIF.
  • HB814: Virginia Public Health Foundation; established, report.
  • HB1228: State employees and members of General Assembly; compensation and fringe benefits.
  • HB1229: Persons with disabilities; SHHR to convene work group to develop plan to address needs.
  • HB1230: Protection and Advocacy, Virginia Office for; conversion to a nonprofit entity, report.
  • HB1231: Onsite sewage systems; inspections.
  • HJ385: Commending Robert A. Carlson.
  • HB622: Education & financial literacy; implement through relevant SOL and career and technical programs.
  • HB1514: Virginia Disability Commission; clarifies that Commission shall serve as primary forum in State.
  • HB1515: Traffic lights; use of a red light activation terminal approved by State Police Superintendent.
  • HB1516: Assault and battery; if person commits against ABC agent, guilty of Class 6 felony.
  • HB1517: Criminal street gangs; broadens definition.
  • HB1518: Economics education and financial literacy; school boards to implement requirements.
  • HB1519: Adoption; absence of parental consent.
  • HB1520: Drivers licenses; birth certificate issued by state agency sufficient proof of U.S. citizenship.
  • HB1540: Legislative Services, Division of; clarifies duties.
  • HB1541: Agricultural animals; care by owner, penalty.
  • HB1608: TANF; establishes Fund, State to support agencies, etc., seeking to assist low-income Virginians.
  • HB1609: Public Procurement Act; definition of public body.
  • HB2384: Medicaid Works program; DMAS to increase maximum allowable earnings for individuals.
  • HJ546: Commending Josiah P. Rowe III.
  • HJ547: Commending Mary Joanne Tuck Blanton.
  • HB38: Grass; adds Spotsylvania County to list of counties authorized to require property owners to cut.
  • HB39: Bigamy; person found guilty may be ordered by court to make restitution to other party of marriage.
  • HB40: Disabled parent; subject to prosecution for desertion or nonsupport of another child.
  • HB162: Distribution of handbills, etc.; adds medians to list of places certain localities can prohibit.
  • HB163: Motor vehicles; prohibition on driving abreast does not apply to passing other vehicles.
  • HB619: Erosion and sediment control; may assess civil penalty.
  • HB620: Alcoholic beverages; designates as agents of ABC Board distiller who blends alcoholic beverages.
  • HB621: Rabies; clarifies procedures and responsibilities to prevent and control.
  • HB622: Education & financial literacy; implement through relevant SOL and career and technical programs.
  • HB623: Substitute teachers; may be employed longer than 90 teaching days in a school year.
  • HB1285: Certificate of public need; Department of Health to provide public notice.
  • HJ41: Commending the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads on the 75th anniversary.
  • HJ333: Commending Caressa Cameron.
  • HJ377: Commending Bethany Baptist Church on the occasion of its 240th anniversary.
  • HJ443: Commending Fort A.P. Hill.
  • HB1589: Retirement System; duty of employers to provide accurate information to correct erroneous records.
  • HB1675: Pedestrians; grants counties same authority as cities & towns to prohibit loitering on bridges, etc.
  • HB1676: Distribution of handbills, etc. on highways; grants Spotsylvania County power to regulate.
  • HB1677: Contractor performance bonds; amount for locally administered transportation improvement projects.
  • HB1678: Grievance procedure; gives localities authority to use an administrative hearing officer.
  • HB1679: Child abuse and neglect data; school board applicants.
  • HB1680: Vested rights; defines term 'act of God' to include any natural disaster or phenomena.
  • HB2095: Contractors, Board for; adds building framers & masonry contractors to definition of tradesman.
  • HB2096: Affordable housing; localities waive certain fee for organization with primary purpose of assisting.
  • HB2097: Animal shelter and pounds; allowed to purchase, etc., certain controlled substances for euthanizing.
  • HB2098: Real property tax; agricultural use assessment.
  • HB2099: George Washington Toll Road Authority; created, encompasses City of Fredericksburg, etc.
  • HB2101: Taxation, Department of; changes annual report date from April 15 to October 1 on corporate tax.
  • HB2551: Onsite treatment works; provides specific requirements therefor designed by professional engineer.
  • HB2642: Elections; verification of registered voter lists.
  • HJ624: Commending David Ogle.
  • HJ625: Commending Shirley Boggs.
  • HJ981: Celebrating the life of Stuart I. Shotwell.
  • HJ1036: Celebrating the life of Martha Chewning Carter.
  • HJ1041: Commending the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the National Scout Jamboree.
  • HB5: Gas chambers; prohibits use thereof for euthanizing companion animals.
  • HB190: Subdivision of lot; stepchildren included as immediate family for conveyance thereof.
  • HB191: Emergency medical services; temporary suspension of permits and certificates pending hearing.
  • HB192: Volunteer rescue squads; replaces term with agency, etc. licensed or certified by Office of EMS.
  • HB193: Wells, private; prohibition on construction of certain.
  • HB194: Retail Sales and Use Tax; absorption and payment by seller.
  • HB195: Subdivision plats; clarifies definitions related thereto.
  • HB537: Rabies vaccination certificates; exempts certain records sent to local treasurer from public access.
  • HB538: Commercial dog breeders; definition, requirements, penalty.
  • HB539: Nonrepairable vehicles; title and registration.
  • HB540: Deed; cemetery usage disclosed.
  • HB541: Uniform Statewide Building Code; statute of limitation for prosecution of violations.
  • HB850: Foster care; require code of ethics agreement signed by head of every foster home, etc.
  • HB851: Crowd control; authority to bring civil action against person who negligently fails to provide.
  • HB1441: Legislative Services, Division of; responsible for annual report to all standing committee chairmen.
  • HB1523: Electric utilities; resource planning.
  • HJ93: Foster care; Department of Social Services to study and develop code of ethics and responsibilty.
  • HB5: Gas chambers.
  • HB72: License plates, special; issuance of those bearing legend: SUPPORT OUR TROOPS.
  • HB335: License plates, special; issuance to veterans of U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • HB2099: Dog license application; delays date requirement that local treasurer transmit to owner.
  • HB2100: Cats and dogs; license fee on those who have not been spayed or neutered.
  • HB2101: Elections; statewide bond referendum to include fiscal impact statement for voters.
  • HB2102: Wells, private; prohibits construction thereof within 50 feet of certain property line.
  • HB2497: Building permits; building official may issue for any construction regulated by Building Code.
  • HB2498: Income tax, state; residential tax credit for increased accessibility and visitability.
  • HB2499: Transient occupancy tax; grants authority to impose extra for local transportation needs.
  • HB2500: Conditional zoning; high-growth localities by ordinance may choose to utilize.
  • HB3072: Local vehicle license taxes and fees; counties to charge additional annual fee.
  • HJ879: Commending Sara Wirtala.
  • HB69: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include certain medicines and drugs for farm animals.
  • HB70: Assault and battery; limited exception to charges for certain school personnel.
  • HB71: Elections; certification of political party candidates for general, special, and primary.
  • HB72: License plates, special; issuance of those bearing legend: SUPPORT OUR TROOPS.
  • HB73: Social services; city council member appointed to local board.
  • HB74: Comprehensive Services Act; parental co-payments.
  • HB335: License plates, special; issuance to veterans of U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • HB336: Special use permits; none required if erecting tent intended for temporary structure.
  • HB337: Plats; clarifies definition thereof.
  • HB338: Public school students; annual body mass index assessments required.
  • HB339: Dogs and cats; licensed vets to collect license fee and provide receipt when admin. rabies vacine.
  • HB340: Dogs; regulation of those that may be dangerous.
  • HB1143: Campaign finance disclosure; candidates statements of organization shall be filed within 10 days.
  • HB1144: Conveyance of property; additional method for subdivision of lot to family member.
  • HB1145: Emergency medical services agencies; surface transportation and removal surfaces exemption.
  • HB1146: Social workers; must have license issued by Board of Social Work.
  • HB1147: Prescription drugs; training and regulations for administering to child in child day program.
  • HB1148: Motor fuels tax; sets effective date for sales tax in certain transportation districts.
  • HB1487: Healing arts, practitioners of; Board of Medicine authority to issue restricted volunteer licenses.
  • HB1507: Charitable Gaming, Department of; renewal of permits.
  • HB1563: Animal control officers; educational instruction.
  • HB1582: Local government & school divisions; cooperative transportation agreements between.
  • HJ124: Animal ordinance, public nuisance; Association of Counties, et al to advise members to adopt.
  • HJ496: Commending Spencer Roberts.