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
Finance, Health, Welfare and Institutions, Privileges and Elections
Copatroning Habits
78% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 74% 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
52.9% in 2019
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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.


  • HB192: Firearm purchases; proof of demonstration of competence with a firearm.
  • HB193: Vehicles used for agricultural and farm purposes; other uses.
  • HB194: Community Colleges, State Board for; degree completion agreements, plan and framework.
  • HB195: Higher Education for Virginia, State Council of; course credit for dual enrollment, strategies.
  • HB197: Financial literacy objectives; DOE to determine feasibility of incorporating into mathematics SOL.
  • HB763: Hospitals; notification to patient of outpatient physical therapy following discharge.
  • HB764: Domesticated animal premises; liability for transmission of domesticated animal pathogen.
  • HB765: Zoning; affordable housing, residential district classification.
  • HB1655: Landowners; sale of certain property by locality, tax delinquent property.
  • HJ22: Substitute and retired district court judges subject to recall; report on current training, etc.
  • HJ67: Affordable housing; Virginia Housing Commission to study the definition.
  • HJ68: Companion animals; DACS to study the need for regulations on care.
  • HB874: Certificates of public need; creates a three-phase process to sunset requirements.
  • HB885: Conventional or alternative onsite sewage systems; authority of the Board of Health.
  • HB1606: Certificate of public need; psychiatric beds and services.
  • HB1624: Sanctions; other frivolous pleadings.
  • HB1625: Animal care; adequate shelter, exposure to heat or cold.
  • HB1626: Animal fighting; one or more tethered cocks.
  • HB1627: Child welfare agencies; Commissioner of Social Services shall prioritize inspection of agencies.
  • HB1679: All-terrain vehicles (ATVs), mopeds, and off-road motorcycles; clarifies taxation on vehicles, etc.
  • HB1680: Certificate of public need; changes to Medical Care Facilities Certificate of Public Need Program.
  • HB1826: Physicians; advertising.
  • HB1827: Tethering animals; adequate space.
  • HB1828: Sale of caskets; preneed arrangements for funeral services.
  • HB2219: Nursing homes; truth in advertising for inspections, surveys, and investigations.
  • HB2648: Crime victim rights; notice of release of defendant found unrestorably incompetent.
  • HB2700: Income tax, corporate; subtraction for amount of Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income.
  • HB2701: Income tax, corporate; subtraction for amount of business interest.
  • HB2702: VPI & SU and VSU; joint plan for new baccalaureate degree program.
  • HJ939: Commending the Healthy Generations Area Agency on Aging.
  • HJ1031: Commending the Chancellor High School field hockey team.
  • HJ1034: Celebrating the life of Norman Brooks.
  • 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.