Senator Dick Black (R-Leesburg)

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Party
Republican
District
13: Loudoun County (Part), Prince William County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, Commerce and Labor, Education and Health, General Laws and Technology, Rehabilitation and Social Services, Higher Education, Special Public Smoking Legislation (Chair)
Age
72
Website
dickblack4senate.com
Copatroning Habits
70% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 66% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 60% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
27.8% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

wtvr.com: Sen. Dick Black wants Va. Republicans to come together for Trump ...

June 10, 2016
RICHMOND, Va. -- Ahead of Donald Trump's rally speech Friday night, several speakers took to the stage to get the crowd amped. Republican State Senator ...Donald Trump holds rally at Richmond Coliseum | WTKR.comwtkr.comall 3 news articles »

Gawker: Dick Black, Virginia's Most Prude State Senator, Just Shook Hands With a Murderous Dictator and Liked It

April 29, 2016
Dick Black, Virginia's Most Prude State Senator, Just Shook Hands With a Murderous Dictator and Liked ItBlack recently sent a strongly-worded letter to a high school teacher who had criticized his support for a law that would make it more difficult to assign students books with explicit content, such as Toni Morrison's Pulitzer-winning masterpiece Beloved.

Washington Post: Outspoken Virginia state senator travels to Syria in support of Assad

April 28, 2016
RICHMOND ? A Virginia state senator with a history of controversial behavior has traveled to Syria on a three-day trip this week in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Sen. Richard H. Black (R-Loudoun) has met with Assad government officials ...US state senator meets Syria's Assad, urges support for DamascusPress TVVirginia Sen. Dick Black (Far-Right ?R?): Traitor?Blue Virginia (blog)Virginia State Sen. Dick Travels to Syria, Praises Bashar AssadNBC4 Washington (blog)The Times of Israel -Fox Newsall 127 news articles »

Mo4ch News (press release) (blog): Hot topic: GOP's 'revolutionary' new focus on women's health ...

September 13, 2016
Hot topic: GOP's 'revolutionary' new focus on women's health ...Hillary Clinton's recent public health crisis has a number of Republican politicians weighing in on her ability to serve. However, many Twitter users noted that this ...and more »

DCist.com: Virginia State Senator Dick Black Thinks Beloved Is 'Profoundly ...

April 6, 2016
Washington PostVirginia State Senator Dick Black Thinks Beloved Is 'Profoundly ...Richard Hayden Black, the Virginia State Senator from the 13th District who goes by the nickname "Dick", thinks that teenagers need to be protected from the ..."Gwaker" Responds to Senator D*** Black's Claims About Our StoryGawkerall 7 news articles »

These are all of the video clips of Dick Black’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2012. There are 163 video clips in all.

Bills

  • SB671: Lyme disease; treatment of a patient.
  • SB759: Public schools; dyslexia advisor.
  • SB48: Concealed handgun; person may carry concealed without permit if otherwise eligible to obtain permit.
  • SB213: Conflicts of Interests Acts, State and Local Government and General Assembly, etc.; exemptions.
  • SB247: Search warrants; issuance for any person to be arrested for whom warrant, etc., has been issued.
  • SB248: Minors; authority to consent to physical evidence recovery kit examination.
  • SB249: Financial exploitation of adults; documentation referred to local law-enforcement agency.
  • SB250: Local school boards; transportation agreements with nonpublic schools.
  • SB251: Legal notices; advertisement of by certain towns.
  • SB291: Physical evidence; procedure for collection, etc., of recovery kits.
  • SB666: License plates, special; prohibits DMV from issuing certain plates to registered sex offenders.
  • SB667: Governor; absolute pardons shall not be posted by DLAS on its website.
  • SB671: Lyme disease; treatment of a patient.
  • SB684: Utility vegetation management activities; notices required to customers, civil penalties.
  • SB705: Sanctuary cities; liability for certain injuries and damages caused by an illegal alien.
  • SB758: Alcoholic beverage control; farm winery license.
  • SB759: Public schools; dyslexia advisor.
  • SB780: Home instruction or religious exemption; information disclosure.
  • SJ48: Blood Cancer Awareness Month; designating September 2016, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • SJ49: Lymphoma Awareness Day; designating September 15, 2016, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • SB647: Teledentistry pilot program; Department of Medical Assistance Services to create, report.
  • SB689: Concealed handgun permits; lifetime permits.
  • SB690: Chaplains of the Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force; sermons.
  • SB702: Antique motor vehicles; exhaust systems.
  • SB712: Higher education; handling of sexual assault cases.
  • SB722: Tuition, in-state; students granted Temporary Protected Status, etc.
  • SB723: Public schools; health information form.
  • SB724: SOL; Bd. of Education prohibited from adopting revisions that implement Common Core State Standards.
  • SB727: School Performance Report Card; redesign to be more effective in communicating to parents & public.
  • SB750: Hospitals; required notice to patients.
  • SB751: Leesburg, Town of; amending charter, unmanned aerial vehicles, preservation of trees.
  • SB756: Traffic light signal photo-monitoring systems; referenda.
  • SB828: Firearms; possession on private or religious school property.
  • SB1353: Virginia Highway Corporation Act of 1988; toll rate increases by State Corporation Commission.
  • SB1383: Home instruction; disclosure of personal information to Department of Education or other person.
  • SB1384: Certain industrial uses; transmission lines.
  • SB1437: Underground electrical line; pilot program.
  • SJ81: Constitutional amendment; real property tax exemption for spouses of soldiers killed in action.
  • SJ217: Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds.
  • SB15: Public schools; textbooks approved by BOE to note that Sea of Japan is also referred to as East Sea.
  • SB95: Precious metals dealers; chief law-enforcement officer may waive permit fee for retail merchants.
  • SB174: Virginia Public Procurement Act; competitive negotiation, term contracts for certain services.
  • SB175: Real and personal property tax; exemption for religious bodies.
  • SB176: Home-produced or farm-produced products; sale of products by certain farm operations.
  • SB193: Emergency custody; extends time that person may be held.
  • SB194: Eminent domain; date of valuation in actions shall be determined by court.
  • SB555: Chaplains of Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force; sermons.
  • SB556: Student religious viewpoint expression; limited public forums, school division policy.
  • SB557: Alcoholic beverage control; distillers' licenses, tasting privileges, special event licenses.
  • SB558: Officers of election; appointment, qualification, and terms.
  • SB588: Student discipline; school board may modify suspension, if it deems such action to be warranted.
  • SB647: Teledentistry pilot program; Department of Medical Assistance Services to create, report.
  • SB657: Alternative onsite sewage system installers; extension of certain interim licenses.
  • SB658: Physical evidence recovery kits; local and state law-enforcement agencies shall report an inventory.
  • SB659: Protective orders, preliminary; changes standard for issuing.
  • SJ22: Banking; Congress to enact legislation to reinstate separation of commercial & investment functions.
  • SJ81: Constitutional amendment; real property tax exemption for spouses of soldiers killed in action.
  • SR24: Celebrating the life of Joseph Lee Bane, Sr.
  • SR25: Commending Stephen Christopher Suprun, Jr.
  • SR42: Celebrating the life of Benjamin George Belrose.
  • SB220: General fund; assignment of year-end surplus.
  • SB610: Agricultural animals; regulation of care and handling.
  • SB612: Criminal history record information check; transfer of rifles and shotguns.
  • SB673: Income tax, state; deconforms State laws from provision of Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act.
  • SB683: Tick control; Sunday hunting of deer and permits for application of acaricides in Loudoun County.
  • SB690: Presidential elections and primaries; petition requirements.
  • SB693: Circuit court judges; restricts appointment to office if General Assembly fails to elect.
  • SB694: Reckless driving; removes driving in excess of 80 mph, etc.
  • SB715: Motor vehicle titles, etc.; provides for transfer to designated beneficiary upon death of owner.
  • SB716: Virginia ports; change in ownership.
  • SB719: Polling place procedures; voter identification requirements, application for absentee ballot, etc.
  • SB725: Misdemeanors; expungement of criminal records.
  • SB744: Derelict nonresidential building or structure; demolition by locality.
  • SB889: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; local school boards to hold electronic communication meetings.
  • SB890: Libraries; Town of Leesburg may by ordinance establish an endowment fund for purpose of supporting.
  • SB971: Lyme disease; physicians to disclose information to patients, licensees immune from civil liability.
  • SB972: Training centers; imposes moratorium on closure, requirements of settlement agreement.
  • SB973: Medical assistance services; provider information database.
  • SB1054: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan; added to list to receive contributions of refunds.
  • SB1055: Medical waste; repeals certain provisions regarding disposal of.
  • SB1056: Military Affairs, Department of; providing of flag to next of kin.
  • SB1235: Alcoholic beverage control; operation of government stores.
  • SB1248: High School to Work Partnerships; Board of Education shall develop guidelines for establishment.
  • SB1315: Virginia Property Owners' Association Act; limitation on amendment to declaration.
  • SB1336: Boundary adjustments; notice to affected landowners.
  • SB1361: DRPT; analysis of proposed project provided to General Assembly.
  • SB1362: Metropolitan Washington Airports; conditions upon Governor's authorization of Amendment No. 4.
  • SB1373: Interception of communications; authorization for monitoring of communications by sheriff's office.
  • SJ6: Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (first reference).
  • SJ255: Income tax, corporate; JLARC to study impact of eliminating in State.
  • SJ260: Vaisakhi; designating as April 14, 2013, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • SJ272: Constitutional amendment; real property tax exemption for spouses of soldiers killed in action.
  • SJ273: Banking legislation; memorializing Congress to enact legislation to reinstate certain functions.
  • SJ292: Constitutional amendment; selection and qualification of judges (first reference).
  • SJ293: Constitutional amendment; right to work (first reference).
  • SJ358: Celebrating the life of Kathleen Hwang.
  • SJ378: Celebrating the life of George L. Barton IV.
  • SJ384: Diwali Day; designating as last Saturday in October 2013, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • SJ400: Celebrating the life of Barbara Curtis.
  • SJ406: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Robert Loren Thoburn.
  • SJ455: South Vietnamese Recognition Day; designating as April 30, 2013, and each succeeding year.
  • SR34: Commending South Vietnamese Americans.
  • SB3: Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project; prohibits use of state funds for Phase II of Project, etc.
  • SB13: Lyme disease; adds both confirmed & suspected cases to list to be reported to Department of Health.
  • SB36: Proffered conditions; amendments or variations.
  • SB220: General fund; assignment of year-end surplus.
  • SB221: Cottage food production operation; sales directly to consumers only.
  • SB315: VDOT; allowed to drive on portion of highway other than a roadway to/from scene of traffic accident.
  • SB316: Dulles Greenway; SCC to hold a public hearing in Loudoun County prior to granting a toll increase.
  • SB460: Immigration query at arrest; law-enforcement officer to determine status after legal stop, etc.
  • SB564: Home instruction of children; limits required description of curriculum.
  • SB610: Agricultural animals; regulation of care and handling.
  • SB612: Criminal history record information check; transfer of rifles and shotguns.
  • SB673: Income tax, state; deconforms State laws from provision of Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act.
  • SB683: Tick control; Sunday hunting of deer and permits for application of acaricides in Loudoun County.
  • SJ6: Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (first reference).
  • SJ226: Celebrating the life of Captain Michael M. Quin.