Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)

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65: Counties of Chesterfield (part), Fluvanna (part), Goochland (part), and Powhatan [map]
Took Office
January 1998
Next Election
November 2019
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, Commerce and Labor, Finance (Chair), Rules
Copatroning Habits
53% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 73% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 56% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
44.4% in 2018
Recent Mentions in the Media

Bacon's Rebellion: Virginia Unemployment Fund Gains In Good Times

July 18, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Laissez les bon temps roulez. Virginia's strong employment climate is adding a financial spare tire to Virginia's unemployment trust fund, now above 83 percent ...

The Daily Progress: Campaign finance reports show Democrats pushing hard for state seats

July 17, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Democrats are pushing hard to flip Central Virginia's seats in the General Assembly by putting hundreds of thousands of dollars into campaign war chests.

Blue Virginia: Virginia Campaign Finance Numbers for June 2019 Coming In… [UPDATED 7/16]

July 16, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Campaign finance numbers for June are now coming in. I'll put up numbers as I see them; will add more information as I have time and as the reports come in.

Blue Virginia: Two New Infographics Show VA GOP General Assembly Incumbents Are Overwhelmingly Older White Males; Democrats Are Diverse, Look Much More Like Virginia.

July 6, 2019 | 3:00 am
  The following infographics, courtesy of VPAP, tell us a great deal about diversity – or lack thereof – in the Virginia Democratic and Republican General Assembly ...

WVTF: Big Winners in Virginia Can Now Stay Anonymous

July 2, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Starting this week, winners of the Virginia lottery can remain anonymous.

These are all of the video clips of Lee Ware’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 187 video clips in all.


  • HB1650: Lottery; disclosure of identity of winners.
  • HB1682: Dental services; contracts between carriers and providers, PPO network arrangement, etc.
  • HB1683: Electric cooperatives; authorized to increase or decrease its rates without SCC approval, etc.
  • HB1714: Balance billing; emergency services.
  • HB1718: Electric utilities; fuel cost recovery.
  • HB1759: Insurance holding companies; supervision of internationally active insurance groups.
  • HB1801: Conditional rezoning proffers; extensive changes to zoning provisions.
  • HB1897: Equine activity liability; carriage rides.
  • HB1932: Mineral mining; increases permit fees.
  • HB2538: Health insurance; payment of out-of-network providers, patient access to elective services.
  • HB2676: Master Settlement and Non-Participating Manufacturer Adjustment Settlement Agreements; information.
  • HJ906: Celebrating the life of James H. Bowles, M.D.
  • HR211: Commemorating the life and legacy of Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn.
  • HB22: Water and sewer connections; mandatory in Powhatan County.
  • HB60: Goochland County; members to Board of Directors of Goochland County Economic Development Authority.
  • HB61: Battlefields; entry into an agreement to transfer certain easements.
  • HB154: Commonwealth's tax system; conformity with federal law, emergency.
  • HB162: Proceeds of a sale, a partition suit, or condemnation proceeding; persons under a disability, etc.
  • HB163: Conditional proffers; public facility capacity, previously approved residential developments.
  • HB335: Yorktown Victory Center; renamed the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.
  • HB1353: Battlefield property; incorporation into national park, transfer of easement.
  • HB1395: Trooper Michael Walter Memorial Highway; designating as a portion of Route 13.
  • HB1453: Real estate appraisers; changes definition of 'evaluations.'
  • HJ14: Celebrating the life of James Alexander Ransone, Jr.
  • HJ139: Celebrating the life of Special Agent Michael T. Walter.
  • HJ168: Commending the Honorable Richard D. Brown.
  • HJ275: Commending Frances Carter Ragland.
  • HJ378: Commending the Colloquium on Violence and Religion.
  • HR27: Commending Robert Curtis Baltimore.
  • HR30: Commemorating the life and legacy of Russell Amos Kirk.
  • HR101: Commending the Powhatan Christmas Mother program.
  • HB352: Electric utilities; energy efficiency programs.
  • HB1408: Student vision screenings; requirements for certain students.
  • HB1415: Transient occupancy tax; Goochland, Powhatan, and Warren Counties authorized to impose.
  • HB1417: School buses; requirements of drivers approaching or immediately preceding a bus.
  • HB1422: Virginia Consumer Protection Act; prohibited practices, etc.
  • HB1432: Switchblade knife; exception to carry concealed.
  • HB1450: Health insurer/health maintenance organization; response to notice from pharmacy's intermediary.
  • HB1455: Real property tax; partial exemption for certain commercial and industrial structures.
  • HB1470: Land preservation tax credits; limitations.
  • HB1471: Reinsurance credits; SCC authorized to adopt certain regulations.
  • HB1509: Mineral mines reclamation; bonds and liens.
  • HB1521: Commonwealth's tax code; conformity with federal law; emergency.
  • HB1555: Agency directors; human resource training and agency succession planning.
  • HB1556: Real estate appraisers; exemptions from licensure.
  • HB1814: Worker retraining and telework expenses; extends sunset date for tax credits.
  • HB2414: Self-defense; limited immunity when reporting acts, penalties.
  • HJ869: Celebrating the life of Anthony Pearly Tucker, Jr.
  • HJ944: Commemorating the life and legacy of Desmond T. Doss.
  • HJ998: Commending David Wayne Holland.
  • HR266: Commending James Bowman.
  • HB12: Concealed handgun permits, out-of-state; photo identification.
  • HB13: Primaries; reimbursement of cost to localities by proper political party committee.
  • HB14: Columbia, Town of; repealing charter for town.
  • HB15: Personal property tax; classifications.
  • HB16: Health insurance; payment for services by dentists and oral surgeons.
  • HB17: Industrial waste and sewage sludge; disclosure of storage or land application on property.
  • HB27: Local fiscal impact bills; first-day introduction.
  • HB95: Income tax, corporate; addback for Captive REIT dividends.
  • HB352: Electric utilities; energy efficiency programs.
  • HB393: Insurance agencies; designated licensed producers.
  • HB402: Commonwealth's tax code; conformity with federal law, emergency.
  • HB447: Industrial wastes and biosolids; regulation of land application.
  • HB1224: Bank franchise tax; sets a cap of $18 million on total annual tax liability per taxpayer.
  • HJ10: Commending Midlothian Masonic Lodge No. 211.
  • HJ17: Commemorating the life and legacy of Earle Davis Gregory.
  • HJ44: Commending the Honorable John C. Watkins.
  • HJ56: Biosolids and industrial wastes; short-term and long-term effects, report.
  • HJ170: Celebrating the life of James E. Hargrave.
  • HJ179: Commending Joe Elton.
  • HJ227: Commending the Goochland High School girls' volleyball team.
  • HR3: Commemorating the life and legacy of Gilbert Keith Chesterton.
  • HR148: Commending Rebecca T. Dickson.
  • HR183: Commending the Honorable John C. Watkins.
  • HB1286: Income tax, state; refund payments.
  • HB1291: Real property tax; notice of assessments.
  • HB1300: Elections; costs of primaries; reimbursement to localities.
  • HB1301: Electoral board members and general registrars; compensation and expenses.
  • HB1329: Out-of-state concealed handgun permits; photo identification.
  • HB1339: Health benefit exchange; information on health benefit plans.
  • HB1386: Disaster relief; assistance by out-of-state businesses and employees.
  • HB1418: Criminal injuries compensation; confidentiality.
  • HB1444: Vision care plans; reimbursement for services.
  • HB1475: Natural gas utilities; recovery and deferral of system expansion infrastructure costs.
  • HB1511: Industrial waste and sewage sludge; disclosure of land.
  • HB1727: Commonwealth's tax code; conformity with federal law.
  • HB1828: Land preservation; tax credit.
  • HB2196: Virginia Energy Economic Development Advisory Board; Governor's Energy Fund; report.
  • HB2398: U.S. savings bonds; establishes a procedure for the escheat of unclaimed bonds.
  • HJ503: Commending Opera on the James.
  • HJ504: Teachers; Department of Education to study implementing program to track turnover.
  • HJ506: Long-term impact of biosolids and industrial waste; Va. Institute of Marine Science & DMME to study.
  • HR189: Commending H. V. Traywick, Jr.
  • HR190: Commending the Honorable Watkins Moorman Abbitt, Jr.
  • HB5: Electoral board members and general registrars; reimbursement to localities for cost of expenses.
  • HB6: Primary elections; cost and reimbursement to localities.
  • HB8: Concealed handgun permits; decreases local law-enforcement background investigation fee.
  • HB108: Health insurance; carrier contracts with pharmacy providers, definition of overpayment.
  • HB109: Insurance holding companies; revises requirements applicable to companies.
  • HB139: License plates, special; issuance for members and supporters of 4-H clubs.
  • HB765: Health care policy, group health benefit plan, and health plan; definitions.
  • HB1083: Workers' compensation; cost and payment for medical services, claims filed with Commission, etc.
  • HB1085: Income tax, state; earned income tax credit.
  • HB1176: Health insurance; notice of increase in premium or deductible.
  • HR1: Memorializing 'The Doomed Youth' of 1914.
  • HR6: Memorializing Simone Weil.
  • HR13: Celebrating the life of the Honorable William E. Maxey, Jr.
  • HR14: Commending Tina Bustos.
  • HR80: Commending The Major Charles A. Ransom American Legion Post.
  • HR110: Commending Little Zion Baptist Church.
  • HR119: Commemorating the life and legacy of Jacques de Molay.
  • HR120: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the death of William Butler Yeats.
  • HR121: Memorializing Jack Schaefer.
  • HB456: Riparian forest tax credit; refund.
  • HB1135: Concealed handgun permit; removes certain requirements for out-of-state permits.
  • HB1318: Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act; certain liquefied propane gas containers exempt from Act.
  • HB1339: Election districts & redistricting; locality permitted to exclude from census correctional facility.
  • HB1340: Electoral boards and general registrars; reimbursement of costs of compensation and expenses.
  • HB1341: Presidential primaries; localities shall be reimbursed by State for all costs incurred.
  • HB1342: Elections; costs of primaries.
  • HB1343: Service district boundaries; allows localities to amend after notice and public hearing.
  • HB1359: Consumer finance companies; rate of interest.
  • HB1398: Land preservation tax credits; Budget Bill to include an appropriation for land preservation, etc.
  • HB1399: RS&UT; deletes portion of tax exemption for pollution control equipment and facilities.
  • HB1840: Menhaden fish; total allowable catch for those landed in State.
  • HB2195: Insurance holding companies; applicability to certain plans.
  • HB2206: Workers' compensation insurance; payments to providers of health care services.
  • HB2247: Assault and battery; changes conditions for applying aggravated penalty.
  • HJ719: Celebrating the life of Roscoe Lee Timberlake.
  • HR121: Memorializing James Ewell Brown Stuart.
  • HR124: Commending Dr. Margaret S. Meara.
  • HR214: Commending Manuel Rios and the Midlothian Middle School
  • HB153: Workers' compensation; exclusion of certain employees.
  • HB154: Income tax, corporate; requires retail companies to use single-sales factor apportionment formula.
  • HB155: Revenue sharing funds for highways; funds provided to localities are a grant, etc.
  • HB312: Electric and natural gas utilities; energy efficiency programs.
  • HB313: State Corporation Commission; required to review pass rate of licensing examination.
  • HB314: Roll-your-own cigarette machines; person who operates at a retail establishment is a manufacturer.
  • HB452: Virginia Employment Commission; transcripts.
  • HB453: Workers' compensation; penalty for State's failure to pay.
  • HB454: Workers' compensation; penalty for State's failure to pay.
  • HB455: Wireless E-911 Fund; distribution of funds on monthly basis to public safety answering point.
  • HB456: Riparian forest tax credit; refund.
  • HB894: Electric and natural gas utilities; energy efficiency programs.
  • HB1135: Concealed handgun permit; removes certain requirements for out-of-state permits.
  • HB1136: Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act; exemptions for certain liquefied propane gas containers.
  • HB1139: Reinsurance credits; conforms State's law to Credit for Reinsurance Model Law of NAIC.
  • HB1261: Landlord and tenant laws; energy submetering.
  • HJ24: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Leslie Longstreet Mason, Jr.
  • HJ176: Commending Robert R. Cosby.
  • HJ236: Commending Virginia school boards that employ Mathematics Specialists.
  • HR6: Commending the Future Farmers of America of Powhatan Junior High School.
  • HR7: Commending Big Brothers Big Sisters Virginia Alliance.
  • HR19: Commending the legacy of John Randolph of Roanoke.
  • HR26: Commemorating the life of Charles Dickens.
  • HR30: Commending Heinrich A. Gideons.
  • HR31: Commending Tony Hackenberg.
  • HB1504: Insurance companies; investments in derivative transactions, etc.
  • HB1819: Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of; registration of athlete agents, penalty.
  • HB1820: Land preservation tax credit; limits maximum amount that any taxpayer may receive.
  • HB1821: License plates, special; issuance to veterans who are members of American Legion.
  • HB2230: Aircraft based in this Commonwealth; definition.
  • HB2368: Supplemental environmental projects; Department of Conservation and Recreation to establish.
  • HB2408: State agencies; requires notice to localities of certain state projects.
  • HB2463: Fertilizer and deicing agents; regulation of application, report.
  • HB2482: Animal care; enforcement procedures and standards related to animal cruelty.
  • HJ544: Celebrating the life of Elwood Floyd Yates.
  • HJ545: Commending Hugh Dwyer Keogh.
  • HR44: Commending E.D. Hirsch.
  • HR47: Scott, William Campbell; in remembrance of his services to Virginia.
  • HR48: Cox, James Henry; in remembrance of his service to Virginia.
  • HR75: Commending Manual Rios and the Midlothian Middle School 'We the People' Team.
  • HB77: Credit life insurance; disclosure requirement.
  • HB78: Political candidates; removes exception by which an incumbent may determine method of nomination.
  • HB79: Concealed handgun permit; prohibits clerk of court from providing public access to applications.
  • HB196: Graduation requirements; delayed implementation.
  • HB197: Secondary highway system; requirements for taking new streets into system.
  • HB198: Pharmacy contracts; establishes requirements for audit procedures.
  • HB445: DMV eye exams; allows greater flexibility assessing applicants' and licensees' horizontal vision.
  • HB446: Workers' compensation; exclusion of certain employees.
  • HB447: Income tax, state; remainder of revenues transferred to Land Conservation Fund for distribution.
  • HB448: Virginia Life, Accident & Sickness Insurance Guaranty Association; coverage for polices & contracts.
  • HB449: Freedom of Information Act; injunctive relief for public bodies under certain circumstances.
  • HB450: Elections; person appointed to fill a vacancy shall exercise all powers of elected office.
  • HB1230: Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act; sewer laterals.
  • HB1263: Dentists and oral surgeons; reimbursement for certain services.
  • HJ296: Commending the Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School football team.
  • HJ344: Celebrating the life Robert David Smith, Sr.
  • HJ352: Commending the Honorable Thomas V. Warren.
  • HR17: Celebrating the life and letters of William Hoffman.
  • HR18: Quentin Compson; memorializing centenary of his death & expressing appreciation of William Faulkner.
  • HR20: Commending Anne Larrick and her Powhatan High School students.
  • HR26: Celebrating the life of Myrna Miller Wellons.
  • HB848: Development rights program; Board of Farmland Preservation to create lease.
  • HB1648: Virginia byways; requires every agency, etc. to consider impact of its' plans on roads designated.
  • HB1649: Telegraph or telephone companies; not required to accept franchise, etc., that restricts services.
  • HB1650: Pharmacy contracts; establishes requirements for audit procedures and claims review process.
  • HB1970: Underground distribution system; delivery of propane service.
  • HB1971: Credit life insurance; reserve standards.
  • HB1972: Credit insurance; require that debtors be provided with notice disclosing right to refund premium.
  • HB1973: Litter Control and Recycling Fund; limits awarding of grants to localities.
  • HB1974: Crash prevention courses; reduction in rates for certain persons attending.
  • HB1975: Green roofs; authorizes counties, cities, and towns, by ordinance, to grant incentives, etc.
  • HB1976: Income tax, state; school supply expense tax credit for public, private, or home schooled students.
  • HB1977: Health insurance; mandated coverage for prosthetic devices and components.
  • HB2516: Crash prevention courses; to be delivered via Internet or other electronic means if approved by DMV.
  • HJ805: Commending the literary legacy of Edgar Allan Poe.
  • HJ811: Commending Laura Marshall.
  • HJ822: Commending Lee Congdon.
  • HJ872: Commemorating the tercentenary of the birth of Samuel Johnson.
  • HJ873: Commending Rick Cole.
  • HJ922: Commending Kathy Budner.
  • HJ1001: Commending the James River Advisory Council.
  • HB15: Vehicle warning lights; allows forensic crash reconstructionists to equip their vehicles therewith.
  • HB16: Credit reports; authorizes an individual to freeze access thereto.
  • HB17: Disabled veteran; definition thereof.
  • HB113: Disregarding signal to stop; endangerment of operation of law-enforcement officer, penalty.
  • HB114: Trap identification; permits hunters to attach an identification number to traps.
  • HB115: Submerged traps; Board may adopt regulations for trappers to visit less under specified conditions.
  • HB116: Foreign title insurance companies; unearned premium reserves.
  • HB384: Computer trespass; alters elements of crime.
  • HB385: Computer invasion of privacy; personal information.
  • HB386: Computer crimes; exclusion of evidence.
  • HB848: Development rights program; Board of Farmland Preservation to create lease.
  • HB849: Land preservation tax credit; taxpayer to give consent when tax credit, etc. has been transferred.
  • HB1351: Payday Loan Act; requires SCC to contract with one or more parties to develop, etc. database.
  • HB1352: Game and Inland Fisheries, Board of; membership.
  • HB1428: Real estate tax; Powhatan County may use higher income limits for exemptions for elderly, etc.
  • HB1462: Motor vehicle insurance; provide reductions to certain persons who complete DMV approved course.
  • HJ30: Commending the 82nd Airborne Division on the occasion of its 90th anniversary.
  • HJ6027: Commending the Powhatan High School baseball team.
  • HR16: Commending Roger Scruton.
  • HB2103: Professional corporations & limited liability companies; authorizes board of directors to delegate.
  • HB2104: Standards of Quality; requires identification of gifted education programs.
  • HB2562: Health insurance claims; joint payment thereof.
  • HB2563: Payday Loan Act; SCC to contract with third party to develop Internet accessible database.
  • HB2564: Standards of Quality; local school boards to enroll students in gifted education programs.
  • HB2825: Land Conservation Fund; disbursement of moneys.
  • HB3063: Judges; increases number in general district court.
  • HB3073: Off-road motorcycle, etc.; operators of certain vehicles within 500 feet of dwelling prohibited.
  • HB3194: Civil immunity; persons speaking at certain public hearings.
  • HJ626: Constitutional amendment limit on growth in state general fund appropriations (first reference).
  • HJ934: Celebrating the life of Samuel Haus Watson.
  • HR71: Commending Prevent Blindness Virginia on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
  • HB447: Mercury switches in motor vehicles; requires removal prior to their demolition.
  • HB448: Litter control and recycling; increase percentage of grants awarded to localities.
  • HB449: Income tax, state; land preservation tax credit.
  • HB450: Income tax, state; land preservation tax credit.
  • HB477: Driver's license applications & registration cards; voluntary contribution for Prevent Blindness Va.
  • HB1276: Tobacco laws; special agents of ABC Board with Office of Attorney General authorized to enforce.
  • HB1277: Tobacco products manufacturers; requires certain sales reports to be filed directly with Atty Gen.
  • HB1457: Impaired waters; Water Control Board to evaluate attainability of meeting water quality standards.
  • HB1522: Subdivision ordinances; payment of pro rata share.
  • HB1606: Subdivision ordinances; payment of pro rata share includes roads.
  • HJ318: Commending Richard Harrison Kemper, Jr.
  • HJ5160: Celebrating the life of Deputy Sheriff Robert Earl Green.