Delegate Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)

Photo of Dickie Bell
Party
Republican
District
20: Counties of Augusta (part), Highland, and Nelson (part); Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro [map]
Took Office
January 2010
Next Election
November 2017
Committees
Education, General Laws, Health, Welfare and Institutions
Website
bellfordelegate.com
Copatroning Habits
82% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 89% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 69% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
16.7% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

The Daily Progress: Gillespie vows to tackle small-business woes

April 27, 2017
Dickie Bell (left), GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, and Del. Steve Landes listen to small business ... The delegate said small businesses ? like those run by most of those listening Thursday night ? are the key. He noted the oft-cited ...

The Daily Progress: More than 50 Democrats running for Virginia House pledge to refuse Dominion money

April 18, 2017
A total of 56 candidates, 52 of them Democrats, have signed a pledge circulated by Activate Virginia, a progressive organizing group started by a former Bernie Sanders delegate. Two Green Party candidates and ... David J. Toscano, D-Charlottesville, in ...Which candidate for governor best reflects your views? - QzzrQzzrall 55 news articles »

Staunton News Leader: Del. Dickie Bell supports courthouse opposition

October 7, 2016
Delegate Dickie Bell, who represents part of Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro, issued a statement saying that he supports citizens who are opposing the courthouse referendum that, if passed, would mean a $45 million dollar courthouse complex ...Dickie Bell opposes proposed Augusta County Courthouse moveAugusta Free Pressall 6 news articles »

NBC 29 News: Del. Dickie Bell to Seek Re-Election for 20th District Seat

December 19, 2016
STAUNTON, VA ? Delegate Richard P. ?Dickie? Bell announced today that he will seek re-election to the House of Delegates in 2017. He issued the following statement: ?We are approaching the end of an eventful and historical year. At this very special ...and more »

NBC 29 News: Staunton Woman Announces Campaign for 20th District Delegate

March 17, 2017
Michele Edwards announced her to seek the Democratic nomination to run against Del. Dickie Bell (VA-20) on the steps of ... Michele Edwards will be challenging Dickie Bell this November for a seat in the House of Delegates. Michele lives in Staunton ...Democrat to challenge Bell in 20th DistrictThe Daily Progressall 2 news articles »

These are all of the video clips of Dickie Bell’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 82 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB129: Local government; publication of notices for charter changes, referenda, and public hearings, etc.
  • HB1398: Hate crimes; acts against law-enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel.
  • HB1400: Virginia Virtual School Board; established, report.
  • HB1403: Driving under influence of alcohol; subsequent offenses, penalty.
  • HB1440: Farm use vehicles; imposes $250 fine for violating limitations while operating unregistered vehicle.
  • HB1483: BHDS, Board of; regulations governing licensure of providers.
  • HB1484: Occupational therapists; Board of Medicine shall amend regulations governing licensure.
  • HB1485: Sexual offenses; prohibits person from proximity to children and working on school property.
  • HB1512: Higher educational institutions, public; academic credit for American Sign Language courses.
  • HB1534: Student discipline; long-term suspension.
  • HB1535: Public schools; student discipline.
  • HB1536: Student discipline; suspension or expulsion of students in preschool through grade five.
  • HB1604: Foster care; definitions, reasonable efforts to prevent removal of child.
  • HB1795: Adoptive and foster care placements; Mutual Family Assessment home study.
  • HB2394: Pawnbrokers; allowable late fees.
  • HJ546: Virginia High School League; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study.
  • HJ548: National Suicide Prevention Week.
  • HJ557: Commending the Virginia Weekday Religious Education Association.
  • HJ604: Commending Kenneth L. Hyden.
  • HJ613: Celebrating the life of James Hunter Talbott, Sr.
  • HJ743: Commending Arthur Dean Strickland.
  • HJ780: Self-Care Month.
  • HJ847: Celebrating the life of Madison Montgomery Shinaberry.
  • HR442: Commending Edward McCann, Sr.
  • HB4: Constitutional amendment; right to work (submitting to qualified voters).
  • HB8: Virginia Virtual School; Board established.
  • HB36: Government courses at public high schools; civics portion of the U.S. Naturalization Test.
  • HB129: Local government; publication of notices for charter changes, referenda, and public hearings, etc.
  • HB160: Motorboats; minimum age requirement for operating.
  • HB178: Commercial motor vehicles; limited to use of certain lanes of Interstate 64, penalty.
  • HB229: SCHEV; uniform bachelor's degree credit hours and lower division curriculum.
  • HB369: State Executive Council for Children's Services; state and local advisory team; membership.
  • HB535: Beekeepers; limited liability.
  • HB600: Child welfare; imposes certain mandates related to protection and encouragement of children.
  • HB651: Certificate of public need; increase of beds at certain facilities.
  • HB755: Alcoholic beverage control; annual mixed beverage performing arts facility license.
  • HB1157: Driving under influence of alcohol; subsequent offenses, penalty.
  • HJ2: Constitutional amendment; right to work (second reference).
  • HJ30: Commending Reo Hatfield.
  • HJ34: Commending the Waynesboro Public Library.
  • HJ183: Commending Saunders Brothers, Inc.
  • HJ195: Commending Mary Baldwin College.
  • HJ296: Commending Silverback Distillery.
  • HJ406: Commending Jean Merrill.
  • HJ407: Commending the Waynesboro Kiwanis Club.
  • HJ408: Commending the Heifetz International Music Institute.
  • HJ434: Commending William T. Frazier.
  • HJ497: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Desmond C. Wray, Jr.
  • HB324: Virginia Virtual School; established, report, effective date.
  • HB1299: Schools denied accreditation; memoranda of understanding.
  • HB1306: Graduation requirements; naturalization test.
  • HB1361: Virginia Virtual School, Board of; established, report.
  • HB1387: Health insurance; coverage for renewals of Schedule IV prescription eyedrops.
  • HB1437: Prayer at public events; authority to adopt an ordinance to allow.
  • HB1438: Local government; publication of notices for charter changes, referenda, and public hearings, etc.
  • HB1441: Child abuse or neglect, suspected; person required to report, training program required.
  • HB1443: Public schools; Board of Education regulations on use of seclusion and restraint.
  • HB1678: Alcoholic beverage control; expands privileges of distiller's license.
  • HB1679: Students, hearing or visually impaired; information on services on school division website.
  • HB1696: Public service corporations; access to public records to exercise right of eminent domain.
  • HB2114: Competitive foods; school-sponsored fundraisers.
  • HJ490: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); right to work.
  • HJ684: Celebrating the life of Roy Thomas Stephenson.
  • HJ763: Celebrating the life of Charles Paul Ajemian.
  • HJ764: Commending Tommy Harvey.
  • HJ765: Commending the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin College.
  • HJ766: Commending Paul Hatcher.
  • HJ811: Commending the Stuarts Draft Ruritan Club.
  • HJ887: Celebrating the life of the Honorable John Brooks Curry II.
  • HB107: Maple Festival of Virginia; designating Highland County as official festival of Virginia.
  • HB112: Search warrant; affidavit filed by law-enforcement officer.
  • HB129: Explosive material; method of ignition.
  • HB154: Organ donation; establishes a system of presumed consent in Commonwealth.
  • HB190: Athletic trainers; possession and administration of oxygen.
  • HB207: Science; Board of Education, et.al.,to encourage students to explore scientific questions.
  • HB221: Students; admission to certain children's residential facilities.
  • HB264: Social services, local boards of; authority to employ in-house counsel.
  • HB322: Charter; Town of Monterey.
  • HB324: Virginia Virtual School; established, report, effective date.
  • HB520: Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families, State Executive Council for; membership.
  • HB521: Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families; members of state and local advisory team.
  • HB522: Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families; appeals.
  • HB1086: Special education; full-time virtual school programs.
  • HB1150: Alcoholic beverage control; government stores, agents of Board.
  • HJ19: Commending the Nelson County High School Senior Chapter of FFA, Meat Evaluation and Technology Team.
  • HJ20: Commending the Nelson County High School Senior Chapter of FFA, Forestry Judging Team.
  • HJ49: Celebrating the life of Janet Nutt Lembke.
  • HJ50: Celebrating the life of Dean Ernest Sutton, Sr.
  • HJ375: Commending Devils Backbone Brewing Company.
  • HJ398: Commending the City of Staunton.
  • HJ5051: Celebrating the life of Kevin Wayne Quick.
  • HJ5109: Commending the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind.
  • HR8: Commending the Staunton-Augusta County First Aid and Rescue Squad, Inc.
  • HR9: Commending the Reverend Temple D. Myers.
  • HR10: Celebrating the life of Evarts Walton Opie, Jr.
  • HR11: Commending Memorial Baptist Church.
  • HB48: Castle doctrine; self-defense and defense of others.
  • HB73: VIEW; substance abuse screening and assessment of public assistance applicants and recipients.
  • HB111: Small business job creation tax credit; creates credit for those creating new full-time jobs.
  • HB218: Deaf and hard-of-hearing children; special education.
  • HB576: Public schools; teacher contract and evaluation policies.
  • HB1335: Local officers; senior judge may appoint temporary member to electoral board.
  • HB1344: Deaf or hard-of-hearing children; special education.
  • HB1349: Dental hygiene and dental hygienist; definitions and licensure.
  • HB1370: Small business; creates an individual and corporate tax credit for those creating new jobs.
  • HB1405: Private road easements; maintenance and repairs.
  • HB1406: Eating disorders; school board shall provide parent educational information for grades 5 through 12.
  • HB1440: Charter; Town of Monterey.
  • HB1469: Higher educational institutions; State Inspector General to conduct a comprehensive financial audit.
  • HB1555: Virginia State Virtual School; established as statewide school division, report.
  • HB1646: Comprehensive services for at-risk youth and families; eligibility for state pool of funds.
  • HB1683: Comprehensive Services, Office of; reporting expenditures for children receiving services.
  • HB2151: Public schools; evaluation policies and grievance procedures.
  • HJ536: Constitutional amendment; right to work (first reference).
  • HJ538: Celebrating the life of Ray Houser.
  • HJ540: Commending the City of Staunton Department of Public Works.
  • HJ541: Celebrating the life of Dr. Patricia Holbert Menk.
  • HJ558: Commending Deborah Lane.
  • HJ879: Celebrating the life of John Merriman Lohr.
  • HB47: Persons acting in defense of property; civil immunity provided for an occupant of dwelling, etc.
  • HB48: Castle doctrine; self-defense and defense of others.
  • HB71: Integrated Directional Sign Program; adds term retail.
  • HB72: Highway work zones; required to be marked with warning signs with attached flashing lights.
  • HB73: VIEW; substance abuse screening and assessment of public assistance applicants and recipients.
  • HB74: Child abuse or neglect; reduces mandatory time limit for reporting, requirements of certain persons.
  • HB90: Correctional enterprises; exemption from mandatory purchase provisions.
  • HB98: Athletic training; amends definition.
  • HB110: Student driver education; instruction on organ donation.
  • HB111: Small business job creation tax credit; creates credit for those creating new full-time jobs.
  • HB112: Executive budget; submission of budget using zero-based budgeting principles.
  • HB151: Higher Education, State Council of; development of uniform lower division curriculum.
  • HB152: Statewide Fire Prevention Code; insurance requirements for certain fireworks shows.
  • HB217: Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; not applicable to certain records.
  • HB218: Deaf or hard-of-hearing children; special education.
  • HB576: Public schools; teacher contract and evaluation policies.
  • HB577: Teachers of online courses and college partnership laboratory schools; background checks.
  • HB578: Teacher licensure; Board of Education to develop criteria for those who teach only online courses.
  • HB1215: Virtual schools, public; Board of Education shall establish standards for accreditation.
  • HB1216: Zoning amendment; notice of proposed change to zoning ordinance that involve State or federal land.
  • HB1272: Virtual school program; Standards of Quality per pupil funding transferred from school division.
  • HJ7: Constitutional amendment; right to work (first reference).
  • HJ177: Celebrating the life of Augustine Bellamy.
  • HJ335: Commending Jennifer Ruley.
  • HJ5009: Commending the Robert E. Lee High School girls' basketball team.
  • HB75: License plates, special; issuance to those bearing national motto: 'In God We Trust.'
  • HB94: Income tax, corporate; reduction of rate for up to three years for certain small businesses.
  • HB1408: License plates, special; issuance to those bearing national motto: 'In God We Trust.'
  • HB1409: Prayer at public events; governmental agency shall have no authority to regulate, etc.
  • HB1410: Income tax, corporate; small business reduced rate.
  • HB1428: Abortion clinics; licensure and regulation.
  • HB1435: American Sign Language; recognition for completed coursework.
  • HB1473: Marijuana, synthetic; penalties for possession, intent to sell, distribute, etc.
  • HB1528: Precious metals dealers; required to prepare daily reports.
  • HB1679: Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth & Families, State Executive Council for; powers and duties.
  • HB1680: Charter schools, public; modifies definition to include virtual school programs.
  • HB1681: State agencies; those submitting budget request to utilize zero-based budgeting methodology.
  • HB1885: Public schools; unfunded programs.
  • HB1989: General Assembly members; leaves of absence from employment.
  • HB2311: Virginia State Virtual School, Board of Visitors of; established.
  • HB2312: Animal care; redefines home-based rescue.
  • HB2313: Charter schools, public; amends definition.
  • HJ500: Constitutional amendment; right to work (first reference).
  • HJ508: Celebrating the life of William Michael Pandak.
  • HJ509: Celebrating the life of Thomas Clyde McSwain.
  • HJ513: Commending Highland County 6 - 12 School.
  • HJ514: Commending the Town of Bridgewater on the occasion of its 175th anniversary.
  • HJ608: Commemorating Veterans Day.
  • HJ834: Celebrating the life of Richard DeForest Robertson.
  • HJ921: Celebrating the life of John Wesley Hill.
  • HB75: License plates, special; issuance to those bearing national motto: 'In God We Trust.'
  • HB76: Instructional spending; local school board to report expenditures annually.
  • HB94: Income tax, corporate; reduction of rate for up to three years for certain small businesses.
  • HB400: Centennial of Woodrow Wilson's Presidency, Virginia Commission on; established.
  • HB401: Local government; publication of notices for charter changes, referenda, and public hearings.
  • HB1058: Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; amending association documents using technology.
  • HB1270: Constitutional amendment; property tax exemption for certain veterans.
  • HB1282: Prayer at public events; governmental agency to have no authority to regulate.
  • HB1388: Virtual school programs; established.
  • HJ22: No Child Left Behind; joint committee to study impact on SOLs and high school graduation rates.
  • HJ46: Celebrating the life of Oliver James Tate.
  • HJ80: Zero-based budgeting; joint subcommittee to study implementing to determine its utility in State.
  • HJ205: Celebrating the life of Thomas Emmanuel Larner.
  • HJ240: Celebrating the life of John Spencer Kelly, Sr.