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

Virginian-Pilot: House of Delegates kills changes to school suspension maximum lengths, but companion bills still alive

February 21, 2017
WFYIDel. Dickie Bell, R-Staunton, said students need to be in the classroom. By killing the bill, ?we are saying we only want to educate those kids that are easy to educate, not the ones that misbehave,? Bell said. Del. Rob Bell, R-Albemarle, said taking ...Legislative notebook: 2 state bills that would cap school suspensions dieDaily Pressall 179 news articles »

Augusta Free Press: Dickie Bell has 11 bills headed to Senate after Crossover

February 9, 2017
dickie bell Following Crossover day at the General Assembly, Del. Dickie Bell has 11 bills and two resolutions that have passed in the House of Delegates and will be considered by the State Senate. Tuesday, February 9, Crossover Day, is the official ...

Staunton News Leader: Thanks for the switchblade, Dickie Bell

February 9, 2017
The legislative career of Delegate Richard ?Dickie? Bell is a mystery to many people. It is short on successes and long on schemes pushed by his Richmond masters. Consider these examples: Augusta County teachers have repeatedly asked Bell for financial ...

Richmond.com: Bill cutting suspension length fails in House of Delegates

February 16, 2017
20170202_MET_XGR_BB01. BOB BROWN/times-dispatcH. Del. Richard P. ?Dickie? Bell, R-Staunton, said the plan will return to the Senate. prev ... The House bills will now go back to the Senate, Del. Richard P. ?Dickie? Bell, R-Staunton, office said Thursday.Will there be compromise on Va. school suspensions limits?WTOPall 9 news articles »

Richmond.com: Va. House committee advances bills that would reduce suspension and expulsions

February 17, 2017
Del. Richard P. ?Dickie? Bell, R-Staunton, sponsor of the House bills, said the idea is for schools to address issues and work toward solving problems rather than suspending or expelling a student. Sending students home and keeping them from the ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Dickie Bell’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 81 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 though 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.