Delegate Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)

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25: Counties of Albemarle (part), Augusta (part), and Rockingham (part) [map]
Took Office
January 1996
Next Election
November 2017
Appropriations, Education (Chair), Privileges and Elections, Rules
Copatroning Habits
76% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 85% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 67% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
19.2% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

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Staunton News Leader: It's an honor to serve in the House of Delegates

November 16, 2017
It's an honor to serve in the House of Delegates... have a problem with a state agency or an issue involving state government or simply to voice your opinion. I also encourage you to visit our website, Thank you again, and remember, you've got a friend in Richmond. STEVE LANDES

The Daily Progress: Landes won't run for Goodlatte's seat

November 14, 2017
The Charlottesville NewsplexLandes won't run for Goodlatte's seat... 25 Del. Steve Landes said Tuesday he would not seek the Republican nomination to replace retiring 6th District Rep. 7 and that contract needs to be honored,'' the delegate said in a statement. Since Goodlatte made his announcement, 24th ...Landes says will not run for Goodlatte's seatThe Charlottesville NewsplexLandes will not seek Goodlatte's congressional seatRoanoke TimesLandes will not seek Sixth District congressional seatAugusta Free Pressall 7 news articles »

Augusta Free Press: Steve Landes wins re-election in 25th House District

November 7, 2017
steve landes Republican Del. Steve Landes won a 12th term in the House of Delegates in the 25th District Tuesday night. Landes, the sitting House Education Committee chair, defeated Democrat Angela Lynn, gaining 57.9 percent of the vote in the race.In re-match, Landes again rolls over Democratic challengerThe Daily Progressall 5 news articles »

Staunton News Leader: Delegate Steve Landes has reader's vote

October 21, 2017
Delegate Steve Landes has reader's voteDel. Steve Landes listens to our concerns! I live in the Afton area; after multiple accidents and increased traffic congestion at the intersection of Rts. 151 and 250, I reached out to Del. Landes and expressed my concerns. I was told he would contact ...

These are all of the video clips of Steve Landes’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 302 video clips in all.


  • HB904: Alcoholic beverage control; limited mixed beverage license for retail cigar shops.
  • HB1393: Direct primary care agreements; Commonwealth's insurance laws do not apply.
  • HB1396: Grottoes, Town of; amending charter, appointment of member to office of vice-mayor, etc.
  • HB1401: Higher educational institutions; speech on campus.
  • HB1402: Higher educational institutions, public; certain positions require residency of the Commonwealth.
  • HB1968: Small Business Investment Grant Fund; changes to Fund.
  • HB1969: Small Business Jobs Grant Fund Program; reduces minimum percentage of revenues.
  • HB1970: Economic revitalization zones; counties may establish by ordinance.
  • HB2053: Direct primary care agreements; the Commonwealth's insurance laws do not apply.
  • HB2191: School boards; procedures for handling sexually explicit instructional materials, etc.
  • HB2192: Courthouses; relocation or expansion of courthouse to another location within city.
  • HB2220: Alcoholic beverage control; creates a new limited mixed beverage license for retail cigar shops.
  • HB2341: Education, Board of; membership.
  • HB2342: Public schools; Board of Education shall only establish regional charter school divisions.
  • HB2417: Prepayment analytics; DMAS shall establish program relating to fraud prevention.
  • HJ675: Joint Commission on Health Care to study creation of registry of cases of abuse or neglect.
  • HJ718: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Otho Beverley Roller.
  • HJ721: Commending the Fort Defiance High School Envirothon team.
  • HJ722: Commending Lucy Weidner.
  • HJ763: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; political considerations prohibited.
  • HJ814: Celebrating the life of Joseph Byron Yount III.
  • HJ833: Commending Marvin Garber.
  • HJ834: Commending Blue Ridge Community College.
  • HJ902: Celebrating the life of Wayne F. Geisert.
  • HJ903: Commending Patrick Joseph Morgan.
  • HJ906: Commending the recipients of the 2017 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards.
  • HJ970: Celebrating the life of William G. O'Brien.
  • HJ979: Celebrating the life of O. Lynwood Byerly.
  • HB514: Governor's Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund; wild fish and shellfish.
  • HB515: Higher educational institutions; institutional 6-year plan, economic development, report.
  • HB516: Education, Board of; policy on sexually explicit instructional material.
  • HB517: Warrantless arrest; certain cases.
  • HB555: Congressional and state legislative districts.
  • HB685: Direct primary care agreements; Commonwealth's insurance laws do not apply.
  • HB832: Vacancies in constitutional offices; petition to circuit court to request no special elections.
  • HB858: Virginia International Trade Corporation; established, report.
  • HB859: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for beer-making equipment and materials.
  • HB904: Alcoholic beverage control; limited mixed beverage license for retail cigar shops.
  • HB1044: Prescription Monitoring Program; disclosure of certain information.
  • HB1303: Higher educational institutions; educational programs for members of board of visitors.
  • HB1304: Bonds in recognizances; satisfaction.
  • HJ112: Public elementary & secondary education; education and health in the Commonwealth, report.
  • HJ120: Biosolids and industrial residuals in Virginia; JLARC to study.
  • HJ121: Commending Augusta Health.
  • HJ122: Commending the Turner Ashby High School girls' basketball team.
  • HJ250: Commending Houff Transfer, Inc.
  • HJ251: Commending the recipients of the 2016 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards.
  • HJ252: Commending Hallie D. Dinkel.
  • HJ287: Commending Bob May.
  • HJ288: Commending Patrick J. Coffield.
  • HJ290: Commending A. Lee Ervin.
  • HJ291: Commending Bob F. Holton.
  • HJ305: Commending Barbara Massie Mouly.
  • HJ515: Commending the Virginia Community College System.
  • HB1283: Commission on Federal Oversight; report.
  • HB1307: Public elementary and secondary schools; student identification numbers.
  • HB1334: Students' personally identifiable information; (DOE) to develop certain policies.
  • HB1335: Education; agency coordination.
  • HB1336: SCHEV; policy on course credit at higher educational institutions.
  • HB1518: Primary elections; voter registration by political party.
  • HB1587: Deemed consent for blood testing; minors.
  • HB1588: Economic development policy; Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry added to certain committee.
  • HB1958: DOC, Board and Director of; prohibiting inmate possession of obscene materials, powers and duties.
  • HB1960: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority; membership of the board of directors.
  • HB1962: School board members, local; professional development activities requirement.
  • HB2290: University of Virginia; terms of rector and vice-rector.
  • HJ26: Law-enforcement agencies; JLARC to study reorganizing functions under Virginia State Police.
  • HJ498: United States Constitution; modification of process for amendment.
  • HJ501: Study; JLARC; reorganization of law-enforcement agencies; report.
  • HJ555: Higher education; endorsement of SCHEV's statewide strategic plan, report.
  • HJ562: Celebrating the life of Dennis Owen Burnett.
  • HJ565: Celebrating the life of Dee E. Floyd.
  • HJ633: Constitutional amendment; Board of Education, powers and duties.
  • HJ637: Medicaid; JLARC to study the Commonwealth's program.
  • HJ682: Commending John B. Davis.
  • HJ707: Postsecondary Institution Ratings System; opposition to federal system.
  • HB197: Virginia history and United States Constitution; supplementary written materials on documents.
  • HB198: Student discipline; expulsion due to firearm or drug offenses.
  • HB199: Local government expenditures or reductions; DLS to identify legislation affecting.
  • HB200: Student information; release to federal government agencies.
  • HB201: Rural Virginia, Center for; adds Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry as member of Board of Trustees.
  • HB205: Student-athlete discipline policies; brd. of visitors of higher ed. institutions to establish.
  • HB286: State Inspector General; appointment by General Assembly.
  • HB287: State Inspector General, Office of; powers and duties.
  • HB288: House of Delegates districts; technical adjustment.
  • HB321: Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program; created.
  • HB571: State Inspector General, Office of; powers and duties.
  • HB932: Virginia Jobs Investment Program; changes in administration.
  • HB1229: A-to-F grading system; delays date for implementing individual school performance grading system.
  • HJ26: Law-enforcement agencies; JLARC to study reorganizing functions under Virginia State Police.
  • HJ27: United States Constitution; memorializing Va. Congressional Delegation to propose an amendment.
  • HJ41: Standards of Learning; joint committees to study options for reducing number of assessments.
  • HJ190: Individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities; SHHR to study supported decision-making.
  • HJ204: Commending the Augusta County Historical Society.
  • HJ238: Commending the Wilson Memorial High School baseball team.
  • HJ239: Celebrating the life of Roscoe Edward Burgess, Sr.
  • HJ303: Commending Dee E. Floyd.
  • HJ362: Commending Duane E. Snow.
  • HJ363: Commending Dennis S. Rooker.
  • HJ390: Commending Bonnie L. Simmons.
  • HJ415: Celebrating the life of David Richard Beyeler.
  • HJ429: Celebrating the life of Lieutenant Colonel Merritt P. Walls, USA (Ret.).
  • HJ5029: Celebrating the life of William David Wampler.
  • HJ5036: Commending the Western Albemarle High School girls' swim team.
  • HJ5104: Commending the Bridgewater College men's baseball team.
  • HJ5105: Commending Starr Hill Brewery.
  • HJ5112: Commending R. Edward Howell.
  • HJ5113: Commending the Fort Defiance High School Envirothon team.
  • HJ5175: Celebrating the life of Robert Charles Baber.
  • HR96: Celebrating the life of Dr. David H. Holt.
  • HB1306: Federal Oversight, Commission on; established, report.
  • HB1939: Local officers; localities to temporarily designate someone to fill position in case of an absence.
  • HB1940: Community Colleges, State Board for, et al; faculty representatives & student representatives.
  • HB1942: Vote centers; authorizes State Board of Election to establish pilot program.
  • HB1945: MEI Project Site Planning Grant Fund; revises definition.
  • HB1952: Higher educational institutions; board of visitors governance, report.
  • HB1955: Impersonating a law-enforcement officer or other public safety personnel; impersonating, penalty.
  • HB2114: State Inspector General; additional powers and duties, report.
  • HB2144: Standards of Quality; waivers from third grade Standards of Learning assessments in certain schools.
  • HB2295: Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of; duties of Assistant to Governor.
  • HJ716: Commending Camden Dellinger.
  • HJ717: Commending the Western Albemarle High School boys' tennis team.
  • HJ718: Commemorating the life and legacy of Michael Wise.
  • HJ773: Commending Augusta Health.
  • HJ774: Commending the Honorable Humes J. Franklin, Jr.
  • HJ793: Commending the Honorable William D. Heatwole.
  • HJ822: Commending South River Elementary School.
  • HJ911: Commending the Augusta Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.
  • HJ912: Commending A. C. Powers.
  • HJ913: Commending Tricia Ross.
  • HJ926: Commending Houff Transfer, Inc.
  • HJ5012: Commending the Western Albemarle High School girls' swim and dive team.
  • HB21: Polling places; requirements for county precinct.
  • HB766: Governor's Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund; established, report.
  • HB767: Small Business Jobs Grant Fund Program; developed to assist small businesses job creation.
  • HB768: Virginia Jobs Investment Program; created, Dept. of Business Assistance to administer programs.
  • HB769: Elections; party identification on ballots in local elections.
  • HB770: Emergency protective orders; not to be issued against law-enforcement officer performing his duties.
  • HB771: Campus police officers; included in definition of law-enforcement officers.
  • HB772: Inspector General, State; investigator included in definition of law-enforcement officer.
  • HB773: Local government; publication of notices for charter changes, etc.
  • HB774: License plates, special; repeals issuance to supporters celebrating centennial of Fort Belvoir.
  • HB775: Public assistance; social services to collect accurate contact information from applicants.
  • HB776: Federal Oversight, Commission on; created, report.
  • HB777: Evaluate Tax Preferences, Joint Subcommittee to; established, report.
  • HB1034: Interstate agreements, certain; State withdrawal from Southern Growth Policies Agreement.
  • HB1181: Public schools; reading intervention.
  • HB1259: State Compensation Board; abolishes Board and assigns its duties.
  • HJ4: License tax business classifications and tax rates, local; Department of Taxation to study.
  • HJ108: Higher educational institutions; JLARC to study cost efficiency and opportunities to reduce cost.
  • HJ109: United States Constitution; urges Congress to propose an amendment to impose a balance budget.
  • HJ205: Commending Wendell L. Coleman.
  • HJ206: Commending Gerald W. Garber.
  • HJ207: Commending Larry C. Howdyshell.
  • HJ208: Commending the Fort Defiance High School Envirothon team.
  • HJ209: Commending Bob Hill.
  • HJ215: Celebrating the life of the Honorable A. Lee McGratty.
  • HJ256: Celebrating the life of Joseph Temple Henley, Jr.
  • HJ257: Celebrating the life of Lawrence S. Eagleburger.
  • HJ259: Commending the White Hall Ruritan Club on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
  • HJ307: Commending Jon Fried.
  • HJ341: Commending Jeremy L. Shifflett.
  • HJ382: Commending the Turner Ashby High School one-act play ensemble.
  • HJ464: Celebrating the life of Roger Lee Zirkle.
  • HB1454: License plates, special; repeals references to those with expired authorizations.
  • HB1455: Wiretap devices; supervision and control by sheriff or chief of police.
  • HB1521: Water authorities, sewer authorities, etc.; specified as political subdivisions of State.
  • HB1522: Water and waste authorities; eminent domain powers.
  • HB1523: Sex offenders; prohibiting entry onto school grounds or other property, penalty.
  • HB1524: Retail Sales and Use Tax; collection by certain contractors.
  • HB2076: Inspector General, Office of; established.
  • HB2077: Mandatory testing; exclusion of certain students.
  • HB2078: Agricultural and Forestal Districts Act; creates program administrator, review of applications.
  • HB2079: Local government; publication of notices for charter changes, referenda, and public hearings, etc.
  • HB2080: Elections; acquisition of voting equipment by localities.
  • HB2081: Death certificates; up to 10 certified copies shall be provided not to exceed fee for one copy.
  • HB2417: Cable television system, etc.; contracts with electric cooperative facilities for pole attachments.
  • HB2491: Virginia Correctional Enterprises; mandatory procurement, exception.
  • HJ646: Year-round schools; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study efficacy thereof.
  • HJ767: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Ronald Wilson Reagan.
  • HJ836: Celebrating the life of the Honorable George Moffett Cochran.
  • HJ837: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Thomas H. Wood, Sr.
  • HJ844: Commending Chief Douglas Davis.
  • HJ845: Commending Augusta Health.
  • HB582: Center for Rural Virginia; expansion and promotion of agricultural opportunities.
  • HB583: Farm businesses; local restrictions.
  • HB584: Highway rest areas and residency offices; VDOT to reopen.
  • HB585: VCIN; person who has violated provisions of his post-release supervision to be entered into system.
  • HB586: Local government; publication of notices for charter changes, referenda, and public hearings.
  • HB587: Pharmacists; supervision of pharmacy technicians.
  • HB588: Alcoholic beverages; portion of wine liter tax collected to be deposited in Wine Promotion Fund.
  • HB589: Code Commission; expands membership.
  • HB590: Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of; removes obsolete language from Title 54.1.
  • HB591: Administrative Process Act; removes obsolete exemptions.
  • HB592: Federal rent control; repealing Code that declared unneccessary.
  • HB593: License plates, special; repeals authorizations for issuance when required minimum not received.
  • HB943: Small Business Jobs Grant Fund; created.
  • HB944: Governor's reports; to provide monthly reports on revenue collections and quarterly assessments.
  • HB945: Disability services boards; eliminates requirement that localities establishes.
  • HB946: Financial institutions; method of obtaining records concerning banking and credit cards.
  • HB947: Restricted permit; adds driving to and from grocery store to list of places person can drive.
  • HJ270: Commending Vector Industries, Inc., on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.
  • HJ298: Celebrating the life of William Clark Jordan.
  • HJ299: Celebrating the life of Carter Randolph Allen.
  • HJ302: Commending the Honorable Thomas H. Wood.
  • HJ325: Commending Cities of Waynesboro, Staunton, and County of Augusta on partnership with Augusta Health.
  • HJ374: Celebrating the life of Orvin Herman Kiser, Sr.
  • HJ417: Commending the Wilson Memorial High School debate team.
  • HR5: State sovereignty; Congress urged to honor Tenth amendment of U.S. Constitution.
  • HB86: Unused Pharmaceuticals Disposal Program; created.
  • HB311: Mopeds; driving on suspended license.
  • HB312: Miscarriage or stillbirth; unintentional cause thereof.
  • HB1586: License plates, special; expired authorizations for certain foundations.
  • HB1631: Interstate Public-Private Partnership Compact; repealing establishment thereof.
  • HB1763: Naming of bridges; repeals section of Code that overlaps with provisions in another Code section.
  • HB2345: Animal laws; correct error in 2008 recodification of Title 3.1 to allow town to adopt by reference.
  • HB2346: Pensions paid to widows and maiden or widowed daughters of Confederate veterans; repealed.
  • HB2347: Income tax, state; repeals obsolete code sections for purchasing of machinery and equipment.
  • HB2348: Fiduciaries distributing intangible personal property to file informative tax returns; repealed.
  • HB2349: Richmond Metropolitan Authority; created.
  • HB2350: Transportation of troops by railroad; repeals obsolete section.
  • HB2351: Natural Resources Commitment Fund; Dept. of Conservation, etc., to provide annual funding needed.
  • HB2352: Donation of prescription medication; clarifies liability of pharmaceutical manufacturers.
  • HB2353: School for Deaf and Blind; re-establishes Board of Visitors thereof.
  • HB2354: Suspension of mandates; requires Governor to temporarily suspend on locality facing fiscal stress.
  • HB2355: Local government; publication of notices for charter changes, referenda, and public hearings, etc;
  • HB2587: Transient occupancy tax; any county ordinance may levy on single-family residences rented out.
  • HJ649: Celebrating the life of Carter Randolph Allen.
  • HJ650: Celebrating the life of Lemuel Edward Irvin.
  • HJ722: Lyndhurst Station; recognized for its distinctive and historic place in State history.
  • HJ723: No Child Left Behind; Division of Legislative Services to collect data and information on impact.
  • HJ886: Celebrating the life of Louis J. Hausrath.
  • HJ894: Commending James R. Perkins.
  • HJ895: Commending the Weyers Cave Ruritan Club.
  • HJ896: Commending the New Hope Ruritan Club.
  • HJ897: Commending the Mt. Sidney Ruritan Club.
  • HJ954: Commending the Honorable A. Lee McGratty.
  • HJ5024: Commending the Honorable Thomas H. Wood, Jr.
  • HB84: Virginia-North Carolina Interstate Toll Road Compact; repealing Compact.
  • HB85: Prescription Medication Donation Program; established.