Del. 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 2019
Appropriations, Education (Chair), Privileges and Elections, Rules
Copatroning Habits
75% 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, 65% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
32.1% in 2017
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

Steve Landes column: HB 1611 will reduce Virginia students' costs for college:

September 13, 2018
  Richmond.comFull coverage

Virginia Legislators to Meet this Week to Redraw House Districts:

August 29, 2018
  NBC 29 NewsFull coverage

Not in Virginia?:

September 15, 2018
  The Winchester StarFull coverage

Review finds Virginia elections agency had culture of 'open support for one party over the other':

September 10, 2018
  Roanoke TimesStudy finds Department of Elections fails to help local registrars, was subject to political influence  Virginia MercuryFull coverage

School Safety Committee presents bipartisan recommendations on mental health:

September 11, 2018
  Augusta Free PressFull coverage

These are all of the video clips of Steve Landes’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 343 video clips in all.


  • HB3: Dual enrollment courses; quality, consistency, etc., of courses.
  • HB344: Higher educational institutions, public; constitutionally protected speech, etc.
  • HB347: SCHEV; longitudinal data to be disaggregated by degree program and level.
  • HB760: Virginia Public Procurement Act; exemption for Virginia-grown food products.
  • HB761: License plates, special; BELIEVING IN THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE SINCE 1927.
  • HB774: Public procurement; contracting for construction on a construction management basis.
  • HB775: Removal of snow and ice; county executive form of government.
  • HB776: Secondary highways; regulating of parking in Albemarle County.
  • HB896: Motor vehicle dealer; clarifies definition.
  • HB897: Higher educational institutions, public; six-year plans submitted by governing board, report.
  • HB910: Alcoholic beverage control; breweries that manufacture less than 5,000 barrels of beer per year.
  • HB914: School bus operators; codifies hourly requirements.
  • HB916: Long-Term Employment Support and Extended Employment Services; assisting persons with disabilities.
  • HB918: Certificate of public need; permitting process for certain projects.
  • HB1125: Teacher licensure; requirements for license, provisional license, etc.
  • HB1127: Career and technical education; changes to three-year licenses, eligibility and requirements.
  • HB1139: Military-overseas ballots; electronic return, pilot program to be established.
  • HB1148: Economic growth-sharing; review of agreements.
  • HB1165: Education Improvement Scholarships; expands tax credits, pre-kindergarten eligibility.
  • HB1176: Public Elementary and Secondary Education, Commission on the Future of; established, report.
  • HB1540: Civic Education, Commission on; extends sunset provision.
  • HB1541: Alcoholic beverage control; creates a new limited mixed beverage license for retail cigar shops.
  • HB1551: Special Workforce Grant Fund; created.
  • HB1568: Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; small business development programs.
  • HB1599: Criminal Justice Services, Department of; definitions of law-enforcement officer.
  • HJ188: Commending Michelle Cottrell-Williams.
  • HJ314: Commending the recipients of the 2018 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards.
  • HJ334: Commending Dynamic Aviation.
  • HJ344: Commending the Fort Defiance High School Envirothon team.
  • HJ462: Commemorating the life and legacy of Mathias Wilberger.
  • 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