Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach)

Photo of Bob Tata
85: City of Virginia Beach (part)
Took Office
January 1984
Left Office
January 2014
Copatroning Habits
73% of bills he has copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 58% of them are Republicans. Of all of his fellow copatrons of the bills that he copatroned, 65% of them are Republicans.
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These are all of the video clips of Bob Tata’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 73 video clips in all.


  • HB40: Coastal primary sand dunes; standards for use, exemption.
  • HB1386: Overweight vehicle permits; allows court to invalidate standard permit in certain circumstances.
  • HB1543: Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program; Expected Family Contribution.
  • HB1626: Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System; General Assembly may add certain full-time employees.
  • HB1645: Tradesmen; Board for Contractors shall evaluate continuing education requirements, report.
  • HB1740: Motor vehicle insurance; prohibits insurers from setting rates based on credit history or score.
  • HB1741: Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act; organ removal and Virginia Transplant Council.
  • HB1750: Students residing on military or naval reservation; participation in interscholastic programs, etc.
  • HB2088: Postsecondary schools; student records and closures.
  • HB2098: School boards; releases from state regulation.
  • HR134: Celebrating the life of V. M. Annas.
  • HB39: Telephones or digital pagers; second violation is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
  • HB40: Coastal primary sand dunes; standards for use, exemption.
  • HB41: Personal property tax; situs of certain motor vehicles.
  • HB42: Line of Duty Act; expands definition of a deceased person.
  • HB43: School calendar; local school boards responsible for setting and determining opening of school year.
  • HB432: Motor vehicle insurance; premiums based on credit information prohibited.
  • HB433: Real Estate Appraiser Board; shall develop continuing education curriculum for licensees, report.
  • HB434: School calendar; local school boards responsible for setting and determining opening of school year.
  • HB435: Juveniles; certain persons imprisoned for felony offense eligible for parole.
  • HB436: Juveniles; certain persons imprisoned for life eligible for parole.
  • HB437: Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program; Expected Family Contribution.
  • HB438: Virginia Retirement System; benefits for certain local law-enforcement employees.
  • HB439: Veterans; disposition and identification of unclaimed cremains.
  • HB440: Vessels; prohibits VDOT from making fast to or lying alongside certain bridges.
  • HB441: Uniform Certificate of General Studies; credits earned in academic subject area coursework.
  • HB791: Virginia Retirement System; technical changes to programs administered.
  • HB792: Virginia Retirement System; deferred compensation for local employees.
  • HB1063: School calendar; local school boards responsible for setting and determining opening of school year.
  • HB1221: Training center; a consumer shall only be discharged upon consent of consumer or representative.
  • HJ278: Commending Donna M. Blatecky.
  • HB1647: Higher educational institutions; military reinstatement guidelines.
  • HB1784: Defined contribution retirement plan, local; locality to establish in lieu of other retirement plan.
  • HB1785: Local treasurer; authorized to be compensated when collecting fines, costs, etc.
  • HB1786: School boards; funds appropriated by locality shall be reappropriated to board.
  • HB1787: Child custody, shared; establishes a presumption that award thereof is in best interests of child.
  • HB1788: Charitable gaming; winner-take-all games.
  • HB1789: Norfolk/Virginia Beach light rail project; clarifies extension of system.
  • HB1790: Discharge from a training center; consent of legal authorized responsible person required.
  • HB1791: Driver's license reinstatement fees; additional fees for persons with multiple suspensions, etc.
  • HB1792: Standards of Quality; flexibility to use funds for staffing related to math, reading, etc.
  • HB1793: Diploma seals; allows local school boards to award.
  • HB1794: Retirement System; collection of overpayments.
  • HB1795: Retirement System; difference in benefits for employee who becomes member on or after July 1, 2010.
  • HB1796: Retirement System; technical changes.
  • HB1797: Long-term care insurance; State employees in Sickness and Disability Program are to benefit.
  • HJ820: Commending LaTonya E. Waller.
  • HB7: Higher Education, Council of; duties.
  • HB557: School calendar; requirement that school begin after Labor Day may be waived by Board of Education.
  • HB558: Standards of Quality; changes in provisions.
  • HB559: Wrongful incarceration for felony conviction; individuals granted an absolute pardon.
  • HB560: Retirement System; changes to sickness and disability plan.
  • HB561: Retirement System; optional life insurance.
  • HB562: Retirement System; retirement supplement.
  • HB563: Decibel level of sound; authorizes a law-enforcement officer to use certain equipment to determine.
  • HB564: Norfolk/Virginia Beach light rail project; funds will be expended in accordance with FTA.
  • HB565: School calendar; local school boards to set first day of school.
  • HB566: Standards of Quality; local school board to include in its annual report.
  • HB794: Home access businesses; establish standards, penalty.
  • HB1154: Crimes against seniors; increases criminal penalties when victim is 60 years of age or older.
  • HB1292: Photo-monitoring system; may enter into agreement with DMV to obtain vehicle owner information.
  • HB1663: Higher Education, Council of; shall appoint certain students to advisory committee.
  • HB1664: Higher Education, Council of; eliminates requirement to develop crisis & emergency management plan.
  • HB1665: Higher Education, Council of; eliminates requirement to develop strategic statewide plan.
  • HB1688: Deed of trust; additional requirements applicable to foreclosures, notices, and reinstatement right.
  • HB1689: Illegal aliens; fraudulently assisting, penalty.
  • HB1690: Identification cards, special; allows persons at least 70 years old to exchange driver's licenses.
  • HB1691: Retail Sales and Use Tax; City of Virginia Beach entitled to certain.
  • HB1922: Civics Education, Commission on; move from executive to legislative branch, may seek other funding.
  • HB1923: Textbooks; local school boards may assess reasonable fee or charge for loss or damage to.
  • HB2068: Retirement System; removes requirement that certain forms be notarized.
  • HB2069: Retirement System; health insurance credits for retired teachers.
  • HB2514: Elder abuse; staff members of financial institutions to report.
  • HB2515: Workers' Compensation Act; increases maximum tax rate that may be assessed on uninsured, etc.
  • HB5008: Claims; Arthur Lee Whitfield.
  • HJ654: Higher Education, State Council of; to study establishing four year institution in Virginia Beach.
  • HJ678: Classroom teachers; SCHEV Community College System to study shortage thereof.
  • HJ775: Commending homeschoolers in Virginia on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of homeschooling.
  • HB2: License plates, special; eliminates fee to family of persons who have died in military service.
  • HB3: Screened Family Day Home Provider List; created.
  • HB4: Credit reports; authorizes consumer to freeze access thereto.
  • HB45: Illegal aliens; fraudulently assisting thereof, penalty.
  • HB765: Emergency custody or temporary detention order; payment of cost of transportation.
  • HB766: Fraudulent academic credentials; misdemeanor to use to obtain employment, promotion, etc.
  • HB767: Home instruction of children; eliminates certain requirements.
  • HB768: Freedom of Information Act; active investigations of teacher licensing.
  • HB769: Literary Fund; memorandum of lien.
  • HB770: Public schools; establishes technology as major classification of school funds.
  • HB771: Schools, joint and regional; may request waiver from any new regulation requirements.
  • HB772: Retirement System; exemption from liability for advisory committees appointed thereby.
  • HB773: Retirement System; prior service credit.
  • HB774: State Police Officers' Retirement System; time within which compulsory retirement shall occur.
  • HB775: State employees; cash match plan.
  • HB776: Higher Education Board Appointments, Commission on; removes sunset provision.
  • HB777: Civics Education, Commission on; extends sunset provision.
  • HB6028: Light rail system; proposal for extension from Norfolk to beachfront in Virginia Beach.
  • HJ247: International education; recognizing importance in higher educational institutions.
  • HJ480: Celebrating the life of Chief Warrant Officer Jackie L. McFarlane, Jr.
  • HJ481: Celebrating the life of Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Kiernan.
  • HR13: Commending Mary Elizabeth McElroy Weil.
  • HB2: Special license plates for immediate family members of persons who have died in military service.
  • HB3: Child Care Provider Registry.
  • HB4: Freezing access to credit reports; penalty.
  • HB416: Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program; includes certain provisions.
  • HB2090: Lingebach, Walter S.; amends previous legislation providing relief thereto for property purchase.
  • HB2091: Health insurance credits; state employees receiving long-term benefits are eligible.
  • HB2092: Tuition charges, in-state; clarifies requirements for children of deployed military parents.
  • HB2093: Standards of Quality; changes in provisions.
  • HB2094: School superintendents; retirement benefits.
  • HB2095: Retirement System; additional information to localities and authorized to assess fees.
  • HB2096: Retirement System; accumulated contributions includes all employer-paid, tax-deferred contributions.
  • HB2097: VRS; exempts purchase of disability determinition services thereby from Public Procurement Act.
  • HB2152: College Savings Program; eliminates requirement of annual report by State Council of Higher Educ.
  • HB2153: Public Broadcasting Board; decreases membership by removing chairman of Council of Higher Education.
  • HB2154: Higher educational institutions; defines continuing or professional education.
  • HB2350: Literary Fund; school board's application for loan must be signed by governing body & school board.
  • HB2351: Life, Accident & Sickness Insurance Guaranty Association; maximum amount of contractual obligation.
  • HB2370: Health insurance credits; increased for retired teachers.
  • HB2371: Joint school; management of funds therefor, selection of fiscal agent.
  • HB3018: Old Dominion University; certain undergraduate classes offered at Va. Beach Higher Ed. Center.
  • HJ625: Higher education; joint sub. to study feasibility of establising institution in City of VA Beach.
  • HJ627: Designating the third week in September as Civics Education Week in Virginia.
  • HJ628: Celebrating the life of Carl W. Smith.
  • HJ634: Retirement System; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study benefit programs.
  • HB32: Child day programs; exemption from licensure for local recreation programs.
  • HB33: State employees; military leave of absence.
  • HB34: Credit reports; freezing access thereto, penalty.
  • HB35: Teachers; health insurance credits increased for those retired.
  • HB36: Higher educational institutions; violations of chapter on regulation thereof, penalty.
  • HB37: Retirement System; benefits for emergency medical technicians.
  • HB38: Vocational schools, out-of-state; accreditation of those operating within State.
  • HB39: Homestead exemption; increases for dependents.
  • HB40: Estate tax; conformity of state and federal statutes.
  • HB137: Standards of Learning; Board of Education to release assessments periodically.
  • HB213: Entertainment equipment in motor vehicles; any driver/passenger shall not operate in certain manner.
  • HB214: Treasurers' sales; relief for certain purchasers of property sold prior to designated date.
  • HB215: Comparative religion; Board of Education to authorize elective course in grades 9 through 12.
  • HB216: Standards of Learning assessments; student required to attend summer school for remediation program.
  • HB416: Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program; includes certain provisions.
  • HB417: Birth-Related Neurological Injury Program; employee benefits in Retirement System.
  • HB451: Retirement System; forfeiture of eligibility.
  • HB452: Retirement System; allows a member to transfer his contributions to the optional plan.
  • HB453: Retirement System; optional life insurance to be reviewed by VRS.
  • HB454: Retirement System; reemployment shall not result in suspension of benefit payments.
  • HB455: Life insurance; clarifies the date when reductions in coverage for State disability retiree begins.
  • HB1408: Transportation services; provide to nonpublic school students for fee.
  • HB1483: Home instruction; requirements.
  • HB1516: Possession of certain weapons; expulsion for possession thereof on school property.
  • HJ13: Designating November as 'Lung Cancer Awareness Month' in Virginia.
  • HJ17: Commending the Virginia School Boards Association on the occasion of its 100th birthday.
  • HJ196: Commending Thomas C. Scott.
  • HJ207: Commending the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals on the 100th anniversary.
  • HJ234: Commending the Kempsville High School softball team.
  • HJ244: Commending Barney Annas.
  • HJ274: Commending Dr. Jo Lynne DeMary, former State Superintendent of Public Instruction.