Delegate Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)

Photo of Chris Jones
Party
Republican
District
76: Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Suffolk (part) [map]
Took Office
January 1998
Next Election
November 2017
Committees
Appropriations (Chair), Privileges and Elections, Rules
Website
schrisjones.com
Copatroning Habits
76% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 72% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 66% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
10% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

Suffolk News-Herald: Peet's Coffee to establish roastery in Suffolk

December 9, 2016
Peet's Coffee to establish roastery in Suffolk?The city of Suffolk is very fortunate to have been selected as the site for Peet's Coffee & Tea East Coast manufacturing operation,? Delegate Chris Jones stated in a press release. ?Suffolk's title as 'Virginia's Caffeine Capital' is reconfirmed with ...and more »

The Daily Progress: Lawmakers ask for two-year extension for mental health reforms

December 7, 2016
Deeds initially said he doubted the legislature would support extending the work, but those concerns appeared to dissipate after state Del. S. Chris Jones, R-Suffolk, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, emerged from the crowd in Senate Room ...and more »

Sports Illustrated: NFL Week 14 picks: Chiefs, Raiders playing for AFC West supremacy on Thursday night

December 8, 2016
New York TimesJack Del Rio's team often has been at its best when pushing the tempo via QB and leading MVP candidate Derek Carr, but a little ball control Thursday wouldn't hurt. Oakland does boast ... Key player(s): Chris Jones and Rakeem Nunez-Roches, DL, Chiefs.Chiefs game plan: Scouting the Oakland Raiders (10-2)Kansas City Star (blog)all 1,030 news articles »

NBC 29 News: Lawmakers Working to Provide Funds to Virginia State Police

November 18, 2016
"The immediate problem for us, in my opinion is, that we are losing 12 or more troopers a month, and we have got to fix that problem and turn it around," said 76th District Delegate S. Chris Jones. VSP has been experiencing a retention problem; Colonel ...

Daily Press: Supreme Court struggles to thread needle on race, politics, in Virginia redistricting case

December 5, 2016
Monday's case focuses on legislative districts but plaintiffs made essentially the same argument: That the House of Delegate's GOP majority packed black voters into a dozen already heavily black districts in order to strengthen Republican chances ...McCrory v. Harris : SCOTUSblogSCOTUSblogall 112 news articles »

These are all of the video clips of Chris Jones’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2008. There are 223 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB1065: Ground water conservation incentive program; State Water Control Bd. to establish voluntary program.
  • HB1067: Bonds; tolls on I-66.
  • HB1072: Virginia Retirement System; modifies hybrid retirement program.
  • HB1136: Capital outlay plan; revises six-year plan for projects.
  • HB29: Budget Bill.
  • HB30: Budget Bill.
  • HB1062: Higher educational institutions; management agreements.
  • HB1063: Bonds for institutions of higher education.
  • HB1064: Virginia Information Technologies Agency; duties and responsibilities, etc.
  • HB1065: Ground water conservation incentive program; State Water Control Bd. to establish voluntary program.
  • HB1066: Disbursement of funds for Confederate gravesites.
  • HB1067: Bonds; tolls on I-66.
  • HB1068: Advanced Shipbuilding Production Facility Grant Program; established, Fund created.
  • HB1069: Tolls; toll collection procedures, fees, etc.
  • HB1070: Toll violations; reciprocity agreements, enforcement.
  • HB1072: Virginia Retirement System; modifies hybrid retirement program.
  • HB1136: Capital outlay plan; revises six-year plan for projects.
  • HB1343: Research & development in the Commonwealth; Va. Research Investment Fund & Committee, created, etc.
  • HB1344: Bonds; certain capital projects.
  • HB1345: Line of Duty Act; revises Act by codifying revisions.
  • HJ140: Commending David L. Bernd.
  • HJ141: Commending George Y. Birdsong.
  • HJ142: Commending the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football team.
  • HJ151: Early childhood development programs; JLARC to study specific programs.
  • HJ157: Virginia Community College System; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to review.
  • HJ198: Commending Little Bethel Baptist Church.
  • HJ199: Commending Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.
  • HJ200: Commending the Nansemond River High School girls' indoor track team.
  • HJ327: Celebrating the life of Antoinette Poulson Williams.
  • HJ328: Celebrating the life of Robert Wesley Harrell, Jr.
  • HJ362: Celebrating the life of Colonel Fred V. Cherry, Sr., USAF, Ret.
  • HJ373: Commending the Nansemond River High School wrestling team.
  • HJ376: Celebrating the life of Richard S. Erdt.
  • HR71: House of Delegates; salaries, contingent and incidental expenses.
  • HB877: Hybrid retirement program; local deferred compensation and cash match plans.
  • HB1400: Budget Bill.
  • HB1886: Public-Private Transportation Act; establishes requirement for finding of public interest.
  • HB1887: Commonwealth Transportation Board; membership, funding, updates annual reporting, and allocations.
  • HB1888: Academic transcripts; suspension or permanent dismissal from institution.
  • HB1889: Airport; charges on ground transportation providers.
  • HB1890: Virginia Retirement System; purchase of service credit for prior service.
  • HB1891: Capital outlay plan; creates a six-year plan.
  • HB1892: Commonwealth of Virginia Institutions of Higher Education Bond Act of 2015; created.
  • HB1969: Virginia Retirement System; cash balance retirement plan.
  • HB2204: Line of Duty Act; codifying revisions to the Act.
  • HB2222: Commonwealth's Attorneys Training Fund; established.
  • HB2323: Information technology projects and services; Chief Information Officer authorized to approve.
  • HJ610: Early childhood development programs; JLARC to study.
  • HJ611: Celebrating the life of Sergeant Charles Calvin Strong, USMC.
  • HJ612: Celebrating the life of William Gerald Saunders, Sr.
  • HJ613: Celebrating the life of Donald Elwood Carter.
  • HJ614: Commending Tara Worley.
  • HJ726: Commending Robert P. Schultze.
  • HJ747: Celebrating the life of the Honorable William Wellington Jones.
  • HR200: House of Delegates; salaries, contingent and incidental expenses.
  • HR275: Commending the Honorable J. Samuel Glasscock.
  • HR276: Commending the Honorable Frederick M. Quayle.
  • HB10: Judges; retirement allowance and service after retirement.
  • HB29: Budget Bill.
  • HB30: Budget Bill.
  • HB869: Commonwealth of Virginia Higher Educational Institutions Bond Act of 2014; created.
  • HB871: Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Grant Program; expands existing program.
  • HB873: VA's ports-related tax credits; increases annual amount of international trade facility tax credits.
  • HB876: Virginia Port Authority; changes composition of Board of Commissioners.
  • HB877: Hybrid retirement program; local deferred compensation and cash match plans.
  • HB1075: Political subdivisions, certain; audits.
  • HB1253: Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission; created.
  • HB5001: Budget Bill.
  • HB5002: Budget Bill.
  • HB5003: Budget Bill.
  • HB5010: Appropriation act, general; amendments.
  • HJ103: Virginia's Line of Duty Act; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study.
  • HJ193: Celebrating the life of David William Spanka.
  • HJ194: Commending the Honorable James C. Godwin.
  • HJ296: Commending the Nansemond River Power Squadron and the United States Power Squadrons.
  • HJ316: Commending Claudette Keene Mullins.
  • HJ478: Commending the Nansemond River Garden Club.
  • HJ479: Commending Robert M. Brooks.
  • HJ5170: Commending Virginia Crime Stoppers Association, Inc.
  • HR55: Celebrating the life of Philip Randolph Thomas, M. D.
  • HR56: Commending Planters.
  • HR66: House of Delegates; salaries, contingent and incidental expenses.
  • HR503: House of Delegates; salaries, contingent and incidental expenses.
  • HR511: Commending James J. Riley, Jr.
  • HB741: Public-Private Partnership Advisory Commission; powers.
  • HB1289: Impaired health care providers; amends definition of impairment.
  • HB1689: Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; approval required for comprehensive agreements.
  • HB1690: Public-Private Transportation Act; definition of transportation facility, port facility excluded.
  • HB1691: Virginia Port Authority; acquisition and lease of property, limitations.
  • HB1692: Public-Private Transportation Act; receipt of competing proposals, disclosure of business points.
  • HB2034: Land preservation tax credit; repealing effective January 1, 2014.
  • HB2038: Fort Monroe Authority; payments in lieu of real property taxes.
  • HB2047: Long-term health care insurance; tax credit not allowed if person claimed fed. income tax deduction.
  • HB2057: Higher educational institutions; memoranda of understanding, etc.
  • HB2079: VA Public Procurement Act; process for competitive sealed bidding and negotiation.
  • HB2188: Line of Duty Act; certain employees to make irrevocable election to self-fund benefits.
  • HB2276: Virginia Port Authority; reform by adding Chief Executive Officer to Board of Commissioners, etc.
  • HB2312: Pharmacies; clarifies definition of compounding, etc.
  • HJ619: Early childhood programs, state-supported; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study.
  • HJ620: Transportation programs; JLARC to study efficiency and sufficiency of funding in State.
  • HJ621: Port of Virginia; JLARC to study competitiveness, efficiency, and governance structure.
  • HJ622: Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (first reference).
  • HJ841: Celebrating the life of James Franklin Hope, Sr.
  • HJ909: Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (first reference).
  • HJ929: Commending Orion Dunbar.
  • HR159: Celebrating the life of Jack Williams Webb, Sr.
  • HB733: Pharmacists; compounding authority.
  • HB734: Recordation tax; a deed to have amount of consideration stated on its first page of document.
  • HB735: Community-based continuing care (CBCC) providers; required to be registered with SCC.
  • HB736: Primary schedule; moves primary date in anticipation of redistricting process, etc.
  • HB737: Modeling and Simulation Advisory Council; adds two citizen members representing higher education.
  • HB738: Human Resource Management, Department of; health and related insurance for state employees.
  • HB739: Virginia College Savings Plan; JLARC to oversee and evaluate, report.
  • HB740: Line of Duty Act; political subdivisions to make an irrevocable election to self-fund benefits.
  • HB741: Public-Private Partnership Advisory Commission; powers.
  • HB1167: High Performance Buildings Act; created.
  • HB1271: Sexually violent predators; Director of DOC shall develop protocol for assessing prisoner, etc.
  • HB1289: Impaired health care providers; amends definition of impairment.
  • HJ156: Commending Patsy Joyner.
  • HR20: Celebrating the life of David Goodrich Monette.
  • HR47: Celebrating the life of Billy E. Cuddington.
  • HR589: Commending Mark Outlaw.
  • HB987: Stormwater regulation; amends current law.
  • HB2093: Conflict of Interests Act, State & Local Government; prohibited conduct by constitutional officers.
  • HB2094: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation; updates powers and duties.
  • HB2095: Retirement System; loss of benefits for certain felony convictions.
  • HB2096: Retirement System; benefits for constitutional officers.
  • HB2097: Architect or professional engineers; required to maintain an error and omissions policy.
  • HB2098: Campaign Finance Disclosure Act; conversion of contributions to personal use.
  • HB2465: Virginia Retirement System; defined contribution retirement program for state and local employees.
  • HB2495: Advanced Shipbuilding Training Facility Grant Program; revises Program.
  • HJ651: Commending Norman McIntosh.
  • HJ652: Commending the Lakeland High School field hockey team.
  • HJ662: Celebrating the life of Cora Baxley Thomasson.
  • HJ663: Celebrating the life of Richard Lynn Williamson.
  • HJ664: Celebrating the life of Sam Lorenzo Callis.
  • HJ665: Celebrating the life of Charles Leonard Willis, Sr.
  • HJ773: Commending Virginia's Rx Partnership and its partners.
  • HJ807: Commending Suffolk Christian Church on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.
  • HJ897: Celebrating the life of Clarence W. Burton.
  • HR88: Celebrating the life of Turpin A. Saunders, Jr.
  • HR89: Commending Donald C.J. Gehring.
  • HB950: Charitable gaming; regulations of Charitable Gaming Board, report.
  • HB951: Blackwater River; designates a portion as component of State Scenic Rivers System.
  • HB952: Alcoholic beverages; tasting event to be conducted at government stores under certain circumstances.
  • HB953: Schedule II, III, IV, and V drugs; adds various controlled substances to list.
  • HB983: Contractors, Board for; installation of HVAC systems.
  • HB984: Declarations of estimated tax; changes date that farmers and fishermen must file.
  • HB985: BPOL tax; gross receipts of security brokers and dealers.
  • HB986: Abortion or miscarriage; penalty.
  • HB987: Stormwater regulation; amends current law.
  • HB1387: Campaign finance information and reports; public access.
  • HJ134: Transportation Network of Hampton Roads, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued.
  • HJ141: Celebrating the life of James L. McLemore III.
  • HJ142: Celebrating the life of Nathan T. Hardee.
  • HJ144: Commending the King's Fork High School boys' basketball team.
  • HJ145: Commending the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football team.
  • HJ146: Commending Virginia's Rx Partnership and its partners.
  • HJ206: Celebrating the life of George Barnett, Sr.
  • HJ230: Celebrating the life of Jerrell Gideon Huneycutt.
  • HJ267: Celebrating the life of Betty Cross Pretlow.
  • HJ490: Commending the Nansemond-Suffolk Volunteer Rescue Squad.
  • HB2210: Enforcement of traffic light signals; allows law-enforcement officers to arrest or detain persons.
  • HB2211: Prescription Monitoring Program; disclosure of information.
  • HB2212: Automated drug dispensing systems; allows drugs in multi-dose packaging to be placed therein.
  • HB2213: Baylor Grounds; removes Marine Resources authority to grant easement for natural gas pipeline.
  • HB2214: Bulk donation programs; pharmacy may charge reasonable dispensing or administrative fee.
  • HB2215: Economic Development Authority; allows City of Suffolk to increase size of board of directors.
  • HB2216: Subdivision ordinance; delete City of Suffolk from locality that shall provide reasonable provision.
  • HB2217: Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, etc.; required insurance for certain licensees.
  • HB2218: Soil and water conservation district directors; notice of election.
  • HB2639: Freedom of Information Act; exempts certain records of Department of Veterans Services, etc.
  • HB2640: Criminal Justice Services Board; increase of membership.
  • HB2647: Cemetery Board; exemptions from licensure.
  • HB2648: Absentee ballots; methods for counting.
  • HJ711: Transportation Network of Hampton Roads, Joint Subcommittee studying; continued.
  • HJ712: Craney Island Eastward Expansion Project; U.S. Congress urged to appropriate its funds to construct.
  • HJ737: Commending Southside Baptist Church on the occasion of its 50th anniversary
  • HJ930: Celebrating the life of J. Irving Baines.
  • HJ1037: Celebrating the life of Ollie J. Amon, Jr.
  • HJ1038: Celebrating the life of Peggy Brown Byrd.
  • HB1123: Real estate and personal property taxes; applied to property of public service corporations, etc.
  • HB1124: Virginia Commonwealth University; management agreement with State.
  • HB1125: Port Authority; Marine Resources Commission to grant easements and rights-of-way.
  • HB1126: Abortion or miscarriage; intent to destroy unborn child, penalty.
  • HB1127: Campaign finance disclosure; required special reports for certain large contributions.
  • HB1128: Pharmacists; continuing education requirements.
  • HB1129: Pharmacy, Board of; expiration of licenses.
  • HB1130: VDOT logo signs; businesses that cater to recreational vehicle users.
  • HB1367: Freedom of Information Act; exemption for local government investment pool.
  • HB1368: Judges, substitute or retired; increases per diem compensation.
  • HJ159: U.S. Route 460 Communications Committee; extends mandate, report.
  • HJ187: Celebrating the life of Howard Nathaniel Williams.
  • HJ188: Celebrating the life of Obadiah Colander.
  • HJ189: Celebrating the life of Herman T. Benn.
  • HJ190: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Dr. Thelma Norfleet.
  • HJ191: Commending Chums Club of Suffolk on the occasion of its 70th anniversary.
  • HJ194: Hampton Roads; joint subcommittee to study transportation network.
  • HJ359: Commending Nick Manning.
  • HB293: Campaign finance disclosure; reporting requirements.
  • HB296: Campaign finance disclosure; valuation of certain campaign contributions.
  • HB735: Campaign finance disclosure; requirement to close certain candidate campaign accounts.
  • HB1631: Feticide; penalty.
  • HB2645: Charter; City of Suffolk.
  • HB2647: Persons under disability; shall not include an incarcerated person.
  • HB2648: Abortion or miscarriage; intent to produce or cause.
  • HB2649: Pharmacy, Board of; grounds for discipline.
  • HB2650: Campaign finance disclosure; clarifies certain definitions and reporting requirements.
  • HB2651: State employees; removes reference to Milliman & Robertson's guidelines from Code.
  • HB3005: Natural gas pipeline; Marine Resources Commission to grant easements and rights-of-way.
  • HJ731: Celebrating the life of James S. Carter.
  • HJ936: Celebrating the life of James Robert Bennett.
  • HR62: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Dr. Clarence James Word.
  • HB12: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include certain school-related items.
  • HB290: Pharmacy, Board of; specific powers and duties.
  • HB291: Campaign finance; special disclosure requirements for certain large contributions; civil penalties.
  • HB292: Campaign finance disclosure; exemptions.
  • HB293: Campaign finance disclosure; reporting requirements.
  • HB294: Campaign finance disclosure; independent expenditures.
  • HB295: Campaign finance disclosure; statements of organization and petty cash funds.
  • HB296: Campaign finance disclosure; valuation of certain campaign contributions.
  • HB297: Campaign finance disclosure; special reports of large pre-election contributions.
  • HB298: Airport fees and charges; limits authority to impose off-site fees.
  • HB299: Registered pharmacy tech.; authorized to accept oral prescriptions for certain radiopharmaceuticals.
  • HB300: Physician assistants; provides that they may sign various forms and certificates, etc.
  • HB301: Absentee ballot applications; submission thereof to local registrars through official website.
  • HB302: Nonresident pharmacies; inspections for those seeking registrations to conduct business.
  • HB303: Incarcerated persons; person under disability excluded for purposes of executing wills, etc.
  • HB734: Community College Transfer Grant Program Fund; created.
  • HB735: Campaign finance disclosure; requirement to close certain candidate campaign accounts.
  • HB972: Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006; reorganizes and clarifies provisions thereof.
  • HB973: Income tax, state; senior citizen tax relief.
  • HB1467: Freedom of Information Act; open meeting exemption, information gathered by or for Port Authority.
  • HB1468: Judges, substitute and retired; increases per diem.
  • HB5072: Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; created, report.
  • HJ32: Campaign Finance Disclosure Act; Board of Elections to continue its review thereof.
  • HJ33: Route 460 Communications Committee; cont. until commencement of construction of 460 project, report.
  • HJ84: Celebrating the life of Sergeant Bradley J. Harper.
  • HJ93: Commending the Deep Creek High School boys' track team.
  • HJ177: Celebrating the life of De'vounce White.
  • HJ242: Commending Planters on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
  • HJ329: Celebrating the life of Earl Hundley.
  • HJ353: Commending Bruce Franklin Jamerson.
  • HJ368: Celebrating the life of William A. Shaw.
  • HJ369: Celebrating the life of Raymond O. Johnson, Sr.
  • HR37: Celebrating the life of Warren C. Spivey, Jr.