Senator Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)

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Party
Republican
District
22: Amherst County (All), Appomattox County (All), Buckingham County (All), Cumberland County (All), Fluvanna County (All), Goochland County (All), Prince Edward County (All), Louisa County (Part), Lynchburg City (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Left Office
January 2017
Website
votetom.net
Twitter
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Copatroning Habits
60% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 66% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 56% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
6.9% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

Fauquier Now: Congressman Tom Garrett seeks to legalize marijuana

February 28, 2017
During his confirmation as the nation's top law enforcement officer, then-Sen. Sessions pointed out that if legislators did not like this approach, they should change the laws accordingly, the congressman noted. Mr. Garrett said he anticipates ...Rep. Garrett Introduces Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and WeatherNBC 29 NewsCongressman Tom Garrett introduces bill to decriminalize marijuanaWSETVirginia Representative Tom Garrett Pushes to Legalize Marijuana NationwideMERRY JANETheJointBlog (blog)all 11 news articles »

The Daily Progress: Tom Garrett wants to void DC's strict gun laws

March 21, 2017
Tom Garrett wants to void DC's strict gun lawsWASHINGTON ? Freshman Rep. Tom Garrett R-5th has introduced legislation to void the nation's capital's strict gun bills as one of his first bills, sparking a retort from District of Columbia Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton that he should pay more attention ...and more »

Roanoke Times: Garrett introduces bill to decriminalize marijuana federally

February 27, 2017
Tom Garrett, R-Buckingham, introduced legislation Monday that would federally decriminalize marijuana, according to a news release from his office. The Ending Federal Marijuana ... This bill originally was introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in ...Garrett introduces new marijuana legislationThe Charlottesville Newsplexall 4 news articles »

Roanoke Times: Three Virginia GOP congressmen, including Rep. Tom Garrett in 5th District, line up against GOP health care plan

March 15, 2017
For weeks, Virginia congressmen Dave Brat and Tom Garrett ? both members of the Freedom Caucus ? have warned that Ryan's plan would not go far enough to roll back President Barack Obama's health care law. Then on Monday, Rep. Rob Wittman, R ...and more »

Richmond.com: Where do Virginia's 11 members of Congress stand on the health care bill?

March 22, 2017
Where do Virginia's 11 members of Congress stand on the health care bill?Glen Allen resident Helen Alli (right) sang a hymn at a prayer vigil outside U.S. Rep. Dave Brat's office in western Henrico County on Wednesday. The vigil invited people from all faiths to pray that Brat would vote against the American Health Care Act.and more »

These are all of the video clips of Tom Garrett’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2012. There are 184 video clips in all.

Bills

  • SB15: Economic development, local; transfer of taxes to qualified locality.
  • SB178: Concealed handgun permits; reciprocity with other states.
  • SB271: Adoption; leave benefit.
  • SB402: Virginia Higher Education Scholarship Act Fund; created.
  • SJ4: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office.
  • SB13: General Assembly members; prohibited conduct.
  • SB14: General Assembly; testimony under oath before committee or subcommittee.
  • SB15: Economic development, local; transfer of taxes to qualified locality.
  • SB85: Public utilities; regulation of rates and service, procedures of the State Corporation Commission.
  • SB86: Sexual abuse of certain children; penalty.
  • SB87: Circuit court clerks; disaster plan for recovery of any land record maintained electronically.
  • SB178: Concealed handgun permits; reciprocity with other states.
  • SB208: Statewide Fire Prevention Code; authorizes use of consumer fireworks, penalties.
  • SB270: Sanctuary policies; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers.
  • SB271: Adoption; leave benefit.
  • SB340: School calendar.
  • SB402: Virginia Higher Education Scholarship Act Fund; created.
  • SB612: Students who receive home instruction; participation in interscholastic programs.
  • SB613: Driver's license; marijuana possession.
  • SB630: Motorcyclists; operating or riding without helmet.
  • SB678: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; time period for responding to requests for records.
  • SB714: Alcoholic beverage control; privileges of distiller's license.
  • SJ4: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office.
  • SJ94: Driver's license; suspension upon conviction of marijuana offense.
  • SR2: Commending Emmaus Baptist Church.
  • SR3: Celebrating the life of Robbin Thompson.
  • SR5: Commending Rachel Price.
  • SR6: Commending Laurie Corker.
  • SR7: Commending Kira Roberts.
  • SR8: Commending Virginia Staton.
  • SR11: Commending Wes Farkas.
  • SR12: Commending Edward McCann, Jr.
  • SR13: Commending the Appomattox High School football team.
  • SR24: Rules of the Senate; news media.
  • SB442: Sexual abuse; increases penalty for abuse of child 13 or 14 years of age to Class 6 felony.
  • SB574: Local fiscal impact bills; first day introduction.
  • SB656: Economic development, local; revenues from certain taxes for qualified locality.
  • SB982: Graduation requirements; local alternative paths to standard units of credit.
  • SB983: Higher educational institutions, four-year public; dual enrollment programs.
  • SB984: Standards of Learning tests; expedited retake.
  • SB985: Virginia Public School Educational Technology Grants Program; leases of educational technology.
  • SB986: Senate districts; adjustment.
  • SB987: Virginia Public Procurement Act; bid match preference for Virginia businesses.
  • SB1026: Lobbyist disclosure; reporting by certain political subdivisions.
  • SB1027: Passing with a double yellow line; drivers allowed to pass pedestrian, stopped vehicle, etc.
  • SB1130: Blackjacks and other similar weapons; sale or possession of with intent to sell.
  • SB1131: School calendar.
  • SB1132: Concealed handgun; possession on school property prohibited.
  • SB1133: State and local government officers and employees; prohibited conduct, retaliation.
  • SB1134: General Assembly members; prohibited conduct.
  • SB1135: Adoption leave benefit; creates new classification for state employee.
  • SB1136: Administrative Rules, Joint Commission on; powers and duties, effect of administrative rules.
  • SB1137: Loaded rifle or shotgun; regulation of transportation.
  • SB1138: Sexual abuse of certain children; penalty.
  • SB1139: General Assembly; testimony under oath before committee or subcommittee.
  • SB1140: Local fiscal impact bills; first day introduction.
  • SB1143: Quarantine zones; establishment by the Governor, at the request of the Commissioner.
  • SB1144: Local economic development.
  • SB1158: Statewide Fire Prevention Code; authorizes use of consumer fireworks in Commonwealth.
  • SB1329: Higher educational institutions; memorandum of understanding and policies for sexual assaults.
  • SB1392: Planning district commissions; representation of regional partners.
  • SJ4: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office.
  • SJ244: Study; long-term impact of biosolids and industrial waste; report.
  • SJ263: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Governor's term of office.
  • SJ264: Constitutional amendment; right to acquire farm-produced food.
  • SJ265: Commending Ashland D. Fortune.
  • SB8: Tow truck drivers; registration after conviction of violent crimes.
  • SB9: Coyotes; lawful to hunt or kill on Sundays.
  • SB10: Water and sewer system; discounted fees and charges for low-income and disabled customers.
  • SB12: Legislators; prohibits member of General Assembly from using his position to retaliate, etc.
  • SB13: Hunting dogs, etc.; permission from landowner to retrieve from property.
  • SB14: Sodomy; crimes against nature, clarifies provisions of clause, penalty.
  • SB121: State and local government officers and employees; prohibitied conduct.
  • SB123: Wind & other energy projects; Board shall consult with DEQ on regulations, impacts on wildlife.
  • SB189: Administrative Rules, Joint Commission on; effect of administrative rules.
  • SB190: DUI; probation.
  • SB343: Statewide Fire Prevention Code; use of consumer and restricted consumer fireworks, etc.
  • SB368: Rifle or shotgun, loaded; regulation of transportation.
  • SB436: Senate districts; technical adjustments.
  • SB441: Student discipline; expulsion due to firearm or drug offenses.
  • SB442: Sexual abuse; increases penalty for abuse of child 13 or 14 years of age to Class 6 felony.
  • SB574: Local fiscal impact bills; first day introduction.
  • SB581: Longwood University; removal of member of Board of Visitors.
  • SB582: Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP); DCR to utilize storm-based approach in order to derive PMP.
  • SB583: General Assembly; testimony under oath before committee or subcommittee.
  • SB656: Economic development, local; revenues from certain taxes for qualified locality.
  • SJ4: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • SJ190: Commending the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at James River.
  • SR43: Celebrating the life of John Bagby III.
  • SB665: Standards of Learning; method of administration.
  • SB667: Child endangerment; relocated to Title 18.2, cruelty and injuries to children, penalty.
  • SB668: Sex offense; felony punishment for subsequent misdemeanor.
  • SB677: State Inspector General, Office of; performance review of state agencies.
  • SB791: State Inspector General, Office of; develop and implement an audit work plan, report.
  • SB792: Nonpublic school students; participation in interscholastic programs.
  • SB793: Solicitation of election fraud; penalty.
  • SB794: Disabled parking placards; physicians may issue to patients.
  • SB795: Forensic Toxicology Fund; created.
  • SB796: Spousal privilege; creates statutory exception in criminal cases.
  • SB797: Electric utilities; advanced meters.
  • SB798: Service districts; any locality may amend boundaries of an established district, etc.
  • SB799: Real property tax; special valuation for land preservation.
  • SB801: Sex offense; felony punishment for subsequent misdemeanor.
  • SB802: Electoral boards; meetings.
  • SB803: Hunting; lawful to hunt or kill coyotes on Sunday.
  • SB804: Voluntary boundary agreement between localities; attachment of GIS map to petitions.
  • SB805: Elections; costs of primaries.
  • SB806: Presidential primaries; localities shall be reimbursed by State for all costs incurred.
  • SB810: Legislation; prohibits any committee of General Assembly from reporting bill impacting localities.
  • SB811: False lien or encumbrance; filing against real or personal property of another, penalty.
  • SB812: Public school interscholastic programs; participation of students receiving home instruction.
  • SB813: Electoral boards and general registrars; reimbursement of costs of compensation and expenses.
  • SB825: Courts of record; land records; indigency determinations.
  • SB826: Abortion; funding by Board of Health for certain women.
  • SB827: Federal statutes or regulations; implementation of regulatory stringency standard.
  • SB910: Statewide Fire Prevention Code; redefines what constitutes permissible fireworks in State.
  • SB949: Medical assistance fraud investigations; service of subpoenas.
  • SB950: Practitioners of medicine, etc.; updates terminology in sections governing licensure, etc.
  • SB1249: Financial institutions; checks required to show date account was opened.
  • SB1297: Criminal judgment; appeal based on erroneously admitted evidence.
  • SB1322: Dead bodies; Commonwealth shall pay cost of disposition.
  • SB1323: Temporary detention; execution of order, transportation.
  • SB1375: Claims; Edna Twiddy.
  • SB1378: Firearms; person guilty of Class 4 felony if sells to person he knows is prohibited from possessing.
  • SJ254: Celebrating the life of Warren Gordon Richardson.
  • SJ276: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • SJ368: United States Constitution; General Assembly recognizes 2nd Amendment protects right to bear arms.
  • SJ383: Commending The Central Virginian.
  • SJ419: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Dr. Donald Lawrence Trent, Sr.
  • SR33: Celebrating the life of Rear Admiral DeWitt Leroy Freeman, USN (Ret.).
  • SB461: Sexually violent predators; conducting probable cause hearing.
  • SB476: Confidential juvenile records; sharing with state and local correctional facilities, confidential.
  • SB481: Vehicle odometers; increases penalty for tampering.
  • SB527: Virginia Personnel Act; hiring preference in state employment for members of National Guard.
  • SB528: Hunting and fishing license, special; permanently disabled veteran to apply and receive at no cost.
  • SB665: Standards of Learning; method of administration.
  • SB666: Fines and fees; disposition of fines in traffic cases.
  • SB667: Child endangerment; relocated to Title 18.2, cruelty and injuries to children, penalty.
  • SB668: Sex offense; felony punishment for subsequent misdemeanor.
  • SB669: Voter registration records; general registrar to cancel registration of voter shown to be a felon.
  • SB670: Concealed handgun permit applications; removes option for locality to require fingerprints.
  • SB676: Recycling survey; requires solid waste planning units and localities to submit report every 4 years.
  • SB677: State Inspector General, Office of; performance review of state agencies.
  • SJ227: Commending Jerry Cutright.
  • SJ228: Celebrating the life of Louisa County Sheriffs Office K-9 Unit Bloodhound Maggie.