Senator Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)

Photo of Tom Garrett
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
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Courts of Justice, Education and Health, General Laws and Technology, Privileges and Elections, Transportation, Health Licensing, Special Public Smoking Legislation
Website
votetom.net
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
?
Tag Cloud ?
Bills Passed
6.9% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

WSLS: Congressman Tom Garrett preparing to take office

December 1, 2016
The top items on the agenda for the former state senator include a decrease in national spending, Obamacare, and an increase in jobs. ?We need to reign in our out of control spending and take down the federal debt,? said Garrett. ?I think one of the ...

Franklin News Post: Tom Garrett wins House

November 11, 2016
State Sen. Tom Garrett has won the Fifth District House seat, besting his opponent Jane Dittmar with 58 percent of the vote. Garrett collected 206,033 votes to Dittmar's 147,385. In Franklin County, Garrett garnered 19,040 votes to Dittmar's 7,448. The ...Tom Garrett's Election Night Interview with Bearing DriftBearing Drift (press release) (blog)all 3 news articles »

wtvr.com: Special election date set for soon-to-be vacant General Assembly seats

November 29, 2016
The three special elections will be held for Virginia Senate District 9 (Donald McEachin), Virginia Senate District 22 (Tom Garrett) and Virginia House of Delegates District 85 (Scott Taylor). Senate District 9 is open after State Senator Donald ...and more »

Lynchburg News and Advance: Race is on to replace Garrett in state senate

November 10, 2016
I think either one of them would make an excellent senator to replace Tom Garrett,? said Daniel Bradshaw, chairman of the Republican Committee for the 22nd Senatorial District. ?I'm wishing both of them the best of luck in their fight to secure the ...

Kenbridge Victoria Dispatch: County votes for Trump, Garrett

November 10, 2016
With all 12 of the county's precincts having reported in less than two hours after closing, Lunenburg voters chose Republican Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton for president and current state Sen. Tom Garrett Jr. over Democratic rival Jane ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Tom Garrett’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2012. There are 172 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.