Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan)

Photo of Terry Austin
37: Counties of Alleghany, Botetourt , Craig, and Rockbridge (part); Cities of Buena Visa, Covington, and Lexington
Took Office
January 2014
Next Election
November 2025
Copatroning Habits
62% of bills he has copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 63% of them are Republicans. Of all of his fellow copatrons of the bills that he copatroned, 60% of them are Republicans.
Bills Passed
90% in 2024
Recent Mentions in the Media

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April 16, 2024 | 6:00 am

WDBJ: Gov. Youngkin signs NIL bill bringing college athletics in the Commonwealth up to speed

April 11, 2024 | 5:34 pm

Virginia Public Access Project: State Legislators' 2024 "Batting Averages"

March 14, 2024 | 3:00 am

Cardinal News: Budget negotiators named; will start work Sunday to resolve differences

February 29, 2024 | 3:00 am

Cardinal News: The General Assembly, through the lens of photographer Bob Brown

February 15, 2024 | 3:00 am

These are all of the video clips of Terry Austin’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2015. There are 1 video clips in all.


  • HB191: Motor vehicle dealers; sale of franchise.
  • HB237: Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board; increases membership.
  • HB839: American Revolution 250 Commission; amends membership and staffing.
  • HB840: License plates, special; issuance of plates marking 250th anniversary of the American Revolution.
  • HB842: School boards; expands availability of allowable alternatives for pupil transportation.
  • HB843: Pari-mutuel wagering; historical horse racing, percentage retained for distribution.
  • HB844: Commercial driver's licenses & learner's permits; definitions, training, drug & alcohol violations.
  • HB845: Abandoned vehicles; owner and lienholder information.
  • HB1425: Virginia Passenger Rail Authority; exempts railway tunnels and bridges from Building Code.
  • HB1505: Intercollegiate athletics; student-athletes, compensation for name, image, or likeness.
  • HJ71: Celebrating the life of Julius L. Branscome.
  • HJ84: Higher educational institutions, public; displaying VA250 logo on all athletic uniforms.
  • HJ139: Celebrating the life of Herbert Simon Claybrook, Jr.
  • HJ180: Commending the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • HJ181: Commending Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.
  • HJ217: Celebrating the life of Peter Easter.
  • HR425: Celebrating the life of Elinor McManus.
  • HB1494: License plates, special; issuance for supporters of Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.
  • HB1495: Transportation network companies; uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.
  • HB1496: Commonwealth Mass Transit Fund; 3.5 percent of Fund may be allocated to NVTC.
  • HB2381: Toll operators; access to DMV records.
  • HB2391: Public-Private Partnership Advisory Commission; membership.
  • HB2392: Towing and recovery operators; attorney fees and costs.
  • HB2415: American Revolution 250 Commission; changes Commission to a legislative branch commission.
  • HB2423: Flashing red and white warning lights; emergency vehicle exemptions.
  • HJ625: Commending Joyce Waugh.
  • HJ732: Celebrating the life of Richard Eugene Bradshaw.
  • HB462: Retail Sales and Use Tax; extends sunset date for exemption of aircraft components.
  • HB463: Boat ramps; removes authorization for Department of Wildlife Resources to charge a fee for use.
  • HB468: Libraries, local and regional; Botetourt County, library boards.
  • HB477: Health insurance; coverage for prostate cancer screening.
  • HB482: Commonwealth Transportation Board; performance standards for review of certain plans.
  • HB507: Intercollegiate athletics; student-athletes, compensation and representation for name, image, etc.
  • HB1030: Marijuana and certain traffic offenses; issuing citations.
  • HB1363: Norvel LaFallette Ray Lee Memorial Highway; designating as portion of Route 220 in Botetourt County.
  • HJ180: Commending Todd Foreman.
  • HJ258: Celebrating the life of John Gregory Blankenship.
  • HJ310: Commending Kevin W. Hall.
  • HJ379: Commemorating the life and legacy of Norvel LaFallette Ray Lee.
  • HR18: Celebrating the life of Patricia Goode Satterfield.
  • HR101: Commending Malcolm Rupert Cutler.
  • HR196: Commending the Fincastle Volunteer Fire Department.
  • HB1603: Traffic incident management vehicles; definition.
  • HB1826: Education, Board of; qualifications of members.
  • HB1827: Education, Board of; geographic representation of members.
  • HB1827: Education, Board of; geographic representation of members.
  • HB2091: Covington, City of; amending charter, consolidated school division, salaries.
  • HB2091: Covington, City of; amending charter, consolidated school division, salaries.
  • HB2289: Children's Services Act; eligibility for state pool of funds, any child or youth.
  • HR245: Celebrating the life of Robert Waid.
  • HR266: Celebrating the life of Edgar Kyle Baker.
  • HR783: Commending Debbie Painter.
  • HB170: Commercial motor vehicles; use of specific global positioning systems.
  • HB1327: Property taxes; generating equipment of electric suppliers utilizing wind turbines.
  • HB1376: Virginia Wireless Service Authority Act; appointments to board.
  • HB1538: Commonwealth Transportation Interstate 81 Corridor Bond Act of 2020; created.
  • HB1602: Governor's New Airline Service Incentive Fund; created.
  • HB1603: Traffic incident management vehicles; definition.
  • HJ107: Transportation; JLARC to study the state of systems and funding.
  • HJ201: Commending Botetourt County.
  • HJ302: Commending William Farrell.
  • HR5: Commending the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport.
  • HR65: Commending the Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department.
  • HR66: Commending the Lord Botetourt High School volleyball team.
  • HR67: Celebrating the life of Colonel (Va.) Bobbie Garrett Johnson, Ret.
  • HR533: Commending Ricky Gardner.
  • HR591: Commending Ronnie Sprinkle.
  • HB2182: DGS; surplus property, opportunity for economic development entities to purchase.
  • HB2183: Commercial vehicles; training and testing.
  • HB2249: Timber sales; theft, accounting, penalty.
  • HB2622: Removal of a child; names and contact information of relatives or other interested individuals.
  • HJ651: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
  • HJ706: Celebrating the life of James Robert Bushong.
  • HJ822: Commending the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • HR304: Celebrating the life of James Robert Bushong.
  • HR309: Commending the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • HB123: Buchanan, Town of; amending charter, election of council member.
  • HB124: Real property tax; Bedford County authorized to conduct general reassessment.
  • HB125: Forest products, hauling; expands definition to include rough-sawn green lumber.
  • HB244: Public utilities; cell phones, bill notice.
  • HB1362: Newborn screening; tests for time-critical disorders.
  • HB1535: License plates, special; KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON.
  • HB1536: License plates, special; NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION.
  • HB1571: William Preston Memorial Highway; designating as portion of U.S. Route 220 in Botetourt County.
  • HB1572: Crash reports; disclosure to emergency medical services agencies.
  • HJ279: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Lacey E. Putney.
  • HR3: Commending the Lord Botetourt High School volleyball team.
  • HR83: Commending Tracey Krupski, M.D.
  • HR97: Commending Dwayne Yancey.
  • HR103: Commending Paul T. Frantz, M.D.
  • HR125: Commending Bob Brown.
  • HR148: Commending the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society.
  • HB1414: Standards of Learning; DOE to review multipart assessment questions, partial credit, etc.
  • HB1454: James River; designation portion a component of Scenic Rivers System.
  • HB1687: Nonrepairable and rebuilt vehicles; eliminates certain requirement sunset provision, report.
  • HJ624: Commending the Elks National Home.
  • HJ625: Commending Old Dominion.
  • HJ715: Commending Pamela Irvine.
  • HR344: Celebrating the life of John Snyder Baker.
  • HR385: Celebrating the life of Kathy Graham Sullivan.
  • HR397: Commending The Virginia Opry.
  • HR465: Commending the Bank of Botetourt.
  • HR466: Commending the Bank of Fincastle.
  • HB65: Bedford; references to the former city of Bedford.
  • HB297: Assisted living facility; definition, number of individuals receiving care.
  • HB328: Transient occupancy tax; Botetourt County may impose additional tax.
  • HB436: Standards of Learning assessments in English reading and mathematics; retake, recovery credit.
  • HB1194: Transient occupancy tax; Bedford County permitted to impose.
  • HJ490: Celebrating the life of Allen Huddleston.
  • HR9: Commending Donnie E. Wheatley.
  • HR39: Commending the Lord Botetourt High School football team.
  • HR74: Commending Faye Eubank.
  • HR194: Commending Claire Seibel.
  • HR202: Commending John Alderson.
  • HR203: Commending the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution Botetourt Chapter.
  • HB1663: Buchanan, Town of; amending charter, powers and elections.
  • HB2241: Standards of Learning; eligibility for retake of tests.
  • HB2350: Student data security; Department of Education to develop a model data security plan.
  • HJ512: Commending Jim Day.
  • HJ566: Lewis & Clark Eastern Legacy Trail; designating as portion of Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail.
  • HR268: Commending Rucker A. Tibbs, Sr.
  • HB1177: Safe drinking water; local private well testing requirements.
  • HJ32: Commending John T. Shotwell.
  • HJ118: Dam safety regulations; Department of Conservation and Recreation to study.
  • HJ245: Commending George W. Austin, Jr.
  • HJ253: Commending William Ray Teaford.
  • HJ321: Commending the James River High School girls' track and field team.
  • HJ322: Commending Hubert F. Fitzgerald, Jr.
  • HJ364: Commending Clyde Roberts.
  • HJ468: Commending Master Trooper Gene E. Ayers.
  • HJ473: Celebrating the life of Mills Hubert Hobbs, Jr.
  • HR116: Commending Dr. Amy Johnson.
  • HR117: Commending W. P. Johnson.
  • HR517: Commending Donna Henderson.
  • HR518: Commending Annette Carter.
  • HR519: Celebrating the life of James Elmo Shires, Jr.
  • HR520: Commending Bailee Elizabeth Masters.
  • HR531: Commending Shane Wolford.
  • HR554: Commending Jackson River Technical Center.
  • HR555: Commending the Virginian Review.