Senator Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)

Photo of Monty Mason
Party
Democratic
District
1: Hampton City (Part), Newport News City (Part), York County (Part), Williamsburg City (All), James City County (Part), Suffolk City (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2014
Next Election
November 2019
Website
masonforvirginia.com
Twitter
@SenMMason
Copatroning Habits
60% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 61% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 51% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
22.2% in 2016
Bio

Mason served just one and a half terms in the House of Delegates before being elected to the Senate.

Recent Mentions in the Media

Daily Press: Lawmakers vote for four ways to increase government secrecy

February 20, 2017
... to confusion that violating other laws was not a firing offense. The committee's 6-7 vote on the bill killed the measure, which had earlier passed the House of Delegates 67-27. State Sen. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg, voted for the measure, while ...and more »

The Flat Hat: Coal ash bill results in General Assembly compromise: bill requires more information before slurry disposal

February 21, 2017
Noting bipartisan support for the bill, Sen. Monty Mason '89 (D-1) emphasized that this is not a fully comprehensive bill. It requires further assessment of coal ash ponds and the surrounding area in order to determine the full impact of coal ash disposal.

Daily Press: In the Virginia Senate, an airing of grievances on conflicts of interest

February 16, 2017
A state senator voiced concerns this week that are seldom uttered publicly at the Virginia General Assembly, saying Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment has a conflict of interest. Norment, R-James City, makes $60,000 a year as an adjunct ...and more »

Daily Press: Legislative notebook: 2 state bills that would cap school suspensions die

February 20, 2017
An effort to cut suspension maximums for students in Virginia public schools has hit the rocks, with a pair of bills dying Monday, but another pair still in play. Senate Bill 995, which would have capped most suspensions at 90 school days, went down on ...and more »

Daily Press: Norment group home bill fades away

February 14, 2017
State Sen. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg, said the bill needed changes, "and then I think we just ran out of time." Mason, who has worked the issue along with Norment, said he's talking to the Attorney General's Office about legal concerns with the bill ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Monty Mason’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2017. There are 2 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB922: Computer trespass; increases penalty if government computer and computer used for public utilities.
  • SB1131: Absentee voting; eligibility of certain persons.
  • SB1132: Absentee voting; entitles persons age 65 or older on date of an election to vote absentee.
  • SB1133: Voter referendum; independent redistricting commission.
  • SB1134: Charter; City of Williamsburg.
  • SB1135: Inoperable vehicles James City County.
  • SB1136: Money order sellers and money transmitters; required investments.
  • SB1137: Neighborhood assistance tax credits; reduces amount of credit of value for certain donations.
  • SB1138: Computer trespass; government computers and computers used for public utilities; penalty.
  • SB1377: Computer trespass; penalty.
  • SB1378: Computer crimes; penalties.
  • SB1381: Discontinued cases; court has discretion to reinstate case.
  • SB1385: Law-enforcement officer; definition, municipal park rangers training.
  • SB1389: Higher educational institutions; letter certifying good standing of certain students.
  • SB1420: Incapacitated persons; abuse and neglect, financial exploitation, penalty.
  • SB1421: Condemnation proceeding; interest on the amount of award.
  • SB1523: Teachers turnover; exit questionnaire.
  • SJ397: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of African American students in residence.
  • SJ398: Commending Cliff Gauthier.
  • SJ399: Commending David C. Sloggie.
  • SJ426: Celebrating the life of Ivor No Hume.
  • SJ431: Commending Mildred B. West.
  • SR121: Celebrating the life of Charles C. Allen.
  • SR140: Commending the National Education Association Read Across America program.
  • SR145: Commending Ivy L. Mitchell.
  • HB917: Neighborhood Assistance Act; reduces tax credit.
  • HB918: Limited liability companies; members provided access as an electronic record on a network, etc.
  • HB919: Water and sewer service; canceling service for nonpayment of charges.
  • HB920: Barrier crimes; conviction or finding not guilty by reason of insanity.
  • HB921: National Guard members of other states; employment protection.
  • HB922: Computer trespass; increases penalty if government computer and computer used for public utilities.
  • HB923: Computer trespass; penalty.
  • HB924: Electronic communications; disclosure, verification and admissibility of contents.
  • HB925: Virginia Preschool Initiative; student eligibility.
  • HB926: Higher educational institutions; letter certifying good standing of certain students.
  • HB1138: RICO; computer crimes, penalties.
  • HB1336: Precincts; establishment based on number of registered voters with active status.
  • HR149: Commending the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic.
  • HR151: Celebrating the life of James A. Bill.
  • HR169: Celebrating the life of Robert P. Hunt.
  • HR170: Commending Elise L. Emanuel.
  • HR173: Commending the National Education Association Read Across America program.
  • HR174: Commending Joe Agee.
  • HB2113: Limited liability companies; access to records.
  • HB2115: Computer and telephone fraud; penalty.
  • HB2116: Passing stopped school bus; video-monitoring system.
  • HB2117: Retail sales and transient occupancy taxes; room rentals, lodgings, etc.
  • HB2121: Tuition, in-state; members of the Virginia National Guard.
  • HB2122: Higher educational institutions; in-state tuition for certain students.
  • HB2124: Neighborhood assistance; reduces amount of the tax credit.
  • HB2126: Virginia Tourism Growth Incentive Fund.
  • HB2129: Barriers to licensure or registration; certain DCJS regulated industries.
  • HB2131: Child and adult care facilities; licensure determinations by Commissioner of State DSS.
  • HB2132: State Board for Community Colleges; policy for the award of academic credit for military training.
  • HB2133: Veterans Services, Department of; programs to create employment opportunities for veterans.
  • HB2284: Uniformed services-connected students; Department of Education to establish process to identify.
  • HB2338: Alcoholic beverage control; prohibited trade practices.
  • HJ902: Commending Walnut Hills Baptist Church.
  • HJ903: Commending Jim Golden.
  • HR266: Commending the Sinfonicron Light Opera Company.
  • HB618: A-to-F grading system; delays date for implementing individual school performance grading system.
  • HB619: Computer fraud; increases penalty.
  • HB620: Neighborhood assistance tax credits; changes program by decreasing value of donations, etc.
  • HB621: Emergency custody orders; successive two-hour extensions of an order up to maximum of 48 hours.
  • HB622: Absentee voting; allows qualified voters to vote absentee in person without an excuse.
  • HB1218: Revenue Estimates, Advisory Council on; membership.
  • HJ176: Celebrating the life of Stanley Eugene Brown.
  • HJ450: Commending the Williamsburg Winery.
  • HJ5158: Celebrating the life of Catherine Gantt Pack.
  • HJ5233: Commending Karen Cottrell.
  • HR146: Commending the League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area.
  • HR147: Commending Williamsburg United Methodist Church.
  • HR148: Commending the Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists.
  • HR154: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Hubert T. Alexander, Sr.
  • HR569: Commending Le Cercle Charmant.
  • HR570: Commending Dan Stimson.