Delegate Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)

Photo of Vivian Watts
Party
Democratic
District
39: County of Fairfax (part) [map]
Took Office
January 1996
Next Election
November 2017
Committees
Courts of Justice, Finance, Science and Technology
Website
vivianwatts.com
Copatroning Habits
70% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 83% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that she also copatroned, 56% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
10% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

Daily Press: Criminal complaints against Del. Morris outline seven violent episodes

September 23, 2016
Del. Vivian Watts, D-Annandale, said Morris should resign. Del. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg, is the committee's only member from the Peninsula. Watts is a former executive director for Fairfax CASA, a group of advocates for abused and neglected ...and more »

Virginia Connection Newspapers: Springfield BridgeWalk Highlights Community Spirit

September 1, 2016
#Also in attendance was Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Virginia Senator George Barker (D-39), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-39). ?This is one of the things I do every year that I absolutely love,? said Bulova. #The ...

WTOP: Fairfax Co. installs new pedestrian-powered crosswalk aimed at improving safety

August 31, 2016
Virginia Delegate Vivian Watts (39th District) and Supervisor Penny Gross (Mason District) looks on as Fairfax County Supervisor Jeff McKay (Lee District) is presented a plaque by Fairfax County Department of Transportation Director Tom Biesiadny ...and more »

Virginian-Pilot: State lawmakers begin examination of Jamycheal Mitchell's death in jail

April 19, 2016
State lawmakers begin examination of Jamycheal Mitchell's death in jailCreigh Deeds, D-Bath County and subcommittee chairman. ?They just let that guy die.? Del. Vivian Watts, D-Fairfax County, asked if the Portsmouth commonwealth's attorney had evaluated whether a criminal investigation of Mitchell's death was warranted.and more »

Virginia Connection Newspapers: Burke, Fairfax Station, Springfield and Mount Vernon legislators reflect on battles won, lost and tabled after ...

February 27, 2016
#Del. Vivian Watts (D-39) is optimistic about the resolution that was reached concerning I-66, including widening the Dulles Access Road to Ballston to relieve the major bottleneck there. The plan would make it more integrated with bus and other rapid ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Vivian Watts’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 187 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB539: Income tax, corporate; lowers rate of taxation.
  • HB540: Income tax, state; increases deduction for personal exemptions.
  • HB545: License tax, local; staffing firm deductions.
  • HB710: Property Owners' Association Act; conforms maximum fees for disclosure packets.
  • HB539: Income tax, corporate; lowers rate of taxation.
  • HB540: Income tax, state; increases deduction for personal exemptions.
  • HB541: Juveniles; disclosure of law-enforcement records.
  • HB542: Unlawful inducement; contracts or payments for goods or services, penalty.
  • HB543: Involuntary psychiatric treatment of an inmate; petition filed by sheriff.
  • HB544: Retail sales and transient occupancy taxes; taxes on room rentals.
  • HB545: License tax, local; staffing firm deductions.
  • HB546: Certain counties; additional powers.
  • HB547: Standards of Quality; apportionment of state and local share.
  • HB548: Property Owners' Association Act; conforms maximum fees for disclosure packets.
  • HB549: Birth control; definition.
  • HB550: Bar exam; preservation of examination papers, access available to applicant.
  • HB551: Certified nurse aides; Board of Nursing shall require continuing education.
  • HB552: Adult protective services; investigations.
  • HB709: Juvenile records; expungement for certain felony larceny offenses.
  • HB710: Property Owners' Association Act; conforms maximum fees for disclosure packets.
  • HB711: Protective orders in cases of family abuse; possession of premises.
  • HB1158: Physical evidence; procedure for collection, etc., of recovery kits.
  • HB1223: Polling place; voter may give full name and current residence address orally or in writing.
  • HJ318: Commending the North Springfield Civic Association.
  • HB627: Incapacitated persons; fraud or coercion in sales of products or services, penalty.
  • HB1538: Voter identification; reasonable match of identification and pollbook name.
  • HB1541: Birth control; definition.
  • HB1577: Veteran Employment Grant Fund and Program; created.
  • HB1578: DNA data bank; State Police to verify receipt of samples from persons on the Sex Offender Registry.
  • HB1580: Bar exam; preservation of examination papers, copies available to applicant.
  • HB1581: Family life education; advance directives related to mental health.
  • HB1582: Adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation, suspected; mandated reporters.
  • HB1583: Certified nurse aides; education programs.
  • HB1596: Prostitution; affirmative defense to prosecution.
  • HB1598: Conflict of Interests Act, State and Local Government, and General Assembly; prohibited gifts.
  • HB1601: Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA); amends Act to modify current version.
  • HB1602: Child support; DSS to prorate payments on the basis of amounts due.
  • HB1762: Retail sales and transient occupancy taxes; room rentals, lodgings, etc.
  • HB2067: Daylighted streams; not required to become Resource Protection Area.
  • HJ599: Highway construction allocations; JLARC to study.
  • HB564: Voter identification; reasonable match of identification and pollbook name.
  • HB565: Birth control; definition.
  • HB566: Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; assessment of late fee not paid within 60 days.
  • HB567: Sexual battery; touching a person's intimate parts, etc., penalty.
  • HB568: Nursing homes; increases staffing and care standards.
  • HB569: Estate tax; reinstates tax for persons dying on or after July 1,2014.
  • HB623: Electric, hybrid electric, and alternative fuel motor vehicles; annual road usage fee.
  • HB624: Protective orders; companion animals.
  • HB625: Conflict of Interests Act, State and Local Government; statements of economic interests.
  • HB626: Highway systems; allocation of funds.
  • HB627: Incapacitated persons; fraud or coercion in sales of products or services, penalty.
  • HB933: Child support; update to guidelines.
  • HB1156: Full-time equivalent teaching positions; divisionwide ratio of students in average daily membership
  • HB1222: First responders; mental health education and training.
  • HJ160: Commending Melissa A. Porfirio.
  • HJ302: Celebrating the life of Frederick A. Renninger, Jr.
  • HR82: Commending Melissa A. Porfirio.
  • HR86: Commending Hillary Press.
  • HB1172: Human Rights Council; authority to act.
  • HB1454: Safe deposit boxes; bank or other entity to permit limited access by deceased lessee's spouse, etc.
  • HB1455: Elderly or incapacitated adults; financial exploitation, penalty is a Class 3 felony.
  • HB1456: House of Delegates Districts; technical adjustments in Fairfax County.
  • HB1457: Estate tax; reinstates for persons dying on or after July 1, 2013.
  • HB1458: TANF; assistance when convicted of drug-related felony.
  • HB1465: Prostitution, forced; expungement of charges.
  • HB1471: Assisted living facilities; residents permitted to vote absentee.
  • HB1472: Transportation; funding and administration.
  • HB1540: Handheld personal communications devices; unlawful to use in specified school property or crossing.
  • HB1541: Prostitution, forced; expungement of charges.
  • HB1595: Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; imposition of late fees for assessments, etc.
  • HB1643: Protective orders; exempt from stay pending appeal.
  • HB1644: Birth control; definition.
  • HB2333: Transportation; funding and administration.
  • HJ584: Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds.
  • HB408: Real property tax; exemption for elderly and disabled.
  • HB409: Financial exploitation of elderly or incapacitated adults; guilty of a Class 5 felony, etc.
  • HB410: Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; recovery of attorney fees, costs, and interest.
  • HB411: Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; recovery of costs and interest.
  • HB412: Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; foreclosure on lien for unpaid assessments.
  • HB413: Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry; prohibited publication of employment information.
  • HB414: Safe deposit boxes; bank to permit limited access upon death of lessee.
  • HB415: Wireless telecommunications device; prohibits using while operating a moving motor vehicle, penalty.
  • HB416: Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry Act; procedural changes.
  • HB417: Polling places; prohibited campaign area.
  • HB418: Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; imposition of late fees on assessments.
  • HB419: Estate tax; reinstated for persons dying on or after July 1, 2012.
  • HB420: Eligibilty for TANF; drug-related felonies.
  • HB421: Standards of Quality; apportionment of state and local share.
  • HB422: Transportation; additional funding by imposing and increasing certain taxes.
  • HB1171: Electoral college; candidates for President who win popular vote will receive votes of electors.
  • HB1172: Human Rights Council; authority to act.
  • HB1188: Human trafficking; Board of Education to provide information for public schools.
  • HB1266: Child abuse; mandatory reporting by employees of certain public organizations, penalty.
  • HJ71: Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds.
  • HJ306: Commending Karen Dickerson.
  • HB226: TANF; eligibility of assistance when convicted of drug-related felonies.
  • HB347: Anesthesia; hospitals develop procedure for discharge of individuals who had procedures requiring.
  • HB808: State and local transportation planning; provides for coordination with DRPT.
  • HB1627: Common Interest Community Board; annual payment by common interest communities.
  • HB1628: Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry Act; makes procedural changes.
  • HB1629: Game and Inland Fisheries, Department of; parking violations on their properties, civil penalty.
  • HB1630: Cell phones or other wireless telecommunications devices; prohibited use while driving, exception.
  • HB1631: Highway maintenance; payments to cities and towns.
  • HB1632: TANF; eligibility of assistance when convicted of drug-related felonies.
  • HB1633: Financial exploitation of elderly or vulnerable adults; penalty.
  • HB1747: Child pornography; possession by law-enforcement agency.
  • HB1892: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Sales & Use Tax Fund; established, etc.
  • HB1893: Abduction; penalty when person recruits, etc., child under 16 years of age for prostitution.
  • HB1894: Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; foreclosure on lien for unpaid assessments.
  • HB1895: Illegal immigrants; document verification for employment, penalty for false representation.
  • HB2484: Standards of Quality; apportionment of state and local share.
  • HJ572: Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (first reference).
  • HJ597: Celebrating the life of Robert Andrew Fleming, Jr.
  • HJ609: Continuing care retirement communities; SCC to study management & need for resident representation.
  • HJ918: Celebrating the life of Carl Douglas Adams.
  • HB220: Polling places; clarifies exemption allowing a voter to enter wearing apparel with candidate's name.
  • HB221: Handheld personal communication device; person guilty of careless driving unless in hands-free mode.
  • HB222: Secondary highway system; VDOT & DRPT to review new design standards components therefor.
  • HB223: Estate tax; dedication of revenues collected.
  • HB224: Highways; payments to cities and towns for maintenance.
  • HB225: Standards of Quality; apportionment of state and local share.
  • HB226: TANF; eligibility of assistance when convicted of drug-related felonies.
  • HB227: Sex offender; prohibiting entry onto school property of those that are violent, exceptions.
  • HB228: Personal property tax relief; deletes requirement that vehicle held in trust can qualify.
  • HB229: Driver's license, provisional; restriction for those transporting up to three children under age 15.
  • HB230: Motor fuels tax rate increase; allocation of construction funds for primary highway system.
  • HB346: Small Estate Act; revises by repealing related provisions in Code.
  • HB347: Anesthesia; hospitals develop procedure for discharge of individuals who had procedures requiring.
  • HB348: Common Interest Community Board; increase in annual assessment.
  • HB349: Veterans services agencies; designees for certain ex officio members.
  • HB468: Common interest communities; exemptions from licensure, powers and duties.
  • HB469: War Memorial Foundation; inclusion in Virginia War Memorial.
  • HB470: Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; foreclosure on lien for unpaid assessments.
  • HB808: State and local transportation planning; provides for coordination with DRPT.
  • HB809: Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund; dangerous and vicious dogs.
  • HB1232: License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Washington Capitals hockey team.
  • HJ69: Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (first reference).
  • HJ482: Celebrating the life of John Gruber Fox.
  • HB279: Small Estate Act; updates certain banking and fiduciary statutes to make them consistent with Act.
  • HB280: Decedent's will; unsupervised probate.
  • HB465: Real estate tax; exemptions for certain elderly and disabled persons with income limits.
  • HB473: Income tax, state; subtraction for National Guard or Reserve personnel pay.
  • HB1049: Income tax, state; deduction for licensed medical caregivers.
  • HB1895: Estate tax; reinstates federal credit amount State would receive payments from deaths.
  • HB1896: Absentee voting; adds persons disabled & entitled to request assistance in voting who are age 65.
  • HB1897: Visitation, supervised; contact between parent & child that occurs with court-approved supervisor.
  • HB1898: Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry Act; registration requirements.
  • HB1899: Jury commissioners; changes date which judge of circuit court may appoint jury commissioners.
  • HB1900: Common Interest Community Board; allowed to assess monetary penalty paid to Fund.
  • HB2192: Virginia War Memorial; term killed in action to include any deployed active duty military personnel.
  • HB2193: Nursing homes; report quarterly to Dept. of Health direct care service hours provided.
  • HB2194: Motor fuels tax; rate increase used for transportation purposes.
  • HB2195: Income tax; in-home health care tax credit.
  • HB2196: Income tax, state; deduction for certified nursing assistants and home health aides.
  • HB2197: Assistance for certain voters; provides certain procedures in language other than English.
  • HB2198: Standards of Quality; apportionment of state & local share for costs of giving educational programs.
  • HB2199: Veterans Services Foundation; Board of Trustees may be removed by appointing authority.
  • HB2614: Absentee ballot; delete requirement that voter print full residence address on envelope with ballot.
  • HJ788: Day of Remembrance; designating April 21, 2009, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HJ905: Celebrating the life of Sami Azzam Kalifa.
  • HB275: Motor fuels tax; rate increase.
  • HB276: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); noncash benefits.
  • HB277: Traffic control measures; allows installation and application on secondary system components.
  • HB278: Decedent; identification of body by next of kin.
  • HB279: Small Estate Act; updates certain banking and fiduciary statutes to make them consistent with Act.
  • HB280: Decedent's will; unsupervised probate.
  • HB465: Real estate tax; exemptions for certain elderly and disabled persons with income limits.
  • HB466: Zoning ordinance; administrator or locality may record a memorandum of lis pendens to enforce.
  • HB467: Voting equipment; authorizes wireless communications after polls are closed to transmit results.
  • HB468: Special license plates for immediate family members of persons who have died in military service.
  • HB469: Motor vehicle license fees; prohibits dealers from collecting in certain localities.
  • HB470: Loitering; prohibited in right-of-way of certain highways with posted signs.
  • HB471: Highway construction, primary system; funds allocation.
  • HB472: Income tax, state, and personal property tax; local piggyback imposition.
  • HB473: Income tax, state; subtraction for National Guard or Reserve personnel pay.
  • HB573: Visitation, supervised;restrictions and conditions necessary to minimize any risk of harm to child.
  • HB574: Child sexual offenses; creates number of new crimes labeled indecent liberties with children.
  • HB575: Consumer Protection Act; prohibited acts by a contractor.
  • HB576: Mental health records; health provider shall disclose information to provide care, etc. of minor.
  • HB1043: Polygraph; no sexual offense victim shall be requested to submit for investigation to proceed.
  • HB1044: Sex Offenders and Crimes Against Minors Registry; registration requirements.
  • HB1045: Real estate tax; exemptions and deferrals for certain residential or farm property.
  • HB1046: Nursing homes; Board of Health to establish staffing levels.
  • HB1047: Illegal immigrants; document verification for employment.
  • HB1048: Education; computation of composite index.
  • HB1049: Income tax, state; deduction for licensed medical caregivers.
  • HB1050: Income tax, state; in-home health care tax credit.
  • HB1051: Medical malpractice; definition of professional services.
  • HB1201: Motor Vehicle Dealer Board; executive director and staff employees of DMV.
  • HB1202: Towing and Recovery Operators, Board for; executive director and staff to be employees of DMV.
  • HJ87: Real estate tax; joint subcommittee to study treatment of income & asset qualifications for relief.
  • HJ98: Bus rapid transit corridors; joint subcommittee to study establishment thereof in Northern VA.
  • HJ153: Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; study competitive bidding on projects thereunder.
  • HJ473: Celebrating the life of Mary Karen Read.
  • HB1067: Illegal immigrants; document verification for employment, penalty.
  • HB2278: Standards of Quality; computation of composite index.
  • HB2279: Sexual offenses; creates number of new crimes labeled indecent liberties against child, etc.
  • HB2280: Highway construction funds; allocations for primary highways.
  • HB2281: Highway maintenance allocations; funds for primary, secondary, and urban systems.
  • HB2282: Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; surviviors/dependents be admitted free.
  • HB2283: Real estate tax; deferral of tax for certain elderly and disabled.
  • HB2284: Income tax, corporate; filing of withholding tax returns.
  • HB2285: License plates, special; issuance of those bearing legend: DRIVING AMERICA'S FUTURE.
  • HB2286: Loitering; prohibited in the rights-of-way of certain highways.
  • HB2287: Absentee voting; alternative procedures to expedite counting.
  • HB2288: VDOT et al; no regulation can require seperate as-built permits for utility located in certain area.
  • HB2289: Driver's license; notice of revocation.
  • HB2290: Nursing Facility Quality Improvement Program; Director of DMAS to establish program thereof.
  • HB2605: Illegal immigrants; document verification for employment of, penalty.
  • HB2606: Motor fuels tax; rate increase.
  • HB2607: Nursing homes; requires Board of Health to establish staffing standards therein.
  • HB2608: Income tax, state; deduction for licensed medical caregivers.
  • HB2609: Income tax, state; in-home health care tax credit.
  • HB2610: Vehicle registration; increases fees for those not designed to transport passengers for farming.
  • HB2611: Income and personal property taxes; localities to impose.
  • HB2612: TANF; eligibility for benefits if convicted of drug-related felonies.
  • HB2613: Standards of Quality; reduces current pupil-teacher ratio in kindergarten.
  • HB2636: Geriatric mental health care services; DMHMRSAS to develop pilot program therefor.
  • HJ68: Constitutional amendment; exempts certain property from taxation (first reference).
  • HJ648: Absentee ballots; joint subcommittee to study processing thereof before election day.
  • HJ649: Electronic personal health records; Joint Commission on Health Care to study increased use thereof.
  • HJ716: Constitutional amendment; homestead exemption from property taxation (first reference).
  • HJ940: Commending Annandale Christian Community for Action on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.
  • HJ941: Commending Mount Pleasant Baptist Church on the occasion of its 140th anniversary
  • HB578: Income tax and personal property tax; allows localities to impose.
  • HB579: Income tax, state; deduction for individuals of incarcerated family members.
  • HB580: Highway system construction funds; allocation among districts.
  • HB581: Motor fuel tax; rate increase.
  • HB582: Standards of Quality; changes current pupil-teacher ratio in grades K-3.
  • HB583: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; person not ineligible due to drug possession conviction.
  • HB584: Education; Computation of composite index.
  • HB585: Sex offenses; indecent liberties against child under age 13, considered Class 4 felony.
  • HB586: Hospitals, nursing homes, etc.; guidelines for staffing.
  • HB587: Absentee voting & ballot applications; persons 65 or older & any disabled person may vote absentee.
  • HB588: Machete; illegal to brandish machete in threatening manner, penalty.
  • HB589: Blue Star Memorial Highway; designating as portion of Old Keene Mill Road in Fairfax County.
  • HB590: Machete; illegal to brandish in manner as to induce fear, penalty.
  • HB1061: Bear parts; sale thereof allowed when legally hunted.
  • HB1062: Geriatric mental health services, specialized; DMHMRSAS to develop pilot program.
  • HB1063: Driver's licenses, special identification cards, etc.; use of adoption decrees for applications.
  • HB1064: Health insurance; state to offer a supplemental health coverage program.
  • HB1065: Campaign finance disclosure; revises & increases civil penalties of filing incomplete reports.
  • HB1066: Sex offenders; prohibits those convicted of offense against minor from residing with unless related.
  • HB1067: Illegal immigrants; document verification for employment, penalty.
  • HB1445: Parent; amends incest statute to include step-parents, etc.
  • HB1446: Income tax, state; deduction for licensed medical caregivers.
  • HB1447: Dealers in firearms; expands definition of firearms show.
  • HB1448: Alcoholic beverages; wine and beer licenses and certain restaurant licenses.
  • HB1449: Income tax, state; in-home health care tax credit.
  • HJ68: Constitutional amendment; exempts certain property from taxation (first reference).
  • HJ236: Commending Judge Jane Pritchard Becker Delbridge
  • HJ257: Celebrating the life of Rebecca Jeffers Guthrie.
  • HJ449: Commending Crestwood Elementary School on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
  • HJ495: Commending Wakefield Forest Elementary School on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
  • HJ506: Commending North Springfield Elementary School on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
  • HJ5107: Celebrating the life of Helen Lynch.