Senator William Wampler (R-Bristol)

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Party
Republican
District
40: Bristol City (All), Grayson County (Part), Lee County (All), Norton City (All), Scott County (All), Smyth County (Part), Washington County (All), Wise County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 1988
Left Office
January 2012
Copatroning Habits
53% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 56% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 55% of them are Republicans.
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Recent Mentions in the Media

Martinsville Bulletin: Panel OKs funds

May 22, 2015
?What I saw in the actions of the tobacco commission today is that there is an intense focus to provide the financial support for training a workforce,? NCI Executive Director Sen. William Wampler said after the meeting. PHCC will receive a $600,000 ...and more »

Bristol Herald Courier (satire) (press release) (blog): Coalfield conference was insightful and informative

May 19, 2015
Among them were: Delegate Terry Kilgore, who facilitated the conference; Secretary Maurice Jones; U.S. Sen. Mark Warner; U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith; Don Baker, chairman of the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority; Skip Skinner, executive ...

Daily Press: Some lawmakers turn an $18000 salary into a $55000 pension

November 17, 2014
Nine-year House veteran Glenn Oder resigned in 2011 to become executive director of the Fort Monroe Authority at $160,000 a year and a free house. Also that year, state Sen. William Wampler, R Bristol, decided he would not seek re-election and decided ...

Tulsa World: National Signing Day 2015: Sport-by-sport list of 2014-15 high school signees ...

February 4, 2015
William Wampler Broken Arrow William Penn. Warren Wand Edmond Memorial Arkansas St. Josh Wariboko-Alali OKC Casady UCLA. Jaylon Watson Broken Bow Wyoming. Tramayne Wauahdooah Anadarko NEO. Chance Wenglewski Union Lindenwood.and more »

Martinsville Bulletin: NCI to begin search for its third director

March 8, 2015
William Wampler, a former state senator who has led the state- and Harvest Foundation-funded institute in Martinsville since January 2012, plans to leave his position effective July 15, when his contract expires. At that point, he will retire as a ...and more »

Bills

  • SB674: Automobile clubs; shall not include services offered or provided through a telematics system.
  • SB743: Transient occupancy tax; adds Washington County to those localities authorized to impose.
  • SB890: Cable television system, etc.; contracts with electric cooperative facilities for pole attachments.
  • SB891: State of emergency; preparation for response.
  • SB892: Human Resource Management, Department of; TRICARE supplemental health coverage to military retirees.
  • SB893: Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation; created.
  • SB1110: UVA; to make full use of additional financial authority granted in management agreement.
  • SB1111: Virginia Coal Employment and Production Incentive Tax Credit; extends sunset provision.
  • SB1373: Cannabinoids, synthetic; penalties for possession, sale, etc.
  • SB1387: Automobile clubs; exempts an entity from licensing and other requirements under certain conditions.
  • SB1415: Methamphetamines; manufacturing, selling, giving, possessing with intent to manufacture, penalties.
  • SB1446: Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank; created, report.
  • SB1447: Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority; tax revenues generated by commercial spaceflight.
  • SJ145: Appalachian Power; Commission on Electric Utility Regulation to study monopoly services.
  • SB2: Charter; Town of Duffield.
  • SB11: Claims; Botswanna Imani.
  • SB12: Bristol Virginia Utilities (BVU) Authority; created.
  • SB183: Search and rescue personnel; enhanced penalty for malicious or unlawful wounding.
  • SB422: Drug treatment court; established in City of Bristol.
  • SB597: Workers' compensation; insurance carriers to file proof of coverage within 30 days of inception.
  • SB613: Virginia National Guard; if called to active duty by Governor, health care, etc., will continue.
  • SB622: Dentists and oral surgeons; reimbursement for certain services.
  • SB674: Automobile clubs; shall not include services offered or provided through a telematics system.
  • SB675: Health insurance; mandated coverage for telemedicine services.
  • SB676: Abandoned graveyards; when locality acquires title they may continue to maintain property.
  • SJ110: Celebrating the life of the Honorable George M. Warren, Jr.
  • SJ126: Celebrating the life of Robert Henkel Spilman, Sr.
  • SJ145: Appalachian Power; Commission on Electric Utility Regulation to study monopoly services.
  • SJ271: Commending the City of Bristol on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its iconic sign.
  • SB1412: Charter; City of Bristol.
  • SB1458: Health insurance; mandated coverage for telehealth services.
  • SB1485: Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission; provides that 5 ex officio members shall vote.
  • SJ393: Commending the Children's Hospital at Johnson City Medical Center.
  • SJ415: Commending Virginia Intermont College on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.
  • SJ486: Commending the City of Bristol.
  • SJ511: Commending the City of Bristol Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
  • SB284: DMV special agents; full-time sworn members of enforcement division authority to enforce laws.
  • SB285: Driver's license; issuance to an applicant who doesn't provide social security number.
  • SB286: Income tax, state; exemption for launch services and payload to space flight participants.
  • SB287: Civil remedial fees; repeals provision for those imposed on certain drivers.
  • SB288: Health insurance program; local officers & employees of state-funded centers for independent living.
  • SB349: Charter; City of Bristol.
  • SB653: Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission, created.
  • SB673: Deputy sheriffs; locality allow those injured to use accrued leave to supplement workers' comp.
  • SJ204: Commending the Historic 1908 Courthouse on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
  • SB734: Coal and gas road improvement tax, local; extends sunset provision.
  • SB755: Tuition, in-state; Community College System granting thereof to persons out of state within 30 mile.
  • SB914: Public Building Authority; authorized to issue bonds for prison construction in Mt. Rogers District.
  • SB1072: Charter; City of Bristol.
  • SB1108: Emergency preparedness; makes several revisions related to orders of isolation and quarantine.
  • SB1109: Banks; financial activities.
  • SB1202: Emergency management and preparedness; mutual aid agreements.
  • SB1315: Driver's license numbers; nonissuance of license to persons with religious objections thereto.
  • SJ449: Commending Daisy Portuondo.
  • SB174: Public-Private Partnership Advisory Commission; created.
  • SB175: Retirement System; increases the retirement allowances for future state and local retirees.
  • SB176: Libraries; certain shall have technology protection measures against Internet restrictions.
  • SB187: Prescription Monitoring Program; modifies reporting requirements.
  • SB363: Commonwealth Preparedness, Office of; created.
  • SB364: Workforce Transition Act; provides gubernatorial appointees shall be covered thereunder.
  • SB365: Coal; tax credits.
  • SB688: Public utilities; SCC to establish procedure for lines that cross railroads.
  • SJ226: Celebrating the life of Staff Sergeant James Earl Estep.
  • SJ227: Celebrating the life of Janette Carter.
  • SJ246: Commending Bristol, Virginia, on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.
  • SJ5063: Commending the Honorable Glen Morgan Williams.
  • SR8: State Corporation Commission; nomination for election of member.
  • SR9: Workers' Compensation Commission; nomination for election of member.