Senator William Wampler (R-Bristol)

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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

Roanoke Times: William Wampler's salary at New College Institute spurs surprise

August 8, 2015
William Wampler's salary at New College Institute spurs surpriseMARTINSVILLE ? The same month William Wampler left the Virginia Senate after 24 years, he stepped into a job that paid him $450,000 a year to lead the New College Institute and open doors in Richmond for an ambitious plan to build the fledgling higher ...and more »

Daily Press: Part 2: 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 ...

Martinsville Bulletin: NCI board mentions possible investigation

September 28, 2015
State Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Glade Hill and an NCI board member, said after the meeting that he was not aware of any investigation involving the institute. He added that board members could not legally discuss publicly what they talked about during the ...

Daily Press: The Virginia Way, Part 7: Networking and career-building in the Capitol

November 21, 2014
Even when he left the board in 1991 after winning his first election to the state Senate, he wouldn't take zoning cases because he wasn't comfortable with the thought of a former supervisor and current senator making a case before former fellow board ... Wampler leaves solid foundation at NCI

July 14, 2015
The partnership that has been established locally among educators and economic developers will go a long way toward boosting Martinsville-Henry County's vitality, according to New College Institute (NCI) Executive Director William Wampler, who will ...

These are all of the video clips of William Wampler’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 67 video clips in all.


  • 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.