Delegate Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg)

Photo of Bill Howell
Party
Republican
District
28: County of Stafford (part); City of Fredericksburg (part) [map]
Took Office
January 1988
Next Election
November 2017
Committees
Rules (Chair)
Website
williamjhowell.org
Copatroning Habits
81% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 70% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 65% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
0% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Bio

Howell holds bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Richmond and a law degree from the University of Virginia. He's an attorney, practicing trust and estate law. Howell is married, with two sons and seven grandchildren. He has served as Speaker of the House since 2003.

Recent Mentions in the Media

Washington Post: Va. House Speaker William Howell, a pragmatic Republican, will not run again

February 20, 2017
House Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox (Colonial Heights) and Del. Terry G. Kilgore (Scott) ... ?On behalf of the people of Virginia, I want to thank Speaker Bill Howell for his outstanding service to Virginia,? McAuliffe said in a statement. ?I have ...Former and current Fredericksburg-area lawmakers react to Bill Howell's retirementFredericksburg.comOne of Virginia's Most Powerful Politicians is Stepping DownWVTFSources: GOP caucus will vote this week to support Del. Cox as next Virginia House speakerRichmond.comInside NoVA -Augusta Free Pressall 24 news articles »

Progress Index: Delegate Kirk Cox elected as the next Speaker of the House

February 22, 2017
Cox was elected after Speaker Bill Howell decided not to seek re-election. Howell has served as speaker since 2003. ?I'm humbled and honored by the trust my colleagues have placed in me,? Cox said. ?Since joining the House Leadership team in 2004, I've ...and more »

Roanoke Times: That bill won't hunt: House defeats Speaker Howell's bill to fine owners of straying hunting dogs

February 6, 2017
That bill won't hunt: House defeats Speaker Howell's bill to fine owners of straying hunting dogsDel. Roslyn Tyler, D-Sussex, wearing blaze orange, speaks against House Bill 1900, which would have implemented a fine for owners of hunting dogs wandering on landowners' property. The bill, patroned by House Speaker Bill Howell, R-Stafford, failed to ...Va. House defeats Speaker Howell's bill to fine owners of straying hunting dogsFredericksburg.comall 5 news articles »

Roanoke Times: Howell says serving as speaker 'the greatest professional honor of my life'

February 20, 2017
Howell says serving as speaker 'the greatest professional honor of my life'RICHMOND ? Speaker of the House Bill Howell, R-Stafford, announced the end of his nearly 15 years as leader of the House of Delegates by staking his legacy on the good he did ?for the whole institution,? rather than any political faction or policy ...

Roanoke Times: God, waffles and graffiti: The General Assembly building on one of its final days

February 22, 2017
Bill Howell, R-Stafford, the esteemed speaker of the House of Delegates, already announced his retirement this week. At 7 a.m. Howell hosted his last speaker's Bible study caucus, a group that ... Two floors up at the office of Del. Daun Hester, D ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Bill Howell’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 79 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB1900: Dogs; running at large on another landowner's property, penalty.
  • HJ765: Appointment by the Speaker of the House of Delegates.
  • HJ766: Confirming appointments by the Joint Committee on Rules.
  • HJ767: Confirming appointment of the Director of the Division of Legislative Services.
  • HJ788: Commending the Virginia Health Care Foundation.
  • HJ860: Commending Suzanne Gill.
  • HJ861: Commending James Andrews.
  • HJ866: Commending G. William Beale.
  • HJ1029: Commending Deputy First Class Brandon Boyle.
  • HJ1030: Commending Ronald W. Branscome.
  • HR302: House Ethics Advisory Panel; confirming nomination by the Speaker of the House of Delegates.
  • HB665: Employee Retirement Security & Pension Reform, Commission on; established, report, sunset provision.
  • HJ169: Virginia Barbecue Season; designating as May through October 2016, and each succeeding year.
  • HJ187: Commending Charles E. Jett.
  • HJ188: Commending Richard V. Hurley.
  • HJ190: Celebrating the life of Joseph Rodney Johnson.
  • HJ226: Celebrating the life of Karen Correia Radley.
  • HJ372: Speaker of the House of Delegates; confirming appointments.
  • HR206: Commending the Honorable Thomas Davis Rust.
  • HB1472: 'Our Great Virginia'; designating as the official state song.
  • HJ774: Celebrating the life of Gladys Poles Todd.
  • HJ775: Celebrating the life of Francis M. Niederkofler.
  • HJ797: Day of Honor for the Marquis de Lafayette; designating as March 14, 2015, and each year thereafter.
  • HJ804: Speaker of the House of Delegates; confirming appointments.
  • HR225: Commending Bill Harrelson.
  • HR227: Commending Dwight S. Newingham.
  • HJ145: Commending Bruce C. Frizzell.
  • HJ232: Celebrating the life of James Gibbs Browder, Jr.
  • HJ233: Commending Preservation Virginia.
  • HJ5123: Commending John Tippett.
  • HB2168: Virginia Retirement System; hybrid retirement program.
  • HB2313: Revenues and appropriations of State; changes to revenues collected and distribution, report.
  • HJ754: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation; to assist in planning 400th anniversary of landmark events.
  • HJ755: Tax restructuring; elimination of BPOL, Machinery and Tool, etc., Taxes.
  • HJ831: Joint Rules Committee and the Speaker of House of Delegates; confirming appointments.
  • HB1129: Virginia Retirement System; modifies several provisions of defined benefit retirement plan.
  • HB1130: Retirement System; hybrid retirement program created, optional defined retirement plan created, etc.
  • HJ203: Commending the Honorable Lacey E. Putney.
  • HJ331: Commending Grace Anne Braxton.
  • HJ449: Commending Sara Fartro.
  • HJ450: Commending the Reverend Lawrence A. Davies.
  • HJ471: Commending the Virginia Health Care Foundation on its 20 years of service to the Commonwealth.
  • HB2527: Va. Transportation Infrastructure Fund and Va. Transportation Infrastructure Bank; created, report.
  • HJ732: Speaker of the House of Delegates; confirming appointments.
  • HJ733: FERPA and HIPAA, federal; urges Congress to restore in loco parentis, etc.
  • HJ863: Commemorating the life of Dr. James Leonard Farmer, Jr., and the 50th anniversary of Freedom Ride.
  • HJ984: Joint Rules Committee; confirming appointments.
  • HR62: House Ethics Advisory Panel; confirming nomination.
  • HJ150: Patawomeck Indian Tribe; General Assembly to extend state recognition & representation on VCI.
  • HJ182: Philanthropy and private foundations; recognizing and encouraging formation & creation of entities.
  • HJ293: Commending the Division of Capitol Police.
  • HJ401: Commending E. Harris Spindle.
  • HJ421: Commending Colonial Baptist Church on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.
  • HB2546: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation; America's 400th Anniversary Commemoration, report.
  • HJ750: Commending the James Monroe High School football team.
  • HJ751: Commending Hunter Stephens.
  • HJ776: Commending the University of Richmond football team on its 2008 NCAA Div. I Football Championship.
  • HJ868: Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Bermuda.
  • HJ878: Celebrating the life of Anne Martin Wilson Rowe.
  • HJ893: Sheinwald, Sir Nigel; honoring his visit and welcoming him to Capitol and General Assembly of Va.
  • HJ985: Commending Walter Alexander Sheffield.
  • HJ5019: Commending the Colonial Forge High School wrestling team.
  • HJ197: Commending the University of Mary Washington and James Madison University
  • HJ198: Commending Charles F. Bryan, Jr.
  • HJ278: Commending Grace Anne Braxton.
  • HJ306: Celebrating the life of Deputy Jason Edward Mooney.
  • HJ352: Commending Buddy Hayes.
  • HJ361: Commending the Garden Club of Virginia on the occasion of its 75th anniversary of Historic Gard. Wk
  • HJ362: Ms. Wheelchair Virginia Day.
  • HJ496: Celebrating the life of Colonel Jon M. Lockey.
  • HJ497: Celebrating the life of First Lieutenant Benjamin J. Hall.
  • HJ502: Commending Irvine Byrd Hill.
  • HJ604: Celebrating the life of Sergeant Forrest Dane Cauthorn.
  • HJ5019: Commending the Colonial Forge High School wrestling team.
  • HJ6023: Celebrating the life of Officer Todd Allen Bahr.
  • HR14: Commending Carmela Bills Putney.
  • HR18: House Ethics Advisory Panel; confirming nominations.
  • HB1544: Houdon's statue; places molds of Washington under care of State Librarian.
  • HB3202: Transportation funding; authority to certain localities to impose additional fees therefor, report.
  • HJ841: Commending Judge H. Harrison Braxton, Jr.
  • HJ853: Commemorating the centennial of United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
  • HJ1015: Joint Assembly, Commemorative; contingent upon visitation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
  • HR58: Celebrating the life of Jennifer Lynne Judd St. Cyr.
  • HR68: Celebrating the life of Stephen Grant Neely.
  • HB1440: Sesquicentennial American Civil War Commission and Fund; created, report.
  • HB1544: Houdon's statue; places molds of Washington under care of State Librarian.
  • HJ258: Commending Virginia school boards that employ mathematics specialists.
  • HJ5030: Commending Walter C. Ayers.
  • HJ5074: Commending the First Rappahannock Regional Juneteenth Celebration.
  • HJ5164: Commending Dr. Ruth Nelson.