Del. 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
Left Office
January 2017
Website
williamjhowell.org
Twitter
@SpkrBillHowell
Copatroning Habits
80% 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.
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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

Bearing Drift: House of Delegates Q2 Financial Report Round-Up

July 18, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Without publicly available polling data, fundraising remains one of the best indicators of competitiveness for state house races in November. Admittedly, it is an ...

Chesterfield Observer: In a redrawn 66th, Speaker Kirk Cox finds himself fighting in unfamiliar territory

June 26, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Located deep in Matoaca, Ivan Road is so far south in Chesterfield that some of its houses back up against the Appomattox River, the waterway that defines the ...

The Washington Post: Virginia primaries offer good stories but no big narrative

June 12, 2019 | 3:00 am
  July's special session, ostensibly about gun-control measures, might provide some substance to the November elections.

Fredericksburg.com: Milde edges Thomas to win Republican nomination for 28th District House seat

June 11, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Former Stafford County Supervisor Paul Milde edged incumbent Del. Bob Thomas in a rematch Tuesday to earn the Republican nomination for the 28th District ...

Richmond.com: Some veteran Virginia lawmakers, including Sens. Saslaw and Hanger, face challengers in Tuesday's primary

June 7, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Several high-profile state lawmakers face challengers in Tuesday's primaries, including the state Senate Democratic leader, the Republican co-chairman of the ...

These are all of the video clips of Bill Howell’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 75 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.