Delegate Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg)

Photo of Bill Howell
28: County of Stafford (part); City of Fredericksburg (part) [map]
Took Office
January 1988
Next Election
November 2017
Rules (Chair)
Copatroning Habits
81% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 74% 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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Bills Passed
0% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)

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

WAVY-TV: Del. Morris says he will not resign; denies assault, abuse allegations

September 27, 2016
SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) ? Virginia Del. Rick Morris says he will not resign from his office despite recent charges connected to alleged domestic incidents. Suffolk police recently filed charges of assault and battery to a family member as well as cruelty ...Del. Rick Morris ?knows he is innocent? and will not resign amid felony abuse charges in SuffolkVirginian-PilotSuffolk delegate denies assault allegations, won't resign, lawyer saysRoanoke Timesall 24 news articles »

Daily Press (blog): Big money signalling big campaign in 93rd Va. House race

October 19, 2016
If you live anywhere from Kiln Creek to Jamestown you might want to brace yourself for lots and lots of mail -- both candidates in the special election for the House of Delegates 93rd district have raised big bucks and haven't been spending much yet ...

Virginian-Pilot: Before domestic abuse charges, court records show Del. Rick Morris admitted to adultery

September 26, 2016
State Del. Rick Morris, R-Suffolk, who will be arraigned in court Tuesday on felony domestic abuse charges, admitted to adultery while married to his now ex-wife in a 2013 divorce case in which he paid her $72,000. Morris's then-wife Cristina Morris ...and more »

Virginian-Pilot: Court records detail numerous incidents related to abuse charges filed against Del. Rick Morris

September 23, 2016
House Speaker Bill Howell, R-Stafford County, had no comment Friday on whether he wanted Morris to resign, Howell spokesman Matt Moran said. ?This is a very difficult situation for Del. Morris,? he said. ?The speaker and House leaders have been in ...Del. Richard Morris, facing 14 charges, asked to step down by House Republican leadershipRoanoke Timesall 50 news articles »

Roanoke Times: Virginia won't extend voter registration after civil rights groups protest system crashes

October 18, 2016
Virginia won't extend voter registration after civil rights groups protest system crashesDuring the hearing, Del. Tim Hugo, R-Fairfax called on McAuliffe to replace Corts, a gubernatorial appointee. McAuliffe's office said it had no plans to do so. ?We have every confidence in Virginia's local registrars, but we are concerned that ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Bill Howell’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 74 video clips in all.


  • 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.