Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville)

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Party
Democratic
District
10: Counties of Carroll (part), Henry (part), and Patrick; City of Martinsville (part) [map]
Took Office
January 1992
Left Office
January 2012
Website
wardarmstrong.com
Copatroning Habits
59% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 61% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 52% of them are Democrats.
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These are all of the video clips of Ward Armstrong’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2008. There are 246 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB641: Freedom of Information Act; requests for records may be made by any citizen of United States.
  • HB656: Protective orders; authorizes judicial officer require that respondent be subject to GPS monitoring.
  • HB1056: Animal control officers; clarifies duties and responsibilities.
  • HB1057: Qualifications of candidates; evaluate whether a person meets residency requirements.
  • HB2106: Global Positioning System (GPS); tracking for person on bond or as a condition of probation.
  • HB2107: Low-income residential customers; investor-owned electric utilities to offer reduced rates.
  • HB2108: Humane investigators; allows appointment thereof.
  • HB2109: Income tax, state; credit for diesel power to natural gas power truck conversion.
  • HB2110: Eminent domain; just compensation, restricted access to property.
  • HB2111: Enterprise zone job creation grants; eligibility of business firm.
  • HB2112: Governor's Development Opportunity Fund; lowers minimum private investment to qualify for incentive.
  • HB2113: State-owned or leased vehicles; Governor to develop plan to eliminate use of foreign motor fuels.
  • HB2114: Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission; membership.
  • HB2115: Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission; performance audit, report.
  • HB2116: The Road to Revolution; adds Leatherwood Plantation in Henry County to this heritage trail.
  • HB2117: Electric utilities; reinstates part of system under which investor-owned were regulated.
  • HB2118: Electric utility regulation; rebundles charges for transmission, etc., into base rates.
  • HB2415: Hunting license, special; established for partially disabled veterans.
  • HB2500: Omnibus Citizen Bill of Rights; created.
  • HJ823: Celebrating the life of Martin Fillmore Clark, Sr.
  • HJ828: Commending Edison2.
  • HJ829: Commending Trooper S. Matthew Cochran.
  • HJ919: Celebrating the life of William Walker Edwards, Jr.
  • HJ920: Celebrating the life of Patrick W. Ephriam.
  • HJ931: Celebrating the life of Billy Wayne Craig.
  • HR55: House of Delegates; amends and readopts Rules 18 and 18(a).
  • HR56: House of Delegates; amends and readopts Rules 18(a) and 18(c).
  • HR78: Commending the Honorable Edward M. Turner III.
  • HB636: Appeal of bail decision; court is determined based on where initial determination was made, etc.
  • HB637: Concealed handgun permit; waives fee for certain members of United States Coast Guard.
  • HB638: Bipartisan Redistricting Commission; created.
  • HB639: Investor-owned electric utilities; regulation of rates by State Corporation Commission.
  • HB640: Governor's Development Opportunity Fund; changes name to Commonwealth Economic Development Fund.
  • HB641: Freedom of Information Act; requests for records may be made by any citizen of United States.
  • HB642: General Assembly; allowance to members for office expenses and supplies.
  • HB643: House and Senate Ethics Advisory Panels; completion of inquiry once initiated.
  • HB644: General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; clarifies that member commits knowing violation of Act.
  • HB645: Enterprise zone job creation grants; business firm is eligible for up to five years for each grant.
  • HB646: Candidates; qualification considered a case decision and subject to Administrative Process Act.
  • HB647: Unemployment benefits; eligibility of individuals part-time employed and in training programs.
  • HB648: Candidates in election; required filings to be submitted to State Board of Elections.
  • HB649: Governor's Development Opportunity Fund; lowers minimum private investment to qualify therefor.
  • HB650: Funeral services; disputes between next of kin.
  • HB651: Eminent domain cases; reinstates option of landowner to choose between commissioner & jury to hear.
  • HB652: Eminent domain; restricting access to or from property taken to be considered in assessing damages.
  • HB653: Investor-owned electric utilities; establishes process used by SCC in reviews of rates, etc.
  • HB654: Administrative Process Act; final decision reviewable by a de novo appeal.
  • HB655: Conflicts of Interests Act; revisions applicable to House and Senate Ethics Advisory Panels.
  • HB656: Protective orders; authorizes judicial officer require that respondent be subject to GPS monitoring.
  • HB657: General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; establishment of General Assembly Ethics Review Panel.
  • HB658: Enterprise Zone Grant Program; lowers threshold for qualified real property investments.
  • HB659: Funeral services; burial power of attorney.
  • HB660: Enterprise zone job creation grants; business firm is eligible for up to five years for each grant.
  • HB1052: Electric utilities; prevents temporary and interim increase of rates.
  • HB1053: Legislative study commissions; staffing support for certain Commissions.
  • HB1055: Retirement System; increases amount of monthly health insurance credits.
  • HB1056: Animal control officers; clarifies duties and responsibilities.
  • HB1057: Qualifications of candidates; evaluate whether a person meets residency requirements.
  • HB1237: Economic development incentive rates; electric utilities to offer service to certain customers.
  • HB1381: Major Employment and Investment Project Site Planning Grant Fund; established.
  • HB1391: Investor-owned electric utilities; establishes process used by SCC in reviews of rates, etc.
  • HJ102: Celebrating the life of First Lieutenant Leevi K. Barnard.
  • HJ159: Celebrating the life of J. Lloyd Gregory.
  • HJ160: Celebrating the life of Robert Henkel Spilman, Sr.
  • HJ212: Commending the E.C. Glass Theatre on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.
  • HJ379: Celebrating the life of Ralph William Carroll, Sr.
  • HJ456: Commending the Carlisle School golf team.
  • HJ457: Commending the Carlisle School field hockey team.
  • HJ476: Celebrating the life of Omer Clyde Stone, Jr.
  • HJ477: Celebrating the life of Millie Hairston Eggleston.
  • HB1484: Funerals and burials; designation of persons authorized to make decisions.
  • HB1902: Admissions tax; adds Carroll County to list of localities that may impose at events.
  • HB1903: Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act; prohibition on price gouging during time of resource shortage.
  • HB1904: Virginia Child Protection Accountability System; established.
  • HB1905: Golf carts; allows operation on secondary highways within 3 miles of motor speedway on day of race.
  • HB1906: Motorcycle brake lights; to be equipped with means of varying brightness thereof.
  • HB1907: Twin County Airport Commission; change in membership.
  • HB1908: Assault and battery of family/household member; court to order person to obtain certain services.
  • HB1909: Funerals and burials; designation of persons authorized to make decisions.
  • HJ676: Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission; JLARC to conduct review.
  • HJ847: Commending Timothy J. Gette.
  • HJ5028: Celebrating the life of Alson Howard Smith, Jr.
  • HB690: Companion animals; commercial breeding, penalty.
  • HB691: Animal control officers; inspection of breeding facilities.
  • HB692: Highway welcome and exit signs; localities may put up within highway rights-of-way.
  • HB693: Health insurance pools; technical assistance for small businesses.
  • HB694: Alcoholic beverage control; wine and beer tastings by gourmet shop licensees
  • HB695: Retirement System; loss of retirement benefits for certain felony convictions.
  • HB696: Substance Abuse Treatment Fund; created.
  • HB1463: Group homes; no more than eight mentally ill, disabled, etc. to reside therein.
  • HB1465: Dogfighting; violations include attending such fights.
  • HB1484: Funerals and burials; designation of persons authorized to make decisions.
  • HB6026: Transportation; provides statewide and regional transportation funding by increasing certain taxes.
  • HJ107: Underage drinking prevention programs; Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to study.
  • HJ134: Celebrating the life of Bruce Dallas.
  • HJ135: Celebrating the life of Benjamin R. Gardner.
  • HJ208: Celebrating the life of Allan McClain.
  • HJ209: Celebrating the life of Edwin Green Penn IV.
  • HJ394: Commending the Patrick County Music Association.
  • HJ396: Celebrating the life of Private Daniel Patrick Fisher.
  • HJ397: Celebrating the life of Private First Class Rush Marshall Jenkins.
  • HJ398: Celebrating the life of Lieutenant Ryan K. Betton.
  • HJ5028: Celebrating the life of Alson Howard Smith, Jr.
  • HJ6022: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Doctor William L. Hales.
  • HB501: Health insurance; employees of local governments to have same coverage as state employees.
  • HB1652: Smoking; misdemeanor if in certain proximity to medical oxygen source in health care facility.
  • HB1653: Smoking; guilty of a misdemeanor if in certain proximity to gas pumps.
  • HB2073: District and juvenile courts; failure to post bond, etc., will result in withdrawal of appeal.
  • HB2074: District courts or juvenile domestic relations district courts; withdrawal of appeals.
  • HB2075: Assault and battery; definition of law-enforcement officer to include ABC agents.
  • HB2076: Police and court records; expungement hearing to occur if person granted writ vacating a conviction.
  • HB2077: Electronic voting equipment;direct recording electronic devices be equipped to produce paper record.
  • HB2078: Clients' Protection Fund; Supreme Court to adopt rules assessing members of VA State Bar fee.
  • HB2213: Personnel Act; exemptions from provisions include employees of Indigent Defense Commission.
  • HB2214: Childhood obesity; Sup. of Public Instruction & Health Commissioner to work together to combat.
  • HB2395: Reformation of trusts; real property deeded to trust.
  • HB3076: Virginia Covered Bridge Festival in Patrick County; designating as official state festival.
  • HB3154: Farm winery wines; ABC Board to establish system of preferences in its purchases thereof.
  • HB3183: Pregnant Women Support Fund; created.
  • HB3204: Opinion testimony by experts; hearsay exception.
  • HB3205: Wills; writings or documents of decedents.
  • HJ61: Constitutional amendment; redistricting process for congressional & G.A. district bound. (1st ref).
  • HJ62: Constitutional amendment; exercise of eminent domain powers (first reference).
  • HJ561: Celebrating the life of John Jamison.
  • HJ746: Celebrating the life of Lisa Daughtry Knott.
  • HJ748: Celebrating the life of James Kelly Cecil.
  • HJ770: Commending Virginia's state employees for their charitable giving in 2006.
  • HJ835: Commending the firefighters and the rescue and support personnel.
  • HJ929: Commending Lucy Clark.
  • HJ996: Commending Taylor Edwards.
  • HB500: Consumer reports; national consumer reporting agency to furnish to consumer upon request.
  • HB501: Health insurance; employees of local governments to have same coverage as state employees.
  • HB502: Health benefits program; permits a judge to participate if he does so within 31 days of retirement.
  • HB503: Campaign finance; special disclosure requirements for certain large contributions; civil penalties.
  • HB504: Community College System; directs State Board to est. policies providing for reduced tuition rates.
  • HB505: Methamphetamine precursor drugs; sale of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine with restrictions, penalty.
  • HB506: Jury trial of right; only named plaintiffs and defendants to be deemed parties under this statute.
  • HB507: Criminal history records check; school volunteers costs shall be paid by school division or State.
  • HB508: Retirement System; prohibits reduction in the net retirement benefit paid to state employees.
  • HB509: Retail sales and use tax; exemption on clothing, school supplies, computers and sports equipment.
  • HB510: Defense counsel; removes requirement that any certificate of analysis be provided before trial.
  • HB511: Worrell Family Memorial Bridge; designating as Route 662 bridge over Burks Fork Creek.
  • HB512: Alcoholic beverages; persons granted wine and beer licenses may conduct tastings.
  • HB513: DUI; breath analysis used as evidence.
  • HB514: DUI; breath test admissible as evidence in civil and criminal cases.
  • HB515: Condemnation of property; definition of public uses by localities.
  • HB516: Estate tax; phases out over a four-year period.
  • HB517: New College Institute; created.
  • HB518: Tourism zones, local; county, city, or town to establish by local ordinance.
  • HB519: Estate tax; exemptions.
  • HB520: Unregistered vehicles and vehicles with expired registrations; prohibited on public highways.
  • HB771: Condemnation proceedings; localities to hold public hearing prior to initiating a condemnation.
  • HB772: Tax assessments; judicial appeals thereof.
  • HB1157: Town of Stuart; charter.
  • HB1527: Jurors; those not qualified to serve in criminal case.
  • HB1531: Healing arts; unprofessional conduct in practice thereof.
  • HJ61: Constitutional amendment; redistricting process for congressional & G.A. district bound. (1st ref).
  • HJ62: Constitutional amendment; exercise of eminent domain powers (first reference).
  • HJ422: Celebrating the life of Joseph H. Austin, Jr.
  • HJ424: Celebrating the life of John William Bouldin, Jr.
  • HJ447: Celebrating the life of Samuel Edward Moran.
  • HJ453: Commending the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County, Inc.
  • HJ5012: Commending the Martinsville High School boys' basketball team.
  • HJ5021: Celebrating the life of Mark Daniel DeHart.
  • HJ5051: Celebrating the life of Claudia Boyden Caldwell.
  • HJ5131: Celebrating the life of Reverend Dr. Calvin Rains, Sr.
  • HR2: House of Delegates; procedure governing live television coverage of sessions.
  • HR25: Celebrating the life of James Staples.