Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)

Photo of Bill DeSteph
Party
Republican
District
8: Virginia Beach City (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2016
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
General Laws and Technology, Local Government, Privileges and Elections, Rehabilitation and Social Services, Transportation
Website
billdesteph.org
Twitter
@BillDeSteph
Copatroning Habits
83% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 66% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 62% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
20.4% in 2017
Recent Mentions in the Media

7 On Your Side: New Virginia dog bite law helps protect your family and pets:

September 18, 2018
  FOX 29Full coverage

Could changes be coming to Virginia's alcohol-ratio law for restaurants?:

September 19, 2018
  Virginia MercuryFull coverage

Lee: Re-balance worth of humans against dangerous dogs:

September 13, 2018
  Roanoke TimesFull coverage

These are all of the video clips of Bill DeSteph’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2014. There are 19 video clips in all.

Bills

  • SB54: Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of; subpoena duces tecum, costs.
  • SB55: Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of; disciplinary actions by regulatory boards.
  • SB56: Line of Duty Act; eligible dependents.
  • SB57: Obstructing justice and resisting arrest; fleeing from a law-enforcement officer, penalty.
  • SB60: Tuition Assistance Grant Program; eligible institutions.
  • SB199: Rights of persons with disabilities; procedures for certain actions, notice & opportunity to cure.
  • SB235: Certificate of public need; establishment of new ambulatory surgery center in Hampton Roads.
  • SB236: Certificate of public need; establishing new ambulatory surgery center in Hampton Roads.
  • SB238: Students; collection of demographic data, designation of race or ethnicity.
  • SB310: Medical Assistance Services, Department of; eligibility for services under waiver.
  • SB373: Higher education; prohibits any percentage increase in in-state tuition for undergraduate students.
  • SB377: Higher educational institutions, public; tuition increase, etc.
  • SB386: Va. Public Procurement Act; SWaM program, participation of service disabled veteran-owned business.
  • SB435: Higher educational institutions, public; primary duties of members of governing boards.
  • SB559: Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act; secure return of voted military-overseas ballots.
  • SB569: Contractors, Board for; exemption from licensure certain students.
  • SB570: Virginia National Guard; members eligible for in-state tuition.
  • SB571: Animal bite history; disclosure of information.
  • SB574: Step therapy protocols; health benefits, disclosure of information.
  • SB575: Vehicle registration; extension for satisfaction of certain requirements.
  • SB577: Higher education; increase of in-state tuition.
  • SB579: Tax credits related to education; aggregate cap.
  • SB581: Health insurance plans; preauthorization for drug benefits.
  • SB584: Va. Public Procurement Act; establishes service disabled veteran businesses.
  • SB585: Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund; created, Advisory Committee.
  • SB586: Antique motor vehicles; exhaust system excluded from certain requirement.
  • SB729: Cruelty to animals; aggravated cruelty, penalty.
  • SB730: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; clarifies definition of 'public record.'
  • SB743: Housing; installation and maintenance of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in rental property.
  • SB773: Alcoholic beverage control; reduces food-to-beverage ratio for mixed beverage licensees.
  • SB836: Higher educational institutions, public; tuition and room and board.
  • SB869: Education Improvement Scholarships tax credits; benefits & elig. requirements for disabled students.
  • SB870: Educational institutions, certain; designation of governing boards.
  • SB882: Prescription refill; protocol.
  • SB958: Unpaid tolls; authorizes toll facility operators to mail invoices by first-class mail.
  • SB976: Candidates in elections; method of nominating for office.
  • SB990: Stormwater; State Water Control Board to adopt regulations.
  • SJ92: Celebrating the life of Fred J. Whyte.
  • SJ93: Celebrating the life of Captain Walter S. Pullar III, USN, Ret.
  • SJ142: Commending Tony R. Torres.
  • SJ171: Celebrating the life of William Mervin Lechler.
  • SJ186: Celebrating the life of Richard E. Olivieri, Sr.
  • SJ187: Celebrating the life of William Henry Muehleib.
  • SJ218: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Harry Robert Purkey.
  • SJ221: Commending Channing A. Pfeiffer.
  • SJ225: Celebrating the life of Captain John G. Colgan, USN, Ret.
  • SJ245: Celebrating the life of Captain Paul F. Hollandsworth, Jr., USN, Ret.
  • SB483: Occupational safety and health; employer's liability for violation by contractor.
  • SB488: Mixed beverage restaurant licensees; food-to-beverage ratio.
  • SB489: Alcoholic beverage control; food-beverage ratio.
  • SB558: Dredging; TMDL credits, request for assignment of credits equivalent to street sweeping.
  • SB831: Marijuana; manufacture or possession, accommodation to another individual, penalty.
  • SB832: Firearm transactions; voluntary background checks, clarification of provisions.
  • SB899: Reformulated gasoline; sale for farm use.
  • SB952: False statements to members of the General Assembly; state employees and appointees.
  • SB954: Toll violations.
  • SB955: Certain educational institutions; designation of governing boards.
  • SB970: Alcoholic beverage control (ABC); food-to-beverage ratio for certain mixed beverage licensees.
  • SB971: Alcoholic beverage control; purchase of wine by restaurant from retailer.
  • SB972: Requests for information by members of the General Assembly; responses not subject to redaction.
  • SB985: Higher education; in-state tuition.
  • SB986: Higher education; in-state tuition.
  • SB987: Higher education; in-state tuition.
  • SB1128: FOIA; failure to respond to request for records, rebuttable presumption.
  • SB1142: Campaign finance; filing and reporting requirements applicable to certain tax-exempt organizations.
  • SB1143: Oyster grounds; dredging projects in Lynnhaven River.
  • SB1144: Oyster planting grounds; Marine Resources Commission to post.
  • SB1145: Riparian planting grounds lease; eligibility.
  • SB1146: Jail inmates; costs of medical treatment.
  • SB1147: Companion animals; changes penalty to Class 6 felony for cruelty to animals.
  • SB1165: Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credits; allocation of credits.
  • SB1167: Education programs; allocation of unissued tax credits.
  • SB1168: Neighborhood Assistance Act; reorganizes provisions of tax credit program.
  • SB1198: Operators of emergency vehicles; completion of Emergency Vehicle Operator's Course.
  • SB1207: Electric personal delivery devices; operation on sidewalks and shared-use paths.
  • SB1213: Life and accident and sickness insurance; notice of lapse of policy, contract, or plan.
  • SB1216: Alcoholic beverage control; availability of food when spirits served.
  • SB1255: Condominium Act; resale by purchaser, designation of authorized representative.
  • SB1353: Higher educational institutions; primary duties of members of governing boards.
  • SB1355: Riparian owner; dredging a navigable channel, oyster or clam grounds.
  • SB1374: Contractors, Board for; adds a professional engineer to membership.
  • SB1391: Alcoholic beverage control; new license for certain commercial lifestyle centers.
  • SB1402: Oyster-planting ground; Marine Resources Commission to determine ground use plan.
  • SB1404: Medical Assistance Services, Department of; eligibility for services under waiver.
  • SB1408: Step therapy protocols; disclosures.
  • SB1474: Arrest; resisting law-enforcement officers, etc.
  • SB1490: Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act; applying for and casting military-overseas ballots.
  • SJ301: Celebrating the life of Frank R. Spadea.
  • SJ302: Celebrating the life of James B. Ricketts.
  • SJ344: Commending Bruce Bernard Smith.
  • SJ345: Commending ECPI University.
  • SJ380: Commending Stefanie Fee.
  • SJ381: Commending Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas.
  • SJ419: Celebrating the life of Richard Lee Munden.
  • SJ420: Celebrating the life of Robert James Costen.
  • SR154: Commending Stefanie Fee.
  • SB102: Marine Resources Commission; increases membership.
  • SB219: Purse net fishing prohibited.
  • SB253: Confidentiality of information about victims of certain crimes.
  • SB254: Oyster grounds; assignment or transfer by VMRC of grounds in Lynnhaven River.
  • SB286: Motor vehicles; vehicles not to be equipped with televisions and video within view of driver.
  • SB288: Conflict of Interests Act, State and Local Government; advisory opinions for local officers.
  • SB294: State officers & employees; retaliatory actions against persons providing certain testimony.
  • SB296: Conservators of the peace, special; required criminal history record information check required.
  • SB298: Oysters; increasing rents for certain planting grounds.
  • SB331: Accident and sickness insurance; step therapy for psychiatric medications.
  • SB332: Accident and sickness insurance; step therapy protocols.
  • SB333: Certificates of public need.
  • SB396: Resisting arrest; penalty.
  • SB397: Oyster grounds; navigation rights in Lynnhaven River.
  • SB398: Certificate of public need; cataract surgery.
  • SB483: Occupational safety and health; employer's liability for violation by contractor.
  • SB484: Stormwater management regulations; water quality and quantity design criteria.
  • SB485: General Assembly; state employees and appointees making false statements to members, penalty.
  • SB488: Mixed beverage restaurant licensees; food-to-beverage ratio.
  • SB489: Alcoholic beverage control; food-beverage ratio.
  • SB490: Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act; applying for and casting military-overseas ballots.
  • SB557: Reformulated gasoline (RFG) program; sale by marina.
  • SB558: Dredging; TMDL credits, request for assignment of credits equivalent to street sweeping.
  • SB565: Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases.
  • SB598: Erosion and sediment control; compliance with stormwater management program.
  • SB642: Virginia Beach arena.
  • SB719: Boats or other watercraft; DMV to issue permits for vehicles to transport.
  • SB751: Limited Residential Lodging and Short-term Rental Lodging Act; penalty.
  • SB781: Correctional facilities, local; facilities transporting prisoners.
  • SJ52: Celebrating the life of Joseph Anthony DiJulio.
  • SJ75: Metered utilities, separately; VHC to study impact of delinquent payment by tenant.
  • SJ76: Celebrating the life of Mary Esguerra.
  • SJ89: Tenant bankruptcy; VHC to study impact of proceedings on landlords.
  • SJ153: Commending Law Enforcement United.
  • SJ162: Celebrating the life of Darwin E. Rogers.
  • SJ171: Commending Fred Whyte.
  • SJ210: Commending Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers.
  • HB92: License plates, special; issuance for members and supporters of Law Enforcement United (LEU).
  • HB1342: Driver of motor vehicle following too closely; includes non-motor vehicles.
  • HB1591: Genetically engineered foods; definition, labeling of food, penalty.
  • HB1702: Firearms; transfer, etc., from licensed dealer.
  • HB1814: Alcoholic beverage control; food-beverage ratio.
  • HB1815: Alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage restaurant licensees, food-beverage ratio.
  • HB1832: License plates; display of single plate for certain motor vehicles.
  • HB1899: Administrative Process Act; legislative review of regulations.
  • HB1968: Recordation tax; open line deeds of trust.
  • HB2036: Nicotine Vapor products; prohibits purchase, etc., by minors, packaging, civil penalty.
  • HJ45: BPOL tax; joint subcommittee to study local tax.
  • HJ563: Individual income tax revenues; JLARC to update its 2004 study.
  • HJ587: Stormwater regulations; impact on high water table area, report.
  • HJ679: Celebrating the life of Joseph Licari.
  • HJ851: Commending the Crisis Intervention Team program.
  • HR300: Celebrating the life of Laurence R. Dutton.
  • HR313: Commending Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
  • HB92: License plates, special; issuance for members and supporters of Law Enforcement United (LEU).
  • HB572: Wetlands; board shall give credit for in-lieu fee payments made to VA Aquatic Resources Trust Fund.
  • HJ45: BPOL tax; joint subcommittee to study local tax.
  • HJ344: Celebrating the life of Paul C. Davis, M.D.
  • HJ422: Commending Law Enforcement United.
  • HJ485: Commending The Noblemen.
  • HJ5011: Celebrating the life of Mary Caligari Russo.
  • HJ5102: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr.
  • HJ5176: Celebrating the life of Karen Edgar Beauchamp.
  • HJ5177: Commending Boy Scouts of America Troop 63.
  • HJ5191: Celebrating the life of Michael Steven Suter.
  • HJ5262: Commending STIHL Inc.
  • HR573: Commending Checkered Flag Motor Car Corporation.
  • HR574: Celebrating the life of Alfonso Joseph Strazzullo.