Senator 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
Local Government
Website
billdesteph.org
Twitter
@BillDeSteph
Copatroning Habits
83% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 73% 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
10.8% in 2016
Recent Mentions in the Media

Bearing Drift (press release) (blog): Belote Announces Challenge to Taylor

July 5, 2017
Belote, a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force (24 years), and who most recently suffered a political loss to state Sen. Bill DeSteph in 2015, is a consultant for offshore wind. Taylor, elected in 2016, serves on the important House Appropriations ...and more »

wtkr.com: State Sen. Bill DeSteph asks Attorney General to weigh-in on Pro-Light Rail Group

November 3, 2016
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - State Sen. Bill DeSteph sent a letter to Virginia's Attorney General Mark Herring, asking him to weigh-in on whether Virginia Beach Connex is following the law. Virginia Beach Connex is the communications arm of Light Rail Now, ...

wtkr.com: New law paves way for delivery robots in Virginia

May 28, 2017
Starship is testing its robots in a number of European countries including England, Germany and Switzerland. In March, the company opened an office in Washington, D.C., and is operating the vehicles there. State Sen. Bill DeSteph of Virginia Beach says ...and more »

wtkr.com: Robots could be delivering in your neighborhood after bill passed Va. Senate

February 3, 2017
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Bill DeSteph, R-Virginia Beach, would allow the use of Electronic Personal Delivery Devices, or EPDDs, on sidewalks, crosswalks and shared-use paths throughout Virginia. A similar bill in the House of Delegates, sponsored by ...and more »

Virginian-Pilot: Bill DeSteph & Chap Peterson: Virginia must do better on college affordability

February 4, 2017
Bill DeSteph & Chap Peterson: Virginia must do better on college affordabilityOn more than a few occasions, we ? a Democrat from Fairfax and a Republican from Virginia Beach ? find ourselves polar opposites when it comes to a host of issues. But when it comes to higher education, there is no debate. Study after study ...

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

  • 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.