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

wtvr.com: New bill aims to clear Virginia liquor law confusion

January 27, 2017
RICHMOND, Va. -- A proposed bill that unanimously passed the Virginia Senate on Thursday aims to clarify a decades old law regarding restaurants and the sale of spirits. State Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) introduced SB 1216, that would ?require ...Late-night liquor regulation gains momentum in Virginia SenateWRICall 2 news articles »

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 ...

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 »

RichmondBizSense: New bill takes another shot at state liquor law

January 24, 2017
State Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) has introduced a new version of a bill that last year was backed by a group of Richmond bar and restaurant owners, aimed at lowering what they see as an onerous food-to-liquor sales ratio. Virginia law ...

Bacon's Rebellion: Who Needs Amazon Drones When You've Got a Starship Robot?

February 1, 2017
Who Needs Amazon Drones When You've Got a Starship Robot?The bill marks the first statewide approval of EPDDs operating on sidewalks, shared-use paths, and crosswalks in the United States, according to a press release issued by the office of Sen. Bill DeSteph, R-Virginia Beach, who patroned the bill. A ...and more »

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.