Delegate Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen)

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Party
Republican
District
56: Counties of Goochland, Henrico (part), and Louisa [map]
Took Office
January 2002
Left Office
January 2012
Website
billjanis.com
Copatroning Habits
78% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 69% 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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Recent Mentions in the Media

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Richmond.com: 6 Republicans, 2 Democrats seek retiring Del. Farrell's seat

May 27, 2017
6 Republicans, 2 Democrats seek retiring Del. Farrell's seatFarrell, who has an 18-month-old daughter and a growing investment firm, said that ?it was a tough decision, but with a young family and a growing business I cannot give the job as delegate the time and energy that it deserves.? The six Republicans in ...

Richmond.com: Del. Peter Farrell of Henrico won't seek re-election

March 10, 2017
Del. Peter Farrell of Henrico won't seek re-electionDel. Peter F. Farrell, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 2012, has decided not to seek re-election this year. The Henrico County lawmaker, considered an up-and-comer, won and held a solidly Republican seat with virtually no opposition.and more »

Richmond.com: Editorial: Tommy Norment's sweet deal

March 21, 2017
Editorial: Tommy Norment's sweet dealTheir ranks once included Bill Janis, a member of the House of Delegates, who was paid all of $2,000 a semester for teaching at W&M. Janis, who represented Henrico, told The Virginian-Pilot that the money probably didn't even cover the cost of gas he ...

Richmond.com: Former delegate Janis announces run for Stosch's Senate seat

January 15, 2015
Former delegate Janis announces run for Stosch's Senate seatBill Janis, a former Republican delegate from Henrico County, on Thursday announced he is seeking the GOP nomination for the Virginia Senate seat that retiring Sen. Walter A. Stosch, R-Henrico, will vacate at the end of the year. Janis, 52, a lawyer by ...

These are all of the video clips of Bill Janis’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 152 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB234: License plates, special; issuance to members and former members of U.S. Navy.
  • HB242: Judicial vacancies; removes requirement of certifying prior to legislature filling vacancies.
  • HB1399: Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act; waiver of sovereign immunity.
  • HB1407: Underage drinking and driving; punishable as Class 1 misdemeanor.
  • HB1439: Cable television system, etc.; contracts with electric cooperative facilities for pole attachments.
  • HB1478: Elections, Director of; Governor shall appoint.
  • HB1990: Judicial circuits and districts; establishes new boundaries & reallocates number of judges serving.
  • HB1991: Traffic lights; motorcycle drivers, etc., in certain situations, to proceed through intersections.
  • HB1992: Banks; capital stock.
  • HB1993: Reckless driving offenses; person who recklessly violates a traffic light.
  • HB1994: National Guard; failure to report for duty, penalty.
  • HB1995: Child pornography; restitution for victims.
  • HB1996: Child endangerment; willful act or omission, etc., to provide necessary care for child's health.
  • HB1997: Accused released on recognizance; report to Central Criminal Records Exchange.
  • HB2184: Wireless E-911 surcharge; definition.
  • HJ615: Constitutional amendment; restriction on contents of bill or law that appropriates funds.
  • HJ704: Judges; election in Court of Appeals, circuit court, general district court, etc.
  • HJ756: Commending Tommy Woodson.
  • HJ818: Commending the County of Henrico on the occasion of its 400th anniversary.
  • HJ943: Celebrating the life of Joseph Preble Weeks.
  • HJ973: Commending John Blair Gilmer.
  • HJ974: Commending Benedictine High School in Richmond, Va, on the Occasion of the Centennial of Founding.
  • HR51: Judges; nominations for election to Court of Appeals of Virginia.
  • HR52: Judges; nominations for election to circuit court.
  • HR53: Judges; nominations for election to general district court.
  • HR54: Judges; nominations for election to juvenile and domestic relations district court.
  • HB234: License plates, special; issuance to members and former members of U.S. Navy.
  • HB235: Banking institutions; criminal punishment for false statements regarding financial condition.
  • HB236: Firearms; Class 1 misdemeanor to discharge in certain areas.
  • HB237: Income tax, state; job creation tax credit.
  • HB238: Students with Disabilities Tuition Assistance Grant Program; created.
  • HB239: Animal protection officers; powers of those in localities with county manager form of government.
  • HB240: Judicial Council and Committee on District Courts; repeals statutory provisions.
  • HB241: Judges; mandatory retirement, General Assembly to approve retired judges under temporary recall.
  • HB242: Judicial vacancies; removes requirement of certifying prior to legislature filling vacancies.
  • HB243: Accessories after the fact; increased to Class 6 felony for person guilty in capital murder case.
  • HB244: Possession of contraband by a prisoner; guilty of Class 1 misdemeanor.
  • HB386: Deposits; removes stated maturity date.
  • HB387: Telephone utilities; SCC to treat all providers of local exchange telephone service equitably.
  • HB388: Register Act; final regulations must be accompanied by statement in original or electronic form.
  • HB389: Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority; created.
  • HB740: General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; disclosure of salary.
  • HB754: Wireless E-911 charges; establishes rate & procedures for collection & remittance of by sellers.
  • HB755: Wills & trusts; formula clauses referring to federal estate, generation-skipping transfer tax laws.
  • HB767: Virginia War Memorial; codifies criteria for memorialization of fallen Virginians.
  • HB938: Child pornography; penalty for possession or reproduction thereof by a minor.
  • HB1269: Motor vehicle dealers; establishes conditions under which dealers may sell demonstrator vehicles.
  • HB1338: Interpreters for non-English-speaking persons; compensation.
  • HJ192: Judges; election in Supreme Court of Virginia, Court of Appeals, circuit court, etc.
  • HJ197: Judges; nomination for election to general district & juvenile & domestic relations district courts.
  • HJ236: Commending the Virginia Councils of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • HJ308: Celebrating the life of Raymond Lewis Venator.
  • HJ343: Celebrating the life of Mary Ann Brinkley Ingram.
  • HJ376: Commending the St. Christopher's School wrestling team.
  • HJ475: Celebrating the life of Mary Lotz Kauffmann.
  • HJ478: Celebrating the life of Sergeant Lawrence G. "J.R." Sprader, Jr., United States Army.
  • HJ493: Judges; election in Supreme Court of Virginia, circuit court, and general district court.
  • HR8: Judge; nomination for election to Supreme Court of Virginia.
  • HR9: Judge; nomination for election to Court of Appeals.
  • HR10: Judges; nominations for election to circuit court.
  • HR11: Judges; nominations for election to general district court.
  • HR12: Judges; nominations for election to juvenile and domestic relations district court.
  • HR15: Judge; nomination for election to general district court.
  • HR16: Judge; nomination for election to juvenile and domestic relations district court.
  • HR32: Judge; nomination for election to Supreme Court of Virginia.
  • HR33: Judge; nomination for election to circuit court.
  • HR34: Judges; nomination for election in general district court.
  • HB1712: Federal write-in absentee ballots; witness requirement.
  • HB1863: Jail construction, local; State will reimburse up to one-half of capital costs.
  • HB1864: Viatical Settlements Act; incorporates regulating issuance of stranger-originated life insurance.
  • HB1865: Chief judges of district & circuit courts; authority for recalling judges for duty after retirement.
  • HB1866: Court-established community service programs; court shall establish.
  • HB1867: Jury costs; plaintiff who requests trial in civil case shall be assessed.
  • HB1868: Driving under influence of alcohol; clarifies punishment for underage drinking.
  • HB1869: Boiler inspections; extends protection of civil immunity to agents, etc., authorized to conduct.
  • HB1870: Motorcycles; prohibits two to be operated abreast in single lane, civil penalty.
  • HB2104: Students with Disabilities Tuition Assistance Grant Program; created.
  • HB2434: Corporations; allows certain to be represented by an officer before general district courts.
  • HB2435: Uniform Principal and Income Act; trustee required to demand certain distributions if requested.
  • HB2526: Judicial performance evaluation program; Survey & Evaluation Research Laboratory, etc. administer.
  • HB2527: Chief Justice of Virginia Supreme Court; shall serve thereas for only two consecutive terms.
  • HB5001: Evidence, testimonial; criminal defendant right to demand testimony of preparer of certificate, etc.
  • HJ669: Constitutional amendment; property tax exemptions for certain veterans (1st reference).
  • HJ782: Judges; election circuit court, general district court, juvenile & domestic relation district court.
  • HJ874: Commending Virginia Councils of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • HJ875: Commending the Richmond Royals U18AA youth ice hockey team.
  • HJ876: Commending the Richmond Royals Bantam A youth ice hockey team.
  • HJ885: Judges; election in Supreme Court of Virginia, Court of Appeals, circuit court, and member of SCC.
  • HJ943: Commending Virginia's sheriffs on the occasion of their 375th anniversary.
  • HJ944: Celebrating the life of Susan Frieda Kaczmarek Gregori.
  • HJ1045: General Assembly; nomination for election of Attorney General.
  • HJ1048: Judges; election in circuit, general district, juvenile & dom. relations courts & members of JIRC.
  • HJ5002: Video conferencing, two-way; Crime Commission to study feasibility of use in criminal trial, etc.
  • HJ5010: Commending Benjamin P. Scafidi.
  • HJ5017: Commending the Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde.
  • HJ5029: Judges; election in Court of Appeals, circuit court, general district court, etc.
  • HR44: Judges; nominations for election to circuit court.
  • HR45: Judges; nominations for election to general district court.
  • HR46: Judges; nominations for election to juvenile and domestic relations district court.
  • HR49: Judge; nomination for election to Supreme Court of Virginia.
  • HR50: Judges; nominations for election to Court of Appeals of Virginia.
  • HR51: Judge; nomination for election to circuit court.
  • HR58: Attorney General; nomination of person for election.
  • HR70: Judges; nominations for election to circuit court.
  • HR71: Judges; nominations for election to general district court.
  • HR72: Judges; nominations for election to juvenile and domestic relations district court.
  • HR73: Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission; nominations for election of members.
  • HR504: Judges; nominations for election to general district court.
  • HR505: Judges; nominations for election to juvenile and domestic relations district court.
  • HR506: Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission; nominations for election of member.
  • HB706: Temporary detention order; transportation to medical facility for assessment.
  • HB707: Involuntary commitment hearings; person shall be held in custody until released to secure facility.
  • HB708: Temporary detention orders; admission as evidence.
  • HB709: Firearms; person legally incompetent, etc. prohibited from purchasing.
  • HB710: Self defense and defense of others; person occupying dwelling may justify when unlawful entry.
  • HB711: Retail Sales and Use Tax; extends sunset provision for audio and video works.
  • HB712: Judicial vacancies; removes requirement that Committee on District Courts and Supreme Court certify.
  • HB713: Protective orders, preliminary; court to extend if respondent fails to appear at hearing.
  • HB714: Traffic lights; creates Class 6 felony for running red light.
  • HB715: Arrest; resetting of bail or amending bail set.
  • HB716: Disorderly conduct; removes certain proviso.
  • HB717: Child or spousal support cases; posting of bonds.
  • HB718: Courts; authority to order payment of fine, costs, forfeitures, penalties, or alternatives.
  • HB719: Underage drinking and driving; penalty.
  • HB1381: Corporations; may be represented by an officer or an employee pro se before general district courts.
  • HB1383: Life expectancy; evidence.
  • HB1384: Grand jurors; impartial and disinterest in outcome required when selecting.
  • HB1542: District court employees; certain localities may supplement salaries.
  • HB1543: Surgical complications; requires physicians to report.
  • HB6022: License plates, special; issuance to veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • HJ212: Commending Deep Run High School Key Club.
  • HJ213: Commending Alyssa Lang.
  • HJ219: Judges; election in circuit, general district, and juvenile & domestic relations district courts.
  • HJ258: Celebrating the life of Margaret Estes Hupp.
  • HJ259: Celebrating the life of Vivian May Nilsen.
  • HJ350: Celebrating the life of Jane Maury Denton.
  • HJ371: Commending Virginia Councils of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • HJ372: Judges; election in Supreme Court of Virginia and Court of Appeals.
  • HJ451: Commending the Knights of Columbus on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.
  • HJ510: Commending the Deep Run High School girls' volleyball team.
  • HJ611: Judges; election in Court of Appeals, members of SCC, and of Workers' Compensation Commission.
  • HJ5004: Celebrating the life of Earl Henson Henley.
  • HJ5010: Commending Benjamin P. Scafidi.
  • HJ5017: Commending the Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde.
  • HJ5029: Judges; election in Court of Appeals, circuit court, general district court, etc.
  • HJ6016: Celebrating the life of Admiral, USN Ret., Donald Lee Pilling.
  • HJ6039: Commending the Deep Run High School boy's soccer team.
  • HR5: Judges; nominations for election to circuit court.
  • HR6: Judges; nominations for election to general district court.
  • HR7: Judges; nominations for election to juvenile and domestic relations district court.
  • HR11: Judge; nomination for election to Supreme Court of Virginia.
  • HR12: Judge; nomination for election to Court of Appeals.
  • HR502: Judges; nominations for election to Court of Appeals.
  • HR503: Judges; nominations for election to circuit court.
  • HR504: Judges; nominations for election to general district court.
  • HR505: Judges; nominations for election to juvenile and domestic relations district court.
  • HR506: Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission; nominations for election of member.
  • HB1485: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for nonprofit schools.
  • HB1626: Self defense; person is justified using physical force when person enters dwelling unlawfully.
  • HB2087: Physical therapists; allows patients to seek treatment therefrom.
  • HB2088: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for nonprofit schools.
  • HB2089: Supreme Court of Virginia; powers and duties.
  • HB2179: Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; created.
  • HB2579: Mechanic's lien; adds certification of mailing therefor by general contractor.
  • HB2580: Mechanic's liens; certification of mailing for certain contractors.
  • HB2581: Implied new home warranty; provides that limitations for actions for breach thereof.
  • HB2582: Public Procurement Act; modification of contracts.
  • HB2583: Surgical complications; requires physicians to report from elective outpatient procedures.
  • HB2584: Marijuana; person accused of possession may request full chemical analysis of plant material.
  • HB2585: Motorcycle helmets; exempted from wearing thereof on certain byways and highways.
  • HB2586: Looting; defines and sets punishment.
  • HB2587: Running a red light; increases penalty therefor.
  • HB2588: National Firearms Act; Superintendent of Dept. of State Police to certify transfer & registration.
  • HB2589: Closely held corporations; allows representation by an officer, etc. pro se before gen. dist. court.
  • HB2590: Tuition, in-state; waiver thereof for military survivors and public safety personnel.
  • HB2591: Sexual offenses; notify defendant prior to punishment for subsequent offenses.
  • HB2592: Sexual offenses; enhanced punishment for second or subsequent such offense against victims under 13.
  • HB2593: Concealed weapons; judges may carry without permit.
  • HB2775: Larceny, aggravated; person who commits assault or assault & battery while in commission thereof.
  • HB2981: Criminal charges; effect of dismissal.
  • HB2982: Special counsel; compensation thereof.
  • HB2983: Forfeiture cases; addition of certain procedures.
  • HB3010: Motor vehicle, T&M vehicle, trailer, etc.; imposing of fees by DMV.
  • HB3108: Constitutional rights; inquiries into exercise thereof.
  • HB3109: Firearms; discharging towards subdivision or towards any person or structure.
  • HB3110: Criminal history record information; dissemination by nonprofit entity to hospitals & organizations.
  • HB3111: Tobacco Settlement Foundation Endowment; created.
  • HJ629: Commending Justin Brooks Verlander.
  • HJ756: Commending the Goochland High School football team.
  • HJ791: Commemorating the centennial of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
  • HJ793: Commending the Deep Run High School girls' volleyball team.
  • HJ794: Commending Peach Grove Baptist Church on the occasion of its 120th anniversary.
  • HJ821: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Monsignor William V. Sullivan, Jr.
  • HJ887: Commending Goochland County on the occasion of its 280th anniversary.
  • HJ973: Commending the Deep Run High School football team.
  • HJ974: Commending the Louisa County High School football team.
  • HR61: Celebrating the life of Emily A. DeCicco.
  • HB1156: Sexual and domestic violence; confidentiality of records.
  • HB1259: Public Procurement Act; contractors responsibility for performance and payment bonds.
  • HB1260: Sexual offenses; conviction of certain violent crimes when second or subsequent offense.
  • HB1261: Work release program; sheriff may remove person for noncompliance.
  • HB1262: Forfeiture cases; addition of certain procedures.
  • HB1263: Telephone or telegraph communication; unlawful to tamper with when needed for emergency.
  • HB1264: Sex offenders; certain registrants to reregister in person.
  • HB1265: Emergency services and disasters; constitutional rights.
  • HB1266: Criminal history background information; check of persons who enter homes of others.
  • HB1267: Statute of limitations; effect of written promise.
  • HB1268: Sexual offenses; using communications system to procure sexual activity involving minor.
  • HB1269: Forfeiture; consolidates provisions throughout Code making them subject to consistent procedures.
  • HB1270: Tuition, in-state; eligibility for certain military personnel and dependents.
  • HB1271: Adjutant General; qualifications.
  • HB1272: Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; created, report.
  • HB1273: Freedom Flag; designating as official emblem of State.
  • HB1274: Abortion; physicians to report medical treatment for complication thereof.
  • HB1275: Insurance coverage; recovery of attorney's fees in action on bond.
  • HB1400: Motorcycles; wearing of helmets.
  • HB1485: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for nonprofit schools.
  • HB1486: Administrative Process Act; summary case decisions.
  • HJ246: Commending the Deep Run High School golf team.
  • HJ262: Commending the Virginia Councils of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • HJ264: Celebrating the life of Kavanaugh Yancey Thrift.
  • HJ338: Celebrating the life of Mark Sheridan Brennan, Jr.
  • HJ350: Commending Ronald Lee Ermey.
  • HJ385: Celebrating the life of Caroline Byrd Keeney.
  • HJ5037: Commending the Louisa County Rescue Squad on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
  • HJ5120: Celebrating the life of The Honorable V. Earl Dickinson, Sr.
  • HJ5124: Commending the Goochland High School baseball team.
  • HJ5151: Celebrating the life of Robey W. Estes, Sr.
  • HJ5152: Celebrating the life of William H. Abeloff.