Mamye E. BaCote – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected House Of Delegates 95th District, Virginia

Democratic Party of Virginia
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P. O. Box 5154Newport News, VA 23605
(757) 478-1737
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Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

Legislation as Chief Patron:

HB 2170 Misdemeanors; local fee upon conviction to be deposited in fund for law-enforcement training.

HB 2171 Urban Affairs, Secretary of; position created.

HB 2172 Teachers; removes sunset provision for retirement allowance.

HB 2173 Libraries; provides that localities may adopt an ordinance that prohibits firearms, etc. therein.

HB 2174 Grievance procedure; provides immunity from civil liability for local officials who participate.

HB 2175 Children; broadens list of sex offenses prohibiting proximity thereto.

HB 2176 Disaster Response Fund; authorizes disbursements therefrom.

HB 2177 Driver's license; issued to operate a motorcycle.

HB 3040 Motor fuel; failure to pay.

HB 3041 Conservators of peace; sworn municipal

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Born: Halifax, VA, February 18, 1939

Spouse: Theodore Edward BaCote, Jr.

Children: Theodore III, Derek and Marlon

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Adjunct professor of political science (retired educator)

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

National League of Cities Constituency Group

Women in Municipal Government (president)

Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority (former vice chairman)

Peninsula Airport Commission (former vice chairman)

NAACP

Boys and Girls Club

Virginia Municipal League (former member)

The Links, Inc., Newport News Chapter

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Virginia Commission on Youth

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Newport News City Council (1996-2003)

Present Delegate for 95th District

Committee Assignments

Transportation

Appropriations

Health Welfare and Institutions

Subcommittee Assignments

Member

Appropriations - Elementary & Secondary Education

Appropriations - Health and Human Resources

Health Welfare and Institutions - Institutions

Transportation - Subcommittee #2 (Saxman)

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

YWCA of Virginia, Peninsula, Invincible Woman Award

Pan-Hellenic Council, Greek of the Year - Outstanding Contributions

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Margaurite Adams Political Action Award

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Virginia Union University (A.B., 1960)

Hampton Institute (M.A., 1967)

Reasons & Objectives
Areas to Concentrate On

HB 2170 Misdemeanors; local fee upon conviction to be deposited in fund for law-enforcement training.

HB 2171 Urban Affairs, Secretary of; position created.

HB 2172 Teachers; removes sunset provision for retirement allowance.

HB 2173 Libraries; provides that localities may adopt an ordinance that prohibits firearms, etc. therein.

HB 2174 Grievance procedure; provides immunity from civil liability for local officials who participate.

HB 2175 Children; broadens list of sex offenses prohibiting proximity thereto.

HB 2176 Disaster Response Fund; authorizes disbursements therefrom.

HB 2177 Driver's license; issued to operate a motorcycle.

HB 3040 Motor fuel; failure to pay.

HB 3041 Conservators of peace; sworn municipal park rangers may be.

HB 3042 Fire Programs Fund; increases assessment on certain property and casualty insurers therefor.

HB 3163 Child support; court shall recalculate obligation of an obligor who is incarcerated.

HB 3174 Parole Guidelines Review Panel; established, report.

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+mbr+h163c (10/27/2009)

Schools & Education
Education, a General Statement

Removes the sunset date (July 1, 2007) from the retirement provision that permits certain retired teachers to return to teaching and continue to receive retirement payments.

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+sum+hb2172 (10/27/2009)

Teacher Salaries

Removes the sunset date (July 1, 2007) from the retirement provision that permits certain retired teachers to return to teaching and continue to receive retirement payments.

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+sum+hb2172 (10/27/2009)

Transportation
Traffic & Transportation, a General Statement

Changes "endorsement" to "classification"; allows an individual with a Virginia driver's license who successfully completes a motorcycle rider safety training course to use the documentation as a temporary motorcycle classification for 30 days; requires persons applying for a motorcycle classification who fail the road test twice to complete a motorcycle rider safety training course; allows DMV to exempt those who have completed a motorcycle safety training course from either the written materials or the road test or both; and requires the minimum paved range area used for motorcycle rider safety training courses to be consistent with the minimum range requirements established by the DMV-approved curriculum.

Provides that for the purposes of the $250 civil penalty for driving off and failing to pay for motor fuel, there is a rebuttable presumption that the owner, lessee, or renter of the vehicle that was involved was the operator of the vehicle.

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+sum+hb2177 (10/27/2009)

Virginia Driver's Licenses

Changes "endorsement" to "classification"; allows an individual with a Virginia driver's license who successfully completes a motorcycle rider safety training course to use the documentation as a temporary motorcycle classification for 30 days; requires persons applying for a motorcycle classification who fail the road test twice to complete a motorcycle rider safety training course; allows DMV to exempt those who have completed a motorcycle safety training course from either the written materials or the road test or both; and requires the minimum paved range area used for motorcycle rider safety training courses to be consistent with the minimum range requirements established by the DMV-approved curriculum.

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+sum+hb2177 (10/27/2009)

Virginia Motor Vehicles And Inspections

Provides that for the purposes of the $250 civil penalty for driving off and failing to pay for motor fuel, there is a rebuttable presumption that the owner, lessee, or renter of the vehicle that was involved was the operator of the vehicle.

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+sum+hb3040 (10/27/2009)

Crime & Public Safety
Virginia Crime, a General Statement

Provides for a local fee of $5.00 upon conviction of a misdemeanor that shall be deposited into a fund maintained by the county, city, or town wherein the court sits for the express purpose of training law-enforcement employees.

Adds publicly operated recreation centers and community center facilities serving children to those places where a person convicted of certain sexual offenses defined as "sex offenses prohibiting proximity to children" is prohibited from loitering within 100 feet of.

Makes sworn municipal park rangers conservators of the peace.

Requires the Parole Board to adopt an analytical scale to assess risk and establishes a Parole Guidelines Review Panel. The bill also provides that, with some exceptions, once a person is considered

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe? (10/27/2009)

Sex-related Crimes

Adds publicly operated recreation centers and community center facilities serving children to those places where a person convicted of certain sexual offenses defined as "sex offenses prohibiting proximity to children" is prohibited from loitering within 100 feet of.

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+sum+hb2175 (10/27/2009)

Sex Offenders Prohibition on School Property

Adds publicly operated recreation centers and community center facilities serving children to those places where a person convicted of certain sexual offenses defined as "sex offenses prohibiting proximity to children" is prohibited from loitering within 100 feet of.

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+sum+hb2175 (10/27/2009)

Virginia Prison Inmates

Requires the Parole Board to adopt an analytical scale to assess risk and establishes a Parole Guidelines Review Panel. The bill also provides that, with some exceptions, once a person is considered eligible for parole the Parole Board shall not use the nature of the offense in determining that person's eligibility or suitability for release on parole and no person shall be denied parole based solely on the nature of the offense after the fifth year of becoming eligible.

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe? 071+sum+hb3174 (10/27/2009)

Virginia Law Enforcement

Provides for a local fee of $5.00 upon conviction of a misdemeanor that shall be deposited into a fund maintained by the county, city, or town wherein the court sits for the express purpose of training law-enforcement employees.

Makes sworn municipal park rangers conservators of the peace.

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe? (10/27/2009)

Virginia Crimes Against Children

Adds publicly operated recreation centers and community center facilities serving children to those places where a person convicted of certain sexual offenses defined as "sex offenses prohibiting proximity to children" is prohibited from loitering within 100 feet of.

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+sum+hb2175 (10/27/2009)

Justice
Virginia Criminal Justice System, a General Statement

Provides immunity from civil liability for local officials who participate in the grievance process, except in instances of bad faith or malicious intent.

Requires the Parole Board to adopt an analytical scale to assess risk and establishes a Parole Guidelines Review Panel. The bill also provides that, with some exceptions, once a person is considered eligible for parole the Parole Board shall not use the nature of the offense in determining that person's eligibility or suitability for release on parole and no person shall be denied parole based solely on the nature of the offense after the fifth year of becoming eligible.

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe? (10/27/2009)

Virginia Prisons

Requires the Parole Board to adopt an analytical scale to assess risk and establishes a Parole Guidelines Review Panel. The bill also provides that, with some exceptions, once a person is considered eligible for parole the Parole Board shall not use the nature of the offense in determining that person's eligibility or suitability for release on parole and no person shall be denied parole based solely on the nature of the offense after the fifth year of becoming eligible.

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe? 071+sum+hb3174 (10/27/2009)

Guns
Virginia Guns, a General Statement

Provides that localities may adopt an ordinance that prohibits firearms, ammunition, or components or combinations thereof in libraries owned or operated by the locality.

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+sum+hb2173 (10/27/2009)

Virginia Gun Control Legislation

Provides that localities may adopt an ordinance that prohibits firearms, ammunition, or components or combinations thereof in libraries owned or operated by the locality.

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+sum+hb2173 (10/27/2009)

Family
Family, a General Statement

Provides that a court shall recalculate the child support obligation of an obligor who is incarcerated during the support period, the recalculation being retroactive to the date of incarceration. This bill also provides that prisoners and minor obligors are exempt from various fees and costs that may be collected by the Department of Social Services in enforcing support obligations. This bill further provides that reductions in the child support arrearages owed by prisoners and minor obligors should be granted for timely payments of support. Preference for placement in work programs will be given to otherwise qualified prisoners who have child support obligations.

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe? 071+sum+hb3163 (10/27/2009)

Virginia Child Custody and Support

Provides that a court shall recalculate the child support obligation of an obligor who is incarcerated during the support period, the recalculation being retroactive to the date of incarceration. This bill also provides that prisoners and minor obligors are exempt from various fees and costs that may be collected by the Department of Social Services in enforcing support obligations. This bill further provides that reductions in the child support arrearages owed by prisoners and minor obligors should be granted for timely payments of support. Preference for placement in work programs will be given to otherwise qualified prisoners who have child support obligations.

Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe? 071+sum+hb3163 (10/27/2009)

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