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
Born: Halifax, VA, February 18, 1939
Spouse: Theodore Edward BaCote, Jr.
Children: Theodore III, Derek and Marlon
Adjunct professor of political science (retired educator)
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)
Boys and Girls Club
Virginia Municipal League (former member)
The Links, Inc., Newport News Chapter
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Virginia Commission on Youth
Newport News City Council (1996-2003)
Present Delegate for 95th District
Health Welfare and Institutions
Appropriations - Elementary & Secondary Education
Appropriations - Health and Human Resources
Health Welfare and Institutions - Institutions
Transportation - Subcommittee #2 (Saxman)
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
YWCA of Virginia, Peninsula, Invincible Woman Award
Pan-Hellenic Council, Greek of the Year - Outstanding Contributions
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Margaurite Adams Political Action Award
Virginia Union University (A.B., 1960)
Hampton Institute (M.A., 1967)
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)
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)
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)
Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+sum+hb3040 (10/27/2009)
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)
Source: leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+sum+hb2175 (10/27/2009)
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)
Provides immunity from civil liability for local officials who participate in the grievance process, except in instances of bad faith or malicious intent.
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)
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)