Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)

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29: Counties of Frederick (part) and Warren (part); City of Winchester
Took Office
January 2016
Left Office
June 2020
Copatroning Habits
69% of bills he has copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 59% of them are Democrats. Of all of his fellow copatrons of the bills that he copatroned, 62% of them are Republicans.
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These are all of the video clips of Chris Collins’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2016. There are 14 video clips in all.


  • HB60: Judges, substitute; powers and duties, entry of a final order.
  • HB61: Adults sentenced for juvenile offenses; good conduct credit.
  • HB94: Adoption; proper notice of proceeding to legal custodian.
  • HB136: Bail bondsman; deposit for surrender of principal for reasons other than failure to appear.
  • HB137: Guardian ad litem for children; certification of compliance with certain standards.
  • HB138: Bail bondsman; petition for return of deposit for surrender of principal, etc.
  • HB471: Health professionals; unprofessional conduct, reporting.
  • HB1478: Frozen embryos; required disclosures.
  • HB1500: Pendente lite spousal support; guidelines.
  • HB1501: Spousal support; modification of support.
  • HB1540: Behavioral health providers; barrier crimes, exceptions.
  • HB1572: Front Royal, Town of; industrial development authorities.
  • HB1669: Landlord and tenant; charge for late payment of rent, restrictions.
  • HB1734: Winchester, City of; amending charter, relating to school board.
  • HB277: Guardians ad litem for children; report requirements, certification form.
  • HB1622: Child abuse or neglect; out-of-court and recorded statements made by a child.
  • HB1630: Judges, substitute; powers and duties, entry of a final order.
  • HB1653: Custody and visitation arrangements; best interests of the child, domestic abuse, child abuse.
  • HB1758: Adoption by stepparent; background checks.
  • HB1811: Handheld personal communications devices; prohibition on holding while driving.
  • HB1935: Inmate workforces; eligibility for voluntary participation.
  • HB2199: Preliminary removal order or preliminary protective order for a child; hearing, evidence.
  • HB2300: Motor vehicles, certain; operation by sex offenders.
  • HB2301: Alcoholic beverage control; creates retail cigar shop license.
  • HB2302: Charitable gaming; creates special permit for the play of electronic versions of instant bingo, etc.
  • HB2464: Child victims and witnesses; testimony, using two-way closed-circuit television.
  • HB2465: Photo-monitoring systems; requirements for localities.
  • HB2655: Eviction Diversion Pilot Program; established, report.
  • HB2656: Law-Enforcement Officers Procedural Guarantee Act; amends definition of law-enforcement officer.
  • HB2659: Bail bondsman; surrender of principal, deposit.
  • HR367: Celebrating the life of Police Officer Hunter Edwards.
  • HR368: Celebrating the life of William Shendow.
  • HB179: Public facilities; bonds issued for construction, municipal authority to retain certain tax revenue.
  • HB180: Distracted driving; penalty.
  • HB181: Improper driving; use of handheld communication device while driving vehicle.
  • HB188: Sentence reduction; substantial assistance to prosecution.
  • HB235: Acceptability of electronic medium; record of criminal proceedings to appellate court.
  • HB236: Parked vehicles; registration, licensing, and titling requirements, improper use.
  • HB277: Guardians ad litem for children; report requirements, certification form.
  • HB278: Compensation guardian ad litem appointed to represent a child; adjustment by the court.
  • HB280: Grand larceny; first offender sentence reduction.
  • HB289: Divorce proceedings; transfer of case for modification.
  • HB290: Obscene sexual display; third offense, penalty.
  • HB291: Social Services, Commissioner of; storage and preservation of orders and adoption files.
  • HB292: Abduction; reports to school division superintendents.
  • HB293: Prosecution; statement of expenses.
  • HB294: DNA; sample taken upon conviction, fee.
  • HB638: Trespass; use of an unmanned aircraft system, penalty.
  • HB839: Motorcycle franchises, dealers, manufacturers, and distributors; rights and duties.
  • HB843: Expert witnesses; standards for testimony.
  • HB1126: District Courts, Committee on; increases membership.
  • HB1166: Front Royal, Town of; amending charter, extensive updates to outdated provisions and references.
  • HB1311: Health insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder.
  • HB1420: Virginia Fire Services Board; powers and duties.
  • HJ329: Commending Timothy Coyne.
  • HJ331: Celebrating the life of Thomas Carr Baker.
  • HB1544: Certificates of public need; conditions on certificates, alternative plans of compliance.
  • HB1545: Criminal cases; delayed appeals, assignments of errors dismissed in part.
  • HB1546: Jurors; confidentiality of name and home address.
  • HB1621: Preliminary hearing; certification of ancillary misdemeanors, fees and costs.
  • HB1622: Commercial vehicles; harmonizes penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) and commercial DUI.
  • HB1676: Individual income tax; subtraction for National Guard wages.
  • HB1692: Effect of divorce proceedings; transfer of matters to the juvenile and domestic relations court.
  • HB1693: Virginia Public Procurement Act; contracts for architectural and engineering services.
  • HB1737: Civilian employees and foreign service officers; personal jurisdiction over a person, domicile, etc.
  • HB2256: Street gang; third or subsequent conviction of crimes, penalty.
  • HB2287: Juvenile Justice, Department of; confidentiality of records.
  • HB2288: Computer trespass; computer invasion of privacy, penalty, civil relief.
  • HB2327: Driving under influence of alcohol; implied consent, refusal of blood or breath tests.
  • HB2328: Persons allowed services without fees or costs; inability to pay on account of poverty, guidelines.
  • HB2361: Brandishing a firearm; intent to induce fear, etc., penalty.
  • HJ1006: Celebrating the life of Richard Gaither Dick.
  • HB180: Drug treatment courts; establish in City of Winchester and Counties of Clarke, Frederick, & Warren.
  • HB284: Controlled substances; manufacturing, etc., resulting in overdose.
  • HB1200: Assault and battery; certain students.
  • HB1209: Landlord and tenant law; tenant remedies.
  • HB1231: Dogs chasing livestock; district court may order dog to be transferred to a different owner, etc.
  • HB1319: Military status or decorations; false representation with intent to obtain services, penalty.