Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater)

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35: Counties of Augusta (part), Bath, Highland, and Rockingham (part)
Took Office
January 2020
Next Election
November 2025
Copatroning Habits
84% of bills he has copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 74% of them are Republicans. Of all of his fellow copatrons of the bills that he copatroned, 65% of them are Republicans.
Bills Passed
46.7% in 2024


  • HB461: Photo speed monitoring devices; pole-mounted speed display sign.
  • HB462: School Construction Fund and Program; definitions.
  • HB463: Polling places; prohibited activities or conduct, application to locations for absentee voting.
  • HB464: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions for nonprofit entities.
  • HB465: Election administration; recommended number of deputy general registrars.
  • HB577: Slot-retention requests; Developmental Disability waiver slots, sunset date.
  • HB661: Design-build engineer; contractors not required to hire on staff in order to submit proposal.
  • HB675: VA School for the Deaf & the Blind, Board of Visitors of the; authority to establish campus police.
  • HB676: School resource officers; establishment of minimum employment qualifications prohibited.
  • HB1029: Bath County and Augusta County School Boards; cost-savings agreements, requirements.
  • HB1224: Special identification cards; reduces fee for issuance, etc.
  • HB1254: Bridges; state of good repair, allocation of funds.
  • HB1337: Accountancy, Board of; powers and duties, repeals requirement for an annual audit of the Board.
  • HB1380: Real property tax; assessment of real property used for affordable housing.
  • HB1381: Rural Virginia, Center for; renames Center the Senator Frank M. Ruff, Jr. Center for Rural Virginia.
  • HJ61: Higher ed. institutions, baccalaureate public; SCHEV to study $10,000 tuition per year degree.
  • HJ126: Commending Augusta Health.
  • HJ215: Commending Rocktown History.
  • HJ379: Commending the Churchville Ruritan Club.
  • HJ400: Commending the Mount Sidney Ruritan Club.
  • HJ401: Commending the New Hope Ruritan Club.
  • HR6: Commending the Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department.
  • HR16: Celebrating the life of Justine Rachel Tilghman.
  • HR29: Commending the Associated General Contractors of Virginia.
  • HR32: Commending Bridgewater Volunteer Rescue Squad.
  • HR73: Commending the Weyers Cave Ruritan Club.
  • HR74: Celebrating the life of Douglas W. Shifflett, Sr.
  • HR75: Commending the Middle River Church of the Brethren.
  • HR185: Commending the Town of Mount Crawford.
  • HB1499: Absentee voting; limits availability of absentee voting in person.
  • HB1500: Adoption; nonrefundable tax credit for amount of qualified expenses.
  • HB1501: Law-enforcement civilian oversight bodies; requirements of members.
  • HB1930: Virginia Self-Service Storage Act; default by occupant, watercraft.
  • HB1932: Stationary vehicles; yielding or reducing speed for vehicles displaying hazard lights, etc.
  • HB1933: High school equivalency; creates tax credit.
  • HB1940: Waterworks and wastewater works operators; license reciprocity.
  • HB1943: Crime victim rights; notification from the attorney for the Commonwealth.
  • HB1956: Law-enforcement officer; magistrates to observe during training duties, etc.
  • HB1963: Individuals with developmental disabilities; financial flexibility, report.
  • HB2326: Forest landowners; DOF to study assess opportunities to participate in ecosystem services markets.
  • HB2390: Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Act; regulations, effective date.
  • HB2462: Student loans, certain; default, institutional liability.
  • HB2467: Firearms; purchase, special identification without a photograph issued by DMV.
  • HB2496: Virginia Recycling Development Center; established, report, sunset provision.
  • HJ512: Commending the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
  • HB148: Certified pollution control equipment; certification by subdivisions.
  • HB149: Absentee ballots; witness requirement, printed name and residence address.
  • HB161: Grottoes, Town of; new charter, previous charter repealed.
  • HB162: Virginia Retirement System; enhanced retirement benefits for animal control officers.
  • HB194: Electric cooperatives; rate adjustment clause, provision of broadband.
  • HB984: Alcohol or marijuana product; liability for sale to an underage person.
  • HB986: Dealers; certain DMV transactions.
  • HB989: Jails, local; Department of Corrections shall compensate for cost of incarceration.
  • HB990: Individuals w/ intellectual & developmental disabilities; DMAS to study use of virtual support, etc.
  • HB991: Individuals with developmental disabilities; DMAS to amend waivers providing services, etc.
  • HB1000: Law-enforcement civilian oversight bodies; requirements of members.
  • HB1001: Death certificates; State Registrar to amend certificates after receiving corrected information.
  • HB1014: Charitable gaming; exemptions from certain requirements for specified organizations.
  • HB1164: Composite index of local ability-to-pay; use value of real estate in certain localities.
  • HB1287: Procured plastic materials; DGS to direct state agencies to identify recycled content amounts.
  • HB1357: Tobacco products; taxes, penalties.
  • HJ114: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Arthur R. Giesen, Jr.
  • HJ140: Commending the Rotary Club of Harrisonburg.
  • HJ236: Commending Lauren Shifflett.
  • HJ324: Commending William C. Wood.
  • HB1886: Electronic titling; definition of 'fleet.'
  • HB1949: County executive form of government; local budgets.
  • HB2028: Absentee ballots; witness requirement, printed name and residence address.
  • HB2197: Individuals w/ intellectual & developmental disabilities; DMAS to study use of virtual support, etc.
  • HB2197: Individuals w/ intellectual & developmental disabilities; DMAS to study use of virtual support, etc.
  • HB2215: Small agricultural generators; definition, manufacturer licensees.
  • HB2310: Concealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence.
  • HB2310: Concealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence.
  • HB2311: Objects of antiquity; unlawful to remove from battlefield, penalty.
  • HB2311: Objects of antiquity; unlawful to remove from battlefield, penalty.
  • HJ540: Commending Frank Tamberrino.
  • HJ581: Celebrating the life of Karl David Stoltzfus, Sr.
  • HR221: Rockingham Cooperative; commemorating its 100th anniversary.
  • HB134: Individualized education program teams; Department of Education to develop guidelines.
  • HB472: Virginia Small Business Financing Authority; scoring system.
  • HB846: Elkton, Town of; amending charter, town boundaries, council meetings.
  • HB847: Virginia Public Procurement Act; statute of limitations on actions on construction contracts.
  • HB850: Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; establishing a points-based system.
  • HB5019: COVID-19 virus; immunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the virus.
  • HR115: Commending Marshall W. Pattie.
  • HR116: Commending Wendell L. Coleman.
  • HR117: Commending Judith Wyatt.
  • HR141: Commending the Honorable R. Steven Landes.
  • HR180: Commending Bob F. Holton.
  • HR503: Celebrating the life of Rosetta Ann Walton Harris.
  • HR504: Commending Larry Landes.
  • HR505: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Bonnie Lineweaver Paul.