Del. Josh Cole (D-Fredericksburg)

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Party
Democratic
District
65: Counties of Spotsylvania (part) and Stafford (part); City of Fredericksburg
Took Office
January 2020
Next Election
November 2025
Website
Twitter
Copatroning Habits
84% of bills he has copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 82% of them are Democrats. Of all of his fellow copatrons of the bills that he copatroned, 77% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
36.4% in 2024

Bills

  • HB135: High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes; disabled veteran license plates.
  • HB163: Higher educational institutions, public; student identification cards, emergency services website.
  • HB190: Campaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates.
  • HB193: Stafford County; authorized to impose an additional local sales tax for schools.
  • HB228: Virginia Consumer Protection Act; recycling information on products.
  • HB252: Sickle cell disease; statewide registry created, collection of disease case information, report.
  • HB253: School boards; enrolled students present at meetings, public comment or citizen participation.
  • HB343: Financial institutions; regulation of money transmitters, penalty.
  • HB355: School boards; employment verification, requirement.
  • HB426: Professional counselors; Board of Counseling to recognize NCE as a valid examination for licensure.
  • HB440: Candidates for office; electronic filing of forms, petitions, and notifications.
  • HB536: Student bullying; adjusts definition, characteristics of victim.
  • HB537: Home Visiting Program; established, report.
  • HB538: Virginia Student Environmental Literacy Plan Grant Fund and Program; established.
  • HB658: Elections; allows for any local or constitutional office to be conducted by ranked choice voting.
  • HB662: Towing; registration for tow truck drivers and obtaining Driver Authorization Document, penalty.
  • HB1244: Restorative housing and isolated confinement; restrictions on use.
  • HB1314: Political campaign advertisements; advertisements sponsored by a person or nonparty committee.
  • HB1317: Public schools; transfer & management of scholastic records, disclosure of info. in court notices.
  • HB1318: 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Medicaid Waivers; state plan amendments, program rule.
  • HB1390: Human Resource Management, Department of; disclosure of certain information.
  • HB1423: Home care services; publication of information.
  • HJ8: Black Women's History Month; designating as April 2024 and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HJ17: Disability Pride Month; designating as July 2024 and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HJ144: Celebrating the life of Forrest A. Parker, Sr.
  • HR15: Commending Michael Charles Huntley II.
  • HR51: Commending the John J. Wright Educational and Cultural Center.
  • HR52: Commending House of Victory Fredericksburg Church.
  • HR62: Commending Masjid Aliya.
  • HR76: Celebrating the life of Elizabeth Patterson Epps.
  • HR77: Commending the Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce.
  • HR101: Celebrating the life of Richard Carlton Griffin, Sr.
  • HR102: Commending Olive Chamblin Brown.
  • HR148: Commending Mary Katherine Greenlaw.
  • HR218: Commending Healthy Families Rappahannock Area.
  • HR334: Commending Thomas Taylor, Ed.D.
  • HR396: Commending Faith Works Fellowship Cathedral.
  • HR405: Commending JoAnn McCoy.
  • HR420: Commending the Fredericksburg Civil Rights Trail.
  • HR421: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr.
  • HB109: Public elementary and secondary school students; suspension and expulsion, sufficient cause.
  • HB416: Wage or salary history; inquiries prohibited, civil penalty.
  • HB762: Children's Services Act; special education programs.
  • HB1594: Health insurance; mandated coverage for hearing aids for minors.
  • HB1624: Trees; conservation during land development process.
  • HB1819: Rappahannock River; designating a 79-mile portion as a component of Va. Scenic Rivers System.
  • HB1819: Rappahannock River; designating a 79-mile portion as a component of Va. Scenic Rivers System.
  • HB1905: Economic education and financial literacy required in middle and high school grades; employment.
  • HB1905: Economic education and financial literacy required in middle and high school grades; employment.
  • HB1910: Regional transportation authorities; creation.
  • HB2075: Jefferson Davis Highway; renames any section of U.S. Route 1 to 'Emancipation Highway.'
  • HB2075: Jefferson Davis Highway; renames any section of U.S. Route 1 to 'Emancipation Highway.'
  • HB2292: Fossil fuel projects; establishes a moratorium, effective January 1, 2022, etc.
  • HB2294: Vehicle's odometer; disclosure exemption.
  • HB2294: Vehicle's odometer; disclosure exemption.
  • HR526: Celebrating the life of Ellen Rosetta Noel.
  • HR706: Commending St. George's Episcopal Church.
  • HR707: Commending Stafford County Branch NAACP Youth Council Unit 7822.
  • HR708: Commending Bishop Mary E. Adams.
  • HR752: Commending the FreeTHEM Walk.
  • HR765: Celebrating the life of Peter J. Fields.
  • HB109: Public elementary and secondary school students; suspension and expulsion, sufficient cause.
  • HB111: Campaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates.
  • HB191: Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls.
  • HB235: Voter registration; automatic voter registration.
  • HB243: Income tax, state; subtraction for veteran retirement compensation.
  • HB274: Juveniles; trial as adult.
  • HB283: Highway construction and maintenance; time limitations.
  • HB284: Removal of dangerous roadside vegetation; local option.
  • HB416: Wage or salary history; inquiries prohibited, civil penalty.
  • HB417: Employment; requiring the purchase or provision of materials.
  • HB418: Employees; paid earned sick leave, civil penalties.
  • HB419: Virginia Diverse Educator Scholarship Fund and Program; established.
  • HB619: Commonwealth Mass Transit Fund; allocation to Fredericksburg Regional Transit.
  • HB620: Statewide prioritization process; project selection.
  • HB762: Children's Services Act; special education programs.
  • HB857: Segregated accommodations & segregation districts for residences; repeals certain Acts of Assembly.
  • HB1159: Black Women's Heritage Month; designating as the month of June.
  • HB1160: Juneteenth; recognition of June 19th in Virginia.
  • HB1444: Discovery in criminal cases; duty to provide.
  • HB1594: Health insurance; mandated coverage for hearing aids for minors.
  • HB1624: Trees; conservation during land development process.
  • HB5084: Criminal cases; sentencing, jury trial.
  • HB5106: Landlord and tenant; noncompliance with rental agreement, reporting negative credit information.
  • HB5111: Va. Residential Landlord & Tenant Act; temporary prohibition against termination of rent. agreement.
  • HJ24: United States Bureau of the Census; counting of incarcerated persons for redistricting purposes.
  • HJ37: Planning District 16; JLARC to study creating a transportation authority.
  • HR18: Commending the Omicron Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • HR33: Commending Marceline Rollins Catlett.
  • HR49: Commending Fredericksburg Area HIV/AIDS Support Services.
  • HR147: Commending the Brooke Point High School wrestling team.
  • HR522: Commending FOODE.
  • HR523: Commending Juan More Taco.
  • HR524: Commending Cooking Autism, Inc.
  • HR525: Commending Soulific Seafood.
  • HR526: Commending Stafford Food Security, Inc.
  • HR527: Celebrating the life of Michael Thomas Elliot.
  • HR528: Commending Pimenta.
  • HR535: Celebrating the life of Bishop Willie Roger Logan.
  • HR556: Celebrating the life of Bishop Lawrence Levi Taylor.
  • HR557: Commending Peace in Da Paint.
  • HR602: Celebrating the life of Chadwick Aaron Boseman.
  • HR604: Commending Fredericksburg Regional Black Restaurant Week.
  • HR634: Celebrating the life of Gunnery Sergeant James Michael Scott, Sr., USMC, Ret.
  • HR635: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Dr. Faye Savage Gunn.