Del. Joseph Johnson (D-Abingdon)

Photo of Joseph Johnson
4: Counties of Dickenson, Russell (part), Washington (part), and Wise (part)
Took Office
January 1990
Left Office
January 2014
Copatroning Habits
57% of bills he has copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 57% of them are Republicans. Of all of his fellow copatrons of the bills that he copatroned, 52% of them are Republicans.
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These are all of the video clips of Joseph Johnson’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 47 video clips in all.


  • HB843: License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Trees Virginia.
  • HB1670: Transient occupancy tax; adds Dickenson County to list of counties authorized to levy.
  • HB1675: Misdemeanors; expungement of police and court records.
  • HB1698: Charter; Town of Clintwood.
  • HB1792: General and limited partnerships; updates certain Acts.
  • HB2259: Retail Sales and Use Tax; development of regional impact.
  • HB2260: Charter; Town of Coeburn.
  • HB2272: Motor vehicle accident; satisfaction of judgments for damages, suspensions requested by creditor.
  • HJ694: Commending the Eastside High School softball team.
  • HJ734: Celebrating the life of the Honorable John Harvey Tate, Jr.
  • HJ829: Commending Russell County Public Schools.
  • HB291: Timber; property owners to send written notice to all adjoining property owners prior to cutting.
  • HB843: License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Trees Virginia.
  • HB844: Edgar Mullins Bridge; designating as bridge on Route 666 and on South Mountain Road in Wise County.
  • HB845: Business entities; clarifies that name of entity cannot imply that is another type of business.
  • HB846: Jake brakes; Town of St. Paul to regulate use when operating motor vehicles within Town.
  • HB847: Charter; Town of Coeburn.
  • HB848: Methamphetamine lab cleanup costs; localities may charge for reimbursement.
  • HB849: Juveniles; court to conduct review hearing in secure facility via two-way electronic video.
  • HB1128: Real property tax; attorney to request commissioner of revenue to correct assessment of property.
  • HB1202: Fire policy; shall provide coverage for cost charged by volunteer fire department, etc.
  • HB1244: Arrest; adult charged when a juvenile may be released on bail or recognizance.
  • HJ187: Commending Deventae Mooney.
  • HJ188: Commending the Clintwood High School football team.
  • HJ189: Commending the Honaker High School baseball team.
  • HJ323: Commending the agencies, companies, organizations, individuals, and governments.
  • HJ429: Commending Dr. Ralph Stanley.
  • HJ511: Commending Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.
  • HJ512: Commending John Henry Anderson Smith IV.
  • HB1634: Transient occupancy tax; adds Washington County to those localities authorized to impose.
  • HB2140: UVA; to make full use of additional financial authority granted in management agreement.
  • HB2141: Tax returns; filing by overnight delivery service.
  • HB2142: Bad checks; raises fee locality may charge.
  • HB2143: Notice of seizure; when property is seized for forfeiture, notice is provided to treasurer.
  • HB2144: Retirement System; increases health insurance credits for certain employees.
  • HB2409: Water and sewer charges; charges imposed by Town of Abingdon shall be lien on real estate.
  • HJ684: Commending Emory & Henry College.
  • HJ685: Commending William Lloyd.
  • HJ757: Commending Abingdon Masonic Lodge No. 48 on the occasion of its 215th anniversary.
  • HJ774: Commending the Washington County Technology Student Association chapters.
  • HB23: Children; prohibited photography, penalty.
  • HB24: Drug treatment court; established in City of Bristol.
  • HB27: Bristol Virginia Utilities (BVU) Authority; created.
  • HB801: Fishing license; state residents to fish and harvest trout in waters of South Holston Reservoir.
  • HB1231: Income tax, state; deduction for Virginia Military Family Relief Fund payments.
  • HJ167: Commending People, Inc., on the occasion of its 45th anniversary.
  • HJ253: Commending Highlands Union Bank on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
  • HJ335: Commending Abingdon Baptist Church on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
  • HJ483: Commending Teresa Keller.
  • HJ484: Commending the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
  • HB1821: Concealed handguns; prohibited from carrying onto premises of restaurants and consuming alcohol.
  • HB1822: Handguns; exempts permit holders from prohibition against carrying onto school property.
  • HB2005: Charter; City of Bristol.
  • HB2559: Homestead exemption; increases for householders who are 65 years of age or older.
  • HB2560: Homestead exemption; increased for veterans.
  • HJ766: Celebrating the life of George Rogers Clark Stuart.
  • HJ861: Celebrating the life of Master Sergeant, USA Ret., Robert Lee Smith.
  • HJ904: Celebrating the life of Johnny Earl Morphew, Jr.
  • HJ929: Celebrating the life of Klell Bayne Napps.
  • HJ939: Commending Pamela D. Murray.
  • HB866: Criminal Justice Services, Department of; limitation on licensure for bail bondsmen.
  • HB867: Public Procurement Act; regional industrial facility authorities to enter into certain contracts.
  • HB868: Setoff Debt Collection Act; setoff against federal tax refunds for local tax debt.
  • HB869: Personal property tax; uncollected balances added to delinquent list maintained by Treasurer.
  • HB870: Mineral Resources, Division of; name changed to Division of Geology and Mineral Resources.
  • HB871: Marriage & family programs; Department of Social Services to establish.
  • HB872: Hunting; persons required to wear blaze orange clothing during deer season.
  • HB873: Concealed handgun permits; proof of competency with handgun.
  • HB874: Income tax, state; exemption for launch services and payload to space flight participants.
  • HB1196: Charter; City of Bristol.
  • HJ336: Commending Barter Theatre on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.
  • HJ400: Celebrating the life of Joseph A. Johnson.
  • HJ442: Celebrating the life of Staff Sergeant Chad A. Barrett.
  • HJ449: Commending the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.
  • HB1628: Coal and gas road improvement tax, local; extends sunset provision.
  • HB3015: Military Family Relief Fund; assistance after active duty.
  • HB3019: Charter; City of Bristol.
  • HB3092: Driver's license numbers; nonissuance of license to persons with bona fide religious objections.
  • HB3093: Assessments; notice of change.
  • HJ758: Commending Talmage Stanley.
  • HB626: Payday loans; increases minimum term.
  • HB627: Felony cases; suspension or modification of sentence.
  • HB628: Military Family Relief Fund; created, report.
  • HB1280: Placements of children; entire record of criminal history to be obtained when contemplating thereof.
  • HB1281: Retirement System; juvenile detention employees eligible for benefits equivalent to State Police.
  • HB1282: Industrial access roads; allocation of funds for those leading to economic development sites, etc.
  • HB1283: Taxes, local; cap on penalty for failing to pay.
  • HB1284: Decal, local; locality may eliminate display on vehicle.
  • HB1384: Telecommunications tax; permits Town of Abingdon to impose.
  • HB1425: Treasurers, local; collection of unpaid fines and costs.
  • HJ171: Commending Virginia and national support agencies that assist Virginias National Guard and Reserves
  • HJ327: Celebrating the life of Staff Sergeant James Earl Estep.
  • HJ330: Commending Griff Graves.
  • HJ331: Commending Dr. Jack Roper.
  • HJ356: Commending Bristol, Virginia, on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.
  • HJ387: Commending Amber Brooke Copley on being named Miss Virginia USA 2006.
  • HJ5042: Commending Travis Lyle Brannon.