Del. Phil Hernandez (D-Norfolk)

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Party
Democratic
District
94: City of Norfolk (part)
Took Office
January 2024
Next Election
November 2025
Copatroning Habits
92% of bills he has copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 95% of them are Democrats. Of all of his fellow copatrons of the bills that he copatroned, 72% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
?
Bills Passed
40% in 2024
Recent Mentions in the Media

Legal Aid Justice Center: "Virginians to State Leaders: Deliver Justice on Court Debt" Press Conference

February 14, 2024 | 12:41 pm
  

WHRO: Proposed bill would make Virginia home sellers disclose a lot more about flood risk

January 19, 2024 | 3:00 am
  

The Virginian-Pilot: Virginia House District 94 winner: Phil Hernandez – The Virginian-Pilot

November 7, 2023 | 3:00 am
  

Blue Virginia: Live Blog: Virginia Election Results 2023

November 7, 2023 | 3:00 am
  

WHRO: Hernandez tops Pittman in 94th House Delegate race

November 7, 2023 | 3:00 am
  

From the Legislator’s Website

Final Week of 2024 Session

April 3, 2024
My first session has officially come to a close. It's been a wild ride, but I'm grateful for my time here and for all of my constituents sending me here to represent you. Our final week focused on commending resolutions, conference reports, and the budget. Several of my bills passed the Senate and now await the Governor's signature. We also had many extracurricular events, including the Speaker's birthday and the annual House v. Senate basketball game. Let's dive in! The post Final Week of 2024 Session appeared first on Phil Hernandez.

2024 Session Week Seven

February 25, 2024
This week, in a nutshell, was all about Virginia's budget. In my opinion, passing a new two-year budget is the single most important thing the General Assembly will do this session. I'm proud of the House proposal and what it would achieve in the areas of public education, the environment, and supporting working class families. I discuss all of that in more detail below. Let's jump into the updates! The post 2024 Session Week Seven appeared first on Phil Hernandez.

2024 Session Week Six

February 18, 2024
It's halftime of the 2024 legislative session. Leading up to "crossover," when House bills move over to the Senate and vice versa, we had a few extraordinarily long floor sessions this week during which we voted on hundreds of bills. Let's jump right into the updates.  The post 2024 Session Week Six appeared first on Phil Hernandez.

2024 Session Week Five

February 11, 2024
We're nearly at the halfway point of the session. "Crossover," the day by which we have to finish acting on all House bills so they can be sent over to the Senate, is fast approaching. This week, I advanced several of my bills (all with bipartisan support), spoke at events, and of course, took meetings with my constituents from the 94th District. Let's get into it! The post 2024 Session Week Five appeared first on Phil Hernandez.

2024 Session Week Four

February 4, 2024
It was a whirlwind week in Richmond. All told, I advanced six of my bills in committee (not too shabby for a freshman!), met with several visitors from the 94th district as well as from around the Commonwealth, and had the honor to speak at the 2024 Resilience Reception. Let's get into the updates! The post 2024 Session Week Four appeared first on Phil Hernandez.

2024 Session Week Three

January 28, 2024
We are now getting into the most intense period of the legislative session. The good news is that we've already managed to notch some wins: I passed my first bill out of the House, presented a couple others in committees, and had fruitful conversations with various advocacy groups. Let's get into the updates! The post 2024 Session Week Three appeared first on Phil Hernandez.

2024 Session Week Two

January 21, 2024
It's our second week here in Richmond and things are really ramping up. On one day this week, I had 5 committee meetings and presented 2 bills! In this week's newsletter I'll cover what's happened so far-- my swearing in ceremony, successes in subcommittee, the disability advocacy groups that I had the privilege of introducing on the House floor, visits with constituents and upcoming events happening back home in Norfolk. The post 2024 Session Week Two appeared first on Phil Hernandez.

2024 Session Week One

January 14, 2024
On Wednesday, the General Assembly convened for our 2024 legislative session. My staff and I arrived a few days early, eager to get started. A lot has already happened since. The post 2024 Session Week One appeared first on Phil Hernandez.

Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan endorses Phil Hernandez for Delegate

June 11, 2023
Phil Hernandez, Democratic Nominee in House District 94, has been endorsed by Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan. “I couldn’t be prouder to endorse Phil Hernandez in his campaign to represent Norfolk’s 94th House of Delegates District,” said Congresswoman McClellan. As an advocate, he’s already been a trusted leader in the work to support Virginia’s public schools and […] The post Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan endorses Phil Hernandez for Delegate appeared first on Phil Hernandez.

In Show of Momentum, Phil Hernandez endorsed by Virginia’s United States Senators

June 8, 2023
U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine support Phil Hernandez in Norfolk’s 94th District Phil Hernandez, Democratic Nominee in House District 94, has been endorsed by U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. “Norfolk deserves a dedicated, experienced leader who will put the needs of everyday families above all else,” said U.S. Senator Tim Kaine. […] The post In Show of Momentum, Phil Hernandez endorsed by Virginia’s United States Senators appeared first on Phil Hernandez.

Bills

  • HB386: Public schools; increase staffing ratios for specialized student support positions.
  • HB407: Child Care Subsidy Program; categorical eligibility for certain families.
  • HB408: Child Care Subsidy Program vendors; basis for periodic reimbursement.
  • HB558: Constitutional amendment; property tax exemption for certain surviving spouses (voter referendum).
  • HB855: Home Energy Assistance Program; Bd. of Social Svcs. to allow applications to be submitted all year.
  • HB857: Fines and costs; changes period of limitations for collection.
  • HB861: Weapons; carrying into hospital that provides mental health services.
  • HB862: Electric utilities; integrated resource plans, grid-enhancing technologies and advanced conductors.
  • HB863: Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; flood-related disclosures.
  • HB865: Income tax, state; establishes a new tax bracket beginning on and after January 1, 2024.
  • HB866: Minimum wage; farm laborers or farm employees, temporary foreign workers.
  • HB896: Deferred or installment payment agreements; certain benefits, maximum amounts to be paid.
  • HB976: Electric utilities; SCC to ensure energy policy at lowest reasonable cost.
  • HB1280: Consumer protection; failure to honor service warranty.
  • HB1458: Chief Resilience Officer of the Commonwealth; moves position under the Governor, etc.
  • HR268: Commending Kim Keene.
  • HR269: Commending Jessica Burgess, M.D.
  • HR274: Commending Siren Skate Shop.
  • HR275: Commending the Elizabeth River Trail Foundation.
  • HR279: Commending the Bold Mariner Brewing Company.
  • HR298: Commending Ocean View Advocates for Reproductive Rights.
  • HR312: Commending Xenia Clare.
  • HR313: Commending Melissa Marie Hales.
  • HR314: Commending CarolAnn Curran.
  • HR317: Commending the Titustown Civic League.
  • HR318: Commending Our Voices.
  • HR362: Commending the Elizabeth River Project.
  • HR379: Commending Mudita Cafe and Bar.
  • HR380: Commending the Ocean View Business Association.
  • HR443: Commending the Norfolk Botanical Garden.