Del. Rae Cousins (D-Richmond)

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79: City of Richmond (part)
Took Office
January 2024
Next Election
November 2025
Copatroning Habits
91% of bills she has copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 87% of them are Democrats. Of all of her fellow copatrons of the bills that she copatroned, 73% of them are Democrats.
Bills Passed
23.5% in 2024
Recent Mentions in the Media

Blue Virginia: 2024 VAPLAN Virginia Legislative Progressive Scorecard: Sen. Jennifer Carroll Foy #1 in the State Senate, Del. Rae ...

March 20, 2024 | 3:00 am

WRIC ABC 8News: Youngkin vetoes bill designed to protect parents who lawfully use or possess marijuana

March 13, 2024 | 3:00 am

The Commonwealth Times: Bill combatting rent gouging stalls in House

February 14, 2024 | 3:00 am

Independent Women's Forum: Democratic bill would effectively cap criminal sentences

February 1, 2024 | 3:00 am

WRIC ABC 8News: Bipartisan bill would allow inmates who have served 15+ years to ask judge for revised sentence

January 16, 2024 | 3:00 am


  • HB740: Unlawful detainer; bifurcation of case.
  • HB824: Indigent defendant; rate of fees for legal representation.
  • HB825: At-Risk Program; established, public school funding.
  • HB827: On-campus food insecurity; SCHEV to survey institutions to determine how they are addressing issue.
  • HB828: Public schools; staffing ratios of teachers for English language learner students.
  • HB830: Farm to School Program Task Force; Department of Education to establish.
  • HB831: Maternal Mortality Review Team, et al.; expanding composition and scope of work.
  • HB833: Child abuse and neglect; custody and visitation, possession or consumption of authorized substances.
  • HB834: Petition for modification of sentence; eligibility, procedures.
  • HB835: Juvenile and domestic relations district courts; appointment of counsel or guardian ad litem.
  • HB836: Uniform Statutory Rule Against Perpetuities; trusts, certain nonvested property interests.
  • HB837: Juvenile and domestic relations district court; recording of proceedings.
  • HB1251: VA Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; material noncompliance by landlord, court escrow account.
  • HB1405: Prisoners; Department of Corrections- and jailer-issued identification.
  • HB1492: Trauma-informed training and education; work group to study.
  • HB1494: Length of Stay Guidelines & Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center; DJJ's work group to study, report.
  • HB1495: Film and television industry; apprenticeship program.
  • HJ38: Drugs; JLARC to study scope and cost of penalizing possession as a felony.
  • HJ83: Burn Awareness Week; first full week of February 2024 and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HR349: Commending Lora Bickley.
  • HR350: Commending the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School Mech Tech Dragons.
  • HR386: Commending ChildSavers-Memorial Child Guidance Clinic.