Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham)

Photo of Robert Hurt
19: Campbell County (Part), Danville City (All), Franklin County (All), Pittsylvania County (All)
Took Office
January 2007
Left Office
January 2011
Copatroning Habits
73% of bills he has copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 95% of them are Republicans. Of all of his fellow copatrons of the bills that he copatroned, 65% of them are Republicans.

Sen. Hurt represented the 16th House District (which includes Henry, Pittsylvania, Martinsville) from 2002 until 2007, when he moved over to the senate.

Recent Mentions in the Media

Dominique Clare: Is Charles Hurt Related to the Kennedys? The Truth Behind the Rumors

July 5, 2023 | 3:00 am

C-VILLE Weekly: Eye on the door: Hurt heading back to Chatham

February 11, 2021 | 3:05 pm BLAST FROM THE PAST: Week of June 10 | County Life |

June 10, 2020 | 3:00 am

The Federalist Society: Hon. Robert Hurt

September 28, 2019 | 9:46 pm

Liberty University: Former Congressman Robert Hurt named dean of Helms School of Government, Ron Miller to serve as online dean ...

September 5, 2019 | 3:00 am

These are all of the video clips of Robert Hurt’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 24 video clips in all.


  • SB484: Local government investment pool; limitations.
  • SJ95: Constitutional amendment; forest harvesting & silvicultural activity equipment exempt from taxation.
  • SB455: One-stop small business permitting program; exemption of handling fee for veterans.
  • SB481: Major business facility job tax credit; reduces number of employees required in new jobs to qualify.
  • SB482: Absentee ballots; increase deadline to make available from 45 to 50 days prior to November election.
  • SB483: Wine and beer; licensee may ship through approved fulfillment warehouse.
  • SB484: Local government investment pool; limitations.
  • SB485: Enjoining violations of consumer laws; Attorney General to investigate.
  • SB486: Juvenile records; DJJ to provide information in an investigation of a criminal street gang.
  • SB487: Criminal street gangs; adds certain breaking and entering offenses and grand larceny to list.
  • SB488: Witnesses; State attorney to designate in felony cases a law-enforcement official in courtroom.
  • SB489: Juvenile court; allows State to appeal a suppression ruling to circuit court and Court of Appeals.
  • SB490: Bail; terms set by court on a capias to be honored by magistrate.
  • SB491: Sale of used building fixtures; recordkeeping requirements.
  • SB492: Search warrants, out-of-state; to be honored by State corporation or other entity.
  • SB493: Electronic communication service; foreign corporation to disclose record of subscriber to officer.
  • SB494: Electronic communication or remote computing service; providermay verify authenticity of reports.
  • SB495: DUI; definition of substantially similar laws for determining number of prior offenses.
  • SB496: Charter; Town of Chatham.
  • SB497: Charter; Town of Gretna.
  • SB498: School calendar; opening of school year in Pittsylvania County.
  • SB499: Conflict of Interests Act; certain relatives of school board member to be considered for employment.
  • SB500: Hunting and fishing licenses; allows any active member of military to obtain.
  • SJ95: Constitutional amendment; forest harvesting & silvicultural activity equipment exempt from taxation.
  • SJ96: Honor and Remember Flag; Congress urged to designate as national emblem of service and sacrifice.
  • SJ251: Commending the Chatham High School baseball team.
  • SJ252: Commending the Altavista High School softball team.
  • SJ253: Celebrating the life of Carolyn Moses Lusardi.
  • SJ254: Commending Michael A. Jones.
  • SJ255: Celebrating the life of Matthew Lyle Lacy III.
  • SB546: Correctional facilities, local; City of Danville & Pittsylvania County to enter into jail project.
  • SB551: Recordation tax; changes basis of calculation on transfer of real estate.
  • SB771: Extradition; sheriff/police chief of locality may hire private entity to perform on behalf of State.
  • SB777: Sewage systems; counties and towns may approve.
  • SB1300: Assault and battery of family or household member; court may order person to obtain certain service.
  • SB1301: Identity theft; penalty.
  • SB1302: Master Settlement Agreement; makes several changes to enhance criminal enforcement activities.
  • SB1303: Involuntary commitment; court may appoint counsel for a minor in proceedings seeking approval.
  • SB1304: Drug treatment courts; authorized for County of Franklin if funded through local sources.
  • SB1305: Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; exempts from public assistance fraud.
  • SB1306: Retirement benefits; City of Danville to provide for deputy sheriffs.
  • SB1307: Transport of prisoners; minimum standards therefor by persons other than law-enforcement officers.
  • SB1308: Planning or zoning matters; locality to require person applying therefor to post sign notifying.
  • SB1309: Recordation tax; expands exemption statewide.
  • SB1310: Altavista Armory; Governor to convey to Town of Altavista.
  • SB1311: Correctional facilities, local; Danville and Pittsylvania to enter into a regional jail project.
  • SB1312: Pittsylvania County; Department of Corrections to convey certain real property thereto.
  • SB1313: Charter; Town of Hurt.
  • SB1539: Line of Duty Act; investigation of claims by police departments and sheriffs offices.
  • SJ469: Celebrating the life of Frances Ellen Daly.
  • SJ470: Celebrating the life of Calvin Perrow Carter.
  • SJ471: Commending William H. Fuller III.
  • SJ472: Commending T. L. Neal.
  • SJ473: Commending the Gretna High School football team.
  • SJ503: Commending the Honorable J. Samuel Johnston, Jr.
  • SJ504: Celebrating the life of Herman Ginther.
  • SJ505: Commending Hargrave Military Academy on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
  • SJ506: Celebrating the life of Clyde L. Banks, Sr.
  • SJ507: Celebrating the life of Claude L. Emerson.
  • SB544: Master Settlement Agreement; makes several changes to enhance criminal enforcement activities.
  • SB545: Master Settlement Agreement; regulation of cigarette manufacturers.
  • SB546: Correctional facilities, local; City of Danville & Pittsylvania County to enter into jail project.
  • SB547: Criminal appeals; to appeal conviction defense counsel must certify there is legitimate issue.
  • SB548: Bail; presumption against thereof for person charged with failure to appear.
  • SB549: Identity theft & etc.; multijurisdictional grand jury may investigate.
  • SB550: Notarial certificates; removes requirement that wording appear on same page as signature.
  • SB551: Recordation tax; changes basis of calculation on transfer of real estate.
  • SB552: Fishing license; exemptions for persons assisting disabled persons.
  • SB553: Appointment of counsel; indigent defendants.
  • SB769: Commitment hearing; independent examiner or community services board member attending.
  • SB771: Extradition; sheriff or police chief may hire private entity to perform on behalf of State.
  • SB772: Conditions of bond; court may bar person in elected office from returning to constitutional office.
  • SB773: Identity theft; statute of limitations.
  • SB774: Property value assessments; Campbell County notice to include date and time of public hearing.
  • SB775: Drug Treatment Court Act; authorized drug treatment court, etc. for Franklin County.
  • SB776: Concealed weapons; attorney for Commonwealth may carry without a permit.
  • SB777: Sewage systems; counties and towns may approve.
  • SJ148: Celebrating the life of William B. Muse, Jr.
  • SJ201: Commending the Gretna High School football team.
  • SJ202: Commending Yuji Hairston, Jr.
  • SJ205: Celebrating the life of Private First Class Christopher Edward Murphy.
  • SJ206: Celebrating the life of Louise Towles English.
  • SJ212: Commending G. Harold Plaster.
  • SJ215: Commending Alice Sigmon Hall.
  • SJ216: Commending W. Q. Overton.
  • SJ217: Celebrating the life of James Edward Burton III.
  • SJ218: Celebrating the life of Jason Lee Saunders.
  • SJ6008: Celebrating the life of Shirley Ann Irby Patteson Simpson.
  • SJ6009: Celebrating the life of Thomas Keister Greer.
  • SJ6010: Commending the Faith Christian Academy softball team.
  • SJ6011: Commending the Faith Christian Academy on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.
  • SJ6012: Commending the Faith Christian Academy varsity baseball team.
  • HB1018: Capital murder; includes premeditated killing of justice or judge.
  • HB1587: Criminal history record information check; required for those providing care to children, etc.
  • HB2749: Sex offender registration; offender to include any electronic mail address, etc. that he will use.
  • HB2750: Capital murder; premeditated killing of a judge or justice.
  • HB2751: Illegal aliens; possession of firearms.
  • HB2752: Amber Alert Program; use of certain technology.
  • HB2754: Illegal Substances Excise Tax Act; created.
  • HB2755: Sex Offender Registry; adds to list of those offenses requiring registration.
  • HB2756: Probation and suspended sentence; violations thereof considered misdemeanor charge.
  • HB2757: Contractors, Board for; exemptions for certain career and technical education projects.
  • HB2758: Freedom of Information Act; posting of meeting notices and minutes of public bodies.
  • HB2759: Search warrant affidavits; delivery in person or by mail.
  • HB2760: Marijuana; notice of right to receive full analysis.
  • HB2761: Running a red light; punishable as reckless driving.
  • HB2762: Stopping on highways; makes it illegal to stop in intersections in certain localities.
  • HB2763: Speeding; increases minimum fine if driving over 20 miles of speed limit.
  • HB2764: Local employees; right to receive certain benefit information in writing.
  • HB2765: Construction; slayer statute.
  • HB2766: Retirement benefits; exemption of certain from creditor process.
  • HB2767: Fiduciaries; presumption of prudence.
  • HB2768: Firearms; possession by persons under age 18.
  • HB2769: Pocket knives on school property; amends exception that allows person to carry.
  • HB2770: Public Records Act; disposition of public records.
  • HB2771: Larceny; charging of crime.
  • HB2772: Fraudulent credit card application; false statements to obtain property or credit.
  • HB2773: License plate or decal; unlawful possession thereof.
  • HB2774: Judges; early retirement.
  • HJ707: Law-enforcement officers; joint subcommittee to study establishment of protocols for those killed.
  • HJ709: State park along South Mayo and North Mayo Rivers; DCR to study feasibility in Henry County.
  • HJ876: Celebrating the life of Neal Ashworth.
  • HJ882: Commending the Dan River High School softball team.
  • HJ884: Commending Lance Corporal Thomas Surber.
  • HJ942: Commending C. Kinney Rorrer.
  • HJ961: Commending American of Martinsville on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
  • HB1005: Registration and certificates of title; offences relating thereto, penalty.
  • HB1006: Manufactured homes, etc.; notice to counties, cities, and towns whenever title is surrendered.
  • HB1007: Child custody; reports to be furnished 15 days prior to hearing.
  • HB1008: Trusts; amends Uniform Trust Code to make applicable statues prospective.
  • HB1009: Check Clearing for 21st Evidence Act; created.
  • HB1010: Clifton Forge and South Boston, former Cities of; updates Code references.
  • HB1011: Brook Trout; redesignating as official fish of State.
  • HB1012: Sex Offender & Crimes Against Minors Registry; includes person who uses communication system.
  • HB1013: False identification cards; manufacture and sale thereof, penalty.
  • HB1014: Internet; payment for access to sexually explicit material thereon, penalty.
  • HB1015: Sex Offender Registry; modifies registration of a person convicted of murdering a child.
  • HB1016: Assault and battery; increases penalty if committed against judge, etc.
  • HB1017: Juveniles; clarifies the process where it is unnecessary to file petition for certain offenses.
  • HB1018: Capital murder; includes premeditated killing of justice or judge.
  • HB1019: Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission; Supreme Court to adopt rules governing discovery.
  • HB1020: Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission; membership.
  • HB1021: Zoning ordinances; findings of board of appeals on questions of fact are presumptively correct.
  • HB1022: Pretrial motions or objections; when defense may raise in circuit and district courts.
  • HB1023: Health care provider; certain documents prepared considered privileged.
  • HB1024: Emergency services and disasters; constitutional rights.
  • HB1025: Personal property; Sheriff's duty to remove pursuant to an ejectment proceeding.
  • HB1026: Noncharitable irrevocable trusts; modification or termination thereof.
  • HB1027: Traffic incidents; reimbursement of expenses incurred in responding to by volunteer fire, etc.
  • HB1028: Criminal procedure; determination of indigency; appointment of counsel.
  • HB1029: Motor vehicle dealer; excludes those who sell & distribute fire-fighting equipment & ambulances.
  • HB1030: Marijuana; field test for evidence at trial.
  • HB1031: Child pornography; persons under age 18 in sexually explicit visual material.
  • HB1032: Juveniles; unlawful to provide certain sexual material.
  • HB1033: Juvenile sentencing; jury's recommendation may be modified by court.
  • HB1034: Motor vehicle dealers; warranty obligations.
  • HB1587: Criminal history record information check; required for those providing care to children, etc.
  • HJ114: Law-enforcement officers; study establishment of protocols for those killed in the line of duty.
  • HJ410: Celebrating the life of Claude Vince Swanson, Sr.
  • HJ411: Celebrating the life of Rufus R. Toler.
  • HJ413: Celebrating the life of Dan S. Robertson.
  • HJ417: Commending the Tunstall High School baseball team.
  • HJ475: Celebrating the life of Staff Sergeant Kenneth B. Gentry on the 15th anniversary of his death.
  • HJ5010: Commending the Patrick Henry Community College women's basketball team.
  • HJ5058: Commending Claudia Emerson.