Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)

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1: Hampton City (Part), Newport News City (Part), York County (Part), Williamsburg City (All), James City County (Part), Suffolk City (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2014
Next Election
November 2019
Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, Commerce and Labor, General Laws and Technology, Privileges and Elections, Rehabilitation and Social Services
Copatroning Habits
56% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 61% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 58% of them are Democrats.
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Bills Passed
81.8% in 2022

Mason served just one and a half terms in the House of Delegates before being elected to the Senate.

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These are all of the video clips of Monty Mason’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2017. There are 2 video clips in all.


  • SB969: Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act; alternative purchases.
  • SB970: Mental health conditions & impairment; health regulatory board w/in DHP to amend its applications.
  • SB977: Transit Ridership Incentive Program; on-demand microtransit operations.
  • SB983: Alcoholic beverage control; winery and farm winery licenses, requirements and privileges.
  • SB984: Electric utilities; net metering.
  • SB987: Guardianship and conservatorship; periodic review hearings.
  • SB997: Oyster Replenishment Fund; oyster resource user fees to be credited to Fund.
  • SB998: Administrative Process Act; appeal of case decisions regarding grant or denial of public assistance.
  • SB999: Waterworks and wastewater works operators; license reciprocity.
  • SB1131: Insurance agents; title insurance and viatical settlement.
  • SB1154: Health insurance; online credentialing system, processing of new applications.
  • SB1155: DBHDS; review of regulations that impact providers.
  • SB1174: Court-ordered treatment; expedited diversion in lieu of criminal adjudication.
  • SB1210: Income tax, state; subtraction for members of National Guard.
  • SB1217: Earned wage access services; the Bureau of SCC to conduct stakeholder process.
  • SB1218: Aging, Commonwealth Council on; membership and staff support.
  • SB1219: Kinship foster care; barrier crimes, exception.
  • SB1222: Resale Disclosure Act; established.
  • SB1348: Administrative Process Act; exemptions not to extend to agency action regarding certain wildlife.
  • SB1425: Health insurance; ensuring fairness in cost-sharing.
  • SB1507: Criminal proceedings; disposition when defendant found incompetent.
  • SB1508: Assisted living facilities, adult day care centers, and child welfare agencies; provisional license.
  • SB1509: Home solicitation sale; clarifies definition.
  • SB1510: Orders for involuntary outpatient evaluations & services; evidence of defendant's mental condition.
  • SB1512: Temporary detention; certified evaluators, report.
  • SB1513: Children's Services, State Executive Council for; increases membership.
  • SB1514: General registrars; petition for removal.
  • SJ396: Commending Jim Noel.
  • SJ397: Commending the Tabb High School field hockey team.
  • SJ398: Commending the Walsingham Academy boys' soccer team.
  • SJ399: Commending the Walsingham Academy boys' cross country team.
  • SJ400: Commending Reginald T. Daye.
  • SJ401: Commending the Brafferton Indian School.
  • SJ402: Commending Deborah Cheesebro, Ph.D.
  • SJ403: Commending Venerria Lucas Thomas.
  • SJ404: Celebrating the life of Joe Samuel Frank.
  • SJ405: Commending the Denbigh Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • SJ408: Commending David L. Holmes, PhD.
  • SR158: Commending the Newport News Green Foundation.
  • SB191: Criminal cases; increases compensation for experts.
  • SB192: Health director, local; qualifications.
  • SB193: Child day programs; licensure, accredited private schools.
  • SB194: Insurance; public adjusters, standards of conduct.
  • SB195: Group health benefit plans; sponsoring associations, formation of benefits consortium, definitions.
  • SB196: Alcoholic beverage control; tax allocation for funding the Virginia Spirits Promotion Fund, report.
  • SB197: Common interest communities; prohibition on refusal to recognize a licensed real estate broker.
  • SB198: Disposition when defendant found incompetent; involuntary admission of the defendant.
  • SB199: Rental agreement; agreement may provide occupant with option to designate an alternative contact.
  • SB307: Kinship foster care; notice and appeal.
  • SB574: Child care; background checks for applicants for employment, etc.
  • SB575: DGS; state fleet managers to use total cost of ownership calculations, report.
  • SB576: Sports betting; allows betting on Virginia college sports.
  • SB577: Children's residential facilities; criminal history background checks.
  • SB684: Certified pollution control equipment; certification by subdivisions.
  • SB685: Advanced Manufacturing Talent Investment Fund; created.
  • SB686: Tax, local; solar facility exemption.
  • SB687: Abuse & neglect; financial exploitation, changes term incapacitated adults, definitions, penalties.
  • SB688: Determination of competency; report to Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
  • SB689: Foster or adoptive homes; background checks, etc., for applicants.
  • SB690: Misuse of power of attorney; financial exploitation of incapacitated adults, penalty.
  • SB691: Competency to stand trial; order for evaluation or treatment.
  • SJ14: Commonwealth's public health system; Joint Commission on Health Care to study.
  • SJ90: Commending the Honorable Paul S. Trible, Jr.
  • SJ162: Commending the Williamsburg Farmers Market.
  • SJ163: Commending Longwood University.
  • SJ206: Celebrating the life of Commander Frederick Bage Malvin, USN, Ret.
  • SJ207: Commending Steven G. Bowman.
  • SJ219: Commending Paul Marcus.
  • SJ220: Commending Harry Wason.
  • SB681: Criminal cases; compensation of experts, effective clause.
  • SB1255: SCC; issuance or renewal of insurance licenses or registrations during an emergency.
  • SB1255: SCC; issuance or renewal of insurance licenses or registrations during an emergency.
  • SB1272: Unrestorably incompetent defendant; disposition, capital murder charge, inpatient custody.
  • SB1272: Unrestorably incompetent defendant; disposition, capital murder charge, inpatient custody.
  • SB1290: ConserveVirginia program; established.
  • SB1290: ConserveVirginia program; established.
  • SB1291: Va. Water Protection Permit; withdrawal of surface water or ground water, plans for water auditing.
  • SB1291: Va. Water Protection Permit; withdrawal of surface water or ground water, plans for water auditing.
  • SB1312: Virginia Spirits Promotion Fund; assessment on distillers.
  • SB1313: Children's Services Act; funds expended special education programs.
  • SB1313: Children's Services Act; funds expended special education programs.
  • SB1328: State-Funded Kinship Guardianship Assistance program; created.
  • SB1328: State-Funded Kinship Guardianship Assistance program; created.
  • SB1329: Summons; promises to appear after issuance.
  • SB1329: Summons; promises to appear after issuance.
  • SB1431: Unrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report.
  • SB1431: Unrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report.
  • SB1462: Virginia Digital Equity Pilot Program and Fund; established, report, sunset date.
  • SB1462: Virginia Digital Equity Pilot Program and Fund; established, report, sunset date.
  • SJ289: Constitutional amendment; authority to grant perpetual easements to units of government.
  • SJ289: Constitutional amendment; authority to grant perpetual easements to units of government.
  • SJ335: Celebrating the life of Roy L. Pearson.
  • SJ336: Commending Frank Shatz.
  • SJ337: Celebrating the life of Mary Esterine Hundley Moyler.
  • SJ339: Celebrating the life of Edward A. Chappell, Jr.
  • SJ341: Commending Carl Hershner.
  • SJ343: Celebrating the life of Charles Wallace Nuttycombe, Sr.
  • SJ344: Commending Raymond O. Anderson.
  • SR508: Celebrating the life of Edward Paul Crapol.
  • SR746: Celebrating the life of Jane Susan Glasser Frank.
  • SB570: State-Funded Kinship Guardianship Assistance program; created.
  • SB572: Alzheimer's disease and related dementias; early detection and diagnosis, risk reduction and care.
  • SB574: Protective orders; petitioning court on behalf of incapacitated persons.
  • SB583: Virginia Spirits Board and Virginia Spirits Promotion Fund; established, report.
  • SB584: Common interest communities; Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act.
  • SB670: Unrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report.
  • SB671: Virginia Retirement System; return to employment by certain retired employees.
  • SB672: Property Owners' Association Act and Virginia Condominium Act; contract disclosure statement.
  • SB673: Nonagricultural irrigation wells; prohibited outside surficial aquifer.
  • SB674: Voluntary forest mitigation; agreements.
  • SB675: Child care providers; fingerprint-based criminal background checks, repeals sunset.
  • SB676: Hampton, City of; alcoholic beverage control licensees.
  • SB677: Records of financial institutions; reimbursement of costs for production.
  • SB678: Central registry; electronic requests and responses.
  • SB679: Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Advisory Committee; established, report, sunset provision.
  • SB680: Teachers in certain schools for students with disabilities; extension of provisional licenses.
  • SB681: Criminal cases; compensation of experts, effective clause.
  • SB682: Food and beverage tax; county imposing a tax greater than four percent.
  • SB683: Competency to stand trial; outpatient treatment may occur.
  • SB684: Firearms; mental health as disqualifier for possession, etc.
  • SB685: Certified pollution control equipment and facilities; tax exemption, timing of certification.
  • SB686: Assisted living facilities; regulations governing individualized service plans.
  • SB696: Absentee voting; no excuse required when voting in person.
  • SB698: Alcoholic beverage control; distiller licenses, monthly revenue transfers.
  • SB702: Marine Resources Commission; permit fees, pier application, oyster fund.
  • SB704: Chesapeake Bay watershed implementation plan initiatives; nutrient management plans for cropland.
  • SB844: Computer trespass; expands the crime.
  • SB849: Lawn fertilizer; contractor-applicators.
  • SB860: Electric utilities; offshore wind development.
  • SB861: Group health benefit plans; bona fide associations, benefits consortium.
  • SB1029: Alcoholic beverage control; gourmet shop license, distiller participation in tastings.
  • SB1072: Guardian or conservator; prohibition against appointing certain persons.
  • SJ206: Commending Lackey Clinic.
  • SJ207: Commending Temple Beth El of Williamsburg.
  • SJ208: Commending Dr. Jeffery O. Smith.
  • SJ209: Commending Williamsburg Parent Cooperative Preschool.
  • SB453: Absentee voting; persons age 65 or older.
  • SB1061: Real Estate Board; real estate licensees.
  • SB1407: Child care providers; fingerprint background checks, forwarding fingerprints and other information.
  • SB1408: James City County; amending charter, inoperable vehicles.
  • SB1409: Assisted living facilities; requirement for licensed administrator.
  • SB1410: Assisted living facilities; staffing during overnight hours.
  • SB1411: Burn buildings; change in terminology.
  • SB1412: Virginia National Guard; education grants, effective clause.
  • SB1413: Oyster planting grounds; lease assignments.
  • SB1414: Potomac Aquifer recharge monitoring; creates advisory board, laboratory established, SWIFT Project.
  • SB1415: Public adjusters; regulation.
  • SB1416: Child abuse or neglect; appeals from founded complaints, concurrent criminal investigations.
  • SB1417: Competency report; unrestorably incompetent defendant.
  • SB1418: Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry; reregistration schedule.
  • SB1678: Family First Prevention Services Act, federal; statutory alignment.
  • SB1679: Family First Prevention Services Act; statutory alignment.
  • SB1680: Mass transit providers; loss of certain operating funds.
  • SB1681: DGS; surplus property, opportunity for economic development entities to purchase.
  • SB1682: Employment records; written request from employee, subpoena duces tecum.
  • SB1720: Kinship foster care; notice to relatives.
  • SB1768: Handheld personal communications devices; use while driving, etc.
  • SJ414: Commending The Apprentice School.
  • SJ421: Celebrating the life of Thomas Pierce Power.
  • SJ431: Commending the Peninsula Agency on Aging, Inc.
  • SJ432: Commending Braxton-Perkins American Legion Post 25.
  • SR155: Commending Bertram Aaron.
  • SR156: Commending George T. Rublein.
  • SB453: Absentee voting; persons age 65 or older.
  • SB454: Inoperable vehicles; James City County authorized to prohibit any person from keeping, etc.
  • SB517: False and fraudulent insurance claims; civil penalties and damages.
  • SB518: Neighborhood assistance tax credits; value of credit.
  • SB519: Case management system; public accessibility.
  • SB520: Nonagricultural irrigation wells; prohibited outside surficial aquifer.
  • SB527: County food and beverage tax; increases maximum tax that any county is authorized to impose.
  • SB528: Real Estate Board; licensees may assist in translation of real estate documents.
  • SB529: Contractors, Board for; prerequisites to obtaining a building permit.
  • SB530: Breweries, wineries, and distilleries; regulations to qualify for an attraction sign.
  • SB531: Accelerated refund program; Department of Taxation shall reestablish.
  • SB532: Display or parking of used motor vehicles for sale; penalty.
  • SB533: Computer trespass; expands crime, monitoring location of a minor, etc., by parent or legal guardian.
  • SB534: Voter referendum; independent redistricting commission.
  • SB543: Adult protective services; emergency order, temporary conservator.
  • SB552: Crab pots and peeler pots; marine-biodegradable escape panels, penalty.
  • SB555: Barrier crimes; adult substance abuse and mental health treatment providers.
  • SB556: General registrars; residency requirement, exemption for counties or cities.
  • SB858: Va. FOIA; excludes certain information held by board of visitors of The College of William & Mary.
  • SB875: Assisted living facilities; regulations governing staff.
  • SB876: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; transfer of public records, definition of 'custodian.'
  • SB877: Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads; membership.
  • SB961: Public schools; homeless children.
  • SJ193: Commending George D. Greenia.
  • SJ195: Commending Hilton Village.
  • SJ196: Commending The College of William and Mary.
  • SJ197: Celebrating the life of Thaddeus Wilbur Tate, Jr.
  • SJ198: Celebrating the life of Ludwell Harrison Johnson III.
  • SJ199: Celebrating the life of Louise Ann Hutchinson.
  • SJ200: Commending Fort Eustis.
  • SJ202: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Frederick Risdon Miles Carter.
  • SJ213: Commending Michael F. Kuhns.
  • SJ220: Commending William A. Hudgins.
  • SB1131: Absentee voting; eligibility of certain persons.
  • SB1132: Absentee voting; entitles persons age 65 or older on date of an election to vote absentee.
  • SB1133: Voter referendum; independent redistricting commission.
  • SB1134: Charter; City of Williamsburg.
  • SB1135: Inoperable vehicles James City County.
  • SB1136: Money order sellers and money transmitters; required investments.
  • SB1137: Neighborhood assistance tax credits; reduces amount of credit of value for certain donations.
  • SB1138: Computer trespass; government computers and computers used for public utilities, penalty.
  • SB1377: Computer trespass; penalty.
  • SB1378: Computer crimes; penalties.
  • SB1381: Discontinued cases; court has discretion to reinstate case.
  • SB1385: Law-enforcement officer; definition, municipal park rangers training.
  • SB1389: Higher educational institutions; letter certifying good standing of certain students.
  • SB1420: Incapacitated persons; abuse and neglect, financial exploitation, penalty.
  • SB1421: Condemnation proceeding; interest on the amount of award.
  • SB1523: Teachers turnover; exit questionnaire.
  • SJ397: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of African American students in residence.
  • SJ398: Commending Cliff Gauthier.
  • SJ399: Commending David C. Sloggie.
  • SJ426: Celebrating the life of Ivor No Hume.
  • SJ431: Commending Mildred B. West.
  • SR121: Celebrating the life of Charles C. Allen.
  • SR140: Commending the National Education Association Read Across America program.
  • SR145: Commending Ivy L. Mitchell.
  • HB917: Neighborhood Assistance Act; reduces tax credit.
  • HB918: Limited liability companies; members provided access as an electronic record on a network, etc.
  • HB919: Water and sewer service; canceling service for nonpayment of charges.
  • HB920: Barrier crimes; conviction or finding not guilty by reason of insanity.
  • HB921: National Guard members of other states; employment protection.
  • HB922: Computer trespass; increases penalty if government computer and computer used for public utilities.
  • HB923: Computer trespass; penalty.
  • HB924: Electronic communications; disclosure, verification and admissibility of contents.
  • HB925: Virginia Preschool Initiative; student eligibility.
  • HB926: Higher educational institutions; letter certifying good standing of certain students.
  • HB1138: RICO; computer crimes, penalties.
  • HB1336: Precincts; establishment based on number of registered voters with active status.
  • HR149: Commending the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic.
  • HR151: Celebrating the life of James A. Bill.
  • HR169: Celebrating the life of Robert P. Hunt.
  • HR170: Commending Elise L. Emanuel.
  • HR173: Commending the National Education Association Read Across America program.
  • HR174: Commending Joe Agee.
  • HB2113: Limited liability companies; access to records.
  • HB2115: Computer and telephone fraud; penalty.
  • HB2116: Passing stopped school bus; video-monitoring system.
  • HB2117: Retail sales and transient occupancy taxes; room rentals, lodgings, etc.
  • HB2121: Tuition, in-state; members of the Virginia National Guard.
  • HB2122: Higher educational institutions; in-state tuition for certain students.
  • HB2124: Neighborhood assistance; reduces amount of the tax credit.
  • HB2126: Virginia Tourism Growth Incentive Fund.
  • HB2129: Barriers to licensure or registration; certain DCJS regulated industries.
  • HB2131: Child and adult care facilities; licensure determinations by Commissioner of State DSS.
  • HB2132: State Board for Community Colleges; policy for the award of academic credit for military training.
  • HB2133: Veterans Services, Department of; programs to create employment opportunities for veterans.
  • HB2284: Uniformed services-connected students; Department of Education to establish process to identify.
  • HB2338: Alcoholic beverage control; prohibited trade practices.
  • HJ902: Commending Walnut Hills Baptist Church.
  • HJ903: Commending Jim Golden.
  • HR266: Commending the Sinfonicron Light Opera Company.
  • HB618: A-to-F grading system; delays date for implementing individual school performance grading system.
  • HB619: Computer fraud; increases penalty.
  • HB620: Neighborhood assistance tax credits; changes program by decreasing value of donations, etc.
  • HB621: Emergency custody orders; successive two-hour extensions of an order up to maximum of 48 hours.
  • HB622: Absentee voting; allows qualified voters to vote absentee in person without an excuse.
  • HB1218: Revenue Estimates, Advisory Council on; membership.
  • HJ176: Celebrating the life of Stanley Eugene Brown.
  • HJ450: Commending the Williamsburg Winery.
  • HJ5158: Celebrating the life of Catherine Gantt Pack.
  • HJ5233: Commending Karen Cottrell.
  • HR146: Commending the League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area.
  • HR147: Commending Williamsburg United Methodist Church.
  • HR148: Commending the Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists.
  • HR154: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Hubert T. Alexander, Sr.
  • HR569: Commending Le Cercle Charmant.
  • HR570: Commending Dan Stimson.