Inside NOVA
Bill ending parental payments for incarcerated youth signed into law

March 25, 2021

Hope, a Democrat from Arlington, termed the policy “unconscionable,” and said it was it was the only one of its kind within Virginia’s justice system.
Augusta Free Press

Northam signs bill into law eliminating youth incarceration fees

March 24, 2021

Legislation introduced by Arlington Democratic Del. Patrick Hope will end the controversial “pay to stay” anomaly in state law.
STL News
Virginia Governor Northam Signs Key Bills into Law

March 19, 2021

This measure is identical to House Bill 1913, sponsored by Delegate Patrick Hope.
UVA School of Law
New Clinic Helps Pass Legislation — With Bipartisan Support

March 19, 2021

Freeman helped Del. Patrick A. Hope, a Democrat, pass HB 2165. The bill provides greater protections from tax sales —
WDBJ Channel 7
Gov. Northam signs several new bills into law

March 19, 2021

This measure is identical to House Bill 1913, sponsored by Delegate Patrick Hope.
WHSV Channel 3
Governor Northam signs 80 bills into law

March 12, 2021

House Bill 2165, sponsored by Delegate Patrick Hope, allows “heirs property” owners to claim property and provides additional time to pay delinquent taxes.
Inside NOVA
Virginia Hospital Center CEO garners legislative kudos

March 8, 2021

The legislative resolution, patroned by Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) and supported by all members of the county delegation, lauded Cole’s “steady, visionary leadership” over a three-decade career at the hospital.
Blue Virginia
Video: Del. Patrick Hope Explains Why It’s Taking Three Years to Legalize Marijuana in Virginia

March 6, 2021

Why It’s Taking Three Years to Legalize Marijuana in Virginia
ARL Now
Here a Few Bills Introduced by Arlington Lawmakers That May Become Law

March 4, 2021

HB 1911 — This bill from Del. Patrick Hope (D-47) removes the requirement for a corroborating witness for a no-fault divorce to be granted.
Virginia Mercury
Proposals for additional prison oversight fail in Virginia

March 3, 2021

Hope had proposed legislation that would have created an independent ombudsman to investigate complaints and conduct regular inspections of state facilities.
CBS Channel 19 News
Bill decriminalizing jaywalking takes effect

March 1, 2021

"You will no longer be allowed to stop people simply for not crossing the street in a marked interaction," said Delegate Patrick Hope, D-Arlington.
Washington Post
Opinion: Removing mature trees is shortsighted

February 26, 2021

Saving mature trees in this area should be a No. 1 priority for mitigating climate change, storm-water runoff and heat island effects. Virginia Del. Patrick A. Hope (D-Arlington) said local jurisdictions are doing the best they can with the laws they have.
WDBJ 7
Ban on guns in Capitol Square continues to advance in the General Assembly

February 19, 2021

Speaking on a bill that would ban guns in Capitol Square Delegate Patrick Hope said, “You can’t carry guns in a courthouse. You can’t carry guns on airplanes. You can’t carry guns in the U.S. Capitol and starting in July, it’s going to be the law that you can’t carry guns on Capitol Square.”
Virginia Mercury
Virginia might stop seeking child support payments from parents of incarcerated youth

February 15, 2021

Delegate Hope's bill HB 1912 cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee and is headed to the Senate Finance Committee. This bill would end the Virginia Department of Social Services from seeking child support payments from parents of juvenile offenders in custody.
Inside NOVA
General Assembly memorializes late Arlington board member Gutshall

February 11, 2021

Delegate Patrick Hope and other members of the Arlington legislative delegation patroned a resolution to memorialize late Arlington board member Erik Gutshall
The Roanoke Times
Rosenfeld: Virginia prisons need oversight

February 10, 2021

House Bill (HB) 2325, sponsored by Delegate Patrick Hope, and heard in the General Assembly this year, would have established an office of independent oversight for VDOC giving both people behind bars and VDOC staff a real avenue to voice concerns and prevent future costly lawsuits from coming out of taxpayers’ pockets. Unfortunately, this bill died in the House Appropriations Transportation and Public Safety Subcommittee
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Lung Association gives Virginia failing grades on smoking prevention, wants licensing of tobacco products

February 3, 2021

Legislation introduced during the current Virginia General Assembly session by Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, would set up a licensing system for selling tobacco products and hemp products. The licensing system would be overseen by the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority.
ARL Now
Morning Notes

February 3, 2021

“This is not the end — only the beginning. Every agency in Va must be transparent and accountable to the public which they serve. We will regroup and come back next session with a bill that prioritizes [Virginia Dept. of Corrections] oversight.”
Inside NOVA
Arlington Chamber to host post-session legislative breakfast

February 3, 2021

Delegate Hope and other members of the Arlington legislative delegation will hold a post-session legislative breakfast event on March 18 at 8 a.m. in an online format. For information and registration, call (703) 525-2400 or see the Website at www.arlingtonchamber.org.
NBC 29
Amended bill to limit solitary confinement heads to Senate floor

February 3, 2021

In 2018 Delegate Hope introduced House Bill 795 to attempt banning solitary confinement in the commonwealth but it was left in a subcommittee. Yesterday Senator Joseph D. Morrissey's (D-Richmond) Senate Bill 1301, to prohibit solitary confinement in adult and juvenile correctional facilities advanced with a 12-4 vote from the Senate Appropriations and Finance Committee.
WFXR Fox
Lawmakers approve Voting Rights Act of Va., marijuana legalization bill clears Senate committee, and a debate over death penalty repeal

February 2, 2021

"Yes, the bill was tabled but I have a firm commitment from the Appropriations Committee to include language in the budget to direct a stakeholder workgroup to prioritize the powers and functions of such an Ombudsman, the costs, and to make recommendations to the General Assembly in November 2021” said Delegate Hope in regards to his own bill, HB 2325.
Blue Virginia
Video: Del. Cia Price, Del. Patrick Hope Slam Far-Right/Extremist Del. Dave LaRock’s “Dangerous,” “False Information” COVID Vaccine Bill, Which Is Then Voted Down 18-3

January 31, 2021

“These are safe and effective vaccines that have been approved under the FDA’s emergency use authorization. So I just want to make that crystal clear, that this COVID vaccine is safe and effective” said, Delegate Patrick Hope in regards to the Covid-19 vaccines currently available in the U.S.
Virginia Mercury
Independent ombudsman proposed for Virginia prisons

January 29, 2021

“They’ll be able to go into a facility and see things before they become problems and fester in civil rights litigation,” said the bill’s sponsor, Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington.
Alexandria Gazette Package
Upcoming Actions on Enhanced Gun Safety Legislation in Virginia

January 22, 2021

Del. Patrick Hope (D-47), who chairs the House Public Safety Committee, said after gun safety bills passed subcommittee today, that on Friday the full committee will be taking up legislation to continue to prevent gun violence.
ARLnow
Here Are a Few Notable Bills Being Introduced By Arlington’s State Lawmakers

January 21, 2021

HB 2164: Introduced by Del. Patrick Hope (47th District), the bill would reinforce the July 2019 law that no one under the age of 21 can purchase tobacco products by further defining them as nicotine vapor products or alternative nicotine products. It’s currently awaiting a vote in the General Laws Committee.
State of Reform
Commonwealth looking to fix COVID-19 vax scheduling problem

January 20, 2021

In response to Delegate Patrick Hope’s question about whether or not the commonwealth was tracking adverse reactions to the Covid-19 vaccine, Virginia secretary of Health and Human Services Daniel Carey said, "that, so far, there have not been reports of fatal anaphylactic reactions in Virginia".
AP News
Virginia bill would end civil commitment of sex offenders

January 19, 2021

Sen. Joe Morrissey and Del. Patrick Hope, both Democrats, are co-sponsoring legislation that would end the state’s authority to civilly commit sex offenders.
Inside NOVA
Event lauds late legislator, raises funds for Arlington Historical Society

January 18, 2021

“Our goal is to create a world-class museum, a source of pride for every Arlingtonian” – something that is “sorely lacking” in the county at the moment – Hope said.
Inside NOVA
Future of instant-runoff voting in Arlington could hinge on upcoming confab

January 14, 2021

The General Assembly in 2020 approved legislation, patroned by Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), allowing Arlington to serve as a guinea pig for instant-runoff voting. The decision on adopting it, or not, rests with the County Board.
Inside NOVA
Delegates face potential of running 3 times in 3 years

January 13, 2021

Due to potential census delays for redrawing districts Delegate Patrick Hope may have to run 3 times in 3 years.
NBC 4 Washington
Virginia Decriminalizes Jaywalking

January 5, 2021

“We’re essentially decriminalizing jaywalking and saying that you can no longer be stopped just for not crossing in the designated crosswalk,” said Delegate Patrick Hope.
Inside NOVA
Arlington legislators prep anniversary salute for Marymount

January 5, 2021

Delegate Patrick Hope to mark the 70th anniversary of Marymount University with other Arlington legislators at the General Assembly
Dogwood
Prison is ‘Sheer Torture’ for People with Autism. A New Virginia Law Might Help.

December 29, 2020

“The purpose of the bill is to better understand what are the best practices for dealing with people with intellectual disabilities in the prison system. We need to incorporate those best practices into our officer training to better serve this population,” Del. Hope said.
Inside NOVA
Implementing ranked-choice voting in Arlington elections may not be simple

December 21, 2020

At the request of Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), the General Assembly earlier this year voted to allow Arlington to serve as an instant-runoff guinea pig before other localities have the option to implement it a year from now.
Dogwood
MOT System in Virginia Needs Oversight, Report Says

December 21, 2020

Discussing Virginia's mandatory outpatient system Delegate Hope says, "Reducing the amount of beds being used by mental-health patients frees up more beds for pandemic patients". Reducing hospitalizations is better for both practical and financial reasons. On the practical end, there is still the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blue Virginia
Ranking Virginia House of Delegates Districts*, From Safest “Red” or “Blue” to Most Competitive

December 20, 2020

Basing their predictions on Delegate Hope's reelection in 2019 with 96.12% of the vote, Blue Virginia predicts he will retain his seat in the upcoming 2021 election.
Courthouse News Service
Virginia Parole System Scrutinized After Covid Missteps

December 13, 2020

A recent snub of legislation pushed by Republicans has Republicans pointing to similar legislation authored and passed by Delegate Hope in 2017.
Inside NOVA
Legislators Favola, Hope lauded for support of Va. court clerks

December 7, 2020

The Virginia Court Clerks Association has selected Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) and state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington-Fairfax-Loudoun) as its 2020 Legislators of the Year. “Del. Hope and Sen. Favola exemplify the values of our association through their dedication to public service and tireless pursuit of justice,” said VCCA president Llezelle Dugger.
Falls Church News-Press
Our Man in Arlington

December 4, 2020

The NAACP worked with Del. Patrick Hope to help the General Assembly this October include $6.6 million statewide for police body cameras to improve evidence gathering.
Blue Virginia
VA House, Senate Dems Issue Statements on the Adjournment of Successful Special Session

November 10, 2020

HB 5109 (Hope) Standardizing and enhancing training by criminal justice academies and establishing required in-service training standards for law enforcement officers.
The Daily Progress
Opinion/Editorial: These 2 problems fixed, but...

November 5, 2020

Patrick Hope, an Arlington Democrat and the sponsor of the bill, told The Daily Press that he had spoken with Mr. Northam's office about removing ...
Inside Nova
With 2020 races now history, Arlington can pivot ... to 2021 races

November 4, 2020

Pending the results of redistricting, Arlington is likely to continue to have four seats in the House of Delegates, which will be up for grabs next November. Current delegates, all Democrats, include Patrick Hope (the only one whose district is entirely within Arlington),
Patch.com
VA Governor Signs Host Of Police, Criminal Justice Reform Bills

October 28, 2020

Patrick Hope, creates statewide minimum training standards for law enforcement officers, including training on awareness of racism, the potential for ...
Inside NOVA
Del. Hope to chair legislative health panel

October 4, 2020

Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) has been elected to a two-year term chairing the Joint Commission on Health Care, a General Assembly panel that aims to ...
Prince William Times
Virginia lawmakers pass bill banning pretextual traffic stops and searches based on the smell of marijuana

October 3, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-47th, of Arlington, who carried the bill in the House. Sen. Louise Lucas, D-18th, of Portsmouth, carried the legislation in the Senate
Virginia Mercury
Virginia lawmakers pass bill limiting pretextual traffic stops, barring searches based on smell of marijuana

October 2, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, who carried the bill in the House. Sen. Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth, carried the legislation in the Senate. If signed by ...
WVFT -VA Public Radio
Pretext Stops Related to the Smell of Marijuana May Soon Be a Thing of the Past

September 30, 2020

Advocates say it predominantly targets Black people, and that could come to an end if Delegate Patrick Hope is successful. The Arlington Democrat ...
Prince William Times
Felony charges for chokeholds? Mandatory citizen review boards? Virginia Democrats are divided on details of police reform

September 25, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-47th, of Arlington, who chairs the chamber's public safety committee. “I don't know if what they were saying was out of frustration but ...
Virginia Mercury
Felonies for chokeholds? Civilian review everywhere? Virginia Democrats divided on details of police reform

September 25, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, who chairs the chamber's public safety committee. “I don't know if what they were saying was out of frustration but obviously ...
Blue Virginia
Virginia House Democrats Advance Special Session Agenda Through House of Delegates

September 10, 2020

... during Special Session,” said Delegate Patrick Hope, Chair of the House Public Safety Committee. “After hearing expert and public testimony during ...
Henrico Citizen
In the General Assembly, a big criminal justice reform day for Democrats

September 4, 2020

The House also passed legislation sponsored by Delegate Patrick Hope (D) that reduces marijuana possession and certain traffic offenses to ...
Inside NOVA
Criminal justice reforms in Virginia advance through House Appropriations Committee

September 1, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-Arlington. Senators have introduced their own version of many of the criminal justice reforms in the House. This article originally ran ...
Inside NOVA
Bill to end police stops for marijuana odor passes Virginia Senate

August 30, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, was reported Wednesday from the House Courts of Justice committee by a vote of 13-7. “A disproportionate number of ...
Washington Post
Virginia Democrats advance measures tightening thresholds for traffic stops

August 29, 2020

Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) has proposed the House version. AD. Their bills are not identical, so any differences would have to be worked out before ...
Virginia Mercury
Virginia lawmakers move to ban police searches based on the smell of marijuana

August 29, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, who is carrying the bill in the House. In the case of marijuana possession, that means police could only cite pedestrians with ...
WTVR - Ch 6 News
Virginia lawmakers advance several police reform measures

August 26, 2020

Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) said the bills were “a long way from the finish line.” Both the House and Senate will take up, debate, and amend these ...
The Center Square
Civilian review boards, other policing reforms advance through Virginia House committee

August 25, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-Arlington. The standards would have to include training on biased policing and systemic racism. They also would include training on ...
Inside NOVA
After years of ups, downs, Arlington judgeships seem steady

August 10, 2020

Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), who sits on the House Courts of Justice Committee, reports “no news” in regard to changes to the size of the court.
WJHL - Channel 11 News
Senate Democrats unveil first police reform bill ahead of special session; House wraps up public hearings

August 8, 2020

Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) called these boards the 'centerpiece of police reform.' “If done right, they have the potential to create much needed ...
WFXR News
Senate Democrats unveil first police reform bill ahead of special session; House wraps up public hearings

August 6, 2020

Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) called these boards the 'centerpiece of police reform.' “If done right, they have the potential to create much-needed ...
Roanoke Times
Hope, Rowsome and Perry: Heirs Property Act helps Black Virginians keep ownership of their land

August 2, 2020

By Patrick Hope, Alan Rowsome, and David Perry Hope represents the 47th District in the Virginia House of Delegates. He is a Democrat from in ...
WSLS Channel 10 News
Virginia lawmakers press law enforcement officials on police reform, accountability

July 24, 2020

Patrick Hope, a Democrat from Arlington County. Law enforcement talked about the importance of accreditation, training and body-worn cameras.
WTOP News
Arlington considers gun ban on public property

July 24, 2020

Patrick A. Hope, a Democrat who represents the Arlington area. The measure being considered in Arlington is nearly identical to one passed last ...
ARL Now
Arlington County Board Considering Banning Firearms From Public Property

July 24, 2020

Patrick Hope (D) in favor of the change, but the following comments from members of the public were almost uniformly opposed to the measure.
WSET - Channel 13 News
House of Delegates to hold first hearing on police reform for upcoming session

July 23, 2020

These hearings will be chaired by House Courts of Justice Chair Charniele Herring and House Public Safety Chair Patrick Hope.
Newsbreak
Charniele Herring and Patrick Hope column: Reforming Virginia together

July 20, 2020

Charniele Herring and Patrick Hope column: Reforming Virginia together. The horrifying murder of George Floyd sent shock waves throughout the ...
Richmond Times Dispatch
Keeping land intact, in farm and forestland, and in the family

July 17, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, and Michael Webert, R-Fauquier, in carrying these bills. Our entire coalition will be proud to join basketball Hall of Famer ...
Blue Virginia
Virginia Is At a Flashpoint in History; Time to Tackle Policing and Prison Reform

July 17, 2020

Guest speakers were Delegates Don Scott and Patrick Hope, and Senator Joe Morrissey. While the Senate Democrats recently came out with a strong ...
Inside NOVA
Instant-runoff election proposal on hold for now in Arlington

July 13, 2020

Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) allowing Arlington to switch to instant-runoff voting for County Board elections as early as this November.
Courthouse News Service
Virginia Judge at Heart of Monument Takedown Fight Linked to College Op-Ed Blasting Desegregation

July 10, 2020

Delegate Patrick Hope, D-47, tweeted it didn't matter when Cavedo wrote the editorial. “These comments are unacceptable from a judge or anyone ...
Free Lance- Star
Allow Public Debate, Vote on Vaccines

July 10, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, that amended existing state law requiring that children entering public or private schools in Virginia, including daycare ...
Blue Virginia
15 Virginia State Senators, Delegates Urge FERC Not To Let Dominion Continue With Its Atlantic Coast Pipeline Boondoggle

July 2, 2020

... Jennifer Boysko, John Edwards, Ghazala Hashmi; Delegates Betsy Carr, Patrick Hope, Elizabeth Guzman, Chris Hurst, Mark Keam, Ken Plum,
Augusta Free Press

New criminal justice, consumer bills that went into effect in Virginia on July 1

July 1, 2020

Patrick Hope) further clarifies that only trained, authorized individuals may carry a gun at schools. This bill follows an opinion Attorney General Herring ...
Blue Virginia
AG Mark Herring’s Legislative Package to Go Into Effect Tomorrow

June 30, 2020

Attorney General Herring's bill House Bill 1080 (Delegate Patrick Hope) further clarifies that only trained, authorized individuals may carry a gun at ...
The Telegraph
Va. nursing homes walk tightrope with virus

June 29, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, said he blames the federal government for the lack of testing in nursing homes and long-term care facilities but noted that
Washington Post
As Virginia reopens, nursing homes walk tightrope between safety and calls to lift restrictions

June 27, 2020

Patrick A. Hope (D-Arlington) said he blames the federal government for the lack of testing in nursing homes and long-term care facilities but noted that ...
Blue Virginia
Endorsements in July 7 Arlington County Board Special Election *Overwhelmingly* Favor Democrat Takis Karantonis

June 27, 2020

Patrick Hope; Del. Rip Sullivan; Del. Alfonso Lopez; Arlington County School Board member Tannia Talento; Arlington County School Board member ...
Blue Virginia
Virginia Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn Announces Joint House Committee to Take Action on Police and Criminal Justice Reform

June 27, 2020

The Joint Committee will be led by Chairs Charniele Herring (Courts of Justice) and Patrick Hope (Public Safety). The Joint Committee will hold three
WWBT - Channel 12 News
Joint hearings on police, criminal justice reforms to be held in July, August

June 26, 2020

The Joint Committee will be led by Chairs Charniele Herring (Courts of Justice) and Patrick Hope (Public Safety). We cannot wait for the beginning of ...
Patch.com
'Can't Explain The About-Face': Reversal On Nursing Home Disclosures Lead To Bipartisan Questioning

June 24, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-Arlington. "My interpretation all along is that they had the authority to do it. What they were citing was privacy, but when you have dozens
Inside NOVA
State's reversal on nursing home disclosures leads to more questions

June 23, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-Arlington. “My interpretation all along is that they had the authority to do it. What they were citing was privacy, but when you have ...
Mount Vernon Gazette
Opinion: Commentary: Terminate Memoranda of Understanding with US Park Police

June 23, 2020

Delegate Patrick A. Hope, 47th District. Delegate Kathy KL Tran, 42nd District. Delegate Kaye Kory, 38th District. Delegate Vivian E. Watts, 39th District.
Virginia Mercury
‘Can’t explain the about-face’: Reversal on nursing home disclosures lead to bipartisan questioning

June 23, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-Arlington. “My interpretation all along is that they had the authority to do it. What they were citing was privacy, but when you have dozens ...
Blue Virginia
Stronger LGBTQ+ Rights Soon Enforced in Virginia…Thanks to Virginia Democrats

June 16, 2020

Delegate Patrick Hope served as the patron for HB 386. HB 1041 allows a new birth certificate to be issued showing a change of sex and, with proof of ...
ARL Now
Arlington NAACP Joins Calls to Equip Police With Body-Worn Cameras

June 10, 2020

Patrick Hope said in a letter. “While I was aware that these devices are widely deployed throughout the United States, it came as a complete surprise
ARL Now
Arlington NAACP Joins Calls to Equip Police With Body-Worn Cameras

June 10, 2020

Patrick Hope said in a letter. “While I was aware that these devices are widely deployed throughout the United States, it came as a complete surprise
Blue Virginia
Nearly 60 General Assembly Members, AG Mark Herring, Appalachian Voices, Enviro Groups Call for Extension and/or Expansion of Utility Disconnection Moratorium During COVID-19 Crisis

June 5, 2020

Carrie Coyner Del. Wendy Gooditis Del. Nancy Guy Del. Elizabeth Guzman Del. Dan Helmer Del. Patrick Hope Del. Chris Hurst Del. Clinton Jenkins
Prince William Times
Local lawmakers urge state officials to reject natural gas pipeline project

May 29, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-47th, and Del. Mark Keam, D-35th, all from Fairfax County. Four lawmakers from the central and southwest regions of the state
Easy Branches
Virginia Delegate Patrick Hope on Conversion Therapy
Virginia Delegate Patrick Hope on Conversion Therapy

May 28, 2020

Virginia Delegate Patrick Hope interview on Conversion Therapy: Even a 9 year old gets it. At working group of health professionals meeting Oct 5
Blue Virginia
Unprecedented Number of Virginia State Representatives Score an “A” On Sierra Club Legislative Scorecard

May 26, 2020

... Cliff Hayes (100%), Dan Helmer (100%), Steve Heretick (100%), Charniele Herring (100%), Patrick Hope (100%),
Inside NOVA
First Arlington candidate snagged by instant-runoff intricacies

May 11, 2020

Patrick Hope (D-47th), is exclusive to Arlington and limited to County Board races. It makes Arlington something of a guinea pig for other Virginia ...
RIchmond TImes-Dispatch
COVID-19, health care workers and their mental health

May 10, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-Arlington) and Senate Bill 120 (carried by Sen. George Barker, D-Fairfax) successfully passed both chambers and were signed by the
McKnight's Senior Living
Five-point plan will protect older adults, caregivers, LeadingAge says

May 8, 2020

Virginia House Delegate Patrick A. Hope is pushing his state to be more transparent about coronavirus outbreaks, particularly at long-term care ...
ARL Now
Hope Calls for State to Release More Outbreak Data

May 7, 2020

Patrick Hope, who represents parts of Arlington in the Virginia House of Delegates, is pushing the state to be more transparent about coronavirus ...
Virginia Connection
Opinion: Commentary: Now Is Not the Time To Put Off Vaccinations

May 7, 2020

Pediatricians report a 30-76 percent decrease in administering routine childhood immunizations. By Del. Patrick Hope (47th - Arlington) and Del. Paul Krizek
NBC Channel 12 New Washington
State Legislators Call for Transparency From Virginia Health Dept. and Care Facilities

May 5, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-47th District, of Arlington. News. coronavirus 2 hours ago.
WVTF Virginia Public Radio
Should Virginia Share Data on COVID-19 Cases at Nursing Homes?

May 4, 2020

But really the law should not have been written that way," says Delegate Patrick Hope. "Privacy is about protecting the individual, not the facility
Blue Virginia
Comparing the Value of Virginia Lawmakers’ Securities Portfolios to Their Progressive Voting Scores

May 2, 2020

Patrick Hope, the most progressive member of the House of Delegates, is in the upper-middle in terms of stock portfolios,
The Trumpet
The Radical Left Is Fundamentally Transforming Virginia

April 30, 2020

Delegate Patrick Hope proposed a bill on conversion therapy, to come into force in July. It condemns as illegal any objection that doctors, or other ...
Inside NOVA
Arlington League of Women Voters backs instant-runoff balloting

April 29, 2020

Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) allowing Arlington to switch to instant-runoff voting for County Board elections as early as this November. County Board
ARL Now
Peter’s Take: New Era for Gun Safety in Virginia

April 28, 2020

Congratulations to Arlington Delegate Patrick Hope (HD 47) for his leadership on this legislation. Already enacted. Earlier this month, Virginia enacted ...
NBC Channel 4 Washington
New COVID-19 Cases Drop in Virginia for Third Straight Day

April 28, 2020

Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, says if the information isn't made public, he'll work to change the law. Get the ...
ARL Now
Op-Ed: Virginia Democrats Delivered on Gun Violence Prevention

April 12, 2020

Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), chair of Virginia House Public Safety Committee, following Gov. Ralph Northam signing several gun violence prevention ...
The Free Lance-Star
Democrats' call for vote by mail grows

April 3, 2020

Patrick Hope, D-Arlington; Jeion Ward, D-Hampton; Mark Keam, D-Fairfax; Suhas Subramanyam, D-Loudoun; and Rodney Willett, D-Henrico.
Blue Virginia
Group of 12 VA Delegates Urge Governor Northam to Protect Health and Safety of Public Schools, Students and Staff

April 2, 2020

... Guzman, Sam Rasoul, Paul Krizek, Rodney Willett, Daniel Helmer, Patrick Hope, Jeion Ward, Kenneth Plum, Danica Roem, and Roslyn Tyler.
Washington Post
Jobless claims skyrocket in the D.C. area; mayor tells hospitals city needs 3,600 more beds for surge

April 2, 2020

... Patrick A. Hope (Arlington), Jeion A. Ward (Hampton), Kenneth R. Plum (Fairfax), Danica A. Roem (Prince William) and Roslyn C. Tyler (Sussex).
ARL Now
Letter to the Editor: A Little-Discussed Immunization Bill May Have Been The Most Important State Law This Year

March 27, 2020

Patrick Hope (D), six-term House of Delegates member representing much of Arlington County, did not choose one of the Democrats' marquee ...
ARL Now
Peter’s Take: UVA Reading Test Monopoly Harms At-Risk Students

March 25, 2020

In 2020, Arlington Delegate Patrick Hope (D-47), supported by the Arlington branch of the NAACP and DDVA, introduced HB332 seeking to pilot a ...
Inside NOVA
Governor signs second Arlington tourism-tax bill

March 24, 2020

Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) removing the “sunset clause” on Arlington's power to add a 0.25-percent surtax on top of 5-percent hotel-bill taxes.
Inside NOVA
Hope measure would address tree-preservation efforts

March 23, 2020

Patrick Hope (D-47th) speaks to members of the South Arlington Kiwanis Club on Nov. 21, 2019. At right is Andres Tobar, immediate past president of ...
Blue Virginia
Video: Sen. Barbara Favola, Del. Rip Sullivan, Del. Patrick Hope Discuss Virginia Coronavirus Response, Budget, Possible Special Session, Redistricting Amendment, etc.

March 22, 2020

Patrick Hope Discuss Virginia Coronavirus Response, Budget, Possible Special Session, Redistricting Amendment, etc. With the Coronavirus crisis ...
Blue Virginia
2020 VAPLAN Virginia Progressive Legislative Scorecard

March 18, 2020

Patrick Hope (HD-47) 2. Ibraheem Samirah (HD-86) 3. (tie) Marcus Simon (HD-53) and Don Scott (HD-80) 5. Mark Levine (HD-45) 6. Josh Cole ...
ARL Now
Arlington Delegate’s Quest to End Conversion Therapy in Virginia Finally Succeeds

March 17, 2020

Patrick Hope (D). Hope's bill, HB 386, was signed into law by Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday, March 2. Conversion therapy “is any of several ...
Inside NOVA
Arlington would have narrow window to implement instant-runoff voting

March 16, 2020

Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) allowing Arlington to switch to instant-runoff (also known as “ranked-choice”) voting for County Board elections as early as ...
Inside NOVA
General Assembly lauds tenure of former Arlington superintendent

March 13, 2020

Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) and passed unanimously in both houses, noted Murphy's emphasis on consistent academic achievement and sound ...
Inside NOVA
Retired Electoral Board member saluted by legislature

March 13, 2020

Patrick Hope (D-Arlington). It passed both houses unanimously. A little over a decade ago, Bell received a similar General Assembly commemoration ...
Blue Virginia
Legislative Stats, Including Legislators’ “Batting Averages” – With Important Context and Caveats – for the 2020 Virginia General Assembly Session

March 12, 2020

Patrick Hope put in a ton of bills (50!) and also passed a ton (27!). Also, Del. Mark Keam put in 41 and passed 22, while Del. Kathy Tran and Del.
Inside NOVA
Instant-runoff voting for Arlington County Board races gets closer

March 11, 2020

Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), said he was pleased with the progress thus far. He has touted the ranked-choice method as a way to get away from political ...
Inside NOVA
Northam signature gives Arlington key legislative win

March 10, 2020

Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), won victory margins of 76-22 in the House of Delegates and 34-6 in the state Senate; the governor is expected to sign it, ...
Blue Virginia
AG Mark Herring’s Legislative Package Helps Make 2020 Most Progressive Legislative Session in Virginia History

March 8, 2020

Attorney General Herring's bill House Bill 1080 (Delegate Patrick Hope) further clarifies that only trained, authorized individuals may carry a gun at ...
Patch
General Assembly Votes To Extend Funding To Promote Tourism

March 4, 2020

"During the 2020 legislative session, Sen. Jane Howell (D-32) introduced SB 107 and Del. Patrick Hope (D-47) introduced HB 62. Both bills aimed to eliminate the sunset provision under the current law."
Advocate
Virginia Is First Southern State to Ban LGBTQ Conversion Therapy

March 3, 2020

"The conversion therapy ban's chief patron (sponsor) in the House of Delegates was Del. Patrick A. Hope, and Del. Danica Roem, the House's first transgender member, was a chief co-patron. She has often called for such a ban."
Washington Blade
Northam signs bill to ban conversion therapy for minors in Va.

March 3, 2020

"Democrats last November regained control of the Virginia General Assembly for the first time in more than two decades. The bill — which state Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington County) introduced — is among the LGBTQ rights measures that Virginia lawmakers have approved during the 2020 legislative session."
The Washington Post
Conversion therapy for minors to be banned in Virginia

March 3, 2020

"Under the bill proposed by Del. Patrick A. Hope (D-Arlington), therapists cannot attempt conversion therapy with anyone under the age of 18. Violation of the ban would be grounds for disciplinary action by state health regulators."
wtrv Richmond News
Northam signs bill to ban gay conversion therapy on minors in Virginia

March 3, 2020

"House Bill 386, sponsored by Del. Patrick Hope, would ban a licensed counselor from practicing conversation therapy on a patient younger than 18 years old, and if a complaint was filed, the licensed health care provider could face disciplinary actions."
abc 13 News
Gov. Northam signs 68 bills, including ban on conversion therapy, into law

March 3, 2020

"House Bill 386, sponsored by Delegate Patrick Hope, outlaws the practice of “conversion therapy” for minors, which attempts to forcibly change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity."
wvtf
With Northam's Signature, Virginia Joins List of States Banning Conversion Therapy

March 3, 2020

"Delegate Patrick Hope is a Democrat from Arlington, and has introduced this bill every year for the last seven years. It went nowhere when Republicans were in power. But now that Democrats are in power, it’s about to become law."
Eye Witness 11 News
Virginia bans conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors

March 3, 2020

"Del. Patrick Hope, who sponsored the bill, called the practice dangerous and destructive.

"We should be supporting and celebrating our LGTBQ youth, not putting them in harm's way," he said."
Prince William Times
Virginia lawmakers approve excused absences for student mental health

March 2, 2020

"House Bill 308, introduced by Del. Patrick Hope, D-47th, of Arlington, would give the Virginia Department of Education until Dec. 31 to establish guidelines for public school districts to grant students excused absences if they are dealing with mental or behavioral health issues."
Fredericksburg
EDITORIAL: Science shows value of vaccine uniformity

March 2, 2020

"The bill (HB 1090) introduced by Del. Patrick A. Hope, an Arlington Democrat, would simply put Virginia in line with federal guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on immunization requirements for public school attendance. The targeted diseases, among several others, include measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and chicken pox."
6 News Richmond
Opponents protest bill that would increase required vaccines for students

March 2, 2020

"Currently, the list, which includes nine immunizations, is updated through legislation by Virginia lawmakers. HB1090, introduced by Del. Patrick Hope (D - 47th), would instead require the state's list match the recommendations listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."
ABC 8 News
Dozens rally against bill increasing vaccines for Virginia students

March 2, 2020

"Del. Patrick Hope, a Democrat from Arlington County, introduced the bill. He said the state’s schedule hasn’t been updated since 2008, despite efforts to add recommended vaccines through the legislative process."
WFXR Fox
Virginia lawmakers pass bill allowing excused absences for student mental health

March 1, 2020

"House Bill 308, introduced by Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, would give the Virginia Department of Education until Dec. 31 to establish guidelines for public school districts to grant students excused absences if they are dealing with mental or behavioral health issues."
WHSV 3
Virginia bill would add more required vaccines for students

February 28, 2020

"Delegate Patrick Hope is the sponsor of the bill. A representative from his office told WVEC that HB 1090 would add vaccines for the following to the current required list: Hepatitis A, HPV for males, Meningococcal and Rotavirus."
San Antonio Express-News
Lawmakers OK excused absences for student mental health

February 27, 2020

"House Bill 308, introduced by Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, would give the Virginia Department of Education until Dec. 31 to establish guidelines for public school districts to grant students excused absences if they are dealing with mental or behavioral health issues."
13 News now
Virginia bill could add more required vaccines for students

February 27, 2020

"Delegate Patrick Hope is the sponsor of House Bill 1090. A representative from the delegate’s office said the bill would add four more vaccines to the required list: Hepatitis A, HPV for males, Meningococcal and Rotavirus."
ABC 8 News
Bill mandating vaccines for all Virginia school children raises concerns

February 25, 2020

"The sponsor of the bill Delegate Patrick Hope says the measure would prevent state lawmakers from having to run to the General Assembly for approval every time the CDC comes out with a new recommended vaccine. He added, “Vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children.”
Falls Church News Press
Guest Commentary: Leading the Way on Criminal Justice Reform

February 24, 2020

"Delegate Hope is taking the lead on ending abusive solitary confinement practices, abolishing mandatory minimums and restoring parole. For the second year in a row, Senator Favola is taking steps to pass what may amount to a de facto moratorium on capital punishment. And Senator Surovell has long been a leader in the Virginia Senate on matters affecting the rights of defendants in Virginia’s justice system."
Virginia Mercury
Democrats push to update school immunization schedule over objections from antivaxxers, GOP

February 21, 2020

“We need to take this out of the political realm and put it into the scientific realm,” said Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, who is the lead patron the legislation, which would eliminate the need for future legislative intervention by removing the list of required vaccines from state code and instead defer to CDC guidelines."
nbc Washington
Mother of Boy Who Shot Himself at Day Care Pushes for Gun Safety Reform

February 21, 2020

"They then turned to Arlington Delegate Patrick Hope asking for his support in sponsoring their proposed bill"
Virginia Mercury
$5 medical copays – equivalent to as much as 18 hours of labor behind bars – suspended at Va. prisons

February 20, 2020

“They’re no different than the general population,” said Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, who proposed the legislation. “If they can’t afford a copay they’re not going to get access to health care and health problems will get worse and worse."
WUSA9
Bloomberg bankrolled 1 in 5 Northern Virginia House candidates, targeting pivotal races with donations

February 19, 2020

"Virginia House and Senate members who accepted donations from Everytown for Gun Safety; Northern Virginia State House Districts. 47 - Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)"
The Hill
New conversion therapy ban passes Virginia state Senate

February 18, 2020

"A conversion therapy ban was approved by the Virginia Senate yesterday. The House introduced and passed the bill. This would make Virginia the 20th state to outlaw conversion therapy."
Metro Weekly
Virginia Senate passes House's version of bill banning conversion therapy

February 18, 2020

"The bill, sponsored by Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), prohibits licensed health care providers from attempting to subject people under the age of 18 to efforts to attempt to change their sexual orientation or gender identity."
insideNOVA
Update: Arlington tourism-tax measure another step closer to reality

February 17, 2020

"The measure, which now goes to the state Senate, was patroned by Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) and is identical to one sponsored by state Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax-Arlington). Howell’s bill previously passed the Senate and has moved across the hall to the House of Delegates."
The Gazette-Virginian
More than 1,000 Democrat-backed bills pass by crossover

February 16, 2020

"Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, filed and passed more legislation than any other delegate. Out of 50 filed bills, 32 have passed in the House. His bills eliminated the co-payment program for nonemergency healthcare services for prisoners, created provisions on conversion therapy, and granted excused absences to students who miss school because of mental and behavioral health."
C-ville
Fighting for life (without parole): Death penalty abolitionists see change on the horizon

February 12, 2020

"On January 30, a similar bill was reintroduced in the Virginia Senate and approved by an overwhelming margin (32-7). And with bipartisan patrons Delegate Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) and Delegate Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake), the House version may have a better chance of passing the Courts of Justice Committee this time."
WUSA 9
'It was destructive' | Virginia moves to ban conversion therapy for minors

February 11, 2020

"This session, House Delegate Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) and Senator Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax) sponsored bills in their respective chambers to ban state-licensed health care professionals from engaging in conversion therapy with anyone under the age of 18 in Virginia."
InsideNOVA
Arlington instant-runoff measure continues to make progress in Richmond

February 10, 2020

"The measure, by Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), won passage in the House of Delegates on a 68-30 vote and was forwarded across the hall for consideration by the state Senate."
Blue Virginia
With “Crossover” on Tuesday, Virginia Progressive Legislative Action Network (VAPLAN) Updates Us on Legislation at the General Assembly

February 8, 2020

"Conversion Therapy Prohibited: Del. Patrick Hope (D-HD47)’s HD386 passed the House 66-27."
The News & Advance
Capitol police clear committee room after uproar following passage of gun control bill

February 7, 2020

"Throughout the discussion of the bill, gun owners cheered at the remarks from Republicans and jeered at comments from gun control advocates. When the bill passed, gun owners stood up and shouted “We will not comply!” Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, the committee chairman, directed law enforcement to clear the room."
The Washington Post
Ban on sales of assault weapons advances in Virginia, stirring anger

February 7, 2020

"A bill banning the sale of assault-style weapons and possession of high-capacity magazines cleared a House committee Friday, drawing such an angry reaction from gun rights activists that the panel’s chairman had Capitol Police clear the room."
WHSV 3
Lawmakers pass 'Virginia Values Act' to prohibit LGBTQ discrimination

February 6, 2020

"The Senate also passed SB 245, introduced by Sen. Scott Surovell, D-Fairfax, which would ban the practice of conversion therapy in Virginia on patients under age 18. A similar bill introduced by Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, recently passed the House. On Tuesday, the House passed a health care bill introduced by Del. Danica Roem, D-Prince William, that prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or status as a transgender individual."
abc 13 news
Bills protecting LGBTQ community advance in Virginia General Assembly

February 5, 2020

"HB 386 was introduced by Delegate Patrick Hope and prohibits the use of conversion therapy on minors."
Daily News
Virginia closer to banning widely debunked practice of LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy’ on minors

February 4, 2020

"House Bill 386, which was introduced by Patrick Hope, a Democratic member of the House of Delegates, “prohibits any health care provider or person who performs counseling” from engaging in the pseudo-scientific practice with people ages 18 and younger."
insideNOVA
Election officials: Instant-runoff voting would not pose technology problems

February 3, 2020

"A measure by Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) is gaining traction in Richmond, and, if enacted, would allow instant-runoff elections for County Board races in Arlington."
Metro Weekly
Virginia House passes bill banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors

February 3, 2020

"Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), the sponsor of the bill, celebrated its passage on Twitter, writing: “The Va House votes to ban conversion therapy to minors. For seven years, I could never get this bill out of Subcommittee and today we voted out a strong bipartisan bill!”
World Tribune
Virginia House Democrat majority passes series of gun control measures

February 2, 2020

“For too many years this body has put the convenience of gun owners above all else,” said Democratic Del. Patrick Hope. Republicans said law-abiding gun owners would be unfairly penalized by the new laws."
The American Independent
This week in wins: Colorado moves closer to abolishing the death penalty

January 31, 2020

"For too many years this body has put the convenience of gun owners above all else," Democratic Del. Patrick Hope said in a floor speech, according to the Post. "Families are hurting. People are sick and tired of being sick and tired."
The Trace
Virginia Lawmakers Advance Historic Gun Reform Agenda. Here’s What It Would Do.

January 31, 2020

“For too many years this body has put the convenience of gun owners above all else,” Delegate Patrick A. Hope, chair of the House Public Safety Committee that oversees gun laws, said on the floor as his chamber pushed through the bills. “And that has led to tragic consequences time and time again.”
The Crime Report
Defying Gun Rights Activists, Virginia Presses Ahead With Controls

January 31, 2020

"Speaking on the House floor, Delegate Patrick Hope, a Democrat, said all of the Democratic bills would save lives and that similar measures already are doing so in other states."
ARL Now
What’s Next: High Time for Marijuana Reform

January 30, 2020

"HB 1507 introduced by Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D) and supporters by Arlington’s Del. Patrick Hope (D), would support legalization."
The Washington Times
Virginia House passes 7 gun-control measures

January 30, 2020

“For too many years this body has put the convenience of gun owners above all else,” said Democratic Del. Patrick Hope."
The Washington Times
Virginia House passes 7 gun-control measures

January 30, 2020

“For too many years this body has put the convenience of gun owners above all else,” said Democratic Del. Patrick Hope.

The new majority’s agenda has spark ed an immense backlash. Last week, tens of thousands of guns-rights activists from around the country flooded the Capitol and surrounding area in protest, some donning tactical gear and military rifles."
ARL Now
Peter’s Take: Virginia Should Provide Guidelines on School-Issued Digital Devices

January 29, 2020

"Delegate Patrick Hope (D-47) has introduced a bill: HB 817 to guide digital device use in Virginia public schools."
WTOP
Virginia lawmakers vote to roll back 2012 abortion restrictions

January 28, 2020

"Several large groups representing physicians and medical groups, though, support the changes to remove restrictions they see as medically unnecessary, said Del. Patrick Hope, an Arlington Democrat.

“These restrictions are only aimed to limit a woman’s ability to access safe and legal abortion care, and it’s time to finally roll back these outdated laws that are not based on health and are not based on safety,” Hope said."
The Daily Progress
Hudson's ranked choice voting bill advances

January 28, 2020

"Ranked-choice voting is not new, at least 20 cities in the United States have adopted it. In 2018, Maine began using it for federal elections. Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, is the chief co-patron for the bill.

“We have found that in other places where this is practiced, it leads to more positive campaigns,” Hope said. “It means that candidates are working, so if they can’t be a voters’ first choice, they can be their second choice, and not the negative campaigning that we’ve seen lately.”
Fauquier Times
League of Women Voters members push lawmakers for criminal justice reform

January 27, 2020

"House Bill 1284, introduced by Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, would “prohibit the use of isolated confinement in state correctional facilities and juvenile correctional centers.” The bill is currently sitting in a subcommittee."
ARL Now
Arlington’s Delegates Push to Correct Civil Rights Injustices and Restrict Firearms Access

January 24, 2020

"Del. Patrick Hope

Hope is also the sponsor of the House version of Favola’s bill that would eliminate the death penalty for cases involving a severe mental illness. Hope’s HB 1284 would eliminate the use of isolated confinement in state correctional facilities and juvenile correctional facilities."
The Washington Post
Va. House committee advances its first Democratic gun-control bills to floor

January 24, 2020

"Del. Patrick A. Hope (D-Arlington), the committee chairman, said the assault-weapons ban is still being worked on. “We hope to bring it up in short order,” he said."
InsideNova
Arlington board elections could move to instant-runoff in future

January 22, 2020

"For the second time, Del. Patrick Hope has introduced legislation that would allow – though not require – the County Board to change the voting method from the traditional winner-take-all format to an “instant-runoff” (also known as “ranked-choice”) alternative."
InsideNova
Tourism-tax revision for Arlington cruising through legislature

January 22, 2020

"A companion bill, patroned by Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), cleared a House of Delegates subcommittee on a 6-2 vote, with four Democrats joined by two Republicans in the majority. (Two other Republicans voted against, and two Democrats were absent.)"
NRVNEWS
NAACP Announces 2020 Legislative Priorities

January 22, 2020

"Additionally, the VSC supports House Bill 332 Reading Diagnostics Test, Intervention, legislation Arlington Branch #7047 drafted with Delegate Patrick Hope. HB 332 addresses education equity; reduces the need for special education; and is crucial to reducing the school to prison pipeline."
Public News Service
VA Anti-Tobacco Bills Aim to Keep Teens from Smoking

January 21, 2020

"The bills' cosponsor, Democratic Delegate Patrick Hope of Arlington, pointed out that raising the cigarette tax from 30 cents a pack - the second-lowest rate in the nation - to $1.80 would bring the tax up to the national average."
The Center Square
Virginia House subcommittee reports several criminal justice bills to full committee

January 16, 2020

"Another bill, sponsored by Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, would defray the costs for a person on house arrest. Current law requires that a person participating in a home or electronic incarceration program be charged costs from the program, such as an ankle monitor. H.B. 278 would make imposing these costs on a participant optional, rather than mandatory."
ARL Now
Progressive Voice: Improving Behavioral Health in Virginia

January 13, 2020

By Patrick Hope

"Virginia continues to make strides to reform our behavioral health system. Too many Virginians, some of them children and adolescents, lack access to basic preventive care and emergency intervention services. Many end up in our criminal justice system rather than being provided the necessary treatment to avoid such occurrences."
Alexandria Gazette
Surovell and Hope Introduce Bill in Virginia Prohibiting Conversion Therapy Practices

January 8, 2020

"Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax) and Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) introduced legislation to prohibit any healthcare provider licensed by a regulatory board of the Department of Health Professions (DPOR) from engaging in conversion therapy involving minor children. Religious leaders who are not registered healthcare providers and adult patients would not be affected."
WTOP
Criminal justice reforms, looser marijuana laws proposed in Va.

January 5, 2020

"As one example, Arlington Del. Patrick Hope and Fairfax County Sen. Scott Surovell are proposing renaming the Virginia State Crime Commission, which is where Republicans sent gun bills to die last year, to the Virginia State Justice Commission."
Social Action Linking Together
SALT - Special Edition – Inside Scoop with Delegate Patrick Hope and Rabbi Charles (Chuck) Feinberg

December 30, 2019

Catherine Read hosts the show with guests Delegate Patrick hope and Rabbi Charles (Chuck) Feinberg on the topic “Stop Inhumane Solitary Confinement”.
InsideNova
Proposed 2020 legislation seeks to provide oversight of tele-dentistry

December 27, 2019

"A bill, sponsored by Del. Patrick Hope (D-47th), would formally define the practice, lay out regulations and mandate oversight by the Virginia Board of Dentistry."
Inside NOVA
Delegate happy to be trading the minority position for majority

November 22, 2019

Now that the Democrats have the majority in the House of Delegates, Delegate Hope will become a part of the majority for the first time since he was elected in 2009.
Blue Virginia
Which Democrats Might End Up Chairing the House of Delegates’ Committees?

November 10, 2019

Delegate Hope faces a potential to become chair the Courts of Justice Committee in the House of Delegates
The Arlington Connection
Voters Turn Out Early Despite Few Contests in Arlington

November 7, 2019

Delegate Hope will not face any challengers in this years state election for The House of Delegates
Inside NOVA
Local General Assembly members start looking toward 2020 session

November 7, 2019

Discussing the November 18th start date for pre-filing legislation Delegate Hope said, “I sometimes like to pre-file legislation as a way to take a challenging issue that may have opposition and work through questions or otherwise reach a consensus prior to session".
Bacon's Rebellion
Wealthy Greenies Dump Millions into Virginia Elections

October 30, 2019

Talking about the upcoming state elections Delegate Hope proposes that the outcome will likely lead to the first time in history that progressives control a southern legislature.
Bacon's Rebellion
Virginia May Repeal Right-to-Work Law

October 22, 2019

In September, Delegate Hope vowed to repeal the Right-to-Work Law saying, "at the very top of the progressive agenda” will be “to repeal the so-called ‘Right-to-Work’” law.
ARLnow
Op-ed: Virginians Deserve Real Relief from Surprise Billing

October 18, 2019

"I hope that Congress, led by Virginia’s Senators Warner and Kaine and Representative Bobby Scott who, as chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, has a chance to craft a House-version of an IDR bill, will work together to end surprise billing once and for all. However, if Congress is unable to act, I’m committed to Virginia passing a fair, equitable solution to protect patients in the 2020 General Assembly session" said, Delegate Hope.
VA Dems Arlington
PHONE BANK WITH DEL. PATRICK HOPE AND MOM'S DEMAND ACTION

October 1, 2019

Spend an evening with Arlington's own Delegate Patrick Hope and the great folks with Mom's Demand Action to help make calls to support Democratic efforts to flip the VA House of Delegates! #FlipVABlue #BeyondArlington
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Patrick Hope column: Virginia’s sexually violent predator laws have gone too far

September 29, 2019

We need to enact meaningful criminal justice reform. Those reforms must be changes to Virginia’s sexual violent predator laws so this kind of miscarriage of justice can never occur again says, Delegate Patrick Hope
ARLnow
Del. Patrick Hope: Right to Work is Wrong for Virginia

September 20, 2019

"At the very top of the progressive agenda is to repeal the so-called “Right-to-Work.” Eradicating this law is both a civil rights issue and a matter of economic justice" says, Delegate Hope,
Inside NOVA
Sen. Howell wins tops-in-Arlington ratings from Va. Chamber of Commerce

September 20, 2019

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce gives Delegate hope a 76% (C) for votes taken on specific pieces of legislation during the winter session which makes him the second highest rated member of the Arlington legislative delegation.
Inside NOVA
Festivities laud connection between USS Arlington, namesake community

September 9, 2019

“I want you to know how much the USS Arlington means to this community. We really appreciate the service and the sacrifice you make for us,” Del. Patrick Hope (D-47th) told the ship’s personnel at the event, held at Fire Station #5.
Falls Church News-Press
Our Man in Arlington

September 4, 2019

Discussing Galen Baughman Delegate Patrick Hope says, “There’s nothing about Galen’s past that suggests he’s dangerous or likely to reoffend. But Virginia’s [sex] laws and civil commitment proceedings, in particular, are so arcane and seriously flawed, the AG’s office is blindly following a pattern of prosecution that is neither evidence-based or just. This area of the law is in serious and desperate need of reform based on science and evidence.”
Inside NOVA
Arlington legislators pick up Farm Bureau endorsements

August 23, 2019

Delegate Patrick Hope has been endorsed by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC for having a history of supporting issues important to agriculture or have demonstrated their commitment through their participation in the evaluation process,
Blue Virginia
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Releases First Round of 2019 Virginia Candidate Endorsements

August 15, 2019

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) endorses Delegate Patrick Hope of the Virginia House of Delegates in the 2019 election.
The Connection Newspapers
Virginia Medicaid Expansion Now Covers 300,000

August 8, 2019

Delegate Patrick Hope attends announcement by Gov. Ralph Northam at Neighborhood Health clinic located on Richmond Highway in Alexandria to announce 300,000 previously uninsured low-income Virginians have signed up for Medicaid after the recent enactment of Medicaid expansion.
Inside NOVA
Arlington legislators take different tacks on Trump appearance

August 6, 2019

Delegate Patrick Hope attends president Trump's July 30th remarks marking the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in the Western Hemisphere in Jamestown, Virginia.
Virginia Mercury
As Virginia lawmakers weigh civilian oversight of police, some in law enforcement object

Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, who chairs the House committee on public safety, said during a recent hearing. “If done right, they have the potential to ...
Blue Virginia
22 Legislators Ask Governor and Health Officials to Protect Rural Southwest Virginians by Suspending Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction During Pandemic

22 Legislators Ask Governor and Health Officials to Protect Rural Southwest Virginians by Suspending Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction During Pandemic
Inside NOVA
If Fairfax Moves to Instant Runoff Voting

atrick Hope (D-Arlington), is exclusive to Arlington and limited to County Board races. It makes Arlington something of a guinea pig for other Virginia ...