Richmond Times-Dispatch
Legislature again punts on bill to scale back solitary confinement in prisons

February 25, 2022

legislation that would have restricted the use of solitary confinement in state prisons was again stopped in the General Assembly. Del. Patrick Hope, D–Arlington said he wanted DOC to take the study seriously and find ways to bring the estimated 300 people in solitary confinement on any given day out of solitary confinement.
Sun Gazette
Legacy of barbershop owner lauded by General Assembly

February 25, 2022

The General Assembly has memorialized the life of the late James Moore Sr., a community leader and owner of Moore’s Barbershop. “He believed that every interaction had meaning and even small gestures could change someone’s life for the better,” noted the resolution, patroned by Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington).
InsideNOVA
Measure on Arlington independent police auditor is headed to governor

February 25, 2022

Legislation to give the Arlington County Board authority to employ an independent police auditor is headed to Gov. Youngkin. The state Senate on a party-line 21-19 vote on Feb. 23 approved a measure from Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) that earlier had won support in the House of Delegates.
Sun Gazette
Tree-canopy initiative dies in legislature

February 24, 2022

The measure, patroned by Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), would have directed the Virginia Department of Forestry to develop, in conjunction with Virginia Cooperative Extension, a 10-year urban- and community-forest management plan, and set goals for tree-canopy levels in urban areas.
Virginia Mercury
Legislation aims to protect residents evicted from assisted living facilities

February 21, 2022

Earlier this month, a House finance panel killed a bill from Del. Hope on a 5-3 party-line vote aimed to protect residents evicted from assisted living facilities. While speaking on the nearly identical Senate bill Hope said, “This is a civil rights issue, to make sure people in assisted living facilities have this due process. There are residents who really are at risk, if they’re kicked out, of being homeless, of not having anywhere else to go.”
WTKR 3 CBS
Virginia House bill would reverse law limiting minor traffic stops

February 21, 2022

A Senate committee could debate a bill that would reverse a policing law intended to reduce racial profiling. Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, sponsored a bill in 2020 which ended minor traffic offenses.
InsideNOVA
Arlington seems poised for a win on police-auditor bill

February 16, 2022

Bills acceding to a request by the Arlington County Board to employ a police auditor have won approval in each house of the General Assembly, suggesting the measure likely will make it the desk of Gov. Youngkin. Del. Hope patroned the House of Delegates version of the Bill and Sen. Favola is carrying the companion bill in the Senate.
Virginia Mercury
Delegate responds with poop emoji after prison officials complain about news coverage

February 16, 2022

The Virginia Department of Corrections issued an unusual news release Wednesday complaining about a news story published nearly two weeks ago by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Del. Hope tweeted a link to the press release Wednesday afternoon alongside the word chutzpah and its dictionary definition.
“VADOC has a lot of ‘chutzpah’ to put something out with this level,” he wrote.
ARLnow
Typo causes hassle for county, prompts critique of public notice law’s limits

February 16, 2022

Del. Patrick Hope tells ARLnow he wants jurisdictions to be able to place public notices with digital media groups, if they choose, so that they reach a broader swath residents. Hope’s bill to allow for this failed in 2020 and the issue, for now, is on the back burner — until he can get more votes.
Sun Gazette
Update: Preservation bills dead for 2022

February 16, 2022

Advocates of historic-preservation legislation patroned by two Northern Virginia lawmakers will have to wait until 2023 to try and win enactment. The House of Delegates Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns voted Feb. 11 to delay final consideration of legislation patroned by Del. Hope (D-Arlington) to next year.
Sun Gazette
Local delegates oppose education bill, but it is headed to Youngkin

February 14, 2022

The bill in question –SB 739 – is patroned by Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico), and was amended by Democratic Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax-Vienna) to incorporate language ending mask mandates. The four members of the Arlington delegation to the House of Delegates – Patrick Hope, Rip Sullivan, Alfonso Lopez and Elizabeth Bennett-Parker – joined the 44 other Democrats in voting against the measure.
ARLnow
Morning Notes

February 11, 2022

“After a subcommittee approved a measure being sought to give preservation advocates an additional voice in decisions made at the local level, but simultaneously stripped out some key provisions of the bill, its sponsor made a request. Would the House Committee on Counties, Cities, and Towns, where the measure was being considered, agree to move the bill to the Committee on Courts of Justice, Del. Patrick Hope asked.”
Johnson City Press
Arlington police-auditor bill takes another step forward in Richmond

February 11, 2022

Legislation patroned by Del. Hope to give the Arlington County Board authority to employ an independent police auditor will get an airing on the floor of the House of Delegates.
Sun Gazette
Preservation bills wending way through legislature

February 10, 2022

Del. Hope’s bill proposes several changes to the state’s historic-preservation laws, most notably prohibiting a local government from permitting the razing of a proposed historic property until 30 days after a final decision on the matter has been made.
Falls Church News-Gazette
Our Man in Arlington

February 4, 2022

Legislation patroned by Del. Patrick Hope (with a Senate counterpart by Chap Petersen) would give preservation activists standing in court to challenge demolition plans and give the county board more time to weigh whether to approve local historic designation status that protects selected homes.
Legal Reader
Virginia Gov. Youngkin Wants to Join Loudon Parents’ Anti-Mask Lawsuit

February 3, 2022

Virginia Democrats have pushed back against the Youngkin administration’s recission of mask mandates. Virginia state Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington County), for instance, told WTOP News that the governor has “no authority at all” to dictate district-by-district mandates and orders. “We are governed by the Virginia Code,” Hope said. “The Virginia Code states very clearly that school districts should adhere by the CDC’s recommendations.”
Blue Virginia
Delegate Patrick A. Hope Joins Prison Reform Advocates on Need for Independent Oversight of Virginia’s Prisons

February 2, 2022

Delegate Patrick A. Hope (D-47) held a press conference today regarding HB 655 which would create the Office of the Department of Corrections Ombudsman and a Corrections Oversight Committee. Delegate Hope joined Molly Gill of FAMM, Vishal Agraharkar of the ACLU of Virginia, and Kimberly Jenkins-Snodgrass of the Interfaith Action for Human Rights in support for this bill.
WTOP News
Lawsuit against Youngkin’s mask order set to be heard in Northern Virginia

February 2, 2022

The school boards that filed the suit represent more than 350,000 students. They include the boards in Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington County, Falls Church, Prince William County, Richmond, and Hampton. After Youngkin signed the order, Virginia Del. Patrick Hope of Arlington County argued that the governor had “no authority at all” to determine how mandates operate at individual school systems.
InsideNOVA
Proposal for deposit on cans, bottles will get a look ... just not right now

January 29, 2022

Del. Patrick Hope's proposal to impose deposits on cans and bottles in the commonwealth died a predictable death in a legislative subcommittee but will be considered as part of a later, broader discussion on recycling issues. The measure by Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) would have imposed deposit charges of up to 15 cents on beverage containers, to be returned to consumers when items were turned in for recycling.
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Lawmakers may order study of secretive commission that investigates judges

January 28, 2022

Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, and Sen. Jennifer Boysko, D-Fairfax, are sponsoring legislation that would prompt an examination of the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission, known by its acronym JIRC.
ARLnow
Morning Notes

January 27, 2022

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) has introduced legislation that, if enacted, could give preservationists more of a fighting chance to retain properties they deem worth saving. Hope’s bill makes several changes to the state’s historic-preservation laws, most notably prohibiting a local government from permitting the razing of a proposed historic property until 30 days after a final decision on the matter has been made.”
Johnson City Press
Preservationists have hopes for success with General Assembly measure

January 26, 2022

Del. Patrick Hope's Hope’s bill - 1210 HB makes several changes to the state’s historic-preservation laws, most notably prohibiting a local government from permitting the razing of a proposed historic property until 30 days after a final decision on the matter has been made.
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Letters to the Editor for Jan. 26, 2022: The need for oversight

January 25, 2022

Recent reporting of a 2018 incident at Keen Mountain Correctional Center in Buchanan County, which showed a supervisor's hands on a restrained inmate's neck has led a push to encourage the General Assembly to move forward on the proposed legislation from Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, which calls for the establishment of an Office of the Department of Corrections and corresponding ombudsman, as well as a Corrections Oversight Committee.
ARLnow
Virginia lawmakers are considering a slate of bills from Arlington legislators

January 21, 2022

Del. Hope has proposed HB 826 which would establish a beverage container deposit, refund, and redemption program involving distributors, retailers, and consumers. He has also introduced HB 670 which would allow Arlington County to appoint an independent policing auditor who will support the law enforcement Community Oversight Board that was created out of the Police Practices Group recommendations.
ARLnow
Morning Poll: Should APS continue to require masks in schools?

January 18, 2022

“No authority at all", said Del. Patrick Hope of Arlington County in his response to Governor Youngkin who said he may use state resources to try to force the county’s school system to comply with his order - which effectively removes school mask mandates.
The Epoch Times
Two Counties Signal Defiance of New Virginia Governor’s Ban on School Mask Mandates

January 17, 2022

“We are governed by the Virginia code,” State Del. Patrick Hope, a Democrat who represents part of the Arlington County, said on WTOP radio. “And the Virginia code states very clearly that school districts should adhere by the CDC’s recommendations, said Hope in response to Youngkin's executive order on school mask mandates.
WTOP News
Youngkin, Psaki respond to Northern Va. school systems’ announcements on mask requirements

January 16, 2022

Del. Hope responded to Governor Youngkin's anti-mask executive order for K-12 schools. “We are governed by the Virginia code, ... And the Virginia code states very clearly that school districts should adhere by the CDC’s recommendations.” said, Hope in a chat with WTOP.
The Hill
Psaki claps back at Youngkin over school mask mandates

January 16, 2022

Del. Patrick Hope questioned the legality of Youngkin’s anti-mask executive order for K-12 schools in an interview with WTOP over the weekend. “The governor has no authority to exercise any control over Arlington Public School systems, or any other school system, on this matter, ... The governor's executive order has no authority at all,” said Hope to WTOP.
Raw Story
Virginians smackdown Republican Youngkin's ban on masks in schools despite parents demanding them

January 16, 2022

Del. Patrick Hope of Arlington County spoke to WTOP, explaining that the Virginia laws say that schools must follow the CDC. So, Youngkin's anti-mask order is in violation of existing Virginia laws.
VA Scope
Guest Op-Ed on ending prison profiteering in Virginia

January 10, 2022

Del. Hope, Sen. Boysko, The Humanization Project, and Social Action Linking Together penned an op-ed about legislation that will be introduced in both chambers of the General Assembly to increase funding to ensure we don’t have to compensate budget shortfalls by overcharging families trying to stay connected to their loved ones.
Falls Church News-Press
Our Man in Arlington

December 24, 2021

On Dec. 17 at the retirement ceremony for Judge George Varoutsos Del. Patrick Hope said, The Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court is a “difficult court,” as he read the General Assembly proclamation honoring Varoutsos. His career often consisted, the judge has noted, of dealing with people on their worst days.
InsideNoVa
Arlington judge lauded for his service to community

December 22, 2021

Del. Hope (D-Arlington) spoke at the Arlington County Justice Center to honor George Varoutsos – a judge of the 17th Judicial District Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court (serving Arlington and Falls Church) since 1998.
Sun Gazette
Sun Gazette endorsements: Arlington legislative races

October 21, 2021

Hope is sober-minded on key issues – like health care and courts/public safety – that deserve seriousness. And as he moves up the rungs of the ladder in the House of Delegates, he might be a voice of moderation if, as we seriously hope, Virginia voters decide that divided government in Richmond is needed to push out the extremes and return to governance that at least feigns putting the interests of the public first.
radioIQ - WVTF
State Psychiatric Hospitals Reopened During The Pandemic But Are Still Full

October 19, 2021

"And so we're now in a crisis situation where while in the past we've always had a shortage of beds the problem is exacerbated by so many people seeking crisis care and needing crisis care."
Virginia Mercury

Black and low-income Virginians are disproportionately affected by nursing home understaffing

October 7, 2021

Legislators, though, say the urgency has increased over the past year and a half. “I think the dynamics have changed largely because of COVID,” said Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, the chair of the commission.
ArlNOW
Ranked-Choice Voting, Redistricting Could Change Next Year’s Ballots

October 7, 2021

n 2020, the General Assembly gave municipalities the go-ahead to use ranked-choice voting locally, effective July 1, 2022. At the request of Del. Patrick Hope (D-47), it granted Arlington the ability to test out the system one year in advance.
Virginia Joint Commission on Health Care requests public input on 2022 study topics

October 7, 2021

Commission Chair Del. Patrick Hope (D – Arlington) first discussed conducting a long-term care study, which would focus on assessing the continuum of care that patients receive when moving between different facilities.
Johnson City Press
Arlington NAACP rates county legislative delegation high

September 9, 2021

In addition, NAACP officials singled out Del. Patrick Hope and Sens. Adam Ebbin and Barbara Favola for serving as chief patron of at least one of the bills supported by the civil-rights organization
ARL Now
Columbia Pike Metro Expansion Nixed For Now

September 8, 2021

I’m still waiting for the long-term vision to put Metro on Columbia Pike. The density and the economics for Arlington and Fairfax in Seven Corners and Falls Church are compelling.
WRIC Channel 8 Richmond
Virginia Department of Corrections staff shortage is getting worse and causing safety concerns

August 25, 2021

“I think it is something that has gotten worse and something that the General Assembly needs to commit to taking action to resolve,” Hope said. “I think people like to let them operate with as little money as possible but I don’t think that is the right thing to do.”
WAVY Channel 10
Virginia teachers’ union backs vaccine or testing requirement; New law changes process for student mandate

August 13, 2021

Before COVID-19 was first detected in Virginia, Hope sponsored a bill to remove the General Assembly from the process of adding school vaccine requirements.
Sun Gazette
Arlington legislators win plaudits from conservation group

August 11, 2021

All seven members of Arlington’s delegation to the General Assembly have been named “Legislative Heroes” for their support of the initiatives of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.
Sun Gazette
At redistricting forum, everyone has an opinion how to draw lines

August 5, 2021

Only one of those lawmakers, Del. Patrick Hope (D-47th), represents Arlington only.
ARL Now
EXCLUSIVE: County and State Officials Look to Curb Noisy Cars in Local Neighborhoods

August 5, 2021

The law, sponsored by Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), was passed to reduce racial disparities in traffic stops, as some police officers historically used pretextual reasons — such as a loud car or expired tags — to pull over residents and search their cars.
WTVR Channel 6 Richmond
Virginia mother prays more funding will help families facing mental health crisis

August 4, 2021

This special session will address the state hospital issue, but long term we have to plow more resources into the community to make sure people don’t go into crisis in the first place,”
WTVR Channel 6 News Richmond
Her grandson attacked her. Now, she advocates for mental health reform in Virginia

August 3, 2021

"The bottom line is we need more community support than we ever did before," says State Delegate Patrick Hope.
Sun Gazette
Sierra Club approves performance of Arlington legislators

July 19, 2021

The seven members of the Arlington delegation to the General Assembly each earned “A” rankings
WTVR Channel 6 Richmond
Lawmakers' work starts on mental hospital staffing shortage

July 17, 2021

Del. Patrick Hope said he was surprised when admissions were halted and asked if Land had the governor’s approval.
Roanoke Times
State lawmakers begin work on addressing dangerous staffing shortage at state mental hospitals

July 15, 2021

Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, told Land he was surprised by her decision to close admissions at the five hospitals and asked if she had approval from the governor to do it.
Sun Gazette
Could Arlington be carved into three tidy House of Delegates districts?

July 14, 2021

Currently, Arlington is cleaved into four House districts – the 45th, 47th, 48th and 49th – but only one (the 47th, occupied by Democrat Patrick Hope) is entirely in Arlington.
Falls Church News Press
Our Man in Arlington

July 9, 2021

State Del. Patrick Hope presented the museum with a framed copy of the General Assembly’s March 2020 proclamation honoring the 100th anniversary of Arlington’s renaming.
Sun Gazette
Facing GOP opposition in fall, Del. Hope kicks off re-election campaign

June 29, 2021

He’ll be facing his first general-election opposition in six years, but Del. Patrick Hope also is focused on doing his part helping Virginia Democrats keep their statewide majority intact.
Sun Gazette
Del. Hope lauded by Va. orthopaedic group

June 18, 2021

The Virginia Orthopaedic Society has named Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) its 2021 Legislator of the Year.
Sun Gazette
Hope campaign plans ice-cream social

June 18, 2021

I scream, you scream, we all scream for . . . Del. Patrick Hope?
Sun Gazette

June 9, 2021

“We honor Del. Hope for his tireless work to save lives and protect the health of all Virginians,” said Brian Donohue, Virginia ACS CAN government-relations director.
MSN News
How policing laws have changed in the year since George Floyd died

May 25, 2021

“A disproportionate number of people pulled over for minor traffic offenses tend to be people of color. This is a contributor to the higher incarceration rate among minorities,” said Patrick Hope, a Democratic state delegate who sponsored the bill.
Sun Gazette
Legislators choosing up sides in race for attorney general

May 13, 2021

“Working alongside Jay Jones for the last four years, I have seen someone who is dedicated to fighting for justice,” Hope said in a statement released by the Jones campaign in conjunction with the candidate’s rollout of what was touted as a criminal-justice-reform plan.
Sun Gazette
Del. Hope ends up with no intra-party contest

May 6, 2021

Rogers, a political consultant and former legislative aide to a state senator, had announced plans last summer to challenge Hope in the June 8 Democratic primary, but ultimately failed to qualify for the ballot. As a result, Hope moves directly to the Nov. 2 general election.
Sun Gazette
Incumbents have cash-on-hand advantages in legislative races

April 20, 2021

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) ended the first quarter with $120,853 in his campaign account
Sun Gazette
Del. Hope says incumbency gives him effectiveness in Richmond

April 8, 2021

In launching his bid for a new term, Del. Patrick Hope positioned himself as both a progressive and a pragmatic, ready to use his skills for a seventh two-year term in the lower house of the General Assembly.
Sun Gazette
Del. Hope says incumbency gives him effectiveness in Richmond

April 8, 2021

“I’ve passed more legislation than just about any other Democrat,” Hope (D-Arlington) said in April 7 kickoff remarks before the Arlington County Democratic Committee.
Sun Gazette
Ranked-choice voting looks unlikely for 2021

April 2, 2021

The General Assembly members in 2020 approved, and Gov. Northam signed, legislation by Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) allowing Arlington to switch to ranked-choice voting for County Board elections.
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 ...
Virginia Mercury
As Virginia lawmakers weigh civilian oversight of police, some in law enforcement object

August 13, 2020

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 ...
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 ...
Blue Virginia
22 Legislators Ask Governor and Health Officials to Protect Rural Southwest Virginians by Suspending Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction During Pandemic

August 6, 2020

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

May 22, 2020

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 ...
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."