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Patch
General Assembly Votes To Extend Funding To Promote Tourism

"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

"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.

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

“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

"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

“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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

“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

"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.

“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

"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

"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

“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

“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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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.

"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

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

"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."