Batter Up!

It’s baseball season! Baseball parks and stadiums are beginning to fill up as the weather heats up across the country so spectators can enjoy one of America’s favorite pastimes. Batting averages aren’t just for baseball though. Here’s a list of the batting averages of members from the 2015 General Assembly.

Del. Scott Garrett, R-Lynchburg: 1.000  (Garrett sponsored seven bills and all of them passed)

Del. Thomas A. Greason, R-Lansdowne: 0.917  (11 of his 12 bills passed)

Del. Edward T. Scott, R-Culpepper: 0.889  (Scott passed eight of his nine bills)

Sen. Tommy Norment, R-Williamsburg: 0.833  (Passed 20 of his 24 bills—more than any other lawmaker)

Del. Keith Hodges, R-Urbanna and Del. Chris Jones, R-Suffolk: 0.833  (Both passed 10 of 12 bills each sponsored)

Sen. Emmett Hanger Jr., R-Mount Solon: 0.739  (Passed 17 out of 23 bills)

Sen. John Cosgrove Jr., R-Chesapeake: 0.727  (Cosgrove passed 16 of his 22 bills)

Sen. Ken Alexander, D-Norfolk: 0.667  (Passed 10 of 15 bills)

Del. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg: 0.000  (None of the 14 bills Mason introduced passed)

Del. Joe Morrissey, D-Henrico: 0.000  (None of the 10 bills Morrissey sponsored passed)

Overall Senate batting average: 0.434  (344 bills of 793 introduced by the Senate passed both the Senate and the House)

Overall House of Delegates batting average: 0.404  (455 bills of 1,125 filed by the House passed both the Senate and the House)

None of the bills passed by the General Assembly have become a law. Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed 17 bills and recommended amendments to 68 bills.

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