RICHMOND, VA – Today, Delegate Wren Williams (R – Stuart) voted to pass HB1446 (Orrock), a bill setting minimum staffing requirements for certified nursing home facilities to ensure safe and quality care for their residents. This bill will go into effect on July 1, 2026.
“The passage of this bill is an important win for elderly citizens all over the Commonwealth, and also in my district. Our seniors rely on quality care and attention,” Williams said. “This bill will ensure that no resident of a nursing facility is left behind and that staff are not tasked to do more than they can handle.”
“Our elders helped build the America we appreciate and enjoy today. They have led our communities and leave a legacy of hard work, ingenuity, and patriotism. Respecting and caring for our elders is a duty I take very seriously. I am proud to support this bill.”
Del. Williams’ opponent in the upcoming primary on June 20th, Del. Marie March, voted against the bill.
Wren Williams is the sitting delegate representing Virginia’s 9th House District, serving on the Committees on Public Safety, Privileges and Elections, and Courts of Justice. Since redistricting, Williams is running for re-election in Virginia’s new 47th House District. Prior to his election as delegate, Williams served as chairman of the Patrick County Republican Committee (PCRC), where he increased membership, raised money, and flipped the board of supervisors and school board to Republican control – earning the Republican Party of Virginia’s “Unit of the Year” award. During the 2020 election, Wren traveled the country to help the Republican National Committee (RNC) and President Trump fight for election integrity in the courtroom in Wisconsin. In 2021, Williams made headlines when he challenged and defeated a 14-year incumbent by 26 points in the Republican Primary. Outside of politics, Wren lives with his wife, Britt, and son, Rhett, in Stuart, VA. Wren and Britt own and operate Schneider & Williams Law Firm.