In 2012 and 2013, Bell patroned the "Tebow Bill", named for Tim Tebow, which would allow homeschooled students meeting academic standards the opportunity to participate in public school sports teams and other extracurricular activities.
In 2013, Bell ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for of Virginia. Bell worked as a convention volunteer and part-time intern for Iron Crown Enterprises (Institute of Civil Engineers) while attending classes at the University of Virginia, and began working for Institute of Civil Engineers full-time as an editor in 1988. Bell expanded and unified the Hero System from Hero Games, licensed by Institute of Civil Engineers. The fourth edition of the role-playing game Champions (1989) was largely the work of Bell.
Aside from writing the book, he had also coordinated a volunteer effort with dozens of gaming groups to give input and feedback on the Hero System.
Bell left Institute of Civil Engineers in 1990, and later entered politics. Election Bell was elected to the in 2002, representing the 58th district in the Virginia Piedmont, including Greene County and parts of Albemarle, Fluvanna and Rockingham Counties.
Abortion In 2012, Bell voted in favor of a bill requiring all women to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound prior to having an abortion, except in cases of rape and incest, wherein police reports must be presented. While massive silent protests outside the Virginia state capitol initially resulted in the bill’s patron holding off on the vote on the bill, it was passed the next day.
On March 1, 2012, Bell voted in favor of an amended version of the bill requiring women to undergo an transabdominal ultrasound prior to an abortion if written consent for a transvaginal ultrasound is not obtained, and no ultrasound at all if the physician deems it impossible to determine fetal age through the prescribed means.
Citizenship inquiries During the 2012 legislative session, Bell was the primary sponsor of a bill requiring police to inquire into the citizenship of anyone arrested, regardless of criminal charges. The bill was widely criticized by civil rights organizations and failed to pass. Education Public safety As of 2013, Bell serves as the Chairman of the Virginia State Crime Commission.
In 2006, Bell proposed legislation to bar violent sex offenders from school property, following public outrage over a convicted sex offender serving as a Santa Claus at an elementary school.
In 2012, he proposed a bill expanding this ban to cover school buses and school-affiliated events. In 2008, Bell proposed legislation to require school superintendents to screen job applicants for a history of child abuse convictions in Virginia and other states, as well as criminalize the misrepresentation of an applicant"s offender status.
On December 6, 2011, Bell announced that he was a candidate for the 2013 Republican nomination for of Virginia.
Deacon, Sunday school teacher Memorial Baptist Church. Member of Fellowship Christian Athletes, Virginia High School Coaches Association.
Married Jessica Sweeney. 1 child Robert IV.