VA SB1238 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Passed on March 22 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-03-22 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0242)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Motor carriers; financial responsibility. Requires motor carriers when operating a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 7,500 pounds or less in intrastate commerce when available to transport property for compensation but not actively transporting such property to be covered by the same financial responsibility requirements as all other motorists. Current law sets such minimum liability requirements at $25,000 per person, $50,000 per incident for death and bodily injury, and $20,000 for property damage.

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Motor carriers; financial responsibility.


Roll Calls

2023-02-21 - House - House: VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (Y: 99 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-02-16 - House - House: Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (Y: 22 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-02-14 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N) (Y: 9 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-01-25 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-01-23 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2023-01-19 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Transportation (14-Y 0-N) (Y: 14 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-03-22 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0242)
2023-03-22 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 242 (effective 7/1/23)
2023-03-02 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
2023-03-02SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 2, 2023
2023-02-24HouseSigned by Speaker
2023-02-24SenateSigned by President
2023-02-24SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB1238ER)
2023-02-21HouseVOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N)
2023-02-21HousePassed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
2023-02-20HouseRead second time
2023-02-16HouseReported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N)
2023-02-14HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
2023-02-10HouseAssigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1 Department of Motor Vehicles
2023-02-10HouseReferred to Committee on Transportation
2023-02-10HouseRead first time
2023-02-10HousePlaced on Calendar
2023-01-25SenateRead third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
2023-01-24SenateRead second time and engrossed
2023-01-23SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
2023-01-19SenateReported from Transportation (14-Y 0-N)
2023-01-10SenateReferred to Committee on Transportation
2023-01-10SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23103910D


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
4622143.1(n/a)See Bill Text

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