VA SB437 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on April 22 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-04-22 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1259)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Bicyclists and other vulnerable road users; penalty. Provides that a person who operates a motor vehicle in a careless or distracted manner and is the proximate cause of serious physical injury to a vulnerable road user, defined in the bill as a pedestrian; the operator of or passenger on a bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, wheel chair or wheel chair conveyance, skateboard, roller skates, motorized skateboard or scooter, or animal-drawn vehicle or any attached device; or any person riding an animal, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill also prohibits the driver of a motor vehicle from crossing into a bicycle lane to pass or attempt to pass another vehicle, except in certain circumstances.

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Bicyclists and other vulnerable road users; penalty.


Roll Calls

2020-04-22 - House - House: VOTE: (56-Y 36-N) (Y: 56 N: 35 NV: 8 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-04-22 - Senate - Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 1-N) (Y: 38 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-27 - Senate - Senate: House amendment agreed to by Senate (26-Y 14-N) (Y: 25 N: 14 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-25 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (63-Y 37-N) (Y: 63 N: 36 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-20 - House - House: Reported from Transportation with amendment (15-Y 6-N) (Y: 15 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-17 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 1-N) (Y: 5 N: 1 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2020-01-22 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 15-N) (Y: 24 N: 15 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-20 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-16 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Transportation (10-Y 5-N) (Y: 10 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-04-22 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1259)
2020-04-22HouseEnacted, Chapter 1259 (effective 7/1/20)
2020-04-22HouseSigned by Speaker as reenrolled
2020-04-22SenateSigned by President as reenrolled
2020-04-22SenateReenrolled bill text (SB437ER2)
2020-04-22 Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
2020-04-22HouseVOTE: (56-Y 36-N)
2020-04-22HouseHouse concurred in Governor's recommendation (56-Y 36-N)
2020-04-22SenateSenate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 1-N)
2020-04-11SenateGovernor's recommendation received by Senate
2020-03-12 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
2020-03-12SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
2020-03-05HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-03-05SenateSigned by President
2020-03-04SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB437ER)
2020-02-27SenateHouse amendment agreed to by Senate (26-Y 14-N)
2020-02-27SenatePassed by temporarily
2020-02-25HouseVOTE: Passage (63-Y 37-N)
2020-02-25HousePassed House with amendment (63-Y 37-N)
2020-02-25HouseEngrossed by House as amended
2020-02-25HouseCommittee amendment agreed to
2020-02-25HouseRead third time
2020-02-24HouseRead second time
2020-02-20HouseReported from Transportation with amendment (15-Y 6-N)
2020-02-17HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 1-N)
2020-02-13HouseAssigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
2020-02-13HouseReferred to Committee on Transportation
2020-02-13HouseRead first time
2020-02-13HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-01-22SenateRead third time and passed Senate (25-Y 15-N)
2020-01-21SenateRead second time and engrossed
2020-01-20SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2020-01-16SenateReported from Transportation (10-Y 5-N)
2020-01-07SenateReferred to Committee on Transportation
2020-01-07SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100562D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
462816.1(n/a)See Bill Text
462841(n/a)See Bill Text

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