Bill Text: VA HB1786 | 2019 | Regular Session | Chaptered

Bill Title: Vehicles on sidewalks; use of power-driven mobility devices.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-03-05 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0182) [HB1786 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-HB1786-Chaptered.html

An Act to amend and reenact §46.2-903 of the Code of Virginia, relating to vehicles on sidewalks.
[H 1786]
Approved March 5, 2019


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §46.2-903 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§46.2-903. Riding or driving vehicles other than bicycles, electric power-assisted bicycles, electric personal assistive mobility devices, or other power-driven mobility device on sidewalks.

No person shall ride or drive any vehicle on the sidewalks of any county, city, or town of the Commonwealth other than (i) an emergency vehicle, as defined in §46.2-920,; (ii) a vehicle engaged in snow or ice removal and control operations,; (iii) a wheel chair or wheel chair conveyance, whether self-propelled or otherwise,; (iv) a bicycle,; (v) an electric personal assistive mobility device,; or (vi) an electric power-assisted bicycle on the sidewalks of any county, city, or town of the Commonwealth.

Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit any public entity, in accordance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-336, 104 Stat. 327) and other applicable state and federal laws, from (a) allowing the use of other power-driven mobility devices, as that term is defined in §10.1-204, by disabled individuals on a sidewalk or (b) requiring a user of an other power-driven mobility device to provide a credible assurance that the mobility device is required because of the person's disability.