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VASB63PassReckless driving; exceeding speed limit. Raises the threshold for per se reckless driving for speeding from driving in excess of 80 miles per hour to driving in excess of 85 miles per hour. The threshold for per se reckless driving for speeding for d...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 445 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB885PassReckless driving; exceeding speed limit. Raises the threshold for per se reckless driving for speeding from driving in excess of 80 miles per hour to driving in excess of 85 miles per hour. The threshold for per se reckless driving for speeding for d...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 444 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB445PassLight units; candlepower to lumens. States the limits on brightness for certain lights in vehicles in lumens. Current law provides such restrictions in candlepower only.
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2020-03-23
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 393 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1348PassOverweight permits; forest products. Clarifies that the definition of forest products for the purpose of qualifying for an overweight permit for hauling forest products includes wood pellets.
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2020-03-23
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 409 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB2EnrollPossession and consumption of marijuana; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $25. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a first offense, and subs...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB34EnrollDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources or been claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return fi...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1049EnrollProhibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB972EnrollPossession and consumption of marijuana; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $25. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a first offense, and subs...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1211EnrollDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources or been claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return fi...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1196EnrollSuspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Repeals the requirement that the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs be suspended....
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1414EnrollTransportation. Amends numerous laws related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs.
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB890EnrollTransportation. Amends numerous laws related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs. Transportation. Amends numerous laws related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs. The bi...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1705EnrollYielding the right-of-way to pedestrians; stopping. Clarifies the duties of vehicle drivers to stop when yielding to pedestrians at (i) clearly marked crosswalks, whether at midblock or at the end of any block; (ii) any regular pedestrian crossing in...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1012EnrollEarly childhood care and education; licensing. Requires the Board of Education to establish a statewide unified public-private system for early childhood care and education in the Commonwealth to be administered by the Board of Education, the Superin...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB556EnrollSpeeding fines; certain roads. Adds a $15 penalty, in addition to all other penalties, for driving in excess of the posted speed limit on U.S. Routes 15 and 17 in Fauquier County, when such additional penalty is indicated by appropriately placed sign...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB578EnrollEarly childhood care and education; licensing. Requires the Board of Education to establish a statewide unified public-private system for early childhood care and education in the Commonwealth to be administered by the Board of Education, the Superin...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB579EnrollSex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. Makes numerous changes to the provisions governing the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. The bill changes the number of classifications of offenders who are required to register under th...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB711EnrollDriving while license, permit, or privilege to drive suspended or revoked; mandatory minimum. Eliminates the mandatory minimum term of confinement in jail of 10 days for a third or subsequent conviction of driving on a suspended license.
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB1EnrollSuspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Repeals the requirement that the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs be suspended....
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB34PassRefusal of tests; restricted license. Allows a person convicted of a first offense of unreasonable refusal to have samples of his breath or blood taken for chemical tests to determine the alcohol content of his blood to petition the court 30 days aft...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 341 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB193EnrollVehicles used for agricultural and farm purposes; other uses. Authorizes the use of vehicles exempt from vehicle registration and used exclusively for agricultural or horticultural purposes to transport the vehicle owner between his residence and the...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB211EnrollSpecial license plate; Air Medal. Creates a special license plate for persons awarded the Air Medal or for unremarried surviving spouses of such persons. An annual $10 fee, in addition to the prescribed cost of state license plates, will be charged f...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB160EnrollHolding handheld personal communications devices while driving a motor vehicle. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle. Current law prohibits (i) the reading of any email or text mess...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB411EnrollDepartment of Motor Vehicles; information for veterans. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to offer information on veteran services available in the Commonwealth to any person who identifies himself as a veteran on a document submitted to the ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB246EnrollDepartment of Motor Vehicles; sex designation. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to offer any applicant the option to mark "male," "female," or "non-binary" when designating the applicant's sex on an application for a driver's license or spec...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB465EnrollLocal regulation of certain transportation companies. Extends from January 1, 2020, to October 1, 2020, the prohibition on offering motorized skateboards or scooters, bicycles, or electric power-assisted bicycles for hire in any locality that has not...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB290EnrollCommercial driver's licenses; entry-level driver training. Makes changes to Chapter 750 of the Acts of Assembly of 2019 necessitated by federal regulatory action delaying the compliance date for certain provisions of that act.
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB289EnrollDriver's license designation; traumatic brain injury. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles, upon the request of the applicant and presentation of a form completed by a licensed physician confirming the applicant's condition, to designate a traum...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB578EnrollSmoking in motor vehicle with a minor present. Expands the group in the presence of whom it is illegal to smoke in a motor vehicle from minors under the age of eight to minors under the age of 15.
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB675FailLicense restrictions for minors; use of handheld personal communications devices. Clarifies that the prohibition on the use of a wireless communications device by the holder of a provisional driver's license applies whether or not the device is being...
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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in House
VAHB717EnrollDepartment of Mines, Minerals and Energy; electric vehicle rebate working group. Establishes a working group to determine the feasibility of an electric vehicle rebate program. The working group will report on its findings and recommendations by Nove...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB909EnrollDriver's license suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses. Removes the existing provisions that allow a person's driver's license to be suspended (i) when he is convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense, (ii) for n...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB527EnrollVirginia Commercial Driver's License Act; intent and purpose. Repeals the statement of intent and purpose in the Virginia Commercial Driver's License Act (the Act). The bill does not affect any substantive provisions of the Act. This bill is a recomm...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB437EnrollBicyclists 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 pede...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB991EnrollFirefighting equipment; weight limitation on interstate. Requires firefighting equipment to comply with existing weight limitations for emergency vehicles on interstate highways. Current law exempts firefighting equipment from all size and weight lim...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB525EnrollWidth requirements for passenger buses. Repeals provisions whereby the Commissioner of Highways and the Commonwealth Transportation Board may permit certain counties to operate passenger buses wider than 96 inches but no wider than 102 inches. Existi...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB513EnrollDriver's license suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses. Removes the existing provisions that allow a person's driver's license to be suspended (i) when he is convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense; (ii) for n...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB524EnrollMotor vehicle dealer advertising. Repeals provisions of the Motor Vehicle Dealer Act (the Act) that state the intent of the article as it relates to advertising and provide that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles is solely responsib...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB989EnrollDesignation of beneficiary on motor vehicle title; multiple owners. Provides a process whereby a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer with multiple owners can be titled with a designated beneficiary. The bill requires the consent of all owners and ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB562EnrollRebuilt vehicles; issuance of title. Allows a title to be issued for a rebuilt vehicle without an inspection by the Department of Motor Vehicles if (i) the rebuilder has been licensed as an auto recycler, salvage pool, or vehicle removal operator in ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1066EnrollSignals; overtaking vehicle. Removes the requirement that the driver of an overtaking vehicle use his lights or an audible method to signal to the driver of a slower vehicle to move to the right. The bill does not change the requirement that the slow...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1126EnrollAbandoned, unattended, or immobile vehicles; minimum weight. Limits the current prohibition on and remedies for abandoned, unattended, or immobile vehicles to vehicles that weigh at least 75 pounds.
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1092EnrollDepartment of Motor Vehicles; release of information. Reorganizes and clarifies the responsibilities of the Department of Motor Vehicles regarding the management and distribution of information in its records. The bill limits the release of certain i...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1259EnrollRegulation of parking by certain counties and towns. Adds the County of Frederick and the Town of West Point to the list of counties and towns that are permitted to regulate or prohibit the parking on any public highway of watercraft, boat trailers, ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1439FailTransportation safety. Adopts several initiatives related to transportation and safety, including (i) making it illegal to possess an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle; (ii) requiring all passengers in a vehicle to wear safety belts and ma...
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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in House
VAHB1455EngrossInvoice for unpaid tolls; mail. Authorizes toll facility operators to mail invoices for two or more unpaid tolls by first-class mail or certified mail. The bill provides that a rebuttable presumption that the owner or operator of the vehicle has rece...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1442EnrollPhoto speed monitoring devices; civil penalty. Authorizes state and local law-enforcement agencies to operate photo speed monitoring devices, defined in the bill, in or around school crossing zones and highway work zones for the purpose of recording ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1427EnrollPassing stopped school bus; vendor; administrative fee. Authorizes a private vendor operating a video monitoring system for a school division for the purpose of recording those illegally passing stopped school buses to impose and collect an administr...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB735EnrollPeer-to-peer vehicle sharing platforms. Establishes insurance, taxation, recordkeeping, disclosure, and safety recall requirements for peer-to-peer vehicle sharing platforms, defined in the bill.
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB758EnrollElectric personal delivery devices. Makes several changes related to electric personal delivery devices, including changing the term used to refer to such devices to "personal delivery devices" and changing the weight limit of such devices from 50 to...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
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