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VAHB2138PassIdentification privilege cards; fee; confidentiality; penalties. Authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue identification privilege cards to applicants who hold a citizenship or legal presence status that is eligible for a special identifi...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0544)
VAHB2312PassMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and imposes lim...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0551)
VASB1406PassMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and imposes lim...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0550)
VAHB2262PassTraffic regulation; bicycles; report. Requires the driver of a motor vehicle to change lanes when overtaking a bicycle or certain other vehicles when the lane of travel is not wide enough for the overtaking motor vehicle to pass at least three feet t...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0462)
VASB1122PassHabitual offenders; repeal. Repeals the remaining provisions of the Habitual Offender Act. The bill also requires that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles reinstate a person's privilege to drive a motor vehicle that was suspended or ...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0463)
VAHB2294PassOdometer disclosure exemption. Provides that the exemption from disclosing a vehicle's odometer reading applies only to vehicles exempt from recording an odometer in another state that were manufactured (i) in or before the 2010 model year and transf...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0431)
VAHB2163PassDepartment of Motor Vehicles; privileged information. Limits the release of Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) privileged information to government entities and law-enforcement agencies for the purpose of civil immigration enforcement unless (i) the ...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0421)
VAHB2318PassTest driving vehicles; residence districts; civil penalty. Authorizes localities by ordinance to require motor vehicle dealers in the locality to notify a buyer or potential buyer that test driving a motor vehicle in a residence district that has bee...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0433)
VAHB1960PassVehicle registration; special communication needs indicator. Expands eligibility for a special communication needs indicator on a vehicle registration to vehicle owners whose vehicle is regularly occupied by an individual who has a disability that ca...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0358)
VASB1160PassVehicles; liens; abandoned vehicles; removing vehicles involved in accidents. Modernizes and improves enforcement of mechanics' and storage liens by (i) transferring notification and auction posting requirements to the Department of Motor Vehicles (t...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0374)
VASB1470PassVehicle registration; special communication needs indicator. Expands eligibility for a special communication needs indicator on a vehicle registration to vehicle owners whose vehicle is regularly occupied by an individual who has a disability that ca...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0359)
VASB1335PassLearner's permits; use of personal communications device. Eliminates the provisions prohibiting a holder of a learner's permit or a holder of a provisional driver's license from operating a vehicle while using a wireless telecommunications device. Su...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0381)
VAHB1903PassLocal government authority; reduction of speed limits. Authorizes local governing bodies to reduce the speed limit to less than 25 miles per hour, but not less than 15 miles per hour, in a business district or residence district.
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0318)
VAHB1961PassSpecial identification cards; application by guardian. Authorizes the parent of any person under the age of 18 or the legal guardian of any person to apply for a special identification card on behalf of such person. Current law authorizes the parent ...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0319)
VASB1329PassPromises to appear after the issuance of a summons. Provides that if any person refuses to give a written promise to appear, the arresting officer shall give such person notice of the time and place of the hearing, note such person's refusal to give ...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0338)
VAHB2223PassDepartment of the Treasury and State Treasurer; bonds. Eliminates language that directs certain officers and board members to procure individual surety bonds mandated by current law when such officers and board members are already covered under bondi...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0152)
VASB1108PassGeneral district courts; jurisdictional limits. Increases from $25,000 to $50,000 the maximum civil jurisdictional limit of general district courts for civil actions for personal injury and wrongful death. General district courts; jurisdictional lim...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0199)
VAHB1887PassTitling and registration of foreign market vehicles. Authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a negotiable title for a foreign market vehicle manufactured 25 or more years ago that does not comply with current federal safety requirements....
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0137)
VAHB2261PassSpecial license plates; member of the Virginia National Guard. Removes the fee for the issuance of special license plates to a member of the Virginia National Guard. Current law provides that such special license plates are issued at half the prescri...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0153)
VAHB1901PassOnline Virginia Driver's Manual course; training school. Removes the requirement that a driver training school providing the Virginia Driver's Manual course online be a computer-based driver education provider, as defined in the Code of Virginia.
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0139)
VASB1136PassSpecial license plates; removal. Repeals the authorizations for issuance of special license plates no longer issued due to low plate sales, expired authorizations, or inability to issue. In addition, the bill directs the revenue shared for previous i...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0269)
VASB1182PassMotor vehicle liability insurance coverage limits. Increases the motor vehicle liability insurance coverage amounts from $25,000 to $30,000 in cases of bodily injury to or death of one person and from $50,000 to $60,000 in cases of bodily injury to o...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0273)
VAHB1796PassSpecial license plates; Virginia National Guard retirees. Removes the fee for the issuance of a special license plate for retired members of the Virginia National Guard. Currently, such special license plates cost the same as the prescribed cost for ...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0128)
VAHB2069PassSpecial license plates; military decorations. Special license plates; military decorations. Establishes a system for determining the cost of special license plates for recipients of a military decoration based on the order of precedence of such milit...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0145)
VAHB1868PassCommercial driver's licenses. Disqualifies for life from holding a commercial driver's license persons convicted of a felony involving an act or practice of severe forms of trafficking in persons while driving a commercial motor vehicle. The bill pro...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0136)
VAHB1850PassMotor vehicle weight limits; vehicles powered primarily by electric battery power or fueled primarily by natural gas. Authorizes motor vehicles powered primarily by means of electric battery power to exceed relevant weight limits by 2,000 pounds, pro...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0133)
VAHB1841PassCommissioner of Highways; crosswalk design. Directs the Commissioner of Highways to convene a working group to determine whether there should be model policies for crosswalk design and installation and, if so, establish recommendations for such model...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0130)
VAHB1828PassCommissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles; powers and duties. Authorizes the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles, for the duration of a declared state of emergency and for up to 90 days after it has been rescinded or expires, to (...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0129)
VAHB1846PassProvisional drivers; use of handheld personal communications devices. Eliminates the provision prohibiting a holder of a provisional driver's license to operate a vehicle while using a wireless communication device. Such provision was specific only t...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0132)
VAHB2146Engross

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Parked cars; VDOT right-of-way. Authorizes vehicles to be stopped or parked in an unoccupied Department of Transportation right-of-way adjacent to a highway in case of an emergency, accident, or mechanical breakdown. The bill clarifies that the term ...
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2021-03-01
Failed to pass
VASB1437Engross

Sine Die
Promises to appear after the issuance of a summons. Eliminates the requirement that a promise to appear be completed after the issuance of a summons for a misdemeanor offense or an administrative violation. The bill provides that an accused shall be ...
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2021-03-01
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1211Engross

Sine Die
Vehicle registration fees; Public Safety Trust Fund. Imposes an additional $4 vehicle registration fee to be deposited into the Public Safety Trust Fund, established by the bill. The moneys in the Public Safety Trust Fund are to be used to eliminate ...
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2021-03-01
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2331Engross

Sine Die
Elimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses. Eliminates mandatory minimum sentences of confinement for certain crimes. The bill also provides a petition process for...
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2021-03-01
Failed to pass
VASB1443Engross

Sine Die
Elimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses. Eliminates all mandatory minimum sentences of confinement from the Code of Virginia. The bill directs the Secretary of ...
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2021-03-01
Failed to pass
VASB1108Engross

Sine Die
General district courts; jurisdictional limits. Increases from $25,000 to $50,000 the maximum civil jurisdictional limit of general district courts for civil actions for personal injury and wrongful death. The bill contains an emergency clause. Gener...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1122Engross

Sine Die
Habitual offenders; repeal. Repeals the remaining provisions of the Habitual Offender Act. The bill also requires that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles reinstate a person's privilege to drive a motor vehicle that was suspended or ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1136Engross

Sine Die
Special license plates; removal. Repeals the authorizations for issuance of special license plates no longer issued due to low plate sales, expired authorizations, or inability to issue. In addition, the bill directs the revenue shared for previous i...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation by voice vote
VASB1160Engross

Sine Die
Vehicles; liens; abandoned vehicles; removing vehicles involved in accidents. Modernizes and improves enforcement of mechanics’ and storage liens by (i) transferring notification and auction posting requirements to the Department of Motor Vehic...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation by voice vote
VASB1211Engross

Sine Die
Vehicle registration fees; Public Safety Trust Fund. Imposes an additional $4 vehicle registration fee to be deposited into the Public Safety Trust Fund, established by the bill. The moneys in the Public Safety Trust Fund are to be used to eliminate ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation by voice vote
VASB1182Engross

Sine Die
Motor vehicle liability insurance coverage limits. Increases the motor vehicle liability insurance coverage amounts from $25,000 to $50,000 in cases of bodily injury to or death of one person, from $50,000 to $100,000 in cases of bodily injury to or ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Labor and Commerce by voice vote
VASB1329Engross

Sine Die
Promises to appear after the issuance of a summons. Eliminates the requirement that a promise to appear be completed after the issuance of a summons for a misdemeanor traffic offense. The bill provides that an accused shall be released from custody a...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1335Engross

Sine Die
Learner's permits; use of personal communications device. Eliminates the provision prohibiting a holder of a learner's permit to operate a vehicle while using a wireless communication device. Such provision was specific only to the holder of a learne...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation by voice vote
VASB1406Engross

Sine Die
Marijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and provides for an automatic expungement process for those convicted ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
VASB1443Engross

Sine Die
Elimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses. Eliminates all mandatory minimum sentences of confinement from the Code of Virginia. The bill directs the Secretary of ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1437Engross

Sine Die
Promises to appear after the issuance of a summons. Eliminates the requirement that a promise to appear be completed after the issuance of a summons for a misdemeanor offense or an administrative violation. The bill provides that an accused shall be ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1470Engross

Sine Die
Vehicle registration; special communication needs indicator. Expands eligibility for a special communication needs indicator on a vehicle registration to vehicle owners whose vehicle is regularly occupied by an individual who has a disability that ca...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation by voice vote
VAHB1752Intro

Sine Die
Golf carts and utility vehicles; Town of Smithfield. Authorizes the governing body of the Town of Smithfield to, by ordinance, authorize a golf cart or utility vehicle to be operated on a designated public highway where the posted speed limit is 35 m...
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2021-02-05
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB1797Intro

Sine Die
Special license plates; certain military declarations; fees. Removes the fee for one special license plate for one motor vehicle owned and used by an applicant who has been awarded the Bronze Star, Bronze Star with a "V" for valor, or the Silver Star...
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2021-02-05
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB1796Engross

Sine Die
Special license plates; Virginia National Guard retirees. Removes the fee for the issuance of a special license plate for retired members of the Virginia National Guard. Currently, such special license plates cost the same as the prescribed cost for ...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Transportation (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1846Engross

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License restrictions for minors; use of handheld personal communications devices. Clarifies that the prohibition on the use of a handheld personal communications device or other wireless communications device by the holder of a provisional driver's l...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Transportation (15-Y 0-N)
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