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VASB1122IntroHabitual 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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2021-01-19
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
VAHB1797IntroSpecial 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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2021-01-19
Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB2069-McQuinn) by voice vote
VAHB1796IntroSpecial 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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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
VAHB1850EngrossMotor 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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2021-01-19
VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N)
VAHB1841IntroCrosswalk and sidewalk design. Requires new crosswalks and crosswalks receiving future maintenance to be painted in a zebra pattern and have warning surface tiles on the sidewalk at each end of such crosswalk that are federal yellow if installed on a...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
VAHB1846IntroLicense 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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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
VAHB1901IntroOnline 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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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
VAHB1903EngrossLocal 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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2021-01-19
VOTE: Passage (93-Y 6-N)
VASB1211IntroVehicle 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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2021-01-19
Reported from Finance and Appropriations (12-Y 3-N)
VAHB2069IntroSpecial 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 military decoration as determined by the federal De...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
VAHB2138IntroIdentification privilege cards; fee; confidentiality; penalties. Authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue identification privilege cards to applicants who do not meet the citizenship or legal presence requirements for a special identifica...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
VAHB2261IntroSpecial 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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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
VAHB2260IntroVehicle 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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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
VASB1108IntroGeneral district courts; jurisdictional limits. Increases from $25,000 to $50,000 the maximum civil jurisdictional limit of general district courts.
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2021-01-18
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1828IntroCommissioner 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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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 1-N)
VAHB1886IntroElectronic titling; fleet. Defines a "fleet" as 25 or more vehicles for the purpose of any electronic titling program established by the Department of Motor Vehicles for the registration or titling of fleet vehicles.
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2021-01-18
Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (9-Y 0-N)
VAHB1840IntroIssuing citations; certain traffic offenses. Authorizes law-enforcement officers to lawfully stop a motor vehicle for operating (i) without a light illuminating a license plate, (ii) with defective and unsafe equipment, (iii) without brake lights or ...
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2021-01-18
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (7-Y 4-N)
VAHB1868IntroCommercial 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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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
VAHB1887IntroTitling 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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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
VAHB1961IntroSpecial 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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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
VAHB1960IntroVehicle 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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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 21]

Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (9-Y 0-N)
VASB1182IntroMotor 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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2021-01-18
Reported from Commerce and Labor (12-Y 3-N)
VAHB2223IntroDepartment 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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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 20]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
VASB1443IntroElimination 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 also provides a petition ...
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2021-01-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1871IntroMotor vehicles used for the delivery of property; trade dress. Requires motor vehicles used for the delivery of property to the purchaser to display a logo, insignia, or emblem identifying the person or entity with which the driver of the vehicle is ...
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2021-01-17
To House Transportation: Innovations and General Topics Committee
VAHB2077IntroDriving while holding a companion animal. Prohibits operating a motor vehicle while holding a companion animal.
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2021-01-17
To House Transportation: Motor Vehicles Committee
VAHB2122IntroGolf carts and utility vehicles; Town of Ivor. Adds the Town of Ivor to the list of towns that may authorize the operation of golf carts and utility vehicles on designated public highways despite not having established their own police departments.
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2021-01-17
To House Transportation: Motor Vehicles Committee
VAHB2146IntroParked 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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2021-01-17
To House Transportation: Motor Vehicles Committee
VAHB2262IntroTraffic regulation; bicycles. Permits operators of bicycles to treat a stop sign as a yield sign in certain situations. The bill requires the driver of a motor vehicle to change lanes when overtaking a bicycle or certain other vehicles when the lane ...
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2021-01-17
To House Transportation: Motor Vehicles Committee
VAHB2294IntroOdometer 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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2021-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB1752IntroGolf 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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2021-01-15
To House Transportation Committee
VASB1437IntroPromises 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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2021-01-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB2026IntroVehicle window tinting. Exempts motor vehicles equipped with side mirrors from the prohibition on applying or affixing sun-shading or tinting films to the rear side windows or rear windows of such motor vehicles. Current law prohibits such films that...
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2021-01-14
To House Transportation: Motor Vehicles Committee
VAHB2248IntroDepartment of Motor Vehicles; personal information requests; fees. Prohibits the Department of Motor Vehicles from charging fees in excess of administrative fees to any entity submitting a request for personal information. The bill limits requesters ...
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2021-01-13
To House Communications, Technology and Innovation Committee
VAHB2242IntroCOVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement; discrimination prohibited. Prohibits the State Health Commissioner and the Board of Health, the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Health Professions and any reg...
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2021-01-13
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB2256IntroLocal authority; parking. Expands from certain listed localities to all localities the authority to regulate or prohibit by ordinance (i) parking on secondary highways; (ii) the parking of watercraft, boat trailers, motor homes, and camping trailers ...
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2021-01-13
Committee Referral Pending
VASB1347IntroMotorcycles; auxiliary lighting. Authorizes the use of any color auxiliary lighting, other than blue, on motorcycles and autocycles. Current law limits the color of any auxiliary lighting to red or amber.
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2021-01-13
To Senate Transportation Committee
VAHB1861IntroUse of compression release engine brakes in localities. Authorizes counties, cities, and towns to regulate the use of compression release engine brakes when motor vehicles are operated within their boundaries and adjacent to residence districts.
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2021-01-12
To House Transportation: Motor Vehicles Committee
VASB1329IntroPromises 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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2021-01-12
To Senate Transportation Committee
VAHB2163IntroDepartment 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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2021-01-12
To House Communications, Technology and Innovation Committee
VASB1337IntroGolf carts and utility vehicles; County of Westmoreland. Authorizes the governing body of the County of Westmoreland to, by ordinance, authorize a golf cart or utility vehicle to be operated on a designated public highway where the posted speed limit...
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2021-01-12
To Senate Transportation Committee
VASB1335IntroLearner's permits; use of personal communications device. Makes all use, except in a driver emergency or when the vehicle is lawfully parked or stopped, of a personal communications device by a holder of a learner's permit a primary offense. Current ...
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2021-01-12
To Senate Transportation Committee
VASB1386IntroEnforcement of private tolls; vehicle registration. Prohibits the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles from refusing to issue or renew a vehicle registration or license plate solely because of unpaid tolls, administrative fees, or penalti...
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2021-01-12
To Senate Transportation Committee
VASB1263IntroTraffic regulations; bicycles. Permits operators of bicycles to treat a stop sign as a yield sign in certain situations. The bill requires the driver of a motor vehicle to change lanes when overtaking a bicycle or certain other vehicles when the lane...
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2021-01-11
To Senate Transportation Committee
VASB1160IntroRemoval of vehicles and cargoes involved in accidents; liability. Provides that an entity acting at the direction of law enforcement or the Department of Transportation to remove a vehicle or cargo after an accident shall not be liable for damages or...
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2021-01-07
To Senate Transportation Committee
VASB1139IntroAnimal-drawn vehicle equipment. Establishes equipment requirements for animal-drawn vehicles operating on the highways of the Commonwealth, including brake systems, tires and wheels, headlamps, hazard lights, reflectors, rearview mirrors, and horns.
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2021-01-04
To Senate Transportation Committee
VASB1136IntroSpecial 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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2021-01-02
To Senate Transportation Committee
VAHB705IntroState air, waste, and water boards; permit authority; appointment of members. Removes the authority to issue, reissue, amend, or modify permits or certificates or to hear permit actions from the State Air Pollution Control Board, the Waste Management...
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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1700IntroDepartment of Motor Vehicles data privacy; facial recognition technology. Limits the release by the Department of Motor Vehicles (the Department) of information regarding proof documents or of an individual's photograph or signature provided to the D...
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2020-12-04
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB87IntroMarijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; Marijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older. The bill also decrimina...
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2020-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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