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VASB2PassPossession 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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2020-05-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1286)
VAHB972PassPossession 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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2020-05-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1285)
VASB34PassDriver 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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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1246)
VASB437PassBicyclists 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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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1259)
VAHB1211PassDriver 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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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1227)
VAHB1414PassTransportation. Amends numerous laws related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs.
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1230)
VAHB1442PassPhoto 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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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1232)
VASB735PassPeer-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. The taxation provisions will become effective on Octob...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1266)
VASB758PassElectric 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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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1269)
VASB890PassTransportation. 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.
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1275)
VAHB1577PassTow truck drivers; criminal history. Authorizes the Department of Criminal Justice Services, at its discretion, to issue a tow truck driver registration to a person who was convicted of a violent crime or a crime involving the driving of a tow truck ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1237)
VAHB1049PassProhibited 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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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1137)
VAHB1705PassYielding 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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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1031)
VASB1PassSuspension 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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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0965)
VAHB211PassSpecial 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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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0970)
VAHB578PassSmoking 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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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0972)
VAHB717PassDepartment 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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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0973)
VAHB991PassFirefighting 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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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0975)
VAHB989PassDesignation 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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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0974)
VAHB1126PassAbandoned, 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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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0977)
VAHB1196PassSuspension 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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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0964)
VAHB1259PassRegulation 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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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0997)
VASB711PassDriving 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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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1018)
VASB761PassDepartment of Motor Vehicles; driver's license eligibility. Authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a limited-duration driver's license, permit, or special identification card to an applicant with a valid, unexpired Employment Authorizat...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0981)
VASB1035PassMotor vehicle dealers; motorcycle franchises. Redefines "relevant market area" for purposes of motorcycle franchises. The bill also removes the burden of proof from a motor vehicle dealer in a hearing related to a motorcycle franchise license.
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0984)
VAHB1012PassEarly 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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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0860)
VASB562PassRebuilt 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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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0867)
VASB556PassSpeeding 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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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0892)
VASB578PassEarly 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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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0861)
VAHB193PassVehicles 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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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0781)
VASB527PassVirginia 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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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0788)
VAHB1066PassSignals; 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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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0815)
VAHB1427PassPassing 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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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0783)
VASB579PassSex 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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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0829)
VAHB1666PassVoluntary registry for people with disability that impairs communication; vehicle registration. Authorizes an individual with a disability that can impair communication to voluntarily indicate such disability on his application for registration of a ...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0786)
VAHB411PassDepartment 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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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0698)
VAHB909PassDriver'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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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0740)
VASB525PassWidth 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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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0707)
VASB513PassDriver'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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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0741)
VASB524PassMotor 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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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0706)
VAHB1092PassDepartment 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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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0701)
VASB160PassHolding 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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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0543)
VASB246PassDepartment 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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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0544)
VASB290PassCommercial 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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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0546)
VASB289PassDriver'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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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0545)
VAHB465PassLocal 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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2020-03-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0478)
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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0445)
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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0444)
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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0393)
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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0409)
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