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VASB345PassDepartment of Motor Vehicles documents; blood type. Directs the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish a method by which an applicant for a driver's license or identification card may indicate his blood type to be noted on his license or card for ...
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2022-05-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0796)
VAHB259PassMotor vehicle dealers and manufacturers; compensation for recall, warranty, and maintenance obligations. Provides that manufacturer or distributor compensated parts, service, diagnostic work, and updates to a vehicle accessory or function are subject...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0752)
VASB278VetoParking of vehicles; electric vehicle charging spots; civil penalties. Prohibits a person from parking a vehicle not capable of receiving an electric charge in a space clearly marked as reserved for charging electric vehicles. A violation is subject ...
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2022-04-27
Senate sustained Governor's veto
VASB216PassMotor vehicle dealers and manufacturers; compensation for recall, warranty, and maintenance obligations. Provides that manufacturer or distributor compensated parts, service, diagnostic work, and updates to a vehicle accessory or function are subject...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0715)
VAHB450PassParking of vehicles; electric vehicle charging spots; civil penalties. Prohibits a person from parking a vehicle not capable of receiving an electric charge or not in the process of charging in a space clearly marked as reserved for charging electric...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0758)
VASB281PassTransit buses. Exempts a manufacturer, factory branch, distributor, distributor branch, or factory or distributor representative engaged in the manufacture or distribution of transit buses from the requirements of obtaining a license from the Departm...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0718)
VASB706VetoHeavy trucks; operation in certain weather conditions. Prohibits operators of heavy trucks, as defined in the bill, from using cruise control or compression release engine brakes when driving in active snow, sleet, or freezing rain. Heavy trucks; ope...
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2022-04-27
Senate sustained Governor's veto
VASB733PassExempted vehicles; insurance. Requires motor vehicles, trailers, and semi-trailers exempted from the registration requirement to be covered by motor vehicle insurance; a general liability policy; or an umbrella or excess insurance policy. The bill re...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0736)
VASB722VetoImproper parking. Authorizes localities in Planning District 8 to prohibit parking a motor vehicle with its wheels fully on the curb or with its wheels straddling the curb and provides that any motor vehicle parked on a curb is subject to a fine and ...
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2022-04-27
Senate sustained Governor's veto
VASB78PassBoard of Education; driver education programs; parent/student driver education. Requires the Board of Education to include an additional minimum 90-minute parent/student driver education component as part of the classroom portion of its driver educat...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0708)
VAHB88PassGolf 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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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0449)
VASB139PassIssuance of original driver's licenses to minors. Authorizes the chief juvenile and domestic relations district court judge to waive the ceremonial requirements for the issuance within the district of original driver's licenses to minors or order tha...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0636)
VASB131PassPotomac River Bridge Towing Compact. Adds the Arland D. Williams, Jr. Memorial Bridge to the Potomac River bridges subject to the Potomac River Bridge Towing Compact to facilitate the prompt and orderly removal of disabled and abandoned vehicles from...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0635)
VAHB316PassIndependent dealer-operator recertification. Codifies existing Motor Vehicle Dealer Board regulations related to independent dealer-operator recertification and revises the process established by regulation by (i) requiring recertification every 24 m...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0574)
VASB247PassCareless driving; vulnerable road users. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he operates a vehicle in a careless or distracted manner and causes the death or serious bodily injury of a vulnerable road user. Current law only i...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0507)
VAHB920PassCareless driving; vulnerable road users. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he operates a vehicle in a careless or distracted manner and causes the death or serious bodily injury of a vulnerable road user. Current law only i...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0506)
VASB215PassElectronic vehicle titling and registration. Permits the Department of Motor Vehicles to expand the existing electronic titling program for new motor vehicles to all applications for original motor vehicle titles, thereby authorizing person-to-person...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0701)
VAHB632PassExhaust systems; excessive noise. Makes certain secondary offenses related to loud exhaust systems that are not in good working order primary offenses and exempts local ordinances related to such exhaust systems from the prohibition on law-enforcemen...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0490)
VASB362PassBicycles and certain other vehicles; riding two abreast. Prohibits persons riding bicycles, electric personal assistive mobility devices, electric power-assisted bicycles, or motorized skateboards or scooters two abreast from impeding the normal and ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0341)
VAHB793PassTraffic incident management vehicles. Authorizes traffic incident management vehicles, defined in the bill, operated by persons who complete certain training and recertification requirements to be equipped with flashing red or red and white secondary...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0457)
VAHB740PassCatalytic converters; penalties. Makes it a Class 6 felony for a person to willfully break, injure, tamper with, or remove any part or parts of any vehicle, aircraft, boat, or vessel for the purpose of injuring, defacing, or destroying said vehicle, ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0664)
VASB450PassTraffic incident management vehicles. Authorizes traffic incident management vehicles, defined in the bill, operated by persons who complete certain training and recertification requirements to be equipped with flashing red or red and white secondary...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0458)
VAHB1122PassManufactured homes; release of manufactured home records. Requires the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to furnish vehicle information for a manufactured home to a bona fide prospective purchaser or home owner of such manufactured hom...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0479)
VAHB1231PassTangible personal property taxes; valuation of property. Provides that in any locality in which the commissioner of revenue or other assessing official adjusts the valuation of automobiles to account for the amount of mileage on a vehicle, such adjus...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0655)
VASB612PassHighway use fee, mileage-based user fee program; program clarifications developed by the working group. Directs the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish a process for issuing prorated refunds of mileage-based user fees to cer...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0446)
VASB729PassCatalytic converters; penalties. Makes it a Class 6 felony for a person to willfully break, injure, tamper with, or remove any part or parts of any vehicle, aircraft, boat, or vessel for the purpose of injuring, defacing, or destroying said vehicle, ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0665)
VASB754PassMotor vehicle insurance; underinsured motor vehicle. Requires any motor vehicle liability insurance policy issued, delivered, or renewed in the Commonwealth after July 1, 2023, to include a specific statement regarding the insurer requirements to pro...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0308)
VASB705PassTowing; civil penalty. Requires a towing and recovery operator to include the contact information of the Division of Consumer Counsel within the Office of the Attorney General on any invoice charging $10,000 or more for towing and recovery services r...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0567)
VASB237PassDepartment of Motor Vehicles; mileage-based user fee program; protection of data. Prohibits the disclosure of certain data necessary for the administration of the mileage-based user fee program and authorizes participants in the mileage-based user fe...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0236)
VAHB641PassTransportation network companies; cash fares. Authorizes the collection of cash fares by a transportation network company partner if the ride is arranged through a transit system for an eligible paratransit passenger. The bill sets certain receipt an...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0239)
VAHB693PassVehicle registration; personal property tax relief. Requires the application for vehicle registration to include any additional information necessary to determine if a vehicle is a qualifying vehicle for the purpose of personal property tax relief. T...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0237)
VASB301PassCommercial driver's license examinations. Authorizes governmental entities, including comprehensive community colleges in the Virginia Community College System, certified as third party testers to test and train drivers employed by another government...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0292)
VASB34PassElectronic credentials; fee. Makes discretionary the amount of the fee, up to $10 per year, assessed by the Department of Motor Vehicles for each individual issued electronic credentials or granted access to an electronic credential. Under current la...
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2022-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0183)
VAHB530PassDriver training. Authorizes governmental entities, including comprehensive community colleges in the Virginia Community College System, certified as third party testers to test and train drivers employed by another governmental entity or enrolled in ...
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2022-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0139)
VAHB1092PassNonrepairable and rebuilt vehicles; sunset. Repeals the sunset clause for certain amendments related to definitions of nonrepairable and rebuilt vehicles. As enacted in 2017, the amendments would have expired on July 1, 2021. However, language in Ite...
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2022-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0163)
VASB749PassAntique motor vehicles and antique trailers; license plates. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to accept multiple requests for the same license plate number for antique motor vehicles and antique trailers if the number combination is not curr...
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2022-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0157)
VASB212PassSpecial license plates; United States Navy; Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Fund. Authorizes the issuance of revenue-sharing special license plates with a design that incorporates the emblem of the United States Navy to active members and certain ve...
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2022-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0107)
VAHB67PassProjecting vehicle loads; flagging. Requires any commercial motor vehicle transporting a load that extends beyond the sides of the vehicle by more than four inches or beyond the rear of a vehicle by more than four feet to have the extremities of the ...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0050)
VAHB179PassDepartment of Motor Vehicles; permanent farm use placard. Requires an owner or lessee of a vehicle claiming a farm use exemption from the registration, licensing, and decal requirements for a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer to obtain a nontran...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0052)
VASB186PassDepartment of Motor Vehicles; permanent farm use placard. Requires an owner or lessee of a vehicle claiming a farm use exemption from the registration, licensing, and decal requirements for a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer to obtain a nontran...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0051)
VAHB1146PassCommercial driver's license examinations. Authorizes governmental entities, including comprehensive community colleges in the Virginia Community College System, certified as third party testers to test and train drivers employed by another government...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0060)
VAHB540PassDriver's license; extension of validity. Extends (i) from three years to six years the period for which a driver's license extension may be granted to certain persons in service to the United States government and (ii) from one year to two years the ...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0039)
VAHB703PassSpecial license plates; localities. Authorizes localities to pay the initial issuance fee costs for the development and issuance of special license plates displaying the seal, symbol, emblem, or logotype of the locality in lieu of collecting 350 paid...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0054)
VAHB1050PassIssuance of original driver's licenses to minors. Authorizes the chief juvenile and domestic relations district court judge to waive the ceremonial requirements for the issuance within the district of original driver's licenses to minors or order tha...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0055)
VASB777PassFront and rear bumper height limits; emergency. Provides that no passenger car or pickup or panel truck shall be operated on a public highway if the suspension, frame, or chassis has been modified by any means so as to cause the height of the front b...
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2022-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0031)
VAHB40PassDisabled veteran special license plate; surviving spouse. Authorizes a disabled veteran special license plate issued to a disabled veteran to be transferred, upon his death, to his unremarried surviving spouse.
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2022-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0020)
VASB105Engross

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Chapters 45 and 51 of the Acts of Assembly of 2020, Special Session I; retroactive and prospective effect. Provides that the provisions of Chapters 45 and 51 of the Acts of Assembly of 2020, Special Session I, shall be given retroactive and prospecti...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB246Engross

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Law-enforcement officer; purpose of traffic stop. Provides that the operator of a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer that has stopped on the signal of any law-enforcement officer shall exhibit his registration card, learner's permit, or temporary...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB718Engross

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Revocation of driver's licenses; completion of specialty dockets. Provides that a conviction that resulted from a final order being entered by a court after the successful completion of a Veterans Treatment Court Program, behavioral health docket, or...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1267Engross

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Low-emissions and zero-emissions vehicle standards. Provides that the State Air Pollution Control Board may promulgate regulations in accordance with an Advanced Clean Car I Program beginning with vehicle model year 2030. Current law requires the Boa...
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2022-03-01
Failed to report (defeated) in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (7-Y 8-N)
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