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VAHB1911PassDuties of drivers of vehicles approaching stationary vehicles displaying certain warning lights; penalty. Makes a driver's failure to move into a nonadjacent lane on a highway with at least four lanes when approaching a stationary vehicle displaying ...
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2019-04-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0850)
VASB1768PassUse of handheld personal communications devices; highway work zones; penalty. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device in his hand while driving a motor vehicle in a highway work zone, with certain exceptions. The b...
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2019-04-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0849)
VAHB2441PassSpecial identification card without a photograph; fee; confidentiality; penalties. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a special identification card without a photograph to a person with a sincerely held religious belief prohibiting th...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0832)
VASB1521PassHandheld photo speed monitoring devices. Requires the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security to review and report on the proposed use of handheld photo speed monitoring devices and any legal or constitutional implications of dedicating civi...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0842)
VAHB2718PassInterstate 81; Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Fund. Creates an Interstate 81 Committee, tasked with developing and updating a program related to Interstate 81 Corridor safety and improvements, and creates an Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Fun...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0837)
VASB1716PassInterstate 81; Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Fund. Interstate 81; Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Fund. Creates an Interstate 81 Committee, tasked with developing and updating a program related to Interstate 81 Corridor safety and improvement...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0846)
VAHB2752PassMotorized skateboards or scooters; operation; local authority. Authorizes localities to regulate the operation of companies providing motorized skateboards or scooters for hire. The bill changes the definition of motorized skateboard or scooter by (i...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0780)
VASB1044PassParking ordinances; enforcement. Authorizes any county or town with a population of at least 40,000 to provide by ordinance that law-enforcement officers, other uniformed employees of the locality, and uniformed personnel under contract with the loca...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0711)
VAHB2174PassMotor vehicle dealers and manufacturers. Provides that if a motor vehicle manufacturer or factory branch discontinues, sells, or transfers its right to manufacture a line-make of motor vehicles, and the acquiring manufacturer or factory branch does n...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0738)
VASB1481PassCommercial driver licenses; entry-level driver training. Amends several statutes regarding the licensure of commercial motor vehicle drivers. The bill codifies federal regulatory requirements relating to the training and licensure of first time appli...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0750)
VASB1464PassManufacturer or distributor right of first refusal. Provides that a manufacturer or distributor's right to first refusal in the event of a proposed sale or transfer of a dealership does not apply if such sale or transfer is not to a dealer licensed a...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0739)
VASB1499PassDepartment of Motor Vehicles hearings; motor vehicle dealers; report. Requires the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide to the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board or person reporting an alleged violation with regard to motor vehicle dea...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0751)
VAHB2717PassVirginia Driver's Manual course; computer-based mediums. Provides that the course on the Virginia Driver's Manual required for certain persons who have failed the driver knowledge examination three times may be conducted in a classroom or through a s...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0745)
VASB1174PassTinting films; exemption for security canine handlers. Exempts vehicles operated in the performance of private security duties by a licensed security canine handler from limitations on window tinting. The bill contains technical amendments.
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0623)
VAHB2605PassCommunity corrections alternative program; establishment. Repeals the boot camp incarceration program, diversion center incarceration program, and detention center incarceration program established and maintained by the Department of Corrections and ...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0618)
VASB1510PassPolice-requested towing; local regulation. Provides that only towing requests made by local law-enforcement officers are subject to local ordinances regulating towing services for unattended, abandoned, or immobile vehicles.
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0630)
VAHB1818PassParking ordinances; enforcement. Authorizes any county or town with a population of at least 40,000 to provide by ordinance that law-enforcement officers, other uniformed employees of the locality, and uniformed personnel under contract with the loca...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0459)
VAHB1865PassLocalities; towing fees. Provides that localities in Planning District 8 and Planning District 16 shall establish by ordinance a hookup and initial towing fee of no less than $135 and no more than $150. Current law authorizes such localities to set t...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0460)
VAHB2118PassDepartment of Forensic Science; accrediting bodies. Removes a forensic lab accrediting body no longer in existence and provides that laboratories that are accredited or certified by an accrediting body that requires conformance to forensic-specific r...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0474)
VASB1336PassMechanics' liens; notice of sale. Specifies that the notice of sale for property to be sold pursuant to a mechanics' lien shall be posted in any of the following places: (i) a public place in the county or city where the property is located; (ii) a w...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0560)
VAHB2300PassOperation of certain motor vehicles; sex offenders. Prohibits any person who is required to register on the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry or the federal National Sex Offender Public Website from operating a taxicab for the transport...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0480)
VASB1342PassStorage and mechanics' liens; amount of lien. Provides that the amount of a mechanics' lien for the reasonable expenses of a keeper of a garage or a mechanic on a vehicle that is not subject to a chattel mortgage, security agreement, deed of trust, o...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0561)
VAHB2344PassDepartment of Motor Vehicles records; certain private vendors; penalty. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to release certain vehicle owner data, upon request, to a private vendor operating a video-monitoring system on or in a school bus. The ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0543)
VASB1432PassImmobilization of vehicles. Allows the owner or operator of a parking lot or other building to immobilize a trespassing vehicle by use of any device in a manner that prevents its removal or lawful operation, provided that the device used does not dam...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0510)
VASB1520PassDepartment of Motor Vehicles records; certain private vendors; penalty. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to release certain vehicle owner data, upon request, to a private vendor operating a video-monitoring system on or in a school bus. The ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0544)
VAHB2805PassParking; access aisles adjacent to parking spaces reserved for persons with disabilities. Prohibits parking any vehicle in any striped access aisle adjacent to a parking space reserved for persons with disabilities.
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0557)
VASB1020PassSpecial license plates; Virginia Association for Community Conflict Resolution; name change. Updates the name of the organization whose members and supporters may apply for a special license plate from Virginia Association for Community Conflict Reso...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0402)
VAHB2143PassAir bags; manufacture, importation, sale, etc., of counterfeit or nonfunctional air bag prohibited; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he knowingly manufactures, imports, sells, installs, or reinstalls a counterfeit...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0392)
VASB1296PassPotomac River Bridge Towing Compact. Adds the Harry W. Nice Bridge, Sandy Hook Bridge, Brunswick Bridge, and Point of Rocks Bridge to the Potomac River bridges subject to the Potomac River Bridge Towing Compact to facilitate the prompt and orderly re...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0403)
VASB1343PassCommercial driver's licenses; specialized training required. Requires the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to include training on the recognition, prevention, and reporting of human trafficking in driver training for Class A, Class B,...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0352)
VASB1073PassRemoving motor vehicles from roadway. Requires the driver of a motor vehicle involved in an accident on a high occupancy toll (HOT) lane that is under construction on Interstate 66 to move such motor vehicle to the nearest pull-off area if the driver...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0265)
VAHB2059PassNonpayment of child support; amount of arrearage paid; time period to pay arrearage; repayment schedule; suspension of driver's license. Provides that an individual who is delinquent in child support payments or has failed to comply with a subpoena, ...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0284)
VAHB2137PassPersons who are deaf or hard of hearing; terminology. Replaces the term "hearing impaired" and its variations with "deaf or hard of hearing" and "hearing loss" throughout the Code of Virginia. The bill also renames the Virginia Hearing Impairment Ide...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0288)
VAHB2514PassMotor vehicle safety inspections; charges. Increases the maximum charge for a state safety inspection for a motor vehicle from $16 to $20 and increases the amount transmitted to the Department of State Police from $0.50 to $0.70.
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0307)
VASB1677PassChild restraint devices and safety belts; emergency and law-enforcement vehicles. Exempts the operators of emergency medical services agency vehicles, fire company vehicles, fire department vehicles, and law-enforcement agency vehicles during the per...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0319)
VASB1667PassNonpayment of child support; amount of arrearage paid; time period to pay arrearage; repayment schedule; suspension of driver's license. Provides that an individual who is delinquent in child support payments or has failed to comply with a subpoena, ...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0285)
VAHB1662PassChild restraint devices and safety belts; emergency and law-enforcement vehicles. Exempts the operators of emergency medical services agency vehicles, fire company vehicles, fire department vehicles, and law-enforcement agency vehicles during the per...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0196)
VAHB1786PassVehicles on sidewalks. Clarifies that any public entity may allow "other power-driven mobility devices," as defined in the bill, to be ridden or driven on sidewalks in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other state and federal la...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0182)
VAHB2220PassSpecial license plate; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. Creates a special license plate for persons awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal or for unremarried surviving spouses of such persons.
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0194)
VASB1787PassMotor vehicle insurance; compliance verification. Requires motor vehicle insurance companies to report all required insurance information to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) within 30 days of a policy change and to respond to all DMV requests f...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0193)
VAHB2039PassSupplemental motor vehicle sales locations; car shows. Authorizes the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board to issue a temporary supplemental license to a participant in a new motor vehicle show sponsored by certain statewide or local trade associations for the...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0153)
VAHB2114PassSpecial license plates; members of the International Association of Fire Fighters. Changes the special license plates for members of the International Association of Fire Fighters from nonrevenue sharing to revenue sharing and provides for the moneys...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0154)
VAHB2183PassCommercial vehicle training and testing. Allows certain Class A driver training schools to be third party testers for the skills test component of the commercial driver's license examination. This bill has a delayed effective date of October 1, 2019,...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0155)
VAHB2487PassMotor vehicle dealers; definitions. Provides that offering to sell, selling, displaying, or permitting the display for sale of five or more vehicles within any 12 consecutive months creates a rebuttable presumption that a person is a motor vehicle de...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0160)
VAHB2551PassCommercial driver's licenses; military service members. Requires the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to waive certain knowledge and skills tests required for obtaining a commercial learner's permit or commercial driver's license or a...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0161)
VAHB1811FailUse of handheld personal communications devices while driving. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle. Current law prohibits only the reading of any email or text message and manually...
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2019-02-24
Failed to pass in House
VASB1341FailUse of handheld personal communications devices while driving. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle. Current law prohibits only the reading of any email or text message and manually...
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2019-02-24
Failed to pass in Senate
VASB1487FailDriver's license designation; traumatic brain injury. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles, upon the request of the applicant and presentation of a signed statement by a licensed neurologist confirming the applicant's condition, to designate a t...
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2019-02-24
Failed to pass in Senate
VAHB1777PassLocal regulation of parking of certain vehicles. Adds Cape Charles to the towns that are permitted to regulate or prohibit the parking on any public highway of watercraft, boat trailers, motor homes, and camping trailers and to regulate or prohibit t...
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2019-02-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0144)
VAHB1802PassAmber warning lights; vehicles hauling forest products. Authorizes vehicles hauling forest products to use amber warning lights approved by the Superintendent of State Police, provided that the lights are mounted or installed so as to be visible from...
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2019-02-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0145)
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