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MOTOR VEHICLES

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2008 Session (CD) Carried over from 2008 session but died in committee on or before December 4th


Alcoholic beverage control; grounds for suspension or revocation of a license. Amending  4.1-225. (Patron-Wright, HB 2523 (Chapter 486))
Alcoholic beverages; penalty for possession of open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Adding  46.2-800.2. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1614 (F))
All-terrain vehicles; allows over-the-road operation for distances of no more than two miles between one trail and another. Amending  46.2-619, 46.2-679.1, and 46.2-915.1. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2183 (F))
Branding of titles; title for repaired or rebuilt vehicle shall be printed on title. Amending  46.2-1605. (Patron-Wright, HB 1824 (F); Ruff, SB 1370 (F))
Chief Executive Officer for Transportation; abolished office of Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner and takes over powers, duties, etc. Amending  2.2-200, 2.2-204, 2.2-211, 2.2-306, 2.2-2423, 5.1-1, 5.1-2.1, 5.1-7, 5.1-9.9, 5.1-30.9, 5.1-39, 10.1-1425.8, 15.2-968.1, 15.2-2030, 15.2-2222.1, 15.2-2272, 15.2-3530, 15.2-3534, 15.2-4832, 15.2-5114, 15.2-5146, 22.1-129, 25.1-108, 25.1-109, 25.1-209, 25.1-229, 33.1-1, 33.1-2, 33.1-3, 33.1-221.1:1.1, 33.1-221.1:8, 33.1-351, 33.1-391.2, 33.1-391.3:1, 33.1-391.5, 46.2-200, 46.2-206, 46.2-223, 46.2-224, 46.2-302, 46.2-373, 46.2-675, 46.2-819.1, 46.2-873.1, 46.2-877, 46.2-878, 46.2-881, 46.2-883, 46.2-930, 46.2-932, 46.2-1104, 46.2-1109, 46.2-1110, 46.2-1112, 46.2-1144.1, 46.2-1145, 46.2-1223, 46.2-1307, 46.2-1307.1, 53.1-58, 55-201.1, 56-27, 56-28, 56-29, 56-32, 56-366.1, 56-366.3, 56-369, 56-405, 56-405.1, 56-405.2, 56-406.1, 56-406.2, 56-458.1, 56-573.1, and 63.2-611; adding  33.1-223.2:21; repealing  2.2-228, 2.2-229, and 5.1-2.3. (Patron-McDougle, SB 1464 (F))
Child labor; permits children 17 years of age to drive automobiles or trucks on public roadways if enumerated criteria are satisfied. Amending  40.1-100. (Patron-Alexander, HB 2495 (Chapter 218))
Conservators of the peace, special; those employed by locality authorized to use flashing blue lights in their vehicles. Amending  18.2-175, 46.2-1022, and 46.2-1023. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 1801 (F))
Consumer Finance Act; open-end loan plans secured by motor vehicle titles. Amending  6.1-249, 6.1-272.1, 6.1-278, 6.1-285, and 6.1-330.78. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 1809 (F); Herring, SB 1490 (F))
Court costs; collection thereof. Amending  3.2-6521, 3.2-6536, 16.1-69.48:1, 17.1-275.7, 46.2-104, 46.2-752, and 46.2-1157. (Patron-McDougle, SB 890 (Chapter 756))
Crash prevention courses; may be delivered via Internet or other electronic means if approved by DMV. Amending  38.2-2217. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 2516 (F); Edwards, SB 1013 (Chapter 545))
Crash prevention courses; reduction in rates for certain persons attending. Amending  38.2-2217. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 1974 (Chapter 357))
Crashes on high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes under construction; if there are no apparent bodily injuries, drivers must move their vehicles to nearest designated pull-off-area on Capital Beltway. Adding  33.1-56.2:1. (Patron-Marsden, HB 2232 (F))
Crimes, several; penalties. Amending  8.01-44.4, 8.01-226.9, 16.1-253.2, 18.2-11, 18.2-23, 18.2-46.1, 18.2-46.3, 18.2-57, 18.2-57.2, 18.2-60.3, 18.2-95, 18.2-96.1, 18.2-97, 18.2-103, 18.2-104, 18.2-105.1, 18.2-108.01, 18.2-111, 18.2-152.3, 18.2-152.8, 18.2-181, 18.2-181.1, 18.2-182, 18.2-186, 18.2-186.3, 18.2-187.1, 18.2-188, 18.2-195, 18.2-195.2, 18.2-197, 18.2-270, 18.2-340.37, 19.2-8, 19.2-81, 19.2-215.1, 19.2-270.1, 19.2-289, 19.2-290, 19.2-299.2, 32.1-321.4, 46.2-301, 46.2-341.28, 46.2-357, and 63.2-525; adding 18.2-95.1. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1422 (F))
Distribution of handbills, etc., in highway right-of-way; adds City of Falls Church and Counties of Hanover and Spotsylvania to list of localities that may prohibit. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-Peace, HB 1619 (Chapter 656); McDougle, SB 899 (Chapter 722))
Distribution of handbills, etc., on highways; grants Loudoun County power to regulate. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-May, HB 2428 (Chapter 422))
Distribution of handbills, etc., on highways; grants Spotsylvania County power to regulate. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-Orrock, HB 1676 (I) See HB1619)
DMV fees; allowed to collect from insurance companies for processing applications for motor vehicle titles when original titles are unavailable. Amending  46.2-632 and 46.2-1603. (Patron-McEachin, SB 1326 (Chapter 171))
DMV records; contract with U.S. Postal Service to get updated addresses from National Change of Address System. Amending 46.2-324, 46.2-342, 46.2-416, and 46.2-606. (Patron-Watkins, SB 1168 (F))
Donor Registry and Public Awareness Fund; changes name of Transplant Council Education Fund thereto, etc. Amending 32.1-292.2, 32.1-297.1, 46.2-342, and 58.1-344.3. (Patron-Howell, SB 949 (Chapter 834))
Driver training programs; transfers to DMV responsibility therefor established for public school system. Amending  46.2-323, 46.2-324.1, 46.2-325, 46.2-334, 46.2-335, 46.2-1700, and 46.2-1702; repealing  22.1-205. (Patron-Hugo, HB 2605 (F))
Driver’s license; requires minors in planning district 8 to show completion of a 90-minute driver safety course with a parent or guardian prescribed by DMV. Amending  22.1-205. (Patron-Albo, HB 1782 (Chapter 785))
Driver’s license; requires minors to show completion of a 90-minute driver safety course with a parent or guardian prescribed by DMV. Amending  46.2-334 and 46.2-335. (Patron-Howell, SB 1084 (F))
Driver’s license; suspension for failure to pay jail fees related to prisoner’s keep. Amending  46.2-395. (Patron-Miller, P.J., HB 1987 (F))
Driver’s license and registration; failure to carry. Amending 46.2-104. (Patron-McDougle, SB 224 (CD))
Driver’s license, provisional; issuance to person less than 19 years old to attend institution of higher education. Amending 46.2-334.01. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1653 (Chapter 54))
Driver’s license, provisional; makes cell phone use while driving a primary offense. Amending  46.2-334.01. (Patron-Barker, SB 1227 (F))
Driver’s license, provisional; primary offense. Amending 46.2-334.01. (Patron-Barker, SB 723 (CD))
Driver’s license, provisional; repeals provision that allows use of wireless communications devices when lawfully parked or stopped. Amending  46.2-334.01. (Patron-Jones, D.C., HB 942 (CD))
Driver’s licensees; examination of one believed to be incompetent. Amending  46.2-322. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1654 (F))
Driver’s licenses; Commissioner of DMV to strengthen examination. (Patron-Poindexter, HB 2273 (F))
Driver’s licenses; suspension thereof of minor who has 10 or more unexcused absences from public school on consecutive days. Amending  46.2-323; adding  46.2-334.001. (Patron-Fralin, HB 1826 (Chapter 439))
Driving under influence of alcohol; installation of an ignition interlock as a condition of license restoration for second conviction. Amending  18.2-271.1. (Patron-McDougle, SB 1463 (Chapter 295))
Driving without a license; person may be placed under arrest if previously convicted of offense. Amending  19.2-390 and 46.2-936. (Patron-Albo, HB 1695 (F))
Driving without license; shall have motor vehicle impounded if previously convicted of certain offenses. Amending 46.2-301.1. (Patron-Rust, HB 2021 (F))
Electric personal assistive mobility devices, etc.; Transportation Board may authorize operation of bicycles on an Interstate Highway System component if meets certain safety requirements. Amending  46.2-908.1 and 46.2-914. (Patron-Brink, HB 2008 (Chapter 795))
Electric vehicles; creates separate class of property tax for rate purposes. Amending  58.1-3506. (Patron-Caputo, HB 2592 (Chapter 44))
Electronic filing; DMV may require certain filings or submissions be made electronically. Amending  46.2-216.1, 46.2-706.1, and 58.1-2261; repealing  46.2-216.2. (Patron-Marsden, HB 2233 (Chapter 419))
Emergency vehicles proceeding past red lights; provides that when proceeding past moving traffic shall stop, maintain a reduced speed, etc. Amending  46.2-920. (Patron-Puller, SB 847 (F))
Enforcement of traffic light signals; allows law-enforcement officers to arrest or detain persons who violate even if officers are not in uniform. Amending  46.2-833. (Patron-Jones, HB 2210 (F))
Forestry permits; State Forester may require person who fishes, rides mountain bikes, or rides horses, etc., to obtain. Amending  10.1-1152. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1473 (Chapter 297))
Fuel fee; allows authorities to pass an ordinance to impose a fee on all motor vehicle violations. Amending  46.2-1308. (Patron-Stuart, SB 979 (F))
Golf carts; allows governing body of Towns of Irvington or Saxis to authorize operation thereof. Amending  46.2-916.2. (Patron-Pollard, HB 1773 (Chapter 68); Stuart, SB 911 (Chapter 504))
Golf carts; allows operation on secondary highways within three miles of a motor speedway on same day as a race or race-related event. Amending  46.2-916.3. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1905 (Chapter 743))
Golf carts; may cross at intersection controlled by a traffic light in Town of Colonial Beach. Amending  46.2-916.3. (Patron-Stuart, SB 974 (Chapter 835))
Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; abolished. Amending 33.1-23.03, 58.1-811, 58.1-2403, 58.1-2425, 58.1-3221.3, and sixteenth enactment of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts; repealing 33.1-391.6 through 33.1-391.15, 46.2-755.1, 46.2-755.2, 46.2-1167.1, 58.1-625.1, 58.1-802.1, 58.1-1724.3, 58.1-1724.5, 58.1-1724.6, 58.1-1724.7, 58.1-2402.1, and fifth, sixth, fourteenth, fifteenth, and nineteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 995 (F))
Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; abolished, disposition of revenues, etc., to include Hampton Roads metropolitan planning area. Amending  33.1-23.03, 58.1-811, 58.1-2403, 58.1-2425, 58.1-3221.3, and fifth and sixteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts; repealing  33.1-391.6 through 33.1-391.15, 46.2-755.1, 46.2-755.2, 46.2-1167.1, 58.1-625.1, 58.1-802.1, 58.1-1724.3, 58.1-1724.5, 58.1-1724.6, 58.1-1724.7, 58.1-2402.1, and sixth, fourteenth, fifteenth, and nineteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Oder, HB 1580 (Chapter 864); Miller, J.C., SB 1018 (Chapter 871))
Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; abolishes Authority and taxes, fees, and charges dedicated to financing its operation and programs. Amending  33.1-23.03, 46.2-755.1, 46.2-775.2, 46.2-1167.1, 58.1-605, 58.1-606, 58.1-625.1, 58.1-802.1, 58.1-2402.1, 58.1-3221.3, and sixteenth enactment of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts; repealing  33.1-391.6 through 33.1-391.15, 58.1-1724.3, 58.1-1724.5, 58.1-1724.6, 58.1-1724.7, and fifth, sixth, fourteenth, fifteenth, and nineteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 676 (CD))
Hazardous materials; extends disqualification for violation of an out-of-service order to any person operating a commercial vehicle used to transport. Amending  46.2-341.18:01. (Patron-Valentine, HB 2238 (Chapter 102))
High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes; extends sunset provision allowing those vehicles bearing clean special fuel license plates regardless of number of passengers to use. Amending 33.1-46.2. (Patron-Plum, HB 1932 (I) See HB2476; Caputo, HB 2299 (I) See HB2476; Hugo, HB 2476 (Chapter 676))
Identification cards, special; allows persons at least 70 years old to exchange driver’s licenses therefor without having to submit birth certificates. Amending  46.2-345. (Patron-Tata, HB 1690 (F))
Ignition interlock; operation of motor vehicle without, penalty. Amending  18.2-272. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 1805 (Chapter 71); McDougle, SB 889 (Chapter 255))
Ignition interlock limitations; person who is convicted of DUI is required to have device on first offense as a condition of a restricted license. Amending  18.2-270.1. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 2041 (F))
Impoundment of motor vehicle; if person driving without an operator’s license was previously convicted of such an offense. Amending  46.2-301.1. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1860 (I) See HB2021)
Improper driving; penalty. Amending  46.2-869. (Patron-Norment, SB 1402 (F))
Income tax, state; individual credit for certain new motor vehicle purchases. Adding  58.1-331.1. (Patron-Stosch, SB 1549 (F))
Inoperable motor vehicles; allows City of Newport News to adopt an ordinance prohibiting any person from keeping more than one on his property except within fully enclosed building. Amending 15.2-905. (Patron-BaCote, HB 2570 (F))
Keep Our Promise Act of 2009; reinstates Personal Property Tax Relief Act of 1998 for qualifying vehicles. Amending 58.1-3506.1, 58.1-3523, and 58.1-3912; adding  58.1-3524.1 through 58.1-3524.6 and 58.1-3916.01:1; repealing  58.1-3524. (Patron-Frederick, HB 2203 (F))
Learner’s permits; DMV to refuse an application by a minor who has had more than five unexcused absences in six months preceding application. Amending  46.2-335. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 438 (CD); Miller, J.H., HB 2140 (F))
Learner’s permits; requires applicants to prove their legal presence in U.S. Amending  46.2-328.1. (Patron-Albo, HB 2548 (F))
License plates; replacement of certain. Amending  46.2-711. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 235 (CD))
License plates, special; issuance for supporters and alumni of Appalachian School of Law and University of Appalachia College of Pharmacy. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1209 (I) See SB817)
License plates, special; issuance for supporters of Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital Foundation and National D-Day Memorial Foundation. Repealing Chapters 432 and 634, 2008 Acts. (Patron-Landes, HB 1586 (I) See HB2534)
License plates, special; issuance of those bearing legend: CHOOSE LIFE. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 801 (F))
License plates, special; issuance of those bearing legend: SEAFOOD LOVER. (Patron-Lewis, HB 1701 (F))
License plates, special; issuance of those bearing legend: SHAG DANCE CLUBS OF VIRGINIA. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 1427 (CD))
License plates, special; issuance of those bearing symbols, emblems, or logotypes of business entities. (Patron-Hanger, SB 475 (CD))
License plates, special; issuance to clean special fuel vehicles. Amending  46.2-749.3. (Patron-Gear, HB 2100 (F))
License plates, special; issuance to members and supporters of Citizens Defense League. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 79 (CD))
License plates, special; issuance to members and supporters of Friends of Blue Ridge Parkway, Inc. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 1626 (F); Smith, SB 828 (I) See SB817; Edwards, SB 862 (I) See SB817)
License plates, special; issuance to members and supporters of International Association of Fire Fighters. (Patron-Puller, SB 809 (F))
License plates, special; issuance to members and supporters of International Association of Fire Fighters. Amending 46.2-746.8. (Patron-Nichols, HB 2254 (F); Puller, SB 846 (F))
License plates, special; issuance to members of Virginia State Defense Force. Amending  46.2-743. (Patron-Pollard, HB 1772 (I) See HB2534)
License plates, special; issuance to Purple Heart recipients. Amending  46.2-742. (Patron-Bell, HB 2399 (F))
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of D.C. United soccer team. (Patron-Sickles, HB 2448 (F))
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Middle Atlantic Professional Golfers’ Association (MAPGA) Scholarship Foundation. (Patron-Vogel, SB 1488 (I) See SB817)
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. (Patron-Ticer, SB 805 (F))
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Road to Revolution state heritage trail. (Patron-Peace, HB 141 (CD))
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Shenandoah National Park Association. Repealing  46.2-749.49:1. (Patron-Deeds, SB 1491 (I) See SB817)
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Special Olympics. (Patron-Cox, HB 1717 (F))
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Virginia Kids Eat Free program. (Patron-Lucas, SB 804 (F))
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Washington Capitals hockey team. (Patron-Whipple, SB 1054 (I) See SB817)
License plates, special; issuance to those bearing legend: REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR. (Patron-Blevins, SB 1526 (I) See SB817)
License plates, special; issuance to those bearing logotype of Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS). (Patron-Northam, SB 1108 (I) See SB817)
License plates, special; issuance to those celebrating State’s tobacco heritage. (Patron-Wright, HB 1583 (I) See HB2534)
License plates, special; issuance to those promoting tourism and conservation on Northern Neck, and supporters of Shenandoah National Park Trust and Choose Life Virginia Fund. Repealing 46.2-749.49:1. (Patron-Stuart, SB 817 (Chapter 755))
License plates, special; issuance to veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom. Amending  46.2-743. (Patron-Bell, HB 2392 (I) See HB2534)
License plates, special; issuance to veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom, members of Virginia State Defense Force, supporters of Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital Foundation and National D-Day Memorial Foundation. Amending  46.2-743 and 46.2-749.5; repealing Chapters 432 and 634, 2008 Acts. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 2534 (Chapter 679))
License plates, special; persons convicted of DUI third or subsequent time to use yellow license plates with red letters and numbers. Amending  18.2-270; adding  46.2-726.1. (Patron-Spruill, HB 1281 (CD))
Littering; when matter illegally dumped or ejected from a motor vehicle, in addition to criminal penalty, person shall be ordered to perform community service. Amending  33.1-346; repealing  33.1-346.1. (Patron-Smith, SB 1224 (F))
Mechanics’ liens; standards and procedures for abandoned vehicles, storage and repair of motor vehicles, trailers, etc. Amending 18.2-189, 43-32, 43-34, 46.2-208, 46.2-617, 46.2-633, 46.2-640, 46.2-1200, 46.2-1202, 46.2-1206, 46.2-1600, 46.2-1601, 54.1-601, 55-417, 55-418, and 55-419; adding  46.2-644.01, 46.2-644.02, 46.2-644.03, and 46.2-1202.1; repealing  46.2-1204 and 46.2-1208. (Patron-Lohr, HB 2164 (Chapter 664))
Mobile telephone and other wireless electronic devices; use of hands-free accessory while driving. Adding  46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Mathieson, HB 904 (CD); Dance, HB 1769 (F); Ticer, SB 874 (F))
Mopeds; driving on suspended license. Amending  46.2-301. (Patron-Landes, HB 311 (CD))
Motor carrier liability insurance; reduces minimum amount thereof required of operators of trolleys. Amending  46.2-2053. (Patron-Cole, HB 1627 (F))
Motor fuel tax; joint subcommittee to study desirability and feasibility of replacing with mileage-based fee predicated on vehicle-miles traveled in State. (Patron-Poisson, HJR 626 (F))
Motor fuels tax; converts rates of taxation to percentage rates that shall be calculated by Commissioner of DMV. Amending 58.1-2217, 58.1-2249, 58.1-2289, 58.1-2701, and 58.1-2706. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1661 (F); Lingamfelter, HB 1846 (F); Barker, SB 1498 (F))
Motor vehicle dealers; disclosure if financing, cancellation of purchaser’s contract to buy a vehicle. Amending  46.2-1530 and 46.2-1542. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1687 (Chapter 783))
Motor vehicle dealers; revises and clarifies responsibilities of manufacturers. Amending  46.2-1569, 46.2-1571, and 46.2-1573. (Patron-Athey, HB 1778 (Chapter 176); Norment, SB 1410 (Chapter 173))
Motor vehicle liability insurance coverage limits; increases, penalty. Amending  8.01-66.1, 38.2-1904, 46.2-214.3, 46.2-419, 46.2-472, 46.2-705, 46.2-706, 46.2-707, 46.2-708, 46.2-902.1, 46.2-1529, 46.2-1530, 46.2-1992.22, 46.2-1992.23, 46.2-1993.22, and 46.2-1993.23; repealing  38.2-3000, 38.2-3001, and 46.2-710. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1360 (F))
Motorcycle brake lights; to be equipped with a means of varying brightness thereof. Amending  46.2-1012. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1906 (Chapter 79))
Motorcycles; certain three-wheeled motor vehicles will be deemed passenger cars. Amending  46.2-100. (Patron-Petersen, SB 1538 (F))
Motorcycles; issuance by DMV classifications by mail to U.S. Armed Services members, their spouses, and their dependents who hold valid driver’s licenses. Amending  46.2-328. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1873 (Chapter 77))
Motorcycles; prohibits two to be operated abreast in a single lane, civil penalty. Amending  46.2-857. (Patron-Janis, HB 1870 (F))
Motorcycles, off-road; prohibits operation thereof on highways. Amending  46.2-915.1. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 803 (F))
Move-over law; motorists must, if safe to do so, move left when approaching stationary emergency vehicles. Amending 46.2-921.1. (Patron-Valentine, HB 2542 (F))
Mufflers on motorcycles; muffler system must be in good working order that meets federal standards. Amending  15.2-919 and 46.2-1050. (Patron-Puller, SB 933 (F))
Overload and overweight permits; revises fees. Amending 46.2-685, 46.2-1128, 46.2-1141 through 46.2-1144.1, 46.2-1147, 46.2-1149, 46.2-1149.1, and 46.2-1149.4; adding  46.2-1139.2; repealing  46.2-1149.3, second and third enactments of Chapter 738, 2007 Acts, and second enactment of Chapter 864, 2008 Acts. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2319 (F))
Overload and overweight permits; to establish a new schedule of fees. Amending  46.2-652, 46.2-653, 46.2-685, 46.2-1128, 46.2-1141 through 46.2-1144.1, 46.2-1147, 46.2-1149, 46.2-1149.1, and 46.2-1149.4; adding  46.2-1139.2; repealing 46.2-1149.3, second and third enactments of Chapter 738, 2007 Acts, and second enactment of Chapter 864, 2008 Acts. (Patron-Barker, SB 1500 (F))
Overweight/oversize vehicle permits; violation of terms and conditions thereof does not invalidate weight allowed on permit, exceptions. Amending  46.2-1139. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 2075 (Chapter 456))
Parking; adds pickup and panel trucks to list of vehicles that Fairfax and Prince William Counties, and Towns of Clifton, Herndon, and Vienna may prohibit therefrom on streets in areas zoned for residential use. Amending  46.2-1224. (Patron-Marsden, HB 2231 (F))
Parking; allows certain counties and towns to prohibit parking of certain vehicles on streets zoned for residential use. Amending  46.2-1224. (Patron-Albo, HB 1694 (Chapter 183))
Parking; regulation thereof of watercraft, boat trailers, etc., in certain counties. Amending  46.2-1222.1. (Patron-Stuart, SB 882 (Chapter 535))
Parking Facilities Bond Act of 2009; created. (Patron-Putney, HB 1604 (Chapter 49); Colgan, SB 852 (Chapter 161))
Parking on public highways; allows counties and towns, by ordinance, to regulate. Amending  46.2-1222.1. (Patron-Petersen, SB 1138 (F))
Pedestrians; grants counties same authority as cities and towns to prohibit loitering on bridges and highway rights-of-way. Amending  46.2-930. (Patron-Cole, HB 1629 (Chapter 432); Orrock, HB 1675 (I) See HB1629)
Pedestrians; prohibits crossing of railroad grade crossings if a train or locomotive is present or approaching. Adding 46.2-928.1. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 2011 (F))
Pedestrians and drivers; responsibilities thereof at marked and unmarked crosswalks. Amending  46.2-100, 46.2-821, 46.2-826, 46.2-833, 46.2-834, 46.2-835, 46.2-836, 46.2-904, 46.2-908.1, and 46.2-933; adding  46.2-923.1, 46.2-924.1, and 46.2-924.2; repealing  46.2-923 and 46.2-924. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 2386 (F); Shannon, HB 2520 (I) See HB2386; Barker, SB 1239 (F))
Photo-monitoring systems; removes approval of VDOT of proposed intersections for system. Amending  15.2-968.1. (Patron-Bouchard, HB 2416 (F))
Public service towing services; prohibits establishment of any regulatory scheme therefor. Amending  46.2-2809 and 46.2-2826. (Patron-Norment, SB 1404 (Chapter 576))
REAL ID Act and citizens’ privacy; prohibits DMV or any other agency of State from using any type of computer chip, etc., on licenses and identification cards. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 841 (F))
REAL ID Act, federal; amends provisions for obtaining driver’s license. Amending  46.2-323, 46.2-328.1, 46.2-330, 46.2-341.12, 46.2-341.15, 46.2-342, 46.2-343, 46.2-344, and 46.2-345; adding  46.2-323.01. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 1046 (Chapter 872))
Reciprocal agreements with other states; guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor if not in compliance with federal Unified Carrier Registration System. Amending  46.2-703. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1206 (Chapter 563))
Red or red and white warning lights; updates existing authorization for use thereof on security vehicles of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc. in City of Newport News. Amending 46.2-1023. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 992 (Chapter 595))
Regional jail vehicles; equipped with colored warning lights. Amending  46.2-1022. (Patron-Houck, SB 527 (CD))
Repossessed vehicles; person purchasing in another state may sell that vehicle in State without obtaining a State title. Adding 46.2-633.1. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1722 (Chapter 185); Marsden, HB 2510 (I) See HB1722; Blevins, SB 1415 (Chapter 691))
Restricted driver’s license; court to provide during period of suspension. Amending  46.2-301. (Patron-BaCote, HB 2571 (Chapter 390); Reynolds, SB 310 (CD))
Restricted license eligibility while license is suspended; allows a court to issue. Amending  46.2-301. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1343 (Chapter 764))
Safety belt enforcement; allows for primary enforcement when violations are observed by law-enforcement officers at traffic safety checkpoints. Amending  46.2-1094. (Patron-Norment, SB 1408 (F))
Safety belt ordinances; allows local body to enact consistent with state law. Amending  46.2-1094. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 2384 (F))
Safety belt use; extends requirement for all occupants of a motor vehicle. Amending  46.2-1094. (Patron-Barker, SB 1502 (F))
Safety belts; makes non-use of a primary offense. Amending 46.2-1094. (Patron-Barlow, HB 2253 (F); Amundson, HB 2339 (F); Blevins, SB 970 (I) See SB1161; Saslaw, SB 1161 (F))
Safety lap belts and shoulder harness; admissibility of evidence of nonuse in civil actions. Amending  46.2-1092, 46.2-1094, and 46.2-1095; adding  8.01-419.2. (Patron-Quayle, SB 1428 (F))
Scrap metal processors; seller to provide his driver’s license number. Amending  59.1-136.3. (Patron-Lohr, HB 887 (CD))
Security officer, private; changed from private security guard. Amending  46.2-1243, 46.2-1254, and 46.2-1255. (Patron-Valentine, HB 2236 (F))
Smoking in cars; unlawful for a person thereto when a minor is present, civil penalty. Adding  46.2-112.1. (Patron-Northam, SB 1106 (F))
Special license plates for disabled veterans; amends definition, allow any veteran receiving disabled parking license plates to receive. Amending  46.2-100. (Patron-Ingram, HB 2556 (F))
Speed limit; adds Albemarle County to list where maximum speed limit on nonsurface treated highways is 35 miles per hour. Amending  46.2-873.1. (Patron-Toscano, HB 1837 (Chapter 74))
Speed limit; allows towns to increase 25 mph speed limit on roads in business and residence districts. Amending  46.2-874. (Patron-Vogel, SB 1261 (F))
Speed limit; provides for a 70 miles per hour speed limit on certain portions of I-95 and I-295. Amending  46.2-870. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 1817 (F))
Studded tires; allows emergency vehicles to operate therewith year round. Amending  46.2-1044. (Patron-Wright, HB 2533 (Chapter 118))
Suspended operators license; forfeiture of motor vehicle for driving therewith. Amending  19.2-386.16. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 2553 (F))
Suspension of license; failure or refusal to pay fines or costs. Amending  46.2-395. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 2561 (F))
Temporary vehicle registrations and overload and overweight permits; revises fees. Amending  46.2-652, 46.2-653, 46.2-685, 46.2-1128, 46.2-1141 through 46.2-1144.1, 46.2-1147, 46.2-1149, 46.2-1149.1, and 46.2-1149.4; adding  46.2-1139.2; repealing 46.2-1149.3, second and third enactments of Chapter 738, 2007 Acts, and second enactment of Chapter 864, 2008 Acts. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 1048 (F))
T&M trailer and motorcycle dealers; provides for collection of purchaser’s on-line filing fees thereby. Amending  46.2-1930, 46.2-1992.23, and 46.2-1993.23; adding  46.2-1930.1, 46.2-1930.2, 46.2-1992.23:1, 46.2-1992.23:2, 46.2-1993.23:1, and 46.2-1993.23:2. (Patron-Oder, HB 1706 (Chapter 60))
Towing and recovery licensure; extends date which a person engaging in towing needs a valid license from Board. Amending 46.2-2812, 46.2-2814, 46.2-2819, 46.2-2820, and 46.2-2824. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HB 2505 (Chapter 117); Wagner, SB 1449 (Chapter 164))
Towing and Recovery Operators, Board of; exemption, etc., in a locality imposing a coal severance tax from powers and regulations thereof. Adding  46.2-2800.1. (Patron-Bowling, HB 2276 (F))
Towing and Recovery Operators, Board of; membership, powers, and duties relating to suspension, revocation, and refusal to renew licenses. Amending  2.2-4024, 46.2-2800, 46.2-2801, 46.2-2805, 46.2-2806, 46.2-2809, 46.2-2814, 46.2-2816, 46.2-2821, 46.2-2825, and 46.2-2827; adding  46.2-2825.1 through 46.2-2825.4; repealing  46.2-2810, 46.2-2818, and 46.2-2824. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 2169 (Chapter 806))
Towing and Recovery Operators, Board of; postpones effective date of any regulations promulgated by Board. Amending  46.2-2809, 46.2-2814, 46.2-2819, 46.2-2820, and 46.2-2824. (Patron-Peace, HB 1296 (CD))
Towing and Recovery Operators, Board of; regulations governing public safety towing apply only to towing services requested by state law-enforcement agencies. Amending  46.2-2809 and 46.2-2826. (Patron-Pogge, HB 1747 (Chapter 63))
Traffic accident reports; increases amount of damage threshold to be reported by law-enforcement officers. Amending  46.2-373. (Patron-Deeds, SB 39 (Chapter 1))
Traffic infractions, prepayable; payment of costs. Amending 16.1-69.40:1 and 16.1-69.40:2. (Patron-Saxman, HB 323 (CD))
Traffic lights; creates Class 1 misdemeanor for running red light. Amending  46.2-833. (Patron-McDougle, SB 115 (CD))
Transportation funding and administration; certain revenues attributable to economic growth in Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia, Richmond, Salem, and Staunton Highway Construction Districts, report. Amending  15.2-4838.1, 15.2-4840, 33.1-23.03, 58.1-811, 58.1-2403, 58.1-2425, 58.1-3221.3, and fifth and sixteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts; adding  15.2-4841 and 33.1-391.17 through 33.1-391.24; repealing 33.1-391.6 through 33.1-391.15, 46.2-755.1, 46.2-755.2, 46.2-1167.1, 58.1-625.1, 58.1-802.1, 58.1-2402.1, 58.1-3825.1, 58.1-1724.2 through 58.1-1724.7, and sixth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Oder, HB 1579 (F))
Transportation surcharge; issuance or renewal of most special license plates and license plates bearing reserved numbers or letters. Adding  46.2-726.1. (Patron-Watkins, SB 1167 (F))
Trespassing vehicle; local regulation of removal and immobilization thereof. Amending  46.2-1232. (Patron-Rust, HB 1724 (Chapter 186); Miller, J.C., SB 997 (Chapter 544))
Unattended children in motor vehicle; definition of child abuse and neglect. Amending  16.1-228. (Patron-Vogel, SB 1265 (F))
Vehicle license fees and taxes; allows localities to exempt veterans and surviving spouses of veterans. Amending  46.2-752. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2182 (Chapter 366); Puckett, SB 1200 (Chapter 843))
Vehicle license plates; provides for display of one license plate on vehicles. Amending  46.2-711 and 46.2-715. (Patron-Cole, HB 1731 (F); Cuccinelli, SB 937 (F))
Vehicle safety inspection; extends to five business days amount of time a person in armed forces has to get inspection upon returning to State. Amending  46.2-1158.1. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 1159 (Chapter 523))
Vehicle safety inspections; codifies exceptions thereto set forth in gubernatorial proclamation of July 2006. Amending 46.2-1157. (Patron-Nichols, HB 2485 (Chapter 115))
Vehicle safety inspections; exemptions for certain commercial motor vehicles, trailers, and semitrailers used in interstate commerce therefrom. Amending  46.2-1157. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1027 (Chapter 514))
Vehicle safety inspections; prohibits issuance of inspection sticker for any vehicle with tires over 10 years old. Adding 46.2-1042.1. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 2036 (F))
Vehicle safety inspections; required every 24 months instead of every 12 months. Amending  46.2-1158 and 46.2-1167. (Patron-Locke, SB 526 (CD))
Vehicle safety inspections; State Police to accept data required to be submitted to them by official inspection stations in electronic form. Amending  46.2-1163. (Patron-Carrico, HB 2317 (Chapter 241))
Vehicle weight limit statutes; enforcement by local law-enforcement agencies. Adding  46.2-1138.3. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 558 (CD))
Voter registration, online; applicants who possess a driver’s license or identification card issued by DMV shall be eligible to register electronically. Amending  24.2-418, 24.2-418.1, 24.2-423, 24.2-424, 24.2-441, 24.2-443.2, 24.2-444, and 24.2-1004. (Patron-Poisson, HB 1607 (F))
Weight limit extension; vehicles using an auxiliary power unit or idle reduction technology. Adding  46.2-1129.1. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 2073 (Chapter 92))
Weight limits for gravel trucks; extends sunset provision thereon. Amending  46.2-1143. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2185 (I) See HB1752)
Weight limits for gravel trucks; repeals sunset provision on statute. Amending  46.2-1143. (Patron-Bowling, HB 1622 (I) See HB1752)
Weight limits for gravel trucks, coal haulers, etc.; extends sunset provision thereon, overweight permit fee for tank wagon vehicles. Amending  46.2-1143 and second enactment of Chapter 864, 2008 Acts; repealing third enactment of Chapter 738, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1752 (Chapter 188))
Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits use of text messaging while driving certain vehicles. Adding  46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HB 1615 (I) See HB1876; Cosgrove, HB 1876 (Chapter 661); Scott, J.M., HB 2380 (I) See HB1876)
Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits use of while driving except in an emergency. Adding  46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HB 1659 (F); Mathieson, HB 1955 (F); Blevins, SB 966 (I) See SB874)
Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits use of while operating commercial motor vehicles. Adding  46.2-1088.7. (Patron-Martin, SB 1444 (F))
2009 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 06/03/09